Archive for the 'women’s rights' Category

Catholic bishops run our country

White House Openly Considers Caving to Bishops on Birth Control Coverage

We need politicians who can explain the concept of separation of separation of Church and State to the Catholic Church.

We also need a president who is not a women hating ogre.

Cardinal Wuerl, champion in the war on women

House Passes H.R. 358, the “Let Women Die” Act of 2011

Today the GOP-led House of Representatives, with the blessings and encouragement of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops and extremist religious groups such as the Family Research Council, passed a bill in a vote of 251 to 172 that would, among other things, allow doctors and hospitals to “exercise their conscience” by letting pregnant women facing emergency medical conditions die.

Anyone who would like clarification on this is encouraged to contact Cardinal Wuerl:

Archbishop of Washington:
His Eminence Donald W. Wuerl, 301-853-4500

Be courteous!

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The Men Behind The War On Women

Paul Thorne’s unfunny song

Picked this up from Mark Steel‘s Twitter feed:

Rebekah Brooks Song

It was delightfully funny right up to the joke about prison rape. I don’t like rape jokes in general and prison rape jokes in particular.

And there is nothing less funny that a man joking about the sexual humiliation of a women. It just is not funny.

Obama’s, Congress’s, and City Council’s war on DC’s poor

Dan Pfeiffer

Melissa McEwan

I have been a political junkie since I was old enough to understand the democratic process, and never in my entire life have I seen a White House Communications Director be so clueless, so tone deaf, so wildly and hopelessly out of touch with the largest constituency of a sitting president.

And it’s manifestly evident the problem isn’t with Pfeiffer’s competency. The problem is that the entire Obama administration is structurally and institutionally clueless, tone deaf, and wildly and hopelessly out of touch with their largest constituency, and Pfeiffer is just doing his job—communicating the White House’s position.

It isn’t just Obama, it is the entire Democratic party, or the war on women would not be going anywhere.

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Netroots Nation 2011

It was in speaking with fellow rank and file netroots types that I soon realized what was really going on at this conference. The dominant theme of the conference was not chosen, intended, or likely desired by any of the organizers. It wasn’t discussed by any of the panels or speakers I saw. Instead, it was in the halls, in the questions, and on the lips of those without an exhibitor, speaker, or media badge.

The unofficial theme of this conference was of a movement at a crossroads, with a choice between our most deeply cherished principles and our understandable concern in accidentally empowering an insane and openly fascist Republican Party over a corrupt, ideologically conservative, and fully propagandized Democratic Party.

Three cheers for Mary Cheh

D.C. Councilwoman Cheh Arrested on Capitol Hill

D.C. Councilwoman Mary Cheh and seven others were arrested Wednesday night on Capitol Hill.

Cheh was taken into custody following a rally to protest a bill that cuts funding for abortions to low-income women in the District. The bill had just finished being passed by members of the U.S. House.

Hooray! Who were the 7 others who were arrested? Would it be asking too much of our news media to tell us?

Update: Video

The war on women

Laws Affecting Reproductive Health and Rights: Trends in the First Quarter of 2011