Saturday, January 22, 2005

Not that!

Never mind evolution - we can definitely prove de-evolution exists because we can observe it in our lifetimes. The latest example is a band once known as "Chicago Transit Authority".

They didn't take long to start going downhill. Guitarist Terry Kath killed himself with a pistol that wasn't loaded 26 years ago tomorrow. The ballads and top 40 crept in. Yeah, they must have made tons of money for somebody. But IMO inside they were probably saying don't listen to us - we don't want you to hear us this way.

Now their back catalog is distributed by Rhino Records, and their "greatest love songs" are for sale on TV. Can they go any lower?

Friday, January 21, 2005

Choice the Planned Parenthood way

Life is cheap in some places. Back about 20-odd years ago I had some lowlife acquaintances who said they knew people who'd kill for hire for only a few hundred bucks. Maybe even less if they didn't like the mark to begin with. I never took advantage of such opportunities but was impressed nonetheless.

Likewise I never was party to an abortion, but it seems to me that the price ran around $300 back then.

That was for "medical services" of course - it's not as if they were killing a human being, right? Those needles and vacuums and medwaste receptacles and waiting rooms with people who won't make eye contact aren't free, you know.

What's more, they were enabling "a woman's right to choose", which I was told was among the holiest of holies. Imagine not being able to choose at all, ya know? Except they meant just choosing abortion.

(Everyone is pro-choice BTW. It's just that some of us think the relevant choice is made *before* you do what it takes to get pregnant, not after. And since rape by definition was not chosen, it makes perfect sense to see abortion differently in such circumstances)

And it wasn't enough to have the "right to choose". It had to be convenient. Constantly we heard about how only so many counties in the US had abortionists as if this were some Hitlerian crime against social justice.

So now what do we hear? Planned Parenthood is closing some more abortion clinics. Terrific. But let's read what they're saying about their "business decisions":
Claudia Stravato, chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle, said the Tulia facility was closed due to low patient load and insufficient government funding to reimburse the organization for its expenses.

"We're basically in survival mode here," Stravato told the Amarillo Globe-News when the clinic in Pampa was closed down for similar reasons. "Nobody wants to close clinics and cut services, but we can only do so much with so little."
Look guys, I have no problem with organizations making business decisions. But if Planned Parenthood must behave that way, then let's drop the BS about availability of abortions - if an abortion mill like Planned Parenthood can't make money at it, who can?

(Are they really an abortion mill? Maybe that's a bit harsh. After all, they made referrals for adoptions too. 1 for every 138 abortions (ibid)).

And let's drop the sainthood act too. If abortion is so important, then how dare they treat it like a business when the parent organizatio has the money to keep the clinics open? Why don't PP's backers hit up people with nothing better to do with their money than George Soros? (Or does he only buy elections?) Why don't all these limousine liberals put their money where their mouths are, to help kill off undesirables per the desires of PP founder Margaret Sanger?
Note: this post has been heavily revised - the first version to show up online was posted by mistake before I was finished. If you think it stinks now, well, imagine how bad it must have been...

Are you warped?

No, this isn't Cosmopolitan (what was your first clue?). But hey, why can't I offer one of those tests that have been used to persecute innocent men for decades?

Mine is quick and easy. There's just one question to read and answer. You may score yourself. Now get your #2 pencils ready and begin:

1. Do you think this story is funny?

Single mother of quadruplets

Being a first-time mother is a load. Doing so without a mate is tougher. Doing it at 39 is that much worse. Now multiply that by 4 and you know what it's like to be Beth Goodman. Her friends have set up a web site here with information about the babies and how to help.

How did I run across this? I couldn't find the remote when Oprah came on. But it was all worth while - Oprah visited Beth and the babies and was bathing Cason when he squirted her right between the eyes.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

You know who you are

Don't let your kids record your answering machine messages. After a few times it just isn't cute anymore.

Yet another outrage from our friends the Muslims

I don't want to hear another peep about oppression of Muslims until the mofos who did this are caught.

How long before it gets blamed on "the Jews"?

Meet the NRO gang in DC

The real Galileo

Right here.

Hint - he's not famous because his work was good science. He's famous for anti-Catholic teaching.

Instant character detector

It used to be that you had to observe someone for a while before you could tell if there was something wrong with them.

No, it's not skin color. It's not the shape of their skull, or a birthmark (666 or not). Just

look at their wrists.

Stolen from The Corner.