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New mom: Sequester cuts to women´s
center would "break my heart"

CBS News, by Paula Reid

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/2/2013 12:14:51 PM

Theses days, little Kayden is eating like a champ, but a few weeks ago he was malnourished and fighting for his life. "I was scared out of my mind, I was scared out of my mind about his not getting enough," said Kayden´s mother, Cierra Kelley. "He was two days old when I took him to the hospital. He was only two days old, I didn´t know what was going on. So he went to see a lactation specialist at Piedmont health."The lactation specialist is just one of the services available through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 3/2/2013 12:23:18 PM     (No. 9204710)

I smell a plant. Miranda wouldn´t use the phrase ´grass root level´, that´s a political phrase. She was given a script. And she didn´t follow it to well. Don´t don´t is a don´t.

Republicans want to kill babies.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: escaped commieny, 3/2/2013 12:24:43 PM     (No. 9204712)

oh cry me a river, if you can´t feed your children, keep your knees together, it´s not my responsibility to feed you or your spawn, I am so sick of this. It is a decrease in the Increase, the programs will still be funded. SPIT

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dante, 3/2/2013 12:37:17 PM     (No. 9204734)

The alphabets have been preparing these propaganda pieces for weeks now, curious there are no pieces on working people struggling under higher taxes.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 3/2/2013 12:39:51 PM     (No. 9204737)

I am so torn up to know that the money that is confiscated for me by my goobernment and my kids´ goobernment and my garndkids´ goobernment will no longer be able to pay (well, technically its China that is paying) for this woman to have a service that women have naturally done for tens of thousands of years.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rama41, 3/2/2013 12:45:00 PM     (No. 9204747)

This is the first of this type article we´ll be reading about for weeks to come, pushed by the media in anticipation of Republicans caving or, in the longer run, losing the House. I wish there were an effective response to it, but we don´t have the media or the money to counter it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/2/2013 12:46:04 PM     (No. 9204751)

You would think that breast feeding topic would be covered in prenatal visits and in the hospital after the baby was born.

It used to be that way ...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: trackman999, 3/2/2013 12:46:46 PM     (No. 9204753)

She says the baby was two days old when she took him to the hospital? Where was the baby born?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JoniTx, 3/2/2013 12:49:34 PM     (No. 9204757)

And, also, FTA: ~~In addition to breast feeding counseling, WIC also offers food vouchers which average between $60-70 per person, per month~~

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.....Taxpayer money.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 3/2/2013 12:52:11 PM     (No. 9204761)

Think how many babies Obama´s golf vacation would have cared for.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: trapper, 3/2/2013 12:53:54 PM     (No. 9204765)

I love it when people who make absolutely NO effort to support their own continued existence (on-line classes, but no mention of a job) have illegitimate children and DEMAND that the rest of us now support them AND their kids. There is a plethora of two- and three-word responses from which to choose. Oops! There goes the blood pressure.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 3/2/2013 12:58:26 PM     (No. 9204774)

Sob, sob!

Ever wonder how humankind managed to survive before the arrival of Obama?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: killerbee, 3/2/2013 12:59:28 PM     (No. 9204778)

Well, someone needs to tell this lady that Obama has discretion in what gets cut. If her kid is hurt by the cuts, that was Obama´s choice.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 3/2/2013 1:03:14 PM     (No. 9204784)

Not to worry, dimwit, bammy will get right on this and raise taxes on classes for new mommies who should have been spayed. Where is the Dad and family of this dummy?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 3/2/2013 1:04:22 PM     (No. 9204786)

Those pushing this propaganda do not seem to realize how bad it makes everybody look and what a powerful argument it provides for more and bigger cuts in Federal spending. There is no reason in the world for American taxpayers to be picking up the tab for programs like this. I suspect many Americans did not even know they existed before now. There is an incredible amount of fat in the Federal budget that can and should be permanently eliminated. This situation seems like a great place to get started.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jorgecito, 3/2/2013 1:12:58 PM     (No. 9204790)

First, if this young mother is actually nursing her baby, then kudos to her for that. Nursing a child is not only much better for the baby´s health, but it also saves taxpayers loads of money by sparing us from having to pay for exorbitantly priced "formula."

But beyond that, so much is wrong with this article, it´s hard to know where to start. Agree with #1 that this is a planted story.

But even if the absurdly overfunded WIC program cuts back on "lactation consultants," no big deal:
ANY mother, poor or rich, who needs advice or help with nursing can call the La Leche League for FREE. Members of this organization are more than happy to help, at no charge to the mother or the taxpayer.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 3/2/2013 1:18:28 PM     (No. 9204794)

Que the violins for poor little Cierra. First and foremost, she is a plant, scripted to the hilt and needs more practice. Second if little miss is so heart broken she needs to have the discussion with Queen Moochie and her brood about taking the food out of the mouth of her little struggling offspring. Double vacations are costly on the tax payers dime...more money for her little Kayden means less ski time on the slopes for Moochie and MiniMoochies and their band of blood sucking leach tag alongs.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Emerson, 3/2/2013 1:20:10 PM     (No. 9204798)

Each of my grandmothers gave birth to 11 children - no twins - and to the best of our knowledge they never had a lactation center in their necks of the woods.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: Susannah, 3/2/2013 1:20:24 PM     (No. 9204799)

Oh, this is just the beginning. Brace yourselves for a flood of similar stories about starving children, nursing home patients tossed out on the streets, families suddenly homeless, entire police and fire departments shutting down, schools closing, planes falling like snowflakes from the skies, polar icecaps melting, forests dying, rivers drying, bridges collapsing, trains derailing, and a plague of locusts. All because of the Republicans.

The sad thing is the number of people who´ll believe the stories.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Emerson, 3/2/2013 1:21:48 PM     (No. 9204800)

All those children thrived and lived to be fairly old. My parents, the next-to-last of the litters, were 88 and 85 when they passed on.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Emerson, 3/2/2013 1:22:25 PM     (No. 9204803)

#19 referred to #17. Hit submit too soon.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/2/2013 1:24:36 PM     (No. 9204809)

Of course she´s a plant. Another Obamanecdote to support his latest talking points. Will she sit with the Missus at the next SOTUS?



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Reply 22 - Posted by: volksford, 3/2/2013 1:42:54 PM     (No. 9204838)

Obamanecdote...that´s gold # 21 pure gold! The beauty of the word is that it can cover all the BS from bammy´s props and bammy himself. I am honored to be in the presence of a true wordsmth on this thread.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: belwhatter, 3/2/2013 1:46:32 PM     (No. 9204841)

From this sob story onwards let us not waste our time and emotion for this kind of guilting propaganda - see it for what it is and ignore it.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: albatross, 3/2/2013 1:48:41 PM     (No. 9204844)

So what the article is saying is, "Women and minorities hardest hit." Huh, I did not know that. Ironic, too, since those were the groups that voted most heavily for Obama.

I have an answer, though. She could ask to accompany Obama on his next vacation. She could caddy for him and eat the scraps from his table. I suppose they polish off all of the lobster and Kobe beef, but I´ll bet they don´t finish all of their arugula. There ya go, problem solved.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: LC Hoghead, 3/2/2013 2:03:31 PM     (No. 9204874)

OBAMA
He so Loved the poor,
he created MILLIONS More

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Reply 26 - Posted by: leonardo, 3/2/2013 2:52:13 PM     (No. 9204921)

Many Americans are being conditioned to expect others who have "won life´s lottery" to support them ... and an about 2% slowing of an increase brings them out of the woodwork to sing the liberals´ song. Where did the Founders of America write that as soon as anyone is born, that someone has a lien on your lifetime earnings? Right, the Founders didn´t write that,... today´s politicians created that "right" by enticing those who might otherwise steal someone´s earnings to elect said politicians who, for a price (your vote) would steal those earnings "legally", for our "own good". Perhaps soon, some patriots will remember what happens when tyrants institute "Taxation without Representation".

