Meet the New Buffer Zone, Same as the Old Buffer Zone

By Roxeanne DeLuca: In McCullen v. Coakley, the Supreme Court ruled that a 2007 Massachusetts statute that restricts speech outside of abortion clinics is unconstitutional.  (Opinion here.) In fact, it so ruled, unanimously. The only difference of opinion was whether the statute was content-neutral and subject to intermediate scrutiny, or if it was a content-based … Continue reading Meet the New Buffer Zone, Same as the Old Buffer Zone

They told me that if I voted for Mitt Romney, women would be selling their body parts like Fantine in Les Mis…

...and they were right! Via Bloomberg, with a hat tip to Breitbart, women in the Obama economy are doing so well that they are selling their hair, breast milk, eggs, and even kidneys.  Sources indicate that women are applying to donate eggs more frequently in Obama's second term than at the end of his first … Continue reading They told me that if I voted for Mitt Romney, women would be selling their body parts like Fantine in Les Mis…

Scott Brown Endorses Mike Stopa in the 5th CD race

Today, former U.S. Senator Scott Brown endorsed Dr. Michael Stopa, Ph.D., in the fifth congressional district election.  The special election is to fill the seat vacated by Ed Markey.  The Stopa campaign issued a press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9:00 am, October 8, 2013 Natick, Massachusetts Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown has endorsed Dr. Michael … Continue reading Scott Brown Endorses Mike Stopa in the 5th CD race

Musing on Pope Francis’ statements about Catholicism and “social issues”

As Da TechGuy posted, the mainstream media's interpretation of Pope Francis' remarks are at odds with the intention of his remarks.  (I will note that it took CBS News less than a day to walk back on its story.) The mainstream media is reinterpreting everything Pope Francis says to fit is own agenda, and that … Continue reading Musing on Pope Francis’ statements about Catholicism and “social issues”

Kansas City Whovians Take the High Road

I'm not into Dr. Who the way that Da Tech Guy is (although my boyfriend is trying to convert me), but this came across my radar.  A group of young Midwestern women went to their local cosplay convention dressed up as characters from the Doctor, thought that they would be part of a cosplay documentary, … Continue reading Kansas City Whovians Take the High Road

Thank you, Gabriel Gomez

I. Thank you, Mr. Gomez Gabe Gomez has a family, a life, and a career.  He didn't have to step up and try to do an utterly thankless job: attempt to defeat the Massachusetts Democrat machine for the chance to represent the state for a mere 17 months. Gomez ran every road race, met any … Continue reading Thank you, Gabriel Gomez

Is this the nightmare that the scandal-palooza was meant to distract us from?

A few weeks ago, when the trifecta of scandals broke - IRS harassment of conservatives, Benghazi, and the AP wiretapping - we all wondered why the Obama Administration was going down so fast.  You sit there and think that they're in so much trouble that it's almost like they coordinated it.  Now it comes to … Continue reading Is this the nightmare that the scandal-palooza was meant to distract us from?

Lt. Governor Tim “Crash” Murray to Resign

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray is resigning today to join the Worcester Chamber of Commerce.  Tim Murray is infamous for having crashed a state-owned vehicle while travelling 108 mph. He is also under investigation by the state Attorney General's office for alleged violations of campaign finance laws. Perhaps Murray is getting out while the getting … Continue reading Lt. Governor Tim “Crash” Murray to Resign

Really, GOP? Do you like losing?

I received a Republican Strategy Ballot in the mail today.  It is allegedly a way to ensure that the "RNC is staying focused on issues you believe are most important, using the strategies you think will help us reach the most voters." The day after Obama won the Presidency, his campaign team sent out a … Continue reading Really, GOP? Do you like losing?

