Friday, December 31, 2010


May 2011 see Democrats getting a backbone , Republicans getting a heart and actually reading Adam Smith, Tea Partiers and the middle class both getting a brain(one to be logical, and both to not vote against their own self interest)...oh, politics is such a game!

May 2011 also see the glimmers of peace and understanding everywhere!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Senate finally does the right thing!

The Senate finally voted to vote on the repeal Don'T Ask, Don't gay and lesbian members of the military can serve openly without having their freedom of expression abridged! The signnificance is that this test vote passed 63-33 thus proving the legislation will pass. Hopefully, the Senate will vote on it today.

IT PASSED 65-31 at 3:30 today!!!!

Here is President Obama's statement:

Today, the Senate has taken an historic step toward ending a policy that undermines our national security while violating the very ideals that our brave men and women in uniform risk their lives to defend. By ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” no longer will our nation be denied the service of thousands of patriotic Americans forced to leave the military, despite years of exemplary performance, because they happen to be gay. And no longer will many thousands more be asked to live a lie in order to serve the country they love.

As Commander-in-Chief, I am also absolutely convinced that making this change will only underscore the professionalism of our troops as the best led and best trained fighting force the world has ever known. And I join the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as the overwhelming majority of service members asked by the Pentagon, in knowing that we can responsibly transition to a new policy while ensuring our military strength and readiness.

I want to thank Majority Leader Reid, Senators Lieberman and Collins and the countless others who have worked so hard to get this done. It is time to close this chapter in our history. It is time to recognize that sacrifice, valor and integrity are no more defined by sexual orientation than they are by race or gender, religion or creed. It is time to allow gay and lesbian Americans to serve their country openly. I urge the Senate to send this bill to my desk so that I can sign it into law.


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

World AIDS Day--Dec. 1

While this is WORLD AIDS Day I think we need to look at what is happening here in the US. Some things to think about:

Thirty years ago the AIDS pandemic started. Yet, just last year in the US 54,000 people were newly infected with HIV. We need to be doing better at HIV/AIDS prevention.
72% of all the women in the US with AIDS/HIV contract it HIV through heterosexual intercourse with bisexual men or men on the down low or men who are intravenous drug users or men are HIV+ for whatever reason who do not use protection. Latinas and African-American women make up 80% of the HIV/AIDS cases, though they are only 25% of the female population. Marriage does not protect women from HIV/AIDS. We need to be doing better at HIV/AIDS prevention.

Here is President Obama's proclamation for today:

Here is the National HIV/AIDS Strategy:


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