“When lobbyists want something, when a giant oil company wants the Keystone pipeline, or when Citibank wants to blast a hole in Dodd-Frank, the Republicans move faster than lightning,” Warren said at a Capitol Hill news conference.

“But when it comes to things that will help families, the Republicans refuse to move.”

“If the Republicans won’t move, then we should move them out of the way,” she added.

Nice Try, Republicans! Smear Videos Helped RAISE Money For Planned Parenthood

Nice Try, Republicans! Smear Videos Helped RAISE Money For Planned Parenthood

After conservatives released a series of four highly controversial videos attacking women’s health organization Planned Parenthood for making profits from aborted fetal tissue, it seems that Planned Parenthood is having that last laugh. The first video featured a Planned Parenthood having a heavily doctored conversation to make it seem as though the organization was selling off the tissue of…

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Urging everyone to support the defunding of planned parenthood

PP receives over half a billion dollars in government funding each year. Libertarians and Conservatives can both agree that this kind of funding is completely and totally unnecessary. It is especially unethical given recent events of Planned Parenthood involving themselves in criminal activity. There is no question that they should be defunded.

Recent criminal activity: “A series of undercover videos allegedly show that Planned Parenthood uses the banned partial birth abortion procedure to harvest and sell the body parts of aborted children, including hearts, lungs, liver, and heads.”

You can watch the most recent video here.

Everyone should urge their state senator to vote to defund planned parenthood no matter what state you live in. The vote takes place this Monday (only two days left) so it is best that you email your state senator today or better yet call them.

The senators below especially need to be pushed to defund PP. So if you live in these states: Alaska, Maine, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, or West Virginia. EMAIL/CALL/TWEET your senator today. You live in a state where it is crucial to do so. Their twitter/numbers are below. 

REPUBLICANS

  1. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska): 202-224-6665, @LisaMurkowski
  2. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine): 202-224-2523, @SenatorCollins
  3. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois): 202-224-2854, @SenatorKirk

DEMOCRATS

  1. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana): 202-224-4814, @SenDonnelly
  2. Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-West Virginia): 202-224-3954, @Sen_JoeManchin
  3. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania): 202-224-6324, @SenBobCasey
  4. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota): 202-224-2043, @SenatorHeitkamp
On the Iranian treaty, the Republicans are carrying the water for another group of financiers. One is the so-called Israeli lobby, which in the last few years has dramatically shifted away from the Democrats to the Republicans. Major contributors, such as casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, are in strategic alliance with the rightwing Koch Brothers and Christian fundamentalist constituencies that until recently were openly anti-Semitic. Adelson alone contributed almost $100 million dollars to conservatives in the last presidential election, and will be putting up even more this time. Actually, the Iran accord is likely to be in the interest of the Israeli people. Its net effect will be to intensify the Shiite-Sunni conflict, diverting the energies of Middle Eastern Muslim countries away from their quarrel with Israel. But with some exceptions, the major American Jewish political funders take their cue from Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu, who has made a career of demonizing the Iranians, and is now, in effect, the de facto leader for foreign affairs of the Republican Party.
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Catholic Nun Explains Pro-Life In A Way That Will Stun Many (Especially Republican Lawmakers)
In one simple quote, Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B. sums up the hypocrisy of some in the 'pro-life' movement: "I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you ...

“I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.”

This quote applies well to many Republican lawmakers and anti-choice extremists who continue to introduce/pass misogynist laws restricting a woman’s reproductive rights. At the same time, the GOP works to shut down women’s health clinics, with a special vengeance towards Planned Parenthood (#StandWithPP). You don’t hear of these Right Wing anti-choice extremists adopting children from unplanned pregnancies. But you do hear of them cutting government programs like school lunches for children, cutting government financial and heath care aid to families who are homeless and/or in need, and blocking free college education. No, the goals of these hypocrites seem to be more about controlling women’s bodies and women’s futures.

Artic sea ice is disappearing, and we’re running out of time.

According to the Arctic Methane Emergency Group, a dangerous feedback loop has begun in the arctic.

As warming melts arctic sea ice methane pockets are released. This methane causes further warming, which in turn melts the ice faster, releasing more methane… you see the problem here. This chain reaction would without a doubt be disastrous to the biosphere. This sudden and total loss of arctic sea ice would throw a wrench in the ocean’s food chain, and have disastrous effects for every creature on Earth, including human beings. This isn’t fear mongering, this is reality, this is the consensus of experienced scientists who know exactly what they’re talking about.

According to AMEG the loss of this ice could become unstoppable by human efforts as early as September 2015. We’ve run out of time for inaction, for procrastination. It doesn’t matter who you are – this is a matter of the human species. Liberals and conservatives, socialists, communists, radicals, and nationalists, blacks, whites, people of all backgrounds, all walks of life, this is about you.

“But what can I, an ordinary person with no power in government, do?” you ask. Well for starters, sign this white house petition to bring the issue to the President’s attention. With enough signatures, the administration will hear our voices and act, and we need them to do so ASAP. Remember, we’re down to a matter of months. Please, sign it, let our leaders know we won’t stand by and watch our planet die any longer. And when you’re done with that, if you have the energy, write a letter to your congressman. Send an e-mail. Don’t know how? Check here. But please, don’t do nothing. We need all of us if we’re going to force action on this.


Don’t scroll past this. Your voice matters, and you could be a part of the push that saves the world. Please, for your sake, for your children’s sake, for all of us.

Rand Paul, who allegedly is a medical doctor that upholds something called the Hippocratic Oath, is on CNN saying that Planned Parenthood is “completely unnecessary for women’s health” and making the outrageous claim that the organization “sifts through body parts” and sells them. I guess he took Bloviating 101 with Donald Trump.

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Jeb Bush Says No One Should Apologize For Telling Black Activists That ‘All Lives Matter’
The Republican presidential candidate was asked about Black Lives Matter protesters at a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Thursday.

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush dismissed the backlash over “all lives matter” remarks as a politically correct overreaction at a campaign stop in Lancaster, New Hampshire on Thursday.

Jeb Bush missed the point