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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:44 AM
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To the Bush Admin, it's OK to kill before you're 29, but not to have sex.
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 11:45 AM by trumad
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As the GOP asked recently, what are the stakes in the Nov. 7 election? Well, one complaint you hear a lot about the current Republican regime is that they want to regulate what people do in the bedroom. Sometimes that sounds like political hyberbole, until you read something like this: The Bush administration is spending millions in an effort to stop unmarried people in their 20s from, well, doing the wild thing:

The federal government's "no sex without marriage" message isn't just for kids anymore.

Now the government is targeting unmarried adults up to age 29 as part of its abstinence-only programs, which include millions of dollars in federal money that will be available to the states under revised federal grant guidelines for 2007.



The government says the change is a clarification. But critics say it's a clear signal of a more directed policy targeting the sexual behavior of adults.

"They've stepped over the line of common sense," said James Wagoner, president of Advocates for Youth, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that supports sex education. "To be preaching abstinence when 90% of people are having sex is in essence to lose touch with reality. It's an ideological campaign. It has nothing to do with public health."

As the article notes, "well over" 90 percent of people in their 20s have already done the dirty deed. And experts say that if the issue is reducing out-of-wedlock births in this age group is the goal, a successful program should involve contraception -- not surprising, considering the above statistic. And you really have to wonder how much of this is really concern about the potential social consequences of unwanted pregnancy, and how much is the latest offensive from the American Taliban?

Here's a question for the conservatives that like to populate the comment section here. In what way or sense is this Bush-backed government program truly "conservative." You've got Big Government telling adults what to do in the privacy of their own home, and wasting millions of your tax dollars to do it.

Seems like the lunacy of this is somewhere where liberals and conservatives could actually find some common ground.
http://www.attytood.com/2006/10/no_sex_please_youre_20s...
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:46 AM
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1. They expect you to abstain from sex until you're 29!
but if you're 18 you can get a free trip to Iraq!
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:47 AM
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2. If 'abstinence-only' works how come there are alternative birth control methods?
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 12:04 PM by Prag
I've always been curious... OH! Maybe that's IT?!?!
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:48 AM
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3. Just the mask dropping a little further, that's all.
Just a little further..
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:51 AM
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4. Funny isn't it?
And you can't have sex until you are married but gays can't marry. These guys make my head hurt.

Good lord, I gave up all control of my boys when they moved out to go to college. I figured they were making their own adult decisions so now the Bush** administration wants to take over? Sure.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:58 AM
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5. But once a Repub IS married, it's OK to "make up for lost time" by sexually harassing subordinates
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 11:59 AM by Crankie Avalon
...IMing pages, and partaking in all the other predatory sexual practices and/or reprobate perversions Republicans are known for.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:00 PM
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6. Republicans are the airbrains
Look at TV, read the newspapers, surf the net. In all these place, when the republicans dares to print it, you see republicans all over the place with perverted sex, sex with children, internet sex and they have the nerve to try to tell people in this country when and where THEY can have sex. Since gay marriage ban didn't work do you think they are trying to rile up the right wing nutso religious crooks.

TELL ME...WHY OH WHY OH WHY ARE REPUBLICANS SO OBSESSED WITH SEX????

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StraightDope Donating Member (716 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:05 PM
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7. ..."well over" 90 percent of people in their 20s have already done the dirty deed...
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 12:08 PM by StraightDope
Hmm, let me see, I'm only half way through my twenties, and I've "done the dirty deed" hundreds, if not thousands of times. And yet, I'm not married, I have no children, or STDs. I wonder how that could be?

OH, right, birth control and condoms!

(Smacks self in forehead)

How could I have been so stupid? All this time, I've been making Jesus and Pat Robertson cry! Shame on me...

:sarcasm:

EDIT: I wonder why, if the American Taliban is so concerned about births out-of-wedlock, they simply don't endorse oral and/or anal sex as an alternative. Hey, wait... That's right. The whole Sodom and Gomorrah thing. Y'know, because we should all get our notions of morality from a set of 3000 year old Jewish Fairy Tales.
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mongo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:11 PM
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8. Just what we needed
Glad to see our fearless leaders have started "the war on sex"!

:sarcasm:

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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 03:36 PM
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9. Honestly, what these people need is a good lay.
:evilgrin:
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