The Widdershins

“I don’t like the Supreme Court decision on abortion. I think it went too far. I don’t think that a woman has the sole right to say what should happen to her body.” Joe Biden, 1974

Compare and contrast, as they used to say on essay exams, with this:

Jennifer Wright.
You can’t take organs from a corpse without the deceased’s written permission, even if it will save lives. When you outlaw abortion, you’re allowing women less bodily autonomy than the dead.

Betty Bowers.
In Alabama is it is now more illegal to be a woman who aborts a child of rape than to be the man who raped her.

Chambliss, responding to the IVF argument from Smitherman, cites a part of the bill that says it applies to a pregnant woman. “The egg in the lab doesn’t apply. It’s not in a woman. She’s not pregnant.” (But, but, but, now it’s not about the sacred egg+sperm? All that sacredness is only when there’s a woman to control?)

And then, this good idea:

Daniel Silvermint
We should pass a Woman’s Heartbeat law: if a woman has a heartbeat, you can’t tell her what to do with her goddamn body, ever.

B.e.c.a.u.s.e. t.h.a.t. i.s. t.h.e. p.o.i.n.t.

If your heartbeat counts (or counted!), nobody can take parts of you, even to save someone else. No real human being can be forced to donate life support. If the fetus’s heartbeat counts for more than the woman’s providing life support, then she has to be a non-person.

Happy Tuesday, Widdershins!

We can talk about any of these things….

Or we can talk about #DemThrones, this epic takedown of Lady Lindsey, the 2020 election, the disastrous, ridiculous tariffs with China, or cute fluffy animals.

This is an open thread.

Good weekend Widdershins

 

Fredster is not feeling well right now.

Perhaps it’s the 4th day of rain we’ve had…we’re under a flash flood warning…and it’s just plain yucky.

Is my body responding to the crappy weather?  I dunno, but I’ve just felt “blah” the last few days, tummy or gut is off – somewhat nauseous and no appetite.  I opened the cabinets and fridge to try finding something to eat and all of it looked awful.  I settled for a peanut butter “bend over” of one slice of bread with peanut butter smeared and folded over.

So shinners, take the post wherever you wish. It’s the most open of posts/thread.

 

 

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At long last, Widdershins, it’s #MuellerTime. The Man Himself is tentatively scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on May 15, 2019 (which is only 9 days away, holy shite!).

What will you be doing when Mueller comes on TeeVee (and he will, Drumpf has literally not a single weapon in his arsenal to stop it)? Will you be working, or glued to MSNBC, or ignoring it all, or marching in support?

All I know is, Mueller is dying to share what he knows outside the Justice Department. What a tragic statement that is, because in a rational world, he wouldn’t have to stray from the fold to tell the truth.

This is an open thread.

To paraphrase an old McDonalds commercial, we deserve a break today.  And I mean a break from the 24 hour, seven day a week news cycle that is our current resident of the White House.  Hell we need more than a one day break, but sometimes you take what you can get.  So no music today, rather a look at the “toons” that have been drawn concerning the current state of affairs in the U.S.  And let’s face it:  the current state of affairs is uh…sad.  So let’s have a few laughs or chuckles about it.

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And Last:

And yes! I’ll be watching tonight.

Okie doke Widdershins.  I hope y’all got at least a small chuckle today.

Open thread of course.

 

 

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Something really inspiring happened yesterday, Widdershins. It answered a question for me: Why did Cecile Richards, one of the most effective leaders Planned Parenthood has ever had, resign from the organization?

She had to partner with Alicia Garza and Ai-jen Poo to form an exciting new women’s organization, called SuperMajority!!! (Okay, the exclamation points are mine. I am just so excited!) Yes, anyone can join, regardless of gender. You just have to believe in the mission.

In an apparent reference to the #MeToo movement, the organization, which describes itself as multiracial and intergenerational, said that “in the past two years, we’ve seen what happens when women mobilize. But while “women are on the cusp of becoming the most powerful force in America,” Supermajority’s co-founders say that to “fundamentally transform this country” women must work together.

To help further that goal, the group’s leaders say their organization will provide on-the-ground training to help women advocates “get and stay informed on issues that affect their lives,” in addition to creating a “women’s agenda” that will put women’s issues first, “from economic equity and opportunity, to dignity and safety on the job, to keeping families and communities safe.”

While Supermajority’s aim is to push politicians to adopt a “women’s new deal,” as Richards told The Associated Press in a recent interview, the group is not expected to endorse individual candidates.

A “women’s new deal!” Oh, yes, PLEASE!!!

I remember way, way back in our PUMA days, when I suggested that a new Women’s Party should be formed. I wrote:

So let’s review. The Democrats make appropriate noises about women, but don’t follow through when push comes to shove. The Republicans are so backwards as to be laughable.

Isn’t it time we had our own Party, ladies?

I am tired of hearing that the interests of 51% of the population are not important enough to focus on. I am tired of hearing that we should shut up and vote Democrat because they are the lesser of two evils. I am tired of seeing *ssh0les like Obama get away with breaking his promise to pass FOCA first thing and sell out our reproductive rights to pass a bill the Supreme Court will most likely overturn. I am tired of seeing mindless monsters like Jesse Lee Peterson being given airtime by Defenders of the Hateful, Faux News. I am tired of the religiously insane trying to pass laws that will humiliate and kill our sisters.

It will f*cking kill me to vote D on Election Day, even though I won’t be voting for Obama at the top of the ticket. I am frankly weary of the crapulence of the PFKAD. I want a Party that represents women and puts our equality FIRST, that won’t be distracted by the latest shiny object. One Party, one goal: Pass the ERA! Fight for women’s equality in every aspect of our lives. That is what we women need now.

I’m not sure why it’s taken so long for women to wake up. Maybe women got too complacent with Obama at the helm, naively believing their rights would never be threatened again. Maybe we all “knew” that Hillary would win in 2016, so we thought we didn’t need to mobilize separately. But once the giant pile of orange slime slithered his way into the White House, maybe that was the catalyst we needed. The Resistance, MeToo, OnwardTogether…and now this amazing new organization!

After the horrors of the past few years, it seems unbelievable that anything good could come out of our long national nightmare. The latest attack on a temple in San Diego, killing one heroic woman and wounding others, is just one of the many hate crimes inspired by Der Drumpfenfuhrer and his Nazi minions. But maybe if we women (and all genders who support us!) do band together, we can finally turn this country in the direction it so desperately needs to go.

This is an open thread.

Saw this sometime ago on Maddow and it was probably cuter when the number of Democratic candidates wasn’t large enough to field an NFL football team. Nevertheless, I will persist.

Maddow mentioned at the time how many “B” guys we had running:

  • Cory Booker
  • Pete Buttigieg
  • Beto O’Rourke
  • Bernie Sanders (and now)
  • Joe Biden

So I recalled that this weekend and thought about songs that have words in them or their titles that begin with the letter “B”.

There are more than you would think and here are a few I thought of and found.

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Okie-doke widdershins.  Feel free to add some of your own in the comments, or not. Open thread.

 

 

 

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That moment when *your* pussy gets grabbed

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Only the *best* politicans bought by the NRA

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Need Reminders?

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“Look this way”

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Indeed who?

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