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What Would Jesus Lie About? The answer would appear to be “just about everything”, if a woman goes into a taxpayer-funded Crisis Pregnancy Center and asks a question:

“When a woman walked into a state-funded “crisis pregnancy center” in Manassas, Va., this summer and told the counselor she might be pregnant, she was told that condoms don’t actually prevent STDs and that birth control frequently causes hair loss, memory loss, headaches, weight gain, fatal blood clots and breast cancer.”

And as more lies get told, the S*** gets deeper and deeper. Click the link if you can stand it.

This writer is no theologian, but he is pretty darned sure that Jesus did not advocate lying to people. Sure enough that he is handing out this week’s Crowns O’ Polished Turds to the “counselors” at these nonsense mills, and the state officials who give them permission to lie, and pay them to do so.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

North Dakota’s War on Women got totally crazy recently , as “Pro-Life” loons shoved rubber fetus dolls into the candy bags of little children, without their parents’ knowledge and consent.  This, they call “education”. Actually, it’s an invasion of privacy akin to shoving condoms or other such materials into those bags. But never mind the rights of the parents and children, these anti-choice nutters are literally forcing  their creepy little squishy propaganda toys onto preschoolers and first-graders. Here’s the “toy”:

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Even anti-abortion activists are creeped out by this revolting and un-American behavior. Yes, the people who want to take away your right to choose are outraged at this action. People want to educate their kids about sex at the appropriate time, and these “activists” are taking that choice away from parents  by doing this.

When the young Cranky boy was still with us, we went trick-or-treating, and as one must these days, checked the kid’s candy bag before he ate any of it. One year, he found lollipops with the name and phone number of a strip joint in the kid’s toy bag. He and a fair few other neighbors descended upon the givers of these “treats” and chewed them several new orifices. Some things just  aren’t appropriate to hand out to kindergarteners. (Full disclosure: This writer, back when musicians still got paid to work in strip clubs, backed strippers. There’s a time and a place for everything. But erotic lollies in the toy bags of 5-year-olds ain’t the time OR place.)

And just like that “exotic dancer”, these anti-choice buffoons are invading the privacy of our families and count themselves as virtuous for doing so. In reality, they disrespect their fellow Americans, their Constitution, and the children they claim to love.

Remember this, the next time “pro-choice” activists ask for your support. Next time, it might be YOUR kid getting freaked out by this behavior. And YOU having YOUR rights violated by these sanctimonious asses.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_XGR_ABORTION_RESTRICTIONS_TEXAS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-07-13-01-02-01
Briefly put, Elephants from around the country are trying to control your reproductive organs. They want to control your fertility, menstrual cycles, and family planning. They want to dictate whether or not you will have children. They want access to your medical records and the rights to tell your OB/ GYN how to manage your care.

And not only do they want the right to control these aspects of your life, they are giving themselves those rights. Bit by bit, law by law, state by state.

Also, they mock you, taunt you and ridicule you with the consequences of your votes:
http://m.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/13/1223212/-Erick-Erickson-tells-liberals-to-go-buy-coat-hangers-after-TX-abortion-bill-passes And from their point of view, it makes sense to mock you: after all, you gave them your support. You gave them the rope with which they will “hang” your liberty and pursuit of happiness. Why SHOULDN’T they make fun of you? For decades, the Repubs have been straight up and out front with their intentions for American women. And American women vote for them anyway.

Finally, notice one more thing: with all of these laws controlling you and your bodies, they are not, repeat NOT, passing similar legislation to control men and our bodies. That is not a coincidence.

And you vote for these “Republicans”, WHY? For God’s sake, stop while you still have any rights remaining to you.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

The American College of Gynecologists has finally had enough of lying, grandstanding, glory-hound yahoo politicos and their bulls*** anti-abortion laws. In fact, they are calling these “representatives” out, and (rhetorically) whacking them with very large sticks.

It makes sense that people who actually do something would be considered the experts at that thing, yes? So doctors who are trained in a medical specialty and work at it every day would be the authoritative sources, nicht wahr? And those OB/GYNs should be listened to, n’cest pas?

