Russell Brand On Hannity’s Defense Of Racist Cops

Even though its (hopefully) a small subset of the nation’s law enforcement, like every profession, there are racists in law enforcement. Unfortunately, these racists have a license to kill. Thanks to today’s smartphones, practically everyone is able to catch their racist actions on video. But as Brand points out, it doesn’t matter how many unarmed black kids are killed, Hannity will always defend racist cops. In Hannity’s warped mind, black kids are always asking for it.

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Hannity assumes that if you’re black, you’re bound to be doing something illegal. Hannity told a black person last week:

But I can tell you one thing, and I can tell you a fact — that if you don’t do things that are wrong, if you’re not part of a gang, you’re not robbing, you’re not stealing, you’re not selling drugs, you’re not using drugs, you’re not violent, you’re not involved in any trouble, guess what’s going to happen? Nothing.

When will people understand that he, Sean Hannity, is representative of today’s conservatives? This is why you should get registered and vote!

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Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Launch

Hillary for America released the video of Hillary’s official Presidential campaign launch this weekend in NYC where she lays out her vision for the country.

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Of all the crazy, right-wing hyperbole following Hillary’s speech the worst came from RWNJ in-chief Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch called Hillary’s call to fight discrimination against the LGBT community “fascist”. Rupert should know that it was the fascists in Nazi Germany who imprisoned and exterminated gays and lesbians. Sorry Rupert, but you and your right-wing, anti-gay followers are the fascists. Your recollection of history is completely backwards, like your conservative beliefs.

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Wasting A Few Minutes On Ben Carson

Acclaimed neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is an idiot. Yes, he’s an intelligent man, but his willingness to dumb himself down to play in the GOP schoolyard is pathetic. As reported by CNN:

Ben Carson said Wednesday night that he was “irritated” by the comparison between the fight for same-sex marriage rights and the Civil Rights Movement because there’s no overt segregation against gays.

ben-carsonSpeaking on Fox News’ “Special Report”, Carson elaborated on his remarks on CNN in March that he believes being gay is a choice because people “go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay.”

The GOP presidential contender told host Brett Baier that he “shouldn’t have allowed my emotions” into the conversation, but was reacting to CNN host Chris Cuomo’s line of questioning on the issue.

“I was a little bit irritated that he was equating the whole [gay marriage] issue with the Civil Rights movement. Because, quite frankly, I didn’t remember any times when there were signs up that says, you know, ‘everybody else here and gay people have to drink at this fountain,'” he said.

I’m guessing Ben Carson doesn’t remember any times like this either:


Or this


Or even this


It took the Supreme Court ruling them unconstitutional in 1967 (Loving v. Virginia), to put an end to anti-interracial (anti-miscegenation) marriage laws in this country.  And as Gallup reported in 2013:

Continuing to represent one of the largest shifts of public opinion in Gallup history, 87% of Americans now favor marriage between blacks and whites, up from 4% in 1958.

Now, with the exception of (where else?) the South, no one bats an eye at inter-racial couples.

This year Gallup reports, support for gay marriage is 60%, up from 27% in 1996. Will the Supreme Court come through again?

More importantly, will history remember Dr. Ben Carson as the brilliant neurosurgeon, or the willing conservative dupe?

cross-posted @ cindyrosedotcom

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Only 3 Dems Pictured on the DSCC Poster? Oops, but, there are 4!

3 of 4 2016 DemsI always root for the outcast, the person left out of the clique, group, you know….’one of these are not like the others”. Anyway, you probably received the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, DSCC, email proudly announcing the growing candidates jockeying on the LEFT for the nomination. However, they omitted one little Dem and a nice one too, Lincoln Chafee.

Yes, once a 40% knuckle-dragger, he completely evolved to embrace reality /facts/ equality and correctly switched parties in 2013…definitely, a man with a plan. He also has the distinction as the only Republican from either the lower and upper house in Congress, who voted against Bush’s Wars.  I think Mr. Chaffee deserved to appear on the announcement along with the other hopefuls. After all, Martin O’Malley,  always a democrat, is a former Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Governor, but never a senator and yet he’s on the poster.

