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This would be Sarah Palin at the CPAC conference today.
Don’t forget, these are The Serious People in the Republican Party.
Listen to the crowd roar when she sucks on a straw.
Moral of the story? This is how “girls” get noticed by Republicans.
Big gulp? Aimed at Nanny Bloomberg? Maybe.
This is horrible:
Like millions of Mexicans, Carolina Martínez dreamed of coming to the United States to work. Her plan was to put in a few years in the fields, save up enough money to return to her hometown, and build a house there for her family. Her husband was already working on a farm outside of Albion, New York, so she knew there was money to be made, certainly more than the few dollars per day she typically made selling food on the street.
In 2004, at the age of 21, she took her 1-year-old child and traveled some 1,200 miles by bus to the U.S. border, where she handed off her son to a friend and found a coyote (smuggler) who would guide her and 10 others across for $2,000 each. It took a full week of hard and dangerous walking to get through the desert. She ran out of food and water, and at one point twisted her ankle, but she didn’t dare stop. “We passed people who were dead,” she recalls. But she made it out of the desert alive, reunited with her infant son—whom her friend had driven across the border—and eventually made her way to a small town outside of Rochester, New York, where she joined her husband. Martínez quickly found work packing potatoes and onions.
The work was hard. During planting and harvest seasons she might work 10 hours a day, six or seven days a week. But she had expected that. What she hadn’t expected was the near-constant sexual harassment on the job. The crew leader would, she says, “touch women in a sexual way … touch women on their asses.” When Martínez threatened to report him, he’d warn, “They’ll get rid of you. And if you do go to the boss, I’ll call Immigration.”
That’s what happened at one farm where Carolina Martínez worked. She says the manager, a Mexican immigrant himself, routinely approached women for sex. (He didn’t bother her, probably because she lived with her husband.) “He told [women] if they did not have sex with him, they were going to lose their jobs,” she says. Many women complied. Finally, one woman spoke up about the abuse to the farm owner. But, says Martínez, the owner didn’t believe her. In fact, he may not have understood her at all, because the woman spoke only Spanish and the owner, like most, spoke only English—while the supervisor spoke both. The handful of bilingual workers who could have translated were afraid to get involved. Not willing to lose his manager, the owner instead fired the woman who complained—which sent a strong message to the other women.
This is how crazy they’re getting.
This would be Generations Radio host Kevin Swanson on his show this week:
And they have found that with women who are on the birth control pill, there are these little tiny fetuses, these little babies, that are embedded into the womb. They’re just like dead babies. They’re on the inside of the womb. And these wombs of women who have been on the birth control pill effectively have become graveyards for lots and lots of little babies.
This is Ohio Governor John Kasich apparently trying to appeal to women by setting up a picture of them staying at home, doing the laundry and taking care of the kids:
How intrusive into our private lives is the Paul Ryan / Todd Akin “Sanctity of Life Act?” Very:
The national battle over Todd Akin’s comments about “legitimate rape” has shed light on a “personhood” bill, co-sponsored by Akin and Paul Ryan, called the Sanctity of Life Act. Much of the chatter today has focused on whether Ryan opposes abortion in cases of rape. The Romney campaign confirmed today that Ryan does personally oppose it, while clarifying that a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose it.
But what about the other legal implications of the bill Ryan and Akin co-sponsored? In an interview just now, Dem Rep. Louise Slaughter, one of the leading pro-choice voices in Congress, raised two startling possibilities.
“One of the questions around this legislation is, Could a rapist who impregnated a victim sue that victim if she decided not to carry that baby and to have an abortion?” Slaughter said. “Another question: Could in vitro fertilization be outlawed?”
It’s unclear how this legislation would work. The bill affirms that from the moment of fertilization onward, “every human being shall have all the legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood.” It then says that Congress and the states have the “authority” to protect all human beings — again, defined as human life from fertilization onward — residing in their juristictions.
