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About Me

Hairy, scary, pro-abortion, 'rad fem', doing my best to piss off the "religious" right and MRAs everywhere.

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"there is only one Commander in Chief,..when he orders..the only proper answer is "Yes sir."-tweet

/Tweet text:

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Reminder to those saying withdrawing troops may cause a “clash” with Generals/Pentagon: there is only one Commander in Chief, it is ⁦⁦⁦⁦@realDonaldTrump ⁩ and when he orders the troops out of Afghanistan, the only proper answer is “Yes sir.”

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/end text:





/All due respect on

Fuck rand paul and his randy fucking randites and the teabagger they rode in on.

/end All due respect

Senator Rand Paul
@RandPaul
Link to tweet: https://twitter.com/RandPaul/status/1326709389324144640

-Cerridwen
(I "go low" so you don't have to)



bill mahr - "Making Women Nod" - short video

https://www.pinterest.dk/pin/343751384052536685/


Video with anti-feminist guest stars who are not ann coulter or christina hoff summers

Mona and Erma (edited) and more...

Mona Eltahway

https://twitter.com/monaeltahawy/status/1320447786438057992

Long-ish thread...snippets below


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And no matter how often we warned you that the fate of nations is not a straight line bending towards a “manifest destiny,” you only saw Iran and women in chadors or Afghanistan and women in burqas and refused to believe that their fate awaited you.

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So successful has white supremacist patriarchy been at convincing white women that they’re lucky to live in the U.S. and not Saudi Arabia or Iran, that so many white women did not pay enough attention to the theocracy that white supremacy was building right here at home.

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It was being built by white men who look like their fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons, not the scary brown men with beards, right?

---More at link above

Erma Bombeck

“We've got a generation now who were born with semiequality. They don't know how it was before, so they think, this isn't too bad. We're working. We have our attache' cases and our three piece suits. I get very disgusted with the younger generation of women. We had a torch to pass, and they are just sitting there. They don't realize it can be taken away. Things are going to have to get worse before they join in fighting the battle.”

― Erma Bombeck

Erma Louise Bombeck, born Erma Fiste, was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for a newspaper column that depicted suburban home life humorously, in the second half of the 20th century.

For 31 years since 1965, Erma Bombeck published 4,000 newspaper articles. Already in the 1970s, her witty columns were read, twice weekly, by thirty million readers of 900 newspapers of USA and Canada. Besides, the majority of her 15 books became instant best sellers.

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In 2018, white nationalist Richard Spencer made news when divorce papers accused him of emotional and physical abuse. The filing noted that Spencer frequently said that “the only language women understand is violence.” “Alt-right” figure Augustus Invictus was charged with domestic violence last year. Matthew Heimbach, another radical right leader, faced domestic violence charges in 2018.

Of course, misogyny and domestic violence are not confined to the extremist world. These groups reflect — and perpetuate — their presence in our wider culture.

We see the result in immigration policy that has torn mothers and children apart, and discouraged women from seeking safety from domestic violence due to the use of local police as immigration agents. We’ve seen it in whistleblower reports of forced hysterectomies and unnecessary gynecological procedures emerging from an immigrant detention center in Georgia. But this should come as no surprise given our nation’s immigration policies are shaped by senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller, whose ties to the extremist world have been well documented.

And we must not forget the devastating effect on transgender women, particularly those of color. During an SPLC panel discussion, Heron Greenesmith, a researcher at Political Research Associates, explained that the Trump administration and the right have co-opted the scare tactics of anti-trans white feminists, fabricating the narrative that trans rights infringe upon women’s rights, and therefore, only some of us can be ensured dignity, health and safety.

------Pay Wall?


https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/opinion/2020/10/20/extremists-like-proud-boys-encouraged-trump-fuel-fire-misogyny-and-gender-violence/5985278002/


The longer trump's (p)resident, the older lindsay graham looks. n/t

(edit for verdict) October 1985 - FBI Official Says Mormon Bias Prevented Firing of Spy Suspect

What did the republicans know and when did they know it?

FBI Official Says Mormon Bias Prevented Firing of Spy Suspect


Bernardo (Matt) Perez, formerly the second ranking FBI official in Los Angeles, said he was blocked from firing Miller in December, 1982, by the head of the Los Angeles office, Richard T. Bretzing, who is a Mormon bishop.

“We talked about Mr. Miller’s work record,” Perez said, recounting a conversation he recalled having with Bretzing. “From my personal knowledge, he was a bumbler. He was in all sorts of trouble. He was more than the office joke; he was the FBI joke.

