That Seal Was Real

October 29, 2013 2:53 am
stoneagechronicles:

quickhits:

See, because having an assault rifle keeps you safe from criminals and all…
"According to her website, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers ‘believes that gun owners must be responsible for the use and care of their guns.’ Maybe she should listen to her own advice."

Oh hey this is the same idiot who lost it on CNN when told of the health care exchange’s success in Kentucky.

stoneagechronicles:

quickhits:

See, because having an assault rifle keeps you safe from criminals and all…

"According to her website, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers ‘believes that gun owners must be responsible for the use and care of their guns.’ Maybe she should listen to her own advice."

Oh hey this is the same idiot who lost it on CNN when told of the health care exchange’s success in Kentucky.

October 9, 2013 9:14 am
cartoonpolitics:

references the Pennsylvania Governor, Republican Tom Corbett, comparing gay marriage to sibling incest .. (story here)

cartoonpolitics:

references the Pennsylvania Governor, Republican Tom Corbett, comparing gay marriage to sibling incest .. (story here)

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August 27, 2013 10:30 am August 21, 2013 2:24 pm

jessehodson:

Tennessee Republican tells frightened child her father must be deported - Tea Party crowd cheers.

wilwheaton:

A very frightened, 11 year old little girl conjured up the courage to ask her Congressman, Republican Scott DesJarlais, a question at the Murfreesboro,TN town hall meeting he was hosting on Thursday evening. Josie Melina spoke into the microphone with a quivering voice. She introduced herself to the crowd and said, “œMr. DesJarlais, I have papers, but I have a dad who’™s undocumented. What can I do to have him stay with me?” She was so scared, her question was barely audible (despite the microphone), so she had to repeat the question. Only one or two people can be heard clapping in support of this brave girl. That, in and of itself is shocking — to think that grown-ups wouldn’t support a young child in such an intimidating situation by applauding her courage…but, no. The crowd, consisting mostly of Tea Party Republicans, didn’t applaud. At least, not until the Congressman gave his bully response.

After graciously thanking the young lady for her question, Congressman DesJarlais coldly replied, “The answer still kind of remains the same, that we have laws and we need to follow those laws and that’s where we’™re at.” The crowd erupted in cheers and applause.

This little girl is now undergoing therapy to deal with the anxiety created by her father’s impending deportation. I’m sure the cheering and celebrating from all the adults around her was really great for her, too.

The complete absence of basic human compassion and empathy in these Tea Party people freaks is just disgusting. I’d really love it for them to spend a month in the world they want to create, which is basically Somalia, and see how that turns out for them.

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August 20, 2013 2:32 pm
stoneagechronicles:

squashed:

thewarroomctv:

FAST FACTS: In 2012, 2.5 million people - 61% of voters - voted during the early voting period.Here’s a look at the break down:

Out of curiosity, is there anybody who believes that voter identification laws and restrictions on early voting are not calculated to reduce the number of votes for Democrats? Is there anybody who doubts that this disenfranchisement move has a disparate impact on non-white voters? Is anybody willing to actually defend these proposals?


There’s a few people on Facebook who defend them. They’re always some combination of grossly misinformed, gullible, racist and fascist. There really is no good defense for this.

stoneagechronicles:

squashed:

thewarroomctv:

FAST FACTS: In 2012, 2.5 million people - 61% of voters - voted during the early voting period.

Here’s a look at the break down:

Out of curiosity, is there anybody who believes that voter identification laws and restrictions on early voting are not calculated to reduce the number of votes for Democrats? Is there anybody who doubts that this disenfranchisement move has a disparate impact on non-white voters? Is anybody willing to actually defend these proposals?

There’s a few people on Facebook who defend them. They’re always some combination of grossly misinformed, gullible, racist and fascist. There really is no good defense for this.

12:29 pm
assholeofday:

Asshole of the Day, August 13, 2013: Gov. Pat McCrory
Neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night, will stay North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory from signing objectionable laws.
Yes, last night with no notice, Gov. McCrory signed a voter ID law considered by many to be the worst in the nation. Ever since Justice Roberts declared racism over and gutted the Voting Rights Act, there’s been a race among GOP controlled states to limit the voting by minorities. Many restrictions masquerade as fraud prevention, though many of these restrictions have nothing to do with voter ID or impersonation. For example, what do these things have to do with voter ID?
Shortening early voting from 17 to 10 days
End pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds who will be 18 on election day
End same-day voter registration REGARDLESS OF WHAT ID YOU HAVE
Limit the types of paid voter registration drives
End straight ticket voting
Which of those things are Voter ID? Which of those things will limit in-person fraud? None.
This is a law to make it harder for minorities, the poor, and young people to vote, and Gov. McCrory knows it, which is why he signed it in secret like a coward. A cowardly asshole.
Read the full story: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/08/13/2455561/north-carolina-governor-signs-americas-worst-voter-suppression-bill-into-law/
And you may also enjoy this satire of Gov. McCrory justifying the voter restrictions that I wrote as @TeaPartyCat over at WinkProgress.

assholeofday:

Asshole of the Day, August 13, 2013: Gov. Pat McCrory

Neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night, will stay North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory from signing objectionable laws.

Yes, last night with no notice, Gov. McCrory signed a voter ID law considered by many to be the worst in the nation. Ever since Justice Roberts declared racism over and gutted the Voting Rights Act, there’s been a race among GOP controlled states to limit the voting by minorities. Many restrictions masquerade as fraud prevention, though many of these restrictions have nothing to do with voter ID or impersonation. For example, what do these things have to do with voter ID?

  • Shortening early voting from 17 to 10 days
  • End pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds who will be 18 on election day
  • End same-day voter registration REGARDLESS OF WHAT ID YOU HAVE
  • Limit the types of paid voter registration drives
  • End straight ticket voting

Which of those things are Voter ID? Which of those things will limit in-person fraud? None.

This is a law to make it harder for minorities, the poor, and young people to vote, and Gov. McCrory knows it, which is why he signed it in secret like a coward. A cowardly asshole.

Read the full story: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/08/13/2455561/north-carolina-governor-signs-americas-worst-voter-suppression-bill-into-law/

And you may also enjoy this satire of Gov. McCrory justifying the voter restrictions that I wrote as @TeaPartyCat over at WinkProgress.

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August 14, 2013 6:51 am
Maine Governor LePage: I’d like to blow up newspaper building | The Raw Story

stoneagechronicles:

And while a 20-year-old in Georgia faces years in prison for his Tumblr joke of a similar nature, we’ve got this jackass who gets away with it scot-free.

Now I wonder why that might be.

August 13, 2013 8:34 pm
stoneagechronicles:

votethemout2014:

Five Reasons to Vote Out Arkansas Rep Tom Cotton   
1. He gives hypocrisy a new name.
He is the sole sponsor of the bill H.R. 2239: Stop Court-Packing Act. The purpose of this bill is to stop President Obama from “Packing” the  U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The hypocrisy here is that the court in question is literally “Packed” with Republicans and this bill’s actual purpose is to keep the court “Packed.”
2. He isn’t a fan of protecting assault victims.
Voted against Violence Against Women Act.
3. He stands against his own constituents.
On Farm Bill, Tom Cotton Chooses Washington Special Interests Over Arkansas – Votes With Club For Growth & Against Fellow Arkansas Republicans
4. He believes in “blood guilt.”
He wanted to automatically punish anyone who violated US Sanctions with Iran with no judge, jury, trial or court. As bad as that is, he didn’t stop there. He also believes that we should equally punish the spouse, children, parents, cousins, ect of said supposed “Criminal.”
5. He isn’t homophobic but…
He fully supports DOMA and believes marriage should be between a man and a woman and this belief should be governmentally enforced.


The still currently single man who once tried to mansplain divorce to Amerian women everywhere has a rather … unhinged history besides.

stoneagechronicles:

votethemout2014:

Five Reasons to Vote Out Arkansas Rep Tom Cotton   

1. He gives hypocrisy a new name.

2. He isn’t a fan of protecting assault victims.

3. He stands against his own constituents.

4. He believes in “blood guilt.”

5. He isn’t homophobic but…

The still currently single man who once tried to mansplain divorce to Amerian women everywhere has a rather … unhinged history besides.

August 12, 2013 4:01 pm
GOP Senate Candidate Wrote In Sexist Editorial That Women's 'Greatest Fear' Is Men Leaving Them

stoneagechronicles:

He’s also not even married, adding yet another veneer of bullshit to his mansplaining about divorce.

That he stands more than a puncher’s chance of getting into the U.S. Senate from Arkansas is ridiculous.

August 11, 2013 7:26 pm
"For the first time since Reconstruction, the GOP controls both North Carolina’s governor’s mansion and its general assembly. These are not the moderate, business-minded Republicans that North Carolinians have long been accustomed to. They are pushing a hard-right agenda on a broad range of issues, from taxes to social services to schools and election laws. They are scrambling to turn back the clock before demographic changes push their brand of right-wing politics to the margins."

Chris Kromm, Sue Sturgis, “North Carolina’s Tug-of-War”, The American Prospect, June 2013 (via therecipe)

Imagine this on a nationwide scale.

That’s the Red Curtain.

I’m going to be watching the midterms very closely.

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July 30, 2013 12:58 am
"The voter ID component of the bill is probably the most draconian in the nation. It cuts to seven the forms of permissible identification. If it passes, no county or municipal government or public employee IDs will be valid proof of voter identification. Nor will any photo ID issued by a public assistance agency, or any student ID from any college. The new voter ID rules will hit African-American voters, women, and Democrats hardest. The indispensable Ari Berman sums up the aggregate effect as follows: “According to the state’s own numbers, 316,000 registered voters don’t have state-issued ID; 34 percent are African-American and 55 percent are registered Democrats. Of the 138,000 voters without ID who cast a ballot in the 2012 election, 36 percent were African-American and 59 registered percent Democrats.” And the scourge of voter fraud in North Carolina, at which the proposed law is directed? Between 2000 and 2010 there have been two cases of alleged voter impersonation. In that period three people also ate pop rocks and died. While the General Assembly allocated $1 million in the budget to implement the new voting regime, estimates of the actual cost range from $3 million to $20 million. It is the voters themselves who will soon be paying for the privilege of being denied the vote."
July 27, 2013 1:26 pm July 25, 2013 1:09 am
Voter Destruction: North Carolina On Cusp Of Passing Worst Voter Suppression Bill In The Nation

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Voting in North Carolina may soon change, much in the same way a wrecking ball changes a building.

The highly-conservative North Carolina legislature just released a new voter suppression bill that would enact not just voter ID, but a host of other new initiatives designed to make it more difficult to vote. A significant roadblock to the legislation was removed last month when the Supreme Courtgutted the Voting Rights Act, making it easier for states with a history of racial discrimination like North Carolina to enact new voter suppression laws.

The Senate will consider substituted language for HB 589 on Tuesday afternoon. Among the dozens of changes, these are the most onerous for North Carolina voters:

  • Implementing a strict voter ID requirement that bars citizens who don’t have a proper photo ID from casting a ballot.
  • Eliminating same-day voter registration, which allowed residents to register at the polls.
  • Cutting early voting by a full week.
  • Increasing the influence of money in elections by raising the maximum campaign contribution to $5,000 and increasing the limit every two years.
  • Making it easier for voter suppression groups like True The Vote to challenge any voter who they think may be ineligible by requiring that challengers simply be registered in the same county, rather than precinct, of those they challenge.
  • Vastly increasing the number of “poll observers” and increasing what they’re permitted to do. In 2012, ThinkProgress caught the Romney campaign training such poll observers using highly misleading information.
  • Only permitting citizens to vote in their specific precinct, rather than casting a ballot in any nearby ward or election district. This can lead to widespread confusion, particularly in urban areas where many precincts can often be housed in the same building.
  • Barring young adults from pre-registering as 16- and 17-year-olds, which is permitted by current law, and repealing a state directive that high schools conduct voter registration drives in order to boost turnout among young voters.
  • Prohibiting paid voter registration drives, which tend to register poor and minority citizens.
  • Dismantling three state public financing programs, including the landmark program that funded judicial elections.
  • Weakening disclosure requirements for outside spending groups.
  • Preventing counties from extending polling hours in the event of long lines or other extraordinary circumstances and making it more difficult for them to accommodate elderly or disabled voters with satellite polling sites at nursing homes, for instance.

Each of these changes, on their own, would be a significant step away from increasing voting rights. Taken together, this is the voter suppression magnum opus.

Republicans currently hold strong majorities in both legislative houses and control the governorship, leaving Democrats with little recourse to block HB 589. In the last few weeks, Republicans have passed conservative legislation on a range of issues, from a major anti-choice bill to tax cuts for the rich paid for by the poor.

If passed, HB 589 will almost certainly have a disastrous impact on voting in North Carolina. As Ari Berman notes, 56 percent of North Carolinians voted early in 2012, including a disproportionate number of minorities. In addition, more than 155,000 voters registered to vote at the polls last year. And with 10 percent of North Carolinians — 613,000 people, a third of whom are black and half of whom are registered Democrats — lacking photo ID, it doesn’t take Encyclopedia Brown to figure out which party will be helped by HB 589.

In December, the Center for American Progress released a report detailing 11 specific pieces of legislation state lawmakers could enact to strengthen voting rights. This North Carolina bill is what you would get if you looked at that report, then did the exact opposite.

(Source: thepoliticalfreakshow, via stoneagechronicles)

July 14, 2013 9:00 pm
justinspoliticalcorner:

Maps featuring Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin regarding how many clinics will close down in the states affected. Three of those mentioned were won by Obama both times (Wisconsin, Ohio, Virginia) and a fourth (North Carolina) was won by Obama in 2008, then Romney in 2012.

justinspoliticalcorner:

Maps featuring Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin regarding how many clinics will close down in the states affected. 

Three of those mentioned were won by Obama both times (Wisconsin, Ohio, Virginia) and a fourth (North Carolina) was won by Obama in 2008, then Romney in 2012.

(via stoneagechronicles)

July 11, 2013 6:01 pm
Texas Abortion Bill Author Argued No Health Care For Unborn Because 'They're Not Born Yet'

slephoto:

Hypocrite much? Back in 2007, Laubenberg pushed to eliminate prenatal care for a huge number of Texans, arguing that their fetuses had no right to health care because they weren’t born yet. We all know that the conservatives who push for not allowing abortions, ever, under any circumstances, don’t care about what happens to anyone after they’re born (no medical care, no education, etc), but now it seems they’re even hypocrites about caring for the health of the “unborn baby.”

During a House debate on an appropriations bill that year, Laubenberg, a staunch conservative, put forward an amendment that would require expectant mothers to wait three months before they could begin receiving prenatal and perinatal care under the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, a program that helps cover uninsured children in low-income families.

Laubenberg’s amendment drew criticism from Democratic Rep. Rafael Anchia, who [] asked if Laubenberg recognized those in-utero babies as people.

“But they’re not born yet,” Laubenberg said.

Yeah, they’re “not born yet” and don’t get any rights if it means health care, they’re only “people” insofar as it means restricting the mother’s rights.

(via stoneagechronicles)