Wednesday, February 23, 2005


Part of the full-human-life-begins-at-conception point of view is typically that "conception" occurs at the moment when an ovum is fertilized. Anything that deliberately interferes with live birth after that instant is an "abortion." Thus, most really hard-core right-to-lifers believe that birth control methods (including not only morning-after pills but IUDs) that in part or in full rely on preventing implantation of the fertilized ovum in the uterine wall are not "contraceptives," but "abortifacients" that are morally indistinguishable from a late-term abortion or, for that matter, infanticide. Never mind that this kind of "abortion" occurs naturally in a very high percentage of proto-pregnancies; ideology is ideology.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Justin Raimondo feels optimistic

Of course they want U.S. bases – as protection against their neighbors and as sources of income. I think it's a lousy idea, but it underscores how ready the Sunnis are to make a deal. George W. Bush would be a fool not to take it.

Oh, wait…

Thursday, February 10, 2005

On the Jeff Gannon Story

I thought I'd let things play out for a while before selecting a favorite quote.
This one's it.

Are you kidding me? Memo to Howard and Sean. The man’s name was not really Jeff Gannon, he was lying. He was not a journalist, he was lying. He worked for a fake news organization, he was lying. Are you following me? A man with a fake name, fake credentials, and working for a fake news organization was granted free and unfettered access to the White House press pool, for the apparent sole purpose of bailing out the President or his representative. The story here is how the government planted a fake reporter in their pool to further their propaganda efforts against the people of this country. Let’s see if Sean or Howard covers that story or if they are just whores for this administration.


Friday, February 04, 2005

You wouldn't want war to be unpleasant - would you?

According to an audio recording of General Mattis's remarks obtained by The Associated Press, he said: "Actually, it's a lot of fun to fight. You know, it's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right upfront with you, I like brawling."

He added, "You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil."

General Mattis continued: "You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."

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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

The Plaid Adder compelled out of hiatus by dire events.

This battle matters, people. No matter how stupid it looks. This is not just about whether same-sex parents will ever be visible in children's television, or whether gay people will ever be treated right in this country. This is about whether the voters of the next generation will believe that tolerance is a virtue to be encouraged or a vice to be avoided. These people are playing long ball. We have to understand the importance of what they are doing, and dedicate resources to fight it. Otherwise our children - or, well, your children, in Bush's brave new world I am clearly not entitled to have any - will grow up not even knowing what tolerance means.

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