Supreme Court rules narrowly for baker who refused to make cake for same-sex couple – LA Times

This ruling is not the end of the world for Gay and Lesbian rights in our country. I don’t believe it’s a good ruling but it is now the law of the land.

Here is what is important, telling your boss in Most states in this country that you are going to get married to someone of the same sex opens you to being fired for no calls. There are no protections for the lgbtq community regarding employment.

When I tell people this they say oh no that can’t be right there is always been protections for everyone and when I explain to them that there are no National protections for the lgbtq community they do not believe me. But in fact it’s the truth and until we have laws protecting us from this form of discrimination we are still not in any way shape or form equal to everyone else.

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I won’t show the face of the man who discriminates against gays and lesbians. Baker Jack Phillips at Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo. (BRUCE ELLEFSON / AFP/Getty Images)

Here’s the Name of Every Senator Who Voted Against Net Neutrality—and When to Vote Them Out – Gizmodo

If you’re reading this it’s because although I have a tiny blog the company that provides your access to the internet is not filtering me out. And reading my blog is not important to you in most cases but that’s not the point here. Net neutrality means that everyone has the ability to reach out to others equally. How would you like your phone company to be able to charge those who call you more so they can call you while others can’t? I think you would hate that. Especially if they’re your in-laws.

It is important that we make our Senators, representatives and especially this toxic White House understand that net neutrality must become the law of the land.

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Trump says he would like to ‘hit’ DNC speakers who disparaged him – CNN 

They say that Donald Trump is thin skinned. That is an understatement. Yes in his speech he said that he’d like to hit some of the Democrats or those speaking at the DNC, he said that he meant this proverbially. But later in the speech he went and started talking about Tim Kaine. He said that he was upset that I came that all these bad things about him. He said he could not understand why Tim Kaine would talk this way since he doesn’t know him. Yet someone who he gave money 2 their campaigns several times and invited them to his daughter’s wedding should be called Criminal and be put in jail. His attacks on Hillary Clinton are Beyond personal and yet in the past they used to be if not friends at least close acquaintances. As cheap as Donald Trump is turning out to be I don’t think he’d invited two people to a wedding that he’s paying for just show. Aldo Donald Trump does a lot just for show. Please don’t let this man get anywhere near the White House. Can you imagine when some foreign leader says something bad about him and he has the nuclear codes. It’s the end of the world as we know it, and those are not just lyrics.

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/politics/donald-trump-dnc-response/

Donald Trump Says He’ll Protect LGBTQ People. But Who Will Protect Us From Him? -Slate.com 

In an article in the New York Times it is reported that when John Kasich was asked to be Donald Trump’s running mate he was told that he would be in charge of both domestic and foreign policy. When asked what would Trump do you they replied “Make America great again”.

So if that’s the template for how the White House under Trump would run then we have one of the most Anti gay individuals running the White House in Mike Pence. He is for dangerous and cruel so-called “Gay conversion therapy”, he wants marriage equality to be banned, he is against transgender bathroom bills, basically wants to take us back to the 1950s. If that’s what Trump thanks making America great again is I’m afraid of what he’s going to do with the rest of the issues that a president has to deal with.

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2016/07/21/donald_trump_at_rnc_says_he_ll_protect_lgbt_people_from_islamic_terrorism.html

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Who, exactly, was Ivanka Trump endorsing? – The Washington Post

It turns out, if one is to believe her own words, that Ivanka Trump is voting for Hillary Clinton. All the proposals that she put out last night have never been proposed by her father instead they are part of Hillary’s core message of how she will be running the United States. Maybe all that improper touching by her father has finally gotten to her. Ivanka made some good points and those good points are that if you’re a woman the only choice you have is Hillary Clinton.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/22/who-exactly-was-ivanka-trump-endorsing/

Who Will Be President? – The New York Times

I start each of these blog posts with the same caveat. A week in politics can be like a year in real life. That being said, one of the best indicators of who is going to win the White House are polls taken in June and July of the election year.

Things can change, but with all of these unforced Errors By The Trump campaign it seems like a gargantuan task for them to get there shit together in time for November. They need to ramp up staff very quickly. Anything you do quickly is prone to error. And unless someone falls on his sword for this speech disaster with Melania the Trump campaign is going to be in shambles for a while. Could not happen do are more deserving man and campaign.

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Click on the link below for how the analysis of who is going to win is explained in detail by the New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/upshot/presidential-polls-forecast.html?_r=0

After Nice Attack, Newt Gingrich Says Muslims Who Believe In Sharia Should Be Deported To Combat Terrorism

It seems that Newt Gingrich is upset that he was not chosen to be Donald Trump’s running mate. In the chaos in suing the attack in the south of France he thinks that if he makes provocative statements like this perhaps Donald Trump will change his mind. The man is actually campaigning for vice president. On his Facebook page he went on about how much more qualified he was then my pants. He said that he had a national recognition and audience where’s my pants was wholly from the Midwest. This is rather pathetic. It is indicative of the state of the GOP in 2016. Newt Gingrich, when he has Speaker of the House, closed down the government an impeached President Clinton laid the groundwork for what’s happening in 2016 20 years later.

I don’t want the Republican party to disappear. I want the Republican party to get back on its mens and become a center-right party and not this extreme right party with demagogues as its nominee.

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http://www.ibtimes.com/after-nice-attack-newt-gingrich-says-muslims-who-believe-sharia-should-be-deported-2391835

Screenshot from Newt Gingrich’s Facebook page.

Donald who? Wisconsin Republicans largely avoid Trump | Fox News

The talk of unification behind Trump from the Republican party is nothing but a smoke screen. The rift between the two is not going to be mended even by November. This article clearly state that Trump was not even talked about very much other than in terms of having to defeat Hillary. Most of the talk was about trying to get their Senator re-elected. He’s got a big task ahead of him with Russ Feingold as his Challenger.
This Chinese torture like drip-drip-drip of information coming out about Donald Trump is going to start caving in his foundation. People want a steady hand at the helm of the United States and not someone who lies for his own best interest.
I certainly am not saying that Hillary has a cakewalk, well to the contrary. But a United front will defeat this neo-fascist.
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/05/14/donald-who-wisconsin-republicans-largely-avoid-trump.html

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Financial Sector Gives Hillary Clinton a Boost

Money is the key to winning this campaign. But money well spent. Not like Jeb Bush did. But then Hillary is done really well being out spent by Bernie Sanders sometimes to the one in the states and still winning. Her team knows how to spend money and how to spend money strategically. And if Wall Street wants to help good for Hillary.
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http://www.wsj.com/articles/financial-sector-gives-hillary-clinton-a-boost-1462750725

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Hillary Clinton smiles to supporters during a rally in Oakland, Calif., on Friday.PHOTO: GABRIELLE LURIE/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES