Friday Nite Lite: Let the mother go down with the ship??


Well, the GOP will pretty much let the mother die period…they don’t give a rat’s ass about women at all…GOP lawmaker doesn’t get why Planned Parenthood exists: ‘As a guy,’ I can just go someplace else for care

Yup. So…..Did ya hear?

New ‘Anti-Abortion Pill’ Kills Mother, Leaves Fetus Alive – The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Pro-life advocates celebrated approval of the new anti-abortion drug UR-86 by the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday, calling it a “safe and effective method” for terminating pregnant women while leaving their unborn children unharmed.

Pfizer, manufacturer of UR-86—dubbed the “last-morning-ever pill”—said the drug is intended only for occasions when the mind-set or politics of the mother threaten the life of the fetus.

“This drug is designed for extreme cases in which the mother cannot or should not be saved, or when her health has been placed before that of her unborn child,” Pfizer spokesman Anthony Wright said.

The orally ingested drug first tests for the presence of a fetus. If the outcome is positive, a near-lethal dose of barbiturates is released, which induces a coma in the expectant mother until the child is born, at which point a second, fatal dose is released.

The FDA’s approval came after months of clinical trials firmly established that the fetus would be nourished and protected in the womb of the near-deceased UR-86 user.

Gender-equality advocates praised the introduction of the drug, calling it an “innovative solution” to the highly polarizing national abortion debate.

“This is a step forward for equality,” men’s rights activist Charles Hackett said. “For too long, women have had an unfair advantage in the outcome of a pregnancy. UR-86 levels the playing field for husbands and boyfriends across America.”

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 10/01/2015 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon


Yes, you’re goddamn right about that!

Pro-life advocates, many of whom had petitioned the FDA to approve UR-86 while the drug was still in the research-and-development stage, also reacted warmly to the FDA’s decision. Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, praised the new pharmaceutical for its potential use in cases of rape and incest, saying it could help end the shame and humiliation of such trauma while saving the life of the fetus.

“Victims of sexual assault can feel trapped, like they’ve got nowhere to turn,” Terry said. “Now, they can solve their deep, internal problems once and for all, without unfairly condemning their children.”

Yet critics say UR-86’s prescription-only status and the fact that most health insurance plans do not cover the drug limit its effectiveness, as it is not available to those who need it most.

“If people can’t afford the drug or get it prescribed on short notice, they’re not going to have enough time to act, especially when their wives want to end the pregnancy fast,” men’s issues commentator Stan Dynes said. “UR-86 should be made available over the counter as soon as possible. It’s the husband’s right to choose if this drug is right for him, and neither the government nor the medical elite should get in the way of that decision.”

Now for some news, not the onion, to put the comics in perspective:

Alabama to stop issuing driver’s licenses in counties with 75% black registered voters

Which is related to this:

Alabama Hosing Down Black Voters: 10/02/2015 Cartoon by J.D. Crowe

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Alabama Hosing Down Black Voters


Oregon Shooting – Truthdig

Mike Luckovich: Campus Carry – Mike Luckovich – Truthdig

Bye-Bye Boehner – Truthdig

Planned Parenthood – Truthdig


Cagle cartoons, up next. You know what to do…

Putin and Obama by Political Cartoonist Osmani Simanca

Best Laid Plans by Political Cartoonist Mark Streeter

Trump Tax Plan by Political Cartoonist Jeff Darcy

Lines in Syria by Political Cartoonist Nate Beeler

American brain disfunction by Political Cartoonist Joep Bertrams

Russia backs Assad by Political Cartoonist Khalil Rahman

Gun culture and NRA by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

A couple of different views on Syria and Russia there.

Much Like Earth: 10/02/2015 Cartoon by Tom Curry

Cartoon by Tom Curry - Much Like Earth

Clay Bennett editorial cartoon: 10/02/2015 Cartoon by Clay Bennett

Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

10/01/2015 Cartoon by Chan Lowe

Cartoon by Chan Lowe -

09/28/2015 Cartoon by Chan Lowe

Cartoon by Chan Lowe -

10/02/2015 Cartoon by John Cole

Cartoon by John Cole -

10/01/2015 Cartoon by David Horsey

10/01/2015 Cartoon by Paul Berge

Cartoon by Paul Berge -

Next up, a right wing cartoon…for what it is worth:

10/02/2015 Cartoon by Bob Gorrell

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Benghazi Strategy: 10/02/2015 Cartoon by Rob Rogers

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Benghazi Strategy

This is an open thread…


12 Comments on “Friday Nite Lite: Let the mother go down with the ship??”

  1. dakinikat says:

    Okay, let me poll y’all on this:

    He’s the only Democrat in the race for Governor and you know, Vitter is in it.

    Every one I know thinks this is just wonderful. I think it’s disturbing. So disturbing, he lost any chance of getting my vote. I’ll chime in with my reasons after I hear from any of you.

    Is it just a guy showing us he lives his values?

    • Playback has been suspended on the video. Do you have a link to the original site?

    • dakinikat says:


    • janicen says:

      Yep, I got a really creepy vibe from it. Like he’s totally in charge in that relationship and she exists to do his bidding. So she was devastated and he decided that was okay because his values superseded whatever she was feeling. I’ll bet he lives his values.

      While I was looking through the YouTubes, I came across one of his campaign ads which said he was going to bring back Louisiana’s tax dollars that y’all send to Washington. Heh, the thing is, Louisiana is among the top takers in the nation, getting back over $3.00 for every $1.00 you send to Washington. This guy makes Jindal look like a lefty.

      • dakinikat says:

        Total patriarchal right? And it reminds me of all those folks that say gawd saved them from cancer when the implication is all the rest of the folks that died from cancer aren’t worthy. Not everyone has the insurance and the money for a happy ending. So, the Stepford wife lives his values and he has the white male privilege and insurance to deal with it … Every one else made a decision outside of the realm of values.

        • janicen says:

          Yep. Like he owns her. It jumped out at me.

          And the smugness is signature christian crap. They are all sure they have the moral high ground. That’s why they can alter videos and lie about Planned Parenthood, because they are so damned moral.

    • NW Luna says:

      I’m really suspicious of anyone trolling for votes with this sort of (meant to be) tearjerker propaganda. I always hate the ads with the little woman lauding her hubby’s qualities. So she’s in love with him. Is that a reason for the rest of us to vote for him? No.