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August 31, 2005

The Attack of the Six Week Fetuses

I was wondering last night who would be the first wingnut lunatic to blame the residents of the Gulf Shores for the devastation that hurricane Katrina brought, and how they would spin their lunacy. These things keep my awake at night, you know.

And today my question was answered!

Two days after 9/11, Jerry Falwell took to the airwaves to proclaim
that God had allowed the United States to be attacked because "the
pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the
lesbians" had tried to transform America into a secular society. Just
this weekend, wingnuts from the Westboro Baptist Church turned out at
the funerals of two fallen soldiers to say that God is punishing the
United States in Iraq for its tolerance of homosexuality back home.

So when Hurricane Katrina hit land yesterday, we knew it was only a matter
of time before we'd be hearing from the lunatic fringe again. And now, here
it is. In an e-mail message we just received, a group calling itself
Columbia Christians for Life alerts us to the fact that a satellite image
of Hurricane Katrina as it hit the Gulf Coast Monday looks just like a
six-week-old fetus.

Here's an excerpt from their email message:

"The image of the hurricane ... with its eye already ashore at 12:32 p.m. Monday, August 29, looks like a fetus (unborn human baby) facing to the left (west) in the womb, in the early weeks of gestation (approx. 6 weeks)," the e-mail message says. "Even the orange color of the image is reminiscent of a commonly used pro-life picture of early prenatal development."

...or perhaps reminiscent of a radar image of heavy rainfall associated with a dBZ value between 45 and 50.

Check out Pandagon's nice list of suggestions for aspiring wingnuts of things to blame innocent people for.


  • At August 31, 2005, Blogger rod said…

    OK, setting aside for the moment the fact that the hurricane pattern does not look anything like a fetus (even though it does look like a lot of things, including something out of Babar), why would the fact that it might resemble a fetus lead anyone to conclude that the hurricane is thus a judgement on the "abortionists" and so on? Wouldn't it be equally logical to infer that the possible resemblance of the weather pattern to an orange baby might mean that the hurricane is in fact the fetus's fault, which is itself equally ludicrous? Wouldn't it therefore be more reasonable to infer a judgement on the pro-choice lobby if the hurricane looked rather like an abortion doctor or an abortion clinic? I don't think I understand their logic. But I don't suppose that's the point, now is it?

  • At August 31, 2005, Blogger Alicia said…

    Gee, how come nobody sends me great e-mails like that?

  • At August 31, 2005, Blogger cookie christine said…

    That fetus looks to me like one of those hippie kids back in college sucking on nitrous balloons.

  • At August 31, 2005, Blogger rod said…

    Damn hippies. See, it's their fault. I knew it.

  • At August 31, 2005, Anonymous Ellen said…

    I wwas waiting for some conservative ass to blame the storm on something like this.

  • At September 01, 2005, Blogger Johnny Virgil said…

    WOW. Falwell is completely and hopelessly insane.


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