— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) November 29, 2015
I didn’t even have to click to read the article. Somewhere Phyllis Schlafly is smiling.
We’ve snarked before that death by gunfire is now so common in the United States that autopsies should start listing it as a natural cause. The news will focus on the shooting event while it is underway and then return to mundane items a day later. We’ve become numb to the carnage around us.
But as Bennie-the-Blade Carson said that he would rather see a body full of bullet holes than lose the right to own a gun because: freedom. So we got that working for us.
It doesn’t take much to connect-the-dots between the rhetoric of the doctored video claiming Planned Parenthood sells Baby Parts-by-the-Pound to having an armed gunman inside a clinic; the only surprise is that it took this long. The day before the attack, Marco Rubio said that if you don’t like a Supreme Court Ruling, just ignore it.
These things are all related. Coincidences are rare things.
As the President said:
The last thing Americans should have to do, over the holidays or any day, is comfort the families of people killed by gun violence — people who woke up in the morning and bid their loved ones goodbye with no idea it would be for the last time. And yet, two days after Thanksgiving, that’s what we are forced to do again.
We don’t yet know what this particular gunman’s so-called motive was for shooting twelve people, or for terrorizing an entire community, when he opened fire with an assault weapon and took hostages at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado. What we do know is that he killed a cop in the line of duty, along with two of the citizens that police officer was trying to protect. We know that law enforcement saved lives, as so many of them do every day, all across America. And we know that more Americans and their families had fear forced upon them.
This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal. If we truly care about this — if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience — then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period. Enough is enough.
May God bless Officer Garrett Swasey and the Americans he tried to save — and may He grant the rest of us the courage to do the same thing.
“Someone has tried to make [Abortion] into an issue of women’s rights,” the GOP hopeful told the crowd. “What about the baby? You know, it’s one of the most sacred relationships in the universe, a mother and that child inside of her. How have we become so distorted that we have managed to convince women that that baby inside of her is her enemy and that she has a right.” (Raw Story)
And why, do you ask, are they doing this? Because they find useful the highly edited, grim snuff porn fanfic released by the Center for Medical Progress for the purposes of agitating the rubes:
Thousands are expected to attend these protests with the purpose of creating awareness of the barbaric practice of abortion and the sale of aborted baby body parts — a scandal that has erupted in recent weeks due to undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress.
You mean create awareness of something the fetus-fondling god-botherers dreamed up as yet another way to take away a woman’s right to have her own private choices respected.
What: Protest PP’s disrespect for human life, harvesting and selling of aborted baby parts
You mean medical tissue donated with the permission of the patient.
Where: Hundreds of Planned Parenthood facilities across America
Hundreds of facilities, most of which do not provide abortion services.
When: October 10, 2015 from 9:00am-11:00am
Mark Harrington, Created Equal’s National Director said:
“#ProtestPP is not an event but a movement of Americans who are taking action. These undercover videos have awakened the conscience of the nation to barbarous acts of the abortion company – Planned Parenthood. Now is the time to act!”
Mark Harrington is going to have a problem getting past St. Peter at the gates.
Eric Scheidler of the Pro Life Action League said:
“The only way we’ll ever shut down Planned Parenthood is to dramatically increase the pro-life presence at their abortion centers. On October 10, we’ll show what it should look like at Planned Parenthood every single day — tens of thousands of pro-lifers praying, protesting and offering help at hundreds of Planned Parenthood locations all over the country.”
Here’s the tell: “The only way we’ll ever shut down Planned Parenthood…” It’s a goal looking for a justification.
Monica Migliorino Miller, Director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society says:
Hey! They found a woman! That isn’t supposed to happen!
“When innocent unborn children are killed and their bodies further desecrated through the harvesting of their body parts, their broken bodies used as a commodity for profit–it is essential that people who uphold the sanctity of life cast a spotlight on this barbarity. This is what we plan to do October 10th. We want to make it clear that Planned Parenthood cannot hide under the cover of their carefully packaged public reputation that all they are about is offering health care to the disadvantaged when underneath that veneer of care and altruism lie the bones of the dead unborn killed in Planned Parenthood abortion clinics and their body parts put up for sale. This is the truth and this is what we will continue to expose to America on Oct. 10th.”
Oh, Monica, you know when you send a box to your cousin in Florida, you pay FedEx for the shipping? Shipping a book isn’t free, and the specialty shipping of medical tissue isn’t free either. I’ve sat on commercial flights with people transporting organs in specially designed ice chests for a transplant that will save a life. I have not tried to deny medical assistance to anyone, so someday you’ll have to tell us all how that feels playing god and holier-than-thou with people’s lives.
These people are monsters on every level who will give an end-justifies-the-means defense of their lies with self-righteous smugness every time.
Let’s listen as a Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wisc explain to Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards that, you know, as a guy he can…
And I will conclude that it takes balls to say that.
“Now what you’ve done is you’ve created an industry—now what you’ve done is you’ve created an incentive for people to be pushed into abortions so that those [fetal] tissues can be harvested and sold for a profit.”
—Marco ‘Big Gulp’ Rubio, rake-stepping for speed and accuracy. (Bloomberg)
¡JEB! The Smartest Bush® would force women to have their rapists’s baby, just has he forced Terri Schiavo to live on as a vegetable.
The War on Women is real, but we need to remember that it is only one front in the theocrats larger War on Democracy.
¡JEB! is really a craven theocrat.
“So [abortion generally and Planned Parenthood explicitly] is important to us as well. This is not just a women’s issue, this is a men’s issue as well. Because this is a family issue. And the family is extremely important to all of us.”
–Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, mansplaining to Sen. Barbara Boxer.
“Real-estate mogul Donald Trump said Monday that he is in favor of Republicans moving to shut down the federal government in the Planned Parenthood funding fight.
“I can tell you this: I would,” the presidential candidate said when asked by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt whether he supports shutting the government down in the fight.”
Star Trek nerds know that the Kobayashi Maru is a no-win training scenario that is designed to see how leaders react under pressure of imminent failure:
I mention this only because our old Pal E-Squared has decided to lead his forced-birthers into battle over the lack of willpower to defund Planned Parenthood over the rat-fucking that Y’all Qaeda has long planned:
“If Republicans are not willing to make this their hill to die on and even see the government shutdown to stop this, the Republican Party needs to be shut down.” (emphasis mine)
Please shut it down, Ewick. I’ll be your best pal if you do in the lead-up to the 2016 Goat Rodeo.
“You will be made to care about this. You will not be allowed to sit by and make excuses.”
We have ways of making you talk. Oh, wait. Wrong meme.
UPDATE 1: In a second post (just in case the first one was not clear enough), Dorquemado goes further:
“Republicans in the Congress are beginning to use the word “try.” They will try to defund Planned Parenthood. But the President has a veto and they do not have the votes to override the veto.
“Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 47% has moved from try to “can’t.” He says Republicans cannot defund Planned Parenthood because of the President’s veto.
“This is really, really simple.”
You know what’s coming, right?
“If Abraham Lincoln’s Party cannot go to war against that where war is not bullets, just a government shut down until the President relents, then Abraham Lincoln’s Party needs to be put on the ash heap of history. It really is that simple.” (emphasis mine)
Your words fascinate me, Eric Son of Eric. I say in the lead-up to the 2016 Goat Rodeo if you want to lead your Christian Soldiers into another theocratic war and shut down the government, go to town. Make sure those seniors who vote have their Social Security checks halted and the planes carrying their beloved grandchildren for a visit are grounded. Good plan.