Monday, 2 February 2009

Shrieeeeek! Jihad by Fertility!!!

Or so says one of the posters at Freak Dominion. (That is the second thread there on the disturbing octuplets story. The first one derailed into accusations of, well, I'm not sure what.)

I thought that was pretty extreme, but then I googled around and found Joe.My.God's take on it.

I have to admit, I'm enjoying watching the right-wing blogs spins themselves into an ethical dither over the California octuplets story. Unmarried mother of 14! But she didn't kill the babies! The family is from Iraq! But it's a gift from God! The whole lot will end up on welfare! A lot of the commenters on Free Republic are somehow blaming Obama for this. Because, you know, he create this socialist state that will have to step in and care for the family.

There's a summary of what's known so far, then Joe concludes:

I don't think there ever been a single story until now that hits on every right-wing talking point: immigration, two-parent families, abortion, welfare, religion, Iraq, socialism, fiscal responsibility, etc etc etc. Now if we could just get the mother to be a lesbian too....


deBeauxOs said...

Exactly. Female fecundity should be under the control of rightwing christian fundamentalist patriarchs. The gospel according to Rush Limbaugh and his misogynist Republicon cronies.

fern hill said...

Yabbut, dBO, can't she be a lesbian too? Please?

deBeauxOs said...

Do you think Ellen can afford her?

jj said...

Hahahaha, JMG is right, it is hilarious.

Look at BBW's thread yesterday -- she goes from dissing fern hill for commenting about the woman's batshit "choice", to saying people should comment on other peoples' batshit choices.


Chet Scoville said...

Y'know, this woman's reproductive decisions are really none of my business, but still -- this whole situation just won't end well.

Beijing York said...

They forgot [fertility] drug addict on their right-wing talking point list.

Frank Frink said...


Yeah, the family's from Iraq. They might even be Christian, ya' know. They have them some Christians in and from Iraq.

Maybe it's 'Crusade By Fertility' for all we know. ;-)

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