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10:06 am - 03/14/2012
Smartasses Deluge Pro-Ultrasound Male Lawmaker's Facebook Page With Detailed Vagina Updates

Virginia Republican caucus chairman Ryan McDougle has proven himself a fearless, uterusless supporter of Getting all up in The Commonwealth's Lady business. He backed the state's now-tabled Personhood bill and stood behind the law that will force women seeking abortions to receive medically unnecessary ultrasounds. And Virginia's women, touched that he cares so much for what's happening inside their female anatomy, have taken to his Facebook page in order to give the lawmaker detailed updates on what's going around in and around their babycaves. It should go without saying that hilarity ensued.

The tampon-flinging started yesterday (and sort of blew up after one of the original comments was posted on perennial mischief-maker Reddit, those lovable scamps!) and continued until whatever poor schmuck intern is in charge of the State Senator's Facebook page discovered what was going down and began feverishly deleting. But before the vaginal dispatches disappeared, The Daily Kos got screen shots for your perusing pleasure: LULZ

LG Bill Bolling: Dems Should Apologize for Speaking Up for Women's Rights, Against Excessive Force

No joke: this is the response from Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling (R, of course) to heavily armed police crushing a peaceful women's rights protest this past weekend in Richmond, and to several statements by Democrats (in support of the women) since then.

Here are some powerful photos from that fiasco, courtesy of Patience Selgado. (see at the source) As you can see, the demonstrators were completely peaceful, most definitely not a threat to anyone, yet the deployment of force to confront these folks was overwhelming. What was that all about, exactly, and where were Virginia's Governor and Lieutenant Governor when all this was going down? Maybe they were both chilling out on the weekend?

Well, now the weekend's over, and it appears that Lieutenant Governor Bolling is not at all pleased with people pushing back against his party's war on women's rights in Virginia (and around the country, for that matter), including the heavy police crackdown this weekend. Obviously, based on the above tweet, Bolling didn't take kindly to this statement by the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) earlier today.

Statement from Democratic Party of Virginia:
Watching riot police with helmets and shields march through peaceful protesters on the steps of Mr. Jefferson's Capitol is a particularly vivid reminder of how far this Commonwealth has fallen in just the few short weeks since Bob McDonnell and his party took total control over Virginia's state government.

This should not be about the Capitol and State Police who responded to the protesters, it should be about the Republican politicians whose radical agenda created the environment for this unfortunate situation to arise.

Instead of solving the problems Virginians are facing, this Governor and his radical majorities have led us on an extreme rightward course. The severity of that agenda has left thousands of citizens with no recourse other than to march on the building they pay for and to which they send representatives to conduct their business.

While I cannot say whether or not the Governor authorized or had knowledge of this weekend's regrettable arrests, there is no question that this unfortunate situation could have been avoided by a leader with the courage to resist the extreme elements of his own party and focus on making life better for Virginia families.

We can only hope our next Governor will be such a leader.

Lieutenant Governor Bolling's response to all this? Try to change the subject, of course, from his party's war on women, and demand that Democrats apologies to the police for "calling them out on the Senate floor." In reality, of course, Democrats were mostly calling out Gov. Bob McDonnell and his sidekick Bill Bolling for allowing the situation to get to this point.

Remember, Governor McDonnell and his majority of radical-social-issues Republicans are the ones who led us down this path in the first place. It's also Bob McDonnell and Bill Bolling who have caused Virginia to lurch away from its long tradition of being a well-managed state with a reputation of being open for business. Now, somehow, this party which ran in 2009 and 2011 on supposedly all about "jobs" and the "economy" have shown themselves to be obsessed with controlling women's wombs, turning Virginia into a national laughingstock as the transvaginal ultrasound state, where peaceful protesters wind up in showdowns with heavily-armed riot police for peacefully demanding their rights to control their own bodies.

Did Gov. McDonnell and LG Bolling not have any idea what was happening at the Capitol this past weekend, steps from where they and their staffers work? Presuming they knew what was going on, did they not have any power to intervene in the situation once it started to spiral out of control? Are McDonnell and Bolling utterly oblivious, completely incompetent, and/or are they perfectly comfortable with the response that we witnessed this past weekend?

Based on Bolling's statement demanding that Democrats speaking out in support of the peaceful women protestors apologize, it appears that he and his patron, Bob McDonnell, are doubling down on their arrogance, heavy-handedness, and utter unwillingness to listen to anyone else's views. Basically, with McDonnell, Bolling, and Virginia Republicans in general, it's "my way or the highway," "we're right and you're wrong," "if you don't like it you can take a long hike off a short pier," that kind of thing. And they wonder why people don't take kindly to that? Duhhhh.

BlueVirginia Facebook
BlueVirginia Bill Bolling

OP notes: Get thee to Facebook and join the fun. You can still comment on the pictures if you can't comment on the wall. For my Fake Virgina peeps: McDonnell is out of the running for VP Spot. Son I am disappoint.
jettakd 14th-Mar-2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
Some of the comments on that facebook have made me laugh so hard, tears start forming. Brilliant form of protest.
kangofu 14th-Mar-2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
I was dying while reading those earlier.

FYI: in the event that any concerned citizens have questions about their bodies, you can contact this expert in women's health via:
-twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/ryanmcdougle
-email - district04@senate.virginia.gov
-phone number - 804-730-1026
-contact page- http://ryanmcdougle.com/?page_id=12
furrygreen 14th-Mar-2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
OMG! Those messages are so funny. XD
aviv_b 14th-Mar-2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
I'm also hoping there will be another out of control and dangerous peaceful protest at the capitol so the governor can set his troops and police dogs on those uppity women asserting their first amendment right to free speech.
carmy_w 14th-Mar-2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
There's a Facebook group called UniteWomen planning protests at every state capital and in D.C. on 4/28/12.

Here's the website: http://www.wearewomenmarch.net/
aviv_b 14th-Mar-2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks! That's awesome!
carmy_w 14th-Mar-2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
Welcome! I'm trying to get the word out, because I know I'm not the only one getting tired of this sh*t!
4eyedblonde 14th-Mar-2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
Oh my god these are brilliant
mirhanda 14th-Mar-2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
OMG, this guy had me rolling:

I was assured that you were making Virginia safe for men at long last, but I still see ladies every time I go out. Ladies with, presumably, vaginers [sic]. Explain yourself, sir.

I especially loved "vaginers". AHahahahaaaaaa!
eyetosky 14th-Mar-2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
That might be my favorite, too. So blithe, as if he were holding a pipe as he said it with a guffaw!
mirhanda 14th-Mar-2012 07:55 pm (UTC)
And dressed like Col. Sanders, hahahaha
chaya 14th-Mar-2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
ook 14th-Mar-2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
Has anyone proposed legislation to change the state name to the Commonwealth of Vaginia?
carmy_w 14th-Mar-2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
Here, have an internets!

fightingwords 14th-Mar-2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
Ahahahaha. Best. comment. ever.
fornikate 14th-Mar-2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
omg, lol
mirhanda 14th-Mar-2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
celtic_thistle 14th-Mar-2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
lol irl
jaded110 15th-Mar-2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
fornikate 14th-Mar-2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
this is great
tabaqui 14th-Mar-2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
OMG, love it!!

*p.s - the daily kos link is borked, it added an " to the end that sends you to a blank page*
doverz 15th-Mar-2012 02:26 am (UTC)
OMG, dead!!!!
er0tic_chill 15th-Mar-2012 05:33 am (UTC)
This is just awesome. I posted this link on facebook which resulted in getting trolled by my sister.
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