Wednesday, March 5, 2008

On Second Thought...What's Better Than Winning a Gold in the Special Olympics?

Not being retarded.

I had written about half an article in response to Fitz' gem, and this other gem that Opine Editorials linked to on their blog.

Instead, I thought, why do I want to reply again and again and again to their boring-ass cut-n-pasted justifications of bigotry?

After all, I could win a gold medal in their game of Special Olympics.

But in the end, it will still be the Special Olympics.

11 comments:

Fannie said...

Good point.

rem said...

HA! yeah. i think you should just stick with not being retarded.

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Jane Know said...

My favorite quote by the "Big Lizards" blog:

"The West is the best
Our Western culture is unique in many ways: It's the strongest and most economically successful culture in human history; it's the freest and most respectful of individual rights; and it's also the most conservative culture on the planet, in the sense of conserving the virtues and mores of the classical liberalism of the nineteenth century -- derived from Enlightenment philosophers such as John Locke and first enshrined into law by the American Founding Fathers at the tail end of the eighteenth century.

Asian cultures (excepting Japan, which is completely Western) are mostly radical leftist cultures (the Left includes both Marxist and fascist versions), still vainly trying to transform the world and create the New Socialist Man. And Moslem cultures are nearly all reactionary, trying to recreate the days of the Prophet -- more than thirteen centuries ago.

The Western culture converted to what we now call "traditional marriage" more than two thousand years ago; traditional African and ancestral American cultures never enforced "traditional marriage;" the socialist cultures of the East rejected spiritual unions (marriage) in favor of civil partnerships many decades ago; and traditional misogynist Islamic law still treats women like cattle.

Why on earth would any sane person want to monkey with the Western marriage model?"

My favorite comment from on of the members of his conservative circle-jerk (it is called the "snake pit," after all: "The New Jersey Supreme Court famously ordered the legislature to pass a law allowing gay civil unions or marriages, and the legislature meekly passed a law. That law is now heavily criticized by the social do-good set as not going far enough, and will probably be revised to allow full marriage just as soon as they can find a way to do it.

My issue with these events was two fold: 1) when does the revolution come? (so that we can tell these "judges" to stick it), and 2) who pays the financial impact of suddenly including a bunch of people in pension schemes (think social security death benefits) and health plans who were never considered in the original calculations (think bankruptcy for most pension plans, states, cities and the federal government).

The above hissed in response by: MTF at March 5, 2008 1:39 PM"

John said...

"who pays the financial impact of suddenly including a bunch of people in pension schemes (think social security death benefits) and health plans who were never considered in the original calculations"

I'll believe that argument when they stop encouraging opposite sex couples to marry.

Jane Know said...

Great point, John.

And I'll believe that argument when they start proposing that gay couples can stop being taxed for heterosexuals' relationship benefits.

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Fannie said...

Well, it would be one thing if the lizard actually cited references for his claims. But he doesn't, so it's really just sort of an ignorant rant.

Grace said...

a. i love that you've blogged 3 days in a row. i missed you!

b. i just got to looking around that lizard dude's site. I think it's Marty.

Grace said...

a. i love that you've blogged 3 days in a row. i missed you!

b. i just got to looking around that lizard dude's site. I think it's Marty.

Jane Know said...

Grace, thanks for stopping by! I'll try to keep up with the blogging more. Yeah, it could be Marty. Actually, it could be any of the 'tards over at Opine.