No I DO NOT Have to Choose between Bad and Worse (and I Don’t Hear Dog Whistles either!)

Cheese and Rice on Burnt Toast! Groundhog Day! In 08 it was coming from the bots- and now it is coming from former Hillary supporters who should know better damn it!

So let’s set the record straight hmmm? The Republicans do NOT give a shit about us. The Democrats don’t give a shit about us. I DO NOT have to vote for any person or party that embodies ideas that are contrary to what I believe. Get that? NO I do NOT Have to cast my vote for people who do not deserve it. Ever.

I am  not willing to ignore the FACT that the Republicans continue to make THIS part of their platform.

RENEWING AMERICAN VALUES

 We recognize and honor the courageous efforts of those who bear the many burdens of parenting alone, even as we believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through laws governing marriage.

Get that? Do you GET THAT? So don’t tell ME I hear dog whistles when Santorum speaks and Ann Romney speaks shortly after. Nope, no dog whistles. Just as in 2008, I DO MY HOMEWORK!

Let’s go here, to another page in their platform. Sublinks- Defending Marriage against an Activist Judiciary. A Sacred Contract: Defense of Marriage. The Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life. Go Ahead- go read it – I’ll wait.

The Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life(Top)

Faithful to the “self-evident” truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.

Get that? Do you GET THAT?

Now let’s go look and see if there is anywhere in that frigging document that calls for equal rights for women. For the right of every woman to decide her own destiny. Looking. Looking. Looking.

Nope, not in there. It IS NOT THERE! On the contrary, the R platform says a fetus has rights- the right to take over your body for nine months and your mental health forever. The rights of a rapists spawn trump the woman’s right to control of her body. No exceptions. Ever. For any reason.

The platform is openly anti-gay family. Openly opposes same sex marriage.

I refuse to be told “there are more important issues at stake.” I am not an idiot. I know the economy sucks. I also know that women’s issues have been put on the back burner with that same argument for 100 yrs and more. By BOTH sides. Always, always, it is the same old shit. “Just wait, honey, we’ll get to your issues. But first THIS is more important.”

Fuck that shit. I don’t hear dog whistles. Only dogs hear those. I hear what the Republicans are SHOUTING from the roof tops. They have been shouting the same thing for years- and anyone who does not hear it is DEAF or willingly stuffing cotton in their ears. Or, like the obots, sticking their fingers in their ears and going “NA Na NA NA I Can’t (WON’T???) Hear You!”

I READ the info the parties put out there on their web pages. I study what the candidates say, what they have done, with whom they associate. The I decide whether they deserve my vote or not.

A party that allows anti choice, anti gay language in their platform and allows the fringe lunatics prime time speaking slots does not deserve my vote.

I figured out Obama was not deserving of my vote in 2008. I DID NOT “Have” to choose him. I DO NOT have to choose Romney Ryan either. I refuse to be forced to choose undeserving asshats on the theory that “the other side is worse.”

I am sick to death of people trying to tell me the other side is worse. That is a reason to vote for someone? Totally disgusted with people trying to, as a dear blogger friend says, polish a turd.  There is no way for me to cast aside the FACT that the R’s and D’s do not represent me.

And it saddens me beyond belief that those who were so clear eyed, those who did their homework in 2008 and recognized Obama for what he was (and was not) are now trying the same tactics the obots used. Shouting down. Insults. Heckling. Denigrating those who speak truth as we see it.

SHAME! SHAME! Vote as you see fit. Vote as your conscience dictates. But please, oh please, don’t turn into the 2012 R version of the obots. Don’t tell us we are crazy or hear dog whistles when we have read and watched and researched. We can each pick our opinions- we can not pick our facts.

Vote down ticket and prevent one party rule in DC. Keep the  House and Senatedivided to prevent them from doing any more damage.

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Won’t Be Fooled Again

Got an(other) email from Obama bootlicker Schultz. For your enjoyment- my reply and the email to which I was responding.

Perhaps former Speaker Pelosi should not have allowed the Equal Rights Bill to sit on her desk when we had a majority in both houses?
I for one am not falling for this anymore. Democrats only care about women’s issues when election time rolls around. Roe v Wade or some other scary boogey man comes up every four years like clockwork- and NOTHING gets done.
You are as bad as the Republicans. I take it back, the Democrats are worse for pretending they want women’s rights. At least the Republicans are honest.
Ask me for a donation when a woman gets the top of the ticket.

— On Fri, 3/2/12, Debbie Wasserman Schultz wrote:

From: Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Subject: This isn’t the 1950s
To: xxxxx
Date: Friday, March 2, 2012, 3:20 PM

Democrats
xxx —

This isn’t the 1950s, it’s 2012. Why we’re debating a woman’s access to birth control is beyond me.

Yesterday, the Senate voted down an attempt by the GOP to let employers opt out of providing any medical service they personally objected to — but the bill was really drafted to let them opt out of covering contraception.

Of course, Democrats in the Senate stood strong.

