Friday, March 26, 2004

That Tyco Trial Juror Is Trippin'

Screw The Mother, Save That Blob Of Cells!
LL Cool MLWL, and that's why I'm posting this: Wondering what that sound is? It's the Religious Right popping corks over their latest victory in the fight to roll back Roe vs. Wade like the price of BVD's at Wal-Mart. A 61-38 vote in the Senate for the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (who names these things? Former NY Post headline writers?) means that the act will head to the White House next for 'president' Bush's signature. The act makes it a separate crime to harm a fetus during commission of a violent federal crime. Supporters, like Bill Frist and legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee Douglas Johnson, claim it has nothing to do with abortion, but the act could set a precedent for future legal attacks against Roe vs. Wade with it's classification of the fetus as a separate entity from the mother. Speaking of the mother, are you wondering where she fits in here? Well Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) added language to the act that "would require employers to give unpaid leave, and states to pay unemployment benefits, to women when they or family members are victims of domestic or sexual violence." Guess what happened to that amendment? Bingo! It was defeated. The Christian Coalition of America announced that votes for the Murray amendment would count as a "negative vote" on their annual congressional scorecard of lawmakers. So let's review: harm to fetus = federal crime. Domestic or sexual violence against the mother = whatever. So the next time you decide to smack around your pregnant wife remember to aim for the head, not the belly, and you'll be all set. Once again the phrase "right to life" proves itself to be ironic than the phrase "McDonald's new healthy menu."

Speaking Of Knocking Around Your Wife...
Bobby "Don't Be Cruel" Brown was released from a jail in DeKalb County, Ga only to be jailed in Dedham, MA on charges of failing to pay $63,500 in child support to a Stoughton woman. Brown called the matter a "misunderstanding" saying that he thought he already paid it. Funny, that's what I tell the Dept. of Education about my student loans every month and they don't buy it either. I feel ya Bobby!

News Flash: People Still Die In Wars
Bush should be forced to make this his home page.

--MC No Shame