Tuesday Highlights

Yo!

  1. So, monkey-boy thinks he’s safe in the trees eh? Crocodile says … not so fast!
  2. If you have the big bucks, you can(!) get the girl, err, the photo.
  3. Somebody else isn’t a fan of the FDA monopolizing choice with respect to risk.
  4. Horrible, if true, … but it is interesting to note the dichotomy between studying and practicing ethics.
  5. Sanity scarcity.
  6. Words fail me, I mean I think he’s spot on but … geesh. I mean I know the standard trope is that lib/progressives think conservatives are evil and conservatives typically on the other hand think their counterparts are merely naive or misguided. Perhaps the evil thing is a better fit, but that presumes intention.
  7. On a lighter note, speaking of evil.
  8. Continuing (the lighter note thing) … oh no! Don’t do that! If you’re going to use American Football teams just do some variation of the current Superbowl champs with a local twist, how about “SteppeHawks” for this year. And change the name every year, that’d be fun.
  9. On a not-lighter note, uhm, that description of the “romantic aunt” sounds a lot like like incest-ridden pedophilia (two words you just never ever ever want to see together, incest and pedophile). Just replace “aunt” with “uncle” … yech.
  10. Well, that combination will torque the tail of the atheist.
  11. Obamacare, screwing the middle class by design. Just google “Doc Shock” if you don’t believe it.
  12. Unneeded legislation … I mean, what airline in their right mind would voluntarily allow that? Why, oh why, would Washington think it needs to pass laws against things nobody is doing or would do?
  13. Who was the knucklehead who thought Cuban health-care was better than that of the US?
  14. Kinda like this guy who forgot Caesar was a Tribune.
  15. Global warming models and their results. Climate scientists can now slink to the back of the room and shut up for a while. Please?
  16. All right thinking people abhor female genital mutilation right? But they also (apparently) praise voluntary sex change (genital mutilation as well) and other voluntary body modification. Coherence? Not!

 

8 Responses to Tuesday Highlights

  1. Re #16

    Your coherence gripe comes from ignoring context. Female circumcision is almost always performed on children, not adult women so the inability of it’s victim to make a meaningful, informed choice that will impact her the rest of her life is absent.

    On top of that sex change operations are thought to correct what is essentially a birth defect, a ‘female brain’ born into a male body (or vice versa). I always found it somewhat ironic that many traditionalists don’t see their own arguments reflected back at them when it comes to transgenderedness. They essentially argue totally against the idea of relativism and the ‘social construct’ of gender. They assert “I was born female (or male) and that can’t be changed by therapy, different cultural conditioning, being raised the other way or whatnot”.

  2. Boonton,

    Your coherence gripe comes from ignoring context.

    I disagree. Belgium just approved children for right to die euthanasia. I’m pretty you could find liberals who would approve of children sex change operations and who would find adult female circumcision based on religion problematic.

  3. Belgium just approved children for right to die euthanasia

    Not sure what this has to do with sex-change operations nor medically unnecessary body modifications. Since I don’t know anything abou tthe Belgium law it’s can’t really be accepted as part of this discussion unless you do.

    I’m pretty you could find liberals who would approve of children sex change operations and who would find adult female circumcision based on religion problematic.

    Out of over a quarter billion people in the US population I’m sure you could find any host of inconsistent beliefs. For example, I’m sure if you try hard enough you’ll find some peole who think abortion should be illegal in the first trimester, legal in the second, and illegal in the third….even though that makes no sense from either a pro-life or pro-choice POV.

    Long story short, if you actually have someone with odd or inconsistent views on a topic feel free to cite them and we can look at what they say and talk about it. Otherwise what exactly is the point of debating people who exist only in your imagination as fuzzy cartoons because we figure someone, somewhere must fit the picture?

  4. Booton,
    Death seems to take the voluntary self-descruction to it’s logical limits, eh?

    For example, I’m sure if you try hard enough you’ll find some peole who think abortion should be illegal in the first trimester, legal in the second, and illegal in the third.

    Go ahead. Find one.

    So, long story short, let’ take you. Do you approve of female circumcision for religious reasons if the subject is of age? You approve or disapprove of underage euthanasia?

  5. I don’t approve of female circumcision at all, thought I suppose if you had an adult woman who wanted it and was not being coerced or was not suffering from any impairments to her judgement like mental illness I wouldn’t stand in her way.

    Euthanasia has no age link IMO. I would say if you had a 6 yr old or 60 yr old who *didn’t* want euthanasia then it shouldn’t happen regardless of what parents or other family members may want. I also think that if euthanasia means declining medical interventions (i.e. no feeding tube, no operation, no cpr) or if it means treating symptoms even at the cost of shortening lifespan (i.e. you can have as much morphine as works to stop the pain, even though it may cause you to die in a week rather than three months), then I think the patient should generally decide no matter how old they are.

    If it means assisted suicide then I’m not a fan and would be reluctant to approve of it regardless of the patients age.

  6. Go ahead. Find one.

    Why? You’re the one trying to argue about people who only exist so far in your imagination. If it turns out that out of the hundreds of millions of people in the US, no one happens to have that quirky view on abortion it’s no skin off my nose.

  7. Boonton,

    If it means assisted suicide then I’m not a fan and would be reluctant to approve of it regardless of the patients age.

    That’s what Belgium is doing I believe.

  8. It’ s possible Belgium does a better job than we do but I wouldn’t trust our system with the power of direct assisted suicide (I think there could be a fuzzy line, for example I do not consider the Terry Schiavo case to be euthanasia). When it actually happens I think prosecutors have to look at it on a case by case basis to see if prosecution is really called for.

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