But right after the vote, the bill’s sponsor, Senator Roy Blunt, said, “I’m confident this issue is not over.” House Speaker John Boehner immediately backed him up, saying, “It’s important for us to win this issue,” before hinting that he’d put it to a vote in the House.

This fight is definitely not over — and we need to stand up for the women and men whose access to care would be denied if the GOP has their way.

Make sure we’re ready for the next round. Chip in $5 or more to help Democrats fight back:

https://my.democrats.org/The-Next-Round

Thanks,

Debbie

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Chair
Democratic National Committee

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Do Your Own Damn Homework

It just makes me so angry when doing my usual morning reading to see a commenter ask to be “pointed to” any programs that Hillary as Sec State has implemented. God these people PISS ME OFF! Hillary has been working for women and children all her life and has never, ever stopped.

When I saw that comment I wanted to blow up! For crying out loud- could this commenter not go to the SecState website and look it up???????

How about going here? Office of Global Women’s Issues. How about this sub link there.  That one talks about the Secretaries International Fund For Women and Girls.

See the trouble is that commenters who start out with remarks like “Oh I supported Hillary in 08 but….” and then ask us to prove Hillary puts action to her words take me right back to 08 and the mindless obots. The information is out there- all over the web. If a person really supported Hillary and is savvy enough to be dropping links to her/his subjects of passion (or to have a blog of their own) then they are shit sure able to find the Secretary’s web site and navigate.

So I call “bullshit” and say-
“Do your own damn homework.”

It’s been 50 Years- Where is the Pill for men?

Cruising the news I ran across this little blurb.

The pill: Birth-control revolution

started 50 years ago

Enovid, the first pill, contained about 150 micrograms of estrogen and 10 milligrams of progestin — the two hormones used to stop ovulation.
It worked, but some women who took it complained of headaches and suffered an increased risk of blood clots, stroke and heart attacks, especially if they were older than 35 and they smoked.
Here is the sidebar from the article- take a gander- How many of you remember these events?
TIMELINE FOR THE BIRTH-CONTROL PILL
– May 9, 1960: FDA announces its approval of the first oral contraceptive, Enovid, which quickly became known as “the pill.”
– June 7, 1965: Supreme Court rules states cannot deny birth-control materials to married people.
– January 1970: U.S. Senate begins hearings on the safety of the pill.
– March 22, 1972: Supreme Court strikes down a law banning the distribution of contraceptives to unmarried people.
– Early 1980s: Nearly 11 million American women are on the pill.
– 1988: FDA urges companies to remove the original high-dose oral contraceptives from the market because of safety concerns.
– September 1992: First magazine ads for the pill appear.
– May 2007: FDA approves first birth control pill meant to stop women’s monthly periods indefinitely.
– March 2010: New study suggests women who took the birth-control pill beginning in the late 1960s live longer than those who never took the pill.
SOURCE: Associated Press
I added the bold and italics to that one line. Safety concerns- uh huh- what? Like they figured out the high dose pill was causing some of us to keel over and die from blood clots?  Seems not much has changed- do a search  for this “Birth Control Warnings” or just listen to the ads on TV- still the same problems- blood clots, stroke, heart attack etc etc etc.
We weigh the risks and hopefully make informed decisions. Then we roll the dice. Birth control that might kill us, unwanted pregnancy, abortion- our options are far greater than our mothers and grandmothers.
I just want to know where the MALE birth control pill is- you know- the one that will stop sperm production? Oh- damn- that’s right- the MEN doing the research are far more interested in creating and MARKETING things like Viagra and Cialis. Drugs that enable men to continue spreading their seed hither and yon. Drugs that are making the Pharmaceutical companies a gazillion dollars. Who cares if the wimminz have to take birth control that just might have serious adverse health effects? We are, after all, just women. How can we expect a drug to be developed that might interfere with the man parts? After all, it’s those yucky wimminz parts that get pregnant- sheesh.  And speaking of yucky parts- they have developed yet another pill – one that keeps all that monthly mess away. After all- if you are not going to perform your first function as an incubator you may as well be available 24/7 365 for your other function- the sexual gratification of the men folk- right? Right??
I am waiting for the Male Birth Control pill. And waiting, and waiting…..

COWARDS!!!!!

From the BBC news-

Afghanistan Taliban ‘using human shields’ – general

And guess who these bastards are using as shields?? I’ll wait while you think about it.

Gen Mohiudin Ghori said his soldiers had seen Taliban fighters placing women and children on the roofs of buildings and firing from behind them.

And of course they are also hiding in homes and mosques- supposed house of worship.  Great, just F*#*ing great! These sorry excuses for human beings place so little value on their woman and children that they hide behind them!

What are our troops supposed to do? After all, our troops have an aversion to killing innocent civilians- unlike these Islamofascist pigs who delight in flying airplanes into buildings and killing thousands of innocents. How do you fight these bastards?

And our puppet president is on Tee-Vee talking about how great he is, how great the stimulus is, how horrible his opponents are. Anything on cowards hiding behind women and children??? Anything??? What should I expect from an administration that thinks it can extend the hand of peace to these maniacs?

