Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Check out Urban Dictionary and look up "ineffable". I wrote that one. You should probably recomend most of the other definitions for deletion while you're there.
Prudent Politics is running a Democrats' Dictionary column in two parts. It's sort of a "best of", with a few brand new deffinitions.
This little project is something like what I hope to do with the Democrats' Dictionary.
Sunday, August 17, 2003
"My article was crazy - I threw it into the first trash can I saw. I had to
stick to my 'liberal humanist' position; I knew in my heart it was my only
chance of getting laid." -
The Elementary Particles, Michel Houellebecq
(I gather that in England this novel is called "Atomized", and that the
author's name is pronounced something like "Wellbeck". Anyway, I read it,
and it pleased me.)
Sunday, August 10, 2003
It is evident that life and humanity begin at the point of conception. That a human embryo could be anything other than a living human is so easily and thoroughly ruled out by logic and biology that it can be taken as given that those who say humanity begins later (at birth or shortly before), actually know better and are only saying this in order to defend a position previously arrived at for political or non-rational reasons (such as identifying authority figures with abusive or intrusive parents who deprived them of control of their bodies). Abortion is thus illegal. Legislation that prevents the states from recognizing it as a crime is based on the disingenuous stipulation that humanity begins much later than it evidently does, and is analogous to illegal Nazi German legislation that purported to legalize the killing of certain people on the grounds that they were not human. The law allows for human beings to be killed under certain special circumstances, which are sometimes used as arguments for allowing abortion, but the actual legislation is based not on these special circumstances, but upon the baseless assertion that creatures that could not properly be considered anything other that human, are nonetheless not human. This legislation is thus illegal, like similar legislation that people were sentenced to death at Nuremberg for obeying. Much of it is also illegal because it was not enacted by lawfully elected legislative bodies.
Just because the Bible says that the land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel does not neccessarily mean that it does not.
Why are they called
They're making an American version of the sitcom "Coupling" and I don't
think it's going to work. Naughty tarts and bloody wankers engaging in
charming ribaldry translates into dirty sluts and compulsive masturbators being nasty.
I'm not sure if this guy is kidding or not.
The better part of mental health is just acting normal.
Tuesday, August 05, 2003
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 23:16:51 GMT
From: "Cynthia DelaTorre"
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The above is an actual email that I just recieved. I think I’m being spamed by some kind of nacent Gibsonian internet entity.
Monday, August 04, 2003
Friday, August 01, 2003
This is a story about how the market for organs should be privatized. I’ve always considered it a no brainer. The big bugaboo of this is supposed to be that it would "create a market for human organs to be bought and sold like meat, blah blah blingledy blah..." As if when government controls the supply, that reduces demand! The need creates the demand, and government control can do only two things to this market, drive it underground and blacken it, or monopolize it, like in China. Any Larry Niven reading geek should know this.
This opinion about our policies toward India and Pakistan, is correct.
When I first saw this story, I thought it was going to be an obscure thing that I could link to that wouldn’t get any play elsewhere, so people would all say that this is the kind of thing you only hear about from The Hand Of Munger. I was going to link to it all jokey like:
Talk about exploitation! This is WAY too expensive.
It was all over the radio throughout the next week.