Abortion: A Natural Part of Being a Good Mother

Something about stuff being 'natural' is really important to republicans. Just ask gay people. They'll tell you that republican are Really Big on stuff being natural. Like when it comes to the law.

But natural law isn't the only thing republicans are big on. They like natural herbs, medicines, flavored soda pop.... If it's natural they like it, so why hasn't anyone pointed out to them, that abortion is perfectly natural?

There's a cat in my back yard. It's starving. Being a liberal, I don't like to see things suffer, so I feed it. It hasn't been fixed, and I don't want any kittens, but it can't get pregnant, so I have no worries about it hanging around. "Why can't it get pregnant?" you may be wondering. Because it's starving.

Natural birth control! Starving animals don't have babies. Well.. I guess sometimes they do, but for the most part no, and for good reason. Making a baby takes a lot of nourishment, so if mom doesn't have any to spare, her reproductive stuff shuts down.

A starving momma, that can't feed herself, won't be able to feed a bunch of babies. Now will she?

And what, you may wonder, happens when a momma gets all preggers, and then there's a food shortage? Why what's only natural... She aborts them.

If it's still early in the pregnancy her body may just absorb them. Failing that, momma will likely eat her young. For everyone who just went 'eww', this is all perfectly natural!

Momma knows that she can't feed them, and that they will most certainly die. And why risk feeding one of her natural predators, when she needs a meal herself? It makes sense from a 'natural' standpoint.

So why do republicans think that the cat in my back yard should have more family planning options than I do?

...maybe they're just big supporters of Jonathan Swift.

You Want Him? You Got Him.

The DNC's silence on Roberts has a lot of people wondering what they're up to. Well let me fill you in, it's called spite. It's the 15 year old screaming "I don't care!", it's the resentment of not being able to change one's circumstances boiling over.

The American people have grown apathetic, and they don't think what Washington does affects their day to day life. They treat politics like football, and as long as their team is winning, they're happy. In the long run they don't care about the details.

They want lower taxes, and then they bitch about everything from potholes, to troops not having bullet proof armor. They don't understand that if they don't pay their taxes, they can't have the other stuff. They don't understand that, when jr. lowered taxes for the top 1%, the government still needed the money, so in order to get it they raised taxes on everything from houses to cigarettes.

They don't understand what 'judicial activision' even is. They hear the republicans whine about it, and just roll their eyes. They don't really believe that Roe V. Wade will be overturned, and even if it is, they don't think they'll ever get pregnant, or whatever they tell themselves...

...but the right to privacy covers everything from choosing what form of medical treatment you want, to using contraception. Republican hate contraception, they even refuse to fund clinics that teach birth control. If you don't have a right to privacy, then they can pass laws that make using a condom illegal, and can you imagine the congress determining the best way to treat a medical disorder? Making it the law of the land that if you get disease x, then you must use treatment y.

...After all a person treating their cancer with prayer could be considered to be attempting suicide...

So let 'em have him. Let them sit back and watch as the zealots appeal every precedent set over the last hundred years.

...and when the American people ask the democrats why they didn't stop Roberts from getting onto the Supreme Court, the dems can say "you wanted him, and besides the RNC controlls the House, the Senate, and the Presidency..." then they can sit back coyly and ask "what did you expect us to do about it?"

Human Rights Abusers Cry Foul

Moonie Times

Soldiers from Massachusetts and Hawaii who work at the U.S. military detention facility at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,[by 'work' they mean abuse prisoners for the hell of it] gave visiting home-state senators a piece of their mind last week.


"They got stiff reactions from those home-state soldiers," one official told us. "The troops down there expressed their disdain for that kind of commentary, especially comparisons to the gulag."

Working in a gulag doesn't bother them. They just don't like being criticized for it.

...and I'm getting pretty tired of supporting the troops.

And I'm getting really tired of republicans hiding behind them.

Attn Corporate Sponsored Media: The Word You're Looking For Is 'Treason'

MSNBC via WaPo

The paragraph identifying her as the wife of former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV was clearly marked to show that it contained classified material at the "secret" level, two sources said. The CIA classifies as "secret" the names of officers whose identities are covert, according to former senior agency officials.

Anyone reading that paragraph should have been aware that it contained secret information, [...] sources said. It is a federal crime, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, for a federal official to knowingly disclose the identity of a covert CIA official if the person knows the government is trying to keep it secret.

*backpedalling removed for the sake of justice

The RainBow Warrior: 20 Years Later

For those of you that do not know, 20 years ago French president Francois Mitterrand ordered the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior, a protest ship that, at the time, had been dispatched to protest France's testing of nuclear weapons.

20 years later, the threat of a nuclear war has never been higher. The U.S., Korea, China, Pakistan, India, Iran... Not a month goes by without one of these countries seriously threatening to use it's nuclear weapons.

...and it saddens me, it really saddens me that not once last week did I hear a news report on the Rainbow Warrior.

In fact the only (english) internet site that I could find that covered the anniversary was Democracy Now!

Thank God for Amy Goodman.

From 'DeapThroat' to 'Deep Doo-Doo'

If you've been watching the 24 hour news channels, you probably don't know that Karl Rove was outed for leaking Valerie Plame's name to any one who would listen.

The corporate sponsored media doesn't like it when they are denied the rights given to real journalists, and have gotten all huffy over the Supreme Court ignoring their pleas for protecting their sources...

Whaaaa..... Cry me a river.

Telling the world Valerie Plame's name was not journalism. It was revenge, and it was treason.

And if a democrat had done it, they would have been executed for high crimes faster than bush used to fry 'em down in Texas.

...but our media works for the same corporations that bush works for. And they don't ask hard questions anymore.

Valerie Plame's job was protecting America from a nuclear attack. She doesn't do that anymore. So did Karl Rove's behavior increase the threat of a nuclear attack on America?

...And if a nuke goes off in Time's Square will our media connect the dots? Will they ponder aloud about whether or nor Valerie Plame could have stopped it?

Of course not!

They'll be too busy talking about shark attacks.

Fun with Polls

from Zogby

In a sign of the continuing partisan division of the nation, more than two-in-five (42%) voters say that, if it is found that President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq, Congress should hold him accountable through impeachment. While half (50%) of respondents do not hold this view, supporters of impeachment outweigh opponents in some parts of the country.

CNN and MSNBC have both reported that, that same poll also shows that 1 in 4 republicans support impeaching bush, if he lied, and a lot of dems are saying that it shows bush's losing ground with the right... blah.. blah.. blah...

But lets face it. No one is ever going to be able to convince a republican that bush lied. Was wrong? Maybe. But most republicans are too hardlined to ever believe that their guy lied.

So it's a stupid poll.

...and if dems are smart they'll use it as an opportunity to say that republicans are out of touch with themselves, and focus the media into asking how much evidence would it take to convince republicans that bush did lie.

Now there's a 'question of the day' that I would like to see.

I'd also like to see the dems shame the 75% of republicans that support bush even if he did lie.

And while they are shaming people maybe they could take a moment to ask CNN what the hell is up with their polls.

After bush's lame speech, CNN polled 300ish people on what they thought of it. 50% were republicans. 25% Dems, and 25% consisted of people to stupid to pick a party.

...and sure enough 50%ish said they liked it.

And I like to say something cleaver here about CNNs stupidity/bias...

...but I can't. Our media disappoints and saddens me.