When someone, just about anyone, not just ex-NFL meathead Matt Birk, above, starts a sentence with the phrase “they always” it’s best to prick up your ears because they are about to tell you something about who they are and what they believe…

Vanity Fair

“…One recent example would be the commentary of Matt Birk, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Minnesota. While Birk, a former professional football player has long made his position on abortion clear—in 2020 he called abortion “evil” and said undergoing the medical procedure to terminate a pregnancy resulting from rape “will only make things worse”—remarks he delivered on the day Roe v. Wade was overturned may be even more enlightening. Speaking at an antiabortion convention, Birk told the audience: “It’s not over. Our culture loudly but also stealthily, promotes abortion. Telling women they should look a certain way, have careers, all these things.” Would Birk prefer women be sent back to the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant? Sure sounds like it!

Naturally, he went on: “Rape is obviously a horrible thing,” Birk said. “But an abortion is not going to heal the wounds of that. Two wrongs, it’s not going to make it right…. One of the arguments that I saw probably 20 times online today was about rape. And you know, obviously, they always want to go to the rape card.” Ah yes, the old “rape card,” that thing people “go to” when, after experiencing a horrific act of violence, they decide they don’t want to be forced to carry their attacker’s child to term and then coparent with them.“

There he goes again, telling on himself…

“Rape is obviously a horrible thing,” Birk said. “but an abortion is not going to heal the wounds of that.

Addressing everything after the “but”, Matt, which is typically where the meat of any sentence is, abortion is a horrible thing period full stop, and an abortion… or therapy, or a fucking Vulcan Mind Meld, is not gonna completely heal the wounds of such an horrific, violent attack on one’s person by a perpetrator much larger and stronger than oneself, a horror I am sure has never been visited upon you, but you know what it will do, shitheel?

It will ensure that a mother does not have to spend every day of the rest of her existence being constantly reminded of her attacker by the presence of his progeny.

Matt said a lot more stupid shit in that speech, including comparing abortion to slavery because, you know, women have the audacity to believe that something that grows inside their body “belongs to them” and that he doubts ( hey I’m joking, ha-ha) that ‘allowing’ women to vote and drive and stuff like that may not be a good idea.

But I don’t want to over-quote Bess Levin’s piece at VF so I’ll just drop the video here…

Richard Nixon used to like to say that Gerald Ford, who was, after all, stupid enough to pardon him, had played one too many football games with his helmet off.

Well, Tricky Dick never met Matt Birk… who must have misplaced his for an entire career.

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  1. Just when you think the world is completely out of moronic things to say, this putz comes along and says “hold my beer….”.

    There has to be a bottom in the stupidity barrel doesn’t there? There has to be a point beyond which the brain exits the idiot’s head and leaps down their throat in an attempt to put an end to it right? There’s got to be some sort of kill-switch. If there isn’t, we’ve got to come up with one.

  2. Talking humanoids, i.e., reptilian brains operating homosapiens. It’s a fucking miracle. Doubt they speak for us human beings. The golden rule exist in every organized religion & even in the hearts of unbelievers & doubters. It does not exist in reptiles.

  3. I really would love to knock some sense into this meathead. Comparing abortion to slavery when thousands (if not millions) of enslaved women were RAPED by their white owners, leading to children who were almost always condemned to a life of slavery, simply because of their skin color (and the worst part was that the slave owners would normally sell off their own offspring rather than “subject” their own wives and children with the prospect of the master’s little “n-word” bastard running around the property). And unlike women just a few weeks ago, the enslaved women had very little opportunity to rid themselves of their unwanted “present from the master”; there were plenty of old wives’ remedies but those remedies were as likely to kill the woman as they were to kill the “master’s gift” (just like the pre-Roe back-alley abortions).

    As for that matter about the fetus “belonging to” the woman simply because it’s growing inside her, well, either it is her “property” or it isn’t–just like moron’s kidneys and lungs and liver and pancreas and bone marrow is “his”. Only HE can decide if he wants to donate any of those organs (that are “inside” him) as long as he’s conscious and still alive (once he’s dead, if he hasn’t registered as an organ donor, then he gets to be buried or cremated with his organs intact; his wife and/or his heirs can be asked to donate his organs but if they refuse, those organs remain his). So too should a woman be the ultimate judge as to what is and isn’t allowed to be (or grow) in HER body. Or does moron think that women with parasites should be forced to endure the likes of tapeworms or guinea worms or cancerous tumors? Most people wouldn’t expect a woman to endure such *unwanted* growths and parasites inside her body (most, in fact, would rush to help her rid herself of these things) but when it comes to a lump of cells that might–after nine months–wind up as a post-vaginal human, then people think they have some “right” to poke their noses into her business.

    If you don’t want an abortion, don’t get one. If you don’t want chemotherapy to rid yourself of cancers, if you don’t want to take the necessary medical treatments to rid yourself of parasites or worms, well, no one is going to force you to endure those procedures. They’ll probably call you stupid or a moron or worse for not doing it, but it’s really none of their business either. We’ve seen states give religious groups get exemptions for medical matters–even for minors–so as to not “infringe” on their “deeply held religious beliefs” no matter how idiotic or even dangerous to the rest of society those beliefs could be (a child whose parents refuse vaccinations due to “religious beliefs” risks the well-being of other children who may not be able to be vaccinated due to weakened immune systems, etc). But abortion? States that are banning abortion aren’t doing it for any legitimate reason; they’re basing their ideas on misguided religious beliefs that aren’t even backed up by their own religious texts.

  4. “Play the Rape Card.”

    I realize he’is oor has been a professional gameplayer. But for most of us, certainly for sane peiople, LIFE IS NOT A GAME. It is serious business, as serious as a heart attack (whiccan also result from a pregnancy, if there is eclampsia).

    Any time anyone brings up someone requesting justice as “playing a card,” that is meant to silence them by trivializinng their concern as just a game. I am, we all should be, SO over that.

  5. I hope his wife divorced him.and gets a,hefty settlement..
    Honestly he really would like to see the rights to vote and drive removeed, as would most Rs,but he said the silent but understood part out loud.

    Maybe CTE? Too many hits in the head?

    I worked for the legislature of Michigan’s D.C. office. Comparing this dude to Vote is srong. I had lunch with a group of the Michigan pols who.knew him well–fro.both parties. He was well a liked and competent if too conservative. This guy?I will.not be shocked if as a result of his Superbowl.win, he ends up.killing his family of him self-help ends too a bunch of the football.jocks. Or ends up.drooling g in a nursing home with early onset dementia.


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