Here’s my calico,the cat who hears the call of wild, on a bench out back.
A lawmaker in this unfortunate backwater (population almost ten million) has introduced a bill that would criminalize miscarriages and make abortion completely illegal. (Last year the same lawmaker–elected by the people!–proposed calling rape and domestic violence victims “accusers.”) Miscarriages and abortions could be punishable by death: any “prenatal murder” in the words of the bill, including “human involvement” in a miscarriage, would be a felony and carry a penalty of life in prison or death.
This is a place where 82% of the population follow the dominant religion (supposedly one of peace, love, and forgiveness), only 3% are “other,” and 13% identify as not religious.
If you guessed Georgia, the Peach State, setting of the novel Deliverance, you are right! Mother Jones has the story here, and Tiger Beatdown has an excellent take on it here.
Saw this somewhere or other on the wide internet this morning and couldn’t resist posting it.
That’s crazy, man. What a world we’re living in. Thank goodness the guy got away.
I posted this clip a few years back and it was removed from the video sharing site, but now it’s back and I’m giving it another try. I think most people gave up on the idea of copyright/intellectual property etc on the internet. Plus anyway, it’s only 13 seconds long.
If you’ve never visited Damn You Auto Correct, you’re missing an awesome chance to laugh out loud. After a few pages of these I have tears in my eyes and I can’t breathe for laughing.
I’d like to be a cat behaviorist and explore the question: Why can’t cats resist sitting in boxes? Why do cats curl up in sinks and bags? Why does a cat sit on the only piece of paper on a wide open floor?
The right-wing propaganda machine got cranked up to 11 in the hopes of demonizing the Muslim Brotherhood among Americans, presumably to damage President Obama’s reelection chances, since Americans sure can’t vote on the new Egyptian government.
So a couple poor interns are having to expand their rarely-taxed brains and learn the difference between the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Jazeera, just for propaganda purposes. Up until now Al Jazeera has equaled Al Qaeda in their atrophied minds. I hate to look, but undoubtedly they’ve been all over the MB entry at Wikipedia, adding made-up quotes and figures. Be prepared for some previously-obscure Christian pastors to say some really, mind-bogglingly stupid stuff about the MB in the coming days.
To see a couple brand new hit jobs on the MB and Obama, check out these two posts at MyRightWingDad.net.
Fw: Obama wants radical muslim brotherhood in new egyptian government
and Fw: Obama advice
The latter is a cartoon. And stay and look at the rest of the archive. You sure won’t think racism is dead in America after that.