Al Gore, father of four and profligate polluter, stated that people ought to refrain from reproducing quite so much in order to save the environmentAs I said in the comments on Hot Air, the idea that Americans need to control their reproduction to suit Gore’s whims is ridiculous and self-absorbed.

When Al Gore and his ilk talk about “fertility management”, they are never talking about encouraging young men to keep their pants zipped up, nor to abstain during their wives’ fertile periods.  Rather, their contraception/abortion mentality is predicated on the assumption that women will still be sexually available to men, just without the nasty side effects (environmental and on his wallet) of child-rearing.  Children are the natural result of sexual intercourse between two young, healthy people, not something to be “managed” by drugs and child-murder.

Given that out-of-wedlock childbirth is associated with a host of societal ills, 40% of American babies are born out of wedlock, and Americans are delaying marriage, Gore could have advocated not for population control, but for abstinence until marriage; if followed, it would reduce the out-of-wedlock birth rate and the birth rate in general.  Telling, however, that the solution of all of the anti-natalists is always contraception (to be pumped into a woman’s body, never a man’s) and abortion (affecting only the unborn, not the born), never any natural and sensible way of dealing with fertility.

Beyond that, Gore’s comments are aimed at the wrong audience.  If Gore were capable of checking out population growth charts, he would understand that telling Americans to manage their fertility is the equivalent of those “coexist” bumper stickers: no matter how nice the sentiment, it’s simply not aimed at the appropriate audience. America is #122 in terms of percent population growth – beaten out by fertility maniacs like Luxembourg, the bunny-like Australia, and that perennial baby-machine, Israel.  On a plus note, the American population is expanding faster than that of the Vatican See, which is made of up a lot of old, celibate people.

As a final thought: anyone who wants Social Security to stay stable, without raising the retirement age or cutting benefits, should be out there begging young women to get knocked up and haranguing young men to marry them (which would bring economic stability to the new family unit), enough already with “finding yourself” in a haze of pot smoke. Pyramid schemes and “fertility management” are mutually exclusive.

…because they spanked us:

A judge in Corpus Christi, Texas had some harsh words for a mother charged with spanking her own child before sentencing her to probation.

“You don’t spank children today,” said Judge Jose Longoria. “In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don’t spank children.”

Rosalina Gonzales had pleaded guilty to a felony charge of injury to a child for what prosecutors had described as a “pretty simple, straightforward spanking case.”

This is true in the same way that the left tries to convince us that apparently they were all bigots for not supporting Gay Marriage….

…Yet they are celebrated as the “greatest generation.”

I’d like to ask the judge in this case if he thinks it is a coincidence that our society of medicated children and schools more interested in social education than knowledge and discipline have produced a violent and undisciplined youth as opposed to those who came before us?

Our grandparents (mine were born in the 1880’s) lived and thrived without the advantages that the baby boomers insisted on. I am absolutely convinced that one of the reasons we’ve seen such a upending change in values over the last 20 years is for the children and grandchildren of those who achieved so much with so much less to convince themselves of their own superiority based on culture and belief since there is no reason for them to have any such believe based on actions or achievement.

The religious and cultural bedrock that made the “greatest generation” and their parents what they are, are values (culturally and religiously judeo-christian) that the modern left and media would consider “far right and conservative” and what the attendees of NetRoots Nations would call “extreme”.

This contradiction: reverence for what they did, while attacking what they are; if considered rationally would cripple the American left and the American media. So they ignore it in the same way that radical Islamists tell themselves and the followers in their madrasas that they are conquering even as their ranks are decimated.

They believe it religiously because if they considered it rationally it would required them to take stock of their own beliefs, and that’s a price too high for them to pay.

Its yet another reason to use this:Quote and episode:

You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views. Which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that need altering.

Our grandparents are the facts that need altering.

Update: Jazz at HotAir links and makes some good points, but note that the judge didn’t cite those circumstances, just saying that “we don’t do this anymore.” That’s not a reason.

If there is one things you can definitely say about Filmmaker Ladd Ehlinger, he enjoys his work.

Our interview concerning his new viral video (that I’ve written about this week) had almost a continual laugh track as he reacted to question after question with laughter before and after each answer he gave. Considering that his video has gone from Zero to 402k hits in less than 50 hours he has a lot of cause to be laughing.

