Under investigation for taking gifts and “special” loans, the Virginia candidate for governor is undeterred from his mission to see God’s law on earth:
HUFF POST (10/15) Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been trying to downplay his outspoken opposition to abortion rights in his campaign for governor this year as part of an effort to win back the support of women voters.
But in his speech to the Christian Life Summit last year — unearthed Monday night by NBC12 — Cuccinelli said he is surprised that God has not yet “imposed” more judgment on America for allowing abortion to be legal.
“Really, given that God does judge nations, it’s amazing that abortion has run as far and foully as it has, without what I would consider to be a greater imposition of judgment on this country,” Cuccinelli said. “Who knows what the future holds?”
Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s attorney general, has garnered more than his share of national attention over the years, with high-profile legal crusades against global warming researchers, Obamacare, and abortion clinics. But it’s his recent war on consensual sodomy in the commonwealth that has raised the most eyebrows as the gubernatorial candidate has made the issue a centerpiece of the final months of his campaign…. The law is plainly unconstitutional—according to both a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision and a federal appeals court—and giggling about the attorney general’s creepy preoccupation with Virginians’ consensual oral sex makes for an easy comic target. But that focus obscures the real—even original—sin undergirding Cucinelli’s latest legal push: It’s a call for judges to read statutes to mean what they don’t say; a call for outright judicial activism, for freewheeling judicial interpretation—qualities legal thinkers on the right usually deplore.
That Ken Cuccinelli is even being mentioned by Very Serious People as a legitimate contender to become Governor of Virginia speaks volumes about the sorry state of our (and certainly Virginia’s) public political discourse. I suppose you’d have to live in the If You Ain’t Got Jesus You Ain’t S—t State to fully understand how a judgmental, intolerant, self-righteous hypocrite such as “The Cooch” could have garnered so much support. That probably says as much about the epic low standards and hypocrisy of Conservative Virginians as it does about Cuccinelli.
Rosy Esparza of Dallas died Friday night when she fell from the Texas Giant, which is billed as the world’s steepest wooden roller coaster. Six Flags initially said in a statement that it was “working with authorities” to figure out what happened. But it later had to admit that it was running the investigation itself because there are no authorities to work with…. The Texas Giant, a 14-story-high, 4,900-feet-long roller coaster that is among the premier attractions at the park in Arlington, Texas, remains closed until Six Flags concludes its investigation, a park spokeswoman said. The park gave no timetable for reporting any information
Yes, you read that correctly. Evidently, there’s no governmental authority in Texas charged with ensuring the safety of amusement park rides like the Texas Giant. No real surprise there, I suppose, given how business-friendly Texas is. It seems that if you run a business, you’re free to investigate yourself (or not, depending) if something goes awry and customers are injured or killed. If you’re a Texan in possession of a uterus, though, be forewarned that reproductive decisions are no longer yours to make. Yessiree, you can have several times the legally allowed amount of ammonium nitrate on hand at your business, but God help you if you’re a woman with an unwanted pregnancy. Your uterus, and anything growing therein, is the property of the State.
Remember, it’s all about freedom. And protecting the ability to function without burdensome regulations. And Jesus. Especially Jesus.
(More at What Would Jack Do?)
After banning the presence of any female hygiene products from its Senate floor, Texas passed its restrictive abortion law last night, which will ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy as well as install new regulations that will most likely drive abortion clinics out of business. Texas Governor/tanned leather boot Rick Perry told supporters after the vote that, “Today the Texas Legislature took its final step in our historic effort to protect life.” He applauded those who “tirelessly defended our smallest and most vulnerable Texans and future Texans.”…. The final vote came amid protests from both outside and inside the Senate gallery, as opponents of the bill came together to try one last time to stop the vote. Senator Kirk Watson, a Democrat from Austin, told another lawmaker that “women don’t understand why you keep coming after them.” Senator Dan Patrick, a Republican, replied “I suggest babies are thinking the same thing.”
Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Good, God-fearing Christian Patriots © in the Texas Legislature, women in the Lone Star State have been relieved of the burden of making decision regarding their reproductive functions. Now that their uteri are the property of the State, Texas women no longer will have to worry their pretty little heads about how to handle an unintended and/or unwanted pregnancy. Well-fed Conservative White males will make those decisions for them:
ALL YOUR UTERUS ARE BELONG TO US!!!11!!11
“My wife worked at a home for unwed moms, and one of the little kids that was born, his name is David. David came about as a result of his mom and dad, who were just 16 at the time, going to a Planned Parenthood deal where they taught them how to use contraceptives. They were not sexually active at that point. They got into the car, and they were so hot and bothered from this deal, he couldn’t even get the condom on.”
I suppose we really shouldbe thankful for good, God-fearing, patriotic Christian White Males like Texas state Rep. Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands), who’s willing to shoulder the heavy burden of protecting Texas men from the evil of women’s lady parts. After all, any right-thinking Christians recognizes the reality that women use their sexuality to manipulate and trap men into having children and forcing them to marry. Once you understand that basic and undeniable truth, it stands to reason that someone needs to protect men from the evil machinations of women and their scheming uteri.
Hey, it’s tough enough being a man these days without worrying about succumbing to the unholy carnal temptations of a succubus. How’s a man supposed to resist? He is, after all, only a man…and men have certain, um, needs, knowhutimean?
In the tradition of Anne Richards, here’s a fine citizen of Texas…Sara Slayman
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(Scholars&Rogues) – I’ve gotten called some awful things when I tell people that I’m both a practicing Catholic and an advocate for women’s choice – from baby killer to hypocrite. But hear me out.
I was raised with a strong sense of faith in a “cafeteria Catholic” family – that is, a family that picked and chose from doctrine and tradition what we would actually practice. There was an overarching idea of being good to other people, whether you agreed with them or not, and trying to stand in someone else’s shoes when considering situations. I was raised to help the poor, to speak up for those who couldn’t, and to be as good of a person as I could be.
I was raised in a church where my LGBT friends weren’t accepted, but in a family where they were welcomed; in a church where stem cell research wasn’t embraced because it killed live embryos, but in a family with history of diabetes and dementia, diseases that could be potentially cured by such research; in a church where women aren’t allowed to be priests, but in a family that sees it as a practical and natural progression for an aging priest population.
This isn’t to say that I was raised in a family that espoused abortion. They didn’t. I formed that opinion on my own. But it comes back around to the idea of thinking of others first, and trying to see a situation from their perspective. I consider myself pro-choice, and pro-quality of life, rather than pro-life.
Let me explain.
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly signed new abortion restrictions into law on the Friday after the Fourth of July that will require “women seeking abortions to undergo an ultrasound and ban doctors who lack admitting privileges at nearby hospitals from performing the procedures.” The law could force two state abortion clinics to close their doors and is already sparking legal challenges from reproductive health advocates…. Walker, who may be considering a presidential bid in 2016, “didn’t sign the bill in public, instead sending out a statement early Friday afternoon saying the bill was now law.” The governor followed a similar strategy in 2012, when he enacted controversial bills to significantly limit access to abortion services and sex education on the eve of a holiday weekend and announced the laws in a press statement two days later.
It’s been said (often by me) that the hallmark of a bully is a pronounced inability (or refusal) to do what you do in the light of day. If you lack the courage to do something unpopular, hyper-partisan, and/or just plain mean-spirited, if you have to do it under the cover of darkness or when no one’s watching, you’re a coward.
Or you’re Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who by any measure is a world-class coward.
Determined to create a world that caters to the whims of the Koch brothers and that consigns women to the status of chattel and the property of men, Walker is forcing Wisconsin into the business of policing the uterus of Wisconsin women.
Since Roe v. Wade won’t allow Republicans to pass an outright ban on abortion, Walker and his minions did the next best thing. They passed a law stating that any woman desiring to have an abortion should be forced to have a 10” ultrasound wand inserted into her vagina.