“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Do Not Allow Judge to Take Her Children Away Just Because She Has Cancer!

I just signed the petition a few seconds ago; I have a couple aunts and uncles who have succumbed to cancer - it's a terrible, terrible disease.  Signing this has made my Sunday even brighter.

A friend of mine sent me an email on Thursday on a mother who is on the verge of losing her 5-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter.  It truly brought me to tears when I read the reason behind it.  As most of you know by now, I work for The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and ironically enough, this post is based in part, in the field I work in - Breast Cancer.

Alaina Giordano was diagnosed with breast cancer 3-1/2 years ago when her children were only 2 and 8-years-old.  As she puts it, she goes for treatment once a month and her disease is currently stable.
"my kids know that I have cancer, they know that I go for treatment once a month now, they know that it's stable. They know me as mom, and it doesn't affect our daily life."
Well, a judge in North Carolina has used the cancer, and Alaina's treatments, as the main reason to transfer custody of her two kids to her ex-husband.  And all this, after she specifically told the judge this man was abusive, and furthermore, lived 700 miles away.  

The media has just started to cover this; she was recently interviewed on Good Morning America and the Today Show.

She only has two weeks to appeal, so maybe with all the noise everyone is making, and the public standing behind her, Alaina will be able to reverse this decision.

Do your part - sign the petition - it could be one of the best decisions you've ever made.  

OMG Hilarious! - Corset

And We Don't Imprison Fairly?

I found this interesting chart online in reference to people who have been imprisoned for drugs.  I find it ironic that the issue of race and prison seem to come up, quite a bit, around election season.  But are politicians reading the numbers correctly?

Drug users by race— 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and "Prisoners in 2007" by Bureau of Justice Statistics, and U.S. Census Bureau Natioanl Population Estimates

Poster of the Week - Issue No. 14 - Demotivation

Continuing alphabetically, I bring you this week's poster, "Demotivation".

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Hope you enjoy my daily posts, and hope to hear from you soon.

- Blade 7184 aka Peter