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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 31
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2013-06-26 07:25:37 AM
5 votes:
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.
2013-06-26 07:27:01 AM
4 votes:

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.
2013-06-26 08:56:18 AM
3 votes:

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 08:49:37 AM
2 votes:
I suspect the local republican and fanatical evangelical groups aren't going to be too fond of Davis after this.
2013-06-26 07:59:28 AM
2 votes:
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.
2013-06-26 07:19:29 AM
2 votes:
Eh.  As far as anti-abortion moves go, this is fairly minor.

I think a bigger story is their plan to shift the tax burden from the rich to the poor.
2013-06-26 07:17:42 AM
2 votes:
But they're #1 concern is the economy. For realsies this time.
2013-06-26 07:13:37 AM
2 votes:
Wow, the GOP scum is really kicking their War on Women up a notch, huh?
2013-06-26 09:55:31 AM
1 votes:

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 09:39:47 AM
1 votes:

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 09:27:14 AM
1 votes:
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 09:10:53 AM
1 votes:

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?
2013-06-26 08:41:38 AM
1 votes:

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 08:28:16 AM
1 votes:

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


The GOP gets very upset when you call their war on women the war on women. Also, pointing out their dick moves is considered rude. Anything the GOP does is justified...Jesus said so.
2013-06-26 08:26:00 AM
1 votes:
Keep it up GOP, this is absolutely a winning issue. I guarantee that this won't blow up in your faces with younger voters. Please, proceed.
2013-06-26 08:18:37 AM
1 votes:
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2013-06-26 08:17:24 AM
1 votes:
Please proceed, GOP.
2013-06-26 08:07:24 AM
1 votes:

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

We certainly have a theme going on.  Women must SUBMIT - to whatever indignity they think up.

I'm not sure if it got a thread here, but the governor of Iowa recently signed into law a provision that any woman in his state getting an abortion needs his express permission.  He'll decide, on a case by case basis.

As despicable as that law is you have to admit it's effective.  Even if he's voted out of office the next guy around probably won't have time to review abortion cases or will be so busy reviewing abortion cases he won't have time to actually do the work of governance.

Either way, Hard-Righters win.

Bag. One lawsuit and it's gone.


Not with this SCOTUS. They are itching to overturn Roe.
2013-06-26 07:55:53 AM
1 votes:

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

We certainly have a theme going on.  Women must SUBMIT - to whatever indignity they think up.

I'm not sure if it got a thread here, but the governor of Iowa recently signed into law a provision that any woman in his state getting an abortion needs his express permission.  He'll decide, on a case by case basis.

Does he get to fark them anytime he wants too?

It's good to be the king governor!

If anyone is interested, this an article explaining the law. It's for real, sort of.


I don't understand how in the hell this could not violate the privacy clause of HIPAA.
2013-06-26 07:49:39 AM
1 votes:

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


And when they're "rescued," then what? You'll adopt them?
2013-06-26 07:43:57 AM
1 votes:

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

We certainly have a theme going on.  Women must SUBMIT - to whatever indignity they think up.

I'm not sure if it got a thread here, but the governor of Iowa recently signed into law a provision that any woman in his state getting an abortion needs his express permission.  He'll decide, on a case by case basis.

Does he get to fark them anytime he wants too?


It's good to be the king governor!

If anyone is interested, this an article explaining the law. It's for real, sort of.
2013-06-26 07:42:35 AM
1 votes:
She did it. Now there will be a movie before the next presidential even if Perry opens a new session and gets it passed. It will be called Cinderella Story due to the midnight deadline. The GOP has yet again shot their own foot off.
2013-06-26 07:40:10 AM
1 votes:

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.


It would be nice if they cared about the ones already born.
2013-06-26 07:39:34 AM
1 votes:
Awesome.  GOP you always make it so easy to decide who to vote for.
2013-06-26 07:35:48 AM
1 votes:

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

We certainly have a theme going on.  Women must SUBMIT - to whatever indignity they think up.

I'm not sure if it got a thread here, but the governor of Iowa recently signed into law a provision that any woman in his state getting an abortion needs his express permission.  He'll decide, on a case by case basis.

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


thats like the kinkiest fetish ever. 'hey baby you are going to have to work it for this abortion. why dont you spin around and show me how bad you want to take out that small pile of cells'
2013-06-26 07:35:04 AM
1 votes:

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

We certainly have a theme going on.  Women must SUBMIT - to whatever indignity they think up.

I'm not sure if it got a thread here, but the governor of Iowa recently signed into law a provision that any woman in his state getting an abortion needs his express permission.  He'll decide, on a case by case basis.


Isn't that a violation of patients rights? They have to inform him and get approval from him before a medical procedure?
2013-06-26 07:32:09 AM
1 votes:

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

We certainly have a theme going on.  Women must SUBMIT - to whatever indignity they think up.

I'm not sure if it got a thread here, but the governor of Iowa recently signed into law a provision that any woman in his state getting an abortion needs his express permission.  He'll decide, on a case by case basis.


Silly Liberal, government intrusion into our lives is ok when Republicans do it.
2013-06-26 07:31:12 AM
1 votes:

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.


Absolutely, Just like all those Voter ID bills were a necessary measure to stop the tens of thousands of proven cases of in-person voter fraud.
2013-06-26 07:30:27 AM
1 votes:

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...
2013-06-26 07:30:05 AM
1 votes:

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.


They do need someone to work in their sweatshops they're trying to create through the dismantling of worker's rights.

Satanic_Hamster: Eh.  As far as anti-abortion moves go, this is fairly minor.
I think a bigger story is their plan to shift the tax burden from the rich to the poor.


And they need a way to keep them there.
2013-06-26 07:19:00 AM
1 votes:

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


We certainly have a theme going on.  Women must SUBMIT - to whatever indignity they think up.

I'm not sure if it got a thread here, but the governor of Iowa recently signed into law a provision that any woman in his state getting an abortion needs his express permission.  He'll decide, on a case by case basis.
 
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