Monday, February 27

That ban on Republican adoption

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I debated about posting this image, but hey, it's topical and it's posted before Lent.
Order the T-shirt here, but don't try to wear it on a Southwest flight.


Hey Jenny Slater
again has a great post about one Ohio legislator's effort to ban Republicans from adopting. Blue Gal is all for it. If, God forbid, I should have to give up my cherubs to another, I would definitely pick Isaac Mizrahi over Rick Santorum.

If you want a fascinating perspective on things, look no further than Dena's new blog, Twisted Tongues. And before you get all panties on me, she's a translator, actually in the world of Middle Eastern translators she's somebody, and her writing and views are definitely worth the bookmark. Think of the importance of translating in this context:

...failure to include a translator in a delivery room team led to the unnecessary and tragic death of a baby only ten days old, as we’re told by the Saipan Tribune. Let me shout it out from the rooftops: “What’s your native language?” should be right on top of medical charts. Situations of pain and stress (childbirth leaps to mind and does somersaults for us) can lead to an inability to focus on skills acquired late in life. Heck, breathing is enough of a problem. Language should be a checkbox, not a problem, and no baby anywhere should die of this.


Yer blogrolled, babe.

BTW no medal in the Knitting Olympics for me. Didn't even finish the back. But maybe by Oscars.

Later this week in Blue Gal: Fat Tuesday Follies, book review of Anne Lamott's Plan B, and what not to give up for Lent (Blogging. Definitely not blogging.)

8 comments:

  1. OOOh, much obliged for the kind words, you rockin' mama! I'll rush to get today's translation news roundup up (up up up?)...

    I'll be waiting to see that Lamott review. Gotta' lover her.

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  2. Thank goodness I have Blue Gal to read the Portland Tribune for me. How outrageous!

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  3. Heck, I'd pick a gila monster to adopt my kids before I'd pick Rick Santorum.

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  4. Great t-shirt!

    Heck, I'd pick a gila monster to adopt my kids before I'd pick Rick Santorum.

    It goes without saying. Who's ever hear of a gila monster keeping a fetus in a jar?


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  5. I'm wearing that shirt to a Republican campaign rally. I'll take pictures of the carnage, if my fingers still work.

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  6. It goes without saying. Who's ever hear of a gila monster keeping a fetus in a jar?

    They're kinda clubby. They only keep *gila monster* fetuses in jars. But they at least have the good sense not to run for office.

    (Can someone tell me why taking your dead fetus son home to meet your kids does not automatically make you waaaay too weird to hold statewide elective office? Anyone? Help me out here.)

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  7. Thanks for adding me to the bloglines, Blue Gal. I really enjoy your blog.

    Great post!

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  8. You are a braver blogger, than I, J.R. :-D

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