Ever since I came to the United States, I have always been puzzled with a certain attitude in this country. Why do so many ordinary, god-fearing Republicans in this country oppose measures such as free healthcare for all? What do they mean when they say they are ‘against Obama as a matter principle’?… [Read more]
At 90 years young she’s still a lovely, funny and charming dame. Her spirit, animal rights activism, and ability to call it like she sees it (remember this clip?) makes her a forever favourite. There’s so much that can be said about Betty White…but, for now, we’ll just say “We Love You!” — and after making her support of President Obama public, ‘smart’ has been added to the many adjectives that describe why we do. … [Read more]
We’ve all heard, and probably said more than a time or two, “Talk is cheap!” or “Actions speak louder than words!” Goodness knows on any given day in America you can hear someone crying “Free speech!” in defense of something better left unsaid, as they vigorously exercise their First Amendment right.
Yet despite the many channels we have through which our voices can be heard, speech is not literally free. … [Read more]
An interesting thing happened in Utah over the last few weeks. The general populace overcame their religious stranglehold, engaged in productive political activism and forced a rational and logical outcome. It was truly a sight to behold.
80% of the Utah’s state legislators are Mormon, and as a result wear the self-appointed titles of “Purveyors of All Things Moral.” They mostly run uncontested in their districts (meaning they don’t often have to fight off challengers in their own party; running as a Republican in Utah against a Democrat basically means “uncontested”).… [Read more]