End of Week Stupid Roundup
And where might one expect to find an article that advocates killing off people with disabilities to save money for health care for everyone else? If you guessed a neo-Nazi newsletter or a Klan website, that would be a logical enough guess, but wrong. Actually, to the great disgust of many, it appeared in the New York Times Magazine. You know, when governments run short on money for highway maintenance, you don't see mainstream publications printing articles that suggest killing off rural folks to save the wear on the roads... and when the fire department needs a new truck, nobody proposes whacking a few smokers to reduce the number of fires...
Did you think we'd seen the last of billboards describing autistic children as kidnap victims when the Ransom Notes ads were taken down in 2007? Well, as Joe just blogged, there's plenty more of the putrefying stupid where that came from. This time, the culprit is the York, PA chapter of the Autism Society of America. E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the chapter president is Amy Wallace. Time to let her know what we think of that tired old stolen child changeling garbage.
Edit, August 16: ASA York has agreed to take down the billboards—many thanks to ASAN and to everyone who wrote about the billboards!