Poland seems to be extremely anti-LGBTQ. It's so bad that the country has over 80 towns declaring themselves to be "LGBTQ-free zones," which pretty much translates to bigoted zones to many people around the globe. How is this still happening when 2020 approaches?
Two articles of impeachment are being brought against Doland Trump and wherever you look there are different stories. Fox says that the "needle's not moving" since the majority of the country doesn't want to impeach him. That's exactly what Fox WOULD say. Other outlets have high hopes, especially since there are more than two things that Trump's done that would qualify for impeachment in the first place.
There's a video going around about how shocked British people are to discover the costs of healthcare in the United States. Watching it made me tear up a bit, knowing how we could have it, knowing that most of the developed world has free or near-free healthcare and here we are with our for-profit system that's letting people die every single day.
What would you do if the Department of Health and Senior Services director of your state pretty much ignored maternal death cases but tracked the periods of every woman in your state who gets an abortion, personally reviewing each person's case? If that doesn't make you furious, you may not live in Missouri, where this is actually happening, and how it doesn't violate HIPAA laws, I don't know. This guy should be sued for violating the privacy of every patient rather than working for the government, and yet there he is.
A bill that makes animal cruelty a felony on a federal level was just passed in the House in a unanimous decision, demonstrating how all parties can work together when they really want to do something. Great, they can all agree that hurting animals is horrible; now why don't they all agree that global warming is, too?
As scientists warn that we only have a short time left to fix our home before it becomes uninhabitable for humans and the rest of the organisms who live here (or most of them, anyway; I have my money on the giant squid becoming the next dominant species), it's time that we all made some big changes in our lives.
Given that it's nearly Halloween, we're bound to hear a lot more booing than usual, but if Donald Trump is involved, it's an entirely different sort of booing. That's what happened when he showed up to a World Series game and the crowd took to booing him. Now there's a big debate raging regarding whether or not it's okay to boo your own president.
As a parent, I'm appalled that spanking remains a legal form of punishment for a child. It's illegal to spank anyone from a convicted felon to a dog, which is how it should be, yet our most vulnerable members of society are perfectly fine to knock around? No. It's not okay, and neither is conversion "therapy" for gay kids, which is just as harmful. Both need to be outlawed immediately.
This week, I was so pleased to hear that my favorite spice company, Penzeys, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on pro-impeachment ads. Not only are their spices THE best, but they also support progressive values, which I appreciate so much.
The Supreme Court is discussing whether or not a person may be fired from a job for being LGBTQ, and although it has many of us thinking, "How can this still be a debate in 2019?" it's the reality that many people continue to face. There are people fired, kicked out of their apartments and discriminated in other ways because of sexual orientation today and that's got to become a thing of the past.