Why does talk radio have to Be so mean? Thirty years of liberal bashing. Who are Rush Limbaugh's pimps? Who pays him $45 million a year to bash all things lovely and democratic -- from civil rights, to gay rights, to women's rights, to birth control, to equal pay for women, to Medicare, to public roads, to clean water, to unemployment insurance (he himself was a famous couch potato) to Social Security, to Public schools, teachers, the Clean Air Act ("Who cares about the Amazon rainforests?#$!!..)
They have brainwashed us long enough.
This election proved that LIARS CAN NOT WIN. PEOPLE WOULDN'T ALLOW ROMNEY TO LIE TO THEM ABOUT THE JEEP AD.
This cost Romney the election. We are sick of the dishonesty, the negativity, the evil lies of Romney-Rove-Koch Brothers.
You can't be a liar and sociopath and WIN. And no matter how much money you throw at advertising, if it's not truthful no one will buy it.
TRUTH COUNTS. Character counts, Integrity counts. FINALLY, real Christianity is starting to appear. Not "Leviticus' and Old Testament Mosaic law, or whatever this bizarre evangelical fascism is that deals with abortion and gay marriage -- which have NOTHING to do with Christ. IN fact, Christ's Christianity is about "taking care of the poor, and selflessness."
So I'm lying on my bed, wondering how much longer I have to watch before I can turn off the TV. I saw Romney give his concession speech, which was one of his best efforts ever, despite appearing to be a robot, and I was just waiting to hear what our President, past and future, had to say.We are now excited to move forward as a United States and make this country great again. We don't have to fight or bicker or back stab. I was appalled at the hate speak and ugly comments last night on AM TALK RADIO: KFI and KABC.
It's long after midnight on the east coast. Even a brand new day in Chicago. He won, but it's not quite the celebration of four years before, we no longer have that kind of hope. And then he hits the stage and there's this song playing in the background, picked up by the room mic, not bled into the main mix like a professional TV program, connecting with the synapses in my brain, stimulating me.
We're gonna continue to have abortion. Gays are gonna have rights. The Supreme Court won't turn so far right that we have revolution. But this is all latent, in the back of my mind, until I hear those notes I know so well, embedded in my DNA, truly bringing together the meaning of this historic event, the reelection of an African-American President who truly embodies the fact we live in a melting pot society, no matter what Karl Rove and Donald Trump have to say.
Yes, in a week where Chris Christie could compliment the President and finally embrace his hero Bruce Springsteen, once again it's illustrated we're all in this together, and nothing evidences this more than our music.
Yes, this blind African-American with this indelible number is the best our country has to offer. In a nation where hip-hop is embraced by whites and Jay-Z playing Barclays gets more ink than Barbra Streisand playing the same joint days thereafter, we've got to admit that this is not our parents' country anymore, IT'S OURS!
"I've done a lot of foolish thingsThat I really didn't mean, didn't I?"
We all smoked dope, we had unprotected sex, we promised things that did not come true, it's part of growing up. Gotcha only seems to matter in politics, in real life we're all floating down the rushing river, trying to get along.
Obama could not single-handedly give everybody a job and make everybody rich, but he did do the impossible, pass health care legislation and institute a stimulus bill whose only flaw was it was not big enough. He did the best he could. And I wish he were even more left, less conciliatory, that he would stop pandering to Republican talking points like the deficit and just LEAD!
That's what we want our politicians to do.
But that seems to be passe.
The days of Kennedy. The days of the Beatles. Athletes are not role models, just ask Lance Armstrong, but artists certainly are, when they decide to do what's right as opposed to what's expedient, when they throw out the focus groups and speak from the heart.
"Oo-ee baby, you set my soul on fireThat's why I know you're my heart's only desire"
I'd be lying if I said I felt this way about Obama. I didn't even think that his acceptance speech was that great. But when I heard "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" playing on my TV, I loved my country just as much as those right wing wingnuts, I was proud to be an American.
That's right. Just like we rejected Perry Como and embraced the Beatles, Obama's rejecting the Confederate flag that Lynyrd Skynyrd was afraid to abandon and clinging to the hope, the bringing together of the tribes of black and white, that's embedded in the exquisite Stevie Wonder ditty, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours."
That's what he was. This was a better choice of music placement than any movie this decade, any TV show, it was not driven by money, but what was exactly right.
We are together.
Nobody likes government waste.
Nobody likes killing fetuses.
Everybody wants the freedom to live their life how they choose, as long as they don't infringe upon the rights of another.
Everybody wants to be safe.
Everybody wants to crank up the music, throw their hands around their loved ones and exclaim...
SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I'M YOURS!
President Obama PASSED THE EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN ACT - after Republicans stopped it for years.
President Obama chose TWO WOMEN to serve on the Supreme Court: Kagan and Sotomayor,
President Obama has stopped credit card companies from illegal fee hikes, protected the Consumer int the most comprehensive CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT in history.
I wonder why Obama didn't tout his amazing accomplishments?
FOR THE CRUEL REPORTERS AT TMZ WHO CHOSE TO MAKE MY LIFE EVEN MORE TERRIFYING BY POSTING THE scariest, most horrifying photo of me to go with their article on my stalker and the terror I have been going through. You made my life worse, by leaving up hate speak, misogynistic hatred aimed at me because of your photo. I have had enough bullying and bashing.
Here is how I really look today, right now. There are photos from 2012 and 2011 - from several Charity events I did, including speaking at Texas A&M on domestic violence.
Firefighters and Red Cross * Solvang Lenny Marshman's Firefighters Fund
Millena Gay, Lydia Cornell, Ivana Franks, Robert Hays, Patrika D'Arbo
PROJECT USA "Jeff Franklin's Mermaid Party" 2011
Lydia Cornell and Amanda Rhigetti at Cats Dancing on Jupiter Premiere
Lydia Cornell, Robert Hays for Firefighters Fund at Solvang
The Gang at Lucky Strike Lanes for L.A. Team Mentoring
Cats Dancing on Jupiter premiere at Arclight
Brenda Epperson, Melissa Biggs, Lydia Cornell * Community Coaching Center for Autism
Lydia Cornell, 2012, Griffith Park Planetarium
My new wax boyfriend * Celebrity Waiters Luncheon for Muscular Dystrophy * Coronado Island
Carmel Vagabond Inn * The Divorce trip
PBS Think Tank for Di Palma Forum
Lydia Cornell, Greg Louganis Chartiy event 2011
Variety Power of Comedy for Noreen Fraser Foundation
Lydia Cornell, Garry Marshall at Project USA
Oscars Kodak Theater for LA Team Mentoring
Lydia Cornell, ACME COMEDY THEATER
Suzan Hughes, Lydia Cornell on the KISS TOUR
Linday, Steve Kaufman, Lydia Cornell Mrs. USA
Lydia Cornell, Michael Levy
Lydia Cornell, Jim Bullock at the Hollywood Film Festival
Lydia Cornell, Stacy Di Saia, Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Niguel
Lydia Cornell, Tina Ketchie, creator of the healthy "Go-Free Pants"
Greg Proops, Michael Imperioli, Richard Belzer, Martha and the Vandellas, Lydia Cornell, Cheryl Hines, Sharon Case, Davy Jones at the World Travel Awards Barbados
Too Close for Comfort Cast 2011
Lydia Cornell, Christopher Cerf of PBS Peabody Award-winning "Between the Lions" and Harvard Lampoon
Lydia Cornell, comedienne Nancy Jo Perdue
Ouch that nail in my head hurts!!
Kids at our door
I know, I look creepy
My Sarah Palin costume
This is freaking me out; do you see that mist to the right of the ghoul?