Lincoln Chaffee (D) - RI

Lincoln Chaffee (D) – RI

And everyone forget pleading the lame excuse of insufficient room on the poster or too short notice to add Chaffee’s face. The image is electronic, no print shops involved. Regardless, we are Proud Democrats! We walk upright, eat with utensils, bathe, think and universally recognized for our fairness and enlightenment. So, to the heads of the Democratic Party, play nice for now. Election season is a long haul. Now is the interlude for candidates to voice positions on critical issue and offer promising solutions before the base. We are the big tent party, NOT the lunatic clown car. Our broad agenda /platform can sponsor four candidates and a few more without fragmenting our coalition. or deteriorating.

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Pelosi And Obama On Opposite Sides Of Trade Deal

When I read the headline Pelosi Will Oppose Obama On Trade over at Political Wire I immediately thought about the reaction by Obama haters on the left. We’re a big tent, highly diverse party, as it should be. But many of my friends on the left are an all-or-nothing group – either you agree with them on everything or you’re a “conservadem” or a DINO (Democrat in name, only). Many posted comments during the 2010 and 2012 elections that they would not vote because Democrats didn’t give them a reason to vote or they needed to “teach Democrats a lesson”, which resulted in the Republican Congress (great job, guys).

Pelosi opposing the President on any topic is NORMAL in a party as diverse as the Democratic Party. If you want to belong to an all-inclusive group like the Democratic Party, you have to expect differing opinions on how to solve problems. You have to learn to compromise with moderates, the far left, and everyone in between. We’ll never agree on everything, and that’s a good thing.

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Who Created ISIS?

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I like Darth Vader better than GOP, but who doesn’t?

YES!!  I’m a child, but come on! Fictional villains rank more favorably than flesh-blood politicians …. the only positively perceived, breathing human being is Senator Bernie Sanders (D) – VT….with a ‘+1’.

terminator-5-paramount-start-dateEveryone ranks progressively NEGATIVE , except…Sen. Marco Rubio (R) – FL who is nothing….I meant, rates a ‘zero’. American politicians have a dire image problem, when the savage, mindless-human-eating-shark from Jaws, is more popular. However, I vigorously disagree with Washington Post’s reasoning that ‘Terminator’ grabbed the top spot. True, the robot turned good guy in the series, but arguing Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) – CA played a convincing role as California’s governor? The harrowing status of the ‘Golden State’ after he left office demolishes that comparative. Under his reign, the world’s eighth-largest economy TRIPLED state debt….Definitely not the record of a ‘good guy’, but reminiscent of the dastardly, callous, killing robot from the 1984 film demolishing all in its wake. Not too mention his sordid and numerous trysts.

2016 Popularity – WP: Post-ABC News and Quinnipiac polls

All fun and games aside, the bottom is troubling. Descending the graph, increasing NEGATIVES, reflect the most odious, vile candidates. Their platforms bob like bacteria skimming atop unclean, pool water among many voters’ perceptions. Their irrational pandering and offensive demeanor cajole very few normal people. And no wonder, Voldemort is demonstrably more compassionate than the combined six bottom-dwellers putrefying the GOP and ostensibly contaminating the nation.

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Santorum: Another Political Panderer

rick santorumRick Santorum is preparing to run again, as both the champion of the Extreme Religious Right, and blue collar America. The truth is, he’s neither; he is another political panderer.

In a recent appearance on The Dom Giordano Show, Santorum had this to say about the Pope (You know, God’s head honcho here on earth) and his concerns about the care of God’s planet:

“When we get involved with political and controversial scientific theories, I think the church is probably not as forceful and credible.

The church has gotten it wrong a few times on science, and I think that we probably are better off leaving science to the scientists and focusing on what we’re really good at, which is … theology and morality.”

Pope FrancisYes, they’re sooooooo good at that morality thing. Anyway… If the Pope is not supposed to be a steward of the Earth, then I can’t imagine who the hell should be. And this is a Pope who is a scientist.

As another religious scientist, Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, research astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory once put it:

“Doing science is like playing a game with God, playing a puzzle with God. God sets the puzzles and after I can solve one, I can hear him cheering, “Great, that was wonderful, now here’s the next one.” It’s the way I can interact with the Creator.”

In fact, it is Rick Santorum and his fellow phony Christians that have placed politics ahead of their religion. When past Popes agreed with their views they displayed reverence for them. This Pope, more like the God of the Bible and his Son than any before him, is now lectured by those same men because the political and financial stakes are greater. Environmentalism just doesn’t play well with Conservatives.

