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NBC Developing Dramedy Inspired By Former Texas Senator Wendy Davis

The Adventures of Abortion Barbie?

wendy davis

Deadline: Wendy Davis made national headlines in 2013 for filibustering anti-abortion legislation in the Texas Senate. Now the former Democratic state senator is poised for more national attention as the inspiration for a dramedy series in development at NBC.

Written by Jennifer Cecil, the untitled project centers on a female Democratic senator who, after losing the Texas governor’s race, gets her world turned upside down. In the vein of The Good Wife, while she pieces her pride back together, she goes to work in the law firm of her best friend — a black male Republican — and discovers that with no political future to protect, she can unshackle her inner badass.

Cecil and Davis executive produce alongside Sue Naegle via her Naegle Ink banner and Karen Sherwood. Universal TV is the studio.

A Harvard-educated lawyer, Davis represented District 10 in the Texas Senate from 2009-15. She made national news in June 2013 when she staged an 11-hour filibuster to block a Senate bill imposing major new restrictions on abortions. The filibuster, which drew support from President Obama, was successful, but the bill ultimately passed. The move made Davis a political star, leading to a run for governor last year, which she lost in the general election. Since then, Davis had been working on a new women’s equality initiative targeting millennials.

Former Private Practice executive producer/co-head writer Cecil is an an executive producer on NBC’s upcoming medical drama Heartbreaker. Her résumé also includes stints as a co-executive producer on AMC’s Hell On Wheels and CBS’ Hostages.


T-Mobile data breach alert!

I have a membership in LifeLock.

Just received this notification from LifeLock about a massive data breach of T-Mobile:

T-Mobile data breach

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Right-wing media calls a minority woman a “monkey”

Just kidding. It was a tolerant and compassionate left wing rag.

michelle malkin

Salon: The number of dead and injured at Umpqua Community College in Oregon is unconfirmed as I write this on Thursday afternoon. Early reports said as many as 20 people were killed, but that has since been revised down to 10, with another 10 or so injured. As always happens in a chaotic news event like a mass shooting, it will take some time to sort it all out.

Often in the wake of an act like Thursday’s, I have suggested that the anti-gun control crowd have the decency to shut the fuck up for a day or two. That is because for all the caterwauling of gun control advocates, it seems clear to me that they have lost the fight. Contrary to the right-wing paranoia, the Second Amendment is in no danger of being repealed. It is nearly impossible to push even the mildest gun control measures through legislatures at either the federal or state level. The Senate took months to confirm our current surgeon general because he’d had the temerity to suggest research on the causes of gun violence might help us find solutions to reduce it. Gun nuts: You’ve won! It’s all over but the shooting shouting!

But no. The news barely broke before conservatives were all hands on deck to find scapegoats and spout the usual litany of talking points. You couldn’t throw a rock without hitting a #tcot saying the aftermath of the shooting is too soon to talk about gun control measures because that would be “politicizing” a tragedy. Presumably the special snowflakes of the anti-gun control crowd will tell the rest of society when they have mourned enough so that their delicate constitutions might permit us to have such a conversation.

National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke was quick to blame the media and second the idea that reporting on shootings leads to copycats. Right-wing rage monkey Michelle Malkin suggested gun control advocates refrain from commenting on breaking news of shootings, for reasons that elude all reasonable explanation. Does she think we’re going to find out the shooter used a marshmallow gun or actually stabbed all his victims with a grapefruit spoon?

BuzzFeed writer Joel Anderson tweeted a perfectly anodyne, if sarcastic, observation about the availability of guns in America. For this, a conservative writer for the Washington Free Beacon went after him and brought along so many conservatives that Anderson seems to have briefly deactivated his account. Perhaps he was remembering what happened to another BuzzFeed writer who had the gall to comment on Twitter about another shooting in July and was immediately slapped down by the conservative thought police.

Read the rest of their dribble here.

Remember, you’re dealing with this:

liberal brain

h/t Twitchy


Obama regime’s FBI-ATF issue safety alert to Philadelphia schools for today, Oct. 5

Four days after a lone gunman singled out Christians for slaughter on a college campus in Roseburg, Oregon, the FBI and the ATF issued an alert to all Philadelphia area colleges and universities to be on the alert for violence today, October 5, after a threat of violence was made in social media.

NBC Philadelphia reports that the FBI released the following statement:

Out of an abundance of caution, the FBI Philadelphia Field Office notified local colleges and universities of a social media posting which threatened violence at a Philadelphia-area college or university for Monday, October 5. 

