Posts tagged politics.
Senator Claire McCaskill: And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13 ›
The question of marriage equality is a great American debate. Many people, some with strong religious faith, believe that marriage can only exist between a man and a woman. Other people, many of whom also have strong religious faith, believe that our country should not limit the commitment of…
Rand Paul’s 12+ hour filibuster about drones gets a succinct 43-word response.
Your soon-to-be new Securities And Exchanges Commission chairman, Mary Jo White, former federal prosecutor from New York’s Southern District. She’s taken down mobsters and terrorists and everyone in between. CBS News points out that in her recent stint as defense attorney, she’s represented banks charged with shenanigans by the SEC, “so she knows every trick in the book.” President Obama put it best during White’s nomination yesterday, saying, simply, “You don’t mess with Mary Jo.” (Photo: Larry Downing / Reuters via The New York Daily News)
If the writers of this bill consider the fetus a person and therefore worthy of protection under the law…can a person really be “evidence”? Or is the fetus then considered a “witness”? Because I’m pretty sure fetuses can’t swear in on a bible. And if you make a fetus “evidence” then it’s not really a person, is it? It’s a thing.
UGH. People are idiots and this is one of the worst things I have ever heard, ever. Top 5 at least.
We are angry that men do not do enough. We are angry at work where we are underpaid and overlooked. This anger can be neatly channelled and outsourced to make someone a fat profit. Are your hormones okay? Do you need a nice bath? Some sex tips and an internet date? What if, contrary to Sex and the City, new shoes do not fill the hole in your soul? What if you aspire to another model of womanhood than the mute but beautifully groomed Kate Middleton? What if your anguish is not illogical but actually bloody spot on?
This article is a great read.
There is, I am sure, will be, rather, a day for discussion of the usual Washington policy debates, but I do not think today is that day.
White House Pres Secretary Jay Carney, on whether or not today is the day to start discussing gun control.
Here’s a picture of what at least 17 young kids saw before they died:
So…when can we start talking about gun control? Because I’d really like to start.
For the first time, there was a traffic jam in the Senate women’s bathroom. There were five of us in there, and there are only two stalls.
When we talk about something, we’ve got to know our stuff 10 times better than anybody else to be taken seriously. And that’s OK. I would stay clear about something I don’t know. But Asia’s my area; Tibet’s my area. AIDS was very, very important to me.
She arrived early to take apart the campaign office piece by piece, just as she felt so many other things about her life were being dismantled. Beth Cox wore a Mitt Romney T-shirt, a cross around her neck and fresh eyeliner, even though she had been crying on and off and knew her makeup was likely to run. A day after the election, she tuned the radio to Glenn Beck and began pulling posters and American flags off the wall. Her calendar read “Victory Day!!” and she had planned to celebrate in the office by hosting a dance party and selling Romney souvenirs. But instead she was packing those souvenirs into boxes, which would be donated to a charity that sent clothes to South America. Instead a moving company was en route to close down the office in the next 48 hours, and her friends were calling every few minutes to see how she was doing. “I will be okay,” she told one caller. “I just don’t think we will be okay.
I am a horrible person who cackled my way through this article. I regret nothing.
it’s amazing how almost all of the women on my facebook feed are basically saying “now i can sleep peacefully tonight”
women were terrified about this election
that’s not okay
The women of America, on election day:
- Maine and Maryland have voted for marriage equality
- Minnesota DID NOT vote for banning marriage equality
- Washington has it on the ballot as well, but it hasn’t come in yet
- The first openly gay senator was…
Uh guys, Tammy Baldwin’s amendment was actually FOR including transgender rights in ENDA. She supported Barney Frank, who originally proposed the inclusive element. Check out this video of her proposal; she says it explicitly. However, she had to withdraw it. Admittedly the reasons for this were unclear to me. In the Transadvocate article, the writer stated that ENDA could lose protection for transgender individuals. Barney Frank brought the amendment up again (see below) and transgender individuals are protected under the bill.
So no, she’s not a transphobic lesbian throwing transgender people under the bus. She actually wants transgender rights included in the bill. Here is the opposition, which argues that the ENDA in total is against religious freedom.
Also note that these videos and the article are from 2007. I did a quick look-up of the current status of ENDA. From Wikipedia:
In 2009, following Democratic gains in the 2008 elections, and after the divisiveness of the 2007 debate, Rep. Barney Frank introduced a transgender-inclusive version of ENDA. He introduced it again in 2011, and Sen. Jeff Merkley introduced it in the Senate. President Barack Obama supports the bill’s passage.
This took all of five minutes to fact-check. Don’t spread misinformation!
OK GOOD CARRY ON THEN