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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:06 PM

TOWNHALL“I find it very offensive that men think they can tell women what to do with their own life”

An elderly woman from central Iowa had harsh words for Rep. Steve King (R-IA) at a town hall meeting Tuesday, reprimanding the congressman for his attacks on the women’s health provider Planned Parenthood. During his time in Congress, King has been one of the most outspoken critics of Planned Parenthood for providing abortion services. The vast majority of Planned Parenthood’s services — 97 percent — don’t involve abortion, but other women’s health needs like mammograms, cervical cancer screenings, and STI tests.

The constituent, Shirley Grant, assailed King for wanting to defund Planned Parenthood and make it harder for women to get health care and “take charge of their destiny.” Said Grant, “I find it very offensive that men think they can tell women what to do with their own life.”

GRANT: When women want pro-choice and want to take charge of their destiny, you and your cohorts want to take funding away from Planned Parenthood. My daughter says, “throw out the word ‘birth control,’ Mom. Planned Parenthood isn’t that.” She says it’s for hormone replacement and that means you use those pills for many, many, many different areas of women’s lives. I find it very offensive that men think they can tell women what to do with their own life.
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/04/06/458514/steve-king-planned-parenthood/

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Reply TOWNHALL“I find it very offensive that men think they can tell women what to do with their own life” (Original post)
kpete Apr 2012 OP
rurallib Apr 2012 #1
sharp_stick Apr 2012 #2
dkf Apr 2012 #3
Aerows Apr 2012 #4
frylock Apr 2012 #9
dkf Apr 2012 #17
Aerows Apr 2012 #23
dkf Apr 2012 #24
Aerows Apr 2012 #25
Rex Apr 2012 #33
Arugula Latte Apr 2012 #38
bongbong Apr 2012 #28
Rex Apr 2012 #35
fascisthunter Apr 2012 #19
Rex Apr 2012 #34
wellstone dem Apr 2012 #39
fascisthunter Apr 2012 #40
SammyWinstonJack Apr 2012 #7
JoePhilly Apr 2012 #15
Canuckistanian Apr 2012 #30
Hissyspit Apr 2012 #36
goldberry740 Apr 2012 #5
Initech Apr 2012 #6
progressoid Apr 2012 #8
Initech Apr 2012 #10
jwirr Apr 2012 #12
LonePirate Apr 2012 #18
Initech Apr 2012 #22
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Apr 2012 #20
jwirr Apr 2012 #11
progressoid Apr 2012 #26
jwirr Apr 2012 #29
Thav Apr 2012 #13
malthaussen Apr 2012 #14
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Apr 2012 #21
LuckyLib Apr 2012 #16
all american girl Apr 2012 #27
pacalo Apr 2012 #31
varelse Apr 2012 #32
WillyT Apr 2012 #37

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:14 PM

1. thank you.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:17 PM

2. We need more like her

Not a single puke town hall or presser without a few women there to remind everyone exactly what the priorities of the "modern" Republican Party are.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:29 PM

3. Ask others to fund things and they will interfere.

 

It kind of goes with the territory.

How our government spends money makes it everyone's business.

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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:39 PM

4. Oh, I see

Since you get tax credits for your children and your home, can I interfere in your family life and dictate what you do in your home?

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Response to Aerows (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:42 PM

9. snap

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Response to Aerows (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:38 PM

17. We have the option to grant or not grant the funding.

 

That is what I am talking about.

And I don't have kids nor have I received any tax breaks for my home. I don't think the system is fair to people without kids.

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Response to dkf (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:26 PM

23. You have the option

To not take mortgage credits or claim your kids, too. Do you take tax credits for retirement funds? If so, then I suppose we should be able to interfere with how you spend your retirement, since, you know, we are all paying for that.

Do you get medicare or social security? Nearly EVERYONE gets some kind of tax credit or some sort of "entitlement". You are very keen to harp about issues involving finance. I find it EXTREMELY dubious that you have received no tax breaks for your home unless you either inherited it or own it out right. If you own it out right, then you almost certainly are receiving some credits unless you are just plain awful at doing your taxes.

I suggest you get an accountant if that is the case. Oh, but you can go ahead and interfere with things because people interfering with what YOU do is bad. Interfering with everyone else is A-Okay.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:46 PM

24. Oh I am going to be taxed on those funds later, probably at a higher rate than now anyway.

 

But I have no intention of relying on the government to provide me with the things I want/need, mostly because I don't have faith it will in any shape to do so by the time I need it.

I don't want to be that Greek protestor so desperate when the government realizes it can't pay me my social security check that I want to kill myself.

