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travors:

A Verkhovna Rada fight worthy of Da Vinci. (via)

Quite true.

travors:

A Verkhovna Rada fight worthy of Da Vinci. (via)

Quite true.

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Well… this seems topical.

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Senator Wendy Davis is a fucking badass.
There’s this bill that they are trying to pass in Texas that would make it illegal to get any abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and would make it very difficult for abortion centers to continue doing what they do. Governor Rick Perry has already said that if the bill makes it to his desk, he will sign it. And Wendy Davis said fuck no that is not happening.
So she’s filibustering it. That means she asked to talk on the subject at 11:18 this morning, and if she can continue talking about abortion until 11:59 tonight, the bill won’t reach Governor Perry, and they would have to start all over with the bill next time they meet- 2 years from now.
But Wendy has to keep talking. She can’t pause for even a minute, not for food or a sip of water or to go to the bathroom or sit down. She can’t even lean up against anything, or she’s out. So she’s wearing motherfucking PINK NIKE TENNIS SHOES in the middle of the state senate.
She also has to continue talking about the topic. She sent out tweets an other messages last night asking for anyone and everyone’s abortion story, and received a shit load of answers. Her staff is still collecting them, and she’s reading them aloud to the senate. Not only is she making this bill impossible to pass, she may just change some minds while she’s at it.
This is history, guys. Wendy Davis is a motherfucking badass, and we are watching it happen.

if anyone wants to watch the livestream of it, i found it here. it’s still going on for the next few hours

I have nothing but admiration for the strength of her convictions.

brain-food:

Senator Wendy Davis is a fucking badass.

There’s this bill that they are trying to pass in Texas that would make it illegal to get any abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and would make it very difficult for abortion centers to continue doing what they do. Governor Rick Perry has already said that if the bill makes it to his desk, he will sign it. And Wendy Davis said fuck no that is not happening.

So she’s filibustering it. That means she asked to talk on the subject at 11:18 this morning, and if she can continue talking about abortion until 11:59 tonight, the bill won’t reach Governor Perry, and they would have to start all over with the bill next time they meet- 2 years from now.

But Wendy has to keep talking. She can’t pause for even a minute, not for food or a sip of water or to go to the bathroom or sit down. She can’t even lean up against anything, or she’s out. So she’s wearing motherfucking PINK NIKE TENNIS SHOES in the middle of the state senate.

She also has to continue talking about the topic. She sent out tweets an other messages last night asking for anyone and everyone’s abortion story, and received a shit load of answers. Her staff is still collecting them, and she’s reading them aloud to the senate. Not only is she making this bill impossible to pass, she may just change some minds while she’s at it.

This is history, guys. Wendy Davis is a motherfucking badass, and we are watching it happen.

if anyone wants to watch the livestream of it, i found it here. it’s still going on for the next few hours

I have nothing but admiration for the strength of her convictions.

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If it’s no surprise, why is this breaking?

If it’s no surprise, why is this breaking?

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Whedon on Romney.

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So… about that local parcour and urban survival group…

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legitimate rape

I read about this in the Australian news today. I don’t even know where to begin.

Does he think there’s a switch in your body that goes “Far out, is this rape? Is it legitimate rape. Let’s see. Did the human consciousness I’m attached to say ‘no’ when she really means ‘yes’? I’m not sure. Well… actually, she seemed like she really meant it. Right then, blocking all reproductive operations now!”

Is this the state of the American education system? That a man his age has nfi how the human body works?  Or did he completely skive off during the human biology bits? Does he also think that virgins can’t get pregnant when they have sex for the first time?

And he said he was advised this by doctors. Which doctors? Can we have their names so that we can ensure they never practice ever again?

amandapalmer:

“It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Akin said, referring to conception following a rape. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.”

-representative todd akin on abortion in the case of rape.


whole article here:

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-rep-todd-akin-no-pregnancy-from-legitimate-rape-20120819,0,7447581.story

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suitep:

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lawful:

shakinbacon:

apoplecticskeptic:

Listen to the new President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins — a noted intellectual, having written two volumes of poetry — unleash his wrath on talk show host Tea Party mouthpiece Michael Graham.

Yay, Ireland!

I wish more politicians included “Wanker!” in their debates.

Fucking awesome.


Oh, snap.

EPIC BURN

This was beautiful.

What a wonderful rant.

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themattsmith:

davidkendall:

golden-notebook:

We Stopped Dreaming (by lhite)

Neil deGrasse Tyson killed it on last Friday’s Bill Maher talking about the defunding of the space program:

“First of all, let’s clarify what the NASA budget is. Do you realize that the $850 billion dollar bailout, that sum of money is greater than the entire 50-year running budget of NASA?

And so when someone says, “We don’t have enough money for this space probe,” I’m asking, no, it’s not that you don’t have enough money, it’s that the distribution of money that you’re spending is warped in some way that you are removing the only thing that gives people something to dream about tomorrow.

You remember the 60s and 70s. You didn’t have to go more than a week before there’s an article in Life magazine, “The Home of Tomorrow,” “The City of Tomorrow,” “Transportation of Tomorrow”. All of that ended in the 1970s. After we stopped going to the Moon, it all ended. We stopped dreaming.

And so I worry that the decision that Congress makes doesn’t factor in the consequences of those decisions on tomorrow. Tomorrow’s gone. They’re playing for the quarterly report, they’re playing for the next election cycle, and that is mortgaging the actual future of this nation, and the rest of the world is going to pass us by.”

To plan for the future, we not only have to envision it, but we have to at least make attempts — even if they fail — to achieve it.  We don’t anymore.

That’s where you’re wrong.  De-prioritizing education and the arts, encouraging and facilitating corporate greed, ensuring that the rich get richer at any cost, engaging in ill-advised and costly wars, holding the nation’s economy hostage in order to force an idealogical agenda… that IS planning for the future.  It’s just not the future you or I want.

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rachelinbrooklyn:

The Look, NYTimes

Just like the flashcard bit of Lie to Me.

rachelinbrooklyn:

The Look, NYTimes

Just like the flashcard bit of Lie to Me.

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France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy welcomes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prior to a meeting of Group of Eight powers, on March 14, 2011 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (Getty)




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Lovely candid shot.

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France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy welcomes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prior to a meeting of Group of Eight powers, on March 14, 2011 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (Getty)

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Lovely candid shot.

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