I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born, but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth.
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GQ names Mitt Romney the least influential person of 2012, and Fox News is mad about about it.

stfuconservatives:

reallyfoxnews:

For the entire year, when members of the media weren’t focusing on the totally bogus Republican “War on Women” or ignoring the sorry state of the economy as well as what happened at our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, they were totally trashing Romney’s religious beliefs, his wife, his kids, and even a family dog he once put on the roof of his car.

At the same time, the media broke numerous vertebrae contorting themselves to avoid or make excuses for Obama’s hideous first term record as well as any miscues by himself or his bumbling vice president.

In the end, Romney received so much attention that a man was re-elected to the highest office in our land while millions of Americans remain hopelessly unemployed.

If you don’t think that’s influence, you don’t know what the meaning of the word is.

In fact, I could make the case that Romney was the most influential person of 2012 as he was the brunt of a coordinated media assault responsible for the current White House resident getting four more years to enact an agenda that almost half the nation finds totally repugnant.

Now that’s what I call influence.

On the other hand, GQ’s reasoning for choosing Romney is equally hilarious.

“Was anyone inspired by Mitt Romney? Did anyone vote enthusiastically for Mitt Romney? Of course not. Voting for Romney is like hooking up with the last single person at the bar at 4 a.m. The only successful thing he did this year was embody every black stand-up comedian’s impression of a white person. Thank God the election’s over. No more endless photos of Mitt staring winsomely off-camera with that attempted smile on his face. No more glaring campaign mishaps week after week after week. No more labored media efforts to make him look like anything other than Sheldon Adelson’s pampered money Dumpster. Good-bye, Mitt. I hope you enjoy the rest of your life quietly ensconced at Lake Winnipesaukee, blissfully ignorant of the plight of anyone who doesn’t have $300 million squirreled away in the Bahamas.”

I can’t read this article right now because I’m laughing too hard at the headline.



Wisconsin Lawmakers Seek To Arrest Officials Who Implement Obamacare | ThinkProgress

abaldwin360:

Even though House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has acknowledged that Obamacare is the “law of the land,” nine state lawmakers in Wisconsin are hoping to ensure that President Obama’s health reform law won’t ever be implemented in their state. The group of Tea Party-affiliated Republicans is backing a bill that would arrest any federal officials who attempt to implement Obamacare in Wisconsin. The state officials responded to a survey from the right-wing advocacy group Campaign for Liberty to confirm they would support “legislation to nullify ObamaCare and authorize state and local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement the unconstitutional health care scheme known as ObamaCare.”

For fuck’s sake. *SIGH*

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A Cat Came in Third in Virginia's Senate Race

anarchisttiger:

With 6,000 votes no less! Hank the Cat ran on a pro-feline, job-creation, unlimited access to Fancy Feast (salmon supreme flavor) platform.

I have never been so proud to be a Virginian.



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quickhits:

itsinthetrees:

Tammy Baldwin, Senator-Elect from Wisconsin. She will be the first openly gay senator in U.S. history.

You’re damned right!!

quickhits:

itsinthetrees:

Tammy Baldwin, Senator-Elect from Wisconsin. She will be the first openly gay senator in U.S. history.

You’re damned right!!

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shortformblog:

humanrightswatch:

In a historic move this week, Uruguayan President José Mujica has signed into law a bill that waives criminal penalties for abortion in the first 12 weeks of gestation, with certain procedural requirements, and in the first 14 weeks of gestation in the cases of rape. The law marks a significant development in realizing women’s human rights and preventing unsafe, clandestine abortions in the region.
Read more after the jump.
© 2012 Reuters

A huge development on the women’s rights front.

shortformblog:

humanrightswatch:

In a historic move this week, Uruguayan President José Mujica has signed into law a bill that waives criminal penalties for abortion in the first 12 weeks of gestation, with certain procedural requirements, and in the first 14 weeks of gestation in the cases of rape.

The law marks a significant development in realizing women’s human rights and preventing unsafe, clandestine abortions in the region.

Read more after the jump.

© 2012 Reuters

A huge development on the women’s rights front.



Nick Kristof on the Rape Kit Backlog in the United States

humanrightswatch:



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nijireiki:

good:

Why Isn’t Election Day a National Holiday? #takebacktuesday

When you get to thinking about it, holding an election in the middle of the work week doesn’t make any sense. How can our democracy thrive when voting, perhaps our most broad-reaching civic duty, must be squeezed into what odd hours we can find for it?…
So, in the spirit of a more engaged citizenship, we figured we’d do something about it: We want to make Voting Day a holiday. And here’s our plan:


IMPORTANT POST IS IMPORTANT.
Also, here is a state-by-state list of Employee Voting/Election Day Rights for the US.
Every citizen has the RIGHT to vote. #takebacktuesday

nijireiki:

good:

Why Isn’t Election Day a National Holiday? #takebacktuesday

When you get to thinking about it, holding an election in the middle of the work week doesn’t make any sense. How can our democracy thrive when voting, perhaps our most broad-reaching civic duty, must be squeezed into what odd hours we can find for it?…

So, in the spirit of a more engaged citizenship, we figured we’d do something about it: We want to make Voting Day a holiday. And here’s our plan:

IMPORTANT POST IS IMPORTANT.

Also, here is a state-by-state list of Employee Voting/Election Day Rights for the US.

Every citizen has the RIGHT to vote. #takebacktuesday



Globally, one out of seven girls is married before the age of 15.






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