RANT: Can’t drive a car, vote, or drink, BUT …

Monday, May 6, 2013

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/30/FDA–Morning-after-pill-to-move-over-the-counter

FDA: OTC MORNING-AFTER PILLS FOR 15-YEAR-OLDS
30 Apr 2013, 3:14 PM PDT 
By LAURAN NEERGAARD
AP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON

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The Plan B morning-after pill is moving over-the-counter, a decision announced by the Food and Drug Administration just days before a court-imposed deadline.

Tuesday, the FDA lowered to 15 the age at which girls and women can buy the emergency contraceptive without a prescription _ and said it no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters.

Instead, the pill can sit on drugstore shelves just like condoms, but that buyers would have to prove their age at the cash register. 

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So let me understand, these girls can’t drive a car, vote, or drink, BUT they can take powerful drugs with side affects?

And, I guess their parents get to clean up the mess afterwards?

So, what happened to statutory rape? Child molestation!

Argh!

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POLITICAL: The debate is really NOT about “insurance”

Sunday, March 4, 2012

http://peadarroe.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/a-woman-said

A Woman Said
Posted on February 24, 2012

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What follows was part of a discussion on a well known “social media site”.  I copied it because I thought it said a lot about a great divide in our country, the one between two kinds of people, two generations, two different world views, two different cultures.  It was occasioned by the appearance of a cartoon showing the President of these Untied States wearing the clerical robes of a pope.  It was s satirical cartoon designed for strong reactions, and it got them.  People objected to the artist’s robing Obama as the Catholic Pontiff, commented on his support for abortion and his refusal to recognize the conscience rights of Catholics.  Someone, a young woman, wrote:

I find it disturbing, but I’m mostly offended by the commentary it represents. I don’t like Obama, but I don’t find him to be any more “tyrannical” or arrogant than any other President we’ve had. Calling him a Communist really just illuminates one’s complete misunderstanding of communism, and the equation of abortion with the Holocaust as well as the implication that requiring insurance to cover birth control is equal to abortion, just pisses me off.

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As for the requirement that private employer’s insurance policies cover contraception – I could go on at length about the necessity of hormonal birth control for many women (such as myself) for entirely NON-birth control related reasons (if I don’t take it, I get terrible cysts due to my endometriosis – cysts that may very well prevent me from getting pregnant in the future when I choose to) – but also that I don’t think an employer, whether or not it’s the Catholic church, should be making the medical decisions of its employees. Removing one area of coverage allows others to be chipped away at – and employers and insurance companies may find it in their interest to lower premiums by not covering many routine [JR: My emphasis.] and/or necessary procedures they chose not to agree with for whatever reason.

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Stepping out from the pro-choice / pro-life debate for a moment, I’d suggest that we all focus for a moment on the word “routine”. To me that means, “ordinary and predictable”. And, are we talking about “insurance”? Where a bunch of folks with the same random risk profile pool their premiums to be paid out when that fire, flood, or tornado hits. Here we have a lady arguing that we, as a society, should “insure” “oil changes for our cars.” Where is the random disaster in an “oil change”? Went to aa Jiffy Lube / Oil Well / or some such place last week. In and out for under $100 in ½ hour. Now envision if it was insured. Call 1-800-thrid world country, file a report, yada yada. No way that was going to cost under $100 and less than ½ hour. In principle, it’s the same. Forcing “insurance companies” into the position of paying for “routine” stuff is just wrong. So, if this is NOT about “insurance”, then it must be about “politics”, propaganda, and manipulation. So this circles us back to the pro-life / pro-choice debate. Because it’s OBVIOUSLY NOT about “insurance”. imho. ymmv.

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LIBERTY: The abortion issue as it applies to real people issues

Sunday, February 5, 2012

http://lewrockwell.com/napolitano/napolitano38.1.html

A Few Words About Abortion
by Andrew P. Napolitano

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Roe vs. Wade also permits the states to prohibit or to allow abortions during the last three months of pregnancy. Most states prohibit all abortions during the final three months, as this is the period of viability; when the baby can live – assisted, of course – outside the mother’s womb. New Jersey, my home state, is the exception, as it permits abortions up to the moment of birth.

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Did you catch that? The Supreme Court declared that the baby in the womb is not a person. When it made that declaration, it rejected dozens of decisions of other courts, in America and in Great Britain, holding that the baby in the womb is a person. This is reminiscent of the Supreme Court’s infamous Dred Scott decision in 1857 in which it ruled that blacks were not persons. In both cases, it cited no precedent, it gave no rational basis, and in Roe vs. Wade, it merely said that because philosophers, physicians and lawyers could not agree on whether babies in wombs are persons, it would declare them not to be persons.

If the baby in the womb is a person, then all abortion is unlawful. That’s because of the constitutional protection for all persons. The Constitution unambiguously prohibits the government from impairing or permitting others to impair the life, liberty and property of persons without due process. Here’s my political beef with so-called pro-life politicians in both parties. In the years in which the pro-life Ronald Reagan and both Presidents Bush were in the White House, from time to time, both chambers of Congress had pro-life majorities. Did you see any legislation passed that declared a baby in the womb to be a person? No. This could have been done by a simple majority vote and presidential signature, and Roe vs. Wade, and all the killing it spawned, would have ended.

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So secret that I like Napolitano and how direct he is.

“Right to Life” is enshrined in the Constitution.

Now, I’m not for putting the Gooferment in charge of anything. But, one of its few legitimate duties is to protect rights.

