Monday, September 10, 2012

Here's another "Hell, yeah" moment

“Think about this, a 31, 32-year-old-law student who has been a student for life, gets up there in front of a national audience and tells the American people, ‘I want America to pay for my contraceptives.’ You’re kidding me. Go get a job. Go get a job, Sandra Fluke.”--Rep. Joe Walsh

Amen, Representative Walsh.  I've paid for my own contraceptives--and my own prenatal care, and one of two births (insurance covered the other, since it was early)--out of my own pocket.  I've paid out of pocket for my insurance and my medical care since I was nineteen years old. 

She's not much younger than I am: I turned 33 this year. I do not understand how someone can be content to remain a child* for their entire life.

She is a failure.  I bet her parents are downright proud of their daughter. 

*A child is someone who expects others to take care of them.  In those younger than about 18, they have the right to.  Those older than that, and not mentally or physically defective, but continue to expect to be cared for should lose their right to vote.


  1. What makes me so wild about the whole mess is that there are a lot of people who seem to conflate asking a woman to pay for her own contraception with telling a woman she is not allowed to use contraception.

    I haven't bought a box of condoms lately, but I'd bet they cost less than a pack of cigarettes these days. (Not to mention: on many college campuses, you can walk into the Health Services and they'll hand you a bunch of you ask.)

    It's a matter of priorities in life. The problem is, too many people have gotten used to the government taking care of what they should take care of themselves.

    How soon before we see people saying that it's not fair they have to pay for toilet paper?

    1. Oh, I heard that from my mother years ago. "Why can't they let us pay for household necessities, like toilet paper and soap, with food stamps?"