Archive for May 4, 2009

Yup that’s right

Posted: May 4, 2009 by datechguy in catholic
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Posted without further comment via the American Papist and Notre Dame Response:

Via The Other McCain I found this post at Hotmes

Tonight I met Gina and Rachael. I hope I’m spelling both of those correctly, but who knows?

Either way, they wanted to ask me about my schooling. I’m getting my MA. I didn’t say where (Johns Hopkins), just said I was getting it. I told them I just had to write my thesis. The obvious question followed: what am I writing my thesis on?

I carefully explained that I am writing my thesis on the multi-billion dollar industry that is the abortion industry. That the American public is fooled into thinking that this is about a woman’s right to choose, or a child’s right to life but, realistically, this is about a multi-billion dollar industry.

Little did I realize that I was speaking to a Planned Parenthood supporter. Even as I told her that PP brings in one-third of its profits from abortion (over one billion dollars per year) she couldn’t grasp what I was saying.

The post is interesting since the young lady she was talking to didn’t want to hear her “heroes” had feet of clay but I found this comment on the post even more interesting:

you don’t speak retarded? well, what about ignorant, do you speak that?
who uses the word retarded any more? don’t you have a clue how terrible that word is? don’t you know that when you use the word retarded you offend and demean people with special needs? you’re so busy trying to stop abortions, you should take one minute and give respect to those who are living.
something for you to think about.

The rightous offence simply leaps off the page. The actual subject, the arguments and the reality of what happened doesn’t matter, she used the word retarded she much be EVIL.

It seems to me that she could write just as good a thesus on the offense industry. A lot of people make a lot of money being offended and demanding payment because of it. Our friends on the left make careers out of it. (Read Sharpton, Jackson et/al).

More than that however it is meant as a conversation stopper she said retarted can’t trust what she says. He said Negro, must be a racist.

This isn’t offense, this translates into “you shut up” to the person charged and to everyone else “you don’t listen!”.

That is the goal and purpose, don’t be retarded and fall for it. The word retarded is defined as:

Occurring or developing later than desired or expected; delayed.

Gina and Rachel were retarded, they let their ignorance and unwillingness to accept an actual fact delay the their relization of a simple fact.

If you allow Mary’s offence over the use of the word to keep you from reading or conidering Monique’s argument, then you will be retarded from learning too.

And frankly although Bob’s long Josey Wales post is pretty good, I think Monique’s post illustrates the situation better simply by example.

Update: Maybe related I think the same tactic will be used here.

…but a lot of conservatives aren’t going to cry a lot of tears over this:

The New York Times Co. said last night that it is notifying federal authorities of its plans to shut down the Boston Globe, raising the possibility that New England’s most storied newspaper could cease to exist within weeks.

After down-to-the-wire negotiations did not produce millions of dollars in union concessions, the Times Co. said that it will file today a required 60-day notice of the planned shutdown under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification law.

Of course the Globe might survive and the 60 day closing period means they might still be able to cover the Bruin and Celtic championship runs but the Globe has done this to itself.

I’ll miss the sports page.

…from the greenroom comes the story of chief Red Specter.

The Ransom of Red Chief is a short story written by O. Henry in the early 1900’s about a child kidnapped for ransom in a small town by two criminals. But the criminals did not know what they were getting into, as the exuberantly mischievous child (nicknamed “Red Chief”) drove the criminals so crazy that they keep lowering the ransom price. But Red Chief’s parents would have nothing of it; they demanded money from the kidnappers to take their child back.

I loved reading the story as a child, and learned many lessons from it (for example, don’t wish too hard for something, you might get it). Apparently not many Democrats read the Ransom of Red Chief, or they would not have hooted and hollered so loudly when Arlen Specter announced that he was joining the Democratic caucus.

The whole thing is a exercise in schafenfreude. Particularly when the media has gone Specter Gaga and anointed it as a sign of doom for the republican party. When democrats fail to succeed with that 60th vote in the D column they will become the failures and we will reap the rewards. The netroots see it but what can they do other than support someone else in the primary?

Worm turning anyone?

Time to add Legal Insurrection to the blogroll I think.