FROM THE PEOPLE’S HEART
ED SCHULTZ, MSNBC ANCHOR - RADIO HOST
PRESENTED FOR MERITORIOUS PUBLIC SERVICE
Ed Schultz, you were a great advocate during the political crisis in Wisconsin. Although the war is not won, you were there cheer leading the battles in an effort to achieve a worthy cause with national implications! GO BADGERS!
Today, Sunday, April 10, 2011, Ed will host an important program on MSNBC_TV, 12:00PM, “A Strong America: The Black Agenda.” Be sure to watch. Ed can been seen nightly on MSNBC_TV at 10:00PM.
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Born April 9, 1963
Born April 9, 1961
MSNBC ANCHOR & POLITICAL DIRECTOR
I Am Tasha’s Uterus
Look at me. I am the powerful and holy birthplace of the human race. Your children come from me. All of them, whether they become clerks or garbage men in the lower and middle classes, or wheelers and dealers on Wall Street. The powerful leaders of our nation begin in me. More than anything, republicans want to control me which is tantamount to controlling women. White men in The Congress of both houses are a majority that wants to legislate and regulate the sexual and reproductive health of women’s bodies.
Currently, republicans want to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood even though the Hyde Amendment prevents any federal funds from being used for abortions. Planned Parenthood has cleaved itself into two organizations to satisfy The Congress. One organization does health services like cervical screenings and the other abortions. There is no co-mingling of their monies. Yet, Congress has it in their collective crop to destroy Planned Parenthood!
Providing Trusted Community Health Care
Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. Our skilled health care professionals are dedicated to offering men, women, and teens high-quality, affordable medical care. One in five American women has chosen Planned Parenthood for health care at least once in her life. [Planned Parenthood]
Who receives services from Planned Parenthood? In large part, minority women! They are women who have had at least one child and make the decision that the family economy will not permit another child, another mouth to feed. At Planned Parenthood men and women can select from a comprehensive program of services. Are the men in Congress afraid of the uterus? Sex? Which of the following services threatens them the most?
* Birth Control
* Body Image
* Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception)
* General Health Care
* Men’s Sexual Health
* Sex & Sexuality
* Sexual Orientation & Gender
* Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
* Women’s Health
Yes, the list of services IS comprehensive. Except for abortion, the men of The Congress should surely have no problem with Planned Parenthood. Tasha’s Uterus is being attacked for false reasons. Women’s bodies are not the province of men in The Congress. Men, you have exercised your power of the purse when it comes to abortion. That is settled law, I believe. Don’t deny economically challenged women the services of Planned Parenthood (outside of abortion). These minority women are your constituents and pose no threat to you. Planned Parenthood even has services for those who have a penis.
Even As a Plush Toy, the Uterus Is No Threat to Men
We all know “The Donald” if we watch TV. Donald J. Trump is a celebrity. He owns (owned?) casinos and runs beauty pageants. He owns a real estate empire. Donald is smart and rich. He was educated at the Wharton School. He is NYC’s most famous citizen. When the City couldn’t build a skating rink, Donald built it in record time. The gleaming, golden Trump Tower is a monument to Mr. Trump.
TRUMP + MONEY + = FAMOUS
Famous: Definition: a : widely known b : honored for achievement
TRUMP + BIRTH-ERS += INFAMOUS
Infamous: Definition: causing or bringing infamy : disgraceful <an infamous crime>
On the day our President announced his bid for re-election the Republicans announced THAT THEY WANT TO KILL MEDICARE. In 10 years they want to give you a VOUCHER to use toward a health insurance policy…which you won’t be able to get because of your age or pre-existing conditions. Today. how do you pay the doctor or hospital when you get sick? Do you have one of these cards?
Do you hope to get one of these cards when you reach 65? Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis) wants you to fend for yourself when you reach your “golden years”. You are in the same boat if you are disabled and receive Social Security. Just who advocates for the disabled absent a family member? Not every disabled person has someone to care for their affairs. Republicans want to put you at the mercy of the insurance industry which contributes heavily to their republican election campaigns. Republicans want to protect the insurance industry from the high medical bills of the elderly. They want to shut you up and shut you out! You won’t ever need a “death panel” because you will die without Medicare! Republicans must be stopped. Right now, while you are seated at your computer, write to your federal senator and representative and tell them “HANDS OFF MEDICARE!”
Republicans, do the right thing and raise the taxes of the rich which would solve the deficit through shared sacrifice. Yes, the middle-class does not mind paying its fair share, but,
Paul Ryan, GOP Budget Chairman
your proposals punish the poor, the unemployed and the working-poor. Throughout history the peasants and serfs and slaves had no advocacy. Skilled workers eventually saw the wisdom of banding together in trade unions to improve their lot. Hundreds of years later, our Republicans have mounted attacks on our unions who use their power to advocate for us, the poor and the middle-class. Republicans are not satisfied that they get the lion’s share of campaign contributions… thanks to the US Supreme Court which they control. Witness Citizens United! Republicans are systematically dismantling every vestige of democracy that favors us, the real Americans who built this nation by the sweat of our brow toiling in the fields and sweat shops of the rich. The rich, who feel they can never have enough money, have sent our jobs overseas (to maximize their profits). They try to give themselves sole political power in the nation. They seek to legally control the assets of our government. As such, they can legally sell these assets off at prices that benefit their fellow rich friends. Republicans are under the radar while they attempt to take away the voting power of your college age children who would probably vote for Democrats. On a daily basis you read in your local newspapers how the Republicans wage their war to take away your workplace protections that unions afford.
Many of you are now suffering from BUYERS’ REMORSE. Last November you voted for Republicans because the “Change You Can Believe In” was coming too slowly. [I learned as a freshman in college that social change is the slowest change of all.] In the four months since the mid-term election you have seen the political ugliness that Republican governors are collectively displaying on our TV screens and newspapers. You wonder, “What can I do now?” You can fight! Sign the petitions that RECALL Republican office holders at the state level who promote union busting. The movement began with the infamous governor in Wisconsin and continues in Ohio, Florida et als. Join Common Cause. Donate as little as $3 to Progressive Change Campaign Committee. I know that now you are anxious to vote to redress the November Election. Join the re-election campaign of Barack Obama. Yes, you can re-claim America. YOU *CAN* TAKE YOUR COUNTRY BACK!