” Hammerin’ Hank ” knocks another one out of the park

Home run king Hank Aaron ( sorry Barry Bonds, but Hank will always be my home run king ) came under fire recently for saying that racism is alive and well in America. At an event marking the 40th anniversary of his record breaking 715th home run Aaron told USA Today, in apparent reference to [...]

Watch Honey Maid’s brilliant response to homophobic “outrage” over new ad (VIDEO)

In March, Honey Maid released an ad titled “This Is Wholesome” that celebrates all families. The ad featured families of all types, including same-sex families, and predictably homophobes across America were outraged by the ad. Said homophobes voiced their outrage all over social media, and in response Honey Maid released the following response.

Chris Kluwe: I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot

Over at Deadspin, former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe posted an excellent entry offering his opinion that he wasn’t released by the Minnesota Vikings because of salary or performance issues, but because of his activism for same-sex marriage rights. So there you have it. It’s my belief, based on everything that happened over the course [...]

Wisconsin’s Incarceration Problem

President Obama pardoned 13 people last week and commuted the sentences of eight others. Each of these commuted sentences was related to violations concerning crack cocaine. President Obama was able to do so by invoking the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. Prior to the passage of the FSA, possession of crack cocaine held a far [...]

WHY LATINOS NEED TO REGISTER AND VOTE

There has been some press lately about Governor Walker’s attempts to reach out to Hispanic voters…and the significance of the first Republican Latina being elected to the state legislature…all despite the fact the Republican sponsored Voter ID bills will disenfranchise Latino voters as well as African Americans and other minorities. But in my inbox tonight, [...]

The Disrespecting of Mary Lazich

Mary Lazich, the sweet lady, the model of congeniality who holds profound respect for everything from woodland critters, to the mighty titans of society, was victimized by the Evil Lena Taylor, who refused to stop bullying a committee attorney. Senator Taylor’s grave crime involved trying to get an answer to a question even after Queen [...]

Perspectives on Race and the Shutdown

Sorry this is four days into the posting – Imara Jones at Colorlines published a fair rundown on why shutting down the government impacts people of color disproportionately. I think it’s an important read.

Why Race Matters in the Government Shutdown – COLORLINES

As the parts of the government affected by the shutdown disproportionately impact [...]

Governor Walker and Others Blatantly Obstruct Affordable Care Act

I’ve previously mentioned the New York Times article on the attempts to influence the public’s acceptance of the Affordable Care Act. One of the items they mention is state and local officials doing what they can to obstruct implementation of the law:

Republican state and local officials are trying to thwart the administration’s enrollment efforts [...]

Voter Suppression: Bringing Jobs since 2010

Scott Walker: Bringing Jobs since 2010

Voter suppression has been an American tradition since the days of our founding fathers. It’s sad and appalling, but true. At first our Constitution only recognized the right of white male land owners. That was as of 1790. Also, did I mention you had to have a prerequisite as [...]

IS THE GOP’S IDEOLOGY TERMINALLY ILL?

With what can only be described as the historical re-election of our President this past November, “We the People,” have learned several things about our current electoral landscape, but perhaps nothing as dramatic as how this country has rejected the platform, agenda, and ideology of the Grand Old Party! While those within GOP ranks, and [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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