"Bedtime Story" by Jeffrey Whitmore (via meandrous)
Careful, honey, it’s loaded,” he said, reentering the bedroom.
Her back rested against the headboard. “This for your wife?”
“No. Too chancy. I’m hiring a professional.”
“How about me?”
He smirked. “Cute. But who’d be dumb enough to hire a lady hit man?”
She wet her lips, sighting along the barrel.
(Source: talesofnorth, via vista-cruiser)
Sara Hellwege, a pro-life nurse-midwife, is suing the Tampa Family Health Centers for discrimination. Her lawsuit argues that the center didn’t hire her based on her religious beliefs. Hellwege opposes some of the most popular methods of birth control and told the potential employer that she would not prescribe or recommend non-barrier methods of contraception to women even if they requested it.
like i’d be terrified to move to america purely because i could randomly get shot by a private handgun (wtf) and then be charged for medical treatment (double wtf)
"So we don’t have a debt crisis, and never did. Why did everyone important seem to think otherwise? To be fair, there has been some real good news about the long-run fiscal prospect, mainly from health care. But it’s hard to escape the sense that debt panic was promoted because it served a political purpose — that many people were pushing the notion of a debt crisis as a way to attack Social Security and Medicare. And they did immense damage along the way, diverting the nation’s attention from its real problems — crippling unemployment, deteriorating infrastructure and more — for years on end."
The deficit crisis is fake. (via salon)