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Wednesday, April 02, 2003

He just won't quit!

Oh for fuck's
sake.


Mailing from Rep. Lindner upsets black colleague
Published April 2, 2003 LBRF02

Rep. Neva Walker, a black DFLer from Minneapolis, said she was taken aback
when she received a letter recently from the lawyer of Rep. Arlon Lindner,
R-Corcoran, that was addressed to her as Walker-Black.

Lindner is the subject of an ethics complaint by House DFLers who found
comments he made recently as offensive to gays and blacks.

Walker said Tuesday night, "I do believe it was an accident and somebody
forgot to erase it. . . . I am an elected official and I deserve respect,
and that misprint is a lack of respect."

James Anderson, Lindner's lawyer, said he apologized to Walker for getting
her name wrong and said it was a "simple mistake."

"I can tell you that the person typing the letter apparently looked at the
file and put the words together wrong," he said.



Why was the word there to begin with?


"Basically, it's a tempest in a teapot," he said, adding that "some
people are just hypersensitive if from a simple mistake they can call
someone a racist."



We're hypersensitive because you're a racist bitch.


Walker said, "It's easy to say that when you're not on the receiving of a
racist comment, but racist attacks are emotionally and mentally draining.
And I am far from sensitive. It takes a lot to offend me. . . . Folks who
are so focused on this issue don't realize that there is a pattern with this
particular representative."

Lindner has questioned whether gays and lesbians were persecuted in the Nazi
Holocaust and suggested that his bill to strip gays and lesbians of human
rights protections would combat AIDS and keep the United States from
becoming "another African continent."

A hearing on the merits of the ethics complaint is scheduled for next
week.



This man is like a wind-up toy! He just keeps going and going. Eventually
I think he'll reach a point where the only things that leave his mouth are
strings of racial and homophobic slurs. Then we can all laugh. Until
then....

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

Hmm.

It's 3:00. I'm crashing again. I had another blog entry this morning but since I changed the publish time in Blogger it seems to be lost. This has happened before, and the entry usually shows up again in a day or so. It's weird, though. It's like it has gone into some kind of blog entry purgatory.

This is the best I can come up with at 3:00 PM.

One of those subjects.

They are trying to pass legislation that would mandate a 24 hour waiting period before a woman would be able to get an abortion. I could go either way on this subject.

On one hand I think it's redundant. The woman would receive information on things like how much medical care she would receive from the state if she decided not to get an abortion, adoption options, and medical facts. Do they honestly think that the woman in question making such a huge, life-altering decision didn't know all that already?

It also implicitly questions the woman's ability to make her own decisions. We're modern women and we don't need our hands held. We don't wander around fainting and swooning and not working and not voting and not holding prominent positions in our public, personal, and professional lives.

On the other hand it subdues the rabid pro-lifers. 24 hours probably isn't going to change many minds, so what does it matter? While it may shut up the pro-life nazis for a little while, it might also give them ammunition for future attempts to remove a woman's right to choose and reversing the progress that Roe vs. Wade made. I don't know. I guess now that I think about it I don't believe any politician, or anyone else for that matter, needs to be making any kind of decisions about my right to choose at all. When it comes right down to it the decision about an abortion rests on the shoulders of the woman carrying the child. Yes, the father of the baby should be able to make a case to the mother, but it is the mother's choice to either have or not have the baby. Period.

So what about the women who use abortion as a sort of birth control? I don't believe they should get any sort of public medical assistance to fund the abortions. If she has more than one abortion for any reason other than the health of the child, the health of the mother, or rape, she better be paying for it her damn self. And if she can afford several abortions, she can damn sure afford condoms or The Pill, The Patch, or The Shot -- so get the woman some counseling.

To all you pro-life fucks, I leave you with this:

Would you wave your signs and bang your Bibles at a woman who had just been gang-raped and impregnated?

Tuesday morning

Urrrgh. The day has started off slow. I watched Space Ghost this morning. How utterly horrible. I think they had a team of three retarded chimpanzees doing the animation on that show. Was that a Hanna Barbara abomination?

The Wild shut out the Flames last night, which really pissed them off. Heh-heh.

I tried to rollerblade around Calhoun when I got home from work last night. I got about a quarter of the way around and got really dizzy. I had to sit down for a while, then go back to my car the wrong way down the one-way bike path. A couple of guys started to give me dirty looks but stopped when they saw what a wreck I was. I must be getting sick because I made it all the way around that lake last week (with a couple of rest breaks, of course.) I honestly felt like I was going to pass out last night. I guess I'll be walking instead of rollerblading for the next week or so. Or maybe I'll just stick to yoga for a while. The problem with that is that I want to be outside as much as possible now that it's getting nice out there. It's supposed to be 60 degrees out there today and the rest of the week it'll be in the 40s so I better enjoy it while it's here.