Reading the news today, I feel a little like Roberto Duran, blocking the blows and shouting, “no mas, no mas!”
Let’s start here:
Pop’s parents, both 24, made a decision when their baby was born to keep Pop’s sex a secret. Aside from a select few…nobody knows Pop’s gender; if anyone enquires, Pop’s parents simply say they don’t disclose this information.
In an interview with newspaper Svenska Dagbladet in March, the parents were quoted saying their decision was rooted in the feminist philosophy that gender is a social construction. …
Pop’s wardrobe includes everything from dresses to trousers and Pop’s hairstyle changes on a regular basis. And Pop usually decides how Pop is going to dress on a given morning…Pop’s parents never use personal pronouns when referring to the child — they just say Pop.
“I believe that the self-confidence and personality that Pop has shaped will remain for a lifetime,” said Pop’s mother.
Because, you know, no one who actually has allowed their gender to be “constructed” has managed to garner self-confidence, and their personalities have not remained for their lifetimes…or something. And where could I have gotten the idea that our sex is a gift and a plan, and not some random piece of chaos, anyway? Silly me.
Meanwhile, a new study at Texas A&M dares to be shocking and almost avant-garde: A new study by researchers at Texas A&M University suggests that little boys are hardwired to prefer toy trucks, while girls have innate preferences for dolls — and all of this apart from social conditioning.
How Establishment! How Bourgeois! Just like that awful Disney company who preaches heteronormativity. People should be allowed to be who they are; I wholly endorse that. But must male and female unions be reconfigured in the process?
Short pieces of evidence that world is nuts because people believe what they want, instead of what is actually, you know…hard, fast fact:
Shorter Barack Obama, carbon czar: If you’re a Democrat who voted against against heinous cap-n-tax bill, you’re a sensitive plant needing water, air and love, and if you’re a Republican who voted against it, you’re the most evil, backward beast in nature.
Shorter Paul “Can’t have too much Chutzpah” Krugman: If you don’t like the cap-n-tax bill you’re committing treason against the planet. Can’t we send him off to settle and colonize Neptune, or something, then? Along with all the jobs that are not going to be “created or saved” thanks to this legislation?
Doing many things poorly means no one can keep track of anything.
Shorter Barack Obama, International Statesman: We cannot meddle in affairs of huddled masses yearning to be free, but we must meddle in affairs of huddled despots yearning to remain in office illegally.
Shorter Interesting Aside: US withdraws from Iraqi cities despite violence; It’s all Obama’s now.
Shorter Barack Obama, Prof. of Constitutional Law: Indefinite detention is only a heinous warcrime and human rights violation when Bush does it.
Shorter Mainstream Media on Presidential Honesty: Bush
believed the intel he and Clinton both had lied, Obama’s White House roils with rank dishonesty never lies
Shorter Mainstream Media on Political Parties: If you are a corrupt Democrat who profited from our economic woe, you’re just a guy in Congress. If you’re a Republican who did the same thing, you’re “a Republican from Florida”, or wherever.
Shorter Mainstream Media on Race: White America didn’t listen to any music from African American artists until Michael Jackson broke some barrier. Growing up in my house we listened to Miss Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Waters, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Leontyne Price, Joe Williams, The Temptations, James Brown and the Mighty Clouds of Joy; bought all their records and reel-to-reel tapes, but yeah…stupid White America was racist and only had its conscience raised by the African American who adopted or fathered, or sponsored blonde, Euro-American children.
Shorter Mainstream Media is Corrupt Rant: But Michael Jackson -unlike the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court- was not accused by the far-left of being a gay nazi because of his blonde, adopted children, and the NY Times never tried to unseal any adoption paperwork on him. (You forgot all that, didn’t you, that the NY Times tried to unseal the adoption records of Chief Justice Roberts? Of course you did. I remember it. I remember everything. I just forget to put it in the harddrive.
Interesting aside, given the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor: You can no longer find any primary-source evidence via Google or Yahoo that the NY Times muckraked Bush’s Supreme Court Nominee to that extent. It’s gone. It never happened in history. The excesses of the left, concerning the nominations of both Roberts and Alito are down the memory hole, while the reasonable questions about Sonia Sotomayor’s actual fitness for the SCOTUS (is she really “the very best” person for the job, and why are so many of her rulings overturned on appeal?) are called “mean” and “hate” and “racism” and “misogyny” and you know…all the rest.
You can find however, find all the usual nasty, mean-spirited left-wing discussions about how Roberts was “a closet queer” and his wife “a beard” and his children “little aryans” via the internet search engines. I won’t link to those sites, but you can figure it out; all the usual “tolerant” suspects.
Shorter Obamacare: It’s not really that expensive, or it wouldn’t be if we didn’t have to actually treat all those sick people! Expect to see the pop-culturisation of
suicide philanthropic refusal of medical treatment (for the planet! And the children!) coming to a video/play/novel/movie/pop-up book near you!
Shorter HopenChange: It’s only cronyism if Bush does it
Shorter revised economic report: Down 5.5%, did you hear Michael Jackson died?
Shorter Who is President Obama, Really?: An African Colonial?, oh hell, why not.
Shorter “Big Mama”: Not a Roman Catholic, but too much more fun to believe he is, when you hate.
Shorter last lie: You can show the weak horse, and never get attacked.