Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Wow lots to talk about so lets get this show on the road.

Bill Bennett is a douche bag. Oh yes he is. Why do I say this you wonder? Well go here and read. Click here

See aborting every black baby would make crime go down. Apparently black people commit a lot of crime. At least according to this Grand Wizard wannabe. Yes friends and neighbors Bill Bennett ought to be beaten severely about the head and shoulders.

Is anyone else a little unnerved like me that this guy used to be in charge of the Department of Education under Reagan?

Laura Bush is going to be on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Click here
You see right now the White House is madly scrambling to get Bush’s approval rating above 50%. I mean forget the fact this show won’t air for about 2 months and all. So it may be a ship too late to save a drowning witch. But I guess it’s the thought that counts. Hell with all this hard work the Bush’s are putting into hurricane relief maybe they ought to take a vacation. HA! Come on laugh it’s funny.

If you get that ship too late to save a drowning witch reference, you officially rock.

Tom DeLay just got indicted. Click here
Oh how I look forward to my TV becoming a battleground of partisan sniping. See guilty or not, there will be a long drawn battle whether or not this was all politically motivated. The Ann Coulter and Al Franken’s of this world will have a field day with it. As always I will just put them on mute or watch TV that does not suck. But that’s just me.

Remember Ashley Smith the hostage who talked that guy, who shot up an Atlanta courthouse, into giving himself up by reading passages from Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life”? Well that’s not all that saved her. She also gave him crystal meth. Click here He wanted a joint but that’s all she had handy. It’s always nice when a feel good story gets shot in the head like that. On the upside she has kicked the habit and that’s a wonderful thing, seriously.

An amateur porn site is trading free access to their Website for pictures from Iraq. Click here
Pictures of dead bodies, a good many of them utterly horrific, have been posted on this porn site. All seem to have condescending captions and show an utter lack of any real humanity. If the prison abuse scandal was bad for the military this could be just as bad or maybe worse. A warning, if you do read that article and choose to look at the pictures they have posted, they are extremely bloody and gruesome. They are not for the feint of heart.

Of course what this really shows is how we have to dehumanize people to kill them. This is why people still tolerate war. We allow ourselves the luxury of making people less than human or at least inferior to us. When we stop this then war will stop.

Many thanks to Deanna Zandt’s blog for alerting me to this story she rocks.

That’s all for now.


Anonymous Dave said...

From the Transcript:

BENNETT: All right, well, I mean, I just don't know. I would not argue for the pro-life position based on this, because you don't know. I mean, it cuts both -- you know, one of the arguments in this book Freakonomics that they make is that the declining crime rate, you know, they deal with this hypothesis, that one of the reasons crime is down is that abortion is up. Well --

CALLER: Well, I don't think that statistic is accurate.

BENNETT: Well, I don't think it is either, I don't think it is either, because first of all, there is just too much that you don't know. But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky.


I didn't hear it for myself, but from the transcript, it appears that it's just a discussion based on the extrapolation.

Indeed, IF crime decreases just as population decreases, then by aborting babies the crime rate will not go up because there are few people to commit crimes.

So...IF that were true, then aborting every baby of any color (white, black or any shade of green) would directly impact the crime rate. Now of course as Mr. Bennett said: "That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down."

8:44 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

I listened to the clip from his radio show. For Bennett to say "if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down" is sickening. The fact that he was trying to cover his butt doesn't impress me. He tried like a madman to cover his tracks but I think his true colors have been exposed.

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Maybe he is a douche looked like it was a stupid discussion to begin with.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Hi Dave,

Well if you want to be totally honest most talk radio is pretty sad.

Thanks for posting

6:11 PM  

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