If every U.S. family replaced one regular light bulb with a CFL, it would eliminate 90 billion pounds of greenhouse gases, the same as taking 7.5 million cars off the road.
It seems like everyone is running away from their anti-choice record these days.
When his Democratic challenger, Christie Vilsack, brought up his extreme position, Rep. King insisted,
"If I were opposed to it, I would have introduced a bill. I mean, look at my history. I have had 16 years out there. I don’t know why they have to make things up."
Rep. Steve King has an extreme anti-contraception voting record. Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?
- This is the guy who thinks states should be able to ban birth control, but not foie gras.
- Since coming to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2003, Rep. King has voted six times to defund, block or restrict family-planning programs.
- Rep. King also cosponsored H.R.1179 - the House counterpart to the infamous Blunt Amendment, which would have allowed any employer to deny coverage of birth control to employees for virtually any reason.
- And just last year, Rep. King made these extreme comments on the House floor regarding the Affordable Care Act and the no-cost birth control mandate :"Preventing babies from being born is not medicine. That’s not constructive to our culture and our civilization. If we let our birth rate down below the replacement rate, we are a dying civilization."
Rep. King is trying to appear moderate on birth control, but we’re not fooled. Nice try, Rep. King, but your extreme anti-contraception record speaks for itself.
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As a married dyke who does not engage in anything even remotely resembling activities that could result in procreation… the war on women terrifies me. I can’t even imagine what it must be like for my straight and bi sisters, particularly those that either do or wish to have a sex life that includes sperm production in any form.
Recently an article in the New York Times was published entitled “University is Uneasy as Court Ruling Allows Guns on Campus” by Dan Frosch. It outlines the anxiety of educators teaching at the University of Colorado at Boulder in response to the March State Supreme Court ruling that …
Portage County is preparing to sell its water off to Hydraulic Fracturing companies at DISCOUNT PRICES. 1-5 million gallons of water per well, 800 wells in Ohio alone (and permits growing by the thousands every day).Cleveland citizens, by contrast, who use an average of 75,000 gallons per year (average 4 person family) will be experiencing a 9% rate increase for the next 4 years.
The water is returned, contaminated, and pumped back into the ground - the ground, which holds the aquifers where we get our drinking water.
Fracking is responsible for the earthquakes in Youngstown and the deaths in nearby Pennsylvania.
STOP OHIO FRACKING NOW!
Earlier today, the Fraser Institute released its “Economic Freedom of the World: 2012 Annual Report.” Analyzing data from 144 countries based on 42 distinct variables, the study’s authors rank countries according to their relative level of economic freedom.
After ranking 2nd in 2000, the U.S. falls to 18th in this year’s report. As the authors explain:
“The United States has fallen precipitously from second in 2000 to eighth in 2005 and 19th in 2010 (unadjusted ranking of 18th). By 2009, the United States had fallen behind Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Chile, and Mauritius, countries that chose not to follow the path of massive growth in government financed by borrowing that is now the most prominent characteristic of US fiscal policy. By 2010, the United States had also fallen behind Finland and Denmark, two European welfare states. Moreover, it now trails Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Estonia, Taiwan, and Qatar, countries that are not usually perceived of as bastions of economic freedom.”