Safe Bet's Amy's Blog (242)

Get Your Boogie Down!

Al passed away this year, but I still feel him around every time I listen to this song.

(...and yeah, he was one of my all time favs...)

I miss Satchmo too...

Added by Safe Bet's Amy on January 21, 2018 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

This Is What Apartheid Looks Like!

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The definition of apartheid refers to a political system where people are clearly divided based on race, gender, class or other such factors.

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Oh, and before you call me anti-Semitic, for calling out the…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on January 19, 2018 at 8:16am — 16 Comments

Remember... Think... Resist...

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on January 15, 2018 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

Democratic "Treasonous" Treachery!

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Definition of treachery

1 : violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence : treason

2 : an act of perfidy or…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on January 13, 2018 at 11:24am — 4 Comments

Beware the Black Nazis Flying F-52s!

Or maybe not...

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on January 11, 2018 at 3:30pm — 13 Comments

#FREEAHED

Lee Camp, of Redacted Tonight, gets it.

He explains why it was totally acceptable for a 16 year old girl to slap an Israeli soldier.  

Watch, learn AND react!

Now go…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on January 10, 2018 at 5:30pm — 31 Comments

Explain This To Me, Please!

Israel has officially banned all members of non-violent civil rights groups like JEWISH Voice for Peace and CodePink.  Both of these groups have been banned from entering Israel because they advocate for the same human and civil rights for Palestinians as everyone else living in Israeli-controlled territory.  

They, partially, do this through their support of the Boycott, Divest & Sanctions Movement…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on January 10, 2018 at 8:14am — 3 Comments

Nothing Says "Perfect Mental Health" Like forgetting You Ran For President! ::roll eyes::

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A couple of days ago our GENIUS President tweeted the following:

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on January 8, 2018 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

YAY!!!! I'm Officially Banned from Israel!!!!

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As a "card carrying", active member of Code Pink I am now officially banned from ever visiting Israel!  

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To top that off, though not Jewish, I'm a dues paying member of Jewish Voice for Peace so that gets me banned TWICE!  How cool is THAT!!!!

My crime worthy of being…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on January 7, 2018 at 7:09pm — 4 Comments

Heh...

"A woman suffered from an ovarian parasite that migrated down her Fallopian tube.  

It took her 9 months to be cured of this infestation."

^^ THAT^^ is possibly the best explanation of pregnancy I have EVER seen!  LOL

Added by Safe Bet's Amy on January 6, 2018 at 7:37pm — 5 Comments

One Hundred Twenty-Seven Years and Five Days Ago, Today...

Over 300 men, women and children were brutally and maliciously murdered.

These murders weren't committed by "terrorists" (actually they were), religious fanatics or brown skinned hordes charging over our borders...

These murders were committed by OUR OWN GOVERNMENT at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on January 3, 2018 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

DAMMIT, Canada!

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The Canadian Minister of Health is a doctor.



The Canadian Minister of Transport is an astronaut.…



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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on January 2, 2018 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

Selective #MeToo

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Yeah...  the fabulously, fabulous #metoo movement...

...dear to the hearts of most female Hollywood celebrities, Democratic politicians and pro-feminist talk show hosts...

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Being the subject of sexual assault and abuse I certainly am a proponent of bringing male (and in a VERY few cases, female) abuse into the light of…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on December 29, 2017 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Want To Spew Hasbara BS? There's An App For That!

The poor, poor defenders of oppression, apartheid, war crimes and ethic cleanings have had it hard for many years.  They were forced to actually read and memorize the Hasbara Handbook!

https://www.middle-east-info.org/take/wujshasbara.pdf

They got a…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on December 21, 2017 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

"The most moral army in the world" ~ Israeli Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked

Hmmmm...

Some might take umbrage to that quote in my title...

I certainly do...

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...but maybe Ayelet Shaked has a different definition of "moral", seeing as how the following video clearly shows 15 or so members of the Israeli Occupation Forces beating a…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on December 20, 2017 at 1:19pm — 7 Comments

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Endorses Suicide

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Transgender people walk a thin tightrope.  The constant hate, lack of support and mental anguish is a continuous threat to their mental health.  

...but before I go on, here are some facts:

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~ Transgender people, kids especially,…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on December 18, 2017 at 12:00pm — 15 Comments

Writers Competition

What do y'all think about having an Our Salon Writers Competition?

I was thinking giving the entrants two weeks to write a post for each of the 11 tag categories (Art/Photography, Belief/Religion, "Current Events/Politics", Entertainment, Fiction, "Personal Narrative/Life", Music, Humor, Poetry, Non-Fiction, "Open Call").

A "Team" of Judges (hopefully led by Lorianne)…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on December 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — 27 Comments

In Jerusalem... a poem by Mahmoud Darwish

This is worth sharing...

As you read it think what is like to be a member of an oppressed and hated Palestinian in your own occupied land.…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on December 16, 2017 at 9:31pm — 5 Comments

"Ignorance is Strength..."

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This is seriously one of the most wonderful things I have ever read!

I swear it is almost like the Trump administration is channeling the brilliant & profound ramblings of a certain "Doc" from Texas we all know and love!

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Thank the sweet Lord I worship…

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on December 15, 2017 at 8:00pm — 11 Comments

Three-card Monte... Congressional Style.

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Three-card Monte is a con game in which the victim is cheated because one or more of the cards they are betting is no longer present.

 

The Congressional Style of the game is where a bunch shills testify on a given subject...  but one or more of the people it impacts are not present.

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Added by Safe Bet's Amy on December 15, 2017 at 8:53am — 2 Comments

NEW BLOG POSTS

The End of the World for Me

Posted by Barbara Joanne on January 23, 2018 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

Single Sentence for a Tuesday

Posted by Ron Powell on January 23, 2018 at 9:30am 2 Comments

Something

Posted by Phyllis on January 21, 2018 at 6:01pm 1 Comment

A Senryu For The Masses

Posted by cheshyre on January 21, 2018 at 5:15pm 3 Comments

Earliest Color Videotape

Posted by Mike Shields on January 21, 2018 at 10:30am 6 Comments

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