Warning: What is below is satire. The quotes are ones I made up. The links, however, go to completely real stories.
Anti-choice activists last week expressed concerns that abortion clinics were not doing enough to protect their patients from anti-choice activists. “Look, we are creepy, nosy people who spend our days parked outside of clinics hoping to see the faces of women we suspect are having sex,” Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue explained. “Did you think that we wouldn’t stoop to going through your trash in our desperation to find out more about these non-virginal women?”
Sullenger and her fellow activists have been picking through trash and have lucked into finding some patient files, which they hastily posted online, due to their deep and abiding concern for women. “Clinics really need to think more about patient safety,” Sullenger explained. “Take me, for instance. I did time in federal prison for attempting to bomb an abortion clinic. When murderer Scott Roeder was caught after he shot Dr. George Tiller in a church, he had my phone number on him. That’s because I was feeding him information about Tiller’s movements. I claim to be non-violent now, but would you want me to know where you live, knowing how obsessively I hate you for having sex without my permission?”
“We’re just trying to help keep women’s information out of the hands of creeps like ourselves,” she added.
An anonymous protester hanging outside a Texas clinic agreed heartily with Sullenger. “Think about it,” he said. “I could be doing anything else with my time but sitting in this hot sun, waving this bloody fetus picture at women. Do you think I do this because I’m a stable individual? No. Let’s face it. I wish I could just wave my cock at them, but apparently that gets you arrested. This gross picture gets almost the same reaction, and I don’t go to jail for it. All day long, I stand here, hoping to get just one freaked out reaction so that I can go home and jerk off to it. My pastor calls it focus, but sometimes I wonder if I just have a problem.”
“I can barely restrain myself from following them home when they leave the clinic, and only then because they always have their boyfriend or mom pick them up,” he added. “Can you imagine what kind of temptations would arise if I had my hands on their addresses?”
Operation Rescue has been posting some of the patient files online, with some information blacked out but enough of the lettering of women’s names so that the patients themselves can recognize their own handwriting. “Absolutely, we want specific patients to know that we have their information and that we could, if we want to, leak it to their family, their boss, or even post it on their Facebook page if we want to,” Sullenger explained. “We hope they’re good and scared, so they blame the abortion clinic for their carelessness in letting creeps like us get their information.”
“Ideally, they will spend the rest of their lives, afraid of when the other shoe will drop and they will be exposed to the world,” she added. “That kind of day-in and day-out fear is for their own good, so they’ll think next time they have sex, I mean, trust an abortion clinic.”
“We’re the good guys here,” Troy Newman, head of Operation Rescue, explained. “I mean, we’re telling you to watch out for people like us. Would a shark do that? A cobra? I guess a rattlesnake would, but overall, I think you can tell we’re trustworthy because we tell you that people like us can’t be trusted.”
After many years and many server changes and finally landing here at Raw Story, which has taken very good care of us, it's time to say goodbye to Pandagon. I've been blogging under this banner for ten years, after Jesse Taylor asked me to join. He, in turn, had been running this joint since he was in college. A lot has changed since then. I became a journalist, moved from Austin to New York and learned to play Dungeons & Dragons. Jesse became a lawyer and, just this past weekend, a married man.
Carly Fiorina defends her lie with a whole bunch of lies
I do like it when Republican candidates sport a resume full of corporate executive work, because it really shows the public how many fools and idiots coast into that position not on merit but on their bullshitting abilities. Donald Trump, Herman Cain, and now we have Carly Fiorina, who just can't understand why her perceived underlings (voters, journalists) won't scurry away, pretending to accept her bullshit like former employees of hers had to do, lest they lost their jobs.
And so it goes that Fiorina, who could make this entire Planned Parenthood controversy go away by saying something like, "I may have misremembered the video, but I still think abortion is wrong," instead is doubling and tripling down. And every time she does, she lies more and more. She was on Meet the Press and, so enamored of the idea that she is perfect and could never do anything wrong, just went to town with the defensive posturing.
Marco Rubio has an astoundingly low opinion of women’s intelligence
At RH Reality Check, I covered this story that I wish was getting more press, about how Marco Rubio goes back and forth between suggesting that women who get abortions are greedy monsters who get pregnant for cash:
I just think you’ve created an industry now … a situation where very much, you’ve created an incentive for people not just to look forward to having more abortions, but being able to sell that fetal tissue for purposes—these centers—for purposes of making a profit off it, as you’ve seen in some of these Planned Parenthood affiliates.