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Reply 27 - Posted by: fayebeck, 3/2/2013 2:55:39 PM     (No. 9204924)

Ask the Jackass in Chief if it´s not too late for a late term abortion.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 3/2/2013 3:02:20 PM     (No. 9204930)

Im sorry, the only PROPER response to the "new mom" should be IF YOU CANT FEED A BABY KEEP YOUR * * * * LEGS TOGETHER AND DONT GET PREGNANT!

What a STUPID twit.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/2/2013 3:04:04 PM     (No. 9204931)

My mother managed to be a Rosie the Riveter AND feed her baby, the extended family helped out. To ask the government for help would have been a mortification of monumental proportions.
This attitude of "give it to me" has got to stop. Perhaps cold turkey.
After all, we ALL have to have skin in the game.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/2/2013 3:14:40 PM     (No. 9204942)

Next,the government will fund a program teaching people how to urinate.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: hershey, 3/2/2013 3:19:25 PM     (No. 9204945)

What several others said about your knees, but then, its their ´right´ to screw around, have babies, get on the dole, not work, use their zippy phones and ad naseum...

I´m so sick of ´takers´....

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Reply 32 - Posted by: FunOne, 3/2/2013 3:22:05 PM     (No. 9204949)

Keep popping those kids out! Even if you can´t afford to care for them.

That´s what all of those taxpayers are for!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lylacat, 3/2/2013 5:06:01 PM     (No. 9205065)

Well, it just breaks my heart to see this black woman who has no job, no husband, and now she gets herself pregnant (all her choices), and she expects the taxpayers to pick up yet another bill for her so that she can know about how to care for a baby. Where is her mother? Where is the boy that got her pregnant? I hope all these programs get scrapped, and maybe Miss poor dumb black girl might look for a job and figure out how she can care for her baby and herself.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Quigley, 3/2/2013 6:04:21 PM     (No. 9205132)

I wonder how much time Cierra has volunteered at medical facilities to help other children. Or does she just want other people to do all the work.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Catherine, 3/2/2013 6:05:35 PM     (No. 9205136)

I hate to tell you this, but when I worked in WIC offices, I did see this type of problem among lots of women. One little baby was pasty white and obviously very hungry. Mom took her to the dr and he said "Keep trying" to nurse. She came directly to the Health Center. Nurses there showed her how to pump her milk. They bottled it and she fed the baby who slurped it up in about three seconds. Problem was mom´s nipples were inverted and the baby couldn´t latch on. Most of the whiny unhappy babies we saw were breastfed. Just a fact I observed.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 3/2/2013 7:48:45 PM     (No. 9205220)

I don´t know where I read this recently, possible on here, that the new mommas can get a prescription from their doctor for diapers and Medicaid will pay for them. I don´t think I can ready many more articles like this or even the news. I´m getting lower than whale snot by the day.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: MsMontana, 3/2/2013 8:00:25 PM     (No. 9205235)

My oldest is 25 years old and my youngest is 2 years old. It wasn´t until I had my 7th child in 2008 that I enlisted the help of a lactation consultant...and it made ALL the difference.

Even having nursed my kids since 1988, there was a lot I really didn´t know and when my 7th child had to have surgery at 5 days old and had an 8 day NICU stay, the consultant REALLY helped me in this area. I WISH I had had a L.C. oh so many years before.

Thing is that this sequester is not going to suddenly cut L.C. services. What a crock of fear mongering crap.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: saguni, 3/2/2013 9:04:38 PM     (No. 9205295)

Shame on you! poster #15! Shame on you!!

To suggest that a poor mother seek help from a volunteer organization is almost as insensitive as suggesting a person with spiritual questions or problems seek out a church. AS IF a priest, rabbi or minister could have valuable advice and is there waiting to help!

Shame on you, heartless person that you must be!!

Of course, /s!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: pineledger, 3/3/2013 4:55:09 AM     (No. 9205491)

I agree with 1, 15, et al. La Leche is free and it truly is "grass roots" -- women helping women, no federal funds involved.

Of course the whole point is to boost the federal budget, isn´t it! Let´s make everyone feel dependent. I would suggest that Emerson´s "Self-Reliance" be made required reading, but with the crappy education being doled out by an army of union goldbricks, most people won´t even comprehend it.

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Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations


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