Fomenting A Rebellion

“If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” ::Abigail Adams

The Question of Love November 11, 2008

Filed under: social issues — ldgafford @ 8:46 am

Keith Olbermann had an excellent monologue about gay marriage a few days ago. As he says, it’s not about yelling and it’s not about politics. It’s about love. It’s worth six minutes of your time.


Thoughts of the Day November 5, 2008

Filed under: social issues,thought of the day — ldgafford @ 6:58 pm

Since when is it wrong …

– to expect those who prosper because of our nation’s economic policies to help those caught in the vicious cycle of poverty due to those same policies

– to want my tax dollars to go toward healthcare that will keep people well instead of toward a war that cannot be won and takes hundreds of lives every month

– to want to bring home soldiers rather than send them out to war (And don’t even think about telling me I don’t understand, because I see file after file EVERY DAY at the VA about the trauma and injury soldiers experience after coming home from war. It only makes me that more passionate about pacifism.)

– to believe that a world without nuclear weapons and the threat of nuclear holocaust is possible in our lifetime

– to believe that everyone deserves equal rights and opportunity, no matter gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation

– to believe that a woman has the right to choose what she does or does not do with her body

– to cling to hope instead of hate

There’s a lot of ignorant comments being made in multiple venues, and I’ll address those another day. Today, however, I am celebrating HOPE and CHANGE.


Change I Believe In.

Filed under: social issues — ldgafford @ 12:28 am


More later. Go President-Elect Obama!