Thursday, February 9, 2012

Odd Bits - Finger Afterglow Edition

In case you haven’t seen the previous post, please do so.  It will be worth your while.  It’s some of my best (and funniest) work.  You won’t be sorry.  I almost didn’t put this post up, just so I could let it ride longer.  Unfortunately, that would have made the following information stale.  And with that, I bring you…

Hey Bluz, what do you think about…

…Tom Brady’s supermodel wife Gisele dissing his receivers for dropping passes?  At first thought she called up a radio station or something and complained.  But what really happened is that she was surrounded by heckling Giants fans while trying to catch an elevator out of the stadium.  I’m by no means a Pats fan but as far as I’m concerned, this shouldn’t even be a story.  It’s pretty unfair. 

Tensions were running high and she was being put under pressure.  I’ll tell you this, if it was me and I had just watched my team lose and was surrounded by a bunch of gloating jackals yelling shit at me, I’d have said a lot more than she did.  I’d have to be bleeped so many times, I’d sound like Morse code.  Of course, not being a super-model, I probably would have gotten the shit kicked out of me.

Would it really be too much to ask that the Giants fan learn how to win with a little class?

That said, I got this from my alert brother-in-law:

…Karl Rove whining about Clint Eastwood’s Super Bowl commercial?  Shut the fuck up, Karl.  I know you feel betrayed because you think Clint is “one of you,” and he intimated that the country is not barreling headlong off the proverbial cliff and might, in fact, be getting better. 

What Karl hopes no one remembers is that the Detroit bailout money started flowing during his boss’s administration.  President Obama read the tealeaves and kept it going because it made sense.  Think of all the jobs that weren’t lost because the auto companies didn’t go belly up. 

In the mean time, the Republicans have a vested interest in making everyone think the declining conditions that started in 2007 are continuing, so that they can blame Obama in the 2012 elections.  Unfortunately the facts indicate otherwise.  Yes, the bailouts were costly, but then again, that was only “up front.”  The banks have already paid back their bailout money, with interest.  The car manufacturers have paid back a lot of it, but not all.  But the investment kept Detroit in business and people working.  Think of the cost to our country if they hadn’t.

Lastly, I dare Karl to tell it to Clint’s face.  All Clint would have to do is squint at him with his best Gran Torino glare, and Rove would ruin his good undies.

…Karen Handel resigning from the Susan G. Komen board?  That didn’t take long… Karen Handel was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Georgia, endorsed by Sarah Palin, who joined the Komen board last year.  One of her campaign promises was to pull funding for Planned Parenthood.  And we’re supposed to believe that she had nothing to do with Komen’s funding pull?  Right.

The press releases from Komen keep saying that they never intended to target PP and they continue to double down on that statement.  Unfortunately for them, there have been a number of leaks from people close to the situation, that say otherwise; that PP was in fact, targeted.

Good riddance.  Now how about the rest of the chickenshit board members that caved to the radical right resign as well?

…the new TV show, Smash?  I can’t even watch the promos without giggling like a grade-schooler. Around my family, “Smash” is another euphemism for dropping an urgent deuce.  That’s not exactly Must See TV, in my book.  What are going to do to follow up, make a show about singing and dancing children, and call it “Squirts?”

…The California Appeals court ruling the Gay Marriage Ban unconstitutional?  Last year, the courts in California ruled that Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage, was unconstitutional.  Obviously, Prop 8 backers appealed the ruling and this week, the appeal was denied.  The only down side is that the ruling was quite narrow, applying only to this case, making it difficult to use in other states. 

It’s a fair bet that this one will go to the US Supreme Court, although both sides want to tread lightly.  If the SCOTUS were to firmly uphold the ruling, it would be devastating to the bigots and moralists that want same-sex marriage banned.  Personally, I don’t see that happening.  I think it will be upheld, but in a narrow sense, again to only apply to the California law.

The Prop 8 proponents and other social conservatives are moaning about overturning the Will of the People.  Normally I would also defer to the Will of the People, but not this time.  Civil rights should never be subject to the whims of the majority.  If the courts didn’t lead on things like this, we would never have had the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Even now, there would still be pockets of the country still enmeshed in Jim Crow if not for the courts over-ruling the Will of the People.

“We the People” refers to all Americans, not just those that were born white and straight.

