Wednesday, August 24, 2005

oh, the ridiculousness

I'm afraid you all may be looking at the beginning of a very long post again :-)

Things to be angry over:
This article (via Pandagon) is by a lovely man by the name of Mike Adams who purportedly, to use a word from Supreme Court nominee John Robert's views of gender inequality (hehe), goes to a school in North Carolina. He is outraged by the showing of "Trans Generation," sponsored by the women's resource center, office of diversity, and office of the dean on his campus. You see, this "porn" documentary chronicles the lives of four transgender college students who are in the process of transitioning. One of the students is from CU, which has nothing to do with the article, but which made me want to find Mr. Adams and tell him what I think of him. He offers 10 questions he plans to ask at the showing of the movie (which I don't think he's seen, although, he does make a lot of value judgements about it). But before he gets to his absurd questions (all of which degenerate the issue of transistioning into wanting to have or not have a "
hoo-hoo dilly") he says he confused about whether he should wear a dress or a suit, which now makes me want to send him an email, which i will. Also, he resorts to tokenization in his questions and also reverts to the time-worn conservative argument that his "taxes" (student fees) shouldn't be going to pay for "porn" (documentary). Of course, this is when campuses fund events from all sides of the spectrum, etc...blah blah. So, check it out, and get mad...bleh.

This article talks about how a new study has come out about when fetuses experience pain, and that it isn't until 7 months of gestation. However, I don't really care to argue that. I would like to point out the better parts of this article where I've been enlightened to the fact that Senator Brownback from Kansas has proposed a bill requiring that
"doctors provide fetal pain information to women seeking abortions when fetuses are at least 20 weeks old, and to offer women fetal anesthesia at that stage of the pregnancy"
The article then goes on to say that anesthesia increases the rick of a mother bleeding to death from her uterus as well as increasing the risk for breathing problems.

I think I've figured out the motivation behind this one. If the government doesn't fear-monger women into not having abortions, at least they can make them pay the extra hundreds of dollars for anesthesia (which has the added bonus of stopping low-income women from having abortions). But that's not enough! It's perfect to punish the heathen sluts by increasing their risk of bleeding to death from unneeded anesthesia. wow, what a perfect way to get rid of all those who aren't TrueBelievers.

Harry Potter spoilers ahead (including who dies):

So, I just re-read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and needed to mention that a dream Harry has where Draco is laughing and then he turns into Snape laughing and then there's the "inexplicable" flash of green light. So, really, that's a ridiculous foreshadowing to the death of Dumbledore (except, of course, Draco isn't laughing as he stands there, but yeah).

Also, Jessie and Richard (or whoever else), I want to know what you think of the scene in Half-Blood Prince where Harry learns about the argument between Snape and Dumbledore where Snape is talking about how he doesn't want to "do something" Dumbledore has asked him...Flash to the last scene where Snape looks at Dumbledore with "revulsion and hatred" and then kills him. I really want to believe that Snape had previously agreed to kill Dumbledore to prove to Voldemort that he was a loyal servant and it makes sense that Dumbledore would sacrifice himself for the Order and Harry, especially since throughout all the books he talks about death as if it is not a big deal.

It seems wierd that Jo would have thrown that conversation in there because if Snape is really on Voldemort's side then he would have no problem pretending to keep a closer eye on Draco, and would have no need to argue with Dumbledore, and therefore wouldn't have done so. I guess we'll see.

That was my nerd self, sorry.

Uh, that's all, I will post some pictures from Nebraksa at some point, prolly. Kisses.

2 Comments:

At 3:14 PM, Blogger Jared Seehafer said...

Laura, dear, you posted a link from TownHall.com and apparently expected for the person writing it to have any consideration for anyone not like him (or her, if Michelle Malkin is writing, or him, if Ann Coulter is writing). Big mistake.

 
At 7:16 PM, Blogger Pinky said...

well, all i know is, he's a jerk.

 

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