Suddenly all over Texas, po-dunk towns are making sanctuary cities for unborn fetuses. Satire you say? Nope unfortunately this is actually happening.
The whole thing is rather childish, these bumpkin towns don’t even have abortion clinics. So why are they doing something like this? They think doing this will in turn outlaw abortion and they’re right it is a possibility. What they’re doing is unconstitutional. They are saying they will protect a fetus from conception to birth so they are not persecuted by people who want them to have abortions. This whole ideology is completely ridiculous.
Ten Texas cities have effectively banned abortion and declared themselves sanctuary cities for the fetuses. Most of these towns have less than 6k people while Big Spring, Texas which the city council had voted for this atrocity has around 28k people.
There was a protest in Big Spring against this, that did not seem to matter the city council voted to indeed ban abortion within city limits. There are not abortion clinics within 200 miles of Big Spring, Texas. Now here is the problem that will arise from this. This will end up going to court, I have no doubt. These are infringements on Constitutional rights and if this goes all the way to the Supreme Court, Roe Vs. Wade could possibly be re-open. Big Spring has many women and men that would like to come forward and speak but unfortunately I know all too well living in West Texas if you go against these people you will more than likely lose your job too. You think that is against rights but our Governor made it OK for businesses to discriminate due to religious preferences.
The main issue I for-see if the Supreme Court gets a hold of this, is the judges themselves. We have a majority of Republicans and while that typically wouldn’t be bad. This time the President has them in his pocket. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is the main one Trump has in his pocket, he owes him one. Brett has also been pretty blunt on his feelings toward abortion and said he would vote against it while he was on the Supreme Court. Even though Trump has openly admitted to paying for abortions he claims to be against them now. He needs that evangelical vote, that is literally the only reason I can see any evangelical voting for Donnie.
There is a boner named Mark Dickson who started this whole thing. He is from East Texas, never married, no kids but want’s to impose his moral beliefs on women. He’s a snake salesman and needs to stay out of something that has nothing to do with him.
If anyone in Texas feels strongly on this issue and may be able to travel please show up at these town meetings. You could make the difference and keep our body as women free from this nonsense. You know it’s funny, Republicans claim to be for smaller government only when it applies to their needs. They clearly have no problem sticking their nose up my vagina and into my uterus.
Asshole of the day is Rush Limbaugh, who the fuck thought it was a great idea to give him the Medal of Freedom?
All of a sudden it seems everyone is involved in a sexual harassment/assault scandal. Once one woman came forward in Hollywood several woman and men came forward with their own stories. The same can be said in the US Government although so far no men have come forward (it’s only a matter of time). Maybe this is the chance to open the eyes of the many woman who have been assaulted to come forward in any industry.
There have been some outlandish comments and articles on social media about these allegations. For the most part many don’t believe these woman some even said they provoked or asked for it. Many wonder why people wait so long to come forward after sexual assault. This is part of the reason for this. There are sick people out there that think woman ask for this behavior. No one wants to be assaulted by someone in power. There have been no cases where these people asked to be harassed by some rich asshole.
When it comes to Hollywood the main defense of these predators was that these actors and actresses asked for it. I also read some comments saying these woman slept with these guys to get in the movie and now regret it. Honestly any man that needs to use their power to get someone in bed is a scumbag all the way. The people that defend these sick bastards are just as pathetic.
The political aspect of these assault allegations are far worse. You have on one side of the fence Roy Moore, a former judge who was removed from the bench in 2003 running for Senate. He has been accused of sexually assaulting children aged 14-16. The man was even banned from a mall. His colleagues admitted to this behavior. Roy himself said he asked the parents of the 14-16 year old girls if he could date their children. Moore was 30 years old at the time. Republicans on social media have been so defensive of this scumbag it’s pretty disturbing.
On the other side of the fence you have Al Franken a Democrat accused of grabbing and forcibly kissing a none contributor to Sean Hannity’s Fox News show. The pair were on a USO tour and there is a picture that looks like it was taken out of content, you can judge for yourself. Franken’s response to the allegations, “I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann.” The accuser in this case accepted the apology. Sexual harassment and assault are not limited to a certain political party, there are scum on both sides. In fact the two party system should be eradicated.
Sexual assault and harassment is serious and it happens probably more than anyone knows. It’s not limited to Hollywood and Washington, it happens all the time. The more woman that come forward the less its believed. This is why woman and men wait so long, some never come forward at all. Woman do not come forward to get their 15 minutes, that’s for sure. Who would want to be looked at in the way you look at a victim or a liar, because frankly it’s rarely believed.
The lack of morals and common decency in the United States is definitely lacking. There are many fake people out there claiming to be good Christians while showing us how extremely ungodly they really are. The leader of our country Donald Trump has been accused by 12 woman of sexual assault. There is audio tape of him talking about forcefully grabbing woman and kissing them not to mention their pussies. This is like living a nightmare where pussy grabbers are given the presidency and woman are scorned for speaking the truth.
So Donald Trump is President-Elect the electoral college has done their job. Some are protesting and very upset that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, this has happened previously and the electoral college always wins. It’s a done deal and there is nothing anyone can do about this now. The protesting is fine as long as it’s kept civil. Burning flags, breaking windows, and looting is beyond ridiculous and needs to stop. These riots are not the opinion of the majority of the Democrat party, liberals, and anyone who voted for Hillary or against Trump. Regardless of what people say, it’s not liberals doing this it’s the uneducated animals that wanted an excuse to riot. The country is in turmoil over this election and it would be regardless of who won the Presidency. We were given 4 choices and technically only 2 if you know anything about politics. This in itself is not fair to the American people. Donald Trump has begun picking his cabinet and that should be the main topic of discussion everywhere.
