Meanwhile, the Republican Party continues pushing insanely stupid regressive social issues, but let’s all look over there at the NSA: Texas Congressman: Masturbating Fetuses Prove Need for Abortion Ban.
As the House of Representatives gears up for Tuesday’s debate on HR 1797, a bill that would outlaw virtually all abortions 20 weeks post fertilization, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) argued in favor of banning abortions even earlier in pregnancy because, he said, male fetuses that age were already, shall we say, spanking the monkey.
“Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful,” said Burgess, a former OB/GYN. “They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?”
That observation led Burgess to say he had argued for the abortion ban to start at a much earlier stage of gestation, 15 or 16 weeks. (This is less than halfway through a pregnancy.) He appeared to liken Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, to the 1893 Plessy v. Ferguson decision that formally legalized racial segregation, and was not fully reversed until Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
I don’t think these wingnuts have considered the possible consequences of arming up a bunch of women with free shotguns and then coming at them with transvaginal ultrasound wands: Houston Gun Group Fights ‘War on Women’ by Handing Out Free Shotguns.
The Armed Citizen Project recently began handing out free shotguns to 50 residents of a Houston, Texas neighborhood. Like the name suggests, the group wants a maximum number of armed residents in cities with higher crime rates, once applicants complete a firearms course and background check. Founder Kyle Coplen’s goal is to spread to 15 cities, although a gun giveaway is already underway in Tucson, Arizona — the site of a mass shooting two years ago.
Beyond encouraging residents with minimal training to fight crime themselves, Coplen wants to provide guns specifically for “vulnerable women.” The Armed Citizen Project website says this is, “Fighting the war on women, one free shotgun at a time.”
On one hand we have Glenn Greenwald claiming that the United States is “building an enormous structure” with the specific goal of destroying all privacy and anonymity in the entire world…
The journalist who broke the news that the government is monitoring vast quantities of American phone records is claiming the U.S. is building a “massive” snooping apparatus committed to destroying privacy worldwide.
“There is a massive apparatus within the United States government that with complete secrecy has been building this enormous structure that has only one goal, and that is to destroy privacy and anonymity, not just in the United States but around the world,” charged Glenn Greenwald, a reporter for the British newspaper “The Guardian,” speaking on CNN. “That is not hyperbole. That is their objective.”
…and on the other hand we have Glenn Beck claiming that the United States is becoming a “totalitarian state” that “will be remembered as the most evil nation in the history of the world,” dwarfing the Third Reich. And I’m sure he feels this isn’t hyperbole either.
Apart from their political orientations, what’s the essential difference between these two extreme opinions?
Discussing Michelle Obama’s confrontation with a GetEqual protester on his show today, Glenn Beck referred to the First Lady as a “monster,” “Lady MacBeth” and “a frightening woman.” He even claimed that the First Lady, Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett and Eric Holder’s wife Sharon Malone, whose name he didn’t seem to know but like Obama and Jarrett is also African American, are the real powers behind the Obama administration. “I’ll tell you something, I really truly believe, Valerie Jarrett, Michelle and Mrs. Eric Holder, that’s where the information is going, the wives are talking,” Beck said.
Via Right Wing Watch.
New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg, the last World War II veteran in the Senate, died today at the age of 89.
And at right wing blogs all over the Internet, an orgy of ugly hatred erupted. For one example out of many (you’ll find comments like these at every wingnut blog today), here’s a small selection of the nastiness at Breitbart.com:
Hey Lets have a Party on the Patio!!
A time for Christie to show his true colors.
Bet he’s already been on the phone with the Kenyan.
One more dead crook.
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Say hello to Vladimir Ulyanov when you get to hell. Now let’s see who that fat RINO governor appoints to serve out his term. I’m sure it’ll be somebody amenable to his good buddy Barry. That POS was the poster boy for the need to TERM LIMITS!!!
One lout down,>400 to go…
I wonder what Christie will get from his butt buddy Obama for appointing a senator friendly to the regime? Funny how well timed their date was last week.
It is too bad that death seems the only cure for Liberalism.
The occupancy level in H*ll just increased by 1.
Good. Now take the rest of DC and the White House with you, Frankie Boy, straight to the Gates of Hell.
Now he’s a GOOD liberal.
The American Flag at my home will fly at full staff - may he Rot in HE!!
Satan got one his own back today….
He was very pro abortion. This means that man had NO compassion for human life. May he rot in hell with his buddy Ted Kennedy.
Good riddance and enjoy burning in h*ll…
I’m glad he is dead! I will always celebrate
when the traitors expire.
On and on it goes. One person, revolted by this display of ugliness, comments:
Reading through the comments here just reinforces everything I believe about the type of people that come to this website for news. If I worked from Breitbart.com I would quit. Who in his right mind wants to serve customers like this.
Here is how Breitbart.com is reporting the story of how the FBI has identified five possible suspects in the attack on the Benghazi diplomatic mission last year: REPORT: OBAMA WON’T LET MILITARY CAPTURE BENGHAZI SUSPECTS!
An AP report via Fox Nation via claims that although the FBI has identified five men believed to have been behind the September 11 Benghazi attacks, those men remain free because President Barack Obama will not allow the military to seize them.
According to the report, the FBI says it has evidence sufficient to support seizing the men as “suspected terrorists.” Yet because such an action would have to be carried out by the military, Obama appears unwilling to authorize it.
Therefore, for the time being, the men are free while the FBI seeks enough additional evidence to clear a higher legal hurdle—which means “gathering enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court.”
According to the AP, that is what “the Obama administration prefers.”
Above is the Breitbart story in its entirety.
