- 6:22 pm - Mon, Jan 16, 2012
- 17 notes
hey! Remember when I made this and didn’t get any notes on it?
- 2:32 pm - Mon, May 30, 2011
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“There’s too much money here. Nobody should be hitting lotto for $36 million and we got people starving in the streets. That is not idealistic, that’s just real. […] There’s no way! There’s no way that these people should own planes and there are people that don’t have houses, apartments, shacks, drawers, pants! I know you’re rich, I know you got $40 billion, but can you keep it to one house? You only need one house. And if you only got two kids, can you just keep it two rooms? Why have 52 rooms and you know there’s somebody with no room! It just don’t make sense to me.”
He really was a genius. Its a shame we had to lose him, this world might be a little different with his music still around. All that aside, he makes a strong point on the wealth distribution in the world. Its disgustingly unproportional with the top 10% of the worlds population controlling around 80% of the worlds money. How is that just or moral? There is a reason so many people starve to death in poor neighborhoods and why people go their whole lives without a real home other then a cardboard box. Its disgusting and someone needs to do something about it.
- 5:18 pm - Wed, Apr 27, 2011
- 364 notes
Mike Summers (The State Representative): Bringing in new business is my number one priority.
Mike Summers: Through tax incentives. See, we’re going to make it cheaper for out of state businesses to set up shop right here in Lanford.
Roseanne: So they get a tax break?
Mike Summers: Yea. That’s why they come here
Roseanne: Well whose going to pay the taxes that they aint paying?
Mike Summers: Well y-you will. But you’ll be working. Good steady employment.
Roseanne: Union wages?
Mike Summers: Well now, part of the reason these companies are finding it so expensive to operate in other locations—
Roseanne: So, they’re gonna dump the unions so they can come here and hire us at scab wages, and then for that privilege we get to pay their taxes.
Mike Summers: Is your husband home?
What a woman…
- 3:45 pm - Fri, Apr 22, 2011
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….And it’s a testament to the Human Rights Campaign and those who organized and advocated. And it’s a testament to Matthew and to others who’ve been the victims of attacks not just meant to break bones, but to break spirits — not meant just to inflict harm, but to instill fear. Together, we will have moved closer to that day when no one has to be afraid to be gay in America. When no one has to fear walking down the street holding the hand of the person they love……
….That’s the story of America: of ordinary citizens organizing, agitating and advocating for change; of hope stronger than hate; of love more powerful than any insult or injury; of Americans fighting to build for themselves and their families a nation in which no one is a second-class citizen, in which no one is denied their basic rights, in which all of us are free to live and love as we see fit….
Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it’s time to let that secret out. What happens next depends on him, his family, as well as his friends and his teachers and his community. But it also depends on us — on the kind of society we engender, the kind of future we build.
I believe the future is bright for that young person. For while there will be setbacks and bumps along the road, the truth is that our common ideals are a force far stronger than any division that some might sow. These ideals, when voiced by generations of citizens, are what made it possible for me to stand here today. (Applause.) These ideals are what made it possible for the people in this room to live freely and openly when for most of history that would have been inconceivable. That’s the promise of America, HRC. That’s the promise we’re called to fulfill. (Applause.) Day by day, law by law, changing mind by mind, that is the promise we are fulfilling.
Thank you for the work you’re doing. God bless you. God bless America.
—Our President, Barack Obama (Speech at Human Rights Campaign)
At the end of the night, after all the economy debates and the foreign policy arguments, it is this ideal for equality among the American lands that puts me in this man’s corner.