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Stupid Republican – The HPV Vaccine doesn’t equal Sexual Promiscurity

I’ll make this brief and I’ll type slow, so the Republicans can understand.  Rick Perry made the right decision regarding the HPV Vaccine.  Protecting our children should be the most important decision we make, but somewhere along the line people started confusing this vaccine not with protecting our girls, but allowing them to be sexually active.

How stupid can you be?

Take a good look at your daughter.  No matter how old she is, someday, she will grow up and be sexually active.  If you raised her right, that someday will be when she is an adult and able to make informed decisions.  If you didn’t, she’ll be active at a younger age.  No matter what – she’s going to have sex at some point in her life.  We place the burden of sexual activity on women and not men.  Men are allowed to hound dog it up, so I’m sure that the guy she picks will be just like every other man.  Not many women marry virgins.

Do you want your little girl to get cervical cancer because YOU didn’t allow her to have the vaccine that could prevented it?

As far as giving them permission, what kid knows what vaccines they’re receiving?  I certainly didn’t.  You tell the kid they’re getting a shot.  When she’s old enough to understand, let her know she’s had the vaccine.

I don’t agree with Rick Perry on 99% of what he says and does, but he was right on this issue.  Our little girls need to be vaccinated, because they are going to grow up to be women.  He did the right thing.  Stop jumping on him at the debates you dumb ass Republican Candidates.  Give the guy a break.  Stop spreading lies about the vaccine for political gain.

Sarah Palin / Steve Jobs

Two things happened in the news yesterday – one was predictable and the other was, at least to me, shocking.

Yesterday, Sarah Palin announced that she would not seek the Republican nomination for President.  Did anyone actually think she would?  Mrs. Palin has a fairly nice life.  She writes books, makes television appearances and if she farts, the whole world knows about it.  Did you know that when she was governor of Alaska, she was actually a moderate?  I didn’t until recently when I looked into her record.  Personally, I don’t believe she’s as right wing as she appears – and I think the woman is media savvy.  Right wing is in and she’s willing to pick up her conservative banner and wave it all over.

This is not a criticism – it is merely an observation.  I would love someone to pay me to spout off my opinions around the country – so good for her.  She saw a market and she is exploiting it for her own financial gain.  Nothing wrong with that.  However; she can’t do that and run for President.  She’d have to give up her Fox News paycheck and five kids are expensive to feed.  Sarah’s no fool.  She’s been on the campaign trail with handlers and having to censor yourself.  She doesn’t want to do that.

And who could blame her?


In 1983, I was sitting in a classroom when they brought in an Apple IIe. The entire class was all up in arms regarding this new computer.  The computer room in high school had a sign up sheet.  The room had 15 or 20 Commodores, but only one Apple IIe.  You were only allowed so much time on the Apple because of the list of people waiting, but you could spend as much time as you wanted programming on the Commodores.

I’m an impatient gal and I don’t like to stand in line.  I never bothered giving the Apple a second glance.  I spent my computer time programming in Basic on the Commodore, which led me (after some detours) to Windows and, eventually, to my current profession – as a Report Developer.

So, you see, Steve Jobs is the reason I do what I do.  I am such a Microsoft gal, that – with one exception – I have never worked on Apples or Macs or anything with a i in front of it.  But, had he not created the Apple IIe, there would’ve been more people wanting to use the Commodores in high school, leaving me with less time on them.

I’m sure people will write better eulogies to the man who changed the way we do things in the world than I ever could.  So, let me say this:  Thank you, Steve Jobs, for all you’ve done in technology.  Without you, I couldn’t have done the few things I’ve done.

Mitt Romney’s Tax Cutting Plan

I’m reading this week’s Bloomberg Businessweek and there on page 38 is Charlie Rose’s interview with Mitt Romney.    He says, “The President’s plan is another short-term stimulus effort, akin to throwing a cup of gasoline on embers.”

In the interview, he makes some good points – he states that businesses hire because there is demand.  He recognizes that our wages are stagnate.  I give him credit for that.  However; like the rest of the GOP, he wants to see more tax cuts for the wealthy.  His job plan on his website states, “His plan seeks to reduce taxes, spending, regulation, and government programs.”

Don’t you just love that?  Reduce taxes – taxes are the lowest they’ve been since the 1950’s.  Guess what  This isn’t all about the taxes.  Reduce Spending – what spending?  The spending that keeps our schools open and our military protecting us?  Reduce Regulation – Interesting, but which regulations?  We threw out the Seagall – Glass Act, which kept out financial markets safe for over sixty years.  Regulations are not the enemy – bad corporate decisions are.

In short, Mitt Romney may have a greater clue than the rest of the Republican Pack, but he still has a long way to go.

 

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