Friday, September 7, 2012

2 From Gay Politics Report:

  • First lady fires up LGBT delegates
    First lady Michelle Obama spoke at a luncheon honoring openly LGBT elected officials and Democratic National Convention delegates in Charlotte, N.C., this week, thanking attendees for their activism. “I want to thank you for doing everything that you do every single day to lift up our communities and move this country forward, and ensure that all Americans are treated fairly no matter who they are or who they love,” Obama said. The event was co-sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and the Human Rights Campaign. The Charlotte Observer (N.C.) (9/5), (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Via Buddhism on Beliefnet:

Daily Buddhist Wisdom

Devoid of form and color, Excelling the sense of realms, Is this wondrous mind Out-reaching words and phrases.
- Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa

Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma September 7, 2012

Many Ways Up the Mountain

There are many ways up the mountain, but each of us must choose a practice that feels true to his own heart. It is not necessary for you to evaluate the practices chosen by others.
- Jack Kornfield, "Take the One Seat"
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Via The Pragmatic Progressive FB Page:


"If you reject the notion that this nation’s promise is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election.

If you reject the notion that our government is forever beholden to the highest bidder, you need to stand up in this election.

If you believe that new plants and factories can dot our landscape; that new energy can power our future; that new schools can provide ladders of opportunity to this nation of dreamers; if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules, then I need you to vote this November." — Barack Obama