The President sings about student loans.
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His argument is that separation of church and state demands that people of faith have no role in what he calls "the public square." Laughably, his idea of including people of faith in politics is applying their rules and beliefs to people who do not subscribe to them. See his views on abortion, birth control, etc. He admits to wanting to adhere to BIBLICAL standards when making public policies.
But yeah, Rick -- this is TOTALLY about excluding people of faith and not protecting others from being oppressed by Christian rules that they do not recognize. YOU FIGURED US OUT.
You can read the transcript of the interview here.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Translation: HEY GUYS, I WAS ELECTED GOVERNOR OF A COMMONWEALTH AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO GOOGLE THE DEFINITION OF SOMETHING BEFORE I FORM OPINIONS ABOUT IT! WHOOPS, SORRY!
Are we really buying this excuse? Let's be honest with ourselves. McDonnell knew there was a transvaginal ultrasound in that bill, and he knew EXACTLY what that is and what it means. What's bad: shitty, misogynist politics. What's worse: trying to play dumb when you get called out for them.
McDonnell is a misogynist troglodyte. Look at him backpedal HARD for that VP nom. Dance, monkey! Dance!
It is doubtfully real (come on now, HUGH JOHNSON?) but Santorum hates gays in a way that almost seems personal. I wouldn't be shocked if the accusation were true, if not this specific story. There's rarely a bigger homophobe than a closeted or (lol) "reformed" homosexual.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012
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Oh and Rick just picked up an endorsement from Megadeth member David Mustaine.
A Santorum supporter shares his thoughts on contraception.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
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Note from Sweet Bee: I didn't make this video, but I agree with everything said and endorse it. You can follow the brilliant creator of the video at @jessofrva.
The in-vitro process sacrifices tons of fertilized eggs. I mean, a woman can't be expected to carry every single egg... can she?
Thursday, February 16, 2012
On the heels of the Oklahoma state Senate's vote to pass the "Personhood" legislation and send it to a state House that is 2:1 in favor of the bill and Virginia's recent effort to require transvaginal ultrasounds before abortions (PS, they threw that "personhood" thing in there too, don't worry!) one has to wonder: has the entire country lost their minds? These bills bring up some scary future law possibilities, and set some pretty terrifying precedents.
Let's start with the obvious one: the government can now require a woman to undergo a medical procedure that is not medically necessary. A transvaginal ultrasound is uncomfortable. It requires the technician to stick that ultrasound probe into the vagina. This means it is invasive, too. No one else is uncomfortable with that? Recently, a VA legislator presented an addendum to VA's bill that would have required men to have digital rectal exams before receiving Viagra prescriptions. This was dismissed as preposterous and the motion was not passed (however, the bill requiring the ultrasound, continued to move forward.)
I mean I get why it was preposterous! The government REQUIRING a medical procedure? That seems pretty scary. One that isn't necessary? That's scarier. Ultrasounds are not cheap either. An abortion can cost about $500-700. Ultrasounds can cost anywhere from $200-400. The law does not make provisions for those without insurance or adequate income to cover those costs.
The message is, if you're a woman, we don't trust you to make the decision without mandating this frivolous medical procedure. PS: you have to pay for it, we're going to mandate it, but it is your responsibility to pay for it.
If you're a poor woman, we hope you enjoy celibacy (just make sure you don't get raped!) Otherwise you're going to be forced to have that child -- oh, and we don't care if it is too dangerous for you to give birth. PS: we plan to demean you for the rest of eternity, you welfare dependent, food stamp and WIC using WHORE!
But wait, It gets worse.
Let's look at the word "personhood." It sounds like a nonsense word, doesn't it? Well, personhood will confirm the government's stance on when life begins-- and that "when" will be at conception. This is dangerous. It has already begun a war on abortion, and even a war on birth control. Apparently, taking birth control violates an unborn organism's rights. (The unborn organism that seems to have more rights now than the adult female, by the way.) Let's forget all that for a second. What about miscarriages? Remember that Georgia lawmaker that attempted to make a law stating that any abortions (even in cases of rape or incest) AND miscarriages would be considered "prenatal murders"? (If you don't, refresh your memory here)
So now, we've given a zygote more rights than an adult female, we've given the government power to mandate unnecessary medical procedures, and we've set the stage for laws to be passed that punish women who suffer miscarriages. In the meantime, we've also stripped women of the ability to PREVENT unwanted pregnancies by limiting access to (or potentially taking away completely) birth control measures.
When is the white Christian male's war on EVERY OTHER GROUP's civil rights going to stop? As states line up to pass marriage equality, we're simultaneously living in a country that seems to have no issue with stripping women of the right to make medical decisions regarding their own bodies.
The Senate vote in Virginia is monday. Bob McDonnell, who has proven himself to be a misogynist enemy of women everywhere, has stated that he will sign the bill into law. Have I mentioned that he's Mitt Romney's #1 pick for VP?
Come on, America: we can do better than this.
When will EVERY human being OUTSIDE the womb receive equal protection and consideration under the law?
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Here's a bit of an update. Outside of the vaguely racist looking site that Pete Hoekstra is running,the HTML code in it is kinda racist. Or at least it was before it was changed after Gawker pointed it out.
One more update: The actress in this commercial doesn't even like this commercial.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
In something that I'm sure most political blogs missed today,Mitt Romney just narrowly avoided a lawsuit. The almost lawsuit stems from Mitt using a song without permission,which is eerily similar to the almost legal trouble that Newt Gingrich got into the other day over "eye of the tiger". In this latest edition of musicians not liking the GOP,Somali born,Canadian raised rapper K'naan threatened to sue Mitt Romney to stop him from playing the American version of "Wavin' Flag". The Song was released in 2010 and was used by Coca Cola as a theme song for the 2010 World Cup with remixed versions of the song being made for several of the countries in the competition. To avoid getting sued by K'Naan,the Romney campaign has agreed to stop using his song. A song that K'Naan has said he would gladly let President Obama use during his reelection campaign if he wants to. If you want to hear where Romney used the song,skip to the end of his Florida victory speech. If you just want to listen to the extremely upbeat song without the political muckraking,click on the video for the song below.