Cognitive Dissonance

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This is what I will imagine from now on with Rush and those embracing Bill O’s defense of El Rushbo.
This whole “debate” is painfully exhausting. And let me be clear, this is not a debate. This is a war against anyone who identifies as female. Period.
It crushes me to watch those of us who use contraception for any reason denigrated as sluts, whores, prostitutes, etc. I spoke with one woman who told me she broke down in tears at work listening to Rush Limbaugh lambaste Sandra Fluke for a third day. She was embarrassed. I don’t think she should be ashamed at all. 
I’m tired. I’m frustrated. I’m enraged. But until stone-age motherfuckers like Limbaugh and O’Reilly recognize why THIS IS NOT OK, I will keep fighting. Also, I know they never will recognize it, so I will never, ever stop. You want a war, we will give you a war.
An injury to one is an injury to all.
You did not apologize, Rush. Nor do you get it.
I’ve listened to your shit since I was young. In 15 minutes, it will be my 28th birthday. You have been on air spewing your hate since I was four. Bless your little Viagra-strained heart and the First Amendment, no?
Your verbal brutalization of Sandra Fluke, and your minions joining you… THAT was a step too far. 
As I wrote in my “Wyoming Monologues” piece, “Going Hungry”: 

I want to climb to the tallest building I can find and take the loudest bullhorn in existence, and read these comments to a crowd of women important to these men. Their grandmothers, sisters, mothers, wives, girlfriends, kindergarten teachers – I want them all to know what these men think is a legitimate debate tactic. I want these women to know that if they step out of line, they too could be labeled cunts, bitches, dykes, fat ugly cows. I want those women to turn to these men and shame them for their misogyny. I want them to feel pain, not sharp, but an aching hollowness – much like a hungry stomach.
I want to scream as loud as I have to for every single one of the inhabitants of the gutter to hear me: "This is a coup d’état, motherfuckers!"
Logically, I cannot do this, but I can continue to speak. We can continue to speak. And yes, I am angry, but we have every right to be angry when just one of us is subject to cruelty…
So to you hoping that just the right combination of slurs will unlock such devastation in a woman’s being that you no longer have to tell her to shut the fuck up: I want you to listen. 
 Your opinions do not define and delegitimize us women. 
In order to extinguish our humanity, you disregard your own.

"This is a coup d’état, motherfuckers!"
You have been duly warned.

This is what I will imagine from now on with Rush and those embracing Bill O’s defense of El Rushbo.

This whole “debate” is painfully exhausting. And let me be clear, this is not a debate. This is a war against anyone who identifies as female. Period.

It crushes me to watch those of us who use contraception for any reason denigrated as sluts, whores, prostitutes, etc. I spoke with one woman who told me she broke down in tears at work listening to Rush Limbaugh lambaste Sandra Fluke for a third day. She was embarrassed. I don’t think she should be ashamed at all. 

I’m tired. I’m frustrated. I’m enraged. But until stone-age motherfuckers like Limbaugh and O’Reilly recognize why THIS IS NOT OK, I will keep fighting. Also, I know they never will recognize it, so I will never, ever stop. You want a war, we will give you a war.

An injury to one is an injury to all.

You did not apologize, Rush. Nor do you get it.

I’ve listened to your shit since I was young. In 15 minutes, it will be my 28th birthday. You have been on air spewing your hate since I was four. Bless your little Viagra-strained heart and the First Amendment, no?

Your verbal brutalization of Sandra Fluke, and your minions joining you… THAT was a step too far. 

As I wrote in my “Wyoming Monologues” piece, “Going Hungry”: 

I want to climb to the tallest building I can find and take the loudest bullhorn in existence, and read these comments to a crowd of women important to these men. Their grandmothers, sisters, mothers, wives, girlfriends, kindergarten teachers – I want them all to know what these men think is a legitimate debate tactic. I want these women to know that if they step out of line, they too could be labeled cunts, bitches, dykes, fat ugly cows. I want those women to turn to these men and shame them for their misogyny. I want them to feel pain, not sharp, but an aching hollowness – much like a hungry stomach.

I want to scream as loud as I have to for every single one of the inhabitants of the gutter to hear me: "This is a coup d’état, motherfuckers!"

