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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Good Job NOM. STARBUCKS stock doing great!

 Thanks to @dumpstarbucks! Good Job NOM. STARBUCKS stock doing great! Thank @pumpstarbucks #lgbt #WA #marriage #p2

You can sign Thank You card to STARBUCKS for supporting equality. here.

 Tally right now 290,641.

Monday, March 26, 2012

JoeMyGod shares from Haas 12 in Houston

Thanks to Joe for sharing.


Folks On The Other Side Of Your Screen

See:       JMG: Other side of screen

"Here's a shot of this weekend's 2012 Haas Convening, where LGBT journalists gathered in Houston for training and updates on the movement's latest issues. Attending were such well-known bloggers as Jeremy Hooper (Good As You), Bil Browning (Bilerico Project), David Badash (New Civil Rights Movement), Rod McCollum (Rod 2.0), Zack Ford (Think Progress), and Scott Wooledge (Daily Kos).

Also in the house were writers from print outlets such as the Bay Area ReporterWindy City TimesSouth Florida Gay NewsMiami HeraldGay City News,Frontier MagazineThe AdvocateMetro Weekly,Seattle Gay News, and the Washington Blade.

Among the presenters were Jerame Davis (Stonewall Democrats), R. Clark Cooper (Log Cabin Republicans), Mara Keisling (National Center for Transgender Equality), Denis Dison (Victory Fund), Mike Rogers (Netroots Connect), Marc Solomon (Freedom To Marry), and Steve Walker, the Deputy Political Director for the Democratic National Committee. A particular highlight was the welcoming speech from openly gay Houston Mayor Annise Parker (below). Big thanks go out to Haas exec (and former NGLTF director) Matt Foreman for another great event."

Video | French soccer player Olivier Giroud kisses Mathieu Debuchy to celebrate goal

Video | French soccer player Olivier Giroud kisses Mathieu Debuchy to celebrate goal

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Want to repeal OBAMACARE? Why on earth would you say that?

Here are two well presented explanations for retention of 'Obamacare'... and already so many of us are benefitting!  The only reason the RightWing want it 'abandoned' is because it is cutting into the blood-money profits our FOR PROFIT(only) BIG HEALTH INSURANCE system is raking in now.. and its your blood and your families!
First, last night Gov. Jen Granholm did this great presentation of why we needed, and what we got (so far) with Obamacare. Watch and learn.  Gov Gen Granholm: On OBAMACARE (YouTube link)

Then to reinforce that, here is a letter in our local paper I am proud to present to explain it again in printed words. What part do you  not understand. Wake up and try to, it is your life and that of your families that is at stake here. 

In her Monday letter, XX writes that she is for repealing "Obamacare." BUT WHICH PART? 

Does XX want to repeal the provision where Medicare now covers all preventative care without deductibles or co-pays? 
Does she want to repeal the provision where insurance corporations will have to do the same thing for everyone? 
Does she want to repeal the provision requiring insurance corporations to cover dependents up to the age of 26? 
Does she want to do away with the provision that outlaws insurance corporations from refusing to cover "pre-existing" conditions, or refusing to pay for people whom they deem are too sick? 
Does she want to repeal the provision that takes effect in 2014 requiring that everyone who falls within 133 percent of the federal poverty level, will be covered by Medicaid and that Medicaid will pay doctors Medicare rates, and so many more benefits of the Affordable Health Care Act?

Of course I support improved Medicare for all and eliminating the FOR PROFIT (Only) insurance corporations, but at least President Barack Obama and the previous Democratic Congress declared the right for every American to have health care.