Wednesday, March 9

More of the same

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/09/indiana-women-abortions-breast-cancer_n_833388.html
Now Hoosier Republicans wants doctors to tell women who are seeking abortions that they may get breast cancer. Repubs want them to be shown ultrasounds and some other nonsense.
I have an idea: Liquor stores should have to tell men who want to buy booze that they may die of liver disease. Show them fatal car crashes. Show them pictures of the ugly women they might pick up in a bar if they get drunk. Then sell them the booze.
Before men can buy a gun, make them watch Bambi. Make them watch war footage of men's limbs getting shot off. Make them play Russian Roulette with four bullets. Then sell them the gun.
Before a couple has sex, make them see pictures of genital warts and diseased dicks. Make them babysit with a collicky baby. Make them produce bank statements that show if they get pregnant they can afford to take care of that child so Tammy Taxpaper won't have to. Then they can have sex.
Before a fast food joint fills a drive thru order, make them give the customer a wagon filled with liposuctioned fat to let them know what they're in for. Then they can eat that double Whopper with fries and a shake.
If Republicans want to fucking legislate morality then have at it.

13 comments:

Jenny Robin said...

so, which position are you taking on this?

vq said...

I don't want to be a hater. But damn, I hate republicans.

sparky said...

interestingly many of your proposals are being advocated by various political types all of who are strangely enough so called liberals. and gee whiz , i had to wonder why you didn't mention pictures of cancer victims on cigarette packs (now being done here from what ive read ).

at any rate , from what i see , both sides of the political spectrum want to force their beliefs on others. just seems to be human nature.

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98b204a2-4b63-11e0-b422-000bcdcb5194 said...

I am disgusted and more than a little frightened by the direction we're headed. ~:O(

98b204a2-4b63-11e0-b422-000bcdcb5194 said...

um, that was me, Jaded. I dunno why it made all those letters and numbers. Clearly, I don't know what I'm doing.

Jilly said...

hi julie, welcome to the boards and come again!

Emma, that shit is going on everywhere. all politicians pick-and-choose which morality they're going to legislate, but at least the dems in my state aren't hypocrites about what they're doing, they're upfront about being big brother.

UrbanStarGazer said...

I agree on all scores. Except for the hating Republicans thing . . . seeing as I am one. :)

emma said...

Urban, I know you're a Republican and I say this with love: Repubs like you really need to take back your party from the nutjob Tea Partiers, the right wing Christians and the anti-gay/women/minorities types who have a strangle hold on your party.
I really believe that most Republicans can be fiscally conservative and yet socially liberal, but those are not the ones who now have the power

sheila222 said...

In addition to moderate Republicans "taking back" the party, far left(I think I'll call them the fartsies) Democrats need to tone it down so that moderates in their party aren't driven to vote with the Republicans. Just as, IMO, the elections in 2008 were all about a repudiation of GWB, this past election was a repudiation of the Democratic party not representing. Period. The data below was the most current I could find, and you will see that Republican registration is significantly less than Democrats. The Democrats lost control of the house because they didn't read the message that the American public sent them in 2008. They thought it was a love letter for them (egomaniacs) when it really was only hate mail re:GW. The other thing I would like to point out is that probably both parties agree on stuff 95% + of the time or can work out a non-contentious resolution,, but folks like Maddow and Beck can't survive for long reporting about those.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/pollster/

emma said...

Sheila, the Democrats aren't over run by the Far Left. And it is just ignorant to lump Rachel Maddow in with the idiotic frenzied bawling Glenn Beck.
But glad you weighed in

sheila222 said...

Emma, I don't feel the Democrats are ALWAYS overrun by the Far Left, but sometimes they get pulled too far left just as those on the Far Right pull the Republicans out of their real comfort zone. You pick the issues that mean the most to you and that's the way you vote.

Calling either extreme part of the parties NUT JOBS or FARTSIES is a tactic used by people to be dismissive and to discount and ignore ideas that may have great merit. Both extremes want to control people and their ideas and their actions. Both groups want to mandate and control what you can and cannot do. Period.

Rachel Maddow gets lumped with Glenn Beck because she foams as much at the mouth as he does- she simply has different mannerisms which make her appear more in control. I think they both are unbalanced in every sense of the word. Unlike you, I won't call you ignorant for believing otherwise- no matter what I think. I thought this board was supposed to be a kinder, gentler board than those which predated it, and accepting of all points of view. I believe you owe me an apology because I am neither ignorant, nor are my points of view. They may not agree with yours, but that certainly isn't a standard for calling things ignorant in my book.

sparky said...

ha ha , great come back 222.

even I was shocked that Emmawrites called you ignorant. That was dirty pool !