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Madeleine Albright: 'I Can't Understand Why Any Woman Would Want To Vote For Mitt Romney'

Madeleine Albright: 'I Can't Understand Why Any Woman Would Want To Vote For Mitt Romney'

Commented Sep 4, 2012 at 16:57:33 in Politics

“And don't let 'em lie...most women want to be taken care of by a husband eventually, and wonder "where all the good men went" when they're finally ready to settle down. They just want to be 'independent' while they're single and having fun. Take it from a woman who laughs at all the clueless feminists around her. How'd all that bra-burning work out?”
Madeleine Albright: 'I Can't Understand Why Any Woman Would Want To Vote For Mitt Romney'

Madeleine Albright: 'I Can't Understand Why Any Woman Would Want To Vote For Mitt Romney'

Commented Sep 4, 2012 at 16:54:11 in Politics

“I am a woman. I justify it by realizing that women simply do not work equally. They call in sick more often, take more time off for family-related problems, use more health benefits, yet want the same pay. I'd like to see no health benefits from employers, no vacation time, no perks at all, just (an increased across the board) straight cash-per-hour-worked and see how equal the pay already is. Buy your own health insurance, birth control, and take unpaid leave for personal issues. There is no pay disparity; it's a manufactured issue to get votes.”
The Best Political Jokes Of The Week: The RNC Edition (VIDEO)

The Best Political Jokes Of The Week: The RNC Edition (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 4, 2012 at 16:44:34 in Comedy

“Gained back low-paying, low quality jobs while doing nothing to lower gas prices (refusing Keystone XL, war on coal, moratorium on Gulf Coast drilling) or cost of living for newly expanded lower class. Food stamps at a record high. Imagine what another 4 years would bring...everyone working at McD's and Walmart with some food stamps to help make up the difference! You're the ones who don't "do" facts or reality.”
The Best Political Jokes Of The Week: The RNC Edition (VIDEO)

The Best Political Jokes Of The Week: The RNC Edition (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 4, 2012 at 16:39:03 in Comedy

“Unconstitutionally in the wrong country (without getting permission from Congress as Bush did) re: Libya. Releasing classified intelligence info to bolster his foreign policy cred for re-election. Covering for terrorist Nidal Hasan by refusing to call his 'workplace violence' by its true name, jihad. Gitmo still open. "My all time favorite just being a horrible communist in general I can go on but will run out of space. That should help job jog a few peoples memory of at least one or two little things he [Obama] did that jump out at me without really even trying or looking them up online." There, fixed. ^_^”

Master Jace on Sep 4, 2012 at 17:25:50

“YAWN! But thanks for being the grammar and spelling Nazi I am sure that Mommy is so proud. Still does not make Bush the golden boy of anything but what he is and was, Americas big mistake. And when he and Chaney are handed over to the U.N. for War Crime Trails we will see. More and more world leaders are calling for that. America should be held accountable for our actions we do it to enough other countries, time to take our own medicine. If were going to play the savior of the planet have to learn to take the good with the bad, and we have had a lot of the bad. Thinking we can do no wrong and no one will put us in the corner when we have been a spoiled child that needs a spanking, the child that is America needed a spanking a long time ago, it is now a Bratty teen that thinks it owns the world, and needs to learn it's place before it turns into you someone that thinks it owns the world and we just rent space in it!”
The Best Political Jokes Of The Week: The RNC Edition (VIDEO)

The Best Political Jokes Of The Week: The RNC Edition (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 4, 2012 at 16:30:38 in Comedy

“Spot on, Limitedgov. Bush is to blame for the Patriot Act, 2 wars (nevermind that defense spending is a drop in the bucket compared to ballooning entitlements) and big spending, but the actual crisis occurred because politicians (mostly Dems) believed everyone deserved a house whether they could afford it or not. They promised to cover the risk so why wouldn't the banks jump on it? Good luck finding anyone to admit it on Huffpo, though...”
Missouri Senate Race: Top Republicans, State GOP Engaged In Standoff

