Posted: March 26, 2013 at 4:18 a.m.

Bedroom community I have been following closely the ownership of the female uterus by our state legislators, and I wish to point out to them that at no time have I signed over my rights to this part of my body to anyone.

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Editorial, Pages 15 on 03/26/2013

Mr. Lasko, just who called you a fat, old white man (FOWM)? Is that now a standard epithet (even for those white men who are not fat or old)? First I've heard it.
The other two insults you mentioned have often been applied to individuals of certain groups even before they open their mouths, before you can disagree with them.
You're right, insulting epithets are not good, whether or not one actually disagrees with an individual who belongs to some other group.

Posted by: Coralie

March 26, 2013 at 6:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Howell Medders lists a number of political positions taken in the past by reactionaries. These extremists should not be called conservatives.
Online definition of reactionary: "Characterized by reaction, especially opposition to progress or liberalism; extremely conservative."
He suggests that these foot-draggers have been around since the American Revolution, when they were known as Tories.
In the 1850s they were the anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic party known as the Know-Nothings. They were and are the Social Darwinists.
Medders' list includes a lot of current issues.

Posted by: Coralie

March 26, 2013 at 6:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Richard Mann says that if either Mary or Elizabeth had chosen to abort their pregnancies "our world would be a vastly different place."
If the two abortions had occurred, one assumes that God being omniscient and omnipotent would have foreseen it and provided for the contingency.
Numerous fetuses if they had been aborted would make the world a vastly different place.
These include Nero, Caligula, Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, Vlad the Impaler, Robespierre, King Leopold I of Belgium, Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Chairman Mao, Francisco Franco, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, and several others.

Posted by: Coralie

March 27, 2013 at 2:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )


You forgot George W Bush.

Posted by: rummy

March 27, 2013 at 3:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Well, I think Dick Cheney was really the brains of the outfit.

Posted by: Coralie

March 29, 2013 at 4:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )