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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Speaking of Susan G. Komen and the Fundies. . .

. . . As we were a few days ago, When I first heard about the Komen/Planned Parenthood thing I just assumed that right-wingers had bullied Komen into withdrawing their funding of Planned Parenthood. Turns out, the right-wing fundies actually came from within the Komen Organization.

When Karen Handel's name first came up in regards to this story, I thought her name sounded familiar. I thought maybe she was the one who wrote "The Messiah." But now I know who she is. She ran for Governor of Georgia a couple years back. And the REPUBLICAN PARTY of GEORGIA decided she was too wingnutty to win the nomination. And she holds a prominent position in the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Department. Then I find out that they also employ Ari Fleischer? Seriously? Who would hire that schmuck? So basically the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Varsity Walking Team is just another corrupt rightie-infested organization that does not deserve anyone's donation dollars whether they reverse course on Planned Parenthood or not.

Also, in writing about the Komen debacle, I find myself using the word "Fundies" a lot.  I know it's common internet shorthand for "Fundamentalists" but every time I hear it, I can't help but think of this:

http://www.wtfeck.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/fundies-the-underwear-built-for-two.jpg 

And I giggle like a schoolboy!


Also, I hear Komen likes to sue other charitable groups who dare to use the phrase "For the Cure," so I'm going to try to use that phrase as much as possible.