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I generally try to stay away from politics but the controversy over the contraception mandate is getting ridiculous.

If you have your head up your ass, what happened is that Obama (horrible man that he is) decided that all employers should be required to provide contraceptive care. I think that this is great. However, for some reason, some people have turned this into some kind of religious issue. So Obama said that if a religious institution didn’t like it then they wouldn’t have to pay for the contraceptive services, but the women would still have access to it.

Then, this happened:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/rep-darrell-issa-bars-minority-witness-a-woman-on-contraception-2/

A whole panel of MEN came together as “witnesses” regarding something that most heavily concerns the rights and health of WOMEN.

Are we living in the 18th Century or the 21st? This is not a religious issue. This is not about the government trying to control our religious freedoms. This is about women having access to free birth control.

As a woman who uses birth control, I thought this mandate was great, because as expensive and sometimes stressful as it is to be on the pill, it is a thousand times less stressful and expensive as having a kid would be right now. I fully plan on having children within the next couple of years, but I think I have the right to choose when my family begins since I am ultimately the one the decision affects the most.

 

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Yay! Are you guys as excited about this as I am?

Here’s a link to the article from my (sort-of) local paper.

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Does this mean we finally get to get rid of him? I mean, seriously, every time the guy gets mentioned I can’t help but say “He’s still in office? Why?!” What’s the deal, Illinios, we can put a decent guy in the White House, but we can’t get a decent governor?

For those who hadn’t heard yet, Illinois’ goveror Rod Blagojevich was arrested for trying to sell Obama’s recently vacated Senate seat (among other things). Here’s a link to one of the many articles that provide the details.

Oh, and by the way, he’s back at work today.
He’s like a cockroach, he just won’t die.

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My classmate, Mike showed me this article today, so I thought I’d share a quote from Italy’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.

“[after] reveling until dawn at a disco in Milan after returning from a meeting with European leaders on how to tackle the financial crisis.”

“If I sleep for three hours, I still have enough energy to make love for another three,” the newspaper La Repubblica quoted him as telling the younger crowd. “I hope that when you hit 70, you’re in as good shape as I am.”

I hope that when I’m 70, I’ll still be spry enough to go hang out at discos at 3 a.m.

Read the rest of the article here if you feel like it.

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Politics

If this was what happened in debates, I’d probably be more involved in politics.

Who is this guy? He rocks my face.

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