The War on Women, Cont.

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It’s long been the position of this blog that there is a War on Women, and that it is a front in the larger War on Democracy being waged by the Xristian Xrazie Theocrats. Today, Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie!) got their hands on a poll that sort of shows that Y’all Qaeda is truly loathed by women:

A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view the party as “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion” and “stuck in the past.”
Women are “barely receptive” to Republicans’ policies, and the party does “especially poorly” with women in the Northeast and Midwest, according to an internal Crossroads GPS and American Action Network report obtained by POLITICO…

…The report is blunt about the party’s problems. It says 49 percent of women view Republicans unfavorably, while just 39 percent view Democrats unfavorably.

…Female voters who care about the top four issues — the economy, health care, education and jobs — vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. Most striking, Democrats hold a 35-point advantage with female voters who care about jobs and a 26 percent advantage when asked which party is willing to compromise. House Republicans say jobs and the economy are their top priorities.

Meh. The skirts, whatchya gonna do, boys?

The groups suggest a three-pronged approach to turning around their relationship with women. First, they suggest the GOP “neutralize the Democrats’” attack that Republicans don’t support fairness for women. They suggest Republican lawmakers criticize Democrats for “growing government programs that encourage dependency rather than opportunities to get ahead.” That message tested better than explaining that the GOP supports a number of policies that could help fairness for women.

So the old tactic of baffling the broads with bullshit, eh, and then attacking the Safety Net. Yeah, that’ll work.

Two policies former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor promoted as a way to make inroads with middle-class women and families — charter schools and flexible work schedules — were actually the least popular policies among female voters.

Seriously, they thought that Gender Studies Scholar Iago was on to something? Cutting public education and cutting overtime pay were the way to women’s hearts? Why not just go through the chest, boys?

One bright spot is among married women. Married women without a college degree view Republicans favorably, the polling shows. Married women prefer a Republican over a Democrat, 48 percent to 38 percent.

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So… If you keep ‘em dumb and married, you got them locked-in to vote for you! Say, that’s your policy goal anyway, so there’s the win-win solution!

Working As Designed

Go-West-Marcus

A new study finds that lesbians, gay men and bisexuals (LGB) who sought mental health treatment from health care providers were no less likely to attempt suicide than LGB people who did not seek any treatment at all, but seeking help from religious or spiritual sources was associated with higher odds of a suicide attempt. The study, entitled, “The Role of Help-Seeking in Preventing Suicide Attempts among Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals,” is co-authored by Ilan H. Meyer, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law, Merilee Teylan, Medical School, Harvard University, and Sharon Schwartz, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University.

The ball is in your court, Marcus.

(Williams Institute)

Rand Paul Keeps On Running…

…away from his previous positions.

Rand Paul wants to be left alone

“When you’re in the neonatal nursery and you’ve got a one-pound baby, everybody acknowledges that that baby has rights, the Bill of Rights applies to that baby and nobody can hurt that baby. It’s a one-pound baby. But a week before, even a full-term seven-pound baby has no rights, according to the way people are looking at it, and I think that is a big mistake.”

– Famous plagiarist, Ayn Rand Fanboi, likely 2016 Goat Rodeo Contender and Hair Club for Men most wanted list designate Sen. Aqua Buddha, who recently said that he wouldn’t try to knock down Roe V. Wade, you know, when he was NOT talking to the Xristians. He has introduced Personhood legislation in Congress, which his idol Ayn Rand would hate.

Here’s Your Eggs With a Side of Stupid

“You see, the Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but because they are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation,” he explained. “Jesus did not become the ‘GodKlingon’ or the ‘GodMartian’! Only descendants of Adam can be saved. God’s Son remains the ‘Godman’ as our Savior.”

–Theocrat Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis pride and joy, explaining to us that space Aliens are going to Hell, and that’s why we should defund NASA.

(More proof that the War on Women is driven by Xristian Xrazie fundamentalism. They will never, Never, NEVER stop blaming women for Original Sin.)

Take THAT, Xristian Xrazies!

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Livewire tells us…

President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people.

It did not include any broad religious exemption for religious employers, which had been sought by religious leaders in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. White House officials had said Friday that the order would not include such an exemption.

Wingnuttian heads explode in 3… 2… 1…

Hobby Lobby Ain’t Got Nothing On Me


Boss: We’re glad you applied for a job with ACME moving company. Can you lift boxes weighing 40 lbs?
Applicant: Yes I can. But I won’t lift them.
Boss: You do know that lifting boxes is a big part of this job?
Applicant: Yes.
Boss: Your resume says you’re part of an organization that promotes “Anti Box Lifting”.
Applicant: Yes.
Boss: Well I don’t think you’re cut out for this position. Thanks anyway.
Applicant: I’m suing you.

And so it goes. It sounds like a set-up from the get go: Sara Hellwege, soon to be graduating nurse in Georgia with a membership in an anti-abortion organization, applies for a job at a Title X clinic in Florida, gets rejected as a candidate for a position because she refuses to perform a large portion of the proposed job, files federal law suit alleging religious discrimination. Again we see birth control being equated with abortifacients in the lawsuit.

The Frosted Tips Twins Speak Out!

Gotta love that the ticker underneath The Frosted Tips Twins says Fired for Faith, but what part of the First Amendment does Petunia and Pals not understand? The First Amendment is about limiting what the government can do, but private people (and corporations are people my friend) can take actions. Of course corporations can tell their employees what they can and cannot say, they do it all the time.

Also/too: they send my gaydar into the danger zone. I’m waiting for the sex tape, because you know it’s out there.

Be Careful What You Ask For

Bless the beasts and the children

Bless the beasts and the children

The Xristian Xrazies, who opened Pandora’s Box so that they could force [Xristian] prayers on everyone attending civic meetings, probably did not have Wicca in mind. And so when a Wiccan Priest petitioned to give the opening prayer, they blinked:

Citing “community fears,” the Huntsville, Alabama City Council refused to allow a practicing Wiccan to give the opening invocation at its meeting this week.

Blake Kirk — a “Priest of the Oak, Ash and Thorn tradition of Wicca,” according to the meeting’s original agenda — was scheduled to offer the prayer at the June 26, 2014 meeting, but at the last minute the council decided “to pull back, to do some education, and introduce him more gently at another time,” city attorney Peter Joffrion told AL.com.

According to WHNT News 19, the council needs to introduce Kirk “gently” because many in the community believe that his invitation was connected to a lawsuit the Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened to file because city council meetings were only opened with Christian prayers.

The council responded to that threat by allowing practitioners of the Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha’i, and Confucian faiths to deliver the opening prayer. But the community was not, it seems, ready for a member of the Wiccan faith to do so.

Oh, dear. Silly theocrats just don’t understand how the Bill of Rights protects everyone, even themselves. If you are going to break down the Wall separating Church and State, you should be prepared for what is on the other side.