Saturday, January 17, 2009

We Liberals Aren't the Only Ones Good at Making Ourselves Look Dumb

Get a load of this: Krispy Kreme's giving out free donuts on inauguration day (which, by the way, is no big deal since last time I was there, they gave me a free one while I waited in line ANYWAY and I think this is normal because they are expecting you to buy a dozen), and because they said in their press release that they're celebrating "freedom of choice," some pro-lifers are having a fit and calling them "abortion doughnuts."

I think it's funny not only that they are bringing themselves negative attention and bringing their supposed enemy, Krispy Kreme, way more attention, but because they are out-and-out admitting that they hate the whole notion of "choice." All the while they're decrying "Barack Obama's radical support for abortion on demand."

Yeah, they totally don't sound radical, themselves. It's that one.


Sara said...

Wow, I don't even know what to say other than, "Ooh, free Krispy Kremes!" and, "Wow, people are dumb."

Kori said...

While we are busy eating the so-called free "abortion donuts," the radical right can sit back enjoy some freedom fries. Remember those? The fries that replaced French fries because the French hate freedom?

If the right has taught us anything lately, it is that we must be sure to take every single word uttered or written literally, and when faced with a choice of meaning, choose the most inflammatory. That is how we begin to reach across the aisle and see things from different points of view---attach to meaningless phrases, don't pay attention to actual injustices (can you say, "Guantanamo?"), and start campaigns to defile fried comfort foods.