The sales numbers are in for Christine O’Donnell’s book, and they aren’t good. O’Donnell managed to sell only 700 copies beyond the 1,500 bought by her “supporters” read PACs and organizations in Delaware.
So sad. I miss her witchcraft and unused pussy. They make great jokes.
Pastor Mike compares atheists to “convicted sex offenders , ex-convicts , terrorist cells , hate groups like the KKK , skinheads , radical Islamists , etc..”
My name is Pvt. Snafu, I’m new in the neighborhood, I don’t believe in Gawd and am required by law to tell you so.
lolwut? I just love how the Christians who love to compare atheists to Nazis and Hitler are the same kind of Christians who seem to not mind using the very same techniques employed by said Nazis. It is so amusing, in a disheartening sort of way.
If you work hard for a living, you can thank a liberal for:
The 8-hour workday, overtime pay, and the federal minimum wage (Fair Labor Standards Act, 1938). Labor activists started calling for an 8-hour day in 1836; Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the above provisions into law for many workers more than a century later.
If you or someone you love serves in the military, you can thank a liberal for:
The G.I. Bill of Rights, first enacted in 1944 under FDR, which provides funds for military veterans to receive education/training, started unemployment compensation for veterans, and facilitates loans for returning veterans to buy homes and start businesses.
If you are a member for an under-represented group often attacked by the (ever-fading) white male majority, you can thank a liberal for:
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, enacted under Lyndon B. Johnson, which outlawed major forms of discrimination against blacks and women, including racial segregation and unfair voter registration requirements.
If you plan on getting old and/or sick some day, you can thank a liberal for:
The Social Security Act, enacted for limited recipients in 1935 under FDR and expanded under Harry Truman and LBJ, which helps ensure that people who are too old or infirm to work can still access basic necessities.
Medicare, which provides greatly subsidized health care to retirees. Medicare was signed into law in 1965 by LBJ as an amendment to the Social Security Act.
If you drink water, you can thank a liberal for:
The Clean Water Act, first enacted under Truman in 1948 (the Federal Water Pollution Control Act) and expanded under Jimmy Carter in 1977. The 1977 amendments created a greater structure for regulating pollutants contaminating U.S. waters and gave the EPA authority to implement pollution control programs.
If you’ve ever had a baby or a sick family member and didn’t want to choose between caring for them or losing your job, you can thank a liberal for:
The Family and Medical Leave Actof 1993 (signed into law under Bill Clinton), which allows employees who have worked for an employer for at least 1 year to take up to 12 weeks of leave for a family illness, birth or adoption within each 12 month period. Employers must apply accrued sick or vacation time to the worker’s family/medical leave and compensate workers for that time.
If you grew up in a rural area and enjoyed 20th century conveniences, you can thank a liberal for:
The Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (FDR), which provided federal loans for the installation of electricity in rural areas of the U.S.
Yes, But ‘What Have You Done for Me Lately’ – 10 Reasons to Thank Obama
Is Obama the idealized leader many hoped he’d be? No. Has the Obama administration accomplished more in two years than most Presidents have in two terms? Yes. Here are just some of the strides Obama and liberals made from 2009-2010 before Republicans gained control of the House:
If you or someone you love plans to go to college (and you’re not rich), you can thank a liberal for:
If you realize fossil fuels are ruining the environment, precipitating violent storms and bound to run out sometime this century – and you support the development of sustainable, clean energy, you can thank a liberal for:
If you have credit cards or loans and don’t enjoy getting ripped off, you can thank a liberal for:
The Credit Card Holders’ Bill of Rights Actof 2009, which banned underhanded and predatory practices by credit card companies and provided new consumer protections, as well as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (formed under the 2010 Wall Street Reform), which seeks solely to educate and protect consumers from unfair and predatory practices by financial institutions. Its goal is to make sure prices are clear up front, that risks are visible, and that nothing deceptive or abusive is buried in fine print.
If you or someone you love might need comprehensive medical treatment without wanting to get screwed over, you can thank a liberal for:
Health Care Reform(aka ObamaCare, aka Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010), which forbids health insurance companies from canceling coverage when a person gets sick, from refusing to cover preexisting conditions, and from imposing lifetime limits on medical care. The bill also established federal subsidies to decrease the price of health insurance (families of four earning up to $88,000 are eligible) and initiated federal oversight of premium hikes.