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Response to dkf (Reply #24)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:51 PM

25. So you aren't taking retirement fund credits?

You need an accountant if you aren't. But I suspect you aren't being truthful, because you know I made a very good point. You are one of those "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" types that doesn't realize they have had helping hands along the way and still rely on helping hands, but it makes you feel important to tell others that you are entirely self-reliant.

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Response to dkf (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:40 PM

33. Greek protestor? Wow are you desperate!

Can't answer the question so you just make something up and then run off.

It's okay getting pwned is no big deal, some can handle it and obviously some cannot.

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Response to dkf (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:31 PM

38. I suggest you stop driving on public roads.

Also, if you ever received any public education, you should reimburse the government, because, you know, you don't rely on them at all.

And if your house catches on fire, I assume you will let it burn to the ground, because we wouldn't want to rely on any people who are paid by tax dollars to help, right?

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Response to dkf (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:08 PM

28. Really?

 

> nor have I received any tax breaks for my home.

You should probably file amended tax returns for the years you didn't deduct mortgage interest payments. Did you know you could do that?

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Response to bongbong (Reply #28)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:42 PM

35. Of course, someone just doesn't like losing an argument.

imo.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:11 PM

19. oooops....

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:41 PM

34. Got pwned then ran off...

Sad when someone plays the Greek Card.

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Response to Rex (Reply #34)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:43 PM

39. I just have to tell you that this is one my favorite replies

ever.

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Response to wellstone dem (Reply #39)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 10:42 PM

40. above is the deems real enemy

those that claim to be deems are here to make sure we remain a tool of the 1%.

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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:49 PM

7. No, it doesn't.

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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:17 PM

15. I'm waiting for the religious groups to drop Vasectomies and ED pills from their plans.

There is no way my insurance premiums should pay one cent for these Godless fornicators!!!!

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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:03 AM

30. Yes, but why now?

PP has been a bedrock organization for decades, almost unnoticed as a controversial group until recently. Hell, even Poppy Bush endorsed and supported them.

Why now? And why is this even a controversial subject?

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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:26 PM

36. Government should not fund anything ever at all!

That will fix everything!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:46 PM

6. Assholes like King want to take us back to the dark ages.

I'm seriously predicting a 100% turnout for the dems among women at the rate they're self destructing.

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:58 PM

8. I wish.

King's opponent is a woman (Christy Vilsack), and not terribly liberal but sadly there will be plenty of women in NW Iowa that will still vote for King. It is sickening.

We're hoping that redistricting will help us boot his ass out this time around.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:44 PM

10. Redistricting could go either way.

Conservative assholes here in California are frothing at the chance to turn us back into a red state - and I seriously fear they will which means there goes 55 electoral votes.

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Response to Initech (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:00 PM

12. That is the real toll for 2010.

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Response to Initech (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:08 PM

18. There is no way CA is turning red in 2012. O will win by a few million votes in CA.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:19 PM

22. That's one election though. Think about 2016, 2020, 2024...

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Response to Initech (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:14 PM

20. Redistricting will have no effect on the total vote of the state......

...in the electoral college.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:00 PM

11. Is Souix City still the only big city in the district? That has always been part of the problem.

Farmers and only one city.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:05 PM

26. Nope

The current district includes Sioux City (83 K), Council Bluffs (63 K) and few 10-25K towns. In the new district for 2012, Council Bluffs is gone, but Ames is added (58 K). Ames is a college town (Iowa State University). They aren't as liberal as Iowa City but hopefully they will help move things to the left a little.

While there are a lot of rural areas to deal with, this is the most hopeful I've been in a long time to get rid of King.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:29 PM

29. That sounds good. I am hoping that the NW Iowa I grew up in is sick of his racism, hate and

greed. I will be watching with hope.

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:04 PM

13. I look forward to voting against him.

Very much so.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:05 PM

14. I certainly hope

... she was duly clubbed down, handcuffed, strip-searched, and thrown into the drunk tank for her outburst. Imagine, a woman telling her congressman what he should and should not do!

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:15 PM

21. Especially an arrogant scumbag like Steve King

That gestapo bullshit is right in his wheelhouse.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:28 PM

16. I would like to think there was a resounding and deafening applause for her comments,

but given it's a R town meeting, probably not. You know there were silent women in that audience who were thinking "you go, sister" but are too intimidated to speak up.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:06 PM

27. King always make me embarrassed that I'm from Iowa

That beautiful lady is the Iowans that I grew up with...smart and not taking shit from people.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:19 AM

31. He couldn't come up with a reasonable answer, so he asked her about statistics!



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:27 PM

32. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:29 PM

37. K & R !!!




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