Shot Across the Blow

It certainly was a week and it only seems to get better, earth shaking and eye opening. If we didn’t know what some elements thought before about power and their ‘right’ to it, we do now. We also know in no uncertain terms just how myopic, scared and ignorant it is possible for a broad swath of this nation to be about the following:

  • Women, our place in society, our rights and privileges
  • Sex, no not gender but SEX

This is what I think of this past week and what some of those who hold high public office should do.

My friend Elyse over at FiftyFourandAHalf wrote a scathing and somewhat tongue-in-cheek assessment of the latest attack on women, the mandatory Vaginal Ultrasound as a pre-condition to abortion. Several states have now adopted this particular strategy, one that in normal circumstances would get you charged with felony rape. Yes, I said it under normal circumstances when a woman is penetrated against her will with a foreign object it is considered rape, at least this use to be true.

So far since 2012 several states have passed regressive draconian new laws taking women back to a time of back alley abortions, a time before ‘don’t worry baby I got rhythm’ or holding an aspirin between our knees was the only means of preventing pregnancy, most times it didn’t work. Some of these new laws have been buried deeply in budgets or other bills; they have been passed without debate or even discussion. Others, such as the one in Texas took two special sessions of the legislature to pass, despite clear protest on the steps of the capital by thousands of men and women.

It gets worse, these very same ignorant mostly men who want to crawl back inside the uterus and rule with an iron fist, yes these ill-informed assbackward misogynistic twits also want to refuse women access to birth control. Can you wrap your head around this one? Some of these ignoramus’s have actually gone so far as to state the IUD and the Pill ‘kill’ babies. These are the same asshats who refuse sex education in our schools of course, demanding we rely entirely upon abstinence education. Yeah that has proven effective.

I wonder did he ever consider it worked for him because he is an asshole.

Finally, just to regress just a little bit further and name names I give you Ken Cuccinelli (and his 7 children) on the GOP ticket for Governor of Virginia. All I can say run fast all you normal people of VA. This idiot wants to overturn a 2003 ruling on Lawrence v. Texas that found any sex, including oral and anal between consenting adults was no one’s business but those consenting adults. Virginia, never changed their Crimes Against Nature law to bring it into compliance, mostly due to Mr. Cuccinelli’s ardent protests while a newly elected state Senator. Now, as the State AG, well he is pursuing charges against a man who solicited a blowjob from a 17-year old (not condoning this act). Here is the wording of the law:

18.2-361. Crimes against nature; penalty.

  1. If any person carnally knows in any manner any brute animal, or carnally knows any male or female person by the anus or by or with the mouth, or voluntarily submits to such carnal knowledge, he or she shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.

He could pursue many other charges, but nope this is the one he wants. The Virginia court has rejected the charge. He has appealed and is pursuing this all the way up to the Supreme Court if he can, this is his ultimate goal.

This is where he wants to go, both Lawrence v. Texas and Roe v. Wade were decided on one prevailing principle, the right to privacy.

This is my thought, with what is happening on the abortion front and with Mr. Cuccinelli’ Crimes Against Nature ploy, as well as, all the other fucktards of the extreme Right. The GOP has its best opportunity, right now with this court; they may not get another chance to strip women of their freedom. The freedom to choose their future and control their bodies. This isn’t just about abortion, this is about women’s access to education, to healthcare, to our ability to lift ourselves out of poverty, to access to birth control, to access to true equality in what is supposed to be a nation of the Free.

As to the rest, they may not get another chance to criminalize homosexuality; this is especially true with the recent rulings from SCOTUS. The GOP is swimming upstream against what the majority of this nation thinks. Their tent continues to get smaller and smaller.

With all the big issues, we continue to face as a nation;

  • Failing Infrastructure
  • Economy
  • War

Don’t you think the GOP could find something better to do than attack women and how people choose to have sex in the privacy of their own homes?

Comments

  1. The crazy wing of the GOP wants nothing more than to shove its values on society.

  2. Sooooooooooooo, Big Brother IS watching… ?
    I can only shake my head of have a heart attack if I allow my rage to grow.

  3. Thanks for the shout-out, Val. And for showing me that TX and VA are in some sort of competition for most anti-woman state in the nation.

    Kooky Ken has taken all the women’s issue information off his website in an effort to appear mainstream on women’s issues. The scariest thing is that people may fall for it.

    Maybe the real problem is that these folks are all bullies, they can not really accomplish anything themselves so they pick on folks they perceive as weaker.

    • Welcome, but I think Texas and Virginia are just our two favorite focuses. Truthfully there are so many more, MS, OH come to mind, but consider NC as well. It is becoming truly frightening out there.

      The voting public are full of lemmings! If people don’t rise up and speak out continually we fail, we fail terribly. If this becomes the end game, we can only blame ourselves.

      I believe you are correct in your assessment, they are indeed bullies. Impotent, fucktard, asshat bullies.

  4. What an eye-opener your video clip was… what an incredible in-articulate un-intelligent person !!!

    • Yet consider this idiot, Rick Perry that is, has been Governor of Texas for twelve long years and was a front runner for the Republican nomination for president. Can you imagine? This is so terribly frightening, where are nation is heading.

  5. I have to concur with everyone else in that I really can’t believe this actually happening right now in the U.S. in the second decade of the 21st century. I can only say people aren’t giving enough credit to the value of voting, which explains why so many right-wing nut cases are able to worm their way into office.

    • Agree entirely Alejandro, we must all rise up and exercise our power at the polls. No matter what is placed in front of us to prevent our ability to raise our voices, we must do so.

  6. I couldn’t agree more the Republican party has lost it’s way! They have no solutions to the most pressing issues facing our nation and want to return to the make believe world of ” Father knows Best” absolute Neanderthals! They would like to keep us all pregnant,barefoot,and stupid,

  7. I can’t believe this is happening in America !!!

  8. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH. I can understand your words and appreciate your eloquence even in the face of rage, but AAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH. That’s what I got.

  9. Sigh.. when will the idiocy end?

  10. It disgusts me and I lack the words to describe the horror that the outcome of such utter disregard for women will cause.

  11. I so hope these are the last gasps of a dying breed but they seem intent on infiltrating every place on the globe with their stranglehold…

  12. It has become increasingly apparent one must fail an intelligence quotient exam to be considered for candidacy.

    • I hadn’t considered this. It use to be one entered public service to do good, now I am uncertain what they are thinking. You have provided the answer, they aren’t as they are incapable.

  13. I like this post a lot Val and you are right, some idiots prefer taking twenty steps backwards instead of pushing forwards for better ideas, these, mostly male neanderthal thinking assholes should be locked up until a brain can be located somewhere within their earth shaking and utterly empty craniums, obviously being stupid is a necessity for those that are in power these days. Shame on them 😦

    Have a lovely 4th of July Val and eat some chocolates for me 😉 🙂

    Andro xxxx

  14. Running from Hell with El says:

    I ain’t votin for Ken.

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