Protesting peacefully I can get behind, although I do not protest because rarely does it solve anything and nothing good usually comes out of it. Many are not happy with the election results of Trump winning. On the other side, many were not happy with President Obama winning. So the people complaining that the liberals are babies, and crying have no cause since the exact same thing has happened by Conservatives. Donald Trump also had a lot to say on twitter that reminds me of child-like mentality. Protesting is an American right as long as it is done peacefully and without violence this shouldn’t be a problem with anyone. The rioting is uncalled for and just an excuse to act like animals all races are doing this and it needs to stop. There is no good that can come from that. Although, it has only been happening in Oregon of all places.
Protesters are removed from a Donald Trump rally at the Crown Center Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., March 9, 2016. A number of the violent incidents at Trumpís raucous rallies have had racial overtones. (Travis Dove/The New York Times)
In the US there are only two parties that are prevalent is something that everyone should be fighting against. I may be considered a liberal, but I do not believe everything the liberal/democratic party believe in. We should be able to have multiple parties with a wide range of opinions in congress. As far as party lines go Republicans and Democrats may have different opinions in many cases, but they all get money from the same lobbyists. It’s pretty disgusting and until that stops nothing in this country will truly be fair. Of course collecting money from lobbyists does not mean the politician agree with what these lobbyists are saying, but 9 times out of 10 they do what they are asking. They want that money to continue to roll in. Donald Trump has said he wants to take money out of politics, but considering his cabinet picks thus far, nothing could be further from the truth.
According to many sources he has picked a white supremacist as his chief strategist Stephen Bannon. Exactly what does that say to the American people? Does he want to start or continue a race war? Lets face it during Donald Trumps campaign he said some pretty hateful things toward minorities, women, and Muslims. Still he won the election for President of the United States. It goes to show how the country feels about things. 48% of registered voters did not vote! It makes sense since many didn’t like either of the two running, but this is what you get when you don’t vote. A non vote shows you do not care who is running the country. Now I don’t like Hillary Clinton either, but I voted for her for the simple fact I was terrified Donald Trump would win. My vote in general doesn’t count for much since I live in Texas which is a big Republican state. Either way my conscious wouldn’t allow me not to vote. Many should have felt the same way. The election was not just about the Presidency it was also about some congressional seats. The Republicans have all of the branches of government as soon as Trump picks a Supreme Court Justice. This is unacceptable! Please get out and vote during the next election. If not for yourself for future generations.
If I was a Trump supporter I would be livid. It has been a week since the election and already he has doubled down on what he claims he was going to do. He said that he was going to get rid of the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) yet he has already said he was going to adjust it. Donald Trump had some big talk against the establishment, yet his choices of his cabinet thus far have been mainly establishment picks. This is just the beginning, Republicans may hold all branches of government but they surely wont let him do most of the things he claimed he would get done. They will not like the term limits and will surely not let that pass. After all these career politicians are mainly Republicans.
Donald Trump will be our President for the next four years. I am hoping for the best, but expecting the worst. Many things will be changing you can bet on that. Many have claimed the last time Republicans controlled congress and the Presidency was 1928, this is completely false. The last time George W Bush was in office and everyone knows just how well that went. Expect another financial crisis, that you can bet on. D0nald Trump wants to lower taxes for everyone, but has yet to talk about any cuts. This will crash our economy. Say what you will about President Obama, but since he was handed the Presidency he has fixed so many things the Republicans screwed up. If we learned anything from Reagan, trickle down economics just does not work. I rarely pray, but today and for the next four years I will be praying for our country and the future of my children.
If you want change in this country voting for someone like Donald Trump will not be the way to do it. Voting is only half of it, you have the right to speak or write to your congressman. If you don’t believe in something the only thing we as Americans can do is stand together. The violence and racial tension in this country is only going to get worse. Everything seems to be getting worse. If you watch or read the news you see it. Monsters killing their children, people killing police men and women, the police killing citizens, rapists getting 2 years in jail, the list goes on. It’s sad and horrifying how violence seems to be a normal thing in the United States. We can do something about it, but only if we stand together. Republicans, Democrats, Christians, Muslims, Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Asians, Gays, Transvestites, Pro Choice, Pro Life, everyone can stand together. We as Americans choose to separate ourselves based on our beliefs. I’m quite sure everyone thinks killing and violence is wrong. Peace is what is needed in this country. As far as I’m concerned voting for Donald Trump was against everything we as Americans stand for (or are supposed to stand for). It’s heartbreaking. If something isn’t done now, this will only get worse.
This is a sad day in US history. Donald Trump is the President-Elect of the United States. Something that people joked about two years ago has become a reality today. Many Americans are celebrating, but more are upset. Voting is very important not only to our country as a whole but to yourself as individuals. Several people voted third party and in turn gave Donald Trump your vote.
It was not the easiest thing to watch in fact I just turned off the television and midnight, I couldn’t take the loss. I woke up at 3am checked the polls and my worst fear came true at that moment. From the very beginning, everyone thought it was laughable that Trump could make it as far as he did. The memes and rhetoric were mere jokes this joke has now become a reality.
