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2013-06-21 11:10:19 AM  
I find this offensive. Who was cooking dinner for the families of these women while they're out traipsing around like a pack of Jezebels? And I find it doubtful that they had their laundry and house cleaning caught up before they left.
 
2013-06-21 11:21:14 AM  
No one likes to be reminded of what an horrible person they are.
 
2013-06-21 12:17:41 PM  
Texas Republicans (waging war on women) tired of hearing how they're waging war on women
Texas Republicans waging war on (women tired of hearing how they're waging war on women)


Interesting ambiguity....
 
2013-06-21 12:50:40 PM  
First Amendment for me, but not for wimminfolk who should be back at the house cooking and cleaning?
 
2013-06-21 12:55:12 PM  
If you let one civilian testify, you have to let them all testify
 
2013-06-21 01:11:14 PM  
How dare those people stand up and try to make themselves heard! What is this, a free country?!
 
2013-06-21 01:25:12 PM  
If the GOP ends the war on women, it will cost them the GOP Women's vote.
 
2013-06-21 01:59:12 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: No one likes to be reminded of what an horrible person they are.


Bear
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2013-06-21 02:04:48 PM  
Women need to declare war back.

And I don't mean the kind that involves voting.
 
2013-06-21 02:07:11 PM  
Look, we get it. You don't like us oppressing you. Your problem is that we like abusing you, so could you just cut out your whining? It's really starting to effect the time we have to abuse you.
 
2013-06-21 02:09:10 PM  
Is anyone really surprised that Republicans are assholes?
 
2013-06-21 02:11:31 PM  
I'm waiting for The Onion story "Don't Call Me A Wife-Beater, Says Man Who Beat Wife"...
 
2013-06-21 02:16:47 PM  
WOMAN 1: Texan policies resemble a war against women.
WOMAN 2: Texan policies resemble a war against women.
WOMAN 3: Texan policies resemble a war against women.
WOMAN 4: Texan policies resemble a war against women.
...
WOMAN 50: Texan policies resemble a war against women.

JUDGE: This is getting old.

WOMEN 1-50, CROWD, AUDIENCE: Yes, it is! That's the point!
 
2013-06-21 02:16:49 PM  
Its only a matter of time till this backfires on Texas.
 
2013-06-21 02:19:07 PM  

Richelieu: JUDGE: This is getting old.

WOMEN 1-50, CROWD, AUDIENCE: Yes, it is! That's the point!


Age discrimination, huh?
 
2013-06-21 02:20:45 PM  
They didn't bring in the normal Republican panel of experts on women's issues?

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2013-06-21 02:28:56 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: They didn't bring in the normal Republican panel of experts on women's issues?

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And you'll notice there's not a single fetus on staff at NARAL Pro-Choice Texas.  Both sides are bad!
 
2013-06-21 02:29:00 PM  
Byron York closed the hearing by telling the gathered women that even if the abortion laws change, not to worry too much about it because frowning causes wrinkles.
 
2013-06-21 02:30:08 PM  
"Hundreds of women from across Texas showed up at the Capitol on Thursday to testify against the House version of a bill which would regulate abortions in Texas. They say it's waging a war on women, but many were told those sentiments would not be heard."

Yeah. How DARE these people want a government of the people, by the people, and for the people!
 
2013-06-21 02:33:53 PM  
Cook had to suspend the hearing and left his seat. When he returned, he told the crowd that he would allow 50 more women to speak, which took more than three hours.
He did not put any restrictions on the number of men who could speak as they always had something important to say and not just nagging.
 
2013-06-21 02:34:53 PM  
I feel so bad for those Republicans.  Maybe slapping a couple of biatches around will make them feel better.
 
2013-06-21 02:34:59 PM  
Republican Committee Chairman Byron Cook told the crowd that their testimony was becoming too "repetitive."

As opposed to the endless republican bills to limit abortion, defund planned parenthood and repeal Obamacare?
 
2013-06-21 02:37:01 PM  

Jackpot777: I'm waiting for The Onion story "Don't Call Me A Wife-Beater, Says Man Who Beat Wife"...


"I mean, sure, Ella Sue is my wife, and I did beat her until she promised my meals would always be hot when I returned home," said Joseph Chancey, a local worker laid off from his job at the munitions factory and currently on disability. "But I am not a wife-beater. Only rap stars and drunks are wife-beaters, and I am neither of those. I was just very tired after a long day of complaining about Democrats with my friends at the coffee shop, looking at all those shiftless illegals begging for jobs outside of the Home Depot. Is it too much to ask for a warm roast beef when I get home? It's my SSI check that pays for it."

