Saturday November 24, 2012, 10:08 am
I trust that most of you remember the huge cry of public outrage, when the Komen Foundation joined forces with the Republican Party in an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. At the center of that controversy was Karen Handel, a thoroughly ugly woman. I’m not being sexist. Some people are just so ugly on the inside that no amount of glamor can hide it. Like the poltergeist of Hollywood fame, she’s back.
Saturday November 24, 2012, 12:00 pm
this lady is too crazy and mean to even write more about at this time.....and to answer Shelly, very few Democrats in GA willing to seek public office...and those that do would be very moderate although still better than Ms. Handel........maybe if she did run and beat Chambliss there might be a shot for a moderate Dem??????? i.e. Indiana 2012......
Saturday November 24, 2012, 1:05 pm
Given the weird ethics leading to her Komen departure (can't recall if allegations also questioned legality), four years warning should facilitate background research for the voters to know the profile of her character.
Saturday November 24, 2012, 2:20 pm
Unfortunately she'd fit in right fine in Georgia. It so amazes me how she can be an executive for women's health for one program while at the same time wanting another woman's health program to be de-funded. Talk about speaking out of both sides of your mouth.
Saturday November 24, 2012, 2:56 pm
I stopped donating to Komen for the Cure when I learned from their own documentation that the alleged non-profit pays the CEO over $400.000 a year plus bonuses that could bring the annual take to over half a million dollars per year. How is that non-profit? I will not donate to any "charity" that socks away the money for the administration salaries.
I do not see that as ethical, so it seems natural that a person that would take that much from a "Charity" would run for office as a republican.
Saturday November 24, 2012, 3:09 pm
She certainly did damage to Susan G. Komen's "charity" - hopefully she'll do the same for the Georgia RepubliCON Party! "If she ran, she would be going up against Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), whom Roll Call reported may be vulnerable to a primary challenge from the right, given his "willingness to reach across the aisle and his comfort with the idea of compromise."
Imagine. She’s to the right of Saxby Chambliss, that pile of dirt!… "
Saturday November 24, 2012, 3:22 pm
cause of her I no longer give to Komen, nor do I click on the cancer button when doing my daily free clicks, haven't since all that mess came out. Won't ever have anything to do with Komen again in future either. There are other women's cancer charities that I donate to and do free clicks too. Komen is no charity when they horde donations for the saleries of their execs. That is for profit.
Georgia and Handel deserve eachother if they vote for her. She is indeed, a very 'ugly' woman.
Saturday November 24, 2012, 5:17 pm
Noted..thanks TomCat. What the article points out, among other things, is that it is not ALWAYS a man who is thwarting women's rights. That's probably true most of the time, but not always. The point is that it is not a given that voting for a woman will ensure support for women's rights (Gov Susana Martinez of New Mexico comes to mind....she has repeatedly stated that she doesn't support a woman's right to choose). We need to vote for the candidate who supports the rights of a woman, and not necessarily the candidate who is a woman
Saturday November 24, 2012, 6:56 pm
Truth, after all, is stranger than fiction. A novelist friend of mine once said "I can't write stuff like this!" Yeah, people would read it and laugh at how implausible it was.
Saturday November 24, 2012, 11:49 pm
Handel spoke of Planned Parenthood as having made the Susan G Komen issue a political issue. If anyone made it a political issue, it was Romney and other Republican/Teabagger potential presidential candidates, who vowed to defund Planned Parenthood, and Handel who opened up her 'pie hole' to release that toxic venom that she spewed.
In her recently released book, Handel lashed out at Planned Parenthood for her downfall, calling members of the organization "a bunch of schoolyard thugs."
"a bunch of schoolyard thugs." is how I would characterise Handel and her GOP dogs, not Planned Parenthood. With 3% of their work being abortion related, none of which is funded with public funds (by law), and 97% being other services, PP stood up. But as I recall, the lashback at Handel and SGK was a grassroots effort and had nothing to do with PP. PP does so much good with cancer screenings that many women would not otherwise get; treatment of STDs that affect both men and women; family planning and contraception.
If Handel wants to look at the cause of her downfall, she should look no further than a mirror. Just like the Republican/Teabaggers during the election did, Handel engineered her own downfall.
I have two things to say to Handel:
1) May your political career be over before it has started, and save the people of Georgia, or anywhere else for that matter, from having to listen to your misogynist rant;
2) "Karen Handel, may a camel walk up your nose backwards and fart the big one!"
I stopped 'clicking to donate' to SGK at day 155 and I'm at day 440. I will not donate to a charitable organisation whose administrative costs are sooooo high (executive bonuses and salaries), nor to one that has strayed so far away from its original purpose.
Sunday November 25, 2012, 6:18 am
Karen Handel is a lying bleep bleeep BLEEEEEPPPP!!!! I too stopped clicking for them as soon as I heard about her Right Wing attacks on Planned Parenthood. Far, far better to be a wanted and loved child than an unwanted child at best feeling a burden, at worst abused horribly.
Sunday November 25, 2012, 7:13 am
She ruined Komen for me. Don't trust that charity any longer and won't click for it either. I seriously don't think the voters in GA are that interested in politics, they can't be serious when they continue to vote for these crazy right-wingers right?
If you want to check out different charities and only give to those you feel deserve it, go to www.charity navigator.com they are an excellant sorce for those wishing to donate and want to know hoe their money is spent.
Sunday November 25, 2012, 10:07 am
This year was my last donationSGK. I have had two breast implants in two years that were paid for by the american cancer society and my insurance. I still donate to american cancer society.
Sunday November 25, 2012, 4:29 pm
The only way to get republicans to donate is to run for office! Pretty stingy, (read parsimonious), otherwise.
I personally feel it is a shame for them to infiltrate charities to turn them against each other for political gain. All women will suffer because of it.
It is an affront to damage these resources of hope in order to achieve ones ambition.
Sunday November 25, 2012, 4:58 pm
Handel and Bachman are 2 peas in a pod.
I had hoped that Bachman would lose this month but she didn't.
We need more women in congress but not traitors to female half type.
Monday November 26, 2012, 9:18 am
The last sentence of the article reads, "Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Handel because of her opposition to reproductive choice." I don't think Handel ought to be singing her "hallelujah chorus" just yet. Having Sarah Palin on your side doesn't usually equate to winning the race.