26 March, 2009

A Surprise, a Valid Question, and an X-Rated Metaphor

Since I don't have time for a lot of blog reading today, and sure as shit don't have time for actual writing tonight, I headed over to Ron Britton's place. I knew he'd have something good for ye.

First, the surprise:

If you're thinking that looks like a Dr. Seuss cartoon, you'd be right. If you're thinking it was photoshopped, you'd be wrong. That's an original, folks.

I think Dr. Seuss would've gotten along just fine here in the cantina.

Ron uses the above cartoon to illustrate a very valid question posed to the "pro-life" movement:
You’re opposed to the “morning after pill”, because the destruction of an eight-cell blastocyte is murder. So how is the destruction of 91,000 post-birth Iraqis OK? If “abortion is the murder of a child”, and “even one abortion is too many”, then how is the killing of tens of thousands of Iraqi children not murder and not too many?
Somehow, I don't think they'll have an answer.

Now for the metaphor:

The senator contends that people need to be disabused of the notion that raising taxes increases revenue to the federal government, and that lowering taxes decreases money coming into the federal Treasury.

Republicans need to be disabused of the opposite notion. Since they keep perpetuating this myth among themselves, it’s obviously self-abuse. Republicans just keep masturbating to the pornography of low taxes.

You're welcome.

Both articles deserve your attention. Go forth and enjoy them, my darlings.

1 comment:

Woozle said...

That same thought occurred to me when I was busy with something else and couldn't write it down -- thanks for reminding me. I'll have to mention that to Mike when I get back to our little discussion.