400-408 – Matthew Barnett, pastor of the Angelus Temple and the Dream Center, updates us on our "Home For the Holidays" fundraiser for them back on December 15th, in which we helped 14 young mothers and their children move into the Family Floor at the Dream Center. Most of the moms are between 18-25, and most of the kids are under 5.
413-423 – Matthew Barnett,
428-438 – Matthew Barnett,
443-452 – "Give us this day our daily bread."
• Craig Bannister (CNS News, 2/27/2012) Sex-Crazed Co-Eds Going Broke Buying Birth Control, Student Tells Pelosi Hearing Touting Freebie Mandate.
A Georgetown co-ed told Rep. Nancy Pelosi's hearing that the women in her law school program are having so much sex that they're going broke, so you and I should pay for their birth control.
Speaking at a hearing held by Pelosi to tout Pres. Obama's mandate that virtually every health insurance plan cover the full cost of contraception and abortion-inducing products, Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke said that it's too expensive to have sex in law school without mandated insurance coverage.
Apparently, four out of every ten co-eds are having so much sex that it's hard to make ends meet if they have to pay for their own contraception, Fluke's research shows.
"Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy," (Georgetown student insurance not covering contraception), Fluke reported.
It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint in law school, according to her calculations.
"Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school," Fluke told the hearing.
$3,000 for birth control in three years? That's a thousand dollars a year of sex – and, she wants us to pay for it.
Yes, us. Where do you think the insurance companies forced to cover this cost get the money to pay for these co-eds to have sex? It comes from the health care insurance premiums you and I pay.
But, back to this woman's complaint that she's spending $3,000 for birth control during her time in college.
"For a lot of students, like me, who are on public interest scholarships, that's practically an entire summer's salary," she complains.
So, she earns enough money in just one summer to pays for three full years of sex. And, yes, they are full years – since she and her co-ed classmates are having sex nearly three times a day for three years straight, apparently.
At a dollar a condom if she shops at CVS pharmacy's website, that $3,000 would buy her 3,000 condoms – or, 1,000 a year. (By the way, why does CVS.com list the weight of its condom products in terms of pounds?)
Assuming it's not a leap year, that's 1,000 divided by 365 – or having sex 2.74 times a day, every day, for three straight years. And, I thought Georgetown was a Catholic university where women might be prone to shun casual, unmarried sex. At least its health insurance doesn't cover contraception (that which you subsidize, you get more of, you know).
And, that's not even considering that there are Planned Parenthood clinics in her neighborhood that give condoms away and sell them at a discount, which could help make her sexual zeal more economical.
Besides, maybe, these female law students could cut back on some other expenses to make room for more birth control in their budgets, instead of making us pick up the tab. With classes and studying and all that sex, who's got time for cable?
And, let's not forget about these deadbeat boyfriends (or random hook-ups?) who are having sex 2.74 times a day. If Fluke's going to ask the government to force anyone to foot the bill for her friends' birth control, shouldn't it be these guys?
458-508 – [DISCLAIMER] Joanna Hyatt, is the Director of Reality Check (realitycheckla.org, 310-820-2560), a part of the Westside Pregnancy Clinic (wpclinic.org), a group that speaks to thousands of teens each year on sexual integrity. She's here to give us a "reality check." For teens and young adults, check out yourrealitycheck.org.
From the Website – Reality Check, sponsored by the Westside Pregnancy Clinic (WPC), is a unique sexual and relational health education program created specifically for middle and high school aged adolescents. This informative program is designed to prevent teenage pregnancy through the promotion of sexual integrity and emphasizes the emotional, physical and social benefits of postponing sex. From classrooms to assemblies, the message is presented through personal stories, and dynamic oratory. Our method equips adolescents with medically accurate information and resources they need to build healthy relationships, make educated decisions about their body and to increase their self esteem. These dynamic presentations are made available to schools and community venues throughout Los Angeles County. Their four talks are: 1) Sex and Health (STDs), 2) Sex and Your Future (abortion/pregnancy), 3) Sex and the Media (porn), and 4) Healthy Dating and Relationships.
• Did you know that HPV is now causing more instances of throat and neck cancer than smoking? Does your child know that "yes, you can get HIV-AIDS and STD's from oral sex?" 25% of teen girls have an STD. 9 million girls, age 15-25, will get an STD this year. Did you know condoms are only 50% effective against HPV, chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea? Or that the HPV vaccine only reduces your risk against 4 or the 40 HPV viruses, and none of the STDs.
• Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children (Amazon). God created literal "love drugs" "cuddle hormones" that are released at orgasm to promote bonding with the other person: oxytocin (M&F), vasopressin (M), dopamine (M&F), prolactin (M&F). They are also released when you're alone.
512-523 – [DISCLAIMER] Joanna Hyatt
TH 523 – Don Rohde @ Galpin Ford (818) 262-2092 (galpin.com) For the past 39 years, Don's been sales manager at Galpin. "Go see why they're the #1 volume Ford dealer in the world for the past 22 consecutive years!"
528-539 – [DISCLAIMER] Joanna Hyatt
544-554 – [DISCLAIMER] Joanna Hyatt
558-608 – (3X) Jonah Goldberg , with Bill Hemmer this morning on Fox News, shortly after the news broke about the death of Andrew Breitbart.
(2:25) Larry O'Connor, Chief Editor at Breitbart.TV, this morning on the Dennis Prager Show, with guest host Mark Isler. Larry reports that Andrew Breitbart has always credited Dennis Prager with his moral conversion from liberalism to conservatism.
• Fox News (3/1/2012) Conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart is dead at 43.
• Matthew Belloni (Hollywood Reporter, 3/1/2012) Andrew Breitbart Talked Politics in L.A. Bar an Hour Before Dying (Exclusive).
623 – Don't miss our upcoming KKLA Faith Night at Staples on Thursday March 15th to watch Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Clippers take on the Phoenix Suns. Tickets are only $18 through kkla.com, keyword "Clippers."
612-623 – Jeremy Tedesco, with the Alliance Defense Fund (alliancedefensefund.org), from their headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he's leading the litigation teams that protect the rights of Christian students, faculty, and staff at public schools across the nation.
• Jeremy Tedesco (ADF Media, 3/1/2012) UNC-Greensboro: Christian club isn't religious. ADF files suit against university for requiring Christian student club to allow non-Christians as leaders, voting members.
628-639 – • LAT (3/1/2012) Senate halts measure aimed at reversing new contraceptive mandate. Every Republican except Olympia Snowe from Maine wanted the Blunt Amendment. Every Democrat except Robert Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Ben Nelson of Nebraska did not want it.
A GOP-led attempt to roll back new rules requiring insurance companies to provide free contraceptive care was dismissed by the Senate -- a rejection of a Republican pivot toward conservative social issues and a victory for President Obama's healthcare law.
The 51-48 vote to table the Republican measure showed dissent among the GOP, as several Republican senators said the legislation was too broad for their support.
// The measure also divided Democrats, as three Democrats, Sens. Robert Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Ben Nelson of Nebraska voted to keep the measure. One Republican, retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, joined Democrats in turning it back.
• Fox News (3/1/2012) Senate Dems stop 'conscience exemption' to Obama birth control coverage policy.
Senate Democrats have blocked an amendment that would have let insurers opt out of providing contraceptive coverage if employers had religious or moral objections.
The Respect for Rights of Conscience Act, shorthanded as "the conscience amendment" and authored by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., was "tabled," or set aside, on a 51-48 vote.
Democrats needed 50 votes to prevail.
644-654 – John Wurtz, the deduction finder.