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Michigan Republican Doesn’t Know How Condoms Work, Thinks Sex Ed Is A Ploy To Cause Unwanted Pregnancies
AUTHOR: STEPHEN D FOSTER JR SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 8:19 PM
Just when you thought Republicans couldn’t get any more stupid, this former high school teacher steps up to the plate.
As any person with common sense knows, condoms are used to prevent pregnancy, especially when combined with female contraception or spermicide. In other words, no unwanted or unplanned pregnancies equal no abortions.
But a Michigan Republican thinks comprehensive sex education is a scheme by Planned Parenthood to cause more unwanted pregnancies so that they can profit more from abortions, which only account for a measly three percent of the total services offered by the health organization.
Michigan state GOP Rep. Tom Hooker is one the dupes who actually belief the heavily edited Planned Parenthood videos are totally real and not faked at all, so he thinks allowing Planned Parenthood to offer sex education in schools should be banned in favor of the failed conservative policy known as “abstinence only” education. He also claims it’s a conflict of interest for Planned Parenthood to offer abortion services while selling male and female contraception at the same time.
“There’s a perverse incentive for an organization like Planned Parenthood to get into the sex education business. It’s a conflict in that they give out or sell condoms, they offer pregnancy tests and (sexually-transmitted disease) testing and, obviously, if they’re pregnant they then would offer an abortion. It just seems like an awfully comfortable arrangement for Planned Parenthood to teach sex education.”
These people are morons, and they're running the state.
Posted by MrScorpio | Mon Sep 21, 2015, 10:32 PM (4 replies)
Meet 13 year old Coreco (CJ) JaQuan Pearson, junior grade Georgia political activist, media darling and another in a series of pawns of right wing Republican politics.
From the Peach Pundit blog:
What’s Up with CJ Pearson?
JULY 8, 2015 8:30 AM
by JON RICHARDS · 18 COMMENTS
Over the last six months, CJ Pearson became a social media star. The twelve year old from Grovetown, Georgia volunteered on several Republican campaigns during the 2014 cycle, including that of State School Superintendent Richard Woods. After the election, CJ formed Young Georgians in Government with the goal of passing legislation that would permit state representatives as young as 18 years old.
In February, Pearson uploaded a video to YouTube entitled President Obama: Do You Really Love America. That video as received almost 2 million views, and became the tipping point for CJ’s fame. The video led to TV appearances on Fox News and other broadcast media. He created a Facebook fan page that now has over 42,000 followers. In April, the domain cjpearson.org was registered and went live. And in early June, Pearson signed a contract with DBC Management Company of Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin to participate in a planned Rally Millennials tour set for 2016 to promote Republican presidential candidates.
Everything seemed to be going well for CJ until Thursday evening, July 2nd. That evening, CJ got into an argument on Twitter with a user named @MonaB2010, who tweeted under the name Mona Hussein Obama. And that’s when things got weird.
Friday morning, Pearson posted this on his Facebook page:
Turns out that our pint-sized propagandist here is also a mouth piece for a right-wing media company called, Vice And Victory, the kid's email account is sourced from a public relations firm: http://www.trievadgroup.com/about-us.html
Plus, rather than being the self-motivated, right wing rabble rouser that the right wing makes him out to be, turns out that he's a readily available and well connected political prop in brown face, just when you need a photo-op or some face-time on Fox News of someone who'll happily tell the knuckle-draggers about how un-American the President is, or whenever they need someone to spout off some other reactionary nonsense:
I serious doubt that he's paying for all of this access to the press and his overall digital footprint out of his lemonade stand investment account.
What's obvious here is that he's part of any number of long running scams that the love to use to make themselves out to be victims. In his case his bones were made after a sort leaked out that his Facebook page was blocked simply because he came out against President Obama.
That turned out to be false, of course. His FB page was blocked was because he lied about his age in order to get a personal account and he had, in fact, violated the terms of service by doing that. He was underaged at the time:
Facebook itself provided the answer to why CJ Pearson's account was suspended: at 12 years old, the boy had falsified his age in his Facebook profile and did not meet Facebook's terms and conditions which require all users to be 13 or older. Once Pearson drew attention to himself (and his real age), it was clear his account was in violation of Facebook's stated rules and was therefore suspended.
Shortly afterwards CJ Pearson's Facebook page was restored, but instead of being the personal page of an underage boy, it was reclassified as a Public Figure page. Presumably this could not have been done without Facebook's cooperation and was undertaken to get around the age restriction that prompted the page's original removal.
