Thursday, March 1, 2012

Politics 2012: Stop the Madness

When I talk with my sister, she often tells me about a frustrating incident she’s experienced and closes by saying, “stop the madness”.  I think about that phrase when I view the latest political news featuring the antics of the presidential candidates.  Then I watch feedback from all the stations’ contributors, visiting show hosts, politicians from both side of the aisle, and anyone else who has an opinion on the subject being discussed. When all is said and done, I’m feeling my frustrations increase and I want to shout “stop the madness”.

Take a page out of the playbook for the headlines on today’s news circuit:
Senate rejects Republican birth control challenge The Senate Thursday defeated a proposal that would have allowed employers and health plans regulated by the 2010 health care law to opt out of paying for medical services (specifically contraceptives) that are contrary to their religious beliefs or moral convictions.

Note: Griswold v. Connecticut, (1965) was a landmark case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution protected a right to privacy. The case involved a Connecticut law that prohibited the use of contraceptives. By a vote of 7–2, the Supreme Court invalidated the law on the grounds that it violated the "right to marital privacy.

Stop the Madness!

Limbaugh: Contraception Advocate Should Post Sex on Videos-

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, already under fire from Democrats over his language in discussing a Georgetown University law student who testified about contraception, ratcheted up his rhetoric on Thursday, saying the student should post an online sex video if taxpayers are forced to pay for contraception.

Limbaugh on Wednesday had referred to student Sandra Fluke as a “slut” (and a prostitute) for supporting a requirement that health insurance cover contraception. On his radio show Thursday, Limbaugh went a little further:
"So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here's the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you post the videos online so we can all watch."

Stop the Madness!

 Federal judge admits he sent anti-Obama, racist e-mail
Montana U. S. District Judge Richard Cebull admitted Wednesday to sending the e-mail to seven recipients, including his personal e-mail address. The judge acknowledged that the content of the e-mail was racist, but said he does not consider himself racist. He said the e-mail was intended to be a private communication.
"A little boy said to his mother; 'Mommy, how come I'm black and you're white?' " the e-mail joke reads. "His mother replied, 'Don't even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you're lucky you don't bark!' "
Stop the Madness! 
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