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She’s wearing that letter as if it weren’t a mark of eternal shame, egad.

Yr Doktor Zoom has to confess something: We are among the 28 or so people who never saw The Goonies. We hear it’s pretty good, and esteemed political and cultural pundit Our Girlfriend tells us it’s an embarrassing gap in our filmic experience. So we’d never heard of actress Martha Plimpton, who was in that movie and also quite a few other things we don’t think we’ve seen. (Did we see Parenthood? Dunno.) In any case, one of the rightwing busters of Media Bias at Newsbusters, Katie Yoder, was pretty chuffed t’other day to learn that Tucker Carlson had picked up a story Yoder had “broken” at the beginning of the month, revealing that Martha Plimpton is not ashamed at all of having had more than one abortion, and (please, sit down, lest you get the vapors, dear reader) Plimpton even joked about that — with an actual abortionist!

Here’s the short version: At a June 7 event in Seattle for the pro-choice social media campaign #ShoutYourAbortion, Plimpton spoke with Dr. Willie Parker, and made some offhand remarks about her own abortions as if they were routine medical procedures, not life-changing horrors that scarred her forever. You can hear Yoder’s upset sniffs:

What do you get when you put an actress who jokes about abortion in the same room as an abortionist who says he’s never killed a baby? Cheers, laughter and attacks on pro-life Christians. Or that’s what happened in Seattle.

Here’s the offending portion of Plimpton’s introduction of the doctor:

“Seattle has some particular significance for me for lots of reasons,” she started. “I’ve got a lot of family here, some of whom are here in the audience tonight. I also had my first abortion here at the Seattle Planned Parenthood.”

“Yayyyyy!” she cheered, prompting the audience into applause.

“Notice I said ‘first.’ I said ‘first.’ And I don’t want Seattle – I don’t want you guys to feel insecure, it was my best one,” she joked, prompting laughter from both the audience and Parker.

“Heads and tails above the rest,” she continued on her abortion. “If I could Yelp review it, I totally would. And if that doctor’s here tonight, I don’t remember you at all, I was 19. I was 19, but I thank you nonetheless.”

Yoder then carefully dissected everything wrong with Dr. Parker, who says he’s performed many abortions but denies being a baby-killer, “in spite of the pro-life argument that one person always dies in abortion.” Yeah, it’s a NewsBusters piece. Yoder also notes that Plimpton has long been an advocate for taking the shame out of abortion, or as Yoder puts it, “obsesses over abortion,” and says that

In 2014, reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case, Plimpton insisted that abortion “reinforces” motherhood.

The link goes to Yoder’s perfectly calm Newsbusters piece titled “Ten of the Most Hysterical Hobby Lobby Reactions.”

Since Yoder wrote about the June 2017 video of Plimpton, the Life-O-Sphere has gone nuts over the terrible gruesome actress bragging about all her baby-killing ways. Best headline, from liveaction.org: “Martha Plimpton laughs about killing her preborn child, calls first abortion the ‘best one’” and explaining that people who think abortion isn’t shameful “openly celebrate the violence of killing a preborn child.” Or maybe they don’t think it’s “killing a preborn child,” which is exactly the same thing as celebrating murder.

So here’s Yoder on Twitter, happy her blog post got picked up by Carlson:

We like the part where Carlson does his “What is America Coming To?” face for the 300th time that night and intones, “It’s depressing. Healthy cultures don’t produce people like that — something’s wrong.”

So congratulations to Katie Yoder for discovering a months-old video of an actress saying a thing she’s talked about quite a lot, for years. Plimpton wasn’t especially bothered by the attempted shaming by Yoder or Carlson, because she is the product of a Sick Sad World:

And oh, dear, she treated abortion as just one more medical decision, which was exactly the point of that 2014 essay Yoder considered “hysterical.” The essay’s no longer hosted at its original location, but it’s on the Wayback Machine, and yes indeed, Plimpton isn’t apologizing about having had an abortion, and she’d prefer we not be afraid of the word or the procedure:

No woman needs to justify her abortion under any circumstances to anyone. It’s her life, her business, her health, and her prerogative. I am capable of being my own moral agent, and I know myself better than anybody else. For context alone I will say that in my case, as is true for many women, there was nothing tragic or depressing about the circumstances surrounding my decision, and there was no guilt or remorse afterward. (There is no “post-abortion syndrome.” That is a fake, made up thing that does not exist, like the caveman riding the dinosaur at the Creation Museum, or autism being caused by vaccinations.) My situation was pretty run of the mill. I didn’t want to have kids at the time or with the people I got pregnant with. Pretty simple. Pretty straightforward. Totally okay.

Yup. You can see why those folks think she’s off her rocker.

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  • borninatrailer

    Goonies Never Say Die! (unless it is a fetus)

  • Jeffery Campbell

    I think Martha Plimpton is a tremendous actress who doesn’t get nearly enough credit. With this “revelation” I now adore her even more!

  • Uh yeah, Plimpton has been an outspoken pro-choice feminist for most of her life. Not exactly sure why Tucker Carlson is treating this video like it’s proof we faked the moon landing or something.

    • Edith Prickly

      He’s desperate for material? You can’t cover the resounding success that is the Trump Administration all the time. People get tired of the winning.

  • Shibusa

    Twenty years ago, I locked my keys in the car outside an abortion clinic. Turns out they get mad when you go inside asking for a coat hanger.

    • Crystalclear12

      You’ve been saving that one, haven’t you?

      • Shibusa

        ;-) Old joke.

        • Jeffery Campbell

          Especially when you consider that you haven’t be able to open a car door with a coat hanger in a really, really, long time.

          • Yellerduck

            No, but jackin’ with it gives you something to do while you wait for a locksmith.

          • Erala Contratista

            About 40+ years, indeed….

          • Erala Contratista

            Unless you left the camper window open and can fish the keys through the screen on the back of the cab.

  • Jonny On Maui

    Why is it that forced birthers remind me of slavers?

    • Thiazin Red

      Women and fetuses are men’s property, how dare a woman make decisions about a man’s property!

      • Johnny Appleseed

        Whoa if true.

  • Michael Smith

    I think they can sense something coming from the Mueller investigation too, so they are stepping up the “sick liberal culture” outrage.

    Has anyone seen that ESPN reporter from Monday Night Football who was very awkward and it went viral? His name is Sergio Dipps.. yeah lol. It is very funny, and most people are finding the video to be kind of endearing in an awkward way.

    But a certain contingent sees it as evidence that ESPN is so afraid of the Diversity Police that they hire minorities even though they are incompetent!!!!1! You know when the outrage-baiting gets this tenuous that the right-wing propaganda machine is nervous about something.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Speaking of ESPN, Apparently the White House is really butthurt over Jemele Hill’s comments, with Miss Sarah intimating ESPN should fire her.

      https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/908037545275125762

      • Thiazin Red

        And yet whenever someone gets fired for saying outrageously sexist or racist things its all “Censorship! My free speech!”

      • Johnny Appleseed

        If Trump had a fraction of half a brain, Miss Lewinsky wouldn’t be lying at the podium for him on a daily basis. Just do the exact opposite of whatever psycho-babble and her Daddy spew.

      • jesterpunk
      • Michael Smith

        wahhhhh

        The Trump White House is not my preferred go-to authority for what is or isn’t “outrageous” or a “fireable offense,” so if I were ESPN I’d take Miss Sanders’ recommendations with a large grain of salt.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Did anybody ask her what classified as a ‘firing offense’ for her boss, cause, man, I’m still waiting.

        • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

          Working with Democratic politicans seems to be on the list.

  • whitroth

    Please note that this crap about abortions is a Christian thing, at which point we call upon the First Amendment, *and* the Treaty of Tripoli, and say the whole self-proclaimed Christianists should SHUT THE FUCK UP.

    • PubOption

      But, Tripoli, that’s right down the road from Benghazi!

    • Msgr_MΩment

      What has ye got against pirrrrrrrates?

      • whitroth

        Hey, matey, none o’ your arrrgghghgh for another six days, till Talk Like A Pirate Day.

    • Tokays_don’t_blink

      I’m still confused at how it became a big Christian issue. Jesus didn’t have anything to say on the topic, did he? Then again, we are talking about people who think taking care of the sick and poor is socialism.

      • whitroth

        Please note that Jews don’t have a problem with abortion… and I was told so, over 20 years ago, by an ultra-Orthodox Hassidic rabbi. He quoted something in the OT – I forget what, about a pregnant woman being hurt? killed? and it was the equivalent of a blood price for her, but a minor chattel price, like the loss of a lamb for the fetus.

        What he told me was that society has FAR more invested in a woman of childbearing years than something that’s not been born yet.

        • Tokays_don’t_blink

          Interesting insight there. Lots of people forget Jesus was raised in this belief system.

      • Maxine Headroom

        The Religious Right kind of picked the issue at random in the ’70s after successfully organizing to protect tax exemptions for segregated religious schools, so they could keep their momentum and new-found power going. Samantha Bee did a piece on it last year, including an interview with the filmmaker who made the defining piece of propaganda that they used to kick the whole thing off.

        http://www.businessinsider.com/samantha-bee-history-of-pro-life-movement-2016-5

  • Hanaka

    I didn’t know who Plimpton was either, but I think I like this chick with her totally pro-choice ways.

  • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

    Plimpton says Tucker Carlson is just a paper lion.

    • The Wanderer

      What you did there? I see it.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      *tweeeeet!* Fifteen yards, young man! *throws flag*

  • Crystalclear12

    I am starting to think Wonkette has developed an addiction to troll baiting.

    Rock on.

    • The Wanderer

      (polishes up his +10 Baseball Bat of Smiting)

  • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

    Martha Plimpton is great on “The Real O’Neals”….and was great on “Raising Hope” too.

  • Crystalclear12

    Glad to see someone say what others cannot or will not.

  • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

    The most medical part of my enneamonthly abortions was the transplantation of a white virgin’s uterus into my male body. I did it just so I can experience the joy of the partial birth abortions like liberal women do.

  • Belasaurius

    She was also great in “Running on Empty”

  • Belasaurius

    a woman made a medical decision on her own???? *faints onto couch*

    • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

      Damn liberals ripping apart REAL America.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Did you have your clutching pearls in hand?

    • grindstone

      Where are my smelling salts??

  • Jo Mathie

    “preborn child” Oh F off. By that logic every time I get my period there is a tragic imaginary child expelled by my body because lazy me couldn’t be bothered to get impregnated. A couple of my friends have had abortions and they didn’t end up as weeping husks of failed womenhood as the idiots who are trying to defund PP would have you believe. Good for you Martha Plimton, I’ve loved you since “Running On Empty” with River Phoenix.

  • Asterix

    #29 I’ve never seen Goonies either. Whomever she is, I like her advocacy and attitude.

    • Erala Contratista

      30 right here…

      • Arolpin

        I finally saw it a couple years ago, but only because I was going to be in the town where it was filmed and my wife forced me to watch it. The person who now owns the Goonie’s house appears to be a conspiracy theorist by the signs on his fence.

      • Raan

        31. Unless I was previously counted in the Goonies census.

  • Wild Cat

    Tucker’s jerked off tons of unborns in his Daily Urinal Stance.

    • Belasaurius

      prolly has a whole universe on a sock under his bed

      • Wild Cat

        Sock? That’s not very white of him. He uses his mother’s TuTu!

      • I bet he used to stick his pud in the mashed potatoes in a Swanson’s TV dinner.

        • Wild Cat

          He was more Portnoy’s Complaint . . . (don’t ask).

          • Marion in Savannah

            Don’t need to…

          • Wild Cat

            You have to admit—it was affordable and had plenty of iron.

          • Marion in Savannah

            And I actually love the stuff.

        • Lancelot Link

          If I’d known it was that kind of party….

        • Msgr_MΩment

          Before or after removing from the oven?

        • Tokays_don’t_blink

          Oh, those poor taters. Also too, where is the brain bleach?

      • Msgr_MΩment

        a whole universe … of half-Carlsons.

  • Looks like Lena Dunham isn’t their Number One Hate Boner anymore. Big League!

    • Three Finger Salute

      Didn’t she molest her sister and joke about it though?

      Yeah, sorry, I can’t really see the appeal of that one.

  • Wolf Tracker

    If a woman wants to talk about her abortion that is fine and if they don’t that is also fine and should be respected as that is a very personal decision.

    Not my place to judge either way.

    • Jeffery Campbell

      Absolutely and totally up the the woman involved.

      • jowgajen

        But what about the man’s right to force her to house his progeny in her body for 9 months and then raise it with only sporadic financial assistance from him for the next 25 years?

        • Jeffery Campbell

          Yeah, about that…..I figure a man gets a say in this when a man gets ovaries and a uterus.

        • PubOption

          When you Go Your Own Way, you can’t have too much baggage (a kid, for instance).

  • Jamoche

    “We are among the 28 or so people who never saw The Goonies.”

    Every one of my friends who gush about it saw it when they were around 12. They’re also all at least 8 years younger than me. I’ve tried to watch it, but I’ve come to the conclusion that if you didn’t see it when you were 12, it’s just not going to grab you.

    And sorry, It fans, I feel the same way about the miniseries. If you were 12 you were scared out of your wits and now you’re lining up for the movie. If you were older… not so much.

    • Thiazin Red

      The It miniseries is deeply terrible. Tim Curry is good, but that is all.

      Goonies works because of nostalgia, I can admit that.

      • jowgajen

        The book is good, at least Stephen King level of good. And I think if you read that, you can kind of fill in the blanks on the miniseries.

        Tim Curry is great in anything.

        • Thiazin Red

          Like a lot of King, the major parts seem like they would be very hard to do well on screen.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      I saw It Friday. Did not care for it. My wife — who unlike me is a Stephen King fan — didn’t like it, either.

      • BearGHAZI

        I saw IT in the theater as well and simply cannot understand the level of adulation it has received- it was quite dull as fuck, almost walked out. I should have known better. I think since the horror genre is typically so bad, people are desperate to have a ‘quality’ horror title to gush about

    • Daniel

      I saw The Goonies when I was a child, and I liked it.

      That’s it. I liked it. That’s all. It’s an OK children’s film that’s fun for children. I don’t really get the gushing over it now, except perhaps that people like the cache of remembering it from the first time round- it get nostalgia/geek points.

      • Thiazin Red

        I wonder if part of it is that people who saw it as kids are old enough to have children that age, and see how different things are. The kids riding around on bikes with no supervision, going to and from school by themselves, that would get you a visit from CPS.

