Think about this shit.
This is the third time the bill has failed, following defeats in 2010 and 2012.
The Paycheck Fairness Act would require employers to disclose payment and demographic information and prevent them from punishing workers who discuss their salaries. It would also allow civil pay discrimination lawsuits to be filed against employers.
Republicans opposed the bill, arguing it would encourage “frivolous” lawsuits and deprive women of workplace flexibility.
So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?
Maybe we should actually be teaching that to the politicians who send them there in the first place.
you dont have to agree with his policies but you have to admit hes the coolest president weve had ever
I just remembered how hilarious it was to watch this shit on national television.
Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier decided to make an unconventional pitch on the House of Representatives floor Thursday to defend food stamps. Speier used a cooked steak, a bottle of vodka, and a can of caviar to point out members of Congress who had large numbers of SNAP program recipients in their districts but opposed the program. The Congresswoman pointed out many of the same members of Congress took trips around the world with large stipends for food and lodging.
“In my district, California 14, we have about 4,000 families who are on food stamps, but some of my colleagues have thousands and thousands more,” Rep. Speier said. “Yet, they somehow feel like crusaders, like heroes when they vote to cut food stamps. Some of these same members travel to foreign countries under the guise of official business. They dine at lavish restaurants, eating steak, vodka and even caviar. They receive money to do this. That’s right, they don’t pay out of pocket for these meals.”
Speier went on, using particular examples of members of Congress who went on sponsored trips and spent large amounts of money on food and lodging.
“Let me give you a few examples: One member was given $127.41 a day for food on his trip to Argentina. He probably had a fare amount of steak,” she said.
“Another member was given $3,588 for food and lodging during a six-day trip to Russia. He probably drank a fair amount of vodka and probably even had some caviar. That particular member has 21,000 food stamp recipients in his district. One of those people who is on food stamps could live a year on what this congressman spent on food and lodging for six days,” she added.
Jackie Speier is a badass, and these congressmen do not intimidate her. She’s seen some shit. Witness this from her Wikipedia page:
“Speier served as a congressional staffer for Congressman Leo Ryan. Speier was part of the November 1978 fact-finding mission to investigate allegations of human rights abuses by the Reverend Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple followers, almost all of whom were American citizens who had moved to Jonestown, Guyana, with Jones in 1977 and 1978. Speier was one of only two members of the mission who were concerned enough about potential violence to make out a will before traveling to Jonestown.Several Peoples Temple members ambushed the investigative team and others boarding the plane to leave Jonestown on November 18. Five people died, including Congressman Ryan. While attempting to shield herself from rifle and shotgun fire behind small airplane wheels with the other members of the team, Speier was shot five times and waited 22 hours before help arrived. The murder of Congressman Ryan was the only assassination of a Congressman in the line of duty in the history of the United States. That same day, over 900 of the remaining members of the Peoples Temple died in Jonestown and Georgetown.”
Yes, because a woman’s age and who she’s married to are the only important thing. It’s not like she’s an individual person with intellect, skills and experience. No, she’s just an old woman married to Bill Clinton.
SO APPARENTLY THE GROSS SUPER-DISCRIMINATORY HOMOPHOBIC KANSAS BILL DIDN’T PASS I WANNA THROW A PARTY ABOUT THIS
…You realize it soon enough.
Here is a list of relevant articles:
- Unrest growing over Brazil’s native lands: report
- Loggers threaten Brazil Amazon residents: Amnesty
- ‘They’re killing us’: world’s most endangered tribe cries for help
- Vale plays down fears Amazon rail project will harm tribe
- Image of an Indigenous woman holding her child while trying to fend off riot police as they evict her tribe from their ancestral lands in Brazil
Sadly, it isn’t just Brazil involved in the continued exploitation of indigenous people:
next time someone tells you Muslim countries oppress women, let them know Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Turkey, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, and Senegal have all had female Presidents or Prime Ministers and 1/3rd of Egypt’s parliament is female but the US has yet to even have a female vice president and can’t say “vagina” when discussing female reproductive rights
White people will argue to the death that they should be able to have dreads and wear bindis and appropriate everyone’s fucking culture but GOD FORBID A NON ENGLISH SPEAKING PERSON SINGS AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL THAT IS WRONG.