Logically, I cannot do this, but I can continue to speak. We can continue to speak. And yes, I am angry, but we have every right to be angry when just one of us is subject to cruelty…

So to you hoping that just the right combination of slurs will unlock such devastation in a woman’s being that you no longer have to tell her to shut the fuck up: I want you to listen.

Your opinions do not define and delegitimize us women.

In order to extinguish our humanity, you disregard your own.

"This is a coup d’état, motherfuckers!"

You have been duly warned.

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What does it say about the college coed Susan [sic] Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We’re the pimps. The johns, that’s right. We would be the johns — no! We’re not the johns. Well — yeah, that’s right. Pimp’s not the right word.

Rush Limbaugh, on law student Sandra Fluke, who was denied the ability to testify before the all-male panel considering contraceptive coverage.

Fuck. You.

As ThinkProgress states: “While it’s probably not even worth engaging with Limbaugh on the facts, Fluke’s testimony was about a friend who is a lesbian and needed birth control for non-sexual medical reasons, so he’s only wrong about three times over, and offensive many more times over than that.”

Need we discuss Limbaugh getting caught with Viagra that wasn’t even his? No? How about pointing out that with birth control, it doesn’t matter how much sex you have — taking one pill is enough to prevent pregnancy?

Or how about he’s a misogynistic pig? Is that ok?

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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Republicans Retreat on Domestic Violence

It’s as terrible as you think:

Even in the ultrapolarized atmosphere of Capitol Hill, it should be possible to secure broad bipartisan agreement on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, the 1994 law at the center of the nation’s efforts to combat domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The law’s renewal has strong backing from law enforcement and groups that work with victims, and earlier reauthorizations of the law, in 2000 and 2005, passed Congress with strong support from both sides of the aisle.

Yet not a single Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor last week when the committee approved a well-crafted reauthorization bill introduced by its chairman, Senator Patrick Leahy, and Senator Michael Crapo, a Republican of Idaho, who is not on the committee.

The bill includes smart improvements aimed, for example, at encouraging effective enforcement of protective orders and reducing the national backlog of untested rape kits. The Republican opposition seems driven largely by an antigay, anti-immigrant agenda. The main sticking points seemed to be language in the bill to ensure that victims are not denied services because they are gay or transgender and a provision that would modestly expand the availability of special visas for undocumented immigrants who are victims of domestic violence — a necessary step to encourage those victims to come forward.

You cannot tell me this isn’t rooted in misogyny, bigotry, and racism. You fucking can’t. Domestic violence is NOT a political football…

A bill to provide for prosecution of those who perpetrate domestic violence and to give victims protection - the sticking point is language about transgender people and undocumented immigrants?! REALLY?!

FUCK. YOU. ALL.

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I’d say this summarizes Rick Santorum’s position on abortion.
In case you missed it, here’s his making lemonade out of lemons approach to reproductive rights:

"You can make the argument that if she doesn’t have this baby, if she kills her child, that that, too, could ruin her life. And this is not an easy choice. I understand that. As horrible as the way that that son or daughter was created, it still is her child. And whether she has that child or doesn’t, it will always be her child. And she will always know that. And so to embrace her and to love her and to support her and get her through this very difficult time, I’ve always, you know, I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you. As you know, we have to, in lots of different aspects of our life. We have horrible things happen. I can’t think of anything more horrible. But, nevertheless, we have to make the best out of a bad situation." - Rick Santorum to Piers Morgan

I can actually think of something more horrible, Rick. Being condemned to bear your rapist’s child because you have no choice to the contrary. Being violated against your will and forced to give birth against your will because a bunch of Judeo-Christian concern trolls like yourself took away the right to choose otherwise.
That seems pretty terrible to me.

I’d say this summarizes Rick Santorum’s position on abortion.

In case you missed it, here’s his making lemonade out of lemons approach to reproductive rights:

"You can make the argument that if she doesn’t have this baby, if she kills her child, that that, too, could ruin her life. And this is not an easy choice. I understand that. As horrible as the way that that son or daughter was created, it still is her child. And whether she has that child or doesn’t, it will always be her child. And she will always know that. And so to embrace her and to love her and to support her and get her through this very difficult time, I’ve always, you know, I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you. As you know, we have to, in lots of different aspects of our life. We have horrible things happen. I can’t think of anything more horrible. But, nevertheless, we have to make the best out of a bad situation." - Rick Santorum to Piers Morgan

I can actually think of something more horrible, Rick. Being condemned to bear your rapist’s child because you have no choice to the contrary. Being violated against your will and forced to give birth against your will because a bunch of Judeo-Christian concern trolls like yourself took away the right to choose otherwise.

