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The Harshest Abortion Ban In The Country Has Been Overturned

Source: thinkprogress

A federal judge permanently struck down North Dakota’s six-week abortion ban on Wednesday. The so-called “fetal heartbeat” measure, which used to represent the harshest ban in the nation, had already been temporarily blocked from taking effect while the legal challenge against it proceeded.
U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland ruled that the law is “invalid and unconstitutional” and “cannot withstand a constitutional challenge,” pointing out that Roe v. Wade guarantees the right to abortion up until the point of viability.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/04/16/3427430/north-dakota-ban-blocked/

Chris Christie can dish it out, but he sure can't take it

The Newark roast wasn’t going well, either. The speakers aimed much of their fire at Christie. “You knew whose ass to kiss,” Stone said, referring to Christie’s trip to Vegas. “ ‘Whatever you say, Sheldon! Whatever you say!’ ” Vince August, a New Jersey judge turned comedian, noted, “It really is an honor to be standing next to what could be the next President of the—.” He shuffled some papers on the lectern. “I’m sorry, these are the wrong notes. I’m doing a roast next week with Jeb Bush.” Even Byrne got in a dig, about Christie’s waistline. “Somebody referred to that bronze statue of me that’s in the courthouse,” he said. “Actually, that was supposed to be Governor Christie, but they didn’t have enough money to pay for all that bronze.”


Joy Behar, the former co-host of “The View,” was even more pointed. “When I first heard that he was accused of blocking off three lanes on the bridge, I said, ‘What the hell is he doing, standing in the middle of the bridge?” After another barb, Christie interrupted her. “This is a Byrne roast,” he said. He stood up and tried to grab her notes. The audience laughed awkwardly. “Stop bullying me,” Behar said as he sat down. Christie said something out of earshot and Behar responded, “Why don’t you get up here at the microphone instead of being such a coward?” Christie stood up again and moved in front of the lectern as Behar retreated.  “At least I don’t get paid for this,” he said.

Way to prove you're not a bully, governor! Just stand right up and try to take away the comedian's notes. The woman comedian, by the way. While, according to Lizza, Christie "glared at the comedians as they delivered their lines," he seems not to have tried to physically intimidate and interrupt the men.



Democrats' $60 Million Code Name "Bannock Street Project" Set to Destroy Kochs & Goposaurs in 2014

The Democrats’ plan to hold on to their narrow Senate majority goes by the name “Bannock Street project.” It runs through 10 states, includes a $60 million investment and requires more than 4,000 paid staff members. And the effort will need all of that — and perhaps more — to achieve its goal, which is nothing short of changing the character of the electorate in a midterm cycle.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is preparing its largest and most data-driven ground game yet, relying on an aggressive combination of voter registration, get-out-the-vote and persuasion efforts.

They hope to make the 2014 midterm election more closely resemble a presidential election year, when more traditional Democratic constituencies — single women, minorities and young voters — turn out to vote in higher numbers, said Guy Cecil, the committee’s executive director.

Part of the plan is to get the word out to voters that THE KOCH BROTHERS are largely behind all these BS ads - mostly Obamacare lies - that have already been playing in a few competitive states. There is some calculation that Dems might only need a tenth of the Koch/Goposaur budget until the Koch garbage starts backfiring, and their own money starts working against them.


Breaking: Man Who Installed Scott Walkers Secret Router Speaking Out; Installed in 2002! + More

Source: Daily Kos

Yowsa! 2002 is many years earlier than the John Doe investigators acknowledged they knew the system was in operation.

The person who installed the secret router is now speaking up in breaking news in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Gov. Scott Walker's Milwaukee County executive office was using a secret Internet system as early as 2002, according to a former county administrator who said he helped set up the network.


Kiefert said he never spoke with Walker directly about the system but said Russell brought him to Walker's office to be thanked personally for his help. Walker, who was on the phone, looked up, smiled and waved, he said.
"There was no talk of how they were going to use it for campaigning or anything like that," Kiefert said. "Russell made it clear I was doing a favor for Scott Walker."

Another source right out of Wisconsin http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/former-county-administrator-i-helped-set-up-scott-walker-s/article_c5b51126-ef30-5ca8-a9df-7aa10fcc5981.

Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/28/1281196/-Breaking-Man-Who-Installed-Scott-Walkers-Secret-Router-Speaking-Out-Installed-in-2002

The Long, Sordid History Of Discrimination Against Christians

The Right to Persecute Witches

The Right to Own Slaves

The Right to Take More Than One Wife

Christians no longer can pray to God to heal their children, but instead face imprisonment for practicing their beliefs regarding spiritual health care.

The right to execute abortionists and bomb abortion clinics has also been denied the most devout followers of Jesus Christ.

