Bloggers/readers, do you have a feeling that we are going back to the dark ages? The Senate just voted down a bill that had the potential to diminsh the rights of women to have input in their own reproductive systems. It would have given their employers the authority to decide what was proper for a woman's health care.
I think this is very scary because it is white conservative men who are pushing these archaic ideas. Although the measure was defeated in the senate the controversy is not over, because the House may push a similar bill, which will cause even more turmoil for women.If this attack on women by the right is is not enough, now we have a Chief Federal Judge from Montana, who has sent out a vile racist e-mail that demeans the President of the United States.
Federal Judge Richard Cebull was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001. Cebull sent a racist email from his judicial chambers in the federal building and later admitted the contents of the email were in fact racist and made this statement to his email recipients, "It was a bit touching and I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine."
The email is entitled, "A Mom's Memory" and says, "A little boy said to his mother, 'Mommy, how come I'm black and you're white?' His mother replied, 'Don't even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you're lucky you don't bark.'"
Again, Cebull says he was “touched.” The judge continues to state he is not a racist, so why was he touched? How can he try to dial back such an unprofessional, asinine and inappropriate email posting? In my opinion he is a racist and the fact that President Obama is black apparently touches his racist heart and offends his standards. And what does it say about the recipients, his brother, his old buddies and acquaintances? Were their hearts touched also?