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Bush Out Of Our Cooters!
Via a site I just love, PerezHilton, a fab poster from Jonathan Myers and Strut Productions:


Attention George Bush: Up yours -- outa mine!

Posted by aalkon at February 26, 2006 11:56 AM

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Love it!

Posted by: deja pseu at February 26, 2006 6:09 AM

When it comes to abortion, I liken my position to "pro-mind-my-own-business."

One wonders why the religious reich is so determined to back Republicans on this issue. One of two things will happen. The Republicans will make abortion illegal, thereby ensuring that they will be voted out of office probably permanently, or the Republicans will recognize that making abortion illegal is political suicide, and thereby only pay lip service to the religious right.

I think pro-lifers need to realize they have no recourse in the law. Making abortion illegal will not happen. Protest it to their hearts' content. Circulate all the pamphlets they want, and maybe they could talk a few women out of having an abortion. But they will not succeed in making it illegal, nor should they. I'm not yearning for the days of unsafe back-street abortionists wielding coathangers.

Posted by: Patrick at February 26, 2006 7:06 AM

Love it!!!

Posted by: deja pseu at February 26, 2006 7:10 AM


The problem is that they think they can make it happen. Look at recent laws being passed at a state level. Even if those laws are eventually overturned by the Supreme Court, in the meantime there will be a lot of people affected . . . .

Posted by: jenl1625 at February 26, 2006 7:17 AM

Abortion will be illegal in most states within a few years, because that is how most voting Americans (excluding the West Coast and Northeast) want it- illegal.

With all the gross misjudgments perpetrated by the federal government over the last 5 years, why would anyone think that back alley abortions are a thing of the past?

Posted by: eric at February 26, 2006 8:53 AM

You guys are SUCH libs....

Libby libby libby libby lib lib

Posted by: Crid at February 26, 2006 9:12 AM

Realists, Crid, Realists. Real, real, real. (Unfortunately.)

And if the religious nitwits weren't such idiots, they'd stop promoting abstinence (and the idiotic and primitive notion that sex is a sin) and start promoting responsible use of birth control.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at February 26, 2006 9:34 AM

This poster make sense here, but only because Amy relentlessly pushes the principle of personal responsibility.

If only a political party or religious bloc could do so.

Amy, I wish they'd make you the Surgeon General. At least the uniform would be properly filled!

Posted by: Radwaste at February 26, 2006 12:01 PM

Thanks, Rad...and that is the key -- personal responsibility. No need for a nanny state if all the citizens pick up after themselves - with latex or other appropriate tools.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at February 26, 2006 12:11 PM

Why doncha all just pass an amendment?

Posted by: Crid at February 26, 2006 1:15 PM

Actually, according to every poll I've seen, a majority of Americans don't want abortion made illegal across the board. Many favor certain restrictions, but the vast majority want the procedure to remain legal, especially during the first trimester.

And you'd be amazed at the stories I've heard from women who work as escorts at family planning clinics about the protestors who scream "baby killer!" at the women coming and going on Monday, bring their teenage daughter in for an abortion on Tuesday, and are back on the line on Wednesday harassing clinic patients and workers. Apparently, for these folks it's different (i.e. not "murder") when it's you or one of your family who is preganant and doesn't want to be. :-/

Posted by: deja pseu at February 26, 2006 4:12 PM

"according to every poll I've seen, a majority of Americans don't want abortion made illegal across the board [...] the vast majority want the procedure to remain legal, especially during the first trimester."

That's what I'd heard too (though I haven't seen the polls). According to Cass Sunstein, reform will likely focus on parental notification and "partial birth abortion" restrictions.

Posted by: Lena is the Afterbirth of Christ at February 26, 2006 5:21 PM


New laws do not have to be written. In many states, laws are still on the STATE books outlawing abortion. When Roe v Wade is overturned, those laws will go back into effect.

Posted by: eric at February 26, 2006 9:09 PM


It would be wrong to call this a fun time, but if it turns out that this thing is really on, it will be like scratching a longtime itch. Even if you're pro-abortion (and I am), there are things to hate about Roe vs Wade... Cheif amongst them, the pussyfooting, half-hearted popular rhetoric in which it was hatched. People on both sides of this argument have thrived on torpid platitudes for almost my whole life. It'll be great to see what happens when they finally hafta PERSUADE each other, instead of just calling their opponents fucked in the head or "idiotic and primitive".

Bring it! Pop popcorn, putcher feet up, enjoy the show.

Posted by: Crid at February 26, 2006 11:48 PM

I love that you call yourself "pro-abortion." I sometimes (jokingly, nobody have a cow!) point out to myself people who should have been "post-term abortions" -- yeah, you're 45, but somebody should have taken you out years ago!

Posted by: Amy Alkon at February 27, 2006 5:33 AM

Maybe you could get a "retroactive clause" in Crids amendment. It's gonna be a looooong list...

Posted by: eric at February 27, 2006 8:09 AM

'Pro-abortion' doesn't precisely describe the belief, but it's nearer the truth than 'pro choice.' Abortion may not be murder, but it's closer to murder than it is to some minor grooming chore that a woman might undertake, which is how the left would describe it.

During one of Michael Jackson's recent prances through the headlines, Colby Cosh did a piece about the wack-itude of the entire Jackson family. Conclusion: "It's like Michael tries to find the least plausible thing to say in any crisis." All the 'children' share this tic. The implicit speculation was that back in Gary, you were sometimes spared a brutal beating so long as you offered some kind of story. You might argue through chocolate-encrusted lips: 'I didn't even KNOW there were cookies in Tito's lunchbox!'

Calling it the "right to choose" while insisting that it's nobody else's beeswax is a childishly distracted use of language. It's not an entirely personal matter: Relationships throughout society are affected.

We're coming back for more because the job wasn't done in '73.

Posted by: Crid at February 27, 2006 11:08 AM

In the grander scheme of things, this debate about abortion amounts to an argument over what to do after the horse is out of the barn. Unwanted pregnancies are so freakin' easy to prevent nowadays - the thing that always makes me want to scream is that so many of them even happen in the first place! Ironically, the people bitching the loudest about abortion are the same ones trying to keep the Pill from being sold over the counter. I don't want to see abortion made illegal, but I don't like to see lots of them happening, either. Why don't people just get on some birth control???

Posted by: Pirate Jo at February 27, 2006 12:35 PM

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