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Returning to the days of F#%^ and run

Oh, ferchristssakes, what the hell is wrong with Republican lawmakers?  Do they really think so little of women?  It’s bad enough that they want to cut off contraceptives and abortion to satisfy their “Christian” constituents. Now they don’t want to stick around for the inevitable consequences. Rep. John Shimkus wants to know why men have to pay for prenatal care. 

Here’s the exchange he had with my congressman Democrat Mike Doyle:

As a reminder, former president Barack Obama’s signature 2010 health-care law ordered that all health plans cover certain essential health benefits, such as doctor visits, hospital care and prescription drugs.
The law also required plans to cover pregnancy and childbirth. That’s where the fireworks started in the Energy and Commerce Committee.

“What mandate in the Obamacare bill does he take issue with?” Doyle asked Shimkus, using the formal parlance of congressional committees.

“What about men having to purchase prenatal care?” Shimkus said.

At that point, one could hear the room start to stir.

“I’m just . . . is that not correct?” Shimkus said. “And should they?”

For that matter, why should men pay child support or wear a condom or change a diaper. After all, it’s not THEIR problem. 

Not only do they not have any idea what insurance is and how it works, they are deliberately going after pregnant women and their fetuses, who they claim to worship with maniacal intensity.  

There’s just not enough shame in the world. 

Never sleep with a Republican. 

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34 Responses

  1. I read the story this morning in the Chicago Tribune, which carried it from WaPo. It seems that Rep. Shimkus (Repugnant Illinois) was not the first to ask this question and the column carries a response from Nancy Metcalf from 2013.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-john-shimkus-prenatal-care-20170309-story.html

    When I went back to find the column that I read this morning, I found this op-ed piece. (If you are in need of a good laugh, read the comments at the end of the column. Sort by oldest first and the first three of four nearly brought me to tears.)

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-shimkus-gaffes-0312-chicago-inc-20170310-story.html

    This last link takes the long view.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-why-men-should-cover-prenatal-care-balancing-0310-20170310-column.html

  2. “Never sleep with a Republican.”
    Sleep? I wouldn’t shake hands with one.

  3. [W]hat the hell is wrong with Republican lawmakers? Do they really think so little of women?

    I assume that was a rhetorical question, but…

    Yes.

    This has been another edition of “Simple Answers”. 😛

    • Bizarrely, even some of the ones who are women think very little of women. 😕

  4. [W]hat the hell is wrong with Republican lawmakers?

    If I tried to answer this completely, I do not know which would happen first–would I die of exhaustion (or, indeed, old age)–or would I crash your server? 😉

    • I’m glad you’re able to keep your sense of humor through all this nonsense.

  5. My husband said something today which goes like this: being White was special (maybe even smart, sophisticated, first world… and on and on) until this election — no longer, not after this election and election of the buffoon. I would like to see all the White people who voted for him wear his famous Chinese made hat so we can stay out of their way. Same goes for the Republicans — ‘tattoo your prejudices and amoral ways on your forehead.’

  6. Off-topic: One of my favorite songs from 1987.

    Before I bought the cassette (I was a late adopter of CDs), and so could read the lyrics, I thought the lyric “he’s gone and lost it” was “he’s gone and lusted”–which would actually fit the song better. :mrgreen:

  7. While all those mfers were screaming ‘lock her up’ in every rally, each one of them needed to be locked up for real… lock all those fuckers up and impeach the chief mfer in the WH.

    How can Flynn being a foreign agent collecting money from a foreign country serve on the NSC? HOW? Do the Trump voters realize what they have done? As immigrants and new citizens, we understand the beauty of this country, the uniqueness of it, the value of it but the stupid mfers who voted for this buffoon don’t have any idea. I understand they have their grievances but nothing, nothing should have made the election of this treasonous fraud possible, especially with a foreign country involved in his election. One look at his rally or what he said, how he said it, should have alarmed them.

  8. Because good news is rare now…

    On 1/23, the Supreme Court refused to hear Texas’s appeal to restore their strict voter ID law, saying Federal courts have repeatedly ruled that the law is racially discriminatory, and sending it back to TX. Just now, TX ruled against this gerrymandering, saying it violated Voting Rights Act and the US Constitution. Districts will be redrawn.

  9. All Obama attorneys that Trump asked to resign, they should run for offices in their respective states.

  10. I see a tweet that says Rex Tillerson may be the weakest SoS ever. They are all deliberately and intentionally weak because they are not there to serve the country and advance their agencies mission. They are there to follow orders from the WH and loot and pillage for their personal businesses and interests and weaken the government. That is it.

  11. At the end of this, this is what every Trump voter has to come to terms with notwithstanding their hate for (third-world) immigrants (I guess they are OK if the illegal immigrant is from Eastern Europe and looks white, the kind Trump employs at his modeling agencies and at Mar-a-lago). Trump used foreign power and influence to win the election and is still appeasing a foreign power. No conspiracy here just the optics of his overt statements about Russia, his responses/non-responses and all that we know so far. This is not even getting into the corruption that he is engaged in with his businesses that are constitutionally illegal which obviously the Trump voter the great patriot who wants to make America great is not concerned about.

  12. Someone using the name Keta posted this in the comments section of the Alicublog. 😈

    Trump Voters Like What They’re Getting
    Pleased With Pleasuring So Far

    By Reed M. Anweep
    Mar 9/17

    BENDOVER, PA – This small Pennsylvania town once sported a double-A baseball team, hosted a national competition for the best apple pie, and consumed more hot dogs per capita than any other community in the United States. But those glory days are a distant memory since the textile mill that was the major employer here closed down more than twenty years ago. Since then, Bendover has struggled to stay upright.

    Sensing rebirth on the strength of his promises, the town voted over ninety-three per cent for Donald Trump in the presidential election. And now, a few months later, the townsfolk are flushed and aroused by the positive strokes president Trump has thrust into their community.

    “I’m just atremble all the time,” says pork schnitzel-maker Betsy Whitebread. “To make a good schnitzel you need to give the cutlet a good pounding, and I feel like that’s what we’re getting from our new president. He’s reshaping our town.”

    Local painter Jess Splurtz agrees. “Obama never gave us a drop,” he says. “With Trump I feel like the the hose is directed at us and we’re gettin’ it good, enough to really bask in. Sure, the jobs ain’t come back, and the health care looks to be cut off for most of us, and the mental health and opioid addiction services my family uses a lot look to be cut off completely, but you know what? There ain’t been a dark-skinned loafer seen in Bendover for over a month now, not since them ICE fellers took ‘em all away.”

    Fellow townsfolk agree. “I just know once them tax cuts kick in for the rich that we’ll be swimmin’ in it,” says seamstress Wendy Wandsitt. “It won’t be no trickle-down, it’ll be a full-on gusher of goodness and nourishment to grow our community.”

    The citizens of Bendover just want to be vibrant again, and they’re burning with excitement as president Trump makes them feel whole. “We’ve needed this for many years,” says Whitebread. “Some of us thought we’d never experience it again, but the Lord willing the earth moves.”

    • Haha, Bendover, Whitebread, Splurtz the painter …yeah, they are all having their orgasm over what the buffoon is doing.

      • Pimp Daddy Trump’s greatest strength is that at the end of the day, he doesn’t really need to do anything concrete for his base; they will be content as long as he says (and tweets) the same stupid @$$hole things they say, “proving” that he’s “one of them”–while he and his cronies pick the meager contents of their pockets.

        “You can’t fix stupid.” :facepalm:

    • Andy Borowitz? TheThe

      • Sorry my computer is really acting up, today.
        Hi, NSA!
        I was trying to type The Onion?
        Let’s hear from H L Mencken, shall we?

        On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

    • Maybe RD can tell us where in PA one finds the quaint town of Bendover. 😛

      • You’re just daring her to say “Blue Balls,” aren’t you?

        • Is there actually a place in PA named Blue Balls? 😕

          • Well, in truth it’s Blue Ball and I’m happy to report that it’s eight miles to the north of Intercourse.
            What can I say?
            The Amish are a lusty lot.

          • It’s not far from Bird-in-Hand.
            I think the Amish named them to torment the English

  13. RD, I must say the blog post titles have been right on the money.

  14. From The Daily Banter:

    The question is no longer “Is Wikileaks in bed with Putin?”, it’s “Does Wikileaks have to translate all of their posts from the original Russian?”

    Wikileaks Jumps The Shark, by Justin Rosario.

    I would argue only that the verb “jump” should be in the past tense. 👿

    • I forgot to link to the article. 😛

      Click here.

      In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, may Assange’s shillelagh turn green and his blarney stones fall off. 😈

  15. Ronald Reagan said this (see tweet below) and the man writing to him captures the essence of America like all of us immigrants know. I am an American and I am also a proud immigrant. Bring it on, mfer Bannon and Trump, all the rest of you who don’t represent America. I don’t know how but Hillary had the uncanny ability to describe these people as deplorables and they truly are and they don’t represent the true America. These are people who are lazy, who are entitled, who are not smart or competent, who are failures and they think they deserve a break just because they are White. It is a mystery how these people found their way to the WH. I don’t dispute the fact that there are real people left behind in this day and age due to fast socioeconomic changes but the people in the WH are the last persons to help these vulnerables out.

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