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Here’s Why Republicans Oppose Ending The Cuba Embargo

Yesterday, President Obama announced his plans to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba, which has been the subject of a trade and travel embargo since October 19, 1960 — two years after the overthrow of the Batista regime. The embargo was enacted largely due to Cuba taking Russia’s side in the Cold War and being a Communist nation. Sort of!

Actually, a very large part of the reason was that the United States government loved them some Batista. Sure, he killed and tortured a lot of people, but those were poor people. The wealthy landowners loved him, particularly because he eliminated a lot of pesky civil liberties like the right to strike. The American Mafia also loved him. During his dictatorship, he was willing to turn his nation into a delightful tourist destination for American travelers (see: “Guys and Dolls”) at the expense of the poorer people of his nation — and, most importantly, was willing to play ball with the big U.S. oil companies. Keep reading »

The 8 Jerks Who Opposed The Violence Against Women Act

On Abused Women
Facts about why abused women stay with their abusers. Read More »
I Witnessed DV
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Jessica saw a man commit domestic violence in public. Read More »
Why Domestic Violence Victims Stay
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Should we ask victims of domestic violence why they stay? Read More »
Color Of Domestic Violence
On Kasandra Perkins and the color of domestic violence. Read More »

Were you running low on haterade? Not sure where to direct your unfettered ragecakes? Gather round, I’ve got someplace to direct your vitriol! Meet the eight senators who opposed the Violence Against Women Act. These not so great eight are sending a not-so-subtle message to the womenfolk of the world — something along the lines of “your lives aren’t really worth much.”

In fact, to ameliorate my rage, I have decided to illustrate the not-so-great eight as a bunch of lollipops. (Gasp! This is what happens when you allow women to develop rudimentary Photoshop skills!) So … if you want a measured, partisan response to this, you should look elsewhere — but, on the other hand, if you want a way to mobilize to let these senators know that we’re watching, well, click on through.

So who are these douches among men? Click through to find out…

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