Friday News Bites: Planned Parenthood Updates, Political Maneuvering + More

Greetings, unicorns, and Happy Friday. This week’s news updates are a little more entertainment-heavy at the end, but first let’s get to this week’s politics and other newsy items:

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News Appetizers: Now With More Punching

Welcome to the party, ladies, and it’s maybe a little bit of a free-for-all, with no truly good news, but at least one person got their just desserts.

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Much Drama About Obama: Far-Right Conservatives React to the Election

[TW for racism and hate speech.] I like to read the comments sections of conservative blogs to find out how people with very different viewpoints from my own are thinking and feeling. And after a day like last November 6, people are doing a lot of thinking and feeling.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Tomorrow is election day. So vote! Your ladyparts depend on it. And vote the entire ballot! Those judges make a difference, probably more so than the bigger names because judges interpret the Constitution, and the Constitution gives rights to thinks like choice, access to birth control, voting rights, and more. The League of Women Voters is a great resource, as is your local party headquarters. But while you wait in line at the polls on Tuesday, read these gems.

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What’s Really on the Line This Time

I do understand how someone could not want to vote for President Obama, but I truly cannot understand why anyone would help the chances of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan getting in. No matter what President Obama may or may not do, it’s nothing on the scale of what these men the Koch Brothers will do. Let’s face it, at best Tweedledum and Tweedledee will be sock monkeys – Grover Norquist called it.

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Just How Anti-Choice is Paul Ryan?

Answer: Pretty damn anti-choice! Mitt Romney introduced his fresh-faced young VP hopeful last Saturday morning, while some of us still lay asleep in our beds, thinking the world wasn’t so bad after all. Read More Just How Anti-Choice is Paul Ryan?

The Morning After: Political Hangover

Now that I’ve gotten a full night’s sleep, here I am with a political hangover: I’m a little cranky and sore, and looking back on the events of last night it’s all kind of a blur. So, while I sip my coffee, some musings about last night’s election results. I’ll keep it brief because others who are smarter and more eloquent than I will be analyzing throughout the day. Read More The Morning After: Political Hangover

Is Voting Cool?

I’ve noticed today on Facebook that the election is all anyone can talk about. Many of my friends (Democrats and Republicans alike) have added an “I voted!” icon to their page, and there’s a ticker atop my home page telling me how many Facebook users have done their civic duty so far today (current count: over 9 million!). It got me wondering: is voting cool? Read More Is Voting Cool?