All Further Articles for 2012-08-28

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
We Don't Want Easy: GOP Ladies Say Never Mind Wage Equity and Birth Control Access, Just Give Us Makeovers and Pink Woman Up-Tini Cocktails
Surreal overload. Here's Ann Romney brightly telling us "it's the moms who always have to work a little harder" - thanks in large part to GOP policies - while a block away more white guys under the woman-friendly moniker Young Guns have created a pink-on-pink “Woman Up Pavilion” where ladies who have trouble with pesky "facts and figures" can buy jewelry, relax with Lady Lemonade, and “woman up” with hair and makeup touches at the on-sight (sic) salon. Ann says she loves Mitt and she promises, in this city with the highest rate of homelessness, that "no one will care more" than Mitt, even though he may eliminate HUD. But really, he will care about us, like, lots.
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Morally Indefensible: Tutu Refuses to Share Platform with Blair
Ever a man of conscience, Nobel laureate, anti-apartheid icon and Archbishop Desmond Tutu has withdrawn from a leadership summit in South Africa to protest the presence of Tony Blair, whose support for the Iraq War the Archbishop condemned as "morally indefensible." Meanwhile, calls are mounting for the arrest of Blair for crimes against humanity. "The Discovery Invest Leadership Summit has leadership as its theme. Morality and leadership are indivisible."
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Daddy In A Skirt
Coolest Father of the Year Award goes to Nils Pickert, the German dad of a five-year-old son who likes to wear dresses and skirts. To protect him from the mockery he knew his son would face after they moved to a small town - "Plainly motherland" - Nils made himself a role model by donning a skirt himself, "to broaden my shoulders for my little buddy."
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Coal Miners Stand with Mitt (Because They're Forced To)
How To Win Friends Dept: Coal miners in Ohio - who work for a company that's given almost $1 million to the GOP - say they feared they'd lose their jobs if they didn't attend a "mandatory," photo-op event with Mitt Romney and contribute to his campaign. Insult to Injury: They lost a day of pay for their trouble. “We had managers that communicated to our work force that attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend the event." - the company "defending" its actions.
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Consumed By the Flames: The Myth of the Moral Army
The ruling by an Israeli court that the death of Rachel Corrie was an accident of her own making and not part of a brutal Israeli mindset that sees anyone - child, bystander, peaceful protester - as a legitimate target makes it truly, as Rachel's mother Cindy said, "a bad day for humanity....and the rule of law." It also raises the grievous question: If Israel insists on calling Hamas a terrorist organization, what is the Israeli army?
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