Feel The News, April 27, 2012

Remember Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who was in the national spotlight when Rush Limbaugh attacked her as a “slut” and a “prostitute” for advocating employer-covered contraception?
On Thursday, it was announced that Fluke is engaged.

Fox News’ Monica Crowley reacted by tweeting “To a man?”

What? She was a slut, but now she’s gay?

Blogger Digby cracks:

So, if you’re going to insult someone as a slut for advocating for birth control, calling them a lesbian a month later just makes you look stupider than you already look. Which I wouldn’t have thought possible, since needing affordable birth control doesn’t make you a slut in the first place — and even if Fluke were a lesbian, who gives a damn? Peeling back the layers of idiocy in these insults could take days.


Florida’s law requiring drug tests for people who seek welfare benefits was sold on the promise that it would save taxpayers money. In fact, it has cost the state more money than would have been paid out in benefits to the people who failed the test.

Because the Florida law requires that applicants who pass the test be reimbursed for the cost, an average of $30, the cost to the state was $118,140. This is more than would have been paid out in benefits to the people who failed the test, Mr. Newton said.

As a result, the testing cost the government an extra $45,780, he said.


Why is it that teen birthrates remain highest in America’s most religious and politically conservative states?  I thought they were supposed to be all holy and everything.  Sounds like they’re too moral for birth control but they’re not so righteous that they’ll stop fornicating.

But it’s true: Teen birthrates are substantially higher in conservative states that voted for McCain in 2008, and remain high in more religious states.

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