Forgive me. I must start by pointing out that three years after a horrific...– CHARLES FERGUSON, co-winner of the Best Documentary for the Wall Street expose Inside Job, accepting his award. (via inothernews) With all the focus on Planned Parenthood, Medicaid, and state workers, does anyone else feel like all of this is one giant, “Pay no attention to the man behind the...
So they wanna cut everything from family care to prenatal care to child...– JON STEWART, on the GOP’s wholesale attack on women, women’s health programs, reproductive rights and, again, women, on The Daily Show (via inothernews) This has been my issue with the pro-life movement for years. They’ve never been very “pro” when it comes to the actual “life” part. They shouldn’t...
A three-day-old human embryo is a collection of 150 cells called a blastocyst....– Sam Harris, on stem cell research (via loveyourchaos)
The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow...– Senator and (?) presidential candidate Rick “Santorum” Santorum, defending the Crusades (via peterfeld) What??
Jon Stewart and Kristen Schaal give examples of...
KRISTEN: Our taxes are going to abortions in ways no one is even talking about.
JON: Well, let's talk about it now. How?
KRISTEN: Well, for starters, we have to cut funding for fire departments.
JON: Why would that be?
KRISTEN: Helllloooo? What if an abortion clinic catches fire, and firefighters put it out, paving the way for more abortions? Abortionist firefighters, paid for with our taxpayer dollars.
JON: Well that's like saying we need to de-fund the Coast Guard because abortion providers go to the beach.
KRISTEN: I hadn't even thought of that. But you're right -- no more Coast Guard! Give me another. This is fun.
KRISTEN: Mile-High Club. Number one cause of unwanted pregnancies between Newark and LAX.
JON: Mining Safety Commission.
KRISTEN: Mile-BELOW Club.
JON: Library of Congress.
KRISTEN: Sexy librarians.
KRISTEN: Space abortions!
JON: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
KRISTEN: Jon, please. I'm getting pregnant just listening to you.
Obviously, elephant in the room, tension — I think I know why you’re here, and...– JON STEWART, to guest Donald Rumsfeld, former Defense Secretary and frequent target of Stewart’s criticism for, well, Iraq, bad intelligence, torture and waterboarding and electronic eavesdropping and stuff, on The Daily Show. Rumsfeld just giggled. (via inothernews)
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have found that less than an...– Cellphone Use Tied to Brain Changes - NYTimes.com (via mikehudack) new questions? haven’t we been operating under the assumption that holding cellphones close to our brains was a bad idea for a while now?
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rosietint: the info section reads: On Friday, February 18th the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a Republican-backed amendment to H.R. 1 that will strip Planned Parenthood from all federal funding. These funds pay for services such as cancer screenings, breast exams, STD testing and birth control. They are never used to pay for abortion. Help fund Planned Parenthood AND send a...
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One in three pregnancies end in miscarriage. As a woman who miscarried in the...– Georgia Representative Wants To Investigate All Miscarriages And it would also discourage women from seeking needed medical attention if they miscarry. If you’re not getting more and more pissed every day, you’re not paying attention. (via sarahchristine) (via imnotthatkindofgirl)
Leftish: Target agrees to stop funding anti-gay... →
leftish: Genius! In a spectacular marketing move, a special edition of Lady Gaga’s new single, ‘Born This Way’ is to be exclusively sold at the retailer Target. The company has in the past donated considerable sums to organisations that support those who discriminate or even advocate death and… A step in the right direction.
Mr. Speaker, I guess I am the dissenter in this orgy of self-congratulation and...– Barney Frank, being awesome (via blogonthe)
Gov. Rick Scott’s (R-FL) proposed budget makes his priorities pretty clear:...– Gov. Rick Scott To End Cost-Free Homelessness Awareness Day (via ryking) Disgusting! Like many other states, the Florida legislature has proposed the following outrageous bills and our legislative session doesn’t begin until March: a bill to allow guns on college campuses a bill to make it...
absurdlakefront: Rachel Maddow on The Survival of the Democratic Party as seen through the lens of the current Wisconsin attempted union bust and the post Citizens United SCOTUS decision. What she presents is harrowing as a liberal and I’m afraid all too true.