…the Catholics having to provide insurance that covers contraception?  Love it.  It’s about time, too.  And I’m reading that House Speaker Boehner is vowing to pass legislation to over-rule the President’s position.  No word on how he’s going to get the President to sign it, let alone get it through the Senate.  His threat is nothing but an attempt to create an anti-Obama campaign issue and rally the religious right.

Boehner is a Catholic himself and I find that hilarious.  Unless he’s got a dozen kids, he’s a fucking hypocrite to complain about Catholics using birth control. 

The article linked above also raises a point of hypocrisy with the Church itself.  They don’t want their dollars going to insurance that pays for birth control.  So how are the wages they pay their employees any different if they use them to buy condoms?

I think the Church is over-playing its hand.  Last survey I saw said that over 90% of Catholics have used birth control.  Do you really think that the thought of getting their birth control covered by insurance is going to cause them to change a vote that would normally to go Obama?  I think the reaction will be closer to people doing the Happy Dance.

The only thing that gives me pause is Catholic Guilt.  I know that the priests are going to be up there every Sunday using to guilt to hector people into not to voting for Obama.  This is where the years of injecting guilt into the flock, from grade school on, is liable to pay off.

Also, one doesn’t have to be Catholic to work at a Catholic hospital or university.  There is no reason these non-Catholics should be deprived of benefits given to every equally qualified worker in the country.

Still, I can’t see the rank and file Catholics looking this gift horse in the mouth.  The Catholics I know are “Cafeteria Catholics,” meaning they may show up in church on Sunday, but don’t necessarily buy into every tenet of Catholicism, like the ban on birth control.  I know I have a number of Catholic readers, at least one of whom works for the diocese.  Where do you all stand on this issue?  I’d be interested to know. 

Now lastly, speaking of birth control…

…The new Plan B/Day After Pills being put into vending machines on a college campus?  Great idea!  It’s just too bad it’s necessary.  Plan B should be over-the-counter in every pharmacy in America.  But until that happens, putting a secured vending machine on a college campus is a fantastic idea.  These are the people that need it most: college students with raging libidos and still-developing judgment.  Using Plan B the day after an impromptu dorm room dalliance is far superior to any of the alternatives and far less apt to ruin a young student’s life. 

If men could get pregnant, Plan B pills would be available on pull out rolls, like toilet paper.  And the right to abortions would have been written into the Constitution.

34 comments:

  1. Hmm...I'm torn on the catholic issue. Because, I'm technically catholic and I definitely use BC. BUT, I'm not sure I think that Catholic orgs should have to provide health care that covers bc. I mean...they are technically against it. It's one thing to know that your employees are having sex w bc or whatnot, but its another to enable them to do something that you don't believe in, based on religious grounds.

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    1. They're already enabling them by paying their salaries, which can be spent on BC. The insurance link is tenuous, if you ask me. They're paying a company to provide a policy for an employee. If the employee chooses to use the BC option, that's between the employee and the insurance company.

      In a better world, the Catholics would drop this ridiculous tenet and join the 19th century. And I say this as a "Recovering Catholic" myself.

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  2. Great good post, BluzBaby If priests could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
    The goal is zeo abortion. No one is FOR this painful, dehumanizing expedient. Intellligent prevention is not a rel-ig-ios issue. It is not a legislative problem. It belongs to women and men responsible for their actions.

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    1. Bang-on as usual. Reasonable people shouldn't be held hostage to this unfortunate vestige of this patriarchal institution.

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  3. I'm Irish Catholic and that's a whole nother kind of Catholic. Toddles Bluz.

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    1. So what does that mean, being an Irish Catholic? That you actually believe all the things? That you have to live in Boston?

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  4. I am getting pretty sick of hearing women being condemned about their reproductive health! What about men??? What about vasectomies? I have yet to see an ad where an organization seeks to ban vasectomies! What about condoms? Are they strictly for the prevention of disease??? Santorum wants to ban birth control. What an idiot! Who's going to feed and/or adopt all those unwanted children?

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    1. Well that’s the conundrum. There’s all the fuss about the pre-born, but zero concern for post-born. What needs to happen is for women to rise up and proclaim: “All you male persons who will never have to experience pregnancy or birthing will now kindly butt the fuck out of the birthing business and leave the decisions to those of us who know what we’re talking about. Thank you very much.

