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Friday, April 1, 2016

It's the After-Birth of an Interview Thing

Dear America,

happy april fool's day...

"Don't let idiots ruin your day."

[full disclosure: my MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES APP, by Monkey Taps, displayed this a couple of days ago...It's a pretty good app; simple.  Some days are better than others, of course, and likewise, little g can relate...tee hee]

And let's see...what was happening a couple days ago?

Oh right.

Chris Matthews was interviewing The Donald, et. al, in a town hall....
he started pelting Trump with questions on his position on abortion, and somehow it wound up with the question being butchered into a hypothetical situation -- based upon if abortion was made illegal, would Trump punish the women?   Matthews was crafty, hand-picking the parts he wanted to keep.  

Matthews was like, what? what would you do? what? answer the question...if you are president...  what? this is not something you can dodge...what would you do? should abortion be punished?

Or something like that, anyway.  What can I say -- it's crib notes courtesy of G.  

The thing is, they both sounded like idiots.  

Go to the full transcript, HERE.

As If.

America may very well continue to argue over the topic of abortions for generations to come; America might just even tweak the law in little itty bitty ways; who really knows.   But make no mistake, America is never going back to a day making abortion illegal.   

For that day --  that kind of unconditional value in human life and the making of a family, that kind of character that values sexuality and love in equal portion -- has surely come and gone.  And what a failure in culture it leaves behind in it's absence.

The conversation we should be having is one of raising our standards all the way around the f$%& block.

And not to mention -- given we live in a day when modern medicine gives us extremely inexpensive options on birth control...
But I digress.

The idiots in tandem highlighted two things:

1. Chris Matthews belongs on MSNBC and makes for the perfect specimen in liberal journalism, with all ten toes and a tingle up and down his leg, the way he brings conservatives to their knees and stuttering no, no, da da until they cry uncle must feel like hardball heaven. 

2. And for The Donald -- well, this was the initial question that started it all --

QUESTION:  Hello. I am (inaudible) and have a question on, what is your stance on women's rights and their rights to choose in their own reproductive health?

YOU WOULD THINK -- as a presidential candidate -- he would be SO PREPARED for this question....Right?

And yet,
Trump tried to go generally sketchy: 

TRUMP:  OK, well look, I mean, as you know, I'm pro-life.  Right, I think you know that, and I -- with exceptions, with the three exceptions.  But pretty much, that's my stance.  Is that OK?  You understand?

Now Trump didn't bother to add what the three exceptions are, nor did he articulate any actual rights women may have, he just popped out what he thought was the most reasonable answer and then crowned it off with something ridiculous...asking the girl that posed the question a demeaning couple of questions back -- "Is that OK? You understand?"

Seriously? How condescending.

But  this is where Matthews chimed in...what should the law be....

yadi yadi yada

TRUMP:  ... this presidential election is going to be very important, because when you say, "what's the law, nobody knows what's the law going to be.  It depends on who gets elected, because somebody is going to appoint conservative judges and somebody is going to appoint liberal judges, depending on who wins.

And we're off to the land where idiots play...

What is that?  What's he saying now?

But it didn't stop.

MATTHEWS:  If you say abortion is a crime or abortion is murder, you have to deal with it under law.  Should abortion be punished?

TRUMP:  Well, people in certain parts of the Republican Party and Conservative Republicans would say, "yes, they should be punished."
yadi yadi yada
MATTHEWS:  Well, no, I'm asking you because you say you want to ban it.  What does that mean?

TRUMP:  I would -- I am against -- I am pro-life, yes.

MATTHEWS:  What is ban -- how do you ban abortion?  How do you actually do it?

TRUMP:  Well, you know, you will go back to a position like they had where people will perhaps go to illegal places.


TRUMP:  But you have to ban it.

MATTHEWS:  You banning, they go to somebody who flunked out of medical school.

And it didn't stop there.

It kept coming.
Wave after wave...
and often times coming with sharp pains.
Until finally it was over.

And the result, not the prettiest thing ever seen, but it was real.

Live T.V..

Alive with possibilities; but never once did I hear Trump say he would put a woman in prison, whether ten days or ten years.

One of my favorite parts, and one that gets to the heart of our cultural divide, came packaged in this unsuspecting moment of innocence, bearing it all:

TRUMP:  Your Church [Catholic] is very, very strongly as you know, pro-life.

MATTHEWS:  I know.

TRUMP:  What do you say to your Church?

MATTHEWS:  I say, I accept your moral authority.  In the United States, the people make the decision, the courts rule on what's in the Constitution, and we live by that.  That's why I say.
[as if the Fourteenth Amendment -- 
settles the argument of the rights of all human life, 
including in the womb.
....that's a good one.] 
TRUMP:  Yes, but you don't live by it because you don't accept it. You can't accept it.  You can't accept it.  You can't accept it.

But never mind.  We don't have time for that today.

Et tu Matthews was going for a long slow death -- and well after the conception date, too; let's just say, it's way beyond 20 weeks...way.

Beware the ides of March, ringing in the fools of April.

Make it a Good Day, G

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