All 127 words of it.
Below are portions of the much longer, much more detailed story Breitbart cited:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists, officials say. But there isn’t enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers.
The men remain at large while the FBI gathers evidence. But the investigation has been slowed by the reduced U.S. intelligence presence in the region since the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks, and by the limited ability to assist by Libya’s post-revolutionary law enforcement and intelligence agencies, which are still in their infancy since the overthrow of dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi.
The decision not to seize the men militarily underscores the White House aim to move away from hunting terrorists as enemy combatants and holding them at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The preference is toward a process in which most are apprehended and tried by the countries where they are living or arrested by the U.S. with the host country’s cooperation and tried in the U.S. criminal justice system. Using military force to detain the men might also harm fledgling relations with Libya and other post-Arab-Spring governments with whom the U.S. is trying to build partnerships to hunt al-Qaida as the organization expands throughout the region.
The story goes on in great detail on a variety of subjects related to these possible suspects, different options available to the US regarding apprehending them, using drone strikes, or military force, as well as the politics surrounding the Obama Administration’s handling of the attacks. But do note the difference in the AP story, and the way Breitbart.com has spun it.
Breitbart’s readers have responded to its 127-word version much as you’d expect:
mem411 • 11 hours ago
High treason - aiding and abetting the enemy, Mr. President??
bafhuggingnanarepublic leepermax • 8 hours ago
Next thing you know Nadal Hassan will be promoted to General, and the you tube film maker will get shanked in prison,or spend the rest of his life locked up for breaking no laws. The parole violation was a trumped up charge backed by Bozo and Holder.
This is what I’ve been calling Obozo Just-Us. Where is the Just-us that Bozo the clown promised on Sept 12th 2012? Remember, Benghazi was a long, long, time ago. This is what happens when Holder will do anything to promote the wacked out radical Bozo agenda, and they both think that all disdain for Holder and Bozo is based on race. It’s just scary that Bozo will deport a family for home schooling their kids, but give all the latitude in the world to the Tysnaerv Brothers. Because of the Muslim Brotherhood and Jarretts grip on Bozo.
TANGO40 • 9 hours ago
… and the crime of treason should only be punishable by death!
kevsanders mem411 • 9 hours ago
He refuses to grant political asylum to Dr Shakil Afridi, the man that told us where Osama was.
Obama was pretty upset at having to order Seals to kill his political ally.
Mohammad Felafal kevsanders • 9 hours ago
Its ok, he got even with the seals by leaking info about what helicopter they would be on in afghanistan so that his “brothers” that he stands with could take out a bunch of them a month after.
maizy Soka Sema • 8 hours ago
Yikes, that’s entirely possible. What does it take to get this traitor out of office. Lame Cherry’s aneurism? It seems like that is our only hope.
snowleopard (cat folk gallery) kevsanders • 8 hours ago
I have to agree, and we have Obama arming the terrorists of Syria and the Muslim Brotherhood. Who knows how many others are being armed via that group?
chekme2 snowleopard (cat folk gallery) • 6 hours ago
I have said this time and time again. After he is done with America, he will be the king of the islamic nations.
CharlieM kevsanders • 5 hours ago
The Liar-in-Chief did not order the mission to get Bin Laden. The Military, CIA and others had waited for months for Obozo to ok the mission. They finally took the bull by the horns and acted on their own. Obozo was not notified until the mission was underway and too late to call them back.
pos4thst mem411 • 7 hours ago
Hussein’s a muslim. He’s just protecting his own.
Ronald B. Stetton mem411 • 6 hours ago
They are his Brothers…
Like all Muslims, Obama worships Muhammad and his Satan-Allah and talks up Islam as he k!lls the “wrong” ones…
Remember, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” - Barack Hussssein Obama
Balance3 • 11 hours ago
OBAMA NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
neyney Balance3 • 8 hours ago
he needs to be something which would get me banned but you all get my drift.
There was one commenter who knows what the real truth is:
Bandito • 10 hours ago
That’s a false headline. Wonder if anybody is going to read the original
AP story or only the truncated Fox version. For those too lazy, this is the
reason why there have been no arrests.
“The men remain at large while the FBI gathers evidence. But the
investigation has been slowed by the reduced U.S. intelligence presence
in the region since the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks, and by the limited
ability to assist by Libya’s post-revolutionary law enforcement and
intelligence agencies, which are still in their infancy since the
overthrow of dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi.
FBI investigators are hoping for more evidence, such as other video of
the attack that might show the suspects in the act of setting the fires
that ultimately killed the ambassador and his communications specialist,
or firing the mortars hours later at the CIA base where the surviving
diplomats took shelter — or a Libyan witness willing to testify against
the suspects in a U.S. courtroom.”
As of now, he has 12 downdings.
All the Breitbrats want is Obama’s head…literally.
Here’s a look back over this week’s numerous fake scandals and right wing wild goose chases — and this is not an exhaustive list by any means:
President Obama said in Mexico City yesterday that he wants to “keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people,” sending American Family Association spokesloon Bryan Fischer into a feverish paranoid fantasy in which Obama’s jack-booted thugs burst into the homes of Christians, grab their guns, and label them as terrorists.
(Insert sound of cuckoo clock.)
Fischer said that Obama is “setting up the stage to take guns away from evangelicals” and classify them as terrorists: “‘You believe in Jesus Christ?’ ‘Yes I certainly do sir.’ ‘Give me your gun, we’re coming into your house and taking your guns, you’re dangerous, you’re a threat you’re an extremist, you’re a terrorist threat, we can’t let you have a gun.’”