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Tuesday, March 13. 2012
I guess you could call it "Occupy Sandra," but that sounds a little bit disrespectful of her natural feminine sex drives and desires, and I'd hate to get into a brouhaha like Rush.
She still wants me to buy her condoms, and yet I've never even met her, much less taken her out to dinner at a nice French bistro and gazed deeply and soulfully into her eyes with deep sympathy (for her inability to afford needed condoms). Lib Hero Sandra Fluke: Free Birth Control Is a Natural Human Right – I Won’t Be Silenced.
It occurred to me that, as an act of charity, caring Americans ought to each mail her a box of condoms from the minimart. She is begging, after all, and she, bravely, heroically, will not be silenced until she gets them. As pictured on the right, they appear to come in three sizes: Tall, Grande, and Venti so maybe one pack of each size, just in case.
Let's all show some compassion for this 30 year-old single law student and bury her Georgetown apartment in ultra-ribbed lubricated Trojans so she can have the fun she deserves as an American citizen.
I am a believer in freedom from government power, a believer in self-governance and self-determination. I am deeply skeptical about the notion of "rights to free stuff" because that always entails government power and usually government coercion by our betters.
We already have seen Obamacare become politicized, and that is just the beginning. It will get much worse, because I need daily cigar aromatherapy to maintain my mental health and count on my fellow citizens to provide it for me for free. Habanos, please.
This whole topic of "positive rights," ie entitlements, is a strange thing, isn't it? Come on, people. Do you want the government in your sex life and your cigar life, or out of it?
(Condoms For Sandra, aka Occupy Sandra, is not a 501(c)3 company, but it is coming soon through your government on your nickel - for Sandra)
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Barrister ... "Do I want the Government in my sex life or out of it." Out of it, of course, although the question is pretty much academic, at my time of life.
Uhh, if I bought a box of condoms from the minimart, people would assume I was up to no good. This is a small place.
But a jumbo pack, two or three times a week, people would be to intimidated to assume much of anything.
Do it from amazon - from Instapundit's page. In fact send one to me also. I can fill 'em with water and throw 'em at the neighbor kids.
To the point of the post, however, we've come a long way baby. We traveled all the way from "keep the government out of my womb" to "I demand the government provide free chemicals to soak my womb and, while we're at it, make the government the barrier to my womb." What a country. What progress.
Gateway Pundit has a story about a mom charged with hitting her son's heroin dealer with a baseball bat. I think parents should have the natural human right to whack their kid's drug dealer with a bat and have someone hired to do it by their insurance if need be.
Think of the health care cost savings. It has a high cost/benefit ratio when you consider it might only cost you a hundred bucks to hire someone to whack him but you'd save thousands upon thousands in emergency room treatments, rehab, diseases.
If we're going to mandate, let's mandate some cost saving treatments.
BTW... I'd rather have this harpie constantly in everyone's face blathering her nonsense. She demonstrates to even the most dimwitted just how far these idiots are willing to go to have every last one of their infantile desires fulfilled at taxpayer expense.
Just when pretty much everyone had long since given up hope that maybe, just maybe, We The People would be spared the bill for Other People's Abortions we get then screaming at us about how we should pay for their contraception. To them abortion and contraception are pretty much the same thing. One before, the other after.
She will drop off the radar screen the minute she's a detriment to The One's cause. They'll send her off to be suitably ignored at Occupy rallies.
In the meantime I've noticed My Fellow Citizens all stoked up and foaming again about Ms. Palin due to some dramatization on HBO. The effectiveness of BDS is fading so they are determined to restoke the flames of PDS.
My husband's comment is apposite here. He looked up from his newspaper and said, "I'd be willing to pay for her contraceptive devices. We don't want her to reproduce, do we?"
Thinks about it....
"I'd be willing to pay for her contraceptive devices. We don't want her to reproduce, do we?"
[quote put in to get past spam filter.]
Andrew Wilkow said much the same thing on his SiriusXM radio program, lamenting on her CNN Opinion piece - he even said he'd contribute for having her tubes tied. Count me in on that too...
Ms. Fluke has "testified" that contraceptive costs at Georgetown are somewhere near $1000 per year. That is either a lot of costs or a lot of sex. Assuming students are still frugal, it at least implies “a lot of sex” is the correct answer. I suggest we follow the good Barristers advice and send her a few condoms but instead of heading down to the minimart, head here:
The Amazon subscribe and save system will deliver the condoms to her door, for free and include a 5% discount to the already cheap Amazon price. This brings the cost down to about $0.15 per condom. I suggest the super economy pack of 250 condoms because even this will require her to take more than two boxes per monthly shipment. Alternatively, the three pack would mean about 167 packages and just opening that many packages would take too much time. After all even if each hookup only takes 20 minutes (from ask to clothed and ready to go again), it still will burn 183 hours per month out of the schedule of a very busy law student. Heaven forfend if the ask to clothed and ready to go again time is 30 minutes per hookup (278 hours per month) or one hour (555 hours per month). This is one time where being quick is a plus.
I guess things have changes since I went to law school. I didn't have anywhere near the time or the energy to burn through +500 condoms per month even though I was in my late 20. I am not sure how she does it but my hat is off to her!
Have you no compassion? The poor girl is going to Georgetown law which costs over $40k a year. It's no wonder she has no money for contraceptives. Obviously the government should remedy this cruel injustice.
IMO, it is hypocritical of Liberals to issue demands that the government pay for contraceptives and abortions but not insist on equal status for the medical costs of child birth. It strikes me as totally unfair for the government to pay (or else mandate someone else to pay) the costs of preventing babies from being born but not accord equal treatment to the doctor and hospital bills associated with the delivery of live babies (as opposed to the dead innocents that get aborted). If Obama can require by fiat that contraceptives and abortions are to be provided "free," fairness demands he should now mandate that insurance companies pay for the delivery of children at no cost to the parents. Long before the contraceptive pill was available to women, child birth was a Natural Human Right. Why are Liberals so cruel that they do not support this fundamental right of women to have universal access to free medical care in child birth?
In a truly rational society we wouldn't be promoting anti-natal behavior like abortions or contraceptives and incenting poor single black woman to have babies, rather we'd be incenting procreation in a married relationship through tax advantages for married couples with children and subsidizing cost of birth.
If the socialist libs had a lick of sense (well I guess if they did they wouldn't be socialist libs) they'd be incenting increased fertility to fund all of the costly entitlements they've created.
You guys are all whistling past the graveyard. You have no idea what is going on in this country. No idea the mine field we are surrounded by.
First, realize that people do not think rationally any longer. They think in symbols. You might not, but the people who slurp up the pink slime produced by the Obama media sure do. So it doesn't matter what this girl said, it's what she [i] is [i]. She's a woman first, then a victim of a system that makes her spend $3k a year on pills and finally a rape victim of a fat, white, rich, Republican named Rush.
So it doesn't take much to gin up a Two Minute Hate if you dangle the correct symbols in front of these pirañas. Guess what, just by being you, you fit the part you are supposed to play, good work! The media does the rest.
Next realize that at any moment one, two or ten of these things could erupt. Gasoline is all around and the matches are ready. Timing is everything.
In the end, all Obama has to do is keep a few key states and it's all his. Just so happens those states are the proving grounds for this method of mind control. They are in the bag, and if the train slows any, they'll just throw some more Rush mummies in the firebox.
Notice, too, how the narrative fits the Goering model: simply tell them they are being attacked and let the denunciations begin.
The Barrister: She still wants me to buy her condoms,
> Fluke never talked about her personal life.
> If a woman uses the pill, she has to complete the entire regimen regardless of how often she has sex.
> Married and faithful women also have sex and use contraception.
> Types of contraception and associated costs vary a great deal among women.
> The pill is more effective than condoms, and many couples use both.
> 90% of employer-based insurance plans cover prescription contraceptives.
> More than half the states require such coverage.
> Fluke is advocating that insurance premiums include contraceptive coverage as part of the standard package.
Cost of Birth Control
Effectiveness of Birth Control
Thanks for the details, very helpful. Still doesn't change my position, if you want to have recreational sex than buy your own effing contraceptives.
phil g: Still doesn't change my position, if you want to have recreational sex than buy your own effing contraceptives.
They are paying for them, the same way most people pay for their colonoscopy—through their insurance premiums.
Fluke didn't talk about her personal life, but she did talk about the "crisis" of women without birth control, and she is an advocate for free birth control...ergo, she wants co-insurees to pay for her need.
