Friday, April 25, 2008

Put a Condom on That Boondoggle

Madam Virginia Foxx was doing her I'm-more-pious-than-a-stack-of-Baptist-preachers act yesterday in a four-hour House Oversight Committee hearing about whether government money might better be spent on giving teenagers actual information on birth control and the prevention of STDs or (better) keep stuffing tax dollars into the wacko fantasy of "abstinence only."

And if hearing Virginia Foxx preach that "a mutually faithful monogamous relationship in the context of marriage is the expected standard of sexual activity" doesn't give you vertigo, or uncontrollable giggles, then you're either carved out of granite or don't know your local history.

Foxx, along with other Congressional conservatives, want to make sure that no government money goes to explain accurately what a condom is for. No, better to give $176 million to ideological and religion-driven "abstinence only" programs that have no scientific basis and have been repeatedly proven to be totally useless and -- like Madam Foxx herself -- laughable.

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