Sandra Fluke Wants a New Car

(We have been fortunate enough to obtain a rough draft of the speech that birth-control crusader Sandra Fluke will deliver in the coming days at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. You may recall that Ms. Fluke’s bratty demands for free birth control early this year led to a conflict with radio personality Rush Limbaugh. Now it is time to hear what else she wants other people to buy her.)

Ladies and gentlemen of the convention, I need a car. I wouldn’t bother you about this, except that the Catholic Church has adamantly refused to buy one for me, even though I am a student at one of their most renowned universities.

I asked the dean whether the church has some doctrinal objection to automotive travel, and he said no, but that cars cost a lot of money and the university can’t afford to provide them to all students. I told him that I only wanted one for myself, not for all the students, but he replied that he didn’t want to establish a precedent. The pervert.

You should see what I am driving now. An old beater that I bought ten years ago when it already was a broken-down wreck.  I need a safe car, this time one with brakes and a steering wheel, and I see no reason why someone else can’t pay for it. I have enough stress as it is, never knowing where my next pill is coming from.

I certainly can’t afford the $300,000 that I would need to buy a new car. I already hear some of you whispering that a new car doesn’t have to cost that much, that the figure I cite is ten times the true average.
That’s the same kind of BS I had to put up with some months ago when I claimed that enough birth control to get a woman through three years of law school would cost $3,000. Just today I glanced at the Planned Non-Parenthood Web site, and those liars claim that you can get birth control pills for as little as $15 per month.
Yeah, right, pills made of sugar! Don’t forget that Planned Non-Parenthood wants everybody to get pregnant so it can make big bucks from abortions.

It so happens that I want a Rolls Royce Corniche, and that can easily run you $300,000.

President Obama calls me every day to ask if I am OK, and I told him I would be more OK if I had a Corniche in my garage. He promised to raise the tax rate to 92 percent on incomes over $15,000, and to  buy me the car with public funds. He channels public funds to all his friends, he says.

Now that is what I call a mensch!
OK, Rush Limbaugh, give me your best shot. And no, wise-ass, I don’t intend to keep my birth control  pills in the back seat of my new car.

Author Bio:

Arthur Louis spent more than forty years as a print journalist, with the Philadelphia Inquirer, McGraw-Hill, Fortune magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle, but he is not asking for sympathy. He is the author of two non-fiction books: The Tycoons, and Journalism and Other Atrocities, as well as a novel, The Little Champ. In retirement, he has decided unilaterally that he is a profound political pundit.
Author website: http://bernardgoldberg.com
  • Dennis Carstens

    I would gladly buy Sandra Fluke all the birth control she could possibly ever need. After listening to her narcissistic, me me me, whine, the last thing we need is this woman procreating. Do we really want her making more idiots? Is there a sudden shortage of them?

  • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

     Talking to you “neighborhood guy” is what I would consider futile.

  • Noone

    I am sure I am going to get nasty comments and invalidated for my points, but I think a little lesson in biology is in order for the men folk here and may be even some women folk who have never had to deal with any female problems.  Sandra was talking about a friend who has PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome back in the spring when all of this non sense started.  The cheap birth control pills you speak of are older formularies which are offered in a generic form.  As far as BC pills go, one kind does not work for everyone.  Women with PCOS or other conditions including ovarian cancer might actually need ones that are more expensive because they have certain types of hormones and are not offered in generic form.  There are some BC pills which actually might hurt more than they help because of the hormones contained in them.   As far as hormones go, generic might work if the pill is for just birth control, but women who use them to treat other medical conditions  the generics are not created equal.  And many women take them for medical reasons not just birth control.   An endocrinologist will tell you not to switch from a brand to a generic if you take a hypothyroid medication – and no it is not because they have stock in the brand, but because of the control on the hormones in the formula in generics is not the same as in the brand name.

    Because of the spotlight Sandra put on PCOS, I was hoping that our nation would have more of an understanding of PCOS and what women go through with this condition, but sadly it is being used by perverted men and women with no empathy to go against a decent woman who spoke out about it and the problems with insurance not covering the medications women need regardless of whether they use them for birth control or medical reasons.

    • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

      Noone, you won’t get a nasty comment from me.  I would have thought almost everyone would know that BC pills are not used just to prevent conception, but rather for a number of problems—notably POCS, but also to correct a number of problems in irregular menstruation. Yes—they are one  of several forms of birth control, but their use does not necessarily mean the person using them is trying to prevent pregnancy, nor would a woan using them necessarily be having illicit sex. My wife used them for years, partly to control a somewhat irregular menstrual cycle, and , yes, to keep her from having a child evry other year or so. Granted, we could have played vatican roulette and practiced rhythm nd restraint, but that would not seem to be a viable alternative. But that concerns a married couple. You have NO idea and NO knowledge why Ms Fluke or any of the women she spoke of needed ot wanted BC pills.  And I might  add it is none of your business. Having BC meds was and is something an employer’s insurance plan should provide, whether that violates GU conscience or not. No one could compel GU to pay for her BC pills out of university funds, but they MUST not be allowed to cherry pick what they will cover in their employee/student health care plans.

      • Noone

        I think we are in agreement, Donald. 

        I was pointing out that not everyone can take the cheaper generic forms that the article was talking about and might need the more expensive BC pills.  I was not talking about any other form of birth control – just the different chemical formulas of birth control pills and how one chemical formula does not work for everyone.  

        Yes, it should be well known that BC pills are for medical reasons, but either they do not know or they do not care because they only care about attacking Ms. Fluke.

        Ms. Fluke did talk about a friend with PCOS so that is why I was
        bringing this particular condition up since there was so much distortion
        and even flat out lies of what she said back in the spring.  I totally agree that it is no ones business if or why a woman takes birth control or for what reasons.  I also agree that about what you said about insurance companies.  I do believe we are on the same side.  Sorry that I was not so clear on my points.
        Best to you, Donald.

    • Wheels55

      I understand and totally agree with what you said as well. I just don’t see a need for a mandate that this be covered 100% by 100% of insurance plans. There still needs to be choice here and some equality with other meds – like HPB medication (one size does not fit all for HPB meds either).

  • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

     You actually believe the tripe handed out by columnist Goldberg about Sandra Fluke demanding a car, in the column which started this whole discussion.

    • Artlouis

       Donald, I am the columnist in this case, not Mr. Goldberg. The column is a satire, and it doesn’t surprise me that you missed the humor.

      • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

         Sorry I attributed it to the wrong columnist. I figured it had to be satire, but so many folks used it to attack Ms. Fluke, I kind of lost track of thestart of the thread.  My aologies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

     Evidently you didn’t watch Thursday night t the DNC.  Full house, baby.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

     Bot—you have no direct knowledge of Ann Durham’s morality or sexual habits. So stop spouting that crap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

     Bot, you have no knowledge of what Ann Dunham’s morals are or were.

  • Cljwright

    A history lesson for Mr Donald Berghuis…
    Though often attributed to her, there is no evidence that Marie Antoninette ever uttered the words, “Let them eat cake”.    Quite the opposite, historical facts show her to have been a generous person who had compassion for the masses. May I suggest you spend some time studying the French Revolution for a more accurate picture of what transpired in a movement where, under the guise of enlightenment, emotion trumped reason.  Sadly, I believe we are living in a time where we are shelving logical thinking to follow the whims of our emotions.

  • Wheels55

    I hear that Fluke is going to talk to an empty chair like it is her lover. She will tell the chair that it can have sex with her because Uncle Barack will pay for everything – pills, abortions, even taking care of the child if she chooses to have it. So, there is no responsibility needed on her part nor the chair’s part. Somewhere in that conversation, the chair will tell her to do something to herself that isn’t physically possible. But that is OK too since Obamacare will pay for the medical bills when she hurts herself trying.

    • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

       Wheel55 , you don’t even know Fluke has a lover. And if she does or does not, that’s non e of your business.

      • Wheels55

        You are correct – Fluke’s love life is none of my business. Neither is her birth control needs. She can pay for it just like I pay for my high blood pressure meds.

  • Wheels55

    I actually think Fluke having birth control is a good thing. Who wants her to have children anyway? Time to thin out the herd.

    • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

       She may want to have children, but on her schedule and plan—and , one more time, you have no information on why she needed or wanted BC pills, and what medically her MD prescribed them for.  Too bad you weren’t part of that “thinning out the herd, however.

      • Wheels55

        I don’t care what she wants her BC pills for. That’s the point. She can pay for it like anyone else pays for their medication.

  • Donald Berghuis

    I would comment, but all you right wingers and your comments are making me sick.

    • Roxiebell

      Fluke (pronouced “Fluck”)  labeled  herself and any “winger” (left or right) would have to a “wing-nut” not to realize that if it “looks like a duck, quakes like a duck”…………its a Fluke!

      • Dl Berghuis13

         There is no reason to constantly bring up the  pronunciation of Sandra Fluke’s name as rhyming with a vulgar word for sexual intercourse.

        • Roxiebell

          I’m having a blast with it, the irony is so appropriate for what she stands for.

          • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

             I bet you make really funny jokes at funerals or at people’s death beds, too.

