Posts tagged "rand paul"

Let’s Get Ready To Play GOP Debate BINGO!

Hey-o!!! Tonight, the Republican primary circus is rolling into Cleveland, and 10 of the party’s most promising contenders will tumble out of the clown car and onto the stage for the first GOP debate!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 6, 2015

Senate Democrats Block Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

Senate Democrats gathered enough support to block a Republican attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. The bill, S.1881, garnered 53 votes in favor and 46 in opposition, falling short of the 60 votes needed for it to pass.
The entire thing was a waste of time, anyhow: President Obama has voiced his support for Planned Parenthood…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 4, 2015

Hillary Ahead Of Voldemort In Presidential Popularity Polls, Behind Darth Vader And Terminator

So which presidential candidate is currently leading in the polls, you wonder? That would be “the Terminator” — presumably the T-1000 model — followed closely by Darth Vader.

Jenn Frank / June 10, 2015

The Trials And Tribulations Of Hemp In America

Today is Earth Day and Monday was 4/20, which means we’re smack in the middle of a confluence of fascinating issues; specifically, issues surrounding hemp, America’s needlessly illegal and potentially ecologically beneficial agricultural phantom. Scientists, farmers, retailers, and even growing numbers of American lawmakers across the political spectrum know that hemp and marijuana are chemically and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 26, 2015

Rand Paul’s New Douchebro BFF Once Threw A Porn Star Off A Roof

You know who’s just the worst? Rand Paul. Rand Paul is terrible. Also, Rand Paul’s friends are terrible, because terrible people often hang out together, ostensibly because no one else can stand them.
Anyway, Rand Paul’s new BFF is this dude Dan Bilzerian, who is known for a number of incredibly douchey sounding things like poker playing,…

Robyn Pennacchia / April 24, 2015

Rand Paul Gets Mansplain-y, Tells Female Anchor How To Interview Him

If you needed any more proof that Rand Paul is definitely the guy in your Philosophy 101 class who wore shirts and ties every day and would just not shut up and let the professor continue the goddamned lesson because he had some qualms with Kant’s categorical imperative and felt like it would be a good time…

Robyn Pennacchia / April 8, 2015

Rand Paul RTs Picture Of Aurora Shooter With Photoshopped “I Stand With Rand” Sign

Well, I can’t think of a better way to announce that Rand Paul is running for president than this photoshopped picture that he accidentally retweeted of Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes holding an “I Stand With Rand” sign.
Apparently, in advance of his announcement that he intends to run for president and “take our country…

Robyn Pennacchia / April 7, 2015

Watch Elizabeth Warren Bust Rand Paul’s Balls While Asking About Vaccines

Certified bad ass Elizabeth Warren took some time out of a Senate hearing today to have a lovely chat with Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases about the basic facts of vaccines. Warren asked her a series of questions–including, delightfully, whether or not vaccines cause “profound mental disorders&#8221…

Robyn Pennacchia / February 11, 2015

Republican Senator Rand Paul Wants To Stop Moms On Welfare From Having More Babies

“Maybe we have to say ‘enough’s enough, you shouldn’t be having kids after a certain amount … I don’t know how you do all that because then it’s tough to tell a woman with four kids that she’s got a fifth kid we’re not going to give her any more money. But we have to…

Claire Hannum / January 30, 2014

The 8 Jerks Who Opposed The Violence Against Women Act

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…

Julie Gerstein / February 5, 2013

Politician Asks If Women Can Have Abortions, Why Can’t He Have A Super-Toilet?

“I’m all for energy conservation … [But] I think there should be some self-examination from the administration on the idea that you favor a woman’s right to an abortion, but you don’t favor a woman or a man’s right to choose what kind of lightbulb, what kind of dishwasher, what kind of washing machine.”…

Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2011