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 Kansas Lawmaker Says Women Should Plan Ahead For Rape: ‘I Have A Spare Tire’
Kansas Lawmaker Says Women Should Plan Ahead For Rape: ‘I Have A Spare Tire’
During the House debate, she “questioned whether women would buy abortion-only policies long before they have crisis or unwanted pregnancies or are rape victims.” But state Rep. Pete DeGraaf (R) was ready with a shocking retort. DeGraaf said women should plan ahead for situations such as rape because, after all, “I have a spare tire on my car“: picked by Bornbad 6 months ago
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 There’s A Secret Patriot Act
There’s A Secret Patriot Act
You may think you understand how the Patriot Act allows the government to spy on its citizens. Sen. Ron Wyden says it’s worse than you’ve heard. picked by Bornbad 6 months ago
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 The everlasting conspiricy
The everlasting conspiricy
Birthers who claimed President Obama was not born in the U.S. have moved on to another wild conspiracy theory: that Osama bin Laden was not really killed last Sunday—or was killed to shut him up, and then quickly buried at sea. picked by Bornbad 6 months ago
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 Castro resigns as Cuba Communist Party Leader
Castro resigns as Cuba Communist Party Leader
Not only has Castro surprised many by stepping down as the leader for the ruling party of Cuba, but he has also changed the laws so the Cubans can purchase and sell property for the first time since 1959 picked by NoPantsMan 7 months ago
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 Super Rich See Federal Taxes Drop Dramatically (Actual AP Headline)
Super Rich See Federal Taxes Drop Dramatically (Actual AP Headline)
Happy Tax Day! (actually, day after) With an odd element of fanfare, the Associated Press wants you to know one thing about America's tax code: it's broken and everybody knows it. picked by B-MoreRavensFan 7 months ago
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 Texas Anti-Gay Law Still on the Books Despite Supreme Court Ruling 8 Years Ago, Republicans Fighting to Keep it That Way
Texas Anti-Gay Law Still on the Books Despite Supreme Court Ruling 8 Years Ago, Republicans Fighting to Keep it That Way
In 2003, the Supreme Court handed down the landmark ruling Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down state sodomy laws and set a precedent that protects sex between consenting adults under the constitutional right to privacy. None of this seems to matter to Texas' Republican supermajority. picked by B-MoreRavensFan 7 months ago
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 Question for Truthers, Birthers, and other Conspiracy-Mongers
Question for Truthers, Birthers, and other Conspiracy-Mongers
Why Assume Sinister Schemes When Corruption, Incompetence, Politics, Ideology, Greed, and Self-Interest Are Better Explanations? Conspiracy theories are best left to David Baldacci novels picked by 2manyusernames 7 months ago
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 God comments on the Westboro Baptist church protest signs
God comments on the Westboro Baptist church protest signs
I arranged an audience with the deity and got a photo of him. He even signed my cast. Why didn’t I give him something more permanent to autograph?! Oops! In case you’re wondering, his signature wasn’t all that great—a big G followed by squiggly lines and a small dot for a flourish. It’s a mess. picked by Bornbad 7 months ago
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 Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Proposes Fining Fat People and Smokers
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Proposes Fining Fat People and Smokers
As part of a plan to revamp the state's Medicaid program, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced on Thursday that she is proposing fees for adults who lead unhealthy lives. Childless adults who are obese or suffer from a chronic condition and who fail to work with their doctor to meet specific goals would be charged $50 annually. The $50 annual fee also would apply to all childless adult smokers. picked by B-MoreRavensFan 8 months ago
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 Florida GOP scolds a democrat for using inappropriate language
Florida GOP scolds a democrat for using inappropriate language
A spokeswoman for the House GOP later explained "that members of both parties needed to be mindful of decorum during debate" and that "language that would be considered inappropriate for children and other guests" should be avoided.
you'll have to read the article to find out which word was used. Plime is a family site after all picked by NoPantsMan 8 months ago
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 Almost a Year After Oil Disaster Began, Journalists Are Still Being Barred From Beaches by BP's Hired Guns
Almost a Year After Oil Disaster Began, Journalists Are Still Being Barred From Beaches by BP's Hired Guns
"You have to get permission from central command to come on here, and then you'll probably have to be escorted by an official," the security guard tells me.
"How hard is it to get permission?"
"Usually pretty hard." She says a local reporter couldn't get through recently. picked by B-MoreRavensFan 8 months ago
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 Wisconsin: Gov. Walker Ignores Court Order and Treats New Anti-Union Bill as Law
Wisconsin: Gov. Walker Ignores Court Order and Treats New Anti-Union Bill as Law
In a stunning twist, Gov. Scott Walker's legislation limiting collective bargaining for public workers was published Friday despite a judge's hold on the measure, prompting a dispute over whether it takes effect Saturday. picked by B-MoreRavensFan 8 months ago
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 Goodbye Geraldine Ferraro
Goodbye Geraldine Ferraro
she was 75 picked by hoosker 8 months ago
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 GOP Senator Scott Brown Says Planned Parenthood Funding Ban "Goes Too Far"
GOP Senator Scott Brown Says Planned Parenthood Funding Ban "Goes Too Far"
Republican Sen. Scott Brown announced Tuesday that he opposes a GOP-backed proposal to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding, saying the ban "goes too far." The announcement from the moderate Massachusetts senator makes passage of the amendment even less likely, after the Senate initially voted it down as part of a broader budget bill earlier this month. picked by B-MoreRavensFan 8 months ago
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 It's Official: The Fed Must Release Information on Bank Bailouts to the Public
It's Official: The Fed Must Release Information on Bank Bailouts to the Public
The Federal Reserve will disclose details of emergency loans it made to banks in 2008, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an industry appeal that aimed to shield the records from public view. The justices today left intact a court order that gives the Fed five days to release the records, sought by Bloomberg News’s parent company, Bloomberg LP. The Clearing House Association LLC, a group ... read full post picked by B-MoreRavensFan 8 months ago
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 Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher Has Died
Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher Has Died
Former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who brokered the 1981 release of American hostages in Iran, has died of complications from kidney and bladder cancer. He was 85. picked by suebe 8 months ago
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 The Palin Implosion
The Palin Implosion
Sarah Palin has gone from the most divisive figure in politics to the most polarizing within the GOP. John Avlon on the polls that show her path to the nomination keeps getting steeper. picked by derAlt 8 months ago
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 Rush mocks quake victims for remaining responsible.
Rush mocks quake victims for remaining responsible.
Seriously, attributing human emotions and volitional movement to a giant ball of rock and metal just so you can insult responsible people who don't look like you? picked by chilehead 8 months ago
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 New Rumsfeld documents highlight Gingrich’s involvement with Iraq War
New Rumsfeld documents highlight Gingrich’s involvement with Iraq War
Documents released Monday by Rumsfeld, quaintly called "snowflakes" to highlight their abbreviated nature, show that Gingrich was in on more than just the Bush Administration's Iraq War planning. picked by derAlt 8 months ago
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 Fla. lawmaker blames 11 year old victim for gang rape
Fla. lawmaker blames 11 year old victim for gang rape
Is it possible to make a more insensitive and hurtful statement regarding a child that has just been horrifically attacked? Shouldn't lawmakers have at least one particle of tact? Follow up to an earlier article. picked by chilehead 8 months ago
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 Wisconsin All Over Again: Pro-Union Protesters Gather to Voice Opposition to Governor's Budget Bill In Michigan
Wisconsin All Over Again: Pro-Union Protesters Gather to Voice Opposition to Governor's Budget Bill In Michigan
Chanting "Take Michigan Back," thousands of protesters rallied at the state Capitol on Wednesday against Gov. Rick Snyder's controversial proposals to cut the budget.
Union members and their supporters say the Republican governor's bills will cut away at collective bargaining rights, preveailing wage laws and other measures important to unions. picked by B-MoreRavensFan 8 months ago
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 Did Glenn Beck Just Blame the Japanese Quake on ‘Radical Islam’?
Did Glenn Beck Just Blame the Japanese Quake on ‘Radical Islam’?
Did Glenn Beck Just Blame the Japanese Quake on ‘Radical Islam’?People around the world have been struggling to comprehend the tragedy that hit Japan on Friday. Even Fox News personality Glenn Beck! "I'm not saying God is... causing earthquakes," he told his Monday radio listeners. "I'm not not saying that either." picked by Bornbad 8 months ago
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 Wisconsin GOP senator most vulnerable to recall found living outside his district with mistress
Wisconsin GOP senator most vulnerable to recall found living outside his district with mistress
His mistress, 20 years his junior, was formerly a lobbyist that frequently visited his office. He has avoided a public appearance with his family in his district by citing an unverified death threat, prior to this discovery picked by chilehead 8 months ago
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 Time to Tap into Strategic Petroleum Reserve?
Time to Tap into Strategic Petroleum Reserve?
With crude oil soaring to over $100 a barrel in recent weeks with no indication of slowing, there is growing pressure for President Obama to release some of the 727 million barrels of oil that the federal government has stockpiled in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. White House Chief of Staff William Daley told "Meet the Press" on Sunday that the president was considering this option. picked by B-MoreRavensFan 8 months ago
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 Your Tax Dollars (Not) at Work: ATF Watched and Allowed Mexican Drug Cartels to Smuggle Firearms Across Border
Your Tax Dollars (Not) at Work: ATF Watched and Allowed Mexican Drug Cartels to Smuggle Firearms Across Border
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has been accused of allowing guns to slip across the border and fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The allegations made by senior agent John Dodson came after it was discovered that the gun used to kill a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in Mexico was first bought in a Dallas, Texas store. picked by B-MoreRavensFan 8 months ago
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