March 03, 2021

Beware the Ides of March and other Stupidity

From Wired News today.
By Carey Gillam

"KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - U.S. abortion-rights defenders and opponents are preparing for battle as South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds considers whether to sign a state abortion ban that advocates hope will lead to a national Supreme Court showdown.

The Republican governor has until March 15 to sign or veto a bill passed by the state legislature on February 24 which would ban abortions in all circumstances. Amid wide expectations he will sign it, abortion-rights supporters are preparing lawsuits and warning legislators of repercussions come mid-term elections in November.

The South Dakota legislation would ban abortion in all cases and at all stages of pregnancy, even within the first few weeks. Doctors who perform an abortion could be punished with a $5,000 fine and five years in prison. In cases where a woman's life is in jeopardy, doctors who take medical action to try to save the pregnant woman must also "make reasonable medical effort" to save the life of the fetus under the law. If the fetus suffers "accidental or unintentional injury or death" the law states it will not be considered a violation."
At this point, I'm just keeping you updated on what's happening. I've already given my two cents on this one, so all I will say is MY BODY, MY RIGHTS. Why is that so hard to understand?

I'm exhausted. From thinking too hard about the stupidity of parts of this country. Why can't New York's ports be controlled by a company in the U.S. that needs work? Why are we seeking foreign assistance for our protection when the government seems to think it knows the best way for a woman to protect her own body? How safe can someone feel if they don't have the right to decide what happens to their body, let alone who's controlling some of the most important seaports in the country?

I dunno. I always had a problem working in an office, because with few exceptions, I hated how many dumb people ran companies. I hated reporting to bosses that didn't get it, bosses that tried to make me feel inferior because they were too damn stupid. And then we have a President and other government officials who share the same monkey brains as, well, actually I don't want to insult monkeys, so maybe I should say, they share the same brains as those rats that infest the subway, only the rats know when to scuttle away to avoid being hit by an oncoming subway car, and I can't say that I have faith that Bush, and some of his cronies, would do the same.

I'm just fed up with the stupidity of people in charge of lots of big, important things. The privileged few get away with way too much, while the rest of the people have to suffer for their stupidity. Why can't stupid people just form a colony and go play by their stupid selves? They can have stupid babies that constantly hurt themselves by doing stupid things, and they can applaud them for their stupid efforts. They can stick their fingers in electrical outlets after running them under cold water. They can eat the yellow snow, or whatever foods stupid people like to eat. They can ban abortions and control each other. And they can hire whomever they want to protect their stupid fortresses.

We could call the colony Stupidia, and members will have to prove they have no brains by answering a series of questions that any smart person would refuse to answer. And then perhaps, while all the stupid people are trying to control things in their stupid way, the rest of us can learn to live in a much safer space.

Posted by jamye at March 3, 2021 05:26 PM