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I live in a constant state of early 90s.
When college rock was good, and black people were still on TV.

     On Lindsey Graham’s abortion ban: If you sing to your fetus, it must be a person.


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is at the head of a push to pass legislation through the Senate which would ban abortion after 20 weeks.  In an interview with CBN, he used singing as part of his argument saying, “If you’re telling parents to sing to the baby because they understand your voice, really should we be aborting a child at the stage of the pregnancy?  I don’t want anybody carrying the Republican banner that doesn’t get this. If you don’t get this, then you’re the extremist.”

Right.  So….I went to go Google that just for fun and….


Oops.  Let me go tell all my green thumb folks with houseplants not to prune those leaves because plants are people too if you sing to them.

The most interesting (read: idiotic) thing about this argument is their assertion that only seven countries still allow women to have elective abortions after 20 weeks, which is true, but you know how the US feels about pesky little things called details.  And details are very important when you’re building an argument based on what an elective abortion is.

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11:16 am  •  18 September 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     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.

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1:25 pm  •  5 September 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     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.

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1:25 pm  •  19 August 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     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  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     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).

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2:29 pm  •  7 August 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     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.

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  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     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?

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11:57 am  •  6 August 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     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)


**sips tea**

(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  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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