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No, shut the fuck up. I will judge the shit out of you if you vote for Romney.
oh look it’s the tolerant left
So, I am expected to be tolerant of a man who wants to strip me of every right I have?
No. I’m not saying you have to like any presidential candidate you don’t like (although I would definitely argue against the fact that he’s “stripping you of every right you have”, but I don’t need to go into that), but I’m saying I think it’s funny that the left seems to be under this impression that they are accepting of all people regardless of differences, and yet they’re so quick to turn a nice, general phrase about the importance of participating in the election into an anti-Republican bullshit fest for no good reason. That’s all!
Who ever said that “the left” is suppose to be all accepting? I’ve never actually heard anyone say that was a requirement. I accept people until they are a douchefuck.
Regardless, a vote for Romney is a vote against my rights. As a woman, he is working against my rights to safe and legal abortions, birth control, health care, being treated equally to men, and breaking free from binders. Being pansexual, he fights to make sure if I were to fall in love with someone of the same sex, I wouldn’t be allowed to marry them. As a mother of four living in poverty, he is against me in every way possible, really. He has no respect or concern for myself or my family. Now, I’m not a PoC, so I don’t suffer in that aspect, but PoC aren’t safe from the grip of Romney in their own ways. Maybe you weren’t paying attention, or you just get all of your info from Fox News, but you seem to be blind and ignorant to what Romney has said and stands for.
First of all, if you expect for me or anybody else to take you seriously in the political realm, instantly relying on blatant insults like ‘ignorant’ and ‘blind’ make you look really foolish and/or immature. In terms of a debate, it’s referred to as an ad hominem argument.
An ad hominem (Latin for “to the man”), short for argumentum ad hominem, is an argument made personally against an opponent, instead of against the opponent’s argument. Ad hominem reasoning is normally described as a logical fallacy, more precisely an informal fallacy and an irrelevance.
Please refrain from such foolishness, and we continue talking adults as opposed to people slinging insults at each other. That kind of “arguing” is exactly why I refrain from doing this kind of thing on Tumblr.
First off, don’t think you can sensor me; the language I use doesn’t represent my maturity level. I also find it funny that while telling me that using the words “ignorant” and “blind” is wrong, you then call me “immature” and “foolish”.
To add, anything that means “to the man” isn’t something I’m going to worry myself about or acknowledge as being relevant to this post; as I stated before, I have no respect for those who support Romney, making this an argument that is against you personally.
Now, moving right along…
It is illegal for any president to outright ban things such as gay marriage and abortion. These are simply things Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan are perhaps against those things personally, but they can not outright ban them. If those are two of your primary concerns in the government, it is best to look to your state representatives. I know plenty of gay, bisexual, pansexual, etc. individuals, such as http://proudgayconservative.tumblr.com/ who are voting for Romeny and still realize they have the rights to love whom they choose, and know that Governor Romney has no intention of taking any of that away from them. Furthermore, if one were to look at President Obama’s previous stances on marriage prior to the 2008 elections, he was not entirely “for” gay marriage himself, but rather things such as unions; actually, following President Obama’s entire political career, one can see that this is perhaps one of his most prominent “flip-flop” issues.
Alright, let’s clear this up. Having the right to love whom one wants is not the same as being able to have the same rights everyone else has to marry them.
You state that the President doesn’t have the ability to ban same sex marriage, but considering it isn’t a legal right, there is no need to ban it.
“I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social - or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman.” ~Mitt Romney
“My view is that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. That’s the position I’ve had for some time, and I don’t intend to make any adjustments at this point… Or ever, by the way.” ~Mitt Romney
^^Against same sex marriage!
Now… .flip flopping!!
“Instead of just giving lip service to improving our schools, I will actually put the kids first and the teachers union behind in giving our kids better teachers, better options and better choices for a better future.” ~Mitt Romney
“Education is the investment our generation makes in the future.” ~Mitt Romney
“Opportunity expands when there is excellence and choice in education, when taxes are lowered, when every citizen has affordable, portable health insurance and when constitutional freedoms are preserved.” ~Mitt Romney
“He [Obama] says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.” ~Mitt Romney at a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 8, 2012
^^Education is important, but we need to cut back on funding for it??
