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Let’s see, Generation Rescue has Jenny McCarthy, Britney Spears, and now…

professional wrestling!

You know, it seems eerily appropriate. Generation Rescue always struck me as being akin to pro wrestling anyway, especially its founder J. B. Handley. His antics in the service of the scientifically discredited notion that mercury in vaccines cause autism (or, these days, that it’s vaccines that cause autism) always struck me as being largely for show more than anything else, and certainly his trademark bluster is very much like that of a pro wrestler taunting his opponents.

Generation Rescue apparently gets the celebrities it deserves.

I also have to wonder if this fundraiser is part of GR’s planned fall offensive.

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