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Company Using Mitt To Sell Condoms

Mitt Romney just started receiving Secret Service protection last week, but now the Republican presidential candidate (or more precisely, an image of him) is doing some protecting. A company is slapping the former Massachusetts governor’s face on a new line of its contraceptive products, as first reported by TMZ.com. RomneyCondoms.com declares, “Despite Mitt’s inability to stick to a position, Romney condoms are great for any position.” One of the benefits of the Romney condoms, the site claims, is it “keeps unemployment low by preventing additions to the work force”/Judy Kurtz, The Hill. More here. (AP photo)

Question: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, how do you classify using a politician's image to sell condoms?

S&G: Alleged Peeper Wore A G-String

A man arrested for voyeurism outside a Girl Scouts gathering in Spokane was wearing a red g-string and no pants when a woman spotted him early Sunday, officials say. Martin J. Green, 29, had a “pocketful of condoms” in his untied sweat pants when police arrested him after a brief foot chase near the Girls Scouts office at 1404 N. Ash St., said Deputy Prosecutor Patrick Johnson. Green's g-string, pocketful of condoms and lack of pants “gives me a great cause for concern for our community,” Johnson said today at Green's first court appearance. Assistant Public Defender Mike Elston disagreed. “I fail to see the significance of the allegation of the g-string or the condoms,” Elston said. “The allegation is he looked through a window”/Meghan Cuniff, SR. More here. (Wikipedia photo of a condom)

Question: Who's right re: the G-string & condoms being a cause for concern — the deputy prosecutor or public defender?

Eman: Got HIV? Don’t Have Sex

RE: Pope: Some condom use justified

Eman: When most people have the flu they often take care to not contaminate others. Not many walking around licking phones and door knobs. Why. because it’s not the right thing to do. That would be a no brainer. Why then are those HIV positive even considering having intercourse in the first place. There are many ways to express true love to another without it isn’t there? I don’t recall any deaths from not releasing or exchanging body fluids. In other words when was that last time someone died because they never had sex? Trust me, look around, there are plenty of people out there that haven’t gotten any nor are they going to get any in the near future and it’s funny, no mass deaths as a result.

Question: Do you agree with Eman’s solution to the HIV/AIDS problem re: preventing the spread of the disease?

Pope: Some Condom Use Justified

A parishioner worships during mass at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Sunday in San Francisco. Some Catholic believers in the Americas greeted Pope Benedict XVI’s recent comments on condoms as a sign that the church was stepping into the modern debate in the fight against AIDS, though the church was adamant Sunday that nothing has changed in its views banning contraception. There was praise and wariness for the pope’s comments that condoms could be morally justified in some limited situations, such as for male prostitutes wanting to prevent the spread of HIV. Story here. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Question: Do you see the Pope’s comments about condoms as the beginning of a historic shift of the Roman Catholic Church toward birth control?

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