Most did not want to see either of the main candidates as their commander and chief. I did not either, what I did going to the voting booth was take the lesser of two evils. As past history dictates voting 3rd party gives the vote away. I did not want to see that happening. While Hillary Clinton has many flaws Donald Trump has far more. If you voted 3rd party your vote was essentially for Donald Trump so do not blame anyone but yourself. Others will argue that it’s the DNC’s fault for not letting Bernie Sanders run. That is partly true, but you had a choice picking 3rd party clearly did not help anyone other than Trump.
If you chose not to vote at all because neither candidate appealed to you, I hope you’re happy with the outcome. This is beyond comprehension. Just how many people actually listened to this monster speak before casting a vote for him? The hate filled rhetoric spewing from his mouth actually appealed to you? I just can’t fathom the thinking and would love to understand it.
I taught my children to look beyond skin color, sex, and religious beliefs. This goes to show that not everyone parents the same way. My girls were just as disgusted as I was upon hearing the news and the oldest is 11. They understand how elections work and they watched debates they know what has been said. I was even asked if their friends would have to go back to Mexico because he became President. It’s hard being a parent in this day and age. It’s even tougher to watch the world crumbling around you. So much evil and hate in the world, now it’s at our doorstep. The bigots and racists are not hiding any longer they are right there on social media, on the news, in our public view for all to see. They are not ashamed. I did not know that Marty McFly came by with his time machine and brought us all back in time.
Many of my own family and friends either supported or voted for Donald Trump. I was surprised but I was not shocked in the way I should have been. I even tried to debate it out with them, but they weren’t hearing it. My own spouse, while he didn’t vote and didn’t like either candidate preferred Trump. That has to do with his change in thinking upon moving to this shit hole most call Texas. Disturbed by the news by Midnight I was going to sleep. He woke up at around this time and I told him that Donald Trump is going to be President. His response was “Get out of here”. He thought the election was fixed to get Hillary Clinton elected honestly, I thought the same thing. Although his comments infuriated me after. He thinks he is a comedian and said “Great, now pussy grabbing will be legal!” He even decided to buy a “Trump Triumphs” newspaper and put it right where I would see it as I first woke up. Needless to say, he’s sleeping on the couch tonight.
So Trump won as if that is not bad enough the Republicans have majority house and the senate. Again if you didn’t vote I would love to wring your damn neck right now. This election was important. All I can say is pray for America. I am not a religious person by any stretch of the imagination, but I will be praying. This is not the United States I know and love, I don’t know what this is. Congratulations to Trump supporters, you did it. You showed the world just how dumb we have become. Electrolytes it’s what plants crave is now a reality.
Thankfully this election is almost over. It has been hell from the media to social network regarding this circus. Personally, I think it lasts far too long. From E-mails to pussy grabbing it has been highly entertaining, that I can tell you. There are more than two candidates running, but you wouldn’t know that if you only watched Television and social media. This is the main reason 3rd party candidates do not stand a chance. It’s unfortunate, but it’s the truth. They refuse to even let the other candidates debate which does not seem right.
Social media has been absolutely hateful regarding this election. Family and friends that disagree start an all out brawl being keyboard ninjas. As humorous and entertaining as that may be it’s also quite sad. Arguing with someone who doesn’t support your opinion is like talking to a wall. Not only that but friendships and relationships have ended over the difference of opinion. The false memes, pictures, and posts were numerous. I have yet to see many accurate memes out there, but some of these were just outright wrong. My favorite memes were about our current President. He has nothing to do with this election, he may support Hillary Clinton, but he’s also a democrat so that makes perfect sense. President Obama is laughing his ass off out of the Oval Office and who can blame him? All the good he has done for the United States and the problems he has fixed. People still find a way to bitch about him and even lie.The sad part is majority, of the time they don’t know what they are talking about and they believe any meme they see. Sometimes it’s because of Fox News. If you accurately look you will find that he has done more for this country than many Presidents. The most in my lifetime in fact.
The information that has come out since the election began is quite amusing. Anything about Hillary Clinton was already common knowledge. From the E-mails to Benghazi, she was pretty open about everything. The only thing that came out was wikileaks, which has been confirmed not to be a completely reputable site, having links to Russia, Trump, and the creator of Wilkileaks Julian Assange does not have such a great past. In fact he is hiding in an embassy in Europe to avoid being extrodited to Australia where he will be on trial for rape. Fact check has said that Hillary Clintons campaign manager was hacked and some of the emails are true, but some have been altered. Which to me does not make this a reputable site at all. If you have to alter information, clearly you had nothing to begin with. Fact Checking WikiLeaks
There didn’t need to be any scandals coming out of Trumps campaign his mouth did the best job for him. Yet there were some either way. He likes to grab pussy apparently. He has had rape alligations brought up, one was disproved, but there are still several other law suits against him regarding forced sexual acts. If his mouth didn’t turn you off on him as President, nothing will. Most people made their choice on their candidate months ago. Nothing he has said has deterred many if any.
56% of Americans are tired of this election, it has made the United States the laughing stock of the world. The fact that we have two candidates the majority of Americans can not even fathom voting for really doesn’t make sense. If you didn’t vote in the primary this is your fault. If you did and your candidate didn’t get chosen, it just goes to show how our political system actually works. Although, I do vote so I do believe that voting counts. At least if you don’t vote you have no room to complain. The main thing that is needed is an overhaul on the political system. It needs to be started in congress. The Presidental election is important, but the Congressional election is far more important.The gridlock in congress is deplorable. The fact that they even allow fillibusters, is ridiculous. These men and woman of congress have more vacation time and get paid higher than majority of Americans and don’t even do their job. They should all be fired.
