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(Cincinnati Enquirer)   While everyone was distracted by Wendy Davis and Texas, a GOP-dominated legislative committee pulled out their new budget with some last-second abortion regulations added in for good measure. This could get messy   (news.cincinnati.com) divider line 95
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2013-06-26 08:40:34 AM

qorkfiend: I've been hearing that one of Sen. Davis's offices was firebombed in response to her filibuster...


I really hope that's just an Internet rumor...
 
2013-06-26 08:41:38 AM

qorkfiend: I've been hearing that one of Sen. Davis's offices was firebombed in response to her filibuster...


http://usnews.nbcnews.com/firebomb

And we've now entered the "Literal" phase of the GOP's war on women.
 
2013-06-26 08:41:44 AM

qorkfiend: I've been hearing that one of Sen. Davis's offices was firebombed in response to her filibuster...


It was firebombed, but that happened a year ago.
 
2013-06-26 08:42:01 AM

Weaver95: qorkfiend: I've been hearing that one of Sen. Davis's offices was firebombed in response to her filibuster...

I really hope that's just an Internet rumor...


Seconded.  We don't need arson in this mix.
 
2013-06-26 08:44:04 AM
Wendy Davis is pretty hot.
 
2013-06-26 08:44:55 AM
Here's the scoop on the fire bomb incident. Happened in March 2012

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/21/wendy-davis-texas-senator-office-f ir ebombed_n_1369896.html
 
2013-06-26 08:47:23 AM

cc_rider: Here's the scoop on the fire bomb incident. Happened in March 2012

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/21/wendy-davis-texas-senator-office-f ir ebombed_n_1369896.html


Ah ok, so not in response. Thats good, i guess.
 
2013-06-26 08:49:37 AM
I suspect the local republican and fanatical evangelical groups aren't going to be too fond of Davis after this.
 
2013-06-26 08:50:52 AM

paj: [i.imgur.com image 850x329]

https://twitter.com/Bill_Zedler/status/349766001296015360


Never has the problem with electing your drinking buddy been so clearly on display.  What the fark is terrorist?  Not a terrorist or terrorists, but "we had terrorist"  I am willing to bet this jack-off has said something about people should learn English.

/hate to be a grammar nazi
//just can't stand when those that scream for others to learn English can't farking use it themselves
 
2013-06-26 08:51:05 AM

qorkfiend: cc_rider: Here's the scoop on the fire bomb incident. Happened in March 2012

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/21/wendy-davis-texas-senator-office-f ir ebombed_n_1369896.html

Ah ok, so not in response. Thats good, i guess.


Yes. But I still hope she has decent security. Some of those anti-choice people are farking nuts.
 
2013-06-26 08:52:31 AM

cc_rider: qorkfiend: cc_rider: Here's the scoop on the fire bomb incident. Happened in March 2012

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/21/wendy-davis-texas-senator-office-f ir ebombed_n_1369896.html

Ah ok, so not in response. Thats good, i guess.

Yes. But I still hope she has decent security. Some of those anti-choice people are farking nuts.


Who would imagine that anti choice people are unhinged
 
2013-06-26 08:54:05 AM

Weaver95: I suspect the local republican and fanatical evangelical groups aren't going to be too fond of Davis after this.


That's okay, Wendy Davis can run for US Senate next time.
 
2013-06-26 08:56:18 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Oh for fark's sakes, this is why you keep losing women's votes, GOP.  And frankly, the votes of any men that care about women.


My daughters are the main reason I will never vote Republican.
 
2013-06-26 08:58:09 AM
a GOP-dominated legislative committee pulled out their new budget with some last-second abortion regulations added in for good measure

Intentional? If so, bravo.
 
2013-06-26 09:02:13 AM
Can anyone guess what the 2014 and 2016 elections will center on?
 
2013-06-26 09:03:00 AM

vernonFL: LordJiro: Wow, the GOP scum is really kicking their War on Women up a notch, huh?

Its not a "war on women", its a rescue mission for the innocent unborn.


