In Dirt Bag of the Week on September 29, 2015 at 9:03 pm
Republican Congressman from Ohio; Jim Jordan spoke to Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards in a way that he probably speaks to most women in his life. It felt familiar, he worked it well. His bully tactic in public was an obvious attempt to entrap Cecile into tripping over her words and flustering her.
Why would he have to bully and fluster someone to trip up there words?
This reminds me of the kind of tactics mentally and psychologically abusive partners and parents use when battering someone. Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus seems to have the tempo down rather well.
Here is a thought: find out what federal monies are used and where. Speak to the people before you with respect and understand that a woman’s reproductive rights are never, ever, ever your business. Ever.
In Earth Offenders on September 29, 2015 at 3:49 pm
It has been exactly a year since the U.N. Human Rights Committee (HRC) condemned what Republicans claim is a “very exceptional” country for its hateful practice of criminalizing homelessness. The HRC labeled America’s treatment of its homeless, millions whom are veterans, “cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment,” as well as “a violation of America’s obligation to adhere to international human rights treaties.” Along with the condemnation, the HRC-conducted review drove the international organization to demand that America comply with a treaty on human rights that it ratified 1992, and to take corrective action to be in compliance.
This week, the Obama White House took a giant step toward corrective action to force communities to halt the “cruel, inhumane, and degrading” treatment of people who do not have shelter. Last month the Obama Administration argued that these vile local ordinances that criminalize American citizens for being too poor to afford shelter was unconstitutional. The Administration filed a brief in federal court arguing that criminalization violates the Eighth Amendment’s protections against cruel and unusual punishment.
Quote from article on PoliticusUSA here