Slaughter’s suggestion is that this affirms the authority of Congress or the states to pass laws outlawing IVF, since that procedure requires the destruction of embryos, or that it could give legal weight to a rapist’s insistence that his victim not abort her baby — though again, it’s unclear how this would work.
“What it says is that a single cell can achieve all the protections the Constitution of the United States bestows on persons,” Slaughter said of the bill. “Scientifically the law is crazy.”
And that’s putting it politely.
Here’s a little more on GOP Rep. Paul Akin of Missouri who said this morning the “female body has ways to try to shut that whole [pregnancy] thing down,” when impregnated due to rape:
(1) Akin is a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. Oh. My. God.
If you’re a woman and you vote Republican or if you’re a man who loves a woman and you vote Republican, you’re insane.
Nothing says food like…sex!
This Newsweek cover is exactly what I think of when I think about the “101 Best Places to Eat in the World.”
Aye yie yie. Sex. Everywhere.
Oh, and P.S. — Everyone eats asparagus like this, right?
Strip clubs in Tampa Bay, Florida are gearing up for the Republican National Convention which begins on August 27.
Tampa Bay strip clubs are gearing up for the Republican National Convention in August. It’s an exciting opportunity for club owners because as Angelina Spencer of the Association of Club Executives told the New York Times, Republicans drop a lot of money on strippers–three times as much per person as Democrats do. One of Tampa’s clubs, Three Doll House, is even bringing in a Sarah Palin lookalike to give lap-dances to conventioneers.
Oh, and speaking of strippers, Jenna Jameson, speaking in San Francisco yesterday, endorsed Mitt:
“I’m very looking forward to a Republican being back in office,” Jameson said while sipping champagne in a VIP room at Gold Club in the city’s South of Market neighborhood. “When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office.”
Republican Mitt Romney insists his No. 1 job is fixing the economy but a former Reagan administration anti-porn prosecutor says the candidate’s campaign has assured him that he also will “vigorously” crack down on pornographers if he is elected president.
Patrick Trueman, a former head of the Justice Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and now the head of Morality in Media, told the conservative Daily Caller that he was quietly promised that fighting porn will be a top priority in a Romney White House.
Trueman said he and another anti-porn prosecutor from the 1980s Justice Department, Bob Flores, met earlier this year with Alex Wong, Romney’s foreign and legal policy director..
“Wong assured us that Romney is very concerned with this, and that if he’s elected these laws will be enforced,” Trueman told the website. ”They promised to vigorously enforce federal adult obscenity laws.”
I can’t get real worked up about this because Romney will say anything to get elected but I will note that he might face the fiercest opposition from his fellow Mormons (snark alert):
Ouch. It looks like the Komen Foundation may have caused itself permanent damage as a result of last February’s row over Planned Parenthood:
With just days until the Komen Global Race for the Cure in the District, registration is way down compared to last year, and it’s in part because of the controversy that surrounded the charity’s relationship with Planned Parenthood.
In 2011, 40,000 people converged on Washington as part of the annual charity run and walk, raising $5 million for clinics across the nation.
However, this weekend’s race will fall short of last year’s numbers, and its not alone. Races in cities such as Seattle, Richmond and Fort Worth have seen their numbers drop by, on average, one-third. In D.C., 25,000 people have registered for this year’s race.
A row emerged this past February when the Komen for the Cure announced it was pulling grants to Planned Parenthood for breast exams. The organization reversed its decision quickly.
I’m all for this! Enough with putting it all on the woman:
The Standard Examiner reports that a local doctor in Utah has written three-page proposal to fine every father who impregnates a woman or girl, saying the fee — and the subsequent penalties — ensures, “No boy would dare have sex without wearing three condoms.”
- Restrict elective abortion to the first 16 weeks.
- Require DNA testing to determine paternity of all out-of-wedlock children, even aborted.
- Require the father to establish a $50,000 trust fund to care for any out-of-wedlock child, even if adopted. If the child is aborted, the fund is used for sex education.
- If the father can’t pay, he joins the military and uses his enlistment bonus and salary to pay.
