Remy: What Are The Chances (An IRS Love Song)
Remy: What Are The Chances (An IRS Love Song)
I’m at the Arizona Republican Gubernatorial Primary Debate tonight. This should be fun, I mean I’ve decided my vote already, but I’m going to report on it as even handedly as possible.
@vittyyluvscookies replied to your post “I will no longer be using the term “social conservative”” I think we can add “compassionate conservative” too. Bush called himself this, and was anything but conservative, certainly in his spending legislation.”
But isn’t it a good trait to be compassionate? Or are you saying we should take emotion out of politics?
Okay, so there’s several points here.
Compassion IS a good trait.
Emotional arguments and decisions should be taken out of politics, certainly.
As for hating the phrase “compassionate conservative” I hate it because it’s redundant and puts forward the idea that conservative principles aren’t, as their base, the most compassionate of political views. I view a political system that emphasizes freedom and success and creates a society where both those things are possible, as much more compassionate than an ideology that takes away our freedom because it knows whats “best” for us and emphasizes government control and dependence.
Can’t feed the poor, can’t provide free medical care, can’t collect money or toys for charity.
Because God forbid anyone should help others of their own free will, rather than having the government do it.
This is something I think I might support.
She’s definitely not a liberal “yes-man”, she’s criticized Obama and Democrats in the past and I generally respect that she puts her money and time where her mouth is when it comes to charity and working with the UN in attempting to help women and refugees.
I’d have to know more about her specific viewpoints on politics, but I’m not horribly opposed to the idea.
6. Persecution of Women
While Rouhani has spoken eloquently of gender equality – and Article 20 of the Iranian constitution purports to protect it – women face widespread and systematic discrimination in education, employment, state benefits, family relations and access to justice.
The Iranian civil code compels women to obey their husbands; married women may not leave the country without their husbands’ consent; the severity of punishment for some crimes under Iranian criminal law differs based on the gender of the accused; honour killings – of which girls and women are the primary victims – go unpunished; and there is a dearth of women in decision-making roles.
Query: Will Rouhani follow through on his promise to improve women’s rights, ensure gender equality, and establish Iran’s first Ministry of Women?
7. Persecution of lesbian and gay people
Iranian law criminalizes same-sex relations and allows the courts wide discretion in determining sentences, which can include corporal and even capital punishment. As Dr. Shaheed has reported, many LGBT Iranians are victims of discrimination and violence, but do not report their victimization to the authorities out of fear that they will themselves be charged with a criminal offence.
Query: Will Rouhani decriminalize same-sex relations and end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity?
Just copied over the two I figured tumblr would care about. The rest are pretty awful too though.
Umm…that’s wildly insensitive.
The new website that I’m executive editor of is up and running.
All the old articles from my previous site (and already several new ones) are up and ready to be read. So please, read and share!
Ouch, that has to sting.
Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford questioned Sen. Steve Gallardo’s honesty in regards to his sexual orientation in a closed-door caucus meeting on Tuesday and said Gallardo should “act more gay.”
Gallardo told Arizona Capitol Times that Cajero Bedford, D-Tucson, questioned his integrity because he only recently announced that he was gay and said he should not stay in a leadership position while running for Congress. Cajero Bedford later called for a vote to remove Gallardo from his post as the Senate’s minority whip, which failed 3-8.
“She said that I should be more gay and she questioned my integrity. She said she was glad I came out (of the closet), but that I should be more gay,” Gallardo said. “I’m more offended that she questioned my integrity.”
OH MY GOD
Me: *voices dissenting or unpopular view of a Tea Party view*
TP member: That’s stupid.
Me: Okay….why is that?
TP member: What are you a liberal plant or something?
That is a summary of a conversation I had last night, just in case anyone wonders why I’m starting to get tetchy about the Tea Party these days. If these next two elections cycles end in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory…
Of the 49 seats Sabato says are Republican, three are actually “leaning” Republican — Montana, Arkansas and West Virginia. So, there’s your six seats to focus on. Six seats to change the course of America’s push towards obscurity. Six seats that should, if your serious about winning, have all of your attention. - See more at: http://rare.us/story/why-is-anyone-thinking-about-2016-right-now/#sthash.5fo0AS5f.dpuf
The 300,000-member union that was the first to endorse then-Senator Barack Obama has released a devastating Obamacare report that says Obama’s controversial healthcare program will slash worker wages by up to $5 an hour, reduce worker hours, and exacerbate income inequality.
The report by Unite Here—a North American labor union that represents workers in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, and airport industries—is titled: “The Irony of ObamaCare: Making Inequality Worse.”