Official Statement from the Family and Partner of Aaron Swartz:
Our beloved brother, son, friend, and partner Aaron Swartz hanged himself on Friday in his Brooklyn apartment. We are in shock, and have not yet come to terms with his passing.
Aaron’s insatiable curiosity, creativity, and…
I am female. I am white. I am middle class. I have two children. I am married — to a man. I make a very good income and do not ‘live off the dole.’ I am not the 47%, but I believe that we are equal. Mitt Romney quadrupling down on what lost him the election is precisely why I was so adamantly opposed to him. Food for thought— John McCain does not, and has never elicited any of those same thoughts.
Romney-like Republicans only want to give ‘charitable donations’, Oh, I am sorry, Tithing, to those who they choose (their church), but not the greater need of Americans (i.e.: Medicaid, food stamps, WIC). They want to tell you how selfless and humble they are and do so while they are getting a tax-break and funneling the money into their own agendas.
So, essentially it is only okay to help those in need if they believe in your religious convictions and follow your rules. Screw the rest of those people who are out of luck, disenfranchised and desperate.
An Open Letter to Republicans:
Firstly, let me say that this is not an attempt to be condescending, blustery or smug. This is not an effort to mock you or your beliefs, nor is it an attempt to kick you while you are down. In the wake of Tuesday night’s election, your party is in a state of shock…
You Don’t Own Me PSA. Please Spread!
He crosses his heart and hopes you don’t call him out on his blatant pandering!