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Monday, November 06, 2006

'Love Is All You Need'

When I saw the headline, I knew who was behind this article:
Virginians should stand on the side of love, and vote no
If that wasn't enough, there was the vacuous silliness that followed:
In the long history of humankind, we have engaged in what I have heard referred to as "other-ism"--the act of differentiating oneself from those who are different. This has been accompanied by discrimination and prejudice in which categories of others are seen as having some intellectual or moral deficiency.

Not that long ago, people were relegated to a lower and demeaning status if they were of a different religion, skin color, economic means, gender, physical or mental ability, national origin, ethnicity, or age.

People fear those who are different, as if needing reassurance of their own legitimacy and identity. Fear of the unknown is founded on ignorance. Sadly, some try to maintain their ignorance by turning a blind eye to the reality that love transcends societal conventions.
I had this guy pegged as a left-wing preacher at this point. Sure enough, he comes from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, the last refuge of the peace-and-love idiocy of the 60's.

A telltale giveaway:
To love, then, is to embrace and to include, to welcome and to value, to share and to empower.
Read the whole thing. This fella makes a great argument for pedophilia. And every other perversion ... er, love known to man.

I'm Sure It All Makes Sense

Musical chairs? Or secret formulations only they can comprehend:
VDOT to deactivate 10 area headquarters in SWVA in 2007
Media General News Service

Bristol, Va. – One area maintenance headquarters in Tazewell County will be among 10 Virginia Department of Transportation maintenance centers to be mothballed under a statewide cost-cutting plan scheduled for next year.

No one would be laid off in the department’s Bristol district, which covers all of far Southwest Virginia. But 108 employees ... face reassignment to other maintenance sites.

In Bland County, the Rocky Gap area headquarters would be deactivated and its staff moved to a new headquarters in Bland. (
link)
These moves are part of a $6 million cost-saving plan VDOT has devised. It's not fully explained how we save money by firing nobody and moving all existing workers from one facility to a new one down the road but the VDOT people surely know what they are doing. Right? Right?

Out Of The Past

Didn't we hold trials in Nuremberg in the mid-40's and hang all these animals?
Disabled newborns face verdict
By Roya Nikkhah, London Daily Telegraph


LONDON -- A leading British medical college has called on the health profession to consider euthanasia for seriously disabled newborns.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology has said that "active euthanasia" should be considered to spare parents the emotional and financial burdens of bringing up such children. (
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Nice massage of words that. Those "spared parents," if the bureaucrats and "doctors" have their way, will not be allowed to participate in the decision making process. The "doctors," a la Joseph Mengele, will decide whether their sons and daughters are slaughtered. Links oder rechts. Leben oder sterben.

God have mercy on the little children. Humankind won't.

Save The Planet! Where Are The Dancing Girls?

So how much fossil fuel was spewed into the rapidly heating atmosphere to get these guys together? In freaking Kenya:
Climate Conference Convenes in Kenya
By The Associated Press


Nairobi, Kenya (AP) -- Facing rising temperatures and flagging efforts to control greenhouse gases, thousands of delegates from around the world opened a U.N. conference Monday on next steps to ward off the worst effects of climate change.

Many at the two-week session ... (
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Thousands of delegates. Two weeks. Sub-Saharan Africa. Gathered together to talk about ways to better manage the world's resources.

I've got an idea. How about you all stay home, turn off the heat and air conditioning, give up the chauffeured stretch limos for a day, and have someone send out an email:
Globe warming. Bush's fault. Must raise taxes.
Or party your brains out in Nairobi like there's no tomorrow.

I wonder which option these jokers will take.

On Arab Statecraft

Some people in this country argue that the Iraqis are incapable of forming and participating in a democracy. I think those people get Iraq and Palestine confused (it's easy to do, all those complex names like Abu and Ibn). The Palestinians, you see, don't have a clue:
Hamas Picks PM Candidate but Doesn't Identify Him
By Reuters

Gaza (Reuters) - Hamas has chosen a candidate to take over as prime minister from one of its leaders once agreement on a unity government is finalized with President Mahmoud Abbas, a spokesman for the Hamas-led administration said on Monday.

Ghazi Hamad declined to identify the ... (
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Now that's statesmanship.