That seems pretty terrible to me.

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You know, we have young people who are today occupying Wall Street, [saying] that there are some people out there that are making too much money. And if somebody were to ask me what’s the best advice that I could give them? It would be that money is probably the most highly overrated thing in the world from a standpoint of being happy with your life. It’s good to have some. Because I’ve been without and I’ve had some, and it’s better to have some.

But the fact is, uh, go find that passion in your life… what I’m saying here is that the vast majority of people don’t go do what they do in life with only the thought of ‘I’m gonna make some money.’

Rick Perry, speaking in Iowa on teachers, making money, and why the Occupy Wall Street folks just don’t have enough “passion.”

*Sigh* Fucking hell. 

Actually, you know what? That’s not true. I don’t hate the people freezing their asses off occupying Wall Street while Rick Perry sits in his ill-fitting suit of smug and remarks that money is overrated. It’s not about people having too much money. It’s about a significant amount of people not having any money in order to enrich a very small amount of those who already do.

Your pithy little admonishments to those at Occupy Wall Street to find their passion is completely and one hundred percent intellectually disingenuous. Many of those folks followed their passions, got a degree, and can’t find a goddamn job. They’re saddled with tens of thousands of dollars worth of debt after being told by snide little bastards like yourself to pursue that piece of paper representing their passion and employment prospects. My passion doesn’t pay the rent, and the utility companies don’t take passion as currency. 

Money is only irrelevant when you make a living wage and aren’t one missed paycheck away from homelessness. 

Fuck you with all the fucks I have left to give today.

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Saturday I was following the news of the shooting in Norway and the explosion in Norway, which happened what, on Friday? … When we heard the explosion everybody was willing to say, it’s Muslim extremists, it’s Muslim extremists. I don’t think we made a comment on it because we didn’t know other than a bombing had happened, and as the thing started to unfold and there was a shooting a political camp, which sounds a little like the Hitler Youth or you know whatever. Who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing. But, anyway, so there’s this political camp and so crazy man goes and starts shooting kids.

Glenn Beck, demonstrating on his radio show today that no matter how heinously low he sinks, he can always grab a shovel and start digging.

Never mind his 9/12 group ran political camps for kids, right? It’s only Hitler Youth-ish when the left does it. The 9/12 group youth camps were described as a place where 8-12 year-old kids could have fun while “learning the principles of liberty, free markets, and limited government.” Plus, they’ll get to learn the “values of personal responsibility, faith, courage, hard work, reverence and thrift.”

Oh, and the whole Nazi reference is particularly tacky, considering Norway was actually, y’know, invaded by real Nazis during WWII.

Stay classy, Glenn.

(Source: politicususa.com)

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You know, what I don’t understand about it is they’re all card-carrying liberals. When does the death of a child bother them? I’ve never seen them get so upset over the death of a child. If the child had died, what, two years earlier in the womb this woman would be a star. She’d be a hero. And folks, I don’t think that is a cliché to say. And I don’t think it is as cheap attempt at humor. I think that while it may be uncomfortable to hear — one of the reasons it is uncomfortable to hear is that there is an element of truth in it.

You people in the media, if you really, really think she is guilty and you want to feel better about this, just tell yourselves that she waited a couple of years to get an abortion and then you’ll feel better.

Rush Limbaugh, claiming the media should just pretend Casey Anthony aborted her child two years late so they feel better.

Is there really any low to which he will not stoop? When does the death of a child bother me? When a child dies. It’s a choice to have an abortion, one that’s much different than the choice to murder a living, breathing, autonomous human being.

Casey Anthony would not be a hero nor a star for having an abortion. She’d simply be one more anonymous American woman of millions who’ve made the choice to not have a child at that particular time. It’s a decision not made lightly, and a choice that two years ago was not as restricted as it is now.

A little girl was murdered and all Limbaugh can do is comment on the people who gave a shit. Callous doesn’t even begin to describe the mental gymnastics needed to make that work.

