Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Advanced PDS

Andrew Sullivan's Obamaphilia has given rise to a severe case of Palin Derangement Syndrome, causing him to swing wildly at Sarah Palin in hope of doing something to undermine her support.

So far, Sully's 0-for-the-season, but he keeps on swinging, attempting in his latest at-bat to pretend that he cares more about Palin's son than Palin does: Her amniocentesis is "one of many mystifying weirdnesses in Palin's own account of her pregnancy."

"Mystifying weirdnesses." Gee.

Sully's clearly hunting for the silver bullet, the smoking gun, that One Big Deal-Breaker that is going to turn women/Christians/pro-lifers against Palin.

Andrew: Get a grip, man.

All this Palin-driven hysteria by Obama's supporters is irrational. Why don't they just concentrate on their own campaign? Why are they terrorizing talk-radio stations? Why are they Astroturfing conservative blogs? Why are they eating teenagers?

UPDATE: OK, so maybe it was slightly unfair to suggest that the members of the Russian Satanic cannibal cult are Obama supporters. But they're obviously not Republicans.

UPDATE II: On the other hand, how do we know that Andrew Sullivan is not a Satanic cannibal? There are many "mystifying weirdnesses" about him, you know. Not that I would actually accuse Sully of ritual human sacrifice. I'm just asking questions.

UPDATE III: And yes, of course, "Satanic Cannibal Cult" would be a great name for a rock band, although not a great as ... "More Cowbell"!

Make your own at MoreCowbell.dj

UPDATE IV: Linked by Moe Lane at Red State, who also wonders if Andrew Sullivan is a Satanic cannibal. We're just asking questions. Why isn't the MSM?


  1. I think Sullivan sacrifices cute fuzzy bunnies to Satan. Now it is time for Excitable Andy to prove me wrong ;)

  2. amniocentesis
    Overall, amniocentesis is a safe procedure with the risk of fetal loss at generally less than 1%. Since there is the possibility of losing the baby from the procedure, amniocentesis should be performed only when clearly indicated. Many parents ask for the procedure to "reassure" themselves that everything is perfect. It should be emphasized that a normal amniocentesis does not guarantee that the baby will be "perfect." Many birth defects cannot be detected by amniocentesis. Besides fetal loss, other risks associated with amniocentesis include bleeding, cramping and leakage of fluid from the vagina. These problems occur in about 1% of women undergoing the procedure, and generally resolve on their own. If these symptoms arise following the procedure, the woman is often advised to stop work and remain at bed rest until the symptoms cease. Subsequent activity will be proscribed by the doctor. Occasionally, the fetus is poked with the needle during the testing, but this is generally harmless.
    Amniocentesis is a relatively safe and painless procedure that can provide helpful information. The procedure can be offered to selected women after reviewing the risks and benefits involved.