The Issa hearing: a group of men deciding women's fate without listening to their intended victims. (Photo from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102411/Birth-control-hearing-Capitol-Hill-led-male-panel.html)
Republicans attacked these rules as a “war on religion” because the Catholic Church, which opposes contraception, owns businesses like hospitals whose insurance plans for employees would have to provide such coverage. (Houses of worship, retreats and other institutions whose purpose is primarily religious, by the way, would be exempt from the rule.)
Rush Limbaugh: sometimes it's not just a cigar. (Image from http://media.photobucket.com/image/rush%20limbaugh/rachelellenspics/limbaugh.jpg?o=20)
Rush – and the cartoonist Lester -- are so dumb they apparently don’t know that for birth control pills to work you have to tale them daily and that the yearly cost would be the same whether you never had sex or had it ten times a day. In any case, Fluke’s sex life is irrelevant to the case she was making. Again, Fluke was not talking about birth control in relationship to sex (as if that’s Limbaugh and Leste’s business anyway) but for medical purposes. (See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke-slut_n_1311640.html.)
Syndicated cartoonist Mike Lester doesn't think that a white man calling black people "niggers" is particularly racist. (Photo from Mike Lester's home page at http://www.mikelester.com/profile.html)..
Perhaps if we lived in an alternative United States located in an alternative universe where a black Ku Klux Klan terrorized entire white communities and burned crosses in white people’s yards; if thousands of blacks had regularly gathered to hang white people for alleged crimes without benefit of trial; if black people in America had spent more than two centuries selling white people like barnyard animals; if a black-run America for decades provided whites only shabby, minimally funded schools; if white people were paid less money for doing the same job as black people; and if black-run city councils routinely placed highly polluting industries that pumped toxic lead and other poisons in in the air and soil in white neighborhoods, Lester might have a point.