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Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Gun Violence and War on the Poor

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Photos via MSN, provided by Redbook

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 Eight Year Old Orphaned Burn Victim Wants Cards For Christmas – Address in the article.

Abortion & Reproductive Rights

♀ Anti-Choice Pastor Refuses to Follow Crisis Pregnancy Center Regulations

 Planned Parenthood Opens New Clinic Days After Colorado Shooting

♀ Supreme Court Rejects Latest Delay Tactic by Center for Medical Progress

♀ Nearly 400 Anti-Abortion Bills Were Introduced Across the Country This Year

Anti-Choice Protesters Need Your Children To See Adorable Fetus Pix On Their Way To Class

Two Rivers Public Charter School alleges in a complaint filed in D.C. Superior Court that the protesters have engaged in “extreme and outrageous conduct” during the past several months, targeting schoolchildren as young as 3 with gruesome images of aborted fetuses and messages about the “murder facility” going in next to their school.

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RW Tries to Blame Liberals For Trump

We’re all used to the Right Wing alternate universe where up is down, black is white and lies are truth; but recently, some guy at The Federalist finally snapped his frayed tether to reality. In a post titled “How the Left Created Donald Trump“, Paul David Miller attempts to deflect the blame for his party’s detestable front runner. He begins:

BS“Voters like Donald Trump not so much because they hate Mexicans and Muslims, but because they hate progressive bigotry.”

While you’re laughing, I’m going to grab some more coffee… Anyway, his first paragraph is straight out of the George Will school of writing. Miller quotes philosophers, and physicist Isaac Newton to show you he knows stuff; then ends with a quote from, of all things, a Marvel Comics character. Guess he’s really cool, too. He finally wraps it up with:

In other words, if you want to understand where … Donald Trump’s soft fascism comes from, look no farther than the progressive left.

He could have just said that in the first place.

Calling Donald Trump’s fascism “soft” is a journalistic crime; but Miller has probably become immune to the sounds of Right Wing vitriol. There’s nothing soft about Donald Trump, and make no mistake: He is the logical outcome of decades of Right Wing rhetoric. I’m surprised it took this long for them to float a such a candidate.

Mr. Miller can try to spin it, but the fact is: Their front runner for the 2016 nomination for President is the culmination of years of party bigotry and racism, aimed at creating “angry white guys”.  THEY OWN DONALD TRUMP.

11891198_645861028850006_7296174684282153592_nTrump’s latest call to ban Muslims from the U.S. comes on the heels of stating he would shut down U.S. Mosques, and consider establishing a database for all Muslims living in the U.S., none of which would pass constitutional muster. They sound like the musings of a deranged dictator, hence the continual Hitler comparisons on social media.

Before his religious persecution faze, Trump’s main target was undocumented immigrants (which he, like many, seem to think are all Latino). Again, in Hitleresque fashion, he classified the entire group as rapists and criminals. When two of his fans, citing him as an “inspiration”, beat up a Latino homeless man, Trump excused their behavior, telling the press:

“I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again…”

Most would not categorize what he would do to this country as great. In another campaign appearance, members of his “passionate” audience beat up a Black protester. Trump refused to condemn their actions, instead saying: “Maybe he should have been roughed up.” More mob boss than presidential in my opinion.

Miller continues:

… Classical liberalism advocated for the right of free speech, association, press, religion, and so forth. Young progressives increasingly do not believe* in the unrestricted right of free speech.

* The poll Mr. Miller links to above is actually about whether the government should be able to prohibit “offensive statements about minority groups.” The millennials’ percentage of 40% is not much higher than Americans as a whole at 33%.

Progressives have labeled some traditional religious beliefs “hate speech…”

Now, that’s just Miller playing dumb, he knows what actual hate speech is. For those who don’t, here is the legal definition (my emphasis):

… Hate speech is a communication that carries no meaning other than the expression of hatred for some group, especially in circumstances in which the communication is likely to provoke violence

The fact is, hate speech is not telling your congregants that homosexuality goes against religious doctrine, because in many faiths it does. Hate speech is when someone whose religion opposes gay marriage:

Suggests putting gays in an electrified pen until they die, or

Proposes a bill calling for the execution of state residents for being gay

Hate speech is when you

Declare all Muslims to be “barbaric terrorists that need to be hunted down and killed.”

Hate speech is when you

Distribute flyers throughout a neighborhood that read “Get the Blacks Out”, and contain an image of a KKK member aiming a gun at a black child’s head.

Governor Nelson Rockefeller warned his party about its growing extremism in 1964:

These extremists feed on fear, hate and terror. They have no program for America – no program for the Republican party. They have no solution for our problems of chronic unemployment, of education of agriculture, or racial injustice or strife.

n.a. rockefellerThese extremists have no plan and no program to keep the peace and bring freedom to the world.

On the contrary – they spread distrust. They engender suspicion. They encourage disunity…

There is no place in this Republican party for those who would infiltrate its ranks, distort its aims, and convert it into a cloak of apparent respectability for a dangerous extremism.

