I have the right to objectively define pregnancy from rape as rare. I have the right to determine separate legitimate rape from all those instances when you were in need of encouragement, wearing a red dress or otherwise asking for it. I have the right to manufacture scientific theories about your body — theories which reinforce my power. If the body doesn’t ‘shut that whole thing down’ then clearly you weren’t raped, and there’s no need to talk about an abortion. And even if I am wrong on every count, I still have the right to dictate the terms of your body and the remaining days of your life.
All of my rationales range from the totally subjective to the outright mythical. But I am the sovereign of the female body. On my word rumor becomes science, and the destruction of your life is repackaged as the defense of someone else’s."
A video made at the August 2010 Glenn Beck rally in Washington D.C.
This set of interviews by New Left Media is a very revealing portrayal of many of the Tea Party Republicans.
The interviews were conducted respectfully.
Racism, lies, insults, and wilful ignorance are on full display here.
It’s 13 minutes long. If you don’t have time to watch it now, come back when you do.
These people can vote. In fact, these people come out to vote a helluva lot more than progressives do. Just FYI.
Tax cut proposal from Democrats and Republicans. Dems would pay down the deficit, republicans would add $36 billion to the deficit and cut taxes dramatically for the top 2% of earners. (source: WaPo)
HAHAHA I HATE LIFE.
In April, the photographer Jason Andrew boarded the Tea Party Express III for the final ten days of a three-week, forty-seven-city tour through the small towns of America. The “Just Vote Them Out” tour focussed on the competitive districts of Democratic incumbents, spreading a message against taxes, spending, and big government. Here is a selection of Andrew’s images, followed by a short Q. & A.