“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”


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Did Rick Santorum almost call Barack Obama the N-Word? 

stfusexists:

It appears so. Just when you think you’ve hit bottom…

WHAT.



b-mommy:

a-colourfullife:

This is Richard Hayne, President and CEO of Urban Outfitters. He’s also a supporter of Rick Santorum and donated over $13,000 to him. He’s against gay marriage and abortion.His company pulled a pro-gay shirt back in 08, they also blatantly ripped off an Etsy designers work, featured a t-shirt for women that said “eat less” and most recently had a card with a “tranny” slur on in.Why do you shop at this store? I imagine because you weren’t aware of these facts. Now you are, so stop shopping there.

He also owns Anthropologie and Free People.

Sometimes, I find it worth it to overlook the fact that a store overprices its items and has an annoying attitude of thinking itself to be so damn cool. In those cases, I might shop its sales.But Santorum? Various offensive decisions? Rip-offs?Yeah, no.
No Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, or Free People for me. *Did I mention RICK FUCKING SANTORUM? 

b-mommy:

a-colourfullife:

This is Richard Hayne, President and CEO of Urban Outfitters. He’s also a supporter of Rick Santorum and donated over $13,000 to him. He’s against gay marriage and abortion.

His company pulled a pro-gay shirt back in 08, they also blatantly ripped off an Etsy designers work, featured a t-shirt for women that said “eat less” and most recently had a card with a “tranny” slur on in.

Why do you shop at this store? I imagine because you weren’t aware of these facts. Now you are, so stop shopping there.

He also owns Anthropologie and Free People.

Sometimes, I find it worth it to overlook the fact that a store overprices its items and has an annoying attitude of thinking itself to be so damn cool. In those cases, I might shop its sales.

But Santorum? Various offensive decisions? Rip-offs?

Yeah, no.

No Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, or Free People for me. 

*Did I mention RICK FUCKING SANTORUM? 

(Source: tessellated-dreams, via stfuconservatives)



holybat:

I DID IT

holybat:

I DID IT

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Hating Santorum - now rebloggable! 

stfusexists:

Want to make a drink that really shows how you feel about Rick Santorum? Or maybe a drink to help you forget that he exists? Well Miss O and followers have got you covered!

That actually sounds really tasty to me….mmm, Santorum.*

*This is the only time I will ever mean that sincerely.



"Rick, I’m sorry that hearing that JFK speech on religion makes you throw up, but if it makes you feel any better, knowing that you were running for President would make him shit his pants." — JON STEWART, on Rick Santorum saying JFK’s historic speech on the separation of church and state makes him want to “throw up,” on The Daily Show (via inothernews)

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Given the Choice.... 



(Source: doubleadoublek, via stfuconservatives)



"One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country. Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s okay, contraception is okay. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be." —

Rick Santorum

Seriously Republican caucusers and primary voters, wake. the fuck. UP! With Bachmann out this man is quite literally the worst and the fact that he’s polling so high all of a sudden is baffling.

-Joe

(via stfuconservatives)

(trigger warning: brief reference to sexual assault/rape)
Can this man, and any politicians like him, get the hell out of my uterus? PLEASE? This guy is against abortion, yes? So why be against contraception, when contraception is the best way to prevent abortions? In general, though, why does anyone else get to dictate when, how, and if I reproduce? Why does not having a child have to coincide with being celibate (and also magically being 100% out of the way of rapists)?



motherjones:

Lots of people reading our story Rick Santorum’s Anal Sex Problem right now. 
Help us spread this thing far and wide, people.

motherjones:

Lots of people reading our story Rick Santorum’s Anal Sex Problem right now. 

Help us spread this thing far and wide, people.



motherjones:

In a rare moment of honesty, Rick Santorum calls Latino voters “illegal voters.”

In related news, unemployment dropped by 50% when the Democratic Party hired 5 million oppo researchers to sift through all these juicy GOP debate soundbites.

MJ’s full roundup of debate inanity is here; check it out:

CNN/Tea Party Debate: What You Missed if You Watched Monday Night Football

What the hell about being a citizen (who are the only ones who can vote, of course) makes one “illegal”?  Oh, right: if they’re Latin@.  

Also, I’m so tired of the use of “illegal” to describe people at all.  It’s dehumanizing: how is a person not legal?  



thedailywhat:

Same-Sex Marriage Debate of the Day: During a Q&A session at Penn State, a couple of students who had a bit of a problem with GOP presidential candidate (and Penn State alum) Rick Santorum’s argumentum ad antiquitatem opposition to same-sex marriage challenged him with science.

Santorum’s response? Science doesn’t prove anything.

[tdc / buzzfeed.]

Aside from his unfounded scare-tactics in the beginning, it’s also ridiculous that he attacks the idea that the APA is proof of something, when in fact, what was actually references was decisions/studies by the APA.

I mean, those aren’t particularly refutable, so I guess it makes sense that he tried to make it seem like his opponents were saying something as stupid as “the existence of an organization itself proves things”.



stfuconservatives:

greaterthanlapsed:

zosky:

jerfrey:

early-onset-of-night:

OUR ABORTION WAS DIFFERENT: WHEN THE ANTI-CHOICE CHOOSE
Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and likely presidential candidate, wants all abortions outlawed. He has even said that abortion providers should be “criminally charged.” Clearly, his compassion for zygotes, fetuses, and other squishy, jelly-like substances not fully alive is without question. When it comes to actual human beings, however, there is some doubt. He voted to cut every social and welfare program that came before him as senator, and not just those helping women and girls, but those helping the poor, immigrants, children in general, and, of course, education.
Mr. Santorum doesn’t hate all people, however. As a Republican, he loves rich people, white people, business people, and Christians. The real Americans, he calls them. There’s one other person he loves, too: his wife, Karen Santorum.
He loves her so much, in fact, that in 1997 when she became seriously ill during the 2nd trimester of her pregnancy, he didn’t want her to die.
In the 19th week of her pregnancy, Karen discovered during a routine exam that the fetus she was carrying had a fatal defect and was going to die inside of her. A long-shot surgery was performed that required cutting directly into the womb. It carried a high risk of infection and was performed not to save the fetus, but to reduce Karen’s complications while she attempted to go full term.
Two days later, she became severely feverish. She was rushed to the hospital and placed on intravenous antibiotics, which reduced her fever and bought her some time, but could not eliminate the source of infection: the fetus.
Karen was going to die if her pregnancy was not ended, if the fetus was not removed from her body. So, at 20 weeks, one month before what doctors consider ‘viability’, labor was artificially induced and the infected fetus was delivered. It died shortly thereafter.
They named it Gabriel Michael Santorum.
The event is obviously tragic, especially for Karen, who, like her husband, opposes any and all forms of abortion, even when it saves a woman’s life. As her fever subsided, she realized what was happening and asked for drugs to stop the labor, saying, “We’re not inducing labor. That’s abortion. No way.” But it was too late.
Today, hindsight being 20/20, Karen says she would have authorized the procedure after all, justifying the saving of her own life by explaining that her other children would have lost a mother.
Indeed.
The procedure, whereby labor is induced to remove the fetus before it has any chance of surviving on its own, is considered by Mr. Santorum to be a ‘partial-birth abortion’, and he is correct. He also personally authorized one to save his wife, whom he loves.
Mr. Santorum is opposed to any and all forms of abortion. Incest? Too bad. Rape? Too bad. Twelve years old? Too bad. Wife, mother, daughter, lover, friend dying? Too bad.
This hypocrite needs to be kept out of all elective offices for the rest of his life.
“Abortion in any form is wrong,” said Santorum in 2000, three years after the tragedy. “Except for my wife. If your wife’s life was at stake and the only thing that could save her was an abortion, well, too bad. Your wife will have to die. It was different with my wife. You see, I love her. I don’t even know your wife’s name.”
share on Facebooksources: Raw Story, New Yorker, NOW, Our Silver Blog


ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME. So, it’s okay to have a life-saving abortion performed on your wife, but not on other peoples’ wives? FUCK THIS DOUCHECANOE. 

