Friday, January 3, 2014

Obamacare Challenge #43241-B


Have you seen those creepy anti-Obamacare ads where big plastic head Uncle Sam is eager to perform your intimate medical exam? I love sex dreams, but not that kind. "We can't have government getting in between you and your doctor," goes the conservative chant, but apparently the sanctity of the doctor/patient relationship is good for a three way, so long as the third wheel is your employer.


I'm a big fan of the "Wise Latina" but I was a bit disappointed that she even gave the time of day to the ridiculous assertion that corporations have religious freedom, and that their religious freedom is somehow violated when their employees' health insurance includes family planning options.


What a twisted fracking mess of logic that is.


Corporations are not people, they are artificial constructs. They do not die. They do not live. They have no souls. They cannot have a religion, and if I were a religious person I would be outraged at even the suggestion. The whole concept reeks of idolatry.

But even if they did have a religion, religious freedom ends where the personal liberty of others begins. Don't like contraception? Don't use it. Don't like gay marriage? Don't marry someone of the same sex. But you don't get to impose that view on others, even if they work for you.

Your employer should have no say whatsoever as to what medicines you have access to.

Last year was a lot of fun in the courts and from the look of things this year is going to be a doozy too! Stay tuned and have an Absolutely Fabulous weekend!

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

This clown continues to pollute an otherwise entertaining blog. Your obnoxiousness is exceeded only by your willful ignorance of the actual legal issues.

Godwhacker said...

@12:52

You talk big, but I can, will, and have torn your sad little arguments to pieces and I'm ready to do it again.

If you think your religious liberty extends to someone else's reproductive and medical decisions you have a really screwed up view of liberty.

Go!

Anonymous said...

Nice reference to Patsy and Eddie. They need to do another season.

Anonymous said...

Get 'em Whacker!

Godwhacker said...

@1:17
Jennifer Saunders aka Eddie is supposedly hard at work on a new AbFab movie and I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

I did not know that. Thanks!

Fake Alex Michaels said...

Did someone say "fracking ? Is my favorite vord.

Follow me @draculawyer.

Best Romanian lawyer tvitter account in Miami.

Godwhacker said...

A vampire and a lawyer all in one? How novel. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I love The Whacker!

Anonymous said...

Ok, when in the history of English language is someone declining to buy X for another equivalent to "denying access" to X?

South Florida Lawyers said...

Whack, Whack, Whack
They call him the Whacker
Whack, Whack, Whack
You know what he's after

Godwhacker said...

If you're going to offer healthcare in accordance with your religion, then if your boss is a Jehovah's Witnesses then you can't be covered for blood transfusions?

That's your can of worms.

In a normal society, that is one not dominated by misogynistic busybodies, your job provides you with health insurance and your health decisions are between you and your doctor. That goes for contraception. That goes for abortion.

As medical bills go, contraception is a fraction of a percent of what this country spends on healthcare. This isn't about money. This isn't about buying something for someone. This is about control.

What kind of control?

Pussy Control!

Anonymous said...

I'll take that to mean you can't answer the question.

Godwhacker said...

I answered your question. Maybe you're too ideologically blind to read. We are talking about pennies in purchases, so money obviously isn't the issue.

The issue is the dying gasps of Theocratic, white male domination and how much they sound like farts.

PS. You were most certainly NOT in my sex dreams.

Anonymous said...

So you're saying that people are being "denied access" to something they are perfectly free to purchase themselves for pennies. Got it.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you 2:38! We have to rein in these sluts! No fun on our money! If we can't have sex what should they?

Godwhacker said...

No, you don't 'got' nothing. When was insurance sans contraception coverage ever offered? When was that ever a thing?

You just want to pull this out of your ass because, "darn the president is black, and, darn the homos are getting their way, and, darn the next president will likely be a woman, and, darn who cares about me?"

No one, that's who.

Anonymous said...

I'm with GW. The only contraception this nut should have covered is castration.

South Florida Lawyers said...

Can't we all just chive on?

Godwhacker said...

@4:22

That's a bit too extreme. Not that it would be a very big difference.

The thing that gets me with the Bozo caucus is that they rail against welfare spending, and then when an idea comes along like this that can help prevent unwanted pregnancies and all the welfare spending that goes with them, they lash out like blind fools, ignorant of the larger picture.

It's not enough to succeed. Someone else must fail.

Anonymous said...

I go to rehab for a few months and this place goes nuts .

-GB

Cocaine Princess said...

@1:25, Godwhacker,

"Sweetie, darling,' I can't wait either.

Ab-Fab is my all time fave Brit-Com.

Godwhacker said...

Princess, that show got me through the 90s, although sometimes I imitated it a bit too much! Python v Ab-Fab, Ab-Fab v Python. Why choose when I can have both?