I talked to Ladd Thursday afternoon approximately 48 hours after the launch of his viral video. As you might gather from the video in question his language can occasionally be a spicier that I would normally use but it is what it is

DaTechGuy: What impact has the video has on the race in CA-36?

Ladd Ehlinger: It put Janice Hahn on the defensive. She’s alleging collusion between the Turn Right USA PAC and the Huey campaign. There is none, and has she has filed an FCC complaint. Since the video has only aired on the internet I’m not sure what the basis of that complaint is.

DTG As the Huey campaign hasn’t hired you or the PAC why the video in this particular district?

LE: Rick (from the PAC Turn Right USA) lives in the district as do I occasionally, and I did do an ad on the Matte Fein campaign.

DTG: Have you had much media from this campaign?

LE: NPR, local stations in LA, done a lot of local media, practically the only people who have not called have been Fox and MSNBC.

DTG: MSNBC did hit you for the video?

LE: Yes but they are too “wimpy” to have me on. I’d be happy to face sit across from Rachel Maddow in NY. I’ll bring the beer.

DTG: Now I didn’t run the video on my site because I didn’t think it was appropriate but many of the sites most strongly condemning it have embedded it. Isn’t that a contradiction?

LE: Yes. They think it’s a fundraising opportunity. That it’s good for them. They’re wrong. When you wrestle with a pig you get muddy.

DTG: And has this caused the issue of the program to be raised?

LE: Hahn answers all question on the gang issue as “debunked” but that’s a load. A complete load! Too bad the consultants of the Huey campaign are wussies but hey, that’s nothing unusual, just like the condemnations of the ad from the state party. Unfortunately the GOP in California is squishy and flaccid. They’re all Bob Dole. Of course Arnold & Whitman didn’t help matters here any. Whitman was a disaster.

DTG: Are you worried it will cause people to hesitate before hiring you in the future?

LE: I couldn’t care less. If a candidate doesn’t have the balls to hire me, I don’t want to work for him.

DTG: Let’s talk the video itself, how long did it take to shoot?

LE: About a week.

DTG: And the rappers you used?

LE: They’re a group called Splack Pack. They perform nationwide.

DTG: Did they have any objection to the material?

LE: Dude, we had a blast shooting the video. It was a parody of a song they perform called “Shake Your Ass Bitch”. They didn’t consider it sexist or racist. Hell, they helped write it and come up with some of the gags. Oh my god! CueDog doing the cowboy butt-spank! That dude does physical comedy better than Chaplin, and UncleHead is a master at facial expressions.

DTG: Have they gotten any flack over it?

LE: They don’t care, they love it, their reaction to me was “whatever man!”

DTG: I notice that your TRUSA and http://hahnshomeboyz.org site that the video directs viewers to has been down for quite a long time

LE: Yes we’ve been subject to almost continual DOS attacks within a few hours of the video’s release. I figure they will continue right up till the election.

DTG: They must take it very seriously. Do you plan anything more in the future?

LE: We have a few things in the works. Nationwide stuff and local stuff. Want to do a great viral on Obamacare. Should be very funny.

DTG: Ladd thanks for your time.

LE: Thank you!

Update: A hacker uncovered

Burried in a pretty good roundup of the Democratic meetings on Anthony Weiner at Hotair is this question from Allahpundit:

I’m confounded by her claim that she didn’t reciprocate any of Weiner’s sexual overtures in their chats. She has no reputation to protect so there’s no obvious reason for her to lie, but she’s also been known to say — publicly — “I want to have sexual relations with Anthony Weiner” and “He can get buck wild anytime I’m around.”

Ace has the same things to say:

Before you say that’s BS — she really doesn’t have a terribly strong reason to lie. She’s a porn actress. She doesn’t have a reputation for sexual modesty to protect.

You have to remember something, the difference between a porn actress and a prostitute is marketing. Both are paid to have sex with assorted men and/or women, but a porn star does it in front of a camera to market for a global audience.

The difference between a street corner or a spot in Ladd’s Commercial is her ability to market a sexual persona to men who buy her videos or subscribe to her web site etc etc etc…Her “He can buck wild anytime I’m around” stuff was part of that, but when Weiner bought the marketing, thought she meant it, and she shut him down.

“Porn Star” is what she does when she is on the clock. It’s not her hobby or what she does on her days off. If you believe it is then you are falling for the marketing. It brings to mind this exchange from All in the Family with Sammy Davis Jr.

This exchange starts at :35

Archie : Sam where are you flying out to tonight, Las Vegas Maybe?

