Pa. state Rep. Brian Sims speaks out against legislation that restricts a woman’s right to an abortion and access to health care by putting government restrictions on private insurance companies.
“As a civil rights advocate, I see clearly as do millions of men and women across the commonwealth that this bill’s purpose is to discriminate against women, and most often women with less means than many of my colleagues have today”
“As an attorney, I see clearly that this bill oversteps federal law, effectively outlawing a “private” insurer from offering private coverage that would allow for a woman to exercise a Constitutional Right.
Such illegal and repugnant attempts to make an end around the United States Supreme Court and the U.S. Constitution are beneath this body, as they were beneath our former Governor when he attempted unsuccessfully to thwart the Constitution over two decades ago. It certainly flies in the face of any ideology or party that claims to support free markets.”
I’m a bit behind on the Oscars. Not a surprise given the fact I didn’t watch them. I’m not a fan of award shows mainly because the most talented people I know are out of work. That and I find award shows unbearably boring. Also because it’s tiring seeing the same members of the Hollywood club invited each year. That said I just learned about the “Boobs Song” that was performed at last night’s Academy Awards. Now I pride myself in having a pretty good sense of humor, but this bit was neither funny, original or entertaining. Not to mention it was insulting and humiliating to the women mentioned in the lyrics.
Who gave that song a green light? It sounded like something you’d hear sung at a 1980′s frat house.
So I am going to give you my opinion on what to do and what not to do when writing and singing about mammaries.
What NOT to do
1. Be a group of men
2. Make fun of one gender of your peers
3. Act like Seventh Graders
Below is an example of what not to do
What TO do
1. Be a group of Women
2. Make it fun for both genders
3. Make it absolutely ridiculous
And of course he/she/they had to use IT’s new-found skill to promote Fox News Bull Shit. Then shamelessly promote it all over Facebook. Of course the ongoing obsession with Sandra Fluke isn’t enough for these Limbaugh-loving, Breitfart-bending dopes. Nope! This crew rabidly and willingly parrot pretty much anything that comes out of Rush Limbaugh’s stench-filled mouth. These cretins have laughingly spread this Women-Bashing collage of lies. Bwahaha! Never mind that it uses Romney’s “Binders full of women” comment. You know the one. The same statement that put the final nail in Romney’s otherwise stellar campaign for President?
Note to #RWNJs: Study up on satire. Otherwise you’ll be looking at an even bigger defeat when Hillary Clinton wins in 2016!
And Breitfart blogger, Ben Shapiro, takes offense writing:
Just when you think Time magazine can’t make any more of a mockery of itself, they nominate Sandra Fluke, contraception advocate extraordinaire, as a candidate in their Person of the Year 2012 poll:
I’m not sure why exactly Republicans can’t get it into their THICK Skulls that they helped Obama win the election by following Rush Limbaugh’s lead in attacking Fluke. But no one with an IQ Higher than 82 expects anything more from them. Breitfart, Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Fox News, et al have made a laughing stock of the Republican Party. All I can do is be amused by their ongoing idiocy.
Cher and Kathy Griffin discuss Mitt Romney and Company’s efforts to turn back time on women. When lies go unchecked, we all lose. Actually.org spreads the truth, because the truth matters—even in politics. This team calls ‘em like they see ‘em. Support the truth by sharing Actually.org videos before this VERY IMPORTANT Election Day.
Republicans aren’t even trying to hide their sexism. A simple search of Sandra Fluke on twitter will show countless slut-shaming, whore-labeling, and unoriginal tweets. I’m not sure why these tweeters think they’re helping the GOP with their cyber-gang-bang antics. But then again they aren’t so bright. They CLEARLY listen to Rush Limbaugh’s idiocy. And believe it.
Last night on my Facebook page one of them actually wrote “Sandra Fluke wanted people to pay for her condoms.” I don’t know if Republicans are just selective about the information they allow in their heads… If they think if they repeat lies often enough people will believe them… or if their brains are so small they can’t fit anything more than the nonsense Fox News and Limbaugh feed them.
Remember when the imbecilic frat pledges at Yale University marched in front of the Women’s Center chanting “No means Yes. Yes means anal, No means Yes. Yes means anal.” Oh those hilarious pranksters and their side-splitting rape jokes. How eloquently they proved that an Ivy league education makes one neither classy nor decent.
Enter Bill O’Reilly. O’Reilly is a product of the Ivy league education system himself. He never fails to let his viewers know, at least once a week, that he graduated from Harvard. Now I don’t blame Harvard for his latest crude suggestion. I’m just saying there is a weird connection to the objectifying chant of the Yale pledges in 2010 and O’Reilly’s whore-labeling of law student Sandra Fluke.
At the RNC Convention last week O’Reilly brought up that Sandra Fluke will be speaking at this week’s DNC Convention. Well it seems that just like Rush Limbaugh, O’Reilly too is unclear about how birth control works. Ergo his joke about condoms dropping on Sandra Fluke’s head when she speaks this week at the DNC Convention.
Of course Sandra Fluke, who has proven herself to always remain poised and on point, in spite of all the ridiculous and sadistic attacks that have been thrown at her by not only the most powerful pundits of the Republican party; Rush Limbaugh, Beck and now O’Reilly, but their fans as well. Fluke is regularly attacked on twitter by people who apparently do not only NOT know how birth control pills work. But they are also clueless to the other medical issues they help with besides pregnancy prevention. But what should I expect from people who believe women were put on this earth to breed.
Sandra Fluke responded to the latest idiocy by a GOP-power-player on tonight’s The Ed Show. Sandra’s segment begins at 02:00
I’ve learned to no longer be surprised or shocked by the Breitbart crew’s inability to tell the whole truth… or their joy at participating in bully politics… or the way they proudly share scraps from their latest kill to a frenzied audience. I know Andrew started this new Republican-bully “journalism” as a push back to what he perceived that liberals do. He felt bullied by Democrats when he came out as a Republican in Hollywood. No easy feat. I give him props and credit for that bravery. And hopefully the anger he developed from that experience is not what killed him. And I honestly hope he is resting in peace.
His successors, however, remind me of the 1988 movie “Heathers.” They have taken the red bow out of Breitbart’s hair and now wear it proudly. They’ve gotten louder than Breitbart ever was. And they really seem to hate any information that doesn’t support their political agenda. They hate opposing ideas. They hate them so much they re-write them. Sandra Fluke’s Testimony before a congressional committee is STILL being distorted to such a degree that I wouldn’t be surprised if some Republicans think she’s a crack whore that wants tax payers to pay a thousand dollars a month for her condoms. Thank you Rush Limbaugh!
So today the right wing blogosphere is having a circle jerk over the BOLD Dana Loesche for doing hard-hitting reporting by getting in-the-face of ONE Code Pink protestor at the RNC convention. That’s RIGHT! ONE 60+ year old woman who’s being escorted out of the convention by security guards. And Loesche is BOLDLY-IN-HER FACE!
The way the internet is treating Dana’s “bravery” is LAUGHABLE! It’s is as if she was in Iran and pulled-off her government-sanctioned Burka to ask Ahmadinejad if he’s developing nuclear weapons.
Hero worship of journalists should be reserved for true journalists. Those that put their lives on the line for a story. Like Lara Logan. Not bestowed upon tabloid journalist. Those that would be reality stars if someone didn’t hire them to write lies.
And speaking of lies… the video that Breitbart posted, that supposedly “challenges” or as some bloggers have written “smacks-down” a protestor, leaves out Loesch asking the woman why she’s supporting Obama. The woman responds “who says I’m supporting Barack Obama?” Others ask “who do you support?” The woman responds “I support Peace and Justice.”
But that didn’t stop the crazies from labeling her an Obama supporter.
The video Breitbart posted (transcribed below) has Loesch SCREAMING in RAPID FIRE:
“Where was your demonstration during the presidents… Where was your demonstration when the President submitted more troops to Afghanistan.. Where was your demonstration when the president committed more troupes to Afghanistan.. Where was your demonstration when BARACK OBAMA put troops on the ground in Libya….. Where was your demonstration in the conflict in Libya… Where Was Your Demonstration when the president committed more troupes to Afghanistan….
WHY WON’T YOU ANSWER MY QUESTION… WHY ARE YOU A SELECTIVE ANTI-WAR PROTESTER”
Of course Ms. Loesch never waited for an answer to any of her repeated questions. She seemed more interested in hearing herself yell than actually having a dialogue. Ergo the title of this post.
Dear Ms Loesch, I will answer the questions that you wouldn’t wait for an answer to.
Code pink was here protesting Obama on Afghanistan. They were also here and here They also protested Obama over Libya here
Might I recommend that you actually know what you are talking about the next time you do something that you know will create notoriety for you? Giving back a crown sucks. But you MUST give yours back. No one deserves medals for wars they didn’t fight. A TRUE journalist battles for truth and honesty. You my dear, do not.
*Note I did not add the Breitbart video because they have automatic ads that start without prompt. I don’t want to put my readers through that. But if you’d like to hear Dana Loesch screaming what I transcribed above, the video can be found here.
And I could not be happier. When I first heard this was going to happen I posted the story to facebook with the following comment: “Looks like Limbaugh may have helped launch a future political career.” Take that Limbaugh! You Fu**ing Douche!
I have no doubt that Fluke will be a powerful voice in politics for years to come. And if things go right she may one day run for President of this great but divided country. And if-and-when that happens I will laughingly thank Rush Limbaugh. For although his intention was to rile up his base with lies and distortions about Fluke’s testimony. He also intended on intimidating her and other women from being vocal. By slut-shaming Fluke no other woman would dare speak out for her rights… how 1950′s.
But his plan backfired. Instead he awoke millions of sleeping giantesses. And the men who love and respect them. Well done Limbaugh. Way to rally a base… of women… against you.