View Full Version : Fla. Rick Scott's War On Women & Repubs 4 Rape

Gayle in MD
04-24-2012, 12:26 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) shocked the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence this week when he vetoed $1.5 million in funding for 30 rape crisis centers in the middle of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. State lawmakers allotted the money to offset an increase in need and a lack of sufficient funding for victim services. </span>

A spokesperson for Scott said he vetoed that particular line item in the state budget because the state already funds sexual violence programs, and nobody was able to make it clear to him why rape crisis centers needed the new funding.

"Governor Scott approved funding for many projects that have statewide impact and do not duplicate programs already funded by the state," Lane Wright, Scott's press secretary, told HuffPost. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>"This new funding of $1.5 million would have been duplicative, since, as a state, we already fund sexual violence programs. There was no information suggesting any needs in this area weren’t already being met.</span> The state already provides about $6.5 million for rape prevention and sexual assault services. That is in addition to the funds available for domestic violence programs -- $29 million to be specific. Many victims of sexual violence seek refuge at domestic violence shelters."

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Jennifer Dritt, the executive director of the Florida Council, said she was "stunned" and "confused" by Scott's move and that she questions his reasoning for slashing the funds.

"We say 'here's the need, here's the need, here's the need,' and frankly, nobody's paying any attention," she told HuffPost. "We gave them information about the number of new survivors we have and we showed them that these rape crisis centers have waiting lists. Survivors are having to wait weeks, sometimes six weeks, in some programs three months to be seen. We included quotes from the programs about the waiting lists and what services they weren't able to offer because of a lack of money. There is clearly an unmet need."</span>As for the $6.5 million that Scott said the government provides for rape prevention and sexual assault services, a large percentage of that money is distributed to education programs, not actual crisis centers serving the victims.

"He's probably including rape prevention and education money," she said. "You think they would have asked us about that, and we could explain to them very clearly what money is available for our programs. It looks like $1.5 million is a lot of money to ask for, but frankly, when you spread it across 67 counties, it's not."

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>From a political standpoint, Scott's cuts to sexual violence funding could not have come at a worse time, as </span><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Republicans in Congress are taking heat for opposing the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. </span>But Scott's spokesman said the governor's decision had nothing to do with the oft-cited GOP "war on women."

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>"Anyone who's trying to say this veto is evidence of a war on women, is deliberately trying to mislead the public for political ends," Wright said. </span>

<span style="color: #CC0000">lmao! Yeah, right! </span> /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif

04-26-2012, 05:41 AM
Rick Scott is proof that there is no God. Any God worth his salt would send down a lightening bolt and fry him.

I don't know how the guy can sleep at night. He is probably a sociopath.


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Profile of the Sociopath

This website summarizes some of the common features of descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths.

Glibness and Superficial Charm

Manipulative and Conning
They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

Grandiose Sense of Self
Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."

Pathological Lying
Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way. </div></div>

Its Rick to a tee!

LIAR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIYad3TvY6Q)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In 1997,<span style='font-size: 23pt'> Rick Scott was implicated in the biggest Medicare fraud case in US history,</span> stepping down as CEO of Columbia/HCA after the hospital giant was <span style='font-size: 23pt'>fined $1.7 billion and found guilty of swindling the government.</span> As Florida's new governor, Scott is now trying to kill off an anti-fraud database that would track the fraudulent distribution of addictive prescription drugs in Florida, over the protestations of law enforcement officials, Republican state lawmakers, and federal drug policy officials. </div></div> link (http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/03/rick-scott-floridas-drug-fraud-enabler)

Gayle in MD
04-26-2012, 06:23 AM
Yep, and it fits Romney and his wife perfectly as well!

They both think they're "entitled" to the Presidence!

"It's OUR turn".... He likes firing people?
Insults someone who offers him cookies?
They put the sick family dog in a cage on their auto roof even AFTER it got sick.

He says we should all be awed with respect for his financial success, even though he bankrupted companies, firing Americans with far less than he had, sending American Jobs off shore, and then no conscience about hiding his money away or about telling one lie after another.

Both of them in one breath are bragging asbout being rich, and then turn right around and lie about how easy their lives have been financially.

Scott is absolutely disgusting. Rick Scott, Scott Walker, Christie, Romney AND his wife, they all show signs of thinking they have a right to bash annd trash others, serious psychological problems, IMO.

But then, that seems to be quite often the case with Republicans in general, IMO.

Bachmann? If you don't work, you don't eat! Sicko's all. Out solely for nummber one, at all times.


04-26-2012, 06:40 AM
IMO RC is in a league all of his own.

IMO, the only reason Romney wants to become POTUS is for self gratification and for his Church.
He has a 20M$ income, 100M$ trust fund for his kids,4 or 5 million $ houses, etc etc........why should he give a rat's a$$ about Joe Six-pack that he almost never comes into contact with?



Gayle in MD
04-26-2012, 07:19 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">IMO RC is in a league all of his own.

IMO, the only reason Romney wants to become POTUS is for self gratification and for his Church.
He has a 20M$ income, 100M$ trust fund for his kids,4 or 5 million $ houses, etc etc........why should he give a rat's a$$ about Joe Six-pack that he almost never comes into contact with?


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Scott is no doubt repulsive, on every level, and basically, he's a crook. I am baffled that Floridians voted him into office. A commentary to the number of uninformed voters, IMO.

Mitt proved how out of touch he is when he referred to how he made just a "Little bit of money" making speaches. That little bit he spoke of was in excess of $350,000.00?

Where would Mitt be if he hadn't had a multi-millionaire Da Da? IMO, he is exactly the sort of person who would be most damaging to the very economic void which has been crippling our country since Ronald Reagan launched his disgraceful attacks on the poor and on American workers in our country.

How can Romney get out there and call a president who managed to keep us out of the Bush Depression, a failure, and then present himself as the most competent person to handle the economy, when his own job record as Governor was pitiful!

Republicans need to take a good hard look at what is happening in the UK right now, from all of their "austerity" they are now right back in a recession.

They both repulse me. Both of them are egomaniacs, without conscience.

Republicans deny or totally ignore, the whole issue of the common good. Greed is their GOD! Their policies are what have created class warfare. Their policies created destruction of the draft, turning warfare into a class divide, which has been devastating to our national honor AND foreign policies. Only the struggling kids of the poor, fight our warsbfor money, while corporations make their unprecedented profits off their blood. What a colossal mistake that is on every level.

The Republican views about the poor and hungry, tell me plenty about how wrong headed their views of the world actually are, and how unfit they are to run anything.

It started with Ronald Reagan, and American economic inequality has grown through every Republican Administration, and Republican majority Congress, since then.

This current bunch is the worst I have ever seen. They actually glorify crooks, as long as they are rich enough to justify their corrupt and unconscionable path to riches.

I find them very disturbing people, and very disturbed psychologically, as well. They are people crippled by their own gross hypocrisy and greed. Rick Scott AND the Romneys are excellent examples of what is wrong in our country, and bad for our economy, as well.


04-26-2012, 09:56 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Rick Scott is proof that there is no God. Any God worth his salt would send down a lightening bolt and fry him.

</div></div>So out of one side of your mouth you call RINOs godless for not helping people and acting more like Jesus and then out of the other side of your mouth you are calling for God to not act like Jesus and to murder an individual. Thank goodness you only have to take care of your own life and are not in control of anything more.