Sometimes, I really hate being right (Bumped by DTG)

Update (DTG): I think Roxeanne's post of this morning is certainly worth bumping. A few months back, I wrote about how the liberal movement ends up being pro-rape.  Apparently, the connection is more clear in the recesses of my cerebral cortex than on the computer screen, but that problem was inadvertently cleared up by one … Continue reading Sometimes, I really hate being right (Bumped by DTG)

The underrated story from a very quiet primary election

Some local elections happened alongside the U.S. Senate primaries.  One of those local elections was that for school committee in Wakefield, MA, a town about ten miles north of Boston.  Nineteen-year-old Evan Kenney, a recent Wakefield High grad, won the race., beating out a six-year-incumbent. (Kenney is a current freshman at Fitchburg State, which ought … Continue reading The underrated story from a very quiet primary election

U.S. Senate Primaries – Post Mortem

It's that time of year again - the "find someone to run in a special election to replace a Democrat who had been in the Senate for decades, and, oh, did we mention that this term will last for less than two years?".  Yesterday, Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan, and Dan Winslow duked it out in … Continue reading U.S. Senate Primaries – Post Mortem

MCFL’s Respect Life Walk – Sunday, 28 April 2013

Every year, Massachusetts Citizens for Life puts on a "Respect Life" walk to aid mothers and children.  There's a large list of beneficiary groups that your donation can go towards; all of them provide help to expectant mothers and their children.  The Walk is usually held in October on Boston Common; this year, it will … Continue reading MCFL’s Respect Life Walk – Sunday, 28 April 2013

Filibuster

A remarkable performance demonstrating the unremarkable principle that Americans cannot be put to death without due process. Perhaps this is a remarkable concept: the history of the world is rife with tyrants who slaughter those who can be slaughtered, threaten with death those who would rise up against them, and imprison or enslave those whom … Continue reading Filibuster

Miracle Baby Dies

Raizy and Nathan Glauber, both 21 and newlyweds, called a cab to take them to the hospital.  Raizy was seven months pregnant and was experiencing complications; her husband accompanied her to the hospital. On the way there, their cab was hit by a BMW, travelling at least 60 mph, with such force that Raizy was … Continue reading Miracle Baby Dies

Can Jill Stanek Sue @bridgettedunlap for invasion of privacy?

The joys of twitter: @bridgettedunlap asked me for a "reply memo" detailing what cases support Jill Stanek's disclosure of the name of a woman who died following an abortion.  Thankfully, we get this clarification: Roxeanne de Luca ‏@RoxeanneDeLuca @bridgettedunlap You're not my boss, but you should first explain how keeping women alive isn't in the … Continue reading Can Jill Stanek Sue @bridgettedunlap for invasion of privacy?

Some Saturday-night myth-busting

The never-too-bright Jessica Valenti linked to this graphic, allegedly showing that since the 1960s, more people have been killed by firearms in the United States than in every American war, ever.   And Politifact sez it's true, so it's like, Teh Truth, right? If this sounds absurd to anyone, let me explain something: people in America … Continue reading Some Saturday-night myth-busting

This is why college graduates are stripping to pay back their student loans

Over the past few years, many articles have come out detailing the lives of female college (or law school) graduates who are engaging in 'sex work' to make ends meet.  They strip, pole-dance, and otherwise sell their young bodies for money.  Most people blame the economy.  Some blame the higher education bubble.  I blame the … Continue reading This is why college graduates are stripping to pay back their student loans

How’s that women-empowering sexual revolution thing working out for you?

From the U.K. Telegraph: A friend’s daughter recently started at a highly regarded boarding school. When her mother asked how she was enjoying the mixed-sex environment, the girl said quietly: “You have to give the boys oral sex or they get cross.” Reeling with shock, the mum protested that her darling daughter did not have … Continue reading How’s that women-empowering sexual revolution thing working out for you?

Really, Leon Panetta? You want Sandra Fluke in combat?

Yes, women in combat.  Women, who can't figure out how to go to the Target pharmacy and $9/month birth control, will be gunning down terrorists.  Women, who think that telling them to buy their own birth control, cupcake, is a "war on women," will be seeing actual combat.  Women who complain about a "rape culture" … Continue reading Really, Leon Panetta? You want Sandra Fluke in combat?