Why Santorum’s Religion Matters

Does Santorum believe the Pope is Infallible?Why Santorum’s Religion Matters

Santorum’s religion is and should be an issue in this election. And before you all accuse me of being a religious bigot, let me point out that I don’t think any other candidate’s religion is an issue. True, I think the fact Romney wears magical underwear is weird, but magical underwear isn’t going to impact his ability to be a good President. Santorum’s beliefs, on the other hand, will. Here’s why.

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6 Reasons

If you don't vote or vote republican Ralph Reed winsSix reasons not to vote for Republicans in November

Caution – this is a bit of a partisan rant. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

1) They are anti-jobs. Not only have they voted against every job creation measure, they actually have proposed allowing big companies like GM to go under, which would have put hundreds of thousands of people out of work. They don’t simply don’t care about or don’t understand how important American workers are to our economy.

2) The spend like drunken sailors with stolen credit cards. They talk about fiscal discipline, but when they are in power, they use their power to make themselves and their cronies richer at the expense of everyone else. For instance, according to Republicans we don’t have money for health care, but we do have money to subsidize the oil industry and to give money to the health insurance companies.

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Why Humanism Matters

Stephen Fry is a Humanist for all the right reasonsWhy Humanism matters

This past week British comedian Stephen Fry came out officially as a Humanist.  He has been well known as a non-believer and a supporter of Humanism for years, but this week he officially joined the British Humanist Association as a distinguished supporter.

When asked why he said that “At a time when the achievements of the enlightenment are questioned, ridiculed, misunderstood and traduced by those who would reverse the progress of mankind, it is essential to nail one’s colours to the mast as a humanist.”

He is absolutely right.  Because we are living in a time when the ideals of Humanism are under explicit attack from close minded ideologues, we who hold Humanist values and ideals have an obligation to stand up and declare ourselves as Humanist.  If we don’t stand up for those values, who will?

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Professor Gates and Racial Profiling

Professor Gates does not look like a criminalGates, Crowley and Racial Profiling


Ok – so if you have any friends of color – you know this happens.  Racial profiling is very common.  People get pulled over for driving while black all the time and for those of you who haven’t experienced that, it is VERY different from being pulled over for any other offense. There is an assumption of guilt that cops have when looking at people of color. And then, some cops are just ignorant. For instance, I have a friend here in Tampa who is stopped every night by the same stupid cop outside his own home just because he happens to live in a rich neighborhood.  And every night when he asks the cop, in his British accent, what the problem is, the cop apologizes because obviously, my friend is educated because of his British accent and not part of the local riff raff.  My friend actually thinks it is funny that after all this time this particular copy doesn’t recognize him as a resident.

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