IN REVERSE: Two Decades After Million Man March

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Why Is The Donald Trying To Paint A Former Miss Universe As A Porn Star?

Thoughts on Trump’s sleazy smear of a Miss Universe

Gronda Morin

Alicia Machado
Alicia Machado

During the recent presidential debate, Donald Trump was embarrassed by Hillary Clinton when she referred to his inappropriate treatment of the 1996  Venezuelan Miss Universe, Alicia Machado. Ever since, Mr. Trump has been tweeting away that Hillary Clinton has been duped by Miss Machado and then there have been not so subtle references to the former Miss Universe as being a porn star.

This right wing tale has been rated by Snopes.com as being mostly false. Miss Machado has appeared in Playboy and she appears in a grainy  film while under blankets to be having an intimate encounter with a handsome co-star in a popular Spanish reality show, La Granja. This background does not equal being a porn star in a series of movies. In fact, it is safe to assert that Miss Machado has exposed no more than the beautiful Mrs. Trump has.

It seems that “The Donald”…

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Stigma Kills

An Amnesty Internatonal Campaign for mental health care
Stigma Kills

 

Yesterday was the end of Invisible Illnesses Week for 2016, but,
the illnesses don’t end and neither does the stigma.

A screeenshot of Trumps comment that men with PTSD are weak
Trump suggests that people with PTSD are weak.

Please remember when you vote this year that our political decisions
shape our institutions and the lives of everyone around us.

Our votes mean the difference between school and no school, health care and no health care, treatment for the mentally ill or death from lack of treatment.

Progressives are the majority in the United States; this is why the opposition spends so much time and money to divide us and suppress our votes.

So, your vote counts.

It means a great deal to people who live in desperate need of housing, education, and healthcare.

Our Vets who suffer PTSD need your vote now more than ever.

If you don’t know about Hillary Clinton’s proposals to address these issues
please click here: HillaryClinton.com

This election is about who we are as a people and what we mean when we call ourselves civilized.

Rob Goldstein

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Biting Down 

From Souldier Girl

Souldier Girl

I’m finding it hard to concentrate

Thoughts speaking without raising their hands
Raising their voices
Without being called on
Problems scribbled on the blackboard of my heart
Lacking a solution for their missing parts
Attempts to steady my shaking hands
Replacing God where there was once man
I try to sit alone and quiet down
A smile traced on my face
…They all think she is ok
What if life behaved in an opposite way?
Where we just spoke the truth
Of how we really were on any given day
I would say,
…I am biting down with weak teeth
I am spitting out these words just to stop the nervous tweaks
I am holding it all in
I am under the water, freezing my breath
…becoming the hustler of life’s test
Shadowboxing the unrest
The hive is loose
And it is I they seem to choose
Their stings…

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