Barefoot, Pregnant, and Rick Perry

January 29, 2013 By: Juanita Jean Category: Uncategorized

So, here’s the deal.

If you think contraception is about health care, you are one screwed up person.  Contraception is about tax breaks to corporations.

State Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R) introduced a bill in the Texas House of Representatives on Thursday that would give tax breaks to companies that don’t cover emergency contraception such as the morning-after pill.

Now, we cannot afford school teachers in Texas and we’re shutting down 7 state parks, which is a whole ‘nother horror story, but we can afford to give tax breaks to corporations who want to keep women barefoot and pregnant.

We don’t have the money to help women once they are pregnant, but we can pay corporations to keep them that way.

Welcome to Texas – where men are corporations and women are dog dump.

By the way, just in case you were wondering, State Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R) is 29 years old.  He’s married but has no children.  He lists his occupation as “Consultant,” which is a nice way of saying “unemployed.”  He attended Tarrant County College and Parkland College, whose mottos are “Yeah, well, we never heard of you either.”

And, shocker!, he attends North Pointe Baptist Church.

Thanks to Moms Hugs and Aggieland Liz for the heads up.

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28 Comments to “Barefoot, Pregnant, and Rick Perry”


  1. TexasEllen says:

    Most companies have the fiscal sense to comprehend that pregnancy costs more insurance payout than prevention. Those that don’t are too dumb to figure out how to get Strickland’s loop hole. (Exactly how does he propose this boondoggle be applied, anyway?)

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  2. Remember everyone.. spay or neuter your Republicans.

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  3. Hey! Don’t be ragging on Tarrant County College (TCC)! Stickland got his idiocy elsewhere!

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  4. Maybe it gives them extra tax breaks if they then refuse to cover her insurance at all, once she is pregnant.

    That boy does not look right. My guess is this is how you behave when you can never get a date.

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  5. Ya’ know, looking at his picture I can just hear the subtext . . . “Holly Mother of God, I can’t believe it, they bought it! Here I am in position to make lots and lots of moohla doing absotutely nada and if I do it right I can broker myself out and get lots and lots more moohla. Oh boy, ohboyo! Yucka, yucka!”

    Shaking head, just amazed and boggled.

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  6. Don A in Pennsyltucky says:

    The quest to find rock bottom continues, they’re still digging.

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  7. daChipster says:

    Hold On Thar, Podner!

    Tax breaks to companies that don’t cover contraception which might/could MAYBE cause a zygote to find the nearest exit…

    which is perfectly legal by umpty-ump laws upheld by (umpty-ump)² court cases…

    and which is considered a bad thing ONLY based on a RELIGIOUS belief that said clump of undifferentiated cells is actually a teeny tiny human and probably was even earlier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Preformation.GIF)
    because every sperm is sacred, dontchaknow….

    (all of that was not a sentence, I know)

    I say, tax breaks like these are a major violation of the FIRST AMENDMENT (not to mention a violation of wimmens) by not only IMPOSING those religious fantasies on someone else, but also by REWARDING them MONETARILY to the detriment of the PUBLIC COFFERS for having the “right” kind of religious fantasy in the first place.

    Grrrr. It would be like providing a tax break to companies who only offer fish in their cafeterias on Fridays in Lent.

    Or like giving tax breaks to companies who CLOSE their cafeterias completely during daylight hours during Ramadan.

    Or like giving tax breaks to companies who require that all their male employees be circumcised.

    How ’bout a law for that, Jonathan? Want a tax break for whittling the tip of your Stick..land?

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  8. Ralph Wiggam says:

    Grandstanding. As daChipster sez, this hasn’t got a chance in Hades.

    I suspect that the reason he is not wearing a tie is that he drooled on it.

    And I suspect that his wife uses contraception just so he won’t have to face up to his impotence.

    But I am the suspicious sort.

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  9. People just keep electing them.

    And they live down to all our expectations.

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  10. As a new resident of Texas, I must say that your Texas politicians are a right crazy bunch. Most Texans I know are politically moderate, if just a touch to the right. So who elects these embarrassing trolls?

    It seems the Baptist Church still holds tight reigns on the state. I have nothing against Baptists. I just wish they would have been held under water a bit longer.

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  11. Miemaw, BobbyV, et al …. I keep saying… they are elected by (R)obots. Someone needs to jerk their power supply…

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  12. @BobbV:

    Welcome to Texas and its insanity… and a bit longer is probably not quite a “bit” enough LOL

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  13. da chipster, can’t every *sperm* be sacred or we’d be having those laws against spilling your seed and all that stuff. naw, it’s the ova and the zygotes that’s *sacred*; the sperms is just manly, donchaknow?

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  14. Are you people sure this Boy didn’t come from the Hills of Tennessee? He sounds EXACTLY like the medical doctors here in the Evangelibagger Lege of our statehouse.

    Too frickin’ hilarious, COMMENTERS~

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  15. I’m surprised he didn’t propose a law giving tax breaks to greasy-lookin’ 29-year-old married Consultants with no children and heads shaped like eggplants.

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  16. daChipster says:

    djw – not among my fellow Cat’licks. I can still hear Father Pieper droning on in my Junior Year at Fenwick High School “Don’t spill the seed, gentlemen.” Every time I heard that I wanted to become an archaeologist so I could find the tomb of Onan, dig him up, and SLAP him silly.

    Essentially (pun intended) contraception that prevents ovulation or conception, as opposed to implantation, is the sin of Onanism, who pulled out in order to not father his dead brother’s children upon his sister-in-law, as was required by law. So it was not the spilling of the seed that was the sin, but the flouting of the law by fulfillng the letter, but not the spirit.

    And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.

    Judah was the father of Onan, and of the dead brother, Er, whom God slew just for general wickedness.

    Later on, the widow, who had been promised to a third son but never delivered, pretended to be a prostitute and slept with Judah, her double father-in-law as a form of revenge.

    God left them alone. In fact, they are the 8xGreat Grandparents of King David, and ancestors of Jesus.

    So if we’re outlawing contraception, we should legalize prosititution, adultery and incest, based on the same chapter, because that leads to baby Jesus.

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  17. Sam in Kyle says:

    Look on the bright side, when the Federal Courts declare this unconstitutional, it will give Greg Abbott another chance to lose a lawsuit and waste more of the state’s money. Let’s call this the Hobby Lobby bill and throw some potpourri on it to cover up the stink.

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  18. He does have two little girls, I’ve met them when he was campaigning. Doesn’t change the bad policy though.

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  19. How many times a day do you at least consider moving out of Texas?

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  20. Wally,

    As a multi-generational Dallasite, I am in Nashville. I am trapped in Evangelibagging stupidity and cannot even go home~roflmfao

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  21. :::::face palm:::::Now hell, all you honeys, this man obviously is correcting the Texas job issue! Don’t you see it yet? All these women get knocked up, can’t afford child-care and go HOME, then all the MEN can take their former jobs, see? And women can open home businesses taking care of the multitude of babies had by women who CAN afford day care; that is GOP for win-win!

    Wait…help, call 911 please, I am falling to sarcasm/snark overdose.

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  22. Well, this Bozo DOES have children. Go to his campaign website and read his bio…. cocktail in hand…. you’ll need it.

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  23. Sam in Kyle: Your mention of Hobby Lobby reminds me that all the lamps in the store look like they came out of a bordello. Go figure!

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  24. I am just gobsmacked that all these white boys haven’t yet learned that their opinions on wimmens birth control is not exactly a “winning” issue for them. They just continue on–telling the women folk what they oughta be doing with their own bodies. And looking like incredible doofuses (doofi?) while they’re at it.

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  25. The thing is, there are a whole bunch of Evangelical or Catholic moms out there who think some combination of 1) I had a baby(s) and it wasn’t that bad or 2) every (potential) life is sacred and my friend Betty Mae adopted this beautiful baby ‘cuz it didn’t get aborted or 3) you shouldn’t be having sex anyway. Plus 4) Hobby Lobby or Chick-a-Fil or St. Clyster’s Hospital shouldn’t have to pay for your pills because, hey, the First Amendment.

    I personally know a bunch of them. We just talk about other subjects.

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  26. Kate oDubhagain says:

    He looks like he’s short a few IQ points…seriously.

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  27. This brings to mind a saying that I hope is not true.”Sometimes things need to get worse, before they get better”.

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  28. UmptyDump says:

    I have to wonder if the root cause of this guy’s politics are based on resentment. Could be he found out that the rare women with whom he might have had sex then went out and bought the morning-after pill.

    I usually try not to consider someone’s looks, but the expression in this guy’s photo bothers me. Has anyone checked to see whether he’s listed in the public sex offender registry?

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