Saturday, February 13, 2016

Kentucky Democrat’s Brilliant Bill Would Require Men To Obtain Note From Wives To Get Viagra

Kentucky Democrat’s Brilliant Bill Would Require Men To Obtain Note From Wives To Get Viagra

In response to her male GOP colleague’s insistence that women’s reproductive decisions be ridiculously regulated, a female Kentucky lawmaker is fighting back.

Democratic state Rep. Mary Lou Marzian is sick and tired of Republicans attacking abortion rights in her state and she isn’t taking it anymore. So she introduced Bill 396, which would require men to seek permission slips from their wives and present the note to their doctor in order to get access to Viagra, a little blue pill that gives men boners.

And that’s not all. In addition to the note, men must also put their hand on a Bible at the doctor’s office and swear an oath that they are married and are only using the Viagra so they can have sex only with their wives. That means “family values” conservative lawmakers would have to promise the Lord that they want to have sex with their wives and not that pretty intern they’ve been perving on for weeks.

Sorry, Republicans. Not kidding. The bill literally requires a “man to make a sworn statement with his hand on a Bible that he will only use a prescription for a drug for erectile dysfunction when having sexual relations with his current spouse.”

  

Denny’s Serves Up A Grand Slam Of Racism By Forcing Black Family To Pre-Pay For Meal

Denny’s Serves Up A Grand Slam Of Racism By Forcing Black Family To Pre-Pay For Meal

The ridiculousness of this was so bad, that even the Denny’s manager eventually realized how bad his people screwed up and tried to return the money. The manager was so desperate to give the money back that Williams actually had to tell him to stop repeatedly coming over to their table to grovel and hand over the cash because he was being a nuisance. The manager kicked it up a notch by offering free dessert, to which Williams said he wanted to box his food and leave.

Williams and Hebert said that nobody else was asked to pre-pay for their meal. In court, a customer that was seated nearby at the time testified that Williams and Hebert handled the situation well:

  

Demonizing the poor and working poor is not the solution you seek.



Dear Oregon militia men: Here’s why no one feels sorry for you and rejects your mission built on conservative Christian rage - Salon.com

Dear Oregon militia men: Here’s why no one feels sorry for you and rejects your mission built on conservative Christian rage - Salon.com

This scattershot non-ideology of yelling “Constitution,” “guns” and “liberty” a lot is the marker of today’s modern conservative populism, the kind that Donald Trump’s ascension is channeling into electoral fever. Their actual grievance is fury over the fact that white people, especially of the Christian and male variety, are watching their presumed superiority decline, but to say so out loud and bluntly— to admit out loud to racism— is to court political marginalization in our society.

So instead, all these code words and symbols and half-baked theories of government rise up to communicate these ideas without coming right out and saying it. It doesn’t really need to cohere as an ideology. The only thing that needs to be stated is that these folks feel oppressed, the world owes them something, and they believe they are martyrs because they’re not getting it.

  

Friday, February 12, 2016

Celebrated Photographer: Yes, That Is Bernie Sanders. Time Magazine Is Lying.

Celebrated Photographer: Yes, That Is Bernie Sanders. Time Magazine Is Lying.

"I photographed Bernie a second time after he got a haircut, as he appeared next to the noble laureate and chancellor Dr. George Beadle. Time Magazine is now claiming it is not Bernie in the picture but someone else. It is Bernie, and it is proof of his very early dedication to justice for African Americans. The CORE sit-in that Bernie helped lead was the first civil rights sit-in to take place in the North."

  

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Are Humiliating Republicans At PBS Debate

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Are Humiliating Republicans At PBS Debate

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are humiliating the Republican primary circus by putting on a civil debate that is detailed, focused, on issues, and devoid of the ugliness that is dominating the Republican primary.

PBS deserves credit for picking two intelligent debate moderators in Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill, who are focused on the issues and allowing the candidates to speak. The debate format has allowed the candidates to spend minutes talking about the issues. The candidates are getting ninety seconds to answer each question. The PBS debate has not contained any of the gotcha questions that have plagued previous debates. The PBS debate isn’t interested in creating conflict between Clinton and Sanders, and the result has been the most intelligent debate of the year.

  

Over 140,000 Sign Petition Demanding That Democratic Superdelegates Don't Deny Democracy

Over 140,000 Sign Petition Demanding That Democratic Superdelegates Don't Deny Democracy

Over 140,000 supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders have signed a petition demanding that Democratic superdelegates honor the popular vote.

The petition states, “Commit to honoring the voters – let everyone know that you won’t allow your vote to defeat our votes. Announce that in the event of a close race, you’ll align yourself with regular voters – not party elites.”

Sanders supporters are up in arms over the fact that Hillary Clinton came out of New Hampshire with an equal number of delegates as Bernie Sanders. Despite narrowly winning Iowa, and losing New Hampshire Clinton leads Sanders 394-44 thanks to the support of 360 superdelegates.

It is important to point out that the superdelegate system has been used in the Democratic Party since 1984. It isn’t a secret, a plot, or a trick. Sen. Sanders has been campaigning for the support of superdelegates too. Superdelegates are a part of the Democratic primary.

U.S. and Russia Announce Plan for Humanitarian Aid and a Cease-Fire in Syria - The New York Times

U.S. and Russia Announce Plan for Humanitarian Aid and a Cease-Fire in Syria - The New York Times

MUNICH — Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, announced that they had agreed on the delivery over the next few days of desperately needed aid to besieged Syrian cities, to be followed by a “cessation of hostilities” within a week on the way to a more formal cease-fire.

“We have agreed to implement a nationwide cessation of hostilities in one week’s time,” Mr. Kerry said early Friday morning, after all-day meetings. “That is ambitious.”

  

If Ferguson dissolves police department, who would step in? - The Boston Globe

If Ferguson dissolves police department, who would step in? - The Boston Globe

Ferguson is among 90 municipalities in sprawling St. Louis County. Many have their own police departments, ranging from a few officers to nearly 100 in the biggest towns, Chesterfield and Florissant.

A recent financial analysis estimated the cost of the proposed mandates at up to $3.7 million in the first year alone.

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Fifty-one municipalities contract with St. Louis County for some police services, including 17 that give total policing control to the county, county police spokesman Brian Schellman said.