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text 2016-11-13 01:49
Shit Mike Pence has done

In 2013, Pence signed legislation- House bill 1006 (as governor of Indiana) to make it a felony to lie on an application for a marriage license. The application had space for one man and one woman.  Any gay couple applying could have faced 18 months in jail and a $10,000 fine.  House bill 1006 also says this: "A person who knowingly solemnizes a marriage of individuals who are prohibited from marrying by IC 31-11-1 commits a Class B misdemeanor."

Granted, I haven't read that anyone was actually charged.  But the fact remains, it is there in state law.  

 

He believes homosexuality to be a choice.  Believes in conversion therapy

 

He signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015.  This would protect any business/corporation from being sued, in choosing to not do business with certain individuals/groups. (After a lot of backlash, it was amended to state something about not allowing discrimination).

 

Has sought to defund Planned Parenthood since (at least) 2011.  It even earned the name, "The Pence Amendment."

 

In March 2016, signed into law outlawing abortions if the fetus has an abnormality. Also requiring the remains of an aborted or miscarried fetus be interred or cremated. (There is an injunction preventing the law from taking effect as of now).  The law also restricts fetal tissue donation.

 

I also see him as the primary person in charge. One article I read wrote, "he could be the most powerful vice president ever."  He is also leading Trump's "transition team." 

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review 2016-07-19 21:00
Sweet as Sin
Sweet as Sin (Bad Habit Book 1) - J.T. Geissinger
I think this says a lot about why this book was just okay for me: "My hands were flattened against his bare chest as I tried to push him away. "I don't want to." "Such a fuckin liar," he whispered. Before I could react, he lowered his mouth to mine."
Nico was mostly an overbearing asshole with semi-sweet moments. Kat was opinionated, and while funny at times, I thought some of her comments were flat-out mean. I will say this, there was a lot going on that I didn't expect (r/t Nico's secret).
 
 

 

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review 2016-05-08 05:06
Against the Wall
Against the Wall - Dee J. Adams

Jess works for a shady Hollywood producer. Tanner was friend's with Maurice's (the producer) son who committed a felony. The son got off and Tanner was found guilty. I liked the twist with who the Son's lawyer was.
This started out iffy, Jess ended up being kidnapped by Tanner. They then decide to work together. Good villain. Great family. I liked that there wasn't any insta-love, but a slower love story (the ending is about 6 months after the beginning).
I probably would have enjoyed this more (despite Tanner kidnapping Jess and they subsequently falling for each other) if the following hadn't been in the book:
"She hadn't been a virgin, but she was no a slut either....."
Bad girls are sexually experienced and therefore sluts. I'm taking this a step further and also saying that bad girls also like sex and have had great sex.
Good girls are either virgins or very sexually inexperienced. Again taking this a step further and if they've had sex, it's been bad sex.
These tropes (or themes) need to disappear. Unfortunately this isn't the first, nor will it be the last book where I find this trope/theme.

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text 2016-03-30 17:53
The Ugly Duckling Debutante
The Ugly Duckling Debutante - Rachel Van Dyken

This looked interesting. Then I started to read and I just kept getting pissed off.
The double standard is alive and well in this book.
"It was why he never talked to women; naturally, they never really had anything intelligent to say."
"If he ever did marry, he would want her to be innocent enough not to push him past his physical limitations, and sweet enough to be a good mother." WTF?
I didn't make it very far, but this seemed to be more of a preachy Christian romance.
"Most of the ton looked at Christianity as a cult, not realizing it was the one true way to Salvation."
Of note, on Goodreads:
5 users shelved this as erotica. Granted, I didn't make it very far, but based on the above quotes, I really would like to know what their definition of "erotica" is.
3 as clean romance.
2 as Christian.

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review 2016-03-06 03:55
Darkfever
Darkfever (Fever #1) - Karen Marie Moning

I've heard good things about this series and I thought, "I'm going to finally get around to reading this!"  

Warning, rant ahead.

The Good:  I got through it.  Finished it.  World building is interesting.

The Bad:  Mac.  It opened with her working on getting skin cancer (oops, I mean a tan!). She's got zero ambition, so when she up and went to Ireland, I thought, "okay, maybe she's going to grow up."  I got tired of hearing about how much she loved pink, her nails, what she was wearing, etc.  I wanted to smack her.  She had several TSTL moments.  I also didn't and couldn't believe she went from this person who didn't do anything too physical to this awesome fighter with minimal training.  And could she say "Huh?" any more frequently?  

Barrons:  To deliberately physically hurt someone to make a point makes you a bully and an asshole.  He was condescending.  (Now Mac, deserved some of that, but consistently?)  

Will take a pass on the rest of this series.

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