Don’t Rush Me!

I am not interested in whether or not you feel birth control should be covered by insurance because today I have a much bigger issue to rant about.  If you don’t like “feminazis” go ahead and stop reading. OOH, I am so mad!
My favorite time of day is after taking Addie to school I come home, have a cup of coffee and watch the Today Show.  I just love that Ann Curry.  Well, unfortunately today glaring hideous and hateful from my television was Rush Limbaugh calling a young female law student a prostitute and a slut for testifying before congress to have insurance pay for contraception.  Does he kiss his mother with that mouth?  I had to put down my Obama coffee mug to pose to you the following questions:
1.  Why is birth control a women’s issue? Don’t men have sex with women?  Isn’t that how you make a baby?  Why aren’t we calling men who don’t want their partners to get pregnant sluts?
2. Why is it OK to vilify a young woman and call her a prostitute and a slut because she is asking for insurance to cover birth control?
3.  Why is the Republican Party continuing to allow Rush Limbaugh to speak for them? 
4. How can anyone condone the lying and hate mongering Rush Limbaugh spews across this country’s airwaves?
Rush Limbaugh is dangerous and uses his radio show to incite hate and divisiveness.  He is fat ugly drug addict and the best argument for birth control I can think of.  If he can find any woman on the planet that is dumb enough to sleep with him then we have a double argument for birth control.  Neither one of them should reproduce.
I know, aren’t  I doing the same thing calling him fat and ugly and attacking him personally because I abhor what he says and can’t abide to hear his whiny voice?  Yes. The difference is he has millions of listeners and the five of you who read my blog probably agree with me.  So there.  Also, I want to clarify, I know many drug addicts who are lovely people (myself included) so I didn’t mean to imply that in itself was a bad thing.  I just don’t like his hypocrisy.
If you agree he is mean spirited and creates more harm that good join me today by doing the following:  Copy and share my Facebook Post that will say something like this.
 “Don’t Rush Me!”
I am an American and Rush Limbaugh does not speak for me.
I am also going to ask my Facebook friends who are fans of Rush Limbaugh to unfriend me.  I can tolerate differences of opinion but I will not be friends with someone who approves of that man.  Also, please unfriend me if you like Rick Santorum or are against gay marriage.  I don’t have time for this nonsense.  Damn, my coffee is cold.
Late breaking news:  Boehner said Limbaughs’ comments were inappropriate.  Way to read him the riot act!  At least it’s something.
Interview with Sandra Fluke

In Fellowship

I am in Portland. I arrived yesterday, ate from a food truck, went to Powell’s book store, a three story block long stuffed with books haven (where I would like to have my ashes spread) and saw a foreign film in a theater that uses real dishes. Fabulous. I was planning on taking a vacation at the end of September, but I got a job that starts September 9, so I took it now.

I was offered a Fall Fellowship from Obama For America. Basically, I will be organizing my hometown, La Canada, land of the Republicans. I think I was offered the position because I was the only one in the San Gabriel Valley who applied. There is just one teensy problem. Besides the obvious issue of not having even one viable alternative candidate, I am not real sure why we should reelect Obama. Now, I realize this attitude is not going to send people running to the poles voting Obama, but I don’t think I am alone in my feelings. If I, DeAnne Todd, the person who stood screaming from the roof top of the Mirage in Las Vegas,” Hope! Change!”, is reluctant imagine how the less enthusiastic people in the middle who voted for him must feel. So, I am hoping to learn the reasons why I should be excited again at the training next week. I had two phone interviews for the job with people I am pretty sure were around Andrew’s age, 23. I get why they are excited, they are not as tired. But, tell me why I, a fabulously young looking married 50 year old with children and more pets than animal shelter should get excited about Obama. Can you believe they hired me? Don’t get me wrong, he is still my guy. I have faith, but even the faithful need to see the water turned into wine once in a while. At least now I won’t drink it all.
I am off now to explore Portland, but first I am going to do some yoga with the the yoga kit they gave me when I checked in and then I am going to get some coffee. I hope I can find a coffee shop in this town.