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U.S. appeals court OKs decision blocking Arizona immigration law ›

(CNN) — A federal appeals court on Monday affirmed a previous injunction of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, another setback for legislation that has drawn sharp opposition from President Barack Obama’s administration.

In its ruling, a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit sided with the U.S. Justice Department and against Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the measure known as SB 1070 into law last year.

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stfuconservatives:

nefariousnewt:

downlo:

In which Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) is fucking awesome (via):

Mr. Chairman, I rise in opposition to a bill that overturns the scientific finding that pollution is harming our people and our planet.

However, I won’t physically rise, because I’m worried that Republicans will overturn the law of gravity, sending us floating about the room.

I won’t call for the sunlight of additional hearings, for fear that Republicans might excommunicate the finding that the Earth revolves around the sun.

Instead, I’ll embody Newton’s third law of motion and be an equal and opposing force against this attack on science and on laws that will reduce America’s importation of foreign oil.

This bill will live in the House while simultaneously being dead in the Senate. It will be a legislative Schrodinger’s cat killed by the quantum mechanics of the legislative process!

Arbitrary rejection of scientific fact will not cause us to rise from our seats today. But with this bill, pollution levels will rise. Oil imports will rise. Temperatures will rise.

And with that, I yield back the balance of my time. That is, unless a rejection of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity is somewhere in the chair’s amendment pile.

BRAVO!!!!!!!! *clapping*

“The bill will be a legislative Schrodinger’s cat, killed by the quantum mechanics of the legislative process.”

That’s the kind of bad-ass speech I plan to give after I’m elected to Congress. Me and this guy are going to start the House Committee on Legitimizing Actual Science and Facts.

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trastorn:

Via fuckyeahmarxismleninism: Pakistani activists in Lahore rally on the eve of International Women’s Day.

trastorn:

Via fuckyeahmarxismleninism: Pakistani activists in Lahore rally on the eve of International Women’s Day.

(via mytongueisforked)

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kitchenknivesandcherrybombs:

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Gays Against Gaga

this exists.

This exists and I effing love it. Immediate follow.

kitchenknivesandcherrybombs:

sade:

Gays Against Gaga

this exists.

This exists and I effing love it. Immediate follow.

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thepoliticalpartygirl:

nefariousnewt:

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jesshullinger:

New York’s 9th District Representative, Democrat Anthony Weiner, reacts to a Republican-sponsored bill that would redefine the definition of rape in an attempt to reduce government funding of abortion.

Some quotes:

“Don’t let anyone who supports this bill ever say to you, ‘I’m for less government regulation.’ You’ve gotta be kidding. You can’t vote for this thing and then say you’re for less government regulation. This is the regulation of an individual woman in a room with her doctor — and Congressman Pitts, evidently.”

“I think most Americans of all political stripes believe there’s a basic right to privacy. Is there anything more basic than your body?

(Original source here.)

Anthony Weiner for President of the Universe.

Really. Seriously. If he ran against Obama, I’d probably vote for him. If he ran against anyone, I’d definitely vote for him.

“You think that a bunch of members of Congress should make that determination where that line is [between the rights of a woman and the rights of a fetus]? You think 435 fairly well-to-do, mostly white men should make that decision for that woman and that child?”

(via politicalpartygirl)

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Obama administration to end enforcement of Defense of Marriage Act. ›

autopilots:

President Obama believes that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and will no longer defend the 15-year-old law in federal court, the Justice Department announced today.

The decision, which stunned and delighted gay rights activists, means that the administration will withdraw its defense of ongoing suits in two federal appeals circuits and will leave it to Congress to defend the law against those challenges. It will remain a party to the lawsuits. The law itself remains in effect.

DOMA, signed by President Clinton in 1995, allows states not to recognize same-sex marriages preformed in other states and provides a federal definition for “marriage” that exempts same-sex couples. (more)

(via lgbtqblogs)

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thepoliticalpartygirl:

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standupforwomen:

I lost a baby. But for you to stand on this floor and suggest as you have that somehow this is a procedure that is either welcomed or done cavalierly or done without any thought is preposterous. To think that we are here tonight debating this issue, while the American people, if they are listening, are scratching their heads and wondering “what does this have to do with me getting a job? What does this have to do with reducing the deficit?” The answer is nothing at all. (via ThinkProgress » Revealing Her Own Abortion, Rep. Speier Criticizes Conservatives For Failing To Empathize With Women)

Mind-blowing.

Badass lady of the week.

(via politicalpartygirl)

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RHPolitics: BREAKING: All Democratic Wisconsin State Senators have left the state to avoid orders from State Senate Majority Leader... ›

mohandasgandhi:

From TMJ:

The State Senate has convened in Wisconsin to discuss, debate and possibly vote on Governor Scott Walker’s controversial budget bill, but not all the Senate members are there; all Democrats in the Senate are absent.

Law enforcement officials are looking for at least one Democratic senator to bring in for a quorum required for a fiscal measure, but River Hills Republican Senator Alberta Darling claimed to Newsradio 620 WTMJ that all the Democrats got on one bus and left the state.

As observers in the senate chamber were shouting over the microphoned senators, a roll call was happening with no Senate Democrat in the chambers, and the discussion, debate and vote cannot occur because a 3/5ths quorum cannot be reached.

“The senate is now under a call of the house, and we will try to find the members who decided not to show up for work today.  We will stand informal pending the resolution of the call of the house,” said State Senator Mike Ellis.

A staff member for Senator Lena Taylor (D.-Milwaukee) said that office staffers cannot even leave their office because of the commotion inside the Capitol.

With the Democrats gone, not enough Senators are available for a quorum to vote on the bill.

“We do not have the 3/5th’s” said Ellis to cheers in the crowd.

“We will leave the call of the house on until we receive enough members to continue to do business.  I don’t know how long that will take.”

“Once we have enough people to continue to work, if they’re still in the building, you will hear this bell and the Senate will be reconvened.”

The wait could happen for as long as hours, or even days, until a Democratic senator comes in.

The Senators said they don’t expect to return until next week.

They literally got on a bus, went to Illinois, and checked into Best Western. This is the best thing I have seen all day!

(via )

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