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International Slutty Women's Day: A Story in GIFs

Ann Friedman is the executive editor of GOOD magazine and the curator of LadyJournos!, a site that highlights the work of women writers.

click on the link here and enjoy:

Loretta Lynntakes me back to my youth - for some it will be new - for all it is very topical. Sadly.

The Pill

a comment on utube:

In an interview years later, Loretta Lynn said that many physicians told her that this song did more to promote the availability of birth control in rural areas than all the literature they'd distributed.

A comment from me:
The old male farts are dragging out the old male attitudes that women have the sole responsibility and moral obligation in human sexual relations.
These attitudes come from a time so long ago when they strapped our lower bodies into chastity belts when they were away at war. It is an attitude of looking at us as their playground but acting like we play there all by ourselves and all responsibility and "shame" is ours.
My rage is at a peak.
I think it is time we women said
I want to add: I love the song. I always did.

Working late I listened to Romney speak just now and it reminded me of an age old joke

In a third world country a candidate for highest office is giving a speech to the voters:

"If you elect me, there will be two chickens in every pot"
The crowd roars loudly: "OOMgowa"

"if you elect me, there will be a cart in front of every hut"
again, more excitedly the crowd yells " OOMgowa"

"Elect me and your troubles will be over, your children will be fed, your aged ones will be cared for"
OOMgowa -OOMgowa" the crowd cheers ever more excitedly.

As the Elders lead the candidate down from the podium, the Senior Elder pulls on the man's sleeve, points to the floor, and says: "Please be careful not to step in the OOMgowa"


As I listened to Romney's trashing of our President and his lame assed promises, I was more struck by the crowd cheering him with abandon than any of the rest of the boring spectacle.
Who are these people buying this crap and where are the Elders clearing the street and allowing a little truth to come through?
Then I remembered: That must be our job.

Romney’s Bain Capital Owns Media Giant Broadcasting Limbaugh, Hannity

(this is not new but maybe warrants another look under the circumstances)

Romney’s Bain Capital Owns Media Giant Broadcasting Limbaugh, Hannity

Monday, 16 January 2012 09:54

Activists are expressing serious concerns that Mitt Romney’s private equity firm Bain Capital owns one of America’s largest media conglomerates, Clear Channel Communications, Inc., which broadcasts numerous popular talk-show hosts with incalculable influence in the 2012 GOP primary. Among the radio personalities syndicated by Clear Channel or aired on hundreds of stations it owns nationwide are Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, and many others.

Because of the San Antonio-based media giant’s enormous influence — it is the largest owner of radio stations in the United States, and experts point out that it essentially owns what has come to be known as the conservative talk-radio industry — Romney critics, supporters of Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich, Tea Party groups, and elections commentators are all raising the alarm. Some analysts are even calling for the firm to disclose the fact that Romney’s Bain Capital owns a station or syndicates a show whenever a media personality is reporting on the Republican presidential campaign.

much more at link

Beautiful logo lineup of the Companies paying attention. Prettiest pictures I've seen in a while!


For those who don't know about Electronic Pickpocketing: info about RFID chips in Credit Cards


RFID - Radio Frequency Identification Chips in Credit cards

A list of Limbaugh's Show Sponsors with Addresses and Phone numbers. We could have at it.


Heart & Body Extract
Online Ad on Rush Site

Sales or Service: 1-800-580-2913
Phone: 800.580.2913

Sleep Train (Mattress Center)
4350 Warehouse Ct., Ste 100
North Highlands, CA 95660Phone: (800) 919-2337
Fax: (866) 293-5719

300 N. Lake Ave., Suite 1111
Pasadena, CA 91101
media@eharmony.com 626.795.4814
FAX 626.585.4040

177 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Direct Dial Office: 617-587-1100 EXT:1115

Tax Resolution Services
Online Ad on Rush Site

Sleep Number Bed
Select Comfort Corporation 6105 Trenton Lane N
Minneapolis, MN 55442
Phone: 763-551-7000
Fax: 763-551-7826
Oreck Upright Vacuum CleanersOreck Corporation
100 Plantation Road
New Orleans, Louisiana 70123

