Joan posted Texas Gov. Rick Perry concern trolling of state Sen. Wendy Davis this week after her successful filibuster of his favorite chestnut policies. I.e., regulating women's health services clinics out of existence and making abortion illegal after 20 weeks for any reason. Kathy Miller at Texas Freedom Network shot right back:
“Rick Perry should address his failure as governor to deal honestly with the teen pregnancy epidemic in his own state,” Miller said. “He opposes girls and young women learning about birth control in sex ed so they can responsibly protect their health and their future. Just as appalling has been his support for policies that limit women’s access to family planning services.” Miller noted that throughout Gov. Perry’s tenure, Texas has had one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation.You know what would really help teen moms? Affordable birth control, pregnancy counseling, funding increases for food stamps, WIC and Medicaid, an increase in the minimum wage, vastly better public transit, equal and fair pay, affordable daycare, flex work hours, better pay for teachers and more of them, strengthening the Family Medical Leave Act, edu grants and low interest loans, more rural hospitals, and scrapping the epic failure of abstinence-only sex ed. In other words, reversing course on practically every policy Perry has espoused or harmed for his entire clownish, embarrassing, shit-kick'n stint as governor.
- Dear FSM: Please keep the Creation Museum financially afloat—at least until Hunter or I can visit it and have some fun. Ramen.
- The Gaia spacecraft to create an unprecedented three-dimensional map of the Milky Way galaxy has cleared operational testing and is ready to launch this year.
- Wanna meet the man or women of your dreams? Your best bet is the intertoobz!
- If you will be in the San Francisco area near the end of July, have some public speaking experience and/or feel qualified to moderate a panel on the ISS with an eye toward commercial space development, there could be an opportunity waiting for you in comments below.
- Why resist the clowns when they can be put to work for our benefit?
The power of ridicule should be deployed here,” said Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii. “You have to get to the point where a major candidate for public office is disqualified when he or she denies climate science.” Schatz was speaking to the annual Netroots Nation conference of progressive bloggers.