From Pine View Farm

Fear of Flying 3

Dick Polman considers Congressman Mike Kelly’s (R—Kraft-Ebbing) recent statement that having birth control covered by insurance is analogous to 9/11 and wonders why Republicans are so scared of lady bits.

A snippet:

I’ll leave it to the social historians to explain why conservatives are so threatened by female sexuality, by the idea of women having sex for non-procreative purposes – witness Rush Limbaugh, calling the unmarried Sandra Fluke “a slut” – or even by the prospect of strapped-for-cash women getting birth control coverage so that they can control their ovarian cysts. I’ll simply say that it takes a special rhetorical talent to liken women to the terrorists who flew planes into the World Trade Center.



  1. George Smith

    August 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Comparing birth control pill coverage to 9/11? You can’t even begin to plumb the mind of anyone who would come up with that, or there supporters, nor should you try. You would have no more luck than arguing with a bag of Sakrete. As I’ve said before, you can’t have a functioning government or a modern country if you can’t get such people and their supporters marginalized and off the reins of power. It’s discouraging to even see that someone feels the need to argue it.  

  2. George Smith

    August 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    One supposes there is mildly good news that the GOP has done major fail with women in states were the populace is still not totally pissed off from being on the losing side in the Civil War. 

  3. Frank

    August 4, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Freud would have a field day with that lot.