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January 29th, 2008 (05:30 pm)
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current mood: amused

I am at my parents' house. They have the latest issue of the Massachusetts Citizens for Life News ("A Strong Voice for the Most Fundamental Human Right"). I thought I would see if I could learn anything.

So far I have learned the following important facts:

  • The term "abortion mills" seems to be passe. "Abortuary" is the new slang all the cool kids are using.
  • The newest member of Massachusetts Citizens for Life is -28 weeks old, and her name is Angelica Maria. She is pictured in "4-D Ultrasound". 4-D? In the paper?
  • If you know the definitions of the words "egg", "sperm", and "embryo", you are smarter than 5 of the 9 Supreme Court justices on the 1973 court.
  • "The stem cell wars are over," and this is "a victory for President Bush." Because President Bush made the scientific discoveries that - according to the fine folk at MCFL, anyway - eliminated the need to use embryos to get stem cells. Or so we are left to assume.
  • Although President Bush is a pitiful lame duck who is hated by over seventy percent of the country and the Iraq war is an unmitigated disaster, Democrats should be very worried about their party's fate at the presidential elections. This is due to the fact that recently Jim Ogonowski, the Republican candidate in the fifth congressional district election here in Massachusetts, lost the election with 45 percent to the Democratic candidate's 51 percent. The Democrats expected to win by more than that in that district, and got overconfident and came close to almost losing, sort of. So Clinton and Obama and them should think long and hard about Jim Ogonowski before they start assuming they can walk off with the election.
  • Specifically, they should be afraid of Fred Thompson, who is the candidate that MCFL has chosen to back in the presidential race.
  • There are 350 cemetery white wood crosses in a tote in a warehouse in Southbridge, and anyone who has a good idea for how to use them can contact MCFL for more information.
  • Bella is the best movie ever in the world.


In one way I sort of feel like I shouldn't snark. My family takes their beliefs seriously and it's just easy snark and I'm not Thinking Hard about Hard Issues and blah blah blah. But on the other hand, I believe in nuanced discussion of abortion and the related issues, and that sure ain't it. And the Jim Ogonowski bit... and "abortuaries"? I'm sorry, that's hilarious.

IN OTHER NEWS.

Oh, dude, there's an episode of Golden Girls on whose episode description read "A lesbian falls for Rose." λ is a fan of the show and we had a MUST SEE moment, so we flipped over just in time to hear Estelle Getty saying:

"She likes girls. Big deal. Some people like girls instead of guys. Some people like dogs instead of cats. Personally, I'd rather live with a lesbian than a cat."

I've never watched a full episode of Golden Girls. I think I should start. Now.

Away I go.

Comments

Posted by: Damian (fanboy_of_zeus)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)

"Personally, I'd rather live with a lesbian than a cat."

...You know, I don't think I know any lesbians who don't either have a cat or want a cat?

[/random thought]

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)

Hold on, lemme think about it.

::counts up:: I am not at all sure that I can think of one either.

Posted by: justsurvive (justsurvive)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
FUCK it up

wait. you can abort a 28 week old? holy fuck thats almost as old as leila was. please tell me thats a joke.

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)

No, no, negative twenty-eight weeks. So twelve gestational weeks.

Posted by: active_apathy (active_apathy)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)

Posted by: Damian (fanboy_of_zeus)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)

Posted by: the green eyed girl (jandyle)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)

Posted by: active_apathy (active_apathy)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)

Posted by: active_apathy (active_apathy)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)

Posted by: epilimnion (epilimnion)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)

Posted by: electric misfit love machine (eyelid)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
Random, lengthy soapbox, because I was charitable and left it out of the initial post

Posted by: electric misfit love machine (eyelid)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
Re: Random, lengthy soapbox, because I was charitable and left it out of the initial post

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
Re: Random, lengthy soapbox, because I was charitable and left it out of the initial post

Posted by: Amy (amyura)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 09:23 am (UTC)
Re: Random, lengthy soapbox, because I was charitable and left it out of the initial post

Posted by: A Delicate Corpse Flower (peregrin8)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
Re: that politician

Posted by: jek_nine (jek_nine)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)

I love The Golden Girls, and saw that episode today as well. I laughed out loud quite a bit.

Posted by: Tasha Rebekah Martin (lietya)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)

I heartily support them endorsing and backing Thompson. ;)

(They do know he's dropped out, right...?)

Posted by: the green eyed girl (jandyle)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
Nuthouse

(They do know he's dropped out, right...?)

Pfft, you would be the one to jump in with "facts" to "spoil" their plan. Details, details...

Posted by: Tasha Rebekah Martin (lietya)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)

Posted by: Tasha Rebekah Martin (lietya)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)

Posted by: electric misfit love machine (eyelid)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)

Posted by: electric misfit love machine (eyelid)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)

Posted by: Amy (amyura)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 09:19 am (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)

They sure do not know that if that article is any indication. I'm sure they just sent it to press before he dropped out. But what's really funny is that I *think* they backed Brownback in their last issue, judging by the editorial they wrote about his departure from the race in this one. They sure know how to pick 'em.

Posted by: Tasha Rebekah Martin (lietya)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)

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Posted by: electric misfit love machine (eyelid)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)

I'm pretty scared of Fred Thompson.

Also, I find something incredibly ghoulish about the idea of a group making a 12-week fetus one of their members. It's like they're flopping the tiny weird-looking thing around, "speaking" for it in a high-pitched, squeaky voice as it twiches spasmodically.

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)

That impression is absolutely reinforced by the ultrasound shots. They're trying so hard to make it look like a fully grown baby, like these are the standard cutesy baby photos. It looks like a fully grown baby died a slow and painful death of radiation poisoning.

Posted by: electric misfit love machine (eyelid)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)

(by the way, I keep having to clarify this so as not to sound like a bitch: I do not at all think fetuses are gross, but it weirds my shit out when people start playacting like they're *not* only partially developed. I cannot conceive of those pictures as baby pictures, and the harder they try to make me the more I get weirded out.)

Posted by: electric misfit love machine (eyelid)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)

Posted by: Amy (amyura)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 09:16 am (UTC)

1. Specifically, they should be afraid of Fred Thompson, who is the candidate that MCFL has chosen to back in the presidential race.

Yeah, I LOL'd.

2. You really should watch Golden Girls. You remind me a lot of my sister Chrissy and it's one of her favorite shows EVAR.

3. While I do think Clinton needs to worry about winning the general election, especially if she faces McCain (who's got that crazy crossover appeal)....um, not in MASSACHUSETTS. The question isn't whether a Dem will win here but by how much.

Posted by: Geryon (tigermilkdrunk)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 10:21 am (UTC)

Really, you should just start watching the videos on Godtube.com. I tried, but got so annoyed/upset/beside myself with laughter that I couldn't think of anything worth writing about them.

Posted by: Michael (ftmichael)
Posted at: January 30th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)

Golden Girls is amazing and fucking hilarious. While you're watching, it may amuse you to know that Betty White, who plays Rose, originally auditioned for the part of Blanche. Try picturing that. Also, Estelle Getty is the youngest member of the regular cast.

My parents liked Golden Girls so I've been a fan more or less since infancy, but when I was little I was afraid of Bea Arthur, who plays Dorothy. She's tall and imposing-looking, with a strong deep voice, and I didn't know any women like that so she scared me. Didn't stop me watching the show, though, and now I love Bea Arthur. She's a riot.

Edited at 2008-01-30 01:28 pm (UTC)

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