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(Think Progress)   Mississippi Governor devised an "abstinence only" sex education plan, leading to his state having the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the nation. He would've gotten away with it, if it weren't for those horny, meddling kids   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 556
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2012-11-30 08:10:36 PM  
Republican policies are made up of open lies and do the opposite of what they claim to do.

This story a repeat from every Republican policy for the last 20 years.
 
2012-11-30 08:22:28 PM  
Still comedy. Or tragedy. Whichever. Link
 
2012-11-30 08:24:07 PM  
States ranked by median household income

50 Mississippi $36,919

I believe their strategy is to outnumber us and take our fancy big-city dwellings.
 
2012-11-30 08:37:24 PM  
So prayer and wishful thinking don't work? I need to re-examine my life strategies.
 
2012-11-30 08:38:13 PM  
www.gribblenation.com

They need to add an additional sign once you cross the state line. "Warning: Now entering failcountry." Or Maybe "Mississippi: Atleast we're not as bad as Alabama"
 
2012-11-30 08:43:05 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Still comedy. Or tragedy. Whichever. Link


That man was a serious contender for the White House. That's scary.
 
2012-11-30 08:48:30 PM  
Let's see...

Solutions that have no basis in reality? Check.
Complete disregard for studies or facts? Check.
Blaming the victim? Check.
Refusal to take any responsibility whatsoever? Check.

Yep! It's a Republican.
 
2012-11-30 08:51:38 PM  
Stay classy, Mississippi!

Oh, wait...you were never classy

SECEDE MISSISSIPPI!!
 
2012-11-30 08:55:50 PM  

simplicimus: So prayer and wishful thinking don't work? I need to re-examine my life strategies.


Nonsense. They just didn't pray hard enough.
 
2012-11-30 08:58:08 PM  
That is what happens when you have unrealistic expectations. I mean really you think you can take the nature out of teenage hormones. It didn't happen when those prudes were kids or when their parents were kids. Its the illusion of the mid 20th century where they buried the truth in leave it to beaver.
 
2012-11-30 09:20:14 PM  
The plan had several parts:
1) no sex until marriage
2) overturn Obamacare
3) huge tax cuts for the extremely wealthy
You can't expect to see results until it's fully implemented
 
2012-11-30 09:23:33 PM  

Revek: That is what happens when you have unrealistic expectations. I mean really you think you can take the nature out of teenage hormones. It didn't happen when those prudes were kids or when their parents were kids. Its the illusion of the mid 20th century where they buried the truth in leave it to beaver.


Well, the Republicans are anti-Science. You think they understand things like "Hormones"?
 
2012-11-30 09:26:01 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Revek: That is what happens when you have unrealistic expectations. I mean really you think you can take the nature out of teenage hormones. It didn't happen when those prudes were kids or when their parents were kids. Its the illusion of the mid 20th century where they buried the truth in leave it to beaver.

Well, the Republicans are anti-Science. You think they understand things like "Hormones"?


Hormones sounds too much like homos, so of course they reject them (in public).
 
2012-11-30 09:44:06 PM  
I thought babies are a gift from God. Why are they trying to prevent pregnancies?
 
2012-11-30 09:49:13 PM  

Mentat: I thought babies are a gift from God. Why are they trying to prevent pregnancies?


Most gifts can be returned if you don't want them.
 
2012-11-30 10:09:29 PM  

Mentat: I thought babies are a gift from God. Why are they trying to prevent pregnancies?


Maybe it's just rape babies that come from God.
 
2012-11-30 10:27:37 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Revek:
You think they understand things like "Hormones"?


That only happens when Republicans refuse to pay her.


baboom tttsssss

/I'll be here all week try the veal and don't forget to tip the waitress.
 
2012-11-30 10:44:39 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: States ranked by median household income

50 Mississippi $36,919

I believe their strategy is to outnumber us and take our fancy big-city dwellings.


After spending the past four months in Biloxi, Mississippi; I'd surprised it's even that high.
 
