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By TBogg
Thursday, December 12, 2013 15:14 EDT

The overwhelmingly male Michigan legislature yesterday passed a bill that would ban insurers from offering basic health plans that would include coverage for abortion, telling women that, if they want to kill their babies for the “purpose of sexual convenience” or because they don’t understand that rape culture is more about guys getting together  to watch the game over a few beers than, you know, viciously assaulting women because the bitch actually ‘wanted the D’, well, you ladies are going to have to pony up for some separate rape insurance because we already paid for dinner and drinks:

Michigan lawmakers passed a controversial measure on Wednesday that will ban all insurance plans in the state from covering abortion unless the woman’s life is in danger. The law, which takes effect in March, will force women and employers to purchase a separate abortion rider if they would like the procedure covered, even in cases of rape and incest.

Supporters of the “Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act” argue that it allows people who are opposed to abortion to avoid paying into a plan that covers it. Opponents have nicknamed it the “rape insurance” initiative, because it would force some women to anticipate the possibility of being raped by purchasing the extra abortion insurance ahead of time.

As a super special bonus, the same lawmakers have decided that, should you be raped, even by a family member,  you are deemed ineligible to  purchase the insurance after the fact because, c’mon, you should have seen it coming:

…the law, which takes effect in early 2014, will also ban women from purchasing the policy after becoming pregnant under any circumstances, including rape and incest, causing opponents to refer to it as a policy on “rape insurance.”

This means that “having a rape baby” is now a pre-existing condition so, sorry babe,  you’re shit out of luck. Again.

Here, in what is an extraordinary but probably futile attempt to shame the the shameless misogynistic Michigan lawmakers, is State Senator Gretchen Whitmer putting a face to the damage that they will do:


It is already an issue  for women in American when it comes to using their existing health insurance to cover what is a a legitimate and perfectly legal medical procedure with over half of women not using their insurance because they think it isn’t covered to say nothing of the 10% who don’t use it because of the stigma that has been attached to it by our nation’s tireless panty sniffers:

Most women who have abortions have health insurance, but most still pay out-of-pocket for abortion services, according to “At What Cost? Payment for Abortion Care by U.S. Women,” by Rachel Jones of the Guttmacher Institute et al., published online in the journal Women’s Health Issues. This is true for women with both public and private health insurance. The most common reason women reported not using their insurance was that they believed their plan didn’t cover it (46%)—either because they were told abortion was not covered or more often assumed it was not. About one in 10 women indicated that they did not want to use their insurance, presumably because of stigma or concerns about confidentiality.

So the vagina-phobic Michigan lawmakers have decided to add yet another roadblock and an additional financial burden and an extra  layer of shame upon the women of their state because… well, it’ll probably teach them a lesson or two about who really wears the pants in the state.

I’m not as eloquent as Senator Whitmer, but I would have to add that this is seriously fucked up and bullshit…

National Review guys do not care for your slick baby-killing lawyerly ways. Also the gays, feh.

By TBogg
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 17:29 EDT

Someone (everyone?) at National Review Online had a serious breakdown this morning and published an early entry for the  Festivus Airing Of Grievances directed at the ACLU, baby-killing moms and gays, but not at black people because they haven’t replaced the Derb yet so you blah people are off the hook on this one. Consider yourselves lucky. What set The Editors coughDrunkRichLowrycough off this morning resulting in one of those and-another-thing-also-too screeds that we have…


Shake, Rattled, and LOL

By TBogg

Proving that no gesture ( a wink, a nod, a jerk-off motion indicated by the vigorous pumping of a closed fist up and down) is too small to not possibly result in some deep geopolitical repercussions that will plunge earth into a nuclear holocaust destroying all signs of life on…


Look what they done to my smut, ma

By TBogg
Monday, December 9, 2013 13:19 EDT

Oh dear. It seems that upright citizens cultural scold Lee Siegel, who once saved America from not only the tyranny of  blogofascism but also single-handedly stemmed the blight of ballcaps, is – once again – being hoi polloi annoyed by the commoners whose base instincts have become a bit too…


Friday music thing

By TBogg
Friday, December 6, 2013 21:08 EDT

It is Friday, isn’t it? Because Stephen Colbert was making fun of Phish and Trey Anastasio last night I thought I would put this up: If you’re into this kind of thing. Also, too, I’m looking forward to reading this on my travels during the Christmas to New Year’s break…


The GOP’s ‘Hey Ladies, Me Love You Long Time!’ outreach is probably gonna fail big time

By TBogg

The GOP is taking great pains to prove to the wimmins of America that, despite their fumbling attempts  to transvaginal wand-love the gals for their own good, they are super cool with other things that the ladies want as long as it doesn’t have anything to do with equal pay…


Southern California to become Southern Somalia and I am so excited

By TBogg
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 14:53 EDT

A long time ago San Diegans were told that they could have only two of three things in life: exceptional weather, a world class zoo with pandas, or a world class newspaper. If you haven’t figured out which ones we selected, here is a hint: on Sunday I will be…


These boots are made for twerking

By TBogg
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 0:23 EDT

Thanksgiving was, what, like four days ago? But that doesn’t mean that dimwitted Fox pecksniff Todd Starnes isn’t  still all Concerned-Mom-Is-Concerned because the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was defiled by a bunch of tapdancing transvestites and it’s getting so that kids can’t even watch a damn parade these days without…


Are-We-There-Yet?-American just wants to go home because we aren’t there yet

By TBogg
Monday, December 2, 2013 15:12 EDT

You may remember that about a month ago, which is four score and seven years ago to the iPhone generation for whom a Japandroids download that takes over 20 seconds is an eternity times infinity, that the Great Socialism Project That Will Stomp America Flat (aka Obamacare or Communism) had…


Let’s revisit Sarah Palin’s turkey abattoir snuff video, so go get the kids

By TBogg
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 15:49 EDT

Because it is A Holiday Classic Like No Other, and because everyone is getting off of the internet for the next day or two in order to be with their families (unless your last name is Cheney), here is younger Sarah Palin, before she rocketed past her freshness date like…