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Saturday, July 4, 2015


I found myself screamingly pissed yesterday and I just couldn’t shake it.


A Facebook acquaintance posted one of those horrifically offensive "right" wing memes. It's a pic of that old fossil, Chuck Norris, making absolutely nitwitted, condescending, repulsively reductive and idiotic statements about abortion.

Since Mister Norris appears to have only the slimmest conversance with the English language I'm providing some accurate, correct  definitions (courtesy of Merriam Webster). See, I'm all helpful and nice like that.

noun fe·tus \ˈfē-təs\
: a human being or animal in the later stages of development before it is born

noun ba·by \ˈbā-bē\
: a very young child child
noun, often attributive \ˈchī(-ə)ld\
: a young person

So, a baby would be POST birth then, don’cha know.

verb \ə-ˈbȯrt\
: to end a pregnancy deliberately by causing the death of the fetus
: to stop something before it is completed because of problems or danger

So then, the word “abort” contains "death" in its very definition. To say “kill” or “death” again is redundant. If one is so spectacularly clueless as to not understand what "abort" means, well, have at it mon ami, use different language. Whatever floats your damn, dimwitted boat!

“Dissect” instead of “research?” What the fuck is he even on about now? Since when does anyone having an abortion EVER refer to what’s happening as “research?”

“Extermination Chamber” versus “Abortion Clinic?” My how Hollywood Drama Queen-y of you, dear Charlie. First off, these are doctor’s offices and women’s healthcare clinics. There’s a fuck ton more happening there then the dismissive, reductive, insinuated crime of which you’re accusing us.

Also Chucky-boy, get your terms right, assturd. Stop slinging around horseshit as though women who need abortions are murderous tramps who can’t be bothered to keep their legs together or insist that their sex partner du jour don a condom. Also too, why is it that men are never held responsible, never chastised for their part (remember? It takes two) in the whole shebang.
Rocco is with me on this

Methinks someone ought to buy Chuckles a dictionary. Not me, I wouldn't spend a nickel on that execrable example of humanity. A brain too—someone should buy the old boy a functioning CPU. And a heart.

Should we all be like Savita Halappanavar, Sarah Guler or Olga Reyes?

No one WANTS an abortion!

I'm driven to quote the amazing Molly Ivins again:
"I almost get the impression that somebody thinks women don't have no moral sense at all. No woman who is seven months pregnant, ever waddles past an abortion clinic and says, 'Darn, I knew there was something I've been meaning to get around to.'

This is ridiculous. You have those late-term abortions, because either the mother is going to die, the child is going to die, or both are going to die."
How to reduce the number of abortions that aren't medically necessary? Education, access to reliable, safe birth control and making sure that men understand that those little rubber rainhats are a VERY smart idea.

Possibly my rage is a symptom of Someone-On-The-Internet-Disagrees-With-Me-itus. No, no—I think it's more about horrible disappointment. I REALLY wanted to like this person. He’s a fellow Nf2 traveler. There aren’t a lot of us, don’cha know.

At the start, I suspected we’d have some major differences. He lives in Montana—a VERY Red state— and I’m in Massachusetts, where marriage equality began, where affordable healthcare got its start AND we're the only state in the Union who did NOT vote for that criminal, Nixon.

My Facebook-met acquaintance has come out loud and proud as a heartless, shallow minded, extreme right wing meme mark.

I'm tremendously disappointed.

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