This is What Fascism Looks Like

Jul 09

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Jun 27

Female Ohio Democrat Introduces Bill To Regulate The Reproductive Health Of Men - -

I don’t know about you, but I like this plan.

FTA:

State Senator Nina Turner introduced SB 307, which requires men to visit a sex therapist, undergo a cardiac stress test, and get their sexual partner to sign a notarized affidavit confirming impotency in order to get a prescription for Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs. The bill also requires men who take the drugs to be continually “tested for heart problems, receive counseling about possible side effects and receive information about “pursuing celibacy as a viable lifestyle choice.”

Jun 26

A remarkable, historic 24 hours

Believe this: the past 24 hours have seen some historic changes and challenges.

Yesterday in Texas, Senator Wendy Davis stood for 10 hours to filibuster one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills to come along. Republicans watched carefully, looking for weak points, procedural missteps, to end Senator Davis’ efforts. After declaring that Senator Davis had “three strikes”, the Republicans tried to bring the measure to a vote, but Democrats fought back, debating procedural points of their own, until the final vote was taken. However, do to the time, and some confusion, SB5 died, despited “passing” by majority vote.

Today in Washington, D.C., the SCOTUS ruled DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) to be unconstitutional and rolled back California’s Prop 8, thereby making gay marriage legal again in that state. This is a major victory, not only for the GLBT community, but also for those of us Americans who believe in equal treatment under the law.

However, do not let these victories lull you into a false sense of complacency; there are still many battles left to fight, more obstacles to overcome, and opponents seeking to limit our rights.

Dewhurst declares abortion bill dead, blames 'unruly mob' | www.statesman.com -

A big victory for Women’s Rights in Texas as SB5 dies.

FTA: After making his announcement, Dewhurst paused, then added: “It’s been fun, but, uh, see you soon.” 

Classic!

Jun 25

George Orwell - Complete works, Biography, Quotes, Essays -

Happy Birthday to Eric Arthur Blair, better known as George Orwell, born in Motihari, India on 25 June 1903.

Iowa Governor Must Personally Decide Whether Each Poor Woman On Medicaid Deserves Abortion Coverage | ThinkProgress -

Oh, hai!!

Yeah, it’s been awhile since my last post, but BOY is this one a doozy. Talk about micromanagement.

Yes, Virginia, there are death panels, and they’re run by Republicans. 

Nov 26

Echoes of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

By now, you have most likely heard about the tragic fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh. Sadly, this is not an isolated incident. In fact, in 1911, one of the most tragic industrial accidents occurred at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory when 146 people, mostly immigrant women and even children, perished in a fire with no fire escapes, locked doors, and no fire suppression equipment or training. All in the name of “affordable fashion”. The pictures below are hard to view, but the parallels are too similar to dismiss. Please share this post with everyone you know.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911:

Bodies of victims who jumped to there deaths.The charred remains of the factory floor.Identifying the dead.

Bangladesh Garment Factory Fire, 2012:

Charred and burned equipment.Identifying the victims.The aftermath.

Oct 23

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Aug 14

Obama death threat: cat impaled, burned alive next to Obama campaign sign -

There are some seriously sick mother fuckers out there.

Jul 31

GOP Rep. Steve King Defends Dog Fighting -

Here’s the dox on this low-life piece of shit:

Congressman Steve King

1131 Longworth Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202.225.4426

Fax: 202.225.3193

208 W Taylor Street, P.O. Box 601

Creston, IA 50801

Phone: 641.782.2495

Fax: 641.782.2497

40 Pearl Street

Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Phone: 712.325.1404

Fax: 712.325.1405

306 Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 650

Spencer, IA 51301

Phone: 712.580.7754

Fax: 712.580.3354

526 Nebraska Street

Sioux City, IA 51101

Phone: 712.224.4692

Fax: 712.224.4693

800 Oneida Street, Suite A

Storm Lake, IA 50588

Phone: 712.732.4197

Fax: 712.732.4217

Twitter: @SteveKingIA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteveKingIA