Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chattel Rhymes With Cattle

I stand corrected.  I stand dumbfounded. Due to this debacle The Ultrasound Opportunity Bill , I'm standing up for the rights of women in my state.

In my previous post here , I mentioned that Illinois has a Democratic Governor and State House.  I said that there were no direct assaults on the rights of my wife and daughters.  Well I was wrong.

The Ultrasound Opportunity Bill was brought to the floor of the House by the House Agricultural Committee. Let that sink in for a moment .  Here in Illinois, we don't just treat women like chattel, we treat them like cattle. It passed with votes from Republicans and Democrats and many of the sponsors on the floor are DEMOCRATS and by my count at least two Democratic women co-sponsored.  What the hell?

This outrage cannot stand.  The bill calls for a transvaginal ultrasound be taken 24 hours prior to an abortion, then the pregnant women is offered a chance to view the ultrasound.  If she declines she has to sign a waiver that stays on file at Public Health.  So not only is a woman treated like livestock, but if she refuses to view the grainy computer image of the Area 51 experiment growing in her gut, she goes on a list! Great idea, truly grand.  

Oh and for those playing at home, I have a beautiful wife and two amazing daughters.  I take assaults on their freedoms seriously.  Last year my wife had to have a transvaginal ultrasound for a possible cyst.  She said its very painful and uncomfortable.  There were mutterings of "let me stick a ball bat up your ass to give you an idea", but I digress..

Sponsors like Rep. Joe Lyons (D-Chicago) (D for dumbass, douchebag, dickcheese take your pick) say that its a pro-choice bill.  Heres a tip Joe, if the Illinois Catholic Conference supports legislation regarding abortion ITS NOT PRO CHOICE!  

Conventional wisdom on this is that it will be killed in the House, but with so much bi-partisan support, I'm not so sure of that.  One thing I am sure of, I'm voting pro-women, pro-choice.  If you're a Democrat who supports the war on women, you're on my list too.  I trusted that Democrats would use common sense, common decency, and at least the amount of compassion you'd show a farm animal, guess I was wrong.

UPDATE 2/29/2012 some dumbass cracker named Lou Lang added  Amendment 6 to the bill.  This is even more frustrating.  As I read it, the woman shall be informed of the costs of the ultrasound and make arrangements for payment of that fee as well.  Hell ladies you didn't think that pleasure rod stuffed in your naughty bits was free.  You're gonna pay, you bunch of brazen harlots!  Seriously, I would love to meet Mr. Lang, punch him in the sack and tell him to pay me for it. 

If you want to support the push back on the War on Women you can follow @TeamUterati on Twitter, Team Uterati on Facebook and the web site www.teamuterati.com.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Why I'm Voting for Democrats

The Republican War on Women must be stopped.  I'm not just talking about voting for President Obama, I'm talking about every level of government.  If my dog catcher has a tea party sticker on their car I want to run them off the road.  This is how serious I am about this time in America.

Okay, to be fair, women are my life.  I have two daughters aged 11 and 5 who I love more than life itself and a my beautiful and talented wife makes my world go round.  My sister is one of my best friends and Mom, rest her soul was my role model, so you get the picture.

There are those on the left who say patently stupid things like "there's not a nickel's worth of difference" in the two parties.  (Michael whore for relevance Moore)  Others who say that backers of President Obama have sold out their liberal values (Glenn "is my cabana ready" Greenwald). Still others that eschew the argument that small steps to the left are better than no steps at all ( Katrina Vanden Heuvel and Jane Hamsher I'm looking at you).  These puritopians  fail to see that the only person standing between them and a probe in their collective vaginas is President Obama.

The fact that state after state is passing anti-woman laws, the GOP controlled house is outright lying about Planned Parenthood, and even douche bag state assemblymen like this guy : Bob Morris , are attacking the fucking Girl Scouts, doesn't even register with the far left.  They're too worried about indefinite detention, drone strikes and other liberal straw men.

I live in the real world.  While I disagree with the President on some issues, the future of my daughters is way more important to me than the others. I'm more concerned that no one orders a drone strike in my daughter's ladyparts if she chooses to get an abortion.  I want my girls to get free contraception if they want it without having to visit some back alley crack dealer who's running progesterone on the side.

My wife had surgery a few years ago and literally can have no more children without threatening her life. I got the old snip snip, but if that had failed and my wife was pregnant I don't want some fundamentalist asshat like Rick Santorum saying she can't choose to terminate the pregnancy.

I live in Illinois. Right now, we have a Democratic controlled State House and Governor, so there haven't been any direct assaults on the rights of my wife and daughters.  Given that, I stand united with my sisters in other states and their champions in the blogosphere, the Uterati if you will.

If you're so blinded by ideals that you can't see the War on Women is the most important issue in the next election then you might as well move  to Brazil....oh wait.