“Every piece of legislation which came to my desk in the coming years as the governor, I came down on the side of preserving the sanctity of life.” ~Mitt Romney 12/16/07 on Meet the Press
“Well, I think all of us — I believe almost all of us in the room would say that we’d love to have an America that didn’t have abortion. But the truth of the matter is that — (applause) — that’s not what America is right now. That’s not where the American people are right now, and so I’d like to see Roe v. Wade overturned and allow the states and the elected representatives of the people and the people themselves have the ability to put in place pro-life legislation.
And of course it’s our aspiration that at some point we’ll see a nation that doesn’t have abortion. But until that time, I certainly believe that allowing states and citizens and their representatives to fashion their own laws to protect the sanctity of life is very, very important.
I recognize that for many people, that is considered an act of murder, to have an abortion. It is without question the taking of a human life, and I believe that a civilized society must respect the sanctity of a human life. But we have two lives involved here: A mom and unborn child. We have to have concern for both lives. And so the expression of our compassion and our consideration — and work to change hearts and minds — and that’s the way, in my view, we’ll ultimately have a society without abortion.” ~Mitt Romney, 8/5/07 at Des Moines, IA debate
^^Does want to ban abortion
Now, onto birth control. Again, Governor Romney does not wish to eliminate birth control from the United States; he fully believes that you have the right to it. Rather, what Governor Romney wants to do is eliminate ‘free’ birth control, something on which I agree with him on, to a point. Similar to abortion, Governor Romney believes that individuals should have to pay for their birth control and abortions, as opposed to having them paid for by the government/by insurance. How would you like it if YOUR tax dollars went to something you completely and totally disagreed with on a moral and political basis? (in terms of abortion). How would you like it if YOUR tax dolars went to condoms or other ‘over the counter’ contraceptives? (in terms of birth control). In my own, personal opinion, I believe birth control should only be covered by insurance if needed for medical purposes, such as menstrual cycle regulation and what-not, and such be paid for in-full by an individual if used for sexual protection. And, before you say anything about me, know that I am pro-choice AND a birth control user. This is the kind of thing Governor Romney is for. he’s not going to ban birth control, abortions, gay marriage, the dollar menu, weaves, or whatever it is people seem to think he wants to ban. It’s simply not how the man works.
Paying taxes into something I don’t believe/agree with isn’t limited to the topic of abortion. My husband pays a shit ton in taxes to support a war we don’t agree with, so I do know what it’s like for my money to go against something I disagree with.
Now, going off what I just said about being a birth control user, I’m also going to assume you’ve figured out at this point, if you hadn’t already that I’m also a woman. And I am not the only Republican (well, Im Libertarian-Republican, but you get the point) woman in the United States. Do you TRULY BELIEVE that, as women, we are so incredibly stupid or backwards thinking that we vote for whoever’s representing the right? Trust me, if Romney truly was some kind of women-hating bastard that was trying to turn us all into baby-making machines with little to no rights, he wouldn’t have women voters. Yes, I will agree to the fact that Romney’s “binders full of women” analogy was a bit, uhm…lacking. But it wasn’t quite what most people seem to interpret it as; rather, most lefters tends to ignore the entire context from which the statement came. Obama pays his female workers 18% less than he does his male workers. Romney notices the lack of female opinion in his cabinet and goes out of his way to equalize. And yet, he’s painted as misogynist. It’s incredibly strange, but out of my control.
“I think I’ve said time and again that I’m a pro-life candidate and I’ll be a pro-life president. The actions I’ll take immediately is to remove funding for Planned Parenthood.” ~Mitt Romney on October 10, 2012
^^Planned Parenthood provides affordable birth control and health care for women.
“You Want Birth Control? Vote for the “Other Guy!” ~Mitt Romney
^^Wanting to take away a woman’s rights to her own body is misogynistic.
