Sexuality Social Safety Net Women's rights

Conservative logic

Women: “Can I have birth control?” Republicans: “No.” Women: “I couldn’t get birth control so I got pregnant. Can I have an abortion?” Republicans: “No.” Women: “I had the baby, but I’m out of work. Can I have WIC and food stamps until I get back on my feet?” Republicans: “No.” Women: “I found a […]

GOP Women's rights

Horrible quotes about rape by Republicans

“Some girls rape easy.” – Rep. Roger Rivard (R-Wi) “Rape is kinda like the weather. If it’s inevitable, relax and enjoy it.” – Clayton Williams (R-former Texas gubernatorial candidate) “From what I understand…If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” – Todd Akin (R-Mo) “You […]

Guns

Dangerous things

1967 – Jayne Mansfield is killed when her car runs under the rear end of a tractor trailer. Since then, all trailers have a DOT bar at the rear to keep cars from going under them. 1982 – Seven people die when Tylenol packaging was tampered with. Since then, it takes a PhD, channel locks, […]

Politics

Report on the AAPI candidates forum with state senate candidates Dhingra, Englund, Kuderer and Darnelle

On Thursday October 5, the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Eastside Candidate Forum was held at the North Bellevue Community Center. Sponsors included the Korean American Coalition – Washington, American Civil Liberties Union, MAPS-AMEN (Muslim Association of Puget Sound — American Muslim Empowerment Network), APACEvotes, Tasveer, Seattle JACL, Asian Counseling and Referral Service, Eastside […]

Journalism Media Politics

How the Seattle Times could prosper

I’ve never subscribed to the Seattle Times. The reason is that, as a progressive, I disagree with many of the political endorsements by the editorial board. Yet when I speak with conservatives they often say they dislike the Seattle Times because it’s too liberal! The Seattle Times gets hit from both sides of the political […]

Washington State Politics

Who's supporting the GOP Candidate in the 45th Dist. State Senate Election?

MONSANTO, PHRMA BP NORTH AMERICA AMERICAN INSURANCE ASSOCIATION WAL-MART BNSF RAILWAY THE BOEING COMPANY PAC GEORGE WEYERHAEUSER AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL PUGET SOUND ENERGY PREMERA BLUE CROSS FEDEX MARATHON PETROLEUM ALAN GOTTLIEB TESORO WELLS FARGO MILLERCOORS TIMOTHY M SHELDON Source: Washington State Public Disclosure Commission.

Politics

In Bellevue, the issues of the homeless shelter and safe injection sites are wedge issues promoted by scared Republicans

In Bellevue and other Eastside communities, there is highly partisan debate underway, online and at city meetings, about the proposed men’s shelter in Eastgate, and about King County’s plan to have safe injection sites for the most addicted opiate users. The real reason for the fervency of the opposition on these issues is that Republicans […]