Ah the Catholic church, in all our lives whether we want them or not. As for Komen, there are better alternatives to support finding the cure for breast cancer. Give generously by all means to charities battling cancer but don’t give to a puppet of an organization knee-deep in child abuse.
Internal Komen documents reviewed . . . → Read More: Catholic church forced Komen’s hand on Planned Parenthood
You have to wonder about these big-time charitable foundations. Last week we discovered that the much-heralded Susan G. Komen Foundation was nothing but a front for rabid right wingers and Republican henchmen. Now I see the Heart & Stroke Foundation here in Vancouver is hosting a breakfast with Rex “Never Had a Heart and Never . . . → Read More: Flat Earthers, here’s an event you don’t want to miss. Breakfast with Rex Murphy.
Sometimes I feel bad about how hard it is to change the world. It seems that change for the worse happens so much more quickly and easily than change for the better. It feels like we’re fighting a losing battle, because all the power and money is concentrated on the wrong side. Sometimes I . . . → Read More: knitnut.net: I love public outrage
What took you so long, shithead?: A high-ranking official resigned Tuesday from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity after a dispute over whether the group should give funding to Planned Parenthood, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. Karen Handel, the charity’s vice president for public policy, told Komen officials . . . → Read More: Winning! (Part Duh)
Psst. Know anybody who knows anything about PR, handling the public and not creating shit storms?
Komen is looking for a new “Director of Public Policy”, likely to replace the “Senior Vice President of Public Policy”, the lovely Karen Handel, whose talent for mishandling PR and creating shit storms is legendary.
Anyway, if you know . . . → Read More: Susan G. Komen has a job opening. Karen Handel booted?
You have to be a really far-gone wingnut to fall for The Onion jokery. But if the subject is abortion, as the recent Komen-Planned Parenthood kerfuffle has shown us, there is no limit to the idiocy on the right. Check out this congressman from Louisiana, a certain John Fleming, who actually posted the following on . . . → Read More: Louisiana Republican falls for The Onion’s "Planned Parenthood opens $8 Billion Abortionplex" story
Ross Douthat is the New York Times angry young evangelical blogger, brought in to balance the Washington Post’s progressive blogging voices, Greg Sargent and Ezra Klein. Running out of cogent arguments against the grass roots uprising the Susan G. Komen foundation’s slip into politics and selective misogyny, the right wing has grown truly desperate. And . . . → Read More: Ross Douthat brings out the last refuge of a scoundrel defense. Blames media for Komen scandal.
Who’s goose stepping now, WSJ and National Review?
One of the most amusing repercussions of the Komen implosion and the causal reaction of hundreds of thousands of individual voices, including bloggers and some of the media, to Komen’s actions towards Planned Parenthood is the whining and accusations of ‘gangsterism’, ‘goose stepping’ and ‘big sisterism’ from . . . → Read More: The WATB reaction from the right over the grass roots push back over Komen’s political coming out
Sitting back after the dust has settled on Susan G. Komen’s awkward about-face (which is actually no about-face at all but a bit of temporary cover), one thing has become clear. Komen has given back the voice of the pro-choice movement, too long drowned out by the money and loud talking heads . . . . . → Read More: Fallout from the Komen disaster. New-found power for pro-choice voices.
Wow. This kind of switch rarely happens. Note that such about faces are rarely for altruistic purposes. They usually reveal an untenable position that can no longer be held (aka too many lies to cover up). Brinker was caught in a lie. Only time will tell if Komen can ever recover its credibility.
Ezra Klein . . . → Read More: Komen Caves! Switches decision on Planned Parenthood. Ezra Klein: not so fast.
You can usually tell a guilty person by the way that person shifts the excuses for a crime. The more the excuses change and evolve, the guiltier the person appears.
The Susan G. Komen foundation is in big trouble. Not so much money-wise – it’s raking in the cash from the far right and anti-choice . . . → Read More: The ever shifting winds at the Susan G. Komen foundation
It’s OK. It’s pink!
I felt a little bad feeling so much animosity towards a person, but Nancy Brinker’s reaction to her disengagement from Planned Parenthood has quickly become the stuff of history. Not the good kind mind you, but the wrong-side kind. Now I find her organization is soft on guns, hard on poor . . . → Read More: Susan G. Walther-Komen soft on guns. Hard on women.
It's OK. It's pink!
I felt a little bad feeling so much animosity towards a person, but Nancy Brinker’s reaction to her disengagement from Planned Parenthood has quickly become the stuff of history. Not the good kind mind you, but the wrong-side kind. Now I find her organization is soft on guns, . . . . . → Read More: Susan G. Walther-Komen loves guns. Women’s rights not so much.
Of all the posts, tweets and articles on the Komen Cave, Winstead brings the fire and the facts together in the best summation of the whole bamboozle by Brinker and co. Lizz needs to go on Fox News or CNN and debate Nancy Brinker or VP Karen Handel.
So far, Komen is pulling a Palin, . . . → Read More: Lizz Winstead knocks it out of the park re: Komen and Planned Parenthood
From Dammit Janet!
While the the big news, and the ultimately sad news, is that the Susan G. Komen foundation has allowed far-right evangelical ideology to interfere with its formerly well-respected humanitarian work, the news that Planned Parenthood has replaced the $650K it lost from Komen so quickly is good news, indeed.
. . . . → Read More: Planned Parenthood gains back the $ it lost to ideology-driven Susan G. Komen turnabout
From Dammit Janet!
While the the big news, and the ultimately sad news, is that the Susan G. Komen foundation has allowed far-right evangelical ideology to interfere with its formerly well-respectable and humanitarian work, the news that Planned Parenthood has replaced the $650K it lost from Komen so quickly is good news, indeed.
You can . . . → Read More: Planned Parenthood gains back the $ it lost to ideology-driven Susan G. Komen turnabout
The movie “Pink Ribbons“, which explores breast cancer fundraising by groups like Susan G Komen, is being released tomorrow. Komen’s decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood has been in the works for some time now; one top Komen official quit over it in December. As Dave suggests, the Komen Foundation had to know “Pink . . . → Read More: All About the Timing
I’ve either got the flu or I’m nauseated by the Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood fiasco. I’ll take Door #2, SGK/PP, for $200 — the donation that will now go fucking directly to Planned Parenthood since Komen made the ill-advisedly cruel decision to aquiesce to the ideological pressure of fetus fetishists on its board and cut . . . → Read More: #Occupy The Cure