Chancey said his wife used to have a job as an administrative assistant at the local school, but that he requested she quit when he was laid off because he did not want her to be making more than him.

"Lord knows if she made the money decisions, all she would buy is shoes and Katherine Heigl DVDs. There have to be some limits in society."
 
2013-06-21 02:37:32 PM  
Republicans hate government regulations.  Unless they are regulating abortions.
 
2013-06-21 02:39:55 PM  
Why exactly is restricting abortion a "war on women"? Why would anyone assume that a few hundred self-appointed women activists represent all Texas women, much less all American women? Where did anyone get the idea that all or even most women are opposed to tighter restrictions on abortion simply because they have vaginas?

I get the reproductive rights thing and "how dare they!" and all the carefully manufactured outrage and all, but not all women have abortions, want them or even think they should be allowed. In the general population, Anti and Pro Abortion splits about 50-50, with presumably half of all women being opposed to abortion. So of about half the population, about half are even pro-choice. Even 20% of Democrats think Roe v. Wade should be overturned. 80% of Americans think that abortion should be illegal in the third trimester.

So shouldn't this really be "War on the less than half of women who want unfettered abortion rights"?
 
2013-06-21 02:44:42 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Why exactly is restricting abortion a "war on women"? Why would anyone assume that a few hundred self-appointed women activists represent all Texas women, much less all American women? Where did anyone get the idea that all or even most women are opposed to tighter restrictions on abortion simply because they have vaginas?

I get the reproductive rights thing and "how dare they!" and all the carefully manufactured outrage and all, but not all women have abortions, want them or even think they should be allowed. In the general population, Anti and Pro Abortion splits about 50-50, with presumably half of all women being opposed to abortion. So of about half the population, about half are even pro-choice. Even 20% of Democrats think Roe v. Wade should be overturned. 80% of Americans think that abortion should be illegal in the third trimester.

So shouldn't this really be "War on the less than half of women who want unfettered abortion rights"?


Because it's not just abortion, but also: birth control, reproductive health, access to care for low-income and minority women, and personal safety in cases of rape and domestic abuse.

Abortion is just the opening salvo.
 
2013-06-21 02:45:36 PM  
Is it weird that I read the farkline as "Texublicans waging war..." and thought nothing of it?

/eyes are getting tired this time of day
 
2013-06-21 02:45:48 PM  

Weaver95: How dare those people stand up and try to make themselves heard! What is this, a free country?!


It's Texas. Everything is bigger in Texas.

Especially the Assholes.
 
2013-06-21 02:48:49 PM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Because it's not just abortion


He knows that.

His wide-eyed pretending to be obtuse act is the only weapon in his damp old arsenal.
 
2013-06-21 02:54:37 PM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Because it's not just abortion, but also: birth control, reproductive health, access to care for low-income and minority women, and personal safety in cases of rape and domestic abuse. Abortion is just the opening salvo.


Ah, the familiar and comforting slippery slope.

My point is that Women are not a homogenous voting block in unanimous unity on any of these issues. Many women vote Republican. About HALF in 2010. Married women vote Republican more often. Many women oppose over the counter "Plan B", many women are religious, many women favor abstinence over contraception, etc. etc.

It is absurd to continue to make the retarded assumptive argument that any attempt to change anything in anyway about anything to do with women's reproduction is always and automatically an affront to every woman. As if there was any unanimity of women sharing a particular viewpoint.

It's not a "war on women" when up to half of women may WANT it, and less than half don't.
 
2013-06-21 02:55:06 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Why exactly is restricting abortion a "war on women"? Why would anyone assume that a few hundred self-appointed women activists represent all Texas women, much less all American women? Where did anyone get the idea that all or even most women are opposed to tighter restrictions on abortion simply because they have vaginas?

I get the reproductive rights thing and "how dare they!" and all the carefully manufactured outrage and all, but not all women have abortions, want them or even think they should be allowed. In the general population, Anti and Pro Abortion splits about 50-50, with presumably half of all women being opposed to abortion. So of about half the population, about half are even pro-choice. Even 20% of Democrats think Roe v. Wade should be overturned. 80% of Americans think that abortion should be illegal in the third trimester.

So shouldn't this really be "War on the less than half of women who want unfettered abortion rights"?


NO. This is about the fact that the Republican government thinks that because I have a uterus and tits, I'm too stupid to make medical choices about my body and that they know better than I do because they have a dick and a set of balls. I don't see the Republicans regulating your dick and balls, do you?

