Wednesday, March 12, 2008

In No Mood To Play Around

Looking at the pictures of Eliot Spitzer's wife are torturous. Betrayal is such an ugly thing. You can see she hasn't been sleeping, probably not eating, as well. The poor woman. Anyone who can suggest there are "worse things than adultery" is either sick in the head or equally guilty. Without killing someone, it is, without a doubt, the ultimate way to hurt those who love you.

I hope she'll be alright and has friends who will be good for her and her daughters because, despite knowing the truth, she's still in for a rough ride ahead. Possibly years of torture because nothing will ever be the same:

She now knows she can't trust him but, more importantly, she's discovering she can't exactly trust herself - because, damn it, she trusted him.

That's the really tough part. That look in the mirror.

Moving on, the way the media is trying to portray this - as merely a male failing - when 70% of divorces are started by women, is just wrong. Oh well, the Liberals have their story line and they're sticking with it, whether it's a lie or not. When it comes to the part that's true though, I think Kathleen Parker says it best:
"Are we harder on women than we are on men? Here’s a hint: If President Hillary Clinton were caught having an affair with a male intern her daughter’s age, would she ever be received again in public except for her own funeral?"
I assure you, the answer - outside of Liberal circles - is a very-loud "no". How "feminist" Hillary helped make that statement true is a question for the ages. Stand by your man? Understandable. Cover for the cheating bastard? Attack his accusers? And then run for his job - with his help - in front of all of us? That's just sleazy NewAge insanity. Our whole country needs a shower after those two. Like Mrs. Spitzer, we didn't ask to be a part of this.

David Mamet has switched sides, politically, becoming a Conservative. (Something Liberal dreamers keep declaring is impossible in these anti-Bush times.) It happened for Mamet as it does for so many others:
"As a child of the '60s, I accepted as an article of faith that government is corrupt, that business is exploitative, and that people are generally good at heart.

These cherished precepts had, over the years, become ingrained as increasingly impracticable prejudices. Why do I say impracticable? Because although I still held these beliefs, I no longer applied them in my life. How do I know? My wife informed me. We were riding along and listening to NPR. I felt my facial muscles tightening, and the words beginning to form in my mind:

Shut the fuck up."
Ha! "Shut the fuck up" was such a popular phrase with me, my ex had it put on a t-shirt for one of my birthdays. It really is a magic phrase. A serious determinant of position:

Liberalism is over once you get there.

Welcome to the club, David.

Fiona MacKeown, the mother of Scarlett Keeling (above) a 15-year-old murdered in Goa, India, is being questioned about possible negligence in leaving the teenager on her own. While her mother and family were in another part of India, her daughter is said to have been drunk, and high on drugs, when she was raped and murdered on a beach. So why do I mention it? Listen up:
"Mrs MacKeown, 43, is well used to being viewed as unusual, with her brood of children by at least four fathers leading an alternative New Age lifestyle, with the help of her partner, Rob Clarke, 47."
Yep, Scarlett's mom is one of them. Speaking of them, in some parts of the world, NewAgers are being jailed for failing to vaccinate their kids, which I think is a step in the right direction: Let there be a real price for imposing this idiocy on kids. On society. On history.

Which all brings me to Kwame Kilpatrick, the embattled mayor of Detroit. Just four words:

Shut the fuck up.


  1. NewAgers are being jailed for failing to vaccinate their kids, which I think is a step in the right direction

    WASHINGTON -- Government officials ruled childhood vaccines exacerbated a rare disorder in a 9-year-old girl and caused the symptoms of autism in what is being called a landmark decision.

    "It is gratifying to finally have a court agree her injury was caused by vaccination," said Jon Polling, 9-year-old Hannah Polling's father.

    Government health officials have conceded that childhood vaccines contributed to Hannah's autism by aggravating a rare mitochondrial disorder. It is the first time the government has admitted the possibility of a link between vaccines and autism.

    There is still much that is unknown and more research to be done, but with about 5,000 other cases currently in the justice system and millions of children being vaccinated, it is a case being watched closely.

    Hannah's parents said they are not against vaccines.

    "We are absolutely pro-vaccine," said Hannah's mother, Terry Polling. "What we want is safe vaccines."

    Hannah's parents said they fear other families could experience what they have.

    "We don't think our story is as unique as many people would lead you to believe," Jon Polling said.

    It will now be up to the courts to decide how many other cases are truly like Hannah's, but many feel she has already changed this debate forever.

    One of the key suspects in the autism-vaccine debate -- the preservative thimerasol -- has been removed from many vaccines but is still used in some flu vaccines.

  2. Two things:

    First, the words "exacerbated a rare disorder" means this is a bizarre case - not normal at all. To pump this out, like it means something, is misleading: You can't take an exception and claim it's the rule.

    Second, I don't think the judge made a good call there. Tons of people, including judges, have the info on this subject wrong. Look at how so-called "smart people" look at homeopathy. The ignorance out there is staggering.

    Keep me posted on this though - I'm interested - I've got a good friend with an autistic child so it's a subject close to my heart. But (as you can tell) I'm pretty set on thinking you (and she) are wrong. Keep it comin'.

    And thanks for writing.

  3. Like this parent, I am not against vaccines either. What I am against is cumpolsory vaccination. In a free society people should be able to weigh the risks and benefits and then make an informed choice.

    RE: autism. Many vaccines still contain thimerosal (49.6% ethylmercury by weight.) While mercury is a highly toxic element second only to radioactive plutonium, when combined with other ingredients, specifically aluminum and formaldehyde, the synergistic effects increase 10,000-fold.

  4. Hey - I say let's let all the people not vacinate their kids. Then instead of having relatively benign childhoods like we had - they can have waves of mumps and measles again. Oh - and hey - those old people who you see walking around with a leg that doesn't work? Or arms that just hang? It's called polio. I'm sure some company can't wait to sell the newest models of iron lungs to today's "informed consumer". I wonder if I can pick up a homeopathic Polio vacine for my kid?

  5. Polio? Wow, I'd never thought of that. That's probably because we don't suffer from polio here.

    France sucks. I can't believe Americans fall for their shit. It's really a shame, too: I saw tons of people, there, with weird shit goin' on - kids with their hair falling out, inbreeds, etc. It was a real eye-opener. And the way the French just turn a blind eye to it (just saying it's "unfortunate" or calling someone "special") is wild.

    They are a truly delusional people.