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The Fluke Charade: A Middle-Age Child's Nutty Demand
IBD Editorials ^ | March 9, 2012 | MARK STEYN

Posted on 03/09/2012 4:32:14 PM PST by Kaslin

I'm writing this from Australia, so, if I'm not quite up to speed on recent events in the United States, bear with me — the telegraph updates are a bit slow here in the bush. As I understand it, Sandra Fluke is a young coed who attends Georgetown Law, and recently testified before Congress.

Oh, wait, no. Update: It wasn't a Congressional hearing; the Democrats just got it up to look like one, like summer stock, with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid doing the show right here in the barn, and providing a cardboard set for the world premiere of Miss Fluke Goes To Washington, with full supporting cast led by Chuck Schumer strolling in through the French windows in tennis whites and drawling, "Anyone for bull****?"

Oh, and the "young coed" turns out to be 30, which is what less-evolved cultures refer to as early middle age. She's a couple of years younger than Mozart was at the time he croaked, but, if the Dems are to be believed, the plucky little Grade 24 schoolgirl has already made an even greater contribution to humanity. She's had the courage to stand up in public and demand that someone else (and this is where one is obliged to tiptoe cautiously, lest offense is given to gallant defenders of the good name of American maidenhood such as the many prestigious soon-to-be-former sponsors of this column who've booked Bill Maher for their corporate retreat with his amusing "Sarah Palin is a c***" routine ...

Where was I? Oh, yes. The brave middle-aged schoolgirl had the courage to stand up in public and demand that someone else pay for her sex life.

Well, as noted above, she's attending Georgetown, a nominally Catholic seat of learning, so how expensive can that be?

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1 posted on 03/09/2012 4:32:17 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
The brave middle-aged schoolgirl had the courage to stand up in public and demand that someone else pay for her sex life.

Regardless of life's changes, once a slut always a slut.

2 posted on 03/09/2012 4:36:09 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

Sounds like the Australian has gotten the story right.

Too bad American Journalists and female politicians can’t.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 4:37:43 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Kaslin
Have your partners pick up the tab. One can pick up January. One can pick up February. etc etc

One nighters will simply have to drop coins in the jar by the bed.

4 posted on 03/09/2012 4:40:18 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

she’ll be making how much when she finally gets to the real world , $150,000 a year to start or she will go right to the DOJ


5 posted on 03/09/2012 4:40:22 PM PST by molson209
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To: Venturer

The Australian is Canadian and not Jewish.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 4:42:14 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Kaslin

So 40% of Georgetown coeds paying $60K/yr are having a hard time paying $9/mo for BC pills? Perhaps they should teach some personal finance classes there?

Pray for America


7 posted on 03/09/2012 4:42:34 PM PST by bray (Time for Newt to step aside)
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To: bray

Must follow...


8 posted on 03/09/2012 4:45:24 PM PST by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: Kaslin

These Democratic Party psychopaths are determined to crush the Catholic Church, by mandating contraception, then abortion, then postnatal murder, then voluntary euthanasia and then involuntary euthanasia.

The Democrats urinate on the Constitution, particularly the Bill of Rights.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 4:46:04 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Venturer

Her Flukeness possibly intended a very subtle hint while not actually saying she was asking for backing for alley cats’ sex lives, only for a few special cases of using the Pill for some other purpose. But America read between the lines and said “SLUT!”


10 posted on 03/09/2012 4:48:58 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Kaslin

Hmmmm, a word comes to mind....hold on....begins with an “s”....almost there.......


11 posted on 03/09/2012 4:51:04 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: FormerACLUmember

They suckered a lot of prominent Catholic bishops into endorsing Obamacare, the bill that had to be passed to find out what was in it, with a fair weather promise that oh, their conscience rights would never be trampled upon. Now the Catholic church wakes up to find it got in bed with a snake and it’s busy biting. Oy vey what to do?


12 posted on 03/09/2012 4:51:08 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Da Coyote

Fluckerslut? :)


13 posted on 03/09/2012 5:00:06 PM PST by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Not just the Catholic Church but all religion in America. You can’t worship Obama’s Socialist Administration if you have faith in our Savior.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 5:03:07 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Kaslin
Fluke and her ilk can state Marxist ideology in their own words and that makes them intellectuals and qualified for high-level government positions.