If you or someone you love is disabled or part of the LGBT community, you can thank a liberal for:
The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which extends federal protection to victims who were attacked because of their gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Shepard and Byrd were murdered in 1998, the bill was first introduced in 2001, and it finally passed in 2009.
If you think American multi-national corporations should bear a bigger tax liability to help fund services for the people from whom they’re getting rich, you can thank a liberal for:
Funding the above education/Medicaid bill by reducing tax loopholes for companies making profits overseas. The bill was supported by the National Education Association and several workers’ unions; it was opposed by Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform and the Chamber of Commerce. Only one House Republican voted in favor of this bill.
If you or someone you love has a child for whom they can’t afford to purchase insurance, you can thank a liberal for:
If you or someone you love is dying or debilitated from a life-altering illness and you still want hope for a cure, you can thank a liberal for:
The end of the Stem Cell Research Ban,for which Obama takes full credit. He used an executive order in March 2009 to end former President George W. Bush’s ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Bachmann and Perry both have ties to Dominionism, a fringe far-right Christian movement. Since they both believe that they have the right to impose their religion on the rest of us via legislative fiat, perhaps it’s time we learned more about their rather odd, and extreme, version of “Christianity.”
Indiana State Rep. Phillip Hinkle, the anti-gay marriage Indiana Republican accused of offering to pay a young man he met over Craigslist for “a good time,” admits that he paid the man but contends that they didn’t do anything illicit — they just talked about “baseball and the view.”
Wow, me and my boyfriend talked about baseball and The View too!
In the US, we rely on the National Hurricane Center to forecast storms. The NHC is in turn a division of the National Weather Service, itself a part of the NOAA. Which, in the GOP’s 2011 budget bill, had its funding slashed by $1.2 billion from what was proposed in the president’s own budget bill, a bill that very notably included a $700 million increase over the previous year to cover needed upgrades to the satellites that gather the data that gets crunched in order to predict storms and weather in general.
During a town hall in South Carolina yesterday, Michele Bachmann warned that maintaining the Affordable Care Act would prevent the country from electing a Republican president since the law would eliminate limited government and conservative principles. […]
**You mean we might get rid of the Republicans for good AND get affordable health care at the same time?! Sounds like a great deal to me!!**
While 74 percent of Americans are worried about climate change, according to a March study, all but two of the Republican candidates for president have expressed skepticism about climate change. And while the Environmental Protection Agency was created four decades ago by a leading Republican, some of today’s GOP candidates want to strip it of authority or shut it down almost entirely . Records of some of the candidates show their stances aren’t just the stuff of campaign trail speeches.
You might think that at this moment, nobody would question the value of these services, you’d be wrong. Republican Congressman, Eric Cantor is warning that any money spent on Disaster Relief should be matched with Spending Cuts.
Now this is nothing new for Eric Cantor, he said the same thing in May when a tornado tore through Joplin, MO. killing 159 people and causing billions in damage.
We’re looking at ideology that is extreme. It distrusts even the most essential services that Government provides. Keeping people safe is the most important thing today. Politics aside, people are in danger’s way.
The internet yawned today as professional spin-doctress Maggie Srivastav unveiled a new site which is a complete rip-off of the gay-run Drudge Report called (wait for it…) The Maggie Report. Apart from “wacky news” about New York’s doughnut burger and a girl fined for saving a woodpecker Maggie’s also sprinkled in some anti-gay pellets like “A Semi-Defense of the Infamous Slavery Passage in the ‘Marriage Vow’ Pledge,” “Florida Teacher Suspended for Facebook Comment Opposing “Gay” Marriage,” and a link to the SLPC-certified hate group the Family Research Council!
Wow! A defense of slavery and a link to a hate-group? Tell us more!!
In an unusual scientific about-face, researchers at Northwestern University have found evidence that at least some men who identify themselves as bisexual are, in fact, sexually aroused by both women and men.
From NY Times
Ah, DUH!!!!! Dan Savage can SUCK IT!!!!
Now, only if scientists can find out why gay men are so bitchy sometimes.