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Ohio Diary #17: Turn Out The Vote – Prove Ohio Isn’t All Racist

The day is almost here.  If you haven’t voted early, do it now.  Get out the vote.

Now you may say Ohio isn’t racist not just Ohio but Florida, Pennsylvania and all other red states.  Voter suppression is racist.  They know if they can keep democrats from the polls they will win the election.  Over these many months we have been “informed” by the press and media about the “horse race” with no real discussion of policy and racism.  Like television, they are only interested in entertainment and not knowledge.  Selling newspapers is so much more important.

Hatred and racism is the hallmark of the republican party.  It is what they do best.  They have told so many lies that that believe them to be fact.  So many lies that it has shown itself for what it truly is……….Racist.  It is not new and we should already know this.  It is only now more obvious.  A black man is President, living in the Whitehorse.  Billboards in poor and black neighborhoods, lies about voter ID and then there is Trick the Vote [ True the Vote].  True the Vote is an oxymoron for republicans.  For them there is no truth in the voting process.  They promised to follow the Constitution and then pervert it.  They say they are Christians, but speak hatred and racism.  Hypocrites and contradictory positions.  New Left Media said it best:

  Well, perhaps the capacity to hold so many contradictory beliefs at once reflects the fact that the public school curriculum has become solely oriented around series of standardized tests, robbing a large portion of our citizenry (among other things) of the capacity for critical thinking skills. Or maybe it is because the internet has enabled people to exist in completely different social and political realities wherein they seek out and find only the type of information that will confirm their pre-existing worldviews. Or maybe it’s because local media has essentially collapsed and the mainstream media, interested less in delivering the news than in acting as faithful defenders of the status quo, is unable to effectively help the public to thoroughly vet the Republican nominee.

The republicans are not meant to think.  Just follow.  So, it is time to get out the vote.  We can stand in line for hours to get into a football game, so we can stand and wait to vote.  Your vote is so much important.  Don’t get tricked.  Stand up for all of us, women, the poor, the middle-class!!!!!  We need to make American proud of herself.

 

 


Wake Up People. Vote Republican and This Is What You Get

 

Legitimate Rape.  These are the men that make all these new laws concerning women’s health.  Families first, family values, Christian Right, God-fearing, compassionate conservatives passing legislation to control women’s bodies.  What do they know about anything.  This is a return to barefoot, stay in the kitchen pregnant women of the old days.  White haired old men making choices for women.  Just so they can be victimized again and again.  I have said it before in an earlier post, what state governments are doing to women is “governmental rape.”  What they can’t do with their little pods, they do with the law.  We should know by now that the louder they are, the smaller they are.  It’s pride for them, they have to prove they have a big dick.  They used to have a big dick, his name was Nixon, who f@cked everyone.  I must stop.  I had a flashback of 1972, summer and joints, and smoke and the big dick.  I digress or recess.

Nixon proudly said:  “I am not a crook.”  Ryan proudly states stance on abortion that it should be illegal even in the case of rape and incest.  Now with this comment from Akin, it seems that they both seem to think that if a women gets raped, is ovulating she can stop the egg from being fertilized.  Amazing.  Back to the place where women and blacks had their place.  Republicans are smashing the life out of women voters including conservative women.  They will find themselves in the voting both marking for Obama and they should.  All women should be thinking about their daughters  and friends daughters.  Look into your children’s eyes and see the future that lies ahead from the republicans.  Ryan as he had done today and the past few days will lie and stand up for abortion rights.  He’s doing that now with Medicare.  “My mother relies on Medicare……”.  Which of course is ludicrous.

Of course we could all move to Massachusetts.

 


Rand Paul Needs a Charlie Sheen Tatoo

Rand Paul in Charlie Sheen mode, yesterday complained to the deputy assistant energy secretary that his toilet just doesn’t flush right.  He can’t get one that one that works.  What is really consistent with Paul and most republicans is that he managed to make this an abortion issue.  He asked her is she was pro-choice.  She was rightly stunned she replied that she was pro-choice on light bulbs.  That is when Charlie showed up.

He went into this passionate protest. He likened the choice of abortion to bein “anti-choice on every other consumer item, including light bulbs, refrigerators, dishwashers and toilets. You can’t go around your house without being told what to buy. You restrict my purchases. You don’t care about my choices.” See YouTube.

I didn’t realize that reproductive choice was a consumer purchase?  So I can go to Office Max, Sears or Amazon and pick up one on those late-term abortion things with an Energy Star rating  Then came the problem with his toilet. “I can’t find a toilet that works. My toilets don’t work in my house. And I blame you and people like you.” He demanded that a woman explain to him why his toilet doesn’t work but she still gets to have abortions.  Is there no justice in the world? He finds it insulting that he has to flush more than once while women get to have all the fun choices.  He goes on to say “you don’t care about the consumer, frankly. You raise the cost of all the items with all your rules, all your notions that you know what’s best for me.”

