SDB Evening News Reads for 061511: Summer, if only school was in session year round…Posted: June 15, 2011
Into my third week of summer hell, these kids are driving me crazy. I am seriously considering turning my bedroom into a padded cell, but I don’t think it will be enough…they will still seek me out to find PSP game cords, to fix them food, or to complain about being bored. If a closed locked bathroom door does not keep them out…a padded cell with an iron door won’t either.
Alright, first in the evening news reads, something from yesterday…and possibly a perfect example why some species eat their young.
Check out the video split screen of Cindy Anthony mouthing the words, I love you, and the same time reaction from Casey Anthony.
Makes one just want to go up and give Casey the smack treatment this woman receives in the movie Airplane…starting at 0:13 seconds:
Anyway, here are a few links for you this afternoon.
The Obama administration is submitting a report to the US Congress, detailing their position on the actions in Libya. This link below is to an AP article, so I won’t quote from it. Just click the link to read it. White House defends legality of Libya mission
The Tea Party has expanded its Child Indoctrination activities…they have moved on from the Tea Party Coloring Book version of government to a Tea Party Summer Camp that embraces right wingnut religious ideals about government.
Think summer camp and most people tend to envision mobs of kids swimming in lakes, rowing canoes, or weaving friendship bracelets and singing campfire songs. But conservative activists in Florida have come up with a novel idea for a summer camp this year: Camp Tea Party. In what sounds eerily like indoctrination camp, a few Tampa kids will be spending part of their summer learning about the evils of European socialism and the Christian roots of the Constitution at the “Tampa Liberty School,” a summer camp created by conservative activists from a Tampa 9/12 group. Their camp cheers will include such mottoes as “government can’t force me to be charitable” and “I believe in God.”
The kids will be following a curriculum based on a similar camp in Kentucky.
The camp is a hybrid of vacation Bible school and Glenn Beck. The organizers modeled the camp after one started in Kentucky last year that seems to have taken much of its curriculum straight from Beck’s favorite writer, the late W. Cleon Skousen, author of some dubious and occasionally racist histories of the nation and the bestselling 5,000 Year Leap. In the Kentucky camp, kids learned, among other things, that the early American settlers starved to death because they were communists, a piece of Skousen dogma.
The Tampa Liberty School is hoping to bring their twisted version of history and government into the public schools as well.
…according to the St. Petersburg Times. “We’ve had classes for adults,” Karen Jaroch, who chairs the Tampa 912 Project, told the paper. “Now we want to introduce a younger generation to economics and history, but in a fun way.”
If you would like to read the St. Pete Times article, here you go: Tea party group offers summer camp – St. Petersburg Times
My only response to this? Ugh…just disgusted.
And, in more disgusting news: North Carolina GOP Overrides Veto, Axes Planned Parenthood Funding
I know I linked to this article in today’s comments, but it deserves a front page mention. Especially since my Morning Reads post today was focused on new developments in the GOP’s war against women.
Republican state representatives in North Carolina voted to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the state budget Wednesday morning, ensuring that a provision to strip all federal and state money from Planned Parenthood will take effect on July 1. North Carolina is now the third state, after Indiana and Kansas, to defund the family planning provider because it also provides abortions.
Planned Parenthood of North Carolina (PPNC), which has nine clinics across the state, provides affordable birth control, preventative health care and family planning services to over 25,000 men and women. Without the $434,000 a year it usually receives in state and federal funds, Planned Parenthood says it will now have to axe its teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent parenting programs and force its low-income patients to pay out of pocket.
“The biggest impact is gonna be on the men and women we serve,” said Melissa Reed, vice president of public policy for Planned Parenthood Health Systems. “There are 12- to 14-week waits for women to get into the health department for birth control or breast cancer screenings, but we can see patients the very same week. The health department relies on Planned Parenthood to fill that gap, and now we will be prohibited from serving as that essential safety net provider.”
A 12–14 week wait now for appointments to get birth control and breast cancer screenings? It is painfully obvious that Planned Parenthood is providing a much-needed service to their patients. In fact, sounds like they need more funding than to be defunded by fetus fanatic Republicans. However, this Democratic governor from NC has done her own fair share of damage to women, by passing that horrid “Woman’s Right to Know Act.”