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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Don't Use the "V" Word in Michigan!

I rarely venture into the world of politics as a topic simply because it is an area like religion that offers ONLY divisive viewpoints. If you agree with me, I'm "intelligent." If you don't, I'm an "idiot." It's simply all too depressing to me. Today, however, I cannot sit idly by and let Rep. Mike Callton of Michigan off the hook: in many ways, I feel that he is emblematic of exactly how far off course our country has gotten.
Forget for a moment any political ideals that you hold. Forget the labels we have so blithely affixed to the "other side" to show our disdain. Without mention of party affiliation, I offer this tidbit.
Rep. Lisa Brown, a second-term legislator from the state of Michigan was involved with Rep. Callton in what can only be described as an unbelievable tiff the other day.
As the legislators were debating over what regulations and stipulations, if any were to be attached to legislation dealing with pro-life/pro-choice requirements, Ms. Brown said, "Finally, Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but 'no' means 'no.'"
There was little affect on the part of her fellow representatives, but the next day, Brown and fellow female representative Barb Byrun were banned from speaking on the House floor!
Rep. Callton said that the language Brown had used previously was so vile and disgusting that he could never bear to mention it in front of women or in "mixed" company! This from a man who has a degree in biology and was a practicing chiropractor.
Seriously. What did he expect? Eric Cartman's mother's term "cha cha"? (as in season 2 when Eric is trying to find the identity of his father and his mom noted that sometimes, a man put his "hoohoo dilly in a woman's cha cha.")
I am not taking a pro-ilfe or pro-choice stance at all. That's my business; but when a supposedly educated person evinces punishment on another adult for using the word "vagina," we're in deep doo doo.
If you are moved to do so, you can watch the presentation of Ms. Brown for yourself and see the total lack of response as she uses the well as read the "rest of the story."


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