The best part of politics: because they're all screwing us anyway.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Tom Coburn is a Senatorially Transmitted Disease

So, Tommy boy is at work showing off his STD slideshow to anyone who wants to look at what the Wash Post describes as "a part of the male anatomy but not [shown] as a science textbook drawing; this was the real thing, and a particularly sorry example; it looked like it had been left outside by mistake and then rusted in some unnatural way, with scaly dry spots, and warts on an angry red background."

Fun stuff. It turns out that, according to says Bill Smith, the vice president of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, the picture of genital warts that Coburn so painkstakingly picked to gross out his audience in fact depicts warts that have been left untreated for decades, although such warts are highly treatable. Coburn also got his facts wrong when he claimed that condoms are only 67% effective in preventing HIV, when they are actually 99% effective. Now that's fuzzy math.

You have to wonder why Coburn gets such a kick out of these images. Maybe he just likes dick and the only socially acceptable way he can find to look at one is in a slideshow designed to scare people off from sex.

Who knows. It seems it's just another case of a repressed, sex-obsessed Republican at work. But this exchange made my day:

"You keep mentioning the word 'monogamy'," a staffer named Roland Foster recalls one young woman asking after a lecture. "What is that?"

"That's when you have sex with only one partner," Coburn responded.

"You mean at a time?"


  • At 6:03 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said…

    That's almost as laughable as Mr. Dr. Senator Bill Frist saying in an interview that HIV could be transmitted through tears and saliva. When pressed if he actually thought was true on the issue, Frist said, "Well, probably not. It'd be pretty hard." No wonder he went into politics.

  • At 6:57 PM, Blogger Boinkette said…

    Yeah, I think Frist needs to go back to med school before he can make any sort of scientific proclamation. Maybe it's time for a Congressional sex ed class to get all these ignorant Republicans up to snuff.

  • At 12:00 AM, Blogger jurassicpork said…

    I have to admit, in spite of the serious subject matter, that I had to laugh when our favorite cardiologist thought that he could diagnose Terri Schiavo from videotape and succeed where qualified NEUROLOGISTS who had actually examined their patient had failed. It's their stubborn insistence that they're right and everyone else is wrong is what angers and scares me the most, I think.

    "The Democrats are stonewalling the President's nomination when it should bypass the committee and go straight for an up and down rubber stamp vote. Any fool can see that this horse would make a fine addition in the Senate!"

  • At 1:34 AM, Blogger Boinkette said…

    "And Neal Horsley can testify to its great intellect, because he dated it in his youth!"

    These people wouldn't know reality if it bit them in the ass...and it's damn scary to have them running the government. Thank God at least we kept Frist from killing the filibuster (like so many helpless kittens) and Bush's Social Security plan isn't going anywhere...

  • At 12:18 AM, Blogger jurassicpork said…

    But the filibuster is crippled, thanks to McCain's and other moderates' last ditch "efforts" to save it. Now, the minority party can't filibuster except in "extraordinary circumstances (and they conveniently didn't define that)." But Frist, as I'd noted in my Top 10 Conservative Idiots post, still wants to keep the nuclear option on the table, since a 99% success rate just ain't good enough for our over-achieving right wing wackos. And the Black Congressional Caucus hit the nail on the head when they said that the Dems were using judicial nominees as bargaining chips to avoid the nuclear option, which was vividly illustrated when they let Priscilla Owen, the worst of Bush's 218 nominees, waltz right into our federal courts.


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