Republicans in Congress are threatening to introduce new legislation that will ensure that the LGBTQ community and women without legal citizenship cannot be protected against their abusers under this new law. As a victim who was shot by an ex-fiancé, I only have an inkling of the horror that a woman would feel knowing they have nowhere to turn if they are being abused simply because of their sexuality or something as trivial as their citizenship status in this country. If you are as disgusted as I am, spread the word of this atrocity.
How does one deal with being the roommate of a complete psychopath in the hospital when there are no other beds available and one must be hospitalized? Please, I desperately need feedback!
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Has California finally developed a conscience? Are we going to move out of the Dark Ages and get rid of the death penalty, which has never proven to deter crime in any way, shape or form? The Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court has admitted that the death penalty isn’t working, which is a step in the right direction. In a Los Angeles Times article dated 12/24/11, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye states, “I don’t think it’s working. It’s not effective. We know that.” This from a Republican appointee!!!!! I don’t care which way the death penalty is applied, I consider it cruel and unusual punishment, a clear violation of the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Who is to say that lethal injection is not a horribly painful form of suffocation? No one can test it out and report the findings on a human being that isn’t a prisoner.
The Times’ article continues, “Cantil-Sakauye’s comments suggest a growing frustration with capital punishment even among conservatives and a resignation that the system cannot be fixed as long as California’s huge financial problems persist….Men and women on death row are far more likely to die of old age than by the executioner’s needle. Litigation has brought executions to a halt, and there is a shortage of lawyers willing to take capital cases. Inmates must wait an average of five years before getting lawyers to bring their first appeal.” With this being the case, there is no reason that the death penalty should still be in effect. It costs more to keep someone on death row than to sentence them to life in prison without the possibility of parole. In a fiscal crisis, such as the entire country is facing, shouldn’t we trim the fat any way we can? You would think fiscal conservatives would be behind such a proposition. Unfortunately, their voices are too often drowned out by social conservatives that do not care about fiscal responsibility or even the fact that the death penalty could cause cruel and unusual punishment.
A proposition should be placed on the next ballot for the voters to decide if the Legislature will do nothing about this. I have been a victim (and survivor) of a violent crime. The perpetrator is in jail for life, and I am fine with that. I do not need retribution in the form of the death of the perpetrator to get on with my life. I commend families that have lost loved ones that also do not believe that the death penalty will end their suffering. It does nothing to reverse the initial crime that occurred. It is archaic and it’s time has past.
Source: Los Angeles Times
you aren’t. I hate them.
ugh i refuse to let my mother buy me one
Same with me. My dad keeps wanting to buy me one and I keep saying no.
Books before Nooks.
Reblog if you’re old enough to get this.
So, has anyone else heard that Newt’s latest endorsements are from Donald Trump, HERMAN CAIN AND DAN QUAYLE!!!!!!!!?????? I’m sooo impressed. What a brain trust he has behind him now! I can already hear the whooshing sound accompanying Newt’s freefall down the polls. If the Republicans weren’t so stupid and frightening, they’d be more hilarious than any joke I’ve ever heard.
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I love this. When I see a bunch of jibberish typed out, I find myself doing this as well in an attempt to decipher the message. However, I find it to be futile most of the time. People just don’t know how to type!!!!!!
It would be correct to say that I am somewhat obsessed with Hunter S. Thompson’s writing. Having a family member that is a journalist, Hunter’s writing showed me a whole diifferent level of journalism and opinion writing. It’s beautiful.
This quote is from a short article he wrote after 9/11/2001.
“The towers are gone now, reduced to a bloody rubble, along with all hope for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are at War now - with somebody - and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.
It will be a Religious War, a sort of Christian Jihad, fueled by religious hatred and led by merciless fanatics on both sides. It will be guerilla warfare on a global scale, with no front lines and no identifiable enemy.
…This is going to be a very expensive war, and Victory is not guaranteed — for anyone, and certainly not for anyone as baffled as George W. Bush. All he knows is that his father started the war a long time ago, and that he, the goofy child-President, has been chosen by fate and the global Oil industry, to finish it Now. He will declare a National Security Emergency and clamp down Hard on Everybody, no matter where they live or why. If the guilty won’t hold up their hands and confess, he and the Generals will ferret them out by force.
24 hours later….The lid is on. Loose Lips Sink Ships. Don’t say anything that might give aid to The Enemy.”
Well, let’s just say that he remembered the lessons from the 60s and applied them here. And he was exactly right. R.I.P. Hunter. We could use you right now.
Herman Cain FINALLY calls off his campaign after practically every woman he’s ever worked with “reminds” him that he has sexually harassed them and paid them off. Now, it is my understanding, that the rest of the Republican candidates are rushing in to court the followers of Cain. Really???? I guess the Republican party now cares about sexual harassment in the workplace and is prepared to do something about it? Please. I don’t understand why ANYONE would want Herman Cain’s followers; if they stood by him while he was spriraling downward, their neurons aren’t firing at full impact, if you know what I mean.
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Every GOP administration since 1952 has let the military-industrial complex loot the Treasury and plunge the nation into debt on the excuse of a wartime economic emergency. Richard Nixon comes quickly to mind, along with Ronald Reagan and his ridiculous “trickle-down” theory of U.S. economic policy. If the Rich get Richer, the theory goes, before long their pots will overflow and somehow “trickle-down” to the poor, who would rather eat scraps off the Bush family plates than eat nothing at all. Republicans have never approved of democracy, and they never will. It goes back to preindustrial America, when only white male property owners could vote.