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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, February 24, 2011


Can someone tell me where we are going in this country?

In South Dakota, lawmakers want to change the definition of justifiable homicide that would make it legal to kill abortion doctors.

You heard correct. If the brother of a pregnant woman feels like she should have the baby, it would be his right to kill the doctor to save the fetus.

SAY WHAT???????

Last week the bill was shelved, but another bill, HB 1217, would make it a law that anyone wanting an abortion in S. Dakota must consult with their doctor, then visit a crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs)—facilities that are most often run by anti-abortion groups—before obtaining an abortion. A woman would need to first consult with the doctor providing the abortion, then visit a CPC and wait 72 hours before undergoing the actual procedure.

Now the CPCs get federal dollars!


From Mother Jones News:
A congressional investigation into CPCs in 2006 found that the centers often provide "false or misleading information about the health risks of an abortion." Many make false claims about ties between abortion and breast cancer, decreased fertility, and mental illness. "This may advance the mission of the pregnancy resource centers, which are typically pro-life organizations dedicated to preventing abortion," the congressional report concluded, "but it is an inappropriate public health practice."

The text of HB 1217 doesn't mince words about the bill's purpose: the law is intended to help women "maintain and keep their relationship with their unborn children." It goes on to explain: "It is a necessary and proper exercise of the state's authority to give precedence to the mother's fundamental interest in her relationship with her child over the irrevocable method of termination of that relationship by induced abortion."

So the state can force you to do certain things. Interesting that it is only when it suits them that they want government intervention.

Legislatures in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio are all trying to put bills into place that would effectively shut down unions in those states. Think about the unemployment that will follow if that occurs.  You might not be totally behind the unions, but you have to agree that they do assist in many areas regarding employee rights and safety.  Without unions, workers would be forced to work in much worse on it.

We could end up with a 2-class system where if you got it you got it and if you don't tough s**t.

It appears there is a hunting party out for our First Lady, Michelle Obama. The lady had ribs for dinner in Colorado and the pumpkinhead, Rush Limbaugh and others of his ilk all jumped on her about her "Let's Move" campaign. Seems pumpkinhead feels the First Lady should stick to nuts and berries as part of her healthy eating initiative. It appears a campaign for healthy kids/anti-obesity as pushed by Ms. Obama is thought of as pushing for a nanny-state!

Pumpkinhead made the following comment: "I'm trying to say our first lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue or of a woman [Yankees star] Alex Rodriguez might date every six months, or what have you".

Because Barbara and Laura Bush are smokin hot babes? Pumpkinhead, want another Oxycontin so you can get your mind straight?

I am guessing that the former governor of Alaska (who has also jumped all over the 'nanny-state' bandwagon) and the pumpkinhead do not realize that President Eisenhower established the President's Council on Youth Fitness with Executive Order 10673, issued on July 16, 1956.

See, this is not about everyone becoming swimsuit models, it is about trying to teach children that being 10 and 170 pounds will not do you much good in life.  That McDonald's three times a day is not what nutrition is all about.  And let me say, I eat McDonald's and the rest, but not THREE TIMES A DAY!

It seems like there is so much vitriol spewing from all sides these days it is making me truly wish I could move to an island somewhere and let all the a**hats just off themselves.

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10 Of Your Sparks

  1. Yeah, I've got opinions, but I shall refrain from making them. :)

  2. Jay Says:
  3. Dude. Didn't you get the memo? Now that the Muslim Brotherhood ... er .. GOP is in control of the House, women are second-class citizens and the government should make all their decisions for them.

    The attacks on Michelle Obama are ridiculous. People think she's telling them how to raise their kids? Please. The people who believe that are the WORST about wanting to tell the rest of us how to live our lives.

    Screw them.

  4. Ken Says:
  5. We are truly headed downhill. It's sad. We were once a GREAT nation looking out for, the people.
    Now the corporations and banks are running the show.

  6. SONGBIRD: OK Ms can sit over there and watch!

    JAY: I missed that memo...and it is a shame that trying to get our children healthy is looked down upon by so many

    MICKEY-T: Yes makes me room on that boat for another two?

  7. Dianne Says:
  8. i'm in on that island if you'll have me
    I cook and I'm amusing
    and I'm great with kids and crazy old people

  9. Travis Cody Says:
  10. Here's what I matter what the idea is, no matter how good it is for society, if it comes from someone "on the other side", it's bad and should be ridiculed and opposed.

  11. Ken Says:
  12. I'm getting nervous too Vinny!
    I think Sri Lanka could be a good hangout. Kind of a cross between Mexico and India.

  13. DIANNE: Well, I cook...and I am crazy, so pack a bag or two and get ready

    TRAVIS: Sad, isn't it?

    MICKEYT: OOO and I hear they have good weed!

  14. Unknown Says:
  15. I agree with Travis, if the other side says it than it has to be bad, at least what the other side will believe. If the President came out with a plan that would balance the budget, restore jobs and get the economy on track the Republicans would say it was bad. I really don't think either side wants what's best anymore, they just want what's best for them.

  16. Dana Says:
  17. Well, I'm not convinced that the loss of collective bargaining for public sector unions is the end of the world, but I'll give you slippery slope.

    And Rush Limbaugh? I don't care much to even address anything he says!


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