Toby Joe and I have been probably the only two people in all of America (outside of the obvious nut jobs) listening to the Alito hearings via CSPAN (Toby) and NPR (myself). There have been several times where I considered writing about what I have heard. Generally speaking, I should stick to questions about no-hitters, the shape of the states, and girls who talk using the word “like” as filler.
For example, I went on a HUGE rant last night about the predominately old white men and how many of them want abortion to be illegal. I wanted to know how a woman having an abortion affected them (especially considering the ones already alive are treated so poorly by their parents and the state elected officials put in place to “protect” them. For those too tired to sign into the article, it’s about another little girl who was found beaten to death after being tied to a chair in a room and fed cat food. She was also made to pee in a litter box. That’s all I have to say about that.) How can I take these men seriously when we treat our already living children so poorly? Education is all but ignored. Abused children are constantly returned to their parents, parents who obviously don’t want them. (Now, I’m not saying these children should be aborted, but I wish our congress/senate/state-elected officials would shift gears and take care of those we DO have instead taking so much care of the unborn.)
Last night, I started wondering if there was something we could “threaten” the (mostly) old white-haired men with in hopes of having them understand how some feel about their desire to remove the right to choose. How in God’s name (literally) are they expected to empathize with a group of people they have NOTHING in common with?
“It’s a religious crusade, Michele. Plain and Simple.”
Take away their legal right to divorce. Take away their right to use Viagra. Take away their right to bear arms. I have no idea. There is nothing similar, really. Take away their right to spend more than 100 thousand dollars a year on big cars, boats, trips to play golf, spa treatments, Botox. Hell, take away their right to pay for their child’s education. .
My question is this: Do the people who are opposed to abortion believe that this will alleviate the number of unwanted pregnancies? I’m an idealist, but come on! I have a bridge for sale. These same people probably believe that the death penalty actually acts as a deterrent for crime. Please. As if committing a crime warranting the death penalty isn’t welcoming the possibility enough.
I should probably stop listening to Alito’s hearing. For a much clearer debate, visit Old Man Sounds. Make some noise.
This is TOTALLY baffling. And totally relevant to today’s post. How many eggs does a woman have? From now on, I’m gonna say that I have a busload of people in my car!