Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Right Wing Jerk Award

“You know, the moral rationalization is if you make a mistake there’s no consequences. I’ve seen the consequences. Condoms and teenagers work about 50% of the time, if you count all the studies up,”
–Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK
During today’s Senate debate on S. 403

From the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Info Book, Chp4

Perfect use effectiveness. Among people who use condoms consistently and correctly, pregnancy rates are fairly low—about 3 pregnancies per 100 women in the first year of use. By comparison, sterilization, Norplant® implants, the TCu-380A IUD, long-acting injectables, and, when used correctly, oral contraceptives have the lowest observed rates of about one pregnancy or less per 100 women in the first year of use (538).

Typical use effectiveness. Typical use effectiveness varies greatly in various studies and among groups within studies. For example, DHS data suggest pregnancy rates per 100 first-year condom users of over 16 in Egypt, almost 6 in Indonesia, and over 8 in Thailand (20). The estimated typical pregnancy rate among condom users in the US is about 14 per 100 women. This rate is higher than for most other methods (367, 537, 538).

Whether it is 97% or 86% it is sure a hell of alot higher than 50%. Yep one half of the Batshit Crazy Twins from OK-LA-HOMA!! ... sorry... strike again. It might be time for the other bright light James Inhofe who is famous for bringing his props, I mean family, into the gay marriage debate to strike another blow for abject stupidity.

From 6/6/06:Video available at Think Progress
INHOFE: As you see here, and I think this is maybe the most important prop we’ll have during the entire debate, my wife and I have been married 47 years. We have 20 kids and grandkids. I’m really proud to say that in the recorded history of our family, we’ve never had a divorce or any kind of homosexual relationship.
A commenting reader at Think Progress sums it up best:

LOL, oh man, you can’t make this shit up! ROTFLMAO
Comment by ElectricBassPlayer — June 6, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

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