Urgutha Forka
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10:50 AM yesterday Urgutha Forka commented on The Racists Are Not Afraid Anymore.
When you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.

/that's a quote but I don't know the source.
Jan 19 Urgutha Forka commented on Obamacare: Evil. Less Evil. But Still Evil..
@18, if I could have babies, I'd send you to the front of the line. The snark about asking your employer to pay for car insurance is gold, btw.

But yeah, the entire idea of employer-based health coverage is bizarre to begin with, and completely and utterly anti-american and anti-capitalism. I haven't studied the history of it, but honestly, how the hell did this country come to embrace employers being responsible for their employees health care, for fucks sake? Makes no sense to me.
Jan 19 Urgutha Forka commented on Obamacare: Evil. Less Evil. But Still Evil..
One other thing:

Our current system is anti-business.

Companies provide health insurance to their workers as part of their total compensation, thus actual salaries are lower. This makes U.S. companies less competitive to foreign workers who already have health coverage and don't need it from their job, and it eats into the profit margins of the business.

You'd think republicans, with all their bullshit pro-business talk, would jump all over this as a great reason to have government funded healthcare so that our companies can go be more appealing around the world.
Jan 19 Urgutha Forka commented on The Morning News: Man Shot By Stray Bullet While Sleeping, Trump Tweets Campy Pic of Himself Writing Inaugural Speech.
@4,

Not sure if serious...?

I'm guessing Charles staged the photo, browbeaten look and all, to satirize Trump's staged photo.
Jan 19 Urgutha Forka commented on You Can't Turn Off Trump.
We should all be fighting in defense of the First Amendment just as vehemently as the gun nuts fight in defense of the Second Amendment.

Trump is openly attacking the free press.
Jan 19 Urgutha Forka commented on You Can't Turn Off Trump.
@7,

The guy that lost to Hillary?
Jan 18 Urgutha Forka commented on The Abortion Rate is the Lowest It's Been Since the '70s. It'll Probably Go Up Again with the GOP in Power.
@5,
Maybe this article should also mention that abortion rates have been declining since 1980.
It does say that. Right in the beginning. The fourth sentence in the article says "The abortion rate has been declining for decades — down from a peak of 29.3 in 1980 and 1981." It's right there in Megan's snippet.

Are you just trolling?
Jan 18 Urgutha Forka commented on The Abortion Rate is the Lowest It's Been Since the '70s. It'll Probably Go Up Again with the GOP in Power.
That's what I mean though. Simply saying you oppose abortion doesn't mean you actually oppose it. Calling an apple a banana doesn't make it a banana.

They say they're against abortion because it's more socially acceptable to say that than to say they're in favor of punishing women, which is the way they truly feel.

It's the same argument that happens here on a regular basis. If they truly opposed abortion--ostensibly because they care about the life of the child--that would play out in their actions. They'd support contraception, they'd go after the men as much as the women, they'd support maternity leave and funding for low income parents, cheap and accessible day care, etc. But they support none of that. Because they DON'T care about the child, and they DON'T care if a child is being killed or not. They only care about making the lives of women miserable.
Jan 18 Urgutha Forka commented on Betsy DeVos: We Need Guns In Schools to Protect Children From Grizzly Bears.
What @7 and 10 said,

Her lack of knowledge about our country's education system is startling. Focusing on this idiotic bear comment will distract from the very real and frightening fact that she simply doesn't know the basic arguments, positions, and functioning of the department she's been tapped to lead.
Jan 18 Urgutha Forka commented on The Abortion Rate is the Lowest It's Been Since the '70s. It'll Probably Go Up Again with the GOP in Power.
Republicans aren't against abortion. They've never been against abortion.

If their wives/daughters needed/wanted an abortion they wouldn't think twice about it.

Republicans are against low income and minority women having freedom, because they use that freedom to (often) work against republicans.

Stop believing their lies.