Missouri Senate Race: Top Republicans, State GOP Engaged In Standoff

Commented Sep 3, 2012 at 01:41:15 in Politics

“We? I'm a descendant of both sides twice over(Choctaw/German, Irish/Blackfoot), as are you, likely, but apparently I'm more aware of the ugliness and barbarism of pre-Columbian cultures. The "noble savage" sure did know the penalty of losing - they often inflicted it brutally on conquered tribes long before Europeans got here. There was horror on both sides of the American expansion(government dishonoring treaties was particularly ignoble, but again, that wasn't unheard of among natives either), but "present-day America" is something different with characteristics of each side. We are not historical revisionists...well, I'm not, anyway. I'm a conservative. ;)”

rf dude on Sep 3, 2012 at 02:20:43

“Good for you.  Her'e's another nickel.”
Missouri Senate Race: Top Republicans, State GOP Engaged In Standoff

Missouri Senate Race: Top Republicans, State GOP Engaged In Standoff

Commented Sep 3, 2012 at 01:27:25 in Politics

“You obviously read into my comment what you wanted to see, so you're welcome for NOT confirming your predeterminations. If you'll reread, I didn't say it was okay for a guy to slip a girl a mickey; I said she should be watching her drink. Conservatives don't have archaic beliefs - we live in the real world, and we know our safety and the consequences of our actions are our own responsibility. As a 28 yr old woman who sees the headlines all the time (and who knows all the words to the Offspring song 'Date Rape'), I'm not stupid enough to put myself in a dangerous situation needlessly. However, if I misjudge someone's character and he forcibly rapes me, then I can have him arrested (but if I passed out and the rape kit's inconclusive, how do I even know if it was him?). And you're being disingenuous if you deny that there are women who use rape charges as a weapon. There need to be distinctions with the circumstances of rape just as there are with murder. It's not a sacred cow.”
Missouri Senate Race: Top Republicans, State GOP Engaged In Standoff

Missouri Senate Race: Top Republicans, State GOP Engaged In Standoff

Commented Sep 3, 2012 at 01:10:34 in Politics

“If prosecution for rape is so difficult, why are there so many rapists in prison (or on parole)? Also, if adding "levels" does nothing, why is it done for murder cases? The lack of legal definition is because you can't touch "rape" with a ten foot pole without being accused of a war on women.

I didn't give a biology lesson. It should have been pretty clear with my "not so farfetched" statement that I was making the point that I can see why he'd accept whatever he read. It has a certain logic to it.

Fyi, I'm quite aware of the monstrous culture in some of those African countries - something like 1 in 3 girls have been raped at least once in South Africa, and a boy isn't a man until he's raped a girl. Historically conquering armies did it on purpose, especially the Mongols. Even so, pregnancy from rape is not necessarily common. Many women were raped multiple times, obviously raising their chances for pregnancy. A little less hyperbole, please.”
Missouri Senate Race: Top Republicans, State GOP Engaged In Standoff

Missouri Senate Race: Top Republicans, State GOP Engaged In Standoff

Commented Sep 2, 2012 at 01:27:07 in Politics

“Okay, this girl is gonna go there. "Forcible rape" IS different from getting tanked or being foolish enough to accept an open drink so that you're incapacitated (or deciding it was rape once he doesn't call you the next day...yes it does happen). There was a reason moms (in my case, grandma - she still lectures me every time I go out) warned young women never to let their drinks out of their sight, and your level of alcohol intake is totally up to you. It's still rape, she's still a victim, but she bears some responsibility for putting herself in that situation. Hence the nuance in definitions, just as there are levels of murder.

