Don’t be fooled by Republicans now supporting over-the-counter birth control.
There are some very tight races coming up and Republicans are determined to take control of the Senate. One area where they’ve consistently taken a hit is women voters, so they’ve picked a flashy issue to throw some support behind — increased access to birth control. A lot of media outlets are picking up this story and exposing it for what it is, another stunt by the GOP, but there isn’t enough attention being paid to the real downside.
For instance, the LA Times ran a story yesterday about this influx of Conservative support and how strange it is to see Republicans and Planned Parenthood on the same page, but buried in the last third of the article is the point we really need to pay attention to: over-the-counter medications are not covered by insurance which will in fact decrease access to birth control if suddenly women are unable to pay full price for it.
1:25 pm • 5 September 2014 •
Sarah Palin having a “debate” with Elizabeth Warren is the very best thing on the Internet.
A few weeks ago, Elizabeth Warren gave a pretty bomb-ass speech at Netroots Nation where she outlined her 11 tenets of progressivism. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth a quick watch. But! You don’t have to watch it! Because Sarah Palin — after three weeks of meticulously crafting her responses to each of the eleven points — filmed herself rebutting Warren’s speech, splicing in footage for each tenet.
Whatever you’re imagining isn’t nearly as ridiculous and embarrassing as what Sarah put out. Y’all she took three weeks to form rebuttals and it sounds like Cher Horowitz winging it about those people who didn’t RSVP to her dad’s garden party. It’s such a delightful mess.
1:25 pm • 19 August 2014 •
Go to this link.
How many people really, truly believe that abortion is murder?
Read the article and form your own opinion, but I’ve never believed pro-lifers really think abortion is murder.
Would you vote for a guy who had encouraged his wife to kill two seven-year-old boys, even if he was full of remorse and said he was sorry? No. You wouldn’t. So the “pro-lifers” who voted for Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) even though he encouraged an ex-wife to have two abortions clearly don’t see abortion as murder the way they *think* they do and would like you to believe.
If abortion is murder, they’d have the same reaction to two abortions as they would a scenario where two seven-year-olds were murdered. Abortion is not about murder — it’s about regulating the bodies and sexuality of women and attempting to morally police others to hold them to a standard one believes is personally acceptable regardless of individual rights and differences of opinion.
2:51 pm • 7 August 2014 •
Texas GOP signs amicus brief saying gay marriage will lead to incest and pedophilia.
Texas Republicans are really not letting up on this gay marriage thing. First we’re a threat to the fabric of society according to their official platform (x), and now 63 Texas Congresspeople have signed an amicus brief that argues legalizing gay marriage will lead to legalizing incest, pedophilia, and bigamy.
Are they bored? I just feel like you must have nothing better to do if you’re spending all your time trying to make sure gay people don’t get married. I don’t care what two people do with their own time because I have books to read and whiskeys to drink and reality TV shows to watch (and Republicans to talk shit about on the internet, obviously).
2:29 pm • 7 August 2014 •
Look at this photo.
I would laugh extra hard…but y’all…these people get to actually vote and help put people in office though. That just makes me unwell in my spirit.
1:41 pm • 6 August 2014 •
White House cleared in Benghazi investigation, but of course, we haven’t heard about that.
Do you even KNOW what Benghazi is about other than the fact that Republicans have been harping on it for two years as an outrage tactic against Obama and his administration? If you can tell me five things about Benghazi aside from “Isn’t there an investigation?” I will give you three chocolate chip cookies, fresh ones still warm.
The committee put together by Republicans to “investigate” the scandal has formally cleared the Obama administration of any wrongdoing or foreknowledge of the attack, so where are those headlines?
11:57 am • 6 August 2014 •
Happy Birthday, President Obama. From Elizabeth Warren.
I’m a day late, but there is never an inappropriate time to receive life from Elizabeth Warren.
Today is President Barack Obama’s birthday, which seems like a good time to remind the anarchy gang in Congress about the reality of the world they’re living in.
Back in 2012, the Republicans tried to win the presidency. They picked their candidate, spent a zillion dollars, made their best case to the American people, and lost to President Obama by five million votes.
Five million votes. And they didn’t vote for the President by such a wide margin so that the Republicans could hold the government hostage until 2016, or 2020, or 2024, or whenever they think they can win the presidency again. And they didn’t vote for President Obama so that Congress could waste time and taxpayer money on foolish stunts like lawsuits and impeachments.
Here’s the deal: Congress is supposed to do its job every day. We shouldn’t stop working to make the lives of millions of Americans better just because we don’t like the political party in charge – and we shouldn’t make Block-the-President a political game that takes priority over helping get this country working better for working people.
It’s time for the Republicans in Congress to remember that it’s their job to work with President Obama – on his birthday and every day. Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
(source: Elizabeth Warren’s Facebook)
(This gif is the best thing Star Jones has ever done, so I’m trying to get good mileage out of it.)
10:31 pm • 5 August 2014 •
Legislative Black Caucus should be open to anyone who is “fond of rap music.”
If you’re a new reader, you may not have read Why we still need black spaces & Why we still need black spaces, pt. 2, I wrote them when I had a lot of free time and energy to really go in, so if you have the time and energy on your hands as well (especially if you’re a white person who does not understand our need to “segregate” ourselves), it might be a worthwhile read.
NH State Rep Kyle Trasker probably doesn’t have that much energy.
He’s decided he should be allowed to join the Black Caucus of State Legislators because he likes Nelly’s “Country Grammar,” and he is basically everything wrong with crybaby white men who can’t stand to be excluded from something.
8:57 pm • 3 August 2014 •