Saturday, March 27, 2010

$250 Million Dollars of Our Tax Dollars Wasted On Cost-Free Message: "Just Say No"

What a scandal.

Health bill restores $250 million in abstinence-education funds

"A little-noticed provision of the health legislation has rescued federal support for a controversial form of sex education: teaching youths to remain virgins until marriage.

The bill restores $250 million over five years for states to sponsor programs aimed at preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases by focusing exclusively on encouraging children and adolescents. . ."

not to have sex.

Full story here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

OK, Where were we?

Sorry about the hiatus. I am, anyhow. Been working on a play. Been working on it for three years. (That's quick playwriting for me -- got another I've been working on for decades.)

So anyway, let's catch up.

Most fun piece today:

Noam Chomsky Supports Health Care Bill.

Second most fun piece, as Dems throw half the population under the bus, again:

Democrats Woo Foes of Abortion.

Because why bother supporting a woman's right to choose? Why bother, when you can support rightwing fetus-firsters instead, and get away with it?

Speaking of which, I bet you've been wondering, "Hmm, what does become of all those unwanted feti once they're post-born into families who wish they had never been born?"

We turn to Parents Behaving Badly, which features the things actual parents/step-parents actually do to their actual kids.

Scroll down to my favorite so far:

7-year-old Beaten To Death By Father on Father's Day.

What's yours?

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Yuh, read this.


And from commenter, Kia:

Let me put my answer in the form of a question: what does civilization, or society, provide for us? The low-wage workers in this story face the choice between working for starvation wages and simply starving. In what possible sense can this be described as freedom? How does it differ from the freedom that a pirate offers me to give him all I have or get killed? Isn't society supposed to protect us from piracy and brigandage?

I thought the whole point was that we would not have to prey on one another.