The Sexist

“Hide The Salami” Headline Of the Day

Over at Reproductive Health Reality Check, Wendy Norris writes of one possible scenario that could result from Obama's proposed cut of abstinence-only funding: Some Republican will fuck it up. She titles her piece appropriately:

Abstinence-Only Funding Not Dead if Congress Plays "Hide-the-Salami" Again

Norris then proceeds to shower her analysis with a slew of sex puns. Count 'em (emphasis mine):

ONE. "the real test of wills comes in the Congressional conference committee on the federal budget where one Democratic member has a penchant for playing “hide the salami” with funding for the controversial chaste-until-marriage program."

TWO. "As we’ve reported previously, the labyrinthine budgeting process Congress has been giving it away big time — to the tune of now more than $1.3 billion for abstinence-only programs in the past 10 years."

THREE. "We’ve long-documented the fancy footsteps of Rep. David Obey (D-WI), chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, who slipped additional funding into a 2007 report prepared by the conference committee."

AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE: "Obey, a fierce proponent of “just say no to sex education,” repeatedly crossed sword with reproductive health advocates in 2007 when he first attempted to boost funding for the Community-Based Abstinence Education (CBAE) program to $141 million, a 25 percent increase over last year."

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