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  • GOP: Obama broke law by not informing Congress of Bergdahl prisoner swap in advance

    06/02/2014 3:09:09 AM PDT · 1 of 19
    MegaSilver
    When he signed the law last year, Obama issued a signing statement contending that the notification requirement was an unconstitutional infringement on his powers as commander in chief and that he therefore could override it.

    The president gave his signature to a law that he knew to be unconstitutional? That's a dereliction of duty. If it's true Obama should be censured.

    And if it turns out that Bergdahl IS a deserter, and that Obama knew of this when his fellow soldiers were sent to die to find him and/or when he traded five terrorists for the man, then Obama should be censured, impeached, deposed and stripped of both his passport and his right to Secret Service.

    For life.

  • Bathroom Break: John Seiler on CA Assembly Bill 1266

    04/16/2014 4:51:53 PM PDT · 18 of 25
    MegaSilver to Jim Robinson

    “But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.”
    ~Our Lord according to St. Matthew, chapter 18 verse 6

  • Bathroom Break: John Seiler on CA Assembly Bill 1266

    04/16/2014 12:12:31 PM PDT · 1 of 25
    MegaSilver
  • Does Immigration Mean ‘France Is Over’? (barf alert)

    01/06/2014 5:17:58 PM PST · 20 of 21
    MegaSilver to Second Amendment First
    Actually, I am amazed at the most popular comments in the New York Time, where they actually condemn the author’s lack of awareness of the threat from Islam and Muzzie immigrants.

    I know; I was shocked! But you know, though, these days everyone except Hollywood bimbos (male and female) and academic coneheads (who unfortunately have disproportionate influence in the press) is anti-immigration. It's a VERY popular position in America AND in Europe.

  • Does Immigration Mean ‘France Is Over’? (barf alert)

    01/06/2014 5:15:24 PM PST · 19 of 21
    MegaSilver to Sherman Logan
    The implication here is that this is false, just a racist rant.

    But is it TRUE? The author is profoundly uninterested.

    There are lots of nasty things circulating around here these days.

    If you come to Paris, your best bet is to stick to the Left Bank west of rue Monge and avoid the 13th district. Do not cross into the suburbs unless you are going to Yvelines, and even there, avoid Trappes and do not leave your sheep out at night (my friend's cousins are agriculteurs and do not keep sheep anymore because they kept disappearing every year around Ramadan).

  • Does Immigration Mean ‘France Is Over’? (barf alert)

    01/06/2014 5:13:12 PM PST · 17 of 21
    MegaSilver to Carry_Okie
    France's "responsibility as a colonial power" arose after centuries of Arab pirates raiding its coasts and kidnapping its women for the slave trade. It was a retaliatory act against a historical predator. But let not historical facts get in the way of The New York Times' globalist variant on "manifest destiny."

    Christianne Taubira, the Minister of "Justice" for the current Socialist government and traitor to France erstwhile separatist for her native Guyanne from France, before writing the bill that ultimately made sodomy a legitimate act of consommation of "marriage" in this country, drafted a law "recognizing France's culpability in the Negro slave trade." When asked why she did not bother to mention the North Africans' role in enslaving blacks AND whites, she said that she didn't want "young Arabs in France to have that on their backs."

  • Does Immigration Mean ‘France Is Over’? (barf alert)

    01/06/2014 5:09:52 PM PST · 16 of 21
    MegaSilver to dsrtsage
    How come only white countries need to be diverse?

    I have asked this question numerous times. I have not gotten a response beyond sputtering and screaming (and getting tossed out of an idiot hipster bar).

  • U.S. inequality is curable

    01/06/2014 5:07:12 PM PST · 38 of 43
    MegaSilver to yefragetuwrabrumuy
    The truth of income inequality is that it changes not by making the rich poorer, but by increasing the wealth of those who create wealth.

    Precisely.

    And this is why, in the great realignment, there will be many vulgar plutocrats whose fortunes disappear. Because, seriously, what have Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffet done to improve anyone's standard of living?

    Much of the "wealth" the Left wants to tax at the "top" today is fake. It is widely acknowledged among economists that sequestering of the excess liquidity is one of the major reasons why Bernankeism has not yet resulted in spiraling inflation. So the obvious problem is that if we force such largess into the pockets of people who are likely to spend it, releasing it into the real economy, its worthlessness will become immediately apparent.

