Attention To Politicians: when cameras are rolling or even just present, it is not the best time for you to do a lispy impression of a gay guy’s voice when offered a pink tie. There is never a good time to impersonate a gay guy’s voice. But for fuck’s sake, you do it when cameras are around?
Mitt Romney learned this the hard way.
And this guy wants the nuclear codes? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
This video spoof from Funny or Die, starring Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer, and Andrea Savage as Republican women who want government out of their banks and schools, but in their vaginas, is, frankly, hilariously sad because of how true it is. [Funny Or Die]
We’re all pretty much obsessed with “Game of Thrones” — couldn’t you tell? — so this handy chart, highlighting what American political figure goes with which “Game of Thrones” character is right on the money.
“I love the fact that there are women out there who don’t have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn’t easy for any of us.”
– Ann Romney spoke to Republicans in Connecticut last night and addressed, in a somewhat roundabout way, the recent kerfluffle by Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen who made dismissive comments about how Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.” This is an odd wording, though: “I love the fact there are women out there who don’t have a choice.” But whatever, I just think her husband should have policies to back it up! [Think Progress]
Senator Kristen Gillibrand gets the Girl, You’ve Got Bigger Stones Than Me Award of the week for going head-to-head on “Meet The Press” yesterday with none other than Rep. Michele Bachmann. (Rep. Bachmann, let me remind you, refers to emergency contraception as “the morning-after abortion pill” thus conflating it with abortion, suggests the HPV vaccine can make children become mentally retarded, jokes about so-called “ex-gay” therapy and does not allow her daughters to ask boys on dates.) Somehow Sen. Gillibrand managed not to reach through the TV screens and shake her … even when Bachmann said Republicans want women to “make their own choices.”
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Seriously, ladies, what is this fuckery? As we reported earlier, a Georgia bill criminalizing abortion after 20 weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest, has passed Georgia’s Senate, and is expected to be signed into law by Republican Governor Nathan Deal.
This bill has affectionately been referred to as the “women as livestock” bill, after Representative Terry England noted that farmers often have to “deliver calves, dead or alive,” so therefore it shouldn’t be that difficult for a woman carrying a dead fetus to carry it to full-term.
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Sometimes I think Rick Santorum is just a really elaborate Onion spoof. There is no better evidence of this theory than what Jezebel is referring to as Pink Ballgate. Yesterday, at a campaign event at a Wisconsin bowling alley, Santorum was heard advising a young man not to use a pink bowling ball when it was his turn. Especially not on camera. (Why? Because pink bowling balls cause gayness?) A Reuters reporter overheard Santorum tell the boy, ”You’re not gonna use the pink ball. We’re not gonna let you do that. Not on camera.” He also reportedly added, “Friends don’t let friends use pink balls.” I mean, c’mon. I know that Santorum isn’t a made-up politician designed to point out the ridiculousness of the extreme right; I know he’s a real man with a somewhat real shot at the nomination, but I just can’t handle quotes like this. If the facepalming continues, I am going to have welts. [Raw Story, Jezebel]