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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

I'm a man; so I'm not allowed to say anything about rape, abortion, or other women's issues. I'm allowed to have an opinion, but I'm not allowed to tell anyone what that opinion is. Furthermore I'm white; so I'm not allowed to say anything about slavery, segregation, racism, discrimination or other black issues. You see, I'm allowed to have an opinion, but I'm not allowed to express what that opinion actually is. That's always going to be the case with one notable exception. If there was a big "D" next to my name I would have certain very limited permissions. If I had the "D" and I stuck closely to traditional Democratic Party line aggrievement politics, then I could go ahead...very carefully. Which brings me to the controversy of the day—Richard Mourdock, who said:
I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.
Richard Mourdock stuck his nose out there and got it snapped off. He told people what his opinion is which makes him perhaps honest, perhaps naive, but Democrats will tell you that this makes him a Neanderthal...a crazy right-wing religious zealot who we need to corral and put back in the nuthatch before he hurts someone. He just used the "rape" word and in the same sentence used the phrase: "God intended." OMG!

This wouldn't even be news, but coincidentally Richard Mourdock was recently endorsed by Mitt Romney. So naturally this makes a great Obama campaign talking point. Mitt Romney endorsed this crazy loon who somehow escaped from his keepers at the Right-Wing Nut Hatchery, and so now Romney must suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous comparison. Mitt Romney endorses crazy person therefore Mitt Romney must be crazy. What Richard Mourdock said was so out there, so insane that now the Romney campaign must distance itself from Mourdock:
"Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock's comments, and they do not reflect his views," Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in an email to The Associated Press. Romney aides would not say whether the [Romney endorsement ad] would be pulled and if the Republican presidential nominee would continue to support Mourdock's Senate bid.
As a white man I'm not allowed to speak about certain things, but I can certainly talk about what I believe God intends. In the beginning God gave Adam and Eve only one commandment. He said: Be fruitful and multiply:
Genesis 1:28 (KJV) And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Whenever conception occurs it's what God intends. This everyday miracle of life keeps this whole ball of dirt humming along. If a lady gets pregnant that's what God intended, no matter the circumstances, and I'll leave it at that. There's lot of circumstances I'm not allowed to mention, but whatever those are, conception is God's gift, not Satan's curse.

Christians believe that life is a gift from God—and by God I mean of course the Christian God described in the Holy Bible which includes both the Old and the New Testament. Either you believe The Book or you don't. If you somehow believe that sometimes life is a curse from Satan then you need to go back and reread your Holy Bible because you missed some stuff. If you don't believe in the Christian God then you just need to just shut your mouth, because you're not allowed to give us your opinions on our issues. You can have an opinion about God and Jesus and Satan but since you're not a Christian you don't have the right to tell anyone what your opinion is about our faith. And by the way...stop quoting our scripture at us. You don't understand it and in fact cannot understand it.

The only exception to this new rule I just made up is if you have a big "R" out beside your name. In that case, even if you're not a Christian you're granted limited permission to speak. Make sure you hew very closely to the Party line, because if you stick your nose out too far, we will snap it off.

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