Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Supreme Court Assaults Women, Says Obama

On Monday, June 30th, the Supreme Court issued a decision that removed a woman's right to own a uterus, took away her right to breathe and told her to get back in the kitchen and make some gawdam pie.  Well, at least that's what the libbies will have you believe if you read anything on social media or listen to the Obama News Network.

In brief, the nation's highest court ruled on a case involving the, ahem, Affordable Care Act and its mandate that employers provide health insurance coverage for all 20 contraceptive methods currently approved by the FDA, at no cost to the employee.  4 of those 20 approved methods work by preventing an already fertilized egg from developing any further by inhibiting its attachment to the uterus (yep, I even did some studying of this shit).  Three closely held for-profit organizations, led by Hobby Lobby, Inc., appealed this mandate all the way to the Supreme Court, on the basis that these forms of contraception (i.e. the ones deemed to be life-terminating drugs such as Plan B, Ella and the IUD) are in stark contrast with their long standing, religious values and that it substantially burdened their religious beliefs, a violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  The black robes ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, et al, and on the side of the Religious Freedome Restoration Act, by a 5-4 vote and sent the pro-choicers into a dither.

The liberals have gone to Twitter and Facebook attacking Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court and probably George W. Bush.   Not surprisingly, these protesters have done zero research and have turned this decision into a strike against womens' rights.  The Huffington Post did their part in amping up the debate by running a story about how Hobby Lobby does cover Viagara and vasectomies.  HYPOCRITES, they yell!   Of course, they have not done any other reading and have no idea that Hobby Lobby covers the other 16 forms of contraception, including every commonly used birth control pill, at no cost to their employees.

Hobby Lobby is a family run organization, founded by David Green in his garage in Oklahoma and whose mission is forged in his family's love of God and strength of family.  The first line of their mission statement is "We are committed to honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with biblical principles."   If you read this blog regularly, you know I am no Bible thumper and I am not even sure about the Lord.  So this is not about religion to me.  Hobby Lobby and the Green family also strive to nurture and strengthen families.  Their policies are perhaps some of the most family friendly policies of any company.  They are only open 66 hours a week and are closed on Sundays because they believe their employees need time to spend with their families.  Their full-time employees START at a pay rate 90% above federal minimum wage.  This company takes care of their employees.  So to jump ugly with Hobby Lobby because they are holding strong to their religious convictions is irresponsible and quite frankly, short sighted.

Can you imagine if our President and Congress wrote a law that mandates Muslim owned companies to provide for something that violates their Qur'an?  Like say, a sex change operation??  Or removes prayer from the work place??  Holy not a chance in hell!!  The double standard is alive and well... Christianity is the only religion that can safely be dumped on without fear of political backlash.  

And the anger around this decision is not just held for Hobby Lobby.  This particular image is making its way around the web...

I'm not sure exactly how the Plan B or Ella drug regulates a cycle, eases painful cramps or decreases risk of cancer.  Or how an IUD protects against anemia.  Pretty sure condoms go a long way in preventing sexually transmitted disease and unwanted pregnancies.  But I don't expect my boss to supply me with a case of Trojans.  Hell, Metamucil regulates my movements and Kentucky Fried Chicken makes me happy, but my boss won't pay for that either.

Senate Majority Dink, Harry Reid, said, "It's time that five men on the Supreme Court stop deciding what happens to women."  President Obama labeled the decision an "assault on women" and vowed to make it an issue in the November elections.  Make what an issue?

Then there's this girl:

She posed for this picture in front of a Hobby Lobby in her Pro Life shirt holding a Chik-Fil-A cup.  Obviously her goal was to take a shot at the lefties whining about the SCOTUS decision.  Sorry.. but kinda funny.  She posted it on her Instagram and her Twitter page and immediately started receiving hateful tweets and responses.  This is Holly Fisher.  She came to national spotlight when she tweeted in mid-June that she lost her baby's pediatric cardiologist because of Obamacare.  At that time, she endured crazy ass liberal attacks, including one tweet that said "Good.  One less conservative underling to worry about."

So now she's back and getting even more hate than before.  Responses to this latest picture:  "If I were there, I would've shoved that soda down her throat.  That's 1 life not needed"  and "How to make yourself look like a homophobic radical douche."   She is being called a fat bitch, a cunt, a whore.  The same people whining about the Supreme Court's alleged war on women are resorting to this kind of hate.  Awesome when a leopard shows his spots.

This week's Supreme Court decision does not take away any rights from women.  Women will ALWAYS and FOREVER have the right to leave a company that does not pay for what they want or even need and go work for a company that will.  Insurance companies are constantly expanding their lists of shit they will no longer cover.  But they are not violating our rights!  We either suck it up and pay the higher cost, get a cheaper generic drug or find another insurance plan that meets our needs.  If a cashier at Hobby Lobby wants to pop a pill after railing some dude in the back seat of her Camry, then she has to buy that shit herself.   Or she can also exercise her right to, oh I don't know, not have sex.   But something tells me that it's not the Holly Hobby employees (whose rights are allegedly being assaulted) who are complaining.  It's everyone else with a Pelosi in their pants for the ACA.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Making Sense of the Declaration of Independence

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. 

Those are the first few paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence, as written and signed by our founding fathers in Philadelphia some 238 years ago.  But there ain't no Shakespeares or Colonists amongst us, so I thought I would do my best to translate from the King's English into realspeak.  Here goes:

When, in the Course of the tea-sippers pissing us off, it becomes necessary to drop our pantaloons in the direction of King Georgie and tell him we are all fahkin' done with his taxes and tariffs and ugly queens, and it has become time for us to make our own kickass country with our own kind of football and without the stupid accent, because the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God say so.  And it is only a matter of respect that we write down the reasons we are kicking them to the curb and declare our independence on a piece of paper and get a bunch of drunks in powdered wigs to sign.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that, except for Tom Brady and Kenyans born in Hawaii, all men are created equal.  And while all men are CREATED equal, they do not STAY equal.  Because some men work their asses off, get bigger houses and hotter women while other men sit around on the stoop wanting someone else to do their shit for them.  And let's face it... some men don't even get created equally.  If ALL MEN were created equal, then how do you explain Lyle Lovett, fahchrissake?  That poor bastid was created with an ugly stick up his ass.  When he looks in the mirror, do you think he believes in self-evident truths?  But to his credit, he worked hard, became successful and spent a couple of years banging Julia Roberts.

That they are endowed with unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, bacon bits, squeezable cheese and the pursuit of cold beer and women in yoga pants.  -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, unless of course the President does not get his own way in which the consent of the governed be damned, ala King George.  -- That whenever any form of Government cannot get out of it's own fukkin way because they are a big collection of douche canoes, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, i.e. to vote those fukkers right out of office if ya have the balls to do it.

....Later on in the DofI, it reads:
 "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Take that as you will... but ya might apply that same sentence to, oh I don't know, a President who threatens to bypass Congress at any step and force his will upon our laws.  Ya know anyone like that?