Thursday, April 12, 2012

What is it with conservatives and Courier New?

Seriously, I'd expect Times New Roman from them.  Maybe even Old English Text MT.  But they seem to be insistent on using notepad to compose their emails or something.  At least this time it's not Delgaudio.  This time it RON PAUL's son Rand Paul.  And this one's just plain weird.  The title is "Sign the petition to bypass Roe v. Wade."  It actually gets worse:

For 39 years, nine unelected men and women on the Supreme Court have played God with innocent human life.

They have invented laws that condemned to painful deaths without trial more than 56 million babies for the crime of being "inconvenient."

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling forced abortion-on-demand down our nation's throat.
First: That's how the SC was set up.  on fucking purpose.  Deal with it, or stop calling yourself a conservative and admit you want to change the fundamentals of our government.

Second:  They didn't invent any law.  They read into 200 years of Constitutional Jurisprudence, including the landmark case of Katz v. United States (wiki link), which guaranteed a "right to privacy" by interpreting the Fourth and Fifth Amendments.

Third:  "Shoved down your throats"?  Are you being forced to have an abortion?  If not, you have no right to use such fucking ridiculous bullshit phrasing.

In the past, many in the pro-life movement have felt limited to protecting a life here and there -- passing some limited law to slightly control abortion in the more outrageous cases.

But some pro-lifers always seem to tiptoe around the Supreme Court, hoping they won't be offended.

Now the time to grovel before the Supreme Court is over.
Limited laws?  What the fuck about any of those laws, transvaginal fucking ultrasound rape included, is limited in any form?  That's not tiptoeing around, that's walking right up to and shitting in the face of.

Skipping ahead, past his "Sign my petition so that I can get a law passed that makes it so that a fetus is considered a person even if it isn't viable" diatribe, comes this gem:

When the Supreme Court handed down its now-infamous Roe v. Wade decision, it did so based on a new, previously undefined "right of privacy" which it "discovered" in so-called "emanations" of "penumbrae" of the Constitution.

Really?  Those little scare-quotes and so-called keywords are absolutely childish.  I don't even have to respond:  I already did above.

Next, he tries to bring law into the doctors chair:
Then the High Court made a key admission:

"If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant's case [i.e., "Roe" who sought an abortion], of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment."
 Except the court was talking about medical professionals deciding the matter of personhood, which he just fucking before admits by quoting them again:

Instead the Supreme Court said:

"We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins . . . the judiciary at this point in the development of man's knowledge is not in a position to speculate as to the answer."
The key words would be "the development of man's knowledge".  You may be a doctor, but you sure as hell don't "develop[]'s knowledge" at all.  That's what researchers do, not fucking OB/GYNs or dentists.


Of course, as the son of an OB/GYN, he should know about the vast amounts of diseases that can kill a newborn within a few days, like Harlequin-type ichthyosis.  He should also be vaguely aware of the stillbirth rate (about 1 in 160, according to this source).  He should also know about other genetic diseases that cause slow, painful deaths such as Tay-Sachs.  He should also know about just how assfucking expensive the care can be for the few years that those kids can be "alive" (if one can call being in such pain, barely able to move, going to die by age 4, alive).  It seems to me that, assuming that complete prevention and eradication or cure of these diseases are impossible (and until such time as they are able to be prevented/cured if my assumption is wrong), the ethical thing to do would be to allow for abortions in these circumstances (and others including rape and other fatal diseases, not including Down's Syndrome [unless the disease is so severe as to be swiftly fatal], and taking into consideration the ability of the family to care for such a child), rather than outlawing abortions full-fucking-stop.  The main idea is, I think we can all agree, would be to make abortions safe, affordable, and, above all else, extremely fucking rare.  I'm talking shiny starting Pokémon rare.  Four-leaf-clover rare.  By outlawing abortions, you only take them underground.  Remember the disaster for the country that was Prohibition?  You outlaw abortion, you get rid of the safe and affordable part, but do NOTHING about how common it is.  If you want abortion to stop, for as possible as it is to even be stopped,  you're going to have to teach your kiddies about a little thing called "contraception", and you're also going to have to invest a metric fuckton more into health and medical research than you currently are, so that we can both bring down the stillborn rate and come as close to eliminating genetic and neonatal disease as much as possible.  Outlawing abortion will. Not. Fucking. Help.  
That merely treats the symptom, not the actual fucking disease, you stupid dickshitting assholes.


The rest of this bullshit is just him begging us to sign his petition.

Until he, predictably, starts begging for money.


  1. I find it quite amazing that while we hear about America being the free-thinking, liberal, individualist market driven beacon of the world, it is so strangled by the kind of ridiculous religious fervour that it castigates other countries for. its just weird. we do have debates here in Australia, but seriously i hope this destructive bible morality isn't contagious!

    1. I know what you mean. I'm just glad to have broken away from it, despite the frustration looking towards the religious rooms causes. And it's partly your fault: you guys gave us Ken Ham. Yes, I think it is contagious, but there is a vaccine: it's called "critical thinking skills". The problem is it has to be delivered at a young age to be effective.

  2. Sorry about Ham, we turfed him out. We aid,"go there, people still believe it there". And great idea! mass early childhood Critical Thinking Vaccination program! Line up kids, won't hurt a bit. All you feel is a pinch of disenchantment followed by an increasing wave of enlightenment...


Honestly, I want you guys to comment at this point. I don't know fucking everything.