Saturday, March 30, 2013

North Dakota Attacks Choice

The legislature has been busy making abortion as difficult as possible. It has banned the procedure upon fetal heartbeat and on fetal "pain", and is working on a "personhood" law, which would ban all abortions and some contraception.  A dreadful situation, as outlined by Gail Collins in a column that includes this sentence: "Opponents pointed out that while the House was busy protecting fetuses, it had killed a bill providing free milk or juice to impoverished schoolchildren who had actually been born."

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thank You

Yesterday, after a remote report, the TV host said "Thank you" to the reporter, who replied "You bet". So I'm repeating my pet peeve that the replies by reporters or guests to thanks are usually "thank you", "no problem;", "sure","my pleasure", etc. Weren't these people ever taught to say "You're welcome"?

Gun Legislation

Republicans show great caution in supporting  photo IDs as a safeguard against non-existent voter fraud. But these same Republicans are extremely incautious in opposing background checks and other sensible gun legislation.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Same Sex Marriage

"... Some (Supreme Court Justices) wondered aloud if the court had moved too fast to address whether gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry. ..."

This is not a legislative policy matter.  If a constitutional right is being denied, it is never too early to rectify the injustice.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Congress Leaves for 2 Week Recess -
  Anyone recall the criticism of Obama by Republican members of Congress for playing a round of golf or taking 20 minutes to fill out the NCAA bracket?

Gun Legislation

Some senators have been explaining their opposition to legislation intended to make our country safer by saying that their states have a tradition of hunting. What in the world does tradition of hunting have to do with assault weapons and background checks?