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mrmpa's Journal
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December 29, 2012

I am not often asked the question of whether or not God is a woman or a man............

but when I am, I usually answer with the following:

When I see the beauty of the world, I say only a woman could create this,
When I see the horrors of the world, I say only a man could create this.

I am not writing this to hassle men, nor am I a man hater. It is just that the threads I'm reading, the woman raped in India, the woman in Georgia who pleaded to the court not to release her husband from jail, Lanza and the killings in Sandy Hook, the patriarchy of the NRA are all instances of violence by men against women and the defenseless.

When the hell is the world going to wake up and cease these disgusting behaviors?

December 21, 2012

NRA's news conference & my 82 year old mother's response...........

"it sounds like what Hitler would do." after hearing that the NRA wants armed police personnel in every school.

December 18, 2012

Why is it, that when I sent for the third time a request for .........

a deferment for my student loans, they finally send me an email that my deferment was accepted; I receive a deferemnt form in the mail to fill out?

What a waste of time, paper & money.

December 17, 2012

I just returned from New York City..........Ask me anything....

spent 2 days with my 21 year old nephew who had never been there. I've been but it's been 25 years.

December 12, 2012

Email I received from Rick (sleazeball) Snyder,

I emailed Snyder yesterday, telling him of the reasons I have as to why he should not sign the "Right to Work" legislation in Michiga.
This was his response. It includes a video of Michigan Union workers supporting Freedom to Work in Michiga. (Isn't that an oxymoron?) It also puts the blame on Unions for this, because of Proposal 2 on the November ballot. This Proposal would have added Union Protection to the Michigan Constitution (what's wrong with that?)

Just Posted: Watch this video to find out why these Michigan union workers support Freedom to Work in our state: http://bit.ly/TM3WBC

Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding my announcement to support workplace fairness and equality legislation in Michigan.

I realize the freedom-to-work issue evokes strong emotions among supporters and opponents. To date, this issue has not been part of my agenda to reinvent Michigan due to its divisive nature. However, it was propelled to the public policy forefront when unions placed Proposal 2 on the November ballot.

This legislation complements our ongoing reforms and will keep Michigan’s comeback strong. It’s about more and better jobs for families, brighter futures for our kids and freedom for our workers to decide for themselves whether to join or financially support a union.

Freedom-to-work in Michigan will not prohibit unions or collective bargaining. In fact, I support collective bargaining because it has worked well in Michigan for decades. It should be the unions’ responsibility to encourage membership by explaining the benefits and services they have to offer. People who agree that membership serves them will join. Those who don’t agree will not join. Michigan workers deserve that freedom. This legislation does not affect existing contracts and has no impact on workplace health or safety standards.

Under this legislation, agreements between labor unions and employers cannot require public/private-sector employee membership in a union or the payment of union dues. This legislation respects and preserves the status afforded to police and firefighters under Public Act 312, which reflects the hazardous nature of their jobs. We must preserve the loyalty and intra-unit solidarity that are crucial elements in the ability of our police and firefighters to perform their dangerous public safety missions.

I realize freedom-to-work is not a magic bullet or a cure-all for our economic challenges. We know that investors look at many factors when deciding where to locate, such as the quality of schools, the tax climate and availability of talent – all of which we are working hard to improve on a daily basis.

This law will help make Michigan’s economic climate more conducive to job growth by giving employers greater flexibility to expand and innovate – which means more and better jobs for our families. The laws take effect 90 days after the Legislature adjourns. SB 116 is Public Act 348 of 2012. HB 4003 is PA 349 of 2012. Visit http://www.legislature.mi.gov for more information on this legislation.

It is not enough for Michigan to survive. We’ve proved we can. Looking forward, I want Michigan to thrive. I believe deeply that this workplace fairness and equality legislation is an essential building block in our state’s long-term success.


Rick Snyder

December 1, 2012

I am female, a feminist and cannot tolerate rape or sexual comments, however..........

today I answered it with humor.

I was stalled in traffic, there was an appliance delivery van, traveling in the opposite direction and stalled. I noticed the driver looked exhausted & tired on a Friday afternoon. I nodded in his direction, to say hello. A few seconds later he rolled down his window and said
"Miss, want to meet me in the alley for the delivery of a new appliance" without skipping a beat I responded "depends on how big that new johnny rocket model is". He looked stunned and then just started laughing as did his co-driver. He then nodded to me & said "touche".

You know, I normally would have responded to his words, with a fuck you, or giving him the middle finger, but somehow today, I was able to put him in his place with laughter.

And I felt okay after this interaction.

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