And the War on Women marches on.
The Arizona Senate Committee on Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform approved HB 2800 which strips state funding from any group (like Planned Parenthood) that performs abortion even though existing state law and the fucking Hyde Amendment already prohibit the use of state/federal funds for abortion.
From Think Progress:
Earlier this week, an Arizona Senate panel approved HB 2800 on a party-line vote. The Arizona Senate Committee on Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform’s move came on the heels of support from the Arizona House, which approved the legislation earlier this month.
If HB 2800 is indeed passed by the full Senate, Gov. Jan Brewer (R) is expected to sign the legislation into law, stripping state funding from any group such as Planned Parenthood that performs abortions.
Unfortunately, the move would have a pronounced impact on poorer Arizona women who rely on places like Planned Parenthood for many of their health care needs.
Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, who is running for Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat, criticized the state legislature, calling the Senate panel’s approval was an “extremely misguided” decision. “As a longtime health care professional,” Carmona told ThinkProgress, “I can say without hesitation that restricting access to reproductive health care is detrimental to the health and safety of women. Period.”
Arizona state law already prohibits using tax dollars for abortions. The real effect of HB 2800 would be to take away necessary health care services to low-income Arizonans.
I’m running out of codas to append to these sorts of blog posts. These bills are flying out of state legislatures so quickly that it’s nearly impossible to keep up. How can I be expected to write something original and pithy each time I’m forced to post about one of these abominable bills. I need to come up with some sort of script.
Republicans hate women.
I want to poke the GOP with asiangrrlMN’s rusty pitchfork™.
I want to slap the GOP with my rusty uterus. No wait.
I don’t know. I give up.
We need to vote these fuckers out.
***Link to Arizona #uteratiwiki[cross-posted at ABLC]
Is a rusty uterus in any way related to a rusty trombone?
Among the many depressing thoughts that I had when reading this post is, just how the heck can we de-crazify places like AZ or MS? How do those places not end up being completely broken for at least a decade?
If the law passes, it would be hilarious if all the women in the state picked up and moved out of state, leaving the men by themselves.
i regret googling that.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around this sea of crazy. These people DO NOT WANT TO GET (RE)ELECTED. That much seems clear.
I’m not sure, but this may be the first time we’ve witnessed Total
WarFAIL from the GOP since 1964.
I mean, what’s next – just raping women at the town hall meeting?
These people are just fucking crazy. Really. certifiable.
That’s the only sense I can make of any of this.
@ABL 2.0: You’re welcome.
The GOP: shrinking government until it’s small enough to fit into a woman’s uterus.
@Roger Moore: That line is so full of win it needs it’s own bumper sticker =)
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has promised to initiate a war on porn if elected.
“America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography. It contributes to misogyny and violence against women. It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sex trafficking,” the former Pennsylvania senator wrote in a statement posted on his campaign website.
Feel free to use it that way. I’ll buy one.
They do hate women, but I’m also starting to see this as a Campaign of Terror against poor people. Being that the aggressors are right-wingers, it is a given that there is no level of barbarism they are not capable of sinking to. There needs to be a backlash against these people and it needs to be brutal and merciless. In their hearts they are really just a bunch of genocidal maniacs testing the waters to see how much they can get away with and they need to be stopped before it is too late.
It would seem that there is not one single elected Republican in this country with even a vestige of character and decency. Not one. A party so devoid of all that is good deserves to share the fate of Sodom and Gommorah.
aren’t there plenty of emergency abortions performed in hospitals?
@beltane: Agreed. But no worries. The republican party is working overtime to put a stop to it.
They’ll be a regional party soon.
(Edit: What I’m saying here, is that in case you haven’t noticed, the majority of the electorate seems pretty upset about this shite – and the GOP has got their shovel – they seem determined to dig until it’s worn to a nub)
If they believe they can bring about the Rapture by encouraging war in Israel, why not believe they can bring about the Reelection by encouraging war against Women?
@gaz: I agree. If the GOP keeps this up, they will become a third party. After none of the above.
Turn them into pillars of salt-peter
James E. Powell
With respect to your statement that “[w]e need to vote these fuckers out,” I want to point out that I have been voting against these fuckers and other similar fuckers since I turned 18 in 1973. My voting, and the voting of millions of other like-minded Americans, hasn’t done much good. “These fuckers” are, after all, pretty much doing whatever they want.
So, what I’m trying to say is that we need to convince other people to vote these fuckers out. And we need, somehow, to convince people who have been voting for these fuckers to vote for somebody else, somebody who is not a fucker. And that, ABL, is the problem.
