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The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion ~every single day.

liberalsarecool:

via Andrew Sullivan:

This is how they felt in 2008. They didn’t hate Obama because he’s black; they resented him because he was beloved. The nation had fallen in love, and it wasn’t with them. Who could overlook the Nixon-like contempt for the Other? If the…

fearandwar:

The Right Wing decided it wanted to play Monday Morning Quarterback with my lady parts this year. It seems like an odd choice for a recreational activity, especially since there’s no legislative or medical reason to suddenly introduce radically restrictive and dangerous legislation on women’s health and bodies. Maybe someone should introduce them to Pinterest instead.

Here are our Top 10 Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Attacks on Women’s Rights (just in the last 6 months!)

  1. The Blunt Amendment. Reasonable religious exemptions weren’t enough for Roy Blunt. This amendment would have allowed your employer – not your doctor - to decide what kind of health care you could get based on his or her own personal moral or religious convictions.
  2. The All-Male Birth Control Panel, or the Man Panel. Congressman Darrell Issa convened a panel to discuss the coverage of birth control – but refused to include any women.
  3. Susan G. Komen Foundation defunds Planned Parenthood. Komen opted to cut off funding to the largest provider of reproductive health services in the US because of their new VP’s objection to a mere 3% of their activities.
  4. Rush Limbaugh Calls Sandra Fluke a Prostitute and a Slut. After Sandra Fluke stood up for women everywhere, Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves and called her a prostitute and a slut for speaking out in favor of birth control coverage. He also said she should have to put videos of her having sex online to compensate the taxpayers who “are going to pay for your contraceptives.” Classy.
  5. Forced Trans-Vaginal Ultrasounds. Republican legislators in Virginia invited the commonwealth into the exam room when they proposed a bill that would require women seeking abortions to undergo an invasive, medically-unnecessary vaginal probe before their procedure.
  6. Texas defunds Planned Parenthood. Under Governor Rick Perry, the state of Texas banned funding to Planned Parenthood because it provides abortion services. In the end, though, this fight has only served to hurt low-income women looking for breast cancer screenings, birth control and pap smears.
  7. Women in the Military Should “Expect” to be Raped. Responding to a 64% increase in the reports of rape and violent sexual assaults in the military, Fox News pundit Liz Trotta responds, “What did they expect?” She goes on to say that there is a bureaucracy of people to support these women who are being “raped too much.”
  8. Foster Friess Suggests Women Put Aspirin Between Their Knees. Rick Santorum supporter, Foster Friess, reminisced about back in his day when ladies put aspirin between their knees for birth control. Back in his day, people also died of polio.
  9. Santorum wants to deny birth control coverage because he thinks it’s available and affordable. Despite the fact that most forms of birth control still require a prescription and 1 in 3 women have reported struggling to afford birth control. Santorum feels there is no barrier to access, so it shouldn’t be covered by insurance.
  10. Mitt Romney doesn’t understand a woman’s reproductive system. Romney has publicly supported “personhood amendments,” which would ban abortion by declaring life begins at conception. When asked about how this affects birth control, Romney seemed to be completely unaware that hormonal forms of birth control stop implantation, not conception and would be banned under any personhood amendment.

And it’s only the middle of March.

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…well said.

christiantheatheist:

Fundamentalist religion of all stripes has degradation of women at its core, and fundamentalist Christianity is no exception.

Why can’t GOP politicians trumpet their religious credentials without assaulting women?

Because fundamentalist religion of all…

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conservatives #GOP vs #democrats #politcartoon

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#corporations #embryos #conservatives …’s all about people.

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#political cartoons #reproductive rights #abortion #GOP

steeldragondown:

prisma-colour:

ibock:

pizzaforpresident:

paperkittennightmare:

onspacehardware:

wuboo:

#DOES THIS MAN NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT COMES OUT OF HIS MOUTH

Oh, dear.

it’s chlamydia, rick.

i wish canadian politics were this hilarious

He literally said “… I came in a buddy’s backyard”

Does he HEAR THE THINGS HE SAYS?

IT’S CHLAMYDIA, RICK

Oh god.

…just an other Idiot.

sageoflogic:

racetothestoneage:

nefariousnewt:

14kgoldnyc:

thegirlwiththefinchertattoo:

A congressional candidate running as a Republican in the upcoming Illinois primary says the “Holocaust never happened.”

Arthur Jones, 64, a Lyons, IL, insurance salesman who organizes family-friendly, neo-Nazi events around Adolf Hitler’s birthday, hopes to be the Republican candidate chosen to run againstDemocratic Congressman Dan Lipinski in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.

“As far as I’m concerned, the Holocaust is nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews,” Jones said. “It’s the blackest lie in history. Millions of dollars are being made by Jews telling this tale of woe and misfortune in books, movies, plays and TV.

“The more survivors, the more lies that are told.”

A member of the Nationalist Socialist Party in his younger days, Jones took part in the Nazis’ march on Chicago’s Marquette Park in 1978. While he doesn’t deny nor repudiate his “past affiliations,” he says he votes Republican “90 percent of the time.”

“Philosophically, I’m a National Socialist,” Jones said. “Officially, I don’t belong to any party except my own, the America First Committee.”

Amazing how the GOP likes to make those Obama/Hitler comparisons when it’s their own party who has a candidate openly running on a platform that would make Goebbels proud.

Yup, Shoah sure did rake in the big bucks…

Why do I get the feeling this guy belongs to that group of Nazis that pursued The Blues Brothers? He sounds about as intelligent…

+3 to Illinois for this embarrassing wannabe politician.

In Germany there are some of those ‘woodheads’ too, who say the same. [even when they’re were personally present at that time. ~~ (oops!!!!!)]

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Don’t you think #Africa #wealth #GeorgeMonbiot

egyanarchist:

Don’t you think

#Colbert #Obama #education #santorum

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mattstopera:

smh

well…

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