It's not about rampant abortions, you dolt. It's about the fact that Republicans don't think I have enough of a brain to run my own body.
 
2013-06-21 03:02:50 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Why exactly is restricting abortion a "war on women"?


Do men have abortions?
 
2013-06-21 03:05:13 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Why exactly is restricting abortion a "war on women"?


The phrase "War on Women" encompasses more issues than just abortion. Conservatives like to reduce it to that issue because they can obfuscate the rest behind a cloud of "OMG they want to kill babies". Kind of like getting away with defining the two sides of that issue as "Pro-Life" and "Pro-Choice" to imply that Pro-Choice is really Pro-Abortion (the phrase you used) while somehow excluding mothers and doctors from "Life". I don't know anybody who thinks abortion is a good thing that should be a routine option in all cases; most of the Pro-Choice folks just think it's not a matter for the Federal government to decide, or at least that saving the life of the mother is a an option that should be available when the fetus is not going to survive anyway.

Other relevant issues include pay inequity, redefinition of rape, and disparity in health care costs.
 
2013-06-21 03:05:22 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Obama's Reptiloid Master: Because it's not just abortion, but also: birth control, reproductive health, access to care for low-income and minority women, and personal safety in cases of rape and domestic abuse. Abortion is just the opening salvo.

Ah, the familiar and comforting slippery slope.

My point is that Women are not a homogenous voting block in unanimous unity on any of these issues. Many women vote Republican. About HALF in 2010. Married women vote Republican more often. Many women oppose over the counter "Plan B", many women are religious, many women favor abstinence over contraception, etc. etc.

It is absurd to continue to make the retarded assumptive argument that any attempt to change anything in anyway about anything to do with women's reproduction is always and automatically an affront to every woman. As if there was any unanimity of women sharing a particular viewpoint.

It's not a "war on women" when up to half of women may WANT it, and less than half don't.



And if they had an unexpected, burdensome and/or dangerous pregnancy-those religious, married women would be the first to sneak into the abortion office.  A lot of Abortion doctors had said that a majority who are protesting out front, had been customer of theirs.
 
2013-06-21 03:07:39 PM  

tudorgurl: NO. This is about the fact that the Republican government thinks that because I have a uterus and tits, I'm too stupid to make medical choices about my body and that they know better than I do because they have a dick and a set of balls. I don't see the Republicans regulating your dick and balls, do you?


Fine. No question you see it that way. I have no issue with YOU asserting your opposition to a piece of legislation. I personally do not favor the Texas Republicans' attempt to de facto drive abortion clinics out of business. I also do not personally favor the idea of non age-restricted over the counter Plan B pills. We can all agree to have different opinion.

But this "war on women" nonsense should be an insult to you as well, as if just because you "have a uterus and tits", you must blindly be opposed to any and all changes to anything about reproduction. Other women with other opinions are just as entitled to support these changes, and have different political opinions. It blatantly ignores the variety of opinion among women as if their actual, individual opinions don't matter. As a woman, that should offend you too.
 
2013-06-21 03:11:13 PM  

Pincy: Do men have abortions?


Depends, I guess. Aren't couples "pregnant" together? But that's probably not where you were going, I'm guessing.

Richelieu: The phrase "War on Women" encompasses more issues than just abortion. Conservatives like to reduce it to that issue...


I don't. And the "war on women" gets thrown out by the OTHER side, not Republicans.

My point is that the phrase and the concept behind it is offensive, because it falsely asserts a unanimity of political thought based solely on gender that not only doesn't actually exist, but is actually kind of sexist in its premise.
 
2013-06-21 03:11:14 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: tudorgurl: NO. This is about the fact that the Republican government thinks that because I have a uterus and tits, I'm too stupid to make medical choices about my body and that they know better than I do because they have a dick and a set of balls. I don't see the Republicans regulating your dick and balls, do you?

Fine. No question you see it that way. I have no issue with YOU asserting your opposition to a piece of legislation. I personally do not favor the Texas Republicans' attempt to de facto drive abortion clinics out of business. I also do not personally favor the idea of non age-restricted over the counter Plan B pills. We can all agree to have different opinion.

But this "war on women" nonsense should be an insult to you as well, as if just because you "have a uterus and tits", you must blindly be opposed to any and all changes to anything about reproduction. Other women with other opinions are just as entitled to support these changes, and have different political opinions. It blatantly ignores the variety of opinion among women as if their actual, individual opinions don't matter. As a woman, that should offend you too.


It's not about women's opinions. No one is making the claim that all women must oppose abortion limits but you.

It's about limiting women's ability to make these medical decisions for themselves.
 
