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Dear John Boehner:

How can you, John Boehner, beat the podium, screaming that the War on Women is fiction, when YOUR party, the Republican party, overwhelmingly voted AGAINST The Lilly Ledbetter Act, The Violence Against Women Act & now filibustered Equal Pay for Women. Plus, almost shutting down Government over the de-funding of Planned Parenthood. And the reason to vote AGAINST the Violence Against Women Act was that the 2012 version included protection of gay, illegal & Native American women. Also over 1,100 bills proposed by Republicans across this country restricting a woman’s right to choose her own health care & reproductive rights. Plus bills actually signed into law letting employers decide whether or not a woman’s need for contraception fits THEIR moral standards. The Blunt/Rubio Amendment was the single most disgusting piece of legislature THAT DAY. Passing laws allowing doctors to LIE to their patients if it will prevent an abortion. Wanting to make being a single mother a crime/child abuse. Forcing a woman to get an UNNECESSARY vaginal ultrasound when seeking an abortion AND making HER pay for it, including rape & incest victims.

No War on Women? Speaker Boehner?

Well please re read everything I listed. I didn’t make this up, YOUR party enacted these policies that are beyond anti-women. How can the War on Women be fake when all of these things actually happened? I think you’re the single worst Speaker of the House this country has ever seen and what does THAT say when this country had Newt Gingrich as its Speaker. You have NO idea how to wrangle in your Tea Party Congressmen, you give those press conferences with a smug look on your orange face WHILE lying the whole time. And anyone with a logical thought process knows that the War on Women, wrapped around the very fake “War on Religious Freedom” is the biggest bunch of bologna coming out of the Republican party in 2012. Maybe, just maybe that “argument” could have some merit to it IF “religious freedom” means ALL religions. So until the GOP starts to fight for ALL religious freedom, sit down & shut up because any American with common sense KNOWS it’s bullshit.

 It’s amazing that you have the audacity to say it’s The President’s fault for not passing a jobs bill, when YOU won’t even give 10% of anything, & you blame The President? Holding unemployment benefits hostage just to make sure the disastrous Bush tax cuts were extended, and you still say The President won’t compromise? Allowing the debt ceiling to expire, which has NEVER happened before. YOUR party did that. Not the President. YOUR party. Yet you say the President refuses to compromise? Which is code for “He MUST give us EVERYTHING because if President Obama doesn’t, he hates America.” Right? I mean that sounds about right.

All you are trying to do is convince the most ignorant of Americans that the GOP is all about jobs jobs jobs when in fact, you guys are about anything BUT jobs. Jobs is code for “abortion.” Having a frivolous & pathetic vote about making sure “In God We Trust” stays on the bill is way more important than finding a way to create jobs. You & your party are liars, hypocrites & in the last year & a half, proven to hate anyone who doesn’t have a white penis. Am I wrong? NO. Why? Because EVERYTHING I’ve listed & pointed out is the truth & a lot of them are policies. YOUR party’s policies. And look at that, not one policy that includes the creation of one freakin’ job. Unless you think all the jobs are in a woman’s vagina.

Once, just once, I’d like to see you tell the truth from that podium during your press conferences. Is that really too much to ask? Maybe so, since you are really bad at your job. And thanks Rachel Maddow for pointing THAT out so brilliantly.

So go ahead and keep thinking you’re fooling the country. Keep having conferences about jobs and blame the President about no jobs and keep screaming that it’s the President who is not compromising … WHILE your party is voting on a bill about selective gender abortions. Another FAKE “issue.” … Just keep on doing THAT, Speaker.

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2012 in Politics, Religion, Television

 

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I’m Pissed! Right NOW!

ALL women in this country of ours, in 2012, should be so f*cking pissed when these old, white, Republican MEN stand up/do interviews & really think they’re doing us a f*cking favor by making sure ‘we have all the information we need’ when seeking an abortion. The hubris alone makes me want to punch a goddamn kitten in the face. Abortion has been LEGAL for almost 40 years, WE HAVE ALL THE FUCKING INFO WE NEED ALREADY. Why all of a sudden in 2012 do these OLD REPUBLICAN MEN think they need to ‘help’ women in deciding what to do with our own bodies? No seriously, someone answer this for me. No I get it, the GOP think ALL abortions are a form of birth control, and mostly black women are seeking these abortions. Right?

Ladies, the condescension alone in them standing there thinking they are doing US a favor, by providing info. Why haven’t we started a Revolution yet???

The state elections in November are going to be just as important as the Presidential election. The state legislatures are the ones taking away women’s reproductive rights. WE WILL NOT FORGET ANY OF THIS COME NOVEMBER! If the GOP takes over, I promise you there will be bills introduced by the GOP taking away our right to vote. “If you’re a single mother, you may NOT vote.” – Think that sounds crazy? Any crazier than a bill in AZ stating you HAVE to tell your f*cking boss you’re using birth control for medical purposes? THAT’S REAL. Or a bill in MN stating that if you’re a single mother, you can be charged with child abuse. THAT’S F*CKING REAL TOO. Don’t forget in November, ladies. The GOP wants to take away our rights, and that’s not a lie. It’s a fact.

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2012 in Politics, Religion, Television

 

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Journalists and Reporters Interviewing Romney & Santorum

Just for the record, this isn’t for anyone working at Fox News, for the simple fact that you have your own agenda and will never ask the GOP candidates any questions that actually matter. Now that that’s out-of-the-way ….

It’s kind of shameful to watch reporters/journalists interview the GOP candidates because it seems the ‘follow-up’ question is obsolete. Especially those talking with Mitt Romney. I don’t get it, is it because you’re scared? Is it because you don’t like confrontation? Are you just not informed enough about Mitt Romney and his constant flip-flopping? Someone help me out here because I am watching and SCREAMING at the TV which questions to ask, and which questions to follow up with. And I’m disappointed every time.

Now I get that Romney is pulling a ‘Palin’ right now, he’s really not available. And for the most part he’s going on Conservative radio/talk shows for an easy interview. But this also applies to the debate moderators. I mean seriously, the very first question to Mitt Romney at the next debate should be, “Are you aware you’ve flip-flopped on every single issue you’ve been asked about?” And not just the ‘I’ve changed my mind years later’ kind of flip-flopping, I’m talking that this dude flip-flops in the same interview in the same sentence. This should be the question posed to him every interview he does. And would someone please ask him this, “You’ve said that ‘slut’ and ‘prostitute’ weren’t the words you would have used, so please tell us what words you would use.” Why isn’t that asked to him? Nobody’s asked Mitt Romney THAT question yet? Really?

Also his stance on abortion. Here is Mitt Romney in 2002 in a debate when running for Governor of MA. Seems pretty convincing about his stance on abortion. If you actually watch the video, it looks like Mitt Romney was a career flip-flopper. But, someone needs to remind him of this and how he spoke so admirably of his mother. By the way, this is definitely a video the Obama campaign should start circulating. At the end of the video, Romney says over and over, “My position is very clear.” So the next reporter who talks to Romney, ask him what changed. This video shows Mitt Romney beautifully flip-flopping on abortion. And Climate Change. And this video is 4 minutes of Mitt Romney flip-flopping. I could watch these all day.

Now onto Rick Santorum. It seems like he does get asked the questions I would ask. One being, ‘would you make your daughter give birth to her rapist’s baby?’ His answer is ‘yes.’ It’s a no brainer for him. Which kind of makes me sick. What a household that must have been. To be a female in the Santorum household. They love zygotes more than their living, breathing daughters. If some misogynist in Wisconsin, Senator Glenn Grothman wants it to be ‘child abuse’ if you’re a single mother, I want it to be child abuse when you FORCE your daughter to carry her rapist’s baby to term. And Santorum should NOT get credit for ‘being consistent’, Absolutely not. Not when he hates all things non-white male. This guy thinks he’s a martyr, the Pope in a sweater vest. The fact that he’s proud of his views against contraception. “The dangers of contraception” as he puts it. The GOP discourse right now is extremely anti-women. And Santorum is their leader. Remember, he’s the guy who brought a dead fetus home so his other children could mourn it. He did that. And people support this guy?

I find it frustrating that reporters seem a little afraid to ask these candidates any serious questions. My theory is they are afraid Romney or Santorum will never want to be interviewed again by that person. But for the love of God, if reporters ‘back off’ during the general, I’m going to be really, really, pissed. The only reason why I kind of want Mitt Romney to get the nomination is because he’ll HAVE to answer for his flip-flopping. So here is just some advice to non Fox News reporters that will interview him.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK: Memorize everything Mitt Romney flip-flopped on, which IS everything. Bring video if you have to. Make him watch his own flip-flop videos on YouTube. (That would be freakin’ awesome) And most importantly, get a backbone. Too many reporters ask a question, the candidate lies through his teeth, and the reporter moves on. That happen ALL the time. And that’s why I think that these reporters are just not informed enough going into the interview. Am I right? Wrong?

