Monday, 12/16/13, Public Square

war on women


by | December 16, 2013 · 6:00 am

14 responses to “Monday, 12/16/13, Public Square

  1. There are two things missing from today’s cartoon – where is the Golden Cross and the blinged-out robe of self-righteousness on the GOP gestapo?

    This is the thing that makes me the most infuriated – the way the Fundy Churchies have twisted their version of Christianity and have made it ‘chic’ to go after all women.

    And God help if you are a minority woman……there is no Hell hot enough for your Godless soul…in their view.

    But….let’s not forget…..the robed-men of self righteousness are the actual ones with something to hide – and we will still see millions of folks flock to their Church even though that same Church had to pay out millions for their church leaders knowingly making the choice to cover up child molesters.

    I guess children are only sacred when they are in the womb?

    • I agree their “holier than thou” attitude turns many reasonable people against religion. I’m not surprised they’re unable to recognize it since if they were truly trying to be Christ-like they wouldn’t have the attitude and would know judgement is not theirs.

      What disappoints me most is the women who allow themselves to be treated with such low regard. The lesson about people treating you the way you allow them to seems to have never been taught to some women.

      • That is the biggest disappointment – women allowing themselves to be treated like second class citizens – and just because some man tells them that the Bible gives him the right to be her master?

        NOT in my world…..

  2. Ever wanted to say this to someone?

    • I am reminded of the scene in the movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’ when the scarecrow says something like – some people without brains do a lot of talking…

      Scarecrow are wise….

  3. Now that some NSA activities have been deemed “likely unconstitutional” by a federal judge, it’s just a waiting game for the republicans to start blaming Obama for creating the them like they blame him for the “Obamaphone” that was originated for home phones during the Reagan Administration and expanded during the Bush2 Administration to include cell phones.

    They have no ideas, no solutions, no leaders and no intact memories.

  4. I just received a letter from Wesley Medical Center Galichia location for the E.R. visit I made in late September – for those chest pains that turned out to be nothing more than a reaction to the medication and that case of the bad hives (which I still have a recurrence if I don’t take Allegra and Zantac combined)…

    The total bill is $9,965.45.

    Can you frickin’ believe it?

    I walked in on my own….and I walked out on my own…….about 4 hours later…

    and the bill is about $10,000?

    If you think this is ridiculous – you’re correct.

    If you think is a stupid way to run the health care system – I would agree with you.

    What could possibly have made that bill so damn high?

    But the kicker is…..they billed this to my Blue Cross insurance on 10/10/13. The E.R. visit date was 9/28/13.

    I had received a letter from BCBS about a month ago letting me know that they had requested medical records documentation from Galichia before they would consider the claim.

    Hmmmmm…..the letter I received today was from one of those third-party companies that do the billing for hospitals. There was not any mention that the hospital was the one that threw the monkey wrench into this entire billing claim situation.

    Instead….this letter today instructed me that I had to call BCBS and get it straightened out or I would be liable for the entire amount.

    Hmmmm…can we say – S-T-U-P-I-D…????

    Or – maybe that is too strong – maybe these hospitals should hire people that know what the hell they’re doing – and when requested to send more information in order to be paid for the claim – then send in the damn requested information!!!!!

    And…then to think….there was not a damn thing wrong with me. In fact, Galichia diagnosed me with pleurisy…

    Pleurisy, my Aunt Fanny…….

    I am D-O-N-E with doctors and hospitals…..NEVER AGAIN….NEVER again…

    • And to think…we still have CONservative Republicans who are fighting to keep our health care system in the same sorry-ass shape as I described above.

      What a country…….big eye roll…

  5. R.D. Liebst

    I can so relate Indy, my wife told me I am not to look at the bills because it makes me go off. But I generally get the mail before she can get home. And if something hits me as interesting. I open it and she barely gets in the door before I am bring it up! It can be educational like I had no idea I had a helicopter trip to Tulsa until we had gotten a bill for it.

    But the number if thing billed to us and insurance for often does not make sense to me!

    • Wow -a helicopter ride to Tulsa – and nothing to show for it but a bunch of bills – huh?

      Welcome to America’s health care system…..

      There’s gotta be a better frickin’ way………

  6. Here’s an update on an old classic to go with the graphic.

    Dear Red States:

    We’re ticked off at your Neanderthal attitudes and politics and we’ve decided we’re leaving: “legitimate rape” is almost reason enough!

    Those of us in New York intend to form our own country and we’re taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren’t aware, that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the rest of the Northeast.

    We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation and especially to the people of the new country of The Enlightened States of America (E.S.A).

    To sum up briefly:
    You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.

    We get stem cell research and the best beaches.

    We get Andrew Cuomo and Elizabeth Warren. You get Bobby Jindal and Todd Akin.

    We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Opry Land.

    We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.

    We get Harvard. You get Ole’ Miss.

    We get 85 percent of America’s venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama.

    We get 2/3 of the tax revenue. You get to make the red states pay their fair share.

    Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition’s we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms.

    Please be aware that the E.S.A. will be pro-choice and anti-war and we’re going to want all our citizens back from Afghanistan at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they’re apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose and they don’t care if you don’t show pictures of their children’s caskets coming home.

    We wish you success in Afghanistan, and possibly Iran as well, but we’re not willing to spend our resources in these sorts of pursuits.

    With the Blue States in hand we will have firm control of 80% of the country’s fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of the nation’s fresh fruit, 95% of America’s quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners) 90% of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the US low sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

    With the Red States you will have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans and their projected health care costs, 92% of all US mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.

    We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

    38% of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we’re discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.

    We’re taking the good weed too. You can have that crap they grow in Mexico.

    Citizens of the Enlightened States of America

  7. Oh, and Happy Zappadan. I’m Expecting Miracles in the Mega Millions.

    I’ll give you a simple formula for straightening out the problems of the United States. First, you tax the churches. You take the tax off of capital gains and the tax off of savings. You decriminalize all drugs and tax them same way as you do alcohol. You decriminalize prostitution. You make gambling legal. That will put the budget back on the road to recovery, and you’ll have plenty of tax revenue coming in for all of your social programs, and to run the army.

    Frank Zappa (1940 – 1993), Interview with this submitter, New York City, 5/08/1980