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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 12:20 PM
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34. Raven, Sarah Palin's daughter is yet another symbol of what is wrong with the conservative ideology.
I have a friend who had a baby at 16. She is now in her 50s. Not one of her three children finished high school.

And then, we wonder why there is so much poverty in our country and why we cannot compete. Sarah Palin's daughter's pregnancy is just the beginning of a difficult life for this young woman.

Sarah Palin's daughter need a good, explicit sex education. My daughters (and their Unitarian friends) are living proof that good, explicit (and I mean explicit sex education) prevents teen pregnancies.

Ignorant kids with romantic notions think sex is something mysterious and yet -- another way to grow up fast.

The fundamentalists of the right wing in America are trying to unload their puritanism about sex on the rest of the nation. In the process, they are ruining the lives of many of their children and are trying to ruin the lives of all of the nation's children, especially our daughters.

Liberals did not make teen pregnancies and sex a political issue. Conservatives did.

Sarah Palin's poor daughter is just one example of the many, many young girls in this country whose lives are ruined by our national obsession with sex. She is yet another symbol of what is wrong with right-wing fundamentalisme.

Get over it, conservatives. Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. . . . . And you do it too. Get honest. Get real. Stop condemning your children to the fate of Sarah Palin's daughter -- an unwanted, premature pregnancy.

