Tag Archives: Maine Tea Party Gov. Paul LePage (R)

Women’s History: April 7

7 Apr

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Today I would like to celebrate Eleanor Holmes Norton. Norton is best known for her activism for civil/human rights. She is a Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia and served as chair of the Commission on Human Rights.  While in college, Norton was part of the Civil Rights Movement working with Medgar Evers and Fannie Lou Hamer.  Norton was the first female Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), appointed by President Jimmy Carter.  Norton identifies as a feminist, of course it amazes me that any thinking human being would not identify as a feminist.

Here is one of my favorite quotes from Eleanor Holmes Norton:

I have not been animated in my life to fight against race and sex discrimination simply because of my own identity. That would mean that one must be South African to fight apartheid, or a poor white in Appalachia to fight poverty, or Jewish to fight anti-Semitism. And I just reject that conception of how struggles should be waged.

Would that all elected officials would subscribe to this philosophy, we could say good bye to bigots like LePage and the rest of his Tea Party.  Let us all take some inspiration from Norton today and all of us become do-gooders, working for the greater good and equality for ALL.  Let the voices of love drown out the voices of hate.

 

Cracks in the Teapot

30 Mar

One of the many Cracks

Yes, for those of us that are pro-women, pro-equality and anti-hate, have been long aware of the many many cracks within the Tea Party– can we say Paul LePage, Michele Bachmann, Christine O’Donnell, Sarah Palin, and the many other nut jobs. Thankfully, a new study reveals that 51% of self-identified conservatives do not strongly identify with the Tea Party.  As we learn more and more about the Koch Brothers funding many of the Tea Party candidates and the paranoia of the Tea Party itself, let us all hope this will be the last Teapot Dome Scandal and that we will start learning from history, despite the anti-intellectual stand of Bachmann et al. Any bets that Palin, and the majority of the Tea Party have no clue what the Teapot Dome Scandal was?  Do we need a literacy test for elected officials? Click here to read the full article.

Bigot of the Week Award: March 25

25 Mar

Bigot of the Week

The Tea Party Brew grows more bitter with each passing day. Unfortunately, Scott Walker and Rick Scott have shared some tea/Kool-aid with Maine Tea Party Gov. Paul LePage (R).  LePage’s latest move to order the removal of of a 36-foot mural depicting Maine’s labor history from the lobby of the state’s Department of Labor offices, claiming they received “some complaints” from business owners, earns him this week’s BWA.

But wait! It gets worse. LePage goes even further to prove that this is now Corporate America and workers are immaterial–slaves really, if you will.  Yes, LePage also ordered eight conference rooms named after labor leaders — including Cesar Chavez— to be renamed. Perhaps we can call one of the conference rooms Koch Industries or Haliburton.  LePage is the same governor that supports rolling back child labor laws.  Bravo!  We don’t need to educate our youth.  Better they learn a trade. I hear 10 year olds make perfect coal miners. Here is a great quote from the Portland Press Herald:

This is political payback, the opposite of putting people first. It’s a spiteful, mean-spirited move by the governor that does nothing to create jobs or improve the Maine economy.

Is anyone paying attention out there?  Wake up America. The Tea Party is not about creating jobs or helping Americans; it continues to prove it is the party of Rich White bigoted Christians!  Time for a recall!  Here are two sources to read for further information. Click here and click here.

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