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Insensitive GOP NH Lawmaker Brings Abortion Into Debate Over State Bird Bill

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NH, fourth graders, GOP Lawmaker, abortion, State bird, raptor, red tail hawk )

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A civics lesson took an unexpected turn for a group of New Hampshire fourth-graders when a lawmaker brought the abortion debate into their effort to name a state raptor.


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Freya H (345)
Friday March 20, 2015, 6:03 pm
No stratagem is too low, mean, cruel or nasty for anti-choice bugnuts. They'd eat kitten brains if they thought doing so would stop abortion.

JL A (281)
Friday March 20, 2015, 7:14 pm
I think the students have a better understanding of the seriousness of governing than some they were who consider it a joke and ordinary non-controversial bills beneath their serious attention. Most states have state birds--seems these legislators who spoke prefer to give the bird. Thanks Dandelion

Birgit W (160)
Saturday March 21, 2015, 7:10 pm
I agree with Freya H. Thanks for sharing Dandelion.

Catrin Schuetz-Kroehler (48)
Saturday March 21, 2015, 7:25 pm
Just when you thought they could not sink any lower.

Edith B (146)
Saturday March 21, 2015, 9:29 pm
What an idiot. He had to share his right wing, anti women view at the expense of those children.

Athena F (131)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 2:58 am
What is WRONG with these people?

Athena F (131)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 3:02 am
Also, just another bit of proof that pro-lifers don't care about actual children or adult humans. Only fetuses.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 3:16 am
Noted, shared
Thanks Dandelion

Arild Warud (174)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 3:47 am
Just don't vote for these idiots.

. (5)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 5:49 am

jan b (5)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 6:03 am
I lthink it's important to name him.....New Hampshire state Rep. Warren Groen tore apart some 4th-graders' bill with an anti-abortion comment. about Planned Parenthood.

He has a right to his opinion....I guess. But it makes me wonder why these men are that obsessed with a women's reproduction that everything to them is about abortion and focus seems to be on anything that may relate to a woman's parts. ' It's rather creepy.


Winn Adams (179)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 6:49 am
Agree with Jan B. and Freya H. and JL A. NH citizens have to stop voting these wackos into office.

Gene Jacobson (287)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 6:59 am
Just when you think these jackazzes can't get any lower, they do. And fourth graders are smarter than you think, "not" groen up.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 7:11 am
cute...I hope the parents bring him up on charges...such a joke to some (idiots)

pam w (139)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 8:22 am
The GOP knows ONE SONG......''trample women so we look effective in our quest to regulate everyone's morality until it agrees with ours!"

Tina Taylor (2)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 10:22 am
Psychopaths are inappropriate. Psychopath Test Politicians during security clearance background checks. Psychopathy is a lack of conscience - a neurological impairment of the amygdala, orbital frontal cortex, all of cingulate cortex, parahippocampal area, and insula.

Patrice Z (16)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 10:22 am
Yeah, we do get tired up here in NH having to apologize for our politicians--at the state level AND one of ours was one of the 47 who wrote to the Iranian leaders. Please note: I did not vote for any of these, but I will apologize for my fellow citizens who take our motto "Live free or die" to the extreme.

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 10:49 am
Tina Taylor has placed her petition on a lot of news threads throughout C2. While I commend her want to obtain signatures I noticed that she never said she either read what I posted nor never mentioned she signed petition that was left on the story.

I politely asked her if she had signed the petition I offered, she never responded. When I saw her again posting her petition to a story I posted, I once more asked her if she signed the petition I had posted, but I can get no answer as she rudely blocked me.

I do not find that Tina Taylor is using C2 in the spirit of team efforts. I signed her petition but I do not like it when someone uses my efforts to post another petition and they simply drop their petition onto the thread and don't even sign what I left.....then block me when I inquire if they did.

Leanne B (46)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 11:36 am
What a jerk of a politician. Maybe those kids didn't understand that day the meaning but they will. These idiots focus on abortion instead of the "planned parenthood" part. Not allowing women to plan allows that part of society to keep women enslaved and in poverty. Let's face it these issues effect women's lives much more then the men. The same people pressing for all these lives to enter the world don't care if that same life after birth has food to eat home to live in medical care or education to thrive.

Karen E (23)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 12:21 pm
tyfs Dandelion

Dianna M (16)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 1:09 pm
"It grasps them with its talons and then uses its razor-sharp beak to rip its victims to shreds, to basically tear it apart limb by limb . . . " well shame on that nasty hawk for actually consuming another living being to survive, it should know better and become a herbivore like a civilized hawk. And "tearing it apart" to get it into bite-sized chunks in order not to choke to death on it? Oh my God. It should've used a knife and fork to cut its meat up, like that so-civilized senator did to his own steak later. What? That cow was killed humanely!

Yes, the senator is entitled to his opinion, but you don't have to be crude and disgusting in expressing them. And to describe in graphic detail how another species eats its food to a bunch of fourth graders? jan b. was spot-on when she wrote, "New Hampshire state Rep. Warren Groen tore apart some 4th-graders' bill"--not unlike the way the hawk in his example tore apart its prey. So what, exactly, makes you better than a hawk, Mr. Groen? At least the hawk ate its prey. You just tore yours up and left it.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 2:24 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion. I think it was Friday that Rachel Maddow did a segment on this-----unbelievable the depths of idiocy these excuses-for-human-beings legislators will stoop to. Almost laughable if it weren't so painful.

Gloria H (88)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 2:27 pm
How did that Do-Do bird get elected in the first place?
Seems like everything reminds him of a vagina. Maybe he has Viagra poisoning?

Kathryn Mitchell (8)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 5:38 pm
Oh good lord, really???

Janet B (0)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 7:22 pm

Animae C (508)
Monday March 23, 2015, 5:41 am
O dear, how low can they go!

@ Tina Taylor
You have insulted & blocked one of our most respected & long standing C2 members.

Thank You dear Dandelion

Sharon F (0)
Monday March 23, 2015, 7:38 am
What an ignorant idiot. He should apologize to the grade school student who has brains. NH residents should keep this on front burner at the next election.

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday March 25, 2015, 11:53 am
If anyone is tracking or comes to this thread please sign this petition.
Ask NH To Designate the Red Tail Hawk As Its State Raptor

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 26, 2015, 10:36 am
We're a nice family in here :)

Animae C (508)
Monday March 30, 2015, 10:40 pm
Broken link for 'Ask NH To Designate the Red Tail Hawk As Its State Raptor' petition.
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