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Anonymous said: Is the KKK the militant wing of the Republican party and the Tea party?
hmmm … maybe … i don’t know … i mean, historically the KKK was literally and explicitly the militant wing of the Democratic Party (right up until the 1960s) … (remember, it is an ironic historical fact that the Democrats were the party of slavery while the Republics were the anti-slavery abolitionist party) …
i’m going to open this one up for public comment, though …
I’d advise to do a search for the Republican Southern Strategy to get a full idea on how the GOP became the party of white supremacy.
Holy shit, Anthony Weiner actually said something important.
It’s a miracle!
That’s been the Republican strategy since day one of Obama’s presidency. Block the President at every turn, then blame him for not getting anything done. In fact, here’s Newt Gingrich openly admitting to it.
That’s why Republicans block jobs bills — so they can blame Obama for the economy still sucking. They’ve blocked budgets, resulting in a government shutdown that they then tried to blame on Obama. They’ve tried over and over again to block Obamacare, and complain that it’s a failure as they work their asses off to try to make it fail.
It’s kindergarten politics, and we need to vote these schmucks out in November. A bunch of white guys throwing temper tantrums and shouting NO! to everything just because they don’t like the president is no way to run a government, especially if we’re going to continue to pretend to be one of the greatest nations on earth.
We need to turn out in droves in November. Don’t sit this one out just because it isn’t a presidential election year. We did that in 2010, and that’s how the Tea Party came to power.
On Thursday afternoon, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) approved a measure that is expected to close four of the state’s five abortion clinics. The new law is directly modeled on similar clinic restrictions in Texas that are already wreaking havoc on women’s access to abortion services in the Lone Star State.
Jindal also signed a measure that will ban Planned Parenthood employees from providing any material about sexual health in public schools. After approving the two pieces of legislation in a Baptist church, the governor released a statement saying he’s “proud to sign these bills because they will help us continue to protect women and the life of the unborn in our state.”
Women’s health advocates, who are concerned about the dwindling access to legal abortion services as Southern states continue to pass harsh restrictions on clinics, disagree.
“When Gov. Jindal heralds his newly enacted law, he is celebrating a measure that corners women into using dangerous back alley procedures, unlicensed practitioners and the black market drugs already seen peddled on the streets of New Orleans,” Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said in a statement. “By shuttering nearly all legal providers of abortion care in the state, Gov. Jindal is putting at risk the health and safety not only of Louisiana women, but women from the region whose access to safe medical care in their own states has also been foreclosed.”
Since Texas’ harsh restrictions on abortion clinics grabbed headlines last summer, women’s access to abortion clinics has taken a sharp turn for the worse. Dozens of clinics are being forced to close in Texas, leaving hundreds of miles of the state without access to a single abortion provider. Similar laws are tied up in court in Mississippi and Alabama, but would have a similar impact if they’re allowed to take effect. And this legislative session, Louisiana and Oklahoma have moved forward with their own Texas-style clinic regulations. Women in the region are running out of options.
In order to justify tighter regulations on abortion clinics and providers, anti-choice lawmakers like Jindal typically claim that additional policies — like requiring doctors to have admitting privileges with local hospitals, which is the subject of Louisiana’s new law — are necessary to keep women safe. In reality, that’s been thoroughly debunked by medical professionals, who point out that these laws have no real basis in health and safety.
“Major medical groups like ACOG and AMA oppose these laws because they actually harm women by preventing them from getting high quality medical care,” Jennifer Dalven, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Freedom Project, pointed out. “Given that doctors and medical groups oppose these laws, we have to ask ourselves why some politicians are pushing them?”
The main reason that politicians continue to push them is because they’ve been incredibly politically successful. By framing abortion restrictions in bureaucratic terms, it’s possible for these policies to fly under the radar, rather than provoking the widespread outrage that outright bans on abortion tend to inspire.
The only clinic in Louisiana that currently has admitting privileges is one located in Shreveport. The abortion clinics in Baton Rogue and New Orleans likely won’t be able to comply with the law, leaving impoverished women who can’t afford to make a long trip to another city with few options. Amy Irvin, a founding board member of the New Orleans Abortion Fund, an organization that helps low-income people access reproductive services, recently told ThinkProgress that women in the state are “under siege.”
More caring, compassionate conservative values being put on display for the world to see.
News flash: it doesn’t take “guts” to let your fellow man die. It takes a callous detachment and, in this case, a the kind of sadism that makes having a person slowly starve to death preferable to spending one red cent on them.
This is even sicker when taken in context with the pro-life paradigm. People who agree with this guy (and since he felt safe voicing these beliefs out lord, I’m assuming it’s more than just him) are the same group of people who think that if a woman has sex, she should be forced to give birth to that child. Then, apparently, let it ‘wither and die.’
