“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, April 27, 2013

To Live and Die in America

Look - I'm all for people protecting themselves and their rights to own a gun. But just like we need a license to drive and insurance to drive a car, there should be some sacrifices made.  And while I think background checks at gun shows and online would've been a small step in saving thousands of lives, who we elect plays a bigger role in the debate, because when 90 percent of the American public agrees that we should have background checks, and our voices are ignored, there's something terribly wrong with our government.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

You'd think having school children being slaughtered by a semiautomatic weapon would make the gun owning public realize that enough is enough and something has to be done. But these idiots are more focused on loosing their own weapons then the safety of their own children. Unless they're going to be bringing their ak-47's to school with their children then I just don't see how owning these guns will protect them from another psychotic with a gun. When this happens again, and unfortunately with all these weapons out their in the hands of crazy people it probably will, these idiots have no one to blame but themselves.

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