This kind of reporting and interviewing is going to be so important in the general election. If Mitt Romney never has to answer to his constant flip-flopping, journalism is dead to me.

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Politics, Religion, Television

 

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Rant About the Candidates

Where does one even begin with this? Is it really 2012 and women are having to fight for birth control? BIRTH CONTROL!! First off, the Catholic Church is the very LAST organization that should be complaining about being discriminated against. There was NO discrimination when they decided to cover up their unbelievable sex abuse scandal. The hubris of the Catholic Church in that situation should have been the end of them. But the whole ‘God’ thing kept them up and running. And to this day they seem very unapologetic for covering up the rape and molestation of young boys. I have NO empathy for their rights and beliefs. Cardinals and Bishops knowingly put child molesters in other parishes. The Catholic Church is really going to complain about Catholic hospitals/businesses having to include contraception in their insurance package? Those corporations are way more important than the little boys that were raped and sexually assaulted in their own Church. Nope. No empathy/sympathy from me.

The three GOP Presidential candidates have shown such misogyny in the last couple of weeks that it makes me ill. Of course we have to start with Rick Santorum. THE Catholic of all Catholics. Except he’s the least Christ-like. The amount of racism and bigotry he has shown since he entered the race, plus his history in politics have been in direct contrast with the teachings of Jesus Christ. I went to Catholic school. I went to Church three days a week for umpteen years and took religion and bible classes five days a week. I don’t remember Jesus being as hateful as Rick Santorum. Rick Santorum wants you to hate gay people and women more than anything. He believes his Faith and religious beliefs should be the law of the land. Not kidding. Can you imagine if a Muslim candidate wanted Sharia law to be the law of America? There has been so much hate for Muslims in this country that Republicans have started pulling ‘problems’ out of thin air just to have a fight on their hands. I don’t remember one American Muslim ever saying they wanted Sharia law to be the law of the United States. GOP politicians and pundits came up with this, and then stated it as fact. How despicable. And yet there are so many GOP voters that go ahead and believe them, even when the fact is that not one Muslim in America has ever said that they want Sharia law to be our law. Stunning.  Santorum said, “There should always be a Jesus candidate.” Except Mr. Santorum is the antithesis of Jesus. If I recall, Jesus was about feeding the poor and helping the poor. Mitt Romney said it himself, he is not concerned about the very poor. Well Jesus was. I’m pretty sure somewhere in the Bible it says, “Blessed are the meek, for they will Inherit the Earth.” Who do these guys think the ‘meek’ are? And that brings me to the point I seem to make every day of my life. These ‘Christians’ cherry pick the Bible like no other. 

And Mitt Romney, I can’t wait for you to be the GOP nominee and HAVE to answer for your constant flip-flopping. You really are the guy who says whatever needs to be said at the particular moment. Whatever crowd you’re in front of, whatever reporter you’re speaking to, you say whatever appeases what’s in front of you. That just means one thing. You have ZERO integrity. None. And who wants a President with no integrity? Nevermind. I found this amazing video, amusing really, of many of Romney’s flip-flops. I wish more than anything he would watch this and try to explain it. This guy’s talented. The dude can flip-flop twice in the same interview! That takes major skill. I wonder if all his aides are doing right now is finding ways for him to explain his massive flip-flops. I’m serious. There isn’t one single issue Mitt Romney hasn’t flip-flopped on. No integrity. 

And we’ve saved the best for last. Newt Gingrich. Such a horrible person that I don’t even have to prove it. This guy is such a blatant racist and doesn’t even try to cover it up. When you say that President Obama is a ‘food stamp President’, that’s racist. I don’t know why the media is so afraid to call it for what it is. The GOP has scared the media into thinking that calling someone a ‘racist’ is the worst thing to do. No, no. When you say racist things, constantly, you are a racist. He really is the Racist Face of the Republican Party. This guy actually said this:

“Our President is trapped in his father’s time machine. Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonial ambitions, is now setting the nation’s agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son. The son makes it happen, but he candidly admits he is only living out his father’s dream. The invisible father provides the inspiration, and the son dutifully gets the job done. America today is governed by a ghost”

 

You know what’s worse than that? Americans who said yeah, yeah I bet he’s right. I do believe Obama is having a séance every night to channel his dead Kenyan father to get tips on how to govern America. Oh my God. I do believe this country is very dumb. Extremely illogical and irrational. And I blame Sarah Palin.

