Wednesday, 21 March 2012

"Laws And Sausages"

By the holy meatballs of the FSM, how is Arizona still allowed to function under its own power?  If I flagged up every anti-woman or anti-immigrant bill they've passed, voted on or just knocked around in the last two years, I'd never do anything else - other than hate-vomit myself down a couple of belt notches - but for whatever reason this one caught my eye as being particularly shitty:
Personally I’d like to make a law that mandates a woman watch an abortion being performed prior to having a “surgical procedure”. If it’s not a life it shouldn’t matter, if it doesn’t harm a woman then she shouldn’t care, and don’t we want more transparency and education in the medical profession anyway? We demand it everywhere else.
Airtight logic there, Rep. Proud.  Nothing could possibly be traumatic about watching surgery being performed, so long as you don't feel sympathy for what's being cut out.  That's why Arizona already forcibly shows films of appendectomies to those on the verge of ruptures, and why you can't have a brain tumour removed without watching that episode of House where Foreman gets to drill through some guy's skull (actually, that might have happened more than once.  Dude loved his drilling).

Also: everywhere else? Lady, you live in Arizona.  Try suggesting the state force steakhouses to loop footage of cattle being slaughtered on every screen in the place and see where that gets you.

You'd hope even Arizona wouldn't be so arse-clenchingly lunatic as to pass this even if Proud (least appropriate surname for a Republican since Terry English England, by the way - I'd offer to apologise to America for our country being responsible for his name, if only they'd shut up about the damn Revolutionary War).  But I've thought that before, and Arizona rarely fails to sink that little bit lower.

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