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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said,

“We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred is a wedge disguised to attack our civilization.”

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MUSICVID Sanders’ Campaign Song? Beatles ‘Revolution’

VID 'The Newsroom' - The Tea Party Is The American Taliban

\’The Newsroom\’ – The Tea Party Is The American Taliban

'We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers'

Romney’s Post-Truth Campaign

This Post Mirrored From ThinkProgress (T/Y!)

FACTS MATTER:

The Ultimate Guide To Mitt Romney’s Convention Speech

By ThinkProgress on Aug 30 2012
Mitt Romney

Politicians from both parties twist facts or spin policy, but Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has had a particularly strained relationship with the truth, repeating false claims with impunity — even after fact checkers, mainstream media organizations, and blogs have all debunked their assertions.

From claiming that “Obama gutted the welfare work requirement” to insisting that his own policies won’t deregulate Wall Street, Romney has led a post-truth campaign. A top adviser even admitted earlier this week, “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”

ThinkProgress has compiled a Viewer’s Guide comparing what Romney says with the facts:

Romney On His Tax Plan || Romney On Wall Street || Romney On The Budget Romney On Bain Capital
Romney On Obamacare
|| Romney On Medicare || Romney On Women’s Health

Romney On Energy || Romney On Global Warming || Romney On The Auto Bailout Romney On Welfare Reform || Romney On Food Stamps || Romney On Security
Romney On LGBT rights

Romney on His Tax Plan


“The highest income people will continue to pay the largest share of the tax burden and middle-income taxpayers, under my plan… So, we’re not going to reduce taxes for high-income people.” [CBS, 8/12/2012]

Video: Boy, 16, drops out of school rather than stop un-'manly' 'art dressing'

Not ‘manly’ enough for school?
Jonathan Escobar is a 16-year-old boy who was told to stop wearing high heels, hot pink wigs and makeup to school. Jonathan says he is not a cross-dresser, and that his fashion is his art. He has chosen to leave school rather than hide “who he is.” CNN’s Prime News reports.

San Diego holds kiss-in Wed., July 22, at Mormon temple in solidarity with Salt Lake City gay, het couples’ 2 kiss-in protests

San Diego group plans ‘Kiss-In’ protest at big Mormon temple
By 365gay.com and The Associated Press
Jul 21 2009
(Edited)

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: San Diego Mormon Temple
Street: 7474 Charmant Drive
City: San Diego, CA 92122
Please RSVP here.

An equal rights group in San Diego plans to stage a mass kissing demonstration outside the San Diego Mormon temple as a show of support for a gay couple insulted, man-handled and handcuffed in Utah by “temple police” and cited by Salt Lake City Police for trespassing after sharing a kiss on so-called “temple property”.

The Empowering Spirits Foundation says the “kiss-in” is intended as a peaceful rally to encourage dialogue between Mormons and the gay community.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday evening at 5:00 p.m. at an enormous Mormon temple on a hill overlooking the freeway near La Jolla, Calif.

Two “kiss-in” protests have already been held, including both opposite-gender and same-gender couples, since Matt Aune and Derek Jones were cited on July 9 for trespassing on property still called Main Street Plaza in downtown Salt Lake City, the sale of which (along with all public easements onto the formerly, still visually, public property) to the Mormon religion the Mormon-majority city council of Salt Lake City inappropriately orchestrated, and the Mormon-majority courts in Utah upheld.

LaTeisha Green’s killer convicted of manslaughter and bias crime

This is an update to this previous post.

According to the Associated Press, jury deliberations ended Friday, July 17, resulting in the manslaughter conviction of Dwight DeLee for the killing of 22-year-old Lateisha Green.

The Syracuse jury, in upstate New York, also convicted DeLee of fatally shooting Green outside a house party in November because of “anti-gay bias”, according to the AP.

The jury deliberated for about six hours over two days.

DeLee faces additional prison time because he was convicted of a bias crime. He becomes just the second person in the U.S. convicted of a bias crime that involved a transgender person.

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