And now they are being forced to treat homosexuals like human beings.


It's funny. I consider myself a Christians but apparently I am not because I live by "Treat others as you yourself want to be treated" and "We are all God's childrens and we should love one another the way God loves ALL of us.

Or how about we would all get along better if people simply learned to mind their own business.

Christiegate: Christie Refuses to Release Sandy Fund Integrity Reports

Late yesterday afternoon, Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) was denied access to integrity monitor reports that are in the possession of the NJ Department of Community Affairs. The reports are required by a state law passed by the Legislature in March 2013 for all Sandy contracts above $5 million. That law, which went into effect immediately upon signing by Governor Christie, was not implemented until February 2014. FSHC requested the integrity monitor reports under the state's public records law. The request was denied because "these reports are draft reports and as such are being exempted in their entirety as advisory and consultative documents." There was no further information given - such as how many reports exist, which contracts they are on, and who had drafted the reports.


Walmart Profit Drops 21 Percent so They are Opening More Stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. offered a weak profit outlook Thursday, signaling that it expects economic pressures to keep weighing on its low-income shoppers around the world.

The world's largest retailer also said its fourth-quarter profit, which covers the crucial holiday season, dropped 21 percent. Its Wal-Mart stores recorded their fourth consecutive quarter of declines in revenue at stores open at least a year.

The company, which is based in Bentonville, Ark., said it would speed up growth plans for its smaller stores under Neighborhood Markets and Wal-Mart Express to cater to shoppers looking for more convenience. It will now open 270 to 300 small stores during the current fiscal year. That's double the initial forecast for adding 120 to 150 stores.


It looks to me like their employees that used to get food stamps because of the sorry wages they paid can no longer buy any of their made in China junk since food stamps have been cut. Plus shoppers are getting sick and tired of the way they treat their employees and have started shopping at stores that pay their help better and therefore get better service. Opening more stores is not the answer IMO. Being less greedy might help a lot.

Trick Websites Dupe Democrats Into Donating To Republicans

The National Republican Congressional Committee has set up a number of websites that look like they could be a Democratic candidate’s campaign page, unless you read the fine print. They may even violate a Federal Election Commission regulation, Campaign Legal Center expert Paul S. Ryan explained to ThinkProgress.
The NRCC has set up these pages for various congressional opponents, including Amanda Renteria (CA), Martha Roberston (NY), Kyrsten Sinema (AZ), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ), Alex Sink (FL), and John Tierney (MA). Each follow a similar format; they list the candidate’s name “for Congress” to ask for donations:

According to Ryan, the websites appear to violate a Federal Election Commission regulation prohibiting political committees and parties from using a candidate’s name in special projects. The FEC considers websites, including microsites, a special project falling under this rule. The only exception is when the site makes it unambiguously clear it is opposed to the candidate. In Ryan’s opinion, the page set up under Tierney’s name “does not unambiguously show opposition to Tierney.” However, he noted, the FEC is “not a nimble organization” and it can take two years to complete an investigation, well past election day.


Another Major Medicaid Scandal for Rick Scott

Rick Scott's appointed a new finance chairman for his campaign last week: Miguel Fernandez. Congrats, Mike!

And Mike is feeling froggy: He just wrote a $1 million check to Scott's re-election committee. And yes, that's a preposterous amount from one person:

Before Fernandez, an individual had never given a check of $1 million or more to a candidate-aligned committee.
Now, who the hell donates that much money and doesn't expect something in return?
Well, as it turns out, not Mike. Mr. Fernandez obviously expected something-and boy did he get a freaking FANTASTIC deal for his "donation". From the same article:

Two companies partly owned by the finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign [Miguel Fernandez] have won contracts worth potentially billions to serve Medicaid patients in regions across the state.


Outrageous sexist attacks spur MONEY BOMB for WENDY DAVIS

There they go again.

They just can't stand the thought of a Democratic woman running their crown jewel, Texas.

And they have gone off the rails in spectacular fashion (the ugly details below).

I guess this crew is not smart enough to realize this just fires up the Democratic base and results in a MONEY BOMB FOR WENDY DAVISNIP

Todd Kincannon @Todd__Kincannon
The best thing about the Wendy Davis fiasco is this: It proves that you can still call a whore a whore. Feminazis ain't won yet, my friends.
12:54 PM - 23 Jan 2014

Todd Kincannon @Todd__Kincannon
Wendy Davis is a looker and a hooker. #DoubleDuty RT @CDaeda @bostonrandy She is a better looker than most running for office?
2:56 PM - 23 Jan 2014


In their tiny, tiny minds, any woman that has a backbone is a tramp. They can't feel like men unless they are stomping on weaker humans, be it women, disabled people, children or anything smaller than they are. They are sick representations of the human race.
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