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Blunt’s Bill Rejected, Limbaugh Apology Not Accepted, and “Missourians” Who are Embarrassingly Misogynistic

Blunt’s Bill Rejected, Limbaugh Apology Not Accepted, and “Missourians” Who are Embarrassingly Misogynistic

Welcome to Missouri, that is, if you can stand the Religious Reich.  First Holier-Than-Thou Blunt-head submits a bill full of religious dogma and then former Missourian Limbaugh shows just how misogynistic some Missouri men are.  It is not only irritating, but also embarrassing the two men happen to come from Missouri.

Blunt-head, who is “truly disappointed” that the Senate rejected his bill, shows his dogmatic ignorant beliefs, by not only proposing a bill full of religious dogma, but also shows his ignorance in response to an email I sent him on the bill he proposed, prior to the Senate voting on it and rejecting it.

On February 9, 2012, I offered my bill, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act, as an amendment to the Surface Transportation bill. My bill protects health care providers and insurers from being forced to violate their principles to provide products and services under ObamaCare, and reaffirms all Americans' protections against discrimination, penalty, or exclusion from the health care market for exercising their rights of conscience. Unfortunately, Senate Majority Leader Reid blocked consideration of the bill, saying my discussion of this pressing issue was "shameless" and that those concerned about religious liberties should "calm down."

First, Obama’s amendment protects women and provides them much-needed health care.  Birth control does more than just prevent pregnancy, as I told Blunt-head in one of the emails I sent him concerning his religious imposing bill.  Birth control also helps women with endometriosis, among other female oriented medical conditions.

Second, his bill does discriminate, penalize, and exclude women from getting much need health care, including cancer screenings.  This is unconscionable and people should praise Reid.

Third, Blunt-head only wants to protect Fundamngelical Christians, not women or anyone else who does not believe as he does concerning women and what he considers as needed health care.  He does not care about women’s health nor does he wish to educate himself about women’s health.  He only wants his Bible and dogma in our government.

"This debate is not about any one group or one set of beliefs. The Obama Administration's mandate violates Americans' First Amendment rights. This bill includes the same conscience protection language that has been part of our law for almost 40 years, and it simply preserves and protects the fundamental religious freedom that Americans have enjoyed for more than 220 years.

"Any attempts to argue otherwise are simply aimed at scaring Americans."

It is more like the other way around and it is most definitely about religion.  In this case, it is the imposition of Fundamngelicalism on everyone, especially women.  The Religious Reich is attempting to scare Fundamngelicals and brainwashing them to believe this is a Christian Nation when it is not and never has been.  No one gets a free pass with his or her religion into our government or they are not supposed to at least.

Fourth, what the hell does contraception have to do with transportation?  Why attach your views about women’s health to a transportation bill?

Silly Short-mind (Billy Long R-MO Representative) cosponsored “the Blunt-head Amendment”.  He is an embarrassing misogynist also.  His response to emails against such bills:

On January 20, 2012, the HHS announced a final rule requiring all health plans to include contraception coverage, free of charge to the beneficiary, beginning August 1, 2012.  Several groups, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Association of Evangelicals, strongly oppose this rule since it does not allow for exemptions in health care plans based on religious or moral grounds.

As a result, I am a proud cosponsor of H.R. 1179, which declares that nothing in PPACA will authorize a health plan to require a provider to provide, participate in or refer for a specific item or service contrary to a patient's beliefs or moral convictions.  Additionally, the bill prohibits an American Health Benefit Exchange or other official entity acting in a governmental capacity in the course of implementing PPACA from discriminating against a health plan, sponsor, or provider or other person of unwillingness to provide coverage of specific items or services.

I am also a proud cosponsor of H.R. 3982, the Religious Liberty Protection Act.  This bill would directly prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) from imposing this mandate on employers who conscientiously object to providing such insurance coverage.  H.R. 3982 further amends PPACA making certain these types of insurance plans will still be considered as qualified health plans even though such coverage is not included because of the employer's conscientious objections.

