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The Sequester

September 22nd, 2014

Here is the President’s budgets savings plan meant to avoid to the sequester.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/sequester/the-presidents-plan

Most Americans agree with the President’s balanced approach to deficit reduction:

Speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner lied about the President not having a plan:

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2013/mar/04/john-boehner/house-speaker-john-boehner-says-obama-democrats-ha/

Again, you can be a great leader, but when the opposition refuses to even consider your plan, and lies to the public about the existence of a plan, it cannot be said that the problem is “both sides,” or a fail of leadership on the President’s part.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

August 1st, 2010

On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the full text of which appears below. Following this historic act, the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and “to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.” We still have a long way to go in implementing these important principles.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Preamble

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in cooperation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Now, therefore,

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Why Liberals Lose, Even When they Have Won

July 19th, 2010

From NBC’s The West Wing:
“Somebody came along and said ‘Liberal’ means soft on crime, soft on drugs, soft on communism, soft on defense, and we’re gonna tax you back to the Stone Age because people shouldn’t have to go to work if they ‘don’t want to.’ And instead of saying, ‘Well, excuse me you right-wing, reactionary, xenophobic, homophobic, anti-education, anti-choice, pro-gun, Leave-It-to-Beaver trip back to the ’50s,’ we cowered in the corner and said, ‘Please don’t hurt me.’

We’re All in this Together

June 26th, 2010

I occasionally need a break from the news, to just celebrate life, culture, and the goodness of people all over the world.

I put this video together for anyone else who needs such a break. I hope you like it.

Crude Greed, Full Speed

June 11th, 2010

This is a great new song about the oil spill, by the great singer/songwriter, David Wilcox.