Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston








"We conclude that neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes," Justice Stephen Breyer wrote for the court. "Each constitutes an undue burden on abortion access and each violates the Federal Constitution.”

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Watch This Athlete! Future Olympic Gold?

Follow the link below to see this amazing athlete!

Simone Biles wins fourth consecutive all-around title at P&G Championships

There were Olympic gold medalists on the comeback trail and a junior champion hungry for the big-time spotlight, but as at every competition in the last three years, the P&G Championships belonged to Simone Biles. 

 Biles won her fourth all-around consecutive all-around title, something that's only been done twice before. The latest was Joan Moore Gnat from 1971 to 1974 (although she tied for gold in 1971 and 1972), and then originally by Clara Schroth Lomady from 1949 to 1952. 

 But Biles was in a league of her own, winning all-around gold by notching a lead of 3.900 points over the two nights of competition. She came as close to perfection as possible on her Amanar, getting just one tenth of a point deducted from her score for the two-and-a-half-twisting vault. 

Floor was another victory dance, where her tumbling seemed so effortless and natural that she found time to shoot a wink to Shawn Johnson, watching from the stands, in the middle of the routine.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Trolls and Comment Moderation

Below you will find a small sample of the comments Progressive Eruptions has received from trolls over the past few weeks in "comment moderation." I have pages and pages more saved.  It is amazing how these comments coincide with Trump's long and well-deserved slide in the polls as well as the universal ridicule he received on his recent disastrous trip to Scotland.

This is how the rabid radical right wingers deal with people they disagree with. Because of their low IQs and limited vocabulary, most of these comments are monotonous, repetitive, and unrelievedly tedious, the product of enfeebled minds positively obsessed with female genitalia -- a result, no doubt, of having little to no contact with said genitalia, therefore, the obsessive perseveration in talking about it.

Inside the Troll: The Science of Being an Awful Person

Trolls are basically mean-spirited jokesters prowling the Internet for ways to make trouble. It’s entertainment. The behavior is profoundly antisocial, and scientists have been studying it for years — not the easiest pursuit, considering the subculture is based on messing with people. Media-studies scholar Whitney Phillips interviewed self-described trolls about their motivations for her book on the subject, and told the L.A. Times' Patt Morrison, "If they agreed to answer the question, there was a high likelihood they were trolling me." In some ways, trolls are the kids blowing spitballs at the back of their classmates' heads. Most experts agree they crave attention, admiration and a sense of importance, which they probably don't get in real life.

A Dark Mind 

 Authors Paulhus, Trapnell and Dr. Erin Buckels surveyed more than 1,200 Internet users, identifying trolls by how much they agreed with statements such as "I like to troll people in forums or the comments section of websites" and "The more beautiful and pure a thing is, the more satisfying it is to corrupt," as well as by whether they chose "trolling other users" as their favorite activity on comment-based sites. 

 The rest of the surveys assessed personality traits, testing specifically for signs of the "Dark Tetrad" personality, which scientists have linked with bullying behaviors. The Dark Tetrad consists of four traits: narcissism (pathological self-absorption), psychopathy (lack of conscience and empathy), Machiavellianism (a willingness to harm others in the pursuit of self-interest) and sadism (taking pleasure in others' pain). 

The results, while not necessarily surprising in content, were strikingly unambiguous. With the exception of narcissism, subjects identified as trolls scored consistently and significantly higher than non-trolls on the Dark Tetrad traits. The link between trolling and sadism was the strongest — "so strong," the authors wrote, "that it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists."

Behold the sadistic mind of the rabid right wing conservative troll and understand why Trump appeals to these small, unexceptional and needy boys:

No laughs from your readers today Trump CUNT !!! on Have a Laugh Sunday
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You still have to read them Trump CUNT !! Enjoy the reading Trump CUNT !! on Have a Laugh Sunday
at 2:38 PM
I laugh at you everyday Trump CUNT !! on Have a Laugh Sunday
at 2:22 PM

Morning Trump CUNT !!! on Saturday Night Video
at 10:31 AM

That was my comment Trump CUNT !! You are a stupid gullible Trump CUNT !! on Saturday Night Video
at 10:53 AM

You are just like Trump. Nothing but yes people around you. If they disagree, you fire (delete) them. Your new name "The Trump CUNT" on Friday Night Funnies                           Anonymous

Glad you enjoyed RN sticking his dick in your CUNT, Trump CUNT!! on Saturday Night Video Anonymous on 6/26/16

The Trump CUNT is at it again. Nazi golf balls? If Trump is so bad why do you have to lie Trump CUNT? Because that is you Trump CUNT, a liar. on Adam, look what you did, for Gawd's sake! Anonymous

I hate to interrupt you and RN fucking, but just wanted to say fuck you Trump CUNT!! on Friday Night Funnies Anonymous on 6/26/16

That last comment was from me you stupid BITCH!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA on Friday Night Funnies TOMat 5:13 PM

It's fun fucking with you and you are such a dishonest scum, it works every time. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA on Friday Night FunniesTOM

Hoq fucking stupid are you CUNT? on Friday Night FunniesAnonymous at 7:53 PM

This is the REAL TOM, and I say Fuck You Shaw! Let's see you post that! on Friday Night Funnies TOM at 9:05 AM

morning cunt So you let TOM post? I knew you were a fucking liar now on with your daily hate blog Jew hater on Friday Night Funnies                                                  Anonymous at 9:13 AM

Hi CUNT!!! Is the heat keeping your cunt moist? on Adam, look what you did, for Gawd's sake! Anonymous at 7:11 PM

Are you going to stick your dildo up your cunt tonight, or will you wait for RN to come and shove his dick up your dried up twat on Adam, look what you did, for Gawd's sake!Anonymous at 7:26 PM

Screw you you lying bitch! How does it feel to be treated like shit. You 3 deserve it. You want to prove what you said about me at RN's blog, or are you just being your lying bitch self? on"There were no Syrians involved." Lukeon 6/21/16

I have a suggestion for you bitch, stop being a lying, scum bag. Stop hanging out with lying devious scum bags. I know you can't do that, so get back to you scum crew RN, Pam, and the rest of your mean assholes. on Honorable Republicans and TrumpLuke at 4:34 AM

Hi, you gutless pig!! What are you going to shove up your cunt tonight? on Somebody's Karma Just Ran Over Ken Starr Anonymous on 5/27/16

 Nigger lover! on DONALD TRUMP: "Climate change is bullsh*t!" Sue on 5/25/16  Anonymous

 Moochelle is an ape! on Of Bare Arms and Bare Asses Sue on 5/25/16  Anonymous

Morning cunt! What slimy lies are you going to spew today cunt? on Powerful! TOM

OMG the cunt has a new messiah. Kneel down and suck his dick. on Powerful! Publish | Delete | Spam TOM at 2:22 PM

To bad you can't read bitch, so I'll be clearer. You are the slob cunt! on Wednesday is Trump Hump Day: "I'm angry! So I'm voting for Donald Trump!"  TOMat 11:43 AM

And you are a stupid brainwashed cunt who worships violence and the man best known for his violence. Sick cunt! on R.I.P. Muhammad Ali Publish | Delete | Spam TOM  at 3:41 PM

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