Sex and the Pols

By: Sunday April 29, 2012 9:30 am

The Khomeinis and Santorums of the world are not just impotent voyeurs. Their odd obsessions advance dangerous, inhuman policies that demean, discriminate and kill.


Better Late Than Never

By: Thursday April 26, 2012 8:00 pm

It seems that the metastasizing scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is finally having some repercussions on this side of the Atlantic, but naturally not in the way you’d think. Although ol’ Rupert himself confirmed this week that that he is “cooperating” with the US Department of “Justice” on the FCPA implications of the hacking/bribery/influence peddling outrages that have gripped Britain for months, this is the Holder Justice Department after all, so he’s not exactly quaking in his orthopedic loafers about that.

More Spelunking on Contraception

By: Saturday March 17, 2012 1:00 pm

More caving on mandated coverage of contraception from HHS and the Obama Administration. Religious groups that self-insure will be exempt from the rules, and HHS indicated that they are open to further weakening of the required coverages in the future.

Oh, and in a separate ruling, HHS declared that students at religious institutions (like Sandra Fluke) are SOL when it comes to being covered by this requirement of ACA.

Religious Right Orgs Bearing False Witness Against Sandra Fluke

By: Monday March 12, 2012 7:15 am

For all of their talking about morality and following God’s laws, religious right groups seem to throw these things out of the window when it doesn’t suit their purposes. Now they have a new target – Sandra Fluke. Fluke, who was venomously attacked by Rush Limbaugh two weeks ago for her testimony in front of Congress regarding contraception, now has members of the religious right smearing her name.

Rock Bands in Uproar Over Song Usage on Limbaugh’s Show

By: Sunday March 11, 2012 8:35 am

Several musicians and bands are more than a little annoyed that their songs are being used as atmospheric music on the Rush Limbaugh show, among them the band Rush, whose song “The Spirit of Radio” was playing in the background when the conservative windbag called Sandra Fluke “slut…prostitute.”

Limbaugh has since (kind of) apologized to Fluke, and has removed his remarks from his shows’ transcripts after over forty advertisers removed themselves from his show. Meanwhile Rush the band, Peter Gabriel, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds all want their tunes gone from Rush the Limbaugh’s radio program.

Obama Calls Woman Subjected to Limbaugh “Slut” Comments

By: Friday March 2, 2012 11:35 am

Democrats have descended on Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who testified to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the Administration’s birth control access rules for religiously affiliated institutions. Limbaugh has spent the past two days alleging that Fluke must be a prostitute if she advocates birth control, mocking her testimony and upping the rhetoric with each passing day.

Democratic groups have countered.

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