No specific college or university was identified in the posting. We encourage students, faculty, and employees at area colleges and universities to follow the guidance of their campus security officials.

The FBI will continue to work with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to investigate threats of violence, and, as always, we ask the public to report suspicious activity to law enforcement.

Officials have not revealed where they found the threat. However, several reports have mentioned a post on the popular imageboard website 4chan in which a user writes:

On October 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM CT, a fellow robot will take up arms against a university near Philadelphia. His cries will be heard, his victims will cower in fear, and the strength of the Union will decay a little more.

Below is the actual message posted on 4chan, calling on all “robots” to join the “Beta Rebellion”:

↓Click image below to enlarge↓

warning of violence against Philadelphia schools on 4chan

Bi-racial Oregon shooter Chris Harper-Mercer, who wrote he would be “welcomed in Hell and embraced by the devil,” reportedly had also posted a warning of impending violence on the same 4chan website.

Another alert sent to Temple University students and faculty provided more details on the Philadelphia threat. A Temple University official wrote:

Temple University, along with other colleges and universities in our region, has learned from the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) that a threat of violence has been made online against ‘a university near Philadelphia. This posting states an action could take place at 1 p.m. central (2 p.m. eastern) Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.

Temple University, Drexel University and Villanova University have all notified their students, faculty and staff of the alert. Their respective campus police  are coordinating with Philadelphia and nearby police.

Drexel University plans on increasing patrols on campus Monday. Drexel students are urged to call Drexel Public Safety at 215-895-2222 or 911 if they noticed any suspicious activity, person or package.

Villanova students are urged to be aware of your surroundings and to report any suspicious activity or behavior to the Department of Public Safety at 610-519-4444.

H/t James Tracy

The pace is quickening. Can you feel it?

I expect Obama and the Left to use this purported threat of violence against Philadelphia as one more piece of ammunition in their call for gun control.  (See DCG’s “Obama goes beyond mere gun control, hints at confiscation“)


How This Trans Woman Is Making #FreeTheNipple As Inclusive As Possible

I still don’t realize the power of #freethenipple.

demone2 Courtney Demone is a trans woman currently undergoing hormone replacement therapy and, as such, is starting to grow breasts. This experience, she wrote in a Mashable essay published Wednesday, has led her to realize the power of #FreeTheNipple in a new way — and how it can truly benefit others.

Courtney Demone/Free All Bodies (Facebook)

Courtney Demone/Free All Bodies (Facebook)

“When people start to consistently see me as a woman, my privilege to be comfortably topless in public will be gone for good,” she writes. “We can challenge that.”

Demone’s solution? She’s launching the hashtag #DoIHaveBoobsNow and will post topless images of herself on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. She will do so, she writes, “until those networks decide that my breasts have developed enough to be sexualized and worthy of censorship” or, ideally, change their policies.


A history of censorship: As Mic‘s Zak Cheney-Rice reported earlier this year, gender-nonconforming performance artist Jason Green’s photos were removed from Facebook in June because of a sensuous nipple peaking out of Green’s top. While Facebook allows users to choose from a very long list of gender identities, the network still decides which nipples must be censored based on the male/female binary.

“It’s decent on a surface level that Facebook has recognized there’s not a gender binary,” Jenn Pozner, founding director of Women in Media and News, told Mic in June. “But their community standards still show all kinds of binary thinking.”

Why it matters: In the context of transitioning visibly from male to female, and the many types of losses of privilege, Demone noted the fact that she doesn’t feel as comfortable as she once did being topless is not the most jarring loss of privilege, but it’s still an example of “sexism that comes with living in a female body.”

Before she came out, Demone said, she rarely ever felt unsafe in public. “Now, it happens almost every time I leave the house,” she writes. “It’s my femininity, not my being transgender, that has brought about much of this privilege loss, and it’s misogyny that robs women of these privileges.”

I’m sick of these whiny women who claim being a woman makes them feel unsafe. Maybe if they felt more empowered, they wouldn’t be burdened by their own perceived victimhood. I’ve got a solution for you gals:

Practice, practice, practice!

Practice, practice, practice!


Obama goes beyond mere gun control, hints at confiscation

He did promise fundamental transformation.


Breitbart: When President Obama spoke in reaction to the heinous October 1 attack on Umpqua Community College, he went beyond his usual calls for more gun control and suggested instead that America consider following the path blazed by Australia and Great Britain.

