Monday, May 18, 2009

Here're some who think they matter a little more than they actually do ...

You've really got to revel at how some wingnut groups can take themselves so very seriously and think they're a rather lot bigger and more influential than they actually are. This seems to be the case in this delightfully hilarious WingNutDaily story, in which a group of anti-abortionists threatened to ... well, what basically amounted to throwing some mean names at the University of Notre Dame if they don't quickly rescind their invitation to President Obama to give their commencement speech.

A pro-life group warns it may issue the University of Notre Dame its "Collaborators" designation, reserved for the worst offenders in the war over abortion, because of the school's invitation to President Obama to speak at commencement.


The Collaborators Project said on its website: "For their plan to honor Barack Obama, the leading pro-abortion advocate in America, the Collaborators Project is considering designating Notre Dame with Permanent Collaborator Status (PCS). If the university does not rescind their Obama invitation to deliver their commencement address on Sunday, May 17, 2009, the CP will designate Notre Dame with PCS.

"This would be only the second time in its history that the Collaborators Project has issued such a designation. If this occurs, the Collaborators Project will ask Indiana and Michigan pro-lifers to add Notre Dame to their ongoing anti-abortion protest itinerary," the group said.

I don't even think "sticks and stones" is an appropriate phrase to use here. At least those could actually hurt if they hit you on the head. Apparently these wackjobs thought that being labeled "Collaborators" would've sent Notre Dame's faculty and staff shivering into submission until they took away Obama's invitation.

I don't think this "pro-life group" really realized that no University on the fucking planet is going to throw away a chance to have a major speech given by the freaking President of the United States just because some incredibly insignificant and idiotic group of crazies threatened to give them a label. Seriously.

(via Dispatches from the Culture Wars)


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