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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:10 PM

Ralph Shortey, Oklahoma State Senator, Introduces Bill Banning Aborted Fetuses In Food

Just when you think that the rethugs have hit rock bottom in their attempts to think, there is this:

A Republican state senator in Oklahoma has introduced a bill banning aborted human fetuses in food, despite the fact that there are no known foods or food products that actually contain aborted fetuses.

Sen. Ralph Shortey of Oklahoma City introduced on Tuesday Senate Bill 1418, which prohibits "the sale or manufacture of food or products which contain aborted human fetuses." He says he based the bill on an article he read online about an anti-abortion group boycotting companies that allegedly use embryonic stem cells to research and develop artificial sweeteners.

“People are thinking that this has to do with fetuses being chopped up and put in our burritos,” Shortey told NewsOK. "“That's not the case. It's beyond that.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/25/ralph-shortley-oklahoma-aborted-fetuses-food_n_1230414.html

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Reply Ralph Shortey, Oklahoma State Senator, Introduces Bill Banning Aborted Fetuses In Food (Original post)
mfcorey1 Jan 2012 OP
southernyankeebelle Jan 2012 #1
TheDebbieDee Jan 2012 #12
jberryhill Jan 2012 #2
librechik Jan 2012 #3
niyad Jan 2012 #5
Mopar151 Jan 2012 #4
niyad Jan 2012 #6
FLyellowdog Jan 2012 #7
niyad Jan 2012 #8
Lost-in-FL Jan 2012 #9
Politicalboi Jan 2012 #11
izquierdista Jan 2012 #10
Z_I_Peevey Jan 2012 #13
trof Jan 2012 #14
xfundy Jan 2012 #15
TwilightGardener Jan 2012 #16
JitterbugPerfume Jan 2012 #17
Generic Brad Jan 2012 #18
AnnieBW Jan 2012 #19
gkhouston Jan 2012 #20
Lydia Leftcoast Jan 2012 #21
jmowreader Jan 2012 #22

Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:13 PM

1. Don't these people have anything better to do. This country is going to hell and the

 

republican party across this country are only interested in abortion interest.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:50 PM

12. Well, apparently there is nothing more urgent for this asswipe to attend to.

 

The time, money and energy exhausted for this lark of a cuase CANNOT be justified!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:14 PM

2. So the burritos are on, or off?

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:15 PM

3. huh--that's where I find all my aborted fetuses

I hope this brave man can do something about this terrible problem.

<<<do I really need this?

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Response to librechik (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:18 PM

5. actually, you probably do, for whichever little trolls might be hanging around.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:17 PM

4. A ploy - likely trying to hobble stem cell or genetics research. n/t

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:20 PM

6. I find it very interesting that his contact information is listed as "friends of ralph shortey"

it is absolutely disgusting that these revolting exampled of human devolution live off the public teat.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:21 PM

7. Reminds me of an old family recipe. I'm just sayin'. nt

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Response to FLyellowdog (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:26 PM

8. or maybe the ribs from "fried green tomatoes"??

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:29 PM

9. Party is over, atheists.

No more baby eating for you.

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Response to Lost-in-FL (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:50 PM

11. Damn!

 

What's next, baby corn. LOL!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:45 PM

10. I'd like to add an amendment

 

I don't think they should be used in Christmas tree ornaments and those air fresheners that you put on the car dashboard. I hope Ralph can take time from his busy, busy day to incorporate this oversight.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:57 PM

13. Aw c'mon, give Rep. Shortey a break

He's just trying to create enough buzz to get himself on the GOP Presidental ticket. Santorum/Shortey, anyone? Newt/Shortey?

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 07:15 PM

14. Well I, for one, am greatly relieved.

Like all right thinking Americans, I want my burritos fetus free.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:22 PM

15. Wait--Publicans eat BURRITOS?

Ain't that furrin food? What about the 'Murrkin way? They should all pledge to eat only AMERICAN food, no matter what other country it comes from!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:28 PM

16. Can't say I disagree--I would think fetus chunks would be chewy.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:35 PM

17. Good source of protein?

mystery meat?

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:45 PM

18. No more aborted fetus sprinkles on ice cream?

Looks like it's plain vanilla from here on out.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:05 PM

19. Damn

There goes my retirement plan to open a Soylent Green franchise in Oklahoma City!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:24 PM

20. Sounds like they need a law against snacking on paint chips. n/t

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:43 PM

21. Reminds me of a militia-type cult in Wisconsin in the 1980s

They refused to use computers because they believed that floppy disks were made from the brains of aborted fetuses.

I wish I were making this up.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 02:02 AM

22. You'll love the reasoning...

He read something on the Internet, the source of all truth, that a company was developing a chemical test using aborted-fetus stem cells to scientifically determine whether things (specifically, new artificial sweeteners) taste good. Now, most people would just eat some of it to decide whether it tasted good, but not this company--who has announced that not only does their test not contain aborted fetuses but they would never consider using aborted fetuses.

Now if you think of it...an average aborted fetus weighs what, maybe an ounce? In order to make even one commercially-successful food product out of aborted fetuses you'd need more aborted fetuses than get aborted in a year. So to make fifty or a hundred food products out of aborted fetuses...I'm thinkin' Charles Ponzi and his international reply coupons, or Bernie Madoff and his hedge fund that was set up like a regular mutual fund, were thinking small next to Ralph Shortey's aborted-fetus-parfait racket.

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