A former employee of Fox News called the company a “propaganda outfit” that is...– Former Fox News employee: ‘Stuff is just made up’ | The Raw Story (via leftish)
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thepoliticalnotebook: Get the information on what Title X funding provides for residents in your state, courtesy of the Guttmacher Institute.
“Listen. There are 200 countries in the world now. Do these people honestly...– George Carlin
The GOP decides accurate weather forecasting and... →
Weather predictions were once a frequent punchline but have improved dramatically in recent years. More often than not you’ll need an umbrella if your local television channel or website of choice tells you to take one when you leave the house. But we could take a huge step back to the days when your dartboard had a reasonable chance of outpredicting Al Roker if House Republicans have...
A potential human rights catastrophe is unfolding in Libya as protesters brave...– Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch (x)
Elected officials know that they are being dishonest when they claim that...– Hakeem Jefferson: Planned Parenthood misconstrued by conservatives (via corruptpolitics) I’m so, so tired of this.
Ian’s on State Street - a small pizza place near the Capitol - has been fielding...– Someone In Egypt Ordered a Pizza For the Protesters in Wisconsin (via datn)
It is up to the leadership of Libya to listen to its people. And to be quite...– Alexander Stubb, Foreign Minister of Finland Live Blog - Libya | Al Jazeera Blogs (via jqadams)
Bailey calls himself a Fox News conservative and said he became convinced she...– Former aide rips Palin in leaked book manuscript (via apsies)
[…] What’s happening in Wisconsin isn’t about the state budget, despite Mr....– Wisconsin Power Play | Paul Krugman, NY Times (via pantslessprogressive)
I just don’t think it’s completely necessary for us to delve into such...– Mike Huckabee, on the birther controversy (via apsies) I agree with Huckabee. Although, it doesn’t sound like he is convinced Obama is a citizen… just that there isn’t evidence of it.
Now the House Republican majority is launching its own attack on Galileo’s...– This Politico opinion piece is worth your time: Climate Change: Galileo Moment for the GOP (via afternoonsnoozebutton)
I would give just about anything to sit David Brooks down in front of some...– Matt Taibbi (via soupsoup)
Present and former members of the Green Bay Packers, all members of the National...– Present, former Packers say they back AFL-CIO - JSOnline By “some union bargaining rights” this article means ALL OF THEM. But otherwise cool. (via champagnecandy) I think collective bargaining is only completely out for those NOT on salary. Yup, not class warfare at all. (via...
The stakes are high nationwide. Wisconsin is the first in a long line of states...– Wisconsin Democrats AWOL for heated vote - USATODAY.com (via apsies) I love that they left the state. Florida is in for a similar battle over pension reform and increasing the required healthcare premium contribution.
When people react to rape by suggesting women brought it on themselves, they...– Adding insult to Lara Logan’s injury | Amanda Marcotte | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk (via jeanhannah)
In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die Where you invest your...– Mumford and Sons. (via icorianne)
Research Links Heavy Rains and Snow to Humans | NY... →
pantslessprogressive: An increase in heavy precipitation that has afflicted many countries is at least partly a consequence of human influence on the atmosphere, climate scientists reported in a new study. In the first major paper of its kind, the researchers used elaborate computer programs that simulate the climate to analyze whether the rise in severe rainstorms, heavy snowfalls and similar...
lfar:kendalgrowe: “And sometimes when you’re on,...
Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz's guide... →
robots: They’ll never admit it, but viewers love sex. In fact, they love any sort of titillation, with the exception of incest. So focus on that. Ah, so what not to do. From Wikipedia: Several of the major characters of the show are at some stage involved in a plot with incestuous themes. Frequently, this theme is linked with questions about murky family lineage. For example, George...