June 29, 2012

God money I’ll do anything for you. 
God money just tell me what you want me to. 
God money nail me up against the wall. 

God money don’t want everything he wants it all. 

God money’s not looking for the cure. 

God money’s not concerned about the sick among the pure. 

God money let’s go dancing on the backs of the bruised. 

God money’s not one to choose 


Looks like Romney 



found his campaign theme song.

April 17, 2012
PROGRESSIVE VICTORY: ALEC ends its guns and voter suppression task force

(Source: think-progress, via eddyizm-deactivated20131128)

March 28, 2012
Cognitive Dissonance: Wherein the tighty-righty smear machine is tangled in its own racism

cognitivedissonance:

Anonymous asked you:
2012-03-27 11:11

Meg, I really need your help. Do you have links to the Trayvon Martin murder concerning the smear back-lash by certain right-wing outlets? A point-by-point dismantling of this blatantly false and blatantly racist “evidence” would be much appreciated…

comprehensive coverage of the trayvon issue. 

March 21, 2012
Texas state senator's office firebombed

cognitivedissonance:

“Pro-life, these people aren’t pro-life, they’re killing doctors, what kind of pro-life is that? What, they’ll do everything they can do save a fetus, but if it grows up to be a doctor they just might have to kill it?” — George Carlin

Or, apparently, a female Texas State Senator who fought against the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Luckily, no one was killed, but this is horrifying. From Fox 4 News:

The Fort Worth Fire Department is investigating an arson attack at State Sen. Wendy Davis’ legislative office.

Fire officials said just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday someone threw two Molotov cocktails into the third-floor office on West 7th Street. Two of Davis’ staff members were there at the time. They used a fire extinguisher to put out the waist-high flames. No one was hurt.

According to UPI:

Davis, a Democrat, played a high-profile role last week in arguing against plans by Texas state officials to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, saying such a move could deprive 130,000 Texas women of healthcare services including cancer screening and contraception.

This is not fucking funny. This past August, a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas was firebombed. The McKinney, Texas clinic is less than one hour from Fort Worth. In January of this year, Donny Mower received five years in prison for firebombing a California Planned Parenthood Clinic and vandalizing a mosque in late 2010.

From Texas Right to Life:

Click on a dot, get all the info about the clinic, or “abortion mills” as they call them. The McKinney Clinic is still listed as open.

Texas Right to Life on Sen. Davis:

While the Pro-Life super majority has been a blessing, there were a select few who would stop at nothing to squelch the advances for Life. Most notably, Representative Jessica Farrar and Senator Wendy Davis were determined to stop all Pro-Life efforts.

Writer Robert Gieb at Catholic Lane calls Sen. Davis “a political handmaiden of the abortion industry which makes millions of dollars from killing weak and vulnerable human beings.” Gieb also writes:

“The state senator who represents the district in which I reside, Wendy Davis, is a most fervent supporter of killing the innocent unborn, and has been well compensated by the abortion industry, having received thousands of dollars in campaign donations from the pro abortion group called Annie’s List, and both money and substantial in kind political advertising and telephone work from Planned Parenthood.”

When in the hell are we going to call these firebombings terrorism? When are we going to examine the heated rhetoric involved in calling a state senator a child murderer?

The entrance to the McKinney PP Clinic:

Sen. Davis’ door:

This is domestic terrorism. Period. It’s often religiously motivated. Bet you won’t hear Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney condemn it on the campaign trail — it’s just a feeling I have.

Sen. Davis’ staffers are very fortunate, and I hope the arsonist — the attempted murderer of innocent, already-born people — is brought to justice swiftly.

Pro-life my fucking asshole. 

March 20, 2012
"

I don’t care what the liberals say, I don’t care what the naysayers say, this nation was founded as a Christian nation. …There’s only one God, and his name is Jesus. I’m tired of people telling me that I can’t say those words. I’m tired of people telling us as Christians that we can’t voice our beliefs or we can no longer pray in public. Listen to me. If you don’t love America, if you don’t like the way we do things I have one thing to say — get out!

…We don’t worship Buddha! I said we don’t worship Buddha, we don’t worship Muhammad, we don’t worship Allah, we worship God, we worship God’s son Jesus Christ.

