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Is Eating Fried Food Pro-Life?

Independent expenditures present a big ethics problem in American politics. They introduce unlimited financial influence, from just a small number of extremely wealthy people, into federal elections. The sources of the money are often not disclosed at all, and when they are, the disclosure is delayed, so that voters can’t know who paid for the propaganda that’s flashed before their eyes.

Sometimes, in addition to reflecting the dirty corruption growing within American politics, independent expenditures expose the ideological inconsistencies of political action committees.

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Take, for example, the independent expenditures made over the last couple of days on behalf of the Rick Santorum for President campaign. The expenditures were made at a place called Tubby’s Tank House.

With a name like that, can you guess what kind of food is served at this restaurant? Yes, that’s right – it’s no health food joint. A review written just three weeks ago describes the food at Tubby’s Tank House as “just fried everything and it all tasted the same.”

The Susan B. Anthony List, a political action committee that describes its agenda as “pro-life”, paid for political campaign workers to go stuff their mouths with Tubby’s fried foods yesterday… and then come back again today and stuff themselves with fried foods all over again.

Does that sound pro-life to you?

Apparently, what “pro-life” means is that fertilized eggs get full human rights, but people are encouraged to go ahead and take the fast track to a heart attack after they’re born.

8 thoughts on “Is Eating Fried Food Pro-Life?”

  1. Tom says:

    Oh it’s much worse than that. After they’re born these same developed fetuses then get mandatory “education” that prepares them for nothing (most students graduating high school couldn’t tell you the first thing about life insurance, how to fill out a job application, or how taxes are levied – you know, real world stuff). Then, after being spied on (or kept track of) they get to become canon fodder in the endless wars for resources – or conversely, get to spend their days behind bars somewhere in a privately run, for-profit prison system (like college for the underclass), where they can hone their skills, join a gang, or meticulously plan various pirating “jobs” for when they eventually are returned to the population. Yeah, it’s a wonderful life. The only other option is the soul-crushing wage slave – which most “enjoy” today. (If you are homeless, without a job, sick, mentally ill or unemployable – hurry up and die).

  2. Bill says:

    “Canon fodder”: intentional or not, what a great phrase!

  3. Stephen Kent Gray says:

    Pro-life people are for not murdering people who have no say in the matter ie fetuses versus abortion and old people versus euthanasia. That doesn’t mean they’re against adults making poor health choices.

    1. Fruktata says:

      You left out the fertilized eggs, Stephen. They’re for full human rights for fertilized eggs… and against contraception.

      1. Stephen Kent Gray says:

        They’re not against contraception that isn’t abortaficient!

  4. Bill says:

    Republicans venerate the absolute sanctity of life…until, you know, it’s actually born; after that, it’s on its own, and can starve in the gutter for all they care (to the cheers of tea-bagger audiences everywhere).

    1. Stephen Kent Gray says:

      You’re confusing life as the negative right not to be killed with life as a positive right to be able to parasite off others.

      1. Stephen Kent Gray says:

        I forgot to add the link to Wikipedia.

        The abortion debate is the Wikipedia article describing the views of both sides.

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