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Monday, October 02, 2006

A Change of Subject

Today, I'm looking at issues that affect women and children. Here are three from TomPaine.

The first deals with the efforts of the Administration to cripple the agencies and oversightboards/committees set up to ensure equality in the workplace.

The second is a bright note for pregnant teens. Thirtyeight Democrats and four Republicans defeated the "Teen Endangerment Act". That's only 42 out of 100. I'll have to check the tally. Sounds like several Senators played hookey that day.

Update: It was a cloture vote which failed. Evidently it defeated the original bill which passed during the summer. If all 100 had voted, they'd have only 58 yeas, not enough.

Finally, what about marriage as a solution to poverty? Plenty, according the author of this article. It's another attack by the religious right on civil liberties, equality for all, and solves nothing.



  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 7:43:00 PM , Blogger betmo said...

    It's another attack by the religious right on civil liberties, equality for all, and solves nothing.

    huh- imagine that. we should start to attack the religious right back--oh wait- they are protected under the constitution--oh wait--we don't have a constitution anymore. fair game. bring it on.

  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 7:46:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    Think we could claim they aid and abet terrorism?

  • At Wednesday, October 04, 2006 4:09:00 AM , Blogger Worried said...

    I suppose they never heard the old saying, "when the wolf comes in the door, love flies out the window."

    Poverty, money problems, health troubles, the daily grind and struggle to survive is a major factor in strained and destroyed relationships. Too many marriages break up, too many husbands, in despair and frustration, leave under these circumstances.

    The fundamentalists believe that the man is head of the house and wives must submit to the authority of their husbands, no matter what. A submissive and obedient wife must yield to her husband's dictates. That is all they care about - not about improving the family life and welfare.

  • At Thursday, October 05, 2006 10:45:00 AM , Blogger Endorendil said...

    Good grief, the government can't promote marriage anymore? What's next, the government can't promote safe workplace practices, or protect the environment? Please people, have a care what kind of arguments you use to attack the regime. Marriage has obvious benefits for society. As progressives, we want to extend the benefits of marriage, not restrict them. We want homosexual couples to enjoy it, just like - a mere 4 decades ago - we wanted interracial ones to enjoy it.

    Just because we might agree on the policy for very (VERY) different reasons, does not mean we have to oppose the policy.


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