Evening Reads: Look around Facebook

Hey, good evening!

Facebook has become quite the place for photoshop images of protest. By that I mean the kind of photos that make a political statement. So tonight I will bring you a few of these that I found on the ol’ circle box.

From the Being Liberal page:

Keeping with the vagina protest, from Planned Parenthood Southeast:

What’s the question you want Mitt Romney to answer on Wednesday? VOTE now! –> http://ask-mitt.com/

I have two more to share that touches on the war on women:

How extreme are restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion in your state? Check out our map to find out.

That cartoon was posted on the Republican War on Women page.

Hey, Media Matters is getting in the swing of things too, we go from the war on women to the war on the poor:

You all probably got a chance to see the live blog BB had going for the Warren/Brown debate, well check this out. From the F’d up Republican Party in Boston Boomer’s neck of the woods.

This one from Reuters is not photoshopped at all, it is the editor’s choice photo journalism pick for today and what a statement it makes:

A police officer uses his baton to hit an activist from the National Committee to protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports during a protest against the government in Dhaka September 30, 2012. Demonstrators demanding the government withdraw the recent power tariff hike marched towards the city’s energy ministry on Sunday, but were dispersed by local authorities using batons and tear gas, according to local media. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Our top photos from the past 24 hours http://blogs.reuters.com/fullfocus/2012/10/01/editors-choice-3/#a=1

After that we need something uplifting.  So….now, two feel good images. First is this one posted on the Voluptuous Vixens page:

BTW, that VV page is full of links and pictures that, “Promoting a positive atmosphere for CONFIDENT women who embrace their curves (and those who adore them) to freely discuss hot topics and issues.”

And….this is a picture that Wonk the Vote posted on her wall, it is a picture of the First Lady and I thought it was great:

I just love the connection between Michelle Obama and the baby girl…it is genuine too!

So, any of you finding cool stuff on the web? Be sure to post the links!


30 Comments on “Evening Reads: Look around Facebook”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    That racist Warren sign is actually the work of one person. There actually isn’t much of a Republican Party here. That’s why Brown has to get his money from out of state.

    I love that photo of Michelle with the baby too.

  2. bostonboomer says:

    NY Jets owner would rather have Mitt Romney elected president than his team have a winning season.

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  5. pdgrey says:

    JJ, excellent links! And I just don’t know how these racist people get away with this crap. You would think their neighbors would shame them.

  6. RalphB says:

    Barney Frank is a great debate analyst!

  7. bostonboomer says:

    Eric Cantor claims in debate that he didn’t vote for the Sequester even though he did.

    • pdgrey says:

      Apparently the highlight of the debate by most debate watchers Powell to Cantor: “I’m not attacking you, I’m DESCRIBING you”.

    • pdgrey says:

      good comment
      … at which point, the President got me in a headlock.

    • dakinikat says:

      Is being a Republican synonymous with lying?

      • pdgrey says:

        yes I think it is. Here’s another thin Powell said to Cantor
        Wayne Powell to Eric Cantor “You don’t like government, you should just get out” And,
        “How could you vote against paying our service wo/men and then vote to continue your pay?

  8. dakinikat says:

    Noam Chomsky says “if he lived in a swing state he would vote ‘against Romney-Ryan, which means voting for Obama’.” http://bit.ly/SYXkvy

  9. pdgrey says:

    Now I know why Cantor agreed to the debate. He didn’t think he could lose.

    The event, sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, is only open to chamber members and campaign guests who obtain tickets

  10. NW Luna says:

    That map & the insurance restrictions on abortion — that is sickening. I don’t want to think about how horrible it would be to find out that 1) you got pregnant from rape and 2) you have to come up with the money to free your body from what the rapist caused.

  11. RalphB says:

    One of the weirdest movie ideas ever and it worked.

    NYT: A Mockumentary Pulls In Real Players

    TORONTO — During the Jan. 3 broadcast of ABC’s “World News Tonight” Diane Sawyer introduced a heartbreaking segment from the Iowa caucus, featuring a distraught voter being consoled by Mitt Romney. “Save the small families of America,” she begged through tears, as Mr. Romney hugged her and promised he would.

    As audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival recently discovered, that was no conservative Christian in Mr. Romney’s arms. It was the actress Jane Edith Wilson, star of “Janeane From Des Moines,” which might be called a mockumentary but which features a rather prestigious lineup of supporting players, including Mr. Romney, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. They were running in this year’s Republican primaries as “Janeane” went shopping for a candidate to support.

  12. RalphB says:

    The suit is based on broad institutional misconduct and not on some specific deals.

    NYT: JPMorgan Unit Is Sued Over Mortgage Securities Pools

    The federal mortgage task force that was formed in January by the Justice Department filed its first complaint against a big bank on Monday, citing a broad pattern of misconduct in the packaging and sale of mortgage securities during the housing boom.

    The civil suit against Bear Stearns & Company, now a unit of JPMorgan Chase, was brought in New York State Supreme Court by Eric T. Schneiderman, the attorney general who is also a co-chairman of the task force, known as the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group.

    The complaint contends that Bear Stearns and its lending unit, EMC Mortgage, defrauded investors who purchased mortgage securities packaged by the companies from 2005 through 2007.

    The firms made material misrepresentations about the quality of the loans in the securities, the lawsuit said, and ignored evidence of broad defects among the loans that they pooled and sold to investors.