        • Magyar Has Had It Up To Here

          It’s more than that for me. I think it was the first time a love story really caught me up in it. And see my comment about Carey Elwes above.

        • Historicat

          The Goonies came out when I was 14 or 15. I remember going to see it and not really wanting to see it again. Was I a couple years too old to see it and be wild about it? No idea.

    • JMP

      I saw It at 12, and thought for the most part it was a pale imitation of the book; although Tim Curry was great, and certainly getting rid of the 12-year-olds having an orgy in the sewer was a big improvement.

  • Suse

    Martha is Keith Carradine’s kid, also, too.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Huh. I thought she was Courtney Love’s sister.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Did Tucker’s mommy stop buying him bowties?

  • borninatrailer

    Just wait until they find out she performed her own abortion via the “Truffle Shuffle” method.

  • Bitter Scribe

    I honestly don’t remember her in “The Goonies,” probably because I was busy drooling over some starlet in that movie whose name I can’t even remember now. But she was great in “Parenthood.” She also did a hell of a star turn on “Law & Order: SVU” as a young woman trying to cope with the pain of having seen her toddler sister murdered.

    Lack of remorse over abortion just drives those nuts right up the fucking wall. Always has.

  • Bureaucrap

    What about “Every Sperm Is Sacred” don’t you understand??? Those million+ sperm that don’t get turned into babbies with every ejaculation? Each one is a mortal sin…

    • BearGHAZI

      THAT’S why it feels so good

  • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

    If only the world had listened to Jon Stewart all those years ago and put Tucker in the trashbin of history.

  • Chyron HR

    Here comes the supernatural abortionist.
    If you want your fetus to snuff it,
    That’s an entirely legal medical procedure.
    He’s such a fine dancer.

  • ManchuCandidate

    Just say it Tucker… You don’t want ladies making decisions or having some sort of control over their lives. This Jeebus sacred ovum is all bullshit.

    I am pretty sure that if you called guns abortionators (they are just post birth abortionators) that none of the mostly male pro lifers would get upset.

  • Jon Sussex

    Is it “preborn” so you don’t have to birth it?

    • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

      Like in the Handmaiden’s Tale.

    • You still have to make sure the internal temperature is at least 165 degrees tho.

  • BadKitty904

    Are we supposed to be scandalized or amused or what? I’m not seeing the point, other than on their wee little heads…

  • jesuswasablack

    “Preborn Child”
    I hadn’t heard that one before, though I don’t hang out in the “pro Life-O-Sphere” much. I know the Catholics say I can’t waste even one sperm, does the pre-born mean pre-cum, now I’m fucking confused?

    https://lonetomato808.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/flipscriptmen.jpg

    • weejee

      Let us weep for all the spilled seed that was fapped or trapped.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Onan you don’t.

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        Are you sure?? Have you ever seen this Ted Cruz guy?

    • Rob
    • Msgr_MΩment

      Funny cartoon. I like your spunk.

  • Suse

    “It’s depressing. Healthy cultures don’t produce people like that — something’s wrong.” They also do not produce Nazis, fascists, white supremacists, RWNJs, fake Christians, ad nauseum.

    • Bitter Scribe

      Nah. They just produce people who are cool with forcing women to bear children against their will.

  • Three Finger Salute

    Yoder? Is that like a Noo Yawk voision of the Jedi Master, but one who’s really a Sith?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6411a69ab08a62d29646434722b153fdfea1e456fad3ad5db51c81f4748b725d.jpg

  • Johnny Appleseed

    Can we claim sperm now as Tax Deductions for future years?

  • Thiazin Red

    Even among liberal people, there can be a harsh reaction when a woman doesn’t act sufficiently sad about getting an abortion. There is the narrative that its always a difficult sad choice, but for some women it isn’t hard at all.

    • johnnysandiego

      Indeed. Also the pro-choice trope that abortions should be rare is ridiculous. If anything we need more, not less

      • gingerwentworth1

        Why more? Why not more birth control? Why not fewer girls and women being pressured to have sex? Those two changes would produce a huge change.

        • johnnysandiego

          My wife and I chose a vasectomy in our early 20s, we just celebrated our 16th anniversary. I’m tired of paying taxes to subsidize any children. Better an abortion than 18 years of tax credits funded by every childless taxpayer. I’m in favor of a tax on children instead of a subsidy.

          • gingerwentworth1

            Well, to pay the taxes so you can have medicare when you’re an old old man.

          • johnnysandiego

            That doesn’t fix the imbalance. No one is subsidizing my lifestyle. But I have to pay for theirs. Breeders will also get medicare so I still end up paying more than them

          • gingerwentworth1

            You’re like that congressman who I heard say “I actually had to go on welfare, and nobody helped ME!”

          • johnnysandiego

            Wrong. I own no home, have no kids, don’t own a business. I have no tax shelters. It is not right that I should subsidize having kids, homeowners and business owners.

          • gingerwentworth1

            Then we’re just alike in those ways. I have children but they’re grown. And I’d like to thank you right now for all you contributed.
            If you went to some place like Yemen or Western Sahara you’d see what you get from your fellow taxpayers here. I’m just suggesting this to you.

          • Tiny kaiju

            We all help pay for your roads and fire departments too. I’d add law enforcement but they’re on my shit list lately. Oh, I forgot parks and to some extent businesses even you might buy things from.

        • johnnysandiego

          Sorry but I pay taxes for others to have kids it’s already ridiculous why make me pay for even more kids

        • johnnysandiego

          Fuck cunt moderator

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Don’t these old mother hens have more important things to worry about?

    • Marion in Savannah

      No.

    • JohnBull

      They lost the war against porn, drinking, pot, hula-hoops, and gay marriage. They COULD focus on literacy, maybe volunteering at a local school to help wayward kids without supportive families, but then they couldn’t bitch at teachers anymore.

      • jesuswasablack

        There was a war on hula-hoops? I missed that one!

        • clubseal

          The hula hoops were allies of the frisbees, which got caught up in the great “left on a roof” debacle of ’79, I think.

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        Illiteracy doesn’t have a human face that you can feel morally superior to, tho. Which for 99% of these people, is what this is all about.

      • NastyBossetti

        I would join a war against hula hoops, though. Mostly because I am embarrassingly bad at using them.

  • Viktor

    After catching re runs of “Raising Hope”, I’ve been on a Martha Plimptonathon. She’s a brilliant actress, so glamorous on the red carpet in the River Phoenix years, so talented through the years. Cucker Tarlson is a sexually frustrated hack. He should stfu and go back to wearing bow ties.

    • SweetDeeKat

      “Raising Hope” is fantastic. My god, I know those people.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      She’s got amazing timing.

      • Viktor

        And the ageless Cloris Leachman. Great work on that show.

  • weejee
    • Suse

      Mentally ill lone woof!

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        If only we had institutions where we could send the mentally ill!

        … Oh wait, we did? And we shut them down to save a few bucks?

        Welp.

    • Bitter Scribe

      Does anyone remember that dumb video that was purportedly about a puppy-love romance, only it ended in a school shooting, and the gag was that the shooter was a sullen-looking kid in the background of every preceding shot and we were supposed to notice his “warning signs”?

      One of the “warning signs” was him getting shoved against a row of lockers by bullies, which I found especially stupid. But really, the whole thing was stupid. It played into that whole “the problem is mental illness, not guns” trope that assholes use to derail the gun-control debate. (And a surprising-not-surprising number of whom vote to defund mental health, not require insurance companies to pay for it, etc.)

