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Friday, February 17, 2012

BREAKING: STOP THE WAR ON WOMEN

GOV BOB McDONNELL, STOP THE MADNESS NOW!


By Brian Devine (Contact) Link to petition


To be delivered to: Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, The Virginia State Senate, and Governor Bob McDonnell

"I'm writing to express my opposition to bills before the General Assembly that insert the government into women's private medical decisions. Please oppose HB 1, which would define a fertilized egg as a person and could outlaw abortion under all circumstances and restrict women's access to birth control, and HB 462, which will traumatize women by forcing some to submit to an invasive, transvaginal ultrasound before seeking an abortion.


I've had enough of this war on women and I'm asking you to get back to work on Virginians' priorities: investing in our economic growth, ensuring our kids get an excellent education, and repairing our crumbling transportation infrastructure. We sent you to Richmond to make life better for Virginia families, not make it more difficult for women to access comprehensive reproductive health services."


 Virginia may be the butt of jokes for late night comedians, but the bills coming out of the General Assembly this year are no laughing matter. Yesterday, conservatives in the House of Delegates passed HB 1, "personhood" legislation that would grant legal rights to fertilized eggs. This bill seeks to ban safe, legal abortion in all circumstances and threatens women's access to birth control.

Unfortunately, they didn't stop there. Anti-women legislators also passed legislation requiring many women seeking an abortion to undergo an invasive, transvaginal ultrasound. Just in case that wasn't extreme enough, those same legislators rejected a commonsense amendment requiring a woman's consent before she is penetrated with a vaginal ultrasound probe.

This war on women has got to stop. We sent our representatives to Richmond to focus on making our lives better: creating jobs, improving our schools, and fixing our roads. Instead, they've spent their time attacking Virginia families and interfering in women's private medical decisions. Stand up and tell your representatives to stop the conservative war on women and get back to work on our priorities.

HB 1 would make Virginia the first state in the nation to grant "personhood" status to fertilized cells. Make no mistake, this legislation is part of a concerted nationwide strategy to attack women's rights and access to reproductive health care. We have a choice. Virginia can be a casualty of the conservative war on women or we can set an example for the nation and fight back. Stand up and tell Virginia's legislature to stop the war on women in Virginia.

These attacks on women's health aren't just dangerous to continued access to safe, legal abortion. Conservatives across the country have trained their sights on cutting off women's access to comprehensive reproductive health services, from defunding breast exams to limiting access to birth control. We can't let them succeed here.

It's simply really: women's medical decisions about her body should be between her, her family and her doctor. Keep government out of it. Make your voice heard. Stand up and tell Virginia's lawmakers to stop the war on women.



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What's In A Resume You Ask

The Gift That Keeps On Giving



Resume
George W. Bush
Crawford, Texas 76636


Objective

To be a fry cook at Burger King


Education (caution language)

I wasn’t the best college student around (understatement) and I ranked 894 out of 899 at the Naval Academy. I earned a 1206 on the SATs. (1200 are you kidding me 1200 won't get you into community college, never mind Yale), so I wonder how much influence my dad had with getting me into Yale?




Past Work Experience
•Ran for congress and lost.
•Produced a Hollywood slasher B movie.
•Bought an oil company, but couldn't find any oil in Texas; company went bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock.
•Bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a sweetheart deal that took land using taxpayer money. Biggest move: Traded Sammy Sosa to the Chicago White Sox.
•With father's help (and his name) was elected Governor of Texas
•Worst POTUS in United States History


Accomplishments in Previous Positions

 •Changed pollution laws for power and oil companies and made Texas the most polluted state in the    Union.

•Replaced Los Angeles with Houston as the most smog-ridden city in America. Cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas government to the tune of billions in borrowed money. 

•Set record for most executions by any governor in American history.  

•Became president after losing the popular vote by over 500,000 votes, with the help of my     father's appointments to the Supreme Court.


Accomplishments As President

 •Attacked and took over two countries.

•Spent the surplus and bankrupted the treasury.

•Shattered record for biggest annual deficit in history.

•Set economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12-month period. •Set all-time record for biggest drop in the history of the stock market.

•First president in decades to execute a federal prisoner.

•First president in U.S. history to enter office with a criminal record.

•First year in office set the all-time record for most days on vacation by any president in U.S. history.

•After taking the entire month of August off for vacation, presided over the worst security failure in U.S. history.

•Set the record for most campaign fundraising trips than any other president in U.S. history.

