Saturday, September 05, 2015

Washington Planned Parenthood clinic set on fire as Republicans continue attacks in response to doctored videos.

Courtesy of KGW:

Pullman Fire Department and Pullman Police Department both confirmed a fire at the Planned Parenthood. 

The fire started at around 3:30 a.m. along SE King Drive and caused extensive damage. Police said fire alarms and burglary alarms were tripped at the same time. 

Pullman fire said the fire is suspicious because it happened at Planned Parenthood. 

Around 4:45 p.m., Riordan said Pullman fire investigator Rich Dragoo informed them that the fire was arson. 

"This is an appalling act of violence towards Planned Parenthood, but unfortunately a predictable ripple effect from the false and incendiary attacks that fuel violence from extremists," added Karl Eastlund, CEO, Planned Parenthood of Greater WA and North Idaho.

I think that this fire is undoubtedly the result of those doctored videos, and even though investigations launched in numerous states have found that NO fetal tissue was sold for profit, the politically motivated attacks continue.

In fact Florida Governor Rick Scott decided that since his investigation did not find the evidence he was hoping to find, that he would just withhold that information from the public: 

After the now-discredited videos accusing Planned Parenthood of selling fetal tissue came out, Republican politicians rushed in, demanding investigations and defunding efforts with an eye toward marginalizing or even destroying the women's health care provider. Gov. Rick Scott of Florida was particularly eager, sending a team of investigators into Planned Parenthood clinics in a fishing expedition to find malfeasance. 

That effort may end up backfiring. Politico Florida reported on Wednesday that Rick Scott's office suppressed the findings of the investigators, who found no evidence whatsoever of the alleged fetal tissue sales. The initial press release drafted by Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration indicated that "there is no evidence of the mishandling of fetal remains at any of the 16 clinics we investigated across the state." Emails obtained by Politico through a Freedom of Information Act request showed that the governor's office struck that language from the press release. 

Well I guess we can all look forward to a clinic in Florida suddenly bursting into flames as well, can't we ?

The "controversy" over the videos is also affecting the President's plan to promote Obamacare.

Courtesy of The Hill: 

The Obama administration on Wednesday awarded more than $1 million in grants to Planned Parenthood to help promote ObamaCare, a move that is drawing GOP criticism at a time when the healthcare provider is under congressional investigation. 

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) blasted the White House’s decision as “unconscionable” in light of allegations of illegal activity in the health provider’s fetal tissue program, which has prompted key Republicans to call for a total defunding of the organization. 

“A growing body of evidence suggests that Planned Parenthood broke federal law and now the Obama administration is thumbing its nose at Congress and taxpayers by using this backdoor maneuver to boost funding for the scandal-ridden abortion giant,” Black wrote in a statement Wednesday. 

She is the lead author of three bills to defund Planned Parenthood, one of which she says has been promised a vote by House GOP leadership.

Actually according to Mitch McConnell the Republicans don't have the votes to defund Planned Parenthood but he hopes that when President Trump, Carson, or Bush take office that will all change.

Which means that the Republicans are going to try and make this issue a central theme during the 2016 election, and that we can all expect more anti-abortion protests, more fire damaged clinics, and more political manipulations by those who want to deny women the right to control their own bodies.


  1. Anonymous12:10 PM

    Where was Track Palin? Todd?

    1. Anonymous8:13 AM

      We have to call these bastards what they are: RIGHTWINGDOMESTIC TERRORISTS! Remember when POTUS was first elected the DHS report where she actually said that and they got all butthurt. But it was and IS today absolutely true.
      And they don't want gun control, but if this keeps up, it will get gun control and more. Keep it up RWTerrorists! I'm sure the Patriot act could be expanded to include guns.

  2. Anonymous1:03 PM

    Pullman, Washington, is only 8 miles from Moscow, Idaho. Lots and lots of religious nuts and other crazy-ass people in Idaho. It's the land of vicious, crazy, malicious lunatics and LDS bots.

  3. Anonymous1:14 PM

    That's Eastern WA, deep red territory. How much real effort do you think will be put into the investigation of the fire bombing of PP there? Maybe the governor should become involved, and prod/nudge those in charge of the investigation.

    1. Anonymous1:45 PM

      Thankfully most of the electorate in WA lives in King County or we'd be screwed!

    2. Anonymous4:35 PM

      It's in deep red territory but it is also home to Washington State University. And that clinic probably provides health services to students. Not sure what the student health set up there is at the university.

  4. Anonymous1:19 PM

    Yeah, and it also the location for WA State University (WSU). You better believe tons of college students go there for various services, even the kids of those allegedly "deep "Christian" families. I have friends who work for PP elsewhere in the state and they say you would be amazed at the people who come in -- when its THEIR kid in trouble suddenly all those "Christian" hypocrites line up for services.

  5. Anonymous1:31 PM

    This is terrorism and I hope the media and police label it as such.

    1. Anonymous1:43 PM

      It sure is... brought to you by wacked out un American Xians.

    2. Anonymous4:37 PM

      Damned right its terrorism. Just like Dr Tillers murder was an act of terrorism but wasn't labeled as such

  6. Anonymous1:34 PM

    If they make it a 2016 issue, they will lose female voters in the millions as well as millenials. It will motivate more pro-choice voters.

    Please proceed, GOP anti-choice extremists.

    1. Anonymous2:22 PM

      That's what I'm hoping, as the deranged Rs scream about Planned Parenthood all the facts about the organization will come out, and the non-R patients will grow spines.

  7. Anonymous1:55 PM

    We're in the midst of a Civil War, folks.

    1. Anonymous4:07 PM

      It takes two sides to make a civil war...right now it is just blatant, criminal, hate-crime, right-wing terrorism.

      Buckle up, folks, and watch the GOP candidates incite arson, defend paranoids with guns & praise drunk, pissing thugs who beat up non-whites. All hail Trump who's turned the GOP into The White Power Party!

      Watch as that sick and dying party spirals out of control in its death-throes. It would be laughable if it weren't so dangerous. They must feel they have nothing left to lose as their (entitled) control slips away...

  8. Anonymous2:18 PM

    Sarah Palin's semen chugging hypocrite daughter has a new screed out about the the bible thumper in jail.

  9. Anonymous4:16 PM

    The wingnuts will do anything to stop the truth coming out, won't they?

    One day they're going to find we all have guns and know how to use them but choose not to wave them around in public.

  10. Anonymous4:59 PM

    These RWNJ butchered films have consequences, and they won't be happy until doctors and clinicians lose their lives. Domestic Terrorism at it's worst, but it won't stop a woman who needs a legal abortion from getting one.
    I wonder what "Jesus's" take is on this?

  11. Anonymous9:31 PM


Don't feed the trolls!
It just goes directly to their thighs.