About his parents: I couldn't find any readily available info on who they even are. The kid claims that his parents are life long Democrats, ones who just happen to support his work with several Republican PR firms and political campaigns, of course. What's funny about this is that the management firm mentioned before actually fired the kid for perpetrating several frauds: http://www.peachpundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/CJ-Pearson-Letter-Redacted.pdf
I really can't blame right wingers for falling prey to all of the pandering and lies that this kid seems to have gotten himself involved in. After all, we're talking about Republicans, that's what they do: http://www.peachpundit.com/2015/07/08/whats-up-with-cj-pearson/
But what's funny here is all of the people who swear that this kid is "telling it like it is," when it's clear as day that he's doing nothing more than reading off some right wing PR company's script.
If Republicans want this misguided pawn of a kid, they can have him. But let's not pretend that he's nothing more than some kid who's being exploited by our warped political system. Not just that, but he's not the first one either:
Posted by MrScorpio | Sun Sep 20, 2015, 10:51 AM (0 replies)
Posted by MrScorpio | Sat Sep 19, 2015, 10:01 PM (2 replies)
And apparently, their graphics scheme looks changed. With remarkable alterations in color, framing and the crawl at the bottom, it's looks suspiciously FoxNews-Like.
I don't even have the sound turned up right now, because I'm doing music stuff… And the fact that the first thing I saw was a story on Trump and the other GOPer candidates. But based on appearances alone, I'm guessing that I'm not going to be pleased with the content either.
Oh, well… Fuck Leaning Forward, right?
Time to fall back into a hole.
Posted by MrScorpio | Wed Sep 16, 2015, 05:29 PM (6 replies)
By Max Ehrenfreund September 14
Bernie Sanders is still having some trouble reaching African Americans, judging from his reception at the historically black Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. over the weekend.
The State's Jamie Self called the crowd "subdued." The Post and Courier's Cynthia Roldan observed that even though several hundred people showed up to hear him speak, the audience was small for a fiery candidate who has been drawing the largest crowds in the campaign so far. Charles M. Blow, a columnist for The New York Times, reported that many attendees were white.
According to Gallup, just 23 percent of black voters view Sanders favorably. Hillary Clinton's figure is 80 percent. That's mainly because very few have even heard of Sanders -- only a third say they were familiar with him, while 92 percent said they were familiar with Clinton.
Blow asked Sanders about his campaign to win over black voters in an interview. Sanders said (as he's said before) that the media is to blame. He argued that black voters would listen if reporters would only cover the substance of the senator's speeches on the campaign trail. He's said again and again that African Americans are at a disadvantage in the U.S. economy.
"I have talked in 20 different speeches that 51 percent of young African-American kids are unemployed and underemployed," he argued, citing research by the liberal Economic Policy Institute. "I don't know that it's made the newspapers yet."
In fact, as Blow notes, media organizations including The Washington Post have covered Sanders's critique. But the reality is that, at least in the eyes of some African American activists, he just isn't saying what those voters want to hear.
Posted by MrScorpio | Tue Sep 15, 2015, 06:50 PM (162 replies)
As we await
sister Sun's arrival,
child stars you'll listen
to my tale, please stay.
As it was told to me
by my sister afar.
Earth her name
and this, this is her story:
hear me now,
I feel my end too soon, too soon!
Can't believe, refused to believe
my children had no feelings
them sealing a fate of early death and destruction,
watch my my foolish daughters and sons,
They've loved me as would an unfaithful lover,
part-time and half-assed,
is their deceit.
No more sweet,
sneaky thrill seekings.
nevers and nothings.
for my world
and its unchanging ways.
of revelations hasten our omega
my children's and mine.
my breath, skin and tears are polluted and poisoned by
their careless games and toys and
this is only the beginning
of my children's sinning.
My power is fading.
You suck, brother,
mother earth's now a plaything
for the ungrateful child,
I long for the once adoring embrace of my children
their prayers, their care and
has now turned loveless
now an anaconda's grip
unmerciful and swift
swift with the killing.
Killing is a sport
Fun with fire and my wondrous rainforests reflect the
neglect they have for their main source.
They slaughter their sibling blossoms and beasts like
the first murderer, Cain,
their pure sister oceans will never be the same due to
daily spoil and brother sky's choked from oil
refinery factory smoke
Your mother earth found me, dying, note who's crying
My power is fading.
You suck, brother,
mother earth's now a plaything
for the ungrateful child
But I'll continue to spin,
until my curious home sapien
offspring pay the price for their sins
against my tainted tears, my breathless breath and
My sons are million-murderers.