Like most of the Right’s phony Christians, Santorum plays the religion card when it benefits him, but his real God is political power.

In a 2005 article for the Philadelphia City Paper, Mike Newall wrote:

“… what’s arguably most intriguing about Santorum — is his sanctimonious, almost angry belief that he is absolutely, undeniably right. What people, places and events led him to such blinding self-righteousness?”

In the same article, political analyst Terry Madonna is quoted as saying:

“Too much attention has been spent on Santorum as the cultural ideologue and not enough on his pragmatism and political opportunism. Inside this raging bull of a conservative is a pragmatist for whom getting re-elected always trumps ideology.”

We’re seeing that now of course, as Santorum attempts to pass himself off as a blue-collar champion. But like those in his party, he has nothing but contempt for those not like him, or as he sees it, beneath him. As The Campaign for America’s Future recently pointed out, Rick Santorum:

As Santorum himself  once told a New York Times writer:

“I’ve never read the Bible cover to cover; maybe I should have”

Amen, brother. Amen.

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It’s Gun, I Mean Campaign Season

It seems Republicans are kicking the 2016 Campaign season off in typical style. Talking Points Memo reports that Ted Cruz is offering a chance for one lucky donor to go hunting with him; and here’s the best part:

…the background check for the contest may come as a surprise to some of Cruz’s supporters.

It didn’t appear on the entry page for the “Shoot With Cruz” contest when TPM viewed it on Friday or in an email about the contest that the campaign sent to supporters this week. (Sign up before June 10!)

It did appear, however, deep in the fine print for the contest, which was located on a separate page on the site.

Surely Ted doesn’t think that some responsible gun owner might “accidentally” blow his head off, that’s just silly. Come to think of it… maybe I’ll enter.

The Cruz contest is just the tip of the iceberg. Every candidate’s websites will probably sport at least one “take a photo of me with this gun” campaign picture. One thing you’ll notice, (besides the fact that it’s obvious some have never touched a gun before) is that their little shooting outfits will all look brand-spanking-new. That is, if they bother to dress up; some prefer shooting in business attire. Here are a few previous campaign photos:

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Ted Cruz posing in his new attire→

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Rick Perry shooting as I guess Governors in Texas like to: in the middle of town with a suit on.

Rand Paul thought Perry’s style was pretty cool, so he posed in a shirt and tie; looks natural, don’t you think?Paul w gun


Some people don’t look comfortable with a gun no matter how hard they try; take Rick Santorum for example.

Santorum w gunSee what I mean about the shiny new outfits? The thumbs up is for making it through the day without shooting himself; in fact he prayed about it before he went out. Santorum prayingWell, he didn’t pray exactly… bystanders said he just kept repeating “Please don’t let me die.”, “Please don’t let me die.”

Bobby Jindal and his wife posed together for a cute aren’t we a bad-ass nerd couple campaign photo.

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Marco Rubio’s picture was taken at a gun show. Probably the safest thing since those guns aren’t loaded. Love that short sleeve preppy gun-totin’ look, don’t you?

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Mike Huckabee donned new duds for his photo.Huckabee w gun I’m guessing Ted Nugent helped him pick them out.

Walker w gunThe most interesting shot of a candidate was definitely Scott Walker’s. I’m sure there’s a name and reason for the outfit he’s wearing, but I’ve just never seen a guy shoot in a fishnet vest before. I won’t even get into the “he looks like a little kid” thing.

Elmer CheneyPerhaps the most famous he-man gun shooting Republican of campaigns past is Dick Cheney. He went pheasant hunting once with this guy,Harry WhittingtonWhittington



When they came back, Mr. Whittington looked like this

WhittingtonDead-Eye Dick had shot him in the face.

Thank God there’s not a shooting contest to pick their nominee; with 30 something candidates expected to run, the body count would be staggering.

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Why Hillary?

HC2016p.1This week Hillary for America announced the first official campaign rally for Hillary’s 2016 campaign for president – to be held on New York City’s Roosevelt Island on June 13, 2015. A year and a half before the 2016 presidential election and we are gearing up, and ready to win.

To avid political followers, the start of the campaign season is invigorating. There will surely be drama between the rallies, fundraisers, campaign ads, and debates. But to the average American, it is the signal of an opportunity to mobilize in support of a candidate – hopefully, a candidate whose platform and priorities are in line with their own.