Furthermore, yes his data was flawed (the article he supposedly read) but it actually makes sense, so he can be forgiven for accepting a possible medical myth (which does admittedly happen to fit with his beliefs). Doctors advise women trying to get pregnant to stay relaxed and lie with pelvis uptilted, so the opposite (plus the trauma involved) would make for less likely conception. Not saying it can be proven, just saying it's not so farfetched. His mistake was underestimating the rabid PC crowd in a hot election year...and forgetting that Dems can say what they like no matter how egregious, whereas anyone even slightly right of the DNC is scrutinized and pilloried. The sword simply doesn't cut both ways anymore.”

fjmorelli20 on Sep 2, 2012 at 08:06:32

“Wow. Thanks for confirming that conservatives really do have archaic beliefs about rape. So you're basically saying that it's ok for a man to drug a woman's drink as long as he doesn't get caught...in that case it would be the woman's fault for falling for it. Brilliant. Sounds mighty Christian of you.”

rich misty on Sep 2, 2012 at 01:45:40

“Conservatism is disgusting, truly.”

rf dude on Sep 2, 2012 at 01:38:41

“Prosecution for rape is extremely difficult under present law, not to mention extremely traumatic for the victim. Adding "levels" does nothing to mitigate the problem - especially when said levels are completely lacking in legal definition.

It's pretty well established that the intent is to weaken abortion law by getting into tangles of whether any rape was "forcible" or not - completely useless.

As for your biology lesson - pure hogwash. We in America have been spared the ravages of war, but world history is FULL of conquering armies "having their way" with the female population as both submission and creating offspring with the genes of the winning army.

Africa today sees this on a regular basis - it's in our news, all you have to do is look.”
Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Commented Aug 18, 2012 at 00:25:54 in Politics

“Yeah, I guarantee the pesky OSHA rules and union corruption are a much bigger issue (my dad has worked in various similar professions, did some mining too in his younger days and most workers HATE good-intentioned but industry-stifling regulations and bully union bosses..they know they're in a dangerous line of work, but they'd rather get it done and take the risk, foolish or not).

What I just can't help mentioning is that 'four letter word' is a colloquialism for 'expletive' or 'dirty word' (also ironic for coal, lol). Huffpo readers won't get the reference, but these small-town miners will. Probly didn't even faze 'em - they knew exactly what he meant.”
Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Commented Aug 18, 2012 at 00:19:34 in Politics

“Who's to say that wasn't his natural accent, which he caught himself using and cut out? He's not exactly an erudite career politician hamming for the cameras, like Biden. It sounded fairly natural.”
Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Commented Aug 18, 2012 at 00:14:36 in Politics

“Learn something new every day, right? I think the younger generation doesn't really use the colloquialism as much anymore (though I'm an X gen, I just hang around older people). Glad I wasn't snarky to you about it, saved me from wiping egg off my face. ^_^ But it was a rather unfortunate expression for him to use, I'll admit that much.”
Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Commented Aug 18, 2012 at 00:10:07 in Politics

“Liking your comments thus far, Skippy. People seem to forget the definition of 'represent', i.e. people as similar as their constituents as possible going to Washington to fight for their interests. And their interests happen to be coal. The founders never intended Congress to be a career, rather a 'speak your piece and get out' proposition.”
Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 23:57:09 in Politics

“Yeah carrye, it actually sounded more like he just slipped off his politician's enunciation to appeal to regular folk. Not much of a drawl a'tall.. ;)”
Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 23:43:04 in Politics

“I hope you're just being picky...you do know 'four letter word' is a euphemism for 'curse word' or expletive? But on a lighter note, he could be spelling coal as pronounced 'round them parts...a two-syllable word. :D”

fushitaka on Aug 17, 2012 at 23:59:32

“In truth I did not know that :PNow I have to re-read it.”
Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 23:36:16 in Politics

“It's 'undahstand' (more towards Old Virginny) or 'unnerstand' (us Mississippi folk) depending on what part of the South. And he sounded about right to me, not particularly forced. ;)”
Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Josh Mandel, Ohio Senate Candidate, Adopts Southern Accent As Romney Watches

Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 23:31:42 in Politics

“Sounded fairly normal to me and I'm a southerner too...dunno what Ohio sounds like though so I can't say for sure. Think I heard one word that was a lil stressed at the beginning. Still, Obama goes 'street' when he wants to but I don't hear libs complain...even though he was raised in Hawaii.”

