Skip to comments.Self-Reliance To Self-Pity: Road Now Most Traveled (Mark Steyn)
Posted on 10/28/2011 4:57:47 PM PDT by Kaslin
Last Thursday was officially "Diaper Need Awareness Day" in the state of Connecticut. Were you aware of it? There are so many awareness-raising days, it's hard to keep track. Maybe we could have an Awareness-Raising Day Awareness Day.
At any rate, the first annual Diaper Need Awareness Day was proclaimed by Dan Malloy, governor of the Nutmeg State, and they had a big old awareness-raising get-together in New Haven.
It's not clear yet whether they've got an official ribbon. We're running a bit low on ribbon colors these days: It's not just pink ribbons for breast cancer, but also teal for agoraphobia, periwinkle for acid reflux, pink and blue ribbons for amniotic fluid embolisms and pinstripe ribbons for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
We could use a Ribbon-Hue Awareness Day to raise awareness about how we're falling behind in the race for more ribbon colors.
If you're wondering what sentient being isn't aware of diapers, you're missing the point: Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro is raising awareness of the need for diapers in order to, as Politico reported, "push the federal government to provide free diapers to poor families."
Congresswoman DeLauro has introduced the "DIAPER" Act that's to say, the Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act Act. So don't worry, it's not welfare, it's "stimulus." As Fox News put it, "A U.S. congresswoman in Connecticut wants to boost the economy by offering free diapers to low-income families."
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What a load of ****!
I propose a black ribbon to symbolize the need to end all ribbon wearing.
Fix the link!
May I suggest;
‘baby sh*t’ brown ?
“May I suggest;”
Somebody had to. Glad it wasn’t me. Thanks for taking the fall.:-)
I’m wondering how the other 6.7 billion people on the planet fare without diapers. I think in the before times, they used some kind of cloth. Then cleaned it...that must be the problem, cleaning requires work.
Oh, yeah....I thought disposable diapers were supposed to be evil to liberals...because, they are disposable.
Steyn gets it again.
Actually, this has been building for awhile. I met somebody in California 30 years ago who was getting SSI because "working gave her migraines."
Mark Steyn ping.
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Thanks for the ping Slings and Arrows.
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is married to Stan Greenberg, a major league rat pollster who works with James Carville and Bob Shrum at Democracy Corps, IIRC. This diaper bill should have no chance in the House. Maybe it's just part of their class warfare meme, but something stinks besides the diapers, IMHO.
Before the coming of FDR, wrote Eric Hoffer, who spent the 1920s on skid row, America was singularly free of self-pity. None of the people I talked with blamed anyone for their misfortune.
Translation: He polls 20 rats in a row before he polls 1 Conservative or Republican . Am I right?
What do you mean fix the link?
Needless to say the worn out diapers made great polishing cloth for my husbands boots or dress shoes he had to wear
Diapers and politicians need to be changed often,
And, generally, for the same reason!
Maybe it's just me, but I'm WELL past the time where I give a rip about any colors because the 'market' is saturated and EVERYONE wants my dollars and sympathy. As an ODS Vet, I appreciated the Yellow Ribbons, but that made some sense thanks to Tony Orlando & Dawn, LOL! And, yes. Breast cancer HAS touched my family and circle of friends, but really? I mean, I bought chicken food in October ('All Pink All The Time Month') and it was in a flippin' PINK bag! Did you hear me? Chicken food! *Rolleyes*
The black ribbon is already taken... We'll have to find a polka dot ribbon of some stripe.
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