Rick Santorum is an evil person.

The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion
Written 11 years ago, always relevant.

I just can’t get my head around the ridiculous piles of hypocrisy, insult, and righteous superiority that make this possible.
Also, the above is well-worth a read.  Really.  Read it.

stfuconservatives:

greaterthanlapsed:

zosky:

jerfrey:

early-onset-of-night:

OUR ABORTION WAS DIFFERENT: WHEN THE ANTI-CHOICE CHOOSE

Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and likely presidential candidate, wants all abortions outlawed. He has even said that abortion providers should be “criminally charged.” Clearly, his compassion for zygotes, fetuses, and other squishy, jelly-like substances not fully alive is without question. When it comes to actual human beings, however, there is some doubt. He voted to cut every social and welfare program that came before him as senator, and not just those helping women and girls, but those helping the poor, immigrants, children in general, and, of course, education.

Mr. Santorum doesn’t hate all people, however. As a Republican, he loves rich people, white people, business people, and Christians. The real Americans, he calls them. There’s one other person he loves, too: his wife, Karen Santorum.

He loves her so much, in fact, that in 1997 when she became seriously ill during the 2nd trimester of her pregnancy, he didn’t want her to die.

In the 19th week of her pregnancy, Karen discovered during a routine exam that the fetus she was carrying had a fatal defect and was going to die inside of her. A long-shot surgery was performed that required cutting directly into the womb. It carried a high risk of infection and was performed not to save the fetus, but to reduce Karen’s complications while she attempted to go full term.

Two days later, she became severely feverish. She was rushed to the hospital and placed on intravenous antibiotics, which reduced her fever and bought her some time, but could not eliminate the source of infection: the fetus.

Karen was going to die if her pregnancy was not ended, if the fetus was not removed from her body. So, at 20 weeks, one month before what doctors consider ‘viability’, labor was artificially induced and the infected fetus was delivered. It died shortly thereafter.

They named it Gabriel Michael Santorum.

The event is obviously tragic, especially for Karen, who, like her husband, opposes any and all forms of abortion, even when it saves a woman’s life. As her fever subsided, she realized what was happening and asked for drugs to stop the labor, saying, “We’re not inducing labor. That’s abortion. No way.” But it was too late.

Today, hindsight being 20/20, Karen says she would have authorized the procedure after all, justifying the saving of her own life by explaining that her other children would have lost a mother.

Indeed.

The procedure, whereby labor is induced to remove the fetus before it has any chance of surviving on its own, is considered by Mr. Santorum to be a ‘partial-birth abortion’, and he is correct. He also personally authorized one to save his wife, whom he loves.

Mr. Santorum is opposed to any and all forms of abortion. Incest? Too bad. Rape? Too bad. Twelve years old? Too bad. Wife, mother, daughter, lover, friend dying? Too bad.

This hypocrite needs to be kept out of all elective offices for the rest of his life.

“Abortion in any form is wrong,” said Santorum in 2000, three years after the tragedy. “Except for my wife. If your wife’s life was at stake and the only thing that could save her was an abortion, well, too bad. Your wife will have to die. It was different with my wife. You see, I love her. I don’t even know your wife’s name.”

share on Facebook
sources: Raw Story, New Yorker, NOW, Our Silver Blog

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME. So, it’s okay to have a life-saving abortion performed on your wife, but not on other peoples’ wives? FUCK THIS DOUCHECANOE. 

Rick Santorum is an evil person.

The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion

Written 11 years ago, always relevant.

I just can’t get my head around the ridiculous piles of hypocrisy, insult, and righteous superiority that make this possible.

Also, the above is well-worth a read.  Really.  Read it.