For months now, no, for longer than that, these right-wing efforts have been called the War on Women. But the last time I checked, many women are still voting for these fuckers. Do the women upon whom the war is being waged feel that they are under attack? Is there some way to communicate that?
@cathyx: Don’t get me wrong of course =) I delight in kicking the dirt back over them =)
@gaz: I hope so, especially since I don’t live in the region they will one day be confined to. It feels like we’re enduring a plague of gross, nasty people who are impervious to all appeals to decency and reason.
ABL @ Top:
I like “We need to vote these fuckers out” as a slogan, and “Republican War On Women,” of course.
Also, if you want a contribution, how about: “I wanna geld a motherfucker.”
@James E. Powell: By saying “fuckers” over and over?
They are going to prove what Alan Grayson said: The Republican health plan is just for everyone who gets sick to die. (paraphrased)
Smedley the uncertain
@chopper: Less and less as the Roman Catholic Church continues to buy up the nations medical facilities.
“Freedom FROM Religion!”
According to S*nt*r*m, pron leads to misogyny. As S*nt*r*m is on of the nation’s leading misogynists, we must therefore conclude that he watches a lot of pron.
That’s the same shit old Ricky pulled in Texas…..now he’s trying to walk it back and say that the state will provide some funds. From where, asshole?
Schools? Decimated. Now where?
@John Cole: @ABL 2.0: ooh, I’m always wanted to know what that means…to google or not to google????
@James E. Powell:
Pretty sure that if things continue apace, we’ll see for sure in november. The fevered pitch of misogyny has absolutely enraged every person I know who has teh ladyparts. And most guys I know too. Even the more or less wingy ones (like my friend who has several Ayn Rand books and who voted for Bush twice – she’s twisted, but far from stupid – and there’s no way in hell she’s getting behind the GOP this time around)… that’s probably my best example. and if anything, she represents the right-right wing of anyone I hang with.
Not sure if the trademark was intentional, but it is appropriate for a wholly-owned corporate subsidiary.
@James E. Powell: The women who vote for these f*ckers are not nice people. They are loyal to their tribe, not themselves. Their role in life is to act as cheerleader to their menfolk.
Liberals hate doing such things, but the only way to put an end to the bullshit we’re being bombarded with is to somehow isolate the 27%ers from the rest of the country and demonize the hell out of these people. The “mushy middle” is not going to want to be associated with a despised subculture.
Stepford Wives. (in today’s parlance Zombies)
Well, it looks like the PA state rape requirement is losing steam:
And the people of PA (and not just the Real Merkins in Pennsylbama) do seem to believe that women are actual people who can, with their doctors, make their own decisions about reproduction. Just when I think the crazy is rampant all around me, the people of Pennsylvania give me hope in my fellow citizens:
@Mike G: occasionally the automatic FYs of WP are extremely well directed.
Finding a way to make the 27%ers as loathed and despised and revolting as the DFHs are today and the word “conservative” as toxic as the word “liberal” would be a neat trick.
I hope we manage to do it.
@Ben Franklin: I dunno. My stepdad was a teabagger – my mom a school teacher.
Pretty sure if he throws his chips in with the GOP after this crap, he’ll be looking at a divorce.
teh momz is pissed off… she’s an oldschool boomer liberal, but still – i’d say she is at least somewhat representative of that “mushy middle”
I’m sure Callista will vote GOP – but I think that the stepford wives out there don’t make up a large voting bloc – I’d go so far as to say they may even be statistically insignificant in this country (meaning to say the GOP is abandoning the female vote is close enough to the truth for government work)
This will not be popular in heavy porn-consuming states like Utah, not that any of them will admit to it.
Come on Ricky, I want to see you take on the strip clubs that are far more prevalent in the ‘moral values’ South than anywhere else except Las Vegas.
Remeber back in the Bush years when we complained about “outrage fatigue?” We had a respite for a couple of years there. But since the Tea Party Congress got elected, it’s been one outrage after another all over again. Outrage fatigue is back with a vengeance.
General Stuck (Bravo Nope Zero)
You can tell me all you want, this kind of shit has nothing to do with having a black dem president, and I won’t believe you. And that the wingers did the same under Clinton, and I won’t believe. And the reason is they didn’t, not in a sustained maniacal way that throws any political caution to the wind. They used to just talk about their fantasies of a christian fascist state, now they are acting on them like never before in my lifetime.