Sammy Davis Jr: No I have a TV special to do in Hollywood.

Archie: Orrr Gee that’s beautiful yea! Well er while your hanging around, maybe could you give us a little preview, one of the songs you’re gonna do?

Gloria: Dadddy Mr. Davis makes his living entertaining , you’re asking him to go to work

Mike: Yeah Arch how would you like to be a guest in someone’s house and they say: “C’mon Arch do some packing and lifting for us.”

Weiner started following her for the same reason any guy was following her. I’ll wager a bunch of guys tweet her. The only difference between them and Weiner is he was in a position to get a tweet back.

Update:
I wrote this at 8 a.m. this morning, reports are now coming out that Weiner will resign today. Apparently he can take hits from the DCCC and the congress but when you’ve lost Ginger Lee you’ve lost your seat. 2 p.m. presser is scheduled.

Update 2:
Stacy McCain reminds us of the timeline.

For the first 10 days, Weiner lied, lied, lied, and the liberals who believed Weiner were wrong, wrong, wrong, while conservatives were right, right, right. In the past 10 days, since Weiner’s June 6 press conference, liberals have tried to forget that their credulity in believing Weiner’s lies, and the idiotic conspiracy theories they proffered in his defense.

Now is the day when Jeffrey Toobin, Joan Walsh and a lot of other liberals must be called to account.

and apparently Gennette Cordoba has decided to resign as well…from Twitter.

Do you remember when we were told this was a non-story and a Breitbart invention?

As the hit count of Ladd Ehlinger’s viral video on CA-36 manages to rise (on twitter @Webszachandrews tells me it has doubled since my post this morning) without my embedding of it; we see that Talking Points Memo DC apparently has a different definition of “thoroughly debunked” than CBS News:

A man who said he left a ruthless street gang in Central America and later won praise for his anti-gang work in Los Angeles was arrested Wednesday by authorities who allege he conspired to kill a rival even as he spoke out against gang life.

Alex Sanchez, 37, who heads the local office of the nonprofit Homies Unidos anti-gang group, was taken into custody at his Bellflower home on federal racketeering charges

I may be what some call a “wanna be” but I think this would be what people might consider a “legitimate story” as opposed to what Sam Stein calls: “fairly uncontroversial” at Huffpo. At least Talking Points Memo implies by its very name that it is spinning.

Normally one would not consider the video in question an example of “raising the level of debate” but it’s hard not to raise the level when it started at zero. But in the interest of raising the level of debate lets instead embed this video by Kerry Pickett on a protest in the NY 9th District to ask Anthony Weiner to resign:

Talk about a classic Brooklyn accent. I’ll bet his parents or grandparents were Dodger fans.

Amazingly this is actually raising the level of debate. I suspect if the DCCC’s call for Weiner to resign has not been effective I can’t imagine their shouts on this video will be.

I’m going to make a couple of assumptions here: married women don’t like being cheated on, women don’t like being sex slaves, and there’s more to life than screwing around.

Wintery Knight opines that women allow men to cheat: we simply do not hold men to high standards.  (Little Miss Attila and her commentariat have more.) He’s largely correct: women who stay with their husbands for power (e.g. Mrs. Clinton, Mrs. Shriver) condone their husbands’ infidelity.  Likewise, it’s impossible to commit adultery without another willing partner (absent rape), and the women who sleep with married men are making his infidelity possible.  My disagreements with him are limited: I don’t hold much against women like Jenny Sanford and Elin Nordegen, who were devoted, caring wives who kicked their cheating husbands to the curb.  If a man cannot be compelled to stay faithful for the sake of his own wedding vows, he may stay faithful because of fear that his wife will find out and leave him.

It is not just women who have personal relations with men who encourage cheating and infidelity. In Kuwait, a woman activist suggested that adultery could be eliminated by the legalisation of sex slavery:

We want our youth to be protected from adultery,” said Al-Mutairi, suggesting that these maids could be brought as prisoners of war in war-stricken nations like Chechnya to be sold on later to devout merchants.

This is not religiously forbidden,” she added, indicating that Caliph Haroun Al-Rashid (766-809 AD) was married to one woman but possessed 200 concubines.