They are still spoiled brats. In most cases.

Take Dr. Thomas Sowell's description of how intelligence is often recognized early, the child is treated special, given breaks, great education, inside track to great opportunities -- the works. Spoiled brats. (My words)

Take former Secret Service agent Dan Emmett's book “Within Arms’s Length.” He writes of during the course of his duties to protect the Clintons and staff "patient attempts to reason were met with childlike emotion born of a past where no one in authority--probably beginning with her parents--had ever said no to [the staffer] about anything.”

Pretty intelligent, recognized early, good schools, the left ideology, spoiled brat.

See: Secret Service agent: Clinton’s staff rude, Hillary aloof

And how about the book "Unlimited Access : An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House" by Gary Aldrich. I will always remember how potential Clinton staffers responded to loyalty clearance questions: "I am totally loyal to the Clintons!" The spoiled brats just don't get it.

15 posted on 03/09/2012 5:13:19 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Kaslin
Can't afford birth control but retains Anita Dunn as her attorney???
Feel so sorry for the poor thing.
16 posted on 03/09/2012 5:19:35 PM PST by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: Sacajaweau

LOL! An elegantly simple solution...


17 posted on 03/09/2012 5:23:48 PM PST by livius
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To: Kaslin
under which the "right to privacy" the Supreme Court claimed to have discovered in Griswold vs. Connecticut and Roe vs. Wade will now lead to thousands and thousands of self-insuring employers keeping computer records of the morning-after pills and herpes medication racked up by Miss Jones on reception.

Hmmm...I wonder if the Flukes of this world thought about that. Of course, they probably never actually plan to work anyway, or certainly not outside of academia. Plus they'd probably think herpes was sure proof that they were getting it on with random strangers and hence super-cool.

18 posted on 03/09/2012 5:29:28 PM PST by livius
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To: Venturer

You have a treat in store for you, if you’re not familiar with Mark Steyn. Over the last 4-5 years, we’ve been privy to some of the best commentary and most entertaining writing on current events. The man can turn a phrase. Steynonline.com I believe it is.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 5:31:13 PM PST by chiller ( Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: Kaslin

Why not?

In the US we already give tax breaks for “geneder reassignment” surgery.


20 posted on 03/09/2012 5:33:54 PM PST by Red6
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To: Da Coyote
But...but..."Trojan Whorse" doesn't begin with an "S."

Cheers!

21 posted on 03/09/2012 5:56:52 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

It’s been tried before.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 6:14:11 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
I will always remember how potential Clinton staffers responded to loyalty clearance questions

Do Obama staffers even get security clearances?

ML/NJ

23 posted on 03/09/2012 6:30:42 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Kaslin
Concerning poor impoverished Ms. Fluke, have any gentlemen come forward with the claim of knowing her (in the biblical sense)? If not, is there something about Ms. Fluke that causes bold courageous gentlemen to run and hide from their allotted 15 minutes of fame?


24 posted on 03/09/2012 6:41:12 PM PST by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: Kaslin

The normal purpose of health insurance is to cover the cost of health care. When men received insurance coverage for the problem of impotence, remedies such as Viagra were seen as method to correct a physical problem. Even when impotence is corrected, the pleasure component is seen as an inseparable component because of the biological nature of sex. The correction of this problem is solely for the biological function of sex: that of reproduction. It is the pleasure component, that is being exploited in this controversy.

Even when the use of Viagra does facilitate the experience of pleasure, that is a secondary purpose. Its primary purpose is to correct a physical problem which is the concern of health care. When health insurance is asked to cover the cost of pleasure, we have a inappropriate use of health insurance

Now comes the question of contraceptives and the use of health insurance for their cost. There are some who argue that birth control pills can regulate periods. Doctors sometimes prescribe birth control pills to regulate periods since they can help control hormone levels. The use of insurance to cover the costs of such treatments can be justified only if a doctor were to prescribe their use. However, covering birth control pills for the sole purpose of pleasure, is the misuse of health insurance. I give an analogy:

Let’s say that the cost of a bed for the purpose of bedroom pleasures is a necessary cost. If health insurance companies were required to cover the cost of sexual pleasure, any product used for the purpose of sexual pleasure would qualify for health insurance coverage. I can see why Select Comfort beds would be on the side of Sandra Fluke. Select Comfort would have much to gain if their product were covered.

