February 1, 1999
As an Australian newspaper editorialized on the Republican debacle going on in the U.S. Congress: "Thank God we got the convicts and the Americans got the Puritans." (Thanks bunches, Mama Britain.)
After at least $60 million TAX dollars spent investigating
every aspect of Bill Clinton's private, professional, and sexual life,
it is now down to a woman testifying before the Republican controlled U.S.
Senate - testifying for the TWENTY-THIRD TIME on the intimacies of a physical
relationship that is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.
Hatch's hardon is just waiting for the chance to repeat his "pubic hair" Anita Hill performance.
Can't you just imagine Hatch's hectoring Mormon elder voice demanding of Ms. Lewinsky: "Did the President touch your pubic hair?"
If he asks if she drinks coke, I'm gonna lose it.
Can you imagine that this is what the founding fathers meant when they said HIGH CRIMES and MISDEMEANORS? Making the touching of a woman's pubic hair WITH HER FULL CONSENT the same as treason? The Republicans are being held hostage by the religious right who honor Oliver North who KILLED innocent children, women, and men - and condemn a man who loves, not wisely but too often. . .
Has anyone but me wondered what happened to the GREAT push to get RU486 approved in the U.S.?
Clinton (one reason for the impeachment) put it on the fast track.
The FEMINIST leaders took it over - got tons of money from women - and then screwed up the process so bad that we still don't have it in this country. All we ever got/get are fund-raising letters from "feminist" organization saying they need money to get RU486 approved.
It has been approved. I
t was given to women FREE by the patent holders.
You screwed up the manufacturing of it by giving it to a dishonest "friend" in a sweetheart deal without doing the most basic economic checking.
As a result RU486 is still out of the legal reach of American women.
I would love to have a grand jury hearing to explain where all that money has gone. And IF ANY WOMEN FEMINIST LEADERS HAVE RELIGIOUS OR MONETARY INTERESTS IN DELAYING THE U.S. MARKETING OF RU486.
My contempt for y'all who dare call yourselves feminist leaders is almost beyond expression. You can't give women any good reasons for this FOUR YEAR delay. Only excuses.
Sometimes the stupid honesty of Ali McBeal doesn't look all that bad next to the lying incompetency of MOST of the national feminist organizations.
I say NATIONAL because I see state and local organizations of NOW doing great work while its NATIONAL NOW office gushers out money on its own glory.
BTW, there are no "local" chapters to the one-woman shows of several of the other feminist money cows in Washington, DC. No boards. No accountings of fund. Until the state and local NOW organizations do something about the incompetency of the NATIONAL NOW office holders, every feminist in this nation should withhold her dues and support.
One way would be for the state and local NOW organizations to make themselves self-sufficient. Are you aware that some NOW groups collect ALL the dues direct and send a stipend to National NOW, not the other way around?
That there are several different kids of state and local memberships - and some have COMPLETE CONTROL of their money?
Check it out ladies - start getting more money back for effective lobbying in YOUR state instead of paying out everything to keep the doors open on a do-nothing BIG empty office in Washington.
And while you're at it, check on the spending of the STATE dues in those MANY states without active organizations - just figureheads?
It's a scandal that not even silver tongues of the National office would have trouble explaining.
I will be traveling in Florida (with some stops in North Carolina and Georgia) in February to visit family - to see my youngest two grandchildren whom I haven't seen in more than five years and also get reaquainted with a brother I haven't seen in 50 years (yep, 50).
If anyone in those states wants to buy me lunch, let me know. ;-) Quickly because I leave this Thursday.
By the way, has anyone read any analysis about the obvious incompetency of Ken Starr in his investigation and the gathering of the grand jury testimony. By inference, yes, but no one has come out and actually said it:
IF STARR HAD DONE HIS JOB, NO MORE TESTIMONY WOULD BE NECESSARY!
What it is, ladies and gentle men, is that Starr fucked it up, royally.
His legal reputation is forever exposed, revealed as the Emperor's clothing. He didn't ask the right questions that any small town prosecutor knows to ask. Bill Clinton actually tried to teach him a legal point or two. "What is 'alone?' or 'is'." Sounds silly according to the great thinkers of Leno and Hatch and Starr, but...
"Are you alone" may be asked on the telephone and you usually answer "yes" although an army of people may be on the other side of the room but can't hear you. The question is usually answered as if your were asked "are you able to talk without being overheard?"
"Were you alone" may be answered truthfully as "yes"if you are in the stall of a crowded public lavatory, or in the stacks of the New York public library - or "no" depending on what YOUR interpretation of ALONE at the time means. Of course you're not alone in a public lavatory nor in a large building - but in another sense, you are.