LILLYPUTT on Aug 18, 2012 at 04:44:33

“A funky, classy street.Your boy sounds like a dope.”
Charles Negy, Professor, Says Students Showed 'Religious Arrogance And Bigotry' In A Letter Later Posted On Reddit

Charles Negy, Professor, Says Students Showed 'Religious Arrogance And Bigotry' In A Letter Later Posted On Reddit

Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 22:51:24 in College

“Malapropism: One of the very few well-thought-out comments I've seen here; F&F. Belief in a religion asserts its own superiority by virtue of its nature, and asserting that said belief is bigotry is in itself a form of bigotry. Challenging students to either malign their own faith as nonsensical or accept touchy outside labeling (bigotry, a harsh accusation today) is not teaching. It is tyranny. Examination of religion's influences and effects on different societies is a valuable tool; a demand for relativity is unworthy of a teacher's calling.”
Charles Negy, Professor, Says Students Showed 'Religious Arrogance And Bigotry' In A Letter Later Posted On Reddit

Charles Negy, Professor, Says Students Showed 'Religious Arrogance And Bigotry' In A Letter Later Posted On Reddit

Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 22:34:51 in College

“Yeah, cause this Christian student learned sooo much parroting relative morality and Marxism back to my instructors at my liberal-biased college. I learned nothing but how to play the system. Tell 'em what they wanna hear, get A's. Give your honest opinion, get castigation and lowered grades. The restrictive box is most of academia nowadays, not Christian dogma.

I had only one professor (psychology) who actually desired to engage his students rather than feeding his god complex or berating them for their confidence in their convictions, though he still condescended to students of faith. He lamented that even with my high grades pushing up the curve, apathetic students who deserved to fail were still passing. He stopped grading on a curve that year...I felt sorry for him; all he wanted was students who wanted to be there, and his was the only class I made an effort in. Bet he would've killed for this arrogant professor's students...religion is by definition a belief that your way is superior. That does not make it bigotry, and to force young minds into a moral dilemma with their grades hanging in the balance is not teaching. It is tyranny.”

Dougi3 on Aug 23, 2012 at 04:22:12

“The class is voluntary...World Religion's is an upper level course. Tyranny suggests a lack of choice. Also this professor is not arrogant. He is trying to get students to participate in a higher level of thinking called critical thinking. In order to do that, sometimes you have to consider the possibility that a different belief or fact might actually be possible. Blindly accepting a religion without critically judging the information given by that religion is foolish. The professor is trying to get students to think about the information they have been spoon-fed. This, he says, and I agree, is the point of higher level education. Obviously, you missed that in your school, that or your school was just a bad school for you because you are conservative and chose a liberal school. Should have done your research before you signed up.”
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Swastika Day Organizers Happy With Reaction To Pro-Swastika Banner Over New Jersey Beaches

Commented Jun 29, 2012 at 13:15:03 in Weird News

“This attempt to reclaim the swastik is misguided at best, and inflammatory to be certain. I don't think we're quite far enough along to be making that attempt. The girl who wore a Confederate flag dress to her prom was a similar example, and the War Between the States was twice as long ago as the Holocaust. On another note...did anyone notice the bit of wordplay in one line of the article?

"Before the event, Menachem Wecker, who blogs about art and religion for the Houston Chronicle, predicted people would be cross at the pro-swastika rally."

