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When ‘Religious Liberty’ Was Used To Deny All Health Care To Women And Not Just Birth Control

bspolitics:

If the supreme court upholds Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom BS, my head is going to explode.

People use God for all kinds of evil things. Why not use it to deny workers healthcare too?

BREAKING: Appeals court suspends same-sex marriages in Michigan until at least Wednesday, citing the injury to bigots and homophobes.

(via teapartycat)

How dare those homosexuals think “Liberty and Justice for All” pertains to them! :\

What Kind of Ass**** Shoots a Gun Into a Car Full of Teenagers?

There is an ongoing battle in my neighborhood between residents and teenagers in parked cars blaring loud music. Not once, in the years that I’ve been living here, has any of us pulled a gun on one. single. teenager.

Not once!

To be sure, blaring your music at top volume, with the bass up so high it shakes my house, is inconsiderate at best. It shows a lack of respect for your neighborhood. It shows the world that you’re the worst kind of ass who’s probably trying to overcompensate for some major insecurities. But it’s not reason enough for me, or anyone for that matter, to take a life.

Most of the time, as with Mr Davis and his pals, it’s just teenagers being teenagers. They haven’t had enough life experience to understand that the people who live in these houses have to get up in the morning to go to jobs they hate, jobs that don’t pay very much, so that they can pay an outrageous amount of rent. They don’t need to listen to some punk kid showing off his bad taste in music. Oh… Don’t think you have bad taste in music? Just wait until you’re an old head like me and some snot nosed kid blasts your house with whatever passes for music at that point.

But I’m in a residential neighborhood where there’s a certain expectation of a reasonable noise level. Something just above a whisper would be nice, but probably unrealistic. Mr Dunn was at a gas station where there is no such expectation.

He was at a friggin gas station convenience store, for crying out loud! It is reasonable to expect that there will be lots of noise! Hell, it’s almost guaranteed!

I wasn’t on that jury so there’s no way of knowing what the hell was going on during deliberations. But there’s one fact that I just can’t get past. After shooting ten rounds into an SUV full of teenagers, Dunn left the gas station and drove 40 miles away to a bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, where he “walked his dog, ordered a pizza, and drank rum and cola.

A normal human being would have called for an ambulance.

But then, a normal human being wouldn’t have fired a gun into an SUV full of teenagers over loud music.

What an ass****!

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Did you know, Roxane Labs developed a synthetic THC called MARINOL which, besides being somewhat toxic, is so expensive many insurance companies won’t cover it. In the early 1990s, doctors prescribed it as an alternative to marijuana, to combat nausea and wasting associated with the medical treatments for cancer and AIDS. The problem, other than costing about $150 for a month’s supply, is the side effects. In a person who is vomiting, a pill is useless. Those lucky enough to actually get the pill to stay down have to wait upwards of one to two hours for it to take effect. And when the pill finally starts to work - buckle up. “A 2.5 milligram Marinol pill absolutely knocked me out,” reports one man with AIDS. “I wound up lying on the sofa for days, just totally drugged and unproductive.” 

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See also the side by side comparison of Marijuana vs. Marinol at medicalmarijuana.procon.org/

Did you know, Roxane Labs developed a synthetic THC called MARINOL which, besides being somewhat toxic, is so expensive many insurance companies won’t cover it. In the early 1990s, doctors prescribed it as an alternative to marijuana, to combat nausea and wasting associated with the medical treatments for cancer and AIDS. The problem, other than costing about $150 for a month’s supply, is the side effects. In a person who is vomiting, a pill is useless. Those lucky enough to actually get the pill to stay down have to wait upwards of one to two hours for it to take effect. And when the pill finally starts to work - buckle up. “A 2.5 milligram Marinol pill absolutely knocked me out,” reports one man with AIDS. “I wound up lying on the sofa for days, just totally drugged and unproductive.”

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See also the side by side comparison of Marijuana vs. Marinol at medicalmarijuana.procon.org/

(Source: thisnightmarishlife)

Coach Defends Students Arrested at Bus Stop - RochesterHomepage.net

aka14kgold:

bapgeek:

note-a-bear:

lifeforliberation:

The boys were with about a dozen basketball teammates Wednesday morning on Main Street waiting for a school bus to take them to a scrimmage at Aquinas. There was no school that day and their coach had arranged for a pick-up at a central meeting spot.

