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July 6th 2013

mother earth has rights

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January 8th 2013

civics lesson

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A Plea for Equality on Election Day

This essay is by my wife.

There are a number of states this election that are voting on equality.  We all are focused rightly on the Presidential election however, please don’t forget the Equality Questions in the select states deciding whether to recognize marriage for LGBT couples in their states.  The most important thing is this:  If we are truly a country “Where every man is created equal” then the vote should be easy: Equality.  Equal Marriage for EVERYONE.  IF however this is NOT a country where “All men are created equal” then I demand we shred the Declaration of Independence.  For if we are not a country that stands by the words of its founding fathers then burn it. Shred it and end the hypocrisy now.  Admit to us all that in fact we are NOT all created equal.  Admit to us all that if we are NOT White, Male, Rich, Christian, Heterosexuals then we are subhuman and less than the equal worthy citizens of the United States that we have been led to believe that we are.  All I ask is that you vote for equality not because my daughter is gay and I want her to be able to get married to the woman of her dreams, but because it’s the RIGHT thing to do. We are all citizens of the United States of America which means that we are all suppose to be equal. I’m not saying we’re all equal because we’re human beings that live and breathe, bleed and die because that’s common sense. I’m saying it because our FOUNDING FATHERS SAID SO!  

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September 19th 2012

Read Jackson’s full letter to Gov. Romney below (spelling/grammar is unchanged from original letter):

Dear Governor Romney,I’d like to say congratulations on winning the republican nomination. But, I wish you stayed in Massachusetts. You’re plan for America isn’t what we need, and would hurt us more than it would help.

First, repealing Obama care and other health plans he’s put in place have helped families across America, including mine. I live in a middle class family, and two years ago my little sister; Kennedy was denied insurance because of her pre-existing condition. This was a huge emotional stress and financial burden on my entire family. Under Obama Care, insurance companies can no longer deny Kennedy and kids like her, the coverage they need and deserve. Because of Obama care my little sister was able to have the several surgeries she needed that helped save her life. Once the President was elected he put Obama Care into action, just like he promised and made it so that you could get insurance with pre-existing conditions. This has made a direct impact on my family. My family is with out a doubt better off now, than we were four years ago!

It is to my understanding that you stated that you were going to repeal Obama Care, including the part I have mentioned, which will take away the insurance we have and need for my sister Kennedy. Why do you think she doesn’t deserve health care? Also, when you were interviewed on “Meet the Press”, you stated that you would NOT repeal this part of Obama Care, but then your campaign backpedalled and on the “Tonight show with Jay Leno”, you said that you WOULD repeal this.

Also, you’re domestic plans (birth control, gay rights etc.) are horrible! Women should get to manage their own health, and if you wonder why you’re not appealing to many women voters, rethink your birth control and women’s’ rights plans. And people should be able to marry whom they want. We built this country so people could have freedom, and not have religious beliefs control them to that length. This country was in no way built on any religion, so we should not create laws that repress the American people in a religious way and hurt our most vulnerable.

Sincerely,
Jackson Ripley, age 12

Source: Huffington Post

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August 3rd 2012

Everyone is so angry at the government yet either won’t vote anyone out or are refusing to remember this basic fundamental right of everyone under any government: That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. (Declaration of Independence) -D.S. Gagnon

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A Chef’s Rant About Picky People

For 10 years now I have been cooking in restaurants and honestly, it’s a job I love to hate.

I love cooking, I like the fast pace, the high pressure, the creativity but I hate the customers.

Seriously.

Yeah, I know they pay my pay check but I still hate them.

Allow me to specify exactly who I hate.

I hate the prissy bitches who watched an hour of Food Network and therefore think they know how to prepare a tuna steak better than I, who was trained by a chef.

I hate the people who find it necessary to put down their server just because they had a bad day or for some reason need to have a power trip.

But above all, I hate the people who have to create their own menu by being picky and making substitutions. I hate them because HOW DARE YOU THINK YOU’RE ENTITLED TO ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE FOOD PLACED IN FRONT OF YOU.

News flash: You’re only entitled to eat- not to how your food is prepared.

And ya know what? I don’t want to hear about how, “Well I’m paying for it so I should get what I want.”

FUCK YOU.

That’s the problem with this country- you think you can pay for whatever and therefore you’re better and more entitled to something than a person living in a third world country. YOU’RE NOT. If anything, you are more worthless than millions like those living in the third world. (ode to A Christmas Carol)

It’s time to get your heads out of your asses, people, and realize you’re not entitled to anything just because you can throw money at it. That just makes you that much more pathetic.

Now, get over yourself and go feed the 1 in 6 Americans who are hungry.

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Truth

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