Where to start, where to start? How about Utah? Where their Senate just passed a law banning schools from talking about contraception. Or homosexuality. Or "erotic behavior."
Or, in the other wacky state, how about the fact that Florida's racist anti-Sharia law may result in interfering with Jewish divorce proceedings and other --you know, outside religious traditions.
Oh, but there is more. Even Ron Paul had to note that the Republican criticism of Obama's apology for the Koran burning was over the top. That didn't stop former half-time governor, (but full-time idiot) Sarah Palin from calling Obama naive and calling the people we are supposed to be helping, you remember, the people of Afhanistan, "savages." Nothing says Christian like "we don't apologize to lesser beings." And speaking of vocal Christian idiots, nothing says stupid like Michele Bachmann saying that the contraception order is just steps away from our government limiting family size.
Oh, and contraception, and the Republican obsession with women's sex lives. As I read today that state legislatures have passed some 430 limits on abortion rights, I am reminded of how little those people seem to care about actual women's health. Same people cut funding for Planned Parenthood in Texas (we will show them!) but you can't actually just pick and choose the legal services. So Texas prefers that some 130,000 women go without healthcare.
Impressive. But the best, of course, goes to the Republican response to Sandra Fluke. And no, I am not talking about Jabba Limbaugh's "slut" comment. I am talking about all the people who either don't know how birth control works, don't care, or are just too stupid to be on TV (I vote for all three). Amazing how many of them said that Fluke wanted us, the taxpayers, to pay for her birth control to have sex. A), she didn't actually talk about sex, but about the non-sexual uses of contraception, and B) it isn't the taxpayers who have to pick up the bill.
Why do people still talk as if healthcare reform in this country is about giving it away for free? These women under discussion, pay (along with their employer) for the insurance. That is where that comes from. Not from Bill O'Reilly's "hard earned" money.
As usual, Jon does it better.
Oh, and Fred, as usual, has a great take on some of the stupidity surrounding contraception. I especially love the Republican arguing that something is an abortifacent because it is his religious belief that it is.