As The Los Angeles Times recently reported, Koch Industries and its employees...– Why Wouldn’t the Tea Party Shut It Down? - NYTimes.com (via robot-heart-politics)
GOP Cuts Would Kill 700,000 Jobs
liberal-lad: Here’s something to think about as Congress tries to agree on budget cuts. A report by Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi says the Republican plan to cut federal spending by $61 billion this year would destroy 700,000 jobs through 2012. Zandi’s report follows a Goldman Sachs report whose conclusion was even more dire: The proposed cuts would slow economic growth by two...
I may have been deeply vested in this topic for many years but your anecdotal...– Shit No One Has Ever Said
Sometimes the intensive human-rights awareness and...
So thank you, everyone.
Taking The Drug War Seriously →
The whole article is great; this is really just an extract to get you to click through to read the full thing. You see, the Drug War as we know it began in that bastion of morality, San Francisco, back in 1873. Back then, Chinese immigrants were the group everybody was allowed to hate. Caucasian people really didn’t like the thought of good Christian folks going to smoke in the opium dens...
When I was 22 weeks pregnant with my very much wanted second son whom we had...– Mary Vargas, “The Meaning and Value of Mercy” (via Feministe)
the-disgruntledgradstudent: betterluckythangood: It’s really quite simple: White Man > unborn fetus > child » reproductive age woman I love Republican Party’s penchant for logical inconsistency as much as anyone, but they’ve held remarkably firmly to this line for the past two decades. I think that the reason that it seems inconsistent to so many people is because it also happens...
Only in America can you be pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-unmanned drone bombs,...– John Fugelsang (via andoneheadcanneverdie)
Why is it that whenever my feministy stuff gets...
rabblevolunteer: stfuconservatives: ginger-gal: Seriously. Happens every time. We get that a lot too. I hate to be ageist, but seriously, at that age your world view is so limited that it is very easy to believe the “abortion=murder” lie when it’s first fed to you. I know many progressives who thought the same thing when they were that age. While it’s certainly unfair and a little...
Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the...
stfuconservatives: AP: “Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the measure early Friday morning before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening.” I can hardly fucking believe the sliminess of this: Democrats launched a filibuster, throwing out...
Thanks Wisconsin Republicans!
stfuconservatives: You gave this liberal a wonderful idea, we’re going to keep the federal senate and house up until 1am and make them listen to 60 liberals talk about the budget and then once they start to nod off. Boom! Democrats vote in nationwide gay marriage! Before they realize what happened BOOM! Higher taxes for the top 1%! Inalienable right to abortions! Comprehensive Immigration...
MD Senate Approves Gay Marriage
liberal-lad: Is this state number six? Maryland’s Senate approved a bill on Thursday that would give gay couples the same marriage rights as straight couples, but would also allow exemptions for religious groups who don’t wish to participate. The bill now needs to pass Maryland’s House of Delegates, where it has 58 sponsors but needs 71 votes. The state’s governor, a Democrat, has said he will...
Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin Wants to Make... →
janedoe225: uprightcitizens: recycleanimals: In Georgia, State Rep. Bobby Franklin wants to criminalize not just abortions—but miscarriages as well. His 10-page bill would make any “prenatal murder” a felony punishable by death or life in prison—and that includes miscarriages, in the event the woman cannot prove that there was “no human involvement whatsoever in the causation” of her ...
Vatican confirms report of sexual abuse and rape... →
furiousfurious: bibliosaurus: “The Catholic Church in Rome made the extraordinary admission yesterday that it is aware priests from at least 23 countries have been sexually abusing nuns.” … “In extreme instances, the priests had made nuns pregnant and then encouraged them to have abortions.” “The Vatican reports cited countless cases of nuns forced to have sex with priests. Some were ...
BREAKING: Libyan Interior Minister who resigned to... →
Jon Stewart and Kristen Schaal give examples of...
KRISTEN: Our taxes are going to abortions in ways no one is even talking about.
JON: Well, let's talk about it now. How?
KRISTEN: Well, for starters, we have to cut funding for fire departments.
JON: Why would that be?
KRISTEN: Helllloooo? What if an abortion clinic catches fire, and firefighters put it out, paving the way for more abortions? Abortionist firefighters, paid for with our taxpayer dollars.
JON: Well that's like saying we need to de-fund the Coast Guard because abortion providers go to the beach.
KRISTEN: I hadn't even thought of that. But you're right -- no more Coast Guard! Give me another. This is fun.
KRISTEN: Mile-High Club. Number one cause of unwanted pregnancies between Newark and LAX.
JON: Mining Safety Commission.
KRISTEN: Mile-BELOW Club.
JON: Library of Congress.
KRISTEN: Sexy librarians.
KRISTEN: Space abortions!
JON: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
KRISTEN: Jon, please. I'm getting pregnant just listening to you.
Libyan Interior Minister Abdel Fattah Younes al... →
soupsoup: “I gave orders to my men in Benghazi not to shoot protesters, not one of my men shot at protesters,” he added. “I guarantee that none of my men shot at protesters.” Discussing the position of the security forces, the former interior minister said: “What I know is that the Free officers of Libya have stopped their support of Gaddafi, his Security Battalion remain,” according to the...
Gaddafi has ordered security services to start sabotaging oil facilities. They...– Robert Baer (via soupsoup)
She "did not act like a victim"
em-dash: From the ladyblog video I can’t embed: On February 15, 2011, fifteen women and two men sued the Department of Defense for systemic failures related to their sexual assaults. These words are taken directly from the legal complaint. “A stupid fucking female who didn’t belong in the military.” “This unit never had any problems until females came into it.” “He was in charge and there...
Anti Choice Senators by State list– Lost Grrrls: Anti-Choice Senators by State Minnesota is missing! (via nikkins) Minnesota has no anti-choice senators! (via stfusexists)
In the posting addressed to “union brothers and sisters,” Palin says Wisconsin...– Sarah Palin Addresses Wisconsin Protesters: You Must Be ‘Willing To Sacrifice’ (via radicallyhottoff)(via champagnecandy) “Real solidarity.” Take those words outcha mouth, Palin. The ruling class is not willing to sacrifice. Not willing to sacrifice their deep tax cuts, not willing to sacrifice...
7:07am Libya's deputy UN ambassador has called on...