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  -Leave the kid alone! Raven  Sep-01-08 11:26 AM   #0 
  - Excuse me?  Sarah Ibarruri   Sep-01-08 11:28 AM   #1 
  - SInce the kid is pregnant, doesn't that imply that the mother didn't lie about herself?  hedgehog   Sep-01-08 11:33 AM   #8 
     - Palin never met a lie she didn't like and she's running for VP  Sarah Ibarruri   Sep-01-08 11:36 AM   #12 
     - how many other innocent kids are the gop morons going to attack?  samsingh   Sep-01-08 01:10 PM   #58 
     - how many other innocent kids are the gop morons going to attack?  samsingh   Sep-01-08 01:10 PM   #59 
  - It's not the kid  Mz Pip   Sep-01-08 11:29 AM   #2 
  - !  Blue State Native   Sep-01-08 11:32 AM   #4 
     - Can you imagine the RW's  Mz Pip   Sep-01-08 11:34 AM   #11 
        - Oh no doubt they would have had a field day! Let the Spin Begin!  Blue State Native   Sep-01-08 11:38 AM   #16 
        - Bingo  Fuzz   Sep-01-08 12:19 PM   #33 
  - I AGREE  BanTheGOP   Sep-01-08 11:31 AM   #3 
  - No one will pick on the kid but her mother is a whole  CC   Sep-01-08 11:32 AM   #5 
  - She KNEW Bristol was Pregnant when she said  POAS   Sep-01-08 11:47 AM   #22 
  - You're wrong, I'm afraid. Look at these threads.  Donald Ian Rankin   Sep-02-08 10:56 AM   #70 
  - Oh Hell No!  shadowknows69   Sep-01-08 11:32 AM   #6 
  - Blame John McCain and Sarah Barracuda  BlueIdaho   Sep-01-08 11:32 AM   #7 
  - Blame right wing parenting and abstinence classes in school  Warpy   Sep-01-08 11:33 AM   #9 
  - I'll get flamed for this because of my low post count  Stern21   Sep-01-08 11:34 AM   #10 
  - I think I'll take my lead from Barack Obama on this and I suspect  Raven   Sep-01-08 11:36 AM   #13 
     - Strategically, I agree  BanTheGOP   Sep-01-08 12:19 PM   #32 
  - I agree with you  riderinthestorm   Sep-01-08 11:37 AM   #14 
  - I agree about the girl. We should leave HER alone.  FedUpWithIt All   Sep-01-08 11:37 AM   #15 
  - I agee Raven,leave the girl alone  JitterbugPerfume   Sep-01-08 11:39 AM   #17 
  - Aha, I am going to add Sarah Barracuda to this--  itsjustme   Sep-02-08 10:38 AM   #68 
  - Thank you.  likesmountains 52   Sep-01-08 11:40 AM   #18 
  - It is a sad and strange story.  sfexpat2000   Sep-01-08 11:43 AM   #19 
  - Tell that to Mrs Moose..  SoCalDem   Sep-01-08 11:44 AM   #20 
  - i agree with you.  endless october   Sep-01-08 11:44 AM   #21 
  - Why did her mom drag her into the national spotlight?  POAS   Sep-01-08 11:48 AM   #23 
  - Maybe Mom didn't know. It's possible that the kid was keeping  Raven   Sep-01-08 11:53 AM   #25 
  - no offense, but she couldn't keep it a secret from millions of  JanMichael   Sep-01-08 12:07 PM   #27 
  - From what I understand  Texasgal   Sep-01-08 12:07 PM   #28 
     - I was referring to her  POAS   Sep-01-08 12:15 PM   #30 
        - True...  Texasgal   Sep-01-08 12:23 PM   #37 
           - OK  POAS   Sep-01-08 12:54 PM   #44 
  - Agrred and Palin should stop blaming liberal bloggers.  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-01-08 11:51 AM   #24 
  - This message is for Sarah, right? Because I haven't seen any DUers ragging on the kid. n/t  dadsblacksheep   Sep-01-08 11:54 AM   #26 
  - no one is saying anything about the girl  madrchsod   Sep-01-08 12:11 PM   #29 
  - Dragging those kids into the national spotlight  POAS   Sep-01-08 12:18 PM   #31 
  - Raven, Sarah Palin's daughter is yet another symbol of what is wrong with the conservative ideology.  JDPriestly   Sep-01-08 12:20 PM   #34 
  - That young woman is not a symbol, she's a person. n/t  sfexpat2000   Sep-01-08 12:31 PM   #40 
     - But her daughter represents MORE than herself  BanTheGOP   Sep-01-08 01:00 PM   #48 
     - You're objectifying a human being. Is your candidate so lame  sfexpat2000   Sep-01-08 01:03 PM   #51 
        - I don't understand your question  BanTheGOP   Sep-01-08 01:07 PM   #56 
           - Self serving justifications. Thank goodness Axelrod and Obama  sfexpat2000   Sep-01-08 01:17 PM   #61 
     - People can be symbols.  JDPriestly   Sep-02-08 10:23 AM   #67 
  - "If I were Mom..." - nuff said.  BlooInBloo   Sep-01-08 12:21 PM   #35 
  - I agree we should try and stay away from making the story about a kid really.  applegrove   Sep-01-08 12:22 PM   #36 
  - Her MOM  AldebTX   Sep-01-08 12:24 PM   #38 
  - Perspective Please...Leave ALL The Kids Alone!  KharmaTrain   Sep-01-08 12:25 PM   #39 
  - I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE  BanTheGOP   Sep-01-08 12:31 PM   #41 
     - Slippery Slope Time  KharmaTrain   Sep-01-08 12:58 PM   #46 
  - Sorry, but since her mom decided to become a national political figure  LibInTexas   Sep-01-08 12:39 PM   #42 
  - Been trying but you said it better then I have been!  POAS   Sep-01-08 12:57 PM   #45 
  - Some of you people were born to lose, I swear.  Marr   Sep-01-08 12:47 PM   #43 
  - Don't insult me just because you disagree. I don't see Obama  Raven   Sep-01-08 12:59 PM   #47 
  - Sorry if the truth hurts.  Marr   Sep-01-08 01:06 PM   #55 
     - What is truth to one person...  LanternWaste   Sep-02-08 10:41 AM   #69 
  - so you really think Obama will LOSE unless we focus on this  jonnyblitz   Sep-01-08 01:05 PM   #52 
  - "This is the only way we can win and not deserve to".  Marr   Sep-01-08 01:17 PM   #62 
  - And some of you people were born to be Republicans.  GreenJ   Sep-01-08 01:06 PM   #53 
  - Oh, bullshit. Every single thread attacking Andy and Termite  sfexpat2000   Sep-01-08 01:06 PM   #54 
  - Oh, spare me. This isn't about the kid...  Carolina   Sep-01-08 01:02 PM   #49 
  - I wish I could recommend this post  Ikonoklast   Sep-01-08 01:18 PM   #63 
  - Exactly.  Marr   Sep-01-08 01:24 PM   #64 
  - So in turn we moralize and pass judgment. Thanks, but no thanks.  HopeLives   Sep-01-08 02:14 PM   #66 
  - McCain and Palin are to blame, not us.  liberalmuse   Sep-01-08 01:02 PM   #50 
  - Raven, I'm going to do something else. Glad you posted the thread.  sfexpat2000   Sep-01-08 01:09 PM   #57 
  - what would Palin do if one of the Barack (or Biden, Gore, Clinton) girls  samsingh   Sep-01-08 01:11 PM   #60 
  - Sorry but if your parent  tpsbmam   Sep-01-08 01:29 PM   #65 

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