We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The $20 millionbedbugs. Woops. A little problem with their case. Remember the bumper-sticker: "Please hit me. I need the money."? I heard this con-gal on the radio. "I was sooooooo upset. Bug bites all over me, blood..." etc etc. "Booo-hoooo." Throw these grifters out of court, and ban them from the Nevele.
If women don't have to bear a child they don't want, why should men have to support a child they don't want? Fun is for fun, and Fair is fair.
We'd need to invent her for humor, except she provides it herself. The ongoing Cindy Sheehan comic strip.
The press and the Left has wanted Iraq to = Vietnam. That silliness should be over now. I hope our pal Dinocrat doesn't mind if we quote at length from his excellent piece on Muslim bias in the MSM:
When the story was just about Iraq, the MSM could set the following template: the Bush administration is responsible for the deaths of many innocent Iraqi citizens because of its incompetent planning and execution of the war. Moreover, US soldiers are known to have been involved in abuse and torture, and in any event, the terrorists were not in Iraq until the lying Bush and his WMD talk bungled America into the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s all Bush’s fault. Hmmmm, the MSM perhaps sound like the leading figures of one of our two great political parties, do they not? Those themes ran through 2003, the MSM and Democrat campaign of 2004, and right up to Jack Murtha in 2005. Almost every newscast, a new bombing, a new body count, and the subtext that it was all Bush’s fault. Then something changed. The MSM lost control of the template.
The template fell apart in stages. First there was the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran, a man who made clear his intentions to wipe Israel off the map and to make Jihad a global goal, well beyond anything having to do with Iraq. Next came the election of Hamas in Palestine, a crystalline moment when political power shifted to the leading group manufacturing suicide bombers, and whose charter and raison d’etre was the destruction of the Jewish state — again, nothing to do with Iraq. The final straw came with the cartoon riots. The cartoon riots not only destroyed the old media template (”Iraq is Vietnam”), but it created a new one (”Muslims are totally out of control”). Previously, the MSM had no problem whatsoever showing car bombings and suicide attacks in Iraq — such violence was the mainstay of Iraqi coverage. Despite the MSM’s senstivitiy to Islamic issues in their precious refusal to show the cartoons, they could hardly refuse to show the riots in Damascus and Beirut and in Pakistan and Indonesia and elsewhere, and the torching of embassies — these things were not only news, they were well within the scope of previous reporting. Only now the context was entirely different.
Men who don't want. Children shouldn't fool around with women they aren't married to. Any woman who has sex with a man who wouldn't want to have children with her is obviously insane. If lust is just too much fun (and which of us would be able to cast the first stone?) that man need not be a victim of enforced paternity. If he can't keep his pants on he can always use a condom. I never heard of a girl objecting to a guy using. You can't have unprotected sex then whine about the predictable consequences. And no bleating about the woman made me do it. That kind of loathsome blame shifting by Adam was what they got kicked out of Eden for. The first dysfunctional marriage and it sickened God.
Birth control is yukky, interferes w sex and isn't reliable but better that than jerks committing murder by aborting unwanted pregnancies.