Posts tagged news
Posts tagged news
Good news! Gov. Jan Brewer did the right thing.
But we’re not done, y’all. These bills are popping up all over the country and amount to state-sanctioned bigotry that already exists in communities all across the globe.
Breaking news out of Turkey
But don’t forget, kids — he’s a self-described ally of the transgender community. Just leave him alone and be grateful he even CLAIMS to support you, you bigots! /sarcasm
But seriously — if people from a marginalized community call you out on your shit and this “poor me” whining is your reaction, you aren’t an ally, you’re a problem on two legs.
It is cisphobic to call out sexism and transphobia, according to Piers Morgan. Got it.
Hey, remember that one time Bill Nye was going to debate Creationist Ken Ham using the power of SCIENCE? Well, it’s TONIGHT and it’s LIVESTREAMED for free!
To watch, head over to http://debatelive.org/ and sign up now! The fun begins at 7 PM EST.
BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL!
And, according to this anti-choice charmer, everyone has the right to get hit by a truck.
These comments are from CBS’ story on the recent case of a pregnant, brain-dead Texas woman’s family being allowed to remove life support. She was kept alive against her wishes, and those of her family, because the hospital applied a Texas law stating life support may not be withdrawn from a pregnant person if the fetus is viable.
The judge did not interpret the constitutionality of the law, only ruling that because the fetus was severely abnormal, life support could be withdrawn — meaning a situation like this could happen again.
These comments were one of hundreds calling for the execution of her husband. This sums up why I use “anti-choice” versus “pro-life.” They are anti-people-having-a-choice. All they cared about was the possibility that the fetus be born. Nothing about this woman’s wishes, or the potential suffering of that child should it be born alive. Not one of them voiced concern for the suffering of her family, as they watched a woman they all loved be used as an incubator by the state.
If you want to talk about “playing God,” well, then this woman and her unborn child died last year in November. She was kept “alive” by man, by machines that created an illusion of life. Basically, this woman sums up the hypocrisy of the “pro-life” movement nicely: “Everyone has the right to be born, but if you do shit I don’t like after you’re born, I don’t care if you get hit by a truck!”
"Pro-life" ‘til the birth canal ends.
[Image text]: “Every health benefit policy that is delivered, issued, executed, or renewed in this state or approved for issuance or renewal in this state by the Insurance Commissioner on or after the effective date of this subchapter that provides coverage for prescription drugs on an outpatient basis shall provide coverage for prescribed drugs or devices approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use as a contraceptive.”
Behold, the Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act, signed by then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2005. A rational law, mandating the coverage of contraception by health insurance providers in Arkansas.
Fast forward nine years later, and government mandates about contraceptive coverage are because “Uncle Sugar” thinks women are libidinous moochers. So which is it, Mike Huckabee?
So I have a shitload of asks right now, and I will be answering a bunch of questions this weekend, BUT I’m also offering to answer your questions as best as I can about the ACA. If you have a question like, “How do I sign up?” make sure you include your state, or else I can’t answer as specifically as I’d like.
Also let me know if you have tried to sign up yet. Some of you sending bitchy asks about not having health care but you’re wayyyy broke — well, come to find out in conversation you haven’t even checked if you’re eligible yet. Feel free to give me specifics, and we’ll see for which subsidies or programs you might be eligible.
Send me your ACA questions until 12:01 AM PST Sunday. I’ll answer them or if I can’t, direct you to where I think you CAN get answers. One question per person please! If you want me to answer it privately, let me know, or I will answer it publicly. Other than that, I’ll do my best! I’m not an expert, but I’ve done a significant amount of research and helped a lot of people sign up. I know the ACA has problems, it’s not working for everyone, it’s just a start, but it’s working for me. Hopefully I can help some of you folks get this healthcare shit figured out.
I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama
that came from taxes I paid.
Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.
I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!
Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.
Actually, Obama care reduces the deficit.
Watch this video linked above about how the ACA reduces the deficit! It’s incredibly informative AND well done. Then forward to your auntie that keeps sending you the annoying email forwards about death panels.
What happens when you mistake satire for real news? Headlines like the one above!
Remember Colorado State Sen. Vickie Marble? You last saw her claiming poverty was higher among those in the “black race” because they eat too much fried chicken.
Yeah. Her. She’s still in office.
Anyhow, she and the Douglas County Republican Party were duped by a satire site into believing Colorado food stamp recipients were using their benefits to buy pot. In her role as state senator, she filed a bill to stop it.
Shut it down, people. The 2014 midterms just got a lot less interesting as psychotic swamp beast Liz Cheney emerged from her Sith Meditation Pod and announced she is ending her bid for the Senate seat from Wyoming…
If you only knew how sad this makes me…
Ugh, why can’t I have this for 2014? The GOP promised us a circus in 2012, and then left us with the most boring clown in the ring. WHY CAN’T I HAVE A MEAN GIRLS STYLE CHENEY SLUGFEST FOR THE MIDTERMS? WHY?
That said, this is the best summary of Darth Liz’s
train wreck Wyoming vacation campaign in the history of ever.
Stay classy, Wyoming:
”The dispute hinges on each side’s evidence of who drew the penis.”
Protip: Don’t draw dicks at work. You might get yourself or a co-worker fired.
Tickets for the debate on February 4th go on sale Monday, January 6th and are $25 each. The debate will start at 7 PM, with the scheduled topic, “Is creation a viable model of origins?”
Legacy Hall, Creation Museum
2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd
Petersburg, KY 41080
This is the only time I will say that I wish I could be closer to Kentucky.
And this is why Wyoming will never be known as a tolerant state - much less an accepting one.
I’m sure this commenter has “homo” friends, but I would also argue he’s likely just assuming he’s friends with gay people. I find it unlikely any LGBTQIA person would purposefully identify themselves to someone who seriously thinks heterophobia is a thing on par with homophobia. He flat out says their presence “deprecates” the state. This person is a virulent homophobe who cannot even see how these comments are hateful.
These comments come on an article in The Laramie Boomerang about changing the narrative on hate crime legislation in Wyoming and actually protecting Wyoming’s LGBTQIA residents. The article implies that Matthew Shepard’s murder was a galvanizing force for change in Wyoming and in Laramie. When I see comments like this, though, I have to wonder.