Officially it is STILL Washington’s Birthday- Updated at the bottom

Because it is my blog and this whole small p president’s day thing pisses me off- I am going to repost this entry.

NO, Nixon, Carter and Obama DO NOT deserve the same praise and recognition as President Washington or President Lincoln. (Us old timers remember when these were two separate holidays- Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday!)

This is more new age BS- give everybody a trophy or ribbon for participation.

Kind of like how they give the Nobel Peace Prize now?

 

Never fails that when I start looking things up I learn something.

President’s Day or Washington’s Birthday

“Well, according to the federal government, the holiday observed on the third Monday in February is officially Washington’s Birthday. But many Americans believe that this holiday is now called “Presidents’ Day,” in honor of both Presidents Washington and Lincoln, whose birthdays are Feb. 22 and Feb. 12, respectively. It turns out that whether you honor one or the other or both of these presidents may depend on where you live.”

The Monday Holidays Act of 1968 moved Washington’s Birthday to the third Monday in February. Attempts to change the name of the holiday to “President’s Day” have never been successful.  The same article linked above reminded me that States set the holidays and are not obligated to accept Federal holidays.

No matter what the law calls it most people now use  “president’s Day” (and yes I used a small ‘p’ on purpose.) We have gone from honoring the First President to a holiday that is essentially a commercial event. Wouldn’t want the American people to get the insane idea that we have actually had some heroes in our history now would we?  Though Federal law still recognizes Washington’s birthday I don’t hear any uproar when we reduce the day to small p president’s day- as if all the Presidents were somehow equal in their contributions and character. Everybody is a winner! Being second – or God forbid being a failure- is bad! “All animals are equal.”

What is the message American’s get for this day?? BUY BUY BUY!!! Are they even teaching Washington in school anymore???

What would Washington himself say?? Here is what he DID say!

Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.

Some advice our current crop of politicians- especially the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave should heed-

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

And two I think the citizens of this country should apply BEFORE they vote!

Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

Happy Birthday- a few days early- Mr. President!

And Happy Birthday to Susan B Anthony- whose actual birthday is today! (Feb 15, 1820) Susan was one of the mothers of the women’s rights movement.

Read about Ms. Anthony here

Susan’s first involvement in the world of reform was in the temperance movement. This was one of the first expressions of original feminism in the United States and it dealt with the abuses of women and children who suffered from alcoholic husbands. In 1849, Susan gave her first public speech for the Daughters of Temperance and then helped found the Woman’s State Temperance Society of New York, one of the first organizations of its time. In 1851 she went to Syracuse to attend a series of antislavery meetings. During this time Susan met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, became fast friends and joined Stanton and Amelia Bloomer in campaigns for women’s rights. In 1854, she devoted herself to the antislavery movement serving from 1856 to the outbreak of the civil war,1861. Here, she served as an agent for the American Anti-slavery Society. After, she collaborated with Stanton and published the New York liberal weekly, “The Revolution” (1868-70) which called for equal pay for women.
In 1872, Susan demanded that women be given the same civil and political rights that had been extended to black males under the 14th and 15th amendments. Thus, she led a group of women to the polls in Rochester to test the right of women to vote. She was arrested two weeks later and while awaiting trial, engaged in highly publicized lecture tours and in March 1873, she tried to vote again in city elections. After being tried and convicted of violating the voting laws, Susan succeeded in her refusal to pay the fine. From then on she campaigned endlessly for a federal woman suffrage amendment through the National Woman Suffrage Association (1869-90) and the National American Woman Suffrage Association (1890-1906) and by lecturing throughout the country.
Anthony, along with Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage published the History of Woman Suffrage 4 vol (1881-1902) In 1888 she organized the International Council of Women and in 1904 the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. Although Anthony did not live to see the consummation of her efforts to win the right to vote for women, the establishment of the 19th amendment is deeply owed to her efforts.

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But the whole fact that we have no holiday’s recognizing any of the great women of our country is the subject of a whole ‘nother post!

What I saw this morning

First stop of course was Uppity Woman , She has a great piece on a woman bashing pig- go read, get in on the conversation!Ther are many things I love about  Uppity Woman’s blog – the writing is always great, I get lots of my news from her sidebars- but the atmosphere there is like family. All are welcome (trolls get beatings before they are dumped into cyber hell) adn the commenters there are witty, articulate, know the issues and always friendly to newcomers.

Next article I ran across was this-

The Clinton Voters Jump Ship

Obama’s shrinking base.

I am not sure the writer made his case as well as he could, but Clinton voters will get it. Not something we needed to be told- just tickled me becuase it takes so long for the MSM and the politicians to catch up.

DC might not get it- but some states do-

President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats may be stymied in their drive for health care reform. But state lawmakers in at least three dozen states are pushing ahead with a series of measures aimed at pre-empting whatever might come out of Washington.

So roam around, check out the news, stay on top of things. The MSM won’t tell you, the government doesn’t WANT to tell you! But the information is out there!
I am off to have an epidural injection in the L5-S1 area- so might not be around for a few days- or maybe I will? Who knows! See you when I get back!