Now even journo-pundits in the “liberal media” are openly pondering: how is Obama going to ”justify” securing the release of an AMERICAN SOLDIER? This is the inevitable result of the media repeatedly lending credibility to every single ginned up, Frank Luntz approved, Republican faux outrage. As though each new Fox generated “scandal” is always deserving of serious contemplation instead of outright ridicule. Even when it’s been repeatedly demonstrated that the simple truth is Fox just sent out it’s coordinated, bi-weekly “we’re outraged” email spam
Again, in case I’m not being clear→ Fox News immediately hired a P.R. firm to slander Bergdahl and many of the “facts” about his alleged desertion are already beginning to unravel, but because corporate media instantly dances to whatever tune the Ruphert Murdoch propaganda machine plays, more often than not, we’re drowning in RWNJ conspiracy memes instead of being served with actual facts up front. Lara Logan aside, Fox News mastered trolling journalists and bloggers long ago
And does anyone even believe that if Bowe Bergdahl were beheaded by the Taliban that the same hypocritical “outraged" Republicans wouldn’t suddenly be calling for PBO’s impeachment? Specifically because he failed to secure the release of a captured soldier??? (hint: they’re going to try to impeach him to blemish his presidency no matter what —lacking a majority in the U.S. Senate is all that’s been stopping them)
At no other point in U.S. history would you hear journalists and politicians publicly deride a sitting president for committing the unforgivable sin of recovering a prisoner of war
The bad news: knowing that depending on the political party of the president, the credo “we leave no one behind” is actually a conditional slogan should do wonders for our ALL VOLUNTEER ARMY & military recruiters
The good news: maybe once enough people have second thoughts about volunteering, military spending will necessarily decrease and the U.S. won’t go traipsing into senseless wars for oil under the next (Republican) president
…or they’ll re-institute the draft.
Right-wing extremist Robert James Talbot Jr. was arrested for attempting to rob banks and buy explosives in order to fund his plan to restore America.
Being that it is part of my actual job, I tend to read a lot news. A wide variety of it, from many different sources. So, when something important happens, like the girl who played Stephanie Tanner on Full House goes to pick up her dry cleaning, or the FBI arrests someone for terrorism, it is usually something I find out about very quickly. However, I somehow managed to not hear a single word about Robert James Talbot, Jr. being arrested for terrorism last week. Which is weird because usually, when the FBI arrests someone for terrorism, it ends up all over the damn news.
We hear about it everywhere, from everyone– pundits biting their nails and wondering how we will ever feel safe again, people on the street raging against random strangers who happen to share the physical characteristics, religion, or political sentiment of the bastard who wanted to endanger the lives of our American citizens.
Not only that, but we usually end up rearranging our whole lives to account for what said terrorist was trying to do. I mean, we still have to awkwardly take our shoes off at the airport because one dude tried to hide a bomb in his shoe.
But Robert James Talbot, Jr. gets arrested for terrorism and I don’t see a thing about it until days later, until this weekend when I happened upon this article from the Southern Poverty Law Center. So weird! In fact, most of the other articles I’ve been able to find are from local Texas news sources. Very few national outlets have even bothered with the story.
Talbot is a white, radical right-wing conservative who was arrested by the FBI on charges of “attempted interference with commerce by robbery, solicitation to commit a crime of violence and possession of an explosive material.”
He set up a Facebook page, “American Insurgent Movement” in order to recruit five or six like-minded folks for what he called a “a Pre-Constitutionalist Community that offers those who seek True patriotism and are looking for absolute Freedom by doing the Will of God. Who want to restore America Pre- Constitutionally and look forward to stopping the Regime with action by bloodshed.” People, whom he said, must be willing to walk away from their lives to “stop the regime.” His plan was to rob banks to fund his revolution, and then also blow up mosques. He claimed to have already cased several Bank of Americas.
He wasn’t shy about his intentions, and even brazenly posted the following messages to the group’s Facebook page:
“Liberty movement starts this summer for those who are up for anything. Email the admin if your [sic] interested in walking away from your life (we have weapons if you need a weapon) to stop the Regime. We always will be recruiting. …You will be giving your life for a greater nation restoring liberty and the Lord himself. Stopping the New World Order and banking cartels.”
“That is exactly what I will have my men do during the heist. Same goes with the Muslims. Mosques are to be a blast! With three of my guys with FA [full automatic] AK’s [AK-47 semi-automatic rifles], we will send that white house worthless piece of dirt and his Muslim brotherhood a message they will never forget.”
And on March 15th…
“In a few weeks me and my team are going active for Operation Liberty. I will not be able to post no more. We will be the revolution, things will happen nationwide or in the states. They will call us many names and spin things around on media. Just remember we fight to stop Marxism, liberalism, Central banking Cartels and the New World Order.”
He was arrested after meeting with three undercover FBI agents who were pretending to be interested in helping him rob an armored car, and providing him with C-4 explosives. He also told the undercover agents that he planned to locate and kill a police officer who arrested him for drunk driving.
Now, call me crazy, but I have a feeling that if Talbot had been, instead, a Muslim man plotting to blow up Christian churches, that this is something that would have made the news cycle, in pretty heavy rotation. Despite the fact that two people with a similar ideology once committed one of the most tragic incidents of terrorism on U.S. soil, it is highly unlikely that other like-minded folks–like Larry Klayman and friends–will be put on the do-not-fly list anytime soon.
It’s unlikely that there will be any talk about how Fox News, Alex Jones and other right-wing news outlets are inciting potential terrorists by convincing them that they are actually under attack.
You can say that it wasn’t news because he was caught before going through with it, but shoe-guy was caught before he went through with it as well, and we certainly heard a lot about that.
Not sure if the person you’re seeing is a terrorist? Consult this handy chart:
"The Right to a Right Life"
EVERYONE NEEDS TO WATCH THIS IT IS THE BEST THING EVER
It’s an ad for Republican birth control, known as “Plan GOP” and it is amazing
this is so fucking funny
[D] Notice that the men did all the talking, and they never used the word “abortion” once? Scary how accurate this is.