just read that a judge has ruled against divorce rights for same-sex couples in Nebraska. However, I think the judge has been misinformed: Gay people are trying to divorce themselves from the state of Nebraska, not from each other.

Camera Obscura ‘The Sweetest Thing’

It’s such a crime that this song didn’t get more airplay when it came out back in 2009.  Camera Obscura’s album, My Maudlin Career, was so overlooked and The Sweetest Thing was one of my favourite songs to be released that year.  I’m pretty sure many of you will love this string-laden homage to 60s pop.  Gorgeous.

Daily Dickhead: Chris Smith (R-NJ)

This is exactly the reason why Republicans cannot have any majorities in Congress.

Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey has decided to introduce new abortion legislation that, among other things, redefines the type of ‘rape’ that would be eligible for government funding of an abortion. According to the proposed legislation, abortions would only be paid for in cases of ‘forcible rape’ instead of just ‘rape.’  Translation according to Mother Jones:

‘This would rule out federal assistance for abortions in many rape cases, including instances of statutory rape, many of which are non-forcible. For example: If a 13-year-old girl is impregnated by a 24-year-old adult, she would no longer qualify to have Medicaid pay for an abortion. (Smith’s spokesman did not respond to a call and an email requesting comment.)

Other types of rapes that would no longer be covered by the exemption include rapes in which the woman was drugged or given excessive amounts of alcohol, rapes of women with limited mental capacity, and many date rapes. As for the incest exception, the bill would only allow federally funded abortions if the woman is under 18.’

There are few things that make me more annoyed in the world than MEN legislating what a WOMAN does with her own body.  I think their opinion is irrelevant, disgusting, and cruel.  However, one thing that makes me even more irate is any type of rape or abuse.  Unless you’ve been abused or raped you have absolutely no idea how much emotional pain and physical trauma you are put through.

Let’s mention two facts: 1) Men can’t get pregnant and 2) Men are not raped as often as females.  This whole entire world is run by men who abuse their power and, sadly, this is just another example.  Spread the word about this article and this story.  All women need to know why they should never vote for Republicans.  This story is one of the biggest examples I can think of.

I’ll be keeping my eye on this disgusting story.  Until then, Chris Smith, you are a huge fucking dickhead.

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Daily Tune & Vid: She & Him ‘Don’t Look Back’

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward make up the duo of She & Him and their music is full of girl-group-headbopping-AM-radio fun. Zooey has a beautiful low voice and is one of the most stunningly gorgeous women making music today. M is one of the most sought after singer-songwriters/producers in the biz. The duo’s 2nd album, Volume Two, was released last year and got very little attention. But, hopefully, that will all change with the appropriate 1960s homage displayed throughout their new music video for ‘Don’t Look Back.’

I’m pretty sure most if not all of you will dig this video and song, so be sure to check it out. If you like what you hear, buy Volume Two. It was easily one of the best releases last year.

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