Thursday, October 26, 2006

What Happens to Has-Beens

Who could have predicted that an election in middle-American Missouri could generate this kind of heat? But Amendment 2 concerning stem cell research is getting some serious national play.

Following the Michael J. Fox commercial, Emmy-whining washed-up television actress Patricia Heaton has made a commercial for the other side. She happens to belong to an Orwellian-named organization called Feminists for Life, whose motto is "Refuse to Choose" -- whatever the fuck that's supposed to mean.

Anyway, she's joined a coterie of other quasi-celebrity wingnuts, including that blood-dripping guy from the Mel Gibson Christ movie and some sports stars to make a commercial for the other side in the flaming debate over Missouri's Amendment 2, which would legalize -- in a very specifically limited way -- so-called embryonic stem cell research.

But you can bet that if Heaton, Jesus or any of those self-important sports guys suddenly came down with a disease that could be helped by that stem cell research, their "deeply held moral conviction" would vanish faster than a cheeseburger in front of Denny Hastert.

4 Comments:

Caitie said...

But you can bet that if Heaton, Jesus or any of those self-important sports guys suddenly came down with a disease that could be helped by that stem cell research, their "deeply held moral conviction" would vanish faster than a cheeseburger in front of Denny Hastert.

Umm, this is what happens when I browse random blogs. I find people who're much cleverer than I am, saying things that I'm thinking.

carbunclefrank said...

A-f@#$%ing-men !!!

JBlue said...

That MJ Fox ad was actually for Claire McCaskill, who's running for the Senate, but it's hard to separate it all, anyway.

Hey, how about that Rush Limpball saying Fox was either off his meds or "acting"?

JBlue said...

Uhhhh, just read your post below, and see you have commented on Rush Limplips.