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Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« on: February 16, 2012, 06:43:44 pm »
So let's say you're a representative and you're the committee chairman for a Congressional hearing on requiring women's health and contraception to be covered by insurance companies.

Do you:

a) call a panel of advocates for women's health to serve as witnesses
b) have actual women explain why they would need contraceptive coverage
c) have an all-male panel question an all-male witness pool about women's health and contraception.

I'll give you three chances to guess what Darrell Issa did, and the first two don't count.

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Ranking committee member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) had asked Issa to include a female witness at the hearing, but the Chairman refused, arguing that “As the hearing is not about reproductive rights and contraception but instead about the Administration’s actions as they relate to freedom of religion and conscience, he believes that Ms. Fluke is not an appropriate witness.”
And so Cummings, along with the Democratic women on the panel, took their request to the hearing room, demanding that Issa consider the testimony of a female college student. But the California congressman insisted that the hearing should focus on the rules’ alleged infringement on “religious liberty,” not contraception coverage, and denied the request. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) walked out of the hearing in protest of his decision, citing frustration over the fact that the first panel of witnesses consisted only of male religious leaders against the rule. Holmes Norton said she will not return, calling Issa’s chairmanship an “autocratic regime.”

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Re: Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 06:54:54 pm »
Misogynistic pricks. Incidentally, I believe Jon Stewart mocked the shit out of that one the other night.
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Re: Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 10:34:30 pm »
Stay classy, Republicans. You refuse do shit about jobs, so instead we get you sticking your noses up every woman vagina.

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Re: Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 10:35:51 pm »
Look on the bright side. If they decide that women's contraceptives should be covered, that proves that even men think so and they should. Like most normal humans.

If not, we know why.
I'd be more sympathetic if people here didn't act like they knew what they were saying when they were saying something very much wrong.

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Re: Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 10:37:01 pm »
Anyone hear about how Bayer was used as a contraceptive?

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Re: Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 10:55:17 pm »
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Ranking committee member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) had asked Issa to include a female witness at the hearing, but the Chairman refused, arguing that “As the hearing is not about reproductive rights and contraception but instead about the Administration’s actions as they relate to freedom of religion and conscience, he believes that Ms. Fluke is not an appropriate witness.”
Because the “freedom of religion an conscience” in this case has absolutely no effect on other people’s reproductive rights, right?
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Re: Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 11:04:35 pm »
Ah, I love the smell of disingenuity in the evening.

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“As the hearing is not about reproductive rights and contraception but instead about the Administration’s actions as they relate to freedom of religion and conscience, he believes that Ms. Fluke is not an appropriate witness.”

Because heaven forbid an issue have multiple facets, and therefore relates to several different sets rights and freedoms. Yes, religion and conscience are two of the issues being addressed here, but it's ludicrous to suggest that a topic which is integral to women's rights somehow magically doesn't relate to god damn women's rights.
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Re: Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 11:18:19 pm »
Anyone hear about how Bayer was used as a contraceptive?

...wait.  How does that work?

Ironbite-that...doesn't make sense.

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Re: Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 11:24:18 pm »
Anyone hear about how Bayer was used as a contraceptive?

...wait.  How does that work?

Ironbite-that...doesn't make sense.
Because it's bs, the guy said women used to put them between their knees. The only way Bayer could work is if you ODed on the stuff. There were condom use and other contraceptive use, like a diapharm,and a lot of that was obtained illegally.

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Re: Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 11:27:03 pm »
Anyone hear about how Bayer was used as a contraceptive?

...wait.  How does that work?

Ironbite-that...doesn't make sense.

"They put it between their knees" is the punchline.

Though that's disingenuous for multiple reasons, one of which is that you can still have sex with your legs closed (NSFW).

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Re: Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2012, 12:04:56 am »
Anyone hear about how Bayer was used as a contraceptive?

...wait.  How does that work?

Ironbite-that...doesn't make sense.

You tell me

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Re: Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2012, 12:22:28 am »
HE DIDN'T EXPLAIN ANYTHING!  HOW DOES THAT ACTUALLY WORK!?

Ironbite-my poor abused brain.

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Re: Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2012, 12:27:59 am »
"Paging George Takei, repeat, paging Mr. Sulu!" Because Issa and his ilk ARE douchebags. And unless that one idiot meant injecting the aspirin behind the knee, I don't know how that would work.


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Re: Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2012, 12:33:41 am »
I love his belittling of the concerns.

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Re: Idiocy At Hearing Re: Contraception Insurance Coverage
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2012, 12:38:12 am »
HE DIDN'T EXPLAIN ANYTHING!  HOW DOES THAT ACTUALLY WORK!?

Ironbite-my poor abused brain.

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