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2012 in Politics, Religion, Television

 

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Fox News: GOP Platform

First off, having to write this little bloggy blog is making me ill. Just the thought that in 2012, women as a whole, are under attack by the House GOP and ALL of the GOP Presidential candidates. It’s stunning that I have to even write anything about women’s rights being stripped. Especially women’s health rights. But why I’m doing this today is in response to Chris Wallace’s interview with Rick Santorum this past Sunday morning. Now I admit I don’t watch Fox News or even Fox on Sunday mornings and this is THE reason why. Santorum made the egregious claim that breast cancer is linked to abortions. This has been repeatedly debunked over and over and yet there he is still making the claim. And what did Chris Wallace do? Absolutely nothing. Great job. Please can we take away Chris Wallace’s label of ‘journalist’ now? Or ‘reporter’? Because he sucks at it. I would think a 5th grader would have said something to Santorum about that being NOT TRUE. Why didn’t you, Chris? You can’t call yourself a ‘journalist’ when all you’re doing is giving these candidates a platform to spew their lies to the American people, with NO challenge whatsoever. So all that makes you is a question asker. I’m sure your dad would be proud of your journalistic integrity. Oh wait. You don’t have integrity, which makes you a perfect anchor for Fox News.

And this going to anyone to interviews Rick Santorum in the future: Why are you so afraid to call him out on his lies? Ask him, “This theory of breast cancer being linked to abortion has been disproven over and over, so why are you talking about it as if it’s a fact?” What’s so hard about asking THAT kind of question?

I get this little blog means nothing to anyone at Fox News,or a Fox News viewer, but in the general election, people are going to see that you are a ‘news’ organization that just lets Republicans have a pulpit. No integrity.

Kathryn Scaglione

Obama 2012

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in Politics, Religion, Television

 

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Protesting the Abortion Protesters

I believe I have a new calling. I found my passion. Today was an adrenaline rush I have only felt once before. Getting up, getting out of the house and driving down to Planned Parenthood to protest. That’s right, I went to go protest. Protest the protesters.

The first time I did this was on my birthday last November. I happened to drive by the St. Louis Planned Parenthood and saw a sign that just pissed me off. A woman had a sign that said, “Stop Black Genocide.” WHAT? So I slammed on my brakes, put my car in reverse and parked. I needed this woman to explain to me why she believes this sign to be true. And I did just that, first I asked if I could take a picture, she said NO but I did anyway. And then I politely (I swear) asked why she believes that sign to be a true statement. This was her answer, I’m not kidding, she said, “God told me.” So my face/mouth went into that wrinkly/crinkly position of ‘I promise I’m not laughing AT you’ except I was SO laughing AT her. And my response to her was, “You know abortion is not in the Bible.” The woman turned away and started walking away from me. So all the other protesters then gathered around me, about 6-7, telling me that ‘Thou Shall Not Kill’ is in the Bible and that’s where abortion is ‘mentioned’, obviously. How could I not see that? But I’m prepared. I did go to Catholic school and have been in abortion debates before and if there’s one thing I’m ready for, it’s ‘Bible’ talk. I smiled and said, “You know the Bible also says it’s ok to stone your disobedient children to death.” One person immediately called me a liar and the others, well the others, “that’s not meant to be literal”, they said. Really? By the way, here is the Bible verse giving the go ahead to murder your kids: Deuteronomy 21:18-21

But most of us know that the crazy Evangelical Christians do what they do best, cherry pick. And they cherry pick the Bible like no other. Yesterday at Planned Parenthood everybody they cited to me miraculously found ‘God’ at some point. There was one lady who had a ‘I regret my abortion’ sign was telling me to read Abby Johnson. A former Planned Parenthood director who ‘saw the light’. And listen, I do MY own research and homework. I like to be prepared & to have the facts. And guess what, Abby Johnson’s story is all about God and prayer. Well guess what? Not everyone believes in God and more important – THE BIBLE IS NOT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITES STATES. And the biggest myth is that this country was founded on Christian values. What a load of bull THAT is. Most of our Founding Fathers were Freemasons. But to the GOP & Religious zealots, facts don’t matter.

