Well, lessee. Osborn had no problem with voting yea for that monster of an anti-abortion bill (HB3284) that would've allowed the government to post personal details about women seeking abortions on a website. But apparently reproductive choices aren't "private personal matters" as far as she's concerned. Funny how excited they are over intruding into folks' private lives when they don't believe they'll be the ones intruded upon, and how loud they scream when they might end up suffering the intrusion, innit?The Oklahoma legislature is currently locked in a dispute over whether to tackle the state’s divorce rate, the third-highest in the nation. Although some Republicans are pushing the legislation, other conservatives are outraged at the “government intrusion” into their private lives:Republican members proposed three pieces of legislation imposing new regulations on marriage and divorce in Oklahoma. Two of the measures were defeated, but another — requiring counseling for those planning to wed, and therapy sessions for couples considering divorce — is awaiting action.The issue has produced sharp clashes among conservative colleagues who normally find themselves in agreement. The debates have featured charges of hypocrisy and of betraying Republican principles against government intrusion into private lives. [...]“How far do I want government to come into my home and your home about private personal matters?” asked Rep. Leslie Osborn, a Republican from Tuttle, in a debate. She referred to state government as a “huge monster.”
In other news, we have a brand-new reason to get health care reform passed:
My darlings, I'm torn. On the one hand, ridding this country of Rush Limbaugh would be a great and wonderful thing. On the other hand... I'd feel badly for inflicting him upon Costa Rica.A caller asked right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh yesterday where he would "go for health care" if the Democratic health care reform package passes.
"I'll just tell you this," Limbaugh said. "If this passes and it's five years from now and all that stuff gets implemented -- I am leaving the country. I'll go to Costa Rica."
Now, this is Rush Limbaugh, so you know the dumbfuckery doesn't stop there, right?
Adding details and context to Limbaugh's nonsense is usually a waste of time, but it's probably worth noting that Costa Rica would be an interesting choice for Limbaugh's self-imposed exile. The national health care system in Costa Rica is socialized and generally considered the best in Latin America.
In effect, Limbaugh claims he'll flee the horrors of "socialized medicine" by escaping to a country with.... socialized medicine.
Play him off, Keyboard Cat: