SDB Evening News Reads for 113011: Last Day of November…Get your holiday gifts…Sky Dancing Style!Posted: November 30, 2011
Can you believe that tomorrow is December 1st? I sure can’t.
Yes, Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Winter Solstice or what every you and yours celebrate during the Month of December is here at last!
There are a few things I would like to see this Holiday shopping season.
The Merry Marijuana Chia Pet Tree…you know the old favorite! Only this one comes with top grade patented Chia Weed Seeds and a high voltage lamp…Light bulb not included. Just soak your Merry Marijuana Chia in water, rub your Chia Weed Seeds into the Merry Marijuana Chia, put your Chia in a special out-of-the-way place under the high voltage lamp provided…and watch it grow!
Or if that doesn’t float your boat…then perhaps this family fun night activity will be just the ticket.
Happy Fetus Gingerbread House! It comes complete with a full variety of Happy Fetus shaped candies, representing all colors and creeds. From Black to Brown to White to Yellow to Green…no ethnic or extraterrestrial fetus will be left out.* A hearty joyful holiday family treat that is sure to please.
Oh, and don’t forget to read the small print!
*Ratio of colored fetuses reflects the percentage of abortions per race of mother. Black and Brown Happy Fetus Candies are purposely meant to be higher in number compared to White, Yellow and Green Happy Fetus Candies. A great way to teach your kids math…as well as the values associated with the pro-life lifestyle.
Alright, lets light this candle!
Just a few links for you tonight…
If any of you missed Dakinikat’s post about Apple and Siri’s anti-choice stance…then take a look at it!
Now, here is the response from a PLUB Crisis Center: Crisis Pregnancy Center Congratulates Apple’s Siri For ‘Embracing’ An Anti-Choice Position | ThinkProgress
…one crisis pregnancy center in Boise, Idaho is simply “thrilled by the recent discovery that Siri does not promote or provide abortion information or referrals”:
Brandi Swindell, Founder and President of Stanton Healthcare, states,
“We applaud Apple iPhone’s 4S Siri and are thrilled that Siri does not list or refer to abortion clinics. Numerous lives will be saved as a direct result. Siri is setting the standard for all organizations — no one should ever refer anyone to get an abortion. […]
As a woman I’m delighted that Siri is embracing a position that promotes the dignity of women and upholds human rights in the womb.
“It is my hope that Apple remains steadfast and does not cave under any pressure brought by the abortion industry to start marketing abortion clinics.” Swindell states. “This is a huge win for women and a significant step in the right direction.”
I think we must send a special Happy Fetus Gingerbread House Kit to Brandi Swindell don’t you? (Personally, if my name was Brandi Swindell…I’d change it.)
Sticking with the PLUB agenda against women and a woman’s right to choose, the Senate’s anti-choice/pro-life members blocked an important bill that would have made abortion coverage available to military members in cases rape and incest. Why All 100 Senators Should Support Access to Abortion in Cases of Rape in the Military | RH Reality Check
UPDATE: This afternoon, Wednesday, November 30th, 2011, anti-choice members of the Senate voted to block the Shaheen Amendment from coming to a vote.
This article was co-authored by Lucy Panza, Women’s Health and Rights Program policy analyst at the Center for American Progress.
The Senate is currently considering the fiscal year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which will authorize funding for the nation’s defense for the next year, and negotiations over which amendments will be included in the bill may be settled as soon as today. One of the amendments that deserves attention is Senate Amendment 1120, offered by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The amendment would permanently remove the ban on military insurance coverage for abortions to end pregnancies that result from rape or incest.
The Shaheen Amendment currently has 12 cosponsors. It should have all 100. This amendment should be entirely non-controversial and should appeal even to those who generally oppose abortion but are sympathetic to its need in cases of rape or incest. Even the Hyde Amendment — the original ban on government coverage for abortion — allows for abortion in those circumstances. Thus, as it currently stands, civilian government-sponsored health insurance, such as Medicaid and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, covers abortion in cases of life endangerment of a pregnant woman and when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. Yet military government-sponsored health insurance, known as Tricare, only covers abortion care in cases of life endangerment. This means a servicewoman — someone who has volunteered to serve our country and defend our rights in a time of war — is not entitled to the same government-sponsored health care coverage that her civilian counterpart receives. That is the unacceptable situation that the Shaheen Amendment would correct.
