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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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Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
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Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
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Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


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