Apparently once that innovent baby finds its way down some dirty harlot's "Sin Chute", that innocence is lost. Then Texas has no reason to protect it anymore.
 
2013-06-26 09:03:25 AM

Notabunny: Can anyone guess what the 2014 and 2016 elections will center on?


who you would rather drink a beer with while wearing mom jeans during a snowstorm at a Kid Rock concert?

Alex, I'll take potpourri for $200
 
2013-06-26 09:06:11 AM

Notabunny: Can anyone guess what the 2014 and 2016 elections will center on?


An issue that would manage to get young voters off their asses?
 
2013-06-26 09:07:41 AM

vernonFL: LordJiro: Wow, the GOP scum is really kicking their War on Women up a notch, huh?

Its not a "war on women", its a rescue mission for the innocent unborn.


[oh_wait_youre_serious.png]
 
2013-06-26 09:08:17 AM

verbaltoxin: Notabunny: Can anyone guess what the 2014 and 2016 elections will center on?

An issue that would manage to get young voters off their asses?


You mean real job creation, re-tooling the housing market to make home ownership reasonable, better public transit, student loan reform, gay rights and a move towards a more sensible drug policy?

good luck

/26 by I cynic at a 70 year old level
 
2013-06-26 09:10:41 AM

verbaltoxin: Notabunny: Can anyone guess what the 2014 and 2016 elections will center on?

An issue that would manage to get young voters off their asses?


Goddammit, I hope so, unless people actually like the idea of President RAND PAUL or President Ted Cruz.

/Ugh. I feel dirty for even saying those words.
 
2013-06-26 09:10:49 AM

Notabunny: Can anyone guess what the 2014 and 2016 elections will center on?


The Jewish domination of the international media elite and how the US should solve that problem
 
2013-06-26 09:10:53 AM

zedster: verbaltoxin: Notabunny: Can anyone guess what the 2014 and 2016 elections will center on?

An issue that would manage to get young voters off their asses?

You mean real job creation, re-tooling the housing market to make home ownership reasonable, better public transit, student loan reform, gay rights and a move towards a more sensible drug policy?

good luck

/26 by I cynic at a 70 year old level


Abortion is a pretty big deal to voters in our age range. I mean, aren't you tired of old, white men telling you what to do in general, much less your mother, wife/girlfriend, and sister?
 
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2013-06-26 09:12:40 AM

blastoh: vernonFL: ts not a "war on women", its a rescue mission for the innocent unborn.

[www.advancedfertility.com image 360x359] "


when you're concerned with rescuing some of the BORN as well, we'll talk.
 
2013-06-26 09:13:54 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: vernonFL: LordJiro: Wow, the GOP scum is really kicking their War on Women up a notch, huh?

Its not a "war on women", its a rescue mission for the innocent unborn.

[oh_wait_youre_serious.png]


I doubt he was.
 
2013-06-26 09:20:12 AM

verbaltoxin: Abortion is a pretty big deal to voters in our age range. I mean, aren't you tired of old, white men telling you what to do in general, much less your mother, wife/girlfriend, and sister?


agreed, hell make Plan B OTC, remove abstinence only education (well lets have some education reform in general), and agree that first 5 programs should be made readily available to all
 
2013-06-26 09:25:01 AM
I'm pretty sure they'll call a special session and pass it again.  I'm surprised they didn't have the state police clear the gallery.
 
2013-06-26 09:26:30 AM

Lost Thought 00: Notabunny: Can anyone guess what the 2014 and 2016 elections will center on?

The Jewish domination of the international media elite and how the US should solve that problem


hey hey, we answer to the lizard people, we are just middle men
 
2013-06-26 09:27:14 AM
But the abdominal ultrasound requirement had not appeared in any prior versions of the budget. A Statehouse room of lobbyists, lawmakers and journalists fell silent as a legal staffer explained the new budget provision - which would require a physician to inform a woman of the fetal heartbeat.

