Hobby Lobby Ain’t Got Nothing On Me

Boss: We’re glad you applied for a job with ACME moving company. Can you lift boxes weighing 40 lbs?
Applicant: Yes I can. But I won’t lift them.
Boss: You do know that lifting boxes is a big part of this job?
Applicant: Yes.
Boss: Your resume says you’re part of an organization that promotes “Anti Box Lifting”.
Applicant: Yes.
Boss: Well I don’t think you’re cut out for this position. Thanks anyway.
Applicant: I’m suing you.

And so it goes. It sounds like a set-up from the get go: Sara Hellwege, soon to be graduating nurse in Georgia with a membership in an anti-abortion organization, applies for a job at a Title X clinic in Florida, gets rejected as a candidate for a position because she refuses to perform a large portion of the proposed job, files federal law suit alleging religious discrimination. Again we see birth control being equated with abortifacients in the lawsuit.

Weepy is going to live forever

Doctors Can Now Keep Livers Alive Longer

(Reuters via Gawker)

The Evening Quote

“People now don’t die from prostate cancer, breast cancer and some of the other things.”

–Congressional Candidate NY-27 Chris Collins (R – of course)

Tell that to the 30,000 or so men who die from prostate cancer, and the 40,000 or so women who die from breast cancer each year. Assrocket.

The Living Dead

Ol’ Nosferatu himself has had a heart transplant.

All I can think is that I hope the family of the donor never learns that Blam-Blam was the recipient of the good deed that they did. I thought for an instant about tearing up the donor card on the back of my license, I really did.

Update: Our friend Jurassic Pork at the essential Welcome Back To Pottersville blog has a terrific, Letterman-style Top 10 on Blam-Blam’s heart transplant. Enjoy!

Update 2: The comments at the news story are very funny, but as usual the paste-eating mouth-breathers are saying that the snarky comments on Blam-Blam not deserving a heart are typical liberal hypocrisy. You could almost see it coming. Here’s my favorite exchange so far:

(H/t Secret Scissorhead Steven)

Why is K-Lo smiling?

If there’s one lesson everyone in President Carebear’s administration should have learned by now it is that trying to appease the nut jobbers, obstructionists, and Xristian Xrazies never works.

Anyway, on to today’s exhibit A for Appeasement: Kathleen Sebelius has just single-handedly restricted the morning-after pill Plan B One-Step from being sold over-the-counter. The FDA, after years of study wanted to make it available over the counter to anyone who needed it.

So in what world does it make sense to require a doctor’s prescription to receive emergency contraception? For it to be effective it must be taken as soon as possible after sex. Per the article, “Women who have unprotected intercourse have about 1 chance in 20 of becoming pregnant. Those who take Plan B within three days cut that risk to about 1 in 40.”

Plan B works by preventing ovulation, and it may also make the lining of the uterus less hospitable to a fertilized egg, and that is why the Xristian Xrazies are so opposed: their nutty belief that life begins at conception.

Sebelius overrode the FDA decision, which once again ensures that reproductive rights will remain a hotbed issue. And oh, the Xristian Xrazies will still not vote for Obama. This is one of the all-time, boneheaded mistakes made by a GOP-lite administration. You just f***ed up the brand, Obama. Good going.


Support Planned Parenthood

…because it is important. Just ask these kids.

Chrome-less Trailer Hitch News

“A 27-year-old lady presented with persistent cough, sputum and fever for the preceding six months. In spite of trials with antibiotics and anti-tuberculosis treatment for the preceeding four months, her symptoms did not improve. A subsequent chest radiograph showed non-homogeneous collapse-consolidation of right upper lobe. Videobronchoscopy revealed an inverted bag like structure in right upper lobe bronchus and rigid bronchoscopic removal with biopsy forceps confirmed the presence of a condom. Detailed retrospective history also confirmed accidental inhalation of the condom during fellatio.”

(From Discover Magazine via Scissorhead SkinnyDennis.)

If you don’t believe in science…


…what are you doing working as a lab tech?

Several Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia employees were fired for refusing to get the seasonal flu vaccine… “I am a Christian, and my religion prohibits me from receiving vaccines,” said Tyrika Cowlay, who was a lab technician.

Anyone else see a problem here? Someone who is working in a children’s hospital (children are at the highest risk for fatalities for getting the Killer Pig Death Flu) refuses to be immunized, thus endangering the kiddies.

Except for the Christian Science folks (the power of prayer to heal), I don’t know of any mainstream Xristian sects that do off the deep end about medicine. I suppose this person can explain why it is that she works in a hospital but does not believe in medicine, but right off the bat, methinks she is in the wrong field. Maybe she can find a faith healer or other snake handler to give her gainful employment.

Sadly, she will probably get a lot of evangelical support saying it is religious discrimination that she is fired for endangering the kids at the hospital, when truthfully she is unwilling or unfit to do the job.

But that’s the state of play with the Xristian Xrazies and their persecution complex.

(HT: SkinnyDennis who found it on Bad Astronomy)

Summer of Death almost over!

As today is the Autumnal Equinox, it means we only have so many hours left for Death to give us its jolly old sting for this terrible, terrible summer.

So, we want to wish Senator Byrd a speedy recovery (the 91 year old Senator from West Virginia fell this morning and was rushed to the hospital once again).

Heh. Clever lads and lasses.

This ought to be a scene in a movie – just freakin’ brilliant!

Children taking part in a study to measure how much exercise they do fooled researchers by attaching their pedometers to their pet dogs.