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Blocked from Facebook: Day 2 of being censored

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Facebook has decided to block me - they say for 72 hours but who knows?

Censorship, for a post comparing the coddling of the “Pumpkinfest” rioters with how the media treated #FergusonOctober.

You can help by tumbling this post forward and, if you don’t mind, going to the “mission statement” post I somehow got up in time:

https://www.facebook.com/TheMarmelPage/posts/1007442635949476?comment_id=1007443502616056&reply_comment_id=1007571445936595&offset=0&total_comments=512&notif_t=feed_comment

It started because I had the gall to post this:
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I’m going to take this negative and make a positive.  Find like minded people who think it’s ridiculous that I got blocked by the same site that constantly has pages that threaten the President and don’t pull that down because it doesn’t cross “community standards.”

That’s RIDICULOUS.

You can also find me on twitter at Http://twitter.com/Marmel because… Im don’t know that I believe FB is going to unblock me.

We’ll see.

In the meantime, I appreciate your help

Calm down and focus.

Calm down and focus.

If you say there’s “no difference” between political parties, you’re either a liar or a quitter. Be neither.

"There’s no difference between the two parties!"

You’ve seen it on Facebook. And twitter. On Tumblr. All over the place. Usually by “libertarians” who - if you dig further into their likes - it’s all Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and Paul Ryan.

You know… conservatives embarrassed to call themselves conservatives.

Here’s the thing: I believe “there’s no difference between the two parties” is a coordinated effort to disillusion the democrat vote. And I think after six years of a constant conservative negative drumbeat, it’s working. It is exhausting, after all.

Is Obama the perfect candidate? Did he deliver everything he promised? Is the world super awesome? No. It is not.

But what are the alternatives? President McCain or Romney? Can you imagine what the Supreme Court would look like today? What health care would look like today? What marriage equality would look like today?

We would be living in the Christian equivalent of a Muslim theocracy. Is that what you want?

Because every person who says “I’m not voting, there’s no difference,” is handing a vote to someone who is saying “I want to roll back everything. Your rights. Social security. Work place protections. Air quality. Healthcare.”

ALL OF IT.

We need to stop being so precious with what we expect in leaders and administrations and we need to start looking at the long haul.

Don’t like drones? Me neither. Don’t like having to fight for “Net Neutrality?” Me neither.

Do you like the idea of those fights being the least of your worries?

The GOP has been whittling away at Voting Rights and Campaign finance for years and guess what? Now, 2014 and 2016 are going to be a bare-knuckle brawl for the rest of this decade.

Ideologues smell blood in this election. And laziness could let them land a death blow.

Nobody wants to live in a world where they have to “hold their nose and vote.” I get it. But you know what? I’d rather hold my nose on the first Tuesday in November than do it for the rest of my life.

I am not as progressive as some of you. I get that. And I am not discounting disappointment, fury and frustration.

All I ask is that you think on this: Do you truly believe you’re going to get the country you want if it’s set back 150 years in 2014 or 2016?

Or do you think you’ll be setting EVERYONE back, and it will be another 150 years before we get back to what we had just one generation ago?

"Both parties are the same."

No, they aren’t. And if you push that, you’re pushing a falsehood for a reason. If you buy it, you’re buying a falsehood because you’re tired of fighting.

And we’re all going to get the government we allow - and by extension deserve - if we don’t get out the vote.

16 days. Mark your calendar.

The next time somebody tells you there’s no differences between the parties…
Think about the Supreme Court, and all the damage they’ve done.
Presidents pick the supreme court.  People like Scalia and Thomas.
And the Supreme Court does things like Citizens United, and gutting the voting rights acts.  And women, kiss your personal freedoms goodbye.If you think healthcare and gay marriage will survive an even more right leaning court, you are deluding yourself.
So… do you want to live in the corporatist theocracy that box-shaped monster Scalia wants?  Then by all means, disillusioned Democrat, stay home.
Because if the GOP gets to replace their terrible justices with more terrible justices… AND get to replace Ruth Ginsburgh…
…you can kiss decades of progress goodbye without ever seeing the chance to fix it in your lifetime.
Your call.
It’s time to stop complaining about how “person A” isn’t everything you wanted and realize what the stakes are here.
And GET OUT AND VOTE.
- SteveHttp://Facebook.com/TheMarmelPageTwitter: @Marmel

The next time somebody tells you there’s no differences between the parties…

Think about the Supreme Court, and all the damage they’ve done.

Presidents pick the supreme court.  People like Scalia and Thomas.

And the Supreme Court does things like Citizens United, and gutting the voting rights acts.  And women, kiss your personal freedoms goodbye.

If you think healthcare and gay marriage will survive an even more right leaning court, you are deluding yourself.

So… do you want to live in the corporatist theocracy that box-shaped monster Scalia wants?  Then by all means, disillusioned Democrat, stay home.

Because if the GOP gets to replace their terrible justices with more terrible justices… AND get to replace Ruth Ginsburgh…

…you can kiss decades of progress goodbye without ever seeing the chance to fix it in your lifetime.

Your call.

It’s time to stop complaining about how “person A” isn’t everything you wanted and realize what the stakes are here.

And GET OUT AND VOTE.

- Steve
Http://Facebook.com/TheMarmelPage
Twitter: @Marmel

Priorities

Priorities


Rand Paul contradicts actual doctors who didn’t self-certify on a topic he knows nothing of. Sort of like him doing a commercial for hair-club for men.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/16/rand-paul-ebola-incredibly_n_5999944.html?utm_hp_ref=politics+…"CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told a group of college students Wednesday the deadly virus Ebola can spread from a person who has the disease to someone standing three feet away and said the White House should be honest about that.His comments directly conflict with statements from world health authorities who have dealt with Ebola outbreaks since 1976.”
Rand Paul contradicts actual doctors who didn’t self-certify on a topic he knows nothing of. 

Sort of like him doing a commercial for hair-club for men.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/16/rand-paul-ebola-incredibly_n_5999944.html?utm_hp_ref=politics+…

"CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told a group of college students Wednesday the deadly virus Ebola can spread from a person who has the disease to someone standing three feet away and said the White House should be honest about that.

His comments directly conflict with statements from world health authorities who have dealt with Ebola outbreaks since 1976.”
.@GovernorPerry Awol during #Ebola 

#WheresRicko?
. Awol during  
Poor Governor Voldemort.  Defeated not by his terrible ideas, not by his inability to answer questions… but by being a whiny rich-boy baby who couldn’t fight……a small fan.

Poor Governor Voldemort.  Defeated not by his terrible ideas, not by his inability to answer questions… but by being a whiny rich-boy baby who couldn’t fight…

…a small fan.