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" I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities."
Fuck me that's insane. Good call Penny.
That's what I love about the vile left best represented by jankass, what a horrible intellectually incapable person you are. And you think you have the answers.
I'm laughing at you, the world is laughing at you.
I, for one, love Laurie Penny. The idea that the piece above would hold no sway with Rush, Mitt, Newt, Ron and those other soul-dead shark-eyed skinbags reminds me of that dark Tuesday the dimwitted of America re-elected GWB.
Does anyone reckon that piece of shit was celibate till marriage ?
Well written, flip side is maybe the fact that such a steaming fat lump of walking turd breath takes such a line means that Americans have the objectionable waved in their faces and are repulsed by all colours of it?? Ever an optimist me.
I fear for you LP.
The net has made the US more accessible than it used to be, but generally, people in the UK still don’t understand how different the US is to the UK. The political norms are so right wing compared to here I expect a ‘Scanners style’ head explosion if you spend much longer there.
The amount cited, several thousand dollars, seemed high to many in the US, who can get birth control pills at much lower costs. And the percentage of women students who were suffering because of the high prices of contraceptives also seemed high.
The percentage of children on welfare is high because their mothers were on welfare before they were born; middle class and upper class women don't have nearly as many children out of wedlock. It's the poor who breed what they can't feed-and then expect other people to pay for the hospitals, the doctors, the education and the food, clothing and housing for them as if it were some great privilege to continue the cycle of dependency.
"Anyone else think the NS should dedicate a section each issue to grown up, well reasoned political debate?"
Why? who really cares about the outcome of any such debate.
Limbaugh is an irrelevance. Penny is an irrelevance. Pilger is an irrelevance. Equally privileged, equally delusional, all clowns claiming to speak "for the ordinary person" while living privileged lives.
One would assume they should consider the consequences of their actions and amend their actions accordingly. Can one really be too sick to work but be able to have sex? Contraceptives are cheap and available from charities, it is their choice to avail themselves of this if they desire to.
And let's face it Fluck and her ilk fall into none the categories you mention.
I don't believe I should pay for others kids, again the choice is yours, the actions are your and naturally so are the consequences.
And I assume expecting other people to pay for your contraceptives, is an example of being a 'strong and independent woman'. Like the topsy turvy language of 'choice'.
Marina S, Obama apologizing on day 5 of Limbaugh's attacks is smart politics, and, by day 5, not much courage was required (easy popular bandwagon to step on). Obama then also called a top women's college in America, Barnard, and asked to do the commencement speech taking place in two months. Making politics of a graduation.
Obama has lost the support of all thinking Americans, with real hearts and minds, including a whole lot of women, and both of his actions are likely his attempt to woo us back. For me, the moment Obama unforgivably failed, when he offered to cut the employer contribution to social security, happy to destroy our social fabric to get neo-conservative votes. That's a big fail.
Laurie Penny, you are awesome. I've just gone through a bunch of your writing, you got a fan in me. Thank you for your clear gaze and wonderful work.
"I don't believe I should pay for others kids, again the choice is yours, the actions are your and naturally so are the consequences."
So... they should starve to death?
Do you really consider money, your money, more important than human life?
If so then use, it is possible to really be extremely sick and still able to have sex, at least with oneself. I really don't think your attitude will be a hit among anyone with any actual morals.
Excellent piece. Graceful and brutal.
Again the choice, actions and consequences are yours. I am not to blame if the child dies. Of course it would not, as we all know. Your argument appears to be, pay for my contraception or I will be so stupid, I will get pregnant, not feed the child and it will die, which will be your fault. No it isn't.
How does one get pregnant whilst sick having sex with oneself? How does the hysterical rambling above resemble the Fluck case?
These are more questions will never be answered by the lefty idiots
I'm assuming the little ladies cannot control their own fertility or earn enough to do so, I assume they need a man for than being all strong and independent like.
Of course one then has to accept that giving jackass the pill for free is like feeding a pig.
I think he may be onto something.
When this story broke, I had to Google "Limbaugh". I was tricked into thinking he was important.I'll just put him in the same folder as Jeremy Kyle and hope the memory fades. Read shelf stacker above and focus on important issues.
"So that we force to happen already makes it right? So we shoul unthinkingly do more of it. Lordy the naiveté is stunning."
You want to talk about naiveté?
If someone came and stole some of your precious money would you stick to your principles and accept that as the market correcting itself? Or would you complain about your "rights" being violated. Would you approach the police paid for by other people? Ask them to prosecute the thief in courts paid for by other people, under laws fought for by other people, and then the offender held in a prison paid for by other people?
Without the very society that you seem to see as the enemy the whole concept of ownership and wealth becomes meaningless. People can just take. Libertarianism is a crank political idea held by people who can't deal with reality.
Shock-jocks are paid a pile of money for being offensive and controversial because it attracts listeners. Most people who tune in just laugh and shake their heads at this stuff. Only those with a sense-of-humour by-pass take this stuff too seriously. I mean, this wasn't a national news broadcast - this was a phone-in radio show. These shows are not for the politically correct, so if you don't like the controversial politics and the non-PC style then don't tune in. Listen to something else instead - like that wall-to- wall PC drivel on BBC Radio 4 - which is more suitable to the ears of those delicate little flowers out there.
I'd like to kick lardass Limbaugh right up his fat ass. I'm only glad he's getting hurt now where he feels the pain most. In his billfold.
The fact that Laurie Penny has flown of to America on a whim to live it up in NYC is a perfect example of just how out of touch the 'liberal left' is with those it supposedly champions and (cringe) 'protects'. If only we could all afford to leave behind the misery and gloom of the UK when we felt like it!
Just because you've decided you're not interested anymore, or that they're not good for your image/career, doesn't mean that the problems back in the UK have been solved.
If people want to read about US politics, they can read accounts from people who live their lives there and understand the nuances and nature of the beast. Rather than a careerist jetsetter who thinks being radical is pointing out the bloody obvious.
Oh dear our pig farmer with a care for people too Ill to make love has another go.
Stealing is not a market correcting itself nor is accepting theft one of my 'principles'. I would approach the police expecting them to do their job, paid for by my taxes as is the rest of what you describe. I am quite happy to pay for them, they do benefit me.
It simply does not require the government to fund contraceptives to allow me to own something.
It's your perverse notion of society that is the enemy not society in general, made up as it is of individuals taking responsibility for themselves.
So tell me, it's wrong to say Fluck is a slut but it's ok to say women being given contraception is akin to feeding pigs?
"Speaking of Satan, I was watching Rush Limbaugh the other day. Doesn't Rush Limbaugh remind you of one of those gay guys that like to lie in a tub while other guys pee on him?"
PMSL - thanks for that!
About time someone told the truth about Limbaugh...FFS!...what's next?
"Establishment Closes Ranks to Protect One of Its Own"...the shocking scandal of Lord Lucan's escape from Justice.
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The dramatic story of a young man from Nazareth and his...
Has nothing original or interesting occurred to you or happened to you since you went over there? What did you go for again? if you're just reheating well-worn stories from old blogs, couldn't you have done it from home?
there's the objectionable bit. you come across as a moralising miser. i realise you are a sensitive little soul, but there's no other way to describe you.
most people these days think it perfectly acceptable for people to fuck one another, and they realise that it is far cheaper to provide NHS health care than to force women to have more children.
it benefits society.
Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman.