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Friday, May 20, 2016

The Writer's Life 5/20 - Issues

On Monday the Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in the case involving the Little Sisters of the Poor, which have been fighting being forced to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees in compliance with Obamacare’s mandate, which compels religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that induce abortion. Without the decision, the Little Sisters would have faced millions of dollars in IRS fines, as their beliefs do not allow them to they give employees free access to contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. Given that reproductive services are almost universally available, this was common sense. For instance, women can purchase a month's supply of the pill at Walmart or Target for $9, and the Planned Parenthood abortion mill is always looking for business.

According to the NY Post's Phil Mushnick, the starting pay for a weight-trainer for the Rutgers University football program is $260,000. I would like to see articles that justify such compensation. I mean, what am I missing here? Paired with what the coaches are paid and the ridiculous salaries of professors, it seems like just another reason why college tuition is so expensive and so many students are accumulating staggering debt to finance an education.

Also in the Post, a recent poll found that nine out of ten Native Americans are not offended by the term Redskins. Does this surprise anyone but the politically correct? In this instance, the term has a positive, not negative connotation.

The floating book shop had a good day. It was almost can't-miss, as Tanya donated about 20 more beautiful pictorials. Spasibo, madam. The success of the session was clinched when a large SUV pulled up to the curb and my dentist's wife, Jeannette, got out along with four of her brood, all under ten. The fifth, a new edition, was in his baby seat. She purchased Billionths of a Lifetime and Joe Hill's Horns. I let her kids go to town on the children's books I had on display, and they each took a few. My thanks, and to all the other kind folks who made purchases today. A woman who bought five books in Russian gave me an apricot. A gentleman swapped two paperbacks for the lone survivor in that language. It was fun.
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