fuckyeahdrugpolicy:

Florida: Welfare drug-testing yields 2% positive results | The Tampa Tribune

08/24/11—Since the state began testing welfare applicants for drugs in July, about 2 percent have tested positive, preliminary data shows.
Ninety-six percent proved to be drug free — leaving the state on the hook to reimburse the cost of their tests.
The initiative may save the state a few dollars anyway, bearing out one of Gov. Rick Scott’s arguments for implementing it. But the low test fail-rate undercuts another of his arguments: that people on welfare are more likely to use drugs.
At Scott’s urging, the Legislature implemented the new requirement earlier this year that applicants for temporary cash assistance pass a drug test before collecting any benefits.
The law, which took effect July 1, requires applicants to pay for their own drug tests. Those who test drug-free are reimbursed by the state, and those who fail cannot receive benefits for a year. +

fuckyeahdrugpolicy:

Florida: Welfare drug-testing yields 2% positive results | The Tampa Tribune

08/24/11—Since the state began testing welfare applicants for drugs in July, about 2 percent have tested positive, preliminary data shows.

Ninety-six percent proved to be drug free — leaving the state on the hook to reimburse the cost of their tests.

The initiative may save the state a few dollars anyway, bearing out one of Gov. Rick Scott’s arguments for implementing it. But the low test fail-rate undercuts another of his arguments: that people on welfare are more likely to use drugs.

At Scott’s urging, the Legislature implemented the new requirement earlier this year that applicants for temporary cash assistance pass a drug test before collecting any benefits.

The law, which took effect July 1, requires applicants to pay for their own drug tests. Those who test drug-free are reimbursed by the state, and those who fail cannot receive benefits for a year. +

I got a story. A couple of weeks ago I was tabling for my university’s VOX (Planned Parenthood) chapter. I’m mostly there to recruit, telling people about our campaigns, and what we do—nothing special. Some dude walking by saw my table and yelled really loudly “ABSTINENCE! Just sayin’.” and then walked off. I just stare at him like “WTF ARE YOU? What is your problem?”. Seriously, from him you would’ve thought I was representing the Orgy Enthusiasts Club or something.

Mod addition: Ahahaha. Oh man, that reminds me of the time a guy in an elevator called me a whore because I offered a condom, and then told me “I don’t need those, I’m married” like being married means you can’t be subject to unwanted pregnancies or STIs. Oh people.

[Image:A Twitter message from our old friend Alexander Cohen (username: arclights): He says: ‘Should be easy to believe Michelle Malkin is conservative from her picture: she’s pretty, smiling, not giving the finger.’]
Here he goes again, this time comparing liberal women to angry straw feminists.
*mod note*
He’s also pulling the “teehee, liberal women are ugly which makes them more wrong!” Stay classy, asshole.

[Image:A Twitter message from our old friend Alexander Cohen (username: arclights): He says: ‘Should be easy to believe Michelle Malkin is conservative from her picture: she’s pretty, smiling, not giving the finger.’]

Here he goes again, this time comparing liberal women to angry straw feminists.

*mod note*

He’s also pulling the “teehee, liberal women are ugly which makes them more wrong!” Stay classy, asshole.

Ultra(un)sound

You’ve probably heard the “show the woman the ultrasound before they have an abortion” arguments, but I just read a good piece on it that re frames it as something of a slut-shaming tactic. I thought you might want to read/share it.
http://thecurvature.com/2010/06/01/anti-choice-ultrasound-laws-dont-change-abortion-rates-but-continue-getting-tougher/

Possible trigger: slut shaming, rape Alternative titles for HR3

welcometothethundercone:

—since it is officially named the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”, which is a total misnomer given that that already exists in the form of the Hyde Amendment (I mean, it’s pretty clearly a gimmick to get public support [for something that already passed I can’t even]).

Anyway, some alternative and equally misleading titles for HR3:

  • The We Love Kittens Why Don’t You Act
  • The Did You Know Bin Laden Loved Abortions Act
  • The Sluts Hate Cupcakes Act
  • The I Hear that Women Who Have Sex Also Kick Puppies Act

Or, maybe they could go with an outright honest title for their bill.

  • The You Were Raped? Have You Considered That It Was All Your Fault? Act
  • The Women Are Sluts/Blame Eve Act
  • The Hold On Just One Second Young Lady If You Think You’re Going to Be Responsible For Your Own Reproductive Choices You’re Sorely Mistaken Act
  • The I Don’t Give Two Shits About Your Rights Act.

This is fantastic.

(via savagemike)

We need you to come in and lock shields, and strengthen up the men who are going to the fight for you. To let these other women know on the other side — these planned Parenthood women, the Code Pink women, and all of these women that have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness — to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient. That’s what we need you to do. Because if you don’t, then the debt will continue to grow … deficits will continue to grow.

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), speaking to a right-wing women’s group in Florida. Wait for it…

Link

(via stupidpeoplesayingstupidthings)

Wow.