Category Archives: Congress

The President’s Weekly Address: Congress Should Do its Job and Pass a Serious Budget

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Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Animals & the Environment and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Lead Story ♀ Speaker John Boehner to resign from Congress – And Vox has a thorough review of why. Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Illegal Abortion Is Dangerous, Birth Control Works, and Other Inconvenient Truths for Pro-Lifers  ♀ 15 Years On, Conservatives Are Still Trying to Kill the Abortion Pill ♀ When “Pro-Life” Means “Anti-Birth Control” ♀ Anti-Abortion Group Loses Last Ditch Attempt to Avoid Legal Process ♀ Senate Democrats Block Restrictive 20-Week Abortion Ban ♀ PPFA President Agrees to Testify Before House Committee; House Dems Demand CMP Testify, Too ♀ Stat check: No, women couldn’t just “go somewhere else” if Planned Parenthood closed ♀ Senate halts Planned Parenthood defund bid – And thereby averts another government shutdown. – Read the full article

The President’s Weekly Address: Its Time for Congress to Pass a Responsible Budget

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Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Good Cop/Bad Cop and LGBTQ

Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ I thought I saw all the Planned Parenthood sting footage. Turns out the tapes were edited. ♀ Even If You Haven’t Had an Abortion, You Owe Planned Parenthood ♀ Abortion foes find new ways to get details about patients, doctors ♀ Ben Carson employs Cylon logic against women ♀ Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion Due to Down Syndrome Diagnosis ♀ Conservatives target bust of Planned Parenthood founder – I was surprised that conservatives could be this petty and mean-spirited. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Good Cop/Bad Cop and Racism

Lead Story ♀ The women of New Horizons’ Pluto flyby Women make up 25 percent of the New Horizons flyby team. Science team leader Fran Bagenal said, “This isn’t remarkable – it’s just how it is.” Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Who’s Behind the Planned Parenthood Sting Video? – Read the full article

Diane Black Should Focus on Big Tax Cheats

I received my usual Republican Representative’s email a couple of days ago; one has to subscribe to the opposition’s propaganda, for the humor if nothing else. Tennessee Rep. Diane Black’s most recent “update” is titled, “Does This Seem Fair to You?”, a condemnation of IRS employees with delinquent tax bills. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Education and LGBTQ

Lead Story Joy Lofthouse via ♀92-year-old World War Two veteran flies Spitfire again – Joy Lofthouse was a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII, ferrying aircraft between units.  To celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE day, she gets behind the joystick of a Spitfire one more time.   – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Good Cop/Bad Cop, LGBTQ, and World News

Lead Story ♀ ‘ISIS Hit List’ Targeting Law Enforcement Actually Made By Right-Wing Christians (SCREENSHOTS) – Your not going to freak out our followers unless your way more threatening.  Here, let us help you. Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ There Are No Abortion Cakes ♀ Senate Passes Compromise Bill Increasing Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Sex Education – When exactly did our government make the decision that the best method to deal with any problem is the one that won’t work? – Read the full article

Will Republicans Sabotage the Deal With Iran?

In addition to being unapologetic warmongers, Republicans are literally incapable of giving President Obama credit for anything, and the proposed deal with Iran regarding their nuclear program is no different. After 47 Republicans tried to tank the deal by what many regard as a traitorous act, it seems the President has succeeded anyway; not with support from Congressional Republicans, but in spite of them. – Read the full article

Tom Cotton Bigger Idiot Than We Thought

It seems Senator Tom Cotton (R) – AR is an even bigger idiot than we thought. As if he and his dopey pals contacting Iranian leaders and talking to them like they’re fools wasn’t enough, his explanation of why Iran must be stopped takes the cake. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Good Cop/Bad Cop, LGBTQ, Racism

Lead Story Sen. Lindsey Graham, or, as he may soon be known, El Dictador. ♀ Lindsey Graham: as president I would deploy the military against Congress – Graham is proposing that his first act as president would be to use the military to force the legislative branch to pass his agenda.   – Read the full article

Will Offshore Blackmailers Win Again?

Congress might be poised to kowtow to corporate offshore blackmailers again, according to Reuters News Service: Democrat Barbara Boxer of California and Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky called for allowing businesses to pay 6.5 percent corporate income tax on foreign profits brought into the country from overseas, instead of the current 35 percent rate, which they largely avoid. – Read the full article