In his bitter words...

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In his bitter words...
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Registered: 04-09-2011
Sat, 09-22-2012 - 12:03pm

Thanks.. meeting someone of her age who felt it important to walk to a PP rally, so inspiring. I hope Sandra met Jane.

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Sat, 09-22-2012 - 11:54am
That's so cool, nelle!
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Sat, 09-22-2012 - 11:46am

Well said.

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Sat, 09-22-2012 - 11:43am

You want it "covered", as in when you go to the store and "buy" it, it costs nothing. That about right?

No, not insurance that you pay for, because the insurance that you pay for doesn't cover it. You want it covered, for... free.

Sigh.

Would you rather pay the education cost? How about food, clothing, and shelter in some cases?  Would you rather they abort after the fact? We are all better off when we prevent unwanted pregnancies. Wish the right would figure this out.

And funny thing, the rate of teen pregnancy is highest in the states where the right holds strongest sway, lowest where liberals do.

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Sat, 09-22-2012 - 11:39am

I've met Fluke. She's engaging and she backs her words with effort.

I"m a PP volunteer (in fact, there's an annual awards ceremony for volunteers in this state. Organisations nominate people as recipients, and about 100 are honoured. I'll be one, thanks to the kind folks at PP.)  Six weeks or so ago, she was here with the PP pink bus. We all went out and rallied support around the local community, and Sandra did some as well.

I teamed with another. First person on our list was walking back home from the rally, she got there the same time we did, a covered distance of maybe 3/10 of a mile. As we both closed in on the door, I asked if she was such and such. My pink PP top rendered unnecessary identification, but nonetheless I identified.

"I worked for PP before you were born," she said.

"Hmmmm... I'm 57."

"I'm 93." She went on to tell me she was a retired physician who once worked for PP in New Jersey.

Anyway, no way Sandra equates to Laura.

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Sat, 09-22-2012 - 10:17am
No, the Magical Balance Fairy is trying to make one bad thing done on one side the exact same as a bad thing done on the other side. It serves no purpose in a debate except to try to switch subjects.

I don't know of any liberal women here who defend any misogynistic attacks on women by anyone.
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Sat, 09-22-2012 - 9:20am
The strange thing is that no one has tried to excuse Schultz, but some people have tried to paint the picture that what Limbaugh and Schultz did were exactly the same. I simply do not understand the need to do the Magical Balance Fairy thing every single time someone of a particular political persuasion is taken to task for something they did.

Additionally, I find it strange that woman who are sick and tired of men/government trying to limit reproductive rights for women and who stand up to this nonsense are painted as "victims." The only people calling them "victims" are some on the right, again trying to paint a false narrative.
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Sat, 09-22-2012 - 9:16am
Great post.
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Sat, 09-22-2012 - 9:14am
Um, no, but keep trying.
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Sat, 09-22-2012 - 9:01am

'What my mother told me was that if I put  myself out into the public arena (no matter how big or little the stage), to expect negative comments (attacks). She taught me to be sure of who I am and what I believe and instilled in me that "just because someone says it about you, doesn't make it true". 

Well put. I agree. My comments about the DNC women speakers as victims were about the speeches themselves...whether or not they were presenting themselves as victims in the actual speeches.

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