Tuesday, February 17, 2009

God Wants Your Knees Crossed? Really??

Then where did all these adolescent/horny teenager feelings come from, Mommy? It's the Devil? you say? So if I am strong against Satan I can stay pure?

Maybe not so much. Bristol Palin came out and blasted abstinence-only sex education, the biggest waste of money since the D.A.R.E. program/ war on drugs, as "not realistic," which would explain both the size and timing of her family's birthday list.

This poor girl's face when she says she "doesn't want to get into it" screams of what she's seeing in her mind's eye at the time, which would be her getting into it. The problem is that no matter how much we tell teens that they should wait, they rarely do. There will be the religious, but they have another avenue to channel all that hormonal energy- they sublimate it into God. Or they don't and they play sports really hard. Or they play sports really hard and attract people who get all excited by a hero's attention that....

but let's not get into it.

However, were we to discuss human sexuality with as much embarrassment as we do human psychology (i.e. none at all) then children wouldn't be shamed. Kids would know what the consequences of their choices would be. There would be adequate and available protection for free. Honestly? A goldfishblowl full of condoms in the nurse's office by the door would cut down on the number of girls dropping out because they're knocked up. I haven't had any this year, but I had three or four the last two previous. They say they're psyched, but if they knew now what they knew then, would they have reached for the protection? Maybe the knowledge alone would have kept the pants zipped.

Or if they took the plunge, they might be less scared, and that child would have a parent's laser-focused attention on them to see that they did become a real human someday.

Maybe we wouldn't be heading towards eleven billion people on the planet in the next hundred years.

Maybe it would be quality, not quantity.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Obama's been in for less than three weeks: A review...

So, Obama's gone from an 83% approval rating to a 63% approval rating. This is not surprising, considering that I still haven't gotten my magical unicorn delivered yet. *rolls eyes* However, he shall live in my mind as the most amazing politician for one reason and one reason only: he admitted a mistake. This in and of itself is enough of a miracle that it bears repeating. Agree with him or disagree with him, but a man who can admit a mistake is more of a man who durst not admit to such. George Bush, I am talking to YOU. Going around the media circuit and presenting a revisionist history does not make you a man who learned from his errors; it makes you a man who should have tried once or twice to change a policy that wasn't working. He's still a damned tool. At least he has the grace to stay the hell off the national radar, unlike his puppet master Vice President Dick.

And then there's THIS moron:

Former Chief of Staff to Obama: Put Your Jacket On
By Bernie Becker

At least one prominent former Bush official has the following message for President Obama: I don’t care if it’s warm enough to grow orchids in the Oval Office. Put your suit jacket on.

In an interview scheduled to run Wednesday night, Andrew H. Card Jr. told the syndicated news show Inside Edition that “there should be a dress code of respect” in the White House and that he wished Mr. Obama “would wear a suit coat and tie.”

Mr. Card, who was George W. Bush’s first chief of staff, becomes the first member of that famously buttoned-up administration to criticize the more relaxed Obama dress code.

According to Inside Edition’s Web site, Mr. Card also said:

“The Oval Office symbolizes…the Constitution, the hopes and dreams, and I’m going to say democracy. And when you have a dress code in the Supreme Court and a dress code on the floor of the Senate, floor of the House, I think it’s appropriate to have an expectation that there will be a dress code that respects the office of the President.”

Mr. Card went on to add that, while he would not criticize Mr. Obama for his appearance, “I do expect him to send the message that people who are going to be in the Oval Office should treat the office with the respect that it has earned over history.”

As the Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg reported last week, Mr. Obama and Mr. Bush have, among other distinctions, drastically different views on White House dress codes.

Uh-huh. Had the Bush Administration been more concerned with running the country in a direction other than the ground, perhaps they'd not have had the time to whine about dress code. I'm glad he's more focussed on work. Respect for the Constitution doesn't stem from a suit coat; respect for the Constitution stems from following it and not using it as a birdcage liner to make war and money for political rich bastard cronies.

So, for the first three weeks I give ole Barry a B+