At about 2 am one night, he was woken up by a woman who asked him to come and pick her and her family up immediately and drive them to North Carolina.
He drove to their apartment where he found the two parents, three children and a small number of bags waiting for him. “Can you hurry up, we’re very scared,” the woman said. “The police followed my husband on his way back from work and that’s why we’re leaving.”
It took eight hours to get to North Carolina. The children slept the whole journey; the father sat in silence; the mother cried all the way.
From the heart-wrenching article about the effects of Alabama’s new law on an entire community.
I’ve heard of some pretty bad ideas by Republicans, but this one is not only the cruelest but also the dumbest one yet. The Oklahoma GOP is attempting to change the Oklahoma nutrition bill so that independent contractors, such as Planned Parenthood, could not give out food vouchers to poor women and children. THAT’S RIGHT. THEY WANT TO STOP WOMEN WHO HAD BABIES AND DIDN’T GET ABORTIONS FROM EATING.
Woo, glad I got that out of my system. Now to the details
This article was published by Campus Progress, and is reposted with permission.
The Cornell Coalition for Life (CCFL) screened the anti-abortion documentary “Maafa 21” on March 2. Signs littered the Arts Quad before the event featuring alarming statistics about the rate of abortions among black women. One even said more African Americans have died from abortion than from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined.
The documentary equates abortion with black genocide and claims to shed light on things “the media has been hiding and politicians don’t want you to know.” As the saying goes, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Continue reading
Why not! It’s Wednesday! It’s Hump Day! Let’s read some bullshit:
The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It’s just easier this way for everyone. You don’t argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn’t eat candy for dinner. You don’t punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don’t argue when a women tells you she’s only making 80 cents to your dollar. It’s the path of least resistance. You save your energy for more important battles. -Scott Adams
This bullshit was brought to you by Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert (yes, that funny office comic. We have to give him that.), and this post was brought to you by Rachel, who does not find any of this bullshit funny.