BREAST FEEDING

Good morning! I am at Lisa’s this morning doing the blog. The realtor is showing my house.

There was a breast feeding event saturday in Key West. I was unaware of it till this morning. Not that I would have gone. My involvement with breast feeding is a thing of the past. One of my daughters did it. If ever I will observe the activity again, it will be with one the grandchildren.

There is a national organization known as Big Latch On. A fitting name! A world wide event takes place each year. The day was this past saturday. Forty five babies breast fed publically at Higgs Beach. The purpose obviously to promote breast feeding. No question, the right thing to do. Healthy. Great for the baby. Comforting to the mother.

Respect for Peter Anderson is ongoing. It does not seem to fade into the sunset.

Last April, Renier Rodriguez visited Key West from Cuba. He joined the Conch Republic, received a passport and obtained a Conch Republic flag. All from Peter Anderson himself.

Rodriguez lives in Candelaria, Cuba. This past week the Conch Republic flag flew over his home in memory of Peter Anderson.

Yesterday afternoon was spent in final preparation for last night’s blog talk radio show. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. Did the show at 9.

One of the topics involved the OPA. Not the OPA of World War II. The OPA of today. The Office of Population Affairs. A federal agency. It is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. The OPA has been in business as a federal agency since 1970.

The OPA’s purpose is to control/limit population growth. The thought is that some day there will be too many people and not enough to feed them all.

The agency is pro-abortion, pro-sterilization, and pro-contraceptive use. It also has a Family Planning Clinic, one of whose purposes is to get rid of unintended pregnancies.

Plans contemplated are extremely discriminatory as regards women. Additionally, the agency has researched the legality of its proposed programs. The programs are referred to as they would be at an appropriate time. Compulsory Population-Control Laws. The suggested laws are claimed to have been legally researched. The agency’s conclusion is they can be constitutionally sustained if over population becomes sufficiently severe so as to endanger society.

The agency has a budget. In the past several years, it has averaged between $280 million and $298 million. Recall, the House of Representatives controls the budget. They decide what agency of government gets what and how much.

I find it difficult to understand how the Republicans in the House who are anti-abortion and anti-contraception can vote yearly to fund this agency and at the same time fight like hell against abortion and contraception

It does not make sense to me. Gross inconsistency.

OPA was the topic last night that garnered the most interest.

In between preparation and the doing of the show, I had dinner at Roostica. The lovely Megan took care of me.

A public official in  Ankara, Turkey is as anti-female as some of our legislators. Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister wants to prohibit women from laughing in public. He claims women who laugh cannot be honorable women. Turkish women are aroused. They have filed a discrimination complaint against him.

My column in this week’s KONK Life is titled Black Jesus. It will be available at 5 today. Read it. You will find the article interesting.

The San Antonio Spurs announced yesterday that they had hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. Becky is female, as her name connotes. A terrific move. What is good for the goose, is good for the gander.

Enjoy your day!

5 comments on “BREAST FEEDING

  1. Oh My Gosh ! How can any reasonable person think that just because many are pro-life they all are also anti-contraceptive. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you want birth control, buy it yourself.

  2. Ok. And if you want Viagra buy it yourself.
    end quote

    If I ever get to the point where I need it, I’ll probably get Cialis [sp]. And, yes, I will buy it. I’m no male version of sandra fluke

  3. Why don’t we all just buy health insurance ourselves, assuming the government stops rigging the system for certain pharma companies and healthcare non-profits (what a joke) and allows a real unfettered national free market, no “non-profit” corporations gimcrackery (look it up) to rig the market and otherwise stays out of the fray except to keep it fair and honest.

    Then you can abort, contracept and viagra all day if you want at will. You pay for it, your choice and let the guvment stay out of it other than to ensure the fraudsters don’t game the system, insurers honor their contracts and present clear and complete information (e.g. don’t lie as so many do). That is the only function a guvment should be having in healthcare.

  4. Why don’t we all just buy health insurance ourselves, assuming the government stops rigging the system for certain pharma companies and healthcare non-profits (what a joke) and allows a real unfettered national free market, no “non-profit” corporations gimcrackery (look it up) to rig the market and otherwise stays out of the fray except to keep it fair and honest.

    Then you can abort, contracept and viagra all day if you want at will. You pay for it, your choice and let the guvment stay out of it other than to ensure the fraudsters don’t game the system, insurers honor their contracts and present clear and complete information (e.g. don’t lie as so many do). That is the only function a guvment should be having in healthcare.
    end quote

    Yup, I agree.
    If congress had listened/adopted just one of the republican ‘fixes’ , allowing the purchase of your insurance across state lines, would have cut the cost in half. At least, in our case it would have.
    Oh, the republicans should not have had to offer any ‘fixes’ , they weren’t the ones that screwed this mess up in the first place. [ I’m not too impressed with the republicans lately either].
    The hammer regarding ACA hasn’t completely fallen yet. ‘Customers’ are just starting to receive their increases. [ I’m one of them, again].

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