I guess I’m the only Republican uncomfortable with the idea of birth control being over the counter. That’s something that a doctor has to decide what’s best for you and your hormone levels, and give you regular check ups when you’re taking, because it’s not like a Tylenol you take once every few months.
I definitely agree. That stuff will mess with your hormone levels so bad. I take the type that is three months of pills so you only have a period once every 3 months (I know, TMI. Sorry but the story is essential to the point) but I don’t take the inactive week so I just never ever have a period because they’re just so painful. Last time I had one was well over a year ago. I had it because I figured my body needed to purge any buildup in there (but it actually doesn’t need to) and that was a big mistake. I cried at every tiny little thing. I was so emotionally erratic. If someone asked a question and I didn’t give them the answer they wanted and they were disappointed, I would start crying. I felt guilty for the craziest tiniest reasons. It was crazy. But that’s what happens when you are on a hormone pill. All those added hormones go into your system and mess with you and then when you take your week off you are more bonkers than the girls who don’t take the pill when they have that week.
Everyone is so concerned about hormones in their milk and chicken yet they want birth control to be freely available over the counter. They’re still hormones. Hormones control so much that you don’t want them to be available to every person who wants to self-medicate. There is a reason doctors go to medical school for sooooo long and there’s a reason to why they are high paid. It’s because they had to learn all of the information about these drugs and what they can do to us. And yes, the drugs contain a huge paper pamphlet going over side effects and such but who actually reads those and who can actually comprehend it all? That is why there are doctors.
McDonalds recently went on a hiring binge in the U.S., adding 62,000 employees to its roster. The hiring picture doesn’t look quite so rosy for Europe, where the fast food chain is drafting 7,000 touch-screen kiosks to handle cashiering duties.
The future of the $15 minimum wage.
I just started breathing faster and deeper just to spite you.
Have a nice day.
Imagine you are in recovery from labor, lying in bed, holding your infant. In your arms you cradle a stunningly beautiful, perfect little being. Completely innocent and totally vulnerable, your baby is entirely dependent on you to make all the choices that will define their life for many years to come….
Apparently when they look down at your baby’s private parts and tell you what gender it is, they are giving you an opinion.
This shit has to stop.
If it has a penis, it’s a boy.
If it has a vagina, it’s a girl.
It’s called science. Your DNA tells your cells what to do when you are growing in the womb. Your DNA is formed when the X chromosome in the mom’s egg meets with the X or Y chromosome in the dad’s winning sperm.
If you have a penis, it’s because your DNA is male and told your forming body to grow one.
It can’t get anymore simple than that.
I really hope that article was a joke. Because I can’t stand having to share the earth with people who think that way.
You know she’s gone to far when what she says even offends me.
Basically she said that no one whose great-grandfather was born in America likes soccer. She also says that the reason people like soccer is because of the influx in immigrants after the 1965 immigration laws.
I’ll give you a link to an article I read about her article because I’m not going to give her website anymore traffic to that article because it was so ridiculous.
If you want to read her article though, read it through the Townhall website. Although I think they shouldn’t of published this particular piece by her, I still respect Townhall in general.
I believe all my great-grandparents were born here. A lot of their parents were not though. But I still like soccer. And I find it offensive that she thinks that I can’t be American because I like soccer. I’m like one of the most patriotic people I know. I’m also one of the most conservative people I know. And I don’t suddenly have a liberal Euro-centric streak when I watch soccer.
The only un-American thing about my watching soccer is that the team I’ll love till death is the Italian National Team and not the US team. But now that the Italians are out (which was because of a totally unjust Uruguay game), I’m of course going to pull for the US.
She says some other stupid stuff as well.
One is that the matches are too long. It’s 90 minutes long. There’s a 15 minute half time. And then at the end they often add on 5 minutes for various reasons. You’re looking at about 2 hours. As someone who also loves baseball, I can tell you that a soccer game goes by much faster than a baseball game and during soccer games I don’t have to watch as many commercials.
She also says that there’s too much teamwork and there’s not enough individual effort.
Well, it is a team sport. Just like baseball, basketball, football, hockey. I mean, yes in baseball players go up to the bat as individuals but they are working towards a team goal. I don’t know much about football but I know there’s a lot of people on the field. As for basketball and hockey, they seem very similar to soccer. A team is trying to get an object into another teams goal all while trying to defend their goal.
