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Second Ayotte Town Hall Erupts Into Chaos Over Gun Vote

Two things:

1. It’s not a proper town hall if it doesn’t at some point erupt into chaos.

2. These 46 senators deserve all of the wrath they get from choosing the want of the WLPC (Wayne LaPierre’s cult) over the want of upwards of 90% of the American public.

TILTON, NH — The daughter of the elementary school principal who died during the Sandy Hook shooting walked out of a town hall with Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) on Tuesday after the event erupted in chaos over the lawmaker’s answer to a question about gun regulations. Ayotte was one of 46 senators to vote down […]

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F.D.A. Lowers Age for Morning-After Pill

Morning-after pill now available on drugstore shelves. To-do: sub morning-after pill for sudafed in meth recipe.

Also, why is it “girls and women ages 15 and older?” Are we supposed to decide on a person-by-person basis if they are girls or women? I charge the FDA with sloppy sentencing!

The F.D.A. on Tuesday made the most widely known morning-after pill available without a prescription to girls and women ages 15 and older.

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12 Programs Congress Refuses To Save From Automatic Spending Cuts

I am so glad that children from lower-income families, cancer patients on Medicare and others will now not have to face any flight delays when they travel on vacation this summer.

After thousands of flight delays across the country this week, the United States Senate voted Thursday night to give the Federal Aviation Administration the flexibility to keep the nation’s airports running smoothly. The delays were caused by the furlough of air traffic controllers, who were rotating off the job because of sequestration’s automatic budget cuts […]

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House Bill Would Effectively Abolish Voter ID In Federal Elections

Much like all Democratic legislation these days, this will likely go nowhere. Even so, it is a wonderful thought of a bill. Voter fraud is almost nonexistent and creating these voter id laws only serves to suppress votes which is completely backwards and wastes money. It also is a subject that clogs up the discourse in order to distract from real issues like the environment, unemployment, rising costs of healthcare, the widening gap between rich and everybody else. We should all want to make it easy as possible for people to vote. And if you are motivated to make it difficult for certain people to vote because those people may end up voting against you, then perhaps you should instead work on restructuring your party to make your platform more attractive to these certain people so they may just decide to vote for you of their own volition.

Voter ID laws, which require voters to show photo ID in order to vote, are one of the most common forms of voter suppression laws favored by Republican state lawmakers. Although the laws’ supporters claim that they are necessary to combat in-person voter fraud, a voter is more likely to be struck by lightning than […]

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This is super duper wonderful and sweet.

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Hooray for friends doing funny cool things!  Good job fellas!

maryforrest:

Steve Agee & Brandon Johnson think they sold a show to Central Comedy. Steve & Brandon are wrong.
Watch all episodes of the web series Steve & Brandon Think They Sold A Show, up on CC:Studios now!
Sketchgasm!
Would you watch this show?
http://www.comedycentral.com/cc-studios/steve-brandon/wq0www/steve—-brandon—sketch-102
Hooray for friends doing funny cool things! Good job fellas!

maryforrest:

Steve Agee & Brandon Johnson think they sold a show to Central Comedy. Steve & Brandon are wrong.

Watch all episodes of the web series Steve & Brandon Think They Sold A Show, up on CC:Studios now!

Sketchgasm!

Would you watch this show?

http://www.comedycentral.com/cc-studios/steve-brandon/wq0www/steve—-brandon—sketch-102

Source: cc-studios
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Daily Kos: Republicans still pretending surprise and outrage at FAA cuts they caused

First the the debt ceiling deal, then the threat of the sequester, then the actual sequester, then the outrage over things that don’t warrant the outrage when held relative to things that do warrant outrage although nothing really deserves outrage when you let the sequester happen your ownself because you couldn’t play nice in the sandbox and then the suggestion of ad hoc fixes to things that are the most visible. Right now the two things that are causing the most uproar are the airport delays caused by the furloughing of air traffic controllers and the distant second being White House tours. The latter cause of uproar being RIDICULOUS to complain about. Suck it up. Go to the Smithsonian. Take one for the team. Write your shitty Congressperson. And the former cause of uproar being not ridiculous so much as just “what the hell did you think was gonna happen when the sequester calls for 10% cuts across the board.” If a flight being delayed is the absolute worst thing that happens because of this, then the sequester is not such a bad ride really. But since it isn’t by a longshot and there are kids now being kicked out of preschool, seniors missing out on Meals on Wheels, Medicare cancer patients getting turned away for treatment and so on, people need to transfer their uproar to different places. Like their shitty Republican Congressperson. The one who says Obama spends too much (not true) and we need to make cuts. Well, here are your cuts. An indiscriminate 10% across the board. Huzzah.

Back up, we should have just raised the debt ceiling like we have done every year without any notice and the Right should not have used it as political currency. And now even after they summarily lost across their board (their own party sequester), they are still using it as currency as opposed to taking their lumps and actually going to the table with the Democrats to compromise on policy. You lost. Or as Uncle Ruslan would put it, “YOU ARE LOSERS. YOU PUT A SHAME ON OUR FAMILY. YOU SHOULD BEG FOR OUR FORGIVENESS.”

House Republicans (artist’s conception) Republicans in the House transportation subcommittee called Federal Aviation Administration administrator Michael Huerta before them on Wednesday to whine …

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How Every NFL Star Should Respond To The Idea Of A Gay Teammate

I like this statement and I don’t want to read too much into it because it’s great that things like this are being said by current NFL players BUT I think gay players, gay anything should be accepted without qualification (meaning the idea they are accepted because they are one of the star players of the team).

New York’s Justin Tuck is the man.

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This is blowing my 90s teenage mind. And it is so bizarre watching Mark Wahlberg as Marky Mark knowing where he is at with his life now. Crazypants. Also, RIP Left Eye.

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Ellen And Dennis Quaid Team Up To Prank A Nurse

I wanted to not enjoy this as much as I did not that I thought this was the best thing ever. But I smiled a lot. And giggled a little. AND HOLY SHIT WHEN DID DENNIS QUAID BECOME THE HOTTEST DAD / GRANDPA EVER?*

*his arms are ridiculous

As if you couldn’t love this pair any more.