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Abstinents Only

Abstinents Only

Take your pick — read in between the lines or the lines crossed out:

“Section 2. 118.019 (1) of the statutes is amended to read: The purpose of this section is to encourage all school boards to ensure that pupils in their districts are provided age-appropriate instruction in human growth and development. The instruction should support and enhance communication between pupils and their parents and provide pupils with the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to make healthy decisions now and throughout their lifetimes and to make responsible decisions about sexual behavior foster a partnership between parents of pupils attending schools in the school district and the schools in the school district to promote the optimal health and well-being of the pupils.”

STDs no longer have to be part of the ABCs when the three Rs of education are reading, writing, and religion.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Republican Campaign Finance Reform

Republican Campaign Finance Reform

In the brave new world of Ameri© a, where oodles of moolah donated by the rich to political candidates is as much a right of free speech as these very words you are presently reading (penned by an impecunious scrivener, such that I am), thanks to the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court last year – wherein corporations are rendered the equal of actual people – it’s perfectly consistent, and all too legal, that the effective for-profit privatization of electoral campaigns is seen as a freedom of expression, unlike that socialist gulag of public financing where candidates are forced to limit their hungry bellies to the trough of thoughtful spending, heavens forfend. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Unplanned Parenthood: the Hit or Misogynists of Wisconsin Politics

Unplanned Parenthood: the Hit or Misogynists of Wisconsin Politics

If you listen just long enough you can hear Margaret Sanger crying in her grave.  As has been par for the “coarse” since the first second Governor Scott Walker came into office swinging and slinging, and Republicans toed the line striding and stentorian on their high hoarse hearse of this legislative session, the next step in making Wisconsin gallop backward is defunding Planned Parenthood.  She who wrote in a pamphlet nearly a century ago, “No one can doubt that there are times where an abortion is justifiable but they will become unnecessary when care is taken to prevent conception.  This is the only cure for abortions.”  She would be wailing, were she alive today.  And then fighting like hell. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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