Major Insurers Pulling Out Of ACA Exchanges

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Remember all those horror stories before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law? Tens of millions of people could not afford health care, or were denied health care due to a pre-existing condition? I remember them, mainly because I was one of them before I got Medicare. Early onset Parkinson’s meant I was unable…

When Did You Choose To Be Heterosexual?

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If I hear the term “gay lifestyle” one more time, I am going to scream. I’d say that I’d pull the hair out of my head, but… This issue should be a no-brainer. After all, it takes only a couple clicks on Google to get good, solid, and reliable information about the LGBT community, the…

Recapping The 2016 DNC

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Okay, my thoughts on the DNC. Speeches were all good and all on point. Senator Clinton isn’t the greatest speech-maker usually but she upped her game last night. She spoke at length but I was never looking at the clock except to check when it was my cat’s feeding time. BTW, my cat was impressed…

We Cannot Let Trump Win The Presidency

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It’s not the Republican voters that will usher in a neo-facist, racist, anti-science, anti-SOCAS, nationalist separatist, inexperienced, intellectually retarded, buffoon of a demagogue into the highest office in the nation. Yes, as expected, the Republican voters will outnumber Democrats, which normally wouldn’t be a problem in this election cycle given that Trump enjoys little or…

Fifty Shot Dead in FL Gay Night Club

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“Homophobia? It’s not a phobia. They’re not afraid of homosexuals. They hate them.” Orlando, Florida (CNN) Fifty people were killed inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and other officials said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. As I read the…

Thoughts From an Unapologetic Smoker

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The world was mine from 1978 to 2001. That’s when everything changed. From the time I was twelve years old until I was thirty-five. I was comfortable. I did what I pleased. I enjoyed my life. Then the world changed, I suppose for the better, and I no longer had a place in it. You…

The Establishment Clause is Freedom

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“[Our] principles [are] founded on the immovable basis of equal right and reason.” – Thomas Jefferson There has been much written about the Founding Fathers and their religious views, but in spite of what the actual history is, and regardless of what the gaggle of Conservative politicians and our pastors spout off, most of the Founding…

Denying Climate Change Being Worsened By Humans

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The denial by a majority of Conservatives regarding the reality of climate change, and the effect that humanity has on the rapid changes taking place has risen to frustrating levels. It was only last January that the Senate cast a vote on climate change, which at the time, seemed like an article from The Onion.…

The History of Marriage

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The common and often trotted out claim by the Conservative Religious Right in the United States that same-sex marriage will destroy what they believe to be ‘traditional’ marriage is complete and utter bollocks. Marriage has been defined and redefined over the millennia to fit whatever society needed, and even according to the bible, it has…

In Defense of LGBT Marriage Equality

MIAMI, FL - JULY 02: A protester holds an American flag and rainbow flag in front of the Miami-Dade Courthouse to show his support of the LGBTQ couples inside the courthouse were asking the state of Florida to recognize their marriage on July 2, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Six couples that identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) are in court asking that their same-sex marriage be recognized in the state of Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The short of it is that the only ‘agenda’ the LGBT community has is to achieve social acceptance, and to gain the same civil rights that every American enjoys. This was the goal of the Suffragettes, and the goal of those who marched for civil rights in the sixties that culminated in the Civil Rights…

Creation Ministries International

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This isn’t the first nor last time you will read something from me on these people, and for good reason. Some of you might remember the MythBusters episode when they proved that one can, indeed, polish a turd. What they came up with was a beautiful piece of ‘whatever’ one calls a polished turd, but…