No room for birth control in the "big tent"


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Big Tent Democrats =

What's the Matter w/ Kansas for 'progressives'.

dblhelix's picture
Posted by dblhelix (not verified) on 10 March 2006 - 2:35am
Right back where we started

No one trusts Bush. We're right back where we were in the 60's and all the ground we worked and sacrificed to get is gain is shrinking fast. At that time, no one ever had birth control or legal abortions, but now that it has been won, I think people (men and women) will fight harder to keep it. I hope.

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Posted by PeacechickMary (not verified) on 10 March 2006 - 7:27am
Wrong decade

Nah. I think we're in the 1890s again, with the Iraqis sinking the Maine and all ...


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Posted by pennywit on 10 March 2006 - 6:29pm
As Maine goes, so goes the nation

Well said!

Matsu's picture
Posted by Matsu on 11 March 2006 - 12:03am
George Carlin said it best;

(paraphrase): Any woman who had more than 5 periods is considered a serial killer...

The sad reality, is that it seems the current trend within the US seems to be heading this way...

LOOK out. Pretty soon once young women start their menstrual cycles, they are going to be jailed for murder..

man, the US is turning into a retard camp for politics ...

john's picture
Posted by john on 10 March 2006 - 8:07am
Over and over, I think

down the road, 100 or so years, the nation splits. And it will be over individual rights, issues of liberality and libertarianism (small "l" there) and who wants the future vs the past. Maybe hegemonic corporations "split" the nation... whatever, there is a fracture in our future, We never resolved the Civil War. And we have held on to fewer and fewer of the post war advancements. We are getting wind burn as we speed backward...

Integrate the schools.. fine, in a few years begin to ruin the school system county by county. Kozol has written that KY, once they applied themselves, achieved miraculous integration, worked hard at it, and in fact was a model, state wide. Slip slip...

Republicans have shown no timidity to state openly that, for 50 years we had an aberrant SC, and that now "we are going back". Only a sick nation supports that... Sicker to want that

We barely made it, ever, out of institutionalised apartheid, it is written into our beginning. Written into our elections systems with 2 senators per state and the Electoral College running at war with the popular vote. Which for damned sure caught up with us in '00. Democrats did not care, never fought to protect the vote, something women fought for, were tortured for... blacks and whites died for the vote, for the right to organise to register others to vote.

Republicans spent 13 million on the ground in FL. Dems barely spent 4. Kerry hogged his many millions raised for post election legal battles.


Making war on women - and Dems capitulate. Mimic the Republicans... all they know to do anymore...

And people who should know better demand "respect" for religion. As we crush the fading Enlightenment.


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Posted by Marisacat on 10 March 2006 - 12:27pm
100 Years ?

I don't give it that long. As more and more disasters along the lines of Katrina come along, thanks to global warming, expect a wider and wider range of geographic locales in which the already frayed social safety net will lose its last few shreds. With our Nat'l. Guard away fighting war after war overseas, and a probable draft also draining the infrastructure... ?

I expect fractures and fissures much sooner than in a century. Pac NW-ers hereabouts get pretty smug about the South and Midwest, but they shouldn't. A "9" or worse earthquake is predicted in these parts sometime in the coming century. I imagine the epicenter along Portland's riverfront or along the Oregon Coast + the failed social safety net borne of our regressive, nearly "flat" tax system and -- shudder !

100 years to breakup is an optimist's view.

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Posted by alsis39.5 (not verified) on 10 March 2006 - 2:12pm
I think it hobbles along

with its fictions. We hve "show" elections already tht the dems are fully a party to, a sort of federal fiction has to continue, if only to fund the wars... To me, now we are in a new era Reconstruction time. Everybody for himself, very much similar to the post Civil War.

Whether it is 50, 100 or whatever years is almost immaterial. Ti's coming.

Atocha proved it to me. They understood what happened, assimilated information quickly and accurately and defied the lying and the cooption. In return they get to move forward in the world. We are not a coherent nation. And to be frank I don't think we ever were. Too big and too intent on expansion from the get go.

To say nothing of the old slave voting states.

I think we wrote our end in our beginning.

Marisacat's picture
Posted by Marisacat on 10 March 2006 - 3:34pm
"I think we wrote our end in our beginning."

That's usually the case with imperial powers, yes indeed...

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Posted by alsis39.75 (not verified) on 13 March 2006 - 7:20pm