Thursday, January 19, 2006

Filibuster, filibuster, filibuster

's nomination can be stopped. The , and the country, can be saved and spared. We need "no" votes and we need a

Good news comes from :

No on Alito Momentum Building
The momentum to stop the confirmation of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court is growing. Several Democratic Senators have already announced their intention to oppose Alito.
These Senators include Patrick Leahy (VT), Ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee; Judiciary Committee member Ted Kennedy (MA); Barbara Mikulski (MD); and Max Baucus (MT). Senators Leahy and Baucus had voted to confirm John Roberts in September.
The option for a filibuster to block Alito is still on the table.
with The Smeal Report and the New Leif blogs at Ms
Call your Senators and urge them to oppose Alito
Make an emergency contribution to the Feminist Majority’s Save Roe Campaign. We must be a strong voice in this crucial fight to save Roe and the Supreme Court for women’s rights.
Media Resources: Feminist Majority

I saw that at The Common Ills today and it was the best news I've heard all week.

On the radio today, KPFA's The Morning Show, moderated a discussion/debate on the topic and the anti-choice woman appeared to not be satisfied with making up figures, she had to resort to making outlandish comparison, like comparing it to kiddie porn while then saying things like, "I'm not suggesting that they're the same thing."
That's exactly what the weasel was suggesting.

And if you've had an then you are damaged, according to her. She spoke of women who had been raped and offered her own theories there as well.

Then she went on to, I guess thinking it made her look sympathetic, say that she supports castrating rapists. Let the circle of violence continue, the "pro-life" way.

Listening to the uptight bitch deny that she was supporting Alito, I started to worry that Alito might not be enough for her. Maybe she wants hands chopped off of accused shoplifters? Maybe she wants feet cut off of people who run red lights?

She doesn't have a clue.

She's like the Carrie Nations of today. It's not enough that no one's forcing her to have an abortion. It's not enough that she can work for an organization providing assistance to women who want to have children but are financially strapped. She wants to grab her axe and destroy the right of any other woman to decide what they want to do.

We're up against people like this and we need to be fighting. So contact your senators tell them filibuster the nomination.