2012-11-30 10:48:19 PM  
Teenagers fark. That's a fact of life. Pretending they don't, wishing they wouldn't, and telling them not to aren't actually going to make them stop farking. It's only going to make them do it more. The same with telling them smoking pot will lead to shooting heroin into your eyeballs. It's just going to make them try weed to see if you're full of shiat or not.

The smart, nay vital thing to do, is tell them how to have sex safely and smartly. Tell them what contraception is and how to use it. Tell them what it does, what it protects them from, and where to get it. Putting a penis into a vagina (or ass or mouth or all three) is not going to summon the rapture or the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. If these Christofascists ever stopped beating people over the head with a BIble they'd see there's a whole lot of living they're scaring people away from experiencing.
 
2012-11-30 11:08:20 PM  

Coco LaFemme: If these Christofascists ever stopped beating people over the head with a BIble they'd see there's a whole lot of living they're scaring people away from experiencing.


They don't want anyone to experience life unless that life is buried under THEIR AUTHORITY.

Let them do what they're doing, crushing all joy out of existence.

Let them do it.
 
2012-11-30 11:29:48 PM  

Sgt Otter: Because People in power are Stupid: States ranked by median household income

50 Mississippi $36,919

I believe their strategy is to outnumber us and take our fancy big-city dwellings.

After spending the past four months in Biloxi, Mississippi; I'd surprised it's even that high.


Same link:

States ranked by per capita income

50 Mississippi $19,977

(which explains it's populousness)
 
2012-11-30 11:37:45 PM  
Conservatives accuse liberals of "magical thinking", and then assume teenagers won't fark just because you tell them not to...
 
2012-11-30 11:39:35 PM  
HOTY
 
2012-11-30 11:40:09 PM  
In his defense, Mississippi also has the highest percentage of African-Americans in the country (37%).

students.com.miami.edu
 
2012-11-30 11:40:54 PM  
Mississippi: "It's kinda like that town in Footloose".
 
2012-11-30 11:41:30 PM  

BronyMedic: [www.gribblenation.com image 576x426]

They need to add an additional sign once you cross the state line. "Warning: Now entering failcountry." Or Maybe "Mississippi: Atleast we're not as bad as Alabama"


Hey wait a minute Mississippi is the reason Alabama isn't last in everything : )
 
2012-11-30 11:43:38 PM  
Never been to the deep south, but I get the sense that it's America's Third World.
 
2012-11-30 11:44:45 PM  

elchip: In his defense, Mississippi also has the highest percentage of African-Americans in the country (37%).

[students.com.miami.edu image 450x201]


If that's true Obama should have won it right?
 
2012-11-30 11:45:03 PM  

Sgt Otter: Because People in power are Stupid: States ranked by median household income

50 Mississippi $36,919

I believe their strategy is to outnumber us and take our fancy big-city dwellings.

After spending the past four months in Biloxi, Mississippi; I'd surprised it's even that high.


I believe the figure also includes kids in the house who work.
 
2012-11-30 11:45:41 PM  
It would also appear that a higher proportion of parents of children in Mississippi aren't teaching anything but abstinence either. This would seem to suggest that a non-abstinence curriculum would go against the wishes of a significant number of people in the population.

What exactly would you suggest? School districts go against the wishes of the voters in their districts? We may think it's idiotic and/or shortsighted, but this is what the people seem to have chosen. Similar to how cities and states demand marijuana legalization or de-prioritization, many people in MS have chose against more comprehensive or balanced sex education in favor of abstinence only. It sucks, but it isn't merely schools and the government doing it, it's the parents and relatives of these teens. Until their attitudes change, that of the schools won't.
 
2012-11-30 11:46:20 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-30 11:47:19 PM  
really what teens haven't heard about birth control.
 
2012-11-30 11:47:22 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: elchip: In his defense, Mississippi also has the highest percentage of African-Americans in the country (37%).

[students.com.miami.edu image 450x201]

If that's true Obama should have won it right?


No. Whites in Mississippi voted overwhelmingly for the white guy.
 
2012-11-30 11:48:17 PM  

LeafyGreens: [i.imgur.com image 700x1049]


Clearly an average Mississippi male.
 