-snip-

Perez, a Roman Catholic who filed a religious discrimination complaint against Bretzing last year, said Bretzing told him that he should let P. Bryce Christensen, another Mormon agent who personally supervised Miller as a counterintelligence agent, handle the Miller matter.

-snip-

Miller, 48, was arrested Oct. 2, 1984, along with Svetlana and Nikolai Ogorodnikov on charges of passing secret FBI information to the Soviet Union. He is the first FBI agent ever charged with espionage.

-snip - much more at link-

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:pqKT85BOniMJ:https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1985-10-03-mn-645-story.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=ubuntu




update to old article about court case - https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-10-01-mn-4259-story.html

October 1, 1988

FBI Discriminated Against Latino Agents, Judge Rules

EL PASO — The FBI suffered a major embarrassment Friday when a U.S. district judge ruled that hundreds of Latino agents have been discriminated against and regularly assigned to demeaning duties commonly known as the “Taco Circuit.”

The ruling, issued here by U.S. District Judge Lucius D. Bunton, was heralded as a landmark by the FBI agent who filed the initial suit, Bernardo Matias (Matt) Perez, a former top FBI official in Los Angeles now serving as assistant special agent-in-charge of the El Paso office.

-snip-

Although the class-action suit was decided in El Paso, its origins were in Los Angeles, where Perez filed his first discrimination complaint in 1983 during a prolonged dispute with then agent-in-charge Richard T. Bretzing.

-link may be a paywall at LATimes https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-10-01-mn-4259-story.html



they "would have voted for Bill Clinton all over again if they had the chance."

The interviewer also expresses shock over a comment made by Hillary's campaign media consultant Mandy Grunwald in the documentary.

"Women who judged Hillary for staying with Bill Clinton would have voted for Bill Clinton all over again if they had the chance. And kept saying so…And yet they took it out on Hillary," Grunwald reportedly says.

Hillary says, "That's exactly right."

"I wish I understood it, I really do," she continues. "And look, I lived through that, where women were judging me and then a little conversation would lead to the fact that they had a similar issue or their sister did or their friend did, and there was so much anxiety and even fear wrapped up in it. But it was also true that, as we saw in survey after survey, he could, if he ran today, get re-elected. What is it about this double standard, both double standard in public and double standard in private? I think the movie does a good job of raising that issue. Trying to answer it conclusively is impossible, but at least we should be asking ourselves that question.

https://www.eonline.com/news/1114018/hillary-clinton-recalls-being-judged-for-staying-with-bill-clinton-after-monica-lewinsky-affair

If "news" headlines were honest. cbs "news:" "We came, we saw, we lied." (repost HRC Group)

This is a repost of my original thread back in September. I've just cross posted it to gd p as well. Please feel free to copy and paste or link to this OP. I've noticed it's also making the rounds on kos. Please feel free to post to that and other websites that a running this. I'd appreciate credit. Thank you.

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If "news" headlines were honest. cbs "news:" "We came, we saw, we lied."

If the news reported as honestly, frequently, and energetically about republicans as they report dishonestly, frequently, and energetically about Democrats, the republican party would be gone within 5 years.


During a series of interviews in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 20, 2011, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton received a text about another, unconfirmed report of gaddafi's capture.

cbs "news" captured those few moments on video. I've included a rough transcript of each clip. Some news sources used the first clip of the video; others used the second.

Link to first clip from cbs' news channel on youtube (will only play on youtube):

Caption: Published on Oct 20, 2011
During a series of press interviews in Kabul, Afghanistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gets a message on her Blackberry of what she calls an unconfirmed report of Muammar Qaddafi's capture. Shortly after, reports of Qaddafi's death began to surface around the world.

Link to second clip from cbs' entertainment channel on youtube (will only play on youtube):

Caption: Published on Oct 20, 2011
Speaking between network interviews, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton jokes with reporter on early, unconfirmed reports that deposed Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi had been killed.

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Rough transcripts of the two clips.

First clip:

HRC: Wow.
(background talking)
HRC: Unconfirmed.
(background talking)
HRC: Unconfirmed reports about gaddafi being captured.
(background talking)
HRC: Unconfirmed. Yeah. We've had too many, we had a bunch of those before...we've had...have had him captured a couple of times.