I strongly oppose abortion and am 100 percent pro-life; I will continue to advocate for that position in the U.S. Congress.  H.R. 1179 and H.R. 3982 would ensure that such federal mandates do not violate Americans' moral and religious convictions; both pieces of legislation have been referred to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce for further action.

These two men, attempt to lead Missouri Government with Theocracy and they want to lead the whole United States that way also.  In their Theocracy, women stay home, have babies, and obey their husbands, who control their vaginas and uteruses.  If they die from giving birth, who cares?  It was God’s will.  They do not care if a Theocracy violates our Constitution.  In fact, they not only do not care, but also believe this country began as a Christian Nation and want our Constitution to reflect that also.

Any god who would allow women to suffer and/or die, without medical treatment, seems like a sick deity to me.  Both men are not only irritatingly ignorant of women’s health, but are also embarrassing.  It makes you wonder how they would feel if the government were trying to enact laws that stepped between their doctor and them, as though they were objects without brains, preventing them from getting Viagra, regulated where they ejaculated, and kept them from getting prostate cancer screenings.

Then there is Rush Limbaugh, originally from Cape Girardeau Missouri.  I prefer to call Lumbar, because he is a pain in the backside, despite not listening to his show.  Now, he is verbally abusing women and the whole world knows about it, including those who do not listen to his repulsive show.

Sandra Fluke does not want taxpayers to pay for anything. Women pay for health care, as well as their insurance, and not a dime of it would come from taxpayers. Women who use birth control are not sluts or prostitutes. Lumbar’s statements are nothing more than insulting and show just how ignorant some Missourians are concerning health care, especially women’s health care.

In fact, Sandra Fluke’s congressional message was very well educated and knowledgeable concerning birth control.  Unfortunately, it was an unofficial hearing in front of Democrats, because Republicans denied women from testifying in the actually hearing.  Long about the four-minute mark, she talked about women using birth control for other health reasons besides birth control.  Of course, Lumbar continued with the insults against this well educated law student and did not stop, as he vulgarly focused on women’s vaginas.

This hardly sounds like a woman who is saying she wants people to pay her to have sex. All she is asking is for the insurance, which she and other women pay for, cover birth control for a variety of women’s health care purposes, not just birth control. She is asking for the insurance women pay for to cover women’s health care needs, none of which taxpayers or religious institutions would need to pay for them. Not a dime comes from taxpayers or religious institutions. She is not the one sexually focused on women’s vaginas and uteruses.

As Fluke stated, birth control does more than just prevent pregnancy. It also treats a number of ailments that only women suffer from, just as only men suffer from prostate cancer. Again, how would these Missouri men feel if their insurance, as well as the Religious Reich denied treatment for their prostate cancer?

Lumbar came out on his next show and continued making vulgar and abusive statements, as well as his love for the word "Feminazis":

LIMBAUGH: So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex. We want something for it. We want you post the videos online so we can all watch.

Our wonderful president, who is not from Missouri, called Fluke, asked her how she was doing, and gave her support and encouragement.  Obama is more of a man than any of these men are, especially because he does not focus on vaginas or uteruses and keeps his brains upstairs in his skull.  I truly believe Obama sincerely cares about people.

Obama told Georgetown student Sandra Fluke she had been the subject of “inappropriate personal attacks” after Limbaugh referred to her as a “slut” and a “prostitute” during his show on Wednesday because of her testimony last week about the healthcare law’s contraception mandate.

Fluke was about to appear on an MSNBC talk show when she received the call from Obama. “He encouraged me and supported me and thanked me about speaking out about the concerns of American women,” Fluke told the network’s Andrea Mitchell. “He said I should tell my parents that they should be proud.”

Given that Obama signed the mandate, it would seem he is more educated about women’s health than any of these men from Missouri. He certainly cares more than they do. If he did not, then he probably would not go out of his way to call Fluke and support her, which Lumbar also vehemently criticized.