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        What infuriates me most about the “mental health” derailment is that it’s designed to go nowhere, because we as a country know what we do about mental illness: nothing. At least, until they do something sufficiently heinous, at which point they’re put in jail.

        We had robust mental health institutions once, but we deinstitutionalized them and threw their patients on the street, creating the modern homeless. To save a few bucks.

        • BosGrl

          We went from one extreme to the other. It’s not working.

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        I thought it was a worthwhile ad, but I do focus my energy (and donations) toward groups that promote enhanced gun safety laws.

    • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

      Like today in Seattle?

  • The Librarian

    I was the same age as Plimpton when I had an abortion and for the exact reasons she mentions. The End.

    • SweetDeeKat

      Same here. And my life thereafter has been great.

    • BosGrl

      Me too, same age, and the egg and sperm met under less than agreeable conditions. No regrets.

  • arglebargle

    The potential for life is not the same thing as life. If it was, then with today’s science, every time you blow your nose you’re committing a holocaust. Stupid sanctimonious pricks can’t even understand how stem cell research would save lives and make others lives better. Fuck right off.

  • jodyleek

    Not to toot my own uterus, but I too have had an abortion. Like Plimpton, I felt no regret but felt absolute relief at the time and since. I never have to see my ex-husband at any weddings, graduations, family celebrations, ever. It wasn’t cheap but it was legal and worth it.

    • Magyar Has Had It Up To Here

      Is it weird that, as a man and a complete stranger, I feel no compulsion to question your choice?

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        Huh. Do they revoke your card if you admit that in public?

        • Magyar Has Had It Up To Here

          I think I’m just supposed to feel internalized shame. Or something.

      • BosGrl

        No because it’s not a man thing in this case :( – it’s a religious/judgmental thing by hypocrites who think babby who is not a babby is sacred but actual real, living people are disposable.

        • Magyar Has Had It Up To Here

          I forgot “/S”

          • BosGrl

            Nah, my fault for missing it, but I get sooooo pissed off about this (not you, my friend – the assholes).

      • puredog

        It is weird. You must not be a Murkin.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I understand that Steve Bannon’s wife can toot her own uterus.

      I’ll show myself out.

      • jodyleek

        If Bannon were my husband, I’d prefer to toot my own uterus, too.

    • Parakeetist

      Free the uterus!

  • bubbuhh

    Martha Plimpton has several thoughtful thinigs to say about abortion. what derps like Yoder and Carlson refuse to “ünderstand” is that it is no one’s duty to carry a pregnancy to term, any more than every egg and spermatozoa has a right to make a fetus.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/03bb15be1a7962301d48f0a52e13d3888e74f6df899feca6ccdc6fd45b64aa00.png

    • Bobathonic
    • Thiazin Red

      I wouldn’t even have a “good” reason if I ever needed one, I just don’t want children.

      • NastyBossetti

        That’s a good reason!

  • shastakoala

    I went to Astoria for The Goonies 25th anniversary celebration. I was a week late and missed it. A true Goonie.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Why don’t the investigate something important, like whether the kid from Hawaii can understand Alabamese.

    • PubOption

      I know an Alabama supporter. I’ll have to ask him about the issue.

  • Suse
  • fawkedifiknow

    Every time a No- Choicer like preppie poster boy Carlson opens his mouth about reproductive rights, it’s further evidence why those assholes should not have the right to decide for others.

    • Zombishroom

      They should never get laid.

      • Magyar Has Had It Up To Here

        Maybe if they did they’d change their tunes

  • clubseal

    I didn’t see The Goonies until I was about 29 or 30, so the magic was lost on me. I did see it in the city where it was filmed, so my girlfriend at the time was excited to visit some of the scenes from the movie.
    I’ve never seen “Hook” either, which elicits gasps from other people my age as well. So it goes.

    • Suse

      I’ve never seen The Princess Bride!

      • PixieThis

        I can accept not seeing The Goonies or Hook, but you need to stop what you’re doing (go home sick, if necessary) and watch The Princess Bride.

      • clubseal

        Well you have me beat there. I think it’s worth your time even as A Adult.

      • Thiazin Red

        I would say Princess Bride holds up. There are definitely some movies that still work if you see them the first time when you’re older, some not so much.

        I didn’t see most of the John Hughes movies until I was in college and they mostly horrified me. Same with Dirty Dancing, that dude was like 40 getting with a 16 year old.

        • Suse

          I’m an “old movies” freak. Don’t like much after the ’70s, but there are exceptions. I have a film noir FB page.

          • clubseal

            Seventh Seal or GTFO

          • Suse

            Bergman is God!

          • Thiazin Red

            Fanny and Alexander is my favorite of his.

          • Suse

            Me, too. Just brilliant.

          • Thiazin Red

            There are still a few that I haven’t seen, like Winter Light.

          • Regret

            Yay! another old movies freak!
            I will share a few I’ve seen and would recommend.
            – M (1931) It sets a dark mood very well.
            – Freaks (1932) has an extremely creepy/awesome ending.
            – A funny thing happened on the way to teh forum (1966) cheap humour, but worth it as an insight in the period.

          • SpideySenser

            “The Third Man”, “Gaslight”, “Casablanca”, “The 39 Steps” (orig or Hitchcock), “Ace in the Hole”, “A Face in the Crowd”…My list of must sees is endless.

        • Red Bird

          Best 80’s cheesy movie. buckaroo banzai

        • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

          It can be… hit or miss, especially for us youngz. I didn’t laugh a single time when I watched the Miracle Max scene.

          • Magyar Has Had It Up To Here

            He was creepy, but I love Carol Kane so many

        • Bitter Scribe

          I knew I was middle-aged when I began to think of the kids in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” as a bunch of brats who should be shipped off to military school.

      • Red Bird

        Freak

      • Teecha

        I did watch the princess bride a few weeks ago. It was ok. I now get the references that I see all over the place. But it was very dated.
        It made me laugh a couple of times. But it’s like Star Wars. Can’t really see why people imbue this children’s film with so much importance.

        • puredog

          Ya hadda uh bin thar.

      • JMP

        Inconceivable! It’s one of the greatest movies ever made.

      • Sakonyachen

        One upping time! I didn’t like The Godfather!

  • mailman27

    Not for nothin, but “Yoder” is a really common Amish/Mennonite name. They often espouse censorious views about sex and modern life in general. I could google her, too lazy.

  • aureolaborealis

    “Children aren’t for everyone. They’re like abortions.”
    — Morgan Murphy

    • aureolaborealis

      Got it wrong … it’s: “Abortions aren’t for everyone. They’re like children that way.”

  • shastakoala

    Dok, you’re the ultimate Goonie.

  • aureolaborealis
  • AnnieGetYerFun

    I also have never seen The Goonies, but I loved Plimpton on Raising Hope.

    • Sakonyachen

      It’s worth a watch. Convoluted and damn near impossible story, but it’s done well.

  • Internet Hitler

    Saw a nhilarious post on twitter last night that shows Cucker Cartson’s dumb face apparently interviewing people eating mayonaise with a spoon. Can somebody find this and repost here? It’s special.

