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Wonderful Women Of The World

Posted by Michelle Moquin on 23rd April 2014

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Good morning!

Elizabeth Warren on The Rachel Maddow Show last night. I really like this gal. I love her tenacity, strength of purpose, and solution driven attitude. Warren’s determination and passion  to get something done is palpable. Just what we need in politics.

If you’re short on time, I recommend you watch the second video I posted.

 

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Readers: In the words of Elizabeth Warren: “We have our voices and our votes and as long as we stay active we can win.” Hooray! I echo her positive attitude and her words because they are so true. “Remember where we were just 4 years ago…” Yep, I remember. We all remember the state of this country. And thank God that Obama became our president so that Warren and others could make these changes that she is talking about, and feeling HOPEful about our future.  Because if Romney had won, she wouldn’t be having this conversation with Maddow.

Big kudos go out to Elizabeth Warren – Wonderful Woman Of The World. Congratulations on her book “A Fighting Chance.”

Social Butterfly: Thanks for posting that cool write on Madison Kimrey. Absolutely awesome. I am blown away be her intelligence and logic. Her future is looking bright. I can’t wait to see what she’s going to do next. Definitely a Wonderful Girl Of The World to watch!

Democrats in Kentucky: Did you read the comment yesterday from the DSCC? We need to keep Democrat Alison Grimes in the lead ahead of Mitch McConnell. It is very important that Grimes wins and we hold the Senate majority.  If you can contribute to the Alison Grimes campaign, I HOPE that you will take action now and do so. (I just did!) Give a little now (Just $5!) or we’ll all pay big time later.

Oh…before I sign off, can someone please send over a sweater.

Peace out. 

Lastly, greed over a great story is surfacing from my “loyal”(?) readers. With all this back and forth about who owns what, that appears on my blog, let me reiterate that all material posted on my blog becomes the sole property of my blog. If you want to reserve any proprietary rights don’t post it to my blog. I will prominently display this caveat on my blog from now on to remind those who may have forgotten this notice.

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Money Matters

Posted by Michelle Moquin on 21st April 2014


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Good morning!

4:57 PM update:

Readers: Sorry – this post got published on January 23rd of this year, and I just noticed it. Not sure how this happened.

 

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Conservatives Line Up To Oppose Minimum Wage Increase

Yesterday, during a public forum hosted by Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL), a fast food worker named Shaneeka Rainer stood up to ask the Congressman to support increasing the minimum wage. Rainer has worked an entire decade receiving only one raise: when Congress increased the minimum wage in 2007.

Here is what happened, as reported by Think Progress (head over there for a video of the exchange):

Ross, who is seeking a third term representing Tampa’s northwest suburbs, was unmoved by Rainer’s plea. “It’s not right,” the Florida Republican said. “If we are going to make it a living wage, who’s going to pay for it?”

An audience member declared that he’d gladly pay slightly more for a hamburger in order to increase the minimum wage, prompting applause from the crowd.

Rainer asked the congressman whether he would be willing to come work at Arby’s with him for one day so he can see how difficult minimum wage work is, but Ross demurred. Instead, he railed against the very notion of a minimum wage and even the concept of labor laws in general.

“If the government’s going to tell me how much I can get paid and when I can work and when I can’t work, then we have a serious problem in this country,” Ross said.

There are numerous reasons that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will increase economic prosperity and not hurt job creation. But Ross is far from the only conservative policymaker who has publicly shared his backward and unpopular view about the minimum wage. Some not only oppose an increase, but they would go so far as to repeal the existing minimum wage altogether. We’ve put together a list of some of these “minimum wage deniers”:

  • Sen. Lamar Alexander: “I Do Not Believe In” The Minimum Wage. At a Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee meeting to mark 75 years since the signing of the Federal Labor Standards Act, which set a minimum wage and mandated overtime pay, Alexander, the ranking Republican on the committee, jumped into a discussion between a witness from the Heritage Foundation and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to say of the minimum wage, “I do not believe in it.” Sanders followed up, asking, “So you do not believe in the concept of the minimum wage?” “That’s correct,” Alexander responded. “You would abolish the minimum wage?” “Correct.”
  • Gov. Rick Perry Questioned The Constitutionality Of The Minimum Wage. The outspoken Texas governor has called Social Security an “illegal Ponzi scheme,” but he hasn’t limited his scorn for the social safety net to just that program. In the 1930s, Perry said, “an arrogant President [Franklin] Roosevelt, an emboldened Congress” and a compliant Supreme Court agreed the federal government could enforce minimum wages — and the result has been “a complete and total failure.” In case those views weren’t clear enough, he also doesn’t think “it’s the government’s business to be setting the minimum wage out there.”
  • John Boehner: I’d Rather Kill Myself Than Raise The Minimum Wage.House Speaker John Boehner is so against raising the minimum wage that he once commented that he would “commit suicide before I vote on a clean minimum-wage bill.” Yikes.
  • Rep. Joe Barton Would Vote To Repeal The Minimum Wage. Responding to President Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage, Rep. Joe Barton suggested that the minimum wage should be repealed completely. “I think it’s outlived its usefulness,” Barton said. “It may have been of some value back in the Great Depression. I would vote to repeal the minimum wage.”
  • Gov. Susana Martinez Vetoed Minimum Wage Legislation In 2013. The New Mexico governor is in the news today for other reasons — Mother Jones published previously unreleased audio recordings that aren’t exactly flattering. In 2013, though, Martinez vetoed a bill that passed both houses of the state legislature raising the minimum wage from $7.50 to $8.50.
  • Gov. Scott Walker Calls Efforts To Raise The Minimum Wage A Misguided Political Stunt. “I think it is nothing more than a misguided political stunt,’ the Wisconsin governor said of efforts to raise the wage. To Walker, apparently, working to reduce inequality and put money back in the pockets of hard-working low-income Americans is “little more than a political grandstanding stunt.”

