03/12/2012 07:30 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sen. Grothman Gets It For Painting Single Moms as Abusers


State Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), is receiving a well-deserved chanclaso for sponsoring legislation that paints single moms as child abusers. Grothman argues that single women are intentionally getting pregnant so they can receive welfare to support their poor choices, despite research that shows most of these pregnancies are unplanned. And far from keeping his ridiculous views to himself, he wants to legislatively stigmatize these women by citing their predicament as a contributing factor to child abuse. There's actually a reasonable solution to decreasing the number of unwanted pregnancies in Wisconsin.  Instead of trying to slander single mothers as child abusers, the state legislature can make birth control more readily available. Or better yet, the Wisconsin state legislature can require public schools to offer a comprehensive sex education class based on facts and science focusing on the importance of using protection and the effectiveness of birth control. So Sen. Grothman, fuera with your antiquated views on single mothers. They have no place in the state legislature. 

How is Sen. James Inhofe still a sitting senator in the U.S. Senate? His bogus views should cause alarm for all Oklahomans and the country. Speaking on a Christian radio program to promote his new book, The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, Sen. Inhofe asserts that humans are not able to cause global warming because God exists and God is in charge of the climate. It's been well documented that highly unusual weather is taking place across the world and many scientists (you know, folks who have been studying climate change for years) are certain that humans are responsible for climate change. The most unfortunate aspect about Sen. Inhofe's view is that he actually has the legislative means to do something about it. He's currently the ranking member on the Environment and Public Works Senate Committee. Can we remove him from the environment committee and let him chair the committee on Bible Potions? That's really his forte, not science nor dealing with facts. I'm sending Sen. Inhofe a chanclaso!


It's been a difficult year for women. Republicans are making them the new gays with endless attacks and government intrusion into their personal lives, but it is Women's History Month in the United States, so let's toast to the many great women in our lives. Amor a la mujer!  Un gran abrazo y aplauso to all the women doing great work like this roquera!