This is not just a theoretical problem. According to the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office’s FY 2010 Report, 3,158 sexual assaults were reported in the military last year, of which 27.7 percent, or approximately 875, were rape. However, underreporting is rampant — DoD estimates that 86 percent of military sexual assaults go unreported. That means there may have been closer to 6,250 rapes in 2010. About 5 percent of first-time unprotected sex results in pregnancy, but that number can rise in the context of repeated acts of sexual assault. Based on those factors, we estimate that upwards of 300 military rapes resulted in pregnancy last year. Furthermore, recent research suggests that junior enlisted women are much more likely to be raped and, at the same time, to have the fewest financial resources. DoD reports that more than half of military sexual assault victims are 20 to 24 years old, and the overwhelming majority earn less than $23,000 per year — barely above the federal poverty level for a family of four. Thus, the servicewomen least able to afford to pay out of pocket for an abortion following a rape are the most likely to need it.
I just can’t understand these assholes…Who would block coverage for a military servicewoman’s abortion due to rape or incest. Unbelievable!
I guess that is just the way things are changing for women’s rights.
Let’s move on and talk about backward ass thinking, Kentucky church bans inter-racial couples ‘in the name of the greater unity’ | Pam’s House Blend
What century is this? This story intrigues me because it makes me wonder how many houses of worship are this racist in this day and age? At Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church in Pike County, Kentucky, an inter-racial couple, Stella Harville, who is white and who was baptized there and a member of the church as a child, brought her fiancé, Ticha Chikuni, a native of Zimbabwe, to sing at a service. And then this happened:
Dean Harville said Melvin Thompson, who had been pastor for many years, told him in August that his daughter and her fiancé couldn’t sing at the church again.
Thompson stepped down as pastor in August, citing health issues, but he refused Harville’s requests to drop the issue, Harville said.
The new pastor, Stacy Stepp, said the couple could sing at the church if they wanted, Harville said.
In early November, Thompson proposed the church go on record saying that while all people were welcome to attend public worship services there, the church did not condone interracial marriage, according to a copy of the recommendation supplied by the Harvilles.
The proposal also said “parties of such marriages will not be received as members, nor will they be used in worship services” or other church functions, with the exception of funerals.
The recommendation “is not intended to judge the salvation of anyone, but is intended to promote greater unity among the church body and the community we serve,” the copy supplied to the Herald-Leader read.
Alrighty, then. So you can show up if someone dies, but not in any other context. Where is that in the bible? By the way, Thompson told the newspaper after this blew up that “the proposal has been taken out of context.” He declined to elaborate what all of this actually meant, you see.
Racism…plan and simple!
Oh, this reminds me…better make sure we have “creamy coffee” colored Happy Fetus Candies in the Happy Fetus Gingerbread House Kit…don’t want to leave the interracial fetuses out of the loop!
And last, but not least…Cops, movers refuse to foreclose on 103-year-old woman | The Raw Story
In a heart warming story just in time for the holiday season, a 103-year-old woman in Atlanta avoided foreclosure of her home Tuesday afternoon, thanks entirely to the kindness of strangers from a Shiply ‘s house moving service.
According to WSBTV Atlanta, movers hired by Deutsche Bank AG and police were ready to go through with the bank’s request to remove Vita Lee and her 83-year old daughter from their home.
However, when they first got sight of Lee, they had a change of heart and declined to go through with it.
Yes Virginia…sometimes people do have a heart!
“I saw the sheriffs who came to put them out, take off and leave,” community activist Michael Langford said to WSBTV. ”I gave all glory to God.”
Yes, I will say Amen to that…
nd Lee decided to give Deutsche Bank a message if they pondered to still go through on the foreclosure.
“Please don’t come in and disturb me no more,” she reportedly said. “When I’m gone you all can come back and do whatever they want to.”
And that is all I have for you tonight!