I admire your strength as a single mother of four raising your children in less-than-satisfactory circumstances. I truly do. It’s something I don’t think I could ever have the strength to do. However, please do know that Romney isn’t some kind of vicious, Loki-like God who sits on his golden throne and cackles at the less-fortunate like Tumblr politics seem to paint him out to be. He’s a good man who really does care for his country, and these reasons, amongst many others, are the reasons why I so proudly submitted my Romney/Ryan ballot. I do not judge you or hate you, or anybody else, for liking Obama. My one wish concerning this website is that others would stop discriminating against Romney supporters in the same fashion.
To clear things up…I never said I was a single mom. I am married to a wonderful man who works his ass off to provide for his family. Although he works up to 10 hour days—currently out of town for work, working 10-12 hour days with no days off, for 13 days straight—we are still struggling to pay bills, provide food, and buy the basic necessities. For a family that works so hard to live, Romney still finds us to be too dependent on the government for assistance as we currently receive food stamps—which without we would be able to survive.
“Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It’s time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is.” ~Mitt Romney
^^Thinks my family is poison
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. … My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” ~Mitt Romney, in leaked comments from a fundraiser in May 2012
“I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.” ~Mitt Romney (January 2012)
^^Doesn’t give a shit about me or my family
And since you didn’t mention anything about racism, here are some things he’s said. .
“My dad, as you probably know, was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico… and had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this. But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. He lived there for a number of years. I mean, I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.” ~Mitt Romney, in leaked comments from a Florida fundraiser, May 17 2012
“No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.” ~Mitt Romney, speaking about his Michigan roots during a rally in Commerce, Michigan, Aug. 24, 2012
“I’m running for office for Pete’s sake, we can’t have illegals” ~Mitt Romney, recalling his reaction when he learned that there were illegal aliens working the ground on his property, employed by a firm that he subsequently fired (October 2011)
“Staple a green card to their diploma - welcome to the United States of America! We want those people in our country.” ~Mitt Romney
“For those who have come here illegally, they might have a transition time to allow them to set their affairs in order. And then go back home and get in line with everybody else. And if they get in line and they apply to become a citizen and get a green card, they will be treated like everybody else.” ~Mitt Romney
There are so many more things Romney has said that are fucking wrong, but I’ll let you go find them and see for yourself.
So, as a recap…I’m right, you’re wrong, and I have no respect for you.
Fox News remembers 9/11 by attacking President Obama for not mentioning God in his presidential proclamation.
Fox Co-Host Gretchen Carlson noted that Obama has “called for a moment of silence, but has not called for the word God.” Fox News’ Steve Doocy added: “On this most somber of days, get this. Does the President of the United States call on people to pray for those lives lost? No.”
For starters, Fox News’ claim is blatantly false…a lie, if you will: Obama’s proclamation actually calls on “God’s grace.”
And, to add a bit of hypocrisy to this latest Fox News lie: George W. Bush didn’t include the word “God” in his 2006, 2007 and 2008 presidential proclamations on 9/11. But, you didn’t hear Fox attacking him for ‘ignoring God.’
Several neighborhoods have reportedly been reduced to rubble as the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad wages a massive ground assault to retake control of Aleppo. According to activists, more than 20,000 people, mostly unarmed civilians, have died in the last 17 months of fighting and tens of thousands have fled the country. On Thursday, almost 2,000 people reached neighboring Turkey as refugee flows continue to rise. About a quarter of a million of Syrians have left the country for neighboring states over the course of the conflict. We go to the Turkey-Syria border to speak with Reese Erlich, a freelance foreign correspondent who has reported from Syria on several occasions. “Apparently, the pattern is, if a neighborhood was the scene of a free Syrian army take over, or even previous demonstrations there, the civilian neighborhood is bombarded from the air all by artillery and that’s forced a lot of people to leave, the one U.N. estimate was 250,000, just over the last week or so, mostly internally displaced,” Erlich says. [Includes rush transcript]
ROMNEY ADDRESS THE NAACP: FACES IN THE CROWD
Conservative radio host Janet Mefferd recently warned her listeners that a report about CNN host Anderson Cooper revealing he was “proud” to be gay could literally make them vomit.