Freedom of choice must only apply to light bulbs, refrigerators and other items.  You don’t get arrested for buying an energy-efficient appliance, or energy-efficient light bulbs.  But more than a handful of Republicans are trying to many ways to jail women for having abortions and miscarriages.  His freedom of choice ends with women.  We have a free market in America So now tell us Rand, where is it now?

He finds it “troubling, this busy body nature that you want to come into my house, my bedroom, my bathroom….” I woman and her body is up for grabs.  It seems obvious that  how he feels is similar to the feelings of all us on the side of pro-choice.  Government should stay out of his/my right to choose toilets, energy-efficient one or not, but I don’t have the right to choose what I can do with my own body.

On his official site : I will always vote for any and all legislation that would end abortion or lead us in the direction of ending abortion.
I believe in a Human Life Amendment and a Life at Conception Act as federal solutions to the abortion issue. I also believe that while we are working toward this goal, there are many other things we can accomplish in the near term.

I would strongly support legislation restricting federal courts from hearing cases like Roe v. Wade. Such legislation would only require a majority vote, making it more likely to pass than a pro-life constitutional amendment.

I would support legislation, a Sanctity of Life Amendment, establishing the principle that life begins at conception. This legislation would define life at conception in law, as a scientific statement.

States are presenting bills and approving legislation to criminalize a women’s right to choose. In fact, he wants to override state’s rights in favor of a federal plan to make women criminals if they make choices that affect their own bodies.  He and his fellow Republicans are good at saying a women hasn’t the right to choose, that she must bring the child into the world regardless of the circumstances, but they don’t tell us who is going to take care of these children once they are born.  They talk about cutting the budget, but anti-abortion legislation would only increase the budget not to mention the size of government.

So now what Rand Paul is saying, at least today, is that we have the freedom to buy things that take a toll on the ecosystem for lord knows how long: pro-freedom, pro-life.  Freedom to put as many expensive, paternalistic restrictions as possible on women’s right to choose is somehow the same.  Now that is real bovine scatology!!

Rand Paul and comrades need a new drug not unlike Charlie.  Rand Paul needs a Charlie Sheen tatoo to remind him who and what he really is.

The reason his toilet doesn’t flush right is simple:  it can’t handle all his crap.


Ohio Diary #3: 9 Week Old Fetus To Testify

Today Ohio Anti-abortion activists, Janet Folger Porter, will present ‘youngest’ witness ‘ever’ to testify for Abortion Bill 125: A Fetus.  Testimony before a committee usually requires the witness to be sworn in, take an oath.  I wonder how that went.

For the first time in a committee hearing, legislators will be able to see and hear the beating heart of a baby in the womb-just like the ones the Heartbeat Bill will protect. Janet Folger Porter, President of Faith2Action, former Legislative Director of Ohio Right to Life, and co-chair of Mike Huckabee’s Faith and Family Values Coalition.

Two in-utero babies will appear live before the committee by an ultrasound projector which is able to not only show that baby’s moving arms and legs, but also display-in-color-the baby’s beating heart. When  passed, the Heartbill Bill will insure that once that heartbeat is detected, the baby is protected.  Janet Folger Porter.

Ohio Right to Life and the right-wing advocacy group Faith2Action are going to absurd lengths for the sake of promotion.  The bill is the most sever anti-abortion in any state legislature. This bill would “prohibit women from ending pregnancies at the first detectable heartbeat.”

A doctor who breaks the law could be found guilty of a fifth-degree felony, punishable by one year in prison and a $2500 fine. The mother would not be charged.  Why not? Is she not also guilty of violating the law, should it pass, as the doctor?  So, in reality a woman can have an abortion without consequence, but the doctor will be punished.  This bill,  is just one of five abortion related pieces of legislation introduced within one week. It clearly challenges Roe v. Wade mandate under which a woman has the right to abort a fetus until it is ‘viable’, meaning that it is potentially able to live outside the mother’s womb, even though with artificial aid. “It is only at the point of viability – usually at about seven months that states can restrict abortion.”

It would be hoped that in Ohio, Republicans would have the courage to defeat this bill[s] as they did in Wyoming.  Wyoming is most Republican state in the union.  They defeated not one, but two anti-abortion bills. These bills both had an ‘ultra-sound’ provision where doctors were to inform patients that could view ultra-sound images of their fetuses before the procedure.

Rep Lisa Shepperson, R-Casper, said:

My point is simple: What we have works. When I go to the doctor, it is the most private thing you can imagine. I want myself, I want my husband, and I want my doctor there. I don’t want any government. Keep government where it should be and out of the doctors’ office.

Rep Sue Wallis, R-Recluse, said:

If the intention is to offer women some information, why can’t that be provided over the phone?” Why can’t that be provided on the day that she travels across the state? It seems to that the only reason that’s put in place is to make it more difficult.