This issue opens up a whole can of worms—or a Pandora’s Box. The possibilities are endless what health insurance companies would be required to cover when it comes to the cost of fulfilling ones personal pleasures.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 6:41:47 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Venturer

Mark is Canadian, who lives in New Hampshire and is currently doing a speaking tour in Australia. And he speaks with an English accent. On Monday he will be guest hosting for Rush.


26 posted on 03/09/2012 7:01:00 PM PST by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: JLS

One pingy dingy (Steyn ping list)


27 posted on 03/09/2012 7:03:30 PM PST by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: Kaslin

>> The Fluke Charade: A Middle-Age Child’s Nutty Demand

Sounded like a clamoring demand to me.


28 posted on 03/09/2012 7:08:43 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Kaslin
No taxation without rubberization, as the Minutemen said. The shot heard round the world, and all that.

Oh no he di'int...

29 posted on 03/09/2012 7:45:22 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Kaslin
Remy nailed it in this video: Remy: Cough Drops-The Mandate
30 posted on 03/09/2012 8:01:30 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Kaslin
Oh, wait, no. Update: It wasn't a Congressional hearing; the Democrats just got it up to look like one, like summer stock, with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid doing the show right here in the barn, and providing a cardboard set for the world premiere of Miss Fluke Goes To Washington, with full supporting cast led by Chuck Schumer strolling in through the French windows in tennis whites and drawling, "Anyone for bull****?"

Steyn in top form.

31 posted on 03/09/2012 8:05:30 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Kaslin
...if the Dems are to be believed, the plucky little Grade 24 schoolgirl ...

What a great line! I'm still trying to find out if 'daddy' has been putting her through school this whole time... Where ever you are Steyn, you're great! Oh, and stay safe - we lost freeper andrew (see tag) and some comic who made fun of Obama - not that elite liberals would ever do anything wrong... but play it safe anyway.

32 posted on 03/09/2012 8:08:38 PM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: sickoflibs
Update: It wasn't a Congressional hearing; the Democrats just got it up to look like one, like summer stock, with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid doing the show right here in the barn, and providing a cardboard set for the world premiere of Miss Fluke Goes To Washington, with full supporting cast led by Chuck Schumer strolling in through the French windows in tennis whites and drawling, "Anyone for bull****?"

Ping.

33 posted on 03/09/2012 8:12:29 PM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Liz; LucyT
— and, according to the star witness, 40% of female students "struggle financially" because of the heavy burden of maintaining a respectable level of pre-marital sex at a Jesuit institution.

ping

34 posted on 03/09/2012 8:16:21 PM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Kaslin
Even Steyn, of all people, fails to call what Fluke's demands are for : recreational sex

. The GLBT culture is all about that, and has been for decades.

They established free AIDS health care as a "right" at taxpayer expense; why not one of the main causes?

Irresponsible recreational sex.

35 posted on 03/09/2012 8:33:12 PM PST by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Venturer
Sounds like the Australian has gotten the story right.

Pssst.
That's Mark Stein.
Actually Canadian American.

36 posted on 03/09/2012 8:39:12 PM PST by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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Every time I think that libs cannot produce any more nutty demands, along comes Flaky Fluke and her demand that somebody pay for her supposedly overactive sex life. Thirty years ago, this dumb bi.. er not-quite-middle age agitator would have been laughed out of the room. But in today’s nutworld of omnipresent lib talk and thought, nothing is too preposterous. And sure enough, liberal supportrs of Flaky Fluke shout to the rafters that because we don’t support her demands that her rabbit-like sex life be paid for by the taxpayer, conservatives are against birth control. My friends, how can you argue with logic like that? You can’t. The only thing you can do is laugh at these morons, and try to stop them.


