Saturday, October 10, 2009

Scarlet Letter Law in Oklahoma

Some weird things out in Oklahama.

First something on going with the C Street Church – Coe Family Cult thing. There is talk that Senator Ensign of Nevada broke the law when he fired his mistress’s husband and got him a job as a lobbyist, strong armed the people who hired him etc. – well this all gets very tangled.

Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Senator Ensign’s roommate at the church, is now saying that he negotiated a financial settlement for Ensign’s Mistress and or Husband. He had previously stated that he did not do this.

My question is when a man negotiates a price for the use of sex for a male party with a female – doesn’t that make him a Pimp, an old fashioned word for a “negotiator”? That if the mistress wants a settlement and the user of sex is willing to pay a settlement – isn’t that Blackmail by any other name? Jeez! Symantics!

Perhaps Senator Coburn should wear an appropriate label for his correct function at any given moment on his lapel like a "scarlet letter".

Scarlet letters seem to be appropriate, in vogue, for people in Oklahoma. The state legislature wants all abortions and the reasons for them listed on the Internet. The long list of questions on a questionnaire is presumably to help find the reasons for abortion and cut down procedures in the future but the real reason for the law is to scare the shit of Doctors and Patients who can indirectly be identified on the Web by anybody.

The details of your abortion online?
...a new Oklahoma law (yes, law, not "proposed legislation" or "some kind of sick joke") set to go into effect Nov. 1 that would collect detailed data about each abortion performed -- and post it all on a public Web site (called Shame On You

According to proponents of the law, this extensive abortion data -- which will include the reason the procedure was sought -- will help health officials prevent future abortions. Yeah, I can see that. Because the requirement itself would scare the shit out of me. "They're really just trying to frighten women out of having abortions," Keri Parks, director of external affairs at Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma, told Broadsheet.
A Scarlet Letter Law by any other name. The letter “A” for Abortion in this new law sounds to me like just some sort of Misogynist’s kinky delight.

Congratulations Oklahoma – welcome to the eternal dark ages and comfort in your homespun ignorance!

I have already given Senator Coburn a letter “P” for his function in the Ensign-Hampton affair thingy. My point here is this. I have seen the Republicans in action in Congress and Wall Street. They don’t tell the truth. The rest of us would be fools to tell the truth about anything that these Neanderthals would legislate and require the rest of us to surrender in regards to our personal freedoms and privacy.

Senator Coburn, a question. You are a OB/GYN. What would it take for an unscrupulous Doctor in Oklahoma to do an abortion on one of his Country Club Members’ daughters and merely list it in his records as say, the “removal of a cyst”? And avoid listing the abortion in the public, global Web record???

Hypocrisy! Hypocrisy! This ridiculous argument against women choosing their own rights over their bodies has been going on in America for half a century. The rich get abortions and can get away with it. The poor have to suffer and suffer and suffer.

Catholic Supreme Court

It is perhaps not PC to mention that six of the nine Supreme Court justices are Roman Catholics. Two are Jewish and one is listed as Protestant.

While this does not necessarily say anything, it has the potential of saying very much in that in the various knowns and unknowns of picking a Supreme Court Justice, that one thing hardly ever mentioned is their individual religious beliefs. This don’t ask, don’t tell, not mentioned by the MSM says something about the age of secular beliefs in America in that they would not seem to be important.

If the Prez were stupid enough to nominate an atheist or agnostic, then the firestorm in the negative right punditocracy would start on cue.

I say this in that one of the main building blocks of the fascist right for decades has been to build a rightist court that would overturn Roe vs. Wade. That dream is perhaps on hold and I do not think that all the Supreme Court members, the Catholics at least, take their marching orders from Rome.

One recent example of the RC church is not pulling the strings on the SC is the following article about how the SC has refused to hear an appeal to keep priest abuse records sealed in Connecticut, from retired NYC Cardinal Egan’s old bailiwick. He did such a good job in Connecticut that they promoted him to Cardinal of the Big Apple. Oh boy!

Supreme Court won't block release of sex abuse papers

My guess is that if the Supreme Court did hear this case and did block the release of sex abuse records of the RC church, then the focus would then shift onto the religious makeup on the Court.

That the MSM could not hide or ignore the reality of our Catholic Supreme Court.

I do sometimes sound sarcastic or prejudiced but some things do seem - or are obvious.