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"I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

You can't make this stuff up!

Just when you think the United States cannot get any crazier, you hear stories like these:

The Georgia House of Representatives was considering HB 954 - a bill that would prohibit a women from obtaining an abortion after the fetus is 20 weeks old.  Representative Terry England spoke on the house floor explaining that he thought there should be no exception to this law if the fetus has died inside the mother's body. Yes.  He believes it is perfectly fine to expect a woman to carry and then give birth to a child she knows is dead. After all, that is what happens with pigs and cows! (and we all know that women are just like farm animals, after all...)  [video of his speech can be found at the link]

Meanwhile, the Arizona legislature is considering a bill that would make it legal for an employer to ask a female employee why she is on birth control pills and deny insurance coverage for the pills if they disapprove of her reason! (For example, if she is using them to prevent pregnancy instead of an other medical reason) This is so wrong on so many levels! It is none of an employer's business why an employee is on any of his or her medications!  I don't understand why this isn't contrary to the HIPAA privacy act!

And finally one we might just have to laugh about...  There is a shortage of toilet paper in Trenton, NJ, government buildings because of a contract dispute!  It seems that city council is dragging its feet on approving a contract for paper products and supplies are running low while they quibble over the unit price of paper cups. The mayor's administration has removed the questionable cups from the contract and sent it back for approval but supplies may run out by the end of the week!

You just cannot make this stuff up!!

Image of "invisible" pink unicorn created by Yamavu and found here

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