So let’s listen to them (bold text courtesy of the Crankster):

“While we can agree to disagree about abortion on ideological grounds, we must draw a hard line against insidious legislation that threatens women’s health like Texas HB2 (House Bill 2) and SB1 (Senate Bill 1). That’s why we’re speaking to the false and misleading underlying assumptions of this and other legislation like it: These bills are as much about interfering with the practice of medicine and the relationship a patient has with her physician as they are about restricting women’s access to abortion. The fact is that these bills will not help protect the health of any woman in Texas. Instead, these bills will harm women’s health in very clear ways.
We’re setting the record straight, loudly and unequivocally, with these simple messages to all politicians:

Get Out of Our Exam Rooms

“Facts are very important, especially when discussing the health of women and the American public. And a lot of “facts” are being asserted in this debate. Truth be told, the scientific underpinnings of this legislation are unsound. First, there’s the 20-week ban, which is based on the argument that a fetus can feel pain. Recent and rigorous scientific reviews have concluded that there is no evidence of fetal perception of pain until 29 weeks at the earliest2 (third trimester is 28–40 weeks).”

Yes, these doctors are opening up a big ol’ can o’ Whoop-Ass on the “Republicans” in Texas and elsewhere who are prying into our private lives. And they are calling out these reprehensible scumballs for lying, invading our privacy, and endangering the lives of women and children with their meddling ways.

And the crazy part is, these “representatives” of ours are all too often proponents of “small government” and decriers of “Big Brother government”. People, if there is any more egregious example of Big Brother than a politician trying to stick their fingers into women’s private parts, this writer hasn’t heard of it.

Kudos to ACOG for telling these intrusive, corrupt, lying, sleazebucket politiciians to go pound sand.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/07/05/pregnant-child-chile/2493643/ is the story of what a nation in which all abortions are illegal looks like: a pre-teen, sexually abused for two years by her mother’s boyfriend, is now pregnant as a result of rape. She is in great danger if she carries the pregnancy to term. Her fetus is also at high risk.

But she cannot have an abortion, no matter the horrific circumstances. Even though she and her baby will most likely die, the government’s complete and total abortion ban mandates that she have her rapist’s child, even if it kills her (literally).

You might say, “how horrible” or words to that effect. You might say, “those barbaric Chileans” as well. But if you voted for any Republican in recent years, then you, yes YOU, supported exactly that policy. The same one. Read their platform: http://www.gop.com/2012-republican-platform_home/

“Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.”

The wording of the Republican platform essentially calls for the nullification of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized a woman’s right to have an abortion, Roe v. Wade.

That is to say, the exact same law they have in Chile, where a tween rape victim is being forced by the Big Brother government to have a baby that was violently implanted into her without her consent. This, friends, is what abortion bans do: they kill people. There is nothing Pro-Life about abortion bans.

If you cast a vote for a Republican, any Republican, you have supported a policy that would force rape victims to suffer and perhaps die from bearing their rapists’ children.

Here’s hoping Hell is as bad as the Fundie preachers say it is, and that our elected “Republicans” wind up there. Because anyone who really thinks that little children should die by governmental edict, as a result of crimes committed against them, truly does deserve to burn in Hell alongside the rapists themselves. Birds of a feather.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

You can try to use weasel words if you want, but inserting something into a woman’s body by force or coercion is rape. And that is only part of what Ohio’s one-party government (100% controlled by “Republicans”, no influence by the weak and wimpy Democrats) gave itself the right to do last month.

You see, in addition to an unconstitutional abortion ban, a reduction in available health care providers, and a requirement that Doctors tell lies to women, the new budget requires women to submit to the forcible/coerced insertion of an ultrasound device into their vaginas as part of the abortion process.

That means rape victims who become pregnant would get raped again by order of the state government. Women whose lives would be endangered by pregnancy would be raped by order of the state government. Women carrying babies who would die at birth would be raped by order of the state government.

That woman could be you. Your daughter. Your wife. Your sister, mother, girfriend, grandadughter, pretty much any woman in the state could wind up being raped with the state’s sanction, because of the law just signed by John Kasich.

And people who don’t trust the government with their money are evidently willing to allow the government to order the rape of their womenfolk (or themselves, depending on the gender of the supporter).

Once again: John Kasich now has the legal right to order rape. And he has done so. Click the links below if you don’t believe it.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

http://www.policymic.com/articles/52391/ohio-budget-say-hello-to-the-return-of-transvaginal-ultrasounds

http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/07/01/ohio-republicans-deny-women-their-constitutional-rights/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/articles/2013/06/27/first-texas-now-ohio-for-anti-abortion-battle.html

“Elections have consequences”. Trite but true, and Ohio is the latest example. In 2010, a lot of Fundagelicals, Raging Righties and other “Republican” voters went to the polls, while a lot of Lefties, Progressives and other Democrats sat it out, or just kinda sorta showed up and voted. The result?

