In his bitter words...

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In his bitter words...
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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 2:05pm

As I stated before, it's my opinion that there is no war on women, but an effort of one party to make us 'think' there is by playing to our so called "weakness". I watched both conventions, carefully, and it's the impression that I was left with after listening to many of the female speakers at the DNC. I couldn't relate to being defined by my reproductive abilities. It just didn't "click" with me, but I'm sure it must for some. I was surprised to learn that my daughter, who is in college, and her suite mates had the same thoughts after watching the DNC. This is the first election they can vote in and are taking it very seriously, so they watched and evaluated both conventions. Five of them visited two weeks ago and expressed to me the same view that I have expressed here.

Love it,.

So whilst they try for personhood amendments and transvaginal ultrasounds and even to interfere with dissemination of hormonal birth control, you maintain it's all a ploy.

I've got news for you. I'm not weak. I work from strength against patriarchy what has so screwed up society and set it askew. Women are a majority in this country, and we assert ourselves on how it should be run.

I see demands for gun rights. At the same time, the same people want to jump in uteruses and regulate them. Women are not free unless we control our bodies.

Period. (No pun intended.)

 

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Wed, 09-19-2012 - 2:38pm
nellewrites wrote:

Here's the direct link to *facts*.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/the-reality-behind-obama-and-bushs-spending-binge/2012/05/25/gJQAK8ItpU_blog.html

Great example of the left's tactics to mislead the public, thanks.

The constant multi-trillion dollar deficits of the Obama presidency either never happened, or they are someone else's fault.  Right. The buck sure does not stop at this Whitehouse.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Wed, 09-19-2012 - 3:39pm
NO ONE IS ASKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE BIRTH CONTROL.

Women are asking for insurance companies to provide coverage under their insurance plans. Women are asking for legislators to stop trying to legislate their reproductive rights.
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Registered: 05-05-2009
Wed, 09-19-2012 - 4:00pm
As if we are to take the "fact checkers" aa an unbiased resource. I suggest digging deaper for the real answers.
http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/169840236.html?clmob=y&c=n&refer=
In other words I'm calling BS on this none answer.
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Registered: 04-09-2011
Wed, 09-19-2012 - 4:01pm

Hmmmm... once again, you meet facts with conjecture.

It's easy to say 'look at that' and not understand how it got to be that way. I'm sure you'd love to start a job and take the blame for all your predecessor did.

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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 4:02pm
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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 4:06pm
I could have gone with the Blaze, but I consider it to ba about as good a source as say, Think Progress. http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/50lies.asp
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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 4:13pm

Yes, Roe v Wade still stands as law of the land, no thanks to the misogynists of the GOP. But.... in practical terms, it's going, going, gone. Mississippi has one clinic and it's under threat. http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-news/2012/06/states_lone_abortion_clinic_su.html What happens when states have succeeded in eliminating legal abortion services? What does that mean for a woman who faces an unexpected and unwelcome pregnancy? I strongly suggest you do some research about the issue, if not for yourself, then for your daughter and her friends lest they find themselves with limited/NO choices.  Edited to add that a rape-caused pregnancy is no longer assurance of an ability to terminate the pregnancy.  Given the too-high statistics for college rape occurrences, I'd be very very very concerned were my DD still in school.  http://drkathleenyoung.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/national-statistics-about-sexual-violence-on-college-campuses/

As for birth control, government is NOT providing it to you, not now and not under ACA. Insurance companies are being required to cover it but even so, the coverage will be phased in. http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2012/08/02/free_contraception_depends_on_the_birth_control_brand_.html

Having not seen or heard the speakers of the Democratic convention, I cannot respond to the issue of a "walking uterus" message. Perhaps you could provide links with either transcripts or video to more clearly indicate specifics.

I think that our reproductive choices (or lack thereof) directly affect how well we fare with the economy, un/under-employment and tax cuts. I'd sure hate to be a single mother under a Romney/Ryan administration.

As for the Middle East, how would a woman's perspective differ greatly from a man's? Granted, many of the area's social and political mores are exceedingly repressive of women and their rights but maybe it's just as needful to consider what's happening here in the U.S.! Speaking as the mother of a son who was sent into Iraq with the "tip of the spear", my conviction is that military action should NEVER be used except as a last measure, only after all else has failed. We're having a very difficult and deadly time, using military might to instill non-military values and precepts in Afghanistan.

Jabberwocka

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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 4:18pm

Methinks you had best read *your own link* a little more closely. Each entry is explained in detail below. To wit, the first three:

 

  • Selma Got Me Born - LIAR, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 - Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965.
This criticism is based on an overly-literal interpretation of Barack Obama's 2007 speech in Selma, Alabama, which we covered in a separate article.
 
  • Father Was A Goat Herder - LIAR, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.
These attributes are not mutually exclusive: Barack Obama's (biological) father was all of these things at different times in his life, as Obama described in his book, Dreams from My Father:
[My father] was as African, I would learn, a Kenyan of the Luo tribe, born on the shores of Lake Victoria in a place called Alego. The village was poor, but hisfather — myother grandfather, Hussein OnyangoObama — hadbeen a prominent farmer, an elder of the tribe, a medicine man with healing powers. My father grew up herding his father's goats and attending the local school, set up by the British colonial administration, where he had shown great promise. He eventually won a scholarship to study in Nairobi; and then, on the eve of Kenyan independence, he had been selected by Kenyan leaders and American sponsors to attend a university in the United States.

  • Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter - LIAR, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.
We are unaware of Barack Obama's ever having claimed his father was a "proud freedom fighter." Obama has written (and spoken) at length about his father's returning to Africa from America to work for the Kenyan government, with that country's political turmoil eventually leaving him a "bitter drunk" and "a defeated, lonely bureaucrat."
 

 

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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 4:20pm

By the way... oops.

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