Critical update! Susan G Komen clarifies policy to exlude organization found guilty of criminal offense to be exluded from funding. They will now continue funding critical services to at risk women through Planned Parenthood. I hope they can recover from the media damage they inflicted upon themselves.
I take this story very personally. My mother is a breast cancer survivor, both my grandmothers died from breast cancer. I am at high risk for carrying a specific breast cancer gene. I use to be a huge supporter of the Susan G. Kohmen Foundation. That support has ended as of today. Apparently their leadership has made a choice to cut off the most at risk women who require low cost health care from their funding.
Furor Erupts Over Susan G. Komen Halt Of Grants To Planned Parenthood
The reaction has been intense this evening to the news from The Associated Press that “the nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates.”
Much of it is highly critical of the charity, such as this message from Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif.:
“Komen’s decision hurts women — it puts politics before women’s health. @komenforthecure should be ashamed.”
Or this tweet from political satirist and Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead:
“I am crying in a cab at this Komen decision. Tomorrow we will rally. Who is in this fight with me! You can no longer sit idly by.”
Thursday will be the day for this big guy. Will he see his shadow? We haven’t had that much winter yet so if he sees his shadow, do we have 6 more weeks of this spring weather?
I can’t remember a winter this mild. What is causing it? Does anyone have daffodils blooming? Mine have lots of buds. If we get a hard freeze, will there just not be daffodils this spring? How does that work?
Bob Beckel was adamant. I don’t see why he had to take a poll about whether to apologize or not. I am not sure that someone in the military retains the right to demand that others call them by their title. I am not sure we are under obligation to call any elected official by their elected title. Let’s take this bit further. Would Corey Stewart get in your face if you didn’t call him Supervisor Stewart? How about Jackson Miller? Would he demand you call him Delegate Miller? Perhaps Allen West feels he is more important.
West is a provocateur. He speaks nastily of others and then very much plays the victim when reprimanded by his peers.
Perhaps he needs to think before he speaks:
This is a battlefield that we must stand upon. And we need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and my dear friend the Chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain’t on the table. Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else! You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America!
I am not ever sure what he was blathering about. For starters, I don’t think one’s military service excuses rude behavior. He is apparently too consumed with his own self importance. Military service might mean one is thanked for their service, most sincerely even. However, that doesn’t excuse rude behavior or give him the right to say whatever pops into his head. There are consequences.
People are pretty much divided over this dust up. I haven’t gotten over what West said about Debbie Wasserman-Schults. After those words, there is no where to go but up. There is no down. However, his recent remarks made him a bottom feeder. Beckel actually ended up showing a littlel more humility than I thought he possessed as he polled others on what he should do. I think it was a draw.