      It’s almost funny to watch Santorum fuss about religious freedom and then expect everyone else to bend to the tenets of HIS religion. There is nothing I’d like to see more than Santorum continue to draw votes from Romney. And maybe if he is sufficiently encouraged, run a 3rd party campaign and split the religious wingnuts off from the traditional bloodsucking capitalist Republicans, thus splitting the conservative vote and allowing the President to mosey into a second term.

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  5. The anti-birth control thing makes me stabby. First off, because it's batshit fucking crazy (if you don't want to use it, don't use it and shit the fuck up), and second, because the basis of it it religious, and ANY position (even if it were one that I support) whose basis is religion has no place in politics. Like how PA decided to make 2012 "the year of the bible," basically endorsing one religion (or ANY religion) over others. CHURCH AND STATE, JACKASSES!!!

    As for the Plan B thing - I fully support plan b as something that should be available, but my only concern about it is that women (especially young women) will not get the exams that they regularly need. Having to go to the doctor to get birth control or plan b means they will get an exam and possibly early diagnoses.

    And if I hear one more person call plan b the abortion pill (they are two totally different things), I'm stabbing them.

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    1. I agree that the young women should see their doctors, but that requirement defeats the purpose of Plan B. It has to be taken right away... the clock is ticking. How many unexpected hookups do you think happen on a Friday night? And what are the odds of getting in to see your doctor over the weekend? Or even Monday? Plan B has to be available to all that need it, plain and simple. Or else things will get reeeeeal (and unnecessarily) complicated.

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  6. Ok, I feel a need to explain things. I’m Catholic and work for a diocese, but I hold to predominantly liberal political convictions.

    Do I support a woman’s right to birth control if she wants it? Yes.

    That being said, there is an issue about religious rights and freedoms here. The mandate not only requires insurance companies to cover birth control, it requires them to cover sterilization and Plan B, which in the beliefs of Catholics, could cause early term abortions.

    Now whether you personally believe that or not is irrelevant. The Catholic Church does and it goes against their morals and beliefs to support and pay for it.

    But I think your argument about paying people and them spending their own money on BC isn’t really valid here. People will do what they do. The Church can’t force personal decisions, but they can choose not to support things that violate their moral convictions.

    As it stands now, if I want birth control or condoms, my works doesn’t cover that, but I can go to the store and purchase them for a small cost, or go to my local pregnancy center and get them for free. It’s not their business if I do that. But enforcing this mandate makes it their business. The Church doesn’t even have the option to “opt out” or they get slapped with huge fines.

    The problem lies with the government enforcing a moral principal and providing no alternatives.

    Note, they do not cover vasectomies either, as they are a form of sterilization. However, if my uterus got cancer and they had to remove it to save my life, it would be covered.

    It’s not an issue of women suppression. It’s an issue of beliefs, rights and freedoms.

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    1. Ah, I knew I could count on the Shreveport delegation to bring the fire.

      If Catholics choose to believe that Plan B use is akin to abortion, that’s their right, however they are wrong. That’s not just my belief that’s the facts. I have no qualms about applying a “facts only” basis for national insurance standards.

      I know that BC doesn’t necessarily break the bank, but we all have different frames of reference regarding our own ‘banks.’ Perhaps you and MBG can afford your BC without resorting to Ramen noodles, but not everyone can say the same thing.

      If the Republicans get their way, those “pregnancy centers” will be history too, and with that will go another viable BC option for poor people.

      In Baltimore, the Church is going to opt out anyway. The Archbishop of Baltimore announced yesterday that they will cancel insurance for all employees rather than comply with the rule. Think about that, and how much the Church cares about the well-being of its employees.

      From today’s news, it looks like this will all become a moot argument. The Administration is supposed to announce some sort of compromise, although I don’t know the details at this point. I’m just curious if any sort of compromise will be accepted. It’s not like the Right is going to let go of a juicy campaign issue.

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    2. Oh yea, you know I can bring the fire!

      I'm with you 100% on the opting out by dropping coverage completely is wrong. In fact, when I heard about that yesterday, I went straight to our business department to make sure that we would not lose coverage. That does way more harm than good. ( I was assured we wouldn't).

      Also, I'm sad to hear that you had such a bad experience in the Church. Every diocese is different, and where you're from it is Catholic Country. In the south we're about 4% Catholic in a very evangelical setting, so I know the dynamics are much much different. I'm hoping that since you've been to church those sorts of dynamics have changed.