2013-06-21 03:15:14 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Obama's Reptiloid Master: Because it's not just abortion, but also: birth control, reproductive health, access to care for low-income and minority women, and personal safety in cases of rape and domestic abuse. Abortion is just the opening salvo.

Ah, the familiar and comforting slippery slope.

My point is that Women are not a homogenous voting block in unanimous unity on any of these issues. Many women vote Republican. About HALF in 2010. Married women vote Republican more often. Many women oppose over the counter "Plan B", many women are religious, many women favor abstinence over contraception, etc. etc.

It is absurd to continue to make the retarded assumptive argument that any attempt to change anything in anyway about anything to do with women's reproduction is always and automatically an affront to every woman. As if there was any unanimity of women sharing a particular viewpoint.

It's not a "war on women" when up to half of women may WANT it, and less than half don't.


All those women are free to not get an abortion and not take Plan B but have no business telling other women what they can and cannot do to their own bodies. Its part of the GOP "small government" mantra if "I don't like it it must be outlawed". The war on women is just a plank in the broader platform.
 
2013-06-21 03:15:50 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: tudorgurl: NO. This is about the fact that the Republican government thinks that because I have a uterus and tits, I'm too stupid to make medical choices about my body and that they know better than I do because they have a dick and a set of balls. I don't see the Republicans regulating your dick and balls, do you?

Fine. No question you see it that way. I have no issue with YOU asserting your opposition to a piece of legislation. I personally do not favor the Texas Republicans' attempt to de facto drive abortion clinics out of business. I also do not personally favor the idea of non age-restricted over the counter Plan B pills. We can all agree to have different opinion.

But this "war on women" nonsense should be an insult to you as well, as if just because you "have a uterus and tits", you must blindly be opposed to any and all changes to anything about reproduction. Other women with other opinions are just as entitled to support these changes, and have different political opinions. It blatantly ignores the variety of opinion among women as if their actual, individual opinions don't matter. As a woman, that should offend you too.


Try this.

As things stand all women have the right to make their own choices.

If these men have their way no women will have the right to make their own choices.

Whether they agree or don't isn't the point.
 
2013-06-21 03:15:57 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: It's about limiting women's ability to make these medical decisions for themselves.


And many women not only vote Republican, but support some of these changes. Their opinions are every bit as valid as those women who see things differently, aren't they?
 
2013-06-21 03:19:17 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Pincy: Do men have abortions?

Depends, I guess. Aren't couples "pregnant" together? But that's probably not where you were going, I'm guessing.


Some day science will give us men the ability to have babies and then we will finally be able to assume that god-like power that women currently have over life and death.  But until that time (and let's hope it comes sooner than later because I know there are just millions of men out there who can't wait to carry a baby for nine months and give birth to a new life), unfortunately for us men, women get the final say in these things.
 
2013-06-21 03:19:46 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Obama's Reptiloid Master: Because it's not just abortion, but also: birth control, reproductive health, access to care for low-income and minority women, and personal safety in cases of rape and domestic abuse. Abortion is just the opening salvo.

Ah, the familiar and comforting slippery slope.

My point is that Women are not a homogenous voting block in unanimous unity on any of these issues. Many women vote Republican. About HALF in 2010. Married women vote Republican more often. Many women oppose over the counter "Plan B", many women are religious, many women favor abstinence over contraception, etc. etc.

It is absurd to continue to make the retarded assumptive argument that any attempt to change anything in anyway about anything to do with women's reproduction is always and automatically an affront to every woman. As if there was any unanimity of women sharing a particular viewpoint.

It's not a "war on women" when up to half of women may WANT it, and less than half don't.


It's not a slippery slope. Republicans have proposed restrictions on all those things. They're happening right now.

It's a war on women because access to abortions, birth control, fair pay, protected maternity leave, women's shelters, VAWA, etc., ended the de facto and de jure control men exercised over women in this country, and republicans have never forgotten nor forgiven this transgression.
 
2013-06-21 03:22:12 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Philip Francis Queeg: It's about limiting women's ability to make these medical decisions for themselves.

And many women not only vote Republican, but support some of these changes. Their opinions are every bit as valid as those women who see things differently, aren't they?


No, they are not.  They are of course free to have those opinions.  But the opinions themselves are not valid.
 
2013-06-21 03:22:40 PM  

max_pooper: Its part of the GOP "small government" mantra if "I don't like it it must be outlawed". The war on women is just a plank in the broader platform.

John the Magnificent: If these men have their way no women will have the right to make their own choices.


