What’s Wrong With Michelle Bachmann

13 Sep

Minnesota congresswoman Michelle Bachman, in the second straight GOP presidential debate, verbally excoriated opponent Texas Gov. Rick Perry for Perry’s executive order in 2007 mandating that all Texas 12-year-old girls be vaccinated against HPV. Bachmann (and fellow contestant ex-PA Sen. Rick Santorum) invoked the doctrine of “parental rights” in blasting Perry’s action. Perry defended himself, saying, he’s opposing cancer.

This much is known and is not disputable:   HPV causes cervical cancer, sexual promiscuity promotes a female getting infected with HPV, many teen-age girls are quite sexually promiscuous.

Let’s examine the parental rights issue:  Are these the same “rights” that allow for a parent to let their 10-year-old weigh 175 lbs? And that’s just the girls?  How about the moron parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids because they erroneously believe that a MMR or tdap vaccination will somehow mysteriously morph their little genius into being an autistic child?

That stupid controversy started in 1998 when a British doctor, Andrew Wakefield, published a paper in the respected British medical journal LANCET in which he linked vaccinations and autism.  Parents worldwide embraced this.  Year-after-year, scientists scoffed at this theory, but it still held hold on many parents,  On Feb. 2, 2010, the Lancet published a retraction of the 1998 paper.  On May 24, 2010, Wakefield’s British medical license was revoked.  The British Medical Journal called his theories “an elaborate fraud” because data was fabricated.    Watch this video:   http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/40944693#40944693

Yet, “parental rights” advocates want to be able to make these idiotic and erroneous medical decisions because, as the parents, “we know what’s best for our child”.  Bullshit! These parents don’t know their ass from their elbow. Many parents are morons and we simply cannot, as a society, allow stupid parents to allow their kids to unnecessarily get sick, to become the size of a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon, and yes, get cervical cancer because they couldn’t keep from repeatedly spreading their legs while in middle and high school, and mom & dad forbid the administration of a simple vaccine to avoid cancer. Seems like a no brainer to me, but I am obviously wrong, because lots of parents with no brains oppose this.

Michelle Bachmann, and her band of social conservatives,  is focused on parental rights. I am focused on parental responsibility. If the parent won’t act as the parent, then, sadly and unfortunately, the government then must.   Rick Perry did the right thing.

 

 

 

 

Is everyone insane?

12 Sep

This hysteria with “security” has just got to stop. Are we all fucking insane?

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http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dncrime/Seder-plate-causes-bomb-scare-evacuation-at-Germantown-Jewish-Centre.html

Ashamed to be an American

12 Sep

You know, it takes a lot to make this America-loving, dyed-in-the-wool (to the right of Rush Limbaugh) right-winger like me be ashamed to be an American.  But, here is the latest occurrence to make me feel this way.

Read this then come back:  http://shebshi.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/some-real-shock-and-awe-racially-profiled-and-cuffed-in-detroit/

So let’s dissect what happened here:  Some hysterical imbecile on this Frontier Airlines flight erroneously comes to the baseless conclusion that there is some sort of  “suspicious activity” going on with the two male and one female occupants of a certain row.  One of the men spent “too much time” in the lavatory (in whose opinion?). Too much time means over 10 minutes.  I don’t know about you, but there have been times when I have spent over 10 minutes trying to take a shit.  Even if this were true, for the airline flight crew and captain to react as if someone were in the process of lighting their shoes shows how felony stupid they all really are.

So, the captain radios ahead and, in response, our federal government spends a shitload of money scrambling two (2) F-16 fighter jets from NORAD to escort the plane into Detroit.  You’ve read the rest in the woman’s blog.

One news report (2 minutes into the video) referenced “sexual activity” going on among an unspecified two of these three:  http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/wayne_county/security-situation-with-flight-from-denver-to-metro-airport.  As the woman reports, she never got out of her seat. None of the three knew each other. There is no evidence of any sexual activity between the two males.  This is all, again, the hallucinogenic rantings of a hysterical nitwit  (passenger or stewardess?) that got listened to and believed by an even stupider flight crew.

And, please, don’t bring up the old horse shit saying “Better safe than sorry”.  I have some better slogans:  How about “Better smart than stupid”.  How about “Better rational than irrational”.  How about “Pull your head out of your asses you stupid sons of bitches”?  All of those make more sense than “Better safe than sorry”.  Yeah, right, “better safe”, with 6 hours of unnecessary inconvenience over absolutely nothing?  Bullshit.

Don’t get me wrong. I am all in  favor of profiling, including racial profiling.  But this?  All terrorist activity involving aircraft occurs while the plane is in flight.  This one had landed. Whatever perceived threat was likely over. They were on the ground.  Why waste time and money (my money) going through everyone’s luggage (again) and interviewing over 100 passengers?  This is so fucking stupid that I am almost apoplectic.

Add up the cost of the F-16s, the FBI, the local cops, the re-screening, the overtime, the TSA and all other costs, and this fucking blunder cost taxpayers a million bucks at a minimum.   And this may have happened repeatedly yesterday involving other flights?  Are you fucking kidding me? No wonder the government is broke, pissing away all our money on phony bullshit “security”.

And, sure, let’s haul a woman, who never left her seat during the flight, off the plane in handcuffs, temporarily incarcerate her for hours without allowing her to make even one phone call, strip search her, and then meekly apologize and release her. Read this: http://www.detnews.com/article/20110912/METRO/109120377/1408/local/FBI–Detroit-bound-flight-passengers-were-no-threat.  

To me, these Gestapo-like tactics are my definition of terrorism.

Finally, perhaps I am as livid as I am because, the woman who was terrorized by our crazy government agents, is someone I have known since she was a child. This married mother of two young boys is the last person who could be considered a threat.  Frankly, I should be considered more a of threat than is she should. Of course, I’m quite White and she’s not. Yeah, she’s ethnic looking. So what?   This is why I have not been on an airplane in years. My tolerance for bullshit emanating from men with guns is zero.  Had I been one of the passengers I would have refused to look down when ordered to. I think I have a right to observe what’s going on. I likely would have been taken into custody myself. Or worse.

We really can do adequate security intelligently. Of course, that would necessitate the immediate unemployment of tens of thousands of incompetent people currently involved in allegedly maintaining our security.

If this stupid bullshit is the new post- 9/11 America then, yes,  I am ashamed to be an American. I really am.