Good morning, y’all. The heavens opened up tonight and we had a real gully washer here at TackyToo. Saints be praised it broke the heat, but it was coming down so hard at one point I though the tree frogs were going to have to take swimming lessons.
This morning the widow Ferguson called needing “some plumbing help”. One can conjure up any number of plumbing emergencies, or things that might be called emergencies, after a big rain. I grabbed my tools and headed down to lot number 4 to see if I could relieve her anxieties as quick as possible. Ms. Ferguson was waiting in her “day uniform” of hair curlers, pink chintz robe and fuzzy slippers. Ms. Ferguson works evening shift at the Dew Drop Inn as a cocktail waitress, and when she was off, she was “off”. She pointed at the sink, specifically the disposal, and I thought,”here we go again”. It seems that some folks think that anything that can fit through the sink hole can also be chewed up by the disposal. It is inconceivable to them that something as small as a twist-tie from a loaf of bread could jam the gears. So I jammed my hand down the drain and started walking my fat fingers around the gears searching for the problem. While I was searching I looked over at what Ms. Ferguson was watching on TV. It was Hillary Clinton being asked what she thought of The Donald’s comments about Megyn Kelly. Hillary seemed to laugh it off, said Megyn Kelly was a big girl and could fight for herself. What really concerned Hillary was what the rest of the candidates were proposing with regard to women’s rights, particularly the “no abortion for any reason” proposal.
The “no abortion for any reason” proposal doesn’t recognize the age of the woman, or cases of incest, rape or danger to the mother. So, if the woman (age 12 to 82) is able to conceive, she would be legally bound to deliver the baby and do “whatever” with it after birth. Well, my hand was cramping but not nearly as bad as my brain. If we ignore the fairness of the policy for a second we can deal with the most obvious flaw as far as conservatism is concerned. The prisons are full of unloved, unwanted children who became society’s misfits. Believe me, I know. Why would Conservatives ever want to create future drains on society? The concept seems antithetical to Conservative views.
To say that a woman (age 12 to 82) must give birth is so blatantly unfair to the woman that she might just as well live in Afghanistan where she could have her nose cut off for going to school. If we can’t see the folly of the policy for the financial implications on society alone, can we at least tap our internal empathy and agree that we don’t want the state to regulate our reproductive organs?
Marco Rubio’s oldest daughter just turned fifteen. If she were raped or the victim of incest and begged her daddy to not have the child, how would he respond? If his daughter begged to not have her options in life curtailed by an action she had no control over, how would he respond? Rubio might be a man of his convictions and force his daughter to give birth, if so, I give him points for not being a hypocrite. That said, I would also say he is one mean black-hearted sumbitch.
Another day, another twist-tie, never a dull moment here at TackyToo.