We’re just hours away from knowing whether or not a Republican will be elected to New York’s 9th Congressional District for the first time. Democrat David Weprin is up against Bob Turner, a retired media executive with no previous political experience—and so far, it looks like Turner might just make history. All of this just because poor old Anthony Weiner was forced to resign after he succumbed to the temptation to flirt in cyberspace.
Meanwhile, President Obama is pinwheeling his arms in a desperate attempt to get someone’s—anyone’s—attention when it comes to his American Jobs Act, a hopeless rehash of shit that he’s been trying to get passed since he took office. Obama has some good ideas in there, but Republicans like Mitch McConnell are already saying that they will only support tax cuts, and to hell with new revenue. Obama, in typical fashion, indicated that he might be willing to accept a partial version of his plan or have Congress enact it in pieces—and in the meantime, he’s racing all over the country like he found a cure for cancer. The president does not seem to know or care that his plan will never fly—and even if it does, it’s about on par with cutting someone’s arm off and then handing them a Band-Aid. Our monetary system cannot be “fixed” because it is inherently flawed; it needs to be majorly overhauled if not completely scrapped.
But that’s nothing compared to what that astronomically stupid dingbat Michele Bachmann has come up with. Not satisfied with being lumped in with the people who think that inoculating their children will cause them to be autistic, Bachmann has hinted that HPV vaccines will immediately and forever cause mental retardation in whoever receives them.
Was Ms. Bachmann vaccinated?
The autism thing is bad enough—thanks to these people, measles and diseases like it are making a comeback in the United States—but to even entertain the notion that being inoculated for HPV could cause a twelve-year-old girl to be turned into a slobbering idiot is madness. Bachmann and her cronies have somehow turned what should be a simple bit of preventive medicine into a political and religious crusade. They have convinced themselves that God wants girls to get cancer—how else can he punish them for having sex? And what about those people who think that birth control should be available to whoever asks for it, even teenagers? Well, there’s an especially hot corner of Hell reserved for that crowd.
Christ, when will it end? I read about this dumb shit day after day and I can’t even believe it sometimes. We’ve added nearly six billion people to the world’s population in the last 200 years and the Republicans and the Jesus freaks want to overturn Roe vs. Wade and outlaw contraceptives.
When it comes to good Christian values, Bachmann and her Tea Party supporters have been known to be rather selective. For instance, even Rick Perry was shocked when a crowd of teabaggers cheered for the death of a hypothetical man without health insurance who develops a life-threatening illness.
Really? These are the exalted ones who will bask in God’s glory and light?
Fuck these people. The health of our nation’s citizens should not be a business—and just because someone is too poor to afford insurance, he or she should not be turned out to die in the street like a dog.
Here’s your wisdom: