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(AP) NewsFlash Karen Handel resigns from Komen for the Cure to spend more time making decisions for your family   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 371
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2012-02-07 11:37:39 AM

Shadowknight: She is going to get a job in some other Right Wing think-tank or over at Fox News, have no doubt about that.


Damn, 15 seconds.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2012-02-07 11:37:56 AM

MBooda: to spend more time making decisions for your family

She's going to work for Planned Parenthood?


Was that meant to be a joke? Or is this your way of hinting that PP decides what's best for each person that walks in the door?
 
2012-02-07 11:38:35 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Link (new window)


retweeted and Facebooked. Very funny.
 
2012-02-07 11:38:48 AM

WhoIsWillo: Her resignation letter is hilarious, in a sad way: karenhandelkomen.com


"What was a thoughtful and thoroughly reviewed decision - one that would have indeed enabled Komen to deliver even greater community impact - has unfortunately been turned into something about politics. This is entirely untrue."

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2012-02-07 11:39:02 AM

factoryconnection: Imagine what social conservatives could accomplish with this technology if they weren't spending their time doctoring photos of the president to manufacture outrage!


I don't have to imagine it. It happened.

www.fantasybooksandmovies.com

si.wsj.net
 
2012-02-07 11:39:16 AM

Balchinian: For the record, the policy to exclude PP from funding was in place before Handel ever got to SGK.


The other day someone posted a link or maybe it was a greenlight that said she was integral to that decision. Curious to see the story that says it was already in the works now.
 
2012-02-07 11:39:24 AM

Impasse: Sounds like she couldn't Handel the pressure...


Maybe she should have spent more time Karen about preventing cancer.
 
2012-02-07 11:40:20 AM
Charity and research organizations are great until they get so big that the political aspect overshadows the actual work and effort by the organization.

That said.... stop with the PINK everything. It's overkill. Come up with a snappy slogan or a memorable campaign. There are currently millions of human sheep wearing pink... saying it's for breast cancer.... yet they never do anything to help fight any type of cancer. They never donate or go to events.

Strangely, every type of cancer has it's own color. It's like a weird rainbow war.

/Support Planned Parenthood
 
2012-02-07 11:40:23 AM

MBooda: to spend more time making decisions for your family

She's going to work for Planned Parenthood?


failblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-02-07 11:40:40 AM
Great. Now Komen will sue anyone who tries to resign from their job because they will have a trademark on the word 'resign.'
 
2012-02-07 11:41:18 AM

Headso: The problem being social conservative ideas would need to be popular with people able to operate a computer.


People are living longer than ever and that just means more time for old people to spend wading blindly into the 'tube jungle. Trust me: they all have computers and will believe ANYTHING forwarded to them that matches their confirmation biases. My retired dad says that he sends me maybe 1/20th of what he gets from other Sun City-ers, and even the filtered stuff through him is always an easily-searched "FALSE" on Snopes.com.

If we want to counter this menace, it is up to all of us to post a near-constant stream of baby pictures and videos to facebook to distract them! Don't have kids? FAKE IT!
 
2012-02-07 11:41:27 AM

sigdiamond2000: ...and a martyr was born.


Unfortunately, you're probably correct.

Is still welcome news; though they will never see another red cent, nor my sore legs, ever again.
 
2012-02-07 11:41:30 AM
They sure do like to change their story.

Originally, they said their policy was just not fund organizations that were under investigation, and Planned Parenthood was just caught up in that by accident. (Oddly, they chose to define "under investigation" in a very narrow, non-intuitive way so that the policy only applied to Planned Parenthood, but they insisted that was just a coincidence.) Then they said that their policy on investigations was wrong. Now they're saying that their actual policy was to not fund Planned Parenthood, and the investigation stuff was just a press release excuse.

I'm so confused about all of this. Is it possible that someone isn't telling the truth?
 
2012-02-07 11:41:32 AM

qorkfiend: Code_Archeologist: WhoIsWillo: Her resignation letter is hilarious, in a sad way

Yeah, her resignation is embarrassing in its attempt to implicate the entire board of SGK in her clumsy attempt to turn the organization into a right wing weapon against Planned Parenthood. She should be ashamed of her self, but from my experience of watching her here in Georgia, i am pretty sure that she is incapable of experiencing shame in any form.

Well, the board did sign off on her hiring in the first place.


And her views on Planned Parenthood are no secret. One might even think that's the reason they hired her.
 
2012-02-07 11:41:35 AM
I couldn't be more filled with more warm fuzzy schadenfreude if I tried.
 
2012-02-07 11:41:43 AM
ABORTED!!1
 
GBB [TotalFark]
2012-02-07 11:42:00 AM
News Flash, why?

(welcometofark.jpg) - got it
 
2012-02-07 11:42:16 AM
I love the way she keeps insisting that the reason to defund PP was because they were "controversial".

So, let me get this straight Karen: your organization doesn't want to engage in any controversial actions, right? How, exactly, did that work out for you, and why, exactly, are you whining about being forced out because of the FARKING HUGE CONTROVERSY that you exposed your organization to?

