Friday, February 10, 2012

Nincompoops & Hypocrisy

Argh!  Where to begin?  People are hurting my brain today.
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First, Niall Ferguson, a British historian and writer I love.   Civilization was a great book, and a TV Series in England (coming to PBS this year).  Really, I tend to respect his ideas.
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But he has a wild hair that we should attack Iran.  Why?  Because they might get a nuclear weapon (like Pakistan, North Korea, Israel, God-less Commie countries and Iraq-almost-supposedly).  He is part of the crowd that calls that a quick attack on Iran will be painless and easy.  That the Iranians will be thrilled to overthrow their country (any of this sound vaguely familiar?).
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Argh!
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And he is jumping on a bandwagon filled with the kind of wild ass projections that said we were going to be greeted in Iraq with flowers and smiles.
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Stop it!  No country likes seeing their country attacked.  And Israel's increasingly shrill screams have more to do with defeating Obama and any real problem (read the Israeli papers or listen to their generals).  Niall's Article in Newsweek / Daily Beast.
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Then there is Karen Handel, the Komen Foundation ex-VP who says that Planned Parenthood is a bully.  
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That's right, Planned Parenthood - the punching bag of the right wing, provider of health care to millions of low income women, often the ONLY provider of health care services (particularly when Obama caves to the screaming Bishops as he will soon) - THEY are bullies. 
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Because the Susan Komen Foundation, who hired a Tea-Party, Gubernatorial-Losing-Candidate as a Policy VP, they couldn't NEVER have a political agenda. (cough-bullshit-cough)  
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See, depriving low income women of free breast exams - well that wasn't political.  I kind of believe her when she says it wasn't "political" because she is a Republican; and they believe that poor people shouldn't have access to medicine (we can all go back to the Republican debates where the crowd lustily cheered the "hypothetical" death of the uninsured).  But for non-Republicans - letting poor people get sick and die IS political.


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Here is the idiot's quote“The idea that anyone would suggest Komen had a political agenda is absurd,” Handel told The Daily Beast. “Komen is a breast-cancer organization—that’s what it does.” Instead, she accused Planned Parenthood of making the matter political, saying the group had “unleashed Armageddon” by launching a social-media firestorm. “Planned Parenthood is a gigantic bully, using Komen as its own personal punching bag,” she said.

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