August 29th, 2008
|02:27 pm - Oh, so that's what suffrage was about!|
"I am especially proud to say, in the week we celebrate the anniversary of women's suffrage, [she is] a devoted wife and a mother of five."
-Senator McCain, about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
Between 6:30 and 7:00 minutes into this video.
I didn't know suffrage was about being devoted to your husband and popping out babies. . .
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: blank
Current Music: "Duke's on Sunday", -JB
I had to decide whether to abort my son or to have him. *No one* gave me a medal for keeping and raising him. *No one* ever told me that I was wonderful for raising a child who had a lot of disabilities. I just soldiered on. Lucky for me I had *FEDERAL GOVT HELP* to help me in raising him. I also had *LOCAL GOVT HELP* also. Today, he is a college student.
I kept him because I wanted to. Not because of any conviction, but because I loved him.
TAKE THAT PRO-LIFERS AND ANTI-GOV FOLKS. Raising a child with !disabilities takes guts, emotional staminia, and lots of resources, people! Try it sometime when you don't have a cushy job. Especially with bosses who don't understand why you have to take so much time off to see doctors, etc.
My son's major disability is mental illness. He will have to be on SSI the rest of his life because of it. But he is working to get a job and keeping it.
Sorry about this rant on your page. I get so sick of how special she is and all of that. I heard about her on conservative talk radio, and just wanted to puke.
About suffrage. My great-grandmother was a mayor of a town in Maine, before women could vote. My grandmother was the treasurer of the same town. They raised lots of kids and ran towns too.