  • Sister Suffragette

    Way to go, Martha. I have to admit I was never a big fan, but in recent years she had a hilarious recurring role on The Good Wife that gave me a whole new appreciation for her.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Oh, she was good on that, too! God, some of the extras on that show were amazing.

    • Thiazin Red

      There were some good recurring villains. Her and MJ Fox’s characters were great.

  • Kym In A Can

    It was such a joy to find she’s as cool an adult as I imagined she was as a teen. I stanned her character in Goonies and couldn’t inhale all things River Phoenix fast enough. They were a huge deal to young me, and were a big reason I became vegetarian (am an occasionally lax pescatarian these days, I admit). There aren’t enough clapping gifs in the world for me to express my feelings about her.

    • Bitter Scribe

      It’s such a shame what happened to River. Apparently his parents were feckless hippie-dippie types who had lots of kids and couldn’t care for them, so the kids developed their performance skills by busking for something to eat. No wonder Joaquin went off the rails.

      • Kym In A Can

        Yeah, when I got older I read more about their lives and felt very naive thinking he had it all together. Everyone’s got their baggage; I wish he’d lived long enough to work through some of that. I often wonder if time would’ve warped him into his brother or Depp, or if River’s presence would have been more Keanu-esque and helped ground his less stable friends. Lots of “what if”s today, with Tupac and all.

  • jesuswasablack
    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      The dudebro outrage version of the sorority head-tilt.

      • Suse

        Hubz and I call the head-tilt thing “puzzled dog head.”

        • Magyar Has Had It Up To Here

          Me too!

    • gene108

      Blair Imani, in the first pick, is cute.

    • Daniel

      To me that expression always makes me think he’s less “angry confused” than “just dimwitted confused”. This is not the expression of a man horrified by modern society’s disdain for [insert token of status quo here] but of a man genuinely wondering where the sun goes at night.

      • Zombishroom

        I don’t think he’s very SMRT.

        • Daniel

          But he has bow ties!

      • Teecha

        Yeh. He just looks thick as pigshit.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      The nerve in the forehead that causes that. They can just snip that thing.

      • puredog

        Or, Buttox (TM).

  • gene108

    Didn’t Jesus spend half the Bible stating abortions were bad? And other other half talking about tax cuts for the rich, as the only true path to salvation?

    • jesuswasablack

      Yes that happened, I’m sure of it?

    • NastyBossetti

      How did he find time to talk about how icky gay people are?

      • bubbuhh

        He left that to his Press Secretary Paul

        • Msgr_MΩment

          What a walrus.

      • gene108

        Oh yeah, the gays are icky part must be like another half of the Bible, after the first two halves.

        You also can’t leave out the importance of deregulation.

      • jesuswasablack

        Outsourced it to China!

      • Msgr_MΩment

        That was the remaining 50%, after all those other 50%’s.

  • Edith Prickly

    I’ve never seen The Goonies either Dok. And I’m glad you’re feeling better.

    • Jack Had A Permit

      Great movie. Cyndi Lauper does the theme song.

      • Edith Prickly

        Son of Prickly would probably enjoy it. We’ll pencil it in for our next movie night.

        • Jack Had A Permit

          It’s actually a decent, family friendly movie, imho.

    • puredog

      He had a perfect opportunity to watch The Goonies during his convalescence, and shunned it. Hmph.

  • proudgrampa

    First, Yay to Ms. Plimpton. Brave woman to speak out – more people need to hear what she has to say.

    Second. Fuck you, Carlson. You dumb fuck.

    Lastly. People like Yoder can fry in hell, if there was one.

    • clubseal

      I think you can only boil in Hell, which makes all the hot dogs gross.

      • proudgrampa

        Swimming in hot dog water for eternity – now THAT would be hell.

        • H0mer0

          I would say “that would be Corpus Christi” but that may be too soon (the gulf was as warm as bath water to my recollection which seems wrong.)

          • proudgrampa

            The Florida Strait was 91 (NINETY-ONE) DEGREES when Irma left Cuba.

            That is WRONG.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Yr Wonkette is supported by reader donations. Please click the “Donate” linky. Cash only; no Abortionplex coupons.

    Not even my Back-to-school Three-for-one coupon?

    • puredog

      Was that the “Sorority Rush” special? Damn, missed it.

  • Martha Plimpton, unlike Fucker Carlson, is a humble human being. I once saw her at a movie in Manhattan getting popcorn with her date. She made eye contact with me and said “hi,” very sweetly.
    Fucker Carlson would have sent his mother to the snack counter to get raisenettes while he and his over-sized opinion of himself sat and watched the previews.

  • UnsaltedSinner
  • Mr. Blobfish

    Snoozebuster

  • CrashGordon1

    I use to like Martha Plimpton. Now I like her a lot!

    Dok Zoom, go watch The Goonies. It’s a classic!

  • Blanche Beecham

    If a woman isn’t ashamed of her missing penis, accepting of the role others believe she should embrace AND be silent to inequalities – well she must be punished with shame, shunning and loud judgemental voices. Must be frustrating for those that try to punish her when she just doesn’t pick up the bait.

  • aureolaborealis
  • natoslug

    Katie Yoder and Tucker Carlson are proof that there are far too few, not too many, abortions in this country.

    • puredog

      I like this game. Identify the abortions that should have happened.

      • Raan

        Fred Trump.

        • Parakeetist

          Donald.

          • epazote

            Donald Jr, Eric, Ivanka, Bannon, Miller, Sessions, Pruitt, Mulvaney, Mnunchin, kellyanne Conway, Pence, Wilbur Ross, Betsy deVos, Eric Prince, Dick Cheney, Rumsfield, Robert Kagan and wife Victoria Nuland
            (shrug)

      • Ted Bundy. His mother was a single woman impregnated by a man she didn’t know was already married. If abortion had been legal then, she may still have chosen not to have one, but think how much better off his victims and their families would have been if she had.

        I wouldn’t be surprised if Roe v Wade spared us many serial killers.

        • Raan

          Then Timothy McVeigh and, if we’re allowing people not born in the US, Osama bin Laden.

        • sassandahalf

          In Freakonomics, they talk about a general drop in crime 16-18 years after abortion was made legal.

      • psychobroad

        Ted Cruz. Paul Ryan. Donald Trump. Adolph Hitler. Shall I go on?

  • Jack Had A Permit

    Twenty years ago, I got my wife, then live-in girlfriend, pregnant. We were always super careful, but due to a gross medical error in which I was told I was completely sterile, it happened. We discussed it and
    decided it would be for the best to abort. We didn’t want our lives ruined by being saddled with a kid, especially given our economic circumstances and my mental health issues. We got the money together, set up the appointment at the New Women, All Woman’s Health Care in Birmingham (astute readers will know this was the clinic Eric Robert Rudolph would bomb years later), and had it done.

    It was NO BIG DEAL. This was not her first BECAUSE it is no big deal. She’d do it again if she had to go back and I’d back that 100% There is no shame in having had an abortion or ten. This stupidity needs to stop. Good people can have abortions much like shitty, garbage people can have children. That’s just my two cents worth.

    • More than 2c. That’s priceless.

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  • Carpe Vagenda

    This actually came up in Susan Sarandon’s comments, which have been taken over by censorious concern-trolling Christian ladies, something which I sincerely hope is a tribulation to her (although probably not, because she signed off on her set-to with Plimpton with “I’ll pray for you”).

    • Shanzgood

      Wait, Sarandon is an anti-choicer?!

