Friday, September 5, 2008

Not That You Want Liberty and Freedom, Right?

If "Abstinence-Only Education" really worked, poor Bristol, queen of all teen pregnancies henceforth, wouldn't be pregnant, would she?

But enough about Bristol--she can't be blamed that her mother didn't teach her about the birds and the bees...
We all know McCain's support of a total ban on abortion, don't we? It makes me wonder why the conservative base was so lackluster about McCain to begin with--aren't the issues of same-sex marriage and abortion the bread-and-butter of their whole political existence? (God forbid they make poverty, hunger, and the millions of people without health care--you know--things that make life just a little bit better?--a central theme... That may almost be like treating your neighbor as yourself!) Years ago we had a post in which we showed McCain for the silly positions he has taken on abortion, babies, and women's rights. But at least back then he was like:

[...] McCain said "Umm, err, I haven't read the law... My stance has been for 20 years I'm pro-life except in cases of rape, incest, and the health of the mother."
That was in 2006. Did you know as little before that as 2000, he said on Meet the Press the following?:

Mr. Russert: “A Constitutional Amendment to ban all abortions?”
McCain: “Yes Sir”
Mr. Russert: “But, Senator, women across the country would say, prior to Roe v. Wade, hundreds of thousands of women a year went to the back alleys to have abortions.”
McCain: “I understand that.”
Mr. Russert: “Many died.”
McCain: “I understand that.”
Not to accuse McCain of flip-flopping, but...

So in 2000, when he was trying to energize his "base," he was all for women dying (how exactly is it "saving babies" to kill off all the mothers?) just because they made personal choices about their individual lives (freedoms I thought that were guaranteed--was there an amendment I didn't hear about concerning that?) and the Republican-driven ideal of "small government" is instead meant to mean "Small when it comes to spending money, large when it comes to intrusion of personal lives and decisions, especially in bedroom matters."

Sad.

And then to top it all off, McCain slaps on as an after-thought an even more radical right wingnut, Sarah Palin (or as my friend Billie on MySpace put it, "Sarah who? Governor of where? So much for the "experience" platform McCain was running..."), who as recently as 2006 stated:

[...] she would not support an abortion for her own daughter even if she had been raped.
Tough love much? At least Sarah doesn't want to kill all the mothers, however, saying in the same article that she would "[g]ranting exceptions only if the mother's life was in danger." Aww, how sweet. Sarah has a soft spot, just not for mothers who give birth to their rapists' and their own parents' children....

More about the wingnuts who would love to ruin (Oops! I meant "run"...) our country?
  1. Palin recently said that the war in Iraq is "God's task." She's even admitted she hasn't thought about the war much—just last year she was quoted saying, "I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq." (Source. And we were worried about the Mulsims...)
  2. Palin wants to teach creationism in public schools. She hasn't made clear whether she thinks evolution is a fact. (Source. And people wonder why we lag behind other nations--perhaps because we want to lie to our children about reality?)
  3. Palin has close ties to Big Oil. Her inauguration was even sponsored in part by BP, and VECO wasn't shy about handing her some checks to run either... (Source and Source.)
  4. Palin opposes comprehensive sex-ed in public schools. She's said she will only support abstinence-only approaches. (Source. That worked out SO well for Bristol, didn't it?)
  5. Palin Believes It Is ‘God’s Will’ To Build A Natural Gas Pipeline. Speaking to the Wasilla Assembly of God church in June, Palin said, “I think God’s will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that,” referring to a $30 billion national gas pipeline project. (Source. God must be a stock holder...)
  6. As mayor, Palin tried to ban books from the library. Palin asked the library how she might go about banning books because some had inappropriate language in them—shocking the librarian, Mary Ellen Baker. According to Time, "news reports from the time show that Palin had threatened to fire Baker for not giving "full support" to the mayor." (Source. She must have missed all those parts of the bible about smiting and the glee god took from doing all the smiting... On behalf of the Hebrews, of course--all other humans were as expendable as those mothers who don't want to be a life-support system instead of a human with individual liberties and rights... [General source, among others...])
Need I go on?

9 comments:

mom said...

hello jason! finally we hear from you on this and i am not surprised on the latest dirt you found. i just hope they leave her kids and her grandchild to be out of the spotlight. no one can talk about how they would do anything untill they walk the same type of path. i don't think i am voting at all since i think they are all out to out do each other. first all i heard about the first black now its the woman thing. sick of the whole thing. somebody behind the curtain already decided who gets in the white house. i don't think you will have to worry about this whole mccain thing to much jason. and if someone says i can't complain because i did not vote, i will if i want to anyway since i live in america. well, have fun with your mccain bashing jason. i am sure someone will let you know how wrong you are and than it will be interesting reading. :) love and prayers

Ann said...

7. She's anti-birth control. Come on, folks. Are we back in the 19th century?

8. Scandal with her ex-brother in law, abusing of power thing, anyone?

I am so with you on this one. The more I learn about this woman, the more I dislike her.

I love how it's ok to talk about Obama's personal life with his pastor and once-bomber friend, but now the Republican party says the liberal media is picking on Sarah Palin because she did a shitty job indoctrinating her daughter with her abstinance-only program. If you can't handle the fire, get out of the kitchen!

Sylvia said...

Oh Ja...
I love you and the facts you so eloquently share with us. Keep it coming Ja. I think I have John a little closer to the Democratic side.... lol
Love and Hugs
Red

Ann said...

Oh, and I love the fact that Palin's family life and their choices are supposed to be private. Well, then let us keep our personal lives private and stop making decisions for us.

I don't believe in abortion, therefore.... I won't get one. That is my choice. Not everyone is on my path. God gave us freewill for a reason and as humans we should be able to exercise it.

Kel said...

Please, go on! It's very amusing to hear all the dirt.

Did you hear the rumor that the Down Syndrome son might be Palin's daughter's first baby? Her daughter was supposedly out of school for 5 months for MONO right around the time that baby was born!

Having a baby out of wedlock doesn't sound too Republican to me, even if she didn't abort.

mom said...

hello jason! you know why i think people should not talk about the kids on either side? because they are just kids! especially when the kids did not say mom, dad lets go run for public office! if people have to bash anyone they should only bash the adults running and keep the kids out. this i believe should go for both sides not one or the other. none of us really know what the sides are really feeling or what path they are walking or will walk. after palin walks this path who knows what she might stand for. i know some smart people that sometimes make not so smart choices. also, all the condoms in the world does not always prevent having a baby. and i don't really know anyone that actually say wait i am going to remember all my education when that time comes up. i know how i was and i knew what was going on. except for a short time in my life when i thought kittens i seem to collect from different people brought the babies.:) no one can throw stones on anyone. i believe in pro choice also but with any freedom comes responsibilities and some of us learn that the hard way. i still say this whole thing is a joke. the whole thing swings back and forth and now it is swinging the more liberal way. the voting thing could be fixed that every vote counts and i don't see that happening. mccain i think is getting paid just to run for the look since obama is already picked to be the winner. i just say whatever to this whole thing. well, jason i just wanted to let you and your readers know why i hope the kids stay out. it just so happens that palin is on the not so liberal side and the liberal people seem to forget that it can hurt when bashing goes on. love and prayers

Billie said...

Seventeen year old children having babies and getting married... Wonder what Palin's thoughts are on divorce?

If my 17 year old daughter got pregnant I certainly wouldn't want to compound the problem by encouraging her to get married.

mom said...

hello jason! you know why i think people should not talk about the kids on either side? because they are just kids! especially when the kids did not say mom, dad lets go run for public office! if people have to bash anyone they should only bash the adults running and keep the kids out. this i believe should go for both sides not one or the other. none of us really know what the sides are really feeling or what path they are walking or will walk. after palin walks this path who knows what she might stand for. i know some smart people that sometimes make not so smart choices. also, all the condoms in the world does not always prevent having a baby. and i don't really know anyone that actually say wait i am going to remember all my education when that time comes up. i know how i was and i knew what was going on. except for a short time in my life when i thought kittens i seem to collect from different people brought the babies.:) no one can throw stones on anyone. i believe in pro choice also but with any freedom comes responsibilities and some of us learn that the hard way. i still say this whole thing is a joke. the whole thing swings back and forth and now it is swinging the more liberal way. the voting thing could be fixed that every vote counts and i don't see that happening. mccain i think is getting paid just to run for the look since obama is already picked to be the winner. i just say whatever to this whole thing. well, jason i just wanted to let you and your readers know why i hope the kids stay out. it just so happens that palin is on the not so liberal side and the liberal people seem to forget that it can hurt when bashing goes on. love and prayers

mom said...

hello jason! finally we hear from you on this and i am not surprised on the latest dirt you found. i just hope they leave her kids and her grandchild to be out of the spotlight. no one can talk about how they would do anything untill they walk the same type of path. i don't think i am voting at all since i think they are all out to out do each other. first all i heard about the first black now its the woman thing. sick of the whole thing. somebody behind the curtain already decided who gets in the white house. i don't think you will have to worry about this whole mccain thing to much jason. and if someone says i can't complain because i did not vote, i will if i want to anyway since i live in america. well, have fun with your mccain bashing jason. i am sure someone will let you know how wrong you are and than it will be interesting reading. :) love and prayers