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calimary

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44. I was watching fuck turd - oops - I mean chuck todd (sorry - my husband started calling him that
Fri Jul 25, 2014, 11:27 AM
Jul 2014

and it just kinda stuck in my head!) this morning and he had a republi-CON female on, to whom he was posing various questions about the GOP's cockeyed view of women's issues, and this former bush administration woman began each of her first two answers with "well, I don't agree with that..." The questions were about those sticky issues that WE WOMEN are up in arms about - their attempts to trample on our access to contraceptives, and our right to choose, and to shoehorn the full power of the government into our gynecologists' examining rooms. This hapless creature went on and on about - well, we have all these women candidates now and THEY articulate these issues better than our GOP men do, and our women candidates can explain things better and when they explain things better (as in why we want women to have fewer rights and personal - BODILY - freedoms) then people understand and start seeing it OUR way!!! As in - when you look at contraception the convoluted old-time-religion way WE look at it, you can very easily then extrapolate that out to equal ABORTION!!!! YAY!!!!! See how that works? (Cue the wide-eyed eyelash-batting here!)

And I sat there and just shook my head. All I could say was - "well, THERE'S yer problem, right THERE, lady."

And maybe that's a good thing. As long as they either can't or won't see the "problem" for what it really is, out here in the REAL world, OUTSIDE church, OUTSIDE the revival-meeting tent with the nutcase snake-oil extremist sales team at the podium, OUTSIDE the so-called "promise keepers" CONventions, OUTSIDE of the "well, JEEEEEZZUS said 'if-you-don't-work-you-don't-eat" debate societies (which, btw, Our Lord, the Compassionate Master of "whatever-you-do-to-the-least-of-these-you-do-to-me" NEVER said), then they're sunk with women. And they will remain sunk with women. PERIOD.

Remember, at its most basic: these people don't like evolution. They don't believe in it. They don't even want it taught in their schools. So they see no reason to evolve in their thinking. Rather than evolve, they prefer to roll the thinking of the entire nation back, in reverse, to the Dark Ages. Rather than accept and try to embrace the changing and evolving thinking in this country:
which accepts marriage equality,
which is increasingly focused on income inequality and the needs of the 99%,
which accepts that women are and should be masters of their own bodies and fates,
which accepts that rape is a fact and a crime and NOT something to just lie back and and enjoy,
which accepts that climate change is real and our reckless non-custodianship of this planet is killing it,
which is gravitating more and more to the Elizabeth Warren economic world view,
which believes the government DOES need to step in and help those in need when the private sector insists that predatory capitalism must always be the rule,

That's like the dinosaurs telling the cataclysmic event that brought about their extinction that "sorry, WE don't believe it. So, cataclysmic event, WE say you're just not happening!" While they slowly die! Because that cataclysmic event has irreparably changed the conditions that supported life as the dinosaurs knew it. Whether or not the dinosaurs "believed" it. What those dinosaurs may have "believed" - however fervently - just was totally irrelevant to what the actual reality was.

FINE, republi-CONS! Keep it up! That's just FINE by me! Please keep on thinking that way! Keep whistling past the graveyard. Keep on thinking that Bronze-Age thinking! Keep those blinders on! See how far it gets you. Keep on thinking if you can just say it correctly or explain it correctly, you can change the facts, the reality, and the evolving times and social mind-set, and then EVERYBODY will just magically come and move in, inside your little unreality bubble with you! Just keep on keeping those heads in the sand! Just because all you can see down there is darkness, you want to make sure that's all anybody else sees, too.

AND THAT'S JUST NOT THE WAY IT WORKS!

But that's exactly the way it's gonna work to ensure that the GOP becomes an even more endangered species, and a regional party only.

PARTICULARLY IF WE DO NOT GET COMPLACENT AND DROP OUR GUARD! (OR turn out at the polls and VOTE, dammit!)

Vagina, inc [View all] sheshe2 Jul 2014 OP
Had uterus removed years ago, can I still incorporate? nt Mnemosyne Jul 2014 #1
Why not!? sheshe2 Jul 2014 #3
I see what you did. Half-Century Man Jul 2014 #9
Actually, I do. :) nt Mnemosyne Jul 2014 #24
I have no problem linking courage with specific reproductive organs. Half-Century Man Jul 2014 #32
How did you know I'm a grandmother?! Mnemosyne Jul 2014 #28
A wild guess, Mnemosyne. sheshe2 Jul 2014 #31
You can be a shell corporation. Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2014 #7
Oh, Mnemosyne Jul 2014 #25
You can entertain a motion. Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2014 #13
Dare I ask what motion? nt Mnemosyne Jul 2014 #27
<BFEG>... Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2014 #30
Heh ismnotwasm Jul 2014 #41
I went with friends recently to the showing at Bally's here in Vegas.... Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2014 #43
Yeah, you still have a vajayjay. nt Ilsa Jul 2014 #15
Guess I'll do it then! Anything that helps the younger women. nt Mnemosyne Jul 2014 #26
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Jul 2014 #2
Someone really should print off those certificates...then people joeybee12 Jul 2014 #4
Ha! sheshe2 Jul 2014 #11
Kick & recommended. William769 Jul 2014 #5
You've done it AGAIN, sheshe2! calimary Jul 2014 #6
calimary, thank you! sheshe2 Jul 2014 #10
I was watching fuck turd - oops - I mean chuck todd (sorry - my husband started calling him that calimary Jul 2014 #44
First of all, I am liking your husband. In a platonic sense of course. sheshe2 Jul 2014 #48
Oh you'd like him a LOT. He also came up with "republi-KLANs" calimary Jul 2014 #49
624 - 0 -- that's a pretty poweful point well made Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2014 #8
K & R SunSeeker Jul 2014 #12
Funny story but off topic so please hear me out. greiner3 Jul 2014 #14
At some point, a pregnant woman becomes responsible for a child with rights of its own. badtoworse Jul 2014 #16
That point is "birth" REP Jul 2014 #17
There is no need for any regulations at any time over sheshe2 Jul 2014 #19
What I posted is indisputable. The question is when it happens. badtoworse Jul 2014 #20
"No politician, church or SCOTUS belongs in a woman's bedroom or in her doctors office." Kath1 Jul 2014 #34
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sheshe2 Jul 2014 #35
They are so stupid! Kath1 Jul 2014 #37
Love this!!! ismnotwasm Jul 2014 #18
Thanks, ism! eom sheshe2 Jul 2014 #21
Excellent. lovemydog Jul 2014 #22
Not to invaldate this excellent OP but just a note that the draft certainly riderinthestorm Jul 2014 #23
Yes, and LWolf Jul 2014 #29
Excellent, she! Kath1 Jul 2014 #33
Until a uterus... Half-Century Man Jul 2014 #36
Two days ago... 3catwoman3 Jul 2014 #38
I applaud you, 3catwoman3. sheshe2 Jul 2014 #39
I highly recommend this thread. Major Hogwash Jul 2014 #40
Ha! sheshe2 Jul 2014 #42
That vagina has teeth snooper2 Jul 2014 #45
Vagina dentata. nt clarice Jul 2014 #47
Can I have the franchise rights? nt clarice Jul 2014 #46
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