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Canuckistanian

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Home country: Canada
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Member since: Wed Mar 10, 2004, 01:41 PM
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I'm a picker, I'm a grinner, I'm a lover and I'm a sinner.

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I get it now

I was wondering WTF the GOP was doing, throwing away moderate voters with this anti-woman shit.

Then it hit me.

This isn't some big misogynist thing (although the natural misogynists are having a field day with this), at least not ultimately.

It's about cheap labor.

I always come back to this link to remind myself why the GOP does ANY of the shit they pull. It's a post from 2007 by Conceptual Guerilla called the "Cheap Labor Conservatives Issues Guide"
http://www.conceptualguerilla.com/?q=node/16
And it's premise still holds out - that nearly EVERYTHING conservatives do, their ultimate goal is - you guessed it, cheap labor.

But anyways - I understand what all the Ultrasound and transvaginal probe nonsense is about. They're making the women PAY for this, remember?
They want to make abortion for lower income women so expensive, they'll keep reproducing. And ditto for getting birth control. Not for you, poor woman....

And poor babies with poor educations grow up to be good convenience store workers or janitors. Or soldiers.

Social mobility is EXACTLY what the 1% DON'T need right now for their long range plans. So, do all this in an election year that doesn't matter. Like 2012.
Posted by Canuckistanian | Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:47 PM (9 replies)

Glenn Greenwald tweet on Sandra Fluke

Must be surreal to have your sexual mores nationally impugned 3 straight days by **Rush **Limbaugh


http://www.salon.com/2010/06/06/marriage_18/
http://www.alternet.org/story/38192//
Posted by Canuckistanian | Fri Mar 2, 2012, 05:39 PM (3 replies)

Virginia Supreme Court Rejects Subpoenas of Climate Scientistsí Emails

Today, the Virginia Supreme Court rejected Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelliís Civil Investigative Demands (CID) -- essentially subpoenas -- that would have required the University of Virginia (UVA) to turn over emails and other private correspondence among former university climate scientist Michael Mann and dozens of his colleagues.

Since April 2010, Cuccinelli, who does not accept climate change science, has repeatedly attempted to use his power as attorney general to access the scientistsí correspondence -- including emails, research drafts and even handwritten notes -- through the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act.


Good! Glad to see that Cucinelli has been shut down. This was an outrageous attempt to harass scientists working on climate change research.
More:
http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/virginia-supreme-court-1374.html
Posted by Canuckistanian | Fri Mar 2, 2012, 01:24 PM (3 replies)
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