Yes, please boycott Oreo for their support of Gay Rights. We’ll all appreciate you going on a diet. While you’re at it, please also throw away your iPod, iPhone, and iPad since Apple supports as well. Hopefully you have lots of clothes, because you’ll need to ditch your Levi’s and Nike’s too. Perhaps you bought them at ... JC Penney’s or Sears? Sucks you’ll have to take them back … or actually, anything you wear from anywhere probably had a gay involved. Flying somewhere soon? Better not be on American, Delta, Southwest, or United…you’ll need a new ticket. Airline wasn’t mentioned? Just be sure your jet isn’t Boeing made. Don’t sleep at Marriott or Hilton (or any of their family brands) because you might catch the gay they support. That morning coffee from Starbucks will have to go as well, go ahead it replace it with a McCafe…oh wait, McDonald’s supports gay rights too. Hmm, do you clean with Tide, Gain, or Bounty? Use Duracell batteries, shave with Gillette, or use Fixodent? Brush with Crest, use Pantene, Scope, Tampax, Venus, or Old Spice products? Those are all gone too, stupid Proctor & Gamble supporting the gays. Damn, you’re using Internet Explorer or Crome to see Facebook and read this status? Download something else, Microsoft and Google show their Pride as well. Ah, but your drinks are safe. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Budweiser are on your side … if your side is on the right side of history since all three also support Gay Rights. Hopefully, you or your lawyer will never need in-depth research. Both LexisNexis and Westlaw, who together control the market, support Gay Rights. Drive that big, manly, Ford F350? It’s a "Friend of Dorothy" too, as it’s company Ford and General Motors also support the rights of all. So, do us all a favor, don’t take it all out on a festive cookie … just stay home and boycott everything.
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Gov. Scott Walker must follow the federal Affordable Care Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court found the law constitutional on Thursday, but Walker, a Republican, has vowed not to implement it until after the November elections.
Walker said Thursday he would have preferred the court strike down the law, but he is holding out hope that a new president and Republican-controlled Congress will overturn it next year
In the meantime, Walker said the state will not proceed with setting up a health care exchange as is required.
Nearly 30 states, including Wisconsin, sued over the law, alleging it was unconstitutional. Van Hollen, a Republican, handled Wisconsin’s participation in the lawsuit.
But he said Thursday that Walker is obligated to follow the law according to its deadlines.
Asked at a news conference whether he was obligated to conform to the law, Walker responded by saying the legislation establishes multiple timelines.
Walker said the law will be a “massive tax increase on the people of Wisconsin and America.”
He said the decision creates uncertainty for Wisconsin businesses and that’s bad for job growth. Walker has also said businesses will be bullish about adding jobs since he won a June 5 recall election.
Wisconsin Republicans say the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding most of President Barack Obama’s health care law will have no immediate effect in the state aside from galvanizing the GOP going into the November elections.
The Republican leaders of the Legislature’s health committees said the ruling perpetuates uncertainty for businesses, curtailing job growth, and voters will make things right in November.
Robert Kraig, the executive director of health care advocacy group Citizen Action of Wisconsin, said Walker has a moral obligation to begin the implementation process.
I believe what you are indicating is that you were unable to find a “low cost” policy due to your preexisting condition (like myself) yet now that we have a law that tells the rest of the nation to subsidize your costs so that you can absorb a disproportional amount of health care services without having to pay a disproportional amount of money. I do like your thinking, In fact at dinner tonight I will order two steaks & make the young couple eating hamburger pay more, you know cuz it’sonly fair - meatstuff
No. I tried to buy an insurance policy after I graduated from college, and every company denied me because of preexisting conditions. I mean I could not buy health insurance. At any price. That is what I am indicating. Also, I have a full-time job with health insurance, so I’m not asking you or anyone else to subsidize my costs at this point. Oh, well, except for my coworkers and the insurance company. Because that’s how insurance works. A large group of people pay into it, and some people will need more services and some people will need less, but they’ll all pay the same premiums.
“Fair” doesn’t exist when it comes to healthcare. It’s not “fair” that some people are born with congenital heart defects and diabetes and cancer and mental illness. It’s not “fair” that some of us have to deal with those things for our whole lives and have to worry about going bankrupt to pay for it. If you really think having to buy insurance is unfair, try being sick and uninsured for a little while.
“While capitalism tries to treat labour as analogous to all other commodities, it denies the key distinction between labour and other ‘resources’ namely its inseparability from its bearer - hence labour unlike other ‘property’ is endowed with will and agency, feelings and reason, hopes and dreams and so when one speaks of selling labor there is a necessary subjugation of will.”—Iain McKay (via psychogeographicalsomaticism)
History books wouldn’t look upon me too favourably, but I’d still be awesome.
First order of business, sign am executive order giving me all of the powers of a totalitarian dictator. Implement universal healthcare. Repeal DOMA. Near total nuclear disarmament. Withdraw troops from Afghanistan. Order all drones de-weaponized. Cut defense spending in half, at least. Comprehensive sex-ed is mandatory K-12. Decriminalize all drugs. National age of consent is sixteen. Gay marriage is nationally legal. Increase public school budgets with some of the axed military budget. Tax churches. Prosecute hate groups to the fullest extent of the law. Solidify separation of church and state. Wow, I didn’t realize how fucked up this country is. Probably some other stuff. Arrest all of the bankers who contributed to the financial collapse. Implement strict financial regulation. Revoke my dictatorial powers and sign an executive order preventing anyone from giving themselves the same powers. Resign.
“We oppose the teaching of higher order thinking skills, critical thinking skills and similar programs…[which] have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.”
Welcome to my facebook newsfeed. The land of where everyone things that Obamacare means free healthcare for all, and super high taxes for everything. You know, taxes, something that Reagan never would have raised. They actually think this. :/
I’m beginning to wonder if some people are actually allergic to facts.
I’ve been formulating an idea for a few days regarding the Masquer schedule for next year. Because of when Easter break falls, we won’t be able to do the One Acts for Charity night that we usually do at the end of second semester. Big disappointment because I wanted to direct one of them. So I came up with the idea of maybe doing them one at a time around the other shows of the year. Turns out this wouldn’t work the way I was planning because there’s practically no time in between the shows. However, John gave me permission to do them as matinees on the sets for the main-stages, assuming plays can be found that would work on those sets. This is awesome, because I was planning to do Terrence McNally’s Bringing It All Back Home on a blank stage with just furniture. The set for the first main-stage second semester is a blank stage, so if I do it then, everything will be perfect. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to hold auditions or not, so I’m working on a preliminary cast list now.
Son: Justin Wendzicki
Daughter: Maeve Montgomery
Mother: Marsha Mayhack
Miss Horne: Anne Wallo
Of course, this is assuming I can get them to agree to take the parts. My main concern is casting Jimmy. We just don’t have anyone in the Masquers who fits his description. Except Greg. If I’m lucky he didn’t graduate last year. I think he’s a pharm student, so he could still be here. If he’s still here, he would make a perfect Jimmy. Then I just have to find a Father. I’ll hope there’s either a suitable freshman or a freshman I could cast as Son and then move Justin to Father. I’m so excited about this. I’m going to start on a director’s notebook as soon as I can get to a photocopier.
How much will taxes actually go up because of this bill? And whose taxes will go up? - tumblrpigeon
On January 1, 2013, people who make over $200,000 will see their taxes increase by 0.9%. That is all. People are calling the insurance mandate a “tax” because that’s how Roberts explained the bill’s Constitutionality, but it isn’t a tax like income taxes. There’s a penalty for people who can afford health insurance but don’t buy it.
Also, Mitt Romney says the "worst" part of Obamacare is that "the federal government will get between you and your doctor." Just like Republicans do with patients and doctors at Planned Parenthood, right Mitt?
“I do not believe in God, because I believe in man. Whatever his mistakes, man has for thousands of years been working to undo the botched job your god has made. There are … some potentates I would kill by any and all means at my disposal. They are Ignorance, Superstition, and Bigotry—the most sinister and tyrannical rulers on earth.”— Emma Goldman, 1898 speech to a liberal Detroit congregation,Living My Life. Read more about Emma Goldman in Women Without Superstition. (via nonplussedbyreligion)