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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Anti-South Dakota Commentary

While doing a bit of searching for the text of a few bills before the South Dakota legislature I ran across this blog post that doesn’t seem all that fond of our fair state (emphasis mine):

Quick, call an exterminator. The South Dakota legislature has a major infestation of rightwingnuts. These malicious pests are doing what they do best: trying to make an end run around the will of the voters.

As you probably remember, last year the South Dakota legislature passed a law banning all abortions except when the mother’s life was in danger. By trying to turn the clock back to the Spanish Inquisition, the legislature begat this website. But the state’s voters redeemed themselves by signing a petition to have the anti-abortion law placed on the ballot. And the law was trounced by the voters last November.

And now the South Dakota legislature is back for another try. These Taliban wannabes are devoted followers of the Neurotic Creed: When you try something and it doesn’t work, keep trying the same thing over and over and over, and eventually you'll get the result you want.

The State Director of Planned Parenthood said “The people of this state told the government that they shouldn’t be involved in these intensely personal and very difficult private family issues.” She also pointed out that abortions would be reduced if these same lawmakers would support programs to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

There are few things I love more than seeing more than a complete disregard for rationality and replacing civility with venom spewing... It is a shame that there are those who honestly think that that kind of discourse is constructive.

Please be sure to stop by the quality site linked to from the post where you'll find quality content... content that is unfortunately too verbally graphic for reproduction here.

In either case... this is going to be another interesting legislative session likely followed by an even more interesting PR, court and ballot battles.


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