I’ve devoted a few posts (and therefore a few too many) to the ongoing lunacy of Kerwin Brown. Kerwin is so unabashedly nuts that he’s proably harmless, if this is possible, and he doesn’t come across as particularly malicious. But if Kerwin can be regarded as the “good cop” in some putative pairing of mentally challenged and paranoid bloviators, his “bad cop” sidekick would be this guy, a frequent commenter at Kerwin’s slap-happy virtual outpost.
Let’s look at what Highboy has to say about South Dakota’s newly enacted abortion ban, which allows for exemptions only when the mother’s life is in danger and not in cases of pregnancies resulting from incest or rape. The ban is being challenged, and owing to a blessedly appropriate state provision, voters will have the final say in November as to whether the law remains in place. Naturally, abortion foes view the dimwitted actions of the state legislature as a potential catalyst for a cosmos-wide abortion ban.
Highboy begins his rant with the usual rhetoric about baby killing and its glorification by wild-eyed liberals, but we’ll overlook that and move on to foolishness boasting a more personal touch.
• Regarding Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, Highboy says, “I wouldn’t mind meeting him.” Him as in Ms. Cecile Richards? Looks like we have another rampant scholar on our hands.
• Here’s what Highboy says about the fact that mothers whose lives are clearly at risk may still have abortions: “I could do without the exception, but its a start.” See that? Another proud champion of life speaks up for humanity. A fully sentient adult human being who can feel pain and suffering should be denied life-saving medical treatment, but a one-day-old cell mass is sacred! This isn’t mere cognitive dissonance — these people are mentally ill.
• In response to Planned Parenthood’s assurance that it would challenge the law in court regardless of what voters do in November, Highboy says, “Of course. The will of the people doesn’t matter, and neither does the law. Let the activist judges legislate from the bench for you. Liberals know they can’t win at the ballot box on any of the issues, they know the majority of America would see their ideology sink into the bottom of the Pacific, hopefully taking California with it.”
Let’s see, how many instances of idiocy and ignorance can be jammed into one crippled paragraph? Plenty. First, on the will-of-the-people thing, Highboy should be aware that 57% of South Dakotans disagree with the new law, while only 35% support it. He should also note that various 2006 polls reveal that 59% of Americans oppose having a law like South Dakota’s in their own states, 74% think abortion should be legal in cases of rape an incest, and 83% think it should be allowed if the pregnancy puts the mother’s life at risk (source). (I admit I’m a little worried that the latter figure isn’t 100%, but then again it was a FOX “News” poll.) 67% of Americans don’t want Roe v. Wade overturned, as opposed to 25% who do. Clearly abortion is and will remain a hot button and a special target of religiously driven droids, but few people favor positions anywhere near as extreme as Highboy’s.
I did enjoy, however, his use of the phreases “activist judges” and “legislate from the bench” in the same sentence, compounding their marked independent irrelevance. And you’ve got to apreciate a pro-lifer who has the balls to say he’d like to see California (and presumably its Republican governor) sink clean to the bottom of the ocean. Place is nothing but faggoty Jewish wetback illegal immigrant activist judges nowadays anyhow.
In summary, then, we have a strict anti-abortionist who advocates negligent homicide and the eradication of 35 or 40 million people because they don’t view proto-life as sacred, rails about public opinion he knows nothing about, and can’t even use radical-right buzzwords deftly. Is he representative of most Republicans? No. But although Highboy is for my purposes merely the purveyor of a blog reflecting ineducability and hypocrisy, he still gets to vote, and people much like him are far from rare; worse still, his ilk are being emboldened and actively encouraged all over the place. November 7 would not be a good day to sit at home and watch TV, idly trusting that utter shitheads will be doing the same.