Saturday, July 16, 2011

Espan~a que deso

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Compassionate Consevativism Is Dead:

The last of an era of the actual "non-politicizing only" conseravtives is over. It died with Betty Ford. She not only took interest in the public, admitting her own human frailties and became a person that both parties could admire. She would be mocked and ostracized as a "RINO" (Republican In Name Only) in today's politcal arena of conservatives that only do what their leaders suggest, disagree with their own policies if the president approves of something, just to say they didn't agree with a Democrat, and vote for females that brag of being independent while following the party agenda or in the case of a few, babble incessantly about history that never happened.
The way of the true conservative that we all remember used to be "the
party of reason" has been replaced with instead of "a reason to change the channel or turn the television off" and political pundits who use the media for shock value in hopes that you will keep watching, wondering what can possibly happen next and who constantly rewrite history as if their own version of reality was what everyone wants to believe, despite it being no where near the actual truth. Betty Ford would not have become some Fox News pundit, go to a rally and hold up a cardboard sign they wrote for her, mispelled and with fictitious messages on it, so she could be part of a "grassroots" movement, according to the crackpots of the media.
I don't wish to mourn dear Mrs. Ford but to celebrate her life and achievements. Besides the Betty Ford Center and Recovery Clinic and her outspoken views on the necessity for places like it, she also spoke on Abortion to the organizers of one of the first medical conferences on abortion to take place in the U.S. after the Roe v Wade decision in 1973. She was involved with Women's Rights and the ERA in a way that NO REPUBLICAN FIRST LADY has since then. She spoke publicly about premarital sex and helped establish the right for young women (and all other women) to deal with the subject as if they actually were able to be in control of their own bodies without need of consent by ancient male standards or ideals.
Betty Ford died July 8 at age 93 and will always be admired bipartasanly throughout history despite the Religious Right and their adoption of abortion as their core issue.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Republican Governor Shows His Emotionalism and Fact Blindness

From the Associated Press story on Huffington Post:
"...South Dakota Governor Signs Tough Abortion Bill Into Law
(3 months ago)

This is the letter I wrote to him:

I just read this statement you wrote. "I think everyone agrees with the goal of reducing abortion by encouraging consideration of other alternatives," Daugaard said in a written statement. "I hope that women who are considering an abortion will use this three-day period to make good choices." In other words, your idea of better choices has to do with anything but a termination of an unwanted pregnancy. There is a reason these things happen and they are for more than just a political talking point.
Well, first, after reading your statement, I know that you know better than that. When I start sending pictures of girls who self aborted themselves with coat hangers or got butchered in a back room clinic again, to your next election campaign competition, we will see how much you think EVERYONE AGREES with that right wing talking point emotionalism nonsense you spouted. This is just like we had in the fifties, which is why Roe Vs. Wade became a law, because young girls are going to abort themselves. You are probably going to argue that this legislation doesn't say they can't have an abortion. During a time that these anti abortion zealots, based on no information other than emotional brainwashing by people who love third world country "unwashed masses" and would love to see portions of the United States be that desperate, these people who should have been thrown in jail for protesting violently outside Planned Parenthood offices and have been flooding the airwaves with pictures of "poor little fetus" images to further emotionalize the furor that is mostly nonsense, since no one considers a person living until they are born, legally, and when they should have been told, "NO YOU ARE WRONG!", you told them that they are right.
We actively promote on television commercials about overpopulation of pets that we should have our cats and dogs spayed and neutered, but some think that humans should over populate the world. You agreed with them. Let's see what your next campaign can stand when you have to explain living female humans dead because of your agreeing with the "talking point" agenda people who will say anything they can to disagree with reason, facts, and history.
I have one more thing to say. As a male, I have learned to listen to women. MOST OF THE ONES WHO ARE SINGLE don't want extra children and most of the women I know want to know why Republican right wing conservative talking point politicians who don't truly weigh facts don't ever seem to be able to see that the fetus you are trying to preserve is attached to her body. They will remind you that it is real easy for you go spout this nonsense since you can't get pregnant and go through nine months of hell just to make some guy in congress who thought it made a good talking point happy and then raise a child who they didn't want, and create a life that is going to be unwanted by society, and in general be miserable and not have a fighting chance to survive financially, education wise, or job wise. In other words, since it's NOT YOUR BODY, you need to mind your own business. Nice move, governor, you just made enemies of the majority of the female population. If everyone agreed that was a good idea, they wouldn't have ever made abortion legal.