They are taking out their frustrations concerning, not only that Obama is president, but he keeps beating them and they weren’t able to stop the HCR, stimulus, among other bills the Kenyan Usurper pulled off in spite of their uber entitled asses trying in vain to stop him.
The fact that he is black is not why they are against liberal things, but it has been the proverbial black straw that broke the elephants back. They just don’t care anymore, how it looks and even what the backlash does, that will surely come, on this proxy war on women. It is a party locking themselves into a closet with a bucket of razor blades, and the only question is whether they will take the rest of us down with them. Psychotic children of the damned.
BREAKING NEWS: Obama just ordered colleges and universities to cover contraception for students without co-pay.
Funny how the decrease in sexual violence has inversely correlated with the rise in Internet porn usage. Related possibly, Rick?
Also, why is it that the most Republican states have the highest porn usage?
@Kyle: I think there will be less push back from consumers than there will be from the big money boys.
Worldwide Pornography Revenues and 2005/2006 U.S. Pornography Revenue Stats
Pornography revenues are not necessarily ranked according to population. China topped the list in 2006 with more than $27 billion in pornography revenues. However, South Korea, only the 26th most populous nation on earth according to the U.S. Census Bureau, is next in line with more than $25 billion in pornography revenues.
The internet is not the most popular form of pornography in the United States. Video sales and rentals accounted for $3.62 billion in revenue in 2006 while internet pornography raked in $2.84 billion. Magazines were the least popular.
@Roger Moore: And then it can be scooped out because it’s a person!
Tough to follow the reasoning.
@Citizen_X: The outrage I felt during the Bush administration, though strong, was mostly aimed at specific people in the Bush administration and their media enablers. This outrage is different, and more intense, since it is the result of evil behavior on the part of a whole demographic group. It’s not just their policies that disgust me, but their very being that disgusts me.
@Citizen_X: Well, I think what’s different this time around is the sheer magnitude of the outrages. Part of me thinks the GOP has made a drinking game out of how many constituents they can piss off. This seems a bit different than the 43 regime. Yes they were abrasive, blatant assholes, but they at least tried to pay some lipservice to things like democracy and basic freedom…
I’m not saying they weren’t egregious assholes. But it didn’t seem to be a coordinated, concerted effort to piss off every last american that doesn’t make $1mil a year.
This seems coordinated. Actually,.. it is.. I guess. ALEC?… if so, they are demolishing the party.
OT, but Lehigh is up on Duke (by 1) at the under 16. And Ohio is giving Michigan all it wants. The first Thursday and Friday of the NCAA’s should be Holidays for all the work that gets done ;-)
@General Stuck (Bravo Nope Zero): Democrats could really drive these lunatics over the edge by doing some sort of “Our America” campaign. The wingnuts hate the idea that this could be anyone’s America but their own.
I hate those split-vote households. You can never trust your spouse to stay home.
Is it possible that when Civil War II finally takes place, all the women will be moving to union states?
If they’re going to model their poster after Delacroix, they should go with the nude breast. It’ll give the right vapors, and the fact that we covered the breast indicates at least a secret agreement with the pursed lip finger shakers that there’s something wrong with the female body.
@beltane: That’s a stellar idea!
General Stuck (Bravo Nope Zero)
We need a policy of de-crazification.
I think it’s a result of our failure to de-Confederate the South.
@Ben Franklin: this year at least, proper voting will be enforced amongst the parental units. As I said, my mother would kill him for voting GOP – i think she’s even retroactively pissed now, about all of the other times. She usually humors him, pats him on the head, and ignores the fact that his little american flag he was waving at the glenn beck rally was in fact, made in china. This time though – there will be no quarter given. And my step-dad fears her. He really should, in this case.
Rick Santorum is weirder than I thought. He actually finds professional wrestling to be titillating http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/16/1075097/-Rick-Santorum-as-pro-wrestling-lobbyist-Yeah-that-happened-
His anti-porn campaign probably stems from the fact that the one time in his life he saw a naked hoo-ha he peed his pants in terror.
the fugitive uterus
way to go, Jan! way to pay back all those women’s advocates who fought for the right for you to run for office and be a sucky governor with the manners of a trailer-park hag
Am I the only person thinking that the next thing the Republicans are going to come up with is a red hot poker inserted into the vagina prior to an abortion? Because that is the way they are going folks.
I’m glad it’s your Mom’s genes running through your body politic :>)
the fugitive uterus
maybe the whole point is just to stun our consciousness and sensibility into silence. just lay down and put an Excedrin between your knees.
