The desperate, outnumbered neo-Confederacy continues its fantasy of rising again

By: Sunday January 6, 2013 12:00 pm

There is an interesting piece up at Salon by Andrew O’Hehir, “Welcome to the new Civil War,” where he discusses the neo-Confederacy elements in our culture that are trying to turn back the clock on women, gays, God and guns, drawing parallels to the Lincoln administration (through the eyes of the film “Lincoln”). We’ve just emerged [...]

Matalin: gays aren’t the downfall of society, it’s unwed moms; Coulter says it’s lazy Latinos

By: Sunday December 9, 2012 3:57 pm

Good grief, can the right wing advocate for any ideas that don’t involve dissing some demographic outright? While it’s about time that conservatives like Mary Matalin feel they can safely (as in, don’t feel intimidated about pissing off Rush) take marriage equality out of the sure-fire rallying cry, it’s interesting how easily she shifts blame [...]

Penis possessor Marco Rubio: ensuring gender pay equity is just a windfall for trial lawyers

By: Sunday October 21, 2012 11:49 am

Possessing the privilege in this country that comes with owning a penis, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)  tells women of America that ensuring pay equity is just a legal headache. (Think Progress): “I think that anyone who’s working out there and making a living, if you’re the most qualified person for the job, you should be [...]

Ohio governor at Romney rally: our wives are at home doing laundry

By: Thursday September 13, 2012 1:34 am

Really, John Kasich? The Ohio governor, whose cred as a womb controller in the war in women doesn’t need additional burnishing, served up this gem at a Romney rally. “You know, Jane Portman, Karen Kasich, and Janna Ryan, they operate an awful lot of the time in the shadows,” he said in Owensville, referring to [...]

Leah McElrath: Let’s Be Honest: Akin’s Not Alone in His Ignorance

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 3:10 pm

I’m so glad Leah McElrath was enthusiastic about cross-posting her piece on Huff Po here on the Blend because it hits so many spot-on points about the Akin dustup that weren’t seeing the light of day. The fact is, too many Americans of the male persuasion have no clue about the female body, and it [...]

The teensy women’s beach volleyball uniforms are ratings boosters – and preposterous sand traps.

By: Sunday July 29, 2012 12:10 pm

So we’re watching the Olympics Saturday night and women’s beach volleyball is on. Team USA was playing the Aussies and because it was cold (60 degrees) in London and they were playing in the evening, the regulation bikini uniform was nowhere to be found. Well, not exactly — Team Australia was covered from head to [...]

Santorum questions women in frontline military roles because ‘other types of emotions are involved’ (updated)

By: Friday February 10, 2012 7:13 am

Please tell me that I didn’t just step out of  a time machine. I guess I probably didn’t travel too far back in time, given we’re talking about Republicans in the 2012 GOP Clown Car cycle, because this is what Rick Santorum said just yesterday in an interview with CNN’s John King about the Pentagon considering [...]

Santorum staffer reinforces women=barefoot and pregnant viewpoint as God’s will

By: Tuesday January 17, 2012 10:08 am

I guess it’s kind of a no-brainer to observe that today’s GOP touts a group of candidates in the Clown Car tripping over one another to say who is the most womb-controlling of the bunch to woo the batsh*t voter base. It’s another thing to actually have staffers for candidates actually affirming that Michele Bachmann [...]

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