This bullshiat needs to end. Anything added to a bill needs to be related in some way, and you can't sneak shiat in like this. Well you can now, but it shouldn't be able to happen, it's total bullshiat, and it's been pissing me off for years. The only changes from one version of a bill to the next should be related to whatever wasn't working before. What a crock.
 
2013-06-26 09:31:23 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: kalor: vernonFL: LordJiro: Wow, the GOP scum is really kicking their War on Women up a notch, huh?

Its not a "war on women", its a rescue mission for the innocent unborn.

Until they're born and the baby better not be born to someone poor because at that point the GOP sees them as shiat and scum completely undeserving of any help or compassion.  God forbid the baby be born to someone not white either, GOP don't even see them as human.

See also gay, trans, disabled, atheist...


Wait until the day we can positively and without error, identify the "gay gene" in vitro.  the exploding of heads among these same people when dealing with THAT dilemma   will make Krakatoa look like a party popper
 
2013-06-26 09:39:47 AM

AkaDad: Silly Liberal, government intrusion into our lives is ok when Republicans do it.


Along with "liberal media," "small government" is one of the most successful GOP canards of all time. You know what "small government" actually means? A society where business and finance is not regulated, and wanton spending that benefits the few is not only tolerated, but encouraged. It doesn't mean they want the government out of your life, though. That's fair game. Not only that, but a disturbingly large number of these people want their personal religious beliefs force-fed to you. I know, I know - Captain Obvious strikes again.

One thing Dems will never get right is bumper sticker sloganeering. "Small government" is a household phrase among Republicans, whereas liberals don't really have a cheap string of words describing their attitudes of assisting the poor and weak or tolerating other races/lifestyles. Oh, and keeping the government out of your personal life. 'We' just don't control the messaging with anywhere near the efficiency of the GOP. Granted, hammering home a message is easier when your target audience is the gullible Fox crowd. Not that their aren't stupid liberals mind you.
 
2013-06-26 09:47:38 AM

Magorn: Wait until the day we can positively and without error, identify the "gay gene" in vitro. the exploding of heads among these same people when dealing with THAT dilemma will make Krakatoa look like a party popper


If inconsistency and idiotic doublethink really caused the right's heads to explode like people say you'd see nothing but a huge, splotchy, red mess when flying over the south at this point.

These people have proven again and again that they have absolutely no problem with double standards and will gleefully adapt their opinions on the fly to continue hating whoever they want to for whatever reason they want to irrespective of whatever evidence they're presented. They have completely abandoned all reason and completely given up on even the pretense that their opinions are backed by anything even remotely factual. They have absolutely no qualms ignoring whatever evidence is presented that doesn't agree with their preconceived notions and no qualms with completely making up whatever "evidence" they need if it means they can justify their existing beliefs.

They have completely abandoned all rational thought and given up even pretending that they do anything at this point but come to whatever conclusion they want and then maybe seek some supporting evidence for it later.
 
2013-06-26 09:50:41 AM

dickfreckle: Not that their aren't stupid liberals mind you.


You're argument is invalid.

(it's not really)
 
2013-06-26 09:52:18 AM
As a states rights moderate, I welcome laws like this. Federalism has been used to prevent the small minded and the ignorant from turning their States into crap holes. They are relieved of the consequences of their actions and rhetoric by the oversite of the federal judiciary and the laws of the U.S.  I can't imagine why anyone would want to live in Ohio in the first place, and the more reasons for the intelligent and the employable to reconsider such residency, the better
 
2013-06-26 09:55:31 AM

dickfreckle: liberals don't really have a cheap string of words describing their attitudes of assisting the poor and weak or tolerating other races/lifestyles


That's because there is no such string of words. Part of what lets the GOP run roughshod like they do is that "liberals" in this country are almost exclusively what the rest of the civilized world would call "moderates" or even "moderate conservatives". Being moderates, they tend not to take such an idiotically simplistic view of difficult problems like poverty or environmental regulation or wealth disparity.

Conservatives in this country view things in stupidly simple terms. Environment bad because business good. Regulation bad because free market good. Welfare bad because some people cheat.

