Maybe he should look at life expectancy numbers for states

Baby Jesus Mothertrucking Christ in a manger, just how stupid is Bill O’Reilly?

A swift and devastating rebuttal to that heathen PZ Meyers

Didn’t you stop to consider that maybe it was all the prayer what moved those doctor’s hands, and kept all that expensive medical equipment from a spontaneous quantum evaporation?

Yeah. I didn’t think so, heathen!

*Via Booman.

What. The. Fuck.

I don’t think many people would be surprised to read a news article dealing with sexual abuse in South Africa. Or AIDS. Etc, etc, etc. For better or worse, it’s kind of the usual reference for “horrible situation dealing with sex.” But a survey finding one in four South African men have raped someone?

I have no words.

Now, keep in mind life expectancy is pretty low, so I’m disinclined from the get-go to chalk it off as an “old pracitce on its way out.”

One in 20 men surveyed said they had raped a woman or girl in the last year.

Professor Rachel Jewkes of the MRC, who carried out the research, told the BBC’s World Today programme: “The absolute imperative is we have to change the underlying social attitudes that in a way have created a norm that coercing women into sex is on some level acceptable.

Oh man, I can’t wait for somebody to start cracking totally hilarious jokes about this horrible situation. I bet they will be awesome. Can’t wait for it to become obvious what rape really is, and stop the sadly still-widespread practice of acting like it really isn’t that big of a deal, come on. Way to ruin everything, liberal PC-Police! We also make fun of dudes getting raped, so it’s all fair!

Hopefully that 25% male population happens to be observant catholic. That way they’ll be fighting the real problem about AIDS by praying while raping without a condom, so they are safe from catching anything (because you know, the victims don’t count as people, so no need to worry about their emotional and physical damage).

I’m not sure I want to see a complementary survey on how many South African women have been raped.

Hot damn.

Free Market and increasing profit margins are teh awesomez

See, this very well illustrates why I feel that turning a necessary service, one that is required for the well-being of a population, into a profit race is not only stupid, but evil.

Karen Tumulty has the goods over at Swampland. Allow me to serve you this Amuse Bouche:

What Robin went through after that was a nightmare, one she tearfully described Tuesday morning in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s oversight and investigations subcommittee. “The sad thing is, Blue Cross gladly took my high premiums, and the first time I filed a claim and was suspected of having cancer, they searched high and low for a reason to cancel me,” said Robin, whose hair is just beginning to grow back in from chemotherapy.

Fuck them. And their enablers. There’s plenty of areas and businesses where there’s nothing wrong with cutting corners to increase your profits. People’s health is not something that should be traded for some extra dough for a shareholder.

Seriously, I can’t wait for some goddamn Socialized Medicine*.

*Yeah, I know, nothing that’s been considered in the U.S. actually qualifies as socialized medicine. But it sounds sexier. Besides, the word socialist makes nutjobs pee their pants. And that’s always funny.

EDIT- Let me see if I can put it succinctly: The way things are right now, Health Insurers exist to make money. They are “regular companies.” Fuck that. Health insurance’s raison d’etre is to give access to health care to people who need it. And they keep proving way past any doubt could remain, that one does not bring the other as a side-effect. It is fuckin’ savage to leave it to greedy ruthless bastards to provide a necessary service. It’s kinda weird how most countries who are able to afford paying for such a system seem to have such little trouble getting it. I mean, except here. I bet it’s their lack of freedoms.

More on Christianist terrorism

The Rude Pundit thinks of a ticking bomb scenario, and what our recent course of action towards terrorists dictates is the natural reaction.

I bet all those bloodthirsty warmongering neanderthals will be drooling in excitement with the prospects of another electroshocked nutsack. They’ve been kinda sad with all the witholding of prisoner abuse picture porn by the Obama administration (Wheeeeeeeeee Change!)

I mean, if we do all that shit to people we’re fighting there (like taxi cab drivers who gave a nasty look to some afghan tribal leader) so we don’t have to fight them here, what shall we do with the crazy assholes killing christians in their own houses of worship in the motherfuckin heartland of the U.S. of A? These people complitely lose their minds over the hypothetical murdering of americans. How over the top will their reaction be to actual cold-blooded assassination? I mean, good-hearted american women just lost 1/3 of their freedoms, for which we are supposed to be loathed?

*chirp*
*chirp*

Terrorists are always brown or black or yellow or whatever

But never white christian conservatives.

Hopefully that bitch won’t commit suicide like the fucking pussy he is and will go on trial and get a just sentence for the brutal crime he committed.

And don’t let them say this is not terrorism. It is an action with absolutely zero intentions of dialogue in mind. They are performed by a person who feels unrepresented, abused and with no other recourse to make things right, or to get some vengeance on people he deems have been doing him wrong. You might sympathize with his position or beliefes or not, but this is as much terrorism as is an ETA political assasination. Its goal is to make other people afraid and to make them suffer once you see no other way to “win” than through brutality.

Fucking savages.

I’m waiting for the RedState post on why Jesus would be OK with shooting doctors who perform abortions. Nothing is more pro-life than killing, after all.

I wonder if O’Reilly woke up with a boner. Loofas everywhere tremble in terror.

Seriously, Catholic Church

foreman1

The regular treatment for Retrovirus is 10cc's of Moral Rectitude and Prayer.

Why must you insist on make me foam at the mouth (because clearly, all actions taken by people everywhere are done solely to gain a reaction from me) with indefensible shit your people spout? I mean, I don’t hate you. I know you do good things. I know lots of really incredible people belong and have belonged in your ranks, a large percentage of the people I love, included. I know one issue does not define you.

But come the fuck on. Condoms are part of the motherfuckin problem when it comes to combating AIDS in Africa? Really? Fuckin’ really?

I mean, if you think praying or whatever shit is a better way to fight AIDS, or whatever other earthly disease, go right the fuck ahead. Get the message out that this is your official view and prescription. Don’t massage it, don’t sugarcoat it. Own the message. Yours is always a righteous message. Never have you acted with nothing but God’s direct orders.

Because now I’m wondering as to what it is that you see as problematic about AIDS, given your prescription. See, for me? The problem is that people die. So, my main objective is to keep them from dying. Now to you, perhaps the real issue is not the AIDS-caused deaths, but the “moral decay” of which AIDS and AIDS-related deaths are but a symptom. Then, I can see how you’d think praying or telling people to be more moral and shit (because really, those kids born to HIV Positive moms who get HIV from birth really need to repent, not to mentioned raped people who get it, those sluts had it coming) deals with the heart of the issue, unlike a mere “here, use this which actually prevents AIDS.”

Following this train of thought, if one thinks of AIDS as a moral problem, then one is working under the assumption that only people with moral failings get AIDS. I cannot believe somebody who can read in more than one language can buy this crock of shit. Really? Is it still 1982?

The problem is not that lots of people are dying. The problem is that apparently their souls have been compromised or some such shit. Truly a group of people united in their charity.