These come from my twitter, face book, and blog roll feeds.
Lots of links on North Carolina, and on Romney’s and Obama’s very different attitudes towards LGBT folks.:
Liss from Shakesville cuts right to the chase:
Fuck, He Did It On Babble, my friend Magda from Ask Moxie put it really well:
Thank you, it’s about time. Also from Shakesville: On Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s reaction to Obama’s statement about marriage equality,
Well, That Didn’t Take Long
“His statement does, however, confirm that his mitre is actually a rectal chapeau”
Coffee. OUT MY NOSE. My keyboard will never be the same.
The Log Cabin Republicans also weighed in:
Obama Announcing Support For Marriage Equality Is ‘Offensive And Callous’, but apparently Romney’s pledge to support a federal marriage amendment banning same-sex marriage nationwide isn’t. From The Washington Post:
While in prep school, Mitt Romney assaulted a gay student. The man who wants to have the most powerful job on the planet has a history of bullying, cruelty, and conscienceless greed. Combine this with a lack of imagination about the reality of other people’s lives, and the GOP candidate looks somewhat like a sociopath with good business sense. Bleah. From BuzzFeed:
Romney High School Classmate says that [Mitt Romney] Was Kind Of A Jerk From Huff Po:
Romney bullied GLBT Youth Group as Governor. From Talking Points Memo:
Matthew Shepard’s Mom on Romney’s bullying of a gay student in his high school From Bravo TV: How
Tom Colicchio dealt with “a ridiculous, even cruel, act of juvenile intimidation” like Mitt’s “haircut” on Top Chef (via @digby) From Seriously Gay: My friend, Karen, hits it out of the park on Mitt Romney and Pastor Harris and bullying:
“Straighten” the Gay From the New Civil Rights Movement:
Pastor Who Advocated Gay Child Beating Is Having A Really Tough Day From Irish Central:
Someone did exactly what Sean Harris wanted and now a child is dead From the News Observer: The marriage amendment, 1875 - “
…in this foundational matter, thou shalt never be equal. From the Political Carnival: this powerful video of a
black minister speaking out against Amendment One. Watch the whole thing.
Visit msnbc.com for
breaking news, world news, and news about the economy ”From Daily Kos:
I am a straight white male, and this is how the push for “equal rights” has hurt people like me Another from Seriously Gay:
Is this Democracy? From Left Out Loud: If you care about what happened in North Carolina yesterday, please
retweet this photo. Mother Jones:
Long-Term Trends Favor Gay Marriage
Reproductive rights (and War on Women generally):
Virginia, oh Virginia:
And finally, on Maurice Sendak:
These come from my twitter, face book, and blog roll feeds.
Reproductive rights (and War on Women generally):
From Life Site News (a “pro-life” [sic] site): Surprise!
Bowling for Abortion is a success and women who support reproductive rights have children and take them to pro-choice events! (via @robinmarty) From the Star Tribune:
Minnesota Governor Dayton vetoes abortion clinic licensing bill.
Dayton countered that if the issue was health, and not abortion politics, then Minnesota should license all 1,250 outpatient clinics, not just six.
“If regulation of clinics were the concern, the bill should have required licensure of all clinics, not just a select few. If the Legislature wants to create a new regulatory scheme for health care clinics, then all clinics should be treated equally. No clinic or procedure should be the focus of special and unique regulatory requirements.”
