Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Martyrbation of Saints Gingrich and Santorum

Saints Gingrich and Santorum, Martyrbators
Urban Dictionary defines Martyrbation as "The pleasure of complaining about being persecuted, when practiced by people who aren't actually being persecuted."

Saints Gingrich and Santorum, Martyrbators, are complaining that Catholic schools and hospitals are not getting special treatment for their ideas on contraception. Universities and hospitals take in huge piles of taxpayer money for infrastructure, tuition, and so forth. They also get gigantic tax breaks for offering health plans to their employees. In return for all these benefits, they should have to treat their employees the same as everyone else, and that includes covering contraception.

Martyrbation is not necessarily a bad thing, so long as you do it in private. It's only when you do it in public that you can't expect people not to point at you and laugh.

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