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Post Superstorm Sandy: your vision of the future - on Lunch with Louden

Post Superstorm Sandy: your vision of the future - on Lunch with Louden | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

SUPERSTORM SANDY: YOUR VISION OF THE FUTURE on Lunch with Louden, Thursday Noon Pacific (3 pm Eastern) http://tobtr.com/s/3836055


Our first words must be of comfort and support to all who suffered loss, who endured the storm, and who will continue to face times we, the observers, call “recovery”. There are some things from which there is no recovering: loss of family and friends; loss of the family home or business; neighborhoods forever undone. Our most genuine hopes for a better tomorrow. Our world really is turned upside down.


Our is a topic intended to allow you to talk about what matters to you today, after the obvious and undeniable crisis we face as individuals, cities, states, and as a nation.

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Supreme Court won't review personhood ballot measure

Supreme Court won't review personhood ballot measure | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

(Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an attempt by anti-abortion activists to place what they call a personhood amendment on the Oklahoma ballot to define an embryo as a human being from the moment of conception.

 


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David Brooks and Date Rape

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by JKL, Pointed Postcards


New York Times columnist David Brooks told the world Monday that he thinks voting for a guy that has a chance of being accepted by the obstructionist, grid-lock Congress will reap bigger rewards than voting for the guy with all the ideas they work so hard to stop.


Isn't that like telling your daughter that if her date wants more than she is willing to give, she should submit, and things will work out for the best?


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How Women Can Silence Todd Akin: Get Out the Vote in Election 2012

How Women Can Silence Todd Akin: Get Out the Vote in Election 2012 | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by ALLISON TANNER, policymic.com


You've probably heard from at least one of these politicians this election season.


Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mis.): “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, [pregnancy resulting from rape] is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”


Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.): "There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing, with advances in science and technology."


Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.): “There are very few pregnancies as a result of rape, fortunately, and incest — compared to the usual abortion, what is the percentage of abortions for rape? It is tiny. It is a tiny, tiny percentage.”


Over the past few months we’ve heard from many candidates for public office who simply do not know their facts when it comes to women’s reproductive health. But when they get to office, you can bet they’re going to legislate about it anyway.


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Same-Sex on the Ballot in 4 States

Same-Sex on the Ballot in 4 States | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

The New York Times Opinion Pages


The freedom to marry is a fundamental right that should not have to be won or defended at the ballot box. In fact, ballot initiatives are a bad way to write or rewrite laws of any kind. Unfortunately, that is the reality of American politics, which is why same-sex marriage measures on the Nov. 6 ballot in Maine, Washington, Maryland and Minnesota could turn out to be pivotal in the struggle for marriage equality.


Thanks to court rulings and legislative victories, same-sex marriage is now legal in six states and the District of Columbia, and polls show that a majority of Americans support the legalization of marriages for gay, lesbian and bisexual couples. But same-sex marriage has never won a ballot referendum.


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Infrastructure is a team sport.

Infrastructure is a team sport. | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Give me the event horizon of a strong government, not the quarter to quarter flirtation with fickle investors, when it comes to managing my local, state, and national ability to respond to any and all calamities. -jkl

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GOP's War on Women

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From shutting down Planned Parenthood to "legitimate rape," candidates are waging a war on women.

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Col. Wilkerson on Obama, Powell, Romney & Racism

Col. Wilkerson on Obama, Powell, Romney & Racism | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Tonight on Coffee Talk Radio, The Middle Ground guest was Ret. Col. Larry Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Sec. Colin Powell (who made headlines this week in his defense of former boss).


This episode of the Middle Ground is ready to stream. I highly recommend it.


It is a memorable broadcast. Col. Wilkerson talks about Colin Powell's endorsement of President Obama, gives his own, discusses the "lowest point of his career" (the presentation that took America to war in Iraq), the study that revealed lesbians make great soldiers, and the atrocity of rape within the ranks. AND, so much more.


Host Eric Byler led what I believe to be the most thoughtful discussion of the dilemma of a nation that has lost trust in its leaders I have ever heard.


If you never listen to another episode of Coffee Talk Radio, or The Middle Ground, you should make this the one you hear.

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Love Hopes To Be 1st Black GOP Woman in Congress

Love Hopes To Be 1st Black GOP Woman in Congress | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by ANDREW MIGA & PAUL FOY (AP)

 

In her bid to become the first black Republican woman elected to Congress, Mia Love is the party's emblem of diversity this campaign year. She's reluctant to embrace the role, saying she doesn't let race or gender define her politics.

 

The 36-year-old mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, points to her policy stances as the reason for her success.

 

"I was elected mayor not because of my race or gender, not because I wear high heels, but because of the policies I put in place," Love said in a recent interview.

 

Polling shows Love with a slight lead over Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson, a six-term incumbent. The race is still too close to call.

 

In a party that has struggled for decades to attract black voters, the daughter of Haitian immigrants included subtle nods to civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks in her speech to the Republican National Convention in August. [MORE]


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None of us can believe it!

None of us can believe it! | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Thanks to The Other 98%

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Pennsylvania Newspaper Owned By Top Right-Wing Funder Falsely Claims ID Is Required To Vote

Pennsylvania Newspaper Owned By Top Right-Wing Funder Falsely Claims ID Is Required To Vote | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

The Mount Pleasant Journal is one of several newspapers run by Trib Total Media, a media conglomerate owned by billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife. Scaife’s foundation donated hundreds of millions of dollars to conservative organizations ranging from the American Enterprise Institution to the Federalist Society, and he currently serves as vice-chairman of the right-wing Heritage Foundation’s board of trustees.