From Shakesville: Liss gives the National “Right to Life” [sic] the
Quote of the Day. From RH Reality Check: An article on something I’ve known for over two years,
Crisis Pregnancy Centers Use Federal Funds to Promote Religion, Lie to Patients, Discriminate In Hiring Practices. Non-Christians need not apply. Also from RH Reality Check:
S.C. Senator: Fetuses Are “Victims,” Women Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted, Not As Much. From NECN: In
South Carolina, antichoice politicians vote to deny abortion coverage to rape survivors who rely on state health plan. From Knoxville News:
Bill Authorizes Prosecution for Death of an Embryo. I can’t see any unintended consequences arising from that. Or perhaps I can. From the Guardian:
Outcry in America as women who lose their babies face criminal charges. From Babble: The flip side to forced-birth, a
woman is being bullied by a Texas hospital into giving up on her troubled pregnancy. This is what happens when women are not seen as being fit to make decisions about our own bodies. From Panoptic Society:
Hey Canada! Get out of my reproductive system! Apparently, the US is not the only country with governing bodies that are trying to govern bodies. Speaking of other countries governing bodies, from RH Reality Check:
Forced Sterilization in Uzbekistan. This has got to stop. From Salon: A reminder that
the Morning After Pill is not an abortion pill. From Women Are Watching: After Arizona defunds Planned Parenthood,
Senator John McCain calls ‘war on women’ “ludicrous, partisan, and imaginary”. Really? Senator McCain?
Because from here, it looks pretty real. From Huff Po:
Abortion laws proposed in some states expand access, bucking the national trend. Also from HuffPo:
Women still can’t get justice for sexual assaults and rape. Speaking of rape, from Mother Jones:
Florida governor Rick Scott slashes rape counseling during Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Agriculture (and food generally):
Politics and Elections:
Parenting and School:
Media (and books, but only slightly):
And last but not least, I’m going to give a reverse shout out to Loudoun.gov. Their new website is atrocious. One would think clicking on Community Services on the menu would take one to the
Loudoun Community Services Board page, but it doesn’t. And there is no link that specifically says “Developmental Services”. The CSB page header says, “Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Dev. Services”. How is that helpful for people looking for services for their mentally challenged family members? Somebody in the Loudoun government, please fix that mess.
Links from Twitter, Facebook, and my blogroll.
Shakesville‘s “ Primarily Endless” is HILARIOUS. I love this series of posts, I love the artwork Liss does. Three from Think Progress: 1)
Bradlee Dean, Rachel Maddow and Conservative Entitlement 2) Cantor ‘Puzzled’ That Obama Would Threaten To Veto The Latest GOP Tax Cut For Millionaires. 3) Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) advocates boycott of Coca-Cola to punish company for leaving ALEC Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota tweets a graphic about VAWA:
The Violence Against Women Act has had bipartisan support over the years. Let’s work together to reauthorize it From HuffPo:
Planned Parenthood Worried It’s The Target Of New Undercover Sting Another from HuffPo:
Facing the facts of high premarital sex and abortion rates, Evangelicals decide to really talk about sex From AlterNet:
How Darrell Issa and the Right Are Planning to Kill the U.S. Post Office From Truth Wins Out:
Pro-equality Catholics urged to stand with American nuns, oppose Vatican bullying
“The Vatican also reprimanded Network, a Catholic social justice lobbying group founded by sisters. Both Network and the LCWR were cited for spending too much time caring for the poor and fighting economic injustice (topics that Jesus had quite a lot to say about, if my memory serves me) and not nearly enough time opposing — in fact, being “silent” on — women’s reproductive rights and LGBT equality (which, to my knowledge, Jesus never discussed at all).”
From Mother Jones (warning, link is ad-heavy):
Loudoun’s own Dominionist anti-LGBT Prison Fellowship Ministries (bleah) in the news! From the NY Times:
Lawyers Find Obstacles to the Disabled, Then Find Plaintiffs – whether or not you agree with the tactics, the truth is that enforcing the ADA is making NY City more accessible. As the population ages, the importance of this will come home to a lot more people. Why does this matter?