Santorum, also not from Missouri, but still just as focused on vaginas and uteruses, was pitiful with his response concerning Lumbar’s remarks.

"He's being absurd, but that's you know … an entertainer can be absurd," Santorum said Friday on CNN. "He's in a very different business than I am."

In my opinion, Santorum’s remarks are just as bad and he is just as focused on vaginas and uteruses as Blunt-head, Silly Short-mind, and Lumbar.

The president of Georgetown University spoke in favour of Fluke, giving her support, despite disagreeing with her.

Georgetown University, a Catholic institution that is opposed to the controversial Obama administration measure, came out in support of Fluke against the "misogynistic" and "vitriolic" discourse.

“She was respectful, sincere, and spoke with conviction. She provided a model of civil discourse. This expression of conscience was in the tradition of the deepest values we share as a people,” Georgetown University President John DeGioia said in a statement.

“One need not agree with her substantive position to support her right to respectful free expression. And yet, some of those who disagreed with her position — including Rush Limbaugh and commentators throughout the blogosphere and in various other media channels — responded with behavior that can only be described as misogynistic, vitriolic, and a misrepresentation of the position of our student,” he said.

This War on Women has gone from medical neglect to abuse.  It has gone from denying women heath care, which is dehumanizing, degrading, and demeaning, to down right abuse of women, which is even more dehumanizing, degrading, and demeaning.

What do such things say about our country?  We make the same accusations of Muslim countries, but yet, right here in the United States, women are treated just as badly and right in public for the world to see.  The only difference is that verbal abuse does not kill like a stoning or flogging does.

Lumbar continued this line of verbally abusing women, by slamming Pelosi too.

“Can you imagine if you’re her parents how proud of Sandra Fluke you would be?” he said. “Your daughter goes up to a congressional hearing conducted by the Botox-filled Nancy Pelosi and testifies she’s having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills and she agrees that Obama should provide them, or the Pope.”

This Religious Reich caveman mentality has gone too far, especially with the medical neglect and verbal abuse.  All these men, including Santorum are doing is showing just how misogynistic Christian extremism is and I have no clue why any woman would want to bow and coo to such men.  In the end, the god they say is their god is not their god, but rather another human being, who they call their husband or even their father.  The same men, with this abuse, will drive them to an early grave too, which is sad, because life is too short and there are no Pearly Gates with roads paved with gold.  All of this is just a means to control people, especially women.

While Blunt-head and others will not give any apology, Lumbar gave a half-ass apology, if you can even call it that, concerning his remarks towards Fluke.  Just before he stated that he sincerely apologized for his personal attack on Fluke, he said:

I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?

Lumbar not only needs to get his facts straight concerning women’s health and insurance coverage, but he also needs to learn the difference between free speech and abuse.  What he said was abuse.  Apology not accepted and I am glad I do not listen to his three-hour long show.  It was bad enough hearing what happened on other media outlets.  I feel sorry for his wife, if he has one, because it would not surprise me if she deals with a barrage of verbal abuse often.

I can forgive a Christian for posting a sign that discriminated against atheists and then realizing he made a serious mistake and sincerely apologized, but I cannot forgive a person who spews verbal abuse against women and then gives a half-ass apology.  I can forgive a Christian who starts out ignorant about something and then makes an effort to educate him/herself, refraining on imposing their beliefs on others.  However, I cannot forgive a Christian who refuses to educate him/herself about something that is potentially lifesaving and then attempts to deny medical care to others based on that ignorance, as well as religious sexism, bigotry, and misogyny.  Choosing ignorance and religious dogma over an education is shear stupidity, especially when people’s lives are potentially at stake.

Christians can have their religious beliefs, but they cannot impose them on others nor can they force them on others via our government.  This is not a Christian Nation and it never was a Christian Nation.

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”  This means Church and State are separate entities, not one, and the Religious Reich cannot impose their views on women through the courts or our government.

