Wednesday, March 24, 2010

True Colors

Republicans should be proud- their true colors are coming out.

"My answer is violence, by getting their attention," (Republican political blogger M. B. Vanderbutt) "If we can get across to the other side that they are within inches of provoking a civil war in this country, then that's a good thing."
Wow. Encouraging violence and wanting to start a civil war. Sounds like the type of people I want to hang out with. (Oh, wait- I try to avoid hanging out with traitors and terrorists- my bad!)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Happiness is....

Happiness is...

- Being able to go to the doctor when you're sick with the flu and not worrying you'll break the bank in the process...

- Being able to afford regular check-ups because believe it or not people with pre-existing conditions are not just their illness. They get sick, occasionally break a bone or two, get in minor accidents, and have high blood pressure just like the rest of us. (Really they do!) They don't just have diabetes or cancer or ms or arthritis...

- Knowing even some care is better than nothing...

- Caring about someone else's health needs besides your own, and be willing to look ahead to the future a little in the process...

- Knowing Governor Otter of Idaho (and other governors suing the Feds) is a total jack-ass for wasting money when he's massively cutting education, but still be willing to live in this beautiful state - besides the fact we have a lush for a governor....

- Knowing that although this bill isn't perfect, it's a good start in the right direction for equal health care for all Americans, sick or otherwise. Finally a president who kept his lips to the icy pole until the thing was passed. Finally.

- Being a Democrat in this time, in this age, in this lifetime...

- Saving a waa-hoo for just the right moment...

- Waa-hoo..

If You Want To Cut The Abortion Rate, Vote YES For Health Care Reform!

As the health care debate continues, there is one group of people who should be jumping on-board FOR health care: Pro-Lifers.

Industrialized countries WITH universal health care have remarkably LOWER abortion rates.

The reasons are not so shocking. When a woman is able to provide health care coverage for she and her baby, she is more likely to keep the baby. Also, with free health care coverage, women are more likely to go to the doctor to get a diaphram or another form of birth control so she won't have an unwanted pregnancy.

In interviewing a Cardinal and others in Britain in an attempt to explain the lower abortion phenomenon that so many other countries have already figured out, T.R. Reid said in his article:

"The cardinal said that there were several reasons (for reduced abortion rates) but that one important explanation was Britain's universal health-care system. "If that frightened, unemployed 19-year-old knows that she and her child will have access to medical care whenever it's needed," Hume explained, "she's more likely to carry the baby to term. Isn't it obvious?"

A young woman I knew in Britain added another explanation. "If you're [sexually] active," she said, "the way to avoid abortion is to avoid pregnancy. Most of us do that with an IUD or a diaphragm. It means going to the doctor. But that's easy here, because anybody can go to the doctor free."

For various reasons, then, expanding health-care coverage reduces the rate of abortion. All the other industrialized democracies figured that out years ago. The failure to recognize this plain statistical truth may explain why American churches have played such a small role in our national debate on health care. Searching for ways to limit abortions, our faith leaders have managed to overlook a proven approach that's on offer now: expanding health-care coverage."

For the entire article, go here.

One solution to ending abortion in America is clear: Vote YES for a universal health care system!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Who knew Reagan was soooo hot!

Thanks Suzette! I needed a little humor is this current political crap shoot!