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ACLU Celebrates Abortion Rights Victories in Arkansas and Alabama
Since my month-old post is popping up on people's timelines again, an update.
USA  politics  abortion  choice  good-news-everyone! 
august 2017 by FearMeForIAmPink
Transcript of Donald Trump on truth and lies
A masterpiece of making someone look bad by just reporting what they say
politics  USA  Trump  what-the-everliving-fuck 
march 2017 by FearMeForIAmPink
Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here's why | Thomas Frank | Opinion | The Guardian
Interesting point; as well as all the racism, Trump says a lot about how free trade has moved jobs overseas, leaving working class people unemployed and feeling angry at the system
comment  Interesting  politics  USA  Republicans  Trump 
march 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Is Donald Trump now unstoppable? - BBC News
Fortunately just talking about the Republican nomination. But still… fuck.
DonaldTrump  A-Game-of-Primaries  Republicans  USA  politics  comment 
january 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
GOP Candidate Charges Opponent Is Dead, Represented By A Body Double
'[His opponent] told KFOR however, that he has never been to the country where he's being accused of having been executed.'
weird  WTF  what-the-everliving-fuck  politics  Republicans  USA  conspiracy-theories 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Wicked Weed Conspiracy
'clearly [cannabis legalisation] is an attempt by the GOP to kill everyone who lives in California, Colorado and New York well before the 2016 elections'
amusing  conspiracy-theories  via-Bart-Calendar  silly  drugs  politics  USA  crime  equal-marriage 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Senate leaders strike deal to raise debt ceiling and end government shutdown | World news | theguardian.com
'John Boehner signalled he was ready to accept a Senate-drafted peace deal that contained almost no concessions to conservatives who had driven the country the brink of a new financial crisis.'
politics  USA  economy  money  republicans  interesting  debt-ceiling 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Daily Kos: A political crisis
After all, if you can't win, it's your responsibility to make sure the others lose. Right? Right??
politics  USA  amusing  money  republicans  comment  comics  healthcare  Obamacare 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
US shutdown: an explainer for non-Americans | theguardian
Personally, I think that a big reason they want to shut down Obamacare is how popular it'll become once it actually kicks in properly.
politics  USA  fail  money  republicans  interesting  medicine  healthcare  Obamacare 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Former High-School Teacher Congressman Irks GOP By Marking Their Memos With A Red Pen | Happy Place
He suggests they provide evidence to back up their thesis, and offers to explain the bill for them if they don't understand it.
politics  USA  posttofacebook  Democrats  awesome  amusing  immigration  republicans  interesting  education 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Texas abortion bill defeated after missing deadline | World news | guardian.co.uk
The bill would have banned abortions in the state after the 20-week gestation mark, limit abortion-inducing drugs and require terminations to be performed in ambulatory surgical centres. Advocates say these and other restrictions in the bill would have also triggered the closure of 37 of the state's 42 abortion clinics.
politics  USA  posttofacebook  freedom  choice  news  abortion 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Capitalist’s Case for a $15 Minimum Wage - Bloomberg
'cause it means people can afford to actually buy stuff, which is good for the economy.
politics  USA  minimum-wage  money  economics  interesting  inequality  via-Andrew-Ducker 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
US supreme court hears challenge to Voting Rights Act in southern states | Law | guardian.co.uk
'Case could end requirement for states with history of discriminatory policies to get federal approval for election laws'
history  politics  USA  bigotry  interesting  racism  democracy  voting  culture 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Obama Urged to Resign Over Beyonce Scandal : The New Yorker
It worries me that I've grown so used to the level of anti-Obama retoric that it took me a while to be sure this was a parody. Poes Law is starting to apply to politics more and more.
politics  posttofacebook  parody  USA  amusing  republicans  obama 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Second Amendment was Ratified to Preserve Slavery
'to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia's vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too.'
interesting  history  second-amendment  politics  USA  guns-guns-guns  slavery  comment 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The 4 Craziest Scientific Theories Posed by U.S. Politicians | Cracked.com
American politics is a nightmare version of American Idol: It's full of desperately unqualified people who won popularity contests, and they can ruin your life, even if you don't watch them. Especially then, in fact. Especially squared when they're on science-related committees.
corruption  posttofacebook  wind-power  renewable-energy  rape  climate-change  stupidity  fail  USA  politics  wtf  amusing  cracked 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
For all the details on Mitt Romney's 5 trillion dollar tax plan visit ROMNEYTAXPLAN.COM
'For a detailed explanation of how the Romney-Ryan tax plan is able to cut taxes by $5 trillion without exploding the deficit or requiring tax hikes on the middle class, simply click the button below.'
silly  via-#maelfroth  image  money  Republicans  USA  politics  posttofacebook  2012-Presidential-Elections  Romney  clever  amusing 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - World of Warcraft hobby sparks US political row
'Ms Lachowicz's liking for back-stabbing and poison in WoW raise questions about her "fitness for office", [Maine Republicans] claim.'
posttofacebook  World-of-Warcraft  geeky  computer-games  culture  elections  democracy  Democrats  Republicans  USA  politics  dude...  wtf  what-the-everliving-fuck 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Closing arguments: do presidential debates matter? - Channel 4 News
It is the last chance to persuade voters to change their minds, as Obama and Romney face off in three televised encounters. But have debates ever influenced an election result?
posttofacebook  TV  image  media  culture  2012-Presidential-Elections  USA  politics  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Rick Perry Blames Satan For Separation Of Church And State | TPMMuckraker
'Rick Perry shared his thoughts on the origins of the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state. Rather than tracing the idea to the nation’s founders, Perry warned of a more nefarious source: Satan.'
USA  Republicans  religion  politics  wtf 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Don’t Tell Anyone, but the Stimulus Worked - NYTimes.com
A very telling comment from within it:

'White House economists had rejected the idea of distributing the tax cuts as flashy rebate checks, because people were more likely to spend the money (and help the economy) if they didn’t notice it. Good economics, perhaps, but terrible politics.'
posttofacebook  2012-Presidential-Elections  Republicans  Democrats  USA  economics  financial-crisis  politics  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Jeremiah Goulka: Joining the Reality-Based Community
Without using the word, a comprehensive explanation of privilege, and how it feels to have your privilege revealed to you.
Republicans  USA  politics  culture  priviledge  Apologies;I-have-forgotten-who-I-got-this-link-from 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
How do newspapers deal with politicians who go on repeating lies? | Media | guardian.co.uk
But how do reporters who are doing their level best to tell their readers the truth cope when candidates move from spouting (just about acceptable) spin to telling (unacceptable) lies?
interesting  politics  lies  USA  UK  image  media  journalism  posttofacebook 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Quietus | News | Dave Mustaine: Obama "Staging" Shootings
Megadeth frontman says "Back in my country, my president... he's trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these murders, like the 'Fast And Furious' thing down at the border... Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there... and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple."
politics  death  USA  law  posttofacebook  guns  guns-guns-guns  music  heavy-metal  wtf  interesting 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
I love state politics - Brendan Nyhan
Short version? Vetoing individual words in bills = craaaazy. Long version: Okay, if you want to have individuals elected to be in charge of large areas, and invest them with a lot of power, then letting them veto bills somewhat follows from that. But turning 700 words into 20, and a page or so worth of sentences to "Move this from here to there" is... flabbergasting.
USA  politics  fail  posttofacebook  Xandar;our-reign-has-gone-on-long-enough.Indeed;summon-the-meteors  wtf 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
World Bank Names Jim Yong Kim Next President - WSJ.com
'…named Jim Yong Kim as its next president, maintaining a seven-decade U.S. lock on the post after the first challenge by candidates from other countries.'
international-affairs  economics  banking  USA  politics  interesting 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Tells Women To Give Their Money To Democrats
They're trying to remake the Equal Rights Amendment, which Congress passed in 1972 but has not yet been ratified by the necessary 38 states, which simply says that equality under the law "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex."
