Friday, January 25, 2008

I Think e's Got It.

This is worth pulling out of the comments and front paging, folks e in md:

So...lemme see if I get this straight. I want to be sure to understand the conservative mindset for reasons already mentioned.

It's bad to consider an abortion, but it's ok to turn females into baby making machines for fun and profit.

And it's bad to think that mankind descended from primates. But we have no problem treating human females the same way we treat cows even to the point of 'calving' them.

It's bad to kill a blob of cells with little to no consciousness that even the Bible says has no worth until it's been outside it's mother for a month.

But it's good to let people like Michael J. Fox suffer from Parkinson's disease.

and it's good to keep people like Christopher Reeves confined to a wheelchair.

But it's ok, to beat, starve or smother children to death when they misbehave, because you're following the bible's 'Spare the rod' clause.

It's bad to let a brain dead woman in a persistent vegetative state die because some douchebag who fancies himself a doctor watches her for five minutes even though ten other doctors and the autopsy say she's a meat puppet and roughly as aware as the average house plant.

But it's also ok to start pre-emptive wars wherein you kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people whose only crime was being brown and having oil and thousands of other people because 'Well they're a volunteer army'.

It's also bad to have gay sex because you're going to hell.

Unless of course you're a conservative senator trolling for it in airport bathrooms or a multi-million dollar preacher paying for it along with crystal meth.

And Marriage should be denied to some people by the government because it is a sacred sacrament that shouldn't be defamed by gay people.

But conservative Senators trolling for bathroom butt sex, other Senators divorcing their wives on the cancer death bed and America's mayor using public funds to protect his mistress.... they're all just fine.

And it's bad to spend money on fixing roads and bridges,improving education, building alternative energy infrastructure and providing universal healthcare.

But it's ok to build $300 million dollar bridges in counties that only have 8000 people total and it is ok to burn $9 billion a month for a war of aggression.

It's double plus bad to question the definition of 'is' and get a blow job from an intern and lie to Congress about it. But it's just peachy keep to lie about your justification for war over 900 times in order to push an invasion.

We're also supposed to trust George W. Bush because 'He's the President'. Yet we were calling Somalia 'wagging the dog' and putting the security of the entire free world in jeopardy.

It's ok for a conservative hack to write that we shouldn't be concerned with whether or not Bill Clinton 'did it' but rather whether to impeach or assassinate him... and it's ok for that same political hack to talk about poisoning Supreme Court Justices...

But it's double plus bad ungoodthink for a someone left of center to suggest that a woman who demands other people sacrifice their children so that her son's death means something is a horrible grasping ghoul.

Leaking information to the Press about a bank tracking program that is publicly mentioned on a public internet banking website is traitorous enough to warrant criminal prosecution because Liberals and being partisan and helping Al Qaeda.

But outing Valerie Plame to discredit her husband as the only real critic of the Iraq war is just fine because destroying her career and endangering national security served the Republican party's agenda.

And saying that you don't support the President or the mission but support the troops is traitorous hypocrisy, but Newt Gingrich's affair and concealing it while he was impeaching Clinton for having an affair and concealing it is not.

That seems like a good summation. These people are dangerous, delusional, destructive and just plain evil. Wanting to turn women into baby production facilities is only one single facet of this phenomena.


Red Jenny said...

silly me, I guess I have my morals all backward. Thanks for setting me straight ;)

M@ said...

Jenny, your problem there was having morals at all. Fix that problem and you'll be voting GOP and trolling left-wing blogs in no time. Maybe you'll even get to work for the Post!

Batocchio said...

Nice summation.

Mike said...

Best rant ever...

Mr. Kelly said...

next time you decide to quote the bible, how about a little reference...

JJ said...

PSA hits one outta the park... again! Yer on a rockin' roll, baby!

E in MD said...

Jonathan said...

next time you decide to quote the bible, how about a little reference...

You could try actually READING your bible. Then you'd already know. But for the sake of those two lazy to use a search engine or crack a book:

Numbers 18:16 - And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shalt thou redeem, according to thine estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.

Exodus 21:22-23 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life.

Leviticus 27:6 And if it be from a month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy estimation shall be three shekels of silver.

I'm sure I'll be hearing about how that doesn't count because Christians don't have to abide by the old testament anymore any time now.

LuLu said...

Bravo, e ...

E in MD said...

silly me, I guess I have my morals all backward. Thanks for setting me straight ;)

By Blogger Red Jenny, at 11:47 AM

If your idea of morals is supporting those bereft of them ( like Limbaugh, Coulter, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Beck ) in the destruction of western culture, ideals and mores, then yes, you're backward. You're also short sighted. Do you honestly think that when these people have consolidated their power they're going to stop and take care of you? No, you'll be discarded or enslaved just like the rest of us. Cheney cares about as much about you as he does for the blood clot in his leg.

There are more issues out than just the uncontested control over human reproduction that conservatives want. It's also quite telling that few if any of said conservatives want to actually adopt all these unwanted eggs anyway. It's also equally telling by how much the extreme right wing despises science but are perfectly happy running to a heart specialist when their tickers start going rather than trusting to God to see them through.

It's all for show and it's all about power, money and influence. The entire movement has nothing to do with god or religion other than to use the concepts as a hammer to bludgeon people with. If you believe the conservative agenda is anything other than that you're simply delusional.

Lindsay Stewart said...

hey folks, just got in the door and wanted to clarify if there was clarity needed that this beauty of a rant came from e in md, not me.