Happiness

Yesterday was a shitty day for SCOTUS rulings.

Today was a little bit better.

Goodbye, DOMA.

Goodbye, Proposition 8.

Interesting equality

Meme Of The Day

No worries, SCOTUS, I feel you.

As a minority voter, if I want to protect my right to cast my ballot unhindered here in deeply red Deep South ………………….. I’ll just incorporate.

 

“CORPORATION” people are people with voting rights worth protecting.

PEOPLE people…………meh, not so much.

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Voting rights

 

Breaking News: Rape Kits Are JUST Like Douches

Meet  Representative Jodie Laubenberg, (R-Parker, Texas).

She’s is a member of the Texas Public Health Commitee, and used to be its chairperson.

Jodie Thinks rape and incest victims should not be excluded from oppressive proposed  new Texas abortion restrictions, because rape kits are like douches and you can’t get pregnant if a doctor swabs you out for evidence.

 

Seriously.

That’s what the fuck this asshat thinks.

 

Rape kits

 

Via Daily Kos :

 

 

The bill’s sponsor stopped answering questions about her bill after the first two hours after she got into trouble denying Democratic amendments. When Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, called for an exemption for women who were victims of rape and incest, Rep. Jody Laubenberg, R-Parker, explained why she felt it was unnecessary.

“In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out,” she said, comparing the procedure to an abortion.“The woman had five months to make that decision, at this point we are looking at a baby that is very far along in its development.”

Her apparent confusion about “rape kits” — a phrase generally used to describe the equipment used by medical personnel during forensic examinations to gather physical evidence following allegations of rape or sexual assault — sparked widespread ridicule on social media sites. Laubenberg, who has difficulty debating bills, then simply rejected all proposed changes to her bill without speaking until the end of the debate.

 

Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick, can we PLEASE make it illegal for people who don’t understand biology and reproduction to make any laws restricting or even regarding it????

For fuck’s sake, this is what you get when you allow ignorant religious abstinence-only zealots to take over your party and your ideaology………..people who don’t understand how sperm work once they are released from a man’s testes and begin making that voyage up the vagina in search of that egg.

 

A RAPE KIT IS NOT LIKE AN ABORTIFACIENT, YOU STUPID COW.

 

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Jodie Laubenberg is what is wrong with America………..supreme, arrogant ignorance.

Picture of the Day

#NOMfail

 

 

 

Because when I’m looking for someone to exemplify the sacred institution of marriage and all of its lofty ideals, I ALWAYS ask the guy who “bravely” wouldn’t marry his Baby Momma. 

 

 

 

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WTF is WRONG With People?

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I cannot begin to imagine the horror the people in Moore, Oklahoma felt yesterday, and will feel for some time to come.

I cannot imagine being the parent of a child in that class of third graders who didn’t make it out of  School alive.

I cannot imagine being one of the first responders who had to dig their poor little bodies out of the rubble, or being one of the surviving teachers who tried so valiantly but in the end could not save those children.

CAN NOT IMAGINE.

Don’t WANT to imagine.

It hurts to much.

What I also cannot imagine is being the kind of soulless, insensitive politically charged douchebag who would use this tragedy as a chance to pounce on my political opposites, or to grandstand for cuts to social programs. Erick Erickson. Liz Winstead, and Oklahoma’s own Senator Tom Coburn are all colossal douchehats who need a swift kick in the reproductive bits and a time-out from Twitter and their jobs.

Because his party of favor is getting nowhere with BENGHAAAAAAZI!  (and has been revealed to have sat on the IRS “scandal” since last summer because they really have nada since the IRS is known to have targeted liberal groups, too), Erickson  thought a devastating natural disaster was a GREAT time to take  potshots at the President : EE Tweet When called on it , Erickson’s first response was this, EE tweets but when even conservatives began to pile on him he deleted the Tweet.

(Guess Erickson forgot about that neat little invention called the screenshot)

His Facebook page is a stream of outraged comments that echo the sentiment Steve Marmel expressed so well:   Marmel Erickson Meme

  Liz Winstead, creator of The Daily Show, had a moment of stupidTweety, too…….

Winstead Tweet Bombarded by pissed off libs and conservatives alike, Winsted weakly apologized Winstead Tweet2 but excuse me if I say “fuck off, Winstead” . It’s a goddamn TORNADO. Devastation is almost always part and parcel of a tornado touch-down, much less on that is classed at F-5.

I expect that kind of  “those people were asking for it/ God hates group X” dumbassery from Pat Robertson or Bryan Fischer.

Yeah, we’ll let you have it, all right, Liz.

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And last but not least, Oklahoma Senator  Tom Coburn has looked at the devastation to his constituents, heard the lamenting of anguished parents whose children were buried beneath their school, seen the teary faces of rescue workers who were pulling bodies out of rubble, seen the entire subdivisions flattened to their foundations, and has  stated that “federal aid to victims should be offset with cuts elsewhere in the budget because fuck sick, poor, hungry, illiterate people……….multi-national corporations and rich people with Cayman bank accounts need tax cuts, bitchez!”

Seriously……what the FUCK is wrong with people?????

WHERE’S MY OBAMABORTION?????????

 Floating around the Book of Faces lately:

Women's issues

UGH.

Fucking REALLY?????

As a woman, my most pressing issue is the (erroneous) price of groceries*.

NOT receiving fair pay for the same labor.
NOT the rising levels of domestic violence and the casual, pervasive acceptance of rape culture in our society.
NOT my children being able to attend schools that teach real-world, USEABLE and accurate information instead of simply teaching them how to score well on standardized tests, and then being able to go on to an affordable, rewarding college education afterwards.
NOT being able to afford basic healthcare for my family.
NOT be able to afford the kind of genetic testing for cancer that Angelina Jolie revealed she underwent, because my insurance does not cover it.
NOT having my biological functions treated with the same dignity and priority by my insurance company as my husband’s are.
NOT being sure that my children will be treated the same under the law if they turn out to be gay as they would if they turn out to be heterosexual.
NOT being confident that my children will not face harassment, obstacles, and Jim Crow-like bullshit when they reach voting age because racially they look a little too “south of the border” for some people’s tastes.
FOOD PRICES are my main concern, Mr. President, because I have a uterus, and that’s “woman stuff”.

Anyone who posts ANYTHING suggesting that anyone thinks women are mainly after free abortions and condoms needs a punch in the reproductive bits.
There are no “Obamabortions” any more than there are “Obamaphones”, and to suggest that there are is lazy, stupid, sexist, partisan dumbassery of the highest level.
Do a little research before you post things.

Make sure your meme contains accurate information.

Just because it sounds good and confirms your own bias does not mean it speaks truth.
Don’t let your party loyalty and dislike of the person currently in the White House allow you to look like a total fool.

And never, EVER try to defend women from perceived insults to their intelligence and concerns by COMPLETELY INSULTING THEIR INTELLIGENCE AND CONCERNS.

jackass

THE END.

*Want a more realistic look? Go here and here and here, rather than a meme based off some crap blog post that doesn’t offer anything other than “I say so, so it MUST be true….religious people NEVER lie or have an agenda!”

Note to Tebow Fans: You Sound Like Douchebags Right Now

There’s a cartoon making the internet rounds that compares Tim Tebow to Jason Collins.

Tebow Collins Cartoon

There’s a Tweet going around, too:

dumb comparison tweet

 

I get what they THINK they are trying to convey, but here’s why it comes off as a whiny, self-indulgent false equivalence……….

BECAUSE IT IS A WHINY, SELF-INDULGENT FALSE EQUIVALANCE.
I have seen where some players, media and fans have said that perhaps Tebow should back off with the proselytizing,and have even thought so myself, but I have never heard anyone say that he should be fired for expressing his faith, nor have I heard anyone say that they would refuse to share a locker room or quit a team over it, or infer that somehow Christians are an insult to the sport or to “manliness”.

I have never heard anyone threaten a Christian player with physical harm simply because they are Christian.

I HAVE heard fans, players, and some media figures say that gay players should stay in the closet because they would not be welcome by teammates, fans, or management, and that their jobs would be in jeopardy if they admitted to being gay. I HAVE heard fans, players, and some media figures say they should stay in the closet because they would face physical danger on the field and off were they to be open about their homosexuality.

Just before the Super Bowl, San Francisco player Chris Culliver went on the record with the following statement regarding potential gay teammates:

“I don’t do that. No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do.

“Can’t be with that sweet stuff. Nah…can’t be…in the locker room man. Nah.”

Thankfully, the team released a statement rebuking Culliver’s statements:

“The San Francisco 49ers reject the comments that were made , and have addressed the matter with Chris. There is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. We have and always will proudly support the LGBT community.”

Culliver went on to apologize for his statement the following day, saying

“The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel. It has taken me seeing them in print to realize that they are hurtful and ugly. Those discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart. Further, I apologize to those who I have hurt and offended, and I pledge to learn and grow from this experience.”

Whether he meant it or was forced to make the apology is up for debate, but intended or not, Culliver put a very public voice on what has been whispered, if not shouted, for a very long time in professional male sports:

Keep that shit in the closet or you are done here.

 

Religion and sexuality have NO bearing on how well either man plays his sport, and they should have no bearing on whether either man stays employed or employable.
Tim Tebow may lose his job for sub-par performance, but he will never be legally fired for being Christian or heterosexual.
Jason Collins, and others who are still in the closet for all of these reasons, can not say the same.
By all means, Tebow fans, have and defend your opinions………………just be mindful that Christian privilege is everywhere, and saying two situations are equal does not make it is so.

Tebow is not Jesus, so don’t place him on a cross.

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Photo of the Day: Advertising Done RIGHT

Home-state embarrassment and congressional candidate Mark Sanford has, by virtue of his Argentinian Appalachian Trail Adventures, found himself as the rather clever (and, inconvenient for his campaign) crux of a new billboard from Columbia, SC-based dating service, Ashley Madison.

AshleyMadison.com specializes in ” infidelity and married dating”, something Sanford knows a thing or two about. The company put up a new billboard on the Interstate 26 pathway through the state’s capital city, and it looks like this:

Sanford billboard

 

WELL PLAYED, ASHLEY MADISON.

Ashley Madison