Mid-West Life Insurance Company of Tennessee
9151 Grapevine Hwy.North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Phone (800) 733-1110
(ads on rushlimbaugh.com)

AutoZone Inc.
901-495-7185; Fax: 901-495-8374
P.O. Box 2198, Memphis, TN 38101
800-773-0888; Fax: 323-962-8300

Citrix Online (GoToMyPC)
6500 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone: 805-690-6400; Fax: 805-690-6471
American Forces Network
Contact Us: @MyAFN.net

Mission Pharmacal Company
10999 IH-10 West Suite 1000
P.O. Box 786099
San Antonio, TX 78278-6099
Telephone: (800) 531-3333

Life Quotes, Inc.
32045 Castle Court Evergreen, CO 80439
Lending Tree
(704) 541-5351

Bill Maher / Real Time show line-up for tonight at 10 pm EST

to be repeated at 11 pm EST

Russ Feingold
Bob Lutz
James Carville (sans Mary Matalin )
Neil de Grasse Tyson
John Heileman

We all owe a hearty thank you to Celebration - she said YES

In about ten days I leave on a trip for the rest of the month. I was concerned about the 3 months overdue contest and about that the polling may arrive while I'm gone.
I gingerly asked Celebration if she would take my place and run the contest should things converge in such a way that it needs doing while I'm gone, and she unhesitatingly said "sure".

I had sweated this, and then she made it a non-issue.
I am really grateful.

Column: Give Karen Santorum Author Credit for Co-Writing Her Husband’s Book

On February 21, 2012, in Column, by Tina Dupuy

On paper Rick Santorum is not a generous man. He’s the most religious; the staunchest of the moralists; the fastest to the Bible thumpyist; the preachiest of the preachy in this race. He’s the most giant-government-forcing-you-to-be-holy of the small-government-for-corporations-only candidates. Yet according to his tax returns, he gives the least amount to charity of anyone else running. In 2010 Santorum gave 1.75 percent of his nearly million dollars of income. That same year President Obama gave 14.2 percent of his income to charity topping the most giving of the Republican candidates, Mitt Romney. That’s a whopping 12 percent difference with a president who Santorum says doesn’t have an agenda based on the Bible.


In Santorum’s 2005 book, “It Takes a Family,” the Senator wrote: “The radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness.”

And Rick’s recent declaration that prenatal testing leads to more abortions only solidifies the caricature of him as a shady backwoods holy man in any Timothy Olyphant television show. It’s condescending to women to be told they don’t need to worry “their pretty little head” about the health of their baby because if they had knowledge they’d “ruin their lives with an abortion.” It makes Santorum look anti-women-being-educated-and-properly-informed. Because giving birth is the most important role in life – anything else is worthy of popular scorn.

Santorum’s team has sensed this woman thing could be an issue. So he’s trying to soften the edges with the (ahem) softer sex. Last week when ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asked about the anti-women working passages in his book Santorum said his wife, Karen co-wrote those passages.


I could make all these problems for Rick as a candidate go away. I have one simple solution: Give Karen an author credit. Yes, “It Takes a Family,” admittedly took a family to write, so why not accredit the co-author on the cover? Currently Karen isn’t even in the acknowledgement section – let alone on the cover or in the catalog information. So why not announce that the mother of your children isn’t just your personal incubator but is valued for her mind and opinion? It says your anti-women stance comes straight from the woman happily working in your own home. Do a re-issue of this collection of antiquated ramblings and tell the world she’s the wife who made you the anti-women candidate you are today.

It accomplishes two things: It makes Santorum seem generous (again) on paper, and it makes all of that Neolithic “women need to know their place” rhetoric in his 464-page manifesto seem more this millennium.

Sure it “takes a family” to write a book – but it “takes a woman” to make you look less like a sad desperate relic.

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