On the Election eve, I predict Hillary Clinton will win and Donald Trump will not conceed and will say the election is rigged. Nostradamus predicted the exact same thing. I believe him, he’s been right far more than any other prophet. This election is in his writing, it’s facinating and I recommend anyone to research the information.
No matter who wins I believe this county is in for a hell of a time coming soon. Whoever wins will be blamed for everything just like President Obama, but at least this next President will gain a better office than our great President did.
The most unforgivable American contribution to world culture has to be the televangelist (The cockroaches of society). While these devious creature’s normal habitat includes mansions, private islands, and Republican events, they can also be found in a mess of controversy and scandals. If you want to see the scum of the earth turn on a the Christian networks to catch a televangelist. Not only have many been caught in scandals they are insanely wealthy.
Joel Osteen is one of the most well-known of the hustlers. This man has no formal religious education, a college drop out, and had a fear of public speaking. Osteen’s father began the church that is highly publicized now prior to his death it was peanuts compared to the empire Joel grew. One critic called Osteen’s style of sermons cotton candy preaching. Which simply means no depth. Either way he preaches for money, not for his love of God. He does not take his salary any longer, but he doesn’t need his measly salary his books racked up way more than he actually claims his net worth is. Osteen’s books and merchandise racks in 55 million per year. Osteen, ” claims an individual should not feel guilt for possessing lots of material wealth. Instead, one needs to thank and praise God for the acquired wealth.” His estimated net worth is $40 million. Joel Osteen Net worth
Joyce Meyer, not to be outdone by Joel she has a respectable net worth of $25 million. Has been involved in a scandal. Back in 2009, Joyce’s bodyguard , Christopher Coleman was charged with strangling his wife and their two sons (9 and 10). Coleman was having an affair with a woman and was making 6 figures a year as the security chief to Joyce’s entourage. The ministry had a no-divorce policy, which meant if Coleman divorced his wife he would be fired from his job. The family of the slain mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Meyer Ministries. The woman Coleman was having an affair with traveled with the circus. The family alleged not only did Meyer know of the affair, but know their own policies, yet allowed it to go on. The case was dismissed by the judge. When asking Joyce about her greed (she has a $10 million dollar jet) she simply stated that she doesn’t have to apologize for being blessed. Celeb Net Worth
Janice and Paul Crouch, these two are real bottom feeders they are the co-founders of Trinity Network. Their own granddaughter sued them for $50 million dollars. Claiming she was fired after discovering illegal financial schemes’. Her lawsuit follows a previous suit by a former employee. The couple defrauded the ministry and paid for many different things such as 13 mansions, trips, private jets, a $100,000 trailer for Janice’s dogs. There are several extravagant things according to the lawsuit that the money was spent. This case was also dismissed. Apparently money does really buy freedom. Paul has passed on luckily, but the crazy pick haired lady is 78 and still kicking, Janice has a net worth of $50 million. Jan Crouch Net Worth
Benny Hinn is another swindler that pimps the name of God for his sick love of money. He preys on the weak to make his cash. Benny is not only a preacher but a faith healer as well. He basically tells people to give them their money and they’ll be debt free. He has said he has cured Cancer and other diseases. People actually buy the load of crap he is selling. He is the lowest of the low to prey on sick people. You are not a man of god, you are a man from hell. Evil in the worst sort of way. Hinn was a part of a scandal, as a married man had an affair for 4 years with another televangelist (Paula White). It eventually came out. Benny’s net worth is $40 million. Benny Hinn Net Worth
Pat Robinson, is a manipulative old bastard, he’s so old I would need to write a book on all the scandals and dirty dealings of this son-of-a-bitch. In the 70s and 80s, he was a faith healer. Robinson claimed he could cure AIDS at one time with his prayer. Robinson is currently on The 700 Club, a Conservative Christian television show. In 86′ in an interview with The New York Times, Robinson called non-Christians termites. Pat is a very controversial man, to say the least. The ignorant jerk is anti-Muslim, anti-Hindu, anti-Protestant, anti-Abortion, anti-gay, anti-feminism, and anti-liberal. The words he uses when spreading his hate are quite disturbing for an old-timer he sure is opinionated as hell. Pat’s net worth is said to be $100 million to 1.9 Bil. Pat Robertson’s Net Worth
Jerry Falwell was one of the biggest mouthed hypocrites before his death in 2007. Falwell was a strong supporter of keeping God in schools and had some choice words after the Supreme Court announcement of Church and State separate. Clearly, Jerry was not a fan of the Constitution. He flipped out over porn, children’s shows, and anything he could judge. Falwell took Hustler magazine to court and sued for $45 million in suffering after a satire article was published in the magazine implying an interview with Falwell where he describes having sex for the first time with his mother in an outhouse. The court awarded Jerry $200,000 instead. Larry Flint (Hustler Magazines’s CEO) appealed all the way to the Supreme Court and won in a unanimous decision. Freedom of Speech, still in the Constitution. When Jerry Falwell died he had a net worth of $10 million. Jerry Falwell Net Worth
Televangelists are the lowest form of scum on the planet. They lurk in the television and use their viewers money for their own selfish luxurious lifestyles. The Senate inquired many televangelists regarding their spending and they all avoided tax penalties. The slippery bastards got away with their scam. If you or a loved one have fallen into this please help or run. You don’t need to send someone money to be saved. If you’re a good person you don’t need someone telling you how to live or what to do. You don’t even need a church to pray certainly don’t need a television to do it. If it makes you feel better fine, but these people are not men and women of God.
