I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

PLANNED PARENT HOOD GAINS FROM PALIN


by John Riley/Washington Bureau
Washington-Planned Parenthood loves Sarah Palin.
Not for her stance on abortion-she's strongly opposed-but because her presence on the Republican ticket is helping the group raise money.


An e-mail(I got it and passed it on to 89 people in my address book) urging people to donate to Planned Parenthood Federation of America "in honor of Sarah Palin" has generated more than 31,000 donations totaling $802,678 as of Saturday, the group said.
The e-mail, which has been promoted on some liberal blogs for weeks, asks people who are unhappy with John McCain's running mate to donate to Planned Parenthood. Donors are asked to list the address of the McCain campaign headquarters or the Alaska governor's office, which receive a card recognizing any donation made in Ms Palin's name.

Calls to the McCain-Palin campaign went unreturned Tuesday.(ya think?)
A Planned Parenthood spokesman said the group wasn't the source of the original e-mail. The spokesman forwarded an entry from the The Huffington Post blog in which Los Angeles Times columnist and radio host Patt Morrison took credit for the idea.
Ms. Morrison said she started a campaign in 2001 to protest newly elected President Bush's opposition to abortion and raised more than $1 million in his name. In her recent blog entry, Ms. Morrison said she was delighted that her idea had been revived for Ms. Palin, who opposes abortion even in cases of rape and incest.
Jim Roderick, president of Planned Parenthood of North Texas, said the spike in donations "speaks to the tenor of some people's concern about our issues," which include not just abortion but emergency contraception, family planning and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.
Such issues are especially important in Texas, Mr. Roderick said, because the state has the highest rate of first-time and second-time teen pregnancies in the U.S.
I know that at least 2 of the people I sent the e-mail to send in donations, plus I did...Every little bit counts..I'm plum proud to call you my friends....If any more of you would like to contribute, you can make donations as low as $5...so it won't break you and it'll piss them off...Best $5 I ever spent.

24 comments:

rainywalker said...

The telephone went unanswered because Sarah was hiding out and John doesn't know how to use a telephone!

sageweb said...

I love this stuff!!

Wendy said...

I forwarded that email to 20 more people and my neighbors thought it was a "FANTASTIC!" idea.

hahaha

texlahoma said...

"in Texas, Mr. Roderick said, because the state has the highest rate of first-time and second-time teen pregnancies in the U.S."

I guess the uterus on the helmet thing really does work!

LostInCO said...

How nice. It worked!

yellowdog granny said...

rainy: i knew they had a good reason.
sage:don't you love the way us liberals minds work?..ha
wendy:and if they sent i to 20 more..and they sent it to ..well, you get the idea..
tex:thanks my friend, you gave me my best laugh of the day.
lic:yup. aint' we great.?

Nit Wit said...

I like that idea. I think it should be applied to other things too.
Make a contribution to IAVA, (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America) and send the card to The Gump. On second thought maybe not. He would just claim them all on his taxes.

That Rude Girl said...

Are you getting ready for the big smack down (debate)? I can't wait to see this bitch go down.

BIDEN! BIDEN! BIDEN! BIDEN!

Gadfly said...

Because "abstinence only" education works so well -- if you want your daughter pregnant.

Cheesemeister said...

My Cuzzin Hildy-Bob reckons we oughta take it easy on Sarah Palin, 'cause it ain't her fault that she's the product of her parents' incestuous hook-up behind the outhouse.

cuzzin hildy-bob said...

All's I'm a-tryin' to say is that it ain't Sarah's fault what her closely related folks done without a condom behind the outhouse at the hootenanny 45 years ago!

Allan said...

When you walk into our radio station, the first thing you'll see is a sign urging you to donate to PP in Palin's name. So proud.

Wendy said...

have you seen this BS? granted it's from January but I of course had to comment.

http://rightvoices.com/2008/01/29/hardy-har-har-planned-parenthood-complains-that-25mo-is-too-high-for-the-pillobama-agrees/#comment-729865

Kulkuri said...

In 2003 I gave a donation to Planned Parenthood and told them to send the receipt to the White House because aWol needs the deduction more than I do. Just had a thought, I wonder if aWol has used the donations made in his name as deductions on his taxes?? If so then he hasn't gotten all the receipts for the donations made in his name because the charitable deductions on his tax report is pitifully low for someone with his income level.

yellowdog granny said...

nitwit:let him decare the $5 donation..it's worth it to know the donations were done in his name..
rudegirl:i'm getting popcorn and a dublin dr pepper...ready for the show.
gaddy:no shit...and not to sound racists but a lot of these pregnacies are from teenage latina's...we have several here in west already.
chessey and cousin:yup, they're not exactly 'book smart' are they?
allan:good for you guys...
wendy:isn't that a crock of shit..think they should be free...anything to keep unwanted pregnacies down...I rememeber when they were free....
kulkuri:yeah, it's worth it just for him to know that we're doing it to him...

mrsb said...

Oh, that's too cool!

old enough to moan said...

Is Palin for real? see this entry in UK paper http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2008/oct/02/sarah.palin.rocks

tina said...

ha, wow. man, i cant wait to watch the debate tonight - what a sad spectacle it will be...not even amusing anymore, eh?

sooo guess what gal - I'm moving to West Texas, Canyon/Amarillo area, can ya believe it??!!

Raspootin said...

I gave my $5 contribution and my mother was so amused with the idea that she gave $150 in McCain's name.

rosemary said...

I sent 25 bucks on my good old plastic Master Card. I got an email thank you....it is also a tax deduction. Then I sent 25 more to the shelter that is down off Hwy 95 that rescues wild animals...LIKE ELK BABIES....and go another tax deduction and thank you but in the form of a baby wild animal calendar for 2009.

Red Seven said...

I did this last week, and it felt so good that I immediately turned around and donated to "No on Prop 8" (the gay marriage fight in California) in honor of Phyllis Schlafly.

Mighty Dyckerson said...

I just made a sizable donation. And I shall ask my sons Track, Trig, Trent, Trip, Trot, Truck, Todd, Thad, Thug, Twig, Twit, and Twerp to do the same.

Christie said...

God how I love that little ol' gal from Wasilla and of course the first dude. Not!

Christie said...

God how I love that little ol' gal from Wasilla and of course the first dude. Not!