What this bill does is say that, as a woman I am not smart enough to know the decision that I am making. That somehow the state is required in this particular decision where are required in no other medical decision.

As I said both bills failed, in the most Republican state in the union. But in Ohio we have real loony tunes running the show  Her name is Janet Folger Porter.  She insists on making a ludicrous spectacle of herself at every opportunity.  For her this is a mission from God.

She organized a “May Day prayer rally” at the Lincoln Memorial to promote her “dominion” theology – “the idea that Christians are called to take complete control over every aspect of human life in order to bring about the return of Christ.” There is something called “7 Mountains” theology that sets out seven specific aspects of the national culture that Christians are supposed to retake.”

Wikipedia defines it in this way:

Dominion Theology is a grouping of theological systems with the common belief that society should be governed exclusively by the law of God as codified in the Bible; to the exclusion of secular law. The two main streams of Dominion Theology are Christian Reconstructionism and Kingdom Now Theology. Though these two differ greatly in their general theological orientation, they share a postmillenial vision in which the kingdom of God will be established on Earth through political means and [in some cases] even military means.

Dominion Theology is seen by some as a subset of Dominionism, a term used by some social scientists and journalists to describe a theological form of political ideology, which they claim has broadly influenced the Christian Right in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

It is the real policies of the Republican party:  Religion and Guns.

The old democratic party would never have allowed this assault of women. Not on a national or state level. The new democratic party has remained silent and allowed the attack on women’s rights. They have enabled the Big Government conservatives and teabaggers I remember a democratic party that stood up for its principles and rights of not just women, but all Americans. Where have they gone.

The Republicans promised us small government and jobs.  They offer of government intrusion which means big government and unemployment.

But then, Lying is Okay if you are lying for Jesus.

 

 


Diary of Ohio #2

PRISON REFORM:

State Budget Deficits and Cutbacks lead to a Silver Lining:  God Bless Gov. Kasich.  In his attempt to make us solvent, he wants to let “low-hanging fruit” out on the street.  If they go in for less than a year, we could save money by not putting them in prison  Or releasing them early to save money.

When that happens, no one should be surprised when crime increases, since there aren’t enough jobs for law-abiding citizens, let alone criminals. In many areas this is haled as a smarter approach on criminal justice.  They proclaim that prison reform is a rare public policy that cuts through the liberal-conservative divide  They preach that when fewer “non-violent” offenders are sent to prison, conservatives cheer at taxpayer savings and liberals smile at a more compassionate justice system.  One of very few things that conservatives and liberals seem to agree upon…let them go just so they can commit a crime, maybe even a serious one  But we can save money.

The irony of this, is that these lunatics want to privatize prisons, make them for profit prisons.  It is almost brilliant…..let them out, catch them again and put them into a for-profit prison.  Low prison populations in private run prisons is a myth.  There is no money in it.  Private for-profit prisons are in the business of making money, not justice  Think about… a first time sex offender out on the street again, commits a worse crime and the for-profit makes more money.  But the safety of citizens is ignored.  Thank you Lord Kasich.

ANOTHER ATTACH ON ABORTION:

[T]he so-called “Heartbeat Bill” legislation, which would ban abortion as early as 18 to 24 days after conception, isn’t supported by the Ohio Right to Life Society. That organization is backing a number of other anti-abortion bills, including a ban on late-term abortions after 20 weeks except when necessary to prevent the death of the mother or the irreversible impairment of a major body function.

It is a bill created by Janet Folger Porter, a native Ohioan and president of the conservative interest group Faith2Action.  Republican State Rep. Lynn Wachtmann is prepared to unveil the so-call “Heartbeat Bill. The first proposal of its kind in the country, with other states, Texas, Georgia and Oklahoma watching intently.

“We can’t carry all the babies out of the burning building in one trip,l but with this bill will carry most of them out with it,” Porter said “With this legislation, we can save more than 20,000 lives a year. We’ve been taking baby steps for a long time. This is a leap.”

“After all, Ohio is the ‘Heart of it All’, so it’s only fitting that we protect our fellow human beings with beating hearts.” Said Wachtmann.

These right-wingnuts are always eager to save babies, stop abortion  Look at all the legislation being considered.  But nowhere in any of these bills is there any mention of what their plans are for these children after they have been “saved.”   In this case these right-wingnuts want to outlaw abortion at a point when most women don’t even know they are pregnant .

The Bill is simple:  It would prohibit women from ending pregnancies at the first detectable fetal heartbeat, sometimes as early as 18 days after conception.

Still, if you are for the bill is has its perks……Red heart balloons, heartbeat music video, and all manner of Propaganda.  It is stunning.  Check it out, get a laugh, get angry that their attempt to legislate morality of any kind.   http://www.heartbeatbill.com