fairness  equality  Republicans  USA  discrimination  sexism  women  politics  feminism 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Daily Kos: Texas loses Medicaid funding in effort to spite Planned Parenthood
'the state would lose basic health and family planning services funding from Medicaid because it is in violation of federal law'
politics  news  USA  Texas  healthcare  contraception 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Verisign seizes .com domain registered via foreign Registrar on behalf of US Authorities. » blog2.easydns.org - Happenings and observations
Moving money from one non-American to another non-American, on a non-country specific domain name, registered with a non-US company? That's against the law in Maryland, and they'll shut down your website *everywhere* for that!
posttofacebook  USA  politics  technology  gambling  stupid  law  internet  web  dns  icann  WTF 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Indiana Senate Backs Teaching Creationism Proposal
'as long as they include origin of life theories from multiple religions.'
So, you can teach beliefs with no scientific backup in science lessons, so long as you teach a range thereof. More time spent on non-science in science lessons. Also, why isn't the Flying Spaghetti monster on the list?
posttofacebook  politics  education  USA  creationism  science  fail  religion  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Janet Howell, Virginia State Senator, Attaches Rectal Exam Amendment To Anti-Abortion Bill
So that men have some equality in terms of unnecessary and expensive procedures being made mandatory.
posttofacebook  politics  USA  sex  sexism  fairness  abortion  news  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
How the Candidates Roll - Graphic - NYTimes.com
The modes of travel and the entourages of the Republican potential nominees vary widely.
2012-Presidential-Elections  image  culture  transport  politics  USA  Republicans  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Stop Online Piracy Act and You: A Primer
"I've tracked down a bunch of articles, comics, and infographics about the bill."
interesting  news  piracy  intellectual-property  USA  politics  crime  law  comment 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Cheerfully Demented - Problems with anti-Mormons and anti-Adulterers
Given the people that are mostly likely to say "I wouldn't vote for a Mormon" or "I wouldn't vote for an adulterer" are largely part of the Republican voter-base, both Romney and Gingrich may have serious problems if they get the Republican nomination.
interesting  Republicans  USA  politics 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Herman Cain Suspends His Presidential Campaign - NYTimes.com
'An unapologetic and defiant Herman Cain suspended his presidential campaign on Saturday, pledging that he “would not go away” even as he abandoned hope of winning the Republican nomination in the face of escalating accusations of sexual misconduct.'
interesting  politics  Republicans  USA  sex  lies  media  image 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Mitt Romney and Rick Perry accused of blatant untruths about Barack Obama | World news | The Guardian
'The candidates deny their TV commercials are deceitful and dishonest but both ads selectively quote the president to make it appear he is saying one thing when he is saying another.'
interesting  politics  lies  image  USA  Republicans 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Man charged with attempting to assassinate President Obama | World news | guardian.co.uk
'Prosecutors charge 21-year-old White House shooting suspect Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez with attempted assassination'
crime  death  politics  USA  news 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Congress pushes pizza, fries in school lunches - CBS News
'Congress is fighting to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines, picking apart an Obama administration proposal to make school lunches healthier.'
wtf  health  USA  politics  fail 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
bart_calendar: Breaking News!
'The GOP primary contest was thrown into chaos today when presidential hopeful Tywin Lannister, Lord of Casterly Rock, Shield of Lannisport and Warden of the West, announced that frontrunner Herman Cain is not actually an American citizen.'
A-Game-of-Primaries  amusing  politics  USA  fiction  parody 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Michele Bachmann 2012: GOP hopeful’s New Hampshire campaign staff quits en masse.
'Campaign staffers claim they were "deceived" and "relegated to second-class citizens."'
politics  interesting  USA  Republicans 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Women Should 'Be a Whore in the Bedroom,' Says GOP Candidate
'New Jersey state senate candidate Phil Mitsch knows just what America needs to get his awful state back on track: tax reductions, something called "mandatory mortgage loan modifications on at risk residential properties," and a more pronounced Madonna-whore complex.'
wtf  people-suck  discrimination  sex  USA  Republicans  news  politics  culture 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Here Are Four Charts That Explain What The Protesters Are Angry About...