So then, why Hillary?


HC2016p.1(2)Hillary is  no political newbie. She served in the US Senate representing New York and then as Secretary of State for the Obama Administration. It is clear that Hillary shares the desire of most Americans to make the country safe and prosperous for all of us – today, and for future generations.

A Voice of Reason.

People usually want what’s best – for themselves, for their families, and for their future. Here are four distinct areas that Hillary has highlighted as especially relevant to producing the best outcomes for Americans:

  • Building the economy
  • Strengthening families and communities
  • Restoring democracy
  • Protecting the country

A Belief in America.

Hillary wants your vote – and – she wants you to be able to vote. This is your right, a right that Hillary Clinton believes in. Her support for an election process based on merit, not money, shows that she believes in the American people.

You matter! Get involved! Follow Hillary on Facebook  and Twitter.

Volunteer. Register to vote – if you haven’t already. Host an event.

There are 520 days until Election Day 2016! Let’s make them count.

Be a part of the process – and the progress.

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Who are you calling “Out of Touch?”

ready-for-hillary-clintonThere are those out there, living in a sticky web of false facts and mischaracterizations, who believe that Hillary Clinton is out of touch with the average American. In this web hastily spun by the sycophants of the Republican Party, affluency has apparently compromised the moral compass of a woman who has dedicated her entire life to public service.

Without trying to sound cynical, I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that many politicians end up doing fairly well for themselves in the financial aspect of their lives. The idea that Hillary and former President Bill Clinton should be accosted for their paid speaking events is a tad bit disingenuous given the reality of politics. The high profile of political figures who are looking to enter the fray for the upcoming Republican nomination include the heir of the Bush dynasty, two physicians; one of which is the son of arguably the most popular Libertarian of our time, a real estate juggernaut with a believable head of hair, and a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Money and politics usually walk hand in hand, but that doesn’t mean it defines the character of the person running for office.

Unfortunately at this juncture, Hillary is suffering from certain media networks portraying her as out of touch because of her wealth. The rhetoric they use can be very convincing and they often appear magnanimous in their mission to misinform their viewers. But in truth, they are about as magnanimous as a spider is to a fly.

Luckily, we who are informed know this to be the furthest thing from the truth. And we who are familiar with history know that wealth does not equate to being out of touch with the average American.

Was Franklin Delano Roosevelt “out of touch” when he proposed a New Deal for the poor and struggling Americans who represented the polar opposite of his privileged upbringing? No, he knew exactly what the people of this country needed.

A man named John F. Kennedy came from one of the wealthiest families in America. And it didn’t seem like he was “out of touch” when he used his mastery of language to speak to the hearts and minds of Americans about the need for legislation to address the ongoing Civil Rights struggle.

These two former Presidents knew what the American people needed. And so does Hillary. In fact she has made it very clear what the basis of her upcoming campaign will center around; “Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion.”

The problem so far has been an unwillingness to display all the great instances that connect her to the everyday Americans she so desperately wants to fight for. Instances that include Hillary as a young graduate of Yale Law who decided to work for the Children’s Defense Fund, rather than cozy up with high paying law firms. Another example as a Senator of New York details how she fought to “obtain funds to help firefighters” and other first responders who had sacrificed everything in the wake of 9/11. And even in the past few days Hillary has continued to show her true colors towards everyday Americans by advocating for more lenient voting practices.

These are common trends you may start noticing in regards to Hillary’s convictions towards serving the public. She places the well-being of the underrepresented first and foremost. And in working for the Children’s Defense fund she went door to door to learn about the struggles that children with disabilities were facing in getting their education.

If you just read that and are skeptical about her relevant and long lasting impact with the Children’s Defense fund, look no further. This organization used their 40th Anniversary in 2013 to honor Hillary for her “dedication and contributions to child advocacy.”.” Doesn’t sound like they believe the former Secretary of State is “out of touch.”

You may be thinking; that was then, what about now? Well yesterday Hillary spoke at Texas Southern University, where she called for a “national standard that would require every state in the country to offer at least 20 days of early-in-person voting, including keeping polling stations open on weekends and evenings.”