Last Thursday, at least one of Scaife’s newspapers printed an inaccurate story headlined “Photo ID required for November election,” when, in reality, a court order suspended the requirement that Pennsylvania voters show an ID or lose their right to vote. The following piece appeared in Scaife’s Mount Pleasant Journal: [MORE]

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Shit Todd Akin Has Said

Shit Todd Akin Has Said | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

[Note:  Meghan McCain once again reminds us how REAL Republicans think... MC]

 

by MEGHAN MCCAIN

 

Unfortunately, this string of gaffes is the record Todd Akin will be most remembered for:

 

On Abortion:
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

 

Also according to Akin, doctors give abortions to women
“…who are not actually pregnant.”

 

On his opponent Claire McCaskill not being “ladylike”:
"She had a confidence and was much more ladylike (in 2006), but in the debate on Friday she came out swinging, and I think that's because she feels threatened.”

 

On cancer and socialism:
“America has got the equivalent of the stage three cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in.”

 

On gay marriage:
“Anybody who knows something about the history of the human race knows that there is no civilization which has condoned homosexual marriage widely and openly that has long survived.”

 

Wow, Todd. Hit it out of the park with that last one!

 


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Nevada PSA: Who Are You With? (Vegas)

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http://mycuentame.org/vote

The 2012 election is just a few weeks away. As the polls tighten, it's becoming increasingly clear that this election might be decided by just a handful of voters! One of the states in which we have been focusing our efforts is in the swing state of Nevada. Latinos make up 17% of the voting population in the state! Our community will have a powerful and deciding voice.


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MD Voting Opportunities Changed By The Storm

MD Voting Opportunities Changed By The Storm | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Early Voting on Tuesday, October 30th has been cancelled due to circumstances resulting from Hurricane Sandy.


As a result, early voting will be extended through Friday, November 2, 2012.


Please stay safe and follow instructions from first responders.

- David


David Sloan, Director
MD Coordinated Campaign



Paid for by the Maryland Democratic Party, www.mddems.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. By authority of Robert J. Kresslein, Treasurer.

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There's No Contingency Plan If Disaster Strikes On Election Day

There's No Contingency Plan If Disaster Strikes On Election Day | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
What if Hurricane Sandy had waited a week to strike the East Coast? There's no contingency plan in place for rescheduling an election if a storm or terrorist attack wiped out power in multiple states while voting was taking place.
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We will get through this together.

We will get through this together. | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

With gratitude to a photographer I wish I could name. -jkl

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No White House Halloween, No Obama Star Wars Party

No White House Halloween, No Obama Star Wars Party | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
The devastation of Hurricane Sandy has understandably forced President Barack Obama to cancel Halloween festivities at the White House this year, as he travels north to survey the superstorm's wreckage.
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Christie and Obama Tour Storm-Ravaged Coast, Trading Compliments

Christie and Obama Tour Storm-Ravaged Coast, Trading Compliments | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Usually political foes, President Obama and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey exchanged words of praise after viewing the state's battered coastline from Marine One.
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The Line It Is Drawn: A Look Back at October 1963

The Line It Is Drawn: A Look Back at October 1963 | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Nomadic Politics


Of the many critical moments in American history, the year 1963 stands out as one of the most climactic. 


Perhaps it was mainly because that year culminated, as we all know, with the shocking murder of a president in Dallas. 

Yet there was so many things going on and so many stories being told just before that awful moment that were lost in the shadow that fell over the nation after the assassination.
In this post, I'd like to follow a chain of change that was taking place in that year and why the events of that particular year still reverberate today.


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So say we all, fellow Americans.

So say we all, fellow Americans. | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
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Hey, You Big Mouth Frogs in Congress!

Hey, You Big Mouth Frogs in Congress! | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Hey, Big Mouth Frogs! WHY aren't you screaming about NO NATURAL DISASTER RELIEF without BUDGET CUTS now? Oh, the storm is headed YOUR direction...got it.

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An Account of Sexual Assault at Amherst College

An Account of Sexual Assault at Amherst College | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

By ANGIE EPIFANO, forment student of the Amherst class of 2014


"TRIGGER WARNING: This content deals with an account of sexual assault and may be triggering to some people."

"...I told her flat out: Let me get this straight. I was raped on their campus. I had an emotional breakdown because I didn’t feel safe and felt harassed on their campus. I went to their counseling center, like they told me to, and I told them how I was feeling. They decided that I should be sent to the hospital. And now they won’t allow me back on their campus? They allow rapists back on campus, but they won’t allow the girl who was raped back? The girl who did nothing wrong."



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Not so funny: remember when you vote.

Not so funny: remember when you vote. | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
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The GOP Rape Advisory Chart: Volume III

The GOP Rape Advisory Chart: Volume III | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

GOP is so horrific and prolific regarding their misogynistic rape stance that (so far) there are THREE charts required.


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The Difference Between You and a Corporation

http://www.CoffeePartyUSA.com 

 

If you agree that we can't allow American taxpayers to be robbed by 16 international corporations who pay to manipulate our government so that we pay more, and they pay less to operate it, please use the tools you have at your disposal — your social network — to share this video and make the truth go viral.

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