The Hyde Amendment … a repost a reminder


Unhappy Birthday to the Amendment That Started the War on Women

I received a like & a few comments from someone from the extreme right, well, a breitbart team member.  I have no respect for what breitbart represented.

I also have issues with FOX being considered a news program that is actually a Republican station, so any use of them as a resource is just not going to fly. When it comes to Election2012, I am definitely concerned about the folks that Ryan represents the fact that he not only follows, but also quotes Ayn Rand while quietly plotting out a plan to overturn roe V wade. The top of the ticket is an even scarier thought because Ryan like Romney along with other Republicans have planned NOT to give Americans the necessary information to make intelligent choices. Though folks are starting to tune in this – is the most important election Americans have had to participate in and Republicans are doing whatever they have to in order that left leaning folks right to vote is suppressed in election2012. I am, particularly concerned about a woman’s right to choose as Republican Governors  took it upon themselves to pass unacceptable legislation ,screamed about their religious freedoms have been violated. While women all over the World watched in horror as a panel of men who not only refused to listen to Sandra fluke, they denied Eleanor Holmes Norton a seat at the table as well. I don’t know about you but I was pissed, scared and determined not to let a group of men turn back the clock in a fight for by women who suffered from a lack of Equality in all its forms, I mean are these men serious? do they think women are too stupid to make their own health care decisions or is there another reason for the sudden need to ban birth control possibly trash roe V wade.  Maybe. I know Women’s suffrage was about a whole lot more than reproductive rights and we all must remember VAMA and the Equal pay Act are bills sitting waiting to become laws. While those in Congress, specifically republicans have decided, no business is good for their Elections there is a lot of Republican talk out there about birth control and abortion, which should scare Women. As VP Joe Biden stated in the debate, roe V wade is only as safe as the Supreme Court justices allowed to sit on the court are objective.    The Hyde amendment was a knee jerk reaction from a man or group of men who believed that had the right to invade a Woman’s personal space, life and their right to choose. Unfortunately, in the end it became a law. We all know 98% of women use birth control. I know plenty girls (women) who have had abortions at 18, some are now married , have kids doing quite well thank you… went to college have good jobs and some are in that 47% because they are single parents . As a person of colour and mom, I am more than scared to be governed by Romney/Ryan … imagine that finger wagging Gov. Brewer did ; only it will be Romney/Ryan after having eliminated all social programs warning all of us brown, black ,mixed and whites folks considered a part of that low life 47%.  So, as we gasp at most if not at all of what Conservatives are saying  we hear so-called Republican, Trump and the rest of the new Republicans the notion that the time has come for the Rich to Rule America is in full effect this very moment.

I grew up thinking America was a good place to live for everyone but given the push from the “have it all” but it’s not enough seem to be trying to buy Election2012 Votes, we must all stay the course, fight back with our votes to fight the mission to turn back the clock or change our democracy.  I have some serious doubts, especially with what I am reading on your blog – Republicans have taken a big risk and trashed 47% ,do not forget this includes Vets, teachers, firefighters police …City County and State workers have been cut, slashed and burned by the GOP.

I know the write up was negative … Though it might be a good opportunity to trade information, find out exactly why ideology rates higher than the greater good … well, at least ask.

FYI … from the Center for American Progress

Unhappy Birthday to the Amendment That Started the War on Women

… birth control become controversial?” In some ways, we can thank former Rep. Henry Hyde (R.-Ill.) for setting us on this path. The attacks on contraceptive coverage can be traced back to an amendment of his that turns 36 years old today. The Hyde Amendment…

By Jessica Arons | Monday, October 1, 2012

  • Introduction: 30 Years is Long Enough, by Jessica Arons
  • Part One: Hyde Amendment History, by Marlene Gerber Fried
  • Part Two: Dignity and Justice for Some?, by Sarah Horsley
  • Part Three: Does the Hyde Amendment Violate Human Rights?, by Patty Skuster and Jamie D. Brooks
  • Part Four: Expanding Reproductive Choice, by Susan Jenkins
  • Part Five: The Future of Hyde, by Toni M. Bond Leonard

Reminder: Ending DACA could have cost states billions in GDP ~ reminder


While several groups on both sides of the political aisle have posted how much they believe ending DACA will cost, the trump admin doesn’t seem to care.  As Americans, some of us believe in the lower case c for capitalism so the idea that it would cost approx $290 billion to not only end DACA but Deport the Dreamers as well seems like an obvious wtf moment. The logical response would seem to be Nah we can’t afford to do this so work this ish out in a bipartisan reasonable way seems much saner… right?