I think it’s very encouraging to see a Presidential candidate recognizing the problem that many Americans face when it comes to their right to vote. How can the average American get to the voting polls when they are stuck at work trying to support their family? Hillary Clinton is more concerned with Americans having a voice in choosing their elected officials than she is about whether these same Americans vote against her. That is a true example of not only fighting for the American people, but also placing faith in their judgment.

Out of touch? That sounds more like the magic touch.

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Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, LGBTQ and Women’s Health & Image

Lead Story

♀ The number of Fortune 500 companies led by women is at an all-time high: 5 percent

But there’s a less charitable way to look at this new. The number of female CEOs of America’s most influential companies is stuck at a 5 percent, as it was the year before. While women make up 45 percent of the labor force of the S&P 500, few are climbing to the very top.

Abortion & Reproductive Rights

♀ Details emerge about Pleasant Grove girl’s ‘tragic and disturbing’ forced abortion – The ‘why’ of this story can be laid directly on the doorstep of Republican zealots.  If legal and safe abortion services had been available this need never have happened.

♀ WI Abortion Bill Would Allow Men to Sue Abortion Doctors for Damages – The latest intimidation tactic in the effort to stop women from making their own healthcare decisions.

♀ Ninth Circuit Rules Idaho’s Abortion Ban and Several Abortion Restrictions Unconstitutional

Dr. Herbert Hodes and his daughter, Dr. Traci Nauser

Dr. Herbert Hodes and his daughter, Dr. Traci Nauser

♀ Father & Daughter Team Up To Block One Of The Most Restrictive Abortion Bans Yet

♀ Obama Pressed to Act on Post-Rape Abortion Aid

♀ “I wish we talked about ‘choices’ instead of ‘choice’”: A Texas abortion counselor on how to change the conversation about abortion

Even our allies are torn. On the one hand we have “abortion on demand and without apology” and on the other we have “safe, legal and rare”—the sense that every abortion is a tragedy. These positions are oversimplified, and they miss the point. Some women are single-minded and clear about what they want, and they just need their self-determination respected. On the other side of the spectrum are women who are deeply troubled and struggling with what to do about their pregnancy.

What abortion providers bring to the political conversation is a recognition of this spectrum and an honoring of the fact that the issue is not abortion so much as it is the reality of women’s lives: What kind of insanity permits the same people who want no access to abortion or birth control to also gut every program to support families, to care for children, to make sure no one goes to bed hungry? How can this level of hypocrisy be permitted? This I still don’t understand.

♀ Anti-abortion group targets black neighborhoods with weird ‘dad’s princess’ billboards

♀ Planned Parenthood sues to block ‘reckless’ Arizona abortion law that ‘forces doctors to lie’

Animals & the Environment 

♀ UN Conference for Climate Change Features Workshops on Gender and Climate

♀ EPA says no ‘widespread’ pollution of drinking water from fracking

♀ IKEA Takes Bold Action To Solve Global Crisis While Politicians Do Nothing

Big Oil Ex-Chair Declares That Investors Should Divest From Fossil Fuel

Culture & Pop Culture

 ‘Empire’ Creator Lee Daniels, Jussie Smollett Received Death Threats for Drama’s Gay Storyline – Despite such threats Daniels’ said they “will continue to do our thing”!

Author Harry Connolly

Author Harry Connolly

♀ The Worst Taboo In Urban Fantasy – Author Harry Connolly noticed the lack of older women as protagonists in fantasy but he has the cure.

♀ Sci-fi’s right-wing backlash: Never doubt that a small group of deranged trolls can ruin anything (even the Hugo Awards)


♀ Honor society dress mess rages on in Lee, beyond – There have been several incidents listed here lately, of high school girls being punished for wearing what everyone except reactionary principals consider perfectly acceptable clothing, but this one takes the cake. Cameron Boland was removed from her elected post as historian of the National Honors Society because she chose to wear a spaghetti-strap sundress in the Florida heat.

♀ TX teachers mock special ed students with ‘ghetto awards’ – insist they didn’t mean to degrade anyone

A 14-year-old Sulphur Springs Middle School student came home from school this week with a certificate that read “8th Annual Ghetto Classroom Awards” on top. The document stated the boy had specifically earned a “huh?” award this year for expressing so much confusion in class. Teachers had handed the certificates out to a classroom of students receiving supportive services for learning disabilities.


