Thursday, January 12, 2006

Thusday's Money Quotes

When pro-lifers go too far with this whole conception thing. Money quote:
"To follow her philosophy would require officers to carry guns, radios and pregnancy testers, and I don't think we want to go there," said Sgt. Dave Norton, the Phoenix police officer who cited Dickinson on Nov. 8.
Ann Coulter discusses the Alito hearings, and she makes me laugh. Money quote:
The Republican Party was founded expressly as the anti-slavery party, which to a great extent remains their position today. Having won that one, today's Republican Party stands for life, limited government and national defense. And today's Democratic Party stands for ... the right of women to have unprotected sex with men they don't especially like. We're the Blacks-Aren't-Property/Don't-Kill-Babies party. They're the Hook-Up party.
And is it just me, or are the Alito hearings more compelling TV than the Roberts hearings? An excerpt to prove my point. Of course it isn't always pretty. [See photo at right.]

At least the Senators (of both parties) are having hissy fits, even though they all seem to be equally outmatched intelectually by Alito as they were Roberts.

It is enough to make you think twice about the slipery slope of redefining marriage. Look, I'm no Rick Santorum. I'm just saying some people actually do want the definition of "marriage" to be opened beyond the current homosexual union demand. As a British woman recently proved. The money quote of the Woman/Dophin marriage ceremony:
"It's not a perverted thing. I do love this dolphin. He's the love of my life," she said Saturday, upon her return to London.
And his taste for fish certainly doesn't hurt . . . . Never mind.

Charlotte, North Carolina was recently recognized as having the best educated kids among "large cities." Yes, Charlotte, North Carolina. Thomas Sowell, who moved from Charlotte to New York as a child, recounts how that used to not be the case. He wonders what changed. His is money quote:
That a Southern city's school children would now top the list of big city test scores may be due to the fact that the South has not jumped on the bandwagon of the latest fads in education to the same extent as avant garde places like New York City, where spending per pupil is about 50 percent above the national average.
Pro-communist dictator, former entertainer, current traitor, and I actually mean that, Harry Belafonte, recently called President Bush the biggest terrorist in the world. Where? While at the right hand of Venezeualan commie dictator Chavez. Michelle Malkin collects some of Belafonte's worst offenses. The money quote:
Belafonte, in other words, was supporting the Soviet bloc in its Cold War with the United States. And he was doing so in full embrace with the East German prison state. Here, where the notorious secret police, the Stasi, ruled by waging a perpetual witch-hunt against the entire population - Belafonte had only love and good wishes for their success.
Belafonte is a tyrant loving commie. His record proving such is long and distinguished. But don't worry. He will making an appearance soon with Senator Hillary Clinton. We'll see how she handles that.

4 Comments:

At 5:52 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

I assume you didn't read Jeff's dolphin post...

Thank God I didn't see it before I did mine.

 
At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Rob Berry said...

Your comment that "some people actually do want the definition of 'marriage' to be opened beyond the current homosexual union demand" is misleading in this context. Sharon Tendler's wedding is not a legal marriage, nor has she asked any court or legislative body to have it legally recognized. Furthermore, the whole "slippery slope" argument against gay marriage is deeply flawed, as I recently showed in my article Married Dolphins: The Next Right-Wing Bogeyman.

 
At 10:17 AM, Blogger KJ said...

Rob,

My post is not taking a position on "gay marriage." I have no problem with legislatively enacted civil union laws. But my statement is true. There are people who will use "gay marriage" or civil unions, especially if it forced on us by the courts, to next advocate for polygamy and the reduction of the age of consent, etc.

If you don't realize that, you are in dreamland. Those people are already out there advocating, but mostly they are waiting for the next step.

Which doesn't mean we don't analyze civil unions on their own merit. But it means you pay attention, in that debate, to the consequences. Especially if you are an activist judge setting precedent based on your own political views.

 
At 4:12 PM, Anonymous Rob Berry said...

[...] I have no problem with legislatively enacted civil union laws. But my statement is true. There are people who will use "gay marriage" or civil unions, especially if it forced on us by the courts, to next advocate for polygamy and the reduction of the age of consent, etc.[...]

And I stated as much in my article. But the mere fact that J. Random Wacko can use gay marriage to argue for a genuinely bad form of marriage (incestuous, animal, etc.) does not mean that gay marriage is itself a bad idea. After all, there are people who use verses from the Bible to "prove" that we should drink our own urine. (No, I'm not kidding.) Should we ban the Bible on that basis? Of course not.

Here's what you're missing. J. Random Wacko can indeed say, "Gays can marriage each other, so why I can't I marry a dolphin, or a child, or a corpse, or an airplane, or whatever?" But there are legitimate objections to allowing marriage to animals, children, corpses, and airplanes, objections which are not applicable to gay marriage. Thus, the same arguments that support gay marriage do not support animal/child/corpse/airplane marriage, and Mr. Wacko cannot use those arguments to his advantage. This is explained in more detail in my article, which I would encourage you to read.

Which doesn't mean we don't analyze civil unions on their own merit. But it means you pay attention, in that debate, to the consequences.

Personally, I think we should pay attention to the consequences of everything we do. But the consequences of legalizing gay marriage are not what you think they are, at least in regards to the whole "slippery slope" argument. Again, this is explained in my article.

 

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