States Rights Part Two

A few weeks ago when the US House of Representatives passed a bill to restrict abortion to 20 weeks, I wrote a post wondering if they’d forgotten their alleged commitment to state’s rights.

But of course the vote by Washington State Republicans in Congress to restrict abortion rights beyond what Washington State voters rejected puts the lie to the state’s rights claim. They don’t care about Washington’s rights to write our own abortion laws, they want the big mean Federal government to override it.

Well now it’s the Senate’s turn as Marco Rubio has introduced a companion bill in the Senate. And while I doubt very much that even if it makes it to the floor, that our Senators would vote for it, it doesn’t hurt to contact them to let them know you’ve got their back in opposing it.

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  1. 1

    Ten Years After - Roger Rabbit is just a liberal progressive troll. spews:

    I thought the abortion issue had been decided around 40 years ago. Abortion is legal. What’s the beef?

  2. 2

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @1 There’s still people around who want to run other people’s lives. Some of the old ones died off, but new ones are born every day.

  3. 3

    Puddybud spews:

    Abortion is legal up to a certain time. Libtards want abortion up to delivery. That’s why there are Gosnells and Tillers in America.

    BTW libtards Happy 4th of July. Puddy gonna visit a group of veteran friends in the SouthWest so Puddy won’t be posting much!

    See ya.

  4. 4

    herzog spews:

    I’m sure the “veteran friends” in the southwest can’t wait to see Mr Puddy’s smiling face. Mr Puddy has to travel to that burning hellhole to even find a friend. Poor pubtards!

  5. 5

    Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

    @4
    By my count, this is about the third time that puddycracker has announced that he’s spending the Fourth of July with ‘veterans’.

    I think he is counting on the transitive property of coolness to give him some patriot points.

    Moreover, it’s not who is willing to hang out with spuddles, it’s the insane, hateful, affirmatively stupid bullshit he writes on these threads that has me shaking my head in disbelief at the possibility that someone could be so stupid and still survive breakfast every day.

    It’s a wonder he doesn’t accidentally kill himself with a spoon.

  6. 7

    czechsaaz spews:

    Abortion is legal up to a certain time. Libtards Conservatives want abortion up to delivery of adults. That’s why there are Gosnells and Tillers in America. needed to be aborted 68 years after birth.

    Fixed

  7. 8

    czechsaaz spews:

    OT. Happy fourth of July, special “You didn’t Build this” edition.

    Today I also celebrate the French. Without troop reinforcements and Lafayette’s leadership we would likely be thinking about what to boil for tea time today. “Why without the French…we’d all be speaking English!”

    I also celebrate the Chinese, without whom we would have no colorful things to blow up tonight.

  8. 10

    spews:

    The South must “rise” again???

    In 1978, out of college without a job and having failed to establish Birmingham’s version of The Village Voice, I took a job as advance man for the Alabama Republican Senate candidate.

    One incident that stuck with me was a visit to campaign headquarters by a young Republican adviser—I didn’t recognize his name, but I remember that he strummed a guitar while talking to us. He told us, “Don’t ever use the words ‘black’ and ‘white’ in an argument. Always say ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative.’ You’ll turn every argument about race into a political one. You do that, and race will start to disappear as an issue.”

    …we are two separate countries with irreconcilable differences on health care, gun control, abortion laws, gay marriage, voter registration, subsidies for education, the role of religion in society, the definition of patriotism and the importance of unions. It could be an amicable divorce where everyone gets what they want: Southerners want the federal government to stop spending so much money and get out of their lives, and we in the Northeast would pay lower taxes because we would no longer have to support the poorest states in the country. All the crackpots and phonies who vied for the Republican nomination for president last year—Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Ron Paul and for good measure I’ll toss in Sarah Palin—were taken seriously only because the potential nominee would have all the Southern states on their side of the ledger. (When someone reminds Thompson that Palin is not from the South, he responds, “Hitler wasn’t from Germany, either. Palin wouldn’t exist if not for the South.”)

    http://www.alternet.org/south-.....paging=off

    Great article.. It’s tempting indeed sometime to ponder just “letting them go”.. If not for all the guns and belligerence down there. The military is highly concentrated in the South. A liberated South would indeed be another, more corrupt Mexico with a deadlier, more aggressive army. We spilled an ocean of blood in one civil war already.

  9. 11

    spews:

    I think he is counting on the transitive property of coolness to give him some patriot points.

    “reflected glory”.. zzzzz… Whatever..

  10. 12

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 11

    More like basking in the shadow and using that position to garner attention to himself. The ultimate form of narcissism.

  11. 13

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @5 If he wanted to spend July 4th with a veteran he could have met me at Montlake Tavern and bought me a beer.

  12. 15

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @12 et al. — Speaking of reflected glory, you have to be a veteran to understand there is no glory in war and you should wrap tape around your dog tags because anything that reflects could get you killed.

  13. 17

    spews:

    @14:

    Yes he was.

    Corsica was ceded to France in 1768, but it took a few months to subdue the Corsican nationalists. The Comte de Vaux was named Governor General of the island on August 1, 1769.

    Napoleon Bonaparte was born in (French, for two weeks) Corsica on August 15, 1769.

  14. 18

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @17 That’s like saying Tibet is part of China, and therefore Tibetans are Chinese.