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(Petunia and Pals) Rapacious bloviator Laura Ingraham wants to know where is the feminist outrage? Phyllis Schlafly on line 1, Laura.
- Alabama! - Alabama is innovating the War on Women by introducing a bill that in essence declares that a fetus is an organ, and therefore Abortion Clinics must follow ambulatory clinic building codes and make it a felony — punishable by up to 10 years in prison — for a nurse, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant to dispense abortion-inducing medications. The ambulatory clinic building codes mean that some clinics would have to spend millions on renovations. And banning out-of-state doctors would making staffing a challenge. (Raw Story)
- Louisiana! - Boy exorcist and noted volcano scholar Bobby (Bubba) Jindal has cost Louisiana taxpayers for security as he travels about the country telling Republicans to not be stupid, or when he was telling them to vote for The Stench, or when he was advocating punishing politicians who supported marriage equality in Iowa. Bubba has visited 37 states on almost 170 trips, according to an AP tally of the travel announced by Jindal's office, and an Associated Press review of the expense statements filed by troopers shows at least $226,500 has been paid for out-of-state travel with Jindal since he took office in 2008. Of course to me that seems like a bargain compared to what Jindal costs Louisiana when he is at home giving taxpayer dollars to religious schools and trying to eliminate all income taxes. (Shreveport Times)
- Kansas! - Meanwhile Kansas schools will be teaching the controversy of climate change. Yes, it looks like an ALEC-model bill. (Think Progress)