Second clip. The video continues:

(back of talking head) I mean, so that is the land of unconfirmed reports....
(HRC) Yes, we came, we saw, he died
(back of talking head) Do you think it had anything to do with your book?
(HRC) No, no, I'm sure it didn't

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From The Guardian:

Hillary Clinton reacts to news of Muammar Gaddafi's capture in Libya - http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2011/oct/20/hillary-clinton-gaddafi-capture-video
The US secretary of state is filmed as she first hears unconfirmed reports of Muammar Gaddafi's capture in the Libyan city of Sirte

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From the telegraph

Hillary Clinton receives news of Gaddafi's capture on her BlackBerry - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/libya-video/8839595/Hillary-Clinton-receives-news-of-Gaddafis-capture-on-her-BlackBerry.html

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton receives news of Gaddafi's capture on her BlackBerry during an interview with CBS News.
Hillary Clinton greeted the report with an exclamation of surprise, but immediately cautioned those present that similar claims from Libya in the past had proved premature.

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From the BBC:

Clinton 'wowed' by news of Gaddafi capture - http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-15397713
21 October 2011 Last updated at 01:12 BST

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, was taken by surprise as she read the news of Col Muammar Gaddafi's capture on her phone.

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From buzzfeed:

Hilary Clinton’s Reaction To Gaddafi’s Capture - http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleybaccam/hilary-clintons-reaction-to-gaddafis-capture#.qvkKN7JND

Here is Hilary Clinton’s reaction to the unconfirmed capture of Gaddafi. She seems fairly unfazed, but this was before there were reports of his death.

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From the daily mail:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2051486/Gaddafi-dead-Hillary-Clinton-reacts-news-capture-BlackBerry.html

Mrs Clinton was preparing for interviews in Kabul, Afghanistan, when top aide Huma Abedin handed her a BlackBerry with the first news of Muammar Gaddafi’s capture.

'Wow,' the secretary of state exclaims. ‘Unconfirmed reports about Gaddafi being captured.’

<snip>

As others hover around her, she reminds them the report is not yet confirmed, saying, 'We’ve had a bunch of those before. 'We've had him captured a couple of times.'

The headline reads: 'Wow!': Hillary Clinton reacts as she finds out about Gaddafi's death on BlackBerry

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From the journal.ie:

“Wow…huh…”: how the world reacted to Gaddafi’s death -
http://www.thejournal.ie/wow-huh-how-the-world-reacted-to-gaddafis-death-259125-Oct2011

Hillary Clinton, Ban Ki Moon and Eamon Gilmore have been among those reacting to the death of Muammar Gaddafi in Sirte today.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not make any official comment on the death but the moments she learned of reports of Gaddafi’s capture were caught by US television where she is heard saying: “Wow…huh…unconfirmed”.

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business insider:

http://www.businessinsider.com/hillary-clinton-qaddafi-we-came-we-saw-he-died-2011-10

Hillary Clinton On Qaddafi: We Came, We Saw, He Died

More jovial reaction from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton following news of Qaddafi's death.

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From English pravda:

Hillary Clinton laughs about Gaddafi's death - http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/21-10-2011/119403-hillary_clinton_gaddafi-0/
21.10.2011 | Source: Pravda.Ru

Hillary Clinton laughs about Gaddafi's death.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton learned about the death of Muammar Gaddafi via an SMS message. Clinton was staying in Kabul when she learned the news. The moment, when she was given a cell phone, was filmed by CBS NEWS as Clinton was getting ready for an interview.

Clinton received her BlackBerry from an assistant. Having read the message about Gaddafi's capture, she exclaimed: "Wow!"

<snip>

The US Secretary of State looked happy. She and the CBS reporter laughed about the death of the Libyan dictator. She paraphrased a well-known phrase by Julius Caesar and said: "We came, we saw, he died!"

<snip>

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russia today (rt)

US media on Gaddafi: In praise of lynching - http://rt.com/news/us-media-gaddafi-death-747/

The mainstream US media has reacted to Muammar Gaddafi's brutal lynching with a tidal wave of cheers and approval, trumpeting the Colonel’s death as the start of a new era for Libya.

­US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led the triumphant celebrations of Gaddafi’s death with her immortal line, “We came, we saw, he died!” - words which are sure to be remembered far beyond America’s shores.

Joy at the killing of the killing of the African leader spread like wildfire through the US media.

<snip>

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CBS "News" "Special Report"


At about 3:20 mark: "We have not heard any official confirmation from any US source today. The president has not spoken about this. The secretary of state, who is traveling today, has also reserved any comment, waiting for absolute confirmation..."

