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cartoonpolitics:

sounds reasonable ..

ryking:

Bob Englehart, “The Health Care Games.”

probed

  • Woman: Can I have birth control?
  • Government: No.
  • Woman: I got pregnant because I didn't have birth control and I don't want the fetus. Can I have an abortion?
  • Government: No.
  • Woman: I gave birth to my child but since I wasn't expecting it, I can't afford daycare. Can I have help paying for it?
  • Government: No.
  • Woman: Well, why can't I have birth control?
  • Government: Because. Sex isn't for recreation.
  • Woman: It can help regulate my period and benefit me in other ways.
  • Government: Too bad.
  • Man: For no reason other than for recreational sex, may I have birth control?
  • Government: Do you have a penis?
  • Man: YES, YES I DO!!
  • Government: WELL HOWDY, VALID CITIZEN. You can buy condoms by the dozens. Here, here's a pack of special condom for "His Pleasure." Oooh, these come in different colours and flavours. Here, try these. They have ribs on them. And this one glows in the dark!! LOL OMG DICK LIGHTSABER!!
  • Government: But seriously, you're a man. You can do what ever you want.
  • Woman: But-
  • Government: Shut up, you sinning, freeloading hussy.

lafix:

This is Marie Colvin. She was a war correspondent who died in Syria the other day covering a story the Syrian government doesn’t want told.

Just look at her.

She personifies everything I idealized when I was young. Living a life of adventure in pursuit of the story. She was a journalist and…

cartoonpolitics:

men in suits know whats best for wimmins .. stands to reason ..

cartoonpolitics:

reference .. Arizona’s loony-toon right-wing legislators are at it again. Their most pressing concern for law-making in these times of grim economic hardship ? Allowing guns on campus. Of course.  I mean, what could possibly go wrong ?

cartoonpolitics:

but then logic was never really one of the GOP’s strong-points ..

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theworldisconfused:

My job in Private Equity was to implement legal structures specifically to exploit the Carried Interest tax loophole. (I did not know what I was getting into when I took the job.)
My old boss, Leon Black, was taxed at around 17% despite being worth $3.5 Billion and despite earning hundreds of millions of dollars a year. It really is one of the most ridiculous features of our tax code and it needs to come to an end.
Private Equity does not contribute to our economy in any way. All they really do is buy corporations off the stock market, extract as much money as they can, and then sell it back to the public markets or sell it to a differ PE firm. Most of the time it’s destructive as jobs are lost or degraded and otherwise viable corporations are pushed into bankruptcy.
PE bosses like to threaten to pack their bags and go elsewhere if the tax code is changed. I say let them go. Our economy would be better without them.

theworldisconfused:

My job in Private Equity was to implement legal structures specifically to exploit the Carried Interest tax loophole. (I did not know what I was getting into when I took the job.)

My old boss, Leon Black, was taxed at around 17% despite being worth $3.5 Billion and despite earning hundreds of millions of dollars a year. It really is one of the most ridiculous features of our tax code and it needs to come to an end.

Private Equity does not contribute to our economy in any way. All they really do is buy corporations off the stock market, extract as much money as they can, and then sell it back to the public markets or sell it to a differ PE firm. Most of the time it’s destructive as jobs are lost or degraded and otherwise viable corporations are pushed into bankruptcy.

PE bosses like to threaten to pack their bags and go elsewhere if the tax code is changed. I say let them go. Our economy would be better without them.

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early-onset-of-night:

