Thursday, August 9, 2012

Catching up with the news

For those of you who drop in to check my blog, I have been absent for a while. I apologize, but I've been busy. I am finishing a new book (soon to be released). It is not anything like my previous books and my wife says that all of the characters are too self-absorbed, evil and devious to turn into a series — that sounds like a challenge to me.
Anyway, in addition to the book, I have been working on my FaceBook feed to correct and comment on some of the more frequent and egregious lies that are being posted. There are days that I feel like I am alone out there. Feel free to jump in and join me. The same lies are being posted frequently. It's important that they be addressed each time.
The OBAMA OHIO LAWSUIT LIE: The Obama lawsuit seeks to expand early voting in OHIO for ALL people in OHIO — not to limit military voting. Early voting in the state stops three days before the general election except for members of the military. There is no logical, practical or logistical reason that all citizens can't get the extra three days. The suit seeks to expand voting rights, not limit rights for the military. To do this it asks why the military should get special rights denied to the rest of the state.This claim and the Romney ads that this suit is an attack on the military have been “awarded” the oh-so-special "Pants on Fire" designation by a number of Fact Check organizations. The ad keeps running and no one from the Romney campaign has addressed it.
A whole slew of healthcare benefits for women just kicked in under the ACA. I have been posting warnings and concerns. Ladies, you know that new healthcare coverage that just kicked in; the GOP has SWORN to repeal it as their FIRST act in January if they win — vote accordingly for yourselves, your sisters and your daughters.
BTW: I don't eat at Chick-fil-A. Dan Cathy is free to be a bigot and to spout his bigotry to the world. I will defend his right to do that. At the same time, I will defend my right, and the right of others, to call him a bigoted asshole and not support his company by buying his food. I have also felt the need to point out that his chicken sandwiches, and my vocal refusal to buy them has NOTHING to do with the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution. The 1st Amendment prevents government limitation on speech. Until some government body, (local, state, or federal) tells me that I can't protest his stand by refusing to buy his food, I have every right to do so and the 1st has NOTHING to do with it. I wish the Chick-fil-A supporters would climb down off of the cross; there are other people who could use the wood.
Just for review: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
On a house-keeping note, I changed my FB cover photo. I am using a photo taken by Isle of Palms resident, and photographer extraordinaire, John Rector. He gave me permission to use his photo. I grew up on the Island and it was, and I'm sure still is, a great place for a kid to grow up.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to read the new book. Sounds great. Let the zealots enjoy Chic Fil a, they gotta have a place to gather besides in front of Fox news.
    The pretty O'Dowd


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