Good day, all.
Last night marked the first night of the all-girl comic society at Iguana Comics. There were five of us there, and I think it was a great success. We talked about how we got into comic books and what we're reading currently. Everyone had a different, but equally interesting story, and I have now added about five new books to my "read list" that I'm looking forward to checking out.
That said, on to the stupidity.
I never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever thought I would be backing up Bill O'Reily. EVER. As a general rule I rue his existence. However, watching his interview with Ann Coulter last night, I found myself saying "shut the fuck up and listen to Bill, you idiot woman!" Like I said, shocking. If you haven't seen the interview, you might want to watch it before reading on: She is Stupid
This is your official warning. Some of the links I post in this blog are a bit graphic in nature due to the fact that we're talking about NUCLEAR radiation in high doses and the effect that it has on the human body. I feel that seeing the effects that Ms. Coulter argues are "good" for the Japanese people is important in making my point. If you don't want to get angry, don't click them.
So basically Ann Coulter put out an article the 16th stating that she's looked into scientific research that says radiation is actually good for you and makes you less likely to get cancer. Here is the article. The first paragraph makes me want to punch my computer screen. GR! Good ol' Bill had her on his show the 17th to talk about the article that has, unsurprisingly, drummed up a lot of angry responses. (See above video.)
Ok, yes, Ann. They use radiation treatments for cancer, and it works sometimes. What they do not use is NUCLEAR FUCKING RADIATION! Are you retarded? How did you even get a job in the media?! Ugh. Anyway...
There are different kinds of radiation. Japan is dealing with a potentially epic meltdown at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. See the data here.
According to our lovely Ann, (is anyone else completely annoyed by the way she talks?) the people of Japan should be thankful that the earthquake is causing a nuclear meltdown and they should stop complaining. In her opinion, they're now going to live longer than anyone in the continental United States. Yes, Ann, because nuclear radiation worked so well for the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Did she spend her entire life completely oblivious to photos of the survivors of the nuclear bombs? That is the kind of radiation exposure the Japanese people would be getting should Fukushima fall apart.
This is about the mildest of the immediate effects of nuclear radiation on the human body. That is someone who SURVIVED. People near the epicenter of the blast were incinerated. Nothing left but their shadows, forever burned into walls and pavement. I imagine to this she would argue that that was a bomb, not just nuclear fall out. So let's explore that, shall we?
How about this person, Ann? Grotesque, right? Well, due to the lack of flesh-melting burns on this citizen, I would guess they were dozens of miles away from the bomb blast. This is what happened when they were exposed to nuclear radiation. It has been firmly documented that nuclear radiation causes painful, horrible mutations of the human body. What would you rather have, skin cancer, or a leg the size of a cherry tree?
Let's be fair here. Ms. Coulter probably doesn't view the Japanese people as human enough to care about what will happen to them, and their children for generations to come, should the power plant melt down.
What about these men, Ann? Are they human enough for you? Do American Soldiers hold enough sway in your pretty little world to make you care? Well, before and after the bombs were dropped on Japan, they were dropped here in the US, with US Soldiers used as test subjects to study the effects of nuclear radiation on humans. In fact, the government was so sneaky about it as to enact an Atomic Secrets Act so that it couldn't come a bite them in the ass when American citizens developed horrible injuries and mutations from the radiation they were unwittingly exposed to.
To this day, it is nearly impossible to find photos of these loyal American Soldiers whose families have suffered since the day they were used as lab-rats. I have seen it. My uncle Wayne interviewed soldiers of WWII. Some used in these tests. When I find the videos I've seen with my own eyes, I will post a link to them. Until then, read this blog for more concrete facts on the nuclear effects on US Soldiers.
By the way, Ann, if any country should know how much to fear the effects of nuclear radiation, it's Japan. You know, the country we dropped the bombs on? In case I didn't make that clear earlier. Don't tell them it's nothing to worry about! They've been dealing with it for decades, and now this? They know exactly what will happen should this plant melt down, and they have every right to be freaking out about it.
It's photographs like this
and so many, many, many more...
...that make your shamefully un-researched article so very, very offensive and WRONG! And to go argue your point on national television?! Even Bill fucking O'Reily was offended by your outright ignorance. The people of Japan who are suffering from loss, chaos and pain will not live longer should the Nuclear plant fail.
This child does not deserve to suffer the same fate these children did.
In closing, Ann Coulter, you are a bitch in every sense of the word. There is no phrase in the English language horrible enough to describe your latest self-righteous spattering of horse-shit all over America's already suffering media. My only hope is that Fox News is so utterly embarrassed by your display of stupidity that you get discredited once and for all. You deserve to go be the first human to crawl through the Fukushima plant and experience first hand the effects of your so-called "beneficial" radiation poisoning. You really believe that it will keep the Japanese people stay alive longer? Prove it. I dare you. I fucking triple dog dare you. No one here would miss you.