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“Nanny State!” “Get your hands off my [insert anything here] !”
With the corporate/1% giveaways and the poking around in our bedrooms the GOP does and tries to do (over 200 anti-choice bills introduced ALREADY in 2014), it just gets increasingly silly to hear them upset about the “nanny state.” They’re not letting up.
Hal tackled the failing GOP “rebranding” effort on today’s show; I got to come on for the purity/sex police portion of the show. It is nice to give the ProLife Action League and other anti-choice groups more than one reason to find me “hard to like”.
I jumped in as Hal was doing is rant on legitimate sex as the GOP sees it:
You have a duty to the Motherland to make babies. And if you don’t do that, your relationship is less legitimate.
This, of course, is extremely out of touch with the overwhelming majority of Americans: “Poll: Majority Opposes Employer Exemption From Birth Control Mandate”. Not that that’ll stop them from trying whether or not the Hobby Lobby case goes their way.
I gave a nod to the disregard for law and order coming out of Georgia with the enhanced Stand Your Ground provisions: ”Georgia Legislators Think Felons Should Be Able To Shoot You” by Cliff Schecter.
This lead, obviously, to a discussion about “respect” and how conservatives think it should be earned Sopranos/Godfather style. Ya know, with machismo and blood lines. White, male blood lines.
And Hal couldn’t resist poking me with the Purity Ball documentary Nightline is doing. If you haven’t heard about purity balls and how fathers claim their daughters, presenting them to the Lord as chaste until they can be passed on to their husbands, well, you can imagine how I responded: “I may have done six or seven things today — and it’s 1pm in NYC — that the GOP/Purity Ball crowd thinks should be illegal…and may be in some places.”
Enhanced audio: HSRP 03/22/14 — Purity Parade
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