Friday :: Oct 17, 2003

Why Does The GOP Hate Women?

by pessimist

I think the reason the GOP hates women is simple - the Bible says that women are evil!

We all have heard for years about how a large portion of the GOP membership are Christians, so this must be one of their core beliefs. It would explain some of the following news items:

GOP Women Stiffed For Seats At Bush Press Conference

How could the San Bernardino Republican Women Federated be left off the guest list when a GOP president makes his first appearance in San Bernardino? The grass-roots group stuffs the envelopes, registers new GOP voters, and generally does the grunt work that keeps the party going.

Nothing like keeping the lowly party volunteer workers from enjoying the fruits of their labor, now is there?

Women kept in dark about safety of silicone implants

Eleven years after silicone-gel breast implants were forced off the market by women's health complaints and broad safety concerns, a Food and Drug Administration (news - web sites) advisory panel has recommended lifting the ban. If the FDA follows the panel's advice, as it usually does, women will again have the choice of using silicone implants instead of merely the saline-filled variety for breast-augmentation surgery. The policy change, expected in the next several months, would include a new set of restrictions aimed at determining the long-term safety of silicone-gel implants. Which raises an obvious concern: Why aren't those facts already known? The answer points to a glaring oversight that risks leaving women without adequate information to make an informed decision.

But the dearth today of long-term safety data after more than a decade clearly surprised several members of the FDA's advisory panel. "It simply boggles the mind," said panelist Nancy Dubler, a bioethicist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Too bad that 11 years after safety concerns about silicone implants peaked, inadequate information still interferes with a woman's ability to make an informed choice.

If God wanted women to have big boobs, she would allow them to vote!

Medicare Costs to Increase 13.5 Percent

Medicare premiums will rise next year by 13.5 percent to $66.60 a month for about 40 million Americans in the program, the third-largest increase in its history, the government said Wednesday. This year's increase was 8.7 percent, to $58.70 a month. The annual increases are mandated by Congress, which required that participants' premiums cover a fourth of the overall cost of the health care program for seniors. When Medicare began in 1967, premiums were set at $3 a month. The largest premium increase was in 1988, at 38.5 percent, followed by 1993, when the jump was 15.1 percent. The Medicare premium increase is likely to erode much of the modest cost-of-living adjustment that Social Security recipients will receive next year. Some Medicare participants also will get a deductible increase in the portion of Medicare that pays for hospital stays, skilled nursing facilities and some home health care. The deductible will rise $36 to $867 next year. It is a Medicare recipient's only cost for up to 60 days of inpatient hospital care. Longer stays require additional fees.

Isn't Grandma on Medicare? Sixty percent of Medicare beneficiaries are women.

Male GOP Governor At War With Female GOP Comptroller

Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn launched a barrage of attacks Monday against fellow Republican Gov. Rick Perry and strongly hinted she might challenge him in 2006. Stinging from the impending loss of her power to conduct e-Texas and Texas School Performance reviews, Strayhorn accused Perry of meeting with House Republicans behind closed doors Friday to pressure them into passing the government reorganization bill that stripped the two key programs from her office. She said Perry wanted the programs removed because "it was personal," referring to an ongoing war between her and Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, also a Republican.

"Well, let me tell you what is personal to me," Strayhorn said in a speech before the Greater Houston Partnership in Houston. "What is personal to me is the 160,000 Texas children who have lost their health insurance under this governor's administration. What is personal to me is the thousands of jobs that have disappeared in Texas under this governor's administration. What is personal to me is skyrocketing homeowner property tax rates and insurance. What is personal to me is the unacceptable inequity in our public education system that leaves too many children behind."

SEE? She IS evil! She's sounding like a * GASP! * Godless Liberal Socialist Democrat!

Since her comment in January that the Legislature was suffering a financial hangover after going on a spending spree during the 2001 session, Strayhorn has come under fire from legislators and the Republican leadership, Perry and Dewhurst in particular. At the time, she announced that the state was facing a $9.9 billion shortfall. The strain was amplified at the end of the last regular session when Strayhorn announced she would not certify the state budget because it was short $185.9 million. "This administration can take away every desk and every chair and every program in the Texas Comptroller's Office, and I will still tell the people of Texas the truth," she said.

Evil! Pure Evil! Light the pyre at the stake!

Now how can a good God-fearing Christian, as George W. Bush's protege Rick "Good Hair" Perry claims to be, allow such an angry, atrocious, bad, baneful, base, beastly, bitchy, black-hearted, calamitous, corrupt, damnable, depraved, destructive, disastrous, execrable, flagitious, foul, harmful, hateful, heinous, hideous, iniquitous, injurious, loathsome, low, maleficent, malevolent, malicious, malignant, nefarious, no good, obscene, offensive, pernicious, poisonous, rancorous, reprobate, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, sinful, spiteful, stinking, ugly, unpleasant, unpropitious, vicious, vile, villainous, wicked, wrathful, wrong-headed female anywhere near the seat of power? Is it not Revealed Truth that Barefoot and Pregnant Is God's Plan For Women?

For surely Gov. Perry believes that Men Are Better Than Women. And as we all know well, in the Land of Survival of the Fittest, commonly know as Texas, Might makes Right.

This hateful animosity isn't limited to women, however: Former GOP Head Shown Supporting Group That Touts Holocaust Denial, Defense of Racism. Here we have an ex-Chair of the GOP National Committee openly cavorting with Klan types. There's even a photo. Dare we suggest that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree? And when you check out what these True Americans stand for, i.e. White Power, State's Rights, Male Supremacy, the establishment of a Christian-governed America, etc., things should become quite clear where the GOP wants to take this nation.

It's your country - what do you want it to be?

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