So the House today debated an amendment (Update: The amendment passed) to Nancy Pelosi's abominable 2,000-page health care bill that would bar federal funding of elective abortions. Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak offered the amendment as a compromise to protect Blue Dog Democrats from the wrath of their constituents after they vote for this legislative nightmare.
Here is an interesting response on Twitter from a certain Duncan Black:
Stupak (n) - The sepsis commonly experienced after unsafe back alley abortions
A new word! How charming.
(Earlier, Black tweeted that Stupak is "ripe for santoruming, dan savage style." What does that mean, you ask? Click here for an explanation and here for a definition, but be advised that neither is the least bit polite. Oh, no, not polite at all.)
All of this just goes to show -- yet again! -- that Atrios was right.