So,  the demand to end DACA  was heard all around the world by the now ex-AGjeffsessions in what seemed like an exciting presser- at least to him, yet those who understood the gravity of said decision fought back.. while we all wondered; why didn’t trump give the news to America?  The courts stepped in;  lucky for Americans, but the struggle , fight and best efforts for a perfect union continues

~Nativegrl77

on this day … 10/1 1890 – The U.S. Congress passed the McKinley Tariff Act. The act raised tariffs to a record level. 


1569 – The Duke of Norfolk was imprisoned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth for trying to marry Mary the Queen of Scots.

1800 – Spain ceded the territory of Louisiana back to France. Later the property would be purchased by the U.S.effectively doubling its size.

1880 – Thomas Edison began the commercial production of electric lamps at Edison Lamp Works in Menlo Park.

1885 – Special delivery mail service began in the United States. The first routes were in West Virginia.

1890 – The U.S. Congress passed the McKinley Tariff Act. The act raised tariffs to a record level. 

1896 – Rural Free Delivery was established by the U.S. Post Office. 

1903 – The first modern World Series took place between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1908 – The Model T automobile was introduced by Henry Ford. The purchase price of the car was $850.

1918 – Damascus was captured from the Turks during World War I by a force made up of British and Arab forces.

1933 – Babe Ruth made his final pitching appearance. He pitched all nine innings and hit a home run in the 5th inning.

1936 – General Francisco Franco was proclaimed the head of the Spanish state.

1938 – German forces enter Czechoslovakia and seized control of the Sudetenland. The Munich Pact had been signed two days before.

1940 – The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened as the first toll superhighway in the United States.

1943 – Naples was captured by the Allied forces during World War II.

1946 – The International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg sentenced 12 Nazi officials to death. Seven others were sentenced to prison terms and 3 were acquitted.

1946 – The first baseball play-off game for a league championship was played. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2.

1949 – Mao Tse-tung raised the first flag of the People’s Republic of China when the communist forces had defeated the Nationalists. The Nationalist forces fled to Taiwan.

1952 – “This is Your Life” began airing on NBC-TV.

1961 – Roger Maris (New York Yankees) hit his 61st home run of the season to beat Babe Ruth’s major league record of 60.

1962 – Johnny Carson began hosting the “Tonight” show on NBC-TV. He stayed with the show for 29 years. Jack Paar was the previous host.

1964 – The Free Speech Movement was started at the University of California at Berkeley.

1968 – “Night of the Living Dead” premiered in Pittsburgh, PA.

1971 – Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, FL.
Disney movies, music and books

1972 – The Chinese government approved friendly relations with the United States.

1979 – The United States handed control of the Canal Zone over to Panama.

1980 – Robert Redford became the first male to appear alone on the cover of “Ladies’ Home Journal.” He was the only male to achieve this in 97 years.

1982 – EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) Center opened in Florida. The concept was planned by Walt Disney.

1984 – U.S. Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan announced that he was taking a leave of absence following his indictment on charges of larceny and fraud. He was later acquitted. 

1985 – The PLO’s headquarters in Tunisia was raided by Israeli jet fighters.

1988 – Mikhail Gorbachev assumed the Soviet presidency.

1989 – The authorized Charles Schulz biography, Good Grief, was published.

1989 – 7,000 East Germans were welcomed into West Germany after they were allowed to leave by the communist government.

1990 – U.S. President George H.W. Bush addressed the U.N. General Assembly and once again condemned Iraq’s takeover of Kuwait.

1990 – In Croatia, minority Serbs proclaimed autonomy.

1991 – U.S. President Bush condemned the military coup in Haiti that removed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from power. U.S. economic and military aid was suspended.

1991 – The U.S. trust territory of Palau became independent.

1992 – The Strategic Arm Reduction Treaty was approved by the U.S. Senate.

1994 – The U.S. and Japan avoided a trade war by reaching a series of trade agreements.

1994 – The National Hockey League (NHL) team owners began a lockout of the players that lasted 103 days.

1995 – Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine other defendants were convicted in New York of conspiring to attack the U.S.through bombings, kidnappings and assassinations.

1996 – Lucent Technologies became an independent company.

1998 – The U.S. government posted a $2.2 million reward for the capture of Augustin Vasquez Mendoza. He is accused of killing an undercover U.S. agent during a drug purchase in 1994.

1999 – The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China was celebrated in Beijing.

2001 – San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to ban Internet filters designed to keep pornography away from children at city libraries. The board left the decision up to the Library Commission to decide whether to install filtering software in children’s areas. A federal law in the U.S. mandated the use of the filters.

2009 – In the United Arab Emirates, the exterior construction of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper was completed.