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Also from cbs "news"

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/clinton-on-qaddafi-we-came-we-saw-he-died/

Clinton on Qaddafi: "We came, we saw, he died"

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared a laugh with a television news reporter moments after hearing deposed Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi had been killed.

"We came, we saw, he died," she joked when told of news reports of Qaddafi's death by an aide in between formal interviews.

Clinton was in Tripoli earlier this week for talks with leaders of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC).

The reporter asked if Qaddafi's death had anything to do with her surprise visit to show support for the Libyan people.

"No," she replied, before rolling her eyes and saying "I'm sure it did" with a chuckle.

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Emphasis added.

If "news" headlines were honest. cbs "news:" "We came, we saw, we lied."

Originally posted Sun Sep 27, 2015, 03:40 AM in the HRC Group.

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If "news" headlines were honest. cbs "news:" "We came, we saw, we lied."

If the news reported as honestly, frequently, and energetically about republicans as they report dishonestly, frequently, and energetically about Democrats, the republican party would be gone within 5 years.


During a series of interviews in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 20, 2011, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton received a text about another, unconfirmed report of gaddafi's capture.

cbs "news" captured those few moments on video. I've included a rough transcript of each clip. Some news sources used the first clip of the video; others used the second.

Link to first clip from cbs' news channel on youtube (will only play on youtube):

Caption: Published on Oct 20, 2011
During a series of press interviews in Kabul, Afghanistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gets a message on her Blackberry of what she calls an unconfirmed report of Muammar Qaddafi's capture. Shortly after, reports of Qaddafi's death began to surface around the world.

Link to second clip from cbs' entertainment channel on youtube (will only play on youtube):

Caption: Published on Oct 20, 2011
Speaking between network interviews, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton jokes with reporter on early, unconfirmed reports that deposed Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi had been killed.

----------

Rough transcripts of the two clips.

First clip:

HRC: Wow.
(background talking)
HRC: Unconfirmed.
(background talking)
HRC: Unconfirmed reports about gaddafi being captured.
(background talking)
HRC: Unconfirmed. Yeah. We've had too many, we had a bunch of those before...we've had...have had him captured a couple of times.

Second clip. The video continues:

(back of talking head) I mean, so that is the land of unconfirmed reports....
(HRC) Yes, we came, we saw, he died
(back of talking head) Do you think it had anything to do with your book?
(HRC) No, no, I'm sure it didn't

------------

From The Guardian:

Hillary Clinton reacts to news of Muammar Gaddafi's capture in Libya - http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2011/oct/20/hillary-clinton-gaddafi-capture-video
The US secretary of state is filmed as she first hears unconfirmed reports of Muammar Gaddafi's capture in the Libyan city of Sirte

----------

From the telegraph

Hillary Clinton receives news of Gaddafi's capture on her BlackBerry - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/libya-video/8839595/Hillary-Clinton-receives-news-of-Gaddafis-capture-on-her-BlackBerry.html

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton receives news of Gaddafi's capture on her BlackBerry during an interview with CBS News.
Hillary Clinton greeted the report with an exclamation of surprise, but immediately cautioned those present that similar claims from Libya in the past had proved premature.

------------------

From the BBC:

Clinton 'wowed' by news of Gaddafi capture - http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-15397713
21 October 2011 Last updated at 01:12 BST

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, was taken by surprise as she read the news of Col Muammar Gaddafi's capture on her phone.

------------------

From buzzfeed:

Hilary Clinton’s Reaction To Gaddafi’s Capture - http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleybaccam/hilary-clintons-reaction-to-gaddafis-capture#.qvkKN7JND

Here is Hilary Clinton’s reaction to the unconfirmed capture of Gaddafi. She seems fairly unfazed, but this was before there were reports of his death.

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From the daily mail:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2051486/Gaddafi-dead-Hillary-Clinton-reacts-news-capture-BlackBerry.html

Mrs Clinton was preparing for interviews in Kabul, Afghanistan, when top aide Huma Abedin handed her a BlackBerry with the first news of Muammar Gaddafi’s capture.

'Wow,' the secretary of state exclaims. ‘Unconfirmed reports about Gaddafi being captured.’

<snip>

As others hover around her, she reminds them the report is not yet confirmed, saying, 'We’ve had a bunch of those before. 'We've had him captured a couple of times.'