OUR ABORTION WAS DIFFERENT: WHEN THE ANTI-CHOICE CHOOSERick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and likely presidential candidate, wants all abortions outlawed. He has even said that abortion providers should be “criminally charged.” Clearly, his compassion for zygotes, fetuses, and other squishy, jelly-like substances not fully alive is without question. When it comes to actual human beings, however, there is some doubt. He voted to cut every social and welfare program that came before him as senator, and not just those helping women and girls, but those helping the poor, immigrants, children in general, and, of course, education.Mr. Santorum doesn’t hate all people, however. As a Republican, he loves rich people, white people, business people, and Christians. The real Americans, he calls them. There’s one other person he loves, too: his wife, Karen Santorum.He loves her so much, in fact, that in 1997 when she became seriously ill during the 2nd trimester of her pregnancy, he didn’t want her to die.In the 19th week of her pregnancy, Karen discovered during a routine exam that the fetus she was carrying had a fatal defect and was going to die inside of her. A long-shot surgery was performed that required cutting directly into the womb. It carried a high risk of infection and was performed not to save the fetus, but to reduce Karen’s complications while she attempted to go full term.Two days later, she became severely feverish. She was rushed to the hospital and placed on intravenous antibiotics, which reduced her fever and bought her some time, but could not eliminate the source of infection: the fetus.Karen was going to die if her pregnancy was not ended, if the fetus was not removed from her body. So, at 20 weeks, one month before what doctors consider ‘viability’, labor was artificially induced and the infected fetus was delivered. It died shortly thereafter.They named it Gabriel Michael Santorum.The event is obviously tragic, especially for Karen, who, like her husband, opposes any and all forms of abortion, even when it saves a woman’s life. As her fever subsided, she realized what was happening and asked for drugs to stop the labor, saying, “We’re not inducing labor. That’s abortion. No way.” But it was too late.Today, hindsight being 20/20, Karen says she would have authorized the procedure after all, justifying the saving of her own life by explaining that her other children would have lost a mother.Indeed.The procedure, whereby labor is induced to remove the fetus before it has any chance of surviving on its own, is considered by Mr. Santorum to be a ‘partial-birth abortion’, and he is correct. He also personally authorized one to save his wife, whom he loves.Mr. Santorum is opposed to any and all forms of abortion. Incest? Too bad. Rape? Too bad. Twelve years old? Too bad. Wife, mother, daughter, lover, friend dying? Too bad.This hypocrite needs to be kept out of all elective offices for the rest of his life.“Abortion in any form is wrong,” said Santorum in 2000, three years after the tragedy. “Except for my wife. If your wife’s life was at stake and the only thing that could save her was an abortion, well, too bad. Your wife will have to die. It was different with my wife. You see, I love her. I don’t even know your wife’s name.”share on Facebooksources: Raw Story, New Yorker, NOW, Our Silver Blog
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early-onset-of-night:

OUR ABORTION WAS DIFFERENT: WHEN THE ANTI-CHOICE CHOOSE

Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and likely presidential candidate, wants all abortions outlawed. He has even said that abortion providers should be “criminally charged.” Clearly, his compassion for zygotes, fetuses, and other squishy, jelly-like substances not fully alive is without question. When it comes to actual human beings, however, there is some doubt. He voted to cut every social and welfare program that came before him as senator, and not just those helping women and girls, but those helping the poor, immigrants, children in general, and, of course, education.

Mr. Santorum doesn’t hate all people, however. As a Republican, he loves rich people, white people, business people, and Christians. The real Americans, he calls them. There’s one other person he loves, too: his wife, Karen Santorum.

He loves her so much, in fact, that in 1997 when she became seriously ill during the 2nd trimester of her pregnancy, he didn’t want her to die.

In the 19th week of her pregnancy, Karen discovered during a routine exam that the fetus she was carrying had a fatal defect and was going to die inside of her. A long-shot surgery was performed that required cutting directly into the womb. It carried a high risk of infection and was performed not to save the fetus, but to reduce Karen’s complications while she attempted to go full term.

Two days later, she became severely feverish. She was rushed to the hospital and placed on intravenous antibiotics, which reduced her fever and bought her some time, but could not eliminate the source of infection: the fetus.

Karen was going to die if her pregnancy was not ended, if the fetus was not removed from her body. So, at 20 weeks, one month before what doctors consider ‘viability’, labor was artificially induced and the infected fetus was delivered. It died shortly thereafter.

They named it Gabriel Michael Santorum.

The event is obviously tragic, especially for Karen, who, like her husband, opposes any and all forms of abortion, even when it saves a woman’s life. As her fever subsided, she realized what was happening and asked for drugs to stop the labor, saying, “We’re not inducing labor. That’s abortion. No way.” But it was too late.

Today, hindsight being 20/20, Karen says she would have authorized the procedure after all, justifying the saving of her own life by explaining that her other children would have lost a mother.

Indeed.

The procedure, whereby labor is induced to remove the fetus before it has any chance of surviving on its own, is considered by Mr. Santorum to be a ‘partial-birth abortion’, and he is correct. He also personally authorized one to save his wife, whom he loves.

Mr. Santorum is opposed to any and all forms of abortion. Incest? Too bad. Rape? Too bad. Twelve years old? Too bad. Wife, mother, daughter, lover, friend dying? Too bad.

This hypocrite needs to be kept out of all elective offices for the rest of his life.

“Abortion in any form is wrong,” said Santorum in 2000, three years after the tragedy. “Except for my wife. If your wife’s life was at stake and the only thing that could save her was an abortion, well, too bad. Your wife will have to die. It was different with my wife. You see, I love her. I don’t even know your wife’s name.”

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