Look closely at the picture…Is something’s wrong here?
"The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it." ~ P J O’Rourke
|What you say:||I'm economically conservative and socially liberal|
|What I hear:||Poor people can starve for all I care so long as I have weed.|
”Like many of the ideals that circulate in capitalist society, “traditional” family values are constantly undermined by the circulation of value. Under capitalism, family life is expensive. The more children a common medieval family had, the more farm hands or apprentices there were to help out. A wage worker can’t bring his children to work with him to cut down on the amount of work he has to do. To the modern worker, children and housewives are extra mouths to feed. The guys working three jobs and always looking for overtime are inevitably the ones with big families. Supporting a full-time housewife is a bit of a luxury, and the further down the income scale, the less possible it becomes. Low wages and long work hours can easily cause family life to disintegrate. And the poorest, homeless parents can sometimes have their children taken away by government social services on economic grounds alone. “Traditional” family values perpetuate inequality, but they are popular exactly because they are constantly under attack by capital.
The authority of the head of the household is no longer essential to the system. Now it’s workers at work who need to be controlled. The rich woman and the poor women both may suffer from isolation and exclusion, but there is no sisterhood. Working class women have always had to work—often at low wage jobs and often dealing with the housework after work. For the rich, housework can be dumped on the hired help. What improves the situation of working women and the situation of businesswomen are not the same things. Only the most narrow-minded feminist could imagine that increasing the number of female CEOs and politicians is somehow a gain for working women. Having limited options to participate in exploitation is a completely different exclusion from being exploited for low pay. Margaret Thatcher was not a step forward for the working women of England.”"
With the Post Office ceasing Saturday delivery in August, Bill Press says they can’t be blamed for wanting to cut costs. Bill does blame the Republicans. He says they want the Post Office to fail so they can privatize it: “The Post Office doesn’t even get any tax payer dollars. It will never be cost effective until Congress gets off its back.”
Yup, same reason Republicans want everything else (schools, Social Security, Medicare, etc.) to fail.
A spokesman for Marine Le Pen, the FN president who came third in the May presidential elections, said a lawsuit for “public insult” would be lodged with the Paris courts in the next few days.
At a concert in the French capital on Saturday evening, the American singer showed a video in which Le Pen’s face appears with other well-known figures including Pope Benedict, Chinese leader Hu Jintao and US Republican Sarah Palin. In the clip, shown on a giant screen to accompany the song Nobody Knows Me, Le Pen, 43, appears with the Nazi symbol overlaid on her face, just before an image resembling Adolf Hitler."
The news coming out of one of my favorite countries (at the most populous muslim one) continues to alarm me
SERIOUSLY?!?!?! Can we vote them out of the country so we can impose sanctions? Yours truly, the City of New York.
Ugh gross. But, for the record it wouldn’t change my mind because in all seriousness if I do not want a child —— I do not want a motherfucking child.
The amazing moment when the people who want this law HAVE NEVER SEEN AN ABORTION THEMSELVES.
So what, people who want an abortion have to watch a person take two pills and sit on the toilet?
Why not do that with every medical procedure? No one would get surgery ever. Also, show a video of a 12-hour birth to all those thinking of having children. Complete with tearing and pooping.
They tried to make us watch an abortion video in religion class in 10th grade and I walked out. Your propaganda has fuck all to do with my uterus.
I believe an Alaskan representative suggested this as well. Of course, they could always show these images of what an early abortion looks like — but since there’s not a mutilated fetus in there (surprise!) it probably wouldn’t serve their purposes.
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