“Gay pride was not born of a need to celebrate being gay, but our right to exist without persecution. So instead of wondering why there isn’t a straight pride movement, be thankful you don’t need one.” — Anonymous
This is a friendly reminder to Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, and any other current or future GOP presidential candidate – plus most Republicans in Congress. Although, to some it doesn’t really matter because they believe that the Constitution was written by God himself.
Two middle school boys are now a viral media sensation for posing as a couple and winning the schools cutest couple contest. Now other students have emulated them also taking photos of mostly same-sex couple. The campaign has a simple message, “This Is Okay.” Here’s the story from Ryan Burns writing for Lost Coast Outpost….
It all started with this photo (above).
McKinleyville Middle School students Lance (in the back) and Jair posed for it during a yearbook committee meeting. Close friends, the pair had nominated themselves for the school’s “cutest couple” contest, despite the fact that they’re not really a couple, at least not in the traditional, romantic kind of way. They’re both straight — and cousins.
According to Lance’s mom, Irene Lally, the guys struck this prom-style pose (and ran for “cutest couple”) as a way to say that any couple is OK: straight, gay, boy-girl…
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Tonight, President Barack Hussein Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address. For the first time, he will be addressing a Congress that is controlled by Republicans in both chambers.
President Obama has a lot to be proud of: 58 straight months of job growth, unemployment at 5.6 percent, economic growth at an 11-year high, and millions insured under The Affordable Care Act – the greatest accomplishment of his presidency.
Tonight, the President will share his vision for America’s future, and for his final two years as President. He has already given us a preview in announcements, speeches and online presentations over the last few weeks and months. Foremost is his Executive Action on immigration. The President understands the need to move on Immigration Reform, and that if Congress is unwilling to pass a comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, he must act alone to do what he can for the millions of immigrants now living our country. Another exciting development is the normalization of diplomatic relations with Cuba. No President in the last 50 years has dared to challenge the status quo when it comes to Cuba. The embargo against Cuba was originally put in place to force the Castro regime out of power, and return democracy to the island. When 50 plus years of isolation didn’t work, President Obama decided to try something different. Most Republicans are vehemently opposed to this action, so the President must be doing something right!
Another bold proposal is to provide two FREE years of community college to students. This really has the conservatives riled up, because a more educated electorate tends to vote for Democrats.
Also on the agenda is a tax reform proposal that would help the middle class with tax cuts, while eliminating tax loopholes for the very wealthiest, and changing the tax rules for trust funds, among other changes to the tax code.
Even with a Republican majority in Congress, there is a lot the President can do, and will do. I STAND WITH OUR PRESIDENT.
Barack Obama has his work cut out for him in the last two years of his Presidency, but if the three months since the mid-term elections are any indication, President Obama is anything BUT a Lame Duck.