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Indiana state senator Jack E. Sandlin says he didn’t make Facebook post mocking “fat women”

  • Indiana state Senator Jack E. Sandlin found himself in hot water on Sunday after he shared and then deleted a post on his Facebook page that mocked women who attended the Women’s March. (Above)
  • The post came from a conservative meme-sharing page called Mike’s Corner, which is full of misogynist memes mocking women’s rights as well as female celebrities who endorsed the march.
  • After Sandlin removed the posts from his page, he issued apologies — which he then removed, as well. He claimed he didn’t know how the post got on his page. Read more

I was hired by NPR to cover the intersection of demographics and politics. My job required crisscrossing the country to talk to all kinds of voters. I attended rallies and town halls for nearly every candidate on both sides of the aisle, and I met people in their homes, churches and diners.

I am also visibly, identifiably Muslim. I wear a headscarf. So I stand out. And during this campaign, that Muslim identity became the first (and sometimes only) thing people saw, for good or for bad.

Reporter’s Notebook: What It Was Like As A Muslim To Cover The Election

Photo: Ariel Zambelich/NPR

Editor’s note: There is language in this piece that some will find offensive.

Just a short few months ago, Trump was pledging to force United Technologies to ‘pay a damn tax.’ He was insisting on very steep tariffs for companies like Carrier that left the United States and wanted to sell their foreign-made products back in the United States. Instead of a damn tax, the company will be rewarded with a damn tax cut. Wow! How’s that for standing up to corporate greed? How’s that for punishing corporations that shut down in the United States and move abroad? In essence, United Technologies took Trump hostage and won. And that should send a shock wave of fear through all workers across the country.

Bernie Sanders“Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump”

Trump is the worst negotiator for the working class. Trump has never represented anyone but himself. He has no understanding of working for someone else. 

Government is the last place a con artist like Trump should be given power.

If punching a Nazi is wrong, some of us REALLY need to re-think those Indiana Jones films we watched growing up.

Indy punched a lot of Nazis.

He simply could not respect reasonable political discourse or agree to disagree on the whole “genocide is OK” thing.


Like, Indy was the bad guy all along

Thank God Fox News was around to keep this nefarious archaeologist in check.
Indiana bill would allow police to shut down protests 'by any means necessary'
Opponents in Indianapolis argue the proposed law, simply labelled Senate Bill 285, or SB 285, would give police power ‘even to the point of costing lives’
By Joanna Walters

A bill that would require public officials in Indiana to dispatch law enforcement swiftly to remove any protesters blocking traffic by “any means necessary” prompted uproar on Wednesday.

Opponents of the bill, introduced by a Republican state senator, rushed to the general assembly in Indianapolis on Wednesday afternoon to attend a hearing for the legislation, arguing that it could give a green light to the police to shut down protests harshly “even to the point of costing lives”.

The proposed law, simply labelled Senate Bill 285, or SB 285, and designed to deal with “traffic obstruction by protestors” would go into effect in July if passed.


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Must Watch: New Video Highlights Pence Dodging Questions About Indiana’s New Law and LGBT Equality

Following Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s brutal interview this morning on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, HRC released its own new video that highlights the eight different times that he ducked, dodged, and declined to answer simple, straightforward questions about Indiana’s new law and whether discrimination against LGBT Hoosiers should be illegal.

On March 24, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed restrictive abortion bill, HB 1337,  into law. Because he so clearly cares about their vaginal health, those with vaginas in Indiana have responded by sending him their health questions and updates.

Enter Periods for Pence:

Then came the tweets:

They didn’t want to leave out Rep. Casey Cox, the state lawmaker who first introduced the bill. So the group expanded their call to action.

And of course, the internet obliged.

So basically in Indiana, if a woman has a miscarriage now not only does she have to deal with grief and the trauma that usually comes the situation, she also has to worry about being interrogated by the doctors and the cops going through her stuff to find evidence she endangered the pregnancy?

What a fucking nightmare.