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Thursday, October 08, 2015

Had an email the text of which is the post, for all the choice hating gun loving Republican friends in CD6, SD35, Anoka County, and of course, Ramsey.

Here it is:

"How about we treat every young man who wants to buy a gun like every woman who wants to get an abortion — mandatory 48-hr waiting period, parental permission, a note from his doctor proving he understands what he's about to do, a video he has to watch about the effects of gun violence, an ultrasound wand up the ass (just because). Let's close down all but one gun shop in every state and make him travel hundreds of miles, take time off work, and stay overnight in a strange town to get a gun. Make him walk through a gauntlet of people holding photos of loved ones who were shot to death, people who call him a murderer and beg him not to buy a gun."

And, last and actually least. Let's have policy pitbull numero uno Ted Cruz added at the paragraph end, and have him hating on guns and wanting the NRA defunded. Critical of McConnell if denied a demogouging floor speech opportunity by a cloture move. SNAFU Ted ...

What a Canadian, that Ted Cruz. He was born there, wasn't he? The birthers are after him, all over the nation of birth question, aren't they? Fair game for the experience, Mr. Cruz, isn't he? Or am I misunderstanding the detailed birther Gestalt, its nuances, its strategic elasticity?


Anonymous said...

What does buying a gun for self protection have to do with killing babies? Is it just me or do you people have relly low IQ's? How does one drift so far from being human? You are truly disgusting.

eric zaetsch said...

Who said anything about babies? Anon - why are you writing babies? The breathing born baby, which eats, moves, and is a cognizant participant in a home, a community, a culture, and the world; babies as the word "baby" is universally understood in meaning are not at issue. Babies, as something wholly distinct, separate and apart from embryo-fetal levels of a pregnancy, actual babies are not at issue. Understand that.

Now, two life choices equally bell ringers with feral Republicans, ending a pregnancy or buying some other good or service, two freedom of choice issues, seem to have male legislators welded together on the GOP side and welded equally to their handguns. But create a living Hell of impediments to a woman wanting her due freedom of choice, the identical male legislators cluck about how such a choice "damages the fabric" of a community - to them - they say - while their handguns leave people dead. Which appears to these male legislators as a collateral but remote worry.

I never believed until seeing the anon post that I'd need to draw anyone a roadmap.

So, no, choice is at issue. Babies are something else, as are middle aged people, or old folks. At stages of cogent operation - existing people - within levels of society. Some within the class made up of such actual existing human people treasure more an unimpeded and nearby availability of abortion and other women's health services, in their daily community, than they treasure handy handgun shows over at the fairgrounds. One is a question of long term necessity of choice as a fundamental right of being free, while the other is a matter of style and fashion and assertions of personality akin to having or not a tattoo.

Anonymous said...

I see.. until it leaves the womb it is just fetal matter..Damn you are fucking brilliant!..That email makes me feel so sorry that society makes it difficult for a woman to dispose of fetal matter.

eric zaetsch said...

Anon - You and friends have hubris in wanting to limit how others make life choices. Nobody is saying your camp's choosing for its adherents to avoid abortion as a choice is wrong for you. If you choose it, it is, for you, the right choice. Just leave other people alone. They do not want you imposing things into their freedom of choice. Rightfully, they feel it is none of your business how they live and choose and that you should stick to running your own lives, not theirs. Leaving others alone is not that hard, if you just try.