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America's Taliban by poasterchild America's Taliban by poasterchild
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Supreme-Commissar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so true.
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Blubirdss Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did not understand :shrug:
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LuckETA Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's comparing a (popular) American political party to the Taliban (an evil group in Afganistan) and indeed they are striking similar.
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Blubirdss Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOh ! thank you :awww:
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LuckETA Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :3
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Blubirdss Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If it's an evil group,what the other countries doing ?
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LuckETA Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Taliban? Or the republicans? If you mean the Taliban, they were kicked out of power by NATO and afghan rebels o3o Though... unfortunately they're not so dead and may retake power some day ;-;
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Blubirdss Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As far I know it's not only JUST not dead but is in FULL life :(
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LuckETA Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes...that's true ;_;
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urvogel7 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Not just women's rights, but also their plans to abolish civil unions for homosexual couples.
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da-parrot-masta Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
id love to fav this, but my family might find this and ban me from this site. They are mostly conservatives/
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da-parrot-masta Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
finally, love this quote.
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0L50NJ4 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMEN!
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:-)
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Dravazed Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Plausible. Here's a question: if they are the Taliban, then who/what are the Democrats?
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I've thought about this for two weeks. It's like the difference between Ebola virus and anthrax (bacillus anthracis): they will both kill your ass, but at least there's an acceptable treatment for anthrax, so you might survive the infection.
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Dravazed Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
The irony is that the immediate danger is coming from your preferred disease--the one who asked for an *emergency* stay while seeking court to validate indef. detainment of citizens by military (NDAA). If court *doesn't* give this up, it will likely go to the Supreme Court. Remember them? Obama would be very comfy, sending his authoritarian wish list there. That says everything you need to know about him. And if by some fluke *they* didn't give him what he wanted, then there's the handy Executive Directive (I believe it's called), which he has used far more than any other President. This man is a tyrant, and he's aiming for a setup that will mean the future Romneys (for example) will have this power. Better disease?
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Well, you know from my published work here that I could not agree with you more about Obama and civil liberties, including NDAA, CISPA, and H.R.347. I'm gonna hold my nose, register to vote, and vote for him though only because I think he is marginally better on economic issues an a lot better on women's issues than is Romney. I'm not willing to risk watching the demise of unemployment insurance, food stamps, Medicare, Social Security and other parts of the "safety net" which is guaranteed if there is a Republican victory in November.
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Dravazed Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
If there's war on Iran, and he has power of rounding people up, maybe you won't be bothered. But if you raise a ruckus, you may find your cell less comfortable than you'd like. So long.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I've taken my chances with the Feds before, and I am willing to take them again if that becomes necessary. I'm sorry that this is so contentious. Sometimes friends disagree. I mean, the only thing I can think to do is to go to my Congressman -- a Tea Party freshman elected in 2010 who voted against NDAA and publicized it-- and ask him to introduce legislation blocking an appeal. I think they can do that. That's the problem, in the absence of an existing mass movement that puts war abroad and repression at home at the top of the political agenda, I can't think of much more to do that has a chance of affecting the opinions of large numbers of people.

As far a locking people up in the event of a war with Iran, do you really think any of us would be any safer with Romney in the White House?
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Dravazed Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Either O or R will be a disaster--that's the point. I believe you--and many other people--don't realize what Obama is, and is trying to do. This smiling psychopath is very consciously undermining all protections of law. There is *no protection at all* once one person, whoever that is, has the power both to summarily order anyone killed as well as the power to order anyone indefinitely detained. It's that simple and to me, obvious. We have seen this before in history, and now it's our turn. Dems and GOP both fully complicit in this, and they offer us nothing but more steps towards tyranny.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Well, I surely do know who Obama is. See, for example [link] [link] [link] [link] [link], and this [link]. I caught a lot of shit for some of these, especially [link], so, perhaps you're being a bit too harsh with me because of my position that I'm voting for the Big O because economically I think he will do incrementally more to protect and assist the poor and working people, the elderly, wounded veterans, and others. You tweeted most of these, so it's not like you haven't been exposed to my view of Obama before.

Look, if it pisses you off that much, fuck it, I'll stay home on election day. Virginia will probably go for Obama anyway, and the troglodytes where I live will no doubt re-elect their Tea Party incumbent for a second term. Actually, he agrees with you and me on NDAA and has been very public in his opposition, so make of that what you will.

The so-called left in this country has got to get over the doctrinaire rigidity that I detect here, my brother. This is not Europe. This is a two-party system that forces everything toward the center. In multi-party systems, small parties can elect national representation and have at least a seat at the table, even if they poll maybe only 5 to 10% of the vote. In this system, given our stage of development and organization the best we're gonna get is to force policy changes, maybe get a Cabinet or sub-Cabinet portfolio, some judicial appointments, shit like that. Personally, I'd like to see a Progressive Party in this country in the tradition of La Follette, Debs, Heywood, both Roosevelts, John L. Lewis, Victor Reuther, Cesar Chavez, and Martin Luther King. Is that going to happen? I am not betting on it. Perhaps, if things get a lot worse economically it will come.

