|GOP:||Ebola! ISIS! Everything is deadly! Everyone wants to kill you! Vote for us!|
|People:||What do you intend to do about those things?|
|GOP:||Oh, that's not the government's job.|
Pronouns:If referring to "me" collectively, "they/them"
It’s bad enough when 18 year olds get executed and infants get flash-bang grenaded . Do we as a country have to knowingly send children to their death as well? Apparently so.
I hate everything.
When Moles was in jail awaiting trial, he made some unsavory friends and decided to put a hit out on his wife.
Oops. Apparently putting a hit out on your wife doesn’t fit with the job description of Republican “small business coalition” leader.
What is it about Republicans and beating up on women? I mean literally? Monica Wehbyis running for senator in Oregon, and two weeks ago she chose Tim…
inb4 false equivalence to say, “Regardless of whether or not both sides “do it” (cite your sources), only one side trumpets “family values” and “sanctity of marriage”, and that side seems more likely to get outed doing this shit.”
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.