Ghouls and psychopaths call for gun-appreciation Day in wake of Newtown massacre. Care about the twenty 6-year olds killed, the 6-teachers killed, NOPE! Care about their guns YEP. Honor Gun Depreciation Day January 20, 2013. This blog is posted by me but written by Martha Rosenberg, Senior Editor of the
National Gun Victims Action Council.
If you lost your first grader on December 14, imagine hearing about the January 19th Gun Appreciation Day. Two days before Inauguration Day, which is also Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, gun lovers will descend upon gun shops, gun ranges and gun shows with Constitutions and American flags in hand to protest proposed new gun legislation. What?
I am the artist Michael D’Antuono who is drawing fire from the Religious-Right for my controversial painting titled "The Truth" featuring President Obama seemingly crucified in front of the Presidential seal. Christian groups are upset because the piece is currently on display at Boston's Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery as part of the politically charged “Artists on the Stump – the Road to the White House 2012" collection. The piece was actually supposed to debut four years ago at New York City’s Union Square. Thousands of hate filled emails and threats of bussed in protestors convinced me to acquiesce to my family's wish that I cancel the exhibit for my own safety.
Once again, the piece has created a media circus and I’ve been besieged with hate mail demanding I withdraw the piece from public view. Through the firestorm of controversy over my painting the one person to come to my defense was the person I would least expect ... Glenn Beck, the Grand Jester of conservatism.
We've all been warned about the looming fiscal cliff. During the campaign, the Republicans would often point to a clock counting off to the moment of our economic apocalypse. That may be a bombastic way to hype a self-inflicted financial disaster. But it is true that if the Republicans and Democrats can't come to some sort of compromise by December 31, we will be in a economic pickle of no one's liking.
With Thanksgiving approaching, we all look forward to eating turkey as we celebrate the pilgrims’ first feast with the indigenous people of the land. As I dreamed of stuffing and cranberry sauce, it occurred to me that the pilgrims were actually this continent's first group of immigrants. It may be somewhat hypocritical to admire the pilgrims yet resent current day immigrants when you consider that most of us wouldn’t be here today if the native Americans had asked to see our ancestors' documentation.
An Open Letter To The Former Maverick
You have been a true American war hero, a maverick and a respected senator.
That's a lifetime of achievements any mothers' son would be proud of. I always hoped you would someday run for President … until you did. You kinda lost me at Sarah Palin. But even then, the maverick briefly reappeared during a Presidential debate when you meritoriously corrected a woman who basically confused Obama with Osama.
Lobbyist Puts Republicans In "Uncompromising" Position
It is generally accepted that the most powerful man in the world is the President of the United States. After all, he controls the world's largest military and holds the highest office of the greatest superpower. However, one could argue that at this time in history the most powerful man in the world isn't the President or even an elected official, but instead, a lobbyist. I'll admit that it may sound a little crazy. But consider for a moment that real power is money and when it comes to matters of the budget, the President has little more than veto power. It's the Congress who controls the purse strings and unfortunately this lobbyist controls 95% of the Republicans in Congress.