Listening to: Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, A Night in Tunisia
Surfing around today, I came across this excellent post at Brutal Women, musing on an afternoon at Planned Parenthood. Powerful stuff and I'm telling you to go read the post before you proceed any further. G'head, I'll be here when you get back.
Good, wasn't it? Scary shit.
Earlier today, I was talking to my mom about politics, a mistake. She hadn't heard about the Jeff Gannon/James Guckert story*, although she felt that it was "nobody's business" if RNC Chairman Jeff Mehlman is gay. Except, I pointed out, if Bush & the GOP is going to push hate legislation against gays, they need to show a little consistency. Or should.
Planned Parenthood does what it does out of compassion - abortion is a very small part of that - both serving and empowering its clientelle. For its trouble, it the focus of violence by inbred borderline retards driven by their pathological thrall to dogma and inability to quell their own base urges.
I'm fed up with these asshats giving Christ a bad name. For every true compassionate, tolerant, charitable, Christian there seems to be some hate-filled hillbilly using the crucifix as a cudgel and shitting all over a pretty decent religion.
* Gannon/Guckert was a fake journalist for a fake journalistic outfit planted within the White House press corps to toss softballs to Bush and divert attention away from tough questions from real journalists. When bloggers looked into Gannon's background, they found him selling his ass on the internet as a gay prostitute.
If you haven't heard this story (now about a month old), that's a testament to the worthlessness of the mainstream media in this country.
UPDATE 3/8/05: More disturbing news on the determination to restrict choice at moiv's diary at Daily Kos.