|Nancy Spero Elegy, 1983|
|Nancy Spero The Floutist, 1995|
The odds that a woman who is raped will get pregnant are "one in millions and millions and millions," said state Rep. Stephen Freind, R-Delaware County, the Legislature's leading abortion foe.from here
The reason, Freind said, is that the traumatic experience of rape causes a woman to "secrete a certain secretion" that tends to kill sperm.
The facts show that people who are raped — who are truly raped — the juices don't flow, the body functions don't work and they don't get pregnant. Medical authorities agree that this is a rarity, if ever.from here
|Anthony Davis, 2012|
|Pervis Ellison, 1986|
In contrast, Crum took Louisville’s progressive nature to the next level, recruiting far more blacks than whites. And he let his teams play with soul. Huge afros were perfectly fine with the coach. Dunks and alley-oops became the program trademark. The 1980 national championship team claims to have popularized the high-five.from here
Some Kentucky fans responded by calling the Cardinals the “Black Birds.”
Down the road in Lexington, Joe B. Hall’s teams played with a more corporate approach that sometimes bordered on repressed. As the Wildcats were fulfilling huge expectations by winning the 1978 national championship, that forced march was characterized in the media as “the season without celebration.”
...the American right already has determined that the whole controversy is a subtle plot by the Kenyan Muslim black liberationist Derrick Bell-hugger to gin up racial distrust so as to guarantee his re-election as Chief Executive Shaka Zulu. And, also, to steal all the guns from white people.from Charles Pierce
|"I am also much taller than Godzilla."|
"Deregulate to undo the damage of deregulation."
"Government checks will give the nation brain cancer."
|Santorum and his home-schooled children.|
...the problem Walker has is that the entire state is sick of him. It's going to be fun to watch the Republicans in that state senate try to devise a "power sharing" arrangement with the Democrats, who may take the better part of a week to stop laughing.Charles Pierce
. . .State Rep. Terry England (R-GA) was speaking in favor of HB 954, which makes it illegal to obtain an abortion after 20 weeks even if the woman is known to be carrying a stillborn fetus or the baby is otherwise not expected to live to term.
These macabre freaks (and I'm looking at you Santorum) have developed a new religion of fetus worship and it's verging on psychotic. Invading the relationship between a doctor and a family who are informed that their fetus will not live outside the womb and insisting they carry it to term is immoral. Forcing a woman who is carrying a dead body inside of her to go through childbirth, despite all the physical and emotional risks that entails, should be criminal.from Digby
Trudeau said in an email that the "party of limited government," a reference to Republicans, has legislated "onerous preconditions for a perfectly legal procedure" and withdrawn funds for reproductive health services that prevent unwanted pregnancies.from here
"This is happening in statehouses across the country," Trudeau said in the statement. "It's lunacy, and lunacy, of course, is in my wheelhouse."
The zombie-eyed granny-starver in the woodpile here is Paul Ryan...
He is interested only in wringing out of the government those functions that his teenage-fanzine-addled political theory believes are not government's true functions, which are practically everything. The country cannot long function like this. What makes me nervous is that may be the whole point.
Charles P. Pierce, here
The benefit of the United States leading the military effort, he said, is that it would allow the U.S. to better empower Syrian groups that support U.S. interests to move toward a democratic transition.
"If we stand on the sidelines, others will try to pick winners, and this will not always be to our liking or in our interest," he said.
There are two things every American needs to know about Bank of America.
.The first is that it’s corrupt. This bank has systematically defrauded almost everyone with whom it has a significant business relationship, cheating investors, insurers, homeowners, shareholders, depositors, and the state. It is a giant, raging hurricane of theft and fraud, spinning its way through America and leaving a massive trail of wiped-out retirees and foreclosed-upon families in its wake.