Reply from Senator Franken: Worthless Clown!

Office of Sen. Al Franken
July 31, 2014

Dear Maddmedic,

Thank you for contacting me about women’s access to contraceptives. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

One of my main priorities as a United States Senator has been to ensure that women and families have access to the full range of health care choices. I have fought to make sure that women with private health coverage in Minnesota have access to important preventive health care services – including birth control – free of charge. Ninety-nine percent of women use birth control at some point in their lives, and more than half a million women in Minnesota have benefited from the requirement in the Affordable Care Act that insurance companies provide preventive health services, including birth control, free of charge.

I was deeply disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which will deny some women access to the health care services they need. This decision allows closely-held, for-profit businesses to refuse to cover certain health services such as birth control for their employees. A woman’s boss shouldn’t be the one to make health care decisions for her – these decisions should be between a woman and her doctor.

I am proud to be an original cosponsor of the Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act, which was introduced on July 9, 2014. This bill ensures that employers cannot interfere in their employees’ decisions about their health care by making sure that employers can’t refuse to cover any health service, including birth control, guaranteed to their employees and dependents under federal law.

I was disappointed when this bill was blocked from moving forward in the Senate. But please be assured that I will continue to be a strong advocate for women’s access to preventative health services, including birth control coverage. Thank you again for contacting me and please do not hesitate to reach out to me in the future on this or any other matter of concern to you.

Sincerely,

Al Franken

United States Senator

Morning Miscellany ………………..

N is for Nazareth…

The Islamic militants mean it for evil when they mark homes with “N” for “Nazarene.” They assume it’s an insult, an emblem of shame. Others once thought that of the cross. But in that intended slight, we are reminded of who we are, and why we belong to one another, across the barriers of space and time and language and nationality. We are Christians. We are citizens of the New Jerusalem. We are Nazarenes all.

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 Protecting our borders..

Citizen Militias..

Doing what Washington and Obama won’t!!

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Which ‘Tale’ would you want to be in?

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Senate Democrats…Not so worried about what is happening at the border, the Obama scandals, the Middle East, the Ukraine,…Nope..

But those darn guns!!!….Yep..

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Petition to remove Silencers and hearing protection as NFA regulated items..

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More War on Women..

From gun grabber Gabby Giffords..

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Teachers lose again in Wisconsin…

Good..

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Slavery..

Islam encourages it..

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A lying Democrat..

Shocker!!

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Gun sales rise and crime falls..

Can the gun grabbing left not see that?

Apparently not..

So tells me is more about controlling the People then anything else..

Molon Labe bitches..

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Rights!

“[Rights] are not annexed to us by parchments and seals. They are created in us by the decrees of Providence, which establish the laws of our nature. They are born with us; exist with us; and cannot be taken from us by any human power, without taking our lives. In short, they are founded on the immutable maxims of reason and justice.” –John Dickinson, A Warning to the Colonies (Of the Right to Freedom; and of Traitors), 1766

Media BiASS: Nothing Here to See…..

ABC Ignores Lois Lerner E-Mails Slamming Conservative ‘Crazies;’ CBS and NBC Notice

 

ABC’s World News stood out as the sole Big Three evening newscast on Wednesday to not cover the release of Lois Lerner’s e-mails, where the former top IRS official slammed conservatives as “a**holes” and “crazies.” Instead, the news program devoted full reports to the water main that burst on the campus of UCLA and the controversy over usage charges on cell phone bills. By contrast, NBC Nightly News and CBS Evening News on Wednesdayboth set aside about two minutes each of air time to Lerner’s “salty language,” as NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell put it. (The broadcast networks have a long record of spiking the IRS scandal.)

 

 ABC’s Harris Falsely Hits Sarah Palin as the ‘Woman Who Says She Can See Russia from Her House’

 

Nightline co-anchor Dan Harris on Monday night mocked Sarah Palin for her new internet channel and falsely identified the conservative as “the woman who says she can see Russia from her house.” No, she didn’t. It was Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live who uttered this line.

 

Jorge Ramos Hits Hillary from the Left on Immigration: ‘Do You Think You Have a Latino Problem?’

 

In an interview with Hillary Clinton aired Tuesday on his Fusion show America, anchor Jorge Ramos repeatedly pressed the potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate from the left on the ongoing illegal immigration crisis, demanding: “Do you think you have a Latino problem?…I’m saying it because recently you said about the Central American children coming to the United States that we have to send them back.” After Clinton argued for only allowing children seeking legitimate asylum to stay, Ramos cited one of her possible 2016 rivals: “But if you deport them, Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley said that if you send them back, you would send them back to certain death. Do you agree that if we deport some of these children that they’re – it’s a death sentence for them?”

 

Geraldo: ‘Shame On Drudge’ for Trying to ‘Stir Up Civil War’ with His Border Crisis Stories

 

On Monday, Geraldo Rivera barked at his fellow FNC hosts for using the term “illegals” around him. On Wednesday, he amped up his attacks on conservatives when, on his WABC radio show, he accused Matt Drudge of “doing his best to stir up a civil war” because he was posting so many border crisis stories. Rivera also attacked him on Twitter: “Shame on Drudge. His authoritative website has gone hysterical on issue of immigrant children. 14 stories like ‘Could Ebola sneak across?’”

 

NBC Touts Vermonters Pining for Single-Payer Health Care Like Canadian Neighbors

 

In a report for Sunday’s NBC Meet the Press, correspondent Kevin Tibbles highlighted Vermont’s effort “to push into unchartered waters and go further than ObamaCare.” He explained the left-wing proposal: “Vermont’s Democratic state government says it can deliver health care more efficiently and for less to every one of its 600,000 residents equally. All paid for with tax dollars to the tune of some $2 billion a year.” Tibbles noted how, “Doctors bills would go to the state government, essentially eliminating the need for people to purchase private insurance.” He then posed the question: “A solution to America’s healthcare crisis or the road to bankruptcy for Vermont?”

 

NBC: Firefighters Battling California Wildfires Are On ‘Front Lines of Climate Change’

 

Not wanting to let a good crisis go to waste, Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News exploited California wildfires to push climate change. Correspondent Miguel Almaguer declared: “The fire season not just expensive, but historic. Nationwide so far this year, more than 32,000 wildfires have burned. 1.6 million acres charred, most of them in the west. Feeding the fires, drought crippling 60% of the west….Crews call this the front lines of climate change, a longer more destructive fire season.” Introducing the story, anchor Brian Williams warned: “In the American west tonight, a huge wildfire is burning in Yosemite National Park. One of more than 200 of them firing up in just this last week in California alone as this drought emergency continues to get worse.”

 

Stunner on The View: You Want to Protect Yourself Ladies? ‘Get a Gun in Your Home!’

 

Something really remarkable happened on Tuesday’s edition of The View. Three out of the four panelists actually came out strongly in favor of a woman’s right to protect herself and her children with a gun! The one panelist who didn’t want a gun in the house? ABC Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer. The three who favored firearm ownership (Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and FNC’s Juliet Huddy) all shared the real world threats that prompted them to go get a gun.