And this brings me to the most important moment of my time yesterday, there was a mother there with two children and seven months pregnant. After a discussion about rape and incest, which I’m sure is brought up in every debate on abortion, I asked her if she was willing to choose the fetus’ life over her own if her life was in danger. And without hesitation she said, “Yes.” I said, “Really. You could leave your children without a mother knowing there was an option?” And this was her answer. And I’m not making this up. She said, “My husband is a terrific father and if it comes down to it, there are wonderful adoption agencies.” Whoa. I knew she was lying, but can you tell a pregnant woman she’s a liar to her face? Well I could, because I’m a mean person, but I didn’t. I did say that if she really was in a position of having to leave her children motherless I don’t think she would be THAT decisive. And I also challenged her to actually go in Planned Parenthood and just say one thing, “I’m confused.” I wanted her to go in and see for herself that abortion is NOT the only option Planned Parenthood offers. The point here is CHOICE. I wanted her to see what really happens inside Planned Parenthood. I’ve heard over and over and over that it’s an ‘abortion factory’ and that abortions are their ‘bread and butter’ and that is so not the case. Not one person was willing to actually go inside and see for themselves. So at that point I said that your cause is lost on the fact that you are NOT factual. You have made up your own minds about this facility even though what you think to be true, isn’t.

A woman HAS to have a safe environment to terminate her pregnancy, no matter the reason. Rape, incest, or just a young woman in trouble. Not everyone believes that life begins at conception. I don’t. For the mere fact that miscarriages happen, twins sometimes morph into one another, there’s a thing called Vanishing Twin Syndrome. If life begins at conception, what happened to that life? Too many things can happen during the gestation period that scientifically prove that there is not ‘life’ in the womb.

When I was 15, I went to an anti-abortion rally in St. Louis, at Barnes-jewish hospital. I was actually on TV, not because I REALLY believed in the cause, but I wanted everyone to see my Bon Jovi bandana & t-shirt. Then I grew up and became a woman. The thought of being thought of a second-class citizen, just because I have a vagina, made me livid. If I become pregnant, no matter the circumstance, the Government is telling me what I can and can’t do with my own body? The Government is making life decisions for me just because I happen to be the one who can get pregnant? I don’t think so. I dare any of these disgusting old, white, Republican men to actually meet a rape victim. Meet a 13-year-old incest survivor and tell them to their face they HAVE to carry their rapist’s baby to term. They HAVE to carry their father’s baby to term. That is as cruel as anything. And I promise you none of these Congressmen/Senators who want to control a woman’s right to choose, DO NOT KNOW A RAPE VICTIM.

The House GOP’s Plan to Redefine Rape http://wp.me/p1b2aW-2o

Republicans’ Assault on Women http://wp.me/p1b2aW-2H

Rep. Bobby Franklin http://wp.me/p1b2aW-2N

What Country Do I Live In? What Year is This? http://wp.me/p1b2aW-58

My Vagina http://wp.me/p1b2aW-7z

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Politics, Religion, Television

 

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Mitt Romney: The Anti-Gay Flip-Flopper

I don’t even know where to begin with this one. I wasn’t going to do a blog on him because I was hoping GOP voters aren’t THAT dumb to choose any other GOP candidate over him. But now Mitt Romney signed a petition to wage war on homosexuals. I could bring up the whole flip-flopping problem he has but I thought that would for sure be brought out in ads & at the debates. Anyway, here’s the pledge.

The pledge reads as follows.

I, [candidate name], pledge to the American people that if elected President, I will:

[...] establish a presidential commission on religious liberty to investigate and document reports of Americans who have been harassed or threatened for exercising key civil rights to organize, to speak, to donate or to vote for marriage and to propose new protections, if needed.

Get what this means people? All equal rights laws that have been passed will be taken away. And basically if you are gay or speak out in favor of gay rights/marriage, you could/would be persecuted, intimidated, and stripped of your 1st Amendment right to free speech. But I’m sure the current GOP wants that. The only Amendment they love is the 2nd.

I found a terrific site that lists all of Romney’s flip-flops. It’s easier to post this site than for me to write them out. It’s actually quite breathtaking. When did Mitt Romney become THIS guy? He really thinks he’s got Tea Party support? I’m confused.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2011 in Politics, Religion, Television

 

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