An officer asked the boys to disperse and they refused. The young men say they tried to explain to him they were waiting for a school bus. The officer arrested three of the players.

"We didn’t do nothing," said Raliek Redd. "We was just trying to go to our scrimmage."

"We was just waiting for our bus and he started arrested us," said Wan’Tauhjs Weathers.

"You just downtown, minding your own business, and next thing you know, anything can happen," said Daequon Carelock.

The police report says the students were obstructing “pedestrian traffic while standing on a public sidewalk…preventing free passage of citizens walking by and attempting to enter and exit a store…Your complainant gave several lawful clear and concise orders for the group to disperse and leave the area without complaince.” 

The report does not accuse the boys of using abusive or obscense language.

A department statement issued Wednesday evening affirms the account in the paperwork.

The boys’ families had to post $200 bail to make sure they were home for Thanksgiving.

Their coach, Jacob Scott, who is also a district guidance counselor, arrived at the location as the three students were placed in handcuffs. Scott said he pleaded with the officer to let the boys go, saying he was supervising them.

"He goes on to say, ‘If you don’t disperse, you’re going to get booked as well,’" Scott said. "I said, ‘Sir, I’m the adult. I’m their varsity basketball coach. How can you book me? What am I doing wrong? Matter of fact, what are these guys doing wrong?’"
Scott said a sergeant showed up and backed up his officer.

"One of the police officers actually told me, if he had a big enough caravan, he would take all of us downtown," Scott said. 

Well, they were being black in America, of course. Thats what they were doing wrong. FUCK this country. 

remember what I said about folks really being on that Black Codes tip?

They were obstructing citizen’s use of the sidewalk? Aren’t THEY citizens using the sidewalk?!

Aren’t THEY citizens using the sidewalk?!

Aren’t THEY citizens using the sidewalk?!

Aren’t THEY citizens using the sidewalk?!

Aren’t THEY citizens using the sidewalk?!

That. Because no, of course they aren’t; Black people can’t be citizens, everyone knows that. Know your place, and stand in the gutters, amirite?

"obstructing “pedestrian traffic while standing on a public sidewalk…preventing free passage of citizens walking by" are obscure laws meant to keep the sidewalks clear in case of emergency. These laws, meant to disperse crowds, are rarely enforced except to harass people. They’ve been used for decades as an excuse to arrest gays, most recently as the mid/late 1990s.

These cops were wrong and they know it. The kids will win their day in court and possibly be awarded financially in a civil suit, but why put them through this crap?? Just so some insecure officer of the law can make himself feel more manly???

Please. Click on the link and watch the video. See it for yourself.

(Source: talesofthestarshipregeneration)

Nebraska Supreme Court rules 16-year-old “not mature enough for abortion, but plenty old to become a parent.”

(via teapartycat)

Sixteen year olds are also in the awkward position of being too young to consent to sex, but old enough to be tried as an adult. - Especially if their skin is any shade of brown.

ramrodd:

liberalsarecool:

Consistency of thought is tough for the conservative mind. Cherry-picking ideas to form a vindictive narrative is more their speed.
Via Justin Acuff

Plus, if you have read about the circumcision of Timothy by Paul in Acts, you have read about the first same sex marriage in the Bible. Paul was as gay as a South Beach drag queen with the sensibilities of Giovanni Versace and Gore Vidal. He was Greek and his relationship with Timothy reflected  the traditions and rituals of  Greek Love at the time. Timothy’s father insisted upon Paul’s commitment to the relationship.

ramrodd:

liberalsarecool:

Consistency of thought is tough for the conservative mind. Cherry-picking ideas to form a vindictive narrative is more their speed.

Via Justin Acuff

Plus, if you have read about the circumcision of Timothy by Paul in Acts, you have read about the first same sex marriage in the Bible. Paul was as gay as a South Beach drag queen with the sensibilities of Giovanni Versace and Gore Vidal. He was Greek and his relationship with Timothy reflected  the traditions and rituals of  Greek Love at the time. Timothy’s father insisted upon Paul’s commitment to the relationship.