Skip to main content

View Diary: [UPDATE] The Bigger Picture: Forget the Religious Right. Talk about the Average Joe. (203 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I don't know... (4.00)
    Thr rich and the more abusive corporate plutocrats can never have enough... money, power, protection, insurance.

    Look at the judicial records of Brown or Owens.  Sure, they're conservative on social issues, but they also are pro-business... to the extreme.

    I'm still laughing on the inside.

    •  Yup, two mints in one (4.00)
      Handy, that, isn't it? Chicken or egg? Money or God? I'm just saying that little things like pointing out the fact that these freaks not only want to get rid of abortion but also want to take our fucking birth control away from us might be a little more effeective in waking Josephine SUV the fuck up.
      •  I say you wake josephine up (4.00)
        when she recognizes she can't afford to put gas in, buy insurance for, or make the payment on her SUV because while the cost of living continues to rise, most peoples salaries are not.

        Prisoner of hope.

        by comeon on Wed May 18, 2005 at 02:47:28 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  That's it (4.00)
        Most women never consider the possibility that they might someday be thankful for safe and legal abortion -- not until that pregnancy test lights up like a Christmas tree.  

        Since 2003, the Texas Lege has not just chipped away at the right to abortion in this state; they've taken a meat ax to it.  We who struggle to continue providing abortion care here have been appalled that, instead of resenting this multi-pronged assault on their freedom, most women have meekly accepted it as the price they have to pay.  

        Before you can have an appointment, you have to listen to lying BS about abortion and breast cancer.

        "OK, that's fine."

        No, you can't come tomorrow. I'm sorry that you'll have to take off another day from work, but the state has imposed a 24-hour waiting period.

        "That's all right."

        There's a state regulation that you can't have an abortion unless you provide us with a copy of your driver's license, and the state can have that information at any time.

        "Oh, sure, OK."

        I know your daughter's only 13, but she's two days over the 16-week limit, so we won't be able to provide an abortion for her.

        "Well, we don't have enough money to out of state and pay $1,500, so she'll just have to have it, then."

        But women went ballistic over Frank Corte's "pharmacists' rights" bill that threatened their access to birth control. I almost wish the House had let the damned thing out of committee, just to keep women focused on what's being done to them.

        Because while they just "know" they'll never need to have an abortion, they really do believe that they have an inalienable right to birth control that no one has the right to take away.

        So push Josephine with that and push her hard.

    •  Absolutly (none)
      Remember, the judiciary makes decisions regarding money everyday, every time someone tries to sue a company for wrongfull termination, or violation of workers rights, or gobbeling up their pensions. Corporate America has a huge vested interest in the judiciary.

      Prisoner of hope.

      by comeon on Wed May 18, 2005 at 02:46:13 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site