Infuriated mama offers Democratic Party free clue

By · Monday, December 7th, 2009 · 37 Comments »

Shannon Drury (who, in addition to being an infuriated mama, is also the president of Minnesota NOW): I’m currently of the opinion that the Affordable Health Care for All Act, in its current form, is an embarrassment and ought to be death paneled immediately……Minnesota state senator (and ’10 gubernatorial candidate) John Marty told me of […]

Quick links: today is “Stop Stupak” day

By · Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 · 10 Comments »

It’s the No Abortion Ban National Day of Action (I like “Stop Stupak” better myself, but who am I?): Center for Reproductive Rights: No Abortion Ban – National Day of Action NOW: Stop Stupak! Stop Stupak Coalition: DC Lobby Day and National Week of Action Planned Parenthood: Action Center NARAL: Day of Action to Stop […]

Dr. Socks leaves the house

By · Friday, November 13th, 2009 · 159 Comments »

I’m going to be traveling for the next few days, so my internet access will be intermittent. This is an awkward time for an away mission, what with the barricades going up and the citizen militias forming, but I have no choice. There are big doings afoot which I must attend. When I get back […]

Terry O’Neill on Stupak amendment

By · Thursday, November 12th, 2009 · 9 Comments »

She done good: Hat tip to Tennessee Guerilla Women.

Martha Coakley for President

By · Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 · 25 Comments »

Quixote started it (I think). Pick it up. Run with it. Go! On your blog, in your comments, everywhere. That’s how memes start. Coakley’s got the courage and the convictions. She’s raising her head above the parapet, right now, when it matters. Just as she did last year when she endorsed Hillary Clinton. Just as […]

Rachel Maddow is becoming post-rational

By · Sunday, November 8th, 2009 · 109 Comments »

Today on Meet the Press, Rachel Maddow said that Democratic women “may revolt” over the Stupak amendment, which renders the healthcare reform bill a kind of backdoor ban on abortion. Interestingly, last year Maddow described PUMAs as “post-rational” for attempting the same thing. It was insane, Maddow said, for feminists to buck the Democratic Party. […]

House Democrats pass healthcare reform for men

By · Saturday, November 7th, 2009 · 82 Comments »

Isn’t it exciting? I know I’m excited. Earlier today, before the House began debate on the historic vote, President Obama delivered a pep talk to Congressional Democrats: “I’m absolutely confident we’ll get this done,” Obama said, according to the aide. “And when I’m in the Rose Garden signing a piece of legislation to give healthcare […]