The headline reads: 'Wow!': Hillary Clinton reacts as she finds out about Gaddafi's death on BlackBerry

---------------

From the journal.ie:

“Wow…huh…”: how the world reacted to Gaddafi’s death -
http://www.thejournal.ie/wow-huh-how-the-world-reacted-to-gaddafis-death-259125-Oct2011

Hillary Clinton, Ban Ki Moon and Eamon Gilmore have been among those reacting to the death of Muammar Gaddafi in Sirte today.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not make any official comment on the death but the moments she learned of reports of Gaddafi’s capture were caught by US television where she is heard saying: “Wow…huh…unconfirmed”.

-----------------

business insider:

http://www.businessinsider.com/hillary-clinton-qaddafi-we-came-we-saw-he-died-2011-10

Hillary Clinton On Qaddafi: We Came, We Saw, He Died

More jovial reaction from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton following news of Qaddafi's death.

-------------

From English pravda:

Hillary Clinton laughs about Gaddafi's death - http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/21-10-2011/119403-hillary_clinton_gaddafi-0/
21.10.2011 | Source: Pravda.Ru

Hillary Clinton laughs about Gaddafi's death.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton learned about the death of Muammar Gaddafi via an SMS message. Clinton was staying in Kabul when she learned the news. The moment, when she was given a cell phone, was filmed by CBS NEWS as Clinton was getting ready for an interview.

Clinton received her BlackBerry from an assistant. Having read the message about Gaddafi's capture, she exclaimed: "Wow!"

<snip>

The US Secretary of State looked happy. She and the CBS reporter laughed about the death of the Libyan dictator. She paraphrased a well-known phrase by Julius Caesar and said: "We came, we saw, he died!"

<snip>

-------------------

russia today (rt)

US media on Gaddafi: In praise of lynching - http://rt.com/news/us-media-gaddafi-death-747/

The mainstream US media has reacted to Muammar Gaddafi's brutal lynching with a tidal wave of cheers and approval, trumpeting the Colonel’s death as the start of a new era for Libya.

­US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led the triumphant celebrations of Gaddafi’s death with her immortal line, “We came, we saw, he died!” - words which are sure to be remembered far beyond America’s shores.

Joy at the killing of the killing of the African leader spread like wildfire through the US media.

<snip>

------------------------

CBS "News" "Special Report"


At about 3:20 mark: "We have not heard any official confirmation from any US source today. The president has not spoken about this. The secretary of state, who is traveling today, has also reserved any comment, waiting for absolute confirmation..."

------------------

Also from cbs "news"

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/clinton-on-qaddafi-we-came-we-saw-he-died/

Clinton on Qaddafi: "We came, we saw, he died"

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared a laugh with a television news reporter moments after hearing deposed Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi had been killed.

"We came, we saw, he died," she joked when told of news reports of Qaddafi's death by an aide in between formal interviews.

Clinton was in Tripoli earlier this week for talks with leaders of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC).

The reporter asked if Qaddafi's death had anything to do with her surprise visit to show support for the Libyan people.

"No," she replied, before rolling her eyes and saying "I'm sure it did" with a chuckle.

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Emphasis added.

No. Hillary Clinton did not call people on welfare, "deadbeats." (edit: internet slooow)

Please note: I'm having issues with my internet right now (slow, fast, slow, stalled, etc.). I'll get back to the replies after I straighten things out with my ISP. Sorry. (hoping this posts)

Here's a direct link to her article from March 2000. http://www.creators.com/opinion/hillary-clinton/talking-it-over-2000-03-15.html

Here's the link to her series of weekly articles: http://www.creators.com/opinion/hillary-clinton/archive.html?DATE_START=2000-05-01 You can search by month.

Here's where the word "deadbeat" was used:

Tom is a 32-year-old father of two. Although he is required to pay child support, he recently lost his low-paying job, and has fallen behind in his payments.

David, also 32, is divorced with four children. Unlike Tom, David has a good job, but brushes aside his obligation to pay support to his family.

In this country, nearly one in three children grows up without a father, and is five times more likely to live in poverty than a child in a two-parent family. Child support is an important component in helping lift these children out of poverty, and is critical to supporting their healthy development.

As part of the administration's budget proposal, the President has included a major new initiative aimed at helping these children. His plan is tough on "deadbeat" parents like David who can afford to pay; helps "deadbroke" parents like Tom who are struggling to do the right thing; and ensures that more child support money goes directly to families.

<snip>

For parents like Tom who want to meet their obligations to their children, but are unable to afford them, the budget includes a component called Fathers Work/Families Win that will help approximately 40,000 low-income, non-custodial parents (the vast majority of whom are fathers), work, pay child support, and reconnect with their children.

