So Much For The GOP Shutting That Whole Thing Down: #PinkOut & #ShoutYourAbortion — #KatieSpeakShow Ep5 10/03/2015

In brief: The badass one-two punch of Lee Papa – “The Rude Pundit” – and Nina Bargiel are on today’s show to talk about recent reproductive rights and Congressional obstinance. Nina tells her #ShoutYourAbortion story in greater detail and Lee helps me give it to the GOP leadership for their intransigence, misogyny, and demagoguery.

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I enjoy both of these guests so much and was thrilled they both had time this week when their particular voices were so needed. I got to chat with Nina in person, hanging out with her awesome pup. We took tangents and laughed and told stories — not all of which survived the time cuts for this episode; I know she’ll be part of the bonus feed, coming soon!

Lee and I went full in (NSFW) on the GOP and our broken democracy; I end with a reminder that even if you are disillusioned about national/presidential politics, VOTE in your LOCAL elections. Gerrymandering is a thing and redistricting is just around the corner.

Quote of the Show (re: Planned Parenthood providing legal abortion services): “If you’re going to punish somebody for following the law, then why bother following the law at all?”

Links to on-air references:

My take…

“Governor approves ‘yes means yes’ sexual consent education for California high schools” via The Orange County Register

“Missing Workers: What the Unemployment Rate Isn’t Saying About the Recovery” via The American Prospect

My blog post: ”Nacho Jobs”

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


My piece on CA’s Reproductive FACT Act that I mentioned: “Activists and Faith Leaders Push Back on Fake Reproductive Health Clinics” at Truthout

SIGN: ”Tell Governor Brown to Sign the Reproductive FACT Act”

Sea Change Program

Follow my guests…

Nina Bargiel: Twitter & Website

Lee Papa, The Rude Pundit: Twitter & Website

The no-fucks Obama quote: “Bill to avoid shutdown clears last hurdle”

“Congress Temporarily Funds Government, Including Planned Parenthood” via RH Reality Check

From The Rude Pundit:

“Titty Flattening and Baby Murdering: A Day in Congress”</a

“In Brief: Boehned”

“Random Observations on a Clusterfuck at the Reagan Library”

My Rolling Stone piece: “Republicans Are Trying to Take Food Out of My Mouth”

Blog Extras:





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