Let's be clear. I am not advocating that the Republican's efforts are good or even right-minded. I am not defending Republicans here.

I am saying the term and concept of "War on Women" is just stoopid and dead wrong, because it falsely asserts a unanimity of political thought based solely on gender that not only doesn't actually exist, but is actually kind of sexist in its premise. Further,  is asserts a motivation for a political party that is itself about half women.

It's as absurd and useless as the "War on the Rich" corollary.
 
2013-06-21 03:22:50 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Philip Francis Queeg: It's about limiting women's ability to make these medical decisions for themselves.

And many women not only vote Republican, but support some of these changes. Their opinions are every bit as valid as those women who see things differently, aren't they?


No one is saying that their opinions are not valid. No one, but no one is making that claim. It is a strawman entirely of your own creation.

Republicans, and you, think women need to be legally restricted from acting on their opinions on medical matters. They, and you, believe that some opinions, like free access to Plan B, are so invalid that they must be legally barred. Only ones side is in favor of legally restricting women from acting on their valid opinions.
 
2013-06-21 03:23:13 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Philip Francis Queeg: It's about limiting women's ability to make these medical decisions for themselves.

And many women not only vote Republican, but support some of these changes. Their opinions are every bit as valid as those women who see things differently, aren't they?


Opinions are like shadows. Everyone has one, and they carry no weight. If you want your opinion to be taken as more than empty noise and hot air, you have to have some valid grounds to support the point. Those who argue against these restrictions can and have enumerated all the very serious and deeply problematic reasons why the proposed restrictions are bad, and remind you that no one is forced to take advantage of abortion, birth control, or all the rest. Those who argue for it cling to some variation of "It's immoral", "I don't like it!', "Because Jesus" or some other subjective point that resolves down to pure opinion lacking such grounds for validity.

So NO, those opinions are NOT equally as valid. You are entitled to your own opinions. You are not entitled to have those opinions enshrined into legislation at a whim without consideration of the facts and consequences.
 
2013-06-21 03:24:32 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Many women vote Republican. About HALF in 2010.


Funny that you have to go to 2010 for your example

Women gave Obama 55% to Romney's 43%, a proportion that was unchanged from the president's lead among women in 2008.

 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/07/womens-vote-obama-victo ry- election

Keep carrying that water, though.  Your scripted talking points do a great job at convincing everyone that the GOP are not only fighting a war on women's rights but are also so hamfistedly stupid that they'll continue denying fighting a war on women's rights while they're doing it.
 
2013-06-21 03:26:18 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: I am not defending Republicans here.


Of course not.  You never are.

You just somehow manage to work their talking points into virtually all of your posts while sneering at the Democrats.

You're the classic "Fark Independent"tm
 
2013-06-21 03:26:32 PM  
I have BP flagged as 'Disingenuous Twat'.  I don't think it's possible to argue him into rational thinking.
 
2013-06-21 03:27:09 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: tudorgurl: NO. This is about the fact that the Republican government thinks that because I have a uterus and tits, I'm too stupid to make medical choices about my body and that they know better than I do because they have a dick and a set of balls. I don't see the Republicans regulating your dick and balls, do you?

Fine. No question you see it that way. I have no issue with YOU asserting your opposition to a piece of legislation. I personally do not favor the Texas Republicans' attempt to de facto drive abortion clinics out of business. I also do not personally favor the idea of non age-restricted over the counter Plan B pills. We can all agree to have different opinion.

But this "war on women" nonsense should be an insult to you as well, as if just because you "have a uterus and tits", you must blindly be opposed to any and all changes to anything about reproduction. Other women with other opinions are just as entitled to support these changes, and have different political opinions. It blatantly ignores the variety of opinion among women as if their actual, individual opinions don't matter. As a woman, that should offend you too.


1. This is not nonsense. This is an actual war against my gender having the right to make decisions about MY body without the interference from men who think I should just sit down, shut up, and keep my ass in the kitchen.
2. This is about having access to affordable health care should I be unfortunate enough to lose my health insurance. On more than one occasion before I had health insurance, Planned Parenthood was my healthcare lifeline. They support many millions of women to have free or reduced health care check-ups that keep them alive. The Republicans want to end that because a small fraction of those PP offices do abortions.
3. Do not presume to tell me what I should and should not be offended at. I am perfectly capable of critical thinking skills, thank you.

ONCE AGAIN, this is about the health care rights of women in this state. WE have a right to make our own decisions about our health care without Daddy Lawmaker choosing for us. As a woman, I am offended that any man would presume to tell me what I can and cannot do with my body.
 
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