Rockefeller would never have imagined that, not only would extremists continue to infiltrate the party, they would some day take it over. No, Liberals didn’t create Donald Trump; he’s been growing in a Right Wing political petri dish for generations.

Maybe Mr. Miller should read a little less philosophy and comic books, and do a little research on his own party. Just a thought.

President Obama’s Address: ‘Freedom Is More Powerful Than Fear’

Here is the full text of his speech, as provided by the White House. Tonight, I addressed the nation from the Oval Office on my top priority as President: Keeping the American people safe. It weighs heavily on the hearts and minds of all of us in the wake of the terrible tragedy in San Bernardino.… Continue reading

Shooting here, a shooting there… NRA & GOP Message: Embrace Violence, Shed Blood

As 2015 winds to a bloody close, last week, similar to the preceding 40, the world witnessed THREE shootings. However, a disturbing trend emerges with many of these murderers in custody. Increasingly, the motivations for violence are directly inspired by right-wingers, conservative tea-party Republicans pushing a propaganda of carnage through organizations and media outlets.

  1. The Planned Parenthood murdering zealot, asserted the ridiculous bible thumping conundrum of killing people to save the fetuses. A duplicitous reasoning resembling the Salem Witch Trials of Puritans burning, drowning people to death in order to save them extends to the apostles determined to kill EVERYONE, they perceive threatening their crusade. A clear connection exists between the GOP and terrorist shooters repeating exact words, particularly snippets from 2016 candidates. Most odious are the anti-abortionists, repeatedly proving themselves the antithesis of life, publicly cheering the deaths of three people preserving every human being’s inherent autonomy.

gop terrorist inflame their gun nut followersThe attack by Robert Lewis Dear Jr., on the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado over Thanksgiving weekend was  “definitely politically motivated,’’…. as he clearly stated, ‘No more baby parts,’ a quote taken directly from Senator Ted Cruz (R) -TX speeches, and referenced by each 2016 GOP candidate. However, the offense doesn’t end with the party, their supporters denigrated this atrocity beyond revulsion.

Anti-abortionists nakedly rejoicing at the deaths of  last Wednesday’s shooting victims didn’t end with their remorseless tweets. Local Rep. JoAnn Windholz (R) -Commerce City, blamed Planned Parenthood for the brutal assaults in lieu of the killer. For her transgression, the decent conscientious people of the state are demanding her resignation and petitioning for an election recall.

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Former Gabrielle Gifford’s (D) – AZ district indicated by pointer

2. In 2011, Palin released a map with cross haired bull-eyes indicating districts she and the teabag revolution intended to target Democrats. Tragically, Jared Loughner undertook this direction, shot and killed six people, including a 9-year-old girl, wounded Arizona Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 13 others. The news media, politicians decried the murderer as a “lone wolf” with mental health issues. Everyone aggressively adopted this stance, declaring his conservative partisan proclivities, nor inflammatory rhetoric held sway, despite his own words, “I can’t trust the current government”.

Our nation is at a cross roads, Scotland, Australia traversed these hapless episodes BUT they chose to preserve lives by passing gun laws, policy….Both countries crossed their watershed moment with ONE massacre incident of school children. Each demonstrated more love for their kids than their guns, greed or power. Instead, the US will close the year being shotwith 355 shootings outnumbering 336 calendar days. Until American voters refuse to accept the national state of emergency diminishing our overall safety, I can definitely forecast, the year will not close without another shooting, more deaths staining the holiday season.

 

The Fight For LGBT Equality Is Not Over

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No Difference? Really?

Lawyers Guns & Money’s Scott Lemieux takes on the notion put forth in Doug Henwood’s new book that there’s no real difference between Democrats and Republicans: The idea that abortion is the only issue on which Democrats are substantively different from Republicans is, at his late date of intense polarization, rather jaw-dropping. Hell, even with respect… Continue reading

Friday Feminism – Good Cop/Bad Cop, Gun Violence and Women in Politics

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Who Turned My Blue State Red? – Are the poor in rural red states really voting against their own best interests by electing Republicans who want to slash the social safety net? The answer is more complex than you might think.

Abortion & Reproductive Rights

Abortion Clinics Nationwide Stay Open Despite Threats

Future of Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs uncertain

Joshua Feuerstein: Let’s Punish Planned Parenthood; Abortion Doctors Must “Be Afraid for Their Life”

♀ The Outrageous Things Planned Parenthood Workers Do to Stay Alive –

Wearing Disguises, Hiring Bodyguards, Constantly Changing Your Route Home: These are the outrageous things Planned Parenthood workers do to stay alive.

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On The Road With Bernie Sanders

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44 Boys Is Too Many!

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Fox’s Peter Johnson: San Bernardino Shooting Could Be A ‘Literal War On Christmas’

Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. warned that Wednesday’s mass killing in San Bernardino could be a “literal war on Christmas.” Speaking to Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy the morning after the shooting, Johnson advised that the “critical question” was would the incident be “whitewashed” as workplace violence. “There are cardinal characteristics, cardinal fingerprints… Continue reading