Saturday, March 10, 2012

Request for YOUR opinion - IN THE NEWS- 3 things that irritate/1 Good News Story

Here are some articles that irritated me. From attacking women's rights, to not educating our children in sex education (I had it in High school, and didn't learn much, but with HIV, HPV, and other STDs, kids need to know!),  irritated me.
 We leave with a GOOD NEWS story, though about a dog being found after 53 days.

   I'd like to hear from our female friends on what they think of the Republican Party's apparent war on Women's rights. They can't overturn Roe vs. Wade, so in all of the states the have majorities, they're imposing major restrictions to make it more difficult for women. Here's a state-by-state breakdown of restrictions as of 2011: http://www.remappingdebate.org/map-data-tool/growing-set-state-abortion-restrictions-visualized
 - but many states, like Virginia have imposed more restrictions since. I can't imagine why women would vote for the GOP this year when they're on this ridiculous rampage.  What do the women think about this?

New Hampshire House passes birth control exemption 
LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) - New Hampshire's Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to exempt religious institutions from having to include contraceptive coverage in health insurance plans.

MINNESOTA ALSO ATTACKING WOMEN'S RIGHTS
Lawmakers in Minnesota are once again on the march to restrict women’s access to reproductive health care services. After first going after Medicaid funds for abortions, Republicans have proposed two more anti-abortion bills. The first would restrict the use of RU-486 and the other would require random inspections and licenses for clinics that provide abortions. http://www.care2.com/causes/minnesota-gop-target-abortion-access.html    Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/minnesota-gop-target-abortion-access.html#ixzz1oZXOWkl9
Utah lawmakers pass bill to curb sex education in schools - (Just what we need, more ignorant kids who wind up having babies as teenagers because they weren't educated... real smart, Utah..Not.)
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Utah would become the first state to ban public schools from teaching contraception as a way of preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases under a bill given final legislative approval by state lawmakers.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/08/us-sex-education-utah-idUSBRE82709S20120308?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews


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Dog Reunites With Owner After Surviving 53 Days In The Desert (A Good news story!)
 Barbara Bagley can finally begin to heal after a horrific car accident in December took the life of her husband, one of their Shetland sheepdogs and left her in critical condition. Her dog Dooley, who ran off at the scene of the crash, was found alive after surviving 53 days in the Nevada desert.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

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