 Feminism Now: What the Third Wave is Really About

Feminist Spotlight 

Alison Bechdel via Time

Alison Bechdel via Time

♀ Cartoonist Alison Bechdel, Who Created ‘Bechdel Test,’ Wins MacArthur Prize

Gender Equality (or Equal Rights)

♀ The Soapbox: Here’s Why Closing The Gender Wage Gap Is A White Feminist Issue

Good Cop (☺)/Bad Cop (☠) 
(Most cops aren’t bad. Its just my job to point out the ones that are.)

 (☠)  Cop Exonerated After Being Caught on Video Brutally Beating A Tourist Who Asked For A Tampon

 (☠)  Police Deleted Over an Hour of Video Showing them Shooting Teen 16 Times, 9 Times in the Back

 (☠)  Police Shoot and Kill Unarmed 20-Year-Old Debate Team Student in Need of Medical Attention

 (☠)  “Your Son’s Life was Only Worth $100K” Cop uses Facebook, Taunts Family of Unarmed Man He Killed

Good News For A Change

In this June 1, 2014 photo, Harriette Thompson, then 91, is seen at the finish line of the 2014 Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego. Thompson is scheduled to compete in the 2015 edition in San Diego on Sunday, May 31, 2015. If she completes the race she would become, at age 92, the oldest woman to ever complete a marathon.  (Paul Nestor/Competitor Group via AP)

In this June 1, 2014 photo, Harriette Thompson, then 91, is seen at the finish line of the 2014 Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego. (Paul Nestor/Competitor Group via AP)

 92-year-old becomes oldest woman to finish marathon – What an amazing woman! Not only does she have the record for the oldest woman to finish a marathon at 92 years, 65 days – but her finish time last year of 7 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds – “set a record for a woman 90 or older, shattering the old one by more than an hour and a half.” Way to go, Harriette Thompson!! You are one awesome gal!!


♀ Could This Bill Prevent Another “Gamergate”?

In Memory

Marilyn Monroe, 1950s

Marilyn Monroe, 1950s

 Marilyn Monroe’s Most Iconic Looks – Yahoo Beauty reviews the iconic looks the blonde bombshell in honor of what would have been her 89th birthday, June 1st.

♀ Fantasy and horror writer Tanith Lee dies aged 67


♀ Man learns amazing lesson in irony after mocking Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘bravery’ in viral Facebook post

♀ Hate crime task force eyes subway shove; victim transgender

♀ U Dallas grad condemns commencement address, calls on school president to apologize for speaker

♀ Commission Votes To Consider Making Stonewall Inn A City Landmark

♀ US Air Force makes it harder to boot out transgender personnel

Senate Denies Benefits To Same-Sex Veterans, Showing How Hypocritical They Are

Marriage Equality

Costa Rica judge grants first openly gay common-law marriage in Central America

♀ Tennessee TV station won’t run ad promoting gay marriage

♀ Alabama Lawmakers Find New Way To Ban Gay Marriage Even If Supreme Court Rules In Favor

♀ Guam’s gay marriage ban struck down


The mug via KERO

The mug via KERO

♀ High School Gives Away Racist Mugs, Fires Teacher That Complains (VIDEO)

Sexual Assault & Rape Culture

♀ Speier and Meehan Introduce HALT Campus Sexual Violence Act


♀ Officer in Tamir Rice Case Was Accused of Choking and Beating a Woman

War On The Poor 

♀ Will You Watch Poor Shaming As Entertainment? – The bar is set ever lower.

Women In History

♀ The top 10 books about the suffragettes

Women In Politics

♀ Clinton Favorable Numbers Take a Hit

♀ Clinton to call for at least 20 days of early voting nationwide

♀ Hillary Clinton Calls For Universal, Opt-Out Voter Registration – Republicans would have a hard time winning a free and fair election- that’s why they continually try to pass voter suppression laws.  Could this spell the end of the GOP?  Probably not, but we can dream.

Women’s Health & Image

♀ Staph Bacteria Linked To Type 2 Diabetes

♀ FDA panel approves ‘female Viagra’ despite side effects and warning it could be the new date rape drug

♀ How Texas Politicians Just Made Finding a Lump in Your Breast Even Scarier

World News

♀ Argentine marches condemns domestic violence

♀ Nigeria Criminalises Female Genital Mutilation

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