Friday, February 3, 2012

Pink Ribbon, Shmink Ribbons

Susan G. Komen may have misstepped as badly as Netflix but with more dire results.  By now you have probably heard or read that Susan G. Komen has cut their funding to Planned Parenthood for breast exams and mammographies. There have been so many pundits speaking out on both sides of the aisle.  The question here is who is donating all the money for breast cancer awareness?  There are "Walks for a Cure" all over America, with thousands of women walking, and raising money to help all women prevent and fight breast cancer.  Nancy Brinker the head of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, named in honor of her sister who lost her battle with breast cancer, has stated repeatedly that this isn't about politics. Are you &*%$#* kidding me? How can Ms. Brinker look in the mirror and state that with a straight face?  She says that they changed their rules and if an organization is going through an investigation, they will stop supporting that organization.  Really?  First of all, what happened to innocent until proven guilty? And why in the world would they have to change their rules?  It seems that they were backing into this position to justify cutting the funding.  It smacks of politics.  Women keep getting battered for political gain.  It's unbearable.  There are prestigious doctors on the board that have said they will resign their position with Susan G. Komen, if they don't reverse their decision.  

Mayor Mike Bloomberg has pledged $250,000 to Planned Parenthood.  He says there should be no politics in health care.  How smart!  On the other side, Americans United for Life President Charmaine Yoest told The Washington Post the Komen decision was “some of the best news of my entire life,” and she would be organizing a fundraising team for the next Race for the Cure event. I will never give them a dollar personally.  They have gotten too big, too cozy, and too politically poisoned. I hunger for the day when women aren't used as political folly.

If you are still not convinced that it's political, click on the link and read the article!

Sidebars:  Donald Trump stood up in front of the cameras, stated emphatically that he spoke to the head of the CBO, and that unemployment went up and then proceeded to endorse Mitt Romney.  He said it without any doubt and the truth is, he was wrong.  Unemployment went down for the 5th month in a row to 8.3%. As I will continue to say, facts should be facts, period, end of story. The Senate passed the Stock act like 96-4, which now must pass the Congress. It says that members of the Senate or Congress can't use inside information to make investments.  Really?  They had to pass a law so that the members of Congress were treated like all Americans. Beautiful!

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