The GOPocrisy of Michigan Republicans – calling women c–ts and whores is okay, mentioning vaginas gets them censured
INOKIYAR*On the heels of the now-national story of Michigan legislators being banned from speaking for mentioning the words "vagina" and "vasectomies", it's worth having a look back into the ancient history of earlier this year. Why? Because they are guilty of far more egregious behavior toward women than having their sensibilities offended by all of these "v" words. And then some.
Powerful women are powerfulA newly formed group called the Michigan Women's Power Assembly is kicking off tomorrow with a daylong meeting in Detroit. Their focus is to "broaden and update the women's movement and tackle public policy assaults on women's rights. The event will take place this Saturday, June 16th from 8 am to 5 pm on the campus of Wayne State University at the McGregor Conference Center and is open to the public. Registration is $20 and includes lunch and childcare. Scholarships are available. Register at www.miwomenspowerassembly.com. More information after the jump.
"Don’t let anybody tell you that the challenges we face right now are beyond our ability to solve."President Barack Obama visited Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio yesterday to talk about the two completely different views he and Romney have about how to create jobs and grow the economy. Click HERE for read the entire speech or watch the video.
The Republican War on Women, Michigan-styleAri Adler, spokesperson for Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger, sent a letter to the Capitol press corp saying the Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer and Democratic House Representative Barb Byrum threw "temper tantrums" on the House floor this week. That's what Republican men call it, I guess, when female legislators dare to speak out. Much more GOPocrisy more after the jump.
This is part 2 of my photoblog on Netroots Nation. Click HERE to see part one. Feel free to use the photos below for non-commercial uses. The only requirement is that you leave my watermark on them and that you send me a note letting us know where you posted them. You can use the contact link at the top of the page. Lots of photos after the jump.
A fool and his money...How does this make sense? Aetna Insurance company inadvertently revealed that it has donated $10 million to two groups, the US Chamber of Commerce and the American Action Network in 2011. Both groups are actively fighting the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare".) But the insurance industry LOVES the ACA? Why? Because the individual mandate part of it ensures them a giant pool of money. Oops.
It's all fine until it happens to youAs Republicans across the country move toward privatizing absolutely everything that isn't nailed down, one Republican Township Supervisor in Michigan is decidedly NOT happy about the privatization of a prison in his municipality. Details after the jump.
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