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how to make abortion rare

Comprehensive age appropriate sex ed, free contraceptives.

Separating sex from shame but teaching resposnsibility and self respect.
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Nov 12, 2013, 11:54 PM (25 replies)

The Media’s 2016 Presidential Fantasies

Political journalists are dreaming of a contest that’s just not there.

The professional left doesn’t know how to win. Scheiber quotes the co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, who says Clinton’s support from the financial industry could hurt her and “there’s very much a wait-and-see approach to Hillary among progressives.” And the PCCC should know, having co-branded itself with Warren with all the subtlety of a NASCAR driver showing off a new endorsement badge. The PCCC regularly asks supporters to stand with Warren on her new bank regulations; it sent members the senator’s response to the last State of the Union under the headline “Elizabeth Warren SOTU Awesomeness.”

The PCCC also endorses progressives against Democratic establishment candidates—and here, it doesn’t do so well. In the 2012 House race cycle, the PCCC endorsed against California’s Scott Peters, Connecticut’s Elizabeth Esty, and Illinois’ Brad Schneider. All of those Democrats won their primaries. This year the PCCC tried and failed to draft Montana’s former Gov. Brian Schweitzer into a Senate race, then endorsed a candidate for an open seat in Warren’s own Massachusetts. The PCCC’s candidate came in third place. The winner, Katherine Clark, was endorsed by the pro-female PAC Emily’s List.* And Emily’s List is now holding events in primary states, letting reporters know that it will repeat its 2008 endorsement if Hillary Clinton runs.

The point isn’t just that Hillary Clinton is the Democratic front-runner. No one doubts that; everyone’s a little bored by that. The point is that it’s risky, weak strategy to make a presidential primary the test kitchen for policy change. Conservatives learned this brutally in 1972 when they urged Ohio Rep. John Ashbrook to run against Richard Nixon. “What I fear is a dissipation of our strength,” wrote William F. Buckley to a friend. He was perceptive: Ashbrook won a wan 9.7 percent of the New Hampshire vote, and Nixon was emboldened to ignore the right.

Posted by arely staircase | Tue Nov 12, 2013, 07:03 PM (0 replies)

Incognito investigated last year for allegedly molesting woman with a golf club

He was accused of being drunk and "acting very inappropriate towards her," with the 34-year-old black woman going to police after Incognito refused to apologize after he "used his golf club to touch her by rubbing it up against her vagina, then up her stomach then to her chest. He then used the club to knock a pair of sunglasses off the top of her head. After that, he proceeded to lean up against her buttocks with his private parts as if dancing, saying 'Let it rain! Let it rain!' He finally finished his inappropriate behavior by emptying bottled water in her face."

The woman has declined to talk to reporters after signing a confidentiality agreement

Posted by arely staircase | Sat Nov 9, 2013, 06:26 PM (8 replies)

Miss Universe Pageant Tonight!!!

Does anyone give a shit?

I don't.

What are your thoughts on such pageants generally? I think they are an antiquated ceremonial objectification of women, surprisingly so even in a world in which objectification of women is common. I think they are crass and shallow even in a world in which crassness and shallowness are common.
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Nov 9, 2013, 05:01 PM (7 replies)

fucking fuck the fucking fuckers

adverb, verb, adjective, noun.
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Nov 4, 2013, 07:47 PM (27 replies)

Cuccinelli calls tomorrow 's vote a referendum

on Obamacare.

That's gonna leave a mark.
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Nov 4, 2013, 07:34 PM (10 replies)


America still can't accept Lady Gaga's bisexuality. Or anyone else's.
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Nov 4, 2013, 07:10 PM (61 replies)

NYT: Millions Eligible for Free Health Insurance Under ACA

People who fall just above the Medicaid qualifying income. Blue Cross also has some plans for 20-30 bucks a month

Posted by arely staircase | Mon Nov 4, 2013, 08:04 AM (5 replies)

Virginia Democrats please enlighten me.

What has led to the capital state of the confederacy turning purple? Obama won it twice. You are about to elect Bill Clinton's old fundraiser governor. What happened?
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Nov 3, 2013, 12:17 PM (5 replies)

this deserves it own op: atheists for jesus by richard dawkins

This argument about whether Jesus existed as a historical figure is pretty much settled among historians.


Posted by arely staircase | Sat Nov 2, 2013, 11:25 PM (4 replies)
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