On Wednesday's show, Rush Limbaugh used an online ad campaign to dust off his misogynistic attack on Sandra Fluke. The ads attempt to attract young people to Obamacare by, in Limbaugh's view, promising fellatio. Read more
Lest we forget, here are the highlights:
Susan Fluke … so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills.
What does that make her? It makes her a slut right? It makes her a prostitute! She wants to be paid to have sex
Ms. Fluke...Who bought your condoms in the 6th grade?
She’s having so much sex it’s amazing she can still walk.
Random hook-ups that these babes are encountering here … having sex nearly 3 times a day.
Ms Fluke and the rest of you FemiNazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex...then we want something in return, Ms. Fluke, and that would be the videos of this sex posted online so we can see.
There's more--a lot more. Although you can't find the transcript on Rush Limbaugh's website, which otherwise contains a meticulous archival treasure trove of hate speech. He erased it when he realized what he had done. Read more
I thought I would start by listing a group of ideas that are held by the majority of educated Americans. If after you read them you think that no, these are “liberal” ideas, think again. In fact, if you were a Nixon voter, you probably agreed to all of them but the one on climate change, which was unknown at the time. In fact, these are not political ideas at all.
Noah’s Ark is just a fable
Evolution is the founding principal of modern biology (and so modern medicine).
The science is strong that the burning of fossil fuels has started climate change.
Tax rate changes within a narrow range have little to do with the rate of growth in our economy.
Cutting tax rates does not pay for itself through growth.
Gasoline prices are set on the world market and will not be influenced significantly by US oil production.
The free market leads to the fairest price. It does nothing else. Read more
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Well, in November of 2002 the people of Massachusetts gave a businessman named Mitt Romney political power. And, of course, Mr. Romney is now seeking even greater political power, truly awesome power, power that provides, as Abraham Lincoln found out, an awesome test of a man’s (or possibly someday a woman’s) character. (Indeed, by many accounts Mr. Romney began his quest for the presidency about halfway through his term as governor of Massachusetts, or 8 years ago.) Read more
Walking into the new Planned Parenthood facility in Vancouver, WA one is greeted by friendly people and an immaculate environment. Like any kind of medical clinic, there’s a sterile, professional feel to the space. This is a serious place with a serious mission: to provide quality reproductive care to the community it serves.
Field Organizer Laura is proud of the new facility, which was specially renovated for Planned Parenthood’s needs.
“Having a fresh new space brings dignity to women’s health care,” Laura said of the new clinic.
On the night I visited, volunteers gathered to kick off a time of action for the 2012 campaign season. Twice weekly phone banks were scheduled, and sign up sheets were available. Short video clips were shown and words of encouragement provided for supporters of PP. The event was designed to ask folks to donate a precious commodity: time. Read more
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"White House Leading Attack on Religious Liberty" was the title of an article by Jim Towey, President of Ave Maria University, a Catholic liberal arts college located just south of Immokalee, Florida. The article appeared in the Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times) last Saturday.
A bit of information is in order. Read more
I must tell you; even though I’m a liberal I do not support abortion. I’ll be clear; I don’t support the criminalization of abortion or even for government to get involved with abortion. What I do support is the government helping to end abortion in a way that will not compromise the rights of women and does not enforce edicts upon the physicians who perform abortions.
Government can create programs that can help women make better choices and find ways to make it much less expensive to adopt children.
I don’t believe government at any time should enforce laws upon women who find themselves in a bad situation but instead find ways to keep women from finding themselves in that bad situation. Read more
Let’s be clear, most evangelicals are just good Bible-believing people who try to live their lives holy and acceptable before God. When they object to things like abortion and gay marriage, it’s because they firmly believe in their hearts that these things are wrong. Also, they’re not likely to change the way they feel about these issues because they’re belief system will not allow that to happen.
Most Evangelicals are also loving and caring people and give wholeheartedly to the needy. From my own personal experience, friends I’ve had over the years that are Evangelical have been the kind of people who have been there for me when I was down on my luck and I had nowhere else to turn. Read more
"We say that if America has entered the war to make the world safe for democracy, she must first make democracy safe in America. How else is the world to take America seriously, when democracy at home is daily being outraged, free speech suppressed, peaceable assemblies broken up by overbearing and brutal gangsters in uniform; when free press is curtailed and every independent opinion gagged? Verily, poor as we are in democracy, how can we give of it to the world?"
"I consider it an honor to be the first political agitator to be deported from the United States." Read more
More and more American women are losing their jobs these days, and many are blaming it on the new national birth control system. Under the leadership of President Santorum, women are now encouraged to place free, government-provided aspirin between their knees to prevent pregnancy. Though effective, there have been unforeseen consequences of this method of birth control.
“Explain to me how the fuck I am supposed to catch my bus like this? DAMN!” said Baltimore resident Sandra Williams, as she hobbled the 8 blocks to her bus stop. “I used to be able to walk to work in 20 minutes,” complained Louise Swenson of New Mexico, “now I have to leave a whole hour earlier just so I can make it to work on time.” Read more
The chairman of the Republican National Convention Reince Priebus recently compared women to caterpillars when he was confronted by Al Hunt on Bloomberg TV that polls show a huge margin among women for Democrats. Mr. Priebus Responded by saying: Read more
In other words, it’ll be a perfect world for Rick Santorum and those who are like him but the rest of us will not be so free.
Maybe someone should explain to Mr. Santorum that though he doesn’t like something or certain people for whatever reason – because he finds it or them immoral or he feels it’s against his religious beliefs –doesn’t mean the rest of us should follow his lead. Read more
In a debate on the floor of the Georgia State house over a bill to force women to bring all pregnancies after 20 weeks to term, even in cases of dead or non-viable fetus, this Georgia representative reaches a new low. State Rep Terry England seems to be suggesting pigs and cows do it, why can't humans?
Rep. Terry England compares women to cows, pigs and chickens. from Bryan Long on Vimeo. Read more
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It’s been obvious for a long time now that Republicans are afraid of Rush Limbaugh. You’d be hard pressed to find a Republican lawmaker to say anything negative about old Rush. Rush has for a long time held a lot of clout over Republican politicians, with Republicans kowtowing to Mr. Limbaugh in fear that Rush will bash them on his popular radio show. Read more
Republicans – because they’ve figured it out that they’re losing on the economic politics of this next election, they’re returning to one of their old standbys – social issues. We’re back to the same wedge issues that they’ve used in the past to divide us and to change the subject. Read more