Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Oy Canada!

This is insane (H/T: Wimpy Canadian, in the comments)

Update: This stupid idea has led to widespread outrage (H/T, once again, to Wimpy).

12 comments:

RebeccaH said...

I call racism and genderism.

elcampeador said...

Check out the Nov. 27-Dec. 3 issue of the Charlatan for full coverage.

Aptly named, I'd say.

the_real_jeffs said...

This is political correctness with rabies, and it's infecting racism and genderism. A thing that I thought impossible until now.

Anonymous said...

"Recently revealed"!?

Maybe they can shoot for sickle cell anemia, that's a broad spectrum disease.

What' a Kweku Winful anyway? I'd pay good and earnest money to hear Barbara Walters say that name three times!

yojimbo said...

Er, that was the Yojimbo and not Anonymous.

Minicapt said...

The place has been going downhill since the Panda Game was cancelled.

Cheers
JMH

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with that? Who want's to save the next Hitler's life? Not me.

Anonymous said...

My son has cystic fibrosis and -- yes -- he is white. And male. But over the years since he was diagnosed, I have been to the funerals of too many young women -- some in their teens -- who died of the effects of CF. I can't decide whether I am more appalled by the ignorance of the resolution or its meanness. I sent the following comment back to the newspaper:

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I am astounded by both the ignorance and the vicious mean-spiritedness of this resolution. No, CF does not affect only 'white' people. And I would be happy to put whatever ignoramus wrote the resolution in contact with any number of young women who struggle daily with the effects of cystic fibrosis. After you get past the lack of awareness and meanness of the thing, though, the central flaw of the resolution is that it betrays no consciousness of what 'charity' means -- probably because the writer has none in his heart. And that I can do nothing about.

RNB

kc said...

RNB, it was acknowledged that CF strikes MOSTLY men...so though aware that it's a 'seemingly' racist, gender-specific disease, THEY DON'T CARE!

What pathetic excuses for Humans these monsters are.

Paco said...

RNB: God bless your son, RNB, and good on you for sending that letter (and thanks for sharing it with us).

Wimpy Canadian said...

Yes, this whole thing is completely over-the-top in many ways. Here are two:

First is the CUSA woman who got on the radio and didn't defend the party position ... because there was no question in her mind how irrelevant the racist criticism was. Racism wasn't anywhere near her neurons, though; the question didn't even enter her small mind. Hey, white males are the source, not target, of racism.

Secondly, much of the debate has centered around whether CF is a white male desease. The debate should focus on the socialist idea of denying healthcare to a politically incorrect group.

Steve Skubinna said...

Okay, fine, as a straight man, no money of mine goes to AIDS research any more. And being white, screw sickle cell. And as for breast cancer, you bitches can shove your pink ribbons.

And Africa? They can give themselves their own damn money.

This is absolutely vile behavior, and these scumsuckers don't deserve to live among human beings. I hope they all get afflicted by some disease that I do not and will not support research into.