In the meantime, it is pretty clear to me that in terms of bread and butter issues and women's rights, Obama and the Democrats are better than Romney and the Republicans. It is hard for me to justify not doing anything to defeat the Republicans to protect these groups from the worst of the excesses the 1% has in mind for the rest of us.
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SpongeMuffin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
What the other person said. The democrats are the ones who understand how to run a government respectfully.
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LuckETA Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The people with even half common sense

(as in NOT racist misogynist homophobes you would rather die than help other people and cringe at the sound of freedom or liberty and are scared of people having an education or suceeding =/)
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da-parrot-masta Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amen
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MechaTails7218 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Funny you came up with this piece right now, as I was just watching this: [link]
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Chargrin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried explaining this to a bunch of people who were in full support of the Arizona conception law. I told then that since there is now a law that state specifically when conception is ( 2 weeks BEFORE a woman's last period) then despite the truth and medical/scientific knowledge against it, the personhood act could be used to outlaw any form of contraception including condoms as well as putting invetro fertilization in jeopardy. The argument I received was " the Arizona law doesn't outlaw birth control !" (no one seems to have seen the line about 'combined with Personhood Act', and " Doctors already use a woman's last period as a guideline so what's the difference?". What's the difference? Really?!? The difference is that doctors admit from day 1 that using the date of a woman's last period is only a guess until they can do an ultrasound to confirm age and correct the due date, they get it wrong a lot. I was pregnant with my oldest son and they tried to tell me he was due in April. He would have died if they had induced me instead of correcting the date to June when they did an ultra sound so the standard of using a woman's last period to come up with fetal age is anything but an exact science to be followed without question. #2 The Personhood act simply states that from the moment of conception ( defined by Arizona law as up to a month before a woman even thinks of having sex) the embryo has the full rights and protection under the law as an adult. So using a condom or birth control pills would be preventing a life and could possibly be charged as murder under these laws. Same for IVF. For IVF to work you have to make several embryos, not all are viable but because of the law the doctors can at minimum be charged with negligent homicide if an embryo doesn't survive.
So apparently with these laws combine no one would be able to use contraceptives, at all. Infertile couples wouldn't be allowed to try for children because what sane doctor is gonna put themselves in that kind of trouble. " Abstinence is Best!" seems to be the motto for these people. Did they forget that its not just hookers that use birth control? Married people use it all the time. I have 2 kids and my husband has a great job but I don't want 12 more kids that I can't afford to care for just because someone else doesn't believe in birth control. Again" Abstinence is Best". Go tell that to your husband or wife and see the reaction. " NO dear we had enough kids so its time we got separate rooms because we can't sleep together till after you go through menopause just to be sure." Stupid people amaze me. Oh and these are the same people screaming about the poor being on welfare and Medicaid. " Quit having more kids than you can afford! I don't wanna pay for your food stamp or medical care!"
Ever hear the phrase you can't have your cake and eat it too?
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da-parrot-masta Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
it goes against Roe v. Wade decision
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Chargrin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It does but they are trying to get that overturned. I know that the supreme court decision should stand but when the supreme court is made up of fossils that agree with the Republican stance or are cherry picked by the incoming president then it can easily over turn that case.
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da-parrot-masta Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
as a sign said "Roe v. Wade or dont get laid"
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Chargrin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol exactly XD
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X-Cannibal Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
why is part of his beard and his eyebrows purple? Other than that, nice political poster.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Because I messed around with the black and white balance, the tint, the color temperature and some other variables and then slightly posterized the image to get a nice color contrast between the purple turban, robe, and beard, and the fuschia type.
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X-Cannibal Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well i still like it, keep up the good work!
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks so much!
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Cassini90125 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Sounds about right. :thumbsup:
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zacharyp99 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that both parties are America's Taliban. It just depends on who's running the country currently.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Check out the respective parties' platform positions on abortion, contraception, and other women's rights and then tell me that. I'm no partisan Democrat, but in this election there is a clear choice.
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zacharyp99 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Real quick question here...
What are your views on abortion?
Not trying to start a war here.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I fully support completely unfettered access to abortion, contraception, family planning services, and other women's health services. I believe that the decision to have or not have an abortion is the woman's, in consultation should she choose with her family, her physician, and her God if she happens to be a person of faith. No one else has a legitimate right to impose their religious views on anyone else.

Understand that what the Republicans are up to is to outlaw contraception as well as abortion by reversing a case called Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) which overturned Connecticut's ban on the prescription or sale of contraception in the state, and made physicians who prescribed it criminally liable. Griswold enshrined Constitutional protection for a "right to privacy," and is critical to the foundation of civil liberties in this country. That's their real target, and if you read their policy statements on abortion you'll see what I'm talking about.

You ought to read Griswold too so you'll understand what is at stake.

No, no wars permitted here. If you hold an opposing view, that's fine, make a poster and post it on your own gallery. Thanks for contributing.
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