•In my first two years in office over 2 million Americans lost their job.

•Cut unemployment benefits for more out of work Americans than any president in U.S. history.

•Set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.

•Appointed more convicted criminals to administration positions than any president in U.S. history.

•Set the record for the least amount of press conferences than any president since the advent of television.

•Signed more laws and executive orders amending the Constitution than any president in U.S. history.

•Presided over the biggest energy crises in U.S. history and refused to intervene when corruption was revealed.

•Presided over the highest gasoline prices in U.S. history and refused to use the national reserves as past presidents have.

•Cut healthcare benefits for war veterans.

•Set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously take to the streets to protest me (15 million people), shattering the record for protest against any person in the history of mankind.

•Dissolved more international treaties than any president in U.S. history.

•My presidency is the most secretive and unaccountable of any in U.S. history.

•Members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in U.S. history (the 'poorest' multimillionaire, Condoleezza Rice, has an Exxon oil tanker named after her).

•First president in U.S. history to have all 50 states of the Union simultaneously go bankrupt.

•Presided over the biggest corporate stock market fraud of any market in any country in the history of the world.

•First president in U.S. history to order a U.S. attack and military occupation of a sovereign nation.

•Created the largest government department bureaucracy in the history of the United States.

•Set the all-time record for biggest annual budget spending increases, more than any president in U.S. history.

•First president in U.S. history to have the United Nations remove the U.S. from the human rights commission.

•First president in U.S. history to have the United Nations remove the U.S. from the elections monitoring board. 

•Removed more checks and balances, and have the least amount of congressional oversight than any presidential administration in U.S. history.

•Rendered the entire United Nations irrelevant.

•Withdrew from the World Court of Law.

•Refused to allow inspectors access to U.S. prisoners of war and by default no longer abide by the Geneva Conventions.

•First president in U.S. history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 U.S. elections).

•All-time U.S. (and world) record holder for most corporate campaign donations.

•My biggest lifetime campaign contributor presided over one of the largest corporate bankruptcy frauds in world history (Kenneth Lay, former CEO of Enron Corporation).

•Spent more money on polls and focus groups than any president in U.S. history.

•First president in U.S. history to unilaterally attack a sovereign nation against the will of the United Nations and the world community.

•First president to run and hide when the U.S. came under attack (and then lied saying the enemy had the code to Air Force 1)

•First U.S. president to establish a secret shadow government.

•Took the biggest world sympathy for the U.S. after 9/11, and in less than a year made the U.S. the most resented country in the world (possibly the biggest diplomatic failure in U.S. and world history).

•With a policy of 'disengagement' created the most hostile Israeli-Palestine relations in at least 30 years.

•Fist U.S. president in history to have a majority of the people of Europe (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and stability.

•First U.S. president in history to have the people of South Korea more threatened by the U.S. than their immediate neighbor, North Korea.

•Changed US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.

•Set all-time record for number of administration appointees who violated U.S. law by not selling huge investments in corporations bidding for government contracts.

•Failed to fulfill my pledge to get Osama Bin Laden 'dead or alive.'

•Failed to capture the anthrax killer who tried to murder the leaders of our country at the United States Capital building. After 18 months I have no leads and zero suspects.

•In the 18 months following the 9/11 attacks I have successfully prevented any public investigation into the biggest security failure in the history of the United States.

•Removed more freedoms and civil liberties for Americans than any other president in U.S. history.

•In a little over two years created the most divided country in decades, possibly the most divided the U.S. has ever been since the Civil War.

•Entered office with the strongest economy in U.S. history and in less than two years turned every single economic category heading straight down.


Records and References


•At least one conviction for drunk driving in Maine (Texas driving record has been erased and is not available)

•AWOL from National Guard and deserted the military during a time of war.

•Refuse to take drug test or even answer any questions about drug use.

•All records of my tenure as governor of Texas have been spirited away to my father's library, sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.

•All records of any SEC investigations into my insider trading or bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.

•All minutes of meetings for any public corporation I served on the board are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.

•Any records or minutes from meetings I (or my VP) attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review

•For personal references please speak to my daddy or uncle James Baker (they can be reached at their offices of the Carlyle Group for war-profiteering.)

And you teabaggers are going to bitch about a birth certificate? Really, could a man of "Muslim" faith possibly have done any worse?

By the way we have posted this many times, but just to irritate the righties:


For you Birthers out there


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Roger West