Will the real feminists please stand up?
Much is being made of the war of words between Rush Limbaugh and Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University student who testified in front of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Monday. Sandra, who is a "Reproductive Rights Activist" was testifying about her schools insurance policies failure to cover contraceptives. She made the claim that 40% of the women at the University reported that this policy has caused them financial difficulties, and went on to explain that contraceptives could cost a student over $3,000 during law school. Of course, this resulted in plenty of jokes from Limbaugh, calling her a slut (for having so much sex) and a prostitute (for wanting someone else to pay for it). Don't get distracted by this back and forth. The real question is "What happened to the feminists?"
Did MSNBC Just Say That?
You can color me shocked. For anyone who watches MSNBC and has followed the debate on the Alabama Illegal Immigration law, you know what the stance of that network has been. The law is racist, and it unfairly targets Hispanics. It makes their mere existence a crime. On and on they go with their silly stories about how families could be arrested just for going out for an ice cream cone... wait a second, that one wasn't a silly left wing moonbat on MSNBC, that was our President. But I digress. If you have followed the story on a different network (one like FOX News, for example) then you likely were presented with a different view on the issue.
Racism cannot be tollerated.
As much as it pains me to do this (ok, maybe it doesn't) it is that time of the election cycle once again. It seems that every four years, Ron Paul shows up at a debate and says some things that are so good on domestic issues that some Republicans forget the insanity of his foreign policy and they start getting excited about his candidacy. Perhaps you are one of those people. If not, you may know one. If you are not one and you don't know one, you can usually find one on an internet forum board typing in all caps with horrible spelling. If you recognize any of these traits in yourself, or someone you know, please read this and share it with the others. Ron Paul will never be President of the United States, and his candidacy is a complete non-starter to most Republicans because Ron Paul is a bigot. Now I know, that is strong language. And perhaps you don't want it to be true so badly that you will convince yourself it is not. That is fine too, because you will see here that I can make such a convincing case that it doesn't matter if it is true or not. He can never win.
Making sense of Obama
Recently, Paul Krugman was on CNN describing how an alien attack would help our economic recovery. If you have not already seen it, no, this is not a joke. He said it and repeated it, so it was not a slip up either. In the video below, I have a little fun at his expense pointing out how silly of a notion it is, and discussing what it means for the Obama economic efforts if some far out scenario is needed to make his plans work. What I did not address in the video is the intellectual dishonesty contained in Paul Krugman's statement. In 2003, Paul was speaking at Berkley when he said the following. (below video)