Thursday, March 15, 2012

Okay, I've just had it. Totally. Who do these idiots think gave them the right to micromanage a woman's life? Any woman. All women. Arizona is passing a law that makes *women* have to tell their employer why they're taking contraceptives, and if he doesn't like it, well, then, no insurance for her! And, since AZ is a right-to-work (heh) state, well, he can just fire the bitch.

** Why do we call states that ban unions, and allow any employer to fire any employee for any reason, why is it called "right-to-work"? Shouldn't it be called "right-to-fire", instead?***

Kansas is promoting a bill that encourages, and finds blameless, doctors to withhold information, or lie to the patient about information that informs them about a yet unborn child if it's negative. Oh, and the Congressman who stood up and told the world that women should just go ahead and carry a dead fetus to term, because, gosh, cows, pigs, and chickens do it all the time.

And Virginia, that said women who wanted an abortion had to endure a "medical rape" before being granted an abortion. (and then blinked and changed the bill.) A procedure that is legal in the US, by the way. Let's not forget that dummy who gleefully offered to provide aspirin to any women seeking contraceptive service, cause "gals just put aspirin between their knees" and voila! No conception.

Texas is defunding Planned Parenthood, cause, gosh, 3% of their funding goes to abortions, but none of them in Texas. And the 97% that goes toward women's health ~ cancer screenings, Pap smears, general health, well, that's just too bad. And another almost 200,000 women lose any access to health care, because all the clinics, Planned Parenthood and others, are closing up shop. Way to go, Texas!

And this, from a woman (only physically, apparently) who actually said, out loud, in front of God and country, that women could expect to be raped if they joined the military, but allowed that some women should get help if they were among the few who were "raped too much".  Once isn't enough? And rape is a reasonable response to a woman who puts her life on the line to protect this country?

So, where are all the comparable bills for men? Do men have to tell their employers why they are using Viagra? Should doctors be encouraged to lie to male patients about testicular cancer? I mean, if a doctor allows a man to remove his testicles, isn't that tantamount to abortion, too? I mean, killing sperm is a crime, right? If removing an egg is tantamount to abortion, then certainly, sperm must be accorded the same status. And shouldn't men be gelded, since, gosh, horses, dogs and cats do it all the time.

Funny how Santorum is righteously glad to circumscribe the rights and privileges of women (who really shouldn't work, or go to college, or remain single, or ever try to prevent pregancy, and when they are pregnant, shouldn't ask for pre-natal care), all in support of the "family", but never says a word about what men can and should do. Like take responsibility for their sperm. Or support the children they father. Or honor their marriage vows and never have an affair. Never abuse a woman or child. Support the family he creates, since his wife is forced to stay home and become a baby factory.

Frankly, I believe Santorum and his ilk are terrified of women. Afraid they aren't going to look as good to women who think for themselves. Terrified that a woman may be better than them at a job they want. Afraid they might have to actually grow up in a world where women are equals. How sad. And how sad that this sick psychological disorder doesn't get treated, but gets approval from a large section of America.

God save America ~ the Republicans sure won't.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sorry to have been missing for so long, but Blogger doesn't seem to agree with something on my system when using AOL, so I can't post anything. I discovered, though, that using IE I can post, so I'm back!

Anyway, I can't begin to tell you how disgusted I am over the whole Rush L. uproar. That man is just sick.  Not the kind of sick where we would have to feel sorry for him, take him chicken soup, place a cool washcloth on his fevered brow. The kind of sick where one should call the police and the local Insane Asylum, and have him put away.

Although, I do have to say that while RL is truly disgusting, Santorum and Gingrich don't seem much better, and Mitt... well, he's just creepy. He's seeking to become the first AI elected president.

Santorum wants religion to run the country. He's trying to prove that our Founding Fathers always intended it that way.Guess he didn't really understand the history classes he took. There's absolutely no way in Hell Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, et al, ever dreamed that the Church would ever hold sway in the American government. They weren't, for the most part, even really Christian. Unless you include Deism as one sect of Christianity. They didn't so much believe in "God the Father" as they did in "God the Watchmaker", a very different sort of God. And they made clear their intentions in numerous writings about religion and government, not just in the Constitution. And given that most of them actually wrote the Constitution, I think it behooves us to give them credit for knowing what they intended.

And then there's Gingrich. He doesn't really want to be president, I've decided. He wants to be the American God/King.  Hmmm. People are losing their homes, going hungry, losing hope? Let's build a moon colony, and when He has packed the colony with 1,300 of the right kind of people, let's make it the 51st royal colony, er, state. The Constitution doesn't agree with Him? Well, the Constitution is wrong. Narcissicism is just wonderful, isn't it?