Category Archives: Republican Leaders

Can Jeb Can Go Back In Time And Fix This?

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

Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ The Right’s Answer to Gutting Planned Parenthood? Elementary Schools, Homeless Shelters, Jails Indeed, most people would consider it unusual to pick a corrections facility if they were in the market for a breast exam. But that’s exactly what is suggested by a new website launched last month by some of the nation’s most prominent anti-choice groups. – Read the full article

Bush Ignored 36 Warnings About Bin Laden’s Plans and Thousands Died

For the memory challenged in the radical right and the neocons like Jeb! who desperately hope you’ll forget recent, American history, Peter Beinart at The Atlantic details the many, many opportunities that Dubya had to prevent 9/11. Ask yourself Beinart’s opening question: “Did Bush do everything he could reasonably have to stop them, given what he knew at the time?” Then read this extended excerpt (with my emphasis and comments) and think about your answer: When the Bush administration took office in January 2001, CIA Director George Tenet and National Security Council counterterrorism “czar” Richard Clarke both warned its incoming officials that al-Qaeda represented a grave threat. – Read the full article

Florida Will Make It Easier to Kill

Florida Plans To Make a Bad Law Worse In one of the most glaring NRA-has-us-by-the-nuts moves, Florida is attempting to make it easier to claim a “stand your ground defense, and they’ll pay you for it too. From the Orlando Sentinel: In a bizarre, dangerous and costly new expansion to the NRA-backed “stand your ground law,” GOP legislators want to increase the burden of proof on prosecutors trying to convict anyone who claims self-defense. – Read the full article

Boehner’s Resignation is Bad News For Everyone

Stay tuned for a year of teabagger bullshit. I’m expecting continuous investigations of Hillary Clinton until the 2016 election, government shutdowns based on social issues, capped off with President Obama’s impeachment hearings. ThinkProgress: John Boehner May Have Been The Only Thing Standing Between America And Madness When Boehner’s successor is selected, the GOP’s hardliners will have the fresh taste of blood in their mouths. – Read the full article

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

Video Clips of the Week

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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

Bush Institute Economics: The Working Class Needs To Work Longer

Jeb Bush’s recent gaffe claiming hard-working Americans need to “work longer hours” for our country to achieve stronger economic growth comes from someone who makes his money from money, not from sweat. He’s a gold-plated member of the 1% of the 1%. – Read the full article

Republican Idiot Brigade 2: F – J

The second installment in our look at the never-ending list of people running for the GOP nomination in 2016. We would have to dedicate our lives to record all of their negative aspects, so these are just some highlights, beginning with candidates who have declared: Carly Fiorina: Ousted as the Chairwoman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard in 2005, she left behind a less than stellar legacy. – Read the full article

Who Created ISIS?

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Scott Walker – Corporate Lap Dog

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