|Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, speaks during a stop on the first day of a nine-state Nuns on the Bus tour June 18, 2012, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo)|
Heartened to see the "Nuns on a Bus" Tour is in high gear and has crowds greeting them like they are rock stars. They are drawing attention to the immorality of the Paul Ryan GOP budget that would:
*Raise taxes on 18 million hardworking low-income families while cutting taxes for
millionaires and big corporations.
*Push the families of 2 million children into poverty.
*Kick 8 million people off food stamps and 30 million off health care.
Sister Simone Campbell, in true nun fashion has this to say about those who would take from the poor to give more to the rich.
“We have to open our hearts, even to John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell,” she said, grinning, “all the people I want to think are God’s mistakes.”
The crowd laughed.
“The God in me resides in the God in them," she added.
The Vatican has criticized American nuns for spending too much time helping the poor and sick and for not being sufficiently anti-gay and anti-abortion. They have accused one group that claims 57,000 nuns as members as being "radical feminists". In the court of public opinion- the nuns are winning.
The Pentagon's LGBT Pride Month Event!
Read about how one "little northern city is going carbon neutral, right in the heart of oil and gas country."
|Rod Sanford/Lansing State Journ|
More than 2,500 went to the steps of the capitol in Michigan for a protest reading of the Vagina Monologues, after two women legislators were banned from talking after one of them said "vagina".
No kidding. These male legislators want to regulate women's vaginas- they are trying to close down abortion providers- but they cannot speak the word.
And last, but not least,
Supreme Court Rules Health Care Act Constitutional!
The US joins with all industrialized nations of the world to say you should not go bankrupt just because you get sick.
This is an immense relief to the millions who have been, or would have been denied coverage because of preexisting conditions, who got sick and got dropped by their insurance, or who are under 26 and can stay on their parent's plans. We are going in the right direction!
I almost felt bad about the photo I posted below showing the Supreme Court Five with "SHAME" written on them after Roberts joined the liberals of the court. But, no- he should stay there- because of his push for Citizens United- which could unravel everything.
This really should not have come as a big surprise- as the insurance companies wanted Obamacare and Roberts has never met a corporate argument he didn't like. By the way, can we call it Obamney Care from now on? Pawlenty described it that way during the primaries and Bobby Jindall just did too, but in his case it was a Freudian slip! I just think Romney should get the credit he deserves!
Jonathon Gruber, one of the architects of the Romney health care law said, "He can try to draw distinctions and stuff, but he's just lying."
We are going in the right direction- but the states will show us the truly only way to go forward. Vermont just signed Single Payer Health Care into law. Medicare for All!