In the mid-1990s Australia and Great Britain both instituted what were virtually complete bans on firearm possession.

Obama referenced the bans thus:

“We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings.  Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours.  So we know there are ways to prevent it.

And Obama is not the only one who suggested taking a gun-free approach to American life. The anti-Second Amendment message was also pushed by Slate, Vox, and Dan Savage.

For example, on October 1 Slate ran a story reminding readers that Australia enacted their gun ban in response to an attack on April 28, 1996, wherein a gunman “opened fire on tourists in a seaside resort in Port Arthur, Tasmania.” Thirty-five were killed and 23 others wounded in the attack. Twelve days later Australia’s government banned guns, period.

On October 2 Vox explained that Australia “confiscated 650,000 guns” via a “mandatory gun buyback” program which forced gun owners to hand their firearms over for destruction. Vox claims the result was that “murders and suicides plummeted’ and suggested such a path might be an option for America following “the murder of at least 10 people at Umpqua Community College.”

Vox did not mention that “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” began plummeting in America in the mid-1990s as well. But in America, the decrease in violent crime did not correlate with a gun ban but with a rapid expansion in the number of guns privately owned. The Congressional Research Service reported that the number of privately owned firearms in America went from 192 million in 1994 to 310 million privately owned firearms in 2009. Subsequently, the “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” rate fell from 6.6 per 100,000 in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2000 and finally to 3.2 per 100,000 in 2011.

But none of this made any difference to Dan Savage, who responded to the attack on Umpqua Community College by calling for the Second Amendment’s repeal. Savage tweeted, “Fk the NRA, fk the gun nuts, f**k the Second Amendment — better yet, repeal the Second Amendment.

Shannon Watts, mouthpiece for Moms Demand Action, tweeted this yesterday: “The father of the gunman who killed 9 in #UCCShooting said this about his son’s actions today on @CNN. #gunsense (with the statement below).

ucc shooter dad response

I have two words for these people:

molon labe


Huffington Post published names and faces of those who oppose Germany’s “migrant” policy

The Huffington Post, the liberal website founded by Arianna Huffington, has a branch in Germany, also called The Huffington Post (HuffPo).

In an article (originally published on August 14, 2015 and updated through August 16), HuffPo (Germany) published the names and photos of people who had commented on social media opposing the ongoing “refugee-migrant” invasion. If you post a comment on their website or Facebook page or any social media, you will be named.

The lead author of the article is HuffPo (Germany)’s chief editor Sebastian Matthes.

The article begins by referring to a prior HuffPo article praising Germans who welcomed the “refugees.” Soon after that article was published, HuffPo was flooded with “hateful” comments by people opposed to Germany’s migrant policy, such as “Europe did not invite the parasites,” “our women are harassed,” “kick them out,” and “Sabrina and her ilk should be sold to the ISIS, where they can enjoy the benefits of Islam wholeheartedly.”

It is also claimed that individuals who were quoted in the article received hate mail. One of them asked HuffPo to delete his name because he feared for his family’s safety.

HuffPo continues (my paraphrase of Google’s translation of the German article):

Now, we can do what we Germans have been doing for too long — we can dismiss the haters as “crazy idiots” and just look the other way. For years, we failed to recognize and confront xenophobia and racism. But no more.

The Internet has become a violent mob who act contrary to the values of our Basic Law. It is time for us to defend democracy and confront the haters by revealing their faces and names. In so doing, we are simply exercising the same freedom of expression that they espouse.

Below is a collage of their faces:

HuffPo Germany outs opponents of refugee-migrants

The rest of the HuffPo article is a long list of the names and comments made by those who oppose Germany’s generous migrant policy.

Pamela Geller points out the gravity of what HuffPo did:

If you post a comment on their site or Facebook or any social media, you will be named. The Huffington Post is a global news organization. This is putting a target on anyone’s head that refuses to go along with the leftist/Islamic war on freedom. These are the lengths the left will go to impose the sharia (Islamic law) on the unwilling.

I have long said the media is the enemy. It’s why I refer to them as the enemedia. They abdicated their role as a news gathering entity and morphed into an activist organization viciously pursuing an anti-freedom agenda.

Germans that are posting anti-refugee posts on Facebook or any other social media site, are being shut down. Facebook, Twitter, etc, and their faces and accounts are being posted. It’s a witch hunt.

[German] Chancellor Merkel is working Mark Zuckerberg to censor anti-invasion FB posts.

H/t FOTM’s maziel

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