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More hate from Virginia

Prince William News Messenger

Corey Stewart, not content to let the spotlight shine only on leaders in another state, is now pushing a law in Virginia similar to illegal immigration legislation in Arizona.

Virginia’s version would, among other things, “Make it a violation of Virginia law to fail to complete alien registration documents,” according to Stewart’s website: Police officers would be required to check “in any lawful contact, the legal presence of an individual, when practicable.” Go to Stewart’s website to see all aspects of the proposed law.

What Stewart wants is a world where everyone who speaks with a foreign accent, especially a Spanish accent, has to always carry their birth certificate and always walk in fear. That is his goal plain and simple.

The anti-immigrant hate campaign has already exasperated the real estate crash in Prince William. Why would a foreign born person buy property in Prince William when neighboring Fairfax County has an explicitly welcoming policy towards immigrants? And why would anyone with foreign born friends want to live in a place where you would be afraid that if you invited your foreign born friends over for dinner, that they might be subjected to harassment? Of course those sort of people vote Democratic, so why would Stewart want them in the county? His actions may have horrible consequences for residents of Prince William county, but since when did Republicans care about human suffering?

Today in misogyny

Fatwa demands isolation and 101 lashings for 16 year old rape victim

There are times to be eloquent, level headed, and respectful in our discussion of other cultures and religions. This is not one of those times. What the flying fuck?

Rape victim receives 101 lashes for becoming pregnant

A 16-year-old girl who was raped in Bangladesh has been given 101 lashes for conceiving during the assault. The girl’s father was also fined and warned the family would be branded outcasts from their village if he did not pay.

According to human rights activists, the girl, who was quickly married after the attack, was divorced weeks later after medical tests revealed she was pregnant. The girl was raped by a 20-year-old villager in Brahmanbaria district in April last year.

Bangladesh’s Daily Star newspaper reported that she was so ashamed following the attack that she did not lodge a complaint. Her rape emerged after her pregnancy test and Muslim elders in the village issued a fatwa insisting that the girl be kept in isolation until her family agreed to corporal punishment.Her rapist was pardoned by the elders. She told the newspaper the rapist had “spoiled” her life.

“I want justice,” she said.

If you wish to make a brief, courteous comment on this to the Embassy of Bangladesh, you can do so here.

Senator Webb must be very pleased

U.S. Sailor Acquitted of Rape, Despite Admission of Physical Force

This is no not funny

Rush Limbaugh participated in the Green Car Challenge on the Jay Leno Show. Rush drove an electric model of the Ford Focus. Jay instructed Rush that he would be penalized if he ran over Al Gore…

ha ha ha, assassinating politicians, what could be more hilarious. Can someone explain to me why we let Jeffrey Immelt an FCC license?

Drop Dobbs

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Dobbs has used his program to incite violence against the foreign born, especially Hispanics. He needs to go.

Why we went to war in Iraq


To answer Adam’s question, much of our response to terrorism has been based on irrational fear of The Other.

Though there was no justification, our response to terrorism included invading Iraq. We did that because Thomas Friedman thought some brown people needed to suck on this, and because Richard Cohen thought violence would provide him with needed therapy. We should never forget that these people are racist monsters whose personal psychodramas could only be soothed by the indiscriminate killing of people they obviously do not see as human.

Serbia: Journalists investigated for ‘warmongering’

Is there anything more contemptible

Then men who are incapable of discussing powerful women without the castration metaphor?

Chronic malnutrition in Gaza blamed on Israel

Donald Macintyre reveals the contents of an explosive report by the Red Cross on a humanitarian tragedy

Collective punishment is a war crime. Using food as a weapon is a war crime.

Moment of truth for Mormons

Signing for Something

We do not believe it just to mingle religious influence with civil government, whereby one religious society is fostered and another proscribed in its spiritual privileges, and the individual rights of its members, as citizens, denied.” (Doctrine and Covenants Sec. 134:9)

Sign for Something is a diverse group of members and friends of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) united in their desire to speak their conscience on the matter of civil marriage. We each have our own views on this issue, but we stand united in the belief that each individual should have the civil right to marry the spouse of their choice and to have that union recognized by civil authorities. This runs contrary to the LDS church’s current policy, which asks its members to actively work toward making marriage between one man and one woman the only legal option. Our goal is to empower members of the LDS church in sharing their views and making political decisions for themselves.

The Constitution of the United States of America assures us that no person or group’s religious views are allowed to be binding on the public. It is vital that members of our society be able to express themselves according to the dictates of their own conscience and work to forestall enactment of laws and amendments that would reverse this capacity for any segment of the population.

We are dismayed at the dilemma of choosing between the voice of our conscience and the advice of our church’s leadership on this issue. For each of us this conflict works out in a different manner. Many of us feel there is enough freedom in our church that we may speak our convictions on this matter boldly. Others among us choose a path of anonymity, carrying our convictions about this quietly and expressing them to few. Others of us, feeling that we cannot speak freely on this and maintain our status as church members, have chosen to resign. We welcome all voices, no matter which path they choose.

It may be that you disagree with our conclusions about civil marriage. If that is the case, we welcome you here as well. Our values demand of us the honesty of allowing dissent from our agenda. Your thoughtful input and compassionate advice can only help us continually reevaluate our position as we learn and grow.

Invite your friends to join Sign for Something. Make a difference on November 4.


Sign for Something is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering the voice of members and friends of the LDS Church who support civil marriage rights. As such we do not collect letters in support of the current political stance of the leaders of the LDS Church regarding civil marriage. We respect the right of every individual to speak according to their conscience. If you are in agreement with the LDS Church’s current campaign to change the Constitution of the state of California we suggest you follow the First Presidency’s advice to contact your “local Church leaders [who] will provide information about how you may become involved in this important cause.”

Violence against women

So, I’d like to hear from the guys about the men they know who are rapists. Or what you have done personally to get some rapist arrested. Or how you stand up against male peer pressure to make a point that rape isn’t acceptable to you.