4-6-2012

Top 5 regrets of the dying

Wisconsin’s ambitious governor manages to crap on women’s rights, health care and sex ed in a single day

Determined to turn Wisconsin into a colder, milk-producing Arizona, Tea Party puppet Walker signed four new bills into law on Thursday, but didn’t announce that they’d been signed until today as we’re headed into a nice mind-erasing weekend. Senate Bill 202 repeals Wisconsin’s equal pay law, effectively making it more difficult and expensive to women who are being discriminated against by their employers to file suit against them. Senate Bill 237 repeals the state’s comprehensive sex education law, replacing it with a curriculum that stresses abstinence over medically accurate information about, uh, sex. Senate Bill 306 further restricts abortion and adds criminal penalties to doctors in the state. And Senate Bill 92 bans private insurance coverage of abortion (government interference in private business? So much for that whole “let businesses be free to do whatever they want so help me God bless America capitalism Adam Smith no regulations” mantra of the Tea Party.)

To add insult to injury, Walker didn’t even have the balls to back up the move with a public appearance, or even a public statement on the matter. In fact, no one from his office has commented.

The dueling family portraits of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.  Both candidates are trying to hone their pitches to women in the face of polls that show Obama benefiting from an enormous gender gap.

Tell me again how racism is a thing of the past.  Dare ya.

This is Christian how?   Catholic church cuts funds to immigrant group because it doesn’t discriminate against gay people.

We are insane.  In 1981, there was 1 concealed weapon permit in Seminole County FL, where Trayvon Martin was killed. Today: 16,167.

The war on women  Creating a gender gap within the GOP?

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Kay Bailey Hutchison in criticizing the GOP’s push for legislation to restrict access to contraception and other basic health care services

The war on women  10 states with the most shocking anti-woman legislation.

Told you so!

A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) team has found that a sharp jump in earthquakes in America’s heartland appears to be linked to oil and natural gas drilling operations.

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