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Thursday, January 25. 2007
What's this "imbalances of power and knowledge" baloney? Sounds like Marxist/feminist college faculty Foucault-style horse manure.
And speaking of the late-lamented Foucault, how many boys did the famously promiscuous, AIDS-infected prof lure into his room "to discuss theory"? Just asking..., not judging.
Read Volokh's piece, and then tell me whether any of that could not equally apply to lawmakers, politicians, lawyers, bosses, personal trainers, rich folks, veterinarians, co-workers, professors, electricians, colonels, Maytag repairmen, and even Presidents. A quote:
I see nothing at all wrong with doctors having relationships with patients, nor with therapists having relationships with ex-patients. People are adults, and can use their brains and choose what to do. Such issues are not issues for lawmakers, but for ethics committees of professional boards. (Isn't it odd that such laws never apply to us lawyers, who, rumor has it, are famous for getting involved with clients?)
Look - in any two people, you can find an "imbalance of power" if you want to. And in any desired romantic relationship there will be "subtle emotional coercion:" it's called "trying to win someone's heart" (or at least their company), aka "courtship." All is fair in love and war.
Furthermore, never forget this basic biological truth: a charming female always has mighty, witch-like power over a man's emotions - and she knows it. It's Darwinian. Why do some folks, mainly feminist-types, try to deny this most basic fact of life?
Guys cannot help thinking about new opportunities to play Hide The Salami, and women are suckers for romance. Chosing to act on these things is another matter entirely - or should be, but it's none of the government's damn business.
Image: My witchy dental hygienist during lunch break. What fellow would not want to invite her to dinner, even after she has been a co-conspirator with your dentist to torture you and then to empty your wallet?
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What about manicurists and their clients... I mean patients?
Funny that this should come up.
When I was 22, I dated my dentist's hygienist for a while, until she dumped me, thus proving that she was no rocket scientist. You are quite right that it is feminine power at work. That fresh-smelling, clean, young, delicious female hygienist bending sweetly over you for hours at a time just cannot help but to be of interest. And the uniform adds a playful, fetishistic zest.
Yeah, I just came back from the dentist, and I'm feeling it for the hygienist who assisted. Dear God, how yummy she is.
I feel your pain, brother.
That's how I found this site, actually. I googled "falling in love with your dental hygienist".
Boo hoo hoo. I wanted to ask her out, but then I imagined breaking up with her and having to go back to the dentist one day...
Plus, Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da was playing on the radio, so I took that as a sign to perhaps not bother.
Anyone else have this kind of issue...constantly falling for (or let's be honest...lusting after) the hygienist?
What is surprising (although very little actually surprises me these days) is that Washington is a liberal state..one of their battle cries to conservatives is "stay out of our bedrooms", or for women who want abortions it's "the government can't tell me what i do with my body".....try prostitution and see where you get.
I have as of late been waving the bloody flag of revolution because it is apparent that in this matter as well as almost all aspects of our lives the governments, state,local, and federal have reduced our institutions to absurdity.
Once I felt that the remedy could be found within those institutions but they have been corrupted by the past two score decades.
The institutions are only as good and valuable as the people who are charged with there care and maintenence.
There are few adjectives one can apply to anyone in Washington,DC or in most of the state houses that are affirming in their praise.
Just as instant communication has increased the speed of decision making beyond any ability for reflection, so the angle of the slippery slope toward becoming mere vassals of our own state or another, has increased beyond our ability to recover a workable purchase.
Hey, if we can trust our government to give over half the budget to the Military...we can trust them to tell us when a sexual relationship might be a bad idea.
Check this our Fatsean http://www.nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=58&Itemid=107. You can plainly see the government does not give over half of the budget to the military, in fact its not even a quarter. granted that chart is from 2005 but spending really hasnt changed that much over the past 2 years. It amazes me the kind of things people try to spread as facts.
Check out the new budget from the same website for 2007 before attacking what other people write.
While the one I submited was actual spending, the one you show is proposed. So it will be interesting to see if it becomes actual
While the one I submited was actual spending, the one you show is the proposed dicsretionary spending which is about 1/3 of the total fiscal budget, so your words back at ya.
This is why we read Maggie's - you always tell it like it is. Love is always in the air, isn't it?
No military - no freedom. And freedom is all that I ask of them.
Ah, yes, beware the military/industrial/dental complex (Ike had meant to add that last part but his dentures fell out).
the contemporary scene
can be clearly lit by the phrase:
"power is a zero-sum game".
imo,it lights up:
Hillary(and Billary,for that matter...)
the long term consequences of
Multi-Culti(E Unum Pluribus,also known as "war of each against all") vs. universal values(E Pluribus Unum)
Islam,Jihad,Dhimmitude, and the Caliphate
(ie:there can only be one religion,etc.)
I'll have a double order of witchlike charms and a side of romance....Always did envy those women who could charm men by looking like her...Is it my bark or my burka?
So tired of people telling others whom they should or should not love...the experience is rare and wonderful enough that it should be encouraged, not pilloried. Love is a mystery, a disaster, redeems our humdrum existence. As a favorite poet wrote "John Donne, Anne Donne, Undone..."
Personally, chuckled over those "studies" that demonstrated that the experience of falling in love is identical to certain forms of insanity. Bring on the strait jackets, then! Here's fun study on romantic love http://www.the-aps.org/press/journal/05/9.htm
>Personally, chuckled over those "studies" that demonstrated that the experience of falling in love is identical to certain forms of insanity.<
What?! You mean it's not true? Dang. All that money I spent on thongs and push-up bras at Victoria's Secret.....wasted.. when all I had to do was flutter my witch-like lashes and know with assurance my inner-militant-dental vagina would win the day.