“I don’t know about you, when your kids are sick like mine sometimes are and they’ll come down in the middle of the night, ‘Mommy I have a stomach ache,’ I always give them the same words of advice, ‘Get a bucket, put a little bit of water in it and put it next to your bed and that way if that upset stomach does what it might do, you’ll be prepared,’” Mefferd explained to her listenersearlier this week.
“So in that vein, I would like to give you the same advice. Given what I’m about to talk about, you might want to get yourself a bucket with a little water in it and that way if you feel a little sick and it manifests itself in a physical way you’ll be prepared,” she continued.
Mefferd went on to explain that Cooper’s announcement was the “the neo-pagan story of the day” and compared it to Jerry Sandusky pedophilia case.
“If this were pagan, Ancient Rome, Jerry Sandusky wouldn’t have been in trouble at all because homosexuality and man-boy love was so common and so accepted that outrage would’ve been inconceivable,” she insisted. “It is only the vestiges of Christianity in our culture that give people the moral framework by which you can look at a Sandusky and feel revolted. And you know what the way we are going, Jerry Sandusky, 30 years from now may be a normal thing.”
“Anderson Cooper did receive from God an ability to love, but not that kind of love,” the radio host added. “That’s not love, it’s not love. All you need to do is go back to Romans Chapter 1. This is an absolute pagan expression that has twisted love beyond recognition and turned it into something that is not God’s design at all. This is a lie from the pit, and we must oppose it.”
Listen to this audio from the Janet Mefferd Show via Right Wing Watch, broadcast July 3, 2012.
This can stop right now.
I refuse to permit this kind of intolerable bullshit to be spread any further, especially when it is due to the advent of something so socially taboo as a public figure publicly revealing their true sexuality, when its only purpose of existence is to deny and remove any rights that figure has to, god forbid, be who they actually fucking are.
I think it’s safe to assume the vast majority are well to moderately-acquainted with who Anderson Cooper is, but let’s for a moment get a sense for this Mefferd character. This is no ‘fringe’ talk show host rabidly spewing from a pulpit on the periphery of public media. This is a person whose voice is heard by over a hundred broadcasters across the country, who regularly interviews personalities as infamous as Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain. This is a person who is so batshit insane that she sincerely believes Pagans destroyed marriage, and that gay Pagans are now working to destroy it again. This is a person who not only believes that only the bible is totally trustworthy, but warps and manipulates that sole keeper of truth with a mixture of neo-conservatism of apocalyptic proportions and good old-fashioned White American apathy and ignorance to conform with her own ideologies.
Her manipulation is easily evident in any of her broadcasts, dialogues, or writings. Hell, a brief glance at the excerpts above are more than revealing of her own very real and very obvious agenda. Apparently ancient Rome was a hotbed of child molestation and homosexual orgiastic sin; allegedly our own empire can expect these levels of moral corruption in the next generation. Somehow, what little moral decency our society clings to is due entirely to Christianity, the sole beacon of good will on all earth. Inexplicably, an act as simple yet virtuous as honesty is not only comparable with something as abhorrent as child molestation, but even more unforgivably (in this ideology), equitable with Satanic evil. In her own framework, her rampant hatred and absolute intolerance is impossible to ignore.
She was right to precaution her words with preparing readers for sickness; I feel like vomiting when I’m forced to confront such vile, insidious hatred aimed at someone so undeserving of scorn. I have deep respect for Anderson Cooper; as a white male American citizen whose wealth and heritage greatly exceeds most other white male Americans, he works far more honestly than most other public icons I’m familiar with, not ever ignoring his numerous privileges but acknowledging and speaking to them wherever appropriate, balancing discretion with moderation. To me he exhibits true morality, far beyond many I wished held more in relation to the positions they keep. Yet to a person as entrenched in egotism and discrimination as Janet Mefferd, his faults outweigh his virtues, because not only does Cooper have the audacity to be a homosexual, but he now bears the irrevocable sin to be a homosexual in public—a crime not only self-inflicting in its punishment, but to her one that further damns our whole society.
But I forgot that criticizing someone’s bigotry—especially when that someone is a public figure—is the same thing as persecuting their religious beliefs; that being offended by someone’s intolerance for myself and others is vastly more importantly offensive against those people who actively hate.
I forgot that the bible, a book written by people who also absolutely did have an agenda, would obviously provide an unbiased and infallible account of history better than modern scientists and researchers ever could.
I forgot that how someone loves is always a choice, should never be exempt from public scrutiny, and yet ironically only ever under scrutiny or deemed a choice when the love in question doesn’t conform to Judaeo-Christian dogma.
Please forgive my forgetful mind and absolve it of its trespasses.
As we forgive those who trespass against us
And lead us not to cruelty,
But deliver us from evil.
“The State Department of Agriculture came in and inspected our hives 4 times, 3 times when we were not home, and without due process. I have never received or found a Search Warrant. I own four businesses. I am here all the time. Yet they took our bees and hives when we were not home. What did they do, sit up on the hill and watch until we left? We had not yet had our day in court to prove that our hives did not have foulbrood!”
Here’s the gist of this story … a beekeeper has his bees stolen from him by the Illinois Department of Agriculture without a warrant claiming his bee hives were infected with “foulbrood” a bee disease. He was able to go to court regarding this incident 3 weeks after all of his bees were taken. One of the bee hives that was taken was the main hive that Terrence Ingram used for his research of the impacts of Monsanto pesticides on bees. Love the part in the video where Mr. Ingram talks about the supervisor from the Illinois Department of Agriculture “going ballistic” any time someone says they won’t use chemicals to manage their bee hives. Lovely.
Bottom line – this man’s property was stolen and the evidence that his bees were infected was stolen and perhaps destroyed. The state has violated this man’s constitutional rights in numerous ways and they have yet to give him access to his bees to prove they were incorrect. They did this without a warrant and it’s completely unacceptable. The relationship between the Agriculture Department and Monsanto is too comfy … but it’s undeniable that there is a dwindling population of bees all of a sudden and for some reason … we can’t seem to figure out why.
You can start reading part 1 of this story HERE:
Unfortunately, it was not his knowledge of eagles that the Illinois Department of Agriculture sought when they paid an unannounced visit to his home in March. It was his bees.
I received a phone call from an area County Farm Bureau manager about the article, asking how I had come across the information. He knew that the equipment was not stolen, but “destroyed” by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDofA). The hives were infected with foulbrood, and Ingram was doing nothing about it.In the March 21, 2012 issue, The Prairie Advocate published a news release from Ingram that reported the theft of $5000 of his bees and bee hives on March 14. Ingram said that before they had left for their granddaughter’s wedding in Texas, the hives had been cleaned and made ready for new spring swarms.
It was not until during a hearing at the IDofA in Springfield on April 4th that Ingram found out who “the culprit” was. The hearing, held 3 weeks after the IDofA removed most of his bees and hives from his property, was to determine whether or not Ingram had American Foulbrood in his hives.
Dr. Mercola explains his research into the affects of Monsanto’s Roundup on bees HERE:
Ingram believes the destruction of his bees and hives is more likely to be related to his research into the effect of Roundup on honey bees. He claims some 250 of his colonies have been killed off over the years by Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide, used in large quantities on both conventional- and genetically engineered crops. Ingram’s research shows that Roundup can lead to what’s called chilled brood, which is an entirely different scenario.
According to Ingram, quoted from Kocal’s article:
”When Round-Up kills the adult bees there are not enough bees left in the hive to keep the young bees (brood) warm, and the young bees die from the cold (chilled brood). I tried to prove that just because foulbrood can be detected once the hive has been disturbed, doesn’t mean the hive has foulbrood.
Inside a honeybee hive is one of the cleanest places you can find. Anything that is a problem, if the bees can’t remove it, they cover it with propolis, which is an antiseptic… When you go into the comb and cut it up, disturb it like the investigators did, then send it to a lab, it exposes foulbrood to the world. In the beehive, it’s covered up. The bees aren’t affected by it. But you can find it by sending it in to a lab.”
