“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Super Pac Attack

What is a Super Pac?  A Super Pac (Political Action Committee) is an organization in the United States that campaigns for or against political candidates, ballot initiatives or legislation.  At the federal level, an organization becomes a PAC when it receives more than $1,000 according to the Federal Election Campaign Act. At the state level, an organization becomes a PAC according to the state's election laws. [Ref]

Personally, I think it's a hot mess, because Super Pacs can alter an election, especially when huge corporations are the ones making the most contributions.  And we all know they don't want to pay taxes, while the rest of us have a 31% tax rate.  Corporations can donate and unlimited amount of money and have proven to be instrumental in bringing down or hurting Democratic candidates.  This was the case when George W. Bush won the governorship in the state of Texas and when John Kerry was swift-boated with the horrendous lies provided by these organizations.  Don't get me wrong some of them are legitimate, but you're not going to sit there and tell me that Karl Rove's Super Pac and the Koch brother's Super Pac are.

Attack of the Super PACs

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