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NOTE TO ROMNEY: The Federal Government Does Fund Teachers, Firefighters, And Police

Via: Think Progress

Mitt Romney dismissed criticisms that he does not want to hire more teachers, firefighters, and police officers as “absurd” on Tuesday morning, telling Fox News Channel that if elected president, he would not have the ability to control the hiring decisions of local governments:

ROMNEY: Of course, teachers and firemen and policemen are hired at the local level and also by states. The federal government doesn’t pay for teachers, firefighters or policemen. So obviously that’s completely absurd (absurd, I say!).

But Romney’s comment demonstrates a disturbing (but not surprising), lack of understanding, of both federal funding and his own published plans.

While it is true that teachers, firefighters, and police are hired at the local level, a significant portion of their FUNDING, recruiting, and training comes from the federal government.

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The balance of the artilcle explains ‘how the federal goverment funds local government’: Teachers, Firefighters, and Police:

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/06/12/498360/note-to-romney-the-federal-government-does-fund-teachers-firefighters-and-police/

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personal thought:

I think Romney is the dumbest GOP presidental candidate since McCain; possibly even, George W. Bush.

And YES, I do believe it’s a trend.

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June 13, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Texas Republican Party Platform Ends Call To Criminalize Gay Marriage

Via: Huffington Post

The Texas Republican Party adopted a new platform this past weekend reaffirming the party’s opposition to same-sex marriage and pornography, while ending calls for criminalizing both practices.

The party platform, adopted at a convention in Fort Worth, differs from the 2010 platform that would have made it a felony to issue a same-sex marriage license or perform a same-sex wedding. But the Texas GOP continues to oppose marriage equality.

In addition, the party dialed back its 2010 call to criminalize pornography and strip clubs in the state.

The platform, which lays out the party’s principles, is adopted every two years.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/11/texas-republican-party-platform-gay-marriage_n_1586905.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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UPDATE: taking ‘indecent liberties with a corn-dog’ was also decriminalized.

pity

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Historic Archives – the young Newt® Gingrich®

Once a ‘space cadet’, ALWAYS a ‘space cadet’!

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“Quote of the Day”

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China Bravely Sending Woman Into Space Only 49 Years After Other Countries Did

Via: Wonkette

Chinese state media reported this week that the search for the country’s first female astronaut will culminate this month in her joining a team being sent to a Chinese space lab.

It is not clear whether they will bother trying to get the woman back to Earth afterward.

The move is a great leap forward for the country, as it has been, until pretty much just now, abortioning its females instead of shooting them up into space or letting them exist. Something about a “one child” policy to rein in the country’s current population of 11 trillion.

Don’t worry though — authorities have thought of that. From the Guardian:

Chinese authorities have decreed that only mothers can train as astronauts, apparently because of their concern that spaceflight might affect women’s fertility.

Oh… well that’s kind of the opposite. That’s good, though! We wouldn’t want to risk an astronaut not having a baby girl to throw away. (Side note: Doesn’t look like there are any notable fertility risks associated with spaceflight. I know this because I am in America, and I can just fucking Google it.)

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Neighboring Russia responded by pointing out they sent their first woman into space in 1963.

Neighboring North Korea responded by saying all of their women live in space all the time and don’t even need helmets or anything and they got there riding eggplants.

The Chinese astronauts, in addition to the motherhood thing, are also required to be free of scars, cavities, and strong regional accents.

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The Chinese mission was described by an official as “our country’s first manned space docking mission with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space lab module,” which raises serious questions about what a module needs to be able to do to qualify as a “space lab.”

Its name translates to “Heavenly Palace,” but it sleeps two and ISN’T CAPABLE OF DOING ANY … LAB STUFF.

It’s used to practice docking spaceships.

It’s a garage.

A space garage.

China’s sending a woman to a space garage.

Let’s all clap for China.

http://wonkette.com/475029/china-bravely-sending-woman-into-space-only-49-years-after-other-countries-did-it#more-475029

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Q: What about the ‘TWO of the THREE’ most impotant ‘women jobs’, . . .

housekeeping and cooking?

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