BOTTOM LINE: The minimum wage has been a good thing for this country and the effort to increase it is no stunt. You shouldn’t work full time and still live in poverty in America. As incomes at the very top keep going up and up and up, it’s time to put some more money back in the pockets of hard-working low-income Americans too. Republicans have supported increasing the minimum wage in the recent past, and they should again — instead of being the “party of NO.”

 

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Mercedes: I have never heard that story told that way before. How interesting and illuminating. Like /SB, I would be interested in reading the French version as well. Thank you for sharing.

Venus: Your post is frightening to me. I can’t tell you how angry and upset I was from reading the story. I am at a loss of words. I wish I had the solution to end these horrific atrocities against women. When I think of how sick and inhumane it is for a man to order a woman to be “violently raped,” and the fact that his aids did as was told, is just beyond shocking.

Where is the love? Where is the caring and respect of women? These are women, mothers, daughters, who have the ability to give birth to you…the reason why you are here.

I agree with you….I want to say too, “Aliens, have your way with these disgusting men.” Only the better solution is that all women and good men need to come together and help themselves by getting rid of these sickos in office. STOP voting in men who don’t give a damn about women.

Readers: Like with corporations who get fined so little when they break the law, it is barely a deterrent to prevent them from doing it again, I think men need to have worse punishments for rape, because evidently the punishments that exist now are not enough to prevent rape.

If I ruled the world, I would “convict and remove.” You rape a woman and you’re “convicted,” your dick is surgically “removed.”  Sound harsh and barbaric? Maybe, but that’s my solution, because so far nothing else is working. If a man fears having his dick cut off, perhaps, he’ll keep it in his pants, or risk having the rape be the last time he is ever able to enter a woman.

What solution can you come up with to stop men from being so cruel? Thoughts? Blog me.

Lastly, greed over a great story is surfacing from my “loyal”(?) readers. With all this back and forth about who owns what, that appears on my blog, let me reiterate that all material posted on my blog becomes the sole property of my blog. If you want to reserve any proprietary rights don’t post it to my blog. I will prominently display this caveat on my blog from now on to remind those who may have forgotten this notice.

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michelle

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Just noticing: Observations of a blogger

Posted by Michelle Moquin on 20th April 2014


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Good morning!

To all the repubs out there: “just noticing…”

“…Ahh…Obamacare is working.”

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“This Thing Is Working”

A Slew Of Good Health Care News Has Conservatives On Their Heels

The evidence continues to pile up that the Affordable Care Act is doing exactly what progressives said it would: providing the peace of mind of high-quality and affordable health coverage to millions of Americans. Despite the initial bumps, the law is actually exceeding expectations when it comes to enrollment. What’s more, Americans are sick of Republicans who have voted over 50 times to repeal the law without even offering an alternative — the law is working better than expected and it is here to stay.

19 Million Americans Covered

With President Obama’s final announcement of enrollment numbers on Thursday, the tally for the total number of Americans getting coverage (so far!) thanks to the Affordable Care Act is in:

  • 8 million people have signed up for health coverage through the state and federal marketplaces.
  • 3 million more have signed up for coverage through Medicaid.
  • 3 million now have coverage by staying on their parents’ plan.
  • 5 million people have signed up for ACA-compliant plans outside the marketplace.

Altogether, a new Gallup survey reveals that 4 percent of all Americans are newly ensured this year.

Exchanges Working And Costs Down

Opponents of the law claimed that insufficient numbers of young and healthy people would enroll in the exchanges, causing premiums to skyrocket next year. These fears also aren’t panning out; in fact, just the opposite is happening.

