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Tuesday, April 28

The conservative agenda just pissing me off again

When you stop and think about it, conservatives are in the minority around the world, yet they seem to have the biggest mouths. Furthermore, they are pushy and nasty overall as they thrust their repressive agenda on the rest of world. Why is it that conservatives can't be happy just oppressing themselves, that they have to make a mountain out of every molehill?

You read about the horrible anti-female agenda that was signed into law by Karzai in Afghanistan that allowed husbands to rape their wives, that women had to get their husband's permission to leave the house, that young girls would get married as soon as they started menstruating, etc etc. It was made law because of the conservative Shias who only comprise 15% of the population that this was made a law. The women in Afghanistan staged a protest and the men literally stopped them with violence.

International pressure got to Karzai though and he said he was going to "amend" the law. Not sure what that means exactly so I'll keep on top of this story.

It's amazing how many mom's I know of soldiers who are fighting in Afghanistan that aren't even aware of the draconian laws in that country both new and old. There should have been a big outcry in this country since we are sending our kids to die there. I don't get it sometimes.

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