Sunday, 28 November 2010

Of ignorance and truthiness ...

First, those darn funny Republicans.

Exhibit 1: Barbara Bush claims that fetus-in-a-jar that George W remembers was not hers. It was the housekeeper's.

George W. Bush had written in Decision Points that his mother had showed him the dead fetus of a potential brother or sister when he was a teenager, and that the incident had helped implant in his mind the belief that abortion was fundamentally wrong.
So if that was a "potential brother or sister" of Dubya, who's his real mother? (We know who's his daddy - the ressemblance is frightening.)

Exhibit 2: Palin accuses the media of picking on her - again.

[...] Sarah Palin found time to lash out at her political foes - in this case the media for blowing out of proportion her gaffe on the Korean crisis. [...]

Of the media reports that followed her little mix-up, she said, "Obviously, I would have been even more impressed if the media showed some consistency on this issue. Unfortunately, it seems they couldn't resist the temptation to turn a simple one word slip-of-the-tongue of mine into a major political headline." And for her part, Palin couldn't resist firing back.

As this political observer notes out, the specific gaffe is not the point, it's Palin's proud, happy-as-a-pig-in-shit ignorance that's the problem.

Oh. And also. Too.

Exhibit 3: Pope Maledict and the Vatican Taliban now claim condom use by men during "not-normal sex" to prevent HIV transmission is OK.

Renowned moral theologian Janet Smith makes an analogy in her essay on the current controversy. “If someone was going to rob a bank and was determined to use a gun, it would better for that person to use a gun that had no bullets in it. It would reduce the likelihood of fatal injuries.”

Once more, the twisty logic demonstrates that catholic dogma and ideology is all about controlling female sexual and reproductive power. Condom use by women to prevent pregnancy and protect themselves from disease is still a CAPITAL sin.


Mrs. Bitch said...

Palin... the woman boggles the mind. She's so stupid it almost seems wrong to make fun of her. "Almost" being the operative word there.

The scariest part is, I can't count the number of men my age and older who assume that because I'm a liberated, strong-willed woman, that I must surely identify with her and think she's great. They are truly surprised to hear that I think she's an absolute, unqualified, retarded tool.

fern hill said...

And when you let them know that, they'll think you're just envious of her hot-itude. The Canadian Free Republic wannabe abounds in discussions about how we lefties are too uptight, too sexless, yadayada.

Mrs. Bitch said...

@fern hill

The great part about US politics today is that I can tell them the only reason they hate Obama is because he's cute as a button, young, sexy, successful, smarter than any 25 of them combined, and that they're probably knuckle-dragging racists, too. And I have. Mwahahahaha!

Balbulican said...

"What's most depressing about Sarah Palin is that Michael is no longer the funniest Palin on the planet."

John Cleese

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