By Debbie Schlussel
One of the many hypocrisies in American family law is that if a woman wants to get an abortion, she has 100% control over that decision, even if she is married. The father has no say. Yet, if she decides to give birth, the father of the kid–who also has no say in that decision–must pay child support. I am pro-life, but I find this contradiction ridiculous. That said, I’m unsure I like the billboard put up by New Mexico man, Greg Fultz, declaring his upset over his girlfriend’s abortion. He doesn’t name her, so he’s really only shaming himself, and, to me, it’s just another annoying outgrowth of internet attempts by everyone to put their private lives and dirty laundry out there for the world.
Obama’s college campus cred is slipping
Obama Admin. Spending over $17 Million Exploring Market for Carbon Credits
Eleventh Circuit Skeptical of Obamacare?
One should only be cautiously optimistic here. We have two Democratic appointees (although one was originally appointed to the District Court by Reagan) and one Republican, and reading the tea leaves in oral argument is tough. But this is still pretty encouraging:Dick Durbin: I can’t help but think Obama might be held responsible for this economy
Acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal K. Katyal faced off against former Bush administration Solicitor General Paul Clement in what has become the largest and broadest challenge to the healthcare law. In all, 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business joined in urging the judges to strike down the law.
And in an ominous sign for the administration, the judges opened the arguments by saying they knew of no case in American history where the courts had upheld the government’s power to force someone to buy a product.
That argument is at the heart of the constitutional challenge to the healthcare law and its mandate that nearly all Americans have health insurance by 2014.
“I can’t find any case like this,” said Chief Judge Joel Dubina of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. “If we uphold this, are there any limits” on the power of the federal government? he asked.
Judge Stanley Marcus appeared to agree. “I can’t find any case” in the past where the courts upheld “telling a private person they are compelled to purchase a product in the open market…. Is there anything that suggests Congress can do this?”
Oh My … The Weiners Have A Bun In The Oven?
Hope they can muster up the sauce to keep the marriage together after today's latest Weiner photo ("Don't look, Ethel!"). But Weiner is beginning to look burnt as democrats begin to pile-on and demand he resign. One less pork barrel hotdog in the Congress would be no great loss ...
House Investigations Subcommittee Chair Can't See How Weiner Stays in Congress
Herman Cain: “Being Poor Keeps Blacks Out of Tea Party, Not Racism”
Asked why more African Americans haven’t joined him at tea party rallies and conservative conventions like the Faith And Family Conference in DC this weekend, the millionaire ex-CEO has a different explanation. African Americans, Cain told TPM, are too poor to tea party.
“They can’t afford to,” Cain said. “So I think the first reason is economics. If you just look at the sheer economics of it.”
Herm, dude… c’mon… we need you to not talk crazy. Think dude THINK before you offer up bits of wisdom. This is the main problem with many well meaning politicians, they don’t think before they open their mouths. I guarantee you after he said this he was like “damn why did I say that shit… at least I hope so.
All I can do is shake my head. Booker Rising’s response is good old fashion common sense and done so without my style of profanity laced ranting… :-)
Booker Rising response: Black America is sitting on close on $1 trillion combined GDP (which would make us the world's 16th largest economy, on our own). How were / are black folks able to (1) attend the 1963 March On Washington; (2) the Million Man March; (3) the Jena 6 demonstration; (4) President Obama's inauguration; and (5) the various black organizations' annual events (NAACP, Urban League, you name it) if Mr. Cain's claim is true? According to the U.S. Census, "only" 24.7% of African-Americans are even poor. Again, 75.3% of African-Americans are not poor. There are not many black Tea Party activists because a sizeable majority of black Americans (69%) favor Big Government, while the Tea Party movement's stated goal is smaller government. Now, a discussion should be had regarding why the Tea Party movement isn't attracting a larger share of the 21% of black Americans who do favor a smaller government providing fewer social services. However, "poverty" is not the reason.
Romney Can Go Fuck Himself
Can you imagine the “debates” between Romney and Ogabe? I can, but I’d have to start using amphetamines to stay awake for them.
How the frack can you have a “debate” between two candidates who basically agree on everything?
“Hello, my name is Mitt Romney and I believe that nationalized healthcare is great, that we all need to start riding horse buggies to work and that subsidizing horribly inefficient industries such as ethanol is a wonderful idea, all of which my opponent completely agrees with, so you should vote for me to change things.”
Really, now? Aren’t debates between opposing candidates supposed to be, I don’t know, adversarial?
It’s somewhat difficult to slam an opponent down when you basically agree with every substantial point of his, or am I missing something here?