Tuesday, August 04, 2015


A couple of questions for conservatives currently rending their garments and gnashing their teeth over the fake Planned Parenthood videos.

1. You all realize that we're talking about a non-profit organization, right?  I'm very curious how you reconcile the fact that an organization forbidden by law to profit on, well, anything stands accused of profiting from "selling baby parts" or whatever.  So am I to understand that there's an aspect of this scandal you all haven't yet gotten around to expressing, that Planned Parenthood is in gross violation of its non-profit status, or is it simply that none of you know what you're talking about?

Of course, I'm inclined to think the latter.  But maybe you're all just biding your time on this.  I don't know.  But I'd love to hear your thoughts.

2.  Why is Congress trying to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood?  It makes no sense to me.  I mean, if the "horrific crime" we're all talking about here, "selling baby parts," really is the issue, wouldn't it be a better idea to pass legislation illegalizing the use of fetal tissue for medical research?  'Cause, you know, Planned Parenthood could drop off the face of the planet, totally cease to exist, but that wouldn't stop the use of fetal tissue for medical research, which is perfectly legal.  And absolutely necessary, too, but that's another discussion, I suppose.

At any rate, the only legislative action we've seen so far on this coming from the Republican dominated Congress is to do something that wouldn't really fix the "problem" everybody says they want to fix.  Why is this?

More broadly, what's obviously going on here is that not only are we having to suffer the hysterical cultural consequences of these fake videos created by Nixonian-thug dirty tricksters, but we are also having to suffer through what appears to be a totally fake controversy.  That is, conservatives don't really seem to be too terribly concerned with "selling baby parts" as much as they want to take down Planned Parenthood.  For that matter, the "selling" is actually donating, with an overhead charge, but such distinctions never matter when conservatives think they might have yet another balls-to-the-walls right-wing freakout they can get going.

No, seriously.  It's Benghazi!  It's the IRS!  Hell, it's Whitewater, too, and Jade Helm, and Birthers, and Communist Nazis ALL OVER AGAIN!  I'm so sick of this stupid shit fucking up the country.  You conservatives are NOT good Americans these days.