  • U.S. inequality is curable

    01/06/2014 9:27:56 AM PST · 1 of 43
    MegaSilver
  • Does Immigration Mean ‘France Is Over’? (barf alert)

    01/06/2014 9:21:14 AM PST · 1 of 21
    MegaSilver
    Amazing: an essay on immigration into France that does not even discuss Islam or Muslims. How fascinatingly vapid.

    I have lived in Paris since 2008, and this author's shallow pen and even shallower brain are all you need to witness to understand why I do not, EVER, frequent the "expat" crowd in this city. This is the archetypical idiot American liberal fetishizing a hypothetical non-existant Marxist European wünderland.

    If you really want to get fired up, read some of the contents implying the French people (most of whose families have never lived outside of France) deserve this for their colonial past.

    What rubbish.

  • Pope: Dialogue with Islam, Olive Branch to China

    03/23/2013 6:20:14 PM PDT · 24 of 25
    MegaSilver to ansel12
    Leaders and politicians have to talk to the foes, it is their job.

    The Holy See is a sovereign state, but the Pope is not just the head of state of the Vatican City; he is also the head of the Roman Catholic Church, and these two roles are separate and distinct. If tomorrow the Italian government decided to seize the Vatican this would not make a difference with regards to the Pope's status within the Church.

    Moreover, the Catholic Church (of which I am a member( regards itself as divinely sanctioned and exclusively so among religious congregations; accordingly, she considers herself the only legitimate religious force in the world.

    The consequences of this state of fact is thus: the Pope may engage the Holy See in diplomatic relations with a non-Catholic temporal state, but he has no authority whatsoever to engage the Church in diplomatic relations with what Catholicism affirms to be illegitimate religious forces. It would be analogous to the U.S. saying that it did not recognize the Republic of China (based in Taipei) as the legitimate government of China but setting up an embassy there anyway. This is the problem with attempting to engage in "dialogue with Islam."

    Naturally, of course, an individual Catholic may engage in dialogue with an individual Muslim. But this is different from the CATHOLIC CHURCH engaging in dialogue with ISLAM. Doctrinally, the Catholic Church has absolutely nothing to learn from Islam and "Islam," defined as it is by rejection of certain fundamental Catholic teachings (notably the Incarnation) cannot benefit from Catholicism without destroying itself (affirming the truth of Catholicism would be tantamount to denying the validity of Islam).

  • Muslim population schematics - a guide

    03/15/2013 3:49:00 PM PDT · 1 of 12
    MegaSilver
    Read and circulate as far and as wide as possible!
  • Cranmer: The consummation of gay marriage

    10/15/2012 11:38:06 AM PDT · 18 of 18
    MegaSilver to fwdude
    So, Joseph took Mary as his wife but they weren’t really “married” until after Jesus birth when he actually had sexual relations with her?

    (Or, if you are Catholic, they were presumably NEVER married.)

    As they say, good sir, it is the exception that proves the rule.

    What St. Joseph had with the Virgin Mary has been fittingly termed a "Josephite Marriage," one in which there was no consummation but in which it was understood from the start that this would be the case. Yet it was still a union between one man and one woman, it involved the subordination of the female party to the male and it was centered around the rearing of a child.

    It is true that non-consummation does not make a marriage void ab initio, but only if one party files suit to claim it. (Incest, on the other hand, makes a marriage null regardless of the will of either party.) Nevertheless, in civil law (and even in ecclesiastical law, though this latter also includes provisions specifically befitting a Christian home), *all* potential grounds for annulling a marriage have to do with the integrity of the family structure in terms of rearing and building patrimonial worth for the next generation, and of the good faith of both parties in building this up.

    The availability of divorce and contraceptives has obscured the essential structure of marriage but not changed it per se. Equality of the spouses has been a more ominous change, since it is a step away from the melding of two persons into one household. "Gay marriage" will destroy the essence altogether: while adoption is hypothetically possible for gay couples, one cannot underestimate the symbolic reproductive importance of the male/female union and potential consummative act. Marriage will once and for all cease to be a high-level mating ritual and become at long last an arrangement for shacking up.

    For now, I won't speak of the negative effects on man, masculinity and responsibility. I'll only say that if feminists think that situation is less degrading to a woman than subordination to a father or husband, I've got a bridge in London to sell them.

  • Cranmer: The consummation of gay marriage

    10/15/2012 12:50:59 AM PDT · 12 of 18
    MegaSilver to fwdude
    So, Joseph took Mary as his wife but they weren’t really “married” until after Jesus birth when he actually had sexual relations with her?

    (Or, if you are Catholic, they were presumably NEVER married.)

    As they say, good sir, it is the exception that proves the rule.

    What St. Joseph had with the Virgin Mary has been fittingly termed a "Josephite Marriage," one in which there was no consummation but in which it was understood from the start that this would be the case. Yet it was still a union between one man and one woman, it involved the subordination of the female party to the male and it was centered around the rearing of a child.

    It is true that non-consummation does not make a marriage void ab initio, but only if one party files suit to claim it. (Incest, on the other hand, makes a marriage null regardless of the will of either party.) Nevertheless, in civil law (and even in ecclesiastical law, though this latter also includes provisions specifically befitting a Christian home), *all* potential grounds for annulling a marriage have to do with the integrity of the family structure in terms of rearing and building patrimonial worth for the next generation, and of the good faith of both parties in building this up.

    The availability of divorce and contraceptives has obscured the essential structure of marriage but not changed it per se. Equality of the spouses has been a more ominous change, since it is a step away from the melding of two persons into one household. "Gay marriage" will destroy the essence altogether: while adoption is hypothetically possible for gay couples, one cannot underestimate the symbolic reproductive importance of the male/female union and potential consummative act. Marriage will once and for all cease to be a high-level mating ritual and become at long last an arrangement for shacking up.

    For now, I won't speak of the negative effects on man, masculinity and responsibility. I'll only say that if feminists think that situation is less degrading to a woman than subordination to a father or husband, I've got a bridge in London to sell them.

  • Cranmer: The consummation of gay marriage

    10/14/2012 3:13:15 PM PDT · 1 of 18
    MegaSilver
    Disclaimer: The author's views reflecting an unfavorable comparison of Roman Catholic clergy to their Anglican counterparts do not reflect the poster's.
  • Barney Frank: Obama Would Easily Defeat Gingrich

    12/17/2011 1:39:38 PM PST · 3 of 31
    MegaSilver to Jim Robinson
    Frank and Gingrich are not exactly close friends. The former House Speaker had previously said Frank should be put behind bars for the role he played in the financial crisis in 2008.

    I think at that point we'd have to jail probably 70 to 80 percent of the House.

    HECK! I'm all for it!

  • The True Cost of Keynes (of trying to get something for nothing

    12/05/2011 4:57:38 PM PST · 1 of 3
    MegaSilver
    In brief, Keynesian economics is about spending more money than you make. Eventually, there will be a day of reckoning.
  • GOP’s Boehner embraces tax-raising plan

    11/16/2011 2:43:20 AM PST · 10 of 118
    MegaSilver to markomalley

    Raise tax revenues? How about close the loopholes that let multi-millionaires like leftist WARREN BUFFET (who think Americans making $200K should foot the bill instead of themselves) hide their cash away? How about get rid of tax exemptions for charitable contributions that draw resources away from productivity?

    So long as the idiots in Congress insist on playing the demagogic “class warfare” game against the upper middle class, the real rich parasites will never pay their dues—and the “humanitarian” NGOs will continue to siphon the economic lifeblood of the U.S.A.

  • Japanese Debris to Start Hitting Western U.S. and Canada THIS WEEK

    11/12/2011 2:04:14 PM PST · 23 of 29
    MegaSilver to Kirkwood
    What does this say about the climate models that incorporate ocean currents?

    Well, in fairness, not everything is carried at the same speed... Also, the last time anything like this happened (Chernobyl), the debris was picked up by the wind over land, which is not quite the same as flowing through ocean currents. Climate models, on the other hand, are based on many observations over long periods of time. (Climate change models are something else. Europe is supposed to be cooling down but we've had a terrifically mild autumn here in Paris.)

    But you are correct that scientists are not infallible. A few of them (i.e., Richard Dawkins) get hung up on the power of science. Most of them are more modest about their capacity to correctly interpret novel situations/findings/et c. before lots of corroborative data is available. Unfortunately, the journalists seem to take any leaning in one direction as a sign that "scientists believe X."

  • Obama: Was there any doubt he dislikes Bibi?

    11/09/2011 6:11:16 AM PST · 9 of 54
    MegaSilver to GlockThe Vote
    Abe Foxman will still vote for Obama cheerfully.

    Indeed.

  • E-Verify bill splits House GOP

    11/07/2011 4:09:18 AM PST · 38 of 38
    MegaSilver to 9YearLurker
    So true, including a future of a majority “government preferenced” over a more wealthy minorty. That will be a sorry scene played out.

    Yep, just like Venezuela! I have a number of acquaintances or connections in the upper classes in that country and they tell me it's just a nightmare.

  • E-Verify bill splits House GOP

    11/03/2011 10:07:00 AM PDT · 34 of 38
    MegaSilver to 9YearLurker
    The vast majority of conservatives know that’s a bogus argument, that they pay far more in perpetuity for the low-skill illegals picking lettuce. The additional couple of pennies per head of lettuce are a tremendous bargain compared to, say, the taxpayers paying $93M in additional costs for illegals’ healthcare last year in Massachusetts—a fraction of the illegals and lettuce purchasers in this country!

    To say nothing of the cost of educating illegal aliens in Californian public schools, not to mention the immeasurable cost to the future due to loss of subjective quality of said schools.

  • E-Verify bill splits House GOP

    11/03/2011 10:05:34 AM PDT · 33 of 38
    MegaSilver to rockinqsranch
    The discussion is about making illegals legal for a specific type of job. Legislation to get the job done without increasing the family food budget outrageously, and you come up with raising the costs by paying more.

    The thing is, legalizing those aliens will have the effect of raising prices, anyway, since their employers will be forced to pay social security charges, minimum wage and other various conditions that they don't have to pay under the current scheme.

    As for legislation busting the family food budget, ethanol-energy subsidies seem to have done a pretty good job of that already. We could end those pretty fast if we wanted.

    Moreover, how many people have yards? It ain't so hard to grow a few vegetables of your own on the side, and there are many benefits to giving people incentive to do so.

    And finally, although this is only a minor point, let's not deny the obvious fact that more than a few people could stand to skip a couple of meals as it is. Whoop.

    We're going to fall on hard times no matter which way you slice it. Deporting illegal aliens will at least free up significant housing stock in many of the most expensive counties, perhaps taking out what's left of the real estate bubble for good (though the degree to which I have supposed it will clear things is perhaps a fantasy).

    That's another thing, though: while daily necessities such as food and clothing have become less expensive over the past fifty years, housing and transportation costs have skyrocketed, and this has had a far more reaching effect on our long-term finances and our quality of life.

  • Did Obama Have Gay Sex with Donald Young...then Murder Him? [Politico Please Help!]

    11/02/2011 5:15:05 PM PDT · 35 of 39
    MegaSilver to AdamBomb

    In all likelihood we will never know what really went down.

    Murders are only ever solved if someone influential wants them to be solved.

  • French police brutality against Catholic demonstrators (God-less France)

    11/02/2011 4:34:17 PM PDT · 26 of 26
    MegaSilver to HiTech RedNeck; KC_Lion; NYer
    What the heck, there are supposedly priests who applaud the “insight” of this scatology?

    The French bishops are among the most liberal in the entire world. The main reason so many serious French Catholics follow the SSPX or other traditionalist organizations is because they have lost any hope that the present French diocesan apparatus will once again teach and uphold the true Faith before it dissolves on its own weight.

    In fact, there are numerically about 3 to 5 times as many French traditionalist Catholics as there are American traditionalist Catholics, despite France having about 5/8 the number of baptized Catholics and FAR FEWER practicing Catholics!

  • French police brutality against Catholic demonstrators (God-less France)

    11/02/2011 4:29:29 PM PDT · 25 of 26
    MegaSilver to Ax; CrazyIvan; sergeantdave
    I’m wondering if there is anyway I can purge the French blood out of my line. This is disgraceful.`

    This is indeed disgraceful, but almost as disgraceful is the anti-French racism being spewed on this thread. I'll have you know that I was there at these protests praying, and that I was one of the few non-French people there.

    It was the VERY PATRIOTIC French people of the traditional Catholic parishes in this country who were out there demonstrating for the honor of Our Lord. It was the self-remade cosmopolitan diocesian apparatus who snuffed them.

    Furthermore, I'll have you know that several people, including two of my good friends and all of them French, were arrested for their manifestations.

    These are GOOD FRENCH PEOPLE willing to suffer for Christ. The REAL FRANCE is still alive. THIS is the REAL FRANCE, and it is the ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE CHURCH.

  • French police brutality against Catholic demonstrators (God-less France)

    11/02/2011 4:24:36 PM PDT · 24 of 26
    MegaSilver to IbJensen

    I was there to pray on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. :)

    Unfortunately two of my good friends were among those arrested and they’ve got a juridical process at the beginning of December. :(

  • Profanity in TV and video games linked to teen aggression

    10/17/2011 12:03:41 PM PDT · 13 of 14
    MegaSilver to decimon

    The point is that you mimic what you see and what you hear. When what you see is a lot of television, and what is on television is a lot of profanity, you will start to use more profanity, particularly if there are no negative reinforcements against it.

    Of course, everyone knows what the words mean, and everyone knows that they have very aggressive meanings. So when we have fewer scruples about using aggressive language casually around others, we will naturally start to more cursorily think aggressive thoughts.

    The solution? PARENTS: clean up your own language, turn off the TV, spend more time with your kids and seek out like-minded families to make friends with and reinforce each other.

    However, I do not think that the creators of TV shows can be so easily exonerated from accountability for the role they play in lowering our standards of propriety and of culture and taste in general. Screenwriters who write provocative dialogue and directors who shoot provocative images usually do so for the sake of being provocative, and there is something pornographic about that.

  • Does homosexuality exist in every human society? [Apparently not.]

    10/16/2011 2:19:04 PM PDT · 38 of 59
    MegaSilver to Slings and Arrows; donna

    Well, of course. These people are living a primitive tribal life. Narcissism is a parasitic biological strategy and is not viable in such a setting.

    Narcissistic vices, such as masturbation and sodomy, can only survive even in the short term thanks to voluptuous decadence, which is only possible at a certain level of civilization. That is why civilized societies have developed elaborate moral standards, to keep the narcissism at bay so that the society can survive.

    Since the 19th century, the ideas of weird neo-pagan intellectuals have crept into the popular imagination of Western societies and we have jettisoned our moral standards. Narcissism is now the order of the day in the modern and postmodern West. They say civilization is crumbling; in reality, it is society that is crumbling.

    Think I’m wrong? Western fertility rates suggest otherwise: when all sex is narcissistic, we disappear before we have the change to revert to barbarism (which may at this point be our only hope!).

  • 'Gay' hate vandalizes church, threatens even more violence

    10/16/2011 6:56:17 AM PDT · 22 of 25
    MegaSilver to EternalVigilance

    Lively is misguided as to the appropriate way for a society to deal with incidents of sodomy.

    Homosexual behavior is indeed the result of a warped sexuality. In not all cases can this be attributed to a disorder, since in early- to mid-adolescence people have a tendency to do some very strange things.

    However, an adult who is stuck in this mindset as a dominant desire clearly has something wrong with him. Sometimes there is a biological component; sometimes it is related to his upbringing; sometimes he has made the choice to keep feeding a perversity until it takes him over.

    As with many other mental disorders, sometimes it can be successfully treated; sometimes not. The responsible ones among those for whom it is not treatable accept that they have a problem and make an effort not to let it spill into their daily lives. The irresponsible but right-thinking ones at least keep it in the bedroom.

    The worrisome ones are the narcissists, who insist that society celebrate their destructive behavior, the histrionics, who get so clingy as to begin stalking out those who are trying to stay away from all the perversion, and the sociopaths/psychopaths, who stop at nothing to get attention and glory for their misdeeds. There should be a capital punishment provision on the books, but it should be non-enforced in all but the most dramatic of cases (or for pederasty), or for example in the event that a particular dark “gay bar” quarter gets out of control and becomes very visible.

    This was the way things were done before the 19th century, and I think it did a pretty good job of keeping the problem “at bay.” We will probably never weed out the perversion from humanity, but we can and should work to thin the population of dramatic personality disorders that cause people to spin their personal hangups out of control and to externalize them.

  • A Bathhouse Setting Study HIV (25-33% of Gay and Bisexual Men in NYC estimated to be HIV Positive)

    10/15/2011 9:14:54 AM PDT · 51 of 54
    MegaSilver to Sherman Logan; Neoliberalnot
    In this case I was not referring to “veneral disease” as such, but rather to the many, many infectious diseases anal sex does such a dandy job of transmitting. They aren’t normally referred to as STDs even though they are indeed transmitted primarily sexually.

    You hear very little about these outside of specialty medical journals because it isn’t politically correct to discuss the huge number of health problems caused by homosexual behavior, especially when promiscuous. AIDS is the only one talked about, and the normal spin on it implies that it is somehow Reagan’s fault.

    Ah, I see now. Yes, it's true: rarely do we hear about the sanitary aspect of anal sex.

    It is also true, by the way, that a large minority of self-identified homosexual men do not engage in anal sex, probably for the reasons you have cited.

    The problem with the left's vision for "comprehensive" sex education is that there is no way not to have a slant against sexual behavior that was once (and still is in some sectors of society) considered deviant--and I am referring to everything from sodomy to oral to abortion to even many contraceptives--if you are totally objective about what those things actually are and what are the consequences or potential pitfalls.

  • A Bathhouse Setting Study HIV (25-33% of Gay and Bisexual Men in NYC estimated to be HIV Positive)

    10/14/2011 3:23:53 AM PDT · 44 of 54
    MegaSilver to Sherman Logan
    A couple, heterosexual or homosexual, who have never had sex with anyone else have zero chance of contracting AIDS or HIV, regardless of what sexual activities they engage in.

    Yes, although it would be wrong to suggest that if homosexual behavior can be "tamed" and "normalized" it will be innocuous (not that you have). The promiscuity factor goes hand-in-hand with the unnatural vice and the refusal to subordinate impulse to will (or even just the sheer perversity of the will)

  • A Bathhouse Setting Study HIV (25-33% of Gay and Bisexual Men in NYC estimated to be HIV Positive)

    10/14/2011 3:14:35 AM PDT · 43 of 54
    MegaSilver to Sherman Logan
    In fact, I have a personal theory that true "San Francisco bathhouse" behavior never existed for long in previous human history. Rapid spread of infectious disease would quickly wipe out any group that engaged in it.

    Possible, but remember that long-distance travel was not particularly common before the 20th century, so venereal disease outbreak would likely affect only one locality at a time.

    However, modern experience has been something along the lines of what you have suggested: the AIDS epidemic has slowed (but by no means halted) the rampant carnality of many homosexual men. The novelty of our times has been the homosexual couple seeking legal and societal normalization as a societal unit on equal footing with a married couple.

  • Mental illness? Yes, but also homophobia

    10/09/2011 7:31:10 AM PDT · 37 of 38
    MegaSilver to presidio9
    The media, for instance, have habitually avoided the relationship between youth suicide and queer sexuality.

    Is he kidding?? They haven't shut up about it AT ALL these last umpteen years!

    Here's a DELICIOUS irony for all of ye: they say homosexuality is in-born, suggesting that it has been a constant throughout human history. Yet when MODERN youth suicide explodes, we're supposed to blame homophobia. In the very first era in history when sodomous (sodomic?) unions have a legal status on par or almost on par with marriage, homophobia explains the rise in youth suicides.

    As one who was born in 1984 and grew up in Bill Clinton's America, let me share my own thoughts about why youth suicide is on the rise in all Western countries:

    - Broken families. No explanation needed.

    - Collapse of religion and in particular Catholicism, which when present no longer stigmatizes suicide (through fiery condemnations and refusal of Christian burial) the way it once did.

    - The contemporaneous rise of dark, depressing media aimed at teenagers in the form of music, movies, TV shows, literature, et c., to say nothing of materialistic excess and letdown.

    - Compulsory high school. Not all youth are suited for a college prep education and the social pressures generated by smashing a bunch of people together who have nothing in common but age and a zip code are just overwhelming.

    - Coeducational school. Boys and girls who are not related should not have regular contact outside of parental supervision (i.e., religious services) after they pass the age when girls experience puberty (and quite possibly before that as well). Sexual encounters happen at younger and younger ages, complicating things and contributing to this warped modern social construct called "adolescence."

    - And actually, such sexual activity probably does create social pressures that exacerbate things for pupils who, sometimes through no fault of their own, experience abnormal sexual feelings in puberty, as there is pressure to conform to a mature model that no immature person can conform to and especially not if he is going through a rough puberty.

    In a nutshell, I blame two things: the rot of traditional social institutions (namely Church and family) and the cultivation of "adolescence" as a demarcated period of life distinct from childhood or adulthood.

