While you were sleeping…

Ok, so I’m a late sleeper, I do most of my “thinking” in the wee hours of the morning – I’m made that way.  But the phrase “while you were sleeping” has another connotation – it’s the stuff that happens when you’re not paying attention…while you were busy living your life…or while other issues clogged the airwaves and claimed your attention. In today’s world, you have to read between the lines for it’s the things they don’t tell you that are the most dangerous.  It’s called the art of distraction, and the Republican Party is very good at it.

Don’t look for the truth on TV…there are no unbiased sources anymore.  Corporate America has infiltrated every media outlet known, even the Internet, and this blog is no exception – I am biased because I am pissed! We have been screwed by those we chose to protect us in every meaning of the word…on both sides of the Congressional aisle.

A favorite tool of distraction is the GOP’s War on Women – mostly waged during a campaign season, but useful anytime to deflect our focus from sensitive issues that they believe the great unwashed cannot properly appreciate.  The latest battle came last Thursday when the Senate rejected The Blunt amendment offered by Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri that would allow employers and insurers to deny coverage for contraceptives and other health care services if they thought they were morally or religiously objectionable. Who are they kidding?  This opens the door for employer’s and insurance companies to conspire to disallow ANY condition – if it offends their “morality”.  The plan contains precariously broad language, and opens up a “Pandora’s Box” of problems as its overly broad and ambiguous exceptions could lead to children being denied immunizations, companies objecting to mental health services, health plans that will deny HIV screenings, and the refusal of maternity care for single mothers.

The Blunt Amendment is not only a war on women it is the assault on the First Amendment as it forces views of some on others who do not share it or want to choose for themselves.  And I believe, it is a step towards allowing Insurance Companies once again to decide our heath care coverage based not on our health, but on their bottom line.  And we must NOT allow this.

12 comments on “While you were sleeping…

  1. Preach it sister. I followed your face from Le Clown’s because I liked it, and I really hear your words m’Lady. I was just telling my husband, Capitalism without a government FOR the PEOPLE, has turned into, our fates as determined by the conscious of the rich. Cheers!

    • Good post. You’re right about thing are eating in both sides of the isle and I think that’s a lot of the problems we have. It dies t take but a few cry babies to block or ban something that’s been going I. In this country good e centuries. Like the national anthem, some of our founding fathers. It only take a few people complaint the. The next thing you know is our history is being erased and a lot of it is based on racism when the people complaining really don’t u detests day or know what the people did in our past to change us for the better. A lot of it is being erased on hearsay instead of all facts. It’s a crazy society we live in compared to the way it was. I’d say 85-% of the negative angry tensions in this country is because of the media. Reporting what they think they should report, tweaking it ever so slightly to throw a handful of people in the wrong direction. Like these killings and mass shootings, stop covering it and banging it into people’s heads like they do and maybe just maybe (I believe) most of this will stop. They are only putting ideas into people’s heads that shouldn’t be put there. Screw the Nevis and their biased ways.

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