It's not that simple though. Moderates recognize that you have to balance the needs of business to be able to operate against the damage they do while operating. They understand that you need to balance the freedom of the market to produce products and services against the ability of certain people to manipulate that market with destructive and entirely self-serving schemes. They understand that you need to balance the need to provide support to the country's most vulnerable even though that means some people will exploit it and defraud the system and that you need to balance the cost of enforcing against that fraud with the potential savings recouped through preventing it.

None of that fits on bumper stickers. If your opinion fits on a bumper sticker, odds are pretty good your opinion is wrong. And if you actually use a bumper sticker type tactic to relay your opinion, odds are pretty good you're also a complete idiot.

And that's really what's happened. The leadership of the GOP and its supporters have gotten extraordinarily good at leading flocks of complete idiots around by the nose while moderates are constantly struggling internally with the actual complexity of the problems they want to address.

Ain't no fixin' that in any way I'd want to participate in except education. I'd rather go down fighting on the right side of history than give in and start acting like those assholes just to win.
 
2013-06-26 10:01:01 AM
Laser-Like Focus on Jobs!
 
2013-06-26 10:02:51 AM

skozlaw: If inconsistency and idiotic doublethink really caused the right's heads to explode like people say you'd see nothing but a huge, splotchy, red mess when flying over the south at this point.

These people have proven again and again that they have absolutely no problem with double standards and will gleefully adapt their opinions on the fly to continue hating whoever they want to for whatever reason they want to irrespective of whatever evidence they're presented. They have completely abandoned all reason and completely given up on even the pretense that their opinions are backed by anything even remotely factual. They have absolutely no qualms ignoring whatever evidence is presented that doesn't agree with their preconceived notions and no qualms with completely making up whatever "evidence" they need if it means they can justify their existing beliefs.

They have completely abandoned all rational thought and given up even pretending that they do anything at this point but come to whatever conclusion they want and then maybe seek some supporting evidence for it later.


It helps when your message/slogans are blatant lies.  If you're willing to lie about everything you can boil ANYTHING down to a bumper sticker.
 
2013-06-26 10:05:55 AM

ongbok: Isn't that a violation of patients rights? They have to inform him and get approval from him before a medical procedure?


Actually, the governor's office would review the cases afterward to see if it would qualify for medicaid reimbursement. Not before.
 
2013-06-26 10:07:54 AM
Congrats to Wendy Davis.  Too bad they'll get rid of her by gerrymandering her district.
 
2013-06-26 10:10:45 AM
They need to pass a new law making all able body men Federal Fertility inspectors.  They will have the power to detain any women to test their fertility by emptying their balls into them.  Gotta make sure they're fertile, that's God's plan after all.  Be all farking fruitful and multiply!
 
2013-06-26 10:13:47 AM

bdub77: I've said this multiple times but the modern day GOP is going to have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. This abortion bill is a last stand for Texas, in 15 years they will be blue forever for the presidency, and I expect by the 2030 census their attempts to control the governorship and legislature will be gone also.

John Roberts is an idiot whose decisions on the Voting Rights Act and so many other decisions will be overturned in a matter of years. His legacy mixed at best and he'll be remembered much more for taking us back decades.


It's a nice dream, but so far as Texas goes more and more DERPY they turn deeper and deeper Red.      Hard to talk about Texas even turning remotely purple in the next 30 years when they just elected Ted Cruz by +17% margins in a statewide election in a Presidential year.      In the meantime, in the wake of SCOTUS ruling,  they can now redistrict their maps to completely nullify any minority voting.     Section 5 was the only thing that blocked them from redistricting Wendy Davis out of a seat.
 
2013-06-26 10:22:04 AM

InmanRoshi: bdub77: I've said this multiple times but the modern day GOP is going to have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. This abortion bill is a last stand for Texas, in 15 years they will be blue forever for the presidency, and I expect by the 2030 census their attempts to control the governorship and legislature will be gone also.

John Roberts is an idiot whose decisions on the Voting Rights Act and so many other decisions will be overturned in a matter of years. His legacy mixed at best and he'll be remembered much more for taking us back decades.