They kill - I kill one million plus.
I never wanted to hurt my children but our creator
makes me take revenge.
It's the circle of life -
or at least,
But now it's the end.
No, no it's too late for repentance,
accept your death sentence.
I've given you all I can.
Such beauty and life
you'll never have again.
Now it's the end.
Now it's the end.
Now it's the end.
Now it's the end.
Posted by MrScorpio | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 10:19 AM (1 replies)
If you give me either Hillary or Martin as our nominee, I'm going to vote for the one that we've chosen as well.
Whomever it is, I'm a guaranteed vote to put THAT Democrat into the White House. I'm openminded like that.
No one has to convince me that any one of our candidates has flaws. I'm willing to overlook them, simply because, in order to win the White House, they're going to need everyone's vote. All of our candidates have favorable qualities as well, otherwise Democratic voters wouldn't support them.
When I vote for our nominee, I'll do it without having to hold my nose and without feeling as if I was being forced against my will. I'll be voting for that Democrat, because it's my choice to do it, and not because I'm being oversold or undersold on one person or the other by whatever group of supporters and their displays of over-enthusiasm. I'm unabashedly partisan…
Because I think that winning isn't just the only thing, it's every single fucking thing.
I don't have to agree with everything single minutiae that THAT darn nominee stands for, because I'm going to give them enough credit simply because they're our Democratic nominee. I don't have to convinced that everyone is joining on whatever candidate's bandwagon… After all, once they become the nominee, it'll become plainly obvious to all that their bandwagon was the right one to jump on.
Whomever your guy or gal is, you can count on my vote when he or she is our nominee.
Otherwise, I truly can't wait for the end of this entire primary process.
Posted by MrScorpio | Sun Sep 13, 2015, 12:59 PM (4 replies)
Face It Sanders Fans, You’d Turn On Bernie In a Heartbeat If He Actually Won the White House
Chez Pazienza on September 09, 2015
It’s tough not to admire Bernie Sanders. He’s a ferocious advocate for his constituents and the middle and working class as well as a guy willing to openly identify as a socialist in a country that’s always considered that a dirty word. Sanders is a genuinely decent guy and his voice in the Senate has been an invaluable one. He doesn’t mince words or pander and he doesn’t worry about much other than representing voters to the best of his abilities and sticking to his political guns as best he can. Even if you disagree with his worldview he deserves a good amount of respect for walking the walk in terms of being a man of the people.
With all of this in mind it’s easy to see why Sanders has a legion of supporters for his 2016 presidential campaign — and why those supporters are largely the kind of people you’ve already unfriended on Facebook because they won’t shut the fuck up about how Bernie is the Great Liberal Messiah come to save us all. The Sanders fanatics are hands-down the most insufferably self-righteous among the politically motivated these days, proudly aiming hosannas in the direction of any word that tumbles out of their candidates’s mouth and touting each and every poll that shows him gaining ground as proof that America is “feeling the Bern” and turning its back on literally everything it’s voted for up to this point in its history. Sanders is a far better person than, say, a Ralph Nader — at the very least he’s running because he genuinely wants to do good and not simply to hear the sound of his own voice — but his supporters love him for the same reason the left loves anyone who forcefully speaks anti-establishment shibboleths: because they believe anything else to be hopelessly corrupt, the product of a broken system.
But here’s the problem: The office of the President of the United States is arguably the most establishment position in the world and anyone who ascends to it automatically becomes the head of a machine the left, by its very nature, dislikes and doesn’t trust. The left, certainly the strain of the left that would get behind someone like Bernie Sanders, is notoriously anti-authoritarian and while this doesn’t necessarily mean it wouldn’t be thrilled to see Sanders become the ultimate authority, it would make it suspicious of his intentions and actions from that point forward. The benefit of the doubt likely wouldn’t last for very long and former acolytes would quickly become attuned to signs of betrayal. And that betrayal would absolutely arrive at some point.
If there’s anything we’ve learned from the presidency of Barack Obama it’s that a lot of self-described progressives are petulant children for whom no candidate will ever be good enough, fair-weather friends who are more than happy to support a candidate but who turn up their noses as soon as he or she is put in a position of actual governance. See, there’s no such thing as an elected official who will give you everything you want, and more than any other partisan bent it’s the left that reacts terribly to not getting every single thing it wants. The left loves to ignore inconvenient political reality — and the impact of political reality is simply an inevitability for elected officials.
Posted by MrScorpio | Sun Sep 13, 2015, 01:22 AM (144 replies)