My meanderings about politics, LGBTQI COMMUNITY, space exploration, cars, cats, tech things and whatever else strikes my fancy. To the current occupant of the White House, we will not be taken into war on anyone's leash.
The Republicans are all up in arms about the freshman members of Congress. sure their views are different but of course they’re also younger and I have had a different life experience than somebody who’s been in Congress for the last 50 years.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg is talking long-term issues. Weighing these issues on how they are going to mature in the future. We seem to make our decisions based on a one-year budget. The best our government can do is a two-year farm Bill. It’s time we think a little bit further down the line then one or two years. China thinks in decades and has a plan mapped out for its economy and its people. Look I’m not talking about the dogmatic five-year plans of the Soviet Union.I’m talking about actual planning on how and why we want our economy to grow. Infrastructure should be our number one goal and this country. spending money on infrastructure does not balloon the debt. Spending money on infrastructure actually lowers the debt. The Republicans know that but they want us to be unhappy with the government so not fixing infrastructure is the best way of doing that.
Mayor Peter Buttigieg has some fresh ideas and he deserves to be on the stage when we have the debates in June.
I will say this many times before the elections. Polls this early mean nothing. But they feel good. That’s why I call them mental masturbation. I’ll say it again polls this really means nothing. I keep getting yelled at by people who don’t read my blog post and just see the headline on Facebook.
Over the past couple of weeks I have tried to stay positive about Bernie Sanders and his campaign. But tonight I cannot. How their Senator Sanders attack Hillary Clinton when we now have the potential of having Donald Trump as our president. Pick your battles Senator Sanders and you’re picking them with the wrong person. Start attacking Donald Trump. Shame on Bernie Sanders and his supporters. They will be sorry if there is a Donald Trump presidency I can assure you. In a statement to the media after his win in Indiana he was extremely critical of Hillary Clinton. By the way he must have failed math as it is now impossible for him to get the nomination but he wants to remain a spoiler. Ted Cruz knew went to quit but Bernie Sanders does not. AVB http://www.politicususa.com/2016/05/03/indiana-win-bernie-sanders-argues-democratic-primary.html
Sanctimonious Santorum is back at it again. His veiled hate speech forgets that our founding fathers wanted a separation of church and state. Perhaps he should invent a time machine and go back to the dark ages where he belongs. AVB
It’s amazing what righteous economic pressure can make someone who ran this campaign promising a law that would discriminated against the LGBT community change his mind in 24 hours. I know that’s the American people feel that we’re losing control of our government. I believe this is case and point showing that we can’t have and the fact change with our almighty dollar. AVB
I don’t believe that the good people of Indiana want to be looked upon by the rest of the nation as a place that promote hate and humiliation. Apple’s Tim Cook put it exactly right AVB
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef
March 30, 2015 at 8:45 AM EDT
CUPERTINO, Calif., March 30 (UPI) — Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote an op-ed Sunday speaking out against the religious freedom laws passed in several states that are considered discriminatory against the LGBT community.
Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, came out in an op-ed last year supporting equality. Now he is asking others to join him in publicly condemning the laws in several states — most recently Indiana — that would allow businesses to deny services to LGBT if they consider it against their religious beliefs.
“These bills rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear. They go against the very principles our nation was founded on, and they have the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater equality,” he wrote in the Washington Post.
He said growing up in the South in the 1960s and 70s, he understood the difficulty of opposing discrimination when it is so prevalent. His home state of Alabama, in fact, had its first bill presented to the state legislature protecting LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace and named it the “Tim Cook Bill.”
Cook stressed this issue was not about politics or religion but about human understanding.
“This isn’t a political issue. It isn’t a religious issue. This is about how we treat each other as human beings. Opposing discrimination takes courage. With the lives and dignity of so many people at stake, it’s time for all of us to be courageous.”