It kinda gave me the lolz for a sec.”
Muslim Radicalization Hearings Continue To Be Fractious

Muslim Radicalization Hearings Continue To Be Fractious

Commented Jun 20, 2012 at 22:29:47 in Politics

“Excellent comparison, now that you mention it; McCarthy was proven right too - long after the damage was done. Rep. King is brave enough to pursue our interests (including those of Muslim citizens who aren't extremists) despite the example that was made of Sen. McCarthy. Hopefully, Americans won't fall for the smear tactics against a patriot again...then again, the average American is even more self-destructive now than they were then. Rome is burning...but what lovely music we are making!”
Michigan Anti-Abortion Bill, 'Most Extreme' In The Country, Barrels Through State House

Michigan Anti-Abortion Bill, 'Most Extreme' In The Country, Barrels Through State House

Commented Jun 11, 2012 at 14:04:03 in Politics

“I didn't bother to go there because I know they claim to do a lot of stuff, but aren't exactly transparent in showing what's actually done, despite using federal funding to do so. The fact that their page (which you copied word for word) said "may include" proves the point. That doesn't mean they actually provide the service. And I know, they covered themselves by saying it varies across locations. How many clinics offer which services, and are they actually provided and at what ratio to abortions provided? The mammogram bust being a prime example.

Kansas is hardly the only state with no regulation over this medical industry. Most states have very limited health regulations for abortion clinics, despite doing so over virtually every other type of clinic, and PP (as well as others, but mainly them) fight tooth and nail not to be regulated at all. Now why is that? Women's rights, really?

Self-regulation of an industry so lucrative is simply not wise, again as we saw with the banks. Legislators have an obligation to see that clinics work in the best interest of their patients. Not to say some aren't using it as a way to minimize abortions, but regulation of a medical industry of some sort is a genuine legislative need.”
Michigan Anti-Abortion Bill, 'Most Extreme' In The Country, Barrels Through State House

Michigan Anti-Abortion Bill, 'Most Extreme' In The Country, Barrels Through State House

Commented Jun 10, 2012 at 12:25:04 in Politics

“And what are those other services? You can hand out a hundred information packets a day and only do a few abortions (it takes longer), and argue that your real purpose is providing info because that's what you do more of in a given day. Is the pregnancy test done prior to the abortion considered a separate service? They also claim to provide mammograms but have no machines. They'll feel your breasts and refer you to a real doctor instead. Because the money is in the abortions. And I know, they're 'non-profit'...the doctors still get paid. It's in their interest to promote abortions. Something that comprises a small portion of your business can still generate most of your revenue.

The clinics you saw may have been fine, but that doesn't negate the lower profile clinics, nor are two out of hundreds nationwide truly representative. There are not many legal regulations on abortion clinics in general, and that needs to change. You don't even need a health license, like restaurants have to have, to run one in Kansas, nor do you need to report a death the day it happens. That is not a real medical standard of care. We legally regulate how drugs are handed out but not abortions. Sebelius says it's the medical profession's job to police themselves...not a hint of conflict of interest will be seen. That worked so well with the banking industry...”

zechstress on Jun 11, 2012 at 14:04:03

“I didn't bother to go there because I know they claim to do a lot of stuff, but aren't exactly transparent in showing what's actually done, despite using federal funding to do so. The fact that their page (which you copied word for word) said "may include" proves the point. That doesn't mean they actually provide the service. And I know, they covered themselves by saying it varies across locations. How many clinics offer which services, and are they actually provided and at what ratio to abortions provided? The mammogram bust being a prime example.

Kansas is hardly the only state with no regulation over this medical industry. Most states have very limited health regulations for abortion clinics, despite doing so over virtually every other type of clinic, and PP (as well as others, but mainly them) fight tooth and nail not to be regulated at all. Now why is that? Women's rights, really?

Self-regulation of an industry so lucrative is simply not wise, again as we saw with the banks. Legislators have an obligation to see that clinics work in the best interest of their patients. Not to say some aren't using it as a way to minimize abortions, but regulation of a medical industry of some sort is a genuine legislative need.”

Gorlicka on Jun 11, 2012 at 00:09:32

“Here you go, copied fro PP's own website, since you couldn't bother to go there...under the heading of "General Healthcare":
Planned Parenthood health centers around the country offer you the health care you need. Our caring and knowledgeable staff provide a wide range of services. Many health centers provide general health care. 

