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Remember when Cuba did not have a “baby” problem?

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(This is my new Babalu post)

Once upon a time, Cuban men and women got married and had lots of babies.   I recall growing up with lots of cousins, uncles and aunts.   It was Cuba or the place that we remember growing up in!

Suddenly, the Raul Castro regime is telling Cubans to go to the “love motels” and reproduce:

Let’s begin in Cuba, where federally run “love motels” (i.e., affordable rooms for fornicating) have sprung up throughout the state due to the fact that public sex in public parks is getting out of hand. The country’s continued housing crisis means multiple generations sleep under the same roof, while divorced duos can’t afford to not continue living together.
The un-Hemingway-sounding “Provincial Housing Company of Havana” told it’s official trade union weekly: “To think about how to diversify options for love is not farfetched, we want to revive this service that is in high demand, has a big social impact and without a doubt is very profitable.”
This is all due to the fact that, by 2025, Cuba’s population is projected to decrease by some 1 million residents thanks to low fertility and birth rates.

As the article points out, many other countries have seen a decline in birth rates.      However, Cuba has additional problems.

Cubans have a housing problem.   This is on top of massive shortages, from baby milk to diapers.

Furthermore, as we noted a couple of years ago, young Cubans have an abundance of love but don’t want babies!

Last, but not least, there is “the free abortion” problem:

Cuba, which has unrestricted access to legal abortion, has an abortion rate of 58.6 per 1000 pregnancies in 1996 compared to a Caribbean average of 35, a Latin American average of 27 (the latter mostly illegally performed), and a European average of 48. Additionally, contraceptive use is estimated at 79% (in the upper third of countries in the Western Hemisphere).

The whole thing speaks volumes about what young Cubans think of their country and the morally corrupt regime that runs it.

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July 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm

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July 29, 2017 at 7:00 am

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July 29, 2017 at 6:58 am

Senator McCain: bad vote

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July 29, 2017 at 6:57 am

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You picked a fine time to leave us, McCain

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Some decades ago, Kenny Rogers had a very popular hit titled “Lucille.” It was about a woman who left her husband at a rather bad time: 

You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille
With four hungry children and a crop in the field
I’ve had some bad times, lived through some sad times
But this time your hurting won’t heal
You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille

To say the least, Senator McCain picked a fine time to leave us.    

Early in the morning, Senator McCain cast the key vote that turned a small victory into an embarassing defeat. It went down 51-49 leaving everyone stunned and some partisans cheering.

To be fair, Senator McCain made a couple of good points but he picked the wrong time to make them.

Yes, this is not a perfect bill. We all knew that but the objective was to move the ball forward not score a 99-yard touchdown pass. The GOP was hoping to move the ball and either score or get a field goal but score. McCain killed that!   

Yes, as the Senator said, it would be nice to have open debates on the U.S. Senate floor. Unfortunately, debate can only happen when the other side has a counter proposal or something to say beyond people will die.   

Senator McCain should have known that the Democrats do not  have the courage to tell us about the tax increases required to save ObamaCare and the exchanges.    

So here we are after Senator McCain allegedly huddled with the 48 Democrats last night to explain his vote.

Last, but not least, Senator McCain ran for re-election in 2016 as a staunch critic of ObamaCare. Wonder how some in Arizona feel this morning?   

Over the years, I have stood with Senator McCain when some on our side attacked him. I voted for him in 2008 and supported his re-election when he was challenged in the Arizona primary.    

However, he really lost me over this. It’s hard to see how any explanation explains this vote. There is a time to be a maverick but this is not it!  

As the song goes: “….this time the hurting won’t heal”.     

We wish Senator McCain well. He faces serious health challenges but a lot of us won’t forget what he did this time.

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July 29, 2017 at 6:11 am