We Can’t Sit Back and Blog

After my class at Pasadena Community Network last week, I watched some of Our Town with Marie Stein on KPAS 56. Marie’s guest was Jane Roberts of 34millionfriends.org. Just like me, Jane was appalled when Pres. Bush II stood in the way of the Congressional appropriation for UNFPA. So Jane decided to raise some money to help fill the gap, and she had done just that.

The main point is that providing family planning to women is essentially providing health care to women. The problem is that some people don’t want women to have access to family planning or even prevent diseases that are preventable (yes, both of those links go to the same article—repetition for emphasis, dear).

On the show, Jane showed pictures of her recent trip to Africa. One caller called in to make comments about the “feral” behavior of humans, breeding without thought about the consequences. I’d never heard ‘feral’ applied to humans before though I’m sure most of us have exhibited ‘feral-like tendencies’ at one time or another. I’m a mammal—how ’bout you?

I loved Jane and as I watched, I thought, “I’m going to blog this!” In her final call to action, Jane said, “We can’t just sit back and blog.” No, Jane, we can’t just sit back and blog, but we can sit up and blog.  Bloggers and blogs are your (feral) friends too.

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8 Responses to “We Can’t Sit Back and Blog”

  1. Brother Ken Says:

    After all that, don’t forget to keep up with Fox’s Dollhouse. I find it fascinating,

  2. The Real Zajac Says:

    See, I like to stand the equation on its head and call Americans on their hypocritical sexual policies, tongue-lashing sex ed and womens’ reproductive health care while sleeping around, buying porn, and basically being morally bankrupt. Kind of like Sodom and Gomorra arguing over who is more slutty.

  3. Petrea Says:

    It would behoove Ms. Roberts not to alienate a substantial portion of the population who could be doing her cause a great deal of good.

    She almost alienated you, but the issue is too important.

  4. Daily Brain Scan Says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLATHERERER!

  5. Petrea Says:

    Oh, that’s right! Good thinking! Today’s the REAL DAY! HBD WCGB!!!

  6. KTP Says:

    Please contact me for evite to Dave Silberman’s going away party!

  7. Sister Wolf Says:

    Damn right!

  8. houston wedding photograhy Says:

    She almost alienated you, but the issue is too important.

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