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Glenn Beck To Visit Auschwitz, Broadcast Special From Outside Town

Glenn Beck said Thursday that he will be visiting the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz in a visit to Poland, and he’ll broadcast a special from a town outside of the camp because this will help him “figure out,” he says, “how did this happen?”

"Poland, I didn’t know this when I first started doing my research." Beck said, "Poland rose up, a lot of Poles rose up, to try to help the Jews but they had nothing left. They had no arms." Though there were certainly many Polish people who helped the Jews during the Holocaust, the country at that point did not exactly have a reputation for passionate philo-Semitism. Towards the end of the war, anti-Jewish riots even broke out in several Polish cities as Jews were returning to their homes.

Beck is planning a "Restoring Courage" rally in Israel August 20, which he says will be a “life altering event” that the “very gates of hell” will seek to prevent. He has previously alluded to the Holocaust as part of the reason why his rally is so super important: “Because I’ve read history. I know how it ended last time and I know how it started. First they came for the Jews, and I said nothing. Let me declare to the entire world, and ask who’s with me. This time I will stand. This time I will say something. This time I will be a force for good.”

Asshat extraordinaire seeks attention as a radical, monetarily concerned, pseudo concern troll incarnate. That’s what I read.

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Robertson: Well it’s the left; it’s this culture of death. The far-left is livid about killing babies. They want to kill do this, they want to destroy. You go back, and I don’t want to play all this psychological stuff but nevertheless, if a woman is a lesbian, what advantage does she have over a married woman? Or what deficiency does she have?

Meeuwsen: Well, she can’t have children.

Robertson: That’s exactly right. And so if these married women don’t have children, if they abort their babies, then that kind of puts them on a level playing field. And you say, nobody’s there to express that? Isn’t that shocking, well, think about it a little bit ladies and gentlemen.

Pat Robertson and Terry Meeuwsen discussing how lesbians support abortion because it makes other woman equal to them. Because they’re deficient.

Sheer wrongness of the argument aside (since this whole argument is drenched in wrong sauce), a quick Google Image search tells you that these asshats are preaching falsehoods. Lesbians can and do have children. Sometimes, heterosexual women do not. OH THE HORROR!

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How do you know when you’re batshit insane? When the motherfucking Ku Klux Klan calls you out on your insanity. Yeah, this happened:

It seems as if America’s most famous hate group is concerned about being mistakenly lumped in with other zealots on the right, including Koran-burning churches and the Tea Party. In one statement from August 2010, the Klan had this to say about Terry Jones, the Florida pastor whose Koran burning set off a massacre at a U.N. building in Afghanistan in early April this year:

There are without doubt Islamic sects that teach extreme views of Islam but, going down to their level of hatred by burning their books is a dangerous and ignorant way to confront their teachings. The flames made by such unholy fires never die out! The Ku Klux Klan, LLC. opposes this most un-American thinking and activity.


And that’s not all. The KKK also opened up a can of STFU on the Tea Party. Seriously:
"Our Associates, members and supporters are here officially ordered: NOT to attend Tea Party events or support them in ANY way," writes the Klan. "The Tea Party does not represent any but a shallow limited political agenda, which fails to serve our Nations interests. They are an extension of the Republican Party and seek to compromise it. We do NOT support any political party, all have betrayed the trust of the American people, and they have compromised their agenda to support the Progressive Socialist enslavement of the American people."
I do believe that’s the only time that I’ve ever heard the Tea Party called “progressive” and “socialist” - I suppose they do support (directly and indirectly) redistributing the wealth upwards as the invisible hand of the market jacks off the Koch brothers. Or maybe is this like the “Chef Goes Nanners” episode of South Park. Oh, well. I think it’s fab.
So, in summary, Tea Party

Love,The KKK 

How do you know when you’re batshit insane? When the motherfucking Ku Klux Klan calls you out on your insanity. Yeah, this happened:

It seems as if America’s most famous hate group is concerned about being mistakenly lumped in with other zealots on the right, including Koran-burning churches and the Tea Party. In one statement from August 2010, the Klan had this to say about Terry Jones, the Florida pastor whose Koran burning set off a massacre at a U.N. building in Afghanistan in early April this year:

There are without doubt Islamic sects that teach extreme views of Islam but, going down to their level of hatred by burning their books is a dangerous and ignorant way to confront their teachings. The flames made by such unholy fires never die out! The Ku Klux Klan, LLC. opposes this most un-American thinking and activity.