@Ben Franklin: Well, I was adopted. ;) And I hate her idiotic stance on the War on Drugs (although I think she’s moderated her reefer madness BS – she’s a schoolteacher and 62 so she’s not exactly a flaming lefty)
But on this, oh yes – go mom.
@the fugitive uterus:
I heart your name, just saying.
here’s how they get elected… no one says anything about this stuff on the local news and when by chance it is on, you get 30 to 45 seconds, no depth and that is devoid of analysis.
@David Koch: Thanks for the screensaver.
@the fugitive uterus: I don’t know where to begin:
The person you quoted? – ABL (WIN)
Your response (WIN)
or your nick (extra credit WIN)
Where would you like your internetz delivered?
Yeah. Remember how mad they all got when he said that? So mean! But then it was true. Who knew?
the fugitive uterus
meet my friend, Vagina Incognito :)
Mike in NC
I drove through Arizona when the Navy transferred me from San Diego to Norfolk. Luckily I had a full gas tank and didn’t have to stop.
@General Stuck (Bravo Nope Zero):
Correlation is not causation. We’re seeing the violent death throes of a vile movement; they’re fighting to remain relevant for just a few election cycles longer and lock in as much of their agenda while they can. Obama’s election was just the harbinger of their eventual demise, not the cause.
@the fugitive uterus: hahahahahaha. brilliant.
@lamh35: i wouldn’t recommend it.
Ohio beats Michigan!
@Roger Moore: co-sign
@Raven: Duke’s about to say Goodnight!!
@Roger Moore: There are options before causation that are still active in nature. Accelerant rather than simple harbinger might serve.
Lehigh over DOOOOOOOOOOOOK BABY!!!!!!!!
@Corner Stone: Say Goodnight Gracie!
@Corner Stone: I’m on it like a duck on a june bug. PIP, computer and the iPad, I’m wired!
@gaz: No, not all the folks with ladyparts. I’ve got a cousin in Alabama I just went round and round with over Roy Moore getting the chief justice seat again. OK, he’s just got the GOP nomination for it, but that means he’s the guy in November. For Christ’s sake, the Democratic nominee is some lunatic that called for summary execution of five or 10 illegals so that the rest of them would get the hint. Oh, how she laughed at how intolerant I the mighty liberal was of Roy Moore.
And the thing is, I know she’s old enough to have known women who damaged or killed themselves with do-it-yourself abortions back in the day. My mother knew one girl in her class who died after attempting an abortion. And, yes, in the best Alabama tradition, the baby was fathered by her own church-going dad.
You know, I’ve never asked this cousin her opinion of abortion. So I really shouldn’t say until I do. But she’s hopped up on enough Republican Jesus crack to think sensibly about any of it. She says she didn’t vote for Roy Moore (there were two other GOP candidates that split the sensible vote). But she scoffed at calling that Wallace-wannabe a theocrat. So there’s really no telling. I do know that there are plenty of women who don’t have an ounce of sympathy for anyone facing a decision of an abortion and would celebrate the day Planned Parenthood closed its doors forever, and I wouldn’t put it past this dear cousin of mine, bless her lil ole heart.
I want some of whatever calming drug the coach of Lehigh is taking.
Duke not only goes down, but gives up 2 breakaway dunks in the last 45 seconds or so.
Same as with NSU; Lehigh deserved it, but Duke helped them out an awful lot.
@The Dangerman: The first one was a total sucker play, I used to have my 4th graders run it.
Some serious bracket busting shiz going down today. Two 15’s beat #2’s? Upsets all over the place.
Like 5 upsets so far today.
If you haven’t looked it up yet, this bullet point from the Wikipedia article might be of interest:
Both were brain cramps by Duke (the second was almost forgivable given the scramble); really surprised given Duke is always fundamentally sound with their D.
I understand some people love Detroit’s team; Kansas may be shitting their shorts right about now.
@Corner Stone: I’m in in a went to a calcutta for the tourney but couldn’t afford to bid. It has a $10K pool and it pays %5 to the highest seed upset. Tie breaker is point differential. How’d you like to have had Norfolk State and still NOT win? wow
@The Dangerman: Fuck those arrogant motherfuckers, K, the team and Dicky V!
General Stuck (Bravo Nope Zero)
I’m stunned, Lehigh beat Duke. who the fuck is Lehigh, poor burnsy, somebody keep an I on him for awhile, so as he don’t hurt hiself.
Hope those with NSU didn’t spend their “sure” winnings in the 2 hours it took to have it disappear to ether. I would have counted it as close to a sure thing as possible (read: I would have spent the money already).