      • Carpe Vagenda

        She seems to be now. Which is funny, because Sr. Helen has been writing lately about what a test of grace it is for her to forgive people who did what Sarandon did.

        • Shanzgood

          Jeez. I don’t care if she’s (like Tim Kaine) personally against abortion but still supports retaining legal access. But if she’s advocating for more legal restrictions, she can bite my ass and burn her feminist card right the hell now. .

          • Carpe Vagenda

            I think she’s just mostly reaching out to Republicans because people who think Trump was a good choice are her only friends at this point.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Oh, I don’t think she GAF. Her daughters have a domicile in NYS and the can afford Europe. Everyone else just shouldn’t have pissed her off by acting as if they had rights.

  • SterWonk

    We are among the 28 or so people who never saw The Goonies.

    Yr. SterWonk, also too.

    • JustDon’tSayDignity

      JustDontSay also too, as well.

      • SDGeoff3

        Leave that for the local weather readers. They say “as well” so much that we turned it into a drinking game.

        • JustDon’tSayDignity

          Oof. That sounds like liver damage waiting to happen.

    • Cliff Hendroval

      Nor I.

      • SterWonk

        I’m not an electrical engineer (or even an electrician), but I’ve worked with enough of them to love your profile pic.

    • SeeTrain65

      I guess I’m also among the 28. But I avoided anything with the Coreys in it.

      • SterWonk

        The Lost Boys LIBEL!!!

        (In all seriousness, I think that’s the only movie I’ve seen with either of the Coreys.)

        • SeeTrain65

          Didn’t see that one either. Thought it over-hyped back in the day.

          I was not a jolly man in my 20s.

  • JMP

    She’s hilarious; I loved Raisin Hopem, which was also one of the few sitcoms to honestly deal with class issues; and that’s just awesome.

  • Nasty Candy Apple

    Did you see Mosquito Coast, Dok? She’s in that, too. I thought it was a great film.

    • SisterArtemis

      I liked that one too, disturbing as it was. I forgot she was in it, thanks.

  • Interesting fact, Keith Carradine is her dad. I did not know that.

    • Nasty Candy Apple

      I didn’t know that, either! He was so great in Dexter!

  • (((fka_donnie_d)))

    Only healthy culture Tucker’s ever seen was in a yogurt container.

  • I think Keanu best explains the real problem.
    https://youtu.be/QFaUX9ZbyRM

  • Spurning Beer

    These people consider a “pre-born child” to be sort of like a pre-publication manuscript.

    • Raan

      Very few make it so your dream is going nowhere?

  • Originally read his name as Dr. Willie Pecker; was very sad when I realized my mistake.

  • Parakeetist

    Let’s all sing this song:

    Tucker Carlson, fuck you
    Fuuuuuck yooooou
    Go fuck yourself
    Fuck you.

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    “Martha! You… Goonie!!”

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    Look, pro-gun-culture believes that all the post-born children (some of them full-grown, even) that die in accidents around the house involving a firearm are just acceptable levels of collateral damage of having Second Amendment freedoms.

    I’m perfectly willing to accept aborted fetusbabbsies as the acceptable levels of collateral damage of having women who are able to make important decisions about their own futures and physical bodies.

    Sorry, god-scouts, you’ll have to earn your Super Holiness Lifesaver Badges by saving some other lives!

    Maybe even by doing something more real than squalking at your wingnut legislators to write laws that interfere with some people’s bodily autonomy?

    You know, that hardly counts as “saving a life” anyway. That’s more like being a nuisance. That is probably doing about as much “good” as convincing your local government to post lakeside signs about not diving off the piers. LOOK I JUST SAVED THOUSANDS OF LIVES!!!!!1 MEEE!!!11

    Hope it’s not too much of an inconvenience for you to actually have to do something to make someone’s life better, instead of worse!

  • Wookie Monster

    “It’s depressing. Healthy cultures don’t produce people like that — something’s wrong.”

    Was Tucker Swanson looking in a mirror when he said that?

  • OrdinaryJoe

    When the christo- fascist nut jobs come up with a plan to protect the lives and health of each and every child BORN on this planet, maybe then they have a voice on the question of who ultimately decides about terminating a pregnancy. Not one second sooner.

    • Shanzgood

      Nope. Not even then.

      • bobbert

        This

    • Invidosa

      There is no universe or set of circumstances that allows anyone, for any reason to have an iota of a smidge of a voice except for she who has to make the choice

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    So in the minds of the xtian right, thoughts and prayers are all the victims of gun violence and their families deserve. But when it comes to abortion (In the xtian mind-victims of liberal violence) WE GOTTA MAKE IT ILLEGAL!

    • SDGeoff3

      I’ve never noticed the thoughts and prayers baloney from them. All I hear is about false flags.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Todddddddddddd !

    • handyhippie65

      what?

  • CountryClubJihadi

    Next time a stranger asks me how many children I have, I am going to say “2 abortions”.

    • Shanzgood

      My go-to respect is usually: “Two…that I know of.”

      • Shanzgood

        Auto co-wreck

  • Ellie

    Tucker Carlson belongs to the group of men (and gender traitor women) who believe that women are sperm receptacles and incubators, and that all women should aim to be:
    Virgin Mother
    Virgin Martyr
    Mother Dying Nobly in Childbirth

    • Meccalopolis

      Or slutty mcsluttington when reading “news” on fox

  • Portia McGonagal

    I’m sure Yodel-lay-he-hoo is now afraid to even come to Seattle thinking we pick pregnant women up at Sea-Tac and drive them straight to the clinic for forcible abortions. Don’t be silly. We send an Uber.

    Love you Martha.

  • Jenny

    Post abortion regret syndrome is totally real. It’s from being told for decades that abortion is murder and you will regret it. Also you will have to answer to god who will bring your murder fetus to you to ask why mommy, why are you so terrible to send me to heaven before I had the chance to experience the bullshit called humanity on Earth?!?! YOU ARE SO SELFISH!! You’re going to hell!!!!1!!

    If you don’t regret murdering your baby, you are a horrible person and deserved to be stuck with a baby you will regret having for life. Or go to hell!

    That’s how that works.

    • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

      Or you could do what Tucker Carlson’s mother did, look around one day, take a long hard look at your little boy Tucker and your other little boy Buckley, pack your bags, leave for France and never come back. Tucker was six.

      It’s the kind of solution that’s not available to low and middle income women, of course: but in Tucker’s case, from his mother’s perspective at least, the procedure was a total success. She never had to lay eyes on the little devil again.

      • Dg Hacket

        That explains a lot about him

      • NellCote71

        Tucker AND Buckley. That explains a lot.

      • jsmukg

        Post-birth abortion! Works for me!

    • cats530

      I felt nothing but relief.

    • gingerwentworth1

      That isn’t how it works. These are collections of cells. No nervous system, and it is not a baby.
      Do you think everyone but you is a moron who’s never thought about what this means, and everyone but you is just so shallow?

      • Jenny

        I know damn well it isn’t a baby or a fetus or whatever the religious like to call it.

        I’m underlining the emotional guilt and trauma many in the religious community place on their brethren and other members of the community about abortion. I know first hand how a female is emotionally manipulated about their body from the religious right. So I’m highlighting it a sarcastic idiotic way.

        Cool your tits. Most of the posters here are actually well versed and well informed. If anyone looks like a moron here, it’s you.

