Category Archives: Civil Liberties

Hobby Lobby, my mother and the many faces of happiness.

-I’m going to have to start this with some very uncomfortable autobiographical material. I’m not crazy about getting this personal. However, my experiences are germane to the topic at hand. My mom had me when she was eighteen. I forget … Continue reading

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Bryan Fischer: One plot of land, One vote.

So I’m checking my Facebook feed this afternoon and I come across this… “You know, back in the day, in the colonial period,” Fischer said, “you have to be a landowner, a property owner to be eligible to vote and … Continue reading

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The Kill the Gays bill and that awkward moment when you have to scream about the limits of religion.

I’m going to warn you up front.  I’m about to piss a lot of people off. But we have reached a point where lines need to be drawn, markers need to be laid and things have to be spelled out … Continue reading

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Dear State of Virginia. About your new Anti Abortion Law…

I just want to make sure I‘m reading this right… RICHMOND — House of Delegates Republicans have rejected a last-ditch bid by Democrats to allow women seeking abortions to opt out of an invasive ultrasonic procedure under anti-abortion legislation set … Continue reading

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A SOPA related update. PLEASE SHARE AND RT!

Tomorrow, This blog will be dark in protest of the upcoming vote in The Senate of the SOPA bill. Although support for this bill has been hemorrhaging, it looks like Lamar Smith is still trying to push it through. So we … Continue reading

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Obama, indefinite detention and a call for some form of unity.

Let me say this right up front.  Odds are this post will piss you off. Half of you will say that I’m a ObamaBot, willing to let this slide because  he’s my personal Jesus Christ. (Not true.) And half of … Continue reading

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Indefinite Detention Update…

The news is not good… WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep a controversial provision to let the military detain terrorism suspects on U.S. soil and hold them indefinitely without trial — prompting White House officials to reissue a … Continue reading

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Protect IP and Indefinite Detention OR “Why did the Senate pick this week to break my balls”.

Okay, here’s the fucking shot! Two bills are hitting the Senate this week and both are an affront to Democracy as we know it. The first is the  National Defense  Authorization Act.  In itself, usually not controversial.  It’s just re-authorizing … Continue reading

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