Tag Archives: social conservatives

The 19th century continues to spill into the 21st

Ed sent this:

Several Girl Scout troops in Chantilly, Va., have been banned from meeting at a local Catholic church and a neighboring school.

St. Timothy Catholic Church said that scouts won’t be allowed to meet or wear their uniforms on church property. The edict also applies to the adjacent St. Timothy School, which enrolls students from preschool to eighth grade.

According to the Arlington Diocese, the pastor did not believe the National Girl Scouts membership to the World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts aligned with the message of the church, stemming from a perceived connection between WAGGGS and Planned Parenthood.

Happily, I think we’ll see a steady stream of comic relief.  Susie sent this:

A group of female Democratic legislators in the Georgia House of Representatives has proposed a bill that would ban men from seeking vasectomies.

Thousands of children are deprived of birth in this state every year because of the lack of state regulation over vasectomies,” said bill author Yasmin Neal in a statement

What are all these men afraid of? Giggle, giggle.

Grifters, the whole lot of ’em

Bristol Palin’s Nonprofit Paid Her Seven Times What It Spent On Actual Teen Pregnancy Prevention

In 2009, Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol joined a teen pregnancy prevention nonprofit called the Candie’s Foundation. Today, the Associated Press reported that the Candie’s Foundation released its 2009 tax information, revealing that Bristol was paid a salary of $262,500.

But a closer examination of the tax form by ThinkProgress shows that the group disbursed only $35,000 in grants to actual teen pregnancy health and counseling clinics.

from Think Progress

The clowns in Tallahassee just won’t stop with the stupid

Via today’s Herald Tribune, from the Orlando Sentinel, the Florida legislature is still playing their silly games and refusing to get serious.

Republican politicians . . . swept into office last fall promising ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’. . . but when the 2011 session started last month, all that changed. The first five weeks have been dominated by discussion of bills to regulate and restrict abortions . . . and broaden the rights of individuals to keep guns and wear them openly.

Also in Tallahassee:

A Republican was so offended by the use of the word ‘uterus’ in the chamber that it was banned after Rep. Randolph of Orlando suggested that his wife incorporate her uterus so the government would stop trying to regulate it. 

So Frank Cerabino, a columnist at Cox Newspapers writes of the ‘uterus rebvellion’ and says:where this leaves the word ‘prostate’ is unclear, but it’s fair to say that all medical terms for mommy parts – especially fallopian – are hereby placed on the naughty list until further notice.” Women, including Randolph’s wife have taken to social media. ‘Uterus’ now has a facebook page. The “Uterati’ are gathering. And they may form a “U-PAC’.  

Elvis save us all from these fools.

He’s a creep and he looks like one

And based on no evidence other than his creepiness, I beleive he diddles little boys and whispers ‘don’t tell’. That’s what I think.

Barefoot, pregnant, in the kitchen dontchaknow . . .

Watch your back

From an email I just received – twice – from women friends. A brief and sadly incomplete list of the little things Republicans try to do to women and their filthy offspring. (I used to think it was only the Catholic Church that officially hated women, but I may have to admit the GOP to those ranks.)

1) Republicans not only want to reduce women’s access to abortion care, they’re actually trying to redefine rape. After a major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven’t.

2) A state legislator in Georgia wants to change the legal term for victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to “accuser.” But victims of other less gendered crimes, like burglary, would remain “victims.”

3) In South Dakota, Republicans proposed a bill that could make it legal to murder a doctor who provides abortion care. (Yep, for real.)

4) Republicans want to cut nearly a billion dollars of food and other aid to low-income pregnant women, mothers, babies, and kids. 

5) In Congress, Republicans have proposed a bill that would let hospitals allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life.

6) Maryland Republicans ended all county money for a low-income kids’ preschool program. Why? No need, they said. Women should really be home with the kids, not out working.

7) And at the federal level, Republicans want to cut that same program, Head Start, by $1 billion. That means over 200,000 kids could lose their spots in preschool.

8.) Two-thirds of the elderly poor are women, and Republicans are taking aim at them too. A spending bill would cut funding for employment services, meals, and housing for senior citizens.

9) Congress voted yesterday on a Republican amendment to cut all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers, one of the most trusted providers of basic health care and family planning in our country.

10) And if that wasn’t enough, Republicans are pushing to eliminate all funds for the only federal family planning program.