This does not mean the Religious Reich can scream when they do not get to impose their religious views on women.  Obama did not make a law that forces religious institutions to pay for women’s health care.  He did say that insurance company must pay for women’s health care.  This insurance is paid for by women, not taxpayers or religious institutions.

Secondly, the First Amendment does not cover verbal abuse under Free Speech and granted my “special nicknames” for these men is not technically covered either, but notice, I refrain from calling Santorum “Shit Sperm”.  That is going too far, even for me, despite the definition the Urban Dictionary gives his name and that Santorum spews horse manure.  What I do is considered childish, but what Lumbar did was down right abusive.  I rather be considered childish than abusive.

Kudos to McCatskill (D-MO), who I call that name with affection, given that I love cats, for voting against the “Blunt Amendment”.  Lumbar called her a “Commie Babe Liberal”, which was also uncalled for too.

RUSH: They want her to be stubbornly independent? They don't want her to say "Yes, sir," to Harry Reid? It sounds to me, Claire, like they don't want you to be a commie babe liberal.

Despite McCatskill’s record, Blunt-head, Silly Shortmind, and Lumbar make me feel ashamed of being a Missourian. That said, I did not vote for Blunt-head or Silly Shortmind and I will not vote for them in the future, because I reject their dehumanizing religious dogma, which they attempt to impose on everyone, especially women, through our courts. In addition, I am not about to sit through three hours of Lumbar spewing abuse at others.

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It is good the Democrats are standing up to this verbal abuse and Fluke said it well when she said:

“His language is an attack on all women, and has been used throughout history to silence our voices,” she said. “The millions of American women who continue to speak out in support of women’s health care and access to contraception prove that we will not be silenced.”

No abuse, religious or otherwise, will make women sit down, shut up, and take it, concerning women’s health.  This is not the Victorian age, where women just back demurely and take whatever men do to them.  This is the 21st century and currently, I am just disgusted and sick of Missouri and all the other politicians, as well as Reich Wing talking heads, who demean, dehumanize, degrade, and abuse women, as they impose their misogynistic religious views of women, on all women, through our government.  They need to focus on jobs/economy, infrastructure, and real health care, instead of focusing on women’s vaginas.

If they refuse to stop focusing on women’s vaginas, as well as their uteruses, and attempt to make rape legal, instead of doing their job, then let us vote, not pray, them out office this November.  Any Reich Wing talking head, who focuses on women’s vaginas and makes remarks in an attempt to verbally screw them, needs to find a new job in which he does not receive any public attention.

About Mriana

Mriana is a humanist and the author of "A Source of Misery", who grew up in the Church of God, Anderson Indiana. After she became an adult, she joined the Episcopal Church, but later left the Church and became a humanist. She has two grown sons and raises cats. Mriana raised her sons in the Episcopal Church, but in their teen years, they left the Church and she soon followed. One of her sons became a "Tao Buddhist" and the other a None, creating his own world view. She enjoys writing, reading, science, philosophy, psychology, and other subjects. Mriana is also an animal lover, who cares for their welfare as living beings, who are part of the earth. She is a huge Star Trek fan in a little body.
  • How Limbaugh could make the leap from Fluke's testimony to her being a prostitute and slut is sophomoric at best. I'm betting that even conservative Christians did not make that "connection" — at least until Limbaugh made it.

    The issue over contraceptives is outrageous and bringing out the worst of the extremists.


    • Most definitely and did you notice, Lumbar couldn't even get Fluke's name right? Or was that his name for her on top of all the verbal abuse? Whatever the case… These guys make me sick… as well as rant.

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  • zzzzz

    First, isn't Sandra Fluke articulate? Well-spoken. Second,
    VIAGRA-taking Limbaugh–no doubt paid for WITH insurance–has no place to stand.

  • This is an attack on all women who want the ability to make their own reproductive decisions. Insurance coverage is earned employee compensation. Because we weren't able to get a public option, risk is unfortunately bundled by employers. This is the same as religiously affiliated employers trying to limit how you can spend your paycheck.

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