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Professor Gates … i am offended by the Police PR lady … never forget!


Henry Louis Gates Jr., being interviewed in his home in Cambridge, Mass., in 2008.
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Josh Reynolds/Associated Press

So, we’re on day 9 of Black History Month.  February, the shortest month has been filled with stories, documentaries, and information regarding the people experiencing life as African Americans. The ever-present and the unfortunate increase of incidences of living while Black happened to Professor Gates in 2009; the charges may have been dismissed and Professor Gates may have agreed to sign off on a piece of paper or some kind of waiver … but we all know the PR lady and her department made arrangements for a press conference and on national tv she stated that they firmly believed the actions the police took were justified… was an awful decision least we talk about what did take place

There were reports that 6 officers were dispatched to Professors Gates property … 6?

questions still abound … why didn’t they know who lives in their police district? his home is in an affluent college neighborhood and as an Affluent Professor, he should have privileges … was it a disgruntled neighbor or someone driving by? Whoever it was, the dispatch has an obligation and should have taken time to find out who lived there and told the police to act accordingly. Unfortunately, this behavior is historic and horrific especially when the person in question is Black …  Professor Gates arrest was a way to show him who was in charge and in control.

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The answer is not in black or white


Just another rant … ongoing

beaseedforchangestickersGREENAs fights against discrimination in all its forms breaks out all over the U.S. one has to wonder why voters are drinking the Republican fear mongering kook aid instead of putting “We the People” ahead of Lobbying groups that arm their current or next elections with $$$ and the folks coming out ahead are the 1% NOT the rural guy or middle class worker.  In a place that has always welcomed and or cared for the poor, single mom’s with kids, the constitution; specifically the 14th Amendment, immigration, women’s , senior citizens and worker rights when the need is clear with votes on the Floor of Congress in the House against most if not all of the above.

The Republican Tea Party came to power in 2013 with even more ugly Colonial ways and ideologies on issues like – Race, Religion and the rights of its people. The GOP of 2013, say they speak for the people yet have decided to ignore the polls unless it’s against the Obama admin or democratic election races, they spent $24billion of the people’s money, a shutdown clearly a tantrum that can only hurt American in the long term. If you can, imagine what $24billion can do for your fellow Americans, ted cruz tossed out the window in 2013 while reading green eggs and ham.  I used to think all we had to worry about was what side of the political aisle these righties stood on and how many actually needed to be voted out of Congress. Now, it is all about states’ rights and what social program will the government cut, slash or burn while pitting the upper and middle class against the working class then eliminating those in need as well.  I would love msm to ask all or most republicans about being on social security! Is it a right, a privilege or something else that makes it ok for them while others needing social services are considered lazy need to get a job… They don’t know the individual situations circumstances of folks of colour V let a lone anyone else.  The fact is 1 out 6 people live in poverty and 20% … let me say that again, 20% of our American children live in poverty and for an ultra-rich country that information should offend and outrage us all.

If you listen to conservative media speak; because it is clear they control the airwaves …  the lines of fair or balanced news and behavior becomes blurry leaving the voter confused or having taken the fear mongering to heart and vote against their own best interest. I once said: If the GOP of 2013 gets their way, if they complete their mission, the only ones standing will be those who claim to be a member of the Republican Tea Party was replaced after what was a strange election battle those tea party folks got beat in 2016 election by folks who feared America was becoming too brown considered 2016-2020 nationalists or white nationalists wanting to be the only governing source or supporting family governing or even worse?

In 2013 Midterms turned out to be another 2010, and so goes that thing we say … Those that voted against their own best interest will get what they paid for and the rest of us will suffer … but when Hillary Clinton lost and it’s only my opinion but 2016 elections seemed different, rigged manipulated least we talk about the odd electoral results, no one saw this ish coming in the 21st Century?  sigh

We the People cannot keep allowing this to happen …3 steps forward and now in this era of trump we see being ” other than” is against the law, suffice it to say I wonder how much does team trump want to take of what was gained over the last few decades as  democracy seems to be slipping away?  Make your voice heard and vote vote vote … register others for 2019-2020 elections!

We all know that programs like Social Security, Medicaid as well as Medicare; considered Mandatory Spending accounting for almost 60% of federal expenditures and yes, they definitely are in need of reform but not elimination. The current crazy offensive fiscal attacks by Republicans do not seem to be because of the deficits we are facing but a brazen attempt to privatize these programs, get a copy of the Ryan Budget and be informed. Most people in the U.S. know the big three need updating but Republicans are not going to update or reform them of waste abuse and fraud or expand them either. The plan is to split them up into pieces where premiums and prices probably will have absolutely no regulation of or caps on how high or how often the costs could rise. I have to ask, didn’t Republicans learn a single thing from our near collapse and do these new tea party members of Congress just have a big itch to see what exactly happens when a government falls apart.

