Idiotic #WarOnWomen sign of the day: “Vaginas Vote!”

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From a “feminist” protest at the Georgia capital:

Vaginas Vote!

We've come a long way, baby. Not.

You may also recognize the “screw a senator” sign as well – we first came to know of this line of “argument” from a so-called “feminist” from the University of Oklahoma who brought such a sign (which included the “f” word) to the state capital in Oklahoma to protest the GOP there. The sign captured the attention of a pro-abortion Democrat state Senator in Oklahoma by the name of Judy Eason McIntyre, who thought it was so cool she had to get a picture of herself holding it as well.

Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre poses with a protestor during a rally opposing the Personhood measures at the state Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

And here I thought feminism, in large part, was about making sure we were recognized for our contributions to society as equal persons under the law rather than being judged on the basis of our female parts … ! l-) o=>

Prominent thug “feminists” urge people to encourage FCC to take Rush off the air

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Will someone wake me up when this nightmare is over please?

A group of well-known feminists is calling for Rush Limbaugh’s head – and they want radio listeners to help fire him.

In an editorial posted on CNN.com Saturday, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan urged listeners to file complaints with the FCC in hopes that the government agency will yank the licenses of radio stations that air his show — and thus silence the controversial conservative.

Limbaugh’s syndicator, Clear Channel Communications, has backed the host since he called Sandra Fluke, a third-year Georgetown law student, a “slut” and “prostitute” over her support of insurance coverage of birth control.

“If Clear Channel won’t clean up its airways, then surely it’s time for the public to ask the FCC a basic question: Are the stations carrying Limbaugh’s show in fact using their licenses “in the public interest?” the trio wrote.

The editorial says it’s not about Limbaugh’s political views, but more about his “toxic hate speech” on the airwaves.

“For 20 years, Limbaugh has hidden behind the First Amendment, or else claimed he’s really ‘doing humor’ or ‘entertainment.’ He is indeed constitutionally entitled to his opinions, but he is not constitutionally entitled to the people’s airways,” they argue.

This is a meme that first started gaining momentum mid-last week when the so-called “Tea Party Truth Squad” posted a ridiculous but nonetheless chilling petition at the WH website urging the FCC to “take action” against Rush for his tirade against Democrat activist Sandra Fluke. The more “official” call by Fonda, Steinem, and Morgan follows calls by high-profile Democrats like Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) joining left-wing female veterans in demanding Rush be taken off of the Armed Forces Radio Network.

Outside of the brute tactics used to force ObamaCare down the throats of the American people, no one single issue has brought to light the thuggish, anti-Constitution mentality of the left since Obama has taken office more so than this one. The next time anyone on the left tries to brag and preach to you about how they are supposedly such staunch defenders of the First Amendment, please make sure to point them to this whole stupid manufactured “controversy.”

And then tell them to shove it.

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I am so looking forward to government care in my old age. Aren’t you?

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**Posted by Phineas

I mean, it’s working so well in Britain:

More than half care home residents denied basic care, unpublished data shows

More than half of elderly and disabled people in care homes are being denied basic health services while staff are failing to to do enough to preserve their dignity, according to an official review.

Some older people routinely have to wait up to three months for formal checks for painful conditions such as bed sores, according to figures from the health care watchdog.

A quarter were not given a choice of male or female staff to help them use the lavatory and more than a third of care homes surveyed admitted delays in getting medication to residents.

Campaigners blamed NHS bureaucrats showing a “lack of interest” and failing to provide expert assessments for conditions as basic as incontinence.

(…)

Fresh evidence of the failings in the system was detailed as a raft of previously unpublished data gathered by the health care regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was released.

It was drawn from the first ever nationwide review of how the needs of needs of care home residents across England are met.

The CQC report discloses that people suffering from incontinence have to wait more than two weeks for an assessment of their condition in almost 40 per cent of homes for the elderly surveyed.

But a separate detailed analysis of the CQC data carried out by the British Geriatrics Society, also found that more than 40 per cent specialist providers set themselves a target as long as 90 days to carry out such assessments.

Such delays have led to elderly people being denied the treatment they need or forced to wear incontinence clothing when they do not need it.

Even worse, a quarter of the old folks’ homes surveyed reported that staff had little-to-no idea of what their residents’ care needs are.

Not surprisingly, over a thousand of the elderly descended on Parliament to protest their miserable care and demand the government do something. But therein lies the problem: government did do something and, as government often does when it replaces the private sector and tries to do those things it was never meant to do, it created a mess. Britain’s National Health Service (NHS), so admired by President Obama’s now-departed CMS head Donald Berwick, is forced to ration care to control costs — and that apparently includes care for the aged. As the head of the UK Geriatrics Society said:

“What it shows is that there is a massive disconnect between what the NHS aspires to and what it actually delivers to people in care homes and they are the most vulnerable group of people”

While nursing-home care for the elderly isn’t yet part of ObamaCare (1), we can expect it will be someday as the federal bureaucracy moves to take over all aspects of health care.

And we can expect that same “massive disconnect,” too.

via Via Meadia

Footnote:
(1) At least, not that I know of. But then, nobody really knows what’s in the PPACA, do they?

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)