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Video: Jim DeMint Says Women Want Mandatory Vaginal Probes --- Yes, he really did say it

Video: Jim DeMint Says Women Want Mandatory Vaginal Probes
Yes, he really did say it

Not only do Jim DeMint and Ralph Reed say they’re in favor of forcing women who request abortions to have ultrasound probes, they say women want this.

It’s an amazingly revealing moment.

DeMint: She’s forgetting about the thousands of women who want an informed choice, who want the opportunity to get a free ultrasound, which they can get not from Planned Parenthood, but from a lot of these pregnancy centers.


These “pregnancy centers” to which DeMint refers are usually explicitly Christian facilities, that exist solely to scare, intimidate and mislead women out of choosing abortions.


VIDEO:

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/42207_Video-_Jim_DeMint_Says_Women_Want_Mandatory_Vaginal_Probes

War On the Unemployed - By PAUL KRUGMAN

War On the Unemployed
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: June 30, 2013 419 Comments


Is life too easy for the unemployed? You may not think so, and I certainly don’t think so. But that, remarkably, is what many and perhaps most Republicans believe. And they’re acting on that belief: there’s a nationwide movement under way to punish the unemployed, based on the proposition that we can cure unemployment by making the jobless even more miserable.

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So what’s going on here? Is it just cruelty? Well, the G.O.P., which believes that 47 percent of Americans are “takers” mooching off the job creators, which in many states is denying health care to the poor simply to spite President Obama, isn’t exactly overflowing with compassion. But the war on the unemployed isn’t motivated solely by cruelty; rather, it’s a case of meanspiritedness converging with bad economic analysis.

In general, modern conservatives believe that our national character is being sapped by social programs that, in the memorable words of Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, “turn the safety net into a hammock that lulls able-bodied people to lives of dependency and complacency.” More specifically, they believe that unemployment insurance encourages jobless workers to stay unemployed, rather than taking available jobs.

Is there anything to this belief? The average unemployment benefit in North Carolina is $299 a week, pretax; some hammock. So anyone who imagines that unemployed workers are deliberately choosing to live a life of leisure has no idea what the experience of unemployment, and especially long-term unemployment, is really like. Still, there is some evidence that unemployment benefits make workers a bit more choosy in their job search. When the economy is booming, this extra choosiness may raise the “non-accelerating-inflation” unemployment rate — the unemployment rate at which inflation starts to rise, inducing the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates and choke off economic expansion.

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the rest:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/opinion/krugman-the-war-on-the-unemployed.html?ref=paulkrugman&_r=0

If You’re Poor and You Live in Texas, Your Right to Vote Has Been Taken Away





The 24th Amendment to the Constitution:

Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


The poll tax, and by extension Voter ID, is absolutely unconstitutional.

Let’s take a look at the Texas Voter ID law (poll tax), since the attorney general there zealously enacted his state’s Voter ID law before the ink was dry on the Shelby County v Holder decision.

In order to vote, citizens of Texas will have to present a photo ID or else they won’t be able to vote. The ID has to be one of the following:

-Texas driver license—unexpired or expired less than 60 days
-Texas identification card—unexpired or expired less than 60 days
-Texas concealed handgun license—unexpired or expired less than 60 days
-U.S. passport—unexpired or expired less than 60 days
-U.S. military identification with photo
-U.S. citizenship certificate with photo



Any of the above forms of identification will literally cost money to attain, and now you must attain an ID in order to vote. Therefore a Republican state law demands that you pay to vote.


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the rest:
http://thedailybanter.com/2013/06/if-youre-poor-and-you-live-in-texas-your-right-to-vote-has-been-taken-away/

Al Gore must be getting fatter....

Al Gore is Fat
by BooMan
Mon Jul 1st, 2013 at 10:02:02 AM EST

Losing 19 firefighters in one incident is pretty frightening. It hit 117 degrees in Las Vegas; 102 at one in the morning. It was 129.9 degrees in Death Valley. People are baking cookies in their cars. Meanwhile, Philadelphia is the new Seattle, where it never stops raining and the sun rarely shines. All the creeks around here are raging rivers, almost as high as they get during tropical storms and hurricanes.


But Al Gore is fat.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/30/us/arizona-missing-firefighters/
http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/7/1/1022/84253
http://www.prescottaz.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=120733

Liar, Liar pants on fire....Bush says ‘civil liberties were guaranteed’ under his NSA surveillance

Bush says ‘civil liberties were guaranteed’ under his NSA Internet surveillance

“I think he damaged the security of the country,” he explained. “I put the program in place to protect the country, and one of the certainties is civil liberties were guaranteed.”


The former president added that his program had found “the proper balance” between privacy and security.

Bush said that he “could care less” that polls showed more Americans now viewed him favorably.

“Ultimately history will judge the decisions I made, and I won’t be around because it’s going to take a while for the objective historians to to show up,” he grinned. “So, I’m pretty comfortable with it. I did what I did.”


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/01/bush-says-civil-were-liberties-guaranteed-under-his-nsa-internet-surveillance/

the only safe place for Snowden



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/06/30/1220091/-the-only-safe-place-for-Snowden

Hudson Cornelius Heinemann ? Really? Hud? Huddy? HH? The Hudster? The Hudmeister?

Wealthy UES Parents Sue School Over $50K Fingerpainting

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According to the Post, socialite Michelle Heinemann and her investment-banker husband Jon say in the lawsuit that their son, Hudson Cornelius Heinemann, was “underappreciated” there. “Plaintiff’s son was consistently left out of school exhibits and films...and was made to go last at nearly everything,” the lawsuit states.

Even more ghastly, “On one occasion, plaintiffs’ 5-year-old son was relegated to the role of ‘door-holder’ and ordered to hold the door for all of the other students.” Look, if the Heinemanns wanted their kid to "build humility," they'd have sent him to The Avenues.

School administrators allegedly promised to cease all door-holding labors for young Hudson Cornelius if the Heinemann's gave some donations (including $6K worth of “designer clothing items” to the auction) and if “renowned artist” Michelle Heinemann helped Hudson’s class create a sellable work of art for the auction.

The Heinemanns agreed to put in the winning bid for the finished finger painting for $3K, but they claim the school had a first-grade teacher named “Ms. Bryant” drive the bid up to “the outrageous sum of $50,000.” So the Heinemanns have since pulled Hudson out of the school, and are now demanding compensation for all of the attending costs, including $20,000 tuition to a new school, forfeited class fees for his little sister Hyacinth Cornelia, and Hudson’s $60,000-a-year chauffeur.


MORE:
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/feelingbidder_bNie678FebHbCaXhiDKnaN
http://gothamist.com/2013/06/30/socialite_parents_sue_school_for_tr.php

EGYPT!

benwedeman ✔ @bencnn

Photo: The anti-Morsi demonstrations are THE biggest I've ever seen in #Egypt. #30June pic.twitter.com/BTA0N18RVq
10:36 AM - 30 Jun 2013





https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=551336371591205&set=vb.100001445400931&type=2&theater


Reuters actually quotes an unnamed Egyptian military source putting the number at 14 million - which would be roughly a sixth of the country’s population. As Reuters notes that number seems “implausibly high” and it is not at all clear that the military is an impartial judge (an ambiguity which could have great portent in the coming days). But as a national institution monitoring protests around the country via helicopter, the military is perhaps the best or only institution in a position to assay an estimate.

http://editors.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/06/amazing_9.php?ref=fpblg
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/30/us-egypt-protests-idUSBRE95Q0NO20130630

let's blame it on gay marriage

THIS: https://twitter.com/PRyan/status/351518189705891842/photo/1

Watch Julian Assange Vaporize TIME's Credibility in ABC - Stephanopoulos 'Grilling' - LOL!

STEPHANOPOULOS: Let me bring this back to Julian Assange. Back in 2010, an email that was revealed from you by Bart Gellman in "Time" magazine, said that you hoped the revelations from Wikileaks would bring about, quote, "the total annihilation of the current U.S. regime." Is that still your goal, and what did you mean by that?
ASSANGE: I did not say that and there is no such email. That is simply false.

STEPHANOPOULOS: It's quoted in "Time" magazine in December 2010.

ASSANGE: Yes. Well, I mean, "Time" magazine. But this is -- it's very interesting that you raised such a thing like that. We are in a situation where we have these extraordinary revelations that are causing great embarrassment to a new national security state that is arising in the U.S. It's not just the U.S. Similar national security states are rising in other countries, but it is trying to evade democratic will. It's treating Congress like a bunch of fools. And we saw Clapper up there lying, bald-face lying to Congress. We have secret interpretations of the law. What does the law mean if there are secret interpretations in secret courts?

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"Yes well I mean TIME magazine" doesn't convey the disdain with which Assange dismisses TIME's reporting. You have to see his expression and hear him in the video which starts around the 12:00 mark.
VIDEO & MORE HERE:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/06/30/1220141/-Watch-Julian-Assange-Vaporize-TIME-s-Credibility-in-ABC-Stephanopoulos-Grilling-LOL
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