2012-11-30 11:48:26 PM  

GAT_00: Republican policies are made up of open lies and do the opposite of what they claim to do.

This story a repeat from every Republican policy for the last 20 years.


Done in one.
 
2012-11-30 11:49:12 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Still comedy. Or tragedy. Whichever. Link



THANK YOU!

I haven't laughed that hard in - it's been TOO long!
 
2012-11-30 11:50:29 PM  
How do they do as far as reading/writing, adding/subtracting or other subjects

Maybe it doesn't matter what you teach these kids in regards to sex ed.....I doubt their brains retain anything you teach them.
 
2012-11-30 11:51:58 PM  
"Scars may fade. A baby is FOREVER."

They are? I thought they grew out of that phase at some point.
 
2012-11-30 11:52:08 PM  

Waldo Pepper: really what teens haven't heard about birth control.


An overwhelming majority of these people don't even believe in evolution.

That's the level of general societal ignorance and scientific illiteracy they're dealing with.
 
2012-11-30 11:52:11 PM  

Waldo Pepper: really what teens haven't heard about birth control.


It's not about hearing, It's about getting it and the consequences if someone finds out.
 
2012-11-30 11:54:36 PM  

elchip: In his defense, Mississippi also has the highest percentage of African-Americans in the country (37%).

[students.com.miami.edu image 450x201]


Yep
 
2012-11-30 11:54:58 PM  

pedrop357: It would also appear that a higher proportion of parents of children in Mississippi aren't teaching anything but abstinence either. This would seem to suggest that a non-abstinence curriculum would go against the wishes of a significant number of people in the population.

What exactly would you suggest? School districts go against the wishes of the voters in their districts? We may think it's idiotic and/or shortsighted, but this is what the people seem to have chosen. Similar to how cities and states demand marijuana legalization or de-prioritization, many people in MS have chose against more comprehensive or balanced sex education in favor of abstinence only. It sucks, but it isn't merely schools and the government doing it, it's the parents and relatives of these teens. Until their attitudes change, that of the schools won't.


It's our national duty to drag Mississippi kicking and screaming into the 20th century.
 
2012-11-30 11:55:00 PM  
Ya know, you don't even need an abstinence only program to work.

What you need is a FUD program from M$

Show the fifth grade boys pictures of shrivled and rotting penises and they'll find protection.
 
2012-11-30 11:55:53 PM  

BronyMedic: [www.gribblenation.com image 576x426]

They need to add an additional sign once you cross the state line. "Warning: Now entering failcountry." Or Maybe "Mississippi: Atleast we're not as bad as Alabama"


*checks profile*

I'd welcome anything that made me feel better about being a Memphian.

/At least I know there are no less than two bronies living here
 
2012-11-30 11:56:17 PM  

Testiclaw: GAT_00: Republican policies are made up of open lies and do the opposite of what they claim to do.

This story a repeat from every Republican policy for the last 20 years.

Done in one.


Gat believes in absinthe only education. And he posts on the Daily Mail.
 
2012-11-30 11:58:13 PM  

Giltric: How do they do as far as reading/writing, adding/subtracting or other subjects


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-11-30 11:59:10 PM  

simplicimus: Testiclaw: GAT_00: Republican policies are made up of open lies and do the opposite of what they claim to do.

This story a repeat from every Republican policy for the last 20 years.

Done in one.

Gat believes in absinthe only education. And he posts on the Daily Mail.


If I'm not supposed to eat the toothpaste then why'd they make it taste so good?
 
2012-11-30 11:59:58 PM  

Giltric: How do they do as far as reading/writing, adding/subtracting or other subjects

Maybe it doesn't matter what you teach these kids in regards to sex ed.....I doubt their brains retain anything you teach them.



Unfortunately, as it were, the uterus has amazing powers of retention.
 
2012-12-01 12:00:37 AM  
News Flash: Sex is fun.
 
2012-12-01 12:00:52 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: States ranked by median household income

50 Mississippi $36,919

I believe their strategy is to outnumber us and take our fancy big-city dwellings.


Jesus, just imagine how much less it would be if you took DeSoto County (suburbs of Memphis) out of the equation.
 
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