Tuesday, October 11, 2011

One of the Dumbest Fucking Things I've Ever Read

If you missed it, and you probably did because it's not all that important, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that lowers the age of consent to receive the HPV vaccine to twelve.  Of course conservative groups are interpreting such an occurrence as putting a giant tattoo on these young girls' foreheads that says "FUCK ALL THE HOLES!"

Which is, you know, plenty stupid in itself, but that's not what gets me.  Apparently Governor Brown also once signed a bill that raises the age of consent to use a tanning bed to 18.  The conservative CitizenLink calls this ironic and features a quote from the California Family Council's Ron Prentice who says "It’s pretty difficult to have any thoughts other than to shake your head and wonder how he intends to line the two up.”

Now I know the definition of irony has been pretty much forgotten, but generally speaking it describes a situation that plays out in the opposite manner to what was expected.  Having Governor Brown sign a bill into law that protects the health of girls by not letting them cancerify their skin at a young age...and then sign a bill into law that protects the health of girls by allowing them to receive a vaccine that prevents contracting a virus that may lead to cancer...(drumroll)...is not even remotely ironic.

What would be ironic is if the right hit the nail on the head with this issue.  You know, because usually their efforts to do so result in something akin to a drunk throwing a pickle at the nail.

Well...shit.

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