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Deeply mad

It's actually been awhile since I've been mad at a certain someone. You get beyond mad, and you accept. Incredulous at times, definitely. But being angry doesn't sit well with my body chemistry, so it's not something I feel very often or for very long.

Then I read this Rolling Stone story: Whatever happened to Bush's pledge to combat AIDS in Africa?

One man's belief in his own moral authority is literally causing thousands of people to die of AIDS. It's more clearly evil than Iraq, and Bush is more clearly responsible for this unforgivable, reprehensible atrocity.

The entire situation is beyond absurd with the recent revelations about Bush’s global AIDS czar, Randall Tobias. Tobias enforced Bush's immoral policy of "abstinence not condoms" but also forced recipients of U.S. funds to take a  "loyalty oath" to condemn prostitution. So what happens? Tobias is found out to be a regular recipient of "massages" from escorts. Fucking hypocrisy yet again.

They should be required to care for children dying of AIDS for the rest of their lives. I suspect they'd end up with AIDS themselves after having unprotected sex with prostitutes - maybe that's what it'd take for these idiots to understand the problem.

April 29, 2007 at 03:16 AM in Current Affairs | Permalink

Comments

This one reeeeeeally does take the cake for me. Really boils me.

Posted by: missb at Apr 30, 2007 10:11:38 PM

i understand what you're saying, chuck, but the woman and semi-feminist in me wants to remind you that not all female sex workers are disease ridden HIV infected whores. and any one of us can get HIV from having unprotected sex with ANYONE, not just women in the sex industry.

but with that said, i'm still pretty burned up about Bush's hypocrisy, too.

Posted by: honey bunny at May 5, 2007 9:41:03 AM