"

The Reverend DENNIS TERRY, in remarks delivered at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum at the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Louisiana yesterday.

Rick Santorum stood up and applauded these remarks, along with those from the Reverend denouncing homosexuality and abortion.

Because if you aren’t like Rick Santorum, then he doesn’t give a fuck about you.

(via the New York Times)

fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck


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February 27, 2012
"I don’t believe in an America where there’s a separation of church and state… Saying there’s no place for people of faith in the public square? It just makes me want to throw up!"

GOP presidential candidate RICK SANTORUM, on ABC News This Week.

Even Jesus Christ thinks this dick is a dick.

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February 24, 2012
"When you have 40 percent of kids being born out of wedlock, and among certain ethnic groups the vast majority being born out of wedlock, you ask yourself, how are we going to have a society in the future? Because these kids are raised in poverty in many cases, they’re in abusive settings. The likelihood of them being able to finish high school or college drops dramatically in single-family homes. And we haven’t been willing to talk about this."

Mitt Romney, at Wednesday’s CNN debate in Arizona. 

Hey, you know what prevents unwanted pregnancy? This.

Love the insinuation that poverty IS child abuse. And the racism. That throwaway remark is quite possibly one of the worst things to come out of last night’s debate.

I could say more, but Elon James White said it much better than I ever could:

I salute you, sir.

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February 23, 2012
BREAKING NEWS: Texas lets 130,000 people (most of them women) lose access to affordable reproductive health.

racetothestoneage:

stfusexists:

Texas has decided to violate federal policies concerning the Women’s Health Program of Medicaid, and has lost $40 million of federal funding towards reproductive health care in the process. Way to go Texas! Now you’ve produced Rick Perry, W, and THIS abomination of legislation.

Click through to see what this means for reproductive rights in Texas, and to donate to Planned Parenthood. 

Hmm … basically has the same deleterious effects as passing a law depriving people of health care … +5 to Texas.

Gooooooo texas!!!!

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February 22, 2012
barackobama:

Us v. them, in one bar chart.

I donated!

barackobama:

Us v. them, in one bar chart.

I donated!

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February 17, 2012
"One of the things I will talk about that no president has talked about before is the dangers of contraception in this country, the whole sexual libertine idea… It’s not okay because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. They’re supposed to be within marriage, for purposes that are, yes, conjugal… but also procreative.

That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen. We take any part of that out, we diminish the act… And all of a sudden, it becomes deconstructed to the point where it’s simply pleasure. And that’s certainly a part of it—and it’s an important part of it, don’t get me wrong—but there’s a lot of things we do for pleasure, and this is special, and it needs to be seen as special. Again, I know most presidents don’t talk about those things, and maybe people don’t want us to talk about those things, but I think it’s important that you are who you are… I’m not running for pastor, but these are important public policy issues."

Rick Santorum, giving an odd interview back in October to CaffeinatedThoughts.com

Ahem. An open letter to Rick Santorum:

Dear Rick,

I can call you Rick, right? You seem to want to get to know me on an awfully personal level. Well, I have something to say about that: Please get the hell out of my vagina. I did not invite you up in there. Nor did I invite you to poke around my uterus and ovaries, or anywhere else in my bathing suit area. 

I think it’s important that people “are who they are” too, which is why I don’t care what two (or more) consenting adults want to do to get freaky. I don’t care if you and Karen do it twice a year with the lights out, socks on, and magic sweater vest flung on the floor. I don’t care if you have a secret furry fetish involving My Little Pony and jars of marshmallow fluff.

I. DON’T. CARE. ABOUT. YOUR. SEX. LIFE. Is that clear?

In exchange, it would be super cool if you stopped giving a fuck about mine. It’s getting creepy. You look out from the TV screen like we’re just pals, chatting about “intimacy” and making sure I’m barefoot, pregnant, and making men sandwiches because Jesus said reasons.

Let’s get one thing straight, mmmkay?

Go have some sex for pleasure, Rick. I bet you’ll have fun, Karen will be shocked, and your litter o’ kidlets will wonder if daddy and mommy are demonically possessed because they’ve NEVER heard those kinds of noises. 

Cheers,

Meg

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Win win win win win win win. 

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