So that was just plain delusional of her.
Then she goes on to say liberal moms like it because it’s the same for girls and boys and they can play co-ed. What the hell? Basketball is the same for girls. I’m sure there are co-ed children’s basketball leagues too. In the end though, no professional team is co-ed. And why is it so bad that it’s the same? I’m not a feminist of anything but I really don’t think soccer being the same for boys and girls is detrimental to anyone. Again, neither is basketball being the same.
In the middle of the article, Ann does make a good point. A lot of games end up scoreless. Yes it’s fun to have a score. But that’s just how the game is. A baseball game didn’t suck because it was 2-4 compared to a 89-67 basketball game. And look at football. Their points have higher values. I’m sure games wouldn’t be 21-28 if goals weren’t worth more than 1 point.
Then she gets stupid again.
Apparently she is offended that in soccer you can’t use your hands. This is upsetting to her because she thinks that as humans, our best asset is our opposable thumbs. And this is horrible to her. I wonder if it is absurd to her that in basketball you can’t walk around with the ball? That’s just how the game is. And you can use your hands. Goalkeepers can and if you’re throwing the ball in from the side, you use your hands to throw it towards your teammate.
She goes on to complain that it’s foreign and that it’s like the metric system. I don’t understand the metric system thing and I’m not going to lower myself to understand that. But I have a newsflash. Unless your ancestors came here prior to 1776, we all have foreign blood. Our country is a mixture of foreign influences. So if she’s going to complain that soccer is foreign, then I don’t want to see her eating Chinese food, going to an Italian restaurant, getting a kabob from a street vender, going to a bagel place, etc.
But, other than basically saying you’re un-American for liking soccer, what ticks me off most is she’s saying it’s being force fed upon us like HBO’s “Girls,” Hillary Clinton, and Beyonce.
Uhm….no. That’s ridiculous. Don’t compare soccer to Girls and Hillary.
Soccer is much more interesting than Girls.
And quite frankly, soccer is much more interesting than Ann Coulter.
I have finally discovered why people get so annoyed with her.
I can’t deal.
I cannot deal with the fact that my beloved team lost to a team who lets their grown-ass adult player run around and bite people like a little two year-old.
Like what the hell is wrong with him?
I hope Uruguay doesn’t get past the round of 16. I hope someone bites them.
This is so saddening. I really wanted Italy to win. Seeing Pirlo’s face at the end devastated me. Knowing that I probably won’t get to see him or Buffon play in another World Cup was devastating. Seeing as they’ll be like 40 next time around. Like, I’d love to see them be 40 and still playing in World Cups but the chance of that is like 0.00000001%.
It’s just sad.
And that little Uruguayan bitch needs to be banned. He is a grown ass man. In baseball once you get three strikes, you’re out. I feel that once you’ve bitten someone three times, your career should end.
Not a fan. I think it has far too much independence. It’s like they are their own little island doing what they want and are immune to checks and balances. I’m tired of them printing money. We all know that never turns out well. I think a main reason why the American dollar is worth less and less is because of the Federal Reserve. Milk didn’t go up in price because cows suddenly were dying off and became an endangered species. It’s purely inflation. And the problem is the Reserve is causing inflation except the one thing that isn’t being inflated is our paychecks. Plus I think they are way too friendly with the big banks. The flow of money between them is not right. I know it could be devastating if a big bank fails, but you can’t just print money and lend it to them to make everything right again. Because it doesn’t make anything right. It’s just making the problem worse in the long run. Pretty much I feel that the Federal Reserve controlling the money in the way they do is not conducive to a proper free market.
Personally, I wouldn’t mind going back to a gold standard as well.
No further explanation needed.
That explains nothing.
I guess it wouldn’t if you don’t know the Constitution or your history. In which case, I can’t help you.
Burn. Literally every American’s rights are outlined in the Constitution and it’s amendments. To not know them is to walk freely into slavery.
June 19, 2014: 24-year-old retired Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter, who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine, received the Medal of Honor (the nation’s highest military honor.)
Carpenter required almost 40 surgeries and multiple skin grafts, President Obama said, leaving him with a prosthetic eye, a new jaw and teeth, and “one hell of a smile.”
God bless this man, God bless our service members, and God bless America!