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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Considering The Source ...

In an effort to attack Sarah Palin, Larry Flynt actually attacks her son Trig, and all those who have Down syndrome.

Considering the source of where these awful remarks came from, I debated about posting anything on it at all. But in the end the source shouldn't matter ... what was said matters. Larry Flynt is a disgusting, vile, jerk of a human being and what he said was even worse.

The piece on Larry Flynt: Freedom Fighter, Por*ographer, Monster? is a lengthy article to read and what he says about Sarah Palin, and more specifically, her son, isn't until the 4th paragraph from the end. It also seems to come out of left field.

Here is the quote:
"She did a disservice to every woman in America. She knew from the first month of pregnancy that kid was going to be Down's Syndrome. It's brain dead. A virtual vegetable. She carries it to all these different political events against abortion, she did it just because she didn't want to say she'd had an abortion. How long is it going to live? Another 12, 15 years? Doesn't even know it's in this world. So what kind of compassionate conservative is she? I don't think anybody will want her near the White House."

This sickens me. It sickens me to know there are people out there who have this opinion, and I'm sure he's not the only one.

Her son, Trig, is not an "it." He is a boy, a child, a toddler. Her son has a name: Trig. Trig is most certainly not brain dead, nor is he (or anyone with Down syndrome) a virtual vegetable.

The average life span for those with Down syndrome is 50+, so odds are great that he will live more than another 12 or 15 years.

I can guarantee you that Trig, and my daughter Kayla, and all those living with Down syndrome are very much aware they are in this world.

My first, and last thought, after reading this was "What an ignorant SOB you are Larry Flynt."

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Kineret WillowGreene said...

Wow! Totally disgusting! But you are right about considering the source--Flint is a pig.

I am not a fan of Palin and there are so many legitimate things to criticize her on. Trig is NOT one of them. In fact Trig shows the very best part of Palin. Trig is the only thing I even remotely like about Palin. She saw him as a person, a life.

Flint's comment are so stupid. I can't believe he even knows what Down Syndrome is. The sad part is that his comment will be read and perhaps influence other ignorant people.

Astra Kruger said...

I think Mr. Flynt was describing himself, he just was too modest and didn't want to use his own name, so he used Trig's! To me such an ignorant people are brain dead - thank God there aren't many of them!!! Articles like that make me mad, but...after that feeling passes I just feel sorry for them... Imagine living without heart and soul and knowledge! Sad. Your Kayla and our Mia and all other beautiful people in the world are those, who deserve having articles published about them in every paper and magazine daily to make people like this SOB to realize, that kindness and love is what turns the world and make it better. Oh, well. He'll get what he deserves. (Sorry for my English...)

Jodi said...

Wow! I am only holding onto the hope that he was just trying to incite rage rather than stating an actual opinion.

I want to believe people don't really think like that anymore or are that ignorant. I really want to believe it.

I work with a beautiful little girl who has down syndrome and she amazes me all the time. I am sure his opinion would be a bit different if he had a close family member or even a child with ds.

Not a Perfect Mom said...

what an asshole
do your research before making comments about something you obviously know nothing about

Bailey's Leaf said...

This isn't grown-up, but neither is what he did. I shall flick a booger at him. Care to join? Ooo! And can we glove smack him too, just like in the old black and white movies?

I admit that Sarah Palin isn't my thing politically, but what's with attacking her son? No one should ever have comments like that said about their child.

Thank you for blogging about this. Some of us wouldn't have known otherwise.

Erin said...

I read this too and it made me so mad. I thought,"My son will make a better contribution to society then Larry Flint ever did or will!" And to talk that way about a child is so wrong whether he has Ds or not. Yes he is an ignorant jerk.

I've heard a lot of jokes about Sarah Palin and Trig and though I may not care for Sarah Palin, it is not acceptable to make fun of her child. It's infuriating that people believe it's ok to make fun of people with Ds.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Oh Michelle, this is just awful. He is a complete and utter scum bag on so many levels. Why do people even print garbage like that?

Mom24 said...

He is such a horrible person. I can not imagine anyone being ignorant enough to really believe that. It absolutely is not true, as you well know.

Anonymous said...

Omg! Ignorant sob doesnt even begin to cover it!!!! Who is this guy? & when do I get to knock his teeth out?!
My girl is very aware she lives in this world .... As a matter of fact she likes to be in the center of attention =)