It’s good to hear the POTUS finally garnering his courage and speaking his mind. Loving couple’s coming together for better or worse is an age old institution. Family friendly Republicans also embrace marriage. It’s so uplifting to see such widespread agreement on the right of Americans to love anyone they want….without having to do a pants check!
Oh, the pants part!! Pants check on line 3 please. Price check on bananas. Hot muffins on sale now! If the parts don’t match..you can’t snatch.. ….Governmental interference is quite obviously ridiculous! Progress is good and I don’t mean to demean or diminish the importance of what the president declared about same-sex marriage today….but what about equal rights in America for all?
Weve got a country now that’s engaged in the blatant discrimination of children in our schools. States all over this country are dismantling the public school system with limited objection from the constituents. Sure, a few “liberal” teachers are always complaining..and the darn PTO frowned a bit….but who is really watching out for our kids? Even “advanced ” states like Pennsylvania are dismemebering our public schools and creating a very unequal playground for our youth. Disadvantaged and inner city schools continue to feel the brunt of the economic meltdown. Thousands of teachers….art programs…guidance counselors…sex education…slash and burn to them all…what the heck…nobody wants to pay more taxes….right?
Women are regarded still as less worthy than men all over this country. While Goodyear got spanked in a landmark decision years ago…it’s seemed to have little impact. I even engaged in what may be criminal activity at the bequest of my employer. Back in Milwaukee several years ago, I was General Manager of a large retail store. We were hiring a new operations manager. I interviewed many..and their were two candidates left. My regional let me make my own decision on which person to choose…but instructed to me as to the pay range to offer. If I decided on the male candidate …I was authorized to pay 42,000 to 45,000 per year..while reminding me that my personal bonus will increase based on how well I “control’ my internal budgets. I was told to offer the female candidate from 36,000 to 40,000 thousand a year…because that’s all we had to pay to be within “market’. Initially , I choose the man ..paid him 45,000 a year…and he got fired after one month for harassment. I then hired the same women …paid her 38,000 a year…she is still there today and doing a great job!
Glad to hear about the same-sex marriage change of heart from the president. Seems our work here is not yet completed though. Lots of Americans still feel the bitter sting of unequal rights and unfair and uneven justice. Lets bring every American into the camp of equality here ..regardless of age, sex or gender!