Thursday, January 8, 2009

The "and me" meme should be drowned, slowly

This reminds me of this.

Rod Dreher loves dancing on graves. Watch him do the Watusi....

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Deep Thoughts About Redefining Marriage

Yesterday I posted this latest contribution to Alexandria for the redefinition of marriage continuing discussion. Now I just checked and there are a lot more comments than I had expected. I haven't read them all yet, and I'm not sure when/if I will being out-of-town on business currently. I threw up a few obligatory retorts, remaining in the character of the original snark.

In all seriousness, the mistaken notion that two dudes or two women can get married and it's just as much a marriage as a traditional union between a man and a woman is just as silly as it is wrong. It reminds me of the Deep Thought: "To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other." In fact, I can't help thinking about Jack Handey of Deep Thoughts fame whenever I read the ultra-seriousness of the dinner party elites on the topic of so-called "same-sex marriage". My eyes roll uncontrollably when they ruminate about how the redefinition of marriage is necessary to solve social ills such as dying old people not being able to receive visitors in the hospital. Please.

As fans of Handey know, one of his tricks is to mock something which begins like a lofty aspiration and twist the ending to show how it is really just a platitudinous inanity. For example,

I hope that someday we will be able to put away our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people.

or here's another:

The first thing was, I learned to forgive myself. Then, I told myself, "Go ahead and do whatever you want, it's okay by me."

If you are a serious fan of Handey like I am and own or have read What I'd say to the Martians, then you know that in it he takes an extended shot at the concept of a sex change operation by comparing having the procedure to getting a tattoo when he was drunk. In my estimation, I'm not nearly as skilled or funny as Handey. But I'm working with what I got to shed some sunlight on infected thinking. As the man himself hath said:

Perhaps, if I am very lucky, the feeble efforts of my lifetime will someday be noticed, and maybe, in some small way, they will be acknowledged as the greatest works of genius ever created by Man.

If you're shooting blanks, the pill gets your thanks

Well, I already posted about "pillution" here, but LifeSite news has the scoop now, and it ain't just fish, fellas.

VATICAN CITY, January 7, 2009 ( - An eminent doctor writing for the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano has stated that hormones from the contraceptive pill are causing a significant rise in male infertility in western nations.

Pedro Jose Maria Simon Castellvi, President of the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC), writes that "we have sufficient data to affirm that one of the reasons for the not insignificant rise in male infertility in the west (due to increasingly fewer sperm in men), is the environmental contamination caused by 'the pill'."

"We are confronted with a clear anti-ecological effect that demands further explanation from the manufacturers," continued Castellvi, who also noted that the abortifacient and carcinogenic effects of the contraceptive pill are also well known (see LifeSiteNews coverage at

Castellvi's statements echo similar utterances made by numerous other medical and scientific experts since 2004. Female hormones from birth control pills, which enter the water supply through urination, are being blamed for declining sperm counts in human and animal populations, the growth of female sex organs in male fish, breast growth in young men, and early onset of puberty in young girls.

In September of last year, a scientist at the University of Montreal's Department of Chemistry announced the discovery that Montreal's water treatment plant was dumping estrogen products into rivers at a level 90 times the critical amount, a level far beyond the minimum for disrupting the fertility of fish.

Last week, Mexico's Secretariat of Health issued a warning that use of the contraceptive pill during pregnancy could raise the risk of "genital ambiguity," also known as hermaphrodism, in newborns.

I think we should start a campaign to combat this. Basically here's all it takes: get informed and tell people you know this is happening. Every other health hazard is reported in the news, when it's not over-reported. But the pill is a sacred cow. This observed phenomenon will receive scant coverage. Tell people that also. Learn the names from the article and google them. Check it out:

Pedro Jose Maria Simon Castellvi - Pedro is a bold man fro speakin' truth ta power and he's naturally getting some bad press; let's get the truth out.

Liza Viglino - Liza's doing the research on the transgendered fish. We want them to end up in fish nets, not fish net stockings.

I'll let you people do the rest. Power to the people!