yank: Twitter forces, activate!
Ted Cruz has launched a twitter hashtag and website #makeDClisten to attack Obamacare, asking Americans to “share their stories” about how the Affordable Healthcare Act will negatively affect them.
The National Immigration Coalition is trying to get people to take over…
Hijack the hashtag people!
"I have not left the Republican Party; it left me. I cannot tolerate a political party that demeans Texans based on their sexual orientation, the color of their skin or their economic status. I will not be a member of a party in which hate speech elevates candidates for higher office rather than disqualifying them. I cannot place my name on the ballot for a political party that is proud to destroy the lives of hundreds of thousands federal workers over the vain attempt to repeal a law that will provide health care to millions of people."
Texas executes more people than any other state. The number of Texas children who live in poverty has nearly quadrupled since 2007.
A resounding Fuck You, Rick. “Protecting life” is completely empty rhetoric.
IN OTHER WORDS WE HAD A WAY OF SHUTTING THAT WHOLE THING DOWN
Or…just kidding? Maybe not? Basically, the disorganized mess that is the Texas legislature is one more reason these politicians don’t need to be making personal health decisions for other people.
Texas Legislator Wendy Davis is currently filibustering one of the strictest anti-abortion bills in America. She has to go for 13 hours without stopping, sitting, going to the bathroom or even leaning. There are currently
11,000 20,000 26,000 30,00035,000 people watching live.
Rachel Maddow explains how we got here.
Davis has been wearing a back brace to help her poise as she continues on her fairly aggressive filibuster. If she can keep it going, she’ll have spoken until the end of the special session, singlehandedly stopping a vote on the measure—or anything else, for that matter.
Let the record show: that you can be a United States senator for 21 years, you can be 79 years old, you can be the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and one of the most recognizable and most widely respected veteran public servants in your nation. But if you are female while you are also all of those other things, men who you defeat in arguments will still respond to you by calling you hysterical and telling you to calm down. They will patronize you and say they ‘admire your passion, sweetie,’ but of course they only deal in facts, not your silly girly strong feelings. It is inescapable, you can set your watch by it.
--Rachel Maddow, discussing Senator Ted Cruz’s condescending lecture to Senator Dianne Feinstein during a Senate debate on gun control. March 14, 2013. (via mamaatheist)
Marvin Wilson sucked his thumb into his adulthood, reads at a second grade level, has an IQ of 61, doesn’t know the difference between left and right, and as a child couldn’t wear a belt without cutting off his circulation. On Tuesday, barring a last-minute intervention from the US Supreme Court, he’ll be executed in Texas.
Film: At the Death House Door