<snip to much more at link>


This was an article about the issue of "deadbeat dads," since rebranded (an now barely reported in the press) as "deadbeat parents." Those parents who can afford to keep their children out of poverty but choose not to do so. It was a big deal on the national stage, once upon a time. Just ask the press.

Here's another direct link to the articles mentioned at buzzfeed: http://www.creators.com/opinion/hillary-clinton/talking-it-over-1998-06-03.html

And a snip:

One day, Rhonda Costa's daughter came home from school and announced, "Mommy, I'm tired of seeing you sitting around the house doing nothing." That's the day Rhonda decided to get off welfare.

<snip>

Felicia Booker, who is blind, needed public assistance after the birth of her first child, but she got "tired of sitting around the house and tired of not having enough money." She enrolled in a six-week training program that led to a position at a computer programming company. Now, she works for A.G. Edwards in St. Louis, Mo., earning $46,000 a year.

Tonya Oden was caring for her three children with the help of public assistance when she heard about a training program at Cessna Aircraft Co.'s 21st Street Subassembly Facility in Wichita, Kan. She enrolled and was the first trainee to become an inspector at the facility, where she now earns $12 an hour.

<snip>

The President's child-care initiative would provide much-needed help for working parents, and he has proposed the funding of vouchers for those who need housing assistance to get or keep their jobs. And we need to find even more private-sector jobs.

<snip to much more at link>

"...In 1973, hospitals made up 80 percent of the country’s abortion facilities."

The New Abortion Providers

By EMILY BAZELON
Published: July 14, 2010

On a clear and mild March day in 1993, the Operation Rescue leader Randall Terry spoke at a rally in southern Florida against abortion. “We’ve found the weak link is the doctor,” he told the crowd. “We’re going to expose them. We’re going to humiliate them.” A few days later, Dr. David Gunn, an abortion provider, was shot and killed outside his clinic in Pensacola, Fla., about 500 miles away. It was the first of eight such murders, the extreme edge of what has become an anti-abortion strategy of confrontation.

Terry understood that focusing on abortion providers was possible because they had become increasingly isolated from mainstream medicine. That was not what physicians themselves anticipated after the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. An open letter signed by 100 professors of obstetrics and gynecology predicted that free-standing clinics would be unnecessary if half of the 20,000 obstetricians in the country would do abortions for their patients, and if hospitals would handle “their proportionate share.” OB-GYNs at the time emphasized that abortion was a surgical procedure and fell under their purview.

<snip>

But the clinics also truly came to stand alone. In 1973, hospitals made up 80 percent of the country’s abortion facilities. By 1981, however, clinics outnumbered hospitals, and 15 years later, 90 percent of the abortions in the U.S. were performed at clinics. The American Medical Association did not maintain standards of care for the procedure. Hospitals didn’t shelter them in their wings. Being a pro-choice doctor came to mean referring your patients to a clinic rather than doing abortions in your own office.

This was never the feminist plan. “The clinics’ founders didn’t intend them to become virtually the only settings for abortion services in many communities,” says Carole Joffe, a sociologist and author of a history of the era, “Doctors of Conscience,” and a new book, “Dispatches From the Abortion Wars.” When the clinics became the only place in town to have an abortion, they became an easy mark for extremists. As Joffe told me, “The violence was possible because the relationship of medicine to abortion was already tenuous.” The medical profession reinforced the outsider status of the clinics by not speaking out strongly after the first attacks. As abortion moved to the margins of medical practice, it also disappeared from residency programs that produced new doctors. In 1995, the number of OB-GYN residencies offering abortion training fell to a low of 12 percent.

<snip>

(emphasis added)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/magazine/18abortion-t.html?adxnnl=1&pagewanted=all&adxnnlx=1429393007-eyWtGXPvlOd5PFN+AKkp4A


As usual, much more at link than can be represented by 4 paragraphs.

In the earliest days of the women's rights movement, family planning and many of its tools, were illegal in the US. Birth control, even information/education about birth control, could result in jail time and/or fines. Abortion was one piece of the family planning tool kit. Education about their own bodies, their pregnancies and how to avoid pregnancy, i.e., birth control, were all once there and many have made it into the "mainstream;" well, at least if you have the money. Abortion, was the tool chosen to attack women with regard to family planning. Poverty and the "war on drugs" would be additional tools used against poor white women and all women of color.



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