Forcing employers to provide birth control is “like making a Jewish deli sell pork.”
Oh Rick Warren.
I like how he can just open his mouth, let anything fall out, and it makes its way around the Conservative side of the internet in about three hours. He is so not ever on the mark, and here he goes again, equating two things that don’t go together at all.
12:00 pm • 5 December 2013 •
Dick Cheney is surprised by the Facebook attacks against Liz.
For reference, Liz (left) is the politician, cut from Daddy’s Cloth, running for Senate on a campaign made of hyperbole and Conservative rhetoric. Mary (right) is the lesbian, and her wife, Heather Poe, attacked Liz Cheney on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. It is brutal. I almost don’t want to post it because it’s so out of order and uncalled for. Such an unprovoked attack is, quite frankly, a little embarrassing for all of us on the side of equality.
6:00 pm • 4 December 2013 •
Congress took a big chunk out of food stamps last month.
I always get a little heated when rich people can look at poor people and say “you should be able to survive with less,” and that’s essentially what happened last month. Congress took much-needed funds away from 47 million Americans, but what’s worse is that Americans need it now more than ever before. (x)
4:01 pm • 4 December 2013 •
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Corporate America has got us all shaming poor people.
A simple article about a McDonald’s worker who is unable to purchase food there (not that you should) turned into a free-for-all about that woman’s choices as opposed to a critique on the corporate practices that keep her poor. Why do we continue to place blame on poor people for being poor and refuse to turn the focus on the billion-dollar companies they work for that magnify their profits based on YOUR taxes? Can we make poor-shaming a thing? We have shaming for everything else apparently, but the one that most directly affects the largest majority of us slips under the radar because we like to be able to point to someone and say they’re doing worse than we are.
12:13 pm • 3 December 2013 •
Why are we paying the House of Representatives to do nothing?
Go look at a December 2013 Calendar. Or, you can look at this really plain one I just jacked from the Internet.
There are 22 business days left in this year. Most people have 19 days of work left this year, taking into account that Dec 24, 25 and 31 are usually holidays for most people.
Our US Representatives only have 8 days of work left, after only meeting for 126 days this year. When they did finally manage to meet, they passed less legislation than any Congress since the 1940s. So what are we even paying them to do?
4:01 pm • 2 December 2013 •
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Top 10 Stories: Nov 17 - Nov 23
- I say we start testing our politicians for drugs.? [GO]
- I also say we start testing Kimye for drugs after that awful video. [GO]
- Fist Brown must absolutely be on drugs after throwing rocks at his mother. [GO]
1:00 pm • 24 November 2013 •
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The conversation we need to be having is about why politicians aren’t drug tested.
This past summer, the House of Representatives passed an amendment which would allow states to administer drug tests to food stamps recipients. The idea is, with our budget issues and overspending, we shouldn’t hand out money to people for benefits when those benefits are allowing them to direct funds toward illegal activity. In effect, taxpayers are paying for people to get high.
So. Why is it that these same lawmakers who vote to allow drug testing for welfare recipients are refusing to push for our politicians to receive drug testing?
12:00 pm • 20 November 2013 •
Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)…another plagiarizing Republican.
Remember during the government shutdown and the news frequently discussed which politicians were refusing their paychecks? And Lee Terry came out with “I need my paycheck to pay for my nice house" so all y’all can suck it? Well, it would be real cute if he would actually earn that paycheck and get some legislating done. At the very least he could come up with his own talking points instead of copying them almost verbatim from a speech someone else gave.
12:01 pm • 18 November 2013 •