Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday Cat Blogging: The Return!

Friday Cat Blogging is back baby! And once again we have a guest cat appearance. This is from my Portland friend, Melissa: Oscar Wilde. He does seem to love reading his Portland Mercury.

According to her Oscar Wilde is also known as "AKA Bosco, AKA Piss Factory." He is one of ELEVEN cats that she owns. ( and I might add she's married!) That's enough cats to keep Friday cat blogging in guest cat pics for months. She also wrote that she likes his David Niven 'stash. It took me a while to see it, and then I couldn't see anything but.

Anyway aside from my regular day job of trying to keep the teens from becoming pregnant, I've been attending panels about abstinence-only education (which were gate-crashed by abstinence-only teachers) and reading the book about adoption "The Girls Who Went Away." I feel like there's some kind of blog coming up about all that.

In the meantime, Virginia's Senate voted to cut off funds to Planned Parenthood this week (the House had been really eager to do it months ago. And this is DESPITE the fact that Democrats are in power in both bodies).

The Main culprit: Democrat Sen. Charles J. Colgan from Prince William County. He switched his votes which allowed the vote to go to a tie so that the Lieutenant Governor would break it to side with the Republicans.

We're talking about $250,000 to $500,000 that has normally been budgeted for Planned Parenthood. Funds that NEVER apply for abortion services. I'm talking about providing pap smears, ob-gyn examinations and low-cost birth control. Clearly services you don't want your communities to have. (I've love it if Sen. Colgan can now explain to his Prince William County residents where they will get their low-cost birth control?) I mean, there are plenty of low-income health clinic around that we can afford to shut some down right?


Anonymous said...

Can you elaborate on what you mean by "gate crashed by abstinence-only teachers." It sounds like saying a conference on carpel tunnel syndrome being crashed by hand therapists.

Jim in Cleveland

Lola Gets said...

It was great meeting you last week at the BloggerMeetUp! Im still mulling over your comment on feminism and sexual expression, too.

One of my Godmothers was one of the girls forced to give up their kids in the pre-Rove v. Wade era. Hell, I even dated a dude who was given up in that era. Both women were daughters of prominent African Americans, and their families saw unwed motherhood as simply unacceptable. Both the mother and the son(s, if you count the one my Godmother gave up) have suffered as a result of that decision.

These histories are facinating to read, and are very revealing when it comes to American society and culture.