Category Archives: Human Rights

Governor Perry and the Vienna Convention

On the evening of Thursday, July 7th, Texas executed Humberto Leal Garcia, a Mexican national convicted of a 1994 rape and murder. A background: This case blew up in terms diplomatic when it was revealed after his conviction that he … Continue reading

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Somewhat Encouraging Trend of the Day: Women Gettin’ Paid

Happy Friday y’all! Though rising equality has stalled, that’s good progress. Women’s earnings per year as a percentage of men’s.

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Quote of the Day: Torture Evidence Didn’t Get Bin Laden

“The bottom line is this: If we had some kind of smoking-gun intelligence from waterboarding in 2003, we would have taken out Osama bin Laden in 2003,” said Tommy Vietor, spokesman for the National Security Council. “It took years of … Continue reading

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Judges Have to Be Neutral?

Prop 8 proponents are very upset that Judge Vaughn Walker, who ruled Prop 8 (outlawing same sex marriage) was unconstitutional, has revealed himself to be in a committed long-term same-sex relationship. They think he should have excused himself from the … Continue reading

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Gotta Say I Told You So

Before the 2010 elections, I wrote an article about how moronic Wisconsin Governor’s economic plan was. It was written in size 72 font, even with the gargantuan font size it was short at 68 pages, and it was filled with … Continue reading

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Kathryn Lopez on Why Planned Parenthood Should Be Defunded (Hint: It’s Gross, and Religious!)

Oh it’s because contraceptives get women pregnant and is inhumane, and here Lopez goes and totally skips the abortion reason, because there’s a deeper, more penetrating issue, that only the pure mind of Kathryn Lopez has grasped. Perhaps nothing better … Continue reading

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Evidence: 8-0. Slavery Was the Reason for South Carolina’s Secession

The upcoming year of 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the US Civil War. An analysis on the origins of South Carolina’s secession from the Union in 1860, namely that slavery was the only reason for it, … Continue reading

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Iowans Vote Out Pro-Gay Marriage Justices

Change these words: Her friend and neighbor Cathy Hackett, 38, took the opposite view. “I voted no for every single one of them,” said Ms. Hackett, a customer sales representative who described herself as a conservative Christian. “I’m not anti-gay. … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts Try to Defend Bigotry With “It’s Tradition”

So much terribleness here. CNN: Boy Scouts tell gay leader to take a hike. “We do have a policy that avowed gays and atheists are not allowed to be a registered leader or member of Boy Scouts of America,” said … Continue reading

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The Mosque in New York: Build It. This is America!

It is my belief that there are “absolutes” in our Bill of Rights, and that they were put there on purpose by men who knew what words meant, and meant their prohibitions to be “absolutes.” Supreme Court Associate Justice Hugo Black … Continue reading

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