        • gingerwentworth1

          Yes I know. Excuse me.

  • Lyly Sirivong

    The greatest thing about the Goonies was that it showed teenage boys as a lot of them really are : rude, annoying and obsessed with sex.

    • David Roosa

      I must still be a teenaged boy

  • Thorn Spike

    Healthy cultures don’t produce people like Tucker Carlson.

    • TundraGrifter

      Mold can grow in almost any damp spot.

      • Daniel

        I worry that Tucker Carlson might ever have made any spot damp.

    • shastakoala

      Leave the white bread out long enough.

      • Thorn Spike

        Penicillin serves a purpose.

  • TundraGrifter

    “Newsbusters” is a safe place for otherwise unemployable “writers” like Confederate General Reenactor Lookalike L. Bent Bozo the Turd. I am banned from the site because I had the nerve to post comments outside their very narrow band of approved positions.

  • handyhippie65

    you never saw the goonies!!11!!! round up yer girlfriend, and netflix and chill, with all due haste! you will not regret it. don’t forget to do the truffle shuffle, and bring a baby ruth for sloth.

    • NotALiar

      Omg no Netflix and Chill or they won’t watch the movie! However, they should definitely chill and watch Goonies on Netflix!

      • handyhippie65

        wait, they’re not the same? having been a widower alone since ’09, i’m a little out of the loop on some things.

        • Sorry for your loss, but regretfully, the phrase “Netflix and chill” generally carries the implication of sex on the sofa without the expense of a date in advance.

          The kids these days, they ruin everything.

          • handyhippie65

            without a good meal first, where do they get the energy? so basically, it’s like going to the drive in and playing in the back seat, without the fear of the kids in the next car critiquing your performance. damn i miss drive ins.

          • Tania

            Allegedly I was conceived at the drive in.

        • NotALiar

          Netflix and chill means banging. Chilling and watching Netflix is exactly what it sounds like! And I’m sorry you lost your partner.

          • handyhippie65

            ok, now i feel old. is this where i wear my pants to my nipples, and start yelling to get off my lawn? and thanx for the kind thoughts.

          • NotALiar

            Yep. It’s absolutely time for that. I’m 33 and have been doing it for 4 years now.

          • handyhippie65

            dayum! i’m 52, and i haven’t even thought about it yet. plus, i’m gonna do the texas thing with my pants, not florida. a belly button’s gotta breathe too.

          • NotALiar

            Please explain this Texas thing!

          • handyhippie65

            texas, your waist is below the belly button like blue jeans, and florida it’s above it. think hip huggers vs. high waist pants.

  • cats530

    “What do you get when you put an actress who jokes about abortion in the
    same room as an abortionist who says he’s never killed a baby? Cheers,
    laughter and attacks on pro-life Christians.”

    Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ on a piece of toast, these obsessive anti-choice assholes always think EVERYTHING is about THEM. They can’t stand the idea that they aren’t in control of other people.

    • gingerwentworth1

      Most women I know– if they got in a bind– rather than go to Planned Parenthood– would LOVE to ask the advice of one of those plump-armed congressmen in a short-sleeved shirt and a reddish face who says, “You know you did wrong. Would you like to discuss it with my Pastor? Or my mother? She’s a deaconess in our church.” They think they can write the laws, like, “if a woman can prove she’s getting the birth control for medical reasons and not in order to have sex, then the companies might pay for it.” Meaning they won’t pay if it’s for the women to have sex. And then they stand up and describe this and you know they’re probably the same guys who are just horny guys, they have short sleeves under those suits, and all their money comes from crooked farm subsidies. Am I right?

      • cats530

        Yes! And I quite enjoyed your vivid and spot-on descriptions of the obsessive forced-birthers/anti-sexers too.

        • gingerwentworth1

          Thanks. I realize I may be the only one who has that certain feeling about short-sleeved shirts. And it might not be admissible in court. But I did think I could dare share it with wonketeers– was that so wrong?

  • Jeff Mc Donald

    I was ashamed once. I can’t remember what it was about, but I remember the feeling. I’ll talk to her.

  • cats530

    “We like the part where Carlson does his “What is America Coming To?”

    IDK what America is coming to but if you don’t like it maybe your pearl-clutching ass should pack your bags and move to Somalia or Iraq, as you and your ilk would be much happier in a theocracy.

    • Geesquared

      It’s coming to an era where Carson’s white supremacist propaganda doesn’t stand out at all as unusual or beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse.

    • Dinz6315

      Definitely Somalia because taxes.
      All these people should live in countries with very low taxes. And the result. Like no infrastructure, fire, police, judiciary…

  • Swampgas_Man

    I’ve rarely been ashamed, but I’m often embarrassed by the media in my country.

  • Nephilim

    If they’re gonna go wingnut, I respect they’re going old-school wingnut.

    • NotALiar

      Ah yes I remember the Simple Time we used to live in before the Collapse.
      Now in the Dark Times I miss flying into a rage over right-wing lies about reproductive health.

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    We know at least part of the answer to “What is America coming to?” every time PornHub releases statistics.

  • Geesquared

    So libtard wonkette writes about this but totally glosses over the “attacks on pro-life Christians…? ” Real journalists would explain who attacked them, (Plimpton, Parker, the audience?) the weapons used, and the number and types of casualties.

    • Attacks?
      You mean the bit what said they are attempting to take away your rights by pretending to be pro-baby while at the same time denying basic human necessities for babies being born?
      Or pointing out the hypocrisy of “pro-life” for the unborn, but being pro death penalty, pro war, anti-birth control, anti-maternal health and anti-poverty aid?
      Did they…blow up a pro-life center?
      Shoot any pro-life doctors?
      Put any bulls-eyes over the faces of pro-life advocates?
      Call for the active slaughter of those seeking or providing abortions?
      Pass bull shit legislation to lie to women about giving birth and how the decision can be reversed later?
      No? Just said some words about people who call them “Baby killers!” and call for their “destruction”?
      Friggin fierce to say all those /words/ they did, for sure.

    • cats530

      Oh those poor persecuted Christians and all their tax breaks!

    • gingerwentworth1

      Do you think the attack happened?

      • Geesquared

        Once Fox picked up the story, it became mass casualty event for feelings.

  • Zyxomma

    I’ve never seen anything in which she acts, apart from I Shot Andy Warhol and maybe Fringe. I don’t know her acting, but I approve of her stance.

    • kindasorta

      Raising Hope is worth a watch.

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        A worthy effort by all concerned, including the baby, for at least the first few seasons.

    • Wee Mousie

      I have seen “Goonies,” and in it, Martha Plimpton played the least juvenile, most down-to-earth and sensible of the kids in the gang. I’m glad to learn that she has stayed in character.

    • Canned Covfefe

      Wait! She was in Fringe?

  • Roadstergal

    “There is no “post-abortion syndrome.” That is a fake, made up thing that does not exist, like the caveman riding the dinosaur at the Creation Museum, or autism being caused by vaccinations.”

    I have observed her jib, and I find its cut highly pleasing.

  • I would like to point out that Martha happens to be the name which Sebastian calls out and thus saves all of Fantasia from the power of the nothing.
    Probably no connection what-so-ever.

  • catnmus

    Thanks for highlighting this. I’m now following @MarthaPlimpton. After surprise to find I wasn’t already following her.

