Posts Tagged ‘women’

Unborn Caucus Scores Big on GOP Platform

August 22, 2012

Unborn Caucus Scores on GOP Platform

Acting on the medical advice of Todd Akin’s gynecologist, the Republican National Committee platform panel added a plank outlawing abortion, even in cases of incest, medical necessity, or “legitimate rape.”

You’d think Republicans would be busy crafting meaningful measures to fix the economy they broke instead of reviving the delusional policies they used to destroy it during the Bush administration. Yet here they are, a week before the GOP Convention, getting between women and their doctors instead. Why? The subversive influence of the Zygote Liberation Front, a Tea Party splinter group, which penetrated the GOP platform committee like an intrustive Virginia ultrasound probe.

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Putin Lights the Fires of Revolution

August 18, 2012

Three members of the feminist Russian punk band Pussy Riot were found guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” and sentenced to two years in prison. The criminal incident in question: On February 21st, the band performed a “punk prayer” protest in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral as part of the demonstrations following the disputed re-election of Vladimir Putin. Some feel the Church is too politically tied to the Putin regime.

The prison-bound band members are philosophy student and mother Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, mother and Greenpeace activist Maria Alekhina, and artist and computer programmer Yekaterina Samutsevich. To mark the occasion, the band released a new recording (above), and it’s not a statement of remorse. The song is called “Putin Lights Up the Fires”(путин зажигает костры).

More:

“Russian band’s sentencing shows punk’s power,”  Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times

“Is Vladimir Putin Richer Than Carlos Slim?” Worldcrunch

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Kitty Wells, 1919 — 2012

July 16, 2012

Kitty Wells, 1919 - 2012

Singer Kitty Wells (née Ellen Muriel Deason) died Monday at age 92. Her husband of 74 years, Johnny Wright of the duo Johnny & Jack, passed away last year. Ms. Wells, the Queen of Honky Tonk Street, was the first woman vocalist to have a solo hit record on the Country & Western music charts.

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Chinese Space Gal Returns!

July 3, 2012

Chinese Space Gal Returns

China’s space vessel Shenzhou 9 returned to Earth last Friday after a successful 13-day mission which included a rendezvous with the orbiting Tiangong 1 (“Heavenly Palace 1″) space lab module. The crew of three included China’s first woman “taikonaut,” Major Liu Yang (sorry fellas, she’s married). Major Liu is a seasoned fighter pilot in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.

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Mary Cheney Marries

June 23, 2012

Mary Cheney Marries

It was a June wedding for Mary Cheney and her longtime partner Heather Poe in Washington DC last Friday. The happy couple, who have two children, were congratulated by Ms. Cheney’s father, former vice president Dick Cheney.

Ms. Cheney, a conservative political consultant, and Ms. Poe, a former park ranger, met 20 years ago while playing ice hockey. The two live in Virginia but married in the District of Columbia, one of six U.S. jurisdictions where same-sex marriage is legal.

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Okie Embryos Denied Personhood

April 21, 2012

Okie Emryos Denied Personhood

A bill to grant personhood to unborn Oklahomans tragically miscarried in the state’s House of Representatives this past Thursday. The legislation seemed perfectly viable in the State Senate two months ago, when it was passed 34 to 8, but the bill failed in caucus before it could become implanted on the House floor for a vote, and has been resorbed back into the body politic. Come to think of it, that’s just like the development of the vast majority of fertilized human eggs, which don’t lead to live birth.

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Redskins Cheerleaders

April 7, 2012

Redskins Cheerleaders

NFL cheerleader tryout finals were held at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia today. You may be thinking “Hey! Falls Church doesn’t HAVE an NFL team,” and you’re right. The team in question has “Washington” in its name, right before a racial slur, but it practices in Virginia and plays in Maryland.

Anyway, NFL cheerleaders are picked for their athletic skills dance talent personalities and pom-pom prowess. They’re all about the same height, too. But don’t think pro sports cheerleaders are dumb; many are scientists and engineers. Need empirical proof? Observe this demonstration of classical mechanics:

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Penetrating Politics in Virginia

February 26, 2012

Penetrating Politics in Virginia

Virginia Republicans want to keep government out of your business – except if you’re a woman. Republicans in the Virginia Senate voted to force pregnant women to have ultrasound probes stuck up their ladybusiness before they can terminate pregnancies.

Virginia Republicans are against healthcare mandates – except if you’re a woman. Women would be forced to pay for their own forced transvaginal ultrasound probes, too.

For some reason, Virginia Republicans were surprised when their plans were met with outrage, ridicule, and the withheld affection of their own wives. Governor Bob McDonnell has since withdrawn his support for the forced, intrusive physical violations. It’s a shame, in a way, now that they’ve made up all those Bob McDonnell commemorative transvaginal probes.

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What a Pair

February 24, 2012

What a Pair

Foot fetishes flourish during epidemics of sexually-transmitted diseases, according to a 1998 study. The paper, published in the PubMed database of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), was unearthed by the Discovery Magazine Discoblog:

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Unborn Virginians, Rejoice!

February 16, 2012

Unborn Virginians, Rejoice!

On Tuesday, the Virginia House of Delegates sent a Valentine to the Commonwealth’s fertilized human ova by granting them “Personhood.” If the bill passes the Upper House, perhaps impregnated women will be allowed to drive solo in the HOV+2 lanes.

The bill also neglects to state if the 80 percent of Virginia zygotes that do not result in human births will still remain “Persons.” Virginia is for Lovers, but apparently not for physicians, women, or rational human beings.

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