This week, Scarlet Johansson, who is best known for her roles in the Horse Whisperer (1998) and Lost in Translation (2003), has decided, in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on birth control, to voice her displeasure with the ruling by releasing a t-shirt that she designed. She designed the t-shirt for Planned Parenthood Action, the political arm of Planned Parenthood, for the upcoming November mid-term elections.
Johansson's shirts are bright pink with a retro design and scream "Hey, Politicians! The 1950's called....They want their sexism back".
If Republicans sweep the House and Senate this November, it could render Mr. Obama the lamest of lame duck Presidents. Not a bad idea in many people’s minds, who wish for less singular Executive Action and hope Congressional consensus might start to heal a broken nation.
Ultimately, swing states will decide our fate. Arkansas’ neck-n-neck race between incumbent Mark Pryor (D) and challenger Tom Cotton (R) is garnering a lot of attention. In an effort to help Cotton on the campaign trail, Mitt Romney had this to say about the race’s imperativeness,
“The entire nation cares about this race. We care about this race because the question is are we going to take the course that’s been set by Barack Obama and Harry Reid, or are we going to instead take a course that leads to better jobs and higher incomes and a secure border and more energy and lower prices?”
Democrat congressional candidate for Virginia's 10th Congressional District, John Foust, slammed his opponent, Republican Barbara Comstock, for never having a "real job". Earlier this week at a campaign stop for his aptly named Women's Priorities Tour in Leesburg, Virginia, he said that Comstock's job creating priorities were, in her mind, "giving tax benefits to special interests and the super wealthy. I don’t think she’s even had a real job.”
While the accusation is grossly untrue, even in the technical sense, his accusations went far beyond the length of Comstock's resume.Read more
Is Mark Pryor another victim of manipulation by the president? In the name of a law that has no place in this country and that will inevitably destroy our economy, this man, Mark Pryor, seems not only willing to set aside American values, but he’s also willing to lose his freedom of choice, along with all those who count on him to represent their political voice in Washington. It has been almost one year since Obama and the individuals he manipulates, like Mark Pryor, took America on a serious wrong turn into a deep, dark, muddy puddle of socialism.
Zero negotiation. That’s our new America! This is the change we were promised and that is the very puddle into which Mark Pryor may (intentionally or not) be using to help destroy America as we know it.
Refusing to be stripped of our personal liberties, we who disagree, are called terrorists and anarchists. However, proven Conservatives are not the individuals with disassociated American values. It is unfortunate to have to point out that, as evidenced by open voting records, Mark Pryor’s values have proven to be just the opposite of what his campaign portrays.Read more
August 19th was World Humanitarian Day. Though not a recognized holiday, the designation was established by the United Nations to “recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others…and to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.” Sadly, the same day also produced reports of the murder of journalist James Foley at the hands of ISIS. Today the White House confirmed that the gruesome video depicting the murder of Foley is authentic. While journalists are not typically considered humanitarian workers, many put themselves in dangerous situations in order to report on important issues. Foley took an assignment on the front lines, in a region known to be dangerous in order to “show the world the true situation for the Syrian people.” His hope, similar to others like him, was that the attention he brought to the situation would bring about change.
The desire to help others is at the heart of humanitarianism, and the cost of that desire should never be one’s life.Read more