Florida Seventh Graders Spared from Embarrassing Anatomy Lessons

“It’s not like I used slang,” said [Florida state rep Scott] Randolph, who actually got the line from his wife. He said Republicans voiced concern about young pages hearing the word uterus.

Florida pages must be at least 12 years old.

[St. Petersburg Times]

wont someone think about the children?


its sort of surprising someone has not done this.

@Capt Howdy:

Ralph Reed, one of the top GOP strategists in the country and Chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition tells The Brody File, “There is a nascent and growing curiosity in the faith community about Trump. Evangelicals will like his pro-life and pro-marriage stances


T/J for the Stinque legal team: I was on a panel this morning about a local football stadium proposal. And enviro reporter for the local NPR station told me she thought my remarks were “suave bullshit.” I win!

@Capt Howdy: Ralph Reed is a fucking ho. He’ll take money from anyone to say anything, i.e., taking Indian casino money from Tribe No. 1 (a Jack Abramoff client) to fund an anti-gaming effort in Alabama so that Tribe No. 1 could eliminate competition from Tribe No. 2’s proposed casino.

@Dodgerblue: NPR is just plain old bullshit. Fuck them.

@redmanlaw: I watched the Abramoff doc a month or two back. Surprised at all the familiar names — not just Ralphie, but Grover.

@Capt Howdy: Both Newt and Trump are on Squeeze #3.

@nojo: One more and they can be “Audi men” like Gerhard Schröder.

@Capt Howdy:

Trump is quite pro-marriage; can’t you tell by HOW MANY HE’S HAD? ;)

Re: the Florida pages – given that this is the same state that gave us Mark “cast fetish” Foley, I’m sure the pages have heard worse…

@Capt Howdy: Rand Paul got off a good line last night:

“I was happy to see that Newt Gingrich has staked out a position on the war, a position, or two, or maybe three. I don’t know. He may have more war positions than he’s had wives.”

That was during the Congressional equivalent of the WHCD (aka Nerd Prom), but still: GOP candidates can’t depend on other GOP candidates treating them nice this round. Even Palin is fair game, as we learned yesterday.

Trump, of course, isn’t running. His is a joke candidacy, and everyone’s going along with the gag because it’s easy publicity.


thats good from Randi since he did a complete 180 in about 24 hours on Libya. as far as the Donald. stop saying that or maybe it will be true.
personally I am not convinced and I am stumped to think of anything that could be more fun than a Newt, Bachman, Donald etc primary.


pro marriage
you cant make this shit up

@Capt Howdy: No doubt — if everybody who’s teasing about running actually ran, I’d have to increase my Popcorn Budget. But right now, nobody except Pawlenty and Mitt are really committing to it — and even their commitments are tenuous.

I almost added Huckabee there, but he doesn’t seem to have fire in his belly this round.

Typpið mitt hefur Kal! Það er kitlandi í nether svæðum minn! Rassinn minn er blár, daunillur Vinir mínir.

I see that Rand Paul got sucked into our imperial capital’s version of a social life quicker than you can say National Board of Ophthalmology.

@mellbell: I love this. Every 10 to 15 years he trades one in for a newer model.

@Dodgerblue: And if they spring for a fifth, “Olympians.”

You can’t say it but you can put the cold hand of the law up inside it.

I find this so telling. Like in, let’s just say it and get it out there so there’s no mistaking. This is what’s been behind the Republican assault on women for all these years. The atavistic panic induced in a certain subset of men by the thought of ladybits and their inner workings luring inside the shy trusting god-fearing penis only to have it bitten off to be used in witches’ sabbaths to fertilize lesbian atheist muslims.

Nous sommes tous les Neandertals.

BTW. Do we think that now would be a good time to revive grand guignol? I think it might be. In its Paris home they used to buy bits of dead pigs and create the illusion that they were slicing open women to extract their liver or uterus or eyeballs which would slither across the stage or pop out into the audience. So much more telling than something like Saw. The movies can scare you but the theatre can horrify and appall. If you don’t believe me talk to anyone who’s seen Spiderman.

@Snorri Haraldsson Uterus: You say Grand Guignol, but you describe Vagina Dentata.

And I hear a musical.

@Capt Howdy: I see your Showgirls and I raise you …

The Frank Valdoz Tropicado Show Band!

Big recording stars in Germany. I saw their London debut. Only time I ever saw a curtain dropped in the middle of a number. They had no second night. I laughed myself sick.

@Snorri Haraldsson Uterus:

LOL – the first thing I thought of with the “slithering off stage” bit was this:


Track down a copy if you’ve never seen it…

@nojo: I know. It’s been done, darling. It’s Sweeney Todd. Polluted by Broadway into generic uplift. But it’s a long long time from May to December. And I wonder if now an audience could endure a woman’s throat slit on a stage. I wonder about this because it’s always the woman who is the victim. The genre is about slicing open a woman’s body. To expose what? And how does this tradition connect with our pro-life warriors and their sonograms?

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