“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I Quote That - Don't Be Afraid

Worst Persons of the Day with Keith Olbermann - 04/25/2011

As I mentioned last Wednesday, Keith Olbermann has been blogging for quite sometime now, and yesterday morning I had the pleasure of reading about some exciting news being released today.

On one of his special segments titled, "First Guess," Keith posted the following:
As I mentioned on Twitter, we will have some big announcements tomorrow morning (Tuesday the 26th) about the new show on Current. There will be morning tweets, morning news stories, and, only on this site – VIDEO. Sorry for the suspense (not really, but I have to say that, don’t I?)
Until we hear the news today, let's see who were the Worst Persons of the Day yesterday.

Just as I was posting this blog, Keith releases a video on his special announcement.  And it's true!!! Countdown with Keith Olbermann will debut on Current TV on Monday, June 20th!  And it seems like MSNBC didn't trademark Countdown, otherwise he wouldn't have been able to do that.  As Olbermann states in his special announcement, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Keith's video, "Worst Persons of the Day" was removed and replaced with the special announcement video, so if you still wish to know what was on the original video. Here is the transcript.

Horrible, Horrible, Horrible

I actually watched the video below yesterday morning, and got so sickened by it, I couldn't bring myself to blog about it.  I can honestly say, not very many people make me angry or sick to my stomach, but the very people who were behind this horrible beating, made me extremely nauseous.

Also, yesterday morning I had just finished blogging about another McDonald's incident that occurred a couple of weeks ago when I came across this one. What these young girls did is beyond redemption, it is so serious that investigators are now contemplating pressing hate crime charges on the perpetrators.

The vicious girls, who are 14 and 18 yrs old, dragged 22 year old Chrissy Lee Polis across the McDonald's restaurant to the point where her hair was literally being torn off her scalp.  It is one of the most disturbing videos I have ever seen.  And my anger is also directed at the McDonald's employees who were taping and watching the incident with no one offering to help.  A customer attempted to help her, but the kicking and beating simply continued.


The McDonald's employee who taped the incident has been fired, and the franchise owner says he may take further action against her employees.  All I can say is, God Bless her, because McDonald's may have several lawsuits heading their way.  Even if they don't go to trial, settlements could ensue.

Our Native American Lands

It's mind-blowing to me, that as a "Land of the Free" we managed to strip-away millions upon millions of acres from those who called this their home hundreds of years before we did.  This chart will give you a perspective on what has transpired over the past 224 years alone.

This is a series of maps charting the shrinkage of Native American lands over time, from 1784 to the present day.  Made because I was having trouble visualizing the sheer scale of the land loss, and reading numbers like “blah blah million acres” wasn’t really doing it for me.  The gif is based on a collection of maps by Sam B. Hilliard of Louisiana State University.  You can see the original map here.

For those who do prefer dealing in numbers, here are some:
By 1881, Indian landholdings in the United States had plummeted to 156 million acres. By 1934, only about 50 million acres remained (an area the size of Idaho and Washington) as a result of the General Allotment Act* of 1887. During World War II, the government took 500,000 more acres for military use. Over one hundred tribes, bands, and Rancherias relinquished their lands under various acts of Congress during the termination era of the 1950s.
By 1955, the indigenous land base had shrunk to just 2.3 percent of its original size.

Source: Somersaultr

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