Education in the US has gone to complete shit. From common core to no child left behind. Nothing has been working to better the US education system. There are many countries that spend far less per child for education and they are far more intelligent. Education keeps getting cut, yet we don’t spend the most per child we are #4 in the world market. Finland seems to be the place to get the highest level of education in the world. They even have free college.
We are the 7th richest nation in the world yet we lag behind everyone in education. We should be the best, we are not even the second best. How can a country like the United States have such horrible education stats and standards?
One reason is America’s repeated failure to invest in education. According to the US News, federal funding for education has fallen drastically. Congress has cut funding for K-12 education by nearly 20 percent since 2011—five times more than overall spending cuts.
Another reason for the lack of quality education is standardized testing. Many schools, across the country, give children so many tests. For example, my children take 4 standardized tests per year. The entire school year the children in Texas are being taught a test. In certain grades if you fail the test they hold you behind unless your teachers agree to pass you ahead.
In Texas standardized testing is big money the state has a contract for $468 million with Pearson Education to create and grade the STAAR test. According to the Washington Post, Pearson has solicited for test graders on Craigslist. Texas has the worst high school graduation rate of the entire country. No wonder, the kids get overloaded with pointless tests all year. They learn only what is on the test.
In a two-year testing study in city public schools across the nation, it is found that on average a student takes 112 mandatory standardized tests between Pre-K through 12th grade. It averages about 8 tests per year. The tests alone use 20-25 hours per year. Many of the standardized tests the children take are on the same subjects. The scores end up overlapping.
Statistics show that Finland is by far the best country to live in for a superior education. Not only does Finland spend less per student, than the US does, they also have an exceptional education system.
In Finland, it is extremely difficult to obtain a job in education, in order to be a teacher you must have your Masters Degree. They only hire the best of the best. The Principal runs the school and normally deals with the budget. The parents and educators decide how the school is run. They have the state, federal, as well as county programs that fund the schools. These programs are a perfect example of checks and balances each of the programs check each other to make sure the students being properly educated.
Finnish schools have no standardized testing, they have very little homework, the school hours are half that of the students in the US. The kids have 50-minute recess and free lunch.
“The [Finnish] curricula are very much focused on critical thinking and problem solving, project-based learning, and learning to learn,” she said. “There is a lot of collaboration in the classroom.” – Pasi Sahlberg, a Finnish education experience.
That is very different from the way the students are taught in the United States. There are very little debates in schools and no problem solving. Students learning tests is what is happening in America. That is what the country has come down to, let’s test the hell out of you and throw a bunch of bullshit you’ll never need down your throat and send you off in the world broken and half dead.
The bottom line is if Finland can do it, so can we. We are spending more than many and we should be number one in education. It disgusts me that the United States doesn’t make this a top priority. Instead, you hear getting rid of much-needed programs. The department of education is needed. First, it needs to follow Finlands path, standardized testing does not work! Then we need a whole overhaul on how to best spend the money in the budget and where it is needed most. In Finland they give additional money to poor areas, it obviously does the trick.
Many people believe the media is liberal controlled, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The media is corporate owned, which is the opposite of liberal. During the primary election, the corporate owned media has given Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton more of an advantage. Many things play a role here. Sure, the fact that the two candidates are loaded are another advantage. If Donald Trump was broke he’d be on the street (one of those bums you find talking to themselves) if Hillary was broke she would still be the media’s pick (based on her greedy pockets).
Every network on television, newspaper, online journals, everything you see minus PBS is corporate owned, however with enough money you can get PBS not to air something as well. When Reagan was in office he cut funding to PBS and NPR the funding for these two outlets come from mainly wealthy donors. One large donation in particular came from a very wealthy man, David Koch. Koch donated 23 million dollars to PBS. Aspecial on PBS called “Citizen’s Koch” was prepared to air on CBS. It had to do with the Koch Brothers and the political scandal in Wisconsin in 2011 and 2012. David Koch was offended by the documentary and it was taken off the schedule. Koch Bros Donate to PBS
Everything you read or see is filtered by corporations. They own us, they control everything our elections, what people believe, religious values, what we see, what we hear. This is not a conspiracy theory, it is a fact.
The only thing you can trust is what you see in today’s world. People need to be skeptical of everything, many of what you know is nonsense. Americans and the world are lied to by our government, who is owned by the corporations.
5 families run the world, Rothschild, Rockefeller, Du Pont, Morgan, and Bush. These families are the richest in the world and have been running our country for a very long time. Every one of these 5 families can buy and pay for anything.
Why would any of these families not want a President like Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? Hillary can be bought she’s proved that time and time again. Donald Trump, claims he can not be bought, that may be the truth. If Trump can or can’t be bought is irrelevant since he’s a billionaire. Why would he help the little people or “losers” as he calls them instead of his “winning” billionaire friends? This man wants to give corporate breaks LARGE corporate breaks. He wants to cut education, cut every social program, and give breaks to corporations? Sure everyones paychecks will actually be more if Trump is elected President, according to his tax breaks, that’s if Congress votes for it. These tax cuts also at 24.5 Trillion to the debt.
The media has been running the primary election, they have been dictating everything since the very beginning. It has been Clinton Vs. Trump in the media’s eyes from the very beginning. Periodically you will see a story about another candidate running, it’s few and far between. Political news networks like MSNBC is the liberal Fox News, or at least it used to be. It is now Clinton and Trump network. The best anchor left on MSNBC Rachel Maddow has even been bought, it’s blatently clear how it became a money game. This is not the first election that has been bought by the corporation, if Bernie Sanders doesn’t either take the Primary or get into the White House it won’t change. It will only get worse from here.
