Wednesday, 7/10/13, Public Square

republicans have no clue



by | July 10, 2013 · 6:00 am

8 responses to “Wednesday, 7/10/13, Public Square

  1. I know you’ve all heard this comment from Tom Minch: “Every time men meddle with authority on abortion, I think of this: If men could get pregnant, abortion clinics would be like Starbucks, there would be two on every block, four in every airport, and the morning-after pill would come in different flavors like sea salt and cool ranch.”


    Men DO get pregnant.

    Men may get pregnant every time they CHOOSE to have unprotected sex.

    Men DO get pregnant because last time I checked, it takes a man to create those clumps of cells that everyone is so interested in “protecting.” I’ve only been told about one immaculate conception so I’m going out on a limb here to say there aren’t a lot of women walking around pregnant that didn’t have some help from a man.

    The problem is this:

    Too many men have a CHOICE to walk away from that little clump of cells they created.

    It’s time to take away their CHOICE, don’t you think? If men want to be so “pro-life” then they better damn well realize that they get just as pregnant as the woman who “spread her legs” for him.

    • Well said, agree with you 100%. (by the way I am a man). I am unable to understand how come we let the instigator walk away innocently after impregnating a female. Have never seen anyone blaming the man whose zipper is unlatched, always! That kind is considered cool and macho and all fancy stuff. In my personal opinion these kind of men are anything but cool and macho. Any man who does not take responsibility for his actions is not a man.

      • Hi humble monk. Thanks for your input.

        Your last sentence said it all! I know the kind of men and women who take responsibility for their actions and I approve “choice,” especially when it falls within those actions of taking responsibility. I trust those responsible people and feel confident they have more information about their personal circumstances than others who I think should be minding their own business. I’ve known responsible people who fall in every socioeconomic status, plus any other modifier that may be used to ‘group’ people.

        It seems that so-called “small government” republicans now want personal private decisions to include government laws that limit the choices available, and in fact, make some of the decisions for some people. All choices will still be available only to those who have the money to bypass the government laws and regulations. Equal treatment under the law would be eliminated and basically ‘for sale.’ Republicans are puppets for their corporate masters who seem to like “limited” equality, and favor being able to ‘control.’

        The very definition of a CORPOCRACY is: A society dominated politically and economically by large corporations.

  2. I haven’t seen too many graphics that visually depict the republican buffoons much better than today’s thread header. They give new meaning to being “clueless.”

  3. Written by an American journalist who was imprisoned in Iraq for 26 months, and now writes about California’s Pelican Bay State Prison. It is a moving piece, heart breaking in fact.

    Solitary in Iran Nearly Broke Me. Then I Went Inside America’s Prisons.

  4. It’s short and tells ONE story of the many that remain untold. The comments are equally interesting.

    My Mother’s Abortion

  5. (from the link):

    So it comes as no surprise when I read about the Koch brothers funding an anti-Obamacare ad campaign which for now is essentially a 30 second commercial that perpetuates complete fiction about the Affordable Care Act.

    It’s a woman talking about her son who suffers from seizures. First, I would like to congratulate this woman because if her son suffers from seizures, he can now no longer be denied care — or charged insanely high prices — because of his pre-existing condition of which “Obamacare” prevents denial of treatment.

    Oh, that wasn’t in the video? Of course not.

    But right off the bat she talks about “not being able to choose their own doctors because of Obamacare.” Why would she have this concern? Apparently she’s been informed about the bill by the Koch brothers or Fox News, because there’s no such provision in the Affordable Care Act which prevents people from being able to choose their own doctors. Well, not any more than people currently face with our existing health care system. Certain plans now restrict people from being able to choose “out of network” doctors, but this isn’t something caused by the Affordable Care Act. It’s something that has been prevalent in the health insurance business for some time now.

    Then she insinuates a drastic spike in her premiums by asking, “What will she get with higher premiums and a smaller paycheck?” Okay, quick question, who’s health insurance was going down before the Affordable Care Act? Opponents to the bill act as if health insurance was near rock-bottom prices and this legislation has caused some radical upward movement in what they pay.

    News flash: The vast majority of the bill has yet to go into effect, if your insurance company spiked your premiums 2-3 years ago, they only did so because they saw a window to create an excuse to raise premiums.

  6. (from the link): Today Vermont is set to make history by becoming the first state in the nation to offer universal, single-payer healthcare when Gov. Peter Shumlin signs its healthcare reform bill into law. The Vermont plan, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will attempt to stem rising medical care prices and provide universal coverage.