It's a nice dream, but so far as Texas goes more and more DERPY they turn deeper and deeper Red.      Hard to talk about Texas even turning remotely purple in the next 30 years when they just elected Ted Cruz by +17% margins in a statewide election in a Presidential year.      In the meantime, in the wake of SCOTUS ruling,  they can now redistrict their maps to completely nullify any minority voting.     Section 5 was the only thing that blocked them from redistricting Wendy Davis out of a seat.


That's why I say 2030. Federally I think Texas will be blue by 2024, but it'll take another 6 years probably for the minority population to overcome the massive gerrymandering that the GOP is engaged in now.

Also keep in mind that by 2030 the Supreme Court ruling on section 4 will likely be upended as Congress goes bluer and bluer after the 2020 census. This is of course just a prediction, but I don't think the GOP has any hope of taking back the presidency for a looong time.

I'm pretty sure that 2014 will be a Democratic rebuke of the policies of several state governments, if it has little impact on Congressional makeup. Then again the money flowing into the coffers of incumbents cannot be ignored.
 
2013-06-26 10:27:49 AM

Wyalt Derp: dickfreckle: Not that their aren't stupid liberals mind you.

You're argument is invalid.

(it's not really)


I'm tempted to claim that I deliberately misspelled that as a sly joke, given the point of the sentence. Sigh, it really is just a stupid (and common) typo. Since this is just Fark and not an application for a research grant I never proofread my posts. Should probably look into that.
 
2013-06-26 11:41:43 AM

bdub77: InmanRoshi: bdub77: I've said this multiple times but the modern day GOP is going to have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. This abortion bill is a last stand for Texas, in 15 years they will be blue forever for the presidency, and I expect by the 2030 census their attempts to control the governorship and legislature will be gone also.

John Roberts is an idiot whose decisions on the Voting Rights Act and so many other decisions will be overturned in a matter of years. His legacy mixed at best and he'll be remembered much more for taking us back decades.

It's a nice dream, but so far as Texas goes more and more DERPY they turn deeper and deeper Red.      Hard to talk about Texas even turning remotely purple in the next 30 years when they just elected Ted Cruz by +17% margins in a statewide election in a Presidential year.      In the meantime, in the wake of SCOTUS ruling,  they can now redistrict their maps to completely nullify any minority voting.     Section 5 was the only thing that blocked them from redistricting Wendy Davis out of a seat.

That's why I say 2030. Federally I think Texas will be blue by 2024, but it'll take another 6 years probably for the minority population to overcome the massive gerrymandering that the GOP is engaged in now.

Also keep in mind that by 2030 the Supreme Court ruling on section 4 will likely be upended as Congress goes bluer and bluer after the 2020 census. This is of course just a prediction, but I don't think the GOP has any hope of taking back the presidency for a looong time.

I'm pretty sure that 2014 will be a Democratic rebuke of the policies of several state governments, if it has little impact on Congressional makeup. Then again the money flowing into the coffers of incumbents cannot be ignored.


I worry about "the people" starting an uprising against elected officials because some of our future hope rests with kids that are still buried in their phones and Xboxes. They show maps of the voting patterns and where the Confederate states are and how little difference there is, even after 150 years... sad part is, I'm in a blue state run by a red governor and I want to leave.
 
2013-06-26 05:58:08 PM

Triple Oak: I worry about "the people" starting an uprising against elected officials because some of our future hope rests with kids that are still buried in their phones and Xboxes.


And their hippin' and hoppin' and rock and rollin' and televisio boxes and radiophones and their horseless carriages...

...dude, seriously.  Did you not see how young the majority of last night's protestors flooding the Texas Statehouse were?  Or forget that, Occupy was entirely created by the younger generation.  I'm 29 and my generation wouldn't have done that.  These youths did.

They're more plugged in than ever before and those "phones and Xboxes" are why.  Or did you not realize that some seriously dickish attempts to forge a timestamp and fake a legitimate vote were utterly thwarted by young people monitoring the internet and tweeting about it?
 
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