March 6th, 2012

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Women's HERstory Month Day Six: The Fight for Women's Suffrage

On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

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While the road to women's rights to vote was certainly one of the greatest achievements in women's history, the cultural mimetic that it was from some great movement of sisterhood is not true. White suffragists often through woc suffragists and poc in general under the bus. This is also something important to remember.

Who are your favorite women of the movement, -P?
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Bachmann: ‘I’m not judgmental’ for calling gays ‘a part of Satan’

Appearing on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Monday downplayed her well-documented history of anti-gay sentiment, and called Morgan “absolutely rude” for suggesting that she has been judgmental of the gay community.

“I’m not a judgmental person,” said Bachmann, to which Morgan replied, “Really?”

Morgan reminded Bachmann of her remarks at a 2004 National Education Leadership Conference when she said that homosexuality was “a very sad life,” and called it “part of Satan:”

“If you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. It is personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement. And that’s why this is so dangerous.”



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Midwest tornadoes

I'm surprised he didn't blame the tornado outbreak on the gays, tbh.

Pat Robertson: Tornadoes wouldn’t happen if enough people prayed

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday tried to deflect the blame for tornadoes away from God, saying people shouldn’t build houses in the Midwest and could prevent the deadly storms by praying.

“God doesn’t send tornadoes to hurt people,” he said. “We call them acts of God, but they’re not. All I can say is, why do you build houses in a place where tornadoes are apt to happen?”

Recently, early spring tornadoes in the Midwest and South have killed 39 people.

“If enough people were praying He would’ve intervened, you could pray,” Robertson continued. “Jesus stilled the storm, you can still storms.”

“But the hurricane for example is a release mechanism that God set in to take the heat out of this world and to transfer heat around various parts of the globe,” he added. “It’s very necessary. The fact that people want to build houses on the edge of an ocean is their fault, it’s not God’s… So don’t blame God for doing something foolish.”
Video in the link.

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Obama To Mitt Romney: “Good Luck Tonight”

Asked in his press conference to respond to Romney's comments that he is the most feckless president since Carter, Obama takes the high road. Press: Really? Obama: Really. Next question.


This is my first post, so if there are any other tags, let me know. Also, my President is funny.

Dover mortuary pressed to avoid dumping of 9/11 remains at landfill, official says

By Craig Whitlock, Tuesday, March 6, 5:09 PM

Officials at an Air Force mortuary pushed to have some cremated remains from victims of the Sept. 11 attacks buried at sea, but they were overruled by higher-ups in the military who insisted on a plan that resulted in the ashes being dumped in a landfill, according to a mortuary official.

William D. Zwicharowski, a civilian who served as interim director of the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base in 2002, said in an interview that he was still pained by the outcome and wished he had resisted the order more strenuously.

“We fought the fight but I had zero clout back then,” he said. “The decision was made at a higher level. Had I had the experience I have now, 10 years later, I would have stood up and probably just not done it.”

A Defense Department review of operations at the Dover mortuary revealed last week that some unidentified human remains recovered from the crash of American Airlines Flight 77 at the Pentagon were incinerated and dumped in a landfill.

The disclosure stunned senior military leaders, lawmakers and victims’ families, who had assumed that all unidentified remains from the attack had been cremated and buried together as a group at Arlington National Cemetery.

Since then, Pentagon officials have scrambled to piece together what happened, and why.

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SC County GOP: If You’ve Had Pre-Marital Sex, You Can’t Be A Republican

Before you can join the Laurens County Republican Party in South Carolina and get on the primary ballot, they ask that you pledge that you’ve never ever had pre-marital sex — and that you will never ever look at porn again.

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I've always thought that in spite of my political opinions, I lived an embarrassingly conservative lifestyle. I'm impressed that I've found a group that would actually consider me depraved. I feel so naughty.