Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"On Wednesday We Answer Readers' Mail"

Okay, it's not really "readers'" mail, more like writer's received email.
But today from the inbox:

This is serious, please read if you hven't already:
[from Feminist Majority] South Dakota voters may be deciding for the rest of us whether a state can ban abortion. Early voting began this week in South Dakota. We have not a moment to waste - we must act now. The sweeping abortion ban on the South Dakota ballot (Measure 11) would make it nearly impossible to obtain an abortion in South Dakota and threatens doctors with a felony charge carrying up to 10 years jail time. The ban's so-called exceptions recklessly endanger a woman's health and privacy. If this draconian ban passes, it could become the national test to reverse Roe v. Wade. We can't let this happen--contribute now to stop this draconian abortion ban. About half of your emergency contribution will go to the state-wide coalition -- Campaign for Healthy Families -- which is buying media ads to mobilize voters. The other half will go to support our campus campaign for organizers, vans to transport students to the polls, phone banks, signs, leaflets, and other campaign materials.Feminist Majority Foundation has two dozen paid student organizers and scores of volunteers working to mobilize students on South Dakota college campuses to register voters and to defeat this dangerous abortion ban. With our help, South Dakotans defeated a similar ban in 2006. But this year, the polls show the measure will be harder to defeat because of its more deceptive language. Remember: What happens in South Dakota in November could affect women nationwide. We must stop this drastic anti-abortion state ban in its tracks. Act now, we don't have a moment to waste.

♪Climb every mountain!♪
I ghost-wrote letters to the editor for the McCain campaign
By Margriet Oostveen

Sept. 24, 2008 "You can be whoever you want to be," says an inviting Phil Tuchman. "You can be a beggar or a millionaire. A mom or a husband. Whatever. You decide!" [continued here]

Word to the hockey mother:
Campbell Brown Rips McCain Camp's "Sexist" Treatment Of Palin
"Tonight I call on the McCain campaign to stop treating Sarah Palin like she is a delicate flower that will wilt at any moment," said Brown. "This woman is from Alaska for crying out loud. She is strong. She is tough. She is confident. And you claim she is ready to be one heart beat away form the presidency. If that is the case, then end this chauvinistic treatment of her now. Allow her to show her stuff. Allow her to face down those pesky reporters... Let her have a real news conference with real questions. By treating Sarah Palin different from the other candidates in this race, you are not showing her the respect she deserves. Free Sarah Palin. Free her from the chauvinistic chain you are binding her with. Sexism in this campaign must come to an end. Sarah Palin has just as much a right to be a real candidate in this race as the men do. So let her act like one."

McCain will be suspending campaiging to return to D.C. to work on the bail-out and thinks the Friday debate should be suspended. A week into the issue, he decides to get involved in doing his job and thinks the debate should be suspended. Hmmmmmm... That cracks me the hell up for some reason.

From HarrisburgPAFreecycle:
[I cannot make this shit up.] "I have a half dozen pairs of Mens Briefs (tighty whities) in size 56". They are slightly soiled, most noticeable in the butt area. They have been washed, but still a bit
on the gray side.If you 'big' enough and need some draws, let me know."

Gucci Coochi:
Designer vagina trend 'worrying'
A leading urogynaecologist has spoken out against the growing popularity of cosmetic vaginal surgery. Professor Linda Cardozo, of King's College Hospital, London, says little evidence exists to advise women on the safety or effectiveness of procedures. These include operations to make the external appearance more "attractive" and reshaping the vagina to counter laxity after childbirth, for example. [continued at above link]

[More in "I cannot make this shit up" news]
Gives "Yummy Mummy" a WHOLE NEW meaning:
PETA Urges Ben & Jerry's To Use Human Milk
Group Says Move Would Help Humans, Cows

WATERBURY, Vt. -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, cofounders of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., urging them to replace cow's milk they use in their ice cream products with human breast milk, according to a statement recently released by a PETA spokeswoman. [continued at above link]

Whenever I agree with George, I throw up in my mouth a little, but hey: good article...
McCain Loses His Head
By George F. Will
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
"The queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. 'Off with his head!'
she said without even looking around." -- "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

Under the pressure of the financial crisis, one presidential candidate is behaving like a flustered rookie playing in a league too high. It is not Barack Obama. [continued at above link]

Loves me some Barbara:
The Power of Negative Thinking
Published: September 23, 2008

GREED — and its crafty sibling, speculation — are the designated culprits for the financial crisis. But another, much admired, habit of mind should get its share of the blame: the delusional optimism of mainstream, all-American, positive thinking. [continued at above link]

I'm adding Shakesville to my blogroll, check them out if you get a chance.

Not much new in Kayly-land. Tomorrow night I am going to a PPAC fundraiser with my GF Tahnee. Get my drink on, yo. This quarter is almost over at work. Sunday I'll get my new lines. I think I'm a geek because I am excited about this.

Yuck it up with some old (young) Sarah. She my guh-rul, yo.

1 comment:

Vicki said...

I had the same reaction to the George Will thing--and then again today when I agreed with Ari Fleischer.

I don't get the whole cosmetic vaginal surgery to make them "prettier." I have never found genitalia "pretty." Nor have I ever had anyone complain that mine were "ugly." That's probably why there's such a dearth of jokes about making a woman put a bag over her crotch before agreeing to have sex with her.

As for the PETA thing--GROSS. Not that mother's milk is gross in and of itself, I just think it would make bad ice cream. Everything would taste like cantaloupe. And I like cantaloupe as much as the next person, but Chunky Monkey is supposed to taste like *banana* and chocolate.

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