Last night Saturday Night Live opened with a parody featuring VP big mouth Joe Biden.
The Huffington Post thought the skit noteworthy because it "comes down on [the] Obama administration for caving on [the] public option."
I think it's noteworthy for not mentioning the clearly biggest problem liberals wanting to pass a socialized healthcare bill have: public funded abortion. That's because abortion isn't funny.
Hardcore pro-aborts like Amanda Marcotte love abortion humor because they think it destigmatizes and normalizes abortion.
Well, pro-aborts like Amanda got no satisfaction from SNL last night. This skit, which has its truly lol moments, would have been drug down by discussion of the A-word, and writers knew it.
FYI, the section on healthcare begins at 2:38...
This is a very powerful video:Posted by: Phil Schembri is HisMan at November 15, 2009 8:47 AM
I don't see anything wrong with "abortion humor". I know people who are pro-life because of what they are saw on South Park. Watch the episode "Krazy Kripples"!Posted by: Ella at November 15, 2009 10:48 AM
This is very telling:
And the concern plays right into the hands of people who want to dismiss feminists arguments by using the sexist stereotype that women are humorless fuddy-duddies. (Even though we support a series of rights that make it easier to have earth-shattering crazy sex all you want.)
Yes, surely giving away sex is a terrific substitute for being intelligent enough to know how to make your own fun, or having a sense of humor. So...let me get this straight...the goal of the women's movement was to dumb down women so much they become just as preoccupied by sex as men tend to be? BOY, I'M GLAD WE DIDN'T GO WITH THAT WHOLE "encouraging young girls to find self-fulfillment in bettering themselves" ANGLE!Posted by: xalisae at November 15, 2009 10:57 AM
Ella, believe it or not, South Park is actually on the conservative end of the spectrum. I would say Libertarian. I believe the quote from the creator is that "I hate conservatives, but I really f*in hate liberals."Posted by: Lauren at November 15, 2009 1:03 PM
In the video, John Piper states Obama's word's reiterating his support of Roe v. Wade:
"We are reminded that this decision not only protects women's health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters," he said. "I remain committed to protecting a woman's right to choose."
But wait, how can this be???
"In a morning conference call with about 1000 rabbis from across the nation, Obama asked for aid: "I am going to need your help in accomplishing necessary reform," the President told the group, according to Rabbi Jack Moline, who tweeted his way through the phoner."
"We are God's partners in matters of life and death," Obama went on to say, according to Moline's real-time stream.
Posted by: Janet
at November 15, 2009 2:16 PM
Apparently this IS above his paygrade.
You forgot the part about Roe v. Wade violating the rights of the ("unwanted") baby. And since when is being pregnant a private family matter? Where I come from, people shout for joy and men pass out cigars! Baby showers are planned, Grandmas knit booties and ......Posted by: Janet at November 15, 2009 2:22 PM
1. We are God's partners.
2. We should not interfere.
3. God should not interfere.
Let's stop this current health bill and pray that God's WILL be done. Amen.
Posted by: Janet
at November 15, 2009 2:31 PM
HisMan, I watched that video. Not very convincing. I was going to say it sounded like the ranting of a mad man, but that's not polite. I googled the guy. Seems to have a religious perspective of some sort, so I can safely ignore I suppose.
Hope you are well.
H.Posted by: Hal at November 15, 2009 6:48 PM
John Piper is an amazing pastor, Hal. The author of several books and a lover of souls. He pastors a church not far from me. A solid man of God. I admire him and deeply respect his teachings.
You hardly have to take my word for it, of course. :)Posted by: carla at November 15, 2009 7:32 PM
Carla, your word is good with me. He sounded a bit worked up over this abortion issue, however.
Posted by: Hal
at November 15, 2009 10:09 PM
Posted by: OwnNothing at November 16, 2009 7:09 AM
I read what Amanda Marcotte wrote and was amused at of her delusion that science and atheism somehow come down on the side of feminism. The growing interest in evolutionary psychology has lead to accumulating evidence that feminism, atheism and multiculturalism are maladaptive self limiting behaviors. Societies which adopt one start losing ground vs. more patriarchal societies and those that adopt all start to implode. Some scientists mock feminists and some liberals as "liberal creationists" and consider both to take anti-science positions on matters of religion, culture and gender. They consider feminists to have already made up their minds as to the correct answers and so are not open to data revealed by science.
Data such as the fact that educated women (proxy for intelligent) now have the fewest children. Since intelligence is inherited, this doesn't bode well for society. So much for evolution. Since both intelligence and religiosity are heritable, intelligent religious folks are outpacing intelligent atheists in short order. Therefore atheism and feminism are maladaptive traits in the evolutionary sense.