Take everything you see on TV, in a magazine, on the internet, in a newspaper, and hear on the radio with a grain of salt it is all fed to you by the wealthy. There is a reason you see very few educational things on television in the world today. Think about all the garbage people watch on television, from Honey Boo Boo to the Kardashians. This is like junk food for the brain, the corporations do not want educated consumers. The wealthy want zombies to keep working like a slave and helping them gain more wealth. The country will only continue to produce more “poorly educated” people. The sheep will continue to grow and people will continue drinking the purple kool aid.
There may be nothing anyone can do at this point. These families and the corporations have been in power far longer than many many think. Politics can help this, but money corrupts most. Many people can be bought and if they can’t be bought which is rare of a politician, they may get shot. It wouldn’t be the first time. Money is the root of all evil, this is apparent when it comes to media at any level.
There is currently a court case that began in Texas resulting from former Governor Rick Perry signing the House Bill 2 (HB2) in 2013. The HB2 bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, requires abortion clinics to meet the same standards as hospital-style surgical centers and mandates that a doctor has admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the facility where he or she performs abortions. As well as many other restrictions. The State Representative Jason Isaac co-signed this bill and ran unopposed in the 2016 primary election. Yipee!
The entire state of Texas has 10 abortion clinics, prior to the good Governors bill Texas had 40 clinics. For reference purposes, California has 522 clinics that perform abortions. California is the most populated state in the US followed by Texas. The current laws in place make it almost impossible for a woman to get an abortion without waiting weeks if not months for an appointment. By the time they are able to get to an appointment they may be passed the 20-week mark. This is breaking a Constitutional right. The doctors have admitted there is no way they will be able to provide abortions to as many women that seek them.
Since the law was enacted there has been a significant decrease in medical abortions (taking a pill). Many women prefer this to avoid a surgical procedure. Unfortunately, with the new Texas law, you need to take each pill in front of a doctor. That is 4 office visits when there are only 10 locations in the entire state. Some women are more than 300 miles away from the nearest clinic, many women who seek abortion do not have the means to travel. This is why many have abortions because they are unable to financially provide. A study is currently being conducted to get numbers on how many at home abortions are happening in Texas, it can and will happen again.
Medical abortions have dropped 70% which is a huge number. A significant increase in second-trimester abortions have been reported, since the new law was enacted. The lack of access to abortions and longer wait times are to blame for this increase. Complications can occur during an abortion as with any medical procedure or medication. There is a higher risk of complications the longer you wait to have the procedure done. The purpose the Republicans claimed they enacted these laws was to make sure abortions were done safely. Waiting to have a simple procedure done that could be done in a few minutes is not helping anyone. In fact, this bill is more costly for the woman and the providers. It makes it very inconvenient for all involved which seems to be the lawmakers agenda.
In 1973 Roe Vs. Wade made it to the Supreme Court. Roe, a single pregnant woman in Texas wanted an abortion. Wade, the Dallas County District Attorney. Roe could not afford to travel to a different state to have an abortion performed safely. The laws in Texas made it impossible for a woman to have a safe, clinical abortion with a licensed physician. Roe claimed Texas statutes were unconstitutional and she was protected by the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendment. She appealed decisions of the district court on behalf of herself and all women in the same predicament. A doctor and a couple came forward in the claim stating similar issues. The doctor had court cases pending for performing abortions in Texas.
Texas urges that, apart from the Fourteenth Amendment, life begins at conception and is present throughout pregnancy, and that, therefore, the State has a compelling interest in protecting that life from and after conception. We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer. [p160]- Justice Blackmun (delevering the opinion of the court) Roe Vs. Wade
A district court ruled that the Texas statute was indeed unconstitutional and a violation of the 9th amendment. The problem was it did nothing for abortions. It was basically a slap in the face and the reason why it was appealed to the Supreme Court. The same issues that were happening in the 1970s are again happening in the Supreme Court today, and again it is the state of Texas.
The principal thrust of appellant’s attack on the Texas statutes is that they improperly invade a right, said to be possessed by the pregnant woman, to choose to terminate her pregnancy. Appellant would discover this right in the concept of personal “liberty” embodied in the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause; or in personal, marital, familial, and sexual privacy said to be protected by the Bill of Rights or its penumbras, see Griswold v. Connecticut,381 U.S. 479 (1965); Eisenstadt v. Baird,405 U.S. 438 (1972); id. at 460 (WHITE, J., concurring in result); or among those rights reserved to the people by the Ninth Amendment, Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. at 486 (Goldberg, J., concurring).-Justice Blackmun (delevering the opinion of the court)Roe Vs. Wade
This decision changed history for millions of women. Prior to this court case in many places in the US women were having unsafe home abortions. The court decision on Roe Vs. Wade is a long but a very interesting read. It goes into the history of abortion and shows that it has been around and available prior to Geek and Roman times. The Justice was very clear from the beginning, this case is not about feelings it is about the Constitution and the question asking are Texas laws preventing American Citizens from their right.
All this, together with our observation, supra, that, throughout the major portion of the 19th century, prevailing legal abortion practices were far freer than they are today, persuades us that the word “person,” as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn…..