If we say that if life begins at <insert conception, first trimester, viable on their own, birth, or some other point in time>, then we should have a national discussion.

To do less is a disgrace.

The interesting part is that like Dred Scott, the courts are not the proper venue for decisions like this.

Congress has abdicated so many of its powers and responsibility.

If the Gooferment can allow its citizens to be killed at the beginning of life, then how long before it starts killing at the end? Then, the middle. Then, for whatever reason it wants.

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RANT: A conversation about Roe versus Wade

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Roe versus Wade was NOT a national conversation. It was court decision and a bad one at that. imho. On par, with Dred Scott.

The process of amendment would allow a conversation about the philosophy of life and intrusion of the Gooferment into our lives. Ron Paul is for the Gooferment to get out of the mandating business and let the States form their own policies.

I’m convinced that a future ethical society will look back at us as as backward as the bloodletting surgeons and as evil as the Nazis.

Bear in mind as a little L libertarian I don’t want force applied to anyone that hasn’t initiated it. The very personal decision of a woman to bear children should not be the subject of idle chit chat by old men in funny dresses. Nor should it be the way that a company, “Planned Parenthood” makes grazillions of dollars luring children into the “sex trade”. That’s what it is virtually.

Parents should raise children and politicians should raise pets.

Argh!

What we have here is immoral! Not that I want to tell folks what to do. But I certainly don’t want to pay for killing our future. Which is what is done now. We may have killed the next Hawking, the girl who cures cancer, or the boy who’s the next Gandhi.

Ever play the game “Adventure”? If you kill the bird in the first few minutes of the game, you’ll never get past the snake. We’re killing the future,
And, we may have already “aborted” the answer to our soclal security problem. A growing vibrant population.

A Constitutional Amendment was the Dead Old White Guys’ way to make the big decisions about how we run the country. NOT nine old guys is funny costumes.
Viva La Revolution.fjohn

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RANT: Recall the Ambassador to Kenya now

Monday, July 26, 2010

http://www.lifenews.com/int1602.html

Obama Ambassador to Kenya Openly Endorses Proposed Pro-Abortion Constitution
from LifeNews.com Pro-Life Headlines by news@LifeNews.com (Steven Ertelt)

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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — After initially saying the Obama administration is not technically supporting the proposed pro-abortion constitution in Kenya and insisting it is merely supporting the voting process itself, United States Ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger is now openly supporting it.

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Excuse me!

Why are “we” taking any position in what any foreign country puts in their “constitution”?

Especially when the issue of abortion is involved.

How dare they use tax money, wealth stolen from taxpayers who find the issue morally abhorrent, to push that abomination in their name!

This ambassador should be recalled immediately and replaced.

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RANT: Kagan not kosher; she unacceptable to Pro_lifers as well

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/rabbis-say-kagan-not-a-kosher-supreme-court-nominee/

Rabbis say Kagan not a ‘kosher’ Supreme Court nominee

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Alexandria, Va., Jun 27, 2010 / 06:13 pm (CNA).- According to the National Rabbinical Alliance and its more than 850 Orthodox Jewish members, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is not “kosher,” or fit to serve, on the court.

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Spokesman for the Rabbinical Alliance, Rabbi Yehuda Levin, told Cybercast News Service that most groups are happy when “one of their own” is nominated to such a prestigious position. “A great deal has been made about the fact that she would be the second Jewish woman on the court,” Levin noted. “We want to signal to people across the country that we take no pride in this.”

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Where is the statement by the Catholic Church in the USA that they oppose the nomination?

Where is the public outrage that this Socialist President will appoint an obviously biased “justice”?

Why can’t we see all the papers that she produced as Clinton’s Solicitor General?

Sorry, but I don’t feel very “represented” in this so called representative government!

Argh!

And, she’s “young”. Can’t BHO44 appoint a nice old judge? Say 75! At least if it’s a mistake we won’t have to suffer very long!

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INSPIRATIONAL: A lot of opinions with no tuckus in the problem

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

http://peadarroe.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/focus-on-this/#comment-285

Focus On This!
January 31, 2010 · 3 Comments

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Sometimes, you know, my mind takes me to another place. That ever happen to you? Take this, for instance…

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I’m talking about the one where this fellow Tebow says he’s happy his Mom let him get born.

Thirty seconds the ad is supposed to take. Thirty seconds squeezed in between all the beer ads with pretty girls and the car ads with pretty girls and the insurance ads and all the other ads with pretty girls, and the half time lollapalooza with pretty girls and ancient guitar players singing about how great it is to be us. Thirty seconds that cost the group that made the ad, Focus on the Family, about two and a half million bucks.

Now, Focus on the Family is one of those groups that says kids should be allowed to be born. I happen to think this is a good idea. They say some other stuff, too, that I happen to agree is a good idea. They say and do some stuff that I don’t happen to agree is so good an idea at all. But, that’s not what I’m on about, here.

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Well said, good sir, well said. But then, I’m just an injineer who had a low index. Seems obvious that: (1) potential human beings are getting killed; (2) a lot of people, without their tuckus on the line, have a lot of opinions about how others should live; and (3) getting the gooferment involved in a tough moral, ethical, and economic problem is like bringing that proverbial bull to help select china. Nice writing to bring light, not heat, to a tough subject. Glad I’m a man and will never have to make such a tough decision. I pray for all those that do. They’re better folks than I. Who knows what I’d do? Math is easier.

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