From the quantitative analysis blog, Inductivist:
"Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Abortion is dysgenic
This table reports the results of an analysis of the outcomes of more than 500,000 pregnancies (Social Forces. 1991. 69:1121). The numbers under the heading "Gross" are the percent of women in a particular category who opted for an abortion rather than giving birth to the child. Numbers under the "Net" heading are more important since they are the results after controlling for relevant variables.
I'm interested in the estimates for various levels of education--a proxy for intelligence. You can see that, whether we look at adjusted or unadjusted numbers, the probability of abortion for unmarried women rises dramatically with education. Given a pregnancy and focusing on the adjusted figures, a single women with at least a bachelor's degree is 2.8 times more likely to abort the child than someone who didn't get past the eighth grade.
The chance of an abortion for married women is curvilinear: it reaches its peak of 12.59% among women with 12 years of schooling. Compared to abortions by married women, those gotten by single women are more important since they are by far more common (according to the study, 76% of all abortions are by single women).
So this huge and carefully done study indicates that abortion as it is practiced in the Unites States is dysgenic."
Posted by Ron Guhname at 9:23 PM
Labels: Abortion, Dysgenics
I get worked up too! Call it zeal or fervor or passion born of love for the most helpless.....I would do anything to save a child in the womb.
Hmmm....just an observation on comments on the John Piper video:
Carla (pro-life): "Call it zeal or fervor or passion born of love for the most helpless.....I would do anything to save a child in the womb."
Hal (pro-abort): "it sounded like the ranting of a mad man...He sounded a bit worked up over this abortion issue, however."
**There is NO common ground on the killing of the unborn..whether you're for it or against it.Posted by: RSD at November 16, 2009 10:55 AM
Interesting comment RSD. I wonder if: Trying to be 'cool' is closer to being 'cold' (like Hal/Obama); or is 'hot' (passionate) like John Piper? At present, most folks will run with 'cool' being 'cold', but are immobilized by this stance; will once again return to 'hot' and express concern for ALL humans - unborn children too!Posted by: John McDonell at November 16, 2009 11:53 AM
**There is NO common ground on the killing of the unborn..whether you're for it or against it.
Posted by: RSD at November 16, 2009 10:55 AM
Perhaps you're right.Posted by: Hal at November 16, 2009 12:00 PM
Hi John McD,
I know you were speaking figuratively about the cold, but how appropriate that there's snow on the ground in China as Obama's plane arrives today. Brrrr!Posted by: Janet at November 16, 2009 1:08 PM
It was -6C here, last night.
THE main reason I said what I did, was that I had hoped to provoke a discussion about the meaning of 'cool'.
The way it is used these days likely started with the 'Happy Days' (tv show), character 'the Fonz' (actor - Henry Winkler). Since that time it has been a social separation word (a-line-drawn-in the-sand) between who/what/ is 'in'/acceptable and who/what is 'out'. The word is so much a part of modern speech-patterns that most North Americans seem to hold being 'cool' in more esteem than being financially-wealthy.
There is a problem with being 'cool' besides its fixation on age (13 - @35) and its anti-nerd bias. It often does not distinguish between 'being cool' when it becomes 'cold ... like a Popsicle, and 'cool' that is 'hot'. Much too often this slowly developing attitude is fixated -on by young boys, who often replace moral development with being 'cool'. [Have you ever noticed how detached PC'ers are from their natural emotional lives? Things like empathy, sympathy and mercy, seem so-distant (as if these characteristics are non-existent or untrue to the human species).]
I ran across an observation by Rabbi Abraham Heschel. An interviewer asked him about good-looks. The Rabbi said: 'When I was a young man this was important to me.. But now I'm old and KINDNESS is most important.' Where is 'kindness' in the 'cool' lexicon?Posted by: John McDonell at November 17, 2009 1:27 PM
Hi John McDonell,
Great observations. Your last comment about the Rabbi's quote reminded me of something. My husband told me (when we were still dating) something that his Dad always told him.... good-looks are not so important in finding a good mate. (My first thought was, what did he say?) Yes, I still married him and he is very kind . :) I don't know how relevant that little story is, but I thought you might find it funny.
I remember The Fonz as pretty lonely guy who longed for his "adopted family" - the Cunninghams- to be his own. He created the cool persona to mask his insecurities and I think that was why so many viewers related to him. What he didn't realize was that his most endearing qualities came out when he wasn't trying to be cool. I think that's what you were getting at. I loved "Mrs. C" because of her "nerdiness". She was who she was and didn't care because she had a family who loved her.
Oftentimes, kids who want to be cool aren't getting the love and affirmation they need at home. There's a book I've been meaning to read, that sounds cute:
"Bringing Up Geeks: How to Protect Your Kid's Childhood in a Grow-Up-Too-Fast World" (Paperback)
~ Marybeth Hicks (Author)
It probably takes a lot more effort on the part of the parents, but I think it's the right way to go!
God bless!Posted by: Janet at November 17, 2009 2:54 PM