And "is" is just as elusive. He "is" in the building but that doesn't mean he IS in the stacks. He "is" in his "office" but that doesn't mean the OVAL office since he has several offices as part of the Oval office complex.
How can he be alone when there are hundreds of people in the same building with him and in the SAME suite of offices? No one in this nation or in all of history except Bill Clinton has ever been REQUIRED to *help* someone else ruin him - unless it was during the religious inquisitions when people were subjected to unspeakable tortures by the twisted minds of fanatics in the name of their god and morality.
Yes, we once had a government run by such religious fanatics. It was called the Dark Ages.
Talking of perjury, has anyone noticed the lack of publicity by our "wonderful national newspapers about the PROVEN, absolutely positively proven beyond the shade of a doubt, the perjury of House Republican Whip Tom DeLay?
Read the information in an article in the New Republican. Journalist Ann Louise Bardach's article titled "DeLayed Justice": New Republican
And how about the lack of follow up regarding Republican House prosecutor Bob Barr and his paying for abortions, his racism - and overall sleaziness (licking whip cream off the chest of an innocent woman at a charity event).
Or the looking the other way about the bopsy twins, Asa and Tim Hutchinson from Arkansas whose wives won't move to Washington so the boyz have a pad together with sharing...
Both the "boyz" are graduates of the Bob Jones religious college. Rumor has it that a conflab of Baptist leaders are pressuring the Hutchinson wives not to divorce... OR the strange case of George and Barbara Bush seemingly having only TWO sons:
George W. "Shrub" and Jeb. Gone is the youngest son, NEIL BUSH who profited the family to the tune of more than $60 MILLION dollars in the Silverado Savings and Loan debacle. It was the best of times and the worst of times...
Today's Republicans have a lot to answer for to the next generations...
This has been going around Internet but if you've missed it: Three model candidates have been selected to run in the 2000 election. The Religious Right has entered a powerful candidate. His credentials are impeccable. The other two are flawed men. Here are the candidates. YOU CHOOSE!
Candidate A: associates with ward heelers and consults with astrologists. He's had at least two mistresses. He chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.
Candidate B: was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of brandy every evening.
Candidate C: is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and hasn't had any illicit affairs.
Which of these candidates is your choice??
Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt
Candidate B is Winston Churchill
Candidate C is Adolph Hitler
In 1997 feminist columnist J. B. Dixson explained a new female HIV preventative that finally puts women in control - See the column by J. B. Dixson with the Detroit News: Detroit News Not surprisingly, none of our "feminist" organizations have done anything about publicizing it or pushing for increased research.
One in eight women in our country will develop breast cancer during her lifetime, compared to one in 20 a generation ago. Every 12 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer. Every three minutes a woman is diagnoses with breast cancer. And 46,000 American women will die of breast cancer this year. Time for your monthly breast exam - remember, the breast you examine is the one you want to keep.
Medical authorities are saying the use of two already approved drugs will induce abortions when used in combination and they have produced a surge in abortions. However, no one will realized its effect for several years until recently when the birth rate and abortion rate have stayed down. The two-drug abortions method is being prescribed quietly and in privately in doctor's offices today.
Dr. Richard U. Hausknecht of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New ork published a study of the use of the combination of methotrexate and misoprostol to induce abortion (the Aug. 31, 1995 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine).
In years past, several doctors, including a woman doctor released the same information but after the flurry of the first news story, the information was quietly ignored/suppressed. Catt's Claws vows this time the information will stay available.
Methotrexate is FDA-approved for use against cancer; Misoprostol is FDA approved to treat ulcers. Because both are FDA-approved, they can be prescribed by physicians today. Together they produce abortions at a better rate than the RU-486 pill.
Available today at your friendly M.D.
Also available for many years and never brought to women's attention, the drugs that produced abortions in women with ectopic pregnancies: your friendly birth control pills.
The correct FDA approved dosage for the morning after abortifacient is: 2 Wyeth's Ovral or 4 tablets of Wyeth's Nordette, Lo/Ovral or Triphasil or Berlex Laboratories Levlen or Tri-Levlen and then take the same, second dosage exactly 12 hours later. Nausea occurs in some cases. Vomiting, which is RARE, will prevent it from working so take an antiemetic (antinausea) medication such as Dramamine with the pills. This method must be used within 24-72 hours of the intercourse. Later than that a more complex method is necessary. The Emergency Contraception (EC or Morning After Pill) phonw number is 1-800-584-9911. It is answered 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and will refer you to the nearest place to get EC. 0EC has a website OEC. EC hotline has information about emergency contraception and have a directory of more that 1800 clinicians willing to prescribe emergency contraceptives.
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