Visualization of Twitter Town Hall topics
Wyoming’s former Republican Senator, Alan Simpson is keepin’ it real.
Just a little visual to remind us exactly who is sponsoring the “It’s Not Rape if You’re Not Bruised and Bleeding” Bill. (via cynicalpink)
Here is a good informational article for those who aren’t familiar with this legislation. According to a blogger with TIME magazine, in one year the total number of abortions covered by Medicaid (including state programs) is 81, meaning only about $32,000 was spent nationwide on the procedure. And here is the original text of the bill, if you want to delve into it.
To provide additional context for this graphic, 13 of the 173 House co-sponsers here are women (7.5 percent), and 78 of 435 members of the House are women (18 percent).
I really wish this “Try To Balance The CA Budget Interactive Tool” were secretly a test à la The Last Starfighter and the LA Times reader with the highest score automatically becomes our next governor.
It’s really more like an “Ender’s Game” sort of thing in which (spoiler alert) you are messing with the actual California budget in real time.
I’m reblogging for the “Ender’s Game” reference. And because I hate the cuts to education, but I acknowledge the difficulty one faces with a budget like this. I don’t think I could ever come up with something to satisfy myself, nonetheless the entire state.
For those of you interested in the tool Storify.com, I tried using it this afternoon for documenting what was going on today regarding the shooting of Rep. Giffords. Please let me know what you think of it. - @acarvin
Great way to catch up on this breaking story from all angles. I first heard about it through social media, so this format seems fitting.