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Dispatches From The War On Women: Nobody Likes Romney

Dispatches From The War On Women: Nobody Likes Romney

Welcome to Dispatches, your round-up of the latest news from the frontlines of the War on Women. Have a story from your state or an idea on how to push back? Share them here and fight back against the War on Women.

We’ve still got a ways to go until the November election, but conservatives are already sweating over the Romney campaign. Meanwhile, Robin Marty breaks down the possible female running mates for Mitt Romney which, given her analysis, is a great snapshot of just how deep the dysfunction runs in the party. Sure, it can be fun to take jabs at, but we need some actual leadership coming from the right and all they can offer up, again, is the stuff of parody and in the meantime push policies that undercut women and families. Again, it would be funny if it weren’t so serious.

It’s kind of a surprise this GOP rep didn’t end his rant with “hippie.” Does yet another unhinged  “get a job” outburst in response to criticism from a constituent signal the return of the Tea Party?

Economists took a look at “stand your ground” laws and found they increased the number of murders. Crazy, huh?

Apparently the Ecuadoran foreign minister thinks the rape charges Julian Assange faces are “hilarious,” which, sigh, is just another that the attack on women’s rights are global.

Like it or not, sex work is here to stay, so let’s make sure sex workers have a seat at the table when setting policies and agendas that impact their work rather than ban them from events like International AIDS conference.

A student in a human sexuality course is suing her professor claiming he created a “sexually hostile environment” when he forced her to disclose information about past child abuse.

Like the tail end of a bad fireworks show, anti-choice bills keep cropping up and dying in California.

Judy Molland shows us the 26 ways students are learning about gardening.

Here’s your daily dose of hellzyeah: fat, awesome and suck it, haters.

Thanks for checking back and don’t forget to send in your stories, suggestions and comments. We’ll be back each weekday with the latest in the best and the worst from the War on Women. So long as the battle rages, we’ll cover the latest, so please check back!

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3:07PM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

8:28PM PDT on Jul 15, 2012

jm. H. During the period of the years 2000 and 2008, were you on the International Space Station during prolonged backout?

Bain Capital and this Romney "person", something stinks and it is not just your sneakers, remember, your prologed voyage.
Sounds a lot like Dan Rathers expose' on CBS before the 2000 "election," when the info was divulged concerning Baby Bush's "record" with the US Air National Guard. As pointed out by a rather astute blogger, the document was out of Windows time slot as per its release, but the info was correct or as they say, "priceless."
In the end of the day, it proved to be the most expensive blunder that the American people have ever fell for, and you are still paying far that destruction of the Bush family.

4:34PM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

Really JH, Romney being proven without a shadow of a doubt to be an outright liar is just a "weak diversion"? Hmm the guy swears up and down that he had nothing to do with the disgusting company that was destroying U.S. companies and jobs while pocketing millions in profits and it turns out he was the president, CEO, sole owner and stockholder and in your warped little mind that is a "weak diversion"? Wow it must be nice to live in the right wing bubble where reality does not matter.

3:29PM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

Lee,
Gee, you really scooped me, cub reporter (not).
The hype over the ridiculous, re-dug up role of Romney at Bain is another weak diversion from Obama's failures. No felony, except the one made up along with the hype.
You and your crony Lee continue talk about outsourcing jobs by Bain....so how do you sidestep Obama outsourcing 80% of those new Eco jobs to foreign countries?
Can't wait to hear the scapegoating for that one...

4:00PM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

Yeah JH - Romney "left" Bain Capital to do his Olympics thing but thepublic Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed later by Bain Capital state he remained the firm's "sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president."

But of course that is just a "bunch of liberal lies" (filed by Bain Capital) that shows he owned Bain lock, stock, and barrel when it was destroying companies and outsourcing jobs.

Boy you folk sin the right wing bubble have no respect for facts or reality. What color is the sky in your world?

http://prospect.org/article/i-did-not-have-economic-relations-company

3:54PM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

David.
Before you contenuously. post this same cut and paste report from dismally failing CNN again, just relax. This is another of Barry's lies designed to distract from his pitiful record as POTUS.
Romney left his name only on Bain, after numerous job creations, to run the Utah Olympics (another business success Obama only wishes he had.) During that time. jobs were outsourced, just like the ones Obama is outsourcing in mass right now. I've posted the 411 on this, but you libs still are in denial.
Better luck with the dirty Chicago politics next time, BO.

8:28AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

Lee,
You're regressing to "shove it", and it reminds me of the politician who wrote in the margins of his speech, "Pound podium hard here--point is weak""
Even if you want to compare differing Presidents in different circumstances of taking time off, the headlines of Obama's excesses that threw the Dems to circle the wagons remains--on numerous websites.
Even that notwithstanding, your hero promised to "shake things up in Washington" and "do business differently", "Change", etc. so using your "two wrongs make a right" argument is pretty pathetic. And so is he.

6:43PM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

Damn you people, there are many people who love "the Mitt," those include George Dubya Bush, Rick Perry, Sara Palin, Gov. Brewer of the hateful State of Arizona, sheriff Arpaio, an "man 'of infamy."

Sorry, I forgot to include, Pol Pot, Hitler, Stalin, George Bush Sr., Ronald Rayguns, God bless their demise.

6:42PM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

Damn you people, there are many people who love "the Mitt," those include George Dubya Bush, Rick Perry, Sara Palin, Gov. Brewer of the hateful State of Arizona, sheriff Arpaio, an "man 'of infamy."

Sorry, I forgot to include, Pol Pot, Hitler, Stalin, George Bush Sr., Ronald Rayguns, God bless their demise.

9:30AM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

Lee,
The London Daily Mail is hardly a right wing website, and there were many others reporting Obama's vacation abuses while Rome burns. There was tremendous damage control by the Dems after this came out, so they must have seen it's inappropriateness, even if you choose not to--
Private trips involve taxpayer travel and security money, so it's not really "his" expense alone, now is it? Where they stayed, what they ate, the entourages they took all reek of our narcissistic POTUS. The next time he gives an informal talk (not teleprompter), count how many times he says "I". Count them yourself, since you will probably doubt the recent average of once every 13 seconds (as usual).
And without his teleprompter, how easy will he actually get through those debates? How will he respond about why the NAACP convention this week required attendees to show Photo I.D's, if it's not supposedly appropriate for the ballot box? How will he explain how already mismanaged food stamps that buy jewelry, porn, and tattoos should be blindly doubled and our taxes increased?
Mitt won't have to explain anything--Barry will bury himself with his "record", which will make him look silly. As a matter of fact, I'm halfway expecting Obama to not do any more debating after once or twice, saying it's the same old stuff or a waste of time, or use some other dirty Chicago political maneuver to escape.
You're right about one thing--we'll see!


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