Hmm…in the wake of the news that *gasp* a Democrat has beaten a Republican for an open Senate seat in Alabama, has brought out the holy-roller, pearl clutching, shrieks of ‘baby killer’ out into the open (again). Which of course, leads up to ‘well those who voted for him just have no moral integrity’.
In this case, it doesn’t appear that the issue is the fact that Doug Jones is a Democrat; oh no, it’s that he evidently supports ‘Planned Parenthood’. You know “BaybeeKillerzRUs” or some such.
So, in this era of ‘Fake News’, let us peruse some facts shall we?
Think of a pie.
A whole pie contains 100 percent yummy pie like goodness yes?
Approximately 80 Percent of that pie (PP Services) are for services to PREVENT unintended pregnancies. This would consist of things such as condoms, birth control pills and education. To PREVENT pregnancy. There’s that keyword…prevention.
So, now we’ve got 20 percent of our pie left yes?
Now, PP also provides health screenings for things such as Cancer, STDs as well as prenatal care and ADOPTION REFERRAL. These services comprise about 17 percent of our pie. Leaving about…3 percent.
Do you know what three percent of a pie looks like?
Not very much.
Think about that number though. Three percent. That is about how much of PP’s budget goes to ‘abortion services’.
Did you know that abortions can also be performed in a hospital? Better stop going to hospitals then because *gasp* baby killers!
Do you know what a miscarriage before the 20th week is called?
Spontaneous abortion. (there’s that word again). If you’re against it, you better start ostracizing any woman who has ever had a miscarriage because HER BODY, THROUGH NO FAULT OF HER OWN, aborted the pregnancy.
NO Federal funds are used for abortion services through PP. They can not be billed through Medicare or Medicaid.
MEN also use the services of Planned Parenthood. MEN. Last time I checked, men didn’t have the ability to get pregnant so…take from that what you will.
Here’s the thing: if you’re against abortion, that’s fine. It’s not my cup of tea either. No one is holding a gun to your head and saying you have to have one, or perform one. If your religious preferences prevent you from supporting the legal right to have safe access to such however, then become a champion for others to have access to the services that will PREVENT an abortion from becoming a reality, such as access to safe, reliable contraceptive methods and education. (it should be noted that I’m not including abstinence because it’s been proven that it does not work. It’s a good theory, but...it’s not entirely realistic.)
Now that we’ve cleared that up, please realize that politics are not a ‘one issue’ thing. If you’re basing your votes upon one issue and one issue alone because you can’t (or won’t as is usually the case) see the ‘bigger picture’, you will continually wind up disappointed.
Starting last week, my son started giving me what we're now referring to as 'Will's Vague Movie Descriptions'.
The premise of course is quite simple. He wants to watch a movie, but can never remember the title, so I ask him to describe it so I can try to figure it out. Play along at home folks, this is great fun! (assuming by 'fun' you mean 'makes you want to bang your head against a brick wall...repeatedly')
"Two people dating. And a dress. There might also be a dog in it, I don't remember."
This one took me fifteen minutes to figure out, because do you have any idea exactly how many movies contain two people dating, a dress and may or may not contain a dog? Yeah. Needless to say, I wasn't getting it, and Will was getting aggravated because I couldn't figure it out. Finally in desperation, as I'm digging through our trunk of DVD's yank out 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'. I'm obviously thinking there's no way this is the movie.
Let's check out the elements shall we?
Two people dating? Check.
A dress? Well, yes, several characters do indeed wear dresses.
A dog? Check. There is a scene with dogs.
This week, it was 'That one with the crab in it, and the crab gets crushed. I haven't seen that one in a while'.
I can hear (ha ha) your heads exploding trying to figure it out. However, in this case, I actually knew immediately what movie he wanted to watch.
Give up? Here's a hint: So long and thanks for all the fish.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
I'm almost starting to dread what vague description he'll come up with later that I'll have to rack my brain to figure out. I mean, surely he could ask me something like 'Name Elizabeth Taylor's husbands. In order.'
I could do THAT easy-peasy. But nothing's ever simple right?
But the universe once again misunderstood my intent. Go figure.
On Monday, we went to the County Clerk's office here to register the truck in my name. This was the FOURTH time we'd been there to try and do this. We FINALLY got it done, and all was well with the world. On our way back, we're driving down the highway and this blue Dodge Ram (keep that name in mind because it becomes important in a moment) pulls out and nearly hits us because they've got trashed heaped up on their 'Sorry About Your Penis-mobile of Death'. Thankfully they didn't hit us, and we're about a mile from home. We start going up the hill and we lose them a little bit (their stupid Ram is no match for my Chevy Colorado ha ha). Anyway, about 1/10th of a mile from our driveway, my husband puts on the blinker because like me he's thinking this idiot is going to try and pass us once they come down the hill. 1/10th of a mile is 528 feet by the way, which is well within the legal length of time required to put on a signal to show the intent to turn.
We start to turn into the driveway, and....
The stupid little tweaker bitch rear ends us. She starts saying that my husband slammed on his brakes, but we can prove he didn't. I call 911 and we wait. There's not much damage to the truck thankfully:
Just major annoyance. Turns out the little bitch didn't even have insurance. Figures right? So she did get a few citations in addition to the no insurance thing. Now I'm just waiting to hear back from OUR insurance company about getting the bumper replaced. Hopefully that won't take too long.