Friday, September 30, 2005

Full-On Tom DeLay Craziness

Lots of great stuff out there about Tom "the Hammer/Exterminator/Hot Tub" Delay... but I am scared: animals are never more dangerous when cornered and this thing hasn't even started. But on to the fun!

Brit Hume cuts off the head of that whole silly "fair & balanced" thing over @ Crooks & Liars by sucking up to DeLay in a way rarely seen outside of porn.

And ThinkProgress.Org has a whole bit about about DeLay's unsupported conspiracy ramblings on Wolf Blitzer's little show. (Why would DeLay do this? Because it puts this 'info' out there in the ether for folks to vaguely "re-call"... Nancy Pelosi has nothing to do with Ronnie Earl but now there is some connection even if it is made up)

Oh yeah, it is now full-on in the minds of the so-called "christians" that 'god' destroyed New Orleans because it was "known for sin." >sigh< Okay you silly bastards, one more time: that is the 'god' of the OLD Testament (of which there are like 4 or 5), not the Loving & Forging god of the New (who didn't do a lot of smitting even when we nailed his kid to a tree for saying how great it would be if we all got along).

Thursday, September 29, 2005

When Abortion is Okay for Republicans

WOW. What "Lucky" Bill Bennett said yesterday is quite simply... astounding. You can judge for yourselves:
BENNETT: Well, I don't think it is either, I don't think it is either, because first of all, there is just too much that you don't know. But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky.
Sure, Lucky Bill backs off with that little bit at the end, but my point? He's clearly thought of this scenario somewhere in the back of his mind. Eugenics, it always seems to never be all that far from the surface.

Of course, there's more to it: Lucky Bill's caller was trying to make the bizzare point that if women had just done their job and given birth to all the babies not carried to term because they had abortions, that these 'unborn Americans' could have helped solve the Social Security "Crisis." Yes, that is what goes for 'critical thinking' in this country these days. Lucky Bennett doesn't come right out and say it, but he implies that most of these folks wouldn't have been 'productive' i.e., they would have fed the "welfare state." See, Republicans do ♥ abortion.