Let's indulge ourselves for a change. I've grown enormously weary of hearing and writing about all the assaults on our Constitution, the denigrating of my sisters, the falsehoods, the hysterics, and the doom and gloom that are the Republican's modi operandi. I'm sick and tired of hate-filled pastors, of lawmakers who want to tax abortions, and punks like Rush Limbaugh referring to the President of the United States as "our little boy president."
The time has come to look for those little signs of hope that are beginning to pop up here and there.
What better place to start than with the 50 advertisers who have dropped Limbaugh since his three days of misogynist attacks on Sandra Fluke. What ads are left are PSAs and at one one point there was just the refreshing sound of silence.
Another crude bully (what is it about these overweight blowhards?) may be following Limbaugh's path to self- destruction after overshooting the runway when he shot off his big mouth to a former Navy SEAL. I doubt that the electorate will "forgive and forget" anytime soon and we've recently seen what happens to people with health problems who blow their stacks.
A Wisconsin judge temporarily blocked the voter photo ID law as part of a lawsuit brought by the NAACP.
The Florida Supreme Court rules that proposed maps for the state senate violates anti-gerrymandering rules.
In a very tragic case, a Reagan-appointed appeals judge did not simply revive a lawsuit brought by a prisoner's survivors against Herr Arpaio, he also suggested that the sheriff's policy of choosing pink underwear intended to demean his inmates violates the constitution.
Several Republicans have had the unheard of courage, at least of late, to blast the Norquist anti-tax plan as "disingenuous and irresponsible." Is this the beginning of a trend?
54 percent of North Carolinians oppose Amendment One, which would ban same-sex marriage.
Far be it from me to gloat when a person has a run of bad luck, but in a snort-worthy case of delicious irony, the lead, but uninsured, plaintiff in the health care reform suit files for bankruptcy due to accumulated debts, including her husband's medical bills.
The Food Stamp President - and all Americans - should be happy to learn that the program cut the number of extremely poor children in half in 2011.
Personally, I've never understood how any woman with a lick of sense could vote for a Republican anytime, anyhow. I just don't get it. Do they like being abused? Now polls are showing that the fragile gains Republicans had been making have been erased due to the contraceptive debate.
Despite an unfortunate choice of words - "Obama quietly prepares for fall as Republicans fight" - this CNN article emailed by our friend B.J. sounds very promising. But babies, we cannot afford the luxury of sitting on our laurels.