    • dlr

       My married daughter tells us that she gets birth control pills for $12 a
      month.  That’s a $144 a year.  I have no sympathy for Fluke and her
      $2000 a year baloney.  We are drowning in
      entitlements causing a deficit of 1.3 trillion a year.  Our national
      debt has grown from 9 trillion in 2008 to 16 trillion in less than 4
      years!!!  Doesn’t that ring a bell somewhere in your head?  Bankrupting
      the country and turning us into Greece is far more immoral than telling
      people to go by their own birth control.  For that matter why can’t the
      husbands and boy friends pay some of the cost for birth control.  I
      would and any other decent guy would as well especially if the girl
      couldn’t afford it.  Evidently Fluke’s partner(s) don’t think to much of her.

      • Dl Berghuis13

         Anyone who listened to any of what Sandra Fluke said realizes that the vast majority of what she was saying had nothing to do with being able to have sex without getting pregnant. What she spoke of was her insurance provided by a Catholic Hospital refused to pay for those products, (including  conception control)  that are important for women’s health. Among those are the means of controling  her menstrual cycle and some of the attendant problems that an irregular cycle can cause—such as severe and painful menstruation , etc. And in all the blather about Sandra Fluke needing birth control meds, no one has ever produced an iota of proof that she was or is promiscuous, as Limbaugh and others imply.

    • greatj

      After reading some of your  feeble and delusional comments i agree you are sick with Obama mental and emotional dog like loyality derangement. Get the cement out of your head and you will feel a lot better.

      • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

         I usually try to make responsible and logical remarks on these pages. However,in your case I’ll just say—Blow it out, idiot.

  • Tetonka76

    Maybe we should pay for her education and set her up in her own law practice.  After all, we wouldn’t want her to be one of those students that graduate college and can’t find a job.  

    • Donald Berghuis

       Not a bad idea  to pay for some  portion of her education through public means—or are you one of those folks who feel college is only for the rich?

      • Buddha

        College education would seem a clear example of an activity where the consumer of the good (the student) derives the bulk of the benefit from it. I went to college to get a higher paying job. Why should others be forced to pay for something from which the majority of the benefits will accrue to me? I can take out loans to pay for it if my current income is not high enough, but if those loans are too large relative to my expected future earnings, I may need to reconsider the wisdom of getting that college education. And forcing others to pay for my education through “public means” doesn’t seem like a good way to get me to make appropriate decisions about how much education I should buy.

        • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

           My parents paid for my first year in college. After that, summer jobs took care of it. Despite really trying, I was not a successful student, maybe because I was too young (17) when I started. I left school, served 3 yeas in the army, worked a couple of years when I got out and then—at 25 went back, working full time, and starting a family (3 kids) . GI Bill helped with it—there’s that government interference again).  I did well in college and grad school—a 3.50 GPA. When I got out of grad school in 1963 at age 30, I was employed as a social worker at the VA , later in a city health department and then in an innercity poverty area school, . Part of my student loan debt was forgiven as I worked in a designated poverty/low income school.  So, public means is not a bad idea when it comes to college education. I couldn’t have made it without that. And I think my 30 years in public  shows my dedicatio and willingness to pay back  some of what was given to me.  To say my poverty ought to have stopped me from gaining an education is balderdash.

  • Concernedmimi

    If the truth were known; she probably doesn’t even need birth control!

  • James King

    I think she is entitled to free orgasms too.

    • Donald Berghuis

       You would say that women are not entitled to orgasms, Jimmy?

  • Berryraymond

    Welcome to the future.  Socialism begins as the greatest thing since sliced bread.  All those things we need to be successful and happy become free.  How wonderful can it be.  No a car is not a reach, nor is it too much cost.  Without a car most Americans cannot work, can’t get to the doctor, can’t shop for food, and just plain can’t be happy.  We have already determined that a home is a right , why not a ride.  Socialism is the greatest thing ever.  Well in it’s first stages it is great.  Now once the producers begin to dwindle, things get a little uncomfortable.  Not enough money coming into the government.  Only two ways to solve that problem.  One is take more money away, second is control the price of goods and services.  With this approach we still get our wants delivered to us.  Well next we run out of others to tax, and the price controls created shortages.   Not a problem  bread day can be Mondays  and if you don’t get a loaf on Monday well another Monday comes around in just 6 days.    Have fun.

    • BrentWil

      So how is buying health insurance from a private company “socialism”.  You know, words actually have meaning. 

      • Berryraymond

        It’s on its way.  Besides there is no socialism in the old form, only hybrids of both socialism and communism.  You will get your fill of it before it’s over.  Besides words don’t have menaings, they actually have several meanings.  When said by Republicans they are actually code words for race.

        • Donald Berghuis

           Red Scare, Red Scare—a Commie on every corner. Back to the McCarthy era.

        • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

           Uh, oh!  Red Scare!   Run and hide, communism is on its way. NOT

    • Donald Berghuis

       Sounds like Marie Antoinette and her “let them eat cake” remark. And you know what happened ultimately to her.

      • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

         It has been brought to my attention that Marie Antoinette probably didn’t say “Let them eat cake”. If she didn’t, then I apologize to her.

    • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

      Get off the socialism kick, will you? If you knew what socialism really was, you wouldn’t make such stupid remarks as claiming or implying that health care benefits are the beginning of socialism.

  • greatj

    Fluke is an Obama toady that is part of the Anita Dunn propaganda,misinformation operation to attack all Republicans and call it ‘War on women’.

    • Donald Berghuis

       What exactly would you call it, great j?

    • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

       What does the pic shown here (a picture of Mickey Mantle’s Yankee Stadium plaque) have tp do with what we are discussing here?

      • greatj

        The picture is  a monument at Yankee Stadium not a plaque and i am very proud of it. I rather talk about baseball then some low life propaganda operative run by Anita Dunn called Sandra Fluke.

  • Roadmaster

    Did we have to pay for the mattress she has strapped to her back?

    • Artlouis

      That reminds me: Two mattress companies canceled their ad contracts with Limbaugh after he attacked her. Not sure whether that is logical.

    • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

       Keep on smearing an incredibly brave young woman. Makes you feel great, doesn’t it?

  • BrentWil

    Nothing better then distorting the view of others.  Her view, like many, is that birth control is part of basic medical.  As such, if one is going to require everyone to get health insurance with certain types of minimum coverage (Obama Care) that part of that coverage should be birth control.  I don’t think that is really the same thing as, “give me a car”.  It is, “we all have to buy health insurance, it should cover this.”  Such a silly argument. 

    But it brings out such lovely comments from your viewers.  So, Mrs. Fluke’s “nether region is referred to the Holland tunnel.”  And “she upchucks her raunch needs.”  So sad.

     Let me state for the record, I am a married military officer with 10 years service.  The fact that you could speak so disrespectful of women with simply a different view is disgusting to me.  It isn’t just “liberal whores” that take notice of your behavior.

    • Artlouis

      Brent, First of all, thank you for your service to our country. (And I hope you hear that a lot.)

      Ms. Fluke came up with a preposterously high cost estimate for birth control, and that is a large part of what I was satirizing. It was dishonest and demagogic of her to do this.

      She also was demanding that the federal government supersede the religious tenets of the organization that sponsors her health insurance, most likely in contravention of the Constitution. She and her demand for entitlements trump the law, evidently. 

      As for the comments left by the readers, I do not consider it my place to rebuke any of them. It is understandable, however, that Ms. Fluke’s phony publicity play engendered such anger and resentment.  

      • BrentWil

        Art,

        Thanks for the response.  You certainly point out issue that are fair to debate.  The issue religious freedom versus one legal standard is certainly an important one.  However, frame the debate incorrectly.  In truth, there is already a religious exception.   A Church, in this case the Catholic Church, does not have to provide birth control coverage for anyone that works directly for them.  However, when the Catholic Church runs hospitals for example, they do have to provide for their workers.  The debate is not one over religious liberty, but one over where to draw the line.  Being a religious organization has never excepted any the organization from the law.  A society has to draw a line somehwere.  If a law is passed that says everyone must purchase health care and that health care will have a certain degree of minimum coverage, a religious organization cannot avoid that law simply because it is a religious organization.  In my view, birth control is basic health care and gynecologists agree with me.

        It is one thing to debate Health Care reform.  It is another thing to question the facts that are used in a debate (For example, the cost of birth control).  It is a far far different thing to question make crude statements about someone because she gets birth control.  My wife gets birth control from Tricare, the DODs healthcare program.  Is she a whore?   Are her “nether region is referred to the Holland Tunnel”.  There are certainly issues to debate.  However, distorting arguments and then calling people crude names is not a means of debate.  It is crude and lewd behavior that I find disgusting. 

        • joer1

          if Ms. Fluke “uses” the cost of contraception to support her point then people are free to compare “normal” costs with Ms, Flukes estimate for herself and other Law Students at Georgetown University.  That comparison is bound to bring “derision”.  One would wonder how GU Law Students find time to study the Law.  Liberals are very creative when it comes to finding “justification” for absurd behaviors … This is a WAR on women?  Give me a break!

          • BrentWil

            The last time I checked, the cost of the pill was the same rather one had sex with 5,000 people or 1 person.  You do understand how it works, don’t you?

