Saturday, October 27, 2012

Headlines - Saturday October 27

Chevron Gives $2.5 Million to Conservative Super PAC
Fear mongering! - Notable business person and magical panties enthusiast Willard told Ohioans:
"I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state Jeep — now owned by the Italians — is thinking of moving all production to China."

...which is patently untrue. A Bloomberg News story earlier this week said that said Chrysler, owned by Italian automaker Fiat SpA, is thinking of building Jeeps in China for sale in the Chinese market. It seems Willard gets his news from Drudge and RedState. (Detroit News)


Wisco: Reality Does Not Care for Your 'Momentum' Narrative


Wingnuts are all upset over this Obama ad.

Fun fact: Nov. 1, 1980: "I know what it's like to pull the Republican lever for the first time, because I used to be a Democrat myself, and I can tell you it only hurts for a minute and then it feels just great." - Ronald Reagan


via ThinkProgress

Yet the access of low-income Americans—those earning less than $20,000 in real 2009 dollars—to devices that are part of the "good life" has increased. [...]

Appliances? The percentage of low-income homes with air-conditioning equipment rose to 83.5% from 65.8%, with dishwashers to 30.8% from 17.6%, with a washing machine to 62.4% from 57.2%, and with a clothes dryer to 56.5% from 44.9%.

The percentage of low-income households with microwave ovens grew to 92.4% from 74.9% between 2001 and 2009. Fully 75.5% of low-income Americans now have a cell phone, and over a quarter of those have access to the Internet through their phones.

Americans should stop complaining about economic inequality because they have rice and beans, microwaves, and stereos! It's the good life!

I suppose if more people were forced to dry their clothes on a clothes line and heat their cheap, processed food on a wood-burning stove, then they would be justified in pointing out that the top 400 Americans own more wealth than the bottom 40 million Americans.

If having a microwave and a diswasher means you're living the good life, what does having a car elevator mean?

This is what they really think of us.


Margaret & Helen: When Did Hating Women Become a Republican Platform?


Photo: What he said.    Veruca.


Via Raw Story:

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says that if President Barack Obama's health care reform law is going to force insurance companies to cover contraception then "it's only fair" that men are provided with pills to treat erectile dysfunction.

Speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce earlier this week, the surrogate for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney hinted at the controversy over the Obama's administration's mandate that all health insurance cover contraception for women and warned that the "commissars in Washington" could expand coverage even further in the future.

"They get to write the list of what is legally sufficient health insurance," he explained. "I hate to bring this up because I don't think Gov. Romney would like me to bring this up, but I will. This is what made health care in Massachusetts three times more expensive than people thought. Because when they sat down to define health insurance, everybody added everything to the list and the cost of health insurance went way up."

"That's going to happen on a national level," Giuliani continued. "And you know an Obama appointed commission is going to cover everything. If you cover condoms, I mean, you've got to cover everything, right?"

"If you cover condoms, you should cover Viagra. It's only fair."


And the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, a bunch of old dudes who have been whining about the birth control benefit have no problem with it. Why? Because Viagra helps men do what they're biologically supposed to—spew their seed all over God's green earth, while birth control impedes the biological duty of women to catch that seed in their uterus and spew babies all over the fucking place.

Idiots. All of them.


As 'Frankenstorm' Barrels Towards East Coast, Newspaper Coverage Ignores Connection To Climate Change

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