Thursday, December 8, 2016

This Nice Wackjob Christianist Lady Mighta Just Outlawed Every Abortion In Ohio

Via Wonkette

Here is a nice lady, Janet Porter. She lives in Ohio, and she thinks gay people are going to have Christians put in jail and that they also cause hurricanes — the gays are very powerful in Cincinnati! But nearest and dearest to her warm heart is her “Heartbeat bill,” which outlaws abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. So if you don’t want your doctor to face a year in prison for performing a medical procedure that the United States Supreme Court ruled was constitutionally protected, you better get your ass to the clinic within a week of missing your (surely extremely regular) period, because fetal heartbeats are detectable within six weeks of the first day of your last rag!
Pray the Gay away, conspiracy theorist Janet Porter

Michigan recount halted

Federal Judge Halts Jill Stein's Michigan Recount

Huffington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith on Wednesday night halted a Michigan election recount launched by Green Party nominee Jill Stein that had been underway since Monday. Stein's campaign condemned the judgment and promised to challenge the ... 

Federal Judge Clears Way to End Michigan Recount

New York Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Election workers recounted votes in Flint, Mich., on Wednesday. Credit Jake May | Mlive.Com/The Flint, via Associated Press. Three days into a recount of Michigan's presidential votes, a federal judge issued a ruling late Wednesday ...

Federal judge kills recount effort in Michigan

The Hill - ‎9 hours ago‎
On Tuesday, a Michigan appeals court ruled 3-0 that Green Party candidate Jill Stein should not have been allowed to demand a recount because she is not an "aggrieved candidate." Goldsmith, after hearing arguments from the state Republican Party and ... 

Final Election Results 2016: Michigan Election Recount Halted, Jill Stein Likely To Appeal Ruling

International Business Times - ‎58 minutes ago‎
A federal judge ordered Michigan's Board of Elections on Wednesday to stop the state's electoral recount after a state court ruling found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request recount of votes. U.S. District Judge Mark ...

The RNC Is Hosting Its Christmas Party This Year At Donald Trump’s Hotel

Excerpt from Huff Post
Earlier this week, the conservative Heritage Foundation hosted a reception there featuring Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Foreign diplomats, meanwhile, have said they feel pressure to stay at the Trump International while in town, if only because staying elsewhere would send a bad signal to the incoming administration.
The Trump campaign, the RNC and the Trump International hotel would not comment for this story.  
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Insurers to GOP: Here's what to do after Obamacare repeal

"AHIP released five pages of talking points on what insurers want in order to stay in the individual market exchanges in 2017 and 2018, while lawmakers hammer out an Obamacare replacement plan. It also lays out what the industry wants for 2019 and beyond, as well as its priorities for Medicaid and Medicare.
Some issues have been on insurers' list before. Facing sicker-than-expected customers and millions of dollars in losses in the Obamacare exchanges, insurers want lawmakers to continue and expand risk payments that offset the cost of caring for ill enrollees. They'd also like to make it harder for Americans to sign up for coverage outside of open enrollment periods to prevent people from seeking coverage only when they get sick. And they want to prevent providers and other groups from steering patients into the individual market when they could qualify for Medicaid."
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Trevor and Thomas Jefferson ~ Making Sense of the Electoral College

Time Magazine Man of the Year Donald Trump

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For reminding America that demagoguery feeds on despair and that truth is only as powerful as the trust in those who speak it, for empowering a hidden electorate by mainstreaming its furies and live-streaming its fears, and for framing tomorrow’s political culture by demolishing yesterday’s, Donald Trump is TIME’s 2016 Person of the Year.

History repeating itself:

Adolf Hitler: Man of the Year, 1938 - TIME,9171,760539,00.html
Greatest single news event of 1938 took place on September 29, when four statesmen met at the F├╝hrerhaus, in Munich, to redraw the map of Europe. The three ...

Robert Reich vs Jeffrey Lord, CNN Battle as Trump Slams Chuck Jones Calling Him Lies on Carrier Jobs

"A chilling effect on free speech" - Robert Reich on Trump targeting individuals to humiliate and discredit eroding rights to free speech, especially criticizing the president.