Dammit: “North Dakota lawmakers just passed a so-called “personhood” amendment — basically saying that life begins at conception, effectively banning abortion and potentially banning some forms of birth control.” - Democracy for America email
N.K. Jemisin (via Bookavore)
I don’t think this person has read the Game of Thrones series. “Complicated dynamic tapestry” would be a damn good description.
“The good news is that both houses of Congress passed the STOCK Act, the bill that would stop congressional insider trading.
The bad news is that the House version is substantially weaker than the Senate version.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) did his campaign funders on Wall Street a huge favor by insisting the bill include a loophole for lobbyists and hedge fund managers who trade on congressional insider information.
Demand that Congress eliminate Cantor’s Wall Street insider trading loophole.”
via PublicCitizen.org email
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote today on a resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official national motto and encouraging its display in public places.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State urged Congress to stop squandering time on meaningless issues like this and move on to more important matters.
“The American people want action on jobs and the economy, yet this Congress continues to waste time pandering to the Religious Right,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “This meaningless, purely symbolic vote won’t create one job, help one family struggling to pay its mortgage or rebuild one piece of infrastructure.”
Added Lynn, “I think we know by now that this Congress likes God. Can we move on?””
3. Ann is advocating that we put more of a focus on discouraging illegitimate children, — Who the hell are you to describe a human being as “illegitimate” because you don’t agree with the circumstances of their birth. They don’t need your approval to be legitimate beings in this universe.
4. It is undeniable, when looking at the data, that unwanted/poorly cared-for/single-parent children are causing the majority of problems in society. — The data measures how “wanted” and “cared for” the children are? No? I thought not. You data only breaks out “single-parent,” which you have equated with “unwanted” and “poorly cared for” due to your own bigoted notion that impoverished single parents don’t want their children and take shitty care of them.”
This may just be the dumbest thing ever. Who would complain about huge pop stars not winning Grammys?!!??? Don’t they get enough attention for you, Steve?
Now that astronomers at the Minnesota Planetarium Society have redefined the zodiac calendar, former Sagittarians and Capricorns born between Nov. 29 and Dec. 17 are buzzing about the unknown implications of their new sign.
…Ophiuchus is considered a healer of men and a doctor of medicine or science. He seeks higher education and enlightenment. He is expected to achieve a high position in life.”