This is a mid-day “I’m at the office” quiki-post spawned (heh!) by something that just ejaculated across my display during my lunch break. Condoms are only 98% effective and in this case my post burst through…
Speaker of the House John Boehner is ragin’. In fact, he was out on the floor of the House sportin’ a boner. Boehner got a boner. See what I did there? God, I’m so clever.
So, anyway, he’s got his knickers in a knot over an Obama policy that requires health insurers to pay for contraception. The problem? The rule might cause some religious employers to have to violate their “beliefs.”
Well boo-fucking-hoo!!! Someone dial 9-1-1 for the whambulance!
This attack by the federal government on religious freedom in our country cannot stand, and will not stand.”
As the religious are wont to often say, “You don’t need special rights.”
What do I mean by that? I’ll try to wear briefs while being brief.
Insert pregnant pause here.
There are two pertinent facts I’d like to add to this intercourse.
First, not once in the entire history of human civilization has a law-making body ever asked me for my opinion before slapping some new law, requirement, mandate, or legislation on my ass. It has always been, “Take this, motherfucker.” My consent has always been completely and utterly optional.
Wow! That’s even more rare than the ladies trying to hook up with me. Unbelievable but true.
If they do it to me it’s called “normal.” If they do it to religion it’s called an “attack.”
Secondly, at no point during my work life do I ever have the right to tell my boss “no” to any so-called direct order that ever-so-gently skirts the boundaries of ethics and good taste. At least not without the somewhat distasteful side effect of losing my job. (At will, yeah!)
My boss is free to be unethical as he wants. He’s the boss. His business model is based on the time-honored tradition of lie, cheat and steal. And, not to put too fine a point on it, but it offends my delicate sensibilities. The rub, of course, is that although I’m deeply offended, it isn’t in a strictly religious context.
So what gives? That’s the border where my rights end and certain other people’s begin? I’m sorry, but that strikes me as a load of horseshit.
As always, my rights consist of things like being unemployed and living on the street. Freedom!