It should be sufficient to note briefly the wide divergence of thinking on this most sensitive and difficult question. There has always been strong support for the view that life does not begin until live’ birth. This was the belief of the Stoics.[n56]It appears to be the predominant, though not the unanimous, attitude of the Jewish faith.[n57]It may be taken to represent also the position of a large segment of the Protestant community, insofar as that can be ascertained; organized groups that have taken a formal position on the abortion issue have generally regarded abortion as a matter for the conscience of the individual and her family.[n58]As we have noted, the common law found greater significance in quickening. Physician and their scientific colleagues have regarded that event with less interest and have tended to focus either upon conception, upon live birth, or upon the interim point at which the fetus becomes “viable,” that is, potentially able to live outside the mother’s womb, albeit with artificial aid.[n59]Viability is usually placed at about seven months (28 weeks) but may occur earlier, even at 24 weeks.[n60]The Aristotelian theory of “mediate animation,” that held sway throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Europe, continued to be official Roman Catholic dogma until the 19th century, despite opposition to this “ensoulment” theory from those in the Church who would recognize the existence of life from [p161] the moment of conception.[n61]The latter is now, of course, the official belief of the Catholic Church.-Justice Blackburn (reciting the decision of the court) Roe Vs. Wade
It was decided. The Court ruled 7–2 that a right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman’s decision to have an abortion, but that this right must be balanced against the state’s two legitimate interests in regulating abortions: protecting women’s health and protecting the potentiality of human life.
When Roe Vs Wade hit the Supreme Court abortion was already legal in 18 states. The affirmation of the Supreme Court made it legal in all states. In the 1970s, the minorities suffered the most. Abortion may have been legal in many of these states, but not everyone had a way to get to places where it was legal. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in 1972 alone, 130,000 women obtained illegal or self-induced procedures, 39 of whom died. Furthermore, from 1972 to 1974, the mortality rate due to illegal abortion for nonwhite women was 12 times that for white women.
The Casey decision said states may not place undue burdens on the constitutional right to abortion before fetal viability. Undue burdens, it said, included “unnecessary health regulations that have the purpose or effect of pres
Prior to the 19th-century, abortion was not considered a crime. The people nor the Catholic Church regarded or acknowledged life prior to birth. Today this is a huge issue, yet for thousands of years, it was never a problem. When Abortion Was A Crime
Today we are fighting this ridiculous claim again. Roe Vs. Wade disallowed many states and federal restrictions with its ruling any changes to that can be permanent trouble for women in the United States. It was fought in 1992, seems every 20 years or so someone decides women shouldn’t have free will.
This law is being fought in front of the Supreme Court yet again, Texas is the state that constantly seems to be fighting the Constitution. If the Supreme Court rules in favor of these abortion restrictions this will not only affect Texas but 11 other states that have also adopted these harsh laws and restrictions.
According to the Supreme Court ruling in 1973, every woman has the right to a safe and legal abortion. Our lawmakers have different ideas. There are only 8 Justices currently sitting on the Supreme Court. 4 of the Justices are Republicans and 4 of the Justices are Democrats. Unless they allow President Obama to appoint a Justice and a vote it may be a dead end. Justice Kennedy who is likely to be the deciding vote is trying to delay the vote as he is asking the Texas courts to do more fact finding.
The Republicans have said they won’t even consider voting or having a hearing on any nominee that President Obama chooses. Republicans are trying to change the Constitution yet again.
When someone asks me to describe a Republican politician I say “Watch a dog chase their tail in a circle” that’s what they do chase their tails going in circles until something breaks. They focus on a few insane components of legislation anything that makes life hard on your average person and they dig deep and rub it in. To add salt to the wound most of the last 97 bills that passed the house were regarding blocking other bills, war, energy companies, and homeland security.
Texas has been infringing women’s Constitutional rights for 60 years actually a lot longer, this has been going on prior to Supreme Court cases. It’s time to fight back in a bigger way. Abortion is a right of every American woman. Any laws that block an Americans rights should not be tolerated. Women need to stand up for themselves yet again. It’s like the civil rights movement never happened. Our future generations deserve to have a choice and their Constitutional rights protected. As an American, we should all do what we can. If someone was fighting for more gun control in the Supreme Court, Texas lawmakers would be quoting the Constitution. They only read part of the Constitution, it seems it was too much to read and they stopped at the Second Amendment.
If you would like to help in supporting Pro-Choice please go to the NARAL website, it is a great site you can take action by signing petitions or sign up to volunteer. It has a lot of information on the site, and it explains what being pro-choice is all about.
I grew up in a suburb about 10 minutes from Chicago called River Grove. I lived in the city of Chicago as an adult for a short time with my family. I have never been prouder of my city after watching the protestors stop a Trump rally, pretty impressive Chicago. The only problem was the violence, that is completely uncalled for. Hate makes people pretty heated and crazy. I can’t believe what’s happening. If you’re going to protest something you can’t be violent, no matter what the opposition says.
I have seen some insane comments from family, friends, and strangers. The majority of my family and friends are in Chicago or the vicinity. Some of my family and friends were praising the protestors, happy to stop the hate the Trump rallies bring. Most not condoning the violence, but happy no one was seriously injured and Trump was stopped. We do live in a free country and Donald Trump should be allowed to speak, even if a large majority of it is hate. We have that right to say what we want, that is why I’m allowed to write this today.
