Left And Right Politics

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Marriage Equality

Posted by Joanne On November - 5 - 2008

New York, November 5, 2008 —While we still await results on California’s Prop 8 with several million ballots still uncounted, disappointment and pain over the anti-gay attacks in Arizona, Arkansas, and Florida, as well as California are balanced by so much good news from around the country, including the dawn of a new era in Washington, D.C. Pro-equality candidates for state office and Congressional seats won elections across the country and soon will take office, joining activists’ renewed efforts to continue the fight for equality in each state and our great nation.

Celebration also follows the defeat of the attempt by anti-gay groups in Connecticut to try and call a constitutional convention so they could write marriage discrimination into the state constitution. Sixty-percent of Connecticut voters cast ballots to support their high court’s decision to uphold the freedom to marry and now, marriage equality is preserved in Connecticut. Same-sex couples can begin applying for marriage licenses on November 12th.

“Californians were bombarded by a massive $40 million anti-equality campaign of deceptive scare-tactics and lies. No matter the final vote on Prop 8, the campaign will not be the last word,” said Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry and author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality and Gay People’s Right to Marry. “Public opinion moves in favor of fairness, we have truth on our side, and 2009 will see advances toward marriage equality.”

Legal groups in California today filed a challenge to Proposition 8, in case it passes, telling the State Supreme Court that the state’s “initiative procedure cannot be used to undermine the constitution’s core commitment to equality for everyone.”

“The effort to defeat Prop 8 and attacks on gay families in other states inspired an unprecedented and tremendous outpouring of volunteers, donors, and supporters, gay and non-gay, from across California and around the country,” said Wolfson. “With the dawn of a new political era in America, this diverse and engaged movement for justice will seize opportunities to redouble the conversations that move people to fairness, win victories in 2009, and soon restore the freedom to marry in California as we advance toward marriage equality for all.”

Freedom to Marry Staff

Media Bias Is Destroying Our Country

Posted by Billy On November - 3 - 2008

It’s become more apparent that the main stream media are not the impartial news source they’re suppose to be. Today news has come out about Obama‘s comments that he made in January of this year in regards to bankrupting the coal industry. I can pretty much guaranty that the news channels won’t even mention it never mind doing an in depth report on it.

It’s a real shame as to what our country is turning into thanks to the politicians, lobbyist as well as the gangster type business men who buy off the politicians.

Over a decade ago, laws were passed in regards to one person owning more than one radio station ans a newspaper in the same market (region). The idea was to allow different points of views as well as making sure that certain news information suppressed. You also had to be a U.S. citizen to own either one of the media outlets. Unfortunately that law was overturned a few years ago and now we have in the last two to four years have monopolies of entire markets that control the news that is released. Not only that, we now have foreigners owning not one but several newspapers.

This is what the forefathers wanted to avoid. When this type of control goes on we have to wonder how much information is not being given to us. This has nothing to do with which political party you belong to, it needs to be stopped.

These types of controls put on the American people will only get worse until we have no more freedom to give up. Freedom of the press was written by the founding fathers, but it didn’t mean to limit what news was given to the American people.

These actions are the types of actions that have happened before in world history. Look back and you will see that these actions are just the beginning of Socialism and Communism type regimes.

How long are we going to allow this. Make your vote count tomorrow. Remember to not let one political party have control of the Presidency, the Senate and Congress. That would be nothing but certain death of our freedoms.

Clinton Supporters Voting For McCain

Posted by Joanne On November - 1 - 2008

Just Say No Deal Presents Closing Arguments in Nationwide Conference Call

Hillary Supporters, PUMAs & Fence Straddlers,
You’re Invited To Join:

Just Say No Deal’s
Closing Argument Conference Call
Sunday, November 2, 5:00 PM ET

The Just Say No Deal coalition, a group of Senator Hillary Clinton’s most ardent supporters, will be holding its final conference call of this election season on Sunday, November 2, 2008 from 5:00 to 6:30PM EST.

Guests include:
Charlie Crist, Governor of Florida
Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City
Larry Johnson, PhD.
Lynette Long, PhD.
Lady Lynn de Rothschild
Will Bower, National Spokesperson, PUMA & Just Say No Deal

Listen Online @ BlogTalkRadio hosted by NoQuarterUSA:
Or Dial: (218) 486-1662
Access Code: 82114#

The Just Say No Deal coalition, a group of Senator Hillary Clinton‘s most ardent supporters, is hosting its Closing Argument Nationwide Conference Call, Sunday, November 2, 5PM et. High-profile Democrats including Lady Lynn De Rothschild and Dr. Lynette Long join Moderate Republicans Charlie Crist and Rudy Guiliani in a plea to Hillary Supporters, PUMAs and Undecided Voters during this 1 hour 30 minute call, which will also be streamed live over the internet.

Since its inception on the weekend of Hillary Clinton’s suspension speech, Just Say No Deal put Country Before Party by vocalizing opposition to thuggery, sexism, voter disenfranchisement, caucus fraud and corruption within the Democratic Party, in mainstream media and in the blogosphere.

The distinguished guests will specifically make their case to former Hillary Clinton supporters, who are still on the fence, as to why they should cast their votes for John McCain and Sarah Palin on Tuesday, November 4th. The panel will cover a host of topics based on questions posed by Just Say No Deal members via email.

Thank you,

Photos From Palin’s Florida Rally!

Posted by Joanne On November - 1 - 2008

My family & I attended a Sarah Palin rally’s today in Central Florida. There were thousands of people there to hear her speak. The crowd was upbeat, even after standing in the Florida sun for hours, and cheering her on. 🙂 I also saw quite a few “Democrats For McCain” shirts today, which was great. 🙂

An article from on today’s rally.

Here’s a video from today and then some pictures that I took.