In the wake of this sorry affair, I wonder if Dr. Carson is saying to himself, “I have a dream, where one day I, and other potential Republican presidential candidates, are no longer dependent on the votes of idiots.”
Here we go again.
These people are not only not well, they are brainwashed. There is no other way to account for such dangerously brazen stupidity, and hatred.
And I will rise again to my soapbox to say that when sensible people (Democrats or otherwise), stay home during midterms, nutcases like Brian Kurcaba get elected across the country, as happened in 1994, 2010, and 2014.
The Republican Party may be irrelevant as a national party, in terms of their ability to win the White House, but as long as they continue to dominate state and local elections, as they did this last time, they are no less troubling.
The West Virginia House of Delegates began moving a bill Thursday to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill is very similar to one that was passed last year, only to be vetoed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
The bill is one of 11 introduced so far this legislative session that seek to restrict women’s access to abortion.
A similar bill passed both houses of the Legislature last year with overwhelming bipartisan support but was vetoed by Tomblin, who said he had been advised that it was unconstitutional.
The House Health Committee held a public hearing on the bill before discussing it and ultimately passing it 20-5.
The public hearing had 25 speakers against the bill and 8 speaking in favor, although neither side seemed likely to change the other’s mind.
This year’s bill (HB2568) would ban abortions that occur more than 22 weeks after the woman’s last menstrual period. While that is a change in language from last year’s bill, it does not seem to be a change in practice, as the bill defines that time as “generally consistent with the time that is twenty weeks after fertilization.”
The bill contains some exceptions for medical emergencies or non-viable fetuses.
In medical emergencies the bill says, somewhat quizzically, that “an abortion …shall terminate the pregnancy in the manner which, in reasonable medical judgment, provides the best opportunity for the fetus to survive.”
An amendment from three Democratic delegates that would have added an exception for cases of rape or incest failed, largely along party lines.
“Obviously rape is awful …” said Delegate Brian Kurcaba, R-Monongalia. “What is beautiful is the child that could come from this.”
In all seriousness, who the fuck SAYS THIS KIND OF SHIT???
Hat tip: Think Progress
More: The Charleston Gazette
And you thought the anti-vaxxers were idiots.
The Oscar winner and lifestyle maven has been touting the benefits of vaginal steam treatments on her GOOP website, your go-to destination for $40 underpants and tastefully mystical bromides. In singing the praises of holistic spa Tikkun, Paltrow enjoins her readers to get the Mugwort V-Steam.
“You sit on what is essentially a mini-throne,” she writes, “and a combination of infrared and mugwort steam cleanses your uterus, et al. It is an energetic release—not just a steam douche—that balances female hormone levels. If you’re in LA, you have to do it.”
Ladies of Los Angeles, you most certainly do not have to do this. Those of you who live elsewhere need not grieve your deprivation.
Let’s start with the idea that one’s uterus needs cleansing. (I’m a bit distracted by that “et al” there. Does Paltrow think her fallopian tubes are getting tidied up in the process, too?) It does not. The female reproductive tract does not need to be cleaned at all. In fact, methods of feminine cleansing like douching can do more harm than good. Women should no more steam their vaginas than flush them with Lysol.
Thoughtless stupid bigot. Doesn’t support gay marriage? Well, fine, but the guy is dead. Dead people don’t have marriages and they don’t have lifestyles to be attacked and disapproved. A funeral for the sake of his parents would not hurt anything, but their grief and well being is tossed aside for the sake of dogmatic conformity. Such is the politics of hate.
A pastor at a church in Tampa called off the funeral of 42-year-old Julius Evans less than 24 hours after learning Evans was gay, wfla.com reports.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa initially said yes to hosting the man’s funeral, but revoked the invitation after a newspaper obituary listed Kendall Capers as Evans’ husband.
Evans’ family attends the church and wanted the funeral to be held there, Evans’ mother told WFLA.
T.W. Jenkins, the pastor of the church, told WFLA that New Hope doesn’t support gay marriage.
1) remember to Look Down Benevolently. not everybody is as calm and wise as you are. remember, your job is to give everybody the Benefit Of Your Wisdom. you are, fer sure, Very Calm, Moderate, and Reasonable. not like those critics of yours who are Angry, which is Bad
2) you are empowered to tell people What They Think. they’ll deny it, but you know What They Think better than They do. After all, when they say the sky is blue, it’s clear that they are trying to tell people that the sky is purple. it’s obvious!
3) remember, Some Say some stupid things. or at least some people should be saying these stupid things, even if you can’t find anybody who says them, because it’s time for you to say how stupid Some Say are, whoever they are, for saying them. Some Say you lie when you do this, but these people are just Angry, which is Bad
4) in conclusion, it’s obvious that there is an Easy Answer to all this. everybody else - except people who agree with you - are just stupid for not seeing the Easy Answer. why doesn’t everybody just do what i say?? it’s a mystery…
Dr. Ben Carson (Young Earth Creationist, Birther) Says Pot Use is Promoted to Distract From Benghazi
Dr. Ben Carson - Young Earth Creationist, Birther, and an overall right wing hero because he supposedly humiliated President Obama at the Prayer Breakfast last year by talking about health savings accounts - had a sit down with Joseph Farrah (conspiracy monger and editor of Conspiracy Central, World Nut Daily).
Needless to say, it is World Nut Daily that is making people dumber. One need only look at a roster of writers that includes Larry Elder, Ted Nugent, Pamela Geller, and John Rocker to see why.
Fasten on your tinfoil hats, and get dumber folks:
There are two other videos at the link below. The only question is which of the three is the dumbest.
There are times when one person’s stupidity doesn’t need any explanation. This is one of those times. The only comment I can make about this is that the only person capable of writing something more idiotic than this is Jim Hoft. Or maybe GOHMERT!
Take it away Coultergeist. Tell us why you hate soccer:
• It’s foreign. In fact, that’s the precise reason the Times is constantly hectoring Americans to love soccer. One group of sports fans with whom soccer is not “catching on” at all, is African-Americans. They remain distinctly unimpressed by the fact that the French like it.
• Soccer is like the metric system, which liberals also adore because it’s European. Naturally, the metric system emerged from the French Revolution, during the brief intervals when they weren’t committing mass murder by guillotine.
Despite being subjected to Chinese-style brainwashing in the public schools to use centimeters and Celsius, ask any American for the temperature, and he’ll say something like “70 degrees.” Ask how far Boston is from New York City, he’ll say it’s about 200 miles.
Liberals get angry and tell us that the metric system is more “rational” than the measurements everyone understands. This is ridiculous. An inch is the width of a man’s thumb, a foot the length of his foot, a yard the length of his belt. That’s easy to visualize. How do you visualize 147.2 centimeters?
And what would an Ann Coulter column be without a little nativism:
If more “Americans” are watching soccer today, it’s only because of the demographic switch effected by Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration law. I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time.
I miss you.