Sunday, April 29, 2007


Disgusted Beyond Belief: My Views on Abortion. The point of view from a man who had to make the ultimate choice.

My own point of view: I'm opposed to abortion, particularly abortion as birth control, but I recognize that laws against it led to more death and horror. We tried it, it didn't work. I also recognize that not all women feel the way I do about it, and I don't believe it is moral to remove the choice from them. Which puts me in the pro-choice camp, although I'm definitely not anti-life. But then, I recognize that the issue has shades of grey, although many people seem to see it in stark black and white. Thus the stupid labels.

And a question: If you were in a burning building and could save only one: a two-year-old child, or a case of viable embryos, which would you save? It's a dumb question, but people who claim abortion is murder would be committing mass murder by their own definition if they saved the child.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Outrage-O-Meter: Broken Long Ago

Hmmm, aren't judges supposed to read the cases brought before them?

How do you measure the success of a prohibition?
Over the years, drug warriors from William Bennett to John Walters to Karen Tandy (as well as the current DEA website) have defended the efficacy of alcohol prohibition. All three have called the experiment a "success," and the notion that it failed a "myth."

Why would they say that? The fact that Prohibition was repealed alone ought to say something about its "success."

But Bennett & Co. insist alcohol prohibition was a success because it reduced alcohol consumption...
The drug war is stupid. There are better ways to reduce drug use and prevent deaths.

Forced Pregnancy, Forced C-Sections. These perverted men don't want women to have control over their own bodies.

Monday, April 16, 2007


Nine Inch Nails grim future and anti-piracy labels.

Why Wear Seatbelts?

Destroying the Justice Department, an interview with someone who was there when it happened.

Duh: Abstinence Only Sex Ed Doesn't Work. I have always maintained that abstinence should be taught... but not abstinence only. Only a complete moron would think that abstinence only education would work.

Is it the cellphones? Cryptomundo, Hit and Run, Slashdot, Boing Boing, MetaFilter. HANG UP! Do it for the BEES!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


FDA knew about tainted wheat gluten for three weeks before issuing a recall. How many pets died because of that three week delay? How can we believe the FDA when they say the stuff didn't get into the human food supply?

Driving in Afghanistan (watch the video).

The drug war continues to be stupid.

Friday, April 06, 2007


Re-enlisted to stay out of Iraq, was promised a stateside spot, but looks like he's going back into the war zone anyway.

Speaking of going back, troops are being sent back without adequate rest.

"He has insurance." As one of the ranks of uninsured, this one hits home.

The Republican War on Science continues.

The Republican War on the Environment continues.

Compromise is not acceptable.