Tag Archive | Abortion

Shit that Pissed me off – 1/31

Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants To Ban All Marriages

There we have it ladies and gentlemen, the nuclear option!  If we can’t stop those pesky gays from getting married, we’ll just stop everyone from getting married.

We all knew this had to happen eventually, right?  While these people aren’t bigots or homophobes (just ask them), they are willing to carpet bomb the entire idea of marriage rather than allow that their idea of what marriage should be in not the only valid one.

When you write stuff down in your idea journal in the morning, sometimes it should stay in the idea journal

In the process, a party that seems really interested in preserving the rights of the small businessperson is willing to propose a law that will screw over thousands of them!  Every event planner, photographer, florist and baker in Oklahoma will lose a whole lot of income if there aren’t any weddings.

But who are we kidding?  Churches will still be allowed to perform weddings.  And because they are churches, they are welcome to discriminate (or not discriminate) in any way they see fit.

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Shit that Pissed me Off This Week 12/27

Atheist Shoots Video of Himself Being a Total Dick

I complain about stupid religious people all the time so it is only fair that I get a little annoyed when an atheist is a complete jerk.

This charming fellow is understandably upset about a nativity scene set up on public land.  Especially given they have nothing representing other religions.  Only Christianity.  Totally unconstitutional, that.

So what does he do? He posts a video of himself in a profanity laden rant that completely undermines the whole argument.  Hating on Christianity (or it’s trappings) just shifts the focus to his asshole behavior rather than keeping it on the fact that you can’t put a nativity scene on public land.

Maybe if I get the gun a little closer, I can be sure I won’t miss….

It frustrates me when an atheist acts like the asshole so many people seem to believe the rest of us are because the conversation get hijacked.  Nobody is talking about the separation of church and state.  They are talking about a guy being a dick.

And the guy being a dick also happens to be an atheist.  So the conversation becomes about how atheists are dicks rather than how this one guy is a dick and he’d be a dick no matter what he believed.

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Shit that Pissed me off this Week – 12/13

Michigan Passes a bill Forcing Women to Purchase an Insurance Rider for Abortions

The bill specifically prohibits insurance companies from covering abortions except in cases where the mother’s life is threatened.

The idea here is to save certain people from the horrible guilt of paying into an insurance plan that covers abortions.  This way, only people who might want an abortion would be in the insured pool and other women would be able to enjoy guilt free insurance.

With a little fresh fruit, this insurance policy can be part of a guilt-free breakfast!

The problem is that the opponents of the bill are complaining that women have to basically bet on whether or not they will be the victim of rape or incest.  While that is true, it continues the dangerous trend of making the conversation about abortion all about rape and incest.

The basic idea that 50% of the population of Michigan is getting told that their insurance will be legally prevented from covering a medical procedure is a bigger problem than arguing about why they might want that procedure.

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Geeks Without God talks about a Wedge Issue!

Geeks Without GodThis week’s episode of Geeks Without God was recorded in my hotel room at CONvergence 2013, which sounds dirty but really isn’t.  My Twitter friend Finn Murphy was at the convention and she’s a co-host of the Skeprechaun podcast back in her native Ireland.  Super cool!  We asked her on our podcast and she agreed.

So what topic did she want to talk about?  Abortion!  A perfect topic for a comedy podcast, right?

Actually, it was a great topic.  For all the issues we have with abortion laws in the United States, things are far worse in Ireland.   It was  a fascinating exploration of some really problematic legal choices.

Hey, I used the word choice.  See what I did there?

Listen in if you like!

Shit that Pissed me off This Week – 3/22

MegaChurch Pastor Told his Teenaged Girlfriend That Jesus Wanted them to be Together

Jack Schaap has pled guilty to taking a minor across state lines for the purpose of having sex.  He’s not the first middle-aged guy who has shacked up with a teenager who looked up to him.

But I’m sure he’s been preaching about the abomination of homosexuality and possibly fornication and then he seems powerless to control his own lust.  He even went so far as to tell his young lover that Jesus wanted them to be together.

Go ahead and do her, buddy! I’m behind you 100%!  You don’t mind if I watch, do you?

I’m sure he’ll blame his behavior on the devil rather than himself.  What will never occur to him (or his flock) is to question how a man so in tune with God could succumb to the same base lusts he condemns in other people.  I’m sure he prayed to god for the strength to stop cheating on his wife with a child. Why didn’t god stop him?  Why did he instead decide that god wanted him to do it?

It’s like the god he believed in didn’t really exist.

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Shit that Pissed me Off This Week – 3/15

No New Life in Lake Vostok

I get frustrated when science is doing something cool – in this case sampling water from a lake buried under four kilometers of ice to see if there is life there – and the results are less than thrilling.

I mean, it should be enough that they drilled through four kilometers of ice and took a sample of the lake water to begin with.  And I admit, that is pretty fucking cool.

I was really hoping they would find something else there.  Maybe they still will but for right now, it looks like the only thing they discovered was water.

Admit it. It would have been way cooler if they’d found one of these!

I don’t want to sound bitter but I’ve seen water before.

*Note: It isn’t over yet.  There is a lot more scientific work to be done.  For now, though, there are no ice monsters in Antarctica.  Dammit.

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Shit that Pissed me Off This Week – 2/22

Alaska Republicans respond to a question about Gay Marriage with Laughter

While the Alaskan public is beginning to warm up to the idea of legalizing gay unions (or at least giving homosexuals protection from discrimination in the workplace), the Republican caucus in the state legislature thinks idea is pretty funny.

You know, the Republican party is still full of openly anti-gay members.  However, most of them are smart enough to avoid laughing at the idea of marriage equality on camera.  Not this crew.  They just laughed out loud because, I guess, fuck the gays.

Oh dear! I’ve laughed at the gays so much, I smeared my make-up!

I suppose when you know that you aren’t going to get the gay vote anyway, you have no reason to treat them with respect or compassion.  Better if they all just commit suicide while they are still in high school, right?

You can laugh at gay people if you want, assholes.  They aren’t going to disappear.  You managed to make them hide for a while but most of them have finally realized they are right and you are wrong.  Pretty soon they will be laughing at you.  The difference will be that you deserve it.

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