From the VOMITORIUM
My friend Terrant over at “My Corner To Vent” (blogroll will get you his site….go and enjoy) had a post on the HR3 bill in the House about the Fed funding of abortion….that the GOP is trying to redefine the meaning of the word rape….the wording is a bit obfuscated…….
‘The limitations established in sections 301, 302, 303, and 304 shall not apply to an abortion—
‘(1) if the pregnancy occurred because the pregnant female was the subject of an act of forcible rape or, if a minor, an act of incest;‘(2) in the case where the pregnant female suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the pregnant female in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
But there is more…..this is from an actual case of rape…..as reported by Tracey Moore of Nashville Scene…..
But wait! How do you prove you’ve been forcibly raped? With your untested rape kit? A doctor’s note? A testimony before John Boehner? A walk of shame? Or a conviction in a court of law, which must obviously take place in time for you to terminate the pregnancy?
One illustrative example: There was a rape case where a woman was physically thrown onto a mattress by her assailant, and in order to “prove” that physically forcing someone onto a mattress was not force, the defendant had to somehow argue that she wasn’t thrown hard enough. The question was raised of whether she bounced, when she hit the mattress. And in this case, the fact that the woman said “no” had already been admitted by the accused. The “no” wasn’t enough, and the fact that she was thrown onto the mattress wasn’t enough: She had to bounce off the mattress, for this to constitute either “rape” or “force.” The “did she bounce” standard — that is, essentially, what we’re requiring when we require “force” in order to define rape. That particular rapist walked free. He was initially convicted, but the case was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. On the basis of “did she bounce.” And this happened in 1994.
Where will they draw the line? And why is the control of a women’s vagina an important issue? And why are babies important to the GOP until they are born…..then they are those people seeking free rides…..when is the GOP going to get serious about the running of the country? So many questions and not one Repub with an answer…….your vote was well placed you idiots!
All this attention to abortion and the Health care reform act……..and NOTHING about jobs and the economy……and they say Obama does not have a clue…..looks like the pot calling the kettle black (no offense intended)……
I know most of my readers think I have a hard on for the GOP and conservs….and yes I can be cruel to those I think are morons….but it by NO means eliminates the Dems from my wrath…..the problem is that they do not make as many factual mistakes as the Repubs….but they can be as ignorant as anyone else…..let me illustrate….
Every 5th grader knows that the US has a 3 branch style of government…..Executive, Legislative and Judicial….common knowledge….if not it should be!
But recently a well known Dem. leader, Chuck Schumer of NY, said in an interview on the SOTU address on CNN ……….
I would urge my Republican colleagues, no matter how strongly they feel — you know, we have three branches of government. We have a House. We have a Senate. We have a president. And all three of us are going to have to come together
Yes, we all are watching the turn of events taking place first in Tunisia and then on to Egypt and it continues to grow and protests spring up daily……could this be a chance for democracy, real democracy to flourish in the Middle East? A question that is on most learned people’s minds…..but there is something that needs to be remembered……
in 1978 the first demonstrations against the rule of the Shah began…basically it began with people taking to the streets to protest the cruelty of the regime, as well as the corruption and the autocratic rule of the Shah and his secret police….originally the people just wanted the Shah and his goons out of power….and in 1979 the Shah fled the country and left it without direction and then the Islamists took the reins of government and….as they say….the rest is history……
And now Egypt, a staunch ally of the US and a recipient of about $1 billion a year in foreign aid, mostly military and is as cruel and corrupt as Iran was in 1979…..this coupled with hunger, unemployment and other social problems….so far there is been very little anti-American sentiment….but that will soon change….the longer this continues the more anti-American it will become……and then a repeat of history will be in the making…..so far the army has stayed out of the protests……could they be waiting for a chance to topple the regime?
Who will step out of the shadows and take his place as the leader of this infant revolution? Who of the lot will be pro American? If no one meets that criteria then there will be the Islamists and they have NO problem coming forward ….they will stay in the shadows for now for fear of exposure will cost them their lives….they will wait and see and when the time and the conditions are right these Islamists will come forward and take their place of leadership…….shades of Iran? You betcha and it could be as nasty as the Islamic Revolution of Iran……
Do NOT act surprise if all this comes back to bite the US in the ass!