“…It is 2010, which means it is way past time for decent Americans to rise up against this kind of garbage, to fight it aggressively wherever it appears. And it is time for every American of good will to hold the Republican Party accountable for its role in tolerating, shielding and encouraging foul, mean-spirited and bigoted behavior in its ranks and among its strongest supporters.
For decades the G.O.P. has been the party of fear, ignorance and divisiveness. All you have to do is look around to see what it has done to the country. The greatest economic inequality since the Gilded Age was followed by a near-total collapse of the overall economy. As a country, we have a monumental mess on our hands and still the Republicans have nothing to offer in the way of a remedy except more tax cuts for the rich.
This is the party of trickle down and weapons of mass destruction, the party of birthers and death-panel lunatics. This is the party that genuflects at the altar of right-wing talk radio, with its insane, nauseating, nonstop commitment to hatred and bigotry…
The toxic clouds that are the inevitable result of the fear and the bitter conflicts so relentlessly stoked by the Republican Party — think blacks against whites, gays versus straights, and a whole range of folks against immigrants — tend to obscure the tremendous damage that the party’s policies have inflicted on the country. If people are arguing over immigrants or abortion or whether gays should be allowed to marry, they’re not calling the G.O.P. to account for (to take just one example) the horribly destructive policy of cutting taxes while the nation was fighting two wars…”
It’s admirable that Demi Moore made an effort to help but it so bugs me the way she writes on Twitter (it bugs me the way most people write on Twitter but especially her because she’s in her late 40s).
It just sounds ignorant. Rlly, Demi? Rlly?
_ _ _ _ _ Actresses Demi Moore and Nia Vardalos have helped Florida authorities stage an intervention to save an allegedly suicidal man after they responded to his worrying message on social networking site Twitter.
Moore appealed to the youngster with the username ‘jeremyllynch’ by writing, “R U rlly asking 4 help?”, after he posted a note that read, “i’m going 2 send a live feed of me hanging myself. No 1 cares if I die or not.”