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When we first arrived on the scene, protesters were marching along the sidewalk in unison, chanting. There was no sense of chaos. Many held video and audio recording devices, including camera phones.

However, the stream of protesters did disrupt traffic. Pedestrians wove in and out of the mass of protesters, some on their way to do Saturday errands, others who joined in for a block or two, chanting with the masses.

As more people spilled into the street, police started to demand that protesters stay on the sidewalk. But as people seemed to be retreating from harm’s way, police began pushing the protesters. I saw police use large nets to corral people en masse. I watched as police pepper sprayed several young women in the face. (An NYPD spokesperson confirmed the use of pepper spray to MetroFocus.) I saw senior citizens and teenagers get arrested. I saw about 20 or 30 police officers tackle people and prod them roughly with police batons…

When I saw the young women get pepper sprayed, I ran over to interview them. While holding a microphone and wearing a badge identifying myself as an employee of “WNET – New York Public Media,” I found myself suddenly roped into one of the large nets. I was thrown against a wall and handcuffed with hard plastic zip-tie restraints. I sat kneeling on the sidewalk with about 50 others. I yelled over and over “I’m press! I’m with WNET MetroFocus! Please do not arrest me.”

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If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president.

Ann Coulter (via goodreasonnews)

Why doesn’t she start by not voting herself? This is the kind of thinking that baffles me. How can some women be so anti-women?

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As much of a bitch as she is, I think she’s at least partially right about this, in that women overwhelming vote left, as do minorities, people under 35, parents with young children, and working class Americans. The only way the right-wing wins anything is by encouraging apathy and intimidation. Coulter’s right. If women don’t vote, if too few women vote, we end up with corporatist bastards running the country. In 2000 less than 55% of women voted and we got George Bush. In 2008, Over 65% of women voted and we got Barack Obama.

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If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president.
Ann Coulter

Wolf Blitzer: Are you saying society should just let him die?

Typical Republican asshole in the audience: YEAH!

Ron Paul: Blahgoggity bloogity the churches should take care of him blipbloopity blarghity there’s gold in ‘dem hills! Gold I tells ya! gleeborp parpalby!

stfuhatemongers:

There are so many reasons why this is wrong. First: even if we were talking sexes and not genders (biological/physical) there would still be more than two. Sometimes people have male sex characteristics but two x chromosomes. Sometimes it goes the opposite way. Some people have 2 x chromosomes and one y.  Some male fetuses are exposed to lots of female hormones giving them the appearance of being female. I could go on forever. My point is that it isn’t that simple. Second:   Gender is socially constructed and the two are not mutually exclusive. I can be female (sex) but male (gender). My gender could simply be undefined.   Not only is this hatemongering, it is complete ignorance about how society influences gender and how we define male and female. There are more than two genders and there are more than two sexes. (Even some doctors have misclassified children after doing every possible test.)  Yes for the majority of people it’s not complicated but for some it is.  Let people tell you where they fit in the grand scheme of things.

I’m not entirely sure why this matters to some people. Some people don’t view gender the same way you always thought it was, but it impacts your life only in the once out of every couple of hundred people you meet. Big whoop. Why would anyone make a big deal out of it? One thing I know is that this kind of reactionary anger toward something you don’t understand is a typically conservative style of thinking. Defensive, closed-minded, unmotivated fury. It reeks of immaturity and that’s the true calling card of the conservative way of life.

stfuhatemongers:

There are so many reasons why this is wrong. First: even if we were talking sexes and not genders (biological/physical) there would still be more than two. Sometimes people have male sex characteristics but two x chromosomes. Sometimes it goes the opposite way. Some people have 2 x chromosomes and one y. Some male fetuses are exposed to lots of female hormones giving them the appearance of being female. I could go on forever. My point is that it isn’t that simple. Second:   Gender is socially constructed and the two are not mutually exclusive. I can be female (sex) but male (gender). My gender could simply be undefined. Not only is this hatemongering, it is complete ignorance about how society influences gender and how we define male and female. There are more than two genders and there are more than two sexes. (Even some doctors have misclassified children after doing every possible test.) Yes for the majority of people it’s not complicated but for some it is. Let people tell you where they fit in the grand scheme of things.

I’m not entirely sure why this matters to some people. Some people don’t view gender the same way you always thought it was, but it impacts your life only in the once out of every couple of hundred people you meet. Big whoop. Why would anyone make a big deal out of it? One thing I know is that this kind of reactionary anger toward something you don’t understand is a typically conservative style of thinking. Defensive, closed-minded, unmotivated fury. It reeks of immaturity and that’s the true calling card of the conservative way of life.

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This is a made up quote invented from wholecloth by a guy who runs a conspiracy website and makes a living selling paranoia books.

This is a made up quote invented from wholecloth by a guy who runs a conspiracy website and makes a living selling paranoia books.

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Well, God is how we got here. God may have done it in the blink of the eye or he may have done it over this long period of time, I don’t know. But I know how it got started.

Joe Walsh, Republican/Deadbeat dad, tries to tell President Obama to “quit lying.” His ‘wife’ has a similar message for him.

Ron Paul supporter reconsidering “the whole eugenics thing.”

Ron Paul supporter reconsidering “the whole eugenics thing.”


A planned protest of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) fizzled Thursday after officials reportedly cut cell phone services at some stations.

BART spokesman Linton Johnson told a KTVU reporter, who had noticed the disruption, that the public relations department had suggested that phone service be shut down.

Another BART spokesman, Jim Allison, reportedly admitted that the tactic had been “part of a larger strategy.”

But Allison later claimed that he had been mistaken and phone service was not blocked.

"I haven’t been able to find another incident in which this has happened," criminologist Casey Jordan told CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux Friday. "I think perhaps it is unprecedented, and yet that’s how these legal issues come to light and get debated. Whether it’s legal or not it hasn’t been tested in the courts. Public safety exceptions to or encroachments on our personal freedoms do happen."

"A lot of people are wondering, what happened to freedom of speech, assembly without government interference that’s protected by the First Amendment?" Malveaux asked.

"They didn’t try to shut down the protest. They simply turned off the cell service so it couldn’t become viral," Jordan explained. "It really is just a cost/benefit analysis of where your freedom of speech begins to threaten the public safety."

The group No Justice, No BART had called for the protest following a string of killings by BART police.

"We are fighting for justice for Charles Hill, Oscar Grant, Fred Collins, Bruce Seward, Jerrold Hall, Robert Greer, and all victims of BART police violence and murder," the group said. "We demand that BART disband its murderous, inept, corrupt police department."