Sept 16 - Fundraiser for Carol Kim

Sept 16 – Fundraiser for Carol Kim

Carol_Kim Fundraiser 9-16-2014

Carol_Kim Fundraiser 9-16-2014

What:  Please Join Us To Support San Diego City Council District 6 Candidate Carol Kim

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:30pm-7:00pm

Where: At the Home of Rhoda Quate – 3170 Chicago Street ~ San Diego ~ CA ~ 92117

  • Suggested Minimum Contribution~ $100 per individual
  • Maximum Contribution ~ $550 per individual
  • Contributions Payable to Carol Kim for City Council 2014 P.O. Box 261855, San Diego,…

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9.9.14

"There is this devaluation of women."

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mediamattersforamerica:

The right-wing media is outraged over a D.C. teacher’s bizarre request for students to compare George W. Bush to Hitler. 

Funny thing, we don’t remember this level of anger from conservative media outlets when major conservative figures repeatedly compared Obama to Hitler in front of audiences far larger than a classroom full of kids.

A few case studies:

Former SNL star Victoria Jackson

Obama legally kills babies and now he can legally kill Grandmas!

Hitler did this. He killed the weak, the sick, the old, and babies and races/religions he didn’t like.

Rush Limbaugh: 

Adolf Hitler, like Barack Obama, also ruled by dictate.

Ann Coulter:

[Obama is] a dime store Mein Kampf.

Ted Nugent: 

If you can’t see through the dishonesty and the scamming of this president with that scenario fresh in your mind, then that’s literally like, I guess that would be like, I don’t know, a German in 1938 pretending to respect the Jews and then going home and putting on his brown shirt and forcing his neighbors onto a train to be burned to death.

Then there was that time that a Fox News radio host aired a “side-by-side comparison” of speeches by Hitler and Obama, and right-wing radio host Michael Savage took things even further by claiming that the U.S. is “50 leagues below the degeneracy” of Germany under Hitler. 

Bottom line: Conservatives take up arms when people compare U.S. presidents to Hitler, unless that president happens to be Obama. In reality, Nazi analogies are rarely appropriate, regardless of what part of the political spectrum one identifies with.

If you need further clarification on this topic, here’s a handy flowchart. 

thisisfusion:

Up to 80% of Central American women traveling to the U.S. via Mexico are raped, reports suggest. 

Sexual assault is so common, that many women expect to be raped. The true number is hard to determine, in part because many women are ashamed to admit the assault and most are legally not allowed in Mexico in the first place. 

Detective Gabriel García, a prosecutor and investigator based in Huixtla, Chiapas, says certain parts of the migrant trail are hot spots for assault. One of these spots is La Arrocera, where rape is so common women and teens plan for it, García says: 

"There have been times where women will take contraceptives beforehand, so if they become a rape victim, then they won’t end up pregnant," he told Fusion during a recent tour of the area.

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latimes:

More than 1,400 people have been executed in the United States since the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was constitutional in 1976. Here are a few key facts about capital punishment in the U.S.

latimes:

More than 1,400 people have been executed in the United States since the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was constitutional in 1976. Here are a few key facts about capital punishment in the U.S.

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newyorker:

Today’s daily cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz.

newyorker:

Today’s daily cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz.

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acrylicalchemy:

Finding Hope and Healing Through Art

"It wasn’t even one of the six most difficult days I had that week."

-(Michael Carini) Asked about the assault and battery

This month marks the 5th anniversary of the assault and battery that hospitalized me in April (2009) with multiple facial fractures, a concussion and severe ocular trauma. Asked why I elected not to have post trauma surgery: I want to wake up each morning, look in the mirror, and remember what I’ve lived through. Adversity serves only one purpose in my life-to illuminate the obstacles that heart and perseverance can overcome.

I found the hope and healing I needed to endure through my art. My hope now is that my experience can bring the same to someone else in need. Never underestimate the healing power of the arts. In an effort to share my story, I am currently presenting a three month solo-exhibition at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla in San Diego, CA. 

What happened to those responsible? I gave them a painting and thanked them for the inspiration. 

-Michael Carini | The Acrylic Alchemist

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onaissues:

Nieman Lab takes an in-depth look at the gender breakdown of newsroom leadership, highlighting a number of women in management roles. 
The conversation will continue at ONA14 in the Lady Leaders Lightning Talk, which includes Meredith Artley, Anna Holmes, Ann Marie Lipinski, and Susan Smith Richardson, all of whom are featured in Nieman Lab’s article, as well as Liz Heron, Vivian Schiller, Callie Schweitzer, and Benét Wilson. 

onaissues:

Nieman Lab takes an in-depth look at the gender breakdown of newsroom leadership, highlighting a number of women in management roles. 

The conversation will continue at ONA14 in the Lady Leaders Lightning Talk, which includes Meredith Artley, Anna Holmes, Ann Marie Lipinski, and Susan Smith Richardson, all of whom are featured in Nieman Lab’s article, as well as Liz Heron, Vivian Schiller, Callie Schweitzer, and Benét Wilson. 

Oct 1 - Coffee with Senator Block - Pt Loma Library

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You are Invited!

Who: Senator Marty BlockBlock, Marty-new photo_5

What: State Legislative Update

When: 6 – 8pm, Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014

Where: Pt Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St, San Diego 92107

Please attend this town hall and hear the “annual report to the community” to understand the legislative work accomplished this year and laws going into effect next year.

Whether it’s improving education, tackling water policy,…

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Oct 1 - League of Women Voters Candidates Reception & Forum

League of Women Voters

Candidate Forum Flyer 2014 rev 9-4-2014a

The League of Women Voters of San Diego
invites you to attend a
Meet the Candidates Reception and Forum
for the following positions to be decided with the November 4 election:

  • State Senate, Districts 36, 38 and 40;
  • State Assembly, Districts 71, 77, 78 and 79;
  • San Diego City Council, District 6;
  • San Diego Community College, Districts A and E;
  • Superior Court Judge, Office 25; and
  • San Diego…

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