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Commuting with Julie – Donald Trump and the Gays…Plus, kitten video…

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I’m calling Donald Trump out on his lie to the American people regarding the rights of LGBTQ.  He said, “I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from teh violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.  Believe me.”

Oh, you can believe him.  He’ll keep the foreign hate away, but he is running on a GOP Platform that is (according to the AP) “farther away from gay rights than past years.”  He’s not going to stop the hate, bigotry, and harm committed against the LGBTQ community.

Sad, isn’t it?

Also, video of Ella, because she’s a kitten.

Commuting with Julie – WI at the GOP Convention

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Scottie Walker will be making a speech at 10:30 EST tonight, just in time for everyone at the convention to leave.  It’ll be a chance for him to embarass Wisconsin once more.  Speaking of embarrassments, Ron Johnson, who pledged not to attend the convention, will be there as well.

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Commuting with Julie – GOP and Trump

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The GOP elite are endorsing Trump right and left.  Why?  How can you put your morals in a corner and ignore the standards of decency to endorse a racist?  Since when has Party Line been more important that having morals, values, and standards?

Commuting with Julie – Go, Dems, Go!

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The Republicans are calling it a stunt.  They want to go on vacation, but the Democrats are tired of our children dying because the wrong person was able to purchase a weapon.  Most Americans agree with the Democrats, but Speaker Ryan and the rest of the GOP love being able to scare their base with “Obama is coming for your guns” talk.  The gun manufacturers are laughing all the way to the bank.  When is enough enough?

Now!

GOP and Marriage Equality

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The Supreme Court put an end to the marriage equality question and legalized it in all fifty states. In reply, the GOP Candidates for President collectively lost their heads. Scott Walker is calling for a Constitutional Amendment as well as saying the Supreme Court really didn’t have the power to do this. (Don’t any of these guys actually read the Constitution?) Bobby Jindal is calling to abolish the Court, while Mike Huckabee is calling for a revolution.

This is why I still can’t vote Republican. They are not the party of ideas. They are not the party of progress. They are the party of pandering. 60% of Republicans are against marriage equality, while 60% of the nation is for it. When that many people are against, what else can they say?

The sad part of this is that one of the far right, no new ideas candidates will become the GOP’S candidate for President. Any Democrat will look like a far left socialist in comparison. The GOP is the party of my youth. I loved Nixon and, had I been old enough, I would have supported Reagan. I admire Eisenhower and, next to Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt is my favorite President. But, men like them can never lead the Republicans again. They were men of strong convictions and intellect.  They valued learning. Now, we have Scott Walker who couldn’t make it through college and doesn’t understand how the Supreme Court has the right to knock down unconstitutional laws. This is who the GOP wants running the country?

The GOP’S tired Gays, Guns, and God bit has to go. Not just in Presidential Candidates, but throughout all their politicians. The way Congress has spent the last six years fighting President Obama on every issue is insane. Their policy of repeating the same tired vote to eliminate the ACA is insane. Their calls for even lower taxes of the wealthy and corporations is insane. They refer to Social Security as an entitlement like it’s a bad thing. Jeb Bush blames single moms for welfare and pretty much the GOP follows along, totally ignorant to the fact that welfare doesn’t work that way anymore and hasn’t in almost twenty years. Walker, that bastion of no intellect is gutting the education of the state of Wisconsin.

Should I go on?

What I don’t understand is how any reasonable, intelligent adult could support the Republicans. How could you look at the problems of today and still support this group of men from the past?

The thought of it is insane.

To Cut Taxes or To NOT Cut Taxes

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I happen to be against continuing the payroll tax cut. I don’t think it is wise to extend it for another year. I’ve said that I didn’t like the idea of it.

That said, I saw an article that stated along with the tax cut, there would be a tax raise on those making more than a million dollars. This raise would be used to offset the financial effects of the tax cut.  If there is going to be a way to make up the money Social Security loses, I would be willing to rethink my opposition to the payroll tax cut.

Since then, I’ve heard that the raise is now off the table.  Now, I’m back to my original opposition.

This makes me one of what the right calls the elite. See, I can think for myself and weigh all of the options.  The right doesn’t like people who can think for themselves.

They, also, don’t like the Americ

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Worker. The GOO is against this tax cut.

Is that a fact?

Yes, it is.

Tax cuts / breaks for those earning more than $250,000 per year. You beach! Those people work hard for their money.

Tax cuts for the little guys. Not on you

r

life – the American worker is nothing more than a lazy bum looking for a handout.

Make sure you remember how the GOO is too busy making nice with the CEOs, who are jacking up their stock profits, while running away with their double digit raises, to care about what happens to the American worker.

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GOP: Hard at work for the Rich, don’t care much for the middle class.

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Normally, I don’t post the same article here as I do on the front page, but I didn’t want this one to be overlooked. The Republicans are working hard to raise our taxes, while cutting the taxes of the rich and corporations.
According to Huffington Post, the Republican Party is all for raising taxes on you and me.  Actually, I didn’t need to read the article to know that, they’ve been saying it all along.  Paul Ryan – who is unfortunately, my representative in Congress – called the other night with one of them recorded messages.  He stated, “I work for you.”  Really?  Because your roadmap for America plan makes it seem like you’re only working for the rich.

Pay attention, here’s where I’m going to do math.

Current Ryan’s Plan
Salary $1,250.00 $1,250.00
Medical $63.36 $63.36
Taxable Income $1,186.64 $1,250.00
Federal Income Tax $212.04 $312.50
% 17.87% 25.00%

Under Paul Ryan’s plan, health insurance would no longer be pre-taxed. Under his plan, any single making more that $50,000 per year would pay 25% in Federal Income tax. The tax rate for corporate America? 8%.

So, basically, Ryan and his Republican cronies will be financing this country on the backs of the single people.  A family of four can earn $39,000 without paying one penny in taxes, while us single people will only be able to earn $16,000 without paying taxes.  That means that I will end up paying more in taxes – a lot more.  Under Ryan’s plan, I will pay $12,250.00 in taxes.  Under our current tax structure (and using the standard deduction and personal excemption), I only pay $9,917.85.  That’s a difference of $2,332.15.

Anyone who is single, shouldn’t vote Republican.  It’ll cost you in the long run.

Perry’s right & Bachmann’s wrong on HPV vaccine

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Rick Perry’s motives may be suspect, but Michele Bachmann (and Sarah Palin) lives in a dream world. Preventing cervical cancer should be the ends here. Making sure that young girls are protected so that they don’t suffer later should be more important than Bachmann’s going to the gutter to assume this means we’re going to allow 6th graders to have sex.

We give our children many vaccines that are mandatory – this one prevents cancer. Apparently, Bachmann doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the 12,000 women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. And, HPV isn’t just associated with cervical cancer; they list goes on: penile, vulvar, vaginal, anal and oropharyngeal (according to the CDC website).

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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