The GOP is scared of your crotch, ladies. I’m serious.
Last week, during a debate on Florida legislation that would prevent union dues from being automatically deducted from government paychecks, Scott Randolph (D-Orlando) used his time during floor debate to call the GOP out on their hypocrisy. He pointed out that the GOP is staunchly “small government” when it comes to business, but “big government” when it comes to the little guy and their own pet interests — like lady parts.
Apparently the GOP leadership of the House didn’t like the one-liner.
They told Democrats that Randolph is not to discuss body parts on the House floor.
“The point was that Republicans are always talking about deregulation and big government,” Randolph said Thursday. “And I always say their philosophy is small government for the big guy and big government for the little guy. And so, if my wife’s uterus was incorporated or my friend’s bedroom was incorporated, maybe they (Republicans) would be talking about deregulating.
It’s not like I used slang,” said Randolph, who actually got the line from his wife. He said Republicans voiced concern about young pages hearing the word uterus.
“I think it’s a sad commentary about what we think about sex education in the state,” he said.
He’s right. We all know that. According to the Teabilly Doctrine, the government should be teeny-tiny when it comes to regulating big business. But when it comes to lady business, the government is so fucking big that I wouldn’t be surprised if the military starts forcing women to quarter soldiers in their vaginas.
“The bill in South Dakota is an invitation to murder abortion providers.”
The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Phil Jensen, a committed foe of abortion rights, alters the state’s legal definition of justifiable homicide by adding language stating that a homicide is permissible if committed by a person “while resisting an attempt to harm” that person’s unborn child or the unborn child of that person’s spouse, partner, parent, or child. If the bill passes, it could in theory allow a woman’s father, mother, son, daughter, or husband to kill anyone who tried to provide that woman an abortion—even if she wanted one.
So he would have been 100 years old — so what? He was still a disaster — as this book will remind you — so let’s stop fellating him already.
Ken Layne’s Wonkette post convinced me to check out Paul Slansky’s e-book called The Clothes Have No Emperor. I’m about one hundred pages in, and it’s fantastic. It’s essentially a timeline of the Reagan years broken down into bite-size pieces. (You can read portions for free here — you’re going to want to buy it. Trust.)
As a child of the eighties, I remember not liking Reagan (it was a reflexive reaction having been raised by sociofascist hippies) but I was a little fuzzy on all the details. I remember watching the Iran-Contra hearings, and being annoyed that it was interrupting General Hospital – hey, I was like 10 years old. Anyway, this book fills in those fuzzy details, and after reading only a chapter, one gets the grave sense that the history of this man’s presidency was being re-written as it was happening. It’s disturbing.
Let that sink in for a minute. If your brain hasn’t exploded already, proceed with caution. I make no guarantees about the intacted-ness of your grey matter upon reading the rest of this post.
The downgrading of “victim” to mere “accuser” applies only to rape, as far as I can tell. If you’ve been mugged, or robbed, or defrauded, you’re still a victim. (And poor you, by the way.) If some person has violated you sexually without your consent, however, you’re just an accuser: we don’t quite believe you yet; we need to know how much you had to drink; we need to determine whether you were wearing slutty boots, fuck me heels, or booty shorts; we also need to know whether or not you’re just saying you were raped because he didn’t call you the next day.
On Jan. 5, 2010, Glenn Beck delivered one of several attacks on Richard Cloward, now deceased, and his wife and collaborator, Frances Fox Piven, who wrote about ending poverty.
Frances Fox Piven, a City University of New York professor, has been a primary character in Mr. Beck’s warnings about a progressive take-down of America. Ms. Piven, Mr. Beck says, is responsible for a plan to “intentionally collapse our economic system.” Her name has become a kind of shorthand for “enemy” on Mr. Beck’s Fox News Channel program, which is watched by more than 2 million people, and on one of his Web sites, The Blaze. This week, Mr. Beck suggested on television that she was an enemy of the Constitution.
She must be stopped before she destroys these united states! Seize her!
Except the basis for his crazy is an article written by Piven and her husband back in 1966: Continue reading →
Yesterday, I heard about Limbaugh mocking Chinese culture, and like most people I brushed it off. Getting outraged at Rush Limbaugh depletes my outrage resources, and I only have so much to expend. Thankfully, however Betty Cracker1 (RACIST!) over at Rump Roast put together this little video featuring a claymation Limbaugh. It makes the video a lot easier to watch, which isn’t saying much since it’s pretty fucking offensive.
Needless to say, Limbaugh is as much of an asshole as he always is, and blesses us with a 17 second imitation of The Chinese Language. It’s offensive, yes. But what’s really embarrassing is how long he goes on:
Thanks for taking Rush out of the picture, as it were, Betty. Watching Limbaugh sweat and gesticulate like a crazy person is the stuff nightmares are made of.