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Dems seek political edge in contraception ruling
Boston Herald ^ | 7/16/2014 | DONNA CASSATA

Posted on 07/16/2014 2:59:17 AM PDT by markomalley

Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

A four-term senator - Washington state’s Patty Murray - and a vulnerable freshman - Mark Udall of Colorado - have pushed legislation that would counter last month’s court ruling and reinstate free contraception for women who are on health insurance plans of objecting companies.

The Senate was expected to vote Wednesday on moving ahead on the bill, which backers have dubbed the “Not My Boss’ Business Act.” Republicans who have endorsed the court’s decision as upholding the constitutional right of religious freedom are expected to block the measure.

The GOP has dismissed the bill as an election-year political stunt, designed to boost struggling incumbents. The contraception bill, Republicans say, has no chance of becoming law.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: moralabsolutes

1 posted on 07/16/2014 2:59:17 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Why is the government in the contraceptive business? It’s ridiculous.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 3:03:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: markomalley
Friggin' liars.

Contraceptives are still included in insurance policies. Hobby Lobby will not be required to include "the killers".

3 posted on 07/16/2014 3:06:40 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: markomalley

Why should the government be able to mandate *any* coverage that Hobby Lobby provides? What, and how much, coverage should be decided by the business, not the government.

There is a word for governments dictating to businesses how they must operate. It is called “fascism.” It is a form of socialism.


4 posted on 07/16/2014 3:13:53 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Sacajaweau

The GOP candidates need to get in front of this message and tell voters the truth of what the Hobby Lobby victory entails. They too often sit back and let the DEMS control the message and that’s why we lose elections and yes, even women voters who are ignorant of what is going on.


5 posted on 07/16/2014 3:26:05 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Catsrus

You perhaps are thinking that the Whigs will muster courage and fight back? Silly, silly!

That has as much chance as me playing in the NHL at my age.


6 posted on 07/16/2014 3:42:59 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: markomalley

Moira Liason was pushing this gambit as hard as she could on Bret’s panel last night


7 posted on 07/16/2014 3:45:33 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. NEgypt.C. GOPc.+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: markomalley

“A four-term senator - Washington state’s Patty Murray”

That, right there, is simply horrifying. The best and the brightest.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 3:53:16 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: jsanders2001

How can we shrink pics before we post them?....lol


10 posted on 07/16/2014 3:58:50 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001


That was with a "width=300" after the img tag.

Hope this was helpful.

11 posted on 07/16/2014 4:17:11 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: agere_contra

THANKS. I hate it when I post and the pics stretch all the way across the screen making it where you can’t read the words on mobile devices....


12 posted on 07/16/2014 4:23:18 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001; agere_contra
THANKS. I hate it when I post and the pics stretch all the way across the screen making it where you can’t read the words on mobile devices....
I have a rant for this, thanks for the opportunity to drag it out...

With the proliferation of display devices, screens now come in a wide variety of sizes and aspect ratios. The image below illustrates the range of screens possible. Differing aspect ratios are shown on the diagonal lines with the ratio in circles towards the lower right.

Given the wide variation in screen resolution and size when we step from mobi to fondleslab to display to HDTV it is lunacy to specify screen position in term of pixels. There is no way to know what sized screen you are imaging to so it is best to reference screen sizes and positions in percentages instead of pixels. The resulting size is the percentage of the width (or height) of the enclosing container. This is most useful when specifying positions and sizes of tables and images.

Things that are text related, such as the whitespace around a paragraph or header and text sizes are best specified in em. One em was origionally the width of an M in the current font. In a multilingual world where not all alphabets have an M in them, the meaning has evolved to mean the height of the current font. As the user changes the magnification on a page the size of an em changes with it. This produces a pleasing scaled effect to the eye not possible when spacing objects in pixels.

Other unit values available are in inch, cm centimeter, mm millimeter, ex x-height of a font (x-height is usually about half the font-size), pt point - 1/72 of an inch, pc pica - 12 points and px pixels - a single dot on the screen. Best results are achieved by using em and percent to specify size. Try not to do anything else.

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13 posted on 07/16/2014 4:37:51 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (The fool is always greater than the proof.)
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To: Mycroft Holmes
It occurs to me that I really ought to provide an example. The HTML for the previous image is:

<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/Vector_Video_Standards5.svg" width="90%">

14 posted on 07/16/2014 4:45:44 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (The fool is always greater than the proof.)
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To: Mycroft Holmes

Translate to English by showing me the proper syntax and usage in an example ...: )


15 posted on 07/16/2014 4:52:57 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
Post 15, the width="90%" part.
16 posted on 07/16/2014 5:05:19 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (The fool is always greater than the proof.)
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To: Mycroft Holmes

Got it. Thanks.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 5:08:30 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

No problem. It’s a generally slick trick that works well with tables too. The width is relative to the size of the enclosing container, so where FR displays columns, the width is that of the column you are in, not the entire screen/page.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 5:10:55 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (The fool is always greater than the proof.)
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To: markomalley

The majority of women will want this, because it has been played as a “We MUST HAVE IT” issue.

Just like HRC will be the next president.

The fact that women want to force their employers into their uterus is very odd to me.


19 posted on 07/16/2014 5:16:22 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: markomalley


20 posted on 07/16/2014 5:24:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: markomalley

The Take Away Your Religious Freedom Act.

Pray America wakes up


21 posted on 07/16/2014 5:33:22 AM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: Sacajaweau

Roger that. They can’t be that stupid. Just brazen lying.


22 posted on 07/16/2014 5:47:53 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: markomalley

If the government has to be in the contraceptive business, it must advocate the most effective lowest cost contraceptive. So, unless the Bolshie bill says “Don’t f#ck!” it is too costly.


23 posted on 07/16/2014 7:39:05 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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