The "Snatchel Project's" stated plans are bad enough:
Let?s make a uterus or VJJ for each male rep in congress!But it's their unstated plan that worries me the most. Take a look at the photo of the seditious vulva Jolene Mosley knitted. See that brown thing at the top? It's the mythical "sailor in the boat," a fiction created by femislamunistofascists to convince wives that their husbands are inadequate.
If they have their own, they can leave ours alone!
Follow these simple steps:
Tell your male government representatives: ?Hands off my uterus! Here?s one of your own!?
- Knit or crochet a vagina or uterus
- Print a message to enclose (see below for a suggested message)
- Mail it to your male Senator or Congressional Representative (see the links to the right)
On the eve of the Illinois primary, weekend polling (to say nothing of the disastrous Santorum collapse in the Puerto Rico primary) seemed to suck a little bit of the intrigue out of the GOP presidential contest tomorrow night. While Mitt Romney has led in every poll in Illinois of recent vintage, it now looks like his lead has crept into double digits.
I will, having been burned about 25 times to this date, resist the temptation to speculate on whether this is the beginning of the end of the Republican contest.
GOP PRIMARY POLLS:
NATIONAL (Gallup Tracking): Romney 35, Santorum 29, Gingrich 13, Paul 10GENERAL ELECTION TRIAL HEATS:
ILLINOIS (American Research Group): Romney 44, Santorum 30, Gingrich 13, Paul 8
ILLINOIS (PPP): Romney 45, Santorum 30, Gingrich 12, Paul 10
NATIONAL (Rasmussen Tracking): Obama tied with Romney (46-46); Obama d. Santorum (49-43); Obama d. Paul (48-38); Obama d. Gingrich (50-40)A few thoughts about tomorrow ... and beyond ... after the jump.
MISSOURI (Rasmussen): Romney d. Obama (50-41); Santorum d. Obama (51-42)
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Very cool video of a mouse fetus developing. Eerily humanesque - which of course simply means that God has a sick sense of humor.
An Occupy Wall Street protester says police gave demonstrators little warning before kicking them out of a New York City park overnight and that officers beat many of them during the arrests.
After NYPD raided Zuccotti Park on March 17 2012, about 100 people were arrested. Among them a young girl suffering a seizure and panic attack as she was being brought to the bus. The cops not only handle the situation wrongly, carrying her by the head as she's seizing, it also takes 17 minutes until professional help arrives. Protester standing outside the barricades had to make the 911 call to get EMT to come .
The videos above apparently show occupy activist Cecily McMillian, who was once profiled in Rolling Stone Magazine. Initial reports from the scene indicate that police broke her ribs; and just as troublesome, were further reports that police denied McMillian access to the outside world while in the hospital early Sunday morning. She apparently was denied a phone call to her lawyer or doctor, as well as access to her friends who had followed her to the hospital.
From the livestream, at the 3:40 mark, police take an Occupy Wall Street medic and slam his head into a glass door. No word on the medic's condition yet, but it did this to the window.
Ryan Devereaux of the Guardian tweeted at one point, "The sergeant who throw the girl is the same one that punched my cameraman and told me he "didn't give a f*ck" about my press pass. #m17"
I wonder at what point an event is decided to be a "riot." The NYPD antagonized and attacked protesters and media alike, and arrested people on trumped up charges (standing on a sidewalk too long?!?) and this sounds like a riot, if not an all-out war on freedom of expression.
Occupiers have begun to circulate a petition calling for an investigation into NYPD violence, it's available online here if you'd like to sign on.
(Rick Wilking/Reuters)Rick Santorum, today:
"We need a candidate who's going to be a fighter for freedom. Who's going to get up and make that the central theme in this race because it is the central theme in this race," Santorum told a crowd of about 200 voters during a rally here on Monday. "I don't care what the unemployment rate's going to be. Doesn't matter to me. My campaign doesn't hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates. It's something more foundational that's going on."As refreshing as I find it to have a Republican candidate for the presidency say openly he just doesn't honestly give a damn about unemployment, as opposed to merely beating around the bush about it, I think maybe he's lost the plot. Or maybe he hasn't at all: Rick Santorum's entire campaign is based around this new version of "freedom" he speaks of, which he defines as asserting his own narrow morality and turning it into the law of the land.
Compared to that theocratic social mission, worrying about little things like massive unemployment is hardly worth mentioning, right?
For a long time, commentators noted that Barack Obama was going to have a hard time persuading the public with his argument about the economy, since it would come down to, "It could have been worse." Saying that unemployment may still be over 8 percent, and it peaked at 10 percent in October of 2009, but if it hadn't been for the stimulus we passed things would have been much, much worse, isn't going to be a consolation if you're unemployed. The fact that most economists say that the stimulus did in fact have a substantial positive effect on the economy doesn't really matter when it comes to getting people to vote for your re-election. When times are bad, "It could have been worse" is small comfort.
That was the story up until recently. But the last few months have shown strong job growth, and most everyone is expecting that the economy will continue its upward trajectory. And guess what that has done to Mitt Romney: made him argue the mirror image of what everyone said Obama couldn't argue persuasively. Romney's case on the economy now comes down to "It could have been better":
"I believe the economy is coming back, by the way," Romney said. "We?ll see what happens. It's had ups and downs. I think it's finally coming back. The economy always comes back after a recession, of course. There's never been one that we didn?t recover from. The problem is this one has been deeper than it needed to be and a slower recovery than it should have been, by virtue of the policies of this president. Almost everything he's done has made it harder for this economy to recover."
So now it's Romney who has no choice but to leave the land of the concrete and venture into the land of the abstract. And the concrete almost always beats the abstract. If the economy looked the way it did six months or a year ago, Romney could say, "Look how bad everything is," and Obama would have to say, "It could have been even worse." Now Obama can say, "Look how much better everything is getting," and Romney has to say, "It could have been even better."
And it's no wonder that Obama is making the turnaround of the auto industry so central to his economic case. It has everything he could want. First, it's a story with a beginning, middle, and end: The industry was in crisis; Obama made the tough, unpopular decision to save it; now it has recovered and is making profits and adding jobs. Second, the issue offers a contrast with Romney, since the latter penned that infamous "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" op-ed. Third, it focuses on manufacturing, which may not be the prime engine of the economy anymore, but it still evokes American ingenuity and hard work, and is thus emotionally freighted in a way that other sectors of the economy aren't. When you say that there are more people building cars, everyone gets an immediate picture in their heads of a bustling factory floor, bespeaking energy, progress, and prosperity. When you say that there are more people working as home health care aides, what you picture isn't nearly so inspiring. And finally, the story of the auto industry is a version of the entire story of the economy that Obama wants to tell, including his government's action and a happy ending (so far, anyway).
So you can expect a lot of retellings of the auto industry bailout story from the Obama campaign. And Romney will protest that he didn't write the headline on that op-ed, and his position on the bailout was more nuanced than people think. Good luck with that.
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A week ago, Mr. Santorum seemed to have a decent chance of winning Illinois. It now looks like he could lose the state by a pretty wide margin.
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