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moonpie said...

The morning after pill, and birth control pills and breast feeding.

All of them reduce the chance of ovulation (a woman producing an egg) and, if she does ovulate, decrease the chance of an embryo implanting in the uterine wall.

Aside from rendering the uterine lining less receptive to an embryo (and often unreceptive to an embryo) breast feeding causes uterine contractions which can expel the embryo from the womb prior to implantation.

One can argue that life begins at fertilization. Fine.

But pregnancy does not begin until implantation occurs.

An abortion is the disruption of a pregnancy.

Breast feeding, birth control pills and the morning after pill do not disrupt implantation.

Therefore, birth control pills and the morning after pill (which is really just a birth control pill at a high dose) do not cause abortions.

If Hobby Lobby is following the Christian beliefs of their owners, then why did God allow breast feeding?

Oh wait, why am I writing this? Since when do we let science or logic get in the way of reasoning?

After all, if a woman doesn't want to get pregnant, she can just pretend sex is legitimate rape. Yeah, that should shut that whole thing down.

January 5, 2013 at 1:26 a.m.
moonpie said...

jesse,

I agree with you that if we go over the cliff then it is closer to what Obama wanted than what the Republicans wanted. We get tax hikes and spending cuts.

The problem is, we get tax hikes for all people, which is not what Obama wants.

It will be interesting to see whose narrative wins at that point. Most people say the president wins.

But you raise a good point, even though the general public seems to think Republicans will be to blame if a deal does not get done.... if the economy gets worse, the President could get the blame.

I think this is a real possibility. And it's not an alien strategy to root for misery so you can lay the blame at another's feet.

I don't know why this thought just popped into my head as I typed this... but thinking of so many of conservatives who post here or who I know, I can't help but think how nice it would be if we had more reasonable people like Bob Corker in politics. I don't agree with him on everything, but he is a very rational and reasonable person. I am very proud to have him as our senator.

December 22, 2012 at 1:48 p.m.
moonpie said...

Jesse,

I think you are wrong.

Sensible republicans and sensible democrats say we need both.

Right now, the hard line in the sand is on tax hikes.

Even when Obama has proposed greater deficit reduction than the republicans did in 2011, it was rejected by republicans because Obama called for tax hikes.

December 22, 2012 at 9:29 a.m.
moonpie said...

Churchwell,

Ask minorities who they think is racist. Ask them who works against their interests. Ask them who proposes legislation to keep them from the polls.

Google "Are rebublicans" and the top fill-in answer is "racist". Many of the other top fill ins are very negative including "evil" or "stupid".

Google "Are democrats" and the top fill-in answer is "liberal". Other top answers are not insulting.

While not scientific, this is a window into the trends of perceptions and concerns about how people view the party.

Republicans have a real image problem.

Putting a white face on a lawn jockey is racist? It's just saying Republicans don't have substantial plans or policies which address the concerns of minorities. I realize that Republicans believe their policies are good for everyone. Perhaps better messaging is needed. Perhaps they should try building bridges, rather than saying that anyone who votes for Obama is a "taker".

December 3, 2012 at 10:51 a.m.
moonpie said...

It is refreshing to see some historically conservative commenters here not defend someone or to divert attention to another topic just because they agree with his politics.

The guy should lose his license. If he'd admitted all of this, he'd probably have been reelected, given the "our bad guys are better than your good guys mentality" so many people have these days (on both sides).

November 18, 2012 at 8:03 a.m.
moonpie said...

Weird. Correct a typo and it posts twice....

November 11, 2012 at 12:13 p.m.
moonpie said...

Fox analysts frequently talk about how the "main stream" media is wrong and they seem to hold themselves up as a voice of reason. The only people I knew who thought Romney was going to win are all big Fox devotees.

However....

This is from a source which summarized the major news outlet predictions for the elections. There were two biggest outliers:

Dick Morris, FoxNews: Romney 325, Obama 213. ”It will be the biggest surprise in recent American political history,” Morris said. “It will rekindle the whole question on why the media played this race as a nailbiter where in fact Romney’s going to win by quite a bit.”

Jim Cramer, CNBC: Obama 440, Romney 98. Here’s a tweet from Cramer: “No one is going to recall the guy who picks Obama by 10 electorals if it turns out to be 150 margin. Believe me.”

I don't know if Cramer was serious, but it did have a sense of humor.

November 11, 2012 at 12:11 p.m.
moonpie said...

Fox analysis's frequently talk about how the "main stream" media is wrong and they seem to hold themselves up as a voice of reason. The only people I knew who thought Romney was going to win are all big Fox devotees.

However....

This is from a source which summarized the major news outlet predictions for the elections. There were two biggest outliers:

Dick Morris, FoxNews: Romney 325, Obama 213. ”It will be the biggest surprise in recent American political history,” Morris said. “It will rekindle the whole question on why the media played this race as a nailbiter where in fact Romney’s going to win by quite a bit.”

Jim Cramer, CNBC: Obama 440, Romney 98. Here’s a tweet from Cramer: “No one is going to recall the guy who picks Obama by 10 electorals if it turns out to be 150 margin. Believe me.”

I don't know if Cramer was serious, but it did have a sense of humor.

November 11, 2012 at 12:11 p.m.
moonpie said...

Complex systems are strengthened by diversity and weakened by homogeny.

Lack of diversity is both the GOP's greatest strength and greatest challenge moving forward.

November 8, 2012 at 6:52 a.m.
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