Anti-Abortion Rep. Wanted To Abort His Baby Christianna Silva, Newsweek Republican Representative Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania is lying to both his wife and the American people. He sent a text message to his mistress and asked her to get an abortion, after pushing for anti-abortion legislation, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “And you have …
Tag: Family Values
I posted the following in an open thread, over at KOS, last night, it’s a local report about another hypocritical grifter trying, apparently, to get on that gravy train of the rush, beck, palin types. He’s either not succeeding or he’s lyin, which would be typical and going along with the grifter con, hitting the easy marks and reaping that wealth.
I’ll add a few more lines to what I posted, why?, well it’s still getting local play, caught it this morning, and this guy apparently needs more press exposure. My duty to help him out so he can make more ‘grifting’.
The airwaves (and the print and blog waves, for that matter) are filled with the news that a Federal Judge in California has declared that State’s Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional, which could clear the way for the resumption of same-sex weddings in the State.
Ordinarily, this would be the point where I would present to you a walkthrough of the ruling, and we’d have a fine conversation about the legal implications of what has happened.
I’m not doing that today, frankly, because the ground is already well-covered; instead, we’re going to take a look at some of the tactics that were used to pass Prop 8, as they were presented in Judge Vaughan’s opinion.
It’s an ugly story-and even more than that, it’s a reminder of why it’s tough to advance civil rights through the political process, and what you have to deal with when you’re trying to make such a thing happen.
Crossposted at Daily Kos
THE WEEK IN EDITORIAL CARTOONS
This weekly diary takes a look at the past week’s important news stories from the perspective of our leading editorial cartoonists (including a few foreign ones) with analysis and commentary added in by me.
When evaluating a cartoon, ask yourself these questions:
1. Does a cartoon add to my existing knowledge base and help crystallize my thinking about the issue depicted?
2. Does the cartoonist have any obvious biases that distort reality?
3. Is the cartoonist reflecting prevailing public opinion or trying to shape it?
The answers will help determine the effectiveness of the cartoonist’s message.
Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com, Buy this cartoon
There were so many ways to title this but it just wouldn’t fit.
Roy Ashburn (R – CA St Sen- 18, Bakersfield) got a DUI after leaving a gay bar in Sacramento on “Latin Night.” Of course, he is a FAMILY VALUES Southern CA Republican, well known for his efforts, out there saving heterosexual marriage for all eternity.
Yup. Republican CA State Senator Roy Ashburn, age 55, of Bakersfield decided to have a hot time in Cow Town on Tuesday night in Sacramento.
(If you are from NorCal, you already are roflayao at that opening. Have you ever been to Sacramento, off the freeway, past 8pm on a winter weeknight ? Or to Bakersfield? Hint. If you’re going to a movie, eat dinner before. If you’re going to a restaurant, get there before dark. They roll up the sidewalks, turn off the lights, and you can’t even find a panhandler. It’s beyond spooky. )
Ashburn, well known for his scorched earth, global warming denial, immigrant hating, gay bashing family values alliance with then State Senator and now CongressmanTom McClintock, with whom he has shared a staffer, Dan Brennan, as Ashburn’s former communications director went on to become McClintock’s district director,
(an example of the senate work environment can be found here: http://articles.latimes.com/20… )
was them pulled over by the CHP for drunken driving at 2am. With another, younger man in the passenger seat. After coming from, according to sources, “Sacramento’s premier GLBT Nightclub.”
It was Latin Night at Faces Nightclub. Ai, aye, cha – cha- cha ! Dancin’ Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Hot !
The manager claims she didn’t see him, because “we don’t see a lot of white guys here on a Tuesday night.”
Well, yeah, who’s going to admit they served the guy one too many for the lawyers to fight over ?
He’s married, of course, and has 4 children.
This isn’t karma. It’s flaunting it one too many times and losing the bet.
Chuck Doesnt-have-any-Guts Grassley!
Grassley: “go work for the federal government” for affordable insurance
Great Advice Mr. Grassley! … Yes, ALL of America — Should go work for the Govt, because that way we’ll all get Good Insurance, finally?
Say Chuck, Do you know what they call it, in Countries where EVERYONE works for the Govt? —
They call it Socialism!
Senators can afford to wait for Health Care reform — after all they ALREADY HAVE Health Insurance for their Families!
Trigger? — No Problem!
2013? — Who Cares!
Public Option only for the Few — No Worries … ( — For Them! )
Montana Senators have a wide Menu of Health Care Options, so What’s the Rush?
Health — 2009 Plan Information for Montana
Nationwide Fee-for-Service Open to All
APWU Health Plan (APWU)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan – Standard Option
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan – Basic Option
GEHA Benefit Plan (GEHA)
GEHA High Deductible Health Plan
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (HDHP)
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan Value
State Specific HMO, HDHP and CDHP Plans
Aetna HealthFund (CDHP/HDHP) – South, Southeast & Western MT
New West Health Services – Most of Montana
No shortage of Insurance Options — in Montana!
What would Jesus Do about Health Care?
Well it sounds, like he understood how Sick People need Doctors:
Mark 2:17 GWT
When Jesus heard that, he said to them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor; those who are sick do. I’ve come to call sinners, not people who think they have God’s approval.”
GOP Health Care Obstructionists, are you Listening???
The Pharisees, thought they were doing God’s work too.
Imagine their surprise when this upstart Carpenter, from the old neighborhood, dared to stand up to their blatant self-righteousness … and dish back to them some cold, hard truth …