Bob Marshall Approves!

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If you live in Virginia, go ahead and punch a Republican in your state for me. Anyone who would vote for this idiotdeserves a good punch*.

State Delegate Bob Marshall of Manassas says disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy.

He made that statement Thursday at a press conference to oppose state funding for Planned Parenthood.

“The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children,” said Marshall, a Republican.

This guy uses religion (Catholicism) to support and promote the belief that if my mother had an abortion before she gave birth to me that I should be smited with a disability? This sounds like a fair religion and a reasonable god to people? Seriously? While one could say he’s just a crackpot, there is actual biblical scripture to back up this kind of unjust punishment. This is why religion and religious leaders scare me. Next thing you know, they’ll be trying to enact laws to punish children for the sins of their fathers!

I’m sure this insanity is not supported by any scientific fact. I’m sure this insanity is offensive to everyone who has disabled children. Getting past the “disabled child is a punishment” fact, which is bad enough, is this dude suggesting every woman with a disabled child is hiding the fact that she’s had an abortion? I’m sure that’s going to go over well with his constituents! I wonder how many pro-lifers have disabled children? Guess we know what THEY’VE been up to! Ha!

But getting past all that, what exactly is he suggesting then?“If you already had an abortion, just keep having abortions, or you’ll end up with a disabled child”? I think he is! Why else would he warn you? It’s not like you can “take back” your abortion, just like Bob Marshall’s mother can’t “take back” her choice to give birth to him. It sounds to me like Bob Marshall is giving you fair warning so you can avoid your punishment. I’m thinking he supports you aborting all subsequent pregnancies. So go ahead ladies, have as many as you want. Bob Marshall approves!

Seriously, who votes for these idiots? Yea, I know all politicians are idiots, but some clearly more than others.

*No, don’t actually punch anyone, even if they do deserve it. I’m sure “God” is fully capable of making sure they are punished for voting for this guy. Perhaps he’ll give them disabled children.

Post Secret is Honest on Mother’s Day

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I know some of you were expecting an awesome Mother’s Day rant from me today, but I don’t have it in me right now. I thought about complaining about how creepy it is that women think Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day is sort of the same thing, but that’s about all that needs to be said about that.

In 2008 I ranted about why we even need this holiday, anyway — it’s just attention whoring after all. And in 2005 I complained about those ridiculous overinflated figures of how much a mom “should” get paid. (I thought about covering that topic again this year, with a twist, but I didn’t see those figures in the news this year. Have they finally figured out how stupid they are and stopped doing them?)

More importantly, I recently wrote about how just the act of being a mother does not make one worthy of respect, despite what this holiday stands for!

And I’m not going to wish you all a Happy Non-Mom Day or a Fur-Mommy Day, because that all seems kinda dumb and awkward. After all I wouldn’t wish my non-Christian friends “Happy Non-Christmas!” or “Happy Yule” on December 25th.

So I really thought I had nothing left to say. Until I saw this.

Shockingly enough, the folks at Post Secret posted this secret on today, the high holy day of mother

I expected to see nothing but lot of dumb, breeder-pleasing, pro-mommy cards on that website today — which defeats the purpose of the site. And much of it was. Like the one today that says:

When I was three the best thing in my world was a hug from my mom. I’m 20 now and proud to say nothing has changed…. I hope when I’m 40 I can still hug my mother.

and

Every day I become a little bit more like my mother and I couldn’t be prouder. (smiley face)

and

Let’s always have this much fun. We love you, Mom.

*Yawn* Why do the people running that site post these “secrets”? They aren’t secrets. People can tell these things to their mothers to their faces. I hate when people waste time with postcards like that, and I hate when Post Secret puts them up. I suppose they get hundreds of post cards a week so one would expect they’d have a lot to choose from and could put up the most interesting ones, not the most “feel good” ones.

(One might argue that the secret I posted isn’t much of a “secret” either, but it’s still not exactly socially acceptable to say that out type of thing out loud everywhere. I know people who are still closeted about their childfreedom and wouldn’t say this out loud for fear of offending their child-burdened friends and relatives. No one has to hide “in the closet” about loving their mommy!)

The folks at Post Secret also, surprisingly, posted cards about crappy mothers today, too, which is rather daring. No one is supposed to acknowledge that there are shit mothers in the world today. Heck, we’re not really supposed to point them out on other days, either, but most especially not on this day! Good for Post Secret for considering all viewpoints on this day.

As Seen On TV

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Love her or hate her, Roseanne Barr has some interesting things to say on her new reality series, Roseanne’s Nuts.

In the episode “Grrrl Power”, she’s been invited to give a speech to high school girls. Here she talks about what she wants to say to young girls today:

Roseanne: “The most out-there thing I’m saying is, ‘Don’t have babies. Don’t get married and have kids. Have a larger life than that.’”

Roseanne’s (grown) son: “You have five kids! You can’t talk about that. You have five!”

Roseanne: “I know I do, that’s why I have the right to say it! If somebody would come to me when I was sixteen years old and go, ‘You don’t have to get married or have a baby, that’s bullshit!’ I would have fuckin’ flipped! Cause I never heard one human say anything like that. I was so brainwashed to have five kids for the Jewish Nation. And now I’m like, wow, that wasn’t even my own life!

Roseanne’s son: There are actual people that really just want to have kids and get married.

Roseanne: Well, they’re mentally ill. Those people are completely unbalanced and mentally ill.

I know a lot of folks hated her when, in the last two seasons of her primetime series, everyone on the show had to have a baby. Ug! But I’m glad to see she’s finally realized that it was all such brainwashing and bullshit propaganda and that she wants to make sure girls today know they have other options and that they CAN have a larger life than that.

Love her or hate her, Roseanne Barr has some interesting things to say on her new reality series, Roseanne’s Nuts.

In the episode “Grrrl Power”, she’s been invited to give a speech to high school girls. Here she talks about what she wants to say to young girls today:

Roseanne: “The most out-there thing I’m saying is, ‘Don’t have babies. Don’t get married and have kids. Have a larger life than that.’”

Roseanne’s (grown) son: “You have five kids! You can’t talk about that. You have five!”

Roseanne: “I know I do, that’s why I have the right to say it! If somebody would come to me when I was sixteen years old and go, ‘You don’t have to get married or have a baby, that’s bullshit!’ I would have fuckin’ flipped! Cause I never heard one human say anything like that. I was so brainwashed to have five kids for the Jewish Nation. And now I’m like, wow, that wasn’t even my own life!

Roseanne’s son: There are actual people that really just want to have kids and get married.

Roseanne: Well, they’re mentally ill. Those people are completely unbalanced and mentally ill.

I know a lot of folks hated her when, in the last two seasons of her primetime series, everyone on the show had to have a baby. Ug! But I’m glad to see she’s finally realized that it was all such brainwashing and bullshit propaganda and that she wants to make sure girls today know they have other options and that they CAN have a larger life than that.