          • Pruzoo

            Is she recycling the same condoms during sex with those 5000 people? Last time I checked the pill doesn’t prevent STDs, if I go out and eat fast food every meal and don’t take care of myself the consensus is “it’s your fault you fat bastard”, but if she has to be buried in a “Y” shaped coffin from her risky behavior it’s everyone else’s responsibility to pay for her choices. Having sex is generally a choice and if she isn’t willing to take responsibility or live with the consequences, she should abstain. If she were 18 and said the same thing most people would have chalked it up to youthful ignorance, but she’s 30 it is time to grow up and be a responsible adult.

          • Donald Berghuis

             If the insurance provider GU uses  determined Fluke’s cost figures were high, they could refuse the claim, and then decide with her on a figure through arbitration. What was Fluke’s issue was that NO birth control benefits need be paid by GU’s insurance  because it violated Catholic theology. If it violated their theology, they should get a supplier that agrees with their view, not take it out on employees who depend on the medical insurance their employer provides to meet their medical costs.

          • joer1

            Donald,

            An employer … (the Catholic Church) or YOU ) provides the Health Insurance they wish to provide and if it’s not good enough for the applicant … they can apply somewhere else. The “costs” for Contraception are negligible. I was a college basketball coach before I retired … each year we would receive a “giant” box – I forget from whom – containing THOUSANDS of condoms to distribute and if we ever needed more, we just had to call a number and request more. I never thought to ask what our women’s coaches received. Women’s contraception costs range from $0 to $15 bucks a month. The costs outlined by Ms. Fluke are laughable ! When contraception is not paid for by an employers “health plan” that does not mean they “take it out on employees who depend on the medical insurance ” . The larger issue is that EVERYTHING can’t be FREE. In fact, nothing is free but, for Liberals and all the “victims” out there … there never is an end to FREE … they are bought by “things”. You and Ms. Fluke need to buy your own contraception. By the way, this young woman’s parents must be “thrilled”!

        • Iowa48

          Part of practicing the Catholic religion and their belief system is providing care and service to the poor and needy through the establishment of hospitals, schools, and service missions.  They consider these activities to be part and parcel of the practice of their religion.  Your view, and that of Ms. Fluke and Oberst Sebelius would limit the practicing of their faith as they believe, and close any number of hospitals and schools that may employ non-Catholics.  Again, I am rabidly anti-Catholic, but recognize that they have a Constitutional right to practice their religion without being dictated to by those who have no regard for the Constitution.  Have you ever wondered why Fluke and Sebelius want to chip away at the Constitution? This is just their strategy at overthrowing the Constitution, one little bit at a time.

    • Ahalbert

      Let’s face it, she wants the govt to accommodate her sex life for openers. She told members of Congress that paying for her contraception as a 30-yr old law student was an “untenable burden”. She was willing to cause Georgetown a lot of grief, which they have made worse. Along with a law degree, they should give her a PhD in mooching. She is a leftist activist who acted in a selfish, attention-seeking manner. She also would prefer the federal government pay for abortions, transgender surgeries, special LBGT needs, and given a little time, many more liberal demands. I went to a Catholic university for grad school, and the last thing I would have ever wanted to do as a non-Catholic is interfere with the mission of the university.

      • BrentWil

        She stated her opinion to the her representative.  HOW DARE SHE! 

        I think her testimony mainly centered around students that couldn’t get Birth control because to help with medical problems such as
        Polycystic ovary syndrome.

      • Donald Berghuis

         Attention getting?  Being called a whore or a slut is going for attention?  Come on—she never said that  she wanted to have unlimited sex. She said that birth control and other conception and related maetrials should not be specifically denied because the use of them violated Catholic theology.

    • joer1

      Apparently, Ms. Fluke’s need for contraception could be thought of as “excessive” – given her stated monthly costs , her “needs” seem extraordinary.  One could reasonably consider that she might be in “business”.  Calling a spade a spade is “disrespectful”? You say “Liberal Whores” take note?   I find it hard to follow your logic …. but, I do thank you for your service to our country.

      • BrentWil

        You do understand that the pill is the same cost no matter how many people you have sex with, don’t you?

        • joer1

          Yes, of course I do!  The question one could ask is … Does Ms. Fluke understand?  

          The dollar figure she uses to illustrate the “financial distress”  contraception places upon her and her fellow GU Law students is a long way from the true cost -$0 to $15 per mo. .   Why does she estimate the cost at such an extyraordinary number?  I thought she might want to keep a supply of Condoms on hand – just in case, but they are FREE … so I am at a loss. Surely her “testimony” was planned with the assistance of the DNC … I don’t believe she was invited to testify before Congress and her invitors did not know what she was going to say.  She was “coached” for maximum effect.  Much like ROE in  “Roe v. Wade” … Ms. Roe is now Pro-Life and says … “I Lied”.

          I don’t want to open a new can of worms.  It is just illustrative of the hyperbole of the Lefties.

        • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

           Again I say, you have no idea of Ms. Fluke’s morality or medical requirements are.

    • dlr

       Fluke’s claim that birth control costs $2000 a year is absurd!  If they want us to take their message seriously maybe they should start with a serious argument.  For example a $700 IUD is good for 6 or 7 years.  That’s about $100 a year.  Or $100 buys a lot of condoms and helps prevent sexually transmitted diseases.  At $100 a year what is the big deal?  The truth makes their argument look stupid, and that’s because it is stupid.

      Most Military people that I know don’t like putting up with whiners and spoiled brats.  Fluke wouldn’t last 2 seconds in the military, and you know it.

      • BrentWil

        I am not sure rather Fluke would make it in the military or not.  I don’t care.  I know that I find it disgusting that a female is slandered in the most sexual and demeaning way for presenting an opinion.  I certainly know that those types of comments and attitudes wouldn’t make it in the military. 

        The actual cost of birth control is determined by the method.  I find the $2000 number  on the higher side of any estimate.  That said, that doesn’t negate the rest of the argument nor is it any excuse for the continued use of demeaning sexual language. 

        I am in the military and my wife gets free birth control from tricare.  Is she a whore? 

        • dlr

           I think it’s great the military provides benefits for people who are putting their lives on the line.  Fluke on the other hand is going to Law School.

          My married daughter tells us that she gets birth control pills for $12 a month.  That’s a $144 a year.  I have no sympathy for Fluke and her $2000 a year baloney.  Her argument is absurd.  We are drowning in entitlements causing a deficit of 1.3 trillion a year.  Our national debt has grown from 9 trillion in 2008 to 16 trillion in less than 4 years!!!  Doesn’t that ring a bell somewhere in your head?  Bankrupting the country and turning us into Greece is far more immoral than telling people to go by their own birth control.  For that matter why can’t the husbands and boy friends pay some of the cost for birth control.  I would and any other decent guy would as well especially if the girl couldn’t afford it.

          By the way Limbaugh did apologize for his remarks about Fluke.  Other than Dave Letterman as anyone apologized to Sarah Palin, or Michelle Bachman, Laura Ingrahm, Michelle Malkin, and Mia Love?  Terrible things have been said about these conservative women.  And maybe if you’re not a hypocrite you should care about that.

          • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

             Your comment about what your married daughter told you is lik soeone saying “I know it’s true, because my cousin who works with a guy whose sister had to pay X dollars for a particular item of medical item). If it isn’t your immediate experience or your professional competence  that you speak from, your cost figures are mere hearsay.

      • Donald Berghuis

         You miss the point, dlr. For any entity to deny legitimate medical services to any policy holder because it is a procedure contrary to their religious beliefs is  wht is absurd. If she was asking to be supplied with–oh , say, crack cocaine or heroin, which is clearly illegal, —-yes, it is legitimate to deny coverage for that. But birth control products are legal and legitimate. Therefore, providing them through her (Sandra Fluke’s) medical insurance  is appropriate. If her place of employment decides not to purchase insurance through a company that does supply birth control in their coverage, that hospital (in this case Georgetown) should get another insurance supplier.

      • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

         You have no knowledge of the type of medical BC  Fluke wanted coverage for, and the medical reasons they were prescribed. Even if you did, it is none of your business…her MD and her decide that.

    • Iowa48

      I am not sure why you would want to distort the issue with Ms. Fluke and her birth control issue.  She purposely enrolled in a Catholic University in order to challenge the Catholic Church on its religious tenets regarding contraception and abortion.
      The Church has as a basic tenet of its beliefs that contraception and abortion are antithetical to what they believe to be God’s will and teachings. It is a religious belief of a recognized religion, and as such is protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.  While I am pretty much anti-Catholic and I support contraception and  a woman’s right to abortion, I recognize  that forcing the Church to pay for contraception and abortifacient drugs is a violation of their 1st Amendment right to the freedom to practice their religion. Ms. Fluke’s issue is not at all about contraception, but rather her and this administration trampling on the Constitution in general, and the 1st amendment in particular. She and the Dems have purposely twisted the issue to make it appear to be about contraception, when in fact it is about the Constitution.  Like you, I swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, but apparently you did not take your oath seriously. The fact that you could be so disrespectful of the Constitution and the Constitutional rights of a church with a different view than yours is disgusting to me.  It appears that you have been collecting a salary from the military for 10 years, but it is not clear that you have SERVED for 10 years. You are not a REMF by any chance, are you?

      • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

         You know absolutely and can prove that Sandra Fluke enrolled at a catholic university (Georgetown) in order to challenge their religious tenets. Yeah, right!

    • Milt

      Brent,

      Claiming you’re a military officer and actually being one are two different things. Also, with just 10 yrs, at best you’re a newbie captain (or Navy Lt.).

      Assuming you really are an officer, that doesn’t mean your thoughts on any given subject matter carry any more weight than any other American’s. Don’t try to use your (real, or imagined) service to our country as a pass. That just shows you’re a coward at heart. Someone I would never want on a battlefield with me.

      Fluke chose to become a patsy (a political whore) for the Dem’s. She deserves to be dragged through the mud now.

      • Donald Berghuis

         Not sure whose side you’re  on , Milt. Fluke is not a political whore, she does not deserve to be dragged through the mud, she is, I believe, a woman who stood up and said,”This isn’t fair” when something wasn’t fair.

      • http://www.facebook.com/donald.berghuis Donald Berghuis

         Good—now you can attack someone who defended some of what Sandra Fluke said.  Guess I better look out—you’ll come after me next.  Like, I’m really frightened.

      • BrentWil

        Mitt,

        10 years of service would make me a Major, in the US Army.  You become a “newbie” Captain in 3 years (or at least when I came in).

        Have a good day,

        Brent

    • Donald Berghuis

       Id say Sandra Fluke is pretty courageous to stand up and take all the crap that has been slung at her  with a  high level of dignity.

  • Drew Page

    Contrary to what the hippies told you, Sandy,  ’free love’ isn’t free.  If your boyfriend won’t pop for the pills or condoms, dump him and find one who will.  

  • theneighborhoodguy01

    When a woman’s (Fluke’s) nether region is referred to the Holland Tunnel, that cannot be a good thing.  I look forward to missing her speech,  and I have the sneaky suspicion that I am not the only one.

    • Donald Berghuis

       Innuendo to demean someone (calling Sandra Flukes vagina the Holland Tunnel  ) does not enhance one’s argument.  BTW  I called it her vagina—not her “nether regions”.

      • theneighborhoodguy01

        Donald:  Call it what you will, but it is evidently a vigorously and well traveled thoroughfare, by her own admission and testimony.  

        What really makes her an illegitimate voice for “all” women is her undying, consummate prostitution of self at the altar of the failed ideology of Socialism and, her intensely misguided sense of entitlement.

        Re: Argument enhancement:  The Lefties created the fine art of spewing demeaning, false, hateful, and misleading personal attacks on anyone with the temerity to call them out on their “worldview”.  When they cannot find a counter argument, they ALWAYS resort to the ad hominem attack.  I happen to enjoy punching bullies in the nose…just to see them cry.  Goose/gander…you get it.  

        Prove she is not a “rode hard and put away wet”, dirty, rotten, Socialist, slut! 
         
        I will immediately and gladly retract my Holland Tunnel metaphor.  Best of luck with that daunting endeavor, but I suspect you will find it to be an exercise in utter futility. 

  • Gramatanbob

    Sandra F is the latest incarnation of Obama’s demented attempt to make humping insurance a cost to bear for all reasonable Americans. Hey, why shouldn’t an over indulged reprobate like her be a national example for all women. Soon to be further catapulted to national prominence as she upchucks her raunchy needs at the oh so sensitive, women embracing hoards at the DNC Convention. But then again, she needn’t worry, if all else fails, Obama will be there to assist to abort the creature if her commie boyfriend should slip up next time he drops one on her. Further yuck from the Clinton generation. Oh that,  lowlife will be there too. So exciting for America.

    • Bot

      Obama gets his morals from his mother, Ann Dunham.  Ann was the playmate of Frank Marshall Davis, the Communists’ chief agitator in Hawaii:

      http://www.ObamasRealFather.com

      Ann probably needed $ 3.000 for birth control (although one didn’t work).

    • Donald Berghuis

       Look Gramatan Bob—-Fluke was not  asking for “humping insurance” she was asking for birth control (which covers a wide assortment of health products and procedures) coverage. Nothing more or less. My wife and I  (during her child bearing years) used birth control pills, an IUD, and ultimately a vasectomy for me and a ligation for her.  I didn’t look on it as “humping insurance” but as a legitimate insuring she wouldn’t get pregnant every other year of her life.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMJUHF4UNZWSLIDRXPSSTOHA3Q Shane

    She’s a typical young Democrat; she wants to be taken care of by the government from the cradle to the grave. Democrats don’t ask what they can do for their country. No, Democrats ask – What can my country do for me?

    • Artlouis

      Yes, and specifically people who have earned and saved money. They owe her a piece of it.  What made me suppose that this kind of thinking would go away after the Soviet Union split up?

  • George Brockman

    If Obama get reelected, she’ll probably be named Ambasador to the Vatican City.

    • Artlouis

      Yikes. The Vatican would attack Pearl Harbor!

