Jan. 25th, 2017

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When I used to do fire training… Long, long ago… we used to have “fire hose reels”. These were enormous hosepipes, on reels, that you could – in the event of a fire – grab one end of – run to the fire and try and fight it with the full pressure of mains water.

And they used to say “try and fight the fire, but if it’s too big then make make your escape”. Or words to that effect*.

I keep looking around and wondering if the fire’s too big already.

* Now they give you a little dinky fire extinguisher and say “If it’s a tiny fire and you think you might be able to put it out quickly, then maybe give it a go. But really, you should just leave”**.
** At least they say that in the UK. Here they’re a bit more gung-ho, and there’s still a bit more of a try-to-fight-it attitude.

Originally published at Mostly lemon based. You can comment here or there.

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You may want to call the startled dugongs currently in the senate. Apparently Trump’s clusterfuck of woman-hatred wasn’t enough.

They’ve introduced Senate Bill 5320 which… [Drum roll please]

– Imposes a parental notification requirement on minors seeking an abortion (with exceptions for medical emergencies)
– Effectively requires a 48-hour waiting period for minors seeking an abortion
– Requires a pregnant minor to petition a court for waiver of the notice requirement
– Requires new, unnecessary abortion reporting requirements
– Makes it a gross demeanor to perform an abortion without providing the required notice

So… you may want to go deal with that. I have called and made my opinion… clear.

Originally published at Mostly lemon based. You can comment here or there.

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