Mar 3, 2006

"HONEYPIE, WE'RE NOT SAFE HERE"

This proposed Jesus-ville thing in Florida is fucking ridiculous. An all-Catholic town? How is this happening? And, this on the heels of South Dakota's new interest in protecting us from our own evil, sinful uteruses (uteri?), because Caucasian Jesus Christ L-rd and Savior knows that girls can't be trusted to know what's best for themselves! Yay! Math is hard! I like giggling!

And, and, and, Mississippi is gung-ho to help remind me that my reproductive rights are not my own, too. Yay! America hates thinking! Minivans with "Support Our Troops" stickers for everyone!

What in the Christian Devil is going on? Has anyone out there read The Fourth Procedure? Not the finest novel I've ever read, but wooooo-boy when the badass doctor with an ax to grind rearranges a Supreme Court justice's inner-workings to force him to maintain a fetus to term--it's wacky hijinx, kids! Actually, I think I stopped and said, "That would teach him!" outloud while on the train. You know, I'm not pregnant, I've never been pregnant, but all of this oppression sure is whetting my appetite for an abortion. Maybe I'll swing by Planned Parenthood later and let them dig around. Surely there's something they can yank out so I can proudly say that I got myself a top-of-the-line 2006 model abortion while they were still legal. I think coathangers would just tickle.

Oy. For more on the subject, I found this woman's blog to be lovely. Bad Feminist Cheers to her, whoever she is.

So, I ice skated last night, which I haven't attempted in something like twenty years, and it was like riding a bike. My cat is in the middle of working through some issues, as he begins some primal meow therapy around 6am daily. Speaking of therapy, I must make arrangements in the next couple of days to go visit my folks in Florida soon-ish as I can't dodge them much longer. Sweet, I can spend the entire time biting my tongue around Mommy Dearest. Sounds super.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

If they build the thing, which I agree is a totally dumb idea, then none of us have to visit there, live there, or do anything more than deliver Fedex or UPS there. So what's the big fuss, if people are stupid, want to spend their money stupidly, then let them do it. Just like you want to have your rights, let those you disagree with have theirs as well. It won't hurt you at all.

Anonymous said...

That's not the point. Just because their existance doesn't "bother" anyone else, doesn't mean they have a legal right to usurp the laws of the land, and also infringe upon each individual's right to free movement. Say I had (not bloody likely) to move to Florida for some reason, and tee only place I could afford to live was Ave Maria. As a non-Catholic, shouldn't I be able to live my life freely as a pornography and alcohol loving Jew?

Rob McGuiness said...

Dude, she isn't trying to stop them, she's just sort of thinking that maybe everyone has a right to live anywhere they want. Could anyone other than an uptight Catholic live there comfortably? Probably not. Chill. Open your mind to options... I'm a Catholic but I think Ave Maria, Florida is crazy, too. Children growing up there would be denied a full social education, and tolerance would be way down in general.

GingerKid said...

Sorry, Anonymous, they don't actually have the "right" to religious discrimination.

billy said...

No, we'd actually have to do more than "deliver FedEx or UPS there" because we'd have to acknowledge that it was indeed a town and that unCatholics can't live there and then it becomes a matter of freedom. What, do you work for UPS or something? Are you pushing to be the Ave Maria delivery person? Go get 'em, slugger.

Adam Shprintzen said...

I agree. How is it any different than banning Afr.-Americans from moving into a certain neighborhood, Jews from a country club or Hispanics from owning a house in a specific housing development? Sure many of these things occur on a de facto basis, however, such practices have been made explicitly illegal (the same with discrimination in job interviews, etc...).

Woman of Faith said...

I'm praying for you! I pray that one day you will have the strength to write out the full name of Jesus Christ Lord and Savior, because now you are afraid. Afraid that if you write it out and feel his glory you will have to question your life and stop being a jew. I am new to this site and stand in The Light.

Adam Shprintzen said...

Dude. You know what was awesome? When we totally crucified your lord and savior. That rocked!

Hey lady. Ya know what? Here's something. Jesus was Jewish! Oooh scandalous. Oh, and you know what else? He was totally dark skinned. Put that in your crazy pipe and smoke it.

Holy crazy Batman. Anyone want to follow me to Canada?