      I also agree that the post care needs to be amped up too. I understand the pro-life stance, but I agree that if you're going to stand by these lives, then you need to help them once they arrive.

      It sounds like there was a compromise today that may make everyone happy. Even some Catholic nuns are getting behind it. I really truly hope they find a way to support the people without infringing on certain religious liberties. Maybe this solution today is it?

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    3. I just hope that everyone latches onto the compromise. I think it serves all parties well. As far as I'm concerned, anyone that is opposed to the compromise is just trying to score political points. Women's health supersedes political issues, at least if one has any respect for women.

      Thank you for the follow-up. Some day, I'll have to post on some of the tangible negative effects that the Catholic Church has had on my family. I hope you're right that they are relics of a bygone era, but they are no less real to we that suffered the consequences.

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  7. Bluz, you know I love you, man, and I respect your opinions even when I don't agree with them, but I have to tell you that parts of this post offend and hurt me deeply. First, and perhaps most importantly, I have never - NEVER - in 34 years EVER heard a priest (or anyone else) say anything political from the pulpit. Each week, we pray for our world leaders and that they will make good, moral decisions that result in the most good for the people they govern. Yes, sometimes we pray specifically that those world leaders will make decisions that respect life from its beginning to its natural end, but that is totally in line not only with our stance against abortion, but also our position against the death penalty and assisted suicide. I cannot discount the bad experiences anyone has had in ANY denomination, but I can assure you that neither I nor anyone else in my parish (or any parish I have ever attended) has ever been "hectored," at least not publicly.

    As for your assertion that "The Catholics I know are 'Cafeteria Catholics,' meaning they may show up in church on Sunday, but don’t necessarily buy into every tenet of Catholicism, like the ban on birth control," I have to correct you and say that while THIS Catholic may not agree 100 percent with every single teaching of the Church, I have nevertheless freely chosen to join that Church, and I do my best to follow its dictates as well as those of my own conscience.

    I will not do a "Happy Dance" if Catholic institutions are forced to provide services that run counter to our religious beliefs. I am extremely uncomfortable with the government essentially telling us that we must disobey the canons of our Church and pay for insurance plans that include products and services that violate our religious beliefs. Believe me, I realize that we, as Catholics, got ourselves into this mess when we started accepting government funds in the first place. If the faithful (and that includes me) would fulfill their financial responsibilities (not only to the Church, but to the poor, immigrants, etc.), then we might never face these sorts of problems.

    I also think I should point out that, being self-employed, the only medical insurance I had until I married The Guy 16 months ago was major medical, which did not cover ANY medications. And while I do not currently use any artificial forms of birth control, I have taken birth control pills in the past, and I somehow managed to pay for them without starving to death or getting my electricity cut off. Lest anyone else who's reading this think I'm some fabulously wealthy attorney or something: I am a WRITER. A FREELANCE writer. Which means I make peanuts. And I afforded not only birth control pills but also other medications as I needed them, including one I took for a while that cost $200 a month. It sucked, let me tell you, but I did it. And no, I don't want anybody to give me a cookie or anything, but my point is that your employer doesn't have to pay for your birth control in order for you to have access to it.

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    1. I second MBG's opinion about being guilted about politicians. Never once have I ever heard a priest get up and say something about a politician, ever... and I live in the Bible-belt, Obama-hatin' deep south.

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    2. Love you too, my friend, and I apologize if I offended you. That was not my intent at all. I’m just throwing my ideas out there in my usual snarky way. It certainly wasn’t an attack on you, or Jessica, or any other regular.

      The reason I go on about what church officials may or may not preach during their sermons is that I’ve seen it for myself. That’s one of the things that drove me straight out of the church. I also know that in Maryland, the Baptists are regularly devoting their sermons to beating back same-sex marriage issues and urging members to vote against any politician that supports it. I suspect that the Catholics will be doing the same this spring when the issue resurfaces with our new General Assembly term, but I haven’t read any accounts of that yet. So if your experience differs regarding politics in the church, I’m happy for you. But it’s happening here on a regular basis.

