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Wicked Awesome Wednesday
Memo to Rick Santorum, Bryan Fischer, and Bob Morris: YOU ARE DUMB.
Yesterday was Super Tuesday, and by all reports, the mass of state primaries either was allowed to resolve things or it wasn't. Who knows. Doesn't matter, really. Santorum and Romney are just points of a slope that doesn't incline nearly as much as Downtown D.C. would like you to think it does. Nothing's changed. People are still people, and stupid is still stupid, and IDIOTS SAY THE DAMNDEST THINGS!
"Look at what’s happened just in our tolerance for abortion. Fifty years ago… 60 years ago, people who did abortions were in the shadows, people who were considered really bad doctors. Now, abortion is something to that is just accepted. This is the erosion. And it happens in the medical profession. It happened very fast. And I think Obamacare will lead us down that road. - Rick Santorum, just to remind you that he really is a fucking waste of oxygen.
Remember when Trent Lott lovingly remembered the days of segregation at Strom Thurmond's birthday party and said that wasn't what he meant? This is basically that, only it's back-alley abortions instead of whites-only water fountains. They were in the shadows, and considered bad doctors, because what they did was illegal, and yet the drive to control one's own reproductive freedom was so strong that people still risked the law and the horrible conditions to have the procedure done anyway.
Also, I'd like to point out once again that Rick Santorum is not only full of horrible ideas, he's full of horrible ideas he's barely able to express. What does that last bit about "erosion" even mean? Obamacare is going to make doctors do even more things that were done unsafely and illegally safely and legally? Santorum may be (in)famous for his moral clarity, but intellectually, the man is murkier than a sewer backup.
"Do you want somebody who is characterized by sensitivity, warmth and apprehension? That is somebody who is sensitive, who is warm and who is easily spooked? Is that who you want defending your national security? Or do you want somebody who is characterized by emotional stability, dominance, rule, consciousness and vigilance? Well if your answer is B, which I think any objective, logical, right thinking, clear-headed, non politically correct corrupted thinking person would think, clearly you have just said we ought to have men in combat. Women are not wired, either by evolution or by God, whoever is responsible for this difference, they are not prepared by DNA and innate personality characteristics to be in those positions. - Bryan Fischer, still atop the pile of worst people on the planet.
Let's face it - if there's one person in the world I go to when it comes to the expression of genetic information, it's the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer, who could only undo the evil he's done on Earth with a time machine, a shotgun, and the address of his own elementary school. Here, Doctor Fischer pretends to believe in evolution just long enough to tell us all it's made all women genetically easy to spook.
Remember, every time you start to think that we should accommodate these people, respect their opinion, or compromise with them on basic issues of human rights and freedoms, that one of their standard bearers insists that any objective, logical, clear-headed, right-thinking person would have to admit that women evolved to be sensitive and easily-spooked. And that it is ONLY the corrupting curse of political correctness that would make anyone say otherwise.
"I did a small amount of web-based research, and what I found is disturbing. The Girl Scouts of America and their worldwide partner, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), have entered into a close strategic affiliation with Planned Parenthood... abundant evidence proves that the agenda of Planned Parenthood includes sexualizing young girls through the Girl Scouts, which is quickly becoming a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood instructional series and pamphlets are part of the core curriculum at GSA training seminars. Denver Auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley of Denver last year warned parents that 'membership in the Girl Scouts could carry the danger of making their daughters more receptive to the pro-abortion agenda.'" - Indiana state rep. Bob Morris, encouraging his colleagues not to vote for a resolution saying the Girl Scouts are good.
This story's been covered extensively by all the usual suspects, making necessary fun of Morris' "small amount of web-based research", and mocking his ridiculous conspiracy theory that Planned Parenthood is infiltrating the Girl Scouts and creating a super-race of future-sluts, wantonly spreading their Thin Mints for any Tom, Dick, or Samoan that comes along.
But conspiracies aside, why shouldn't Planned Parenthood work with the Girl Scouts? You know what you never hear during stuff like this? That there is absolutely nothing wrong with Planned Parenthood. There's plenty right with it, in fact. And the Girl Scouts will get a hell of a lot more out of working with Planned Parenthood than they would working with a Denver auxiliary bishop who thinks they should spend their lives pregnant, married, and going to a church that refuses to let them be in charge of anything. I'll take increased receptiveness to the pro-abortion agenda over that any goddamned day of the week.