Friday, September 07, 2012

Americans need to grow up and get real about what occurs in the aftermath of rape!

I find it extremely odd that when rape is discussed by media there is never 
a mention of wives being raped. There is a sterility about rape in the USA that
confines the 'idea' of rape to the unwed and/or young woman/girl. 

The rape victim is like a vestal virgin that has now the burden of carrying a 
fetus full term so it can then be adopted. A rape victim is to be thought of as
a wayward youth having sex and making excuses.


There are married women raped and the idea of their rape can drive their 
spouses out of the marriage. The idea a married woman would carry a child of
rape full term is a gross attack against marriage and the idea of it being 
sacred between two people. 

I mean get for real already!

FAMILY MEMBERS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS (click title to entry - thank you)

The divorce rate among sexual assault survivors is extremely high. Often the 

significant other has grown up with preconceived notions (myths) about 
rape and cannot deal with the fact that someone else has "had" their spouse, 

even against the survivor's will. When the survivor has post-rape sexual 
problems, the significant other may interpret unwillingness or inability to have 

a normal sexual relationship as a rejection. Also, a sexual assault might 
bring other family problems to the surface. Advocates must address the problem 

of working with significant others of survivors. Significant others 
might make the situation more painful if not informed about what has happened....

Former Governor Granholm was wonderful. She rocked the house. No mentioned she has her own television show either. It is called "The War Room." (click title to entry - thank you)

Why would any minority group affiliate with a political party that is trying to ostracize them from their right to vote? 

Every aggressive act against the individual by the Republican Party drives them further than them. None of these tactics make sense strategically or morally. Not a one.

I never understood it and I never will. Those imposing hatred and oppression on others are crooks. They are not moral.

...Oregon, has sidestepped the controversy – so far. (click title to entry - thank you) But a group of activists, connected to the right-wing Cascade Policy Institute and the Oregon Tea Party, is trying to change that. The U-Choose Education Forum has issued a six-point criticism of Oregon elections with suggestions it calls, “improvements,” – including requiring voter ID.

The move is the first step in a campaign intended to persuade Oregonians that the state’s
election system is rife with abuse. Next step is a meeting, titled, “When Does 1 and 1 make 3?”...

Those stating they walk in the light of God when they discriminate and hate, they are not moral what so ever at all. If God gave them the challenge to accept difference and share their cloak with all; then it is very clear they are not moral and do not engage in the words or works of any god I am familiar with.

 JOHN DEAN, a Justia columnist, is a former counsel to the president.

...There is absolutely no question (click here) that Republicans are trying to suppress non-whites from voting, throughout the Southern states, in an effort that has been accelerating since 2010.  It is not difficult to catalogue this abusive Republican mission, which unfortunately has spread, in a few instances, to states above the Mason-Dixon Line as well.
Nor is there any doubt whatsoever about why Republicans are doing this, since the demographics of the states where it is happening suggest that it is becoming increasingly difficult for white descendants of the Confederacy, with their puppet conservative politicians, and for conservatives in general, to retain control of government.
Frankly, I find this voter suppression disgusting.  Southern conservatives, who now control the GOP, have succeeded in destroying the party of Abraham Lincoln, with its once long and proud tradition of seeking to extend the voting franchise, not restrict it....

In 2012, did the USA ever expect Republicans would continue to 'fix' elections?

Created on 05 September 2012

Historic alliance will fight voter suppression with massive voter registration and education in churches across the country
(Baltimore, MD) – The NAACP today announced an historic partnership with the major African American Baptist Conventions to promote voter registration through the NAACP’s This Is My Vote! campaign. NAACP board members joined Baptist leaders at a press conference at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
“We are here today in the spirit of unity and common purpose to say that we will not allow our votes to be stolen,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. “The NAACP and the black church have been partners in the struggle for justice, equality and fairness for more than 100 years. We will work together to defend the right to vote and at the same time empower our communities to vote in all of the 2012 elections.”
In the last year, more than 30 states introduced voter suppression laws that disproportionately impact African American voters. This partnership will combat these attacks and ensure high voter participation through coordinated registration, education, and Get Out the Vote efforts that will reach millions....
The Republicans have no moral content to their political acts against the nation.

Unemployment is down to 8.1 percent and the USA is seeing the same anemic job growth post recession as before.

The American people need to realize the damage done to the USA economy over the decades of Republican bubble and bust economics has done a lot of damage. Creating sustainable jobs is a matter of rebuilding the nation's manufacturing and future. The fact an entire generation of Americans were neglected except for using them to fight unnecessary wars is a serious reality everyone needs to get their minds around. There are structural deficits in our economy and that requires commitment to rebuild not simply seeking another bubble for immediate gratification followed by still yet another recession.

By Guest Blogger on Jun 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm
...Even with today’s (click title to entry - thank you) disappointing and troubling jobs report, private sector job creation under President Obama has far exceeded private sector job creation under President Bush. 40 months into his presidential term, there are currently more private sector jobs in the economy than when Obama came into office. At the same point in President Bush’s term, the total number of private sector jobs was still down 1.7 percent from where it began....

There is retraining needed for many of the unemployed for existing jobs without viable candidates to fill them. Those jobs need to be targeted for fulfillment. And no is going to get money from their parents to fill those jobs either. It is a matter of the nation's best interest to seek out holes in our employment and fill them. That is sustainable growth and not just another bubble for 'that feel good feeling.' 

WASHINGTON | Fri Sep 7, 2012 9:07am EDT

....Nonfarm payrolls increased only 96,000 last month, (click here) the Labor Department said on Friday. While the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July, that was because so many Americans gave up the hunt for work.

The survey of households from which the jobless rate is derived showed a drop in employment. The lackluster report keeps the pressure on Obama ahead of the November vote in which the health of the economy looms large.

"This weak employment report, in jobs, wages, hours worked and participation is probably the last piece the Fed needs before launching another round of quantitative easing next week," said Joseph Trevisani, chief market strategist at Worldwide Markets in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey....

I am skeptical to the ability of another QE adding to the willingness of any sector adding infusion of jobs to the USA economy. I'd like Bernanke to be successful, that is not the case, but, adding jobs that cannot be filled by the USA work force is a bit an act of futility. Wouldn't you say?

The fact of the matter is bubble and bust is not a strategy to sustained economy growth, quite the contrary, it devastates the American populous into homelessness and helplessness.

With poverty increasing and JOB OPPORTUNITY waning this is the completely wrong time to be cutting spending on domestic spending and support of those abandoned by the previous administration.

President Obama is on the right track to sustainable job growth and The American Jobs Act was PAID FOR. The GOP has never been more cruel to an entire generation of Americans that have believed in President Obama. They were never abandoned by him, but, only excluded from achievement by the GOP on a chronic path to campaign strategy for the past four years. 

It is a lot to ask to keep the promise of growth by this generation, but, President Obama has proven his ability to grow a sustainable economy that no Republican president before him as been able to provide. To change course now is the worst thing that can happen to the USA. We need good paying sustainable growth and to realize the USA has been raped of its assets o for so many years is to realize the remarkable work President Obama has done with the economy he inherited in remnants.

We have the growing infrastructure including jobs unfilled by this work force. It can occur and we will achieve our goals of a strong economy rather than just 'an economy.' We will have the American Dream back, but, it won't be in 'believing' it will happen, it will be in knowing we are currently making it happen.