  • Twenty-First Century Excommunication

    10/09/2011 7:14:03 AM PDT · 28 of 29
    MegaSilver to Alex Murphy
    Read a Qur'an Day [Promoted by "US Catholic" ]
    Catholic church in Cologne collects money for a mosque
    A Catholic Church (in Venice Italy) Turns Into A Mosque (each Friday)
    Muslim-Catholic pact to foster respect
    Muslims Get "Prayer Room" at Catholic University
    Allah Takes Over Catholic Church
    Vatican's pact with Islam

    It's true. The French and German bishops have got to be THE most liberal in the ENTIRE world, and the American bishops are deluded by visions of a "successful" multisectarian society (the U.S.) into supporting rapprochement at the expense of theological soundness.

    And they all have a very profound effect on the Vatican's PR...

  • Twenty-First Century Excommunication

    10/09/2011 7:13:47 AM PDT · 27 of 29
    MegaSilver to Alex Murphy
    Read a Qur'an Day [Promoted by "US Catholic" ]
    Catholic church in Cologne collects money for a mosque
    A Catholic Church (in Venice Italy) Turns Into A Mosque (each Friday)
    Muslim-Catholic pact to foster respect
    Muslims Get "Prayer Room" at Catholic University
    Allah Takes Over Catholic Church
    Vatican's pact with Islam

    It's true. The French and German bishops have got to be THE most liberal in the ENTIRE world, and the American bishops are deluded by visions of a "successful" multisectarian society (the U.S.) into supporting rapprochement at the expense of theological soundness.

    And they all have a very profound effect on the Vatican's PR...

  • Perry's Not the Only GOP Star to Support Tuition Breaks for Illegal Immigrants' Kids

    09/28/2011 12:15:11 PM PDT · 76 of 92
    MegaSilver to Oshkalaboomboom
    McCain, Dole, the Bush boys...you've done such a great job of it in the past I can sit home in peace knowing at least you can't get any worse.

    Careful.

    One of the most remarkable things about life is that nothing is EVER so bad that it can't get worse.

  • Perry's Not the Only GOP Star to Support Tuition Breaks for Illegal Immigrants' Kids

    09/28/2011 12:12:43 PM PDT · 75 of 92
    MegaSilver to bobsunshine

    Why don’t we just wake up and smell the triple-espresso?

    The GOP is not a conservative party. They’ve been in power how much of the past thirty years? Abortion is still legal in every state until the 20th week, gay marriage and gay rights are fast becoming the norm in the Land of the Freelovin’, the country is being rapidly subsumed into Latin America against the wishes of an overwhelming majority, the national debt has EXPLODED, the federal government and the N.E.A. have a death grip over our children like NEVER before...

    ... shall I go on??

    About the only good thing you can say for the GOP is taxes, but even that’s got to be nuanced.

    Of course Rick Perry isn’t the only poseur among the GOP stars. Posing has become THE NORM.

  • Tomboy Movie Features 10-Year-Old Lesbian

    09/27/2011 12:54:26 PM PDT · 26 of 91
    MegaSilver to Sir Napsalot
    10 year old and she already knows she’s a lesbian?

    This is actually a quasi-transsexual movie, not a lesbian movie, strictly speaking. Insofar as the average age of puberty keeps going lower and lower, it's anyone's guess as to what is happening to children these days.

    Not that it matters much. The basic backstory is still the same: most overt depictions in literature or cinema are the author's personal voyeurist pornography or vicarious fantasy-fulfillment ventures.

    The question is, exactly whose fantasy is fulfilled by this little girl experimenting with her gender and sexuality? Pederasts? Lesbian pedophiles? Who knows?

  • VIDEO: Imam Calling for War against France, Muslims March Screaming "Death to the Jews!"

    09/24/2011 7:25:07 AM PDT · 27 of 31
    MegaSilver to KC_Lion
    My Wife is Palestinian and Grew up in France and she says this kind of talk is all too common with the Imams who have a chip on their shoulder against the West, sad really, because when I visited over there to see my wife's people, there were some very nice couples over there, all we ever get too see is the Hate, Mostly because these Powerful Imams profit greatly from it by getting a S*** ton of Media deals and attention.

    There is a significant number of residents here of Algerian or other Arab/Berber extraction who wants to integrate into French society and who fear and loathe the ghetto-Arab freeloaders as much as any white/Gallian/Catholic French person does. Often they are nominally Muslim but send their children to (nominally) Catholic private schools (as these are some of the best places to be in terms of the whole bourgeois-French social network generation for the rest of one's life).