General health care services vary by location. They may include
anemia testing 
cholesterol screening 
diabetes screening
physical exams, including for employment and sports
flu vaccines
help with quitting smoking
high blood pressure screening
tetanus vaccines
thyroid screening

Many men and women use PP as their primary care facility.

PP's birth control program does not consist of merely handing out a few pamphlets. It is a comprehensive program which includes education, physical examinations, and prescriptions.

And I agree, if standards of care are poor at any clinic it should be closed, whether it be a Women's Clinic a Free Clinic or what have you. Kansas needs to clean up its act, but believe me it is not like that in the rest of the country.”

goatini on Jun 10, 2012 at 15:24:13

“Funny that the business model of the global human trafficking cabal of the adoption mill syndicate, operating on the fringes of the law wherever its tentacles reach, doesn't seem to bother you. Slave labor, free-of-charge inventory, huge demand and the inventory sold to the highest bidder - a profiteer's dream come true. And any operating costs are almost completely defrayed through the tax-free status of almost all of the players.”
Michigan Anti-Abortion Bill, 'Most Extreme' In The Country, Barrels Through State House

Michigan Anti-Abortion Bill, 'Most Extreme' In The Country, Barrels Through State House

Commented Jun 10, 2012 at 11:18:45 in Politics

“goatini: They happen with much more frequency than is reported. These greedy, shoddy doctors only get caught when someone dies, then only if the negligence is readily apparent. The guy in New York? Medics couldn't even fit a stretcher in, so the girl died. Investigation discovered many more women whose bodies he had ruined, everything from accidental sterilization to bowel perforations, and a couple other hushed up deaths. The cannibal abortionist in Kansas? Regulators knew about his filthy conditions for 4 years and did nothing until their hand was forced. He even threw women's private records in the dumpster behind his clinic.

After his case went public, a law passed requiring clinics to be licensed by the Health Dept. They weren't even subject to the regulation that restaurants have to comply with to serve food! How does this not concern you? Nor did they have to report a death to the state as soon as it happened; that was added to the law too.

We don't even know how many women are sterile from botched abortions, and there's no way to make the doctors accountable under current law. But I guess he's just saving her the expense of another abortion, right? Please...people who claim to care about women's rights sure don't seem to care much about their bodies and quality of life.”
Michigan Anti-Abortion Bill, 'Most Extreme' In The Country, Barrels Through State House

Michigan Anti-Abortion Bill, 'Most Extreme' In The Country, Barrels Through State House

Commented Jun 10, 2012 at 10:58:32 in Politics

“Guess that first dose of indoctrination in the 60's really stuck. You shouldn't be so quick to condemn others based on your own ignorance. That's not a sign of maturity.

I'm well aware of the history of eugenics and Margaret Sanger's fight to make an illegal (during her lifetime) procedure legal, accepted, and further push the eugenics agenda. She was not successful getting abortion legalized, but was with birth control. The rest of the people you name were no saints either - Alexander Bell stole other people's ideas. Churchill? The soft socialism the UK adopted under his guidance is bearing its fruit now. The fact that Sanger's model is still being carried out today via the organization she founded is reason enough to focus only on her. Don't assume I'm unaware of the rest of those racists just because I didn't mention them. I can provide a laundry list of Americans (hatriots, lol) who supported Hitler, too, mostly eugenicists and anti-semites.

You've just shown why "acceptable modern biological science" adherents (worshippers) were so dangerous then and now. Knowledge is nothing without humanity, and scientific theory a work in progress. But hey, the KKK still believes..got your tax-deductible acknowledgement from them too? There's a jerk scientist right now still trying to prove that Caucasians are genetically superior. I'm not a liar, (Sanger's views about other races, the handicapped, and the poor can still be found in print) but maybe you are. You're certainly not intellectually honest.”
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