Friday, February 24, 2012

Mitt's Ford Field Speech

Mitt Romney gave a speech today at Detroit's Ford Field, promising to tout his new economic agenda. As you can see, the place exactly...packed:

Here's a different view:

You know, Mitt, it doesn't matter how big you make those black curtains, or how closely together you pack the roughly 1200 people that you somehow managed to cram into a stadium that normally holds over 60000. You simply can't hide the fact that when you consistently follow an economic policy that favors the One percent, you shouldn't be surprised when they're the only ones who show up to listen to you.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Susan G. Komen...

...Is surely spinning in her grave.

Yesterday, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation announced that it was pulling all of the money it donates to Planned Parenthood for funding Breast Cancer Screenings for impoverished women.

I really don't know where to start.

Seriously. I am almost at a loss for words. Almost.

WHAT can possibly be the rationale for this decision?!

This is a foundation supposedly dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer. And now they want to make that objective harder?!

Planned Parenthood provides countless reproductive and other health services to impoverished people--men AND Women--who would have no place to go otherwise. And yes, they provide counseling about, and in some cases perform, abortions. Abortions are only a tiny fraction of the many services they provide. In addition to providing sex education and advice about contraception, they also provide general health care as well as a friendly ear about sexual identity, and many other services.

The most disgusting thing is that this all came about as a result of intestinal parasite James O'Keefe's continuous assault on progressive organizations using dubious tactics. You may recall I have blogged about this before.

I'm flat broke. I have been for a long time (You don't go into public service to get rich--despite Republican claims to the contrary). But if I had more than 2 nickels to rub together, I would make a donation to P.P., to try to make up for what has been done to them by an organization that has caved to pressure from right-wing organizations that are using scare tactics to desperately prove they still have some relevance.

If anyone out there reads this, please do what I can't. Please give some money to Planned Parenthood. Do the right thing.