37 posted on 03/09/2012 8:52:02 PM PST by driftless2
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So let me get this right.

A 30 year old woman that has a history of spot lighting, that throws herself out in front of the camera's “demanding” that the rest of society pay for her contraceptives and says that it costs her $3,000 a year is off limits to criticism. Say anything, and your mean, sexist, hate women, are close minded... yeah-

38 posted on 03/09/2012 8:57:35 PM PST by Red6
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To: Kaslin
Ms. Fluckes health plan provides for hormone therapy, she just didn't go to a doctor who knew how to write the script in other than birth control terms.

Jack Adams, a poster under the article, posted the above comment and it is interesting, showing that the whole thing was a dog and pony show. All they want is to push the CC to do what it believes is wrong (and is). They want to promote Godless immorality and force it upon everyone. They are anti Christian and want to control people and turn them away from the God of the Bible.

39 posted on 03/10/2012 12:25:34 AM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Kaslin

This guy Mark Steyn keeps getting better and better.
He’s become my favorite columnist... at least, right up there with Jack Cashill.


40 posted on 03/10/2012 12:41:39 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: magooey

It is my understanding that she bats for the other team. That is why she is mad at the catholic church, and wants to force them to commit serious (mortal) sin. She feels insufficiently accepted.


41 posted on 03/10/2012 12:54:36 AM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping. This one is quite amusing.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn Ping List.

Thanks for the ping passionfruit.


42 posted on 03/10/2012 12:55:54 AM PST by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: Revolting cat!; Pelham; rustbucket; central_va

LOL...most folks do assume Steyn is Jewish...I think he has some distant paternal Jewish ancestry from way back

but I think he and his close line are all Catholics

he has some arty folks in his extended family

he has been a disappointment this primary season...very much so

anyhow given how he is...most Jewish or Not? sites won’t claim him

so he goes into the Judah P Benjamen lockbox..lol...denied membership anyhow

i consider Judah P a hero naturally..I know you’re shocked


43 posted on 03/10/2012 1:01:20 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Kaslin

bflr


44 posted on 03/10/2012 1:05:50 AM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Kaslin

“No, the most basic issue here is not religious morality, individual liberty, or fiscal responsibility. It’s that a society in which middle-aged children of privilege testify before the most powerful figures in the land to demand state-enforced funding for their sex lives at a time when their government owes more money than anyone has ever owed in the history of the planet is quite simply nuts.”

Steyn really gets to the heart of the matter.


45 posted on 03/10/2012 4:37:11 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
I'm a National Merit Scholar that came from a time and place where that didn't mean much. My teachers often told me that being smart wasn't that big of a deal. When I got to college, and later in my working life, I was very glad I wasn't one of the pampered little brats. I hated it at the time, but I am glad it played out the it did.

And don't even get me started on what athletics can do to a kid.

46 posted on 03/10/2012 4:57:59 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Mark Steyn’s patronymic great-grandfather was a member of the tribe, but in Jewish tradition, being a member of the tribe is matrilineal, and besides, even Hitler considered those only one eighth Jewish to be pure enough. So neither an orthodox rabbi nor a Nazi would consider him a Jew.
47 posted on 03/10/2012 5:06:34 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: passionfruit

Mark grew up in London, England, moved to Canada as a teen, and has a pied a terre in New Hampshire.

He also has one to the most articulated and refreshing outlooks on almost any issue. He is a menace to the left.


48 posted on 03/10/2012 5:13:51 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: GOPJ

She ‘testified’ that she is a “Public Interest” student. Apparently, if one enters law school as a “Public Interest” student, one’s tuition and fees are at least largely covered. Would be interesting to pursue, as “public interest” likely translates freely into “left wing activist.”

Her undergrad years were at Cornell, another costly school. Was she also on scholarships/grants there, or is she up to here with student loans?

Enquiring minds want to know.


49 posted on 03/10/2012 5:41:15 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Kaslin

This is featured (as a link) on the home page of Cornell University.

http://blogs.cornell.edu/theessentials/2012/03/06/sandras-strength/


50 posted on 03/10/2012 5:44:00 AM PST by EDINVA
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