  • Invidosa

    I had no idea who she was until I read this . . .and now I might be in love with Martha

    • cats530

      I didn’t either and then I said, “Oh, yeah, HER! I know her face. She’s really great! I’ve always loved her characters and yet she’s gone relatively unrecognized. I like her a LOT!”

  • Paperless Tiger

    Those pro-lifers are the original concern trolls.

    • cats530

      I’m concerned about your uterus and what I can do to control it’s contents. /s

  • Wee Mousie

    At 48, Fu ….Tucker Carlson is almost half as old as the age he was born at. At twenty-something he already had hardening of the attitudes and was more mentally desiccated that most of the forty-year-old frozen chicken that went into the Swanson TV Dinners that ensured he wouldn’t have to live upon any salary he’d be paid, much less any salary he’d be worth.

  • Weird Fishes

    She’s awesome and refreshing but I’m still not going to watch Goonies .

    • cats530

      Aw, I loved Goonies – the evil Fratelli mama was my fave (as arch villain that is).

  • Red Bird

    Has anyone mentioned that she looks like a Plimpton?

    • cats530

      If that means a strong woman and talented actress who plays her roles to the best of her ability, I heartily agree!

    • mfp, all 6s&7s&9s

      mmm…maybe…but she definitely looks like a martha

  • Dinz6315

    Martha Plimpton was in an episode of L & O: Criminal Intent that blows me away every time. The scene between her and D’Onofrío at the end is a master class.

    • Canned Covfefe

      She was also in Raising Hope which was oddly entertaining the first season or two. Cloris Leachman was also too.
      Go ahead and judge me.

      • JesusWasAHippie

        She’s also John Carradine’s granddaughter. Keith’s oldest, I believe.

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      I enjoyed her on The Good Wife.

  • mardam422

    And she said she would do it again!!!!??!!1

  • cats530

    I have a wee bit of advice for Yoder. Pay attention now, lady: Mind your OWN uterus. You aren’t in charge of anyone else’s, nor will you ever be.

  • AngryNotSoOldHippy .

    If any of these fucking Christian and Islamic cult fucking Republicans can find someone who has “killed a baby,” why don’t these fucking cult assholes ever report the murder to the police?

  • janecita

    Pre-born baby, has to be the worst made up “medical” term ever. From now on, I will call myself a pre-dead woman.

    • Smibo

      I like it! Similarly, from now on I will refer to beer as “pre-urine”. Guess what I’m gonna call “groceries”?

      • janecita

        Pre-fat?😉

        Just kidding

        • Smibo

          Prescient.

      • A Strange Banana

        Preces!

      • Grumpy Twat

        I have drunk a considerable amount of beer which does not deserve that prefix.

  • SadDemInTex

    She is AWESOME!

  • Major_Major_Major

    First, glad you are feeling better, Dok. Second, how the fuck have you never seen Goonies? And third, do celebrity fetuses cost more at the abortionplex, or do they get a discount for the free advert?

  • MAZS

    It’s really time for Jon Stewart to take Tucker Carlson to the tool-shed once again—-with or without Paul Begala.

  • Mr. Lambert

    I’m legendary at Newsbusters. Been banned so many times…

  • psychobroad

    Parenthood is one of my favorite movies. Plimpton currently has a sitcom, the real O’Neils. I’m ambivalent overall, but she’s good in it.

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      Parenthood with Martha and Keanu as a couple. Yeah!

      • Fitzgerald Chesterfield

        “You need a license to catch a fish, but they’ll let any butt-reaming asshole be a father”
        Very good movie

  • HazooToo

    Ok guys, seriously, Goonies was a good movie for kids at that age where they don’t want to admit they still watch Disney films, but they don’t want to watch goddamn Goodfellas again, DAD! Adults might not like it, but kids do. And also it stars Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ real Dad. You’ll recognize him when you see him.

  • empf

    You didn’t see “Raising Hope” or “The Real O’Neals” where she plays a hillbilly mom and a devout Catholic mom, respectively? Where’s your culture?

    • 102415

      Great funny show. Watch it.

    • Sarah E. Grove

      Wasn’t she in “The Mosquito Coast” with River Phoenix and Harrison Ford?

  • JCfromNC

    Well, don’t feel too lonely, Dok, as I think The Goonies is one of those movies that I’ve never actually watched, just seen a lot of pieces of. And I’m pretty sure those pieces have all only been at the end of the flick, because I remember nothing about the start.

  • gingerwentworth1

    I happened to see T. Carlson the other night shaking his head in synchronized shaking with his guest, in deep shock at Stephen Colbert who had performed a Nazi salute as commentary on some words of Trump or some other nazi-thinking person– can’t remember who. And it was evident from what Colbert was saying, which they played! Yet the two of them sat there boiling with indignation. It was fake indignation. I mean, I guess it was. How could they be that way? And then not be upset at what Trump and those guys actually say that’s like Nazi-esque? Like “we’ll have a TOTAL MUSLIM BAN!”

  • Mike Rhodes

    Why is it that most of the people who are against abortion are people you wouldn’t want to fuck in the first place? – George Carlin

  • 102415

    Many many years ago I worked on a very tiny short movie with her as the star. She was a truly lovely kind person. I am proud to have met her.

  • Jeff Ryan

    Martha Plimpton starred in an uncommonly excellent episode of Law & Order: SVU, which also featured one of Ice-T’s best performances. Seriously.

    Been a fan ever since. Glad to see she’s such an outstanding person, too.

    • janey

      I remember that episode. One of the few I retained in my brain. Excellent acting.

  • Moar Wordz

    I think she’s lucky that she didn’t have guilt feelings around it. I know some one who did have ” Post – Abortion Syndrome. ” She was racked by guilt.
    So I wouldn’t say it’s a made – up thing, a fake syndrome.
    I catered a luncheon at PP in Boston and a protester put an image of an aborted fetus
    against the rear wheel of my van. I told him to move it in no uncertain terms. Pissed me off.
    Now they’ve drawn circles in front of the clinic where the protesters are legally allowed to stand.
    Bringing a child in the 🌎 that you can’t take care of is a mistake. In cases of rape, incest, and medical necessity it’s obvious that women should have the right to choose. And any other fucking time.

  • Paul Dietzel

    Yep, the SVU episode that several have mentioned was good. Surprised that no one said anything about movie “Beautiful Girls” w/ Tim Hutton, Natalie Portman, Uma, Rosie O., Matt Dillón.

  • doingthis1moretime

    I know 3 women who publicly admit to having an abortion and none of them regret it. I know 2 more who have only told select few, 1 has no regrets the other does sometimes but not most of the time.

  • Magic Juan

    And the thing is Tucker wouldn’t give a rats ass about that kid if it had been born.

  • Paul Dietzel

    A few people have said here about Martha’s dad being Keith Carradine and I just happened to watch Alice’s Restaurant on TCM last night. In scanning IMDB while watching (as is my wont) discovered that the character of “Reenie” (the young groupie who offers herself up to Arlo early in the flick) was played by Shelley Plimpton, Martha’s Mom.

  • Ducksworthy

    Speaking of a right to privacy…. I currently have diarrhea. I hope Tucks doesn’t find out and decide to cover it on national TeeVee.

  • Pisto75666

    “It’s depressing. Healthy cultures don’t produce people like that”

    Nah, we just give them the Presidency.

    Not that it matters, I’ve never seen The Goonies either.

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