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The Pro-Deathers
September 28, 2001
by birdman

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Freddie "The Beetle" Barnes got his nickname from John McLaughlin when he was a regular talking head on Mc Laughlin's PBS shouting match. The imperious ex-priest likes to give condescending monikers to his guests and Freddie was always "the beetle." It fits. Freddie describes himself as a "social conservative" which means that the Beetle is overcome with spasms of moral indignation at the very thought of a embryo or even a stem cell getting its hair mussed.

However, while commenting on Fox News after Bush's speech to Congress the Beetle was so excited by thoughts of the upcoming conflict that he nearly brought himself to orgasm while discussing the death and destruction he wanted to rain down on Afghans, Pakistanis, Iraqis and anybody else that Field Marshall Bush decides to send to Allah. Possible civil war in Pakistan? Beetle didn't care. Control of nuclear weapons at stake? Mere trivialities. It appears that the Beetle wants a array of dead turban-heads stretching from Kabul to Baghdad and doesn't want to hear any of that wimpy talk about finding the actual perpetrators.

But the Beetle is not the only one of our conservative moralizers who have proposed a full employment program for Central Asian buzzards.

Bill O'Reilly, the "no-spin" guy on Fox News, rails on about the poor moral environment that children grow up with these days and feels that our TV, movies, commercials and the attitude of most adults is making an "assault on childhood" doesn't seem to have any concern about assaulting Arab children. The no-spinmeister spun out a comment where he recommended eliminating the food and water supplies of Arab countries so that the civilian population would either overthrow their governments or starve. Of Libyan civilians the Fox News pillar of morality said, "Let them eat sand." Systematic, government sponsored (our government) starvation. Whew, what a relief. For a minute there I was afraid he might assault Islamic children by letting them watch South Park.

Ann Coulter, who never once met a fetus that she didn't think was worth taking away a grown woman's rights over, was so enraged by the September 11 attack and the loss of her friend Barbara Olson that she decided to restart the Crusades. "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." But the blond haired succubus wasn't content to revisit the Middle Ages. Later in the week she moved on to more modern pursuits like ethnic cleansing. "Congress could pass a law tomorrow requiring that all aliens from Arabic countries leave... Congress could certainly pass a law requiring all aliens to get approval from the INS before boarding an airplane in the United States." Is it me or does this sound a little like the Nuremberg laws? You know Ann would look good in one of those black uniforms with the little SS pins supervising "relocation" and loading up the trains. She's certainly got the Aryan looks for it. Can't wait for next week when she reveals the master plan to rid America of the Arab aliens.

Finally there's Matt Drudge, the Internet gossip columnist who regularly regales his readers with pictures of fetuses and claims to have been fired for showing those pictures on his TV show. Any sympathy for the innocents who will die in any conflict? Apparently not. He dedicated the headline of his website to urging the Bush administration "push the damn button." Pro-life Matt couldn't wait for the deaths to start.

Don't know about you but I can't get enough of this concern for life.