2012 February

From Keith Olbermann’s Facebook fan page:

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From CNN:

As members of Georgia’s House of Representatives debate whether to prohibit abortions for women more than 20 weeks pregnant, House Democrats  introduced their own reproductive rights plan: No more vasectomies that leave “thousands of children … deprived of birth.”

Rep. Yasmin Neal, a Democrat from the Atlanta suburb of Jonesboro, planned on Wednesday to introduce HB 1116, which would prevent men from vasectomies unless needed to avert serious injury or death.

The bill reads: “It is patently unfair that men avoid the rewards of unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly. … It is the purpose of the General Assembly to assert an invasive state interest in the reproductive habits of men in this state and substitute the will of the government over the will of adult men.”

“If we legislate women’s bodies, it’s only fair that we legislate men’s,” said Neal… full story here

Complete with video… “thousands of children are deprived of birth each year because of lack of legislation…” < what a great line!

What a brilliant idea! I would so vote for this!

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MEANWHILE, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER… Santorum was caught unwittingly sniping at Sarah during the latest debate with this gem:

Think it was on purpose? Oh to be a fly on the wall in Wasilla when the queen hears this back-handed swipe at her parenting skills.

Run refrigerator run! Save yourself!

couldn’t resist… I’ve never felt so proud of my vote 🙂

A friend posted this on Facebook today and I just had to repost it here. The full story is evidently on the Washington Post here.

This is my kind of Republican…

Rep. Maureen Walsh (R-Wa.) explains her support for a same-sex marriage bill at the Washington state House of Representatives:



Healing is quite slow – had a short scare when my doctor thought I might have a blood clot in my lung but it was (thankfully) a false alarm.  Typing with one hand is cumbersome and leaves my good hand feeling alternately cramped and numb so I save the exertion for work – which is hard to do and I’m always behind. Thank goodness for a kind and understanding boss – and attentive spouse and friends.

With any luck I’ll be back soon – Oz