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Obama in weekly address: 'No greater threat to our planet than climate change'


Hillary Clinton Answer On Abortion Leaves 'Pro-Life' Senator Speechless

Clinton’s words come from a place of knowledge. Share them. Everyone should hear:

In 2009, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked in Congress about abortion rights in other countries and whether the administration had any plans to further restrict abortions throughout the developing world.

Her answer was brave, strong and exactly what the body needed to hear. No, the administration had no plans to take action toward restricting abortion in the developing world.

When I think of the suffering around the world – I’ve been in hospitals in Brazil where half the women were enthusiastically and joyfully greeting new babies and the other half were fighting for their lives against botched abortions.”

“I’ve been in African countries where 12 and 13 year old girls are bearing children. I have been in Asian countries where the denial of family planning confines women to lives of oppression and hardship.
Clinton’s argument isn’t just about why the developing world needs, as she says, access to abortion that is “safe, legal and rare.”



more hate:

Chris Christie: "I would love, for a week, to be the emperor"

NASHUA, N.H. — Toward the end of an appearance at a major Republican summit here in which he presented himself as a strong, decisive leader, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answered a tough question from the audience about his state’s lackluster economic growth.

After a series of softball questions, a young College Republican from Dartmouth stood up and asked Christie to address the Garden State’s persistent job losses.

Christie, whose primary case for a presidential run his record of conservative accomplishment in deep-blue New Jersey, blamed Democrats in the Legislature for refusing to cut taxes.

“I would love, for a week, to have a Republican legislature or to be the emperor,” Christie joked.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/chris-christie-jobs-record-new-hampshire-117093.html#ixzz3XfdWG813


Bakery Gives Awesome Response to its Anti-Gay Harassers

Recall that Cut the Cake, Inc. in Longwood, Florida was receiving death threats, harassing calls, fake orders, fake reviews and threats of vandalism from conservatives all over the nation because they hung up on a nut (on April Fool's Day) who said he wanted an anti-gay message on a sheet cake.

The DKos community swung into action. A thousand people uprated their Facebook page to destroy the fake reviews (all who suddenly remembered on April 2 that they used them once and didn't like them). Real orders poured in. They raised well over their goal on a crowdfunding site to recoup the week they had to close over the threats.

And a whole new customer base showed up to purchase their products.

The icing on the cake (pun intended) was a masterpiece for two same-sex conservatives who will eventually embrace who they are and wish to celebrate their now LEGAL union in Florida:


"White People....They Used To Be Everywhere"


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, white people have another 30 years to enjoy being America's majority race. But come 2045, the white population will make up less than 50 percent of the American population for the first time ever.

So what's a privileged white person to do? Luckily for Caucasians everywhere, "The HuffPost Show" put together a helpful guide to ease the white transition into life as a minority.


Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show

Stewart’s decision to retire as host of the satirical news show after 16 years has left liberal America in mourning. So why is he leaving just before an election – and what will happen when he steps out from behind the desk?

“Honestly, it was a combination of the limitations of my brain and a format that is geared towards following an increasingly redundant process, which is our political process. I was just thinking, ‘Are there other ways to skin this cat?’ And, beyond that, it would be nice to be home when my little elves get home from school, occasionally.”

He has a 10-year-old son, Nathan, and a nine-year-old daughter, Maggie; Stewart and his wife, Tracey, have been married for almost as long as he’s been doing the show, after Stewart proposed to her via a crossword puzzle.

If anything, it was the prospect of the upcoming US election that pushed him to leave the show. “I’d covered an election four times, and it didn’t appear that there was going to be anything wildly different about this one,” he says.


Does he have any regrets? Stewart recounts one big disappointment – an anodyne interview with Donald Rumsfeld in 2011 that failed to claim the former secretary of defence’s scalp. “He just went into the general gobbledegook.” Stewart puts on a pretty good imitation of Rumsfeld: “‘Mnah mnah mnah, well, you have to remember, it was 9/11 mnah mnah.’ I should have pushed, but he’s very adept at deflecting.” He looks genuinely crushed for a moment, then rallies: “That interview with Rumsfeld went shitty, but it’s still just an interview. He’s the one who has to live with the repercussions of what he really did, so there’s nothing that could happen on my show that carries that same level of regret.”

More (very insightful):

Now don't forget ladies, "Clean away the clutter before you husband arrives"

Is This How Republicans Want Wives To Behave?


Don't let media define the way you see things.



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