Trump was able to go on stage he chose not to. “I spoke with law enforcement and made [the call to cancel] in conjunction with law enforcement, and I think we made a wise decision,” Trump said in a phone interview on MSNBC. He was afraid for his safety it had nothing to do with the Chicago police department in a statement Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Associated Press that the department did not recommend Trump call off the event and said they had sufficient manpower to cover the rally. Guglielmi said that the decision to shut down the event was made “independently” by the Trump campaign.
Some of my family and a few friends support Donald Trump. The reason I’ve been given by some for supporting this insane billionaire is “he speaks the truth”. They love the fact that he is uncandid and says what he feels and what he wants. Anyone who supports Donald Trump hates President Obama. Many have said “He’s not a pussy like Obama” or “No one will fuck with us if he’s our President.” for why they support this barbarian. Some supporters are angry with the Republican Party. They look at this as a slap in the GOP’s face.
A Trump supporter (R) yells at a demonstrator (L) after Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump cancelled his rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski
CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 11: An activist is removed by police after it was announced that a rally with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the University of Illinois at Chicago would be postponed on March 11, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers postponed the rally citing safety reasons after hundreds of demonstrators were ticketed for the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 608579555
I decided to take it to social media. I contacted a Trump supporter and a Democrat to look at the differences. I asked the same basic questions. Here are the answers I received. I decided to leave both parties anonymous even though they both agreed to be public. I do not know either of these people personally.
Who will or who did you vote for in the primary election?
Trump Supporter: “Michigan already had its primary and I voted for Donald Trump.”
Democrat: “I am ………, retired professor, and I plan to vote in the Pennsylvania primary as a Democrat. I support both Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton. Our primary is not an early one, and so I have not yet made a final ballot box choice.”
What makes your chosen candidate/party the choice for you?
“I have several reasons I will list them out. 1. I believe that there isn’t any other candidate that understands the global economy like he does. The others have ideas on it but ZERO experience in it.
2. Trump is right our current trade deals are all in favor of other countries and have created jobs in other countries and not in the US.
3. Trumps business tax plan is enticing for businesses to start investing in America again and not other countries
4. I like the fact to go along with his lower business tax plan he will also imply tariffs on good brought into this country in order to force fair and equal trade. I have been to other countries and finding something there that is American made is damn near impossible.
5. Trump is right about other countries making their currency fluctuate which causes US jobs to be outsourced to other countries. Let me give you a perfect example of this. 4 years ago a friend of mine was hired into an Automotive OEM and his job was to localize sourcing parts to be made here in the US to build the vehicles (if you check 4 years ago the currency of the other countries was more on par with the US dollar). Now he is tasked with outsourcing the parts to be made in other countries because the cost is cheaper.
6. Trump is also right about the illegals flooding our country. The illegals cost this country billions per year in services intended for American citizens. Also since they work for cheaper labor it suppresses wages from going up.”
Democrat: “I believe that only the two Democratic candidates have the moral and intellectual seriousness and good will to serve. The Republican candidates seem to me unqualified — and worse.”
Do you normally vote, and if so what party do you normally lean toward when voting?
“Yes I normally vote in elections because I want our country to be great and it can only do that if the right leadership is in place. As for which party I normally vote republican or libertarian.
I believe in holding our elected officials accountable
After all they work for us. However it seems today that both the democrats and republicans seem to treat us like we work for them”
Do you always vote for the Democratic Party?
Democrat: “Yes, starting with John F. Kennedy in 1960.”
I asked both people what they thought of the other parties “extreme” candidate.
What do you think of Bernie Sanders?
“I have a lot to post on this so I will do it in pieces. I don’t think very highly of Bernie Sanders. I think Sanders if gathering supporters by promising “free stuff” (college, healthcare, etc..). Sanders tax plan is extremely punitive in nature as the more successful you are the more his plan punishes you with higher taxes. We currently have a system like that in place now but Sanders plan is much worse and as somebody in the top tax bracket under Sanders plan I would pay another $17k a year in taxes.
Sanders is a socialist and socialism has failed in all other countries. Socialism creates a culture of laziness.
Sanders proposed business tax plan would drive even more businesses out of this country. I read his plan and then I have read some reviews on it and several analyst have said his plan would cause a -9.5% GDP. For those who though 2008 economy was bad that is nothing compared to -9.5% GDP.
Also I heard and read Sanders comments about the violence in Chicago yesterday that shut down a Trump rally. Trump isn’t to blame for that as his supporters weren’t the ones being violent until they were attacked….. That comment pushing people to continue to do the same thing at other Trump rallies made me lose all respect for Bernie.”
What do you think of Donald Trump?
Democrat: “Donald Trump, who seems to me a clever narcissist and a con man, has called up some of the worst forces in America — bigotry, hatred, violence, xenophobia, racism, homophobia. His supporters are at least as scary as he is.”
Just because I can I will disprove all of the Trump Supporters claims….
1. & 2. Trump trades with countries we shouldn’t be trading with such as China and Mexico. He has his products made by slave labor. He is not making his own products in the US why would we trust him with everything.
3. & 4. reasons why he supported Trump was the tax plan and money issue. Unfortunetly for him they’re all bad ideas according to anylasts and fact check.
5. This is the same as the other two reasons really. I think what our young supporter is talking about is the North American Free Trade Agreement and Trans-Pacific Partnership. This is what Bernie Sanders is trying to get rid of as well, but he’s called a communist for wanting to do the same thing.
You can decide for yourself who you are voting for, but spreading fear and hatred in either party is not the answer. The protests are great if they’re not violent. There has been violence at many political rallies recently and that’s just sad. If people can not discuss politics without beating the shit out of each other we’re no better than Taiwan.