While conservatives crow about self-declared socialists getting haircuts they are rather more tight-lipped about the Trump administration’s spending habits. Indeed, AOC responded to HairGate by tweeting a story about Mike Pence spending almost $600,000 in limo service for an unnecessary detour to Trump’s Irish resort in Doonbeg. You know, the one that was 181 miles away from Pence’s meetings in Dublin. “Mike Pence used *taxpayer funds* – not personal ones – to spend several thousand haircuts’ worth of public money on a visit to Trump golf courses,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “I wonder if Republicans care about corruption as much as they care about a woman’s cut & color.” I think we all know the answer to that question.
Twitter is a social media platform where the same men who demand women remove their headphones in public so they can “ask a quick question” go to demand women engage in impromptu public debates. In both cases, men are prone to throwing fits when women decline. On November 5, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be forced to appear in a Brooklyn court in order to explain the ways in which Twittermen feel entitled to a woman’s time to an apparently clueless judge.
The lawyer for the anonymous whistleblower has pointed to statements from Donald Trump as evidence of a threat against his client. Verbal rampages by the president against his opponents meanwhile show no sign of abating.
Efforts by the Agriculture Department to tighten eligibility for food stamps were greeted with a deluge of protests. The comment period ended Monday.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/09/23/us/politics/agriculture-department-food-stamp-purge.html
many times right-wing media and Trump attempt to claim otherwise. In reality, later abortions are those that happen after 20 weeks, and they are performed for many reasons including medical necessity or barriers to abortion access. As Dr. Kristyn Brandi explained to Vox, “Patients do not request abortion when they are in labor and doctors do not provide it.” She also noted that abortions that take place later in pregnancy make up “about 1 percent of all abortion care,” and that patients seek this care due to “some type of medical complication or their fetus was diagnosed with some type of genetic abnormality that makes their quality of life after they deliver really poor.” This isn’t the first time Trump has sourced his anti-abortion talking points from right-wing media. During his 2019 State of the Union Address, Trump repeated sensationalized misinformation about abortion measures in New York and Virginia, alleging that Democrats, “would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth.” Trump reiterated this talking point at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), declaring doctors “will execute the baby after birth.” Trump’s use of right-
Anger over Brexit was almost inevitable, but the government failed to keep a lid on it
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/29/it-is-open-season-for-political-thugs-and-the-tories-gave-them-the-pass
It can often seem like high-level officials in the Trump administration are competing over who can be be the biggest transphobic asshole. While Betsy DeVos appeared to be carrying the title for a time, noted bigot and Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is right up there with her. Lest we need a reminder, during a recent internal HUD meeting in San Francisco, Carson described trans women as “big, hairy men” and voiced concerns that they are trying to “infiltrate” women’s homeless shelters.
When the fraud of the Confirmation Hearing for Brett Kavanaugh was happening, there were those of us who knew that is was a crock. That he was a crock. That everything around the hearing smelled an…
A national union for the judges said the post “directly attacks sitting immigration judges with racial and ethnically tinged slurs.”
This nation proves daily to the world just how cowardly and bigoted they are…..democracy my ASS! I am not a fan of the state of Israel….they proved yet again that it is anything but a democracy. A state that steals, murders, and destroys anything they care to do….they arm a radical bunch of bastards to…
— Read on lobotero.com/2019/08/16/israel-is-afraid-of-a-couple-of-women/