ETA: MSU isn’t exactly blowing out their 16 (yet); wouldn’t THAT be hell (isn’t going to happen, but clearly it’s one of those nights; odd thing was, yesterday was as close to staying to form as I can recall, but today is over the top madness).
@The Dangerman: With a 10 grand pool the dough doesn’t get distributed till after the tourney but I hear ya.
@General Stuck (Bravo Nope Zero): They’re a basketball team that played with no fear. Like Eddie Biedenbach from NC Asheville said last night “Syracuse is better than us but they weren’t tonight”.
@Raven: No way! Where’s burnsy to take his licks?
@arguingwithsignposts: He’s probably in the fucking library!
Mufuckers moved the hoop upstream.
General Stuck (Bravo Nope Zero)
Well, I won’t argue with parsing harbinger versus cause, due to them all being mixed in together. I did say Obama wasn’t really the proximate cause, but the black straw that broke the elephants back, if you didn’t read that far into my comment.
A better word might be ‘catalyst’, the same way GWB was a catalyst for causing the GOP movement to collapse in on itself maybe faster than it would have otherwise. But you still won’t convince Obama being black, on top of everything else is not speeding along the supernova we are seeing, and adding another layer of ultra nuttery to the wingnut cake.
Plus, that is compounded by his success over pulling off HCR, that has really made them terrified, and with them, that always comes out as crazy. I think Obama being black is for real a harbinger of things to come, that the GOP cannot control, in the form of minority demographics, toward whittling away the white majority. In the end, I agree, they are reacting to that fact of American life, along our road to purgatory
General Stuck (Bravo Nope Zero)
I wished I had watched it, but was busy doing some cleaning. I do love it when the little guy knocks down Goliath (though not so much if UK), and double fun when it is the prissy Blue Devils,
Ok, girls are on a weekend trip and the boy just asked “what the hell is up with all of these ultrasound laws?” An hour and a half later, we’ve gone through the exhaustive history of abortion and RvW, the politics of abortion, and why the GOP is getting away with this shit (sorta). And also why as a white male, he’s never going to understand what it’s like to have laws like these, or voting ID laws, or so on directed at him. His interests will always be advanced. There will always be tons of people that look like him in Congress to make sure nobody shits on him.
He can’t vote until 2016, but you’ve got another ally.
@General Stuck (Bravo Nope Zero): Heh, that’s pretty much all they know how to do, so far as I can tell: React.
Pretty much what being a reactionary is all about.
I say, keep reacting! ratchet up the crazy until no person with an IQ north of the character in Flowers for Algernon could deny that these people are unhinged.
So I’ll stand by and wave the pompoms – not that I won’t also do anything and everything in my very limited power (short of violence) to keep them out of office.
Via the commenters at Little Green Footballs:
Barry Goldwater’s wife Peggy was one of the founders of Planned Parenthood Arizona, and was its first president.
Today’s GOP ran out of excuses a long time ago. But I don’t have to tell you all that.
PLH in NYC
I am beginning to think that the entire GOP is just trying to wreck the joint either (1) because the apocalypse is coming and hey it’s fun to spew your venom or (2) because it will take so long for the Dems to clean it up that the GOP will be able to blame the Dems for being so incompetent at fixing a broken health care system and they are betting that the voting public is so apathetic and/or stupid that they won’t remember who wrecked the joint in the first place. And remember how slow to point out the truth the Dems have been for 30 years.
The older white male id has been unleashed and it’s really kind of amazing to witness its manifestation in the world, but it’s also just really pathetic. Conservative men are terrified of everything. They’re pathetic. The whole deal is that they need to be able to kick down and kiss up, and the kick down-ees are all saying fuck you asshole. We’re witnessing the death throes of the bullying class. Good riddance fucktards.
@Martin: That gives me hope. Nice work raising the boy.
@Martin: thank you.
Kittehs to the rescue
Let’s see: half of the population are women. Less than half of the population votes. Seems to me there’s a very simple solution.
Republicans hate blacks and Latins because they want to keep them at the bottom of the socioeconomic pile and don’t appreciate evidence like Obama that they won’t stay down.
Republicans hate women because women now constitute the majority of college enrollment and have rising proportions of important professions? Republicans hate women because women won’t stay in their place? Is that basically it?
I think you nailed it right there.
Thank you, Martin.
I find it interesting that Dan Stec has been touting his status as a recently minted 46er to show that he is learning about Adirondack issues.