Monday, March 01, 2010

An outbreak of verbal malfunctions and home training fails…

Let’s jump right on in, shall we?

A bitch has noticed a rise in verbal malfunctions and home training fails from politicians surrounding the issue of children and people with developmental disabilities.

#1 – The “Punishment from God” argument…
I’ll be publishing a more detailed exploration of this one over at Feministing later today, but this bullshit can’t be called out too many times. When my older brother, who is autistic, was born many a preacher told my mother that she was being punished for her sins. Other assholes told her that, if she were a good Christian, God would bless her with a cure for my brother. And to top that off, many medical professionals told my mother that my brother wouldn’t be “like that” if she had hugged him more…talked to him more…loved him the way a “good mother” loves her children.

Let me be clear…I am calling bullshit on any person who latches onto biblical quotes to indict women as deserving punishment for using or having [insert reproductive health care service] and label children and adults with developmental disabilities as cursed or a curse or a punishment from above.

Yeah, that’s bullshit.

My brother isn’t a punishment and my mother didn’t do anything to "deserve" punishment or judgment from God or society or the medical community.

Shame on anyone and everyone who keeps than rancidity alive…

…and a bitch curses all who do that shit to vicious enlightenment.

That’s right, I curse them enlightened and ask the goddess to turn the light on in their vacant heads at a moment in time when they least expect it.

***raises hands to the sky and chants***

May these assholes be flooded with awareness that they are assholes and that they have perpetuated inaccurate hurtful bullshit…and may they spend the rest of their days knowing with a special kind of absolute knowledge that they are indeed rancid assholes of the lowest order and wretched to boot.

Cough.

Next!

#2 – His name is Sen. Chuck Purgason and he is an Autism Insurance Bill obstructionist

Last week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that a certain Missouri State Senator (Chuck “Keep Your Change” Purgason…no, I’m not kidding) is blocking a vote on an Autism Insurance Bill.

And the chorus asked… “Why bitch? Is there something wrong with the Autism Insurance Bill?”

And a bitch replied… “No. Senator Purgason is holding it hostage so he can get a vote on a tax credit bill.”

Pause…allow that to marinate…continue.

Yes.

Way!

Feel free to give him a call and tell him to cease!

Sigh.

Someone ought to be ashamed…

…but that’d be too much like right.

Blink.

9 comments:

Moi said...

And Christians wonder why they've come under increasing scrutiny over the past century.

In the meantime, I'm off to read more about the Autistic Insurance Bill.

Maurice said...

My Grandfather, at 82, died when he went into a burning home to try to save a child. Both he and the child perished.

Someone advised my father that grandpa was going to end up in Hell as he'd not been saved.

I call bullshit on that.

Anonymous said...

Yo! What with the Home-Training References.

I seem to be under the assumption that most of the people whom you highlight because of some socio-politically insensitive comment or transgression they made "forgot their 'home training'".

Cependant, mon cher, I contend that these individuals DID INDEED remember their home-training, because in the home-sweet-home there is no need to be socio-politically CORRECT or POLITE!

At home you simply "tell it like it is.. a.k.a. call a Spade, a Spade".

b4realkont4roni

DomainDiva said...

Christianity is the cosmic get-out-of-jail-free card for the people that call themselves 'the church' and let Satan take the credit.

Anonymous said...

These people are unbelievable. If it were their child, their wives, would they still call it a curse?

WAKE UP!!!!!!! How archaic can they continue to be? Ya know what, it is okay to be archaic when you have no say in policy or determine life for millions. But if you have taken the responsibility of determining policy then you can not afford to be ignorant, hating and uneducated about the most basic of matters. Way too much is at stake.

They do need to be called out and reminded of the positions they hold and the effects they have. These people do not seem to take any of this very seriously and that is a serious problem.

Dusty said...

May these assholes be flooded with awareness that they are assholes and that they have perpetuated inaccurate hurtful bullshit…and may they spend the rest of their days knowing with a special kind of absolute knowledge that they are indeed rancid assholes of the lowest order and wretched to boot. ~ A-friggin-men to that Shark Fu!

Kelley said...

Thus concludes the sermon. Amen, Shark-Fu!

S.L.M. said...

Wow. About that “Punishment from God” argument, I am dying to know what a certain former Alaskan Gov. would say about that? Seeing as she went all bat shit pissy and put out by a cartoon that did a drive by of Downs Syndrome. Even more, going by the logic of the sin = birth defect, I wonder what sin she commited? Just sayin!

Cat said...

Oh you go girl!!!! What an awesome post and so glad someone else said what I've been saying.

Hugs!!!