Everything is political. Oh what a tangled web we weave when politics gets involved.
Everything is political.
- Gun Control at NRA Convention? April 9, 2015
I applaud the NRA for recognizing that guns can be dangerous.
But you have to wonder, if gun control is right for an NRA convention, maybe gun control is right for your community, too
via Gun Control at NRA Convention?.
- Tom Cotton: Bombing Iran would take just days April 9, 2015
In short, Tom Cotton, 2015: “Several days air and naval bombing … “
Donald Rumsfeld, 2003, on the prospect of war with Iraq: “It could last six days, six weeks. I doubt six months.”
Uh-huh. About that …
If the war in Iraq had ended after the six months that Rumsfeld thought was so unlikely, maybe Cotton could ...
- Obama Denounces Homophobic RFRA Laws April 9, 2015
Scott Walker is a joke and this time everyone is noticing. It’s been one fuck up after another since he started running for President. He compared union nurses and teachers to ISIS. He stated he’s qualified to command the military because he served in the boy scouts.
He told bizarre lies and fetishized Ronald Reagan’s bible.
- Gerrymandering congressional districts: North Carolina Republicans April 9, 2015
It’s such a radical plan even some Republicans are opposed to it. Gov. Pat McCrory blasted it. “If someone wants to change the form of government in one of your cities, then go run for city council, for mayor,” he told Raleigh’s News & Observer. Jerry Daniels, a Republican Trinity City Council member is appalled. ...
- Enjoying the Low Life? April 9, 2015
The united states
is the most powerful colossus in the history of the world: Our nuclear warheads could wipe out the globe, our enemies tweet on iPhones, and kids worldwide bop to Beyoncé.
Yet let’s get real. All this hasn’t benefited all Americans. A newly released global index finds that America falls short, along with other ...
- Missouri Voters Repeal Anti-Discrimination Law April 9, 2015
Missouri Voters Repeal LGBT Anti-Discrimination law
| ThinkProgress.From comments on the article.The law now gives Christians the right to treat people as second class citizens just as Nazi Germany did with the Jews. Germany was a supposedly Christian nationa nd most of the churches went along with the Nazi’s.
- The “Special Snowflake” April 8, 2015
It’s the religious
far-right’s “special snowflake” syndrome: conservative Christians thinking that because they believe god
sanctions their particular brand of bigotry, they’re special snowflakes who shouldn’t be restrained by human decency, much less the pesky laws that the rest of us are obliged to follow. If you hate hard enough, the rules don’t apply to ...
- GOP A-hole charged with domestic violence April 8, 2015
Former executive director of the South Carolina republican party
, Todd Kincannon arrested for criminal domestic violence. You might remember his thoughts on ebola. (He wanted ebola victims executed.) Or his thoughts on transgender people. (He thought they should be put in “camps.”) Or his strangely racist and homophobic and drunken tweets during the superbowl. (WARNING: a lot of ...
- Viva Jeb Bush April 8, 2015
Viva Jeb Bush – NYTimes.com.
the fine print on Florida’s voter forms warns applicants that giving false information is a felony.
- Tom Cotton : He’d prefer war. April 7, 2015
Tom Cotton will try to block Iran deal at any cost. He’d prefer war..
what does Cotton want? Not war, he insisted. But military action that is not war … that he’d be good with. Calling it war is a false choice, according to Cotton, but bombing Iran could be in a separate category.
- Florida governor kicks 800,000 people to the curb April 7, 2015
When he was running for re-election in 2014, Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) cared deeply about the “poorest and weakest” Floridians, and bucked the tea party
by supporting Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.
- Teacher to students: aren’t Christians April 7, 2015
the teacher told her students president obama
is not a Christian and “any parent who supports him is not a Christian.” She also challenged her students to “prove their Christianity.”
via Georgia teacher to students: If your parents voted for President Obama
, they aren’t Christians.
- Another red state lying to the Supreme Court April 7, 2015
Another red state caught lying to the supreme court
about health insurance exchanges.
Court might have already held its vote on King v. Burwell, the case challenging federal tax credits to people buying Obamacare health insurance on the federal exchange because they live in states which did not create their own exchanges. The challengers posit that ...
- Lawmaker Discloses She Was Raped April 7, 2015
I dare any one of you to judge me,” she added. “I dare you to walk in my shoes.”
Fedor’s disclosure is just the latest personal admission from a female lawmaker who has determined she cannot remain silent about her own experience while her colleagues debate issues of reproductive rights on the floor.
Earlier this month, Arizona ...
- Effort To Defund Family Planning Clinics Backfires April 7, 2015
Thibodeau told ThinkProgress that, since Tipping’s and Savage’s blog posts were published, the organization has received a lot of positive notes from religious
people expressing their support for the work of Maine Family Planning. “Thank you for the work you do and please pay no attention to the ‘Maine Christian Civic League.’ They know very ...
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