  • http://shawmut.blogspot.com/ Dave O’Connor

    Maybe she’d like a camper van; with mattress, contraceptive pills  and condoms for visitors loaded in the glove compartment.
    We might also, while on the perphery of the topic; review whether Georgeton is a Catholic institution or a catholic experience.

    • Bruce A.

      The van is too small.  She needs a party bus.

      • http://shawmut.blogspot.com/ Dave O’Connor

        I’d agree, only to cite with exception, how adament and officious she portrays herself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ted.wight Ted Wight

    “A snall Ferrari”?

  • Iklwa

    The Cornishe is only for trips to the grocery store and Planned Parenthood. I heard that a small Ferrari is in the offing for rest and recreation purposes (you know how stressful it can be…you know, life in general).
     

    • Artlouis

      whatever she wants, she gets

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2Q3UK3SZ23ED6FUW3X3MUO2TVM Daniel

    Just the fact that Sandra Fluke will be a featured speaker at the DNC’s convention tells us all we need to know about today’s Democrats. 

    • Artlouis

      Agreed, Daniel.

      • Lawrence Brown

        Sandra’s middle name should be “Julia.”

  • miriam murray

    I would be more impress with Sandra Luke if she was an OBGYN, but she is not, she is just another liberal female with issues.. I was also dissapointed with her as female, I would like to know, I get it that as female we should be responsible for ourselves, but when are they going to make the males responsible as well? It takes two to tango!!! The messages with the liberals is always the same is about females. But maybe if they direct all the intense energy toward males and make them more responsible and respectful toward  females and responsible for  the creation that comes from having sex maybe we would not have as many angry and miserable females. Her message is males are all idiots that is why as female  we need the government to take care for us… 

    • Tbolt64

      Her message is males are all idiots that is why as female  we need the government to take care for us… 

      I rest my case.

    • Artlouis

      I date back to a time when males had to worry that they might be forced to marry the woman. They had the incentive to buy prophylactics. Now it doesn’t matter if she gets pregnant, although Trojan still does a brisk business for other reasons.

    • Iklwa

      Sadly, males have been held less and less responsible for their actions (as have all persons in this “It’s not your fault” liberal society) since the age of American chivalry was quashed by the feminist movement.
       
      When I was a Boy Scout, it was expected of me to hold the door for others when entering or leaving a building (in particular ladies). Now, not only do I have difficulty in finding “ladies” (What do you call a female with a dragon tattoo spiraling across her neck and shoulder and then down her arm with half a tackle box stuck in her face?) but these days I half expect to be chastised for being “misogynistic” for doing so should I actually find a woman in a dress.

      • Artlouis

        i love your tackle-box metaphor.

        • http://shawmut.blogspot.com/ Dave O’Connor

          Likewise regarding the tackle-box.

    • Drew Page

      Miriam  –  Most guys I know would be more than happy to pay for the pills or condoms to find a tango partner.    Girls, tell the dudes, “no glove, no love”.

  • Tbolt64

    I understand Code Pink will perform a cheerleading, baton routine at the convention. They will be wearing their vagina suits. Their called the Twisting Vagis.

    • Artlouis

      The Preezie likes to insert himself into showbiz acts. Do you think he will wear a costume too?

      • CCNV

         He will show up as a dictator (you figure it out).

      • theneighborhoodguy01

        He’ll be in the same one he always wears…an empty suit.

        • Artlouis

          LOL. And sitting in an empty chair.

          • theneighborhoodguy01

            And from what I’m hearing, sitting in a half-empty “room”, as well.

  • bobemakk

    Oh my God.  What else does she want a new home too?  This issue has gotten out of hand and this woman should be banned from the DNC and the internet as well.  How much can this administration give away on social programs that is bankrupting this country.  Romney for president.

    • Greggsan

      Bob…The article is satire.

    • Artlouis

      I went to Google and typed in “Sandra Fluke” (in quotes). There are 1,730,000 references. Pretty time-consuming to expunge.

  • SAWB

    I thought she needed a car so she would have a place to put the contraceptives to use.

    • Artlouis

      She would need a tractor-trailer to accommodate her guests.

  • Tbolt64

    I really dont care where or how Ms Fluke chooses to pleasure herself. I do care that she is trying to stick me with the Motel 6 bill.

    • Artlouis

      Exactly, Tholt.

  • CCNV

    Hilarious! Next you’ll have to do an article about why she can’t get a date, and why she wants a government-financed boob job to prove those free birth control pills really DO work!

    • Artlouis

      She sure doesn’t look like the first person one would approach at a singles party. Still, I recall that she came to testify with her hair mussed.

      • Troy Phillips

        Maybe the DNC can have blown up condoms fall from the stadium after Barak’s big finale. We could watch the army of “Julia’s” fight over them! I would tune in for that.