We cannot stop a river’s flow, but we can guide it.

26 07 2008

The Obama and Clinton campaigns have generated more energy in their separate political bases than the last two presidential elections combined. We, the people in these campaigns, have created this great Democratic movement whose precise direction is the only disagreement. Most of us would have voted for the other Democratic candidate had ours not been in the running. But now we have alienated our strongest allies, which closely resembles Bush’s leadership style.


The energy and political will with which we now find ourselves the stewards should not be ignored. The Republicans will not win this election – we will lose it.


That is, if we try to stop this momentum we feel right now. If we try to stop the river’s flow.


The Choice to Spit

25 07 2008

And for your viewing pleasure – a superb example of the women who are fighting against contraception and the venomous anti-woman rage they bring to the table, entitled “Natural Family Planning”.

Here comes the backlash – Hit it, boys! (no pun intended):

Natural Family Planning

I don’t understand? When you were created, you and every other woman were give a natural cycle of fertility, right? So, use it. Give yourselves more credit as thinking, intellectual human beings and use what your creator gave you as a gift. “…the sparrow has everything it needs to sustain its life…and are you not greater than all the sparrows…” It’s really simple, and you don’t have to take any medication with side effects to do it – it’s natural! Pretty neat, huh? Oh, but wait, no company can make any money from it because there is nothing to sell or create – it’s all already right there in your wonderful body! Here’s the other part – you and your loving husband get to practice it together and if you are trying to space children or wait – he has to find other creative ways to love you – other than what men love (penetration). You’ve got to be kidding me… You mean there is a system that is natural, created by God (who is all loving) and my husband (during my fertile period where we are trying to NOT get pregnant) will try to “court” me in very loving creative ways because that’s how men respond naturally/sub-consciously when they can’t have whatever whenever!!!? Wow. Sweet. Sign me up. What? I’m already signed up – cool. TRUST IN GOD AND ALL WILL BE REVEALED.

Submitted by Truth on July 24, 2008 – 11:35am.

Love conquers sex – regardless of what pesky science has to say about it. Whatever you say, doc.

It’s a Free Cuntry

25 07 2008

Absofuckinglutely amazing.

That’s what I have to say about what might be one of the biggest events to cross the feminists’ path in my lifetime.

Many people have now written, very eloquently I might add, about the potential contraception catastrophe. It stems from the U.S. Department Health and Human Services’ proposal to allow pro-life doctors to deny birth control to women for “moral reasons”, using anti-discrimination law to bolster an oxymoronic claim of valuing life as a reason to elminate contraception. 

Hillary Clinton’s address was spot on, and Sarah Wildman’s piece was brilliant. The article by Robin Summers goes a bit farther, calling all feminists to arms:

“Each and every one of us must make our voices heard, or else live with the knowledge that we gave our rights away.  We must shout from the rooftops that we will protect our rights and that we expect our elected leaders to do the same.  We must choose to stand up and be counted, for it is the most important choice we will ever make.”

RH Reality Check’s latest piece brings to the fore what is perhaps one of the most critical and easily shirked problems – not general apathy (as is so often the case in American politics), but a false sense of security:

“That which we take for granted is too often gone, erased from our lives by our own ignorance.  We will cry that it was taken from us, stolen in the dark of night by thieves both radical and cunning.  In truth, however, we will have only ourselves to blame, for we not only left the front door open, we left our rights in a box on the front porch and went to bed with dreams sustained by the certainty that the box would still be full in the morning.”

With a handy link to an web form that generates a letter to Mr. Michael Leavitt (who is skyrocketting to the top 10 section of the feminist shit-list like he was David Bowie’s “Low”), Summers reminds us that this is our fight to win or lose, no matter how ridiculous it is that we should have to fight for this in the first place.

“Yet many Americans, especially American women, do not realize that one of their most fundamental and cherished rights – the right to choose for themselves whether or when to have children – is under attack.  Unfortunately, this war is very real, and the battlefield is expanding daily.  The potential HHS regulations are just the latest salvo in the “War on Contraception”, brought to you by our friends who hate abortion but want to limit access to common-sense measures like family planning, which reduces unintended pregnancy and thereby reduces the need for abortion.”  

Still, if feminist voter turnout for primary elections is any indication, men may need to get used to the idea of absinence as a household word.

Ah, to be young and free in America.

Well, to be young anyway.