Unemployment is at the highest level since the Great Depression, At the same time, corporate profits are at an all-time high, Wages as a percent of the economy are at an all-time low. Income and wealth inequality in the US economy is near an all-time high. CEO pay and corporate profits have skyrocketed in the past 20 years, "production worker" pay has risen 4%. After adjusting for inflation, average earnings haven't increased in 50 years.
economy  culture  fairness  interesting  statistics  politics  USA 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Sarah Palin says she will not run for president in 2012
'Mrs Palin said in a statement that the decision came after much thought, and that she and her husband, Todd, "devote ourselves to God, family and country"'
good-news-everyone!  politics  Republicans  USA  interesting 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Exclusive: Occupy Wall Street Activist Slams Fox News Producer In Un-Aired Interview [Video] | The New York Observer
'…here is an interview that Fox News filmed, but doesn’t want you to see. The segment was shot on Wednesday… though the decision was made to leave it on the cutting room floor. The reason should be obvious pretty quickly.'
Fox-News  Occupy-Wall-Street  protest  media  journalism  politics  USA 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
South Carolina and the individual mandate: Why aren’t conservatives complaining about the state’s insurance law? - Slate Magazine
'Why aren’t conservatives complaining about this South Carolina insurance law?' (which fines/forces a high registration fee on drivers who lack insurance, just like Obama's healthcare plan does to people who don't get insurance, be it from the central plan or a specific provider)
interesting  comment  USA  republicans  politics  fairness  healthcare 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult | Truthout
'…both parties are not rotten in quite the same way. The Democrats have their share of machine politicians, careerists, corporate bagmen, egomaniacs and kooks. Nothing, however, quite matches the modern GOP.'
USA  politics  comment  interesting  republican 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Lawmakers banned from Michigan bars - WNEM TV 5 - Saginaw, Flint, Michigan News and Weather
"Effective September 1, the group Private Property Rights in Michigan said in a release Monday that lawmakers will be persona non grata in over 500 Michigan licensed establishments, across the state."
amusing  USA  politics  health 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The real confidence crisis - Joan Walsh - Salon.com
"The real confidence crisis doesn't lie with corporate America. It belongs to the Democrats. They are the party of government, and they should face it, and boldly advocate to use government to solve our problems."
Democrats  USA  government  'socialism'  argument  interesting  politics 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Getting to (too?) Crazy - NYTimes.com
"There aren’t many positive aspects to the looming possibility of a U.S. debt default. But there has been, I have to admit, an element of comic relief — of the black-humor variety — in the spectacle of so many people who have been in denial suddenly waking up and smelling the crazy."
USA  comment  dude...  economy  events  interesting  money  politics  republican 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Bank robber planned crime and punishment | bank, richard, hailed - Gaston Gazette
James Richard Verone woke up June 9 with a sense of anticipation. He took a shower. Ironed his shirt. Hailed a cab. Then robbed a bank. He wasn’t especially nervous. If anything, Verone said he was excited to finally execute his plan to gain access to free medical care.
USA  politics  healthcare  prison  dude...  economy  interesting  medicine  touching  wtf 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
To liberals, every woman looks like a hotel maid
Triggering for discussion of rape. Ann Coulter basically saying that it's being a liberal that makes men treat women badly.
USA  comment  feeding-the-trolls  'liberals'  wtf  politics 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Republican New York Senator Comes Out For Gay Marriage With Awesome Quote: Pics, Videos, Links, News
“You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn't black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing,” McDonald, 64, told reporters. “You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing."
dude!  USA  republican  politics  interesting  LGBT 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Higher Taxes For The Rich: Fair Or Warfare? : NPR
Two hundred millionaires ask Obama to increase their taxes. Awesome.
politics  economy  fairness  USA  argument  comment  dude!  money  news  interesting 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Margaret Thatcher to Sarah Palin: don't bother dropping by | Politics | guardian.co.uk
Allies of former prime minister regard darling of Tea Party movement as a frivolous figure unworthy of an audience
amusing  comment  interesting  politics  USA  teaparty  conservatives 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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