Thu Jun 14, 2012, 07:11 PM
James48 (1,088 posts)
Censorship- Women told to sit down and shut up.
LANSING - Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas (R-Midland) today banned two Democratic women legislators from speaking on the House Floor as the House of Representatives takes up its final legislation before the summer recess. State Representatives Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield) and Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga) were not told why the ban was put in place, but it is widely believed it stems from their opposition to radical anti-choice legislation that passed the House yesterday.
"Both Representative Byrum and I were gaveled down without cause yesterday while voicing our opposition to the Republican's war on women here in Michigan, "said Rep. Brown. "Regardless of their reasoning, this is a violation of my First Amendment rights and directly impedes my ability to serve the people who elected me into office. I was either banned for being Jewish and rightfully pointing out that House Bill 5711 was forcing contradictory religious beliefs upon me and any other religion. Or it is because I said the word 'vagina' which is an anatomically, medically correct term. If they are going to legislate my anatomy, I see no reason why I cannot mention it."
HB 5711 which passed 70-39 with one Representative abstaining addresses treatment of fetal remains, coercive abortion screening, physician liability and rules for certain abortion facilities.
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Censorship- Women told to sit down and shut up. (Original post)
|rhett o rick||Jun 2012||#5|
|Spitfire of ATJ||Jun 2012||#9|
Response to HockeyMom (Reply #1)
Thu Jun 14, 2012, 08:09 PM
HopeHoops (47,675 posts)
3. "Cunt". Just say it. Apparently it is equivalent in MI now.
I'm steamed about this but I'm glad they are fighting back. I saw the clip of her on the floor. There's nothing she said that was even CLOSE to controversial. "Cunt", "Twat", "Nookie", "Slit", okay, maybe that would be an issue. A doctor will use the word "VAGINA", so why can't an elected member of a state or federal body use it? I'm royally pissed about this. No, more than pissed. I just can't think of a better word.
Response to rhett o rick (Reply #5)
Thu Jun 14, 2012, 08:36 PM
HopeHoops (47,675 posts)
8. Uppity - that usually means "niggers" - yeah, I posted the "N" word.
I'm sick of this shit. Words are just that - words. I'm a honky. I've got "injun" blood in me. My wife's a kraut (well, so am I). We're all people - regardless of sex or heritage. I'm just pissed all to hell about the bigotry and sexism. Everyone is equal on all counts, including whatever religious doctrine you might adhere to. We raised our three daughters to be open to all people and they are still that way. Our eldest will be 21 tomorrow. I'd include a rant smiley but this really isn't a rant. It's relevant to the conversation. Why men consider themselves superior to women is beyond my comprehension. That's not how I was raised and that's not how I am now. Words are words. If there's a "cunt" in the MI house, it's the speaker.
Response to RBInMaine (Reply #2)
Thu Jun 14, 2012, 08:30 PM
longship (24,565 posts)
6. Shame on you!
From what we hear about your governor, tea bagger Paul LePage, I could fling your insult back at you. But I demure.
We all do our best within the current political environment. Stop blaming victims. That's part of the problem.
So stop it now.
Sheesh! We all have our crosses to bear (so to speak).
Response to longship (Reply #6)
Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:09 AM
RBInMaine (10,590 posts)
11. Spare the hypersensitivity. I say the exact same thing to Mainers all the time. Dems bitched and
whined and pissed and moaned and stayed home in 2010 like whining little pathetic babies with all this idiotic horseshit about Obama not being pure enough, and all the rest of that total CRAP even though he has given us the most PROGRESSIVE body of legislation since LBJ. Then these TeaBagging assholes got into office, many in close elections thanks to Dems not voting. And too many indies voted for these assholes too. Then liberals and moderates piss and moan even louder when these assholes start doing what they said they would do: acting like total assholes and toadies of the far right wing. You can't bitch and whine and piss and moan and not vote then bitch even louder when the TeaBaggers who got elected due to all that bitching and whining and pissing and moaning act like the scumbag TeaBaggers they said they would be.
So I say again to the people of MI, WI, OH, FL, and MAINE, not happy with these TeaBagging assholes? Then next time quit the whining and bitching and pissing and moaning about a lack of purity, and get the hell off your asses and get out there and work like hell to vote these bastards out and replace them with Democrats.
Yes, LePage is a total asshole which is why we are working like hell to take back the legislature come November.
Elections have consequences. The best thing you can be doing in MI is get the hell out there and vote the assholes out in November.