Posted on June 21, 2015 by ecoflame
After the horrendous attack of terrorism on the AME Church in Charleston, S. Carolina,a variety of issues have arisen.
- Labeling the white gunman a thug or terrorist. Something as inflammatory as how people of color – specifically, blacks –
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Posted on March 8, 2012 by Wordsmith
‘Cuz ya know, there is that 4-hour warning signal.
Senator Nina Hall (D-Cleveland) put out a call for co-sponsors to a proposed bill (SB-37) with this initiating paragraph:
I will be introducing a bill to address an issue that has gone unaddressed for far too long. The diligence with which men in state legislatures across the nation have considered the fragile health and feeble minds of women has prompted me to reflect on the welfare of the more powerful breed: men.
Via Karoli at Crooks & Liars who has the low-down.
Thus, Senate Bill 307 protects men by requiring the following prior to receiving a prescription to treatment for erectile dysfunction:
- a signed affadavit from at least one sex partner confirming the man has indeed experienced the symptoms of impotence in the past 90 days
- a psychological screening to ensure the condition is, in fact, medical in nature
- ongoing cardiac stress tests and outpatient counseling about potential side effects
- information from the prescribing physician about risks, complications as well as non-medical options including counseling and celibacy
- copy of medical rationale for treatment filed in patient’s medical record
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Posted on January 16, 2012 by Wordsmith
Wow! And to think I almost missed this. Thanks to Sisyphus at 43rd State Blues (Facebook), I didn’t.
“The only good thing that comes from this is that we have got a man that is a manipulator and a brainwasher and a user of people that is being exposed,” said Reiman.
Reiman said his daughter Jana met Superintendent Cook two years ago. Their platonic relationship became more and in a letter he shared from his daughter, it explains the details of a marriage ceremony between Jana and Cook.
Superintendent John Cook of Horseshoe Bend School District was outed as a polygamist. Right here in River City – close enough….
And – according to ‘Riverman’ over at the Idaho Statesman forum:
He is a Fundamental Christian Minister in Emmett and not a Mormon. He is a true Conservative and listens to Dobson Family Values Show and at least he is not Newt and leaves his wife when she has cancer and marries some one else.
I love that “at least he is not Newt” line. The ‘at least’ defense.
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Posted on January 12, 2012 by Wordsmith
Jesus! Doesn’t this say it all….got your jet in the background; someone’s brought you a comfy chair to sit in on the fucking tarmac; and, some poor soul is spiffing up your shoes. You fucking dick! In no way do you deserve to serve as president of this country.
h/t: Under the Mountain Bunker
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Posted on January 11, 2012 by Wordsmith
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Posted on January 11, 2012 by Wordsmith
One of the best descriptors I’ve run across in relation to Mitt Romney is ’empty.’ The context in which I found it was at Dibgy’s place in this remarkable posting that epitomizes Mitt’s very emptiness – his very lack of substance.
In describing a protest during the ’60s where the Stanford administration office of the president was being held hostage by anti-war protesters, a group of counter-protesters, describing themselves as supporters of the university president as well as anti-communist (war supporters) had the opportunity to meet Mitt, who described himself as “having some experience with the press.” [Interpretation: I’m a self-seeking bullshitter who will get my picture out there for your cause even if I don’t believe in it. Even at 19, he had it down.]
And then there were the chickenhawks. They were neither part of the revolution nor did they take the obvious step of volunteering to fight the war they supported. In fact, due to the draft, they allowed others to fight and die in their place despite the fact that they believed heartily that the best response to communism was to aggressively fight it “over there” so we wouldn’t have to fight it here. These were empty boys, unwilling to put themselves on the line at the moment of truth, yet they held the masculine virtues as the highest form of human experience and have portrayed themselves ever since as tough, uncompromising manly men while portraying liberals as weak and effeminate.
Empty boys …. who grow into empty men – empty…. soulless.
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