This email left me speechless and that’s almost impossible

While my love sleeps on the couch, I sit at the computer getting outraged at the news.  Today I received this email from ThinkProgress

“Where are the women?” With those four words, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) made the most poignant statement of the week about the House GOP’s attitude towards women. The simple answer to Maloney’s question is that women are being callously left out and left behind by the right wing.

According to a recent Democracy Corps survey, there’s been a net 18-point swing away from Mitt Romney in favor President Obama among unmarried women in the past few months. Why? Because women have been watching and listening to conservatives. Here’s a sampling of what we heard just this past week:

GOP Chairman Darrell Issa defending the exclusion of a woman from his all-male panel on contraception: She’s not “appropriate and qualified.” [Read more]
Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld explaining why “liberals” support contraception coverage: “It’s more about getting rid of the poor.” [Read more]

Right-wing billionaire Foster Friess delivering his contraception advice on MSNBC: “You know, back in my days, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.” [Read more]

Virginia Republican Delegate Todd Gilbert rationalizing a state-sponsored bill mandating vaginal probes: A woman already consented to being “vaginally penetrated when they got pregnant.” [Read more]

Fox News’ Liz Trotta justifies why some women are assaulted in the military: “Now what did they expect?” [Read more]

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association on women in combat: “Women are not wired, either by evolution or by God…to be in those positions.” [Read more]

Rick Santorum explaining his concerns about women in combat: “People naturally may do things that may not be in the interests of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved.” [Read more]

At least they’re being honest about what they feel.

 

–Faiz
   Editor-in-Chief, ThinkProgress.org

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It’s political time – yea

But I'm not sure who scares me most:

This nut Rp or

This nut Rs

I must admit I'm disapointed with Obama but one must make allowences for him having to clean up after Shrub and deal with an uncooperate House.  But the idea of ANY of the Republicans currently running getting in the White House send shivers down my spine!    

Why I feel sorry for the Republicans

Can you imagine being a Republican voter these days?  Poor people what with Herman Cain self-imploding, Rick Perry who doesn't know the voting age OR the date of the election, self-aggrandizing Newt Gingrich and Mitt, well Mitt leaves me speechless.

Now I'm the first to admit that I haven't exactly been thrilled with Obama's performance but you must admit he's been hamstrung by the Republicans in Congress who's only legislative goal is to make Obama a one term president.  Still I'm going to vote for Obama again because the Repubs just plain scare the hell out of me.

Oh I forgot about Michelle who told a gradeschool child that gays CAN get married they just have to marry a woman.  Ummmm, a little close to home there?

Well Duh

I've been thinking about Mason a lot lately.  It's hard not to when someone you love has been taken from you so fast.  I've also been thinking about my sister and my niece who have lost a husband and a father.

In all this thinking I've come to the realization that the answer to your prayers may not be what you expected.  I had been praying for Mason to be well.  It turns out the answer to that prayer was that he died faster.  Not exactly what I asked for but what Mason needed.  Not what I wanted for my sister and niece but then they didn't have to spend months watching him die in uncontrollable pain.

A classic case of you can't always get what you want but rather what you need.