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Two-Thirds Don’t Want Sandra Fluke as Time Person of the Year
Life News ^ | December 12, 2012 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 12/12/2012 2:48:45 PM PST by NYer

Two-thirds of people who have voted in the polling associated with selecting Time magazine’s person of the year say they do not want Sandra Fluke chosen as its Person of the Year.

Time magazine doesn’t provide the raw voting totals but the results, so far, show 66.52 percent of those voting say “No way” to the pro-abortion birth control activist as its Person of the Year while just 33.48 percent of voters say she deserves the title.

The pro-life movement was up in arms when Fluke’s name was included among the list of those Time said had been nominated as potential Person of the Year selections. In a new article, pro-life writer Kathryn Lopez, an editor of the conservative publication National Review, explains why Fluke would be an ironic selection.

Though the online voting for the award isn’t currently in her favor, I’ll actually be disappointed if the Time cover features anyone but her. Let me explain.

Fluke represents a debate we ought to be having out in the open. Her Time cover status would highlight a claim that permeated the just-concluded political campaign and became for some a cultural mantra of the year: That the Republican Party and the Catholic Church leaders who oppose the Department and Health and Human Services mandate somehow are waging a “war on women.” The assumption behind it is that women will never be free unless they can medicate their fertility away.

As a prime-time speaker at the Democratic convention in North Carolina this summer, Fluke complained about being shut out of a hearing panel of religious leaders on religious liberty and the HHS mandate. Besides giving the erroneous impression that there were no women at the hearing because of her absence — something that had been claimed for months and, I fully expect, will live on as an urban legend — she spoke on the issue in terms of equality and freedom. Anyone half-paying attention to her speech might have found what she said completely unobjectionable. Listen to longer-form testimony, though, and the principled agenda of marginalizing religious liberty becomes much more clear.

But what she was advocating was to equate “women’s health” with the full panoply of reproductive drugs and services. What she was advocating was a bureaucratic regulation that treats pregnancy as a disease, and fertility as a condition to be suppressed. What she was advocating was a coercive, punitive policy that represents a dramatic narrowing of our understanding of religious liberty.

We didn’t actually have a vote on that. Media stories mentioned that contraception was involved, and that some Catholic bishops were upset. But nothing like a transparent national debate ever happened. This issue of the HHS mandate and its infringement upon religious freedom is something we need to discuss out in the open. And it’s imperative we do so not just as a national matter, but also up close and personal — parish by parish, in our homes and communities — because we probably want something better than what the HHS and the Obama administration has imposed upon us.

So, thank you, Sandra Fluke, and everyone who celebrated her activism. This was a pivotal moment in a revolution that has been ongoing. If we deny the revolution and mask its consequences, then we do so at our own peril and impoverishment.

No campaign to protect religious liberty will ever be successful without an appreciation of the fact that religious faith might offer a superior vision what it means to lead a good life, a life that is entirely within our grasp, a life filled with all the dignity and meaning that we lose whenever we pursue happiness in all the wrong places. Even fallen and frequently lost, we have the offer of redemption and the responsibility to rebuild. It’s time we did so. And that’s no fluke.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fluke; slut; time

1 posted on 12/12/2012 2:48:50 PM PST by NYer
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To: NYer
So two thirds said no way and one turd said yes...got it.

FMCDH(BITS)

2 posted on 12/12/2012 2:51:32 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: NYer

Who really gives a rat’s bottom about whoever Time Magazine nominates for anything. I wouldn’t read that magazine today under any circumstance.


3 posted on 12/12/2012 2:53:27 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: NYer

“The assumption behind it is that women will never be free unless they can medicate their fertility away”

No, it’s stupide’ than that. They can’t be free until other people defray the cost of medicating their fertility away.


4 posted on 12/12/2012 2:56:53 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: NYer

“The assumption behind it is that women will never be free unless they can medicate their fertility away”

No, it’s stupider than that. They can’t be free until other people defray the cost of medicating their fertility away.


5 posted on 12/12/2012 2:56:53 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: NYer

If she’d agree to clean the litter box on a daily basis, I’d consider that.


6 posted on 12/12/2012 2:57:26 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: NYer

I don’t see this as good news at all.

If 1/3 WANT her to be Person of the Year, then America is indeed screwed.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 2:57:39 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: NYer

I wonder if they would be willing to name her Ms. Condom Cruncher of 2012. She got the “lady parts” voters out for Barry Benghazi. She deserves some kind of trophy.


8 posted on 12/12/2012 2:58:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: basil

Time magazine can be useful in dentists offices (no matter how many decades they are out of date) — if that’s all there is to read there, after a while you’ll start looking forward to your root canal.


9 posted on 12/12/2012 3:01:01 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: NYer

I think Sandra Fluke is quite fitting as Time magazine’s person of the year.


10 posted on 12/12/2012 3:06:21 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: NYer

I’d say fluck fluke but they probably already did.


11 posted on 12/12/2012 3:06:26 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: NYer

They should just give it to generic “Dumb Sluts”, not any one in particular.

“Dumb Sluts” were inarguably the most powerful influence in our society this year.


12 posted on 12/12/2012 3:07:20 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: nothingnew

I do. Time is “what it is” ... we all now know “what it is and what it has become” (Sort of like the Nobel “Peace” Prize.) Fluke’s selection would simply reconfirm what we know and reaffirm that we are correct.


