A bitch adores watching political theatre…shit, I often break out the popcorn and settle down in front of CSPAN just for the laughs.
But I also keep close watch on my home state of Missouri’s legislature.
And the chorus asked… "Why, bitch?”
And a bitch replied, "Because what they do matters too!”
A bitch has been fascinated by the intense coverage of all things Obama administration related. I think its great…even though I wonder where the fuck the media was when Scooter B. was gorging himself on pork at the people’s expense.
Anyhoo, ‘tis our role as cits to keep it real with government. But too many of us are missing a crucial chunk of government in desperate need of some keep it real people-based oversight.
Behold, the state.
Specifically those state legislatures that, like Missouri, are controlled by large majorities and are spending their time pandering to the radical conservative fringe rather than addressing the mountain of important shit we need them to be addressing.
For example, the Missouri House recently spent two days debating then voting on a non-binding resolution against the Freedom of Choice Act.
Chorus… "What Freedom of Choice Act?”
A bitch…“The Freedom of Choice Act that would codify Roe v Wade…the same one that has not been introduced in Congress.”
FYI - TIME has a great piece up on this.
Yep, with everything going on in Missouri and in the country…with thousands of Missourians losing their jobs and uninsured...with our infrastructure crumbling and education failing…with all that shit pending, the Republican controlled legislature wasted two fucking days sending a message to Congress about an act that has not even been introduced.
But, but wait…they aren’t done!
This week…today to be exact…the Missouri House is debating HB46, a hellish anti-choice abortion restriction bill that would create the new crime of “coercing an abortion” and do nothing to reduce the number of abortions in the state.
Because Lawd knows we women folk can’t make up our minds and our fragile temperaments make us vulnerable to blah, blah and more insulting and inaccurate blah.
But the Missouri House isn’t going to let facts get in the way of an opportunity to score some political points…nor are they going to let that mountain of important shit we need them to be addressing get in the way of their lust for pandering either.
If you are a Missourian, please click this link and tell your Rep. to get real.
Tell them to vote no on HB46.
And if you live someplace else, take a look at what your state legislature is doing while all eyes are fixed on Washington.
It’s almost March, y'all…and we all need to know what our state legislature is doing with our time and our money in our name.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
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