Why did Republicans vote against legal condom use?

Yesterday, Congress voted on House Resolution 8373, codifying the right to contraception and birth control. All Democrats and eight Republicans voted for codification, protecting the right for Americans to make their own personal decisions on family planning. The remaining Republicans voted against this bill. That included the the usual cross-eyed MAGA chuds from the Congressional…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, June 25 2022

I’m still blisteringly numb over this week’s s Supreme Court ruling. The fact that the Court basically said that a woman’s right to control her body must be left up to the states, but states could not rule on concealed-carry gun rights … just makes me sick. And if you don’t think that abortion rights…

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“You’re on a 2,000 day streak on Chuck the Writer!” (Well, more than that…)

WordPress has this little quirk where, after I post my daily blog, it’ll send me a message saying that I’m on a very long consecutive posting streak. Yesterday, on July 23, 2022, after I posted my blog about reviewing the new Stewarts’ “Sunshine Shake” refresher beverage, WordPress alerted me that I had achieved 2,000 days…

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In Praise of Nathalie Jacoby

Long-time readers of my blog know that I vote blue. That’s how I roll. And my Twitter page shows that I follow several progressive and liberal accounts, including New York members of Congress Alexander Ocasio-Cortez and Paul Tonko; many MSNBC reporters and anchorpeople (not Chuck Todd, though – any time he trends on Twitter it’s…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, June 11 2022

Good morning, wonderful blog readers. I’m up here on the campus of Hamilton College, it’s going to be a fun Saturday during my reunion, but I need to take a moment and update everyone on the great blogs and photos and posts by those on my personal blogroll. And one special blog that closed down…

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For the men who don’t support Roe v. Wade, here’s some news for you.

Let’s start off with a few basic facts. 100% of unwanted pregnancies are technically introduced by men. Women aren’t capable of accidentally impregnating themselves. So whether it’s a broken condom, failed birth control methods (whoever told you that “pulling out” actually works is full of shit), or copious amounts of judgment-clouding alcohol, something’s going to…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, May 7 2022

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, it’s Tulip Fest weekend in Albany, and it’s a great day to go out and smell (photograph) (be seen smelling and photographing) the tulips. And with that in mind, let’s take a gander at this week’s blog posts, photos and recaps from my personal blogroll. Hope you enjoy. BLOGS FOR HEALTH…

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The one thing about Madison Cawthorn’s latest video that nobody’s talking about (or wants to openly say).

I’ve blogged about Madison Cawthorn before. He’s one of the Republican Troll Caucus Congressmen (the Troll Caucus including Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Mo Brooks, Jim Jordan, etc.). Of late, there have been some recent photos of Cawthorn that have appeared on various social media platforms. The most recent one being this video…

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Stare decisis and coathangers

At some point today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hand down a ruling in a case that will, for all intents and purposes, overturn the 1972 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. Essentially, today’s decision will be as oppressive and discriminatory as Plessy v. Ferguson. And just as dangerous. The ruling will bring back…

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