13 posted on 12/12/2012 3:08:40 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: NYer

Leftist turd of the year hands down.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 3:11:31 PM PST by Bullish (The stench from this amateur regime stinks all the way to Kenya.)
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To: NYer

...the two men and three women who still read Time agree: Sandra Fluke is HOT....


15 posted on 12/12/2012 3:11:38 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: NYer
Time? Irrelevant. Sandra who?
16 posted on 12/12/2012 3:11:38 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

ROTFLMBO!


17 posted on 12/12/2012 3:13:14 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: NYer

TIME magazine will pick whatever or whoever they want. They even had Hitler once didn’t they?


18 posted on 12/12/2012 3:16:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NYer

They’ll just give the award to Putin or Merkel, then.


19 posted on 12/12/2012 3:23:52 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: NYer

What is this idiot girl doing these days for a living? I know she graduated and passed the bar exam. Does she have a lucrative sub-cabinet post in the Baraqqi administration?


20 posted on 12/12/2012 3:38:10 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: NYer

21 posted on 12/12/2012 3:47:38 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: NYer

Who wants slut on the cover?


22 posted on 12/12/2012 3:49:09 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: NYer
Slut of the Year
23 posted on 12/12/2012 3:51:26 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: NYer

So the people get it on this one. Sandra Fluke is the pap smear of 2012 - not a newsmaker but an indicator of the cancerous state of our politics.


24 posted on 12/12/2012 3:53:40 PM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: NYer

Yea, and two-thirds of the mainstream media doesn’t care what two-thirds of the people think anyway.


25 posted on 12/12/2012 3:54:19 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Mr. Obama.)
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To: NYer

If they had a category for Useful Idiot of the Year I’d vote for her hands down.


26 posted on 12/12/2012 4:00:02 PM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: SeekAndFind
If 1/3 WANT her to be Person of the Year, then America is indeed screwed.

It's over. The only real question is who gets dibs on the ruins.

27 posted on 12/12/2012 4:22:58 PM PST by madprof98
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To: Brown Deer

What is it with lefties and mousy brown, fish-belly white frumps like Fluke, Lena Dunham and Rachel Maddow?

Boo Radley got more sun than these shrews.


28 posted on 12/12/2012 4:25:10 PM PST by relictele
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To: NYer
I voted yes.

She is what I see when I picture my country now, in 2012.

If that doesn't qualify her for person of the year, I don't know what does.

29 posted on 12/12/2012 4:25:44 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: GeronL
They even had Hitler once didn’t they?

It's not an "honor" or an "award"; it's the person who had the most influence "for good or ill" on the news of the year. So yes, they have picked Hitler, Stalin and other bad people in past years.

30 posted on 12/12/2012 4:33:38 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: NYer
Is it too late to vote for Junior (or his mom)?

I would have nominated the "Vanishing Timesman." If we got enough votes they'd have to write about their own demise. And then they'd finally be gone.

31 posted on 12/12/2012 4:39:35 PM PST by x
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To: Lurking Libertarian

This year they should make it Obama’s Votomatic machines


32 posted on 12/12/2012 4:40:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

I voted yes.
She is what I see when I picture my country now, in 2012.

If that doesn’t qualify her for person of the year, I don’t know what does.

******************************************************************

I sense a certain repressed anger...I hope you don’t live near a clock tower.

;^)


33 posted on 12/12/2012 4:41:10 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: madprof98
The only real question is who gets dibs on the ruins.

That is all the commies really want

34 posted on 12/12/2012 4:42:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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She is what I see when I picture my country now, in 2012.

Land of the Free Birth Control.

What does one to say to young people thinking of joining the military? Exactly what would they be risking their lives to defend?

35 posted on 12/12/2012 5:23:13 PM PST by TChad
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To: TChad

In the Baraqqi Depression, a lot of young folks join the military because there are no other decent job options.


36 posted on 12/12/2012 5:26:11 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: NYer
Are you kidding me? She's the PERFECT "person of the year." For the year of the second Obama immaculaition, where success is demonized, while the cry of "gimmee, gimmee, gimmee" is that of the voters who put him back in the office, this "woman" is the perfect "person of the year." In the decades to come, she'll come to represent the people who elected Obama and helped ensure the death of the American republic.

Mark

37 posted on 12/12/2012 5:38:54 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: nascarnation
...a lot of young folks join the military because there are no other decent job options.

So it's just another job, nothing special about it, nothing particularly admirable about it, just a bit higher risk than average -- ?

38 posted on 12/12/2012 5:43:24 PM PST by TChad
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To: TChad

If you don’t want to borrow heavily to attend “big education” what other options are available these days for a hs grad? Become a “29er” at McDonalds or WalMart?


39 posted on 12/12/2012 5:51:44 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

“She is what I see when I picture my country now, in 2012.”

Where the rubber meets the road.


40 posted on 12/12/2012 5:52:08 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: Brown Deer

Her photograph (on the cover) is absolutely chilling. The eyes.

Pity the metrosexual who divorces her some day.


41 posted on 12/12/2012 5:52:58 PM PST by ReaganGeneration2
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To: NYer

By her own words and deeds, she would fit the book’s description of ‘great horr’ (mispelled on purpose).


42 posted on 12/12/2012 6:01:58 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: NYer
Two-thirds of people who have voted in the polling associated with selecting Time magazine’s person of the year say they do not want Sandra Fluke chosen as its Person of the Year.

So??? America stopped being the country where the majority ruled decades ago!!

Thank you liberals.

43 posted on 12/12/2012 6:02:09 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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