Ohio turned into a Red State. 100% “Republican” controlled, in all three branches of state government. And like all modern “Republicans”, they are doing what they do. Witness the most recent budget signed by The Kasich, containing (among other atrocities):

  • a number of unconstitutional anti-abortion laws,
  • a huge tax increase on the middle and lower classes,
  • a huge tax cut for the upper classes,
  • near-elimination of health care services for women,
  • more stealing of taxpayer dollars for his cronies at JobsOhio,
  • even more stealing of taxpayer dollars for unaccountable charter schools, and
  • further cuts to the poor and working poor.

News flash, fellow Buckeyes: it’s our f***ing fault. We voted a bunch of right-wing demagogues into office and handed them complete and total control of all aspects of our lives. And if you didn’t vote for them, most of you either didn’t vote against them, or didn’t do much besides show up and lethargically push the little buttons on the touch-screen device.

Think back a wee bit:

  • In 2008, massive and enthusiastic participation by the Left, Progressives and Centrists: Right Winguts got their asses beat like drums.
  • In 2010, massive and enthusiastic participation by the Right Wingnuts; Lefties, Progressives and Centrists got their asses beat like drums.
  • In 2012, massive and enthusiastic participation by the Left, Progressives and Centrists: Right Wingnuts got their asses beat like drums.

See a pattern here, people?

Kudos to those few Ohioans who actually did some activism during the 2010 election. But to the rest of us, shut your pie-holes: this is what happens when you let a bunch of batsh***-crazy lunatic wingnuts run things.

Yep, that means we all lose. Own it, learn from it, and do better next time.

And if you’re not from Ohio, learn from our mistakes.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

 

Why re-write a good article? Click this link and read the Vanity Fair piece, which pretty much guarantees Eddie a Crown O’ Polished Turds.

Runner Up: the Texas State Senate, who tried to forge documents to fake a win on a woman-hating anti-abortion bill.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

This is life in a state that is completely controlled by one of our parasitic political parties: the “Republicans” can do anything they want, to anyone they want, whenever they want. And they do, oh yes they do.

Adding to this is our Wall Street Millionaire Guv with a severe transparency allergy, John The Kasich. In the next few days, he will sign a bill that will, at minimum;

Number A: cut taxes for the rich and raise taxes on the rest of us,

Letter 2: steal more of our money to give to unaccountable charter schools,

Thirdly: erect a legal wall around the money that The Kasich has been stealing for his cronies at Jobs Ohio,

And may also include various unconstitutional laws and measures into the bargain.

That, you’ll agree, is a lot of bulls***.

You know what’s worse? We elected these partisan thieves. That, friends, is an enormously large and fetid pile of bulls***.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Mr. Blunt and Cranky has friends who do card tricks and carnival magic, and he knows the techniques they use: misdirection, sleight of hand, and so on. He also knows that our “representatives” and “news media” do much the same whenever they want to put one over on us. So it has been with the Snowden “scandal”.

While you were all aghast and agog at the NSA/PRISM/Verizon/Greenwald imbroglio, the following events also occurred, but you probably missed them:

The Supreme Court made it easier to deny your right to vote.

The Supreme Court also took away your right to remain silent and made it easier for your boss to abuse you on the job.

In Michigan, one unelected man is about to steal the pensions and other retirement bennies from retirees, and will also steal from investors .

In Ohio, extreme anti-woman legislation is being advanced along with a tax hike on everyone but the rich, who will get a tax cut. And these are just a few of the events that were being downplayed by the media while they hyped a series of BS scandals, each of which turned out to be nothing when they were looked at closely.

Get the picture, Cranky Nation? We. Are. Being. Conned. A load of cheap carnies and tricksters are getting us to “look over there” at these successive faux scandals while they screw the lot of us with their other hands. It’s time to stop paying attention to these con jobs, at least until we know if there is any fire beneath the smoke.

ALWAYS pay attention to the man behind the curtain. He’s hiding back there for a reason, after all. And if he asks you to look at something amazing, you’d be well advised to look at anything BUT what he’s trying to distract you with.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky