Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Progressives Are Wrong About This

A  L  O  H  A !

Click on this beach and linger
Honored that the New York Times
 used the closing lines 
of my remarks 
to explain this whole debate: 
'In Hawaii we are all minorities,
 and we all deserve 
the same dignity
 and respect.' "

Hawaii Rep, Chris Lee 

"A small group of thoughtful people
 could change the world. 
Indeed, it's the only thing 
that ever has." 

Margaret Mead

"You can stand tall 
without standing on someone. 
You can be a victor 
without having victims. "

 Harriet Woods
Turn The Page by Bob Seger And The Silver Bulle on Grooveshark

"Well you walk into a restaurant, 
Strung out from the road 
And you feel the eyes upon you 
As you're shakin' off the cold 
You pretend it doesn't bother you 
But you just want to explode 

Most times you can't hear 'em talk, 
Other times you can 
All the same old cliches, 
"Is that a woman or a man?" 
And you always seem outnumbered, 
You don't dare make a stand."

Bob Seger 

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are used to being

Public Health & Safety,
Worker Rights,
Women's Suffrage.

People were vilified,
lives were ruined
families divided
over these issues.

But much has changed.
A tide is turning,
a humane, pragmatic tide.

The Angry Right, 
Angry Fundamentalists
and Corporate Interests
are all doing shocking stuff
for one reason:

The coming tsunami
scares them!

So stop feeling outnumbered.
Don't panic about GMO extortion.

Just keep going!

We need a new mentality
for this new day.
That does not emerge

Stand Up Tall,

Share & Celebrate,


This is what we do,

and our outlandish dreams
become consensus 

What say YOU?
                       fondly, cloudia


Betty Manousos said...

this is inspiring!

thanks for brightening my day~

MastHoliday said...

Fantastic photos!
Nice quote!
my new recent about the Queen of Hill stations "Ooty".

Pallavi said...

Love it ! :) such a refreshing change to come over to your blog and read the inspiring quotes . Have a great week my dear cloudia.

Adam said...

great quotes, can't wait to hear when your Governor signs the bill

Charles Gramlich said...

That Bob Seger song is one of my favorites of all time.

the walking man said...

I say when 100,000 people stand at the malefactors gate demanding change, that change will not be far off. But we are to cowed to gather 100 much less 100,000.

Karen S. said...

Aloha Cloudia, A tide is turning, and it's all for the good!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the margaret mead quote. happy day to you, dear.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! If all of Hawaii's minorities are hanging a foot above the ocean, even Kitty Pixie is thinkin' of pouncin' at the party! Hooray! Aloha, DrumMajor

Myrna R. said...

I'm all for the new tide. Have a great day!

Cloudia said...

Gov is signing the new law today.

I love you folks ♥🌠

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree that progressives are used to being outnumbered. Sometimes change comes too slowly for me, though.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Congratulations, Hawaii!

Elephant's Child said...

I say YES.

Teresa said...

Great post! Love the Harriet Woods quote and the picture of that adorable pixie. Times are definitely changing.

Cloudia said...

Thanks! Each of you.

DeniseinVA said...

We are moving in the right direction. Equality for all, tolerance, love and compassion for everyone :)

Kay said...

Mom is of the old generation and finds gayness unusual. I asked her what she would do if one of her grandsons was gay. She said she'd still love him in the same way. I then asked what she' d do if his happiness would be complete if he could marry the person he loved. She sighed and said then she'd have to support it even if she didn't understand it. I told her, "Exactly!"