The best way that I can describe this blog is that it is as complex as I am. After all, I have many interests, many concerns and a few 'pet peeves'(otherwise known as issues that I am still dealing with) and a thing or two that just simply 'IGNITES' this Czech/German/Polish Temper.
This is where I testify that I am alive and part of the whole world and to save other people from repeating my mistakes and/or bad experiences.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
There Are Points to this blog--Hopefully, the first point is--please read
In 2006, during the presidency of George W. Bush,
the Justice Department launched the first of a series of misguided
“gunrunning” schemes that eventually led to the death of federal Agent
Brian Terry. Rather than look to ways to prevent such a tragedy from
happening again, however, House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa’s (R-CA)
spent his tenure as a committee chair trying unsuccessfully to embarrass Attorney General Eric Holder.
Next week, Issa plans to escalate this witchhunt
by holding an committee vote on a resolution to hold the Attorney
General in contempt of Congress. Here’s what you need to know about this
vote:--READ MORE--GO TO THE ARTICLE.
The question that each and everyone of my fellow Independents must answer is--Do I Really Want To Be Part Of THIS Witch Hunt?? Do I Want To Be On THIS Side Of History?? After all, this is one of the many Things THAT IS WRONG WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. Is It Any Wonder That I am too busy keeping up with American/ Ohio Politics to have the time that it takes to learn enough about International politics to be able to say very much at all. After all, there are 2 very important principles that I do my very very very best to follow because they are soooo very important to me. 1) Turn about is fair play--If It becomes fair for me to tell a person that they Must believe in Jesus Christ, then it becomes fair for a person to tell me that I Must Not believe in Jesus Christ; God Forbid it (Both). 2) I HATE HATE OUT OF STATE PEOPLE COMING TO OHIO AS IF THEY KNOW MORE ABOUT OHIO THAN THIS NEAR 51 YEAR OLD OHIOAN WHO WAS BORN-RAISED-RAISED FAMILY AND STILL LIVES IN OHIO DOES--Which is why I am a firm believer that each and every person in the world knows their own country far far far far better than I do, so whom am I to tell them anything, except to give occasional support.
But what really Irks me is--We have Right Wing Conservative Groups pulling-->
Add that to all that the Republican Governors are doing to fight Alledged voter fraud--since the American Historical Fact of the matter is there is--IF ANYTHING GOING TO HAPPEN AMERICAN VOTERS ARE FAR FAR MORE LIKELY TO SKIP VOTING AT ALL RATHER THAN VOTING MULTIPLE TIMES TO SAY OTHERWISE IS A REPUBLICAN LIE AND A REPUBLICAN DECEPTION AND THE PROOF IS WRITTEN IN OUR VOTING RECORDS--I DARE--I DOUBLE DARE ANYONE TO PROVE ME WRONG!!!
Looks like if this keeps up--then the United States will be in very very very much in need of the United Nations to send observers to all the States with Republican Goverors and Republican Maorities in the State House to get and keep this election--HONEST=EACH AND EVERY VOTER-A VOTE!!!
The Republican Party who not only blames the President for the leaks, but also has the nerve to blame him and the Democratic Party for taking the emphasis from off the Economy, when the ones who have started up on each and every attack on one Social Issue after and other Social Issue was the Republican Party themselves--that is unless the Republican Party was expecting to start stripping one Right after another after another after another with the Rest of the country just standing around and letting them--without fighting back at all. This is Why I am calling on my fellow Independent Americans to stand up with the Democrats--at least the Ohio Democrats-And Fight The Good Fight With Them.
If Any one does not believe me--Look and See what Our Governor Kasich is up to. Look and See what kind of campaign his State Treasurer is running and how much much more time that he is spending on the campaign trail than doing his job--I dare anyone-Anyone to TRY TO PROVE ME WRONG.
THE BOTTOM LINE IS OUR FLAG IS STILL--AND STILL WORTH FIGHT FOR THE NATION FOR WHICH IT STANDS FOR AND FOR THE CONSTITUTION FOR WHICH IT STANDS FOR AND FOR THE BILL OF RIGHTS FOR WHICH IT STANDS FOR-->
As a Woman and As a Former U. S. Army Reservist, whose Brother-in-law served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam during the war and whose Father served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea during the conflict and whose Uncle served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and whose Grand Father(one of the first in his family to be born in the U.S.A.) served in the U.S. Army during WWI-AND Most importantly-for my Aunt who served in the then WAVES during the early days of the Cold War and who even briefly served in The Pentagon--it is my duty on this Flag Day to pass this e-mail on-->
If a female employee of the U.S. State Department is raped while serving abroad in Afghanistan, her federal health plan will
pay for an abortion should she become pregnant. However if a woman serving abroad as a member of the U.S. military is raped,
her military health plan will NOT provide for an abortion if she becomes pregnant as a result of that violent and reprehensible
According to a recent report from Mother Jones,1 the Pentagon has an even more drastic policy on access to abortion
than the Hyde Amendment which bans the use of federal funds for abortion care unless a woman has been the victim of rape,
incest or she could literally die unless she her pregnancy is terminated.
This disparity is so unsettling that the Senate Armed Services Committee recently passed a proposal that would fix this loophole
in federal law on a rare bipartisan vote. But the extremists in Congress will almost certainly strip this proposal from the
National Defense Authorization Act when it comes up for a vote in the House. The only way we can hope to stop it is with
massive public pushback.
According to Kate Sheppard's report in Mother Jones,2 there are 200,000 women serving on active duty in
our military and in 2011 alone there were 471 reported instances of rape. But with the Pentagon itself estimating that only
13.5% of rapes are officially reported, that means around 3,500 service members are raped per year.
Women who are serving on military bases abroad can't simply go to their local Planned Parenthood should they seek an abortion
after finding themselves pregnant as a result of rape. And if there hasn't been a formal finding of rape, a rape survivor
in the military can't even pay to have the procedure done in the medical facility on base. Many women serving in our armed
forces are stationed in foreign countries where safe abortion care is not easily obtained outside our military bases. And
it may not be possible or affordable for a raped woman soldier to travel to the United States in order to receive the care
she needs. Our policies need to be reformed to ensure that women in the military who have been raped have access to the medical
care they need.
As Senator Jean Shaheen who introduced the proposal change to this heinous policy explained to Mother Jones, "Most
of the women affected here are enlisted women who are making about $18,000 a year. They're young, they don't have access
to a lot of resources. Many of them are overseas."
A handful of Republicans in the Senate realized that protecting rape
survivors is not a partisan issue and joined Democrats
to pass this bill out of committee and work to provide relief to women
in our armed services. But their colleagues in the
House will not join them in helping to pass this much needed bill unless
we force them to take action. We need to tell Republicans
as well as anti-choice Democrats in the House (including the so-called
Stupak Democrats who voted against women's reproductive
health in the Affordable Care Act)3 that we cannot let this policy stand.
CREDO is a staunch supporter of a woman's right to choose and we will continue to work for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment.
But until then, even in our polarized Congress which is packed with anti-choice zealots, there are some lines that Republicans
and anti-choice Democrats should be very afraid to cross. This is one of them. We cannot stand by and let women serving in
the U.S. military be subjected to a stricter standard for abortion access than the already horribly restrictive Hyde Amendment.