My Eyes! The Goggles Do Nothing!

I've said it before; I'll say it again. The way to beat the Radical Right is to use the weapon against which they have no defense: our creativity. After all, their black and white, bulldozing, lockstep tactics have time and again proven useless against creative thinking, clever tactics, and the occasional prank.

Not to say that this is a prank. This is absolute brilliance. Cecilia Fire Thunder, President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, is planning to open a Planned Parenthood clinic on her reservation. And no one can touch it.

The President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Cecilia Fire Thunder, was incensed. A former nurse and healthcare giver she was very angry that a state body made up mostly of white males, would make such a stupid law against women.

“To me, it is now a question of sovereignty,” she said to me last week. “I will personally establish a Planned Parenthood clinic on my own land which is within the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Reservation where the State of South Dakota has absolutely no jurisdiction.”

Tip 'o the Energy Dome to August, who points out that Cecilia Fire Thunder can use all the help she can get.

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