(Hat tip: Michael Graham.) Rather than putting female prisoners of war in, say, a female prison until the end of the war, or given asylum in a different country, we should take these poverty-stricken, suffering women and sell them into rape.  That way, a powerful man doesn’t have to worry about having a stain on his immortal soul; the only cost to this is the sanity, health, dignity, and integrity of a poor woman from a war-torn nation.  Note to Al-Mutairi: perhaps the prohibitions on adultery are there because otherwise, men would feel free to abuse their positions to take advantage of women who do not have their advantages in society.

Continue reading “Feminists: women’s own worst enemies?”

I suspect that it will be used by Arabs in the middle east as an Anti-Israeli weapon.

Then again, if they don’t use this, they would make up something else anyway.

The single most memorable quote of the video?

Of course some anti-Semites believe the Jews already run America, but that’s ridiculous , if Jews ran America we wouldn’t be 14 trillions dollars in debt.

Andrew Klavan is a funny guy.

Jack Kevorkian died yesterday at the age of 83, after complications from pneumonia and kidney problems.  (NYT story here.) Kevorkian had been in the hospital for a month, and, despite his failing condition, did not seek unnatural ways of ending his life.  By all accounts, the 83-year-old fought for his life until yesterday.

Unfortunately, he lost that battle.  Now, Kevorkian will never understand that the cause to which he dedicated his life was horrifically wrong, that doctor-assisted death is not a part of medicine, nor that so-called euthanasia is anything but compassionate.  Now, none of the seven billion people on this planet can hear words that could change history: “I was wrong”.  Kevorkian will never be the Bernard Nathanson of the pro-life movement, natural death or not.

Ronald Reagan said that everyone who is pro-choice has already been born.  On the other end of life, advocates for doctor-assisted death do not realise how wrong they are until it is too late – until they are already dead.   We can see that “euthanasia”, which begins as a voluntary procedure (or as voluntary as it can be, given the circumstances these people are in) has become much less voluntary.  In the Netherlands, upwards of 20% of people who are put to death do not even know that it is happening, let alone consent.  Oregon considered not paying for some cancer treatments but paying for suicide.  (When the government takes your money for your own health care and refuses to give it to you unless you kill yourself, there is a problem that goes far beyond helping terminally ill people through their final days.)

That the culture of death lead to such perversions is hardly surprising: euthanasia is predicated on the belief that the right to life is not unalienable, nor the right from which all other rights flow.  It also warps the meaning of “human dignity” from a concept in which all humans, regardless of state and station in life, are considered of equal and infinite worth, to a conditional meaning of the term.  Euthanasia, like abortion, is about conditional love, conditional rights, and conditional human dignity.  Strong people get them; the weak, elderly, and young do not – a situation which is the exact opposite of the aims of any sane civilisation.

…while survivors of the ovens are still alive is obscene. Update: Here is one of the images:

Germany circa 1940 or SF Circa 2011

I challenge anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of the propaganda of Germany in the 30’s and 40’s to go to the link and claim that this is simply opposing a medical procedure. I challenge the author of this comic or any of the commentators at Joe My God to show these images to any of the survivors of the camps or any of the still living troops who liberated them and ask THEM if this is anti-Semitic.

The first amendment protects this speech but remember, this is a clearly drawn line. Where you stand on it self identifies you for what you are.

And just a reminder of where we once were

I just can’t wrap my head around the idea that I would see something like this from a “mainstream” non-nazi, non-klan group in America in the 21st century. That the children and grandchildren of those who fought in Europe could do this is beyond me.

Update: This bears repeating, I invite any other blogger to use this image today

The Fr. O'Malley Badge
in solidarity with the Jews and join with me in stealing a line from the fictitious Fr. O’Malley:

Abdul: What is your name?
Father O’Malley: William O’Malley.
Abdul: I did not call you.
Father O’Malley: You called for all the Jews. I’m Jewish, just like Jesus Christ. You take one, you gotta take us all.

Fr O’Malley’s clip starts at 4:35

We must loudly stand against this. Justice and honor demands it!

Update 3: I’m sorry I made Lisa Graas cry.

Update 4: For the rest of the day my twitter icon will be as above

….and the whole quota/race card/homophobe card crowd.

1. Since the NYT did not have an openly gay op/ed columnist until this week were they up until that point bigots who were practicing discrimination?

2. If the answer to question one is “No” since the highly liberal New York Times took 160 years to have an openly gay op/ed columnist have we established that “160 years” is an acceptable watermark/deliminator to decide how quickly institutions can wait before advancing an opening gay person to their most prestigious positions without being considered bigots/racists/homophobes?

Just askin’