Friendly reminder to REGISTER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER.
It’s time to register to vote, folks. Remember, if you’re full of rage against your government but you’re not bothering to vote, you’re full of shit.
One day in gonna be famous and y’all gonna try and drag me on tumblr and it’s gonna fail
I can’t believe this is still going around. But somewhere along the line, someone took out the link to buy it, which I guess is why they stopped selling. This shirt is actually available for sale, and buying it gives me money, so you should do that. For America.
So, the GOP accuses Obama of not being business friendly with the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act, so Obama, at the behest of the GOP, delays the implementation of the employer mandate using an Executive Order, and then the GOP turns around and sues him for abusing his executive authority in delaying the implementation of the mandate? Like, I can’t even be mad. The President got tricked by a dastardly plan of comic book level villainy.
I’m kinda envious of republicans and how they’ve just set up this alternate universe where facts don’t matter and they’re always right. I wish I had the gall to be so intentionally dense.
Today’s Supreme Court decision against Obamacare’s birth control mandate comes in at at a hefty 49 pages (95 if you count the three dissenting opinions). If you’re looking for a more pocket-sized version of the ruling, here’s the decision summarized in three key points:
- A federal law called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was written to protect individuals’ religious freedoms — and on Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that, under RFRA, corporations count as people: their religious freedoms also get protection.
- The requirement to cover contraception violated RFRA because it mandated that businesses “engage in conduct that seriously violates their sincere religious belief that life begins at conception.”
- If the federal government wanted to increase access to birth control — which they argued was the point of this requirement — the Court thinks it could do it in ways that didn’t violate religious freedom, like taking on the task of distributing contraceptives itself.
The Supreme Court also put some restrictions on who its ruling applies to, saying ruling that only “closely held" corporations can be protected under RFRA, the religious freedom law. Since about 90 percent of companies are, however, closely-held, its unclear how much of a difference that distinction makes in the ruling’s scope. [Vox]
Me at the Q&A tomorrow: Mr. President, I used to think you were a radical socialist black supremacist muslim, but now I’ve realized that you aren’t and I have to say I’m pretty disappointed.