Landlords in Sarasota County Discriminating Against Disabled and Minorities. It’s hard to live your life if you can’t find a place to live. Sarasota’s powers-that-be are very clear that they don’t have enough staff to enforce the fair housing laws. It’s even harder to live your life if you can’t make a living:
Rising Unemployment Rate for People With Disabilities. Access, housing, jobs: it all comes down to perception. From This Ain’t Living:
Making Lives Valueless: People With Disabilities and Popular Perceptions While we’re talking about accessibility, this comes from the University of Buffalo:
Could Universal Design Be the Next Mainstream Movement in Architecture, Planning? From the Girl With the Cane:
Attn: Editor of the New York Post, re: Americans with Disabilities Act editoral. From the Seattle Times:
Designers add more personality to cutting-edge prosthetic limbs. Making prosthetics something to envy rather than pity. And from Dave Hingsburger:
The Benefits of Inclusion #116 (discussing his attendance at a performance of a mixed-mobility dance troupe) From the National Partnership for Women and Families:
Latest state to require cruel & medically unnecessary measures before an abortion: Louisiana. From Blue Virginia:
Loudoun Republicans Revealed Themselves in the 2012 General Assembly Session. Despite all their big talk about how they were going to focus on jobs and traffic, the Loudoun Republican Caucus focused mainly on guns and limiting women’s rights, and failed to bring home the transportation bacon. From Same Facts:
The Romneys “struggled” in college, living off the sale of stock! (via @). Having a reliable source of funds is not struggling. dailykos From the Washington Post:
McDonnell tries to Etch-a-Sketch his stance on abortion. Also from the Washington Post:
Loudoun is on the fringe of making a historic error. Please, BOS, vote Yes on Metro. We need it. The Principal at
PS 321 in Park Slope, Brooklyn writes a letter to NY State Education Commissioner. (via @) danielradosh From Dances With Fat:
For Fat Patients and Their Doctors. From Ms. Magazine:
The UN has estimated that women do $11 trillion a year of unpaid work. From Jezebel:
For the Millionth Time: The Morning After Pill Is Not the Abortion Pill. George Takei has
a question for the Straight Folks. And finally, a reminder to please just bookmark
Jim Rigby’s blog.
These are from my Twitter and Facebook feeds and from folks on my
blogroll at my blog.
Speaking of being a woman geek, I can’t get enough of OK Go. It helps that I think that one of the members of the band bears an uncanny resemblance to The World’s Best Campaign Manager, Bar None.
These are links from my Twitter Feed from today*.
*I may spend a smidge too much time on Twitter.
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For those of you who haven’t seen it on my
big list of links,
The Flying Karamazov Brothers explain logic:
This was really supposed to happen yesterday, but yesterday I was working for Choice in a different way (the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia C3 Board met).
Today I’m going to blog for Choice by asking all my pro-Choice readers in the MD-VA-DC region to buy a ticket to this Thursday’s
Roe v. Wade Anniversary Dinner.
Over 60 anti-abortion, anti-birth control, anti-women statutes were enacted last year. This year, as many or more are being introduced. Please help us save women’s lives, help us keep abortion safe, legal, and RARE by buying a ticket, attending the dinner, and working to make every baby that is born a welcomed and wanted Choice.
A reminder that you’ve got limited time if you want to be a
voting member of the LCDC. I don’t really understand why they have the deadline, but there you go.
commenter on Too Conservative said that Bob Moses is running for Chair along with Evan MacBeth. So at least there’s a choice? If you’re interested in voting?
Personally, I think not allowing on-site registration is a mistake, but it ain’t my party.
The RPV seems to be making their own errors, but at least I can laugh at those.
Last but not least, here’s a little something to lighten the mood:
Steve Snow, the Dulles District Supervisor from 2004 – 2007, died Friday.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family in their time of loss.
a year-old post about something that has nothing to do with your cause du jour is not a good way to ask us to write about something.
It IS a very good method to make the moderators (or, at least, THIS moderator) grumpy.
I realize we don’t make it easy for you to contact us with ideas for posts. My contact information is, at least, available at
Doorbellqueen.com. Alternatively, you could create an account here and write your own post. I might even promote it!
Keep in mind, though, that now that you’ve annoyed me, I’m much more sympathetic to the Raspberry Falls folks point of view, so it would have to be a thoughtful, well-written post, full of insights, and containing no typos.
Are you up for the challenge?