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Kaili Joy Gray
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Are you a lady with lady opinions on issues that affect ladies?
Then shut your stupid ladyhole, stupid lady, because no one cares what you think about that lady stuff. At least, that’s what the traditional media thinks, according to an analysis by The 4th Estate and shown in the infographic above.
The numbers are stark, but not exactly surprising. When it comes to coverage of issues that directly affect women, the beacons of traditional journalism—the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Sunday talk shows—clearly subscribe to the Darrell Issa school of thought: that the people best qualified to talk about women are, in fact, men.
Halftime: Good vs. Evil
Remember that part of the Bible where Jesus says, “Blessed are the people who use violence to oppose health care policies they don’t like”? No? Well, obviously, you haven’t being paying attention, sinner.
Via Right Wing Watch, meet Bishop R. Walker Nickless, of the Sioux City, Iowa diocese, who’s here to set you straight:
You know, the power of evil is going to try any way that it can to get a hook into our world and the values that we hold as so dear and so important to us believing people. And the power of evil—the devil—can certainly look—is looking everywhere to find places where they can—where the power of evil can make a difference…
This just in: Louisiana Republican Rep. John C. Fleming, M.D. is tossing his hat in the ring for Dumbest Member of Congress.
Dino Grandoni at The Atlantic reports that “pro-life” Rep. Fleming M.D. posted a story from The Onion on his Facebook page, offering it as proof that Planned Parenthood offers “abortion by the wholesale.”
The satirical story from May 2011 “reported“:
Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday the grand opening of its long-planned $8 billion Abortionplex, a sprawling abortion facility that will allow the organization to terminate unborn lives with an efficiency never before thought possible …
Seeing Red Over Pink
Since the Susan G. Komen Foundation announced its decision to stop funding cancer screening and prevention programs at Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of health care to low-income women, the foundation’s founder and CEO Nancy Brinker has been trying her best to control the damage done to the foundation’s reputation.
So far, it’s not going very well. Brinker posted a “Straight Talk” video on the foundation’s website in an attempt to defend the foundation’s decision by insisting that “some have regrettably mischaracterized” the decision, that the “scurrilous accusations being hurled at this organization are profoundly hurtful” and a “dangerous distraction” from the foundation’s mission.
Oh, Herman, we hardly knew ye.
In the most entertaining “I’m quitting” press conference since half-term Gov. Sarah Palin quit her job because only dead fish go with the flow, Herman Cain announced he’s dropping out of the race to spend more time sleeping on the couch.
It was fun while it lasted though, wasn’t it? So many fond memories. Herman’s “Imagine there’s no pizza” video. His “joke” about electrocuting immigrants who try to cross the border.
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My Aunt Naomi from the piedmont of South Carolina was visiting my mother in Southern Georgia. I wanted to see her, too, so I invited my parents and Aunt Naomi over for a cookout at my house. Aunt Naomi had been the victim of a stroke some years earlier and had some problems from time to time with speech, but hadn’t aged much, except for long gray hair that resembled Emmylou Harris. The steaks grilled, corn on the cob boiled, field peas cooked just right in chicken broth, and the crescent rolls ready, my wife and I sat down with them f Read on →
There are many congressional districts where Democrats have nearly zero chance of winning anytime soon. The recent victory of the disgraced Mark Sanford in a South Carolina congressional race shows how safe a Republican seat can be. The difficulty of winning these seats, paradoxically, presents an important opportunity for Democrats. In the short run, the political battle in America is over who will hold the offices where laws get made. In the long run, the battle is over shaping the public consciousness that determines to whom the people will give power. For the latter purpose, Democrats in very red districts can make an Read on →
"Nothing but the best for our students." "Education is key to the future." "Our students must compete with the brightest in China." You've heard remarks like this before, often from educators and elected officials. But the reality is far different from these remarks. We've found that a majority of the counties in Georgia provide less than the state-mandated 180 days of instruction for their county students. Can you imagine that you could provide "nothing but the best" by shortchanging the number of days students are in school? It's happening. Take a look at the adjacent map. The orange counties are providing 180 days of instruction. Read on →
That is the 21st Century question. Whether agents of government are tasked with telling the public what to do or, as the United States Constitution suggests, are to limit themselves to prohibiting socially injurious behaviors by individuals and corporations. Republicans, being descendants of royalists, whose model of social organization is the family with its paternalistic head of household, continue to hold fast to the belief that their fellow man needs to be strictly ruled. Because people doing their own thing make them feel really insecure. This is what accounts for the sudden resurgence of legislation all over the country, some organized by Read on →