And that’s not all. The KKK also opened up a can of STFU on the Tea Party. Seriously:

"Our Associates, members and supporters are here officially ordered: NOT to attend Tea Party events or support them in ANY way," writes the Klan. "The Tea Party does not represent any but a shallow limited political agenda, which fails to serve our Nations interests. They are an extension of the Republican Party and seek to compromise it. We do NOT support any political party, all have betrayed the trust of the American people, and they have compromised their agenda to support the Progressive Socialist enslavement of the American people."

I do believe that’s the only time that I’ve ever heard the Tea Party called “progressive” and “socialist” - I suppose they do support (directly and indirectly) redistributing the wealth upwards as the invisible hand of the market jacks off the Koch brothers. Or maybe is this like the “Chef Goes Nanners” episode of South Park. Oh, well. I think it’s fab.

So, in summary, Tea Party

Love,
The KKK 

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Fox News reporter John Stossel accuses Native Americans of “freeloading”

anglophonic:

In his weekly show “Freeloaders,” Fox News reporter John Stossel attempts to scapegoat “lazy” Native Americans whom he alleges are scamming US taxpayers.

(Trigger warning for racism, cultural insensitivity and historical ignorance)

“No group has been more helped by the American government than American Indians. Yet no group in America does worse. Almost a quarter of Native Americans live in poverty. 66 percent are born to single mothers. They have short life spans. Indian activists say the solution is - surprise - more money from the government. But Washington already spends about $13 billion on programs for Indians every year.”

http://stossel.blogs.foxbusiness.com/2011/03/25/freeloading-doesnt-help-the-freeloaders/

I just… wow… um, really?

The comments on this story are even worse…It’s the entire Derailing for Dummies guide. I’m pasting some after the jump.

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I believe that we’re in denial about potential problems as we see more and more homosexual couples raising families. Essentially, these are experiments to see how well children will fare in such same-sex households. It will be years before we know whether or not our little guinea pigs turn out to be good at marriage and parenthood.

Mike Huckabee, regarding marriage equality and the DOMA. Fuck you, Mike Huckabee. Seriously. Comparing GLBTQ people to guinea pigs is ridiculously offensive.

Here’s the APA on marriage equality: Adopted children thrive in same-sex households

No, Mike Huckabee. You’re the one in denial.

(Source: lezgetreal.com)

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This is Mark Williams writing on Tea Party Nation, instructing fellow Tea Partiers to shout outrageous things and hold outrageous signs, things the left has supposedly done to them. I’d argue Williams need not give instructions, but whatever.
This is the same Mark Williams who was kicked out of the Tea Party Federation because he is literally a blatant racist:

In the voice of slaves, Williams wrote: “Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house.
"We Coloreds have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!"
He went on to say blacks don’t want taxes cut because “how will we Colored People ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn?”

Guess Tea Party Nation doesn’t care what company they keep.

This is Mark Williams writing on Tea Party Nation, instructing fellow Tea Partiers to shout outrageous things and hold outrageous signs, things the left has supposedly done to them. I’d argue Williams need not give instructions, but whatever.

This is the same Mark Williams who was kicked out of the Tea Party Federation because he is literally a blatant racist:

In the voice of slaves, Williams wrote: “Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house.

"We Coloreds have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!"

He went on to say blacks don’t want taxes cut because “how will we Colored People ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn?”

Guess Tea Party Nation doesn’t care what company they keep.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Funded by the Koch Bros.

Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker, whose bill to kill collective bargaining rightsfor public-sector unions has caused an uproar among state employees, might not be where he is today without the Koch brothers. Charles and David Koch are conservative titans of industry who have infamously used their vast wealth toundermine President Obama and fight legislation they detest, such as the cap-and-trade climate bill, the health care reform act, and the economic stimulus package. Koch Industries’ political action committee has doled out more than $2.6 million to candidates. And one prominent beneficiary of the Koch brothers’ largess is Scott Walker.

According to Wisconsin campaign finance filings, Walker’s gubernatorial campaign received $43,000 from the Koch Industries PAC during the 2010 election. That donation was his campaign’s second-highest, behind $43,125 in contributions from housing and realtor groups in Wisconsin. 

Shocker.

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