July 25th, 2014

WORST States for Children Are REPUBLICAN

New Data Show’s Worst States for Children Are Republican

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released their 25th edition of their KIDS COUNT Data Book.

There is a lot of good news for kids based on the trends the group has studied, there is some bad news as well, especially if you’re a child in a Republican majority state.

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In my late 50s, at a time of life when most people are supposed to be drifting into a cautious conservatism, I am surprised to find myself moving steadily leftward.

I have again and again found myself shifting to the left in major areas such as foreign policy and domestic economic policy. I wonder whether others of my generation are similarly pausing, poking up their heads from their workplaces and wondering just what happened to this country over the last 15 years, and what do to about it.

The things that are pushed me leftward began with the experience of closely watching our national security establishment for decades. But they don’t end there.

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I need a tool to create my art.

I need a tool to create my art.

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Republicans! Vote them OUT.

Republicans! Vote them OUT.

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July 24th, 2014
Yes. Welcome to my life in the Pacific Northwest.

Yes. Welcome to my life in the Pacific Northwest.

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Uterus Gun Legislation

Uterus Gun Legislation

Pregnant Babies? I didn’t know that they could get pregnant. I suppose that grammar may be sort of important.

Pregnant Babies? I didn’t know that they could get pregnant. I suppose that grammar may be sort of important.

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Facebook Cures

Facebook Cures

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"I’m Teabagging 4 Jesus"
What a great excuse when you’re in bed with a guy. I’ll have to start using it.

"I’m Teabagging 4 Jesus"

What a great excuse when you’re in bed with a guy. I’ll have to start using it.

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The Most Important Lesson of Love

The Most Important Lesson of Love

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I live in hope

I live in hope

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Thirty years ago tonight, Geraldine Ferraro made history by becoming the first woman ever to be a presidential or vice presidential nominee.
Photo: Associated Press

Thirty years ago tonight, Geraldine Ferraro made history by becoming the first woman ever to be a presidential or vice presidential nominee.

Photo: Associated Press

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So I accept these awards on behalf of the cake bakers and all of those other women who can do some things quite as important, if not more important, than flying, as well as in the name of women flying today.
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)
July 23rd, 2014
Colorado’s Pot Sales are Booming, Tax Revenue is UP, Crime is DOWN — 3 Months After Legalizing Marijuana
Colorado’s Department of Revenue reports that marijuana retailers sold nearly $19 million in recreational weed in March, up from $14 million in February. The first three months of legal weed have netted about $7.3 million in taxes, NOT including medical marijuana sales taxes and licensing fees, which bring the tax revenue number to $12.6 million in only 3 months! And perhaps more importantly, while it’s still somewhat early, the up-trending numbers indicate that initial sales weren’t simply the result of “new-toy” excitement wherein everyone was buying pot just because they could. Coloradans wanted marijuana before, and they still do now. Best of all, the budgets for public schools, school nurses, and law enforcement have all been increased, too, with marijuana-fed tax dollars.
Also,
(1) Colorado Crime Rates Down 14.6% Since Legalizing Marijuana
(2) Here’s How Much Cash California Could Make from Legal Marijuana

Colorado’s Pot Sales are Booming, Tax Revenue is UP, Crime is DOWN — 3 Months After Legalizing Marijuana

Colorado’s Department of Revenue reports that marijuana retailers sold nearly $19 million in recreational weed in March, up from $14 million in February. The first three months of legal weed have netted about $7.3 million in taxes, NOT including medical marijuana sales taxes and licensing fees, which bring the tax revenue number to $12.6 million in only 3 months! And perhaps more importantly, while it’s still somewhat early, the up-trending numbers indicate that initial sales weren’t simply the result of “new-toy” excitement wherein everyone was buying pot just because they could. Coloradans wanted marijuana before, and they still do now. Best of all, the budgets for public schools, school nurses, and law enforcement have all been increased, too, with marijuana-fed tax dollars.

Also,

(1) Colorado Crime Rates Down 14.6% Since Legalizing Marijuana

(2) Here’s How Much Cash California Could Make from Legal Marijuana