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The Evil Clown Party Strikes Again

we luvs the fetusToday's cartoon, of course, references Texas Governor Rick  "Who Needs Skools?" Perry's latest ploy to sop up the ignoramus vote. There's no other explanation for his new abortion restriction bill other than to encourage every Texas fundie to swear their allegiance to the Evil Clown Party as they heat their cans of beans over the smoldering remains of their dreams of prosperity while they await the next faux Rapture.

Here's the way it now works if you're a Texas woman with a problem: If she desires to terminate her pregnancy she would have to get a completely unnecessary ultrasound between 24 and 72 hours before the abortion. She would also be required to view the sonogram, hear an explanation of the image and listen to the heartbeat, if it is audible.

What. The. Fuck.

Why the Texas Legislature didn't also require women to clog dance while wearing funny hats during the procedure is anyone's guess. Except that it might be considered to be Big Government Intrusion and we wouldn't want that, now would we?

Most importantly, this sonogram is not the "jelly on the belly" type. This is a device that has to be inserted vaginally. Welcome to Conservative Proxy Rape in America, folks.


I see today's cartoon done got Pharyngulized.


I <3 you, PZ.


To all the visitors to this site who offered their many (MANY) emails and comments of condolences concerning the passing of little Jupiter I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You guys are the BEST.



john boehnerFebruary 10, 2011: "We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner.

So far the list of accomplishments for the GOP, in chronological order as of 2-10-2011, is:

(1) Attempted curtailing of abortion rights.
(2) Attempted defunding of Planned Parenthood.
(3) Attempted defunding of NPR.
(4) Investigating Muslims.
(5) Declaring English as America's Official Language.
(6) Reaffirming "In God We Trust". Yawn.
(7) Challenging AARP's tax-exempt status.
(8) Approved defunct funding for failed religious schools.
(9) Attempt to destroy Medicaid.
(10) Attempt to destroy Planned Parenthood
(11) Shutting down the government
(12) Attempt to destroy the EPA.
(13) Attempting to eliminate financial counseling.
(14) Passed a House budget that gives $4 trillion in tax cuts to the rich.
(15) Spend $500,000 to discriminate against gays.
(16) Continued toadying for the rich.
(17) Pretending the deficit is to blame for slow job growth.
(18) De-funded SETI. (ARGH!!!!!!!)
(19) Tried to kill Chrysler two years ago... which is now going to pay back all its government loans.
(20) The Judicial Branch of the GOP, the Supreme Court, votes 5-4 to deny consumer class-action suits.
(21) Redefining rape. Yes, redefining rape.
(22) Pushing for spending caps tied to GDP. Bad idea.
(23) Claimed credit for dropping oil prices because they passed a bill.
(24) Refuse to reduce oil subsidies.
(25) Stood helplessly and watched as Senator John Ensign made Bill Clinton look like a Carmelite nun.
(26) Attempt to retool Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare-killing bill.
(27) Prevented the raising of the federal debt limit. Let the catastrophic job loss begin.
(28) Watches Rome burn with their Wall Street pals.
(29) Filibustered bill to repeal oil subsidies.
(30) Rejected Goodwin Liu for judge simply because Mr. Obama nominated him.
(31) Abortion. Abortion. Abortion. As in "restrictions".
(32) Spent five hours debating NPR, five minutes debating Afghanistan.
(33) GOP releases their jobs plan. Hilarity ensues.

Nope. No job creation here. Seriously. Not a fucking employment sausage. Move along. Move along.

I'll keep adding to this list until the Republican House does something to create jobs. I unhappily predict this is gonna be one lonnnnng list. After all, you don't get rid of a sitting president by helping the economy.


Fox News Lies!And what manner of lie is Fox News spewing today? Shilling for Paul Ryan's fucked-up Medicare-killing bill.

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Man: Well! Hey! Gosh! Whaddaya know. I forgot to bring the old protection. Heh-heh. What do you think we should do about it?

Woman: Oooh, come a little closer and I'll tell you... How about you go get a sonogram of your groin then listen to the doctor's professional assessment of the relative usefulness of your wiener, and then we wait 24 hours?

Woman: Don't be a stranger.

Man: Up yours, Rick Perry!