Oh, that's right. "Controversial", in this context, means "they provide abortions". Once again, Republicans think that the rest of us don't understand their little dog whistles and code words.
 
2012-02-07 11:42:19 AM
Well, bye.
 
2012-02-07 11:43:04 AM

Balchinian: For the record, the policy to exclude PP from funding was in place before Handel ever got to SGK.

The more you know.


I don't believe that's correct. Do you have a citation for that?
 
2012-02-07 11:43:58 AM
Dear Komen board: The reason this blew up in your face is because you forgot to run a reality check with your supporters. You know, the people who raise your money. Who gives a flying fark if "highest levels of the charity" (which are probably full of like-minded people disconnected from reality) approved this move if a majority of the people on the ground disagree? You threw yourselves right into the middle of that shaitstorm.
 
2012-02-07 11:45:25 AM
Well that took a little longer than expected.
 
2012-02-07 11:45:31 AM
She will blame her resignation on the liberal media, Soros, Clinton, a democratic senator from 1825, the sun or even just claim that Obama personally and literally kicked her out the door on her face.

And the right wingers will believe 100%.
 
2012-02-07 11:45:31 AM
Good, but I'm sure her future is secure in the lucrative "liberals are persecuting me" industry.
 
2012-02-07 11:45:43 AM
good god! keep that women away from my saplings!

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2012-02-07 11:45:53 AM

CapeFearCadaver: sigdiamond2000: ...and a martyr was born.

Unfortunately, you're probably correct.

Is still welcome news; though they will never see another red cent, nor my sore legs, ever again.


A Gingrich running mate in the making? O.o
 
2012-02-07 11:45:55 AM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: I love the way she keeps insisting that the reason to defund PP was because they were "controversial".

So, let me get this straight Karen: your organization doesn't want to engage in any controversial actions, right? How, exactly, did that work out for you, and why, exactly, are you whining about being forced out because of the FARKING HUGE CONTROVERSY that you exposed your organization to?

Oh, that's right. "Controversial", in this context, means "they provide abortions". Once again, Republicans think that the rest of us don't understand their little dog whistles and code words.


Doesn't matter if we understand them. They just need stupid people to react to them. And they do, thus they control half our government.
 
2012-02-07 11:46:11 AM
I should add that this resignation letter is pretty goddamned selfish on Handel's part. Yes, she was likely pressured into resigning, which is why it didn't happen last week. Yes, the truth probably is that the rest of the board is more than complicit in the decision.

But if she really gave a shiat about the reputation of Komen and it's mission, she would have fallen on her sword and taken the blame. She was resigning anyways.
 
2012-02-07 11:47:15 AM

Mike Chewbacca: Balchinian: For the record, the policy to exclude PP from funding was in place before Handel ever got to SGK.

The more you know.

I don't believe that's correct. Do you have a citation for that?


Handel herself said so. I have absolutely no idea why you wouldn't believe her. She's a textbook example of veracity and honesty.

But let's be honest for a second. The board hired an ultra-conservative jesus freak as the director of public policy. I think they knew what they were getting.
 
2012-02-07 11:48:27 AM
Eh, I'm still avoiding foodstuffs with pink labels.
 
2012-02-07 11:48:34 AM
Her resignation letter was the most chock-full-of-epic-butthurt that I have ever seen. "None of you on the board said a single word to stop me! This is all a lib'rul conspirasee!!WAHHHHHH!!"
leftonlanier.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-02-07 11:49:06 AM

itsfullofstars: are you people happy? This unemployment line we are all so concerned about is one longer today.


Oh, she's not going to be heading toward the unemployment line. Refusing the severance package does not mean she's broke in any way.
 
2012-02-07 11:50:11 AM
That whole organization is more of an annoyance than anything else. We don't need pink on football fields, shotgun shells, pistols, soup cans, and buckets of KFC. I'd say the NFL's contract with them to put pink on the uniforms and fields is actually insulting, considering their main audience (middle-aged and senior men) are more likely to suffer from prostate cancer, which, while still during the NFL season, doesn't get nearly the same amount of attention.

If you're not aware of breast cancer at this point, you're either blind, deaf, or live under a rock.
 
2012-02-07 11:50:21 AM

Testiclaw: ABORTED!!1


*snort!
 
2012-02-07 11:50:41 AM
I wonder if anyone out there wants to forgive the rest of the Komen board and/or senior leadership. The whole fiasco makes clear that Handel had many believers, all of whom are still in power at Komen. And all of whom approved of this funding jihad/purity test policy.

I sure won't be giving Komen any money any more, for damn sure. Neither are any of the women in my immediate family, several of whom did go on marches and did do work for Komen in the past.
 
2012-02-07 11:51:44 AM
Okay, after reading her resignation letter I'm even more full of warm and fuzzy schadenfreude.
 
2012-02-07 11:51:47 AM
Brinker is still on board. Screw Komen.
 
