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Kansas Lawmaker Says Women Should Plan Ahead For Rape: ‘I Have A Spare Tire’ Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
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“:
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There’s A Secret Patriot Act Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
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.
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The everlasting conspiricy Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
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.
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Castro resigns as Cuba Communist Party Leader Posted: 6 months ago by NoPantsMan
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
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Super Rich See Federal Taxes Drop Dramatically (Actual AP Headline) Posted: 6 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
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.
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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 Posted: 6 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
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.
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Question for Truthers, Birthers, and other Conspiracy-Mongers Posted: 6 months ago by 2manyusernames
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
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God comments on the Westboro Baptist church protest signs Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
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.
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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Proposes Fining Fat People and Smokers Posted: 7 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
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.
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Florida GOP scolds a democrat for using inappropriate language Posted: 7 months ago by NoPantsMan
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
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Almost a Year After Oil Disaster Began, Journalists Are Still Being Barred From Beaches by BP's Hired Guns Posted: 7 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
"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.
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Wisconsin: Gov. Walker Ignores Court Order and Treats New Anti-Union Bill as Law Posted: 7 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
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.
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Goodbye Geraldine Ferraro Posted: 7 months ago by hoosker
she was 75
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GOP Senator Scott Brown Says Planned Parenthood Funding Ban "Goes Too Far" Posted: 7 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
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.
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It's Official: The Fed Must Release Information on Bank Bailouts to the Public Posted: 7 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
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 of the nation’s largest commercial banks, had asked the Supreme Court to intervene.
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Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher Has Died Posted: 7 months ago by suebe
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.
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The Palin Implosion Posted: 7 months ago by derAlt
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.
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Rush mocks quake victims for remaining responsible. Posted: 7 months ago by chilehead
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?
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New Rumsfeld documents highlight Gingrich’s involvement with Iraq War Posted: 7 months ago by derAlt
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.
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Fla. lawmaker blames 11 year old victim for gang rape Posted: 7 months ago by chilehead
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.
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Wisconsin All Over Again: Pro-Union Protesters Gather to Voice Opposition to Governor's Budget Bill In Michigan Posted: 7 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
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.
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Did Glenn Beck Just Blame the Japanese Quake on ‘Radical Islam’? Posted: 7 months ago by Bornbad
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."
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Wisconsin GOP senator most vulnerable to recall found living outside his district with mistress Posted: 7 months ago by chilehead
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
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Time to Tap into Strategic Petroleum Reserve? Posted: 7 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
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.
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Your Tax Dollars (Not) at Work: ATF Watched and Allowed Mexican Drug Cartels to Smuggle Firearms Across Border Posted: 7 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
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.
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