Pig Castrator Joni Ernst Hosted a Motorcycle Rally for GOP Hopefuls

That creaking, clanking noise you hear faintly—so faintly—is the sound of the 2016 presidential election rolling inexorably in our direction. But right now much of the action is centered in Iowa, where, FYI, Republican senator Joni Ernst (who first came to our attention with an ad proudly touting her hog-castration… »6/08/15 3:30pm6/08/15 3:30pm


College Student Asks Rick Perry If He'd Have Anal Sex for Donations

On Sunday night, outgoing Texas governor Rick Perry headed to Dartmouth College to talk with their eager young Republicans, a trip that took an awkward turn when a group of activist students attempted to ask him some extremely indelicate questions about his stance on homosexuality. They included, "Do you dislike… »11/10/14 3:30pm11/10/14 3:30pm

Rick Perry Uses Joan Rivers' Death to Justify Awful Texas Abortion Law

In a recent speech, America's least likable Reptoid Rick Perry drew an idiotic and completely specious parallel between the harsh and medically unnecessary abortion restrictions in his state and Joan Rivers' recent tragic death. If you were ever worried that anti-choice politicians had run out of stupid and offensive… »9/22/14 3:50pm9/22/14 3:50pm

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Says Being Gay is Like Being an Alchoholic

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has such a history with bigoted comments, it's almost hard to imagine Texas politics without them. While, Perry was selling California businesses on the value of moving operations to Texas and talking energy independence at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, the longest serving Texas… »6/12/14 9:59pm6/12/14 9:59pm

It's been a crazy year for us women folk.

It's been a crazy year for us women folk. But there have been a number of banner moments, from Beyonce finally articulating that she is indeed a feminist to Texas State Senator Wendy Davis filibustering her state's Senate for 13 hours to stop an anti-choice bill. Over at PolicyMic, they've culled the best of the best;… »12/11/13 6:20pm12/11/13 6:20pm

So What The Hell Just Happened With That Texas Abortion Law?

Earlier this afternoon, Twitter was, uh, a-twitter with news that a judge had struck down that awful Texas law that Wendy Davis filibustered back in June. But it's not all sunshine and roses and dancing in a field wearing adorable matching orange tee shirts; only part of the law was struck down, and the state of… »10/28/13 5:50pm10/28/13 5:50pm

Better Birth Control Could Save Taxpayers $12.5 Billion Per Year

These days, you can't swing an IUD around the US Capitol rotunda without hitting at least one politician who claims Americans are Taxed Enough Already!111! and in the same breath claim that both birth control and abortion are goddamn abominations (one of those politicians ran for Vice President last year!). Turns… »10/23/13 1:20pm10/23/13 1:20pm

Anita Perry Accidentally Says Abortion ‘Could Be’ a Woman’s Right

On Sautrday in the big, heat-warped skillet of the state that is Texas, Anita Perry said a true thing about abortion possibly being “a women’s right” that she’ll probably regret for the next few days when she has to watch her husband sulk over his morning cornflakes. Either that, or the GOP is the elaborate trolling… »9/29/13 2:00pm9/29/13 2:00pm

Woman Scolded By Doctor For Having A Hickey, Being a Big Slutty Slut

Texas Governor Rick Perry has already solidified his place in the annals of women's history as the has the political equivalent of scheisse porn *don't Google that*. But as frustrating as it is to read about Perry's antics from elsewhere, what Texas women face in Perry's disastrous wake is much, much worse. »9/17/13 10:30pm9/17/13 10:30pm

GOP Adviser Reminds Twitter That Calling Wendy Davis Stupid Is Stupid

Not content to let Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott wade into the stupid pool without a spotter, political adviser David Carney, the mastermind who made Rick Perry seem like a perfectly acceptable politician to the Texas voting public, decided it’d be great to criticize Wendy Davis on Twitter. Because that … »9/15/13 12:00pm9/15/13 12:00pm

Triumph of the GOP Supervillains: Texas Senate Passes Abortion Bill

Less than a week after the Texas House of Representatives passed an unreasonably onerous bill restricting safe and legal access to abortion, the Texas Senate has followed suit, passing the abortion restrictions by a vote of 19 to 11. In other words, if the Texas abortion debate were a superhero movie, Gov. Rick Perry… »7/13/13 12:00pm7/13/13 12:00pm

Special Deal for Texas Ladies: Cheap 'n Easy Flea Market Abortions

The Texas House of Representatives recently voted to pass the notoriously godawful legislation that would close most, if not all, the abortion clinics in the state. Don't fret, Texas gals: you can still get abortion pills at your local flea market! Who needs safe and legal healthcare when you can get taken advantage… »7/11/13 11:30am7/11/13 11:30am