If 90 percent of plans cover birth control, then what's the crisis?
States requiring coverage allow opting out for conscience, based on federal law that's now going away.
This is a religious freedom issue, not a woman's health issue. No credible source (or any source) I've seen wants to end birth control availability for others. This mandate gives Catholic institutions "a year to figure out how to violate [their] consciences. Is this the US, land of the free?
Obama and his administration have repeatedly refused to discuss this, or budge, with Catholic leaders (the Bishops), and are instead listening only to those liberal Catholics who first, agree with Obama, and second, are not in sync with fundamental Catholic teaching. It's like asking Thomas Sowell what the NAACP thinks about a matter. I'd think he doesn't speak for the NAACP.
Mark: Fluke didn't talk about her personal life, but she did talk about the "crisis" of women without birth control, and she is an advocate for free birth control...ergo, she wants co-insurees to pay for her need.
Yes, just like they might pay for your prostate exam.
Mark: If 90 percent of plans cover birth control, then what's the crisis?
For the the 10%, it can be an issue.
Mark: This is a religious freedom issue, not a woman's health issue.
Under the U.S. Constitution, religions have to follow the mandates of secular laws. You can claim that driving the speed limit violates your sincere religious beliefs, but the argument won't work in court.
So, who was she talking about as she repeatedly used the word "we"?
Rick: So, who was she talking about as she repeatedly used the word "we"?
If you actually watched her testimony, it was clear she was referring to the Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive
Justice and the student body, which she was representing.
This woman is full of crap! She says she is advocating for womens health? Birth control pills cause high blood pressure.
Next thing you know we'll supplying her dates with alcohol. Only way she's getting lucky.
Kenny B: She says she is advocating for womens health? Birth control pills cause high blood pressure.
Yes, which is why a prescription after consulting a doctor is required. There are a number of birth control options, and not every woman has the same prescription.
I'm surprised she hasn't developed a latex or spermicide allergy with the volume of product she's utilizing based on her costs.
Plus I'm wondering if she will need to have herself relined any time soon. She must be about worn out like a set of cheap tires.
My grandpa said he wanted a pair of work gloves made out of that lining because you couldn't wear it out. Was he mistaken?
Pamela: I'm surprised she hasn't developed a latex or spermicide allergy with the volume of product she's utilizing based on her costs.
As pointed out above, she wasn't referring to her personal needs. A woman on the Pill has to complete the entire regimen, even if she only has sex infrequently. And prescriptions (and their costs) vary from woman to woman for various physiological reasons.
Point-avoiding. $3000/year is a rip-off. The quoted price is not credible. Not when a month's supply costs $9 at the pharmacy. Lie in one thing, lie in all.
I guess the nancy boys and girls of today, oh the poor dears, can't live with the risks that their parents and grandparents faced. Back in the day, you either accepted the risk of unplanned children upsetting your carefully-laid plans and forcing you on a different career path., or you controlled your behavior and did without, until such time as you were financially capable.
Somebody must pay! It's so unfair, our society is so cruel and heartless, to not allow students to enjoy the pleasures of today. Open your wallets, you selfish rich olds, (open 'em or go to jail!) for college students have a God-given Right to Rut without worries.
Some medications can cause birth defects, and it is recommended that women of child bearing age use two forms of contraception while taking them. Many doctors, for liability protection, will make the woman sign a contract agreeing that she will be on both birth control methods for the duration of therapy.
Condoms do not give adequate protection against HIV, the virus being smaller than the pores in the condoms. In rough conditions, they tear, unless they are Rush Limbaugh's patented Bungie-rubber condoms (old Rush radio skit).
My approach would be to parallel her logic to the second amendment. We have a clear constitutional right to keep and bear arms. If we need the government to pay for 'positive rights' we should all be getting guns and ammo for free from the government. Let's mandate that everyone legally eligible to own a firearm be sent a voucher good for $1k of arms and ammo. I think libs might discover some sort of limit on rights to 'free stuff from the gov't'
Considering the subject...shouldn't you be posting examples of female...sorry...FEMINIST CONDOMS?...sorry...just a Fluke question.
Gah! What are those? Do they have sandpaper and novocain on the inside?
In my day the man was expected to provide the condoms, and the manwas glad to do it!
Teenage boys would universally carry a condom in their wallets, another testament of hope over experience.