Posts Tagged ‘contraception’

Dear Rush Limbaugh,

Thank you. You have done more damage to your reputation with your hateful words (and by extension damage to Fox News as well), than any clever Facebook post or WordPress blog could possibly do. Keep it up, and let me know when they can your ass so I can throw a party.

And further thanks for the “apology”.  I just found out that I am actually agreeing with Ron Paul.  A more backhanded and self-serving mea culpa has not been seen for years. Your true colors are showing, and they aren’t red, white and blue.

Sandra Fluke, I’ve got your back.

That’s all for now


PS  I applaud the advertisers who are withdrawing sponsorship. Hit him with money.  When he is no longer profitable, he’ll see how much his owners at Fox News love him.

PPS – Clear Channel? I hate you. You trashed my favorite radio station. But I’ll forgive you for that  if you cancel his show.  Sign a petition to have Clear Channel cancel his show


Indiana state Rep. Bob Morris has called the Girl Scouts a “radicalized” group.  That they “sexualize” (I’m not sure that’s a word) young girls and are somehow pursuing a homosexual agenda.  Where’s the “terrorist cell” claim?  They sell those cookies for cash, train in secret meetings and encourage active recruitment. As a Cub Scout, I recall having to memorize a pledge of some sort, I bet they have one too.  Think of what might be hidden in the millions of boxes of cookies on counter tops all over America right now.  But nothing, on that angle, nope, instead, Girl Scouts are evil because they promote women’s health and they don’t hate homosexuals.  Gods hep us, they will destroy America!

girl scout selling cookies

Terrorists! RUN!!! They're arming the COOKIES!!!

First claim is absurd, based solely on Planned Parenthood’s not-secret involvement with the group.  This somehow means that Girl Scouts will all get abortions or something. Yeah, right.  That fallacy would be laughed out of any rational discussion.  But we’re not seeing a “rational discussion” here.

The second claim…where do I start. SO WHAT?  If the Girl Scouts teach acceptance and kindness instead of fear and hate, so be it.  I am getting sick and god damned tired of politicians using spurious moral arguments to take shots at women and women’s reproductive rights. So a GS group in Colorado let in a boy who considers himself a girl. What, do you think this will turn your little girls into raging lesbians?  I doubt it.  No, we know what it is.  You hate gays, and the fact the Girl Scouts DON’T feel like you do pisses you off.  So you take cheap shots, over nothing, just so people will notice you.

Going after the Girls Scouts? Really?  Bob Morris, you couldn’t think of a better use of your time than to wail about a group whose goal states:   “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”

Wait a minute.  I get it.

Bob’s not worried that his daughters will get abortions or become little versions of Ellen DeGeneres, he is worried that they might grow and learn and think for themselves.  And I bet that frightens him.  Because when they grow up and look at their Dad, they might not like what they see.

So, anyhow, Girl Scouts. They sell cookies.  And make S’mores. I think they sing Kum Ba Ya (radicals!).

Sounds OK to me.


Every person I have ever dated was a woman.  I’m just like that.  Makes me kind of biased, I’ll admit, but frankly, I don’t care.

What I don’t get is why so many seem to hate women, or at least think they are untrustworthy or even dangerous.  I saw a quote from a state senator from 2001, where they shared  that they felt the 19th Amendment – which gave women the right to vote – has harmed our country.  Ironically, that senator was a woman.  Now I see state after state trying to control what a woman does with her body. It all comes from the same people, the Religious Right.   I also admit that I’m not  completely qualified to judge, since I am not a woman. Apparently that doesn’t mean anything to these people either.

This is going to piss some of you off.  I will not recant.

Re: abortion.  Until the time a fetus is developed enough to survive outside the womb, it is part of a woman’s body and it is her choice what she does with it. Personally, I would never let an unwanted pregnancy get to the point where it has a face, but I’ve thought about it, and logic says, draw the line at it being viable to survive without mom.  Once it is developed enough to survive on it’s own, it is a person with rights like everyone else, until then, it is not a separate person.  There, that was  easy.  The “personhood”  bills that claim a fertilized egg should have the right to live are absurd. I saw a bill that would require women to prove miscarriages were not deliberate or face felony charges. This outrages me. My ex miscarried.  The gravity of that is still with me.  It may have been the beginning of the end of our relationship; she had said before that she didn’t want children, and I told her I felt the same.  Finding out that we almost had one may have changed her mind.  Can’t say.

Abortion opponents often imply that it is used lightly, as a way to have unprotected sex and not suffer consequences.  Song lyrics come to mind that state how I feel. Thank you “Everlast”

“Mary got pregnant from a kid named Tom, said he was in love.
He said d’ worry about a thing baby doll I’m the man you’ve been dreamin’ of.
But three months later he said he won’t date her or return her call.
And she swear god damn if I find that man I’m cuttin’ off his balls.
Then she heads for the clinic and she gets some static walkin’ through the door.
They call her a killer, and they call her a sinner, and they call her a whore.”

Trust me, it aint easy. I am still haunted, but I don’t regret what we chose to do.  At 19 I was in no way ready to be a father, and at 16 she was not ready to be a mom.  If you asked her now, I do believe she would feel the same. It not did work out for us as it did in that tune, but I understand.  Yes, you are right to infer that I could have two children with different women.  I have no children.  I’m OK with that.

Re: the uproar about religious institutions providing contraception.  This one makes no sense. None. There are already too many goddamned people on this planet.  Condoms prevent the spread of STDs.  Remember AIDS anyone?  People are going to fuck regardless of what their Church tells them. We are animals, and that is what animals do. The fact that the Catholic Church is still preaching abstinence in Africa while AIDS is still ravaging their population should be a crime.  And about the various drugs. Fact is, many contraceptive drugs are also used for other reasons.  I dated a wonderful girl years ago who routinely took six Advil three times a day, for days at a time, every month because of severe menstrual cramps.  She would literally  hide in her bedroom and cry.  After a few months, I suggested she see her doctor about it.  They gave her a hormone prescription.  The cramps subsided to tolerable levels, and I got my girlfriend for an extra week every month. Win – win.  That prescription was “The Pill”.  Was I enjoying not having to use condoms with her? Well, yes. Yes, I did enjoy that. And I see nothing wrong with it. Point- she was Catholic. She later cheated on me, I then realized she was a promiscuous type, and I dumped her.  Just the way it goes in my opinion.

Rick Santorum has said that a pregnant rape victim should be happy with God’s gift to her.  I suggest he should go undercover in a prison, drop the soap, and then accept the STD he gets as a gift from God.


Please see The Silence of the Men – men stand up and fight for the women you love!

Please see Rush Delivery for my open letter to Rush Limbaugh

Please see The Littlest, Cutest Terrorists – The Girl Scouts for more on the war on women