I’m never in Teh Kewl Krowd!
[Sandra] Fluke told lawmakers in a Democratic House hearing on February 23 that female students at Georgetown, the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the country, suffered financial hardship because contraception was not covered by their healthcare insurance and in some cases had stopped taking it because it cost too much money.
Really? At $15/month — that’s three Starbux coffees — a “financial hardship”? Georgetown Law skool tuition is $46,865.00 [full time, per year] Tuition. Period. And $15 is just the straw that broke that camel’s back, eh?
Fluke has spoken out against the Republican effort to scrap the birth control policy and advocated making contraception available to all women, drawing fire from Limbaugh and some other conservative commentators.
Uh, Sweetie. It IS available. To anyone. I hear it’s even cheaper at WalMart…
“The president called her to thank her for speaking out … and expressed his disappointment that she had been subjected to these kinds of attacks,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
“The president called her to thank her for speaking out”
That’s what I thought you said. Did you really say that?!?
“He [again, Teh POTUS] thinks they were reprehensible, they were disappointing,” Carney said. “It is disappointing that those kinds of personal and crude attacks could be leveled against someone like this young law school student, who was simply expressing her opinion on a matter of public policy.”
Well, I’m no “young law skool student” but I also have opinions. Yet, shockingly, I have never, ever been called to shaaaare my opinions with Congress. In fact when I generously offer my opinions — backed with facts — to my Congressdoosh, I am informed that I am “too stupid to comprehend such weighty matters” and “a raaaacist terrorist.”
This child gets an “are you ok?” fone call from The POTUS?
Turns out Mzzzzzzzzzzz Fluke’s testimony wasn’t. A fluke, that is.
As JWF discovered, Mzzzzzzzz FLuke  is the Past President of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice [LSRJ].
As far as I can discern, “justice” in this context means “someone else pays for what I want.” It appears to be a specific-issue sub-set of “Social Justice.”
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee will hold a hearing Thursday, February 23, 2012, on the issue of women’s health. The sole witness at the hearing will be Ms. Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown University, who was blocked from testifying at a recent Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA). Instead, Chairman Issa brought forward a panel of all men to testify on this topic.
“This topic” being “who pays for what.” Not, as implied almost everywhere, “do we allow Da Bitchez to have their Pills?”
Sandra Fluke’s professional background in domestic violence and human trafficking began with Sanctuary for Families in New York City [where she] co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court, which after a twenty-year stalemate, successfully advocated for legislation granting access to civil orders of protection for unmarried victims of domestic violence, including LGBTQ victims and teens. …
Cornell University awarded her a B. S. in Policy Analysis & Management, as well as Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies in 2003.
See? Seeeee?!? A degree in Bitter Wyomynz Studies can get you “somewhere” other than Zuccoti Park or offering “fries with that.”