Todays Special: Media Medley & Personal Opinion

I'm reading through the news, and I'm taken aback by several stories: 1) the Harvard Professor arrested for breaking into his own home after returning from an overseas trip; 2) the officers in Illinois who were sued for taking a stun gun to 4 children; and 3) the argument that health care reform might pay for abortions.

One: anyone who is in their home has a right to break into their own home, but the officers are accused of racial profiling which I consider a disgusting but real habit many officers have, because I've personally witnessed it while on the job.

Two: any officer who would use a stun gun on a child under the age of 16 should be removed from duty, and arrested for child abuse - stun guns are better than a real gun, yes, but they should be used as infrequently as a real gun, and unless a child is armed (which these were not), it's inappropriate and cruel.

Three: first off, I don't have an issue with abortion because I'm pro-choice. Every woman should have the right to terminate a pregnance, imnsho. But, what really irks me is that the people who are arguing against the health care funding as it relates to abortion, commented only on whether President Obama's mother or Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' mother would have had an abortion? What of all the white policy makers who grew up in poor households? Why does no one mention them and their mothers having abortions? This country is STILL run by white males, and as a female, it makes me crazy!!

So much for tolerance, and the premise put forth on the base of the Statue of Liberty. Although I'm certainly no Walter Cronkite, "that's the way it is," this 21st day of July, 2009.

3 Comments so far »

  1. by drippinglysweet , on July 22, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    i'm prochoice as well its a personal decision. That being said i'm against women who use it as birth control. i know one girl who's had 4 abortions in 4 years... thats wrong, to me.

    Absolutely you should be able to break into your own home. lol, i havent read the article but i do hope that was cleared up with no charges.

    Hugs!! ~lost kitten

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  3. by mouse , on July 29, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    One good thing about being away is I missed all that news. I missed out on the whole Harvard professor, but now it's sounding more like the 911 call had more to do with it. I'm not really following the story until Monday...LOL Then I'll catch up I'm sure when I go back to work.

    I have to agree any officer that would use a stun gun on a child should be arrested themselves. That's just crazy.

    Why must everything become about abortion rights or other such nonsense. It ticks me off that places can withhold birth control but viagra is handed out like candy.


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