      I’m not sure I understand your ‘correction’ on Cafeteria Catholics… Are you saying that as a Cafeteria Catholic, you are not down with the mandate? OK, that’s why I was asking for input. I want to know what you think about it all. Anyway, I wasn’t saying that there’s anything wrong with being a Cafeteria Catholic. Without them, US churches would be empty. OK, emptiER.

      I’ll be the first to admit that I have an extremely low opinion of organized religion in general and Catholicism in particular. I’m going off of my own experiences here. It’s just not for me. I can’t keep going to a place where they preach things with which I vehemently disagree.

      But I’m real big on “to each, his own.” And I know that the inverse would seem appropriate, that the Catholic institutions ARE doing their own thing and should be left alone. But I keep thinking of those that work there, janitors, maids and other bottom-rung service staff that are not Catholic but need the job. I don’t think they should get hosed out of benefits that the rest of the country is getting. And the fact that the Church bigwigs here in Baltimore would rather cancel all insurance to everybody than be tenuously linked to BC is a sickening misplacement of priorities. (Although they may be bluffing, to heighten pressure to change the policy.)

      I promise that this weekend’s post will be back to the non-confrontational goofy shit for which you probably came here in the first place.

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    3. I agree with you, here, Bluz, about the preaching and opinions. Just the other day a friend of mine stated she was leaving the Catholic church because she got tired of her kids being taught in Sunday school that any homosexual was going to hell. Also, she got tired of the politics. It's very different up North than it is down South, I can only imagine.

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    4. Amen. I worry about the same things regarding my nephew, who is now in Catholic school.

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    5. Just FYI, never had that happen in any Catholic church I've been too. That is disgusting and disheartening. Why do they have to give us a bad name? Yikes!

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  8. As a protestant, I will say that the Catholics generally "walk the walk" better than we do. They do a lot more caring for the poor: health care, feeding and sheltering the homeless, etc. Obama's decision seemed a bit rash to me because it looked like the Catholic church was still in a mood to strike a deal. There were ways to work around it. They could have referred patients elsewhere. They could have been earmarked funds so that they didn't feel as though they were "paying" for the birth control.

    Now that Obama is reconsidering, I'm sure that some sort of deal like this can be worked out. It just seemed like Obama was picking a fight for no reason with folks who have generally been behind him. Not wise in an election year.

    I get more stabby at the hypocrisy of my protestant peeps. Folks like MIssissippi, who pride themselves at being the #1 Pro-life state, but who also are #1 in infant mortality, #3 in the nation in teen pregnancy, and #2 in child poverty. It seems as though, for protestants, life starts at conception and ends at birth.

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    1. Yeah, I think there will be a deal to be had. There was a lot of dissension within the President’s inner circle with this issue in the first place. In the end, Obama was swayed by the female leaders in the Senate and by Kathleen Sebelius, over the objections of Biden and Panetta.

      But I also think the Republicans would rather have the rule stand and use it as a campaign issue and then overturn it themselves, rather than see a compromise here. You know the Right, they won’t take “you win, here you go,” for an answer.

      As for Mississippi, you forgot to add the popularity of the death penalty among right-to-lifers.

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  9. Wow, Bluz! You really hit the hot-button here!!!!

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    1. Ya think? But that’s OK. It’s been a while since I’ve had a post blow up. It would be unrealistic of me to write a blog that features politics and religion, and not have the shit hit the fan once in a while. I appreciate that so many took the time to write in and state their cases so eloquently.

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  10. This just in (as of 3:00, when I saw it)… A new deal has been announced where the church institutions don’t have to cover birth control, but the employees can do directly to the insurance companies. I have no idea how that is going to work… is Aetna suddenly going to open a condom and birth control pill store? And did the Insurance companies agree to this? I know birth control reduces overall costs compared to pregnancy care, but it seems like there would be a lot of up front cost. The full story is here: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-announce-accommodation-religious-groups-contraceptive-rule-enough-170500694.html

    Anyway, I was right about the Right trying to push even farther. Sen. Roy Blount (R-Missouri) introduced an amendment today (to a transportation bill) that would scrap the whole birth control coverage provision and let employers decide what they will let insurance cover.

    An official with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told USA Today that he’s outraged because the new birth-control policy will cover employees at regular businesses. He actually said: “Good Catholic business people… can't in good conscience cooperate with this.... If I quit this job and opened a Taco Bell, I’d be covered by the mandate.

