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January 28, 2016

Way to go, Ohio!!!!

Today, the GENIUSES in the Ohio Senate passed HB 294, defunding Planned Parenthood ... vote 22 to 8. See, the great minds in the Ohio Legislature think that "other agencies" (you know, like FOOD BANKS) can provide health care to women.

The Guardian covered this legislation in November:

Ohio abortion foes are taking aim at $1.3m Planned Parenthood uses to conduct STI and HIV tests, and infant mortality reduction programs to supplement the state’s troubled healthcare system.

A state with one of the WORST infant mortality rates in the nation is CUTTING FUNDING to programs designed to reduce infant mortality.

The only hope is that our illustrious governor (who really, really thinks he will make an awesome-sauce president) will veto this moronic piece of legislation.

I just love, love, love it when our state looks like total idiots to the rest of the nation.

You can read the Guardian article here: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/19/ohio-pro-life-senators-planned-parenthood-defund
January 4, 2016

Thought you would enjoy this

With all the hysteria on DU about Bernie being awesome and Hillary being the equivalent to the anti-Christ (there are days when I despair that this really is a DEMOCRATIC forum), this new post from Charlie Pierce's Esq Politics Blog kind of hit the spot:

As all good, authentic progressives know, there only is one thing to do in the election year just dawning upon us. You vote for Bernie Sanders in your state's primary election and then, if (somehow) he is not nominated, you pack up your outrage and sit out the general election, so that someone like Ted Cruz gets elected and proceeds to Heighten The Contradictions. The reason for this is that There Would Be No Real Difference between President Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Tailgunner Ted Cruz and that, after four (or eight) years of the latter, the country will be ready to elect progressive heroes all over the country, and to put Unicorn J. Sparklepony into the White House.

My favorite is Unicorn J. Sparklepony.

That is one of my many concerns as I visit DU. The Bernie folks are out of control in their hatred of Hillary. Bottom line: We need to elect DEMOCRATS from president to senator to representative to governor to state reps to mayors and even dog catchers. Charlie Pierce is so right. One major party in the US is suffering from prion disease. It should no longer be in power. And when Progressives create circular firing squads, we don't help matters any.

We all need to repeat over and over: Supreme Court justices ...

Here is the full article: [link:http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a40922/scalia-religious-freedom-speech/|

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