And as the Huffington Post points out - Monsanto bought a large respected bee research company HERE:
While these studies strongly suggest that herbicides are a culprit, scientists caution that colony collapse disorder is a complex phenomenon with multiple causes, ranging from the loss of wild bee habitats to the weakening of bee immune systems as a result of poor diet (commercial bees are frequently fed pesticide-laced corn syrup instead of their own honey) and also the techniques of modern beekeeping, which include the artificial insemination of queens, and the resulting loss of genetic diversity in the bee population.
Some have also pointed the finger at the pollen from genetically modified Roundup Ready corn which bees ingest, and which contains a powerful insecticide within its genetic structure. Roundup seeds are manufactured by Monsanto, and are currently planted across wide swaths of the American Midwest and elsewhere.
So with Monsanto products themselves amongst the key suspects in Colony Collapse Disorder, one might ask: Why has the multinational bought a company which has been a key player in researching this disorder as well as Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus, another scourge of bees?
NationofChange shares this quote HERE:
“Owning a major organization that focuses heavily on the bee collapse and is recognized by the USDA for their mission statement of ‘restoring bee health and protecting the future of insect pollination’ could be very advantageous for Monsanto.”
The number of honeybee colonies is declining throughout the country … and no one knows why. If only we could ask a respected bee research company to explain. Chart can be found HERE.
The NY Times details how these bees have gone missing … and explains how many plants and crops will be affected by a declining bee population HERE:
The sudden mysterious losses are highlighting the critical link that honeybees play in the long chain that gets fruit and vegetables to supermarkets and dinner tables across the country.
Beekeepers have fought regional bee crises before, but this is the first national affliction.
Now, in a mystery worthy of Agatha Christie, bees are flying off in search of pollen and nectar and simply never returning to their colonies. And nobody knows why. Researchers say the bees are presumably dying in the fields, perhaps becoming exhausted or simply disoriented and eventually falling victim to the cold.
They are also studying a group of pesticides that were banned in some European countries to see if they are somehow affecting bees’ innate ability to find their way back home.
Got this e-mail from Change.org this morning:
I never expected that a school project would make me an enemy of giant plastics companies. After all, I’m only 12.
But when my friends and I learned that Americans throw away 100 billion plastic bags every year, causing huge amounts of litter and pollution, we knew we had to do something. Cities like Austin and Los Angeles have made a huge dent by banning plastic bags, so we started a school project to ban plastic bags in our town, Grayslake, Illinois.
Things were going really well… until the plastic industry started lobbying for a bill that would prevent people like me in every town in Illinois (except Chicago) from taking actions to reduce plastic bag litter. Seriously?? These corporations have no business telling towns like mine that we can’t make decisions for ourselves.
The bill — SB 3442 — has already passed the Illinois House and Senate. Our last chance to stop it from becoming law is to convince Governor Pat Quinn to veto it.
One thing that makes me especially angry is that the American Progressive Bag Alliance, which represents the companies that manufacture plastic bags, has said that SB 3442 could be “a model bill” for all states. That means that they could push their corporate interests all over America, preventing kids like me and towns like mine from taking action to stop pollution.
Well, the corporations may be afraid of me, but I’m not afraid of them. I know that if thousands of people sign my petition, Governor Quinn will see that the public doesn’t want these big corporations telling our towns what we can and cannot do. And when we win, that veto will be a signal to Big Plastic that they had better not expect to take their bill to other states without a fight.
Thanks for helping me with my project — and helping all towns fight pollution.
- Abby Goldberg
I urge everyone to sign the petition, this is complete bullshit.
Protests in Cairo amid rival victory claims
Thousands of Egyptians packed into Tahrir Square to protest the ruling military’s bid to grab new powers, as both presidential candidates claimed victory in the country’s historic vote.
In the hub of the uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak, protesters chanted against his military successors, with a steady trickle of people joining the demonstration after sunset.
The demonstration comes against a backdrop of uncertainty over the winner of the presidential vote, with the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi and his rival former prime minister Ahmed Shafik both claiming victory.
Remember when doctors did what was in the best interest of the patient? Remember when refusing to provide care could get you fired or even arrested? Well, those days are coming to a close as doctors and nurses have been freed by the GOP from any ethical or moral restraints. These days, a medical practitioner can simply ignore a patient because treating them goes against their “religious beliefs.”