Don't petition the White House, Use

Don’t petition the White House, Use

Nov 18, 2012 Aaron Krager No Comments
Secessionists. I first want to say thank you for finally learning something from history. The last time so many desired to rid themselves of a tyrannical president they declared war on the Union. Thus, your use of a peaceful means through petitions on the White House’s site is commendable. Furthermore, each state now finds themselves represented by a petition and signatures from people possibly wanting to secede from the United States. Texas leads the way with more than 100,000 people asking the White House to address the issue. This is the same state governed by Rick Perry who drummed up his base of supporters with calls for seceding prior to his Republican bid for President. The irony seemed lost on him. Governor Perry is obviously not a viable option to lead the cause. He hardly put up a fight against a weak group seeking his party’s nomination. I also question...
The Country Moved to the Left Last Night

The Country Moved to the Left Last Night

The whole campaign season did not just depend upon the presidential race that finally came to an end last night. Yes, the country voted clearly to give Barack Obama another four years in the White House. He received more than 50 percent of the vote and won handily in the electoral college. Yet, it is what happened down the ballot that shows the nation’s move toward progressive values. It appears that Democrats will pick up a couple seats in the lower chamber but the real change happened on the senatorial level. Voters said no way to Republicans Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock after they attempted to scapegoat women and downplay the trauma of rape and sexual abuse. Furthermore, women won in Massachusetts, North Dakota, Hawaii, and Wisconsin for their first terms. All four of them will be more progressive legislators than their predecessors. In Wisconsin Tammy Baldwin will be the...
Republicans, Rape, Life, and Control of Women

Republicans, Rape, Life, and Control of Women

Oct 24, 2012 Aaron Krager No Comments
During last night’s Indiana Senate debate the Republican candidate, Richard Mourdock, did more than stick his foot in his mouth. I believe life begins at conception. The only exception I have for to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother. I struggled with myself for a long time but I came to realize life is that gift from God, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape. It is something that God intended to happen. Mourdock joined a club made exclusively of Republicans but a club that seems to be growing as the November election nears. Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh made a reprehensible comment about exceptions for the life of the mother following his debate. “There is no such exception. With modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance.” Complete crap as this woman explains. Of course who can forget Missouri...

What would it take?

May 11, 2012 Aaron Krager 1 Comment

Despite my desire to write about damn near everything I do not have the uncanny ability to churn out piece after piece. I would love to write up personal stories from victims of the foreclosure crisis, people’s wages stolen by their employer, or the near impossibility to climb up the economic ladder. I know I will develop better habits and energy will come back as this battle with depression becomes an after thought.

But this post is not about me or how productive my fingers are on the keyboard.

I want to know about you. What would it take for you to take to the streets? Thousands have done so outside of corporate shareholder meetings. Thousands more will be out protesting the global one percent as NATO comes to Chicago.

Elected leaders continue to blame public employees for deficits in pensions. Vital assistance programs continue seeing massive cuts.

Corporations spend a tremendous amount lobbying lawmakers while hardly anyone thinks of the rest of us.

You are working more than full-time while making less than you deserve. A family member got laid off and the CEO took home a multi-million dollar bonus. The system is rigged and it prevents you, me, and others from living a Bette quality life.

So, seriously! What would it take?

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