So it all boils down to this.

The GOP does not believe health care should be a government responsibility. War, prisons, executions, walls to keep immigrants out, tax breaks and subsidies for billionaires, restricting and limiting voting, these are all the governments business, but not health care. Unless that health care has to do with women’s reproduction, that of course is an acceptable place for GOP noses to go poking.

…almost everything! The Republican sideshow we are being forced to endure is not only irresponsible, its destructive.

I just got a 16 page memo from a federal budget office about how to proceed with grant funded work if the shutdown goes forward. This does not affect the work that I do very much, but there are many others who will be hurt by this.

The umpteenth letter to the editor in our daily paper ranting how abortion is a moral failing that is ripping apart the very fabric of our country gave me pause. Its not that anyone was swaying my opinion that abortion is a medical procedure better performed in a clinic than a back alley, rather I thought “Really? Is there no other problem in the world? Nothing else to focus on but the thoughtless killing of innocent little lives also known as a blastocyst?”

I am firmly Pro-Choice, Pro-Abortion and Pro Women (& Human) Rights in general

July is turning into a brutally hard month for blog writing. Too many competing writing projects means ranting stays (mostly) in my head rather than in my blog.

I overheard something last night that is driving me to my keyboard. At my exercise class – Fit! Fusion! Fun! – one woman was telling another about how she might treat her headache. Helpful woman was going on about neti pots and herbal supplements and how Dr. Oz just had this on his show last week. The headache woman asked ‘Who is Dr. Oz?’.