Thursday, October 30, 2008

National Advocates for Pregnant Women Illustrate Why Extreme Anti-Choice Laws Hurt Women

Amazing video - real stories of women who were hurt by extreme anti-choice laws that placed the well being of their unborn fetus at high priority than the life of the woman carrying the fetus. Absolutely insane.

For more info, visit the National Advocates for Pregnant Women's web site.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

"Real America"

So, since there is no farm in my town, I guess I live in...fake America?

I really have nothing to add...except that I love Jon Stewart.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Yeah...That Flimsy Health Excuse

Just wanted to share this, I have nothing to add, she said it so perfectly.

Need a Laugh

Cause I do. Thank GOD for the SNL Weekend Update prime time special - it was actually hilarious, SNL hasn't been this funny in YEARS, and I really, really needed the laugh. I think the crazy lady from the McCain rally and Jesse Jackson were my favorite parts.

And this makes me laugh too. At least ONE funny thing came out of the debte last night!

McCain should NEVER, EVER smile again. It's one of the creepiest things I've seen!

For more scary ass McCain faces, click here.

Yes, the Health of the Mother

I'm still so pissed about this I can't even express it coherently. Here are some of the reactions I'm seeing today about McCain's display that he clearly views women as nothing but baby vessels:

Just When You Thought McPalin Couldn't Stoop Any Lower

Okay, maybe this still doesn't beat McCain putting air quotes as he scoffs at the "health of the mother" as a lame excuse of "far left extreme pro abortionists", but it's still pretty damn amazing.

The Republican National Committee launched a massive robocall campaign on Thursday designed to alarm voters about Barack Obama's past association with former radical Bill Ayers. The committee may be violating state law in the process.

read more | digg story.

Why, Obama?

Why on earth didn't you point out that Leonore Annenberg, the second name on the McCain campaign's list of 100 former ambassadors who endorse McCain, is also the President and Chairman of the Annenberg Foundation, the organization for which both Obama and Ayers, among other politicians both Republican and Democrat, served on a board together.

"It was never a concern by any of us in the Chicago school reform movement that he had led a fugitive life years earlier ... It's ridiculous," Republican Rep. Diana Nelson said. "There is no reason at all to smear Barack Obama with this association. It's nonsensical, and it just makes me crazy. It's so silly."
So, by his own admission, McCain's second biggest supporter also "pals around with terrorists"? Details at the Huffington Post.

And why, why, WHY ON EARTH didn't Obama bring up the Palin's association to the Alaska Independence Party? How can Palin and McCain repeatedly question Obama's patriotism when Todd Palin was a member of the AIP for years, and Sarah Palin has attended AIP conventions and sent them a video speech this year in which she told them to keep up the good work? Why, Obama, why, didn't you bring that up? The facts speak for themselves, whereas McCain can only bluster that you have a "long standing association with Ayers", but can't provide anything to back that assertion up.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What I Came Away From the Debate With

Yes, anyone who believes in choice is obviously pro-abortion, we get knocked up just to have abortions cause they are so fun and easy on your body, and we love spending our time and money that way. Oh yeah, and the whole "health of the mother" thing is total crap. Obviously stories like this are total bullshit.

Don't call me your friend, McCain. In fact, I really hate you.

Laugh Now While you Can

We'll save the crying in case McPalin actually wins, God forbid.

These two are geniuses! My hats are off to them!

Read an article about the video, lyrics author, and the lyrics here. I just wish they'd worked in the Palins' affiliation with the Alaska Independence Party, but I realize that doesn't really rhyme with anything...

On another note, the great John Cleese offers his perspective on Sarah Palin. God, I love him!

And the excellent Rachel Maddow covers Palin's reaction to the announcement that she did abuse her power in the Troopergate scandal.

I LOVE how he bursts out in laughter at the mention of her name! I almost died when he said Monty Python could have written this!

Oh, and one more fun thing:!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Let's Be Fair, McCain and Palin Have Ties to Domestic Terrorism Too!

So now that most major media outlets have actually admitted that William Ayers has been a professor for years and was named Chicago's Citizen of the Year for his volunteer work, most people are seeing how desperate that smear attempt was.

But let's not leave out McCain and Palin's ties to terrorism! For McCain's part, he has ongoing ties with militant anti-abortion activist Paul Schenck. In fact, McCain met privately with Schenk as recently as a few months ago, >when McCain named Palin his VP. Schenk even posted about the event on his blog.

McCain also voted against the Violance Against Women Act, and voted against several laws that would have protected women and health care providers entering clinics from violence and harrassment by protestors.

Although Palin was never, according to official records, a member of the Alaska Independence Party, her husband Todd was member until 2002, and Palin herself attended some of their events and sent them video messages that were supportive in nature of their "good work". Wow, how patriotic is that? Now the Huffington Post reports that Todd Palin's association with the AIP may present a problem if Todd Palin were to need a security clearance, which, as spouse to Palin, who may be VP, he would probably need.

I keep wondering why mainstream media are not mentioning the Palins' association with a secessionist party, but nobody is tired of mentioning poor William Ayers. That poor guy probably wants to move to a cabin on a lake for a few months.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Yes, Palin Really Did Sign Off on Charging Rape Victims for Rape Exams and Kits

Although the McCain campaign has said that this has been de-bunked, Sarah Palin really did sign off on charging rape victims for their post-attack exams and rape kits. In Alaska, where the rape rate is twice the national average.

There is an excellent video about this on The Wasilla Project's web site. As well as other things, of course.

Palin Has Never Seen Russia From Alaska

Friday, October 10, 2008

Important Political News

I love how the "major" news outlets focus on the really important things, with the economy in crisis, people being laid off, and the election only four weeks away.

New York County prints "Barack Osama" on absentee ballots. Yes. They really did. Incredibly, this made it past three sets proofreaders. By "proofreaders" do they mean actual adults literate in English?

Some conservatives are outraged because they insist that the new cover of Newsweek, featuring Sarah Palin, is very unflattering, showing wrinkles and PORES! GASP! NOT PORES!

Palin rally moved to NASCAR track. Why does this not surprise me?

Four days after this was first talked about in the Washington Post and then later, the New York Times, CNN finally gave a blurb on their Political Ticker blog about the fact that McCain/Palin rallies are emphasizing Obama's middle name (Hussien), and trumpeting about Obama's supposed connection to William Ayers (which has been pretty well debunked here), talking about how he voted against funding for the troops and omitting the fact that he voted against one measure because it had no timetable for withdrawal from Iraq, and later voted for another funding bill that did have a timetable for withdrawal, and accusing him of being unpatriotic. Cries of "terrorist", "treason", and "kill him" have started popping up at McCain/Palin rallies. At one rally, the crowd began shouting racial epithets at black cameraman there with a news crew. Despite the fact that this has happened more than once, the McCain campaign continues to use these tactics. Nevermind that Ayers is a professor at the University of Chicago, has never been charged with a crime, and that plenty of Republicans also sat on the same charitable boards and school projects with Ayers that Obama did. One of McCain's biggest supporters, in fact, sat on a board with Ayers. Does that make her a terrorist too? Even though she's a long time Republican supporter? I bet she's pissed at McCain for calling her foundation a "radical educational organization". Wonder if she'll still support him now? And most media articles that mention Bill Ayers don't mention that he was Chicago's Citizen of the Year in 1997.

But nevermind all that. Let's complain because Palin's photo wasn't airbrushed.

Oh, and McCain calls a crowd "my fellow prisoners",but nobody's talking about it.

On the lighter side, here are some cool things that make me laugh: