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oh-snap-pro-choice:

justprochoicethings:

Seriously. You want to be coddled from birth to grave? Talk about feminist entitlement.

How dare someone want their own fucking insurance which they PAY for to cover medication that is essential to most people’s lives? Do you know how many people rely on birth control for its effects on periods, or how it treats ovarian cysts? No obviously not so shut up with your ignorant shit

This has so enraged me I can’t find the words right now so I’m just going to leave this here and let my excellent followers come up with the words.

USING YOUR INSURANCE TO BUY BIRTH CONTROL IS PAYING FOR IT YOURSELF YOU UTTER FUCKING MORONIC SCUM.
Health insurance is not free and it’s not something other people give you. People earn it as part of their pay.
It is fucking stunning that so many people seem to think health insurance is a form of charity rather than a thing you buy that should work the way you want it.
I don’t get it. Do these idiots actually think they’re tapping into free money when they use their health insurance to pay for a check-up or to cover their prescriptions? Or do they think women have access to a secret form of insurance that pays for all their birth control without having to pay a penny in premiums?

questionall:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

justprochoicethings:

Seriously. You want to be coddled from birth to grave? Talk about feminist entitlement.

How dare someone want their own fucking insurance which they PAY for to cover medication that is essential to most people’s lives? Do you know how many people rely on birth control for its effects on periods, or how it treats ovarian cysts? No obviously not so shut up with your ignorant shit

This has so enraged me I can’t find the words right now so I’m just going to leave this here and let my excellent followers come up with the words.

USING YOUR INSURANCE TO BUY BIRTH CONTROL IS PAYING FOR IT YOURSELF YOU UTTER FUCKING MORONIC SCUM.

Health insurance is not free and it’s not something other people give you. People earn it as part of their pay.

It is fucking stunning that so many people seem to think health insurance is a form of charity rather than a thing you buy that should work the way you want it.

I don’t get it. Do these idiots actually think they’re tapping into free money when they use their health insurance to pay for a check-up or to cover their prescriptions? Or do they think women have access to a secret form of insurance that pays for all their birth control without having to pay a penny in premiums?

throughthewildblue:

You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).

Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.

Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.

Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?

People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.

Shameless liars and hatemongers.

(Source: sandandglass, via cognitivedissonance)

…Republicans “legitimized impeachment” as a tool of partisan politics in 1998. People talked about impeaching Bill Clinton for years; aides to Tom Delay were openly telling reporters in Washington, after the Republican sweep in the 1994 midterms, that they could impeach Clinton any time they wanted. Ann Coulter wrote a book arguing that impeachment was essentially a political act that a congressional majority could undertake just because they had the votes to do so. Bob Barr wrote a book advocating Clinton’s impeachment long before anyone had ever heard of Monica Lewinsky. The fact is that impeachment — or to be more precise, the threat of impeachment — was a political tactic already at hand to the Republicans any time they wanted to use it.

Charles Pierce on how Republicans are treating the very election of a Democratic president as a crime.

They wanted to impeach Clinton well before the Lewinsky scandal happened. They wanted to impeach Obama before he was even inaugurated. Hillary hasn’t even announced her presidency yet, but I’ll bet you there’s a cabal of conservatives out there brainistorming ‘crimes’ they can impeach her for.

Female voters in the US have been called “soccer moms” and “security moms”. In 2004, single women were “Sex and the City voters”. Now – because apparently women can’t ever just be “citizens” or “voters”, or more likely because conservatives prefer to call us names instead of delving too deep into women’s issues – we are “Beyoncé voters”. Bow down, bitches.

Most single ladies would generally be thrilled with a comparison to Queen Bey in any way, shape or form, but the cutesy nicknames for politically-engaged women need to stop. Surely pundits and the political media culture can deal with the collective electoral power of the majority voting bloc in this country in some better way than symbolically calling us “sweetheart”, complete with head pat.

Jessica Valenti: Nick-naming women ‘Beyoncé voters’ is exactly why we don’t vote Republican (via guardian)

The Republican who coined “Beyonce voters” was using the term to describe “single ladies” who wanted access to birth control and benefits from the government. It’s basically their new version of “welfare queen”—a dogwhistle largely meant to denigrate non-affluent women of color.

(Source: jessicavalenti, via cognitivedissonance)

We have always been a nation of immigrants… who hate the newer immigrants.

On the Republicans’ hatred of immigrant children coming to the U.S. hoping for a better life, JON STEWART, The Daily Show (via inothernews)

memegop:

‪#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue
From HPayne@14ufs

Cubans are treated as a special case because of the conservative fear/hatred of communism + the fact that Cubans are basically the only Latin@s in this country that consistently vote Republican
If you’re a refugee and your plight doesn’t resonate with conservatives’ greed, fear, or desire to warmonger, then you’re out of luck.

memegop:

‪#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue

From HPayne@14ufs

Cubans are treated as a special case because of the conservative fear/hatred of communism + the fact that Cubans are basically the only Latin@s in this country that consistently vote Republican

If you’re a refugee and your plight doesn’t resonate with conservatives’ greed, fear, or desire to warmonger, then you’re out of luck.

(via apsies)

GOP congressman who warned about unvaccinated migrants opposed vaccination →

cartoonpolitics:

“Republicans want smaller government for the same reason crooks want fewer cops: it’s easier to get away with murder” .. (James Carville)

Also: libertarians AKA Republicans who would prefer not to be called Republicans

cartoonpolitics:

Republicans want smaller government for the same reason crooks want fewer cops: it’s easier to get away with murder” .. (James Carville)

Also: libertarians AKA Republicans who would prefer not to be called Republicans

(Source: politico.com, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

misandry-mermaid:

Anon asks:


KEEP ME ANON! In case you believe prolifers are trying to help women, just remember that after a Texas abortion bull passed, Erick Erickson (prolife conservative) tweeted that liberals should “bookmark this site” and linked to a coathanger supplier. They know exactly what they’re doing.

Holy shit, this is a real thing that happened…




I bet you anything Erickson and his feeble followers will say this was “just a joke”. Joking about the painful, dehumanizing, and completely unnecessary deaths of women is psychotically hateful and evil.

misandry-mermaid:

Anon asks:

KEEP ME ANON! In case you believe prolifers are trying to help women, just remember that after a Texas abortion bull passed, Erick Erickson (prolife conservative) tweeted that liberals should “bookmark this site” and linked to a coathanger supplier. They know exactly what they’re doing.
Holy shit, this is a real thing that happened…

I bet you anything Erickson and his feeble followers will say this was “just a joke”. Joking about the painful, dehumanizing, and completely unnecessary deaths of women is psychotically hateful and evil.

(via talesofthestarshipregeneration)

odinsblog:

#bitter ass old man

It remains a complete mystery to me why a failed presidential candidate who has been 100% wrong about foreign policy (as well as many other things) continues to be sought after for his opinion on foreign policy. Is there a specific John McCain quota networks have to fulfill?

(Source: drunkonstephen, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

azspot:

When We Say The Right Doesn’t Care About the Poor, This is What We Mean

Steadfast conservative = Teabagger, Christian theocrat
Business conservative = plutocrat
Young “outsiders” = libertarians, more accurately described as young Republicans

azspot:

When We Say The Right Doesn’t Care About the Poor, This is What We Mean

Steadfast conservative = Teabagger, Christian theocrat

Business conservative = plutocrat

Young “outsiders” = libertarians, more accurately described as young Republicans

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

As long as Congress will not increase wages for workers, I will go and talk to every business in America if I have to. There’s no denying a simple truth: America deserves a raise, and if you work full-time in this country, you shouldn’t live in poverty. That’s something that we all believe.

Now, here’s where it gets interesting. There are a number of Republicans, including a number in the Texas delegation, who are mad at me for taking these actions. They actually plan to sue me. Now, I don’t know which things they find most offensive — me helping to create jobs, or me raising wages, or me easing the student loan burdens, or me making sure women can find out whether they’re getting paid the same as men for doing the same job. I don’t know which of these actions really bug them.

The truth is, even with all the actions I’ve taken this year, I’m issuing executive orders at the lowest rate in more than 100 years. So it’s not clear how it is that Republicans didn’t seem to mind when President Bush took more executive actions than I did. Maybe it’s just me they don’t like. I don’t know. Maybe there’s some principle out there that I haven’t discerned, that I haven’t figure out. You hear some of them — “sue him,” “impeach him.” Really? Really? For what? You’re going to sue me for doing my job? Okay.

I mean, think about that. You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job — while you don’t do your job.

President Obama (via 6dogs9cats)

yeah…

(via twistedlandstourguide)

The Republicans are getting more absurd by the day. Did you know they are now talking about suing the President for delaying the employer mandate? That’s right—they’re suing the executive for failing to carry out a law that congressional Republicans have voted 54 times to repeal or weaken.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

New Conservative Meme: Migrant Children Aren't Children | Mother Jones →

cognitivedissonance:

It takes a special kind of coldhearted bastard to make this claim.

This isn’t really a “new” conservative meme. It’s a variation on a very old one. Falsely portraying children as being older or more mature than they are is a typical conservative tactic that is meant to justify dehumanizing treatment, especially of POC. Compare this erasure of these child refugees to how they kept insisting that Trayvon Martin was a grown man instead of a teenaged kid (as if shooting an adult in the same circumstances is somehow better?).

This is a tactic of last resort since it’s so transparent. They know people are more likely to want to help children than adults and so they do their best to bury pictures like this:

And that’s why they falsely claimed images of older-looking guys were of Trayvon. (They use the same tactic to blame girls for being raped, btw)

It’s all part of the same systemic attempts to squash any shred of sympathy the average person might have for black and brown children. Why? Because some rich white asshole’s taxes might go up.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

misandry-mermaid:

blindvisionaries:

when I find myself in times of trouble

mother mary comes to me

speaking words of wisdom

“rush limbaugh will die in your lifetime”

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When reading about politics gets me down, I remind myself that most of the current Republican establishment and their constituents will be dead within the next 15-20 years.

(via missbananafish)