A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I have a better idea!

Rather than whine and demand more federal funding, why don't people stop having sex with multiple partners, stop homosexual promiscuity, and stop using dirty, drug needles? That will certainly save lots and lots and lots and lots of money and, most importantly, lives.

In other words, if people would just get some morals . . .

Libs, of course, would rather spend all the money and make AIDS into cause célèbre.

AP: AIDS Activists Push Congress for Funding---

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of AIDS activists from around the country converged Tuesday on the Capitol to push Congress to reauthorize a law funding treatments for the disease.

I feel like people have kind of forgotten about HIV because people are not dropping dead as frequently as they used to," Darren Wells, 36, of Providence, R.I., said at an outdoor rally organized by a new coalition, the Campaign to End AIDS. "The perception that it's over is not accurate."

The Campaign to End AIDS organized caravans of activists who arrived in Washington by bus and on foot over the weekend. They spent the last several days holding marches and rallies, including a protest outside the White House on Monday. Two dozen activists were arrested after staging a "die-in" and ignoring orders from Park Police to get off the sidewalk.

On Tuesday, the activists waved flags from dozens of different states at a rally before fanning out to visit lawmakers.

On the agenda: pushing members of Congress to reauthorize the Ryan White CARE Act, which funds care and support services for people with HIV who lack health insurance and other resources.