Kittens, Ugly Ricky, and Suicide for the Cause
Clearly we need to talk about this. I noticed that on the last thread, it was on a lot of people's minds.
For starters, the Bar commends Sandra Fluke. All she wanted to do was point out something that's been obvious to women for forever: the biggest problem with birth control pills is that they're called "birth control" pills, when not every woman takes them for that (a fact which I've noticed Republikkkans are ignoring like it hasn't been stated a thousand times). Now, I'm not going to go so far as to call Fluke a hero; she's protected by white privilege and class privilege, and
First of all, the Republikkkans really showed their ass on this one. They have just handed the Presidency to the Democrats; my coworker calls such a move "suicide for the cause." Let's be real: Mittens and Ugly Ricky will never be president; Mittens is a pampered rich kid with millions stashed abroad to avoid paying taxes, and Ugly Ricky has "the finest mind of the 13th century". Together, they make George W. Bush look like...well, Barack Obama.
I don't know what the Republikkkans were thinking taking on women's health, with an all-male panel of rabbis and priests, no less. What century do they think this is? See, they got comfortable. When they started their little anti-abortion bullshit with Black women, they didn't get sufficient reaction. They thought that if they widened the scope and got on the case of non-Black women as well, they'd get more traction. Um...no.
What's good for the goose ain't good for the gander here in Amerikkka, and the Republiclowns were crazy to believe otherwise.
Obama timed this ish perfectly (I bet it was Michelle's idea), because women everywhere in this country are riled up to break their collective foot off in some Republican ass. Talk about suicide for the cause!
And now, Bar patrons...Rush Limbaugh.
Behold the man whose mouth is so big Mittens is too scared to tell him to shut it. In fact, forget the nickname "Mittens". He's such a chicken shit we should officially refer to him as "Kittens". As Field Negro points out, this is not the kind of man you'd want to send to deal with folks who are just itching to blow a new crater in
But I digress.
Rush's advertisers starting pulling out after this, and so he issued a no-pology which (surprisingly) didn't win them back. And now much of Amerikkka is giving Rush the side-eye but...where was that side-eye when he was trashing people of color? What took his backers so long to finally pull out? Is there anyone at the Bar even remotely impressed with this shit? Hell, I was more
Now if only he'd taken Limbaugh with him. Hey...maybe it's a sign....
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