Friday, August 29, 2008

NOBama

"I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby," Obama said. -- 'Them' refers to his daughters.

Stumbled across the following response from an individual online: Any man who thinks of children as punishments should volunteer for castration.


What's wrong with our society today? When less than 1% of abortions are completed due to rape/incest, how do we justify our position of pro-choice? If you cannot take care of baby, don't have sex. I know this sounds naive, but babies are gifts, not punishments.

Obama sucks. Period. His speech last night was shit as well. Way to outline your plans; sounded like a damn Democrat rally from 20 years ago.

UPDATE 9.1.08
Barack Obama's mother was an unmarried @ 18 when she gave birth; his Grandmother subsequently raised him while his mother tended to other affairs. Does Barack feel he was a 'punishment'? If only he was POTUS at the time of conception to provide counseling about the best way to take care of such a 'mistake'....this election cycle might have been completely different.

By the way, I'm perfectly willing to concede that women can take responsiblity for their own bodies by way of abortion without government intervention if the pro-choice crowd can simply acknowledge that the act of abortion ends a life. Also, overturning of Roe v Wade would only send the matter of abortion legality back to the states, it would not make abortion illegal across the US.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Gotta Love Cali

I doubt I'll ever live in California, despite the beautiful landscape and picture-perfect weather. It always amazes me when judges attempt to dictate from the bench, as opposed to letting lawmakers create laws based on what citizens support (based on voting, etc). This case is a perfect example. Don't get me wrong; artificial insemmination of gays is not my issue. My issue is FORCING a physician to do something he feels violates his religious beliefs. The court has decided that the rights of the gay couple to not be discriminated are more important than the rights of the physician with regards to religion.

Why not put it to a vote?

Oh yea, and forcing a physician to do something is not anything I'd ever do. Think about it.

Patient: Doc, I want you to perform a procedure on me you disagree with on personal/religous grounds.

Doc: That's not a good idea. Why don't we send you to someone that actually wants to perform said procedure.

Patient: No, you need to do it. And if you don't, I'm going to sue you.

Doc: Not only do I disagree with the procedure on blah blah grounds, I don't take kindly to threats.

Patient: Tough. Do it or else.

Doc: Hmm....I'm sure we can perform your open roux-en-y gastric bypass with minimal local anesthetic and a single percocet. Enjoy.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hmm...Maybe I'll Have Time Again

So, it's been 4 years since my last post. Not sure I'll pick this back up on a regular basis due to time constraints, but we'll see.