Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Open Lists

This is one list that really needs to be examined ... from TIME GOES BY

I have been waiting for this list. Thank you Crabby Old Lady. Ya done good!

Crabby would be heartened to hear Clinton and Obama (and McCain) say:

  • the Constitution has been trashed and must be restored

  • the U.S. has supported and committed torture and it must end

  • the economy has been wrecked by the power elite in both government and corporate America and that greed will stop, regulations will be enforced

  • the Iraq War has been a disaster and we need a way out while acknowledging that we bear responsibility for bombing that country back or Ur

  • universal healthcare is a human right and we’ll find a way to provide it

  • our infrastructure - bridges, roads, water, sewer systems - will be fixed

  • No Child Left Behind will be canceled and we’ll figure out how to improve our schools

  • unwarranted searches and surveillance of citizens will stop

  • there will be no more fooling around about the environment

  • a fair solution will be found for immigration

  • government ethics legislation will have real teeth

  • separation of church and state will be restored

  • every last political hack (thousands of them) appointed by the Bush administration to government agencies will be fired, replaced with non-partisan competents

  • earmarks will disappear entirely from legislation – let them be properly legislated

  • the wealthy elite have had it their way long enough, reaping collective trillions of dollars on the backs of the middle and lower classes and now it is their turn to pay it back


Borrowed from The Huffington Post: Modern Feminism ...


The feminist issues facing us now are different from the ones that we faced a generation ago. From Moms Rising (www.momsrising.org):

* Three-quarters of American mothers are now in the labor force.
* A full quarter of U.S. families with children less than six years old live in poverty.
* Nine million children are without healthcare coverage and many more are under-insured.
* Fourteen million children are unsupervised after school. 40,000 of these are kindergartners due to a lack of affordable after school programs.
* The U.S. is one of only four nations without any form of paid leave for new mothers. (The others are Liberia, Swaziland, and Papua New Guinea.)
* Women without children make 90 cents to a man's dollar, but mothers make just 73 cents, and single mothers make even less -- about 60 cents to a man's dollar.
* Mothers are 79% less likely to be hired than equally qualified non-mothers.
* A recent study found that mothers were offered $11,000 lower starting pay than non-mothers with the same resume for highly paid jobs, while fathers were offered $6,000 more in starting pay.
* Of the twenty most competitive economies in the world, the U.S. is the only one that does not require employers to provide paid sick days.

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