Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Religion - the opiate of those in charge


October 31, 2005 -- Police in northeastern Iran are launching a new morality drive by confiscating alluring mannequins from boutiques and clothes stalls in the bazaar, authorities in the city of Bojnourd said Monday.

A spokesman for the city's judiciary, who asked not be named, explained the drive would tackle problems of "public chastity." He said 65 mannequins have been impounded so far.

January 29, 2002 -- Ayatollah General John Ashcroft orders, at a cost of $8,000 of taxpayers' money, blue drapes to hide two semi-nude statues to prevent cameras from photographing him standing in front of them when giving press conferences.

America - Leading the world in religious fanatics running governments.

RELATED BONUS POSTING: A new vaccine protects against strains of a ubiquitous germ called the human papilloma virus (HPV), some strains of which cause cervical cancer that strikes 10,000 U.S. women each year, killing more than 3,700. It's mandatory use is, of course, opposed by social conservatives (translation: religious right) who say immunizing teen-agers could encourage sexual activity. The vaccine appears to be virtually 100 percent effective against two of the most common cancer-causing HPV strains. As Andrew Sullivan puts it: The theocons don't want to reduce the chances of getting STDs, because they fear it might make having sex less dangerous - and so encourage more people to be sexually active. I'm not making this up. Cervical cancer kills more than 3,700 women a year. Acquiescing in these deaths is now part of the "culture of life."

Voting for Republicans gives supreme executive authority to these religious fanatics. Not the ones in Iran but sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. Creationism, morning after pill, Terry Schiavo, abortion, 10 Commandments, prayer in school, pledge of allegiance under god, government funding of "faith based" groups, pharmacists claiming religious reasons to not dispense birth control or RU-486. This is who the Republicans are. Believe them when they tell you who they are. They're proud of it. They believe they are divinely guided. Is it really worth that tax cut for capital gains and dividends?

4 Comments:

Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I wish there were some way to discourage sexual activity amongst the religious fanatics because I think it's genetic.

You have to taka a long view; these are the people who opposed all forms of hygene for over a thousand yers, becuase it encouraged sex. They really don't care what happens to anyone as long as they succeed in taking away the right to choose when and with whom you do it.

The human race will inevitably fail as long as we continue to allow such scum to prosper.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Birdy said...

Blinded by agenda.
Wonderful.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

The word ayatollah means someone who sees the signs of god. That term is so appropriate for GW.

1:28 PM  
Blogger phinky said...

These people make me so angry. Don't they realize the HPV vaccine will prevent suffering for millions of women worldwide? These people are malignant narcissists who have no compassion in their souls for the suffering of others.

5:38 PM  

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