For one, young people are signing up for health coverage under the law in droves. The White House reported that 28% of enrollees are between the ages of 18 and 35. That’s the same percentage as in Massachusetts, which has run a successful healthcare marketplace since 2007. Gallup echoes this point, writing that “the newly insured are, on average, much younger than the overall population.”

Additionally, worries about dramatic cost increases have also proven to be overblown. New Congressional Budget Office projections for 2016 insurance premiums are 15 percent lower than previous estimates, a reduction that they estimate to save $186 billion (not to say we called it, but…we called it).

The mix of massive enrollment and a young, healthy enrollment pool has insurers who “got their first taste of Obamacare this year [wanting] seconds,” according to Politico. In at least ten states, insurers that didn’t offer coverage through the exchanges this year have said they plan to in 2015. This creates more options for consumers, and signals the strength of the ACA marketplaces.

Conservatives On Defense

As millions of people experience real, and not just theoretical, benefits of the law, Americans are getting more and more tired of the political battles to repeal it. A recent Kaiser survey found that 59 percent of Americans want keep the law in place or improve it, while only 29 percent want get rid of it. Pew reports that even a “majority of ACA opponents – representing 30% of the public overall – want politicians to do what they can to make the law work as well as possible, compared with 19% of the public that wants elected officials to do what they can to make it fail.”

And constituents are showing their frustration with their conservative elected officials’ fixation on repeal. Without any alternative to point to, and an increasingly frustrated public, these politicians have nobody to blame but themselves.

Think Progress videotaped on one such interaction at a town hall for GOP Rep. Dennis Ross (FL):

Constituent: Why do you think it is so good to deny seniors on Part D to make them pay more, about $4,000 more for medicine, and people with pre-existing conditions get denied insurance, have 26-year-olds have a harder time getting insurance because they can’t get on their parents’? Why do you think those are good ideas?

ROSS: I don’t. I think one of the most unfortunate things my party did the last three years was not offer an alternative to health care.

Ross isn’t the only Republican to face criticism recently. Paul RyanScott Brown, and Chris Christie have also had constituents tell them to end their focus on repeal. Meanwhile, states that have refused to expand health care to low-income residents are also starting to face the music: the uninsured rate is dropping three times faster in states that have expanded Medicaid compared to those that have not.

BOTTOM LINE: We think just a look at a few of this week’s health-care related headlines provides the best summary: the ACA is working.

*A*C*A*!*

Readers: I am in a small girls group and I texted them this morning wishing all of them a Happy Easter and hoping that those who celebrate Passover, were enjoying the holiday as well. One sister texted me back saying how much she “loved this season of miracles and rebirth.” Her comment made me smile.

So, here’s to all of you on this Easter Sunday and nearing the end of Passover. I HOPE you all have a joyous day, and miracles happen all around you. I find that when I appreciate all that I have, the miracles just appear. And I HOPE for all of us, that this rebirth of our nation since Obama came into office will continue to go on and remain strong.

I find that although much of what is written here talks about the atrocities that are happening in our country and around the world, that if we focus on the good that we already have, and continue to appreciate and strive for solutions for the betterment for all, it will come to us. Look at Obamacare –  it is working. Miracles do not have to be miraculous. All of us, working together, can make this a piece of cake.

So happy to have you all here with me. Have a wonderful day celebrating with friends and family!  Share of you are inspired. Blog me.

Peace & Love…

 

Lastly, greed over a great story is surfacing from my “loyal”(?) readers. With all this back and forth about who owns what, that appears on my blog, let me reiterate that all material posted on my blog becomes the sole property of my blog. If you want to reserve any proprietary rights don’t post it to my blog. I will prominently display this caveat on my blog from now on to remind those who may have forgotten this notice.

Gratefully your blog host,

michelle

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Wonderful Women Of The World

Posted by Michelle Moquin on 19th April 2014

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NOT! 

Good morning!

Just when you think you’ve heard it all from ignorant female Repub, let me share this recent that came across my plate, and literally made me mouth “WTF.”

Prominent Republican: Women Need To Be Paid Less So They Can Find Husbands

Phyllis Schlafly

On Sunday, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) sought to advance the GOP’s rebranding effort among female voters by suggesting that Republicans have long “led the fight for women’s equality.” The statement came just days after Republicans voted down the Paycheck Fairness Act and sought to downplay the problem of equal pay for equal work by suggesting that Democrats were using the issue to distract from Obamacare.

Now three days later, a prominent member of the Republican movement further undermined the party’s campaign to appeal to women voters by suggesting that the current pay gap isn’t wide enough. In an op-ed published by the Christian Post, Phyllis Schlafly — the founder of the Eagle Forum — maintained that increasing the pay gap will help women find suitable husbands:

Another fact is the influence of hypergamy, which means that women typically choose a mate (husband or boyfriend) who earns more than she does. Men don’t have the same preference for a higher-earning mate.

While women prefer to HAVE a higher-earning partner, men generally prefer to BE the higher-earning partner in a relationship. This simple but profound difference between the sexes has powerful consequences for the so-called pay gap.

Suppose the pay gap between men and women were magically eliminated. If that happened, simple arithmetic suggests that half of women would be unable to find what they regard as a suitable mate.

Obviously, I’m not saying women won’t date or marry a lower-earning (sic)men, only that they probably prefer not to. If a higher-earning man is not available, many women are more likely not to marry at all. [...]

The best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap.

Schlafly has long been crusader for “traditional values” within conservative movement and the Republican party, serving as a member of the National GOP Platform Committee as recently as 2012 and as a delegate to the National Convention. Her Eagle Forum PAC has also donated thousands to prominent Republicans like Eric Cantor, Michele Bachmann, Steve King, and Ted Cruz.

Since losing the presidential election in 2012, Republicans have repeatedly tried to enhance the GOP’s appeal beyond its traditional white male voting base. In 2013, the Republican National Committee published a widely discussed “autopsy,” promising to “addresses concerns that are on women’s minds in order to let them know we are fighting for them,” and held training sessions advising candidates to simply avoid talking about rape. Schlafly’s comments appear to undermine that effort.

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Sigh…I normally don’t reserve Saturdays for women that don’t belong in the Wonderful Women Of The World category, but this time I couldn’t help it because Schlafly is the absolute opposite of the women that I would normally post under this heading, …women that do support women. We have enough troubles getting men to support equal pay for women, we don’t need ignorant women such as Schlafly, walking lock-step beside them.

If women question womens’ value, what message does it send to the men? And what message does it send to young girls, and boys? I can tell you the answers are obviously not good and only adds fuel to the fire of keeping women down where the men want us. If we can’t get the support of our sisters, not many men are going to stand up and support us when they can see that women won’t even support our right to be treated equally.

Sigh…Blog me.

Peace out. 

Lastly, greed over a great story is surfacing from my “loyal”(?) readers. With all this back and forth about who owns what, that appears on my blog, let me reiterate that all material posted on my blog becomes the sole property of my blog. If you want to reserve any proprietary rights don’t post it to my blog. I will prominently display this caveat on my blog from now on to remind those who may have forgotten this notice.

Gratefully your blog host,

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Flap Your Lips Friday

Posted by Michelle Moquin on 18th April 2014

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WATCH: Congressman Tells Black Constituent He’s Not Sure The Civil Rights Act Is Constitutional

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) addresses a town hall meeting in Gainesville, Florida.

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) addresses a town hall meeting in Gainesville, Florida.

GAINESVILLE, Florida — Last week, former presidents and dignitaries celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which bans many forms of employment discrimination and whites-only lunch counters, among other things. This week, a Republican congressman declared that he’s not sure if the Civil Rights Act is even constitutional.

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), a freshman congressman aligned with the Tea Party, held a town hall Monday evening in Gainesville where he fielded a wide range of questions from constituents. One such voter was Melvin Flournoy, a 57-year-old African American from Gainesville, who asked Yoho whether he believes the Civil Rights Act is constitutional.

The easy answer in this case — “yes” — has the benefit of also being correct. But Yoho found the question surprisingly difficult.

“Is it constitutional, the Civil Rights Act?” Yoho repeated before giving his reply: “I wish I could answer that 100 percent.” The Florida Republican then went on to strongly imply it may be unconstitutional: “I know a lot of things that were passed are not constitutional, but I know it’s the law of the land.”

FLOURNOY: Do you think that any part of the Civil Rights Act of 1965 [sic], do you think any part of that is constitutional? And then if you’d discuss why. [...]

YOHO: This country grew through a lot of growing pain. We’re going through it again. As we grow as a country and prosper, we’re going to go through it again in the future. That’s why I’m so thankful for the Constitution because it allows us to do that. Is it constitutional, the Civil Rights Act? I wish I could answer that 100 percent. I know a lot of things that were passed are not constitutional, but I know it’s the law of the land.

Watch it:

Yoho is not the only Republican on Capitol Hill still uncomfortable with the constitutionality of the country’s premier landmark civil rights law. During the 2010 campaign, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) famously declared his opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Yet, while Yoho is unsure about the legality of the Civil Rights Act, he has no problem invoking the memory of civil rights leaders in his party’s zeal to repeal Obamacare. “It only takes one with passion — look at Rosa Parks, Lech Walesa, Martin Luther King,” Yoho said while discussing the GOP’s attempt to defund Obamacare, which led to a government shutdown last year.

Flournoy was less than pleased with his congressman’s response. “I wasn’t surprised,” he told ThinkProgress after the town hall, “but I was disappointed that he doesn’t support the Civil Rights Act,” noting that it’s one of the most important pieces of legislation in American history.

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