    That just chills my shit. Can you imagine if your health care choices are left up to the personal morality and values of your boss? And these are the people that are complaining about government intrusion.

    Then if that stands, what’s to stop company CEOs from proclaiming that they don’t believe that air pollution is harmful so they should be allowed to discontinue all pollution controls.

    No, this stake in the ground has to stay there. Bosses have power but their power stops the moment you walk out the door.

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  11. I think many others said what I wanted to, but let me just throw in my nickel. I work for a Catholic church (subbing at a school, so it is hardly even part-time). I don't have any benefits, but I would certainly not expect them to pay for birth control if I did. Just because I (and most other Catholics, as you said) are okay with birth control does not mean the Catholic church is or should be. And I know not everyone that works for a Catholic church, university, or hospital is Catholic, but I think the same holds true. And although it would be great if the Catholic church would change its stance on BC, I can understand their point of view. And thanks to Bagger for recognizing the good the Catholic church does. Look at Catholic Charities if you need proof.

    As for the Brady-Gisele thing, it appears the woman supports her husband. Is that really a bad thing? And Brady's receivers DID drop a couple of catchable passes. Regardless, as someone else said somewhere else, he still gets to go home to a supermodel, so I think he will get over that loss (and probably already has). If only Gisele's and Tom's friends and family had prayed for him and sent him positive vibes/energy, instead of forwarding her email to some news source, maybe the Pats would have won...

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    1. I don't think it's a bad thing at all that Gisele supported her husband. I think it's pretty chickenshit for the Giants fans to be talking smack at a player's wife, and even more chickenshit to record it and post it, so that the media can whip it up into a big deal.

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  12. And, I might add, thank God we have Mr. Romney, because I'd hate to see Massachusetts become the Las Vegas of Gay Marriage.

    Before you know it, we'd have Chapels of Illicit Love popping up all over the state. Not sure I could sleep at night, knowing there were thousands of happy, monogamous couples out there.

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    1. Yes, thank goodness for Mitt and his version of Puritanism, which HL Mencken defined as "the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, might be having fun."

      It's funny that where ever the same-sex marriage issue comes up, those against it always paint this dire image of Sodom and Gomorrah and society falling apart. No one seems to mention that in the states that already have it, life pretty much just goes on remarkably. Except, of course, that a few more people are happy.

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  13. I can’t stand to listen to Karl Rove. He deserves to have Clint give him the stare down. Why can’t old Republicans just stay out of the way?

    I’m still having a hard time understanding how some organizations and people don’t have a clue as to how much Planned Parenthood really does for women. I don’t get it. In this day and age, everyone knows exactly what you are about and can find anything they want to on tape or some type of recording. Just ask Michele Bachmann.

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/06/16/246618/bachmann-craziest-quotes/?mobile=nc

    I also don’t know if the Gay Marriage ban will ever make the Supreme Court. The only reason is that I think they will say it’s a state decision. And with more and more states giving those rights to gays and lesbians, I think it’s a moot point. But it is possible.

    I also don’t think Boehner will be able to overturn Obama’s insurance position. Too many people in this country are beginning to understand the benefits of the household with 2.5 kids. It’s less expensive to pay for contraception than have 10 kids. No worries there.

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    1. Karl won't fade away. He's busily working on gathering funds to distribute through his super-PACs to business-friendly candidates. That's all he cares about. All the hoo-hah about values issues is just the smoke screen.

      I think it's pretty well established that Michelle Bachmann is batshit crazy. And dangerous.

      I'm not sure anyone on the right has actual specific issues with the health insurance law... it's just that because Obama is for it, they have to be against it. Funny how so many Republicans were pushing the exact same principles during the previous term.

      Now the Pres. just has to get the insurance companies to go along with this new part about covering BC upfront. Somehow, I can't see the insurance companies doing that for nothing, regardless if is saves them money or not. They'll find a way to bill US.

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  14. What fun! We're already seeing conservative leaders come out against this newest birth control compromise, so in my mind, it's fully political and not at all moral. I applaud you for speaking your mind, knowing that not all of your readers would handle it well. And your bit about toilet paper there at the end? Brilliant.

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    1. Leave it to you to catch that line. I liked that one.

      Yes, here comes the politicos to try to cash in on a controversy that should be put to bed by now. Just more of the same... no matter what it is, if Obama is for it, they're against it, no matter how ignorant it makes them look.

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