What we have here, what we have all been watching is the destruction of our government as we know it, seemingly trying to change it from the Republican Tea Party which really no longer exists or is based on a “family values platform” but one of overt discrimination … a we against them mentally, which includes and is not limited to banning Choice suppressing the Vote eliminating Social Services among many other things.

It is a disturbing and truly rude awakening watching and listening to how folks seem to want to turn back the clock and reinstate segregation, Jim crow and the poll tax.

Be a Seed for Change ~ Nativegrl77

Why does trump want to allow Employers to deny Women Birth Control


just another rant …

A trump idea and or a  allowing employers to coverage as part of their health insurance for any religious or moral reason is beyond my understanding, especially since this attitude is bumping up against 98% of the women in this country who choose and use reproductive products sometime during their lives … including Catholics! btw

Does this guy know, do republicans in Congress know or care about the statistics regarding “unsafe abortions?”    It would be nice for voters to know if these people even care why providing an affordable safe place for any health procedures because Planned Parenthood is not just about abortions  …planned
parenthood allows women&men btw to get help, referrals,  information and or procedures provided by a doctor.  And FYI: No woman advocates for abortion but there are legit reasons to exercise your rights and no person should get in between a woman and her doctor …we should all want women to have a choice, preferably use any and all safe birth control for family planning and what seems to be left out of all of this … Not that anyone needs a reminder but sometimes republicans seem to need them quite often

… hey folks, it takes two to engage in sex so what part or role do men have in any of this nonsense, are folks just plain’ole stupid or is it a higher standard that republicans seem to push upon women?   It makes you wonder if republican men don’t think about having to experience any of this ish because most feel  ….well, as of late politicians show it with comments on the floor of Congress then vote the reality of their privileged lives …   Not how average jane and or joe is living in this era of trump

just my opinion ~ Nativegrl77

time to make the dream come alive …


mLKjr

Born on 1/15/1929 ….

Inspired by the philosophy of non-violent protest, Martin Luther King Jr. led the American Civil Rights Movement and played a key role in the struggle for racial and economic equality. –
biography.com

 Martin Luther King Jr.

“People are dying for the right to speak freely, for a better life, human rights in all its forms”

No one speaks to life’s struggles better than

 – MLK jr.

“Human Progress is neither automatic nor inevitable even a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals without persistent effort, time itself becomes an ally of the insurgent and primitive forces of irrational emotionalism and social destruction.

“This is no time for apathy or complacency … This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”

– MLK Jr.

War On Women … it’s 2019 and the era of trump has got to end!


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The War On Women …

In this era of trump, it appears as if inappropriate behavior on so many levels has not only found folks inciting, perpetrating and or engaging in intimidation; it also seems ok all over the World not just here in the good’ole US of A.  There are folks participating in hate crimes others are tossing out threats like these things aren’t against the law and believe it or not there are reports of folks willing to commit murder in the name of MAGA   ….it has to stop

In 2016, we saw conservative activists and Republican Governors assaulting not only a woman’s right to choose but making it incredibly difficult for Women to get to a clinic by quietly closing them one after the other. Thing is, these clinics also provide other services …like mammograms, cancer screenings, referrals and when it comes to abortions the idea that someone least we talk about a potus would state that women should receive some sort of punishment, gets a …wtf?

Question, do you think anyone in the White House has done research on unsafe abortions at all? or cares?

In a nation created by and of immigrants, the current guy, holding power in the highest position on the USA, seems to lean toward white nationalism, was is a birther and his War On Women flag was confirmed when he gave employers control over a woman’s body? It’s bad enough that clinics are being systematically closed by those leaning right, but women in need of any type of reproductive procedure must travel several miles for it! These clinics are there to help women and men, are now left without a safe affordable health care clinic close enough that delivers health care in all its forms. These clinics rarely get news coverage; continue to be quietly eliminated along with killing the reputations of doctors.

Unfortunately, Doctors in the business of helping women by providing general health care as well as safe reproductive products/ procedures have suffered over thirty years of intimidation, threats and violence are now in the crosshairs of a republican trifecta with an odd take on family values! It is a sad day when their family values are pushing women, forcing them to fight for or struggle with health issues! We must remind folks of what facilities like Planned Parenthood do…

Why is it so difficult for people like brett kavanaugh to believe and accept that women at the age of 17 and older who request a reproductive procedure understand that it is a right, not a privilege. While it seems like providing a place where safe affordable health care is given is the right thing to do, oddly enough it still needs to be reiterated to republicans…so let us say it over and over …Women exercise their right to choose at this moment constitutional ! It’s about Freedom and CHOICE.  I have to admit, one would assume that republicans, pledging to be Constitutionalist would back away from actions that clearly conflict with laws on the books least we talk about the idea that freedom and choice sound like at least two beliefs conservatives seem to push whenever possible but of course only when it suits their ideology … going out of their way to disrespect a woman’s intelligence and the relationship with their doctor’s by legislating against it, is shameful.

~ Nativegrl77