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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Criminalizing Free Speech in the US

Criminalizing Free Speech in the US

    Criminalizing Free Speech: Is This What Democracy Looks Like?   March 5, 2012 
By John W. Whitehead “Congress shall make no law … 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.”—First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution   One of the key ingredients in a democracy is the right to freely speak our minds to those who represent us. In ... Full Story

Is Rush Limbaugh Gay?

Is Rush Limbaugh Gay?

Limbaugh apology  In the Washington Post Today, a very insincere apology from Rush Limbaugh to Sandra Fluke. Limbaugh apologized for the insults saying he “did not intend a personal attack on her.” Really. How can calling someone a slut and a prostitute not be intended to be a personal attack? How else can you characterize actions? Limbaugh must thing we are stupid. Only his fans will believe his sincerity and it is likely that he will be playing the victim on his next ... Full Story

Bye Bye American Pie

Bye Bye American Pie

    Bye Bye American Pie: The Challenge of the Productivity Revolution By Robert Reich Here's the good news. The economic pie is growing again. Growth in the 4th quarter last year hit 3 percent on an annualized rate. That's respectable -- although still way too slow to get us back on track given how far we plunged. Here's the bad news. The share of that growth going to American workers is at a record low. That's largely because far fewer Americans are working. Although ... Full Story

Santorum: Obamacare Poster Boy

Santorum: Obamacare Poster Boy

Rick Santorum: Obamacare Poster Boy The candidate's tax returns reveal staggering medical bills that would bankrupt many Americans—yet Santorum wants to roll back programs that would help families like his. —By Stephanie Mencimer During a recent interview with Glenn Beck, Rick and Karen Santorum suggested that the Obama administration's health care reform law would harm people with disabilities, like their three-year-old daughter, Bella, who suffers from a rare and ... Full Story

Obituary: Dorothy Jean Rust

Obituary: Dorothy Jean Rust

  Dorothy Jean Rust (May 23, 1935 - February 27, 2012) Dorothy Rust, 76, of Loveland, Colorado, suddenly fulfilled God’s plan on February 27, 2012 in the presence of her husband, John. One of five children, Dorothy was born in the family farmhouse in Deep River, Iowa to Cleo and Mabel Holdsworth. She moved with her family to Denver in 1941. In 1942, the family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. From Albuquerque, they moved to Kingman, Arizona from 1942-1947. After her ... Full Story

Has Congress killed the Post Office?

Has Congress killed the Post Office?

                Has Congress Made It Impossible For The Postal Service To Survive By Jack Swint Is Another Of Americas Founding Institutions Fading Away Into History Forever" "It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a day's journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness ... Full Story

Right-wing women haters and bigots

Right-wing women haters and bigots

      The He-Man Woman Haters Club By Bob Cesca During a month when the abortion and contraception debate peaked -- again -- you would've thought the Sunday political shows would feature a larger than usual roster of female panelists, strategists and experts. Not a chance. There were a total of four female guests during the entire month of February. This bears repeating. Out of 56 guests on the Sunday shows, only four were women. Four. This statistic probably ... Full Story

Could Lincoln be elected today?

Could Lincoln be elected today?

    Lincoln the Lobbyist for Special Interests?  Who stands behind the woman who stands behind the president

Obituary: Valerie Straight

Obituary: Valerie Straight

    Valerie Straight passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland Colorado. She was the eldest child of Jerry and Ellamae Straight, born August 13, 1947. She graduated from Berthoud Junior /Senior High School in 1965 and lived in the Loveland / Longmont, area for the last 20 years. Valerie is preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Dawn Dieffenbaugh of Longmont, her sister Beverly Berg of Thornton, her ... Full Story

Romney Budget a disaster

Romney's Budget-Balancing For Dummies Sun, 02/26/2012 - 9:27pm — Joe Conason Seeking applause from a right-wing audience in Michigan, Mitt Romney vowed on Saturday: "I will cut spending, I will cap spending and I will finally balance the budget," saying that he will end federal funding for all the usual Republican budgetary scapegoats -- the Public Broadcasting System, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the ... Full Story

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