2012-02-07 11:52:02 AM
Good riddance, you useless coont. And don't even think about running for governor again.
 
2012-02-07 11:52:14 AM
Another stupid fundie pays the price for forcing their stupid beliefs on others. If only it happened more often, the world would be a much better place.
 
2012-02-07 11:52:54 AM

TV's Vinnie: Her resignation letter was the most chock-full-of-epic-butthurt that I have ever seen. "None of you on the board said a single word to stop me! This is all a lib'rul conspirasee!!WAHHHHHH!!"
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Regardless of whether or not the board was behind her, unless I'm mistaken, it was her job as vice PUBLIC policy director to vet out the potential PUBLIC reaction. Just because you do consensus building in house and get the green light from higher doesn't mean they're going to back you when they find out you spoon fed them bullshiat and caused a colossal clusterfark. But then again, in her misguided little mind, I could see why she doesn't understand that.
 
2012-02-07 11:52:57 AM
Didn't see a link to resignation letter in article, so Link (new window) in case
 
2012-02-07 11:53:14 AM
And not a single thing of value was lost.
 
2012-02-07 11:53:21 AM
Also, I note that her "apology" was of the "sorry you were offended" variety. How predictable.
 
2012-02-07 11:53:53 AM

RodneyToady: [i300.photobucket.com image 300x170]


I came here JUST for this picture and it STILL almost made me burst out laughing in the office. Thank you for making my day.

/bonus pts. for using the one with no words on it.
 
2012-02-07 11:54:12 AM

factoryconnection: A Gingrich running mate in the making? O.o


Just when I thought this campaign couldn't get any more entertaining...

/Holy crap that would be awesome!
 
2012-02-07 11:54:50 AM

The Larch: But let's be honest for a second. The board hired an ultra-conservative jesus freak as the director of public policy. I think they knew what they were getting.


Well, they knew who they were hiring, that's for sure, but they clearly didn't realize what they were getting. And, boy, did they get it, good and hard.

But you're right. It's fairly obvious that Handel is a symptom of a deeper problem at Komen. It does make one wonder why they decided to fund PP in the first place. I guess that, at some point in the past, enough of them actually believed in their mission to overlook their personal qualms about signing up with PP.

Now that they've become a charity juggernaut, they apparently believed that they could get away with flexing some political muscle. Sadly, for them, they brought a picture of a knife to an artillery fight.
 
2012-02-07 11:54:52 AM

unyon: I should add that this resignation letter is pretty goddamned selfish on Handel's part. Yes, she was likely pressured into resigning, which is why it didn't happen last week. Yes, the truth probably is that the rest of the board is more than complicit in the decision.

But if she really gave a shiat about the reputation of Komen and it's mission, she would have fallen on her sword and taken the blame. She was resigning anyways.


Rot at the core always spreads outward.

I wonder if the board hired her knowing they could use her as the sacrificial lamb should the decision blow up in their faces.

Rather than back off, they hired actually hired a scapegoat. It was a win-win for them.
 
2012-02-07 11:54:56 AM
Handel, a Republican, ran for Georgia governor in 2010, winning an endorsement from former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Handel then lost a primary runoff to former Georgia Congressman Nathan Deal, who won the general election.

Throughout the campaign, Deal accused Handel of being soft on abortion.

Deal repeatedly attacked Handel over a 2005 vote she took while serving on a metro Atlanta county commission to give more than $400,000 to Planned Parenthood, though not for abortion services. The Georgia affiliate of Planned Parenthood said the money went to a downtown clinic for services such as cervical cancer screenings, testing for sexually transmitted diseases and birth controls.


WOW! so as crazy as Handel is, she is still less crazy than this Nathan Deal guy and he actually won over her in the Georgia election!!!

YIKES!!!

Any Georgia farkers care to comment?
 
2012-02-07 11:55:26 AM
Next up on our a-gay-enda. Pairing Ellen DeGeneres and Tim Gunn as spokespersons for JC Penney.

One gay is NOT enough! I need more gays! I'm still not satisfied!

Seriously, if this is an indication that America is fed up with the Anita Bryants of the Christian community, then amen brother and can I have the basket please.
 
2012-02-07 11:55:57 AM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: I love the way she keeps insisting that the reason to defund PP was because they were "controversial".

So, let me get this straight Karen: your organization doesn't want to engage in any controversial actions, right? How, exactly, did that work out for you, and why, exactly, are you whining about being forced out because of the FARKING HUGE CONTROVERSY that you exposed your organization to?

Oh, that's right. "Controversial", in this context, means "they provide abortions". Once again, Republicans think that the rest of us don't understand their little dog whistles and code words.


A documentary comes out this week showing the justified controversy behind the SGK. So does that mean they have to stop funding....themselves? I'm trippin balls here!

/Glad she got the boot, and glad the SGK and their shennigans are coming out in the public eye, so those donating to boobie causes can make a more objective choice on where to donate.
//I like boobies.
 
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