- No man can avoid paternity claiming “she seduced me,” or that she claimed she was on the pill, had her tubes tied, whatever.
- Man under 18? His parents are responsible.
So, Mitt Romney is supposedly the big, bad CEO honcho huh? I don’t think so. Looks to me like winger Bryan Fisher is his boss:
It was just last week that Bryan Fischer was declaring that if Mitt Romney wants to win in November, he’d “better start listening to me.” And the first thing that Romney needed to do was fire Richard Grenell because all week Fischer had beenrelentlesslyattacking the campaign for having hired an openly gay man to serve as the foreign policy and national security spokesman.
Today, during the second hour of Fischer’s daily radio broadcast, the news broke the Grenell had in fact resigned from the campaign and Fischer could barely contain his glee, declaring it a “huge win” for the Religious Right because it means that they have forced Romney to back down and taught him that he cannot do anything like this again.
See video here.
I haven’t read the article but I take from this cover that working women fantasize about some sort of bondage thing all day?
Who in the world are they talking to?
Like any state legislature dealing with 8 percent unemployment and thousands of its residents facing disenfranchisement, the Tennessee Senate is targeting the menace of underage hand-holding.
Last week, the Senate passed SB 3310, a bill to update the state’s abstinence-based sex education curriculum to define holding hands and kissing as “gateway sexual activities.” Just one senator voted against the legislation; 28 voted in favor.
And uh oh:
How far are the wingnuts going to push this back? Will being born eventually be labeled as a “gateway to sexual activity?” Might as well. That’s how absurd this is getting.
This would be Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today:
McConnell calls GOP’s ‘war on women’ a ‘manufactured’ issue
“Talk about a manufactured issue,” McConnell said in an interview with local Louisville, Ky., radio station WHAS on Monday.
He said his female Republican colleagues in the Senate would agree with him on that.
“There is no issue. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison [(Texas)] and Kelly Ayotte from New Hampshire and Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe from Maine, I think, would be the first to say — and Lisa Murkowski from Alaska — ‘We don’t see any evidence of this.’ “
Nothing there ladies. Nothing at all.
Meanwhile, this would be Scott Walker and the Republicans in Wisconsin on Thursday:
A Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly signed the bill.
The 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act was meant to deter employers from discriminating against certain groups by giving workers more avenues via which to press charges. Among other provisions, it allows individuals to plead their cases in the less costly, more accessible state circuit court system, rather than just in federal court.
In November, the state Senate approved SB 202, which rolled back this provision. On February, the Assembly did the same. Both were party-line votes in Republican-controlled chambers.
In essence, Republicans don’t want women to be paid the same amount as men for the same job. Why? Because Republicans think women should be folding laundry; men are taking care of them (gag): Money is More Important for Men.
So Mitch. What was that you were sayin’? Your lie about there not being a Republican attack on women is an attack unto itself.
This is the cover of the April, 2012 issue of the Texas Observer.
Creepy but true. Ugh. Makes my skin crawl.
Vote Republican ladies and we won’t just have this in Texas. Your guys want this to go national. Yippee!
Last Thursday I posted about legislation wending its way through the Arizona legislature known as the “Let Women Die” law. It would permit a doctor who opposes abortion to withhold information about the condition of a patient’s fetus if they feared the patient would choose to abort if they knew how diseased and/or deformed the fetus was.
I think a better name for the legislation is let’s legalize letting “Doctors Lie to Women” or let’s legalize medical practice, because that’s essentially what it would do.
Reader beth, who commented on the post (see the link above), brought up a good point: “Where the hell has the American Medical Association been on all this?” Ah, yeah!
Well, the AMA is still MIA but finally a doctor has weighed in. Meet Dr. Megan Evans:
Imagine carrying a baby to term. You’ve waited nine long months for this moment. You’ve planned for her arrival, you’ve had the baby shower, and you’ve gone to all your prenatal appointments. All along you are told that you are progressing normally and your baby is healthy. Your delivery day comes and, at delivery, your doctor tells you your baby has a devastating abnormality. A cardiac defect or a severe structural abnormality or chromosomal abnormality… something that was likely already detected early in your pregnancy.
You then discover your doctor withheld this information from you for fear you would seek an abortion. What a nightmare.
Unfortunately, the Arizona legislation is working to make this nightmare a reality.
I respect my patients, I trust them to make the best decision for themselves and their families, and I trust my colleagues to do the same. I, as a physician, have no right to make medical decisions for my patients based purely on what I think is best or based on my religious beliefs.
Thank you Dr. Evans. I can only imagine the hate mail you’re getting tonight. Now I’m waiting for the AMA as a whole to start making some major noise — to start SCREAMING — about this unspeakable oppression.
I used birth control for approximately 20 years so, according to Rush Limbaugh, that means
I’m a Slut!
“The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
Wasilla, Alaska is in the news again:
WASILLA — Jim Dault and Shala Dobson are proud to display their artwork at Wasilla High School. After all, the Meadow Lakes artists are Valley residents and have a familial connection with the school.
That’s why Jan. 29 was an exciting day, Dault said. That’s the day they installed their sculpture “Warrior Within” in front of the Mat-Su Borough School District’s largest high school. Three days later, however, the $100,000 work of art, contracted through the state’s Percent For Art Program, was covered by tarps and has remained under wraps since.
The reason? Some students think the stone and concrete sculpture that features a pair of shields surrounded by feathers resembles female genitalia. The oblong shields, one made of aluminum and another of bronze, are emblazoned with warrior symbolism, the artists say in a description of their project.
“Emerging from the powerful stone form are two warrior shields encircled by glowing feathers,” the description says, adding the art is a monument to the warrior spirit. “The bronze shield has a hand impression showing ‘good deeds.’ The aluminum shield has a flame symbol representing the ‘spark of inspiration.’ The stone form represents the strong material from which a warrior is made.”
Here’s the sculpture.
It wouldn’t have occurred to me to think female genitalia if that hadn’t been suggested in the article above.
Geezus. “Porn” is so subjective. It’s in the eye (and the mind) of the beholder.
Oh, and here’s the sculpture today:
Did MSNBC just get punked?
Take a look at the images on this man’s T-shirt:
Linda has a message for the Komen Foundation.
I love Linda!
What is the Susan G. Komen Foundation thinking:
Discount Gun Sales is proud to team up with the Susan B. Koman Foundation to offer the Walther P-22 Hope Edition in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of each P-22 Hope Edition will be donated to the Seattle Branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The P-22 Hope Edition has an exclusive DuraCoat Pink slide in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Utilizing the same reliable controls and firing mechanism that has made the Walther P-22 America’s top selling handgun, the Hope Edition will be a limited production pistol offered exclusively through Discount Gun Sales.
What a strange organization. Their actions are so contradictory. On the one hand they’re trying to save women’s lives, on the other they’re selling guns.
The Komen Foundation has just released the following statement:
We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives.
The events of this week have been deeply unsettling for our supporters, partners and friends and all of us at Susan G. Komen. We have been distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood. They were not.
Our original desire was to fulfill our fiduciary duty to our donors by not funding grant applications made by organizations under investigation. We will amend the criteria to make clear that disqualifying investigations must be criminal and conclusive in nature and not political. That is what is right and fair.
Our only goal for our granting process is to support women and families in the fight against breast cancer. Amending our criteria will ensure that politics has no place in our grant process. We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants, while maintaining the ability of our affiliates to make funding decisions that meet the needs of their communities.
It is our hope and we believe it is time for everyone involved to pause, slow down and reflect on how grants can most effectively and directly be administered without controversies that hurt the cause of women. We urge everyone who has participated in this conversation across the country over the last few days to help us move past this issue. We do not want our mission marred or affected by politics – anyone’s politics.
Starting this afternoon, we will have calls with our network and key supporters to refocus our attention on our mission and get back to doing our work. We ask for the public’s understanding and patience as we gather our Komen affiliates from around the country to determine how to move forward in the best interests of the women and people we serve.
We extend our deepest thanks for the outpouring of support we have received from so many in the past few days and we sincerely hope that these changes will be welcomed by those who have expressed their concern.
Thank you Komen Foundation.
Greg Sargent adds this detail after speaking with a Komen Foundation board member:
I just got off the phone with a Komen board member, and he confirmed that the announcement does not mean that Planned Parenthood is guaranteed future grants — a demand he said would be “unfair” to impose on Komen.
And here’s a heads up regarding a kickass post by a Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog (Kivi is a PR consultant) about how the Komen Foundation essentially rebranded itself overnight on Tuesday. It went from what people thought of as an organization dedicated to women’s health, to what people now perceive as a right-wing political tool.
Hey kids, who knew there was a website dedicated to supporting “Christian porn:”
Welcome to the home of the Christian Porn movement. Our mission is to clean up that which is currently known as “pornographic” videos, movies, or films. All filmed sexual acts in the Christian Porn genre are genuine intentions to create life, performed by heterosexual married Christian couples. As acts of procreation they are not immoral, illicit, or dirty, but expressions of love between husband and wife, who are in love with each other exclusively. None of the acts are unnatural or adulterous. We feel the viewing of an expression of love shared by a married man and woman is one of the most beautiful and natural gifts bestowed to us by God. Praise God, brothers and sisters.
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This is cool:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, responding to the controversy over a breast cancer advocacy group that cut off most of its grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screening, said on Thursday that he would make up a large part of the missing money.
Mr. Bloomberg, a billionaire with a long-term interest in public health, said he would give Planned Parenthood Federation of America a $250,000 matching gift — he will donate $1 for every new dollar Planned Parenthood raises up to $250,000.
“Politics have no place in health care,” he said in a statement. “Breast cancer screening saves lives and hundreds of thousands of women rely on Planned Parenthood for access to care. We should be helping women access that care, not placing barriers in their way.”
Bravo! I think that is what most of us thought the Komen Foundation’s philosophy was too, until yesterday.
If you want to donate to Planned Parenthood and take advantage of Bloomberg’s matching-funds pledge, go here.
I’m glad to see at least some Democrats making noise about the Komen Foundation’s hit job on Planned Parenthood. Maybe they learned something after having gone along with Republicans, like spineless sheep, in destroying ACORN.
Raising the stakes, the letter explicitly raises the possibility of “thousands” of women losing access to “potentially life-saving screenings because of a politically motivated attack.”
The pressure on the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation to reverse its decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings for poor people — a decision which has caused an uproar among women’s groups and on social media — is about to get significantly more intense. Nearly two dozen Senators are set to enter the fray.
I’m told that some 22 Dem Senators have signed on to a very toughly worded letter urging Komen to reverse its decision, which Komen has justified by citing a new rule prohibiting it from funding any group under investigation by the government. (This has conferred legitimacy and signficance [sic] on the probe into Planned Parenthood that has been launched by anti-abortion GOP Rep. Cliff Stearns of Florida.)
More, including the letter, here.
Don’t forget, the Lingerie Bowl is this weekend!
More on family values Fox News Porn here.
The U.S. teen birth rate is the highest in the developed world with about 400,000 infants being born to mothers ages 15-19 every year, federal officials say.
Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta analyzed data from the 2004 to 2008 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System — self-reported pre-pregnancy contraceptive use among white, black and Hispanic females ages 15-19 with unintended pregnancies resulting in live birth involving 27 states and approximately 75 percent of all live U.S. births.
Fifty percent of these teens were not using any method of birth control when they got pregnant, and of these 31.4 percent said they believed they could not get pregnant at the time.
Twenty-one percent said they used a highly effective contraceptive method, 24.2 percent used the moderately effective method of condoms and 5.1 percent used the least effective methods, such as rhythm and withdrawal.