    The problem is that Islam, in its original form, is simply not compatible with what we hold dear in the West. Arabs and others who grew up Muslim but who make an earnest effort to fit into Western societies retain at most a confessional badge (i.e., "Yeah, my family's Muslim" and then change the subject or say, "I'm not very religious) and even then they often end up in serious conflict with themselves or parts of their families which can become very painful and protracted if they do not resign themselves to "escaping from Islam" wholesale. I have seen this time and again.

  • VIDEO: Imam Calling for War against France, Muslims March Screaming "Death to the Jews!"

    09/23/2011 4:17:01 PM PDT · 4 of 31
    MegaSilver to wtd

    I live in Paris.

    TRANSLATION:

    “There’s only one thing left to do now! They don’t even respect my sister anymore; it’s totally outrageous! We’re going to take up AAARMS!! That’s what you want?! What are we going to say to our youths, when the police pound through to our neighborhoods? We’re gonna say, NO, when the police barge in, it’s because THEY have lost courage, NOT we!”

    (That’s only the first part. My blood boils just listening to the man.)

  • Mark Steyn scolds Perry on illegal immigration: 'Cheap racism demagoguery'

    09/23/2011 3:41:23 PM PDT · 103 of 107
    MegaSilver to Rufus2007
    This could be a problem for Perry. Not only does he sound like Bush on immigration, he sort of acts like him as well.

    Why is it that the good people of Texas keep producing such insipid Presidential candidates who whine about America not being "kind and gentle," "compassionate" or "heartfelt" enough?

  • The lost generation: Recession leaves young adults still living with mom and dad

    09/23/2011 1:47:15 PM PDT · 2 of 29
    MegaSilver to Niuhuru

    What this tells us: a nice, pricey university degree for a cushy, non-hard-materials-related job ISN’T a good investment for your average high school grad, especially given school tuitions and the cost of borrowing.

    Unless your child gets into an Ivy League school with a scholarship, or he/she is pursuing a degree in engineering, architecture, nursing or medicine (and even on this last one, make sure the kid is the sort who WILL go to med college and FINISH the degree), look into alternatives.

    If the kid wants to travel, see the world, learn things? Actually, university in Europe is much cheaper, even for non-Europeans. That needs to be your priority when thinking of non-lucrative degrees.

  • What if La Raza Boycotted Arizona – And No One Cared? (EPIC FAIL)

    09/20/2011 9:00:09 AM PDT · 2 of 14
    MegaSilver to montag813

    If they boycott Arizona I’ll be that much more likely to pay the good Arizonans a visit. So much the likelier if they just quit Arizona!

  • Warren Buffett: Genius or Thief? (old, but must read!)

    09/19/2011 2:20:19 PM PDT · 4 of 4
    MegaSilver to Vendome
    Buffet has opened his mouth one too many times for me.

    Just one?

  • Warren Buffett: Genius or Thief? (old, but must read!)

    09/19/2011 1:18:52 PM PDT · 1 of 4
    MegaSilver
    My money is on thief: I don't make it a secret that I really, strongly dislike Warren Buffet, not because of his political worldview, but because I cannot suffer the sanctimonious social moralizing of a man whose entire fortune is built on robber barony and who has never added ANYTHING of value to the world economy. Nevertheless, his political views are very revealing. From Warren Buffet needs to shut up:

    "I’m sure you wouldn’t mind it if they raised taxes, Warren. After all, you (and all of your super-rich oligarchical friends like Bill Gates and Rockefeller) are exempt from all of the taxes that y’all wrote into the tax code.

    "Folks, when they talk about raising taxes on “the rich”, they ain’t talking about people like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, etc. They’re talking about a couple that make $250,000 a year or more. With food, fuel, and other living expenses costing as much as they do now, let me tell you something… those people aren’t rich. What guys like Buffet are doing is promoting a false class warfare. With fourty-four million people on food stamps, it’s easy for obligarchs like them to say “Hey, let’s get those guys!”, but before long, they’ll be directing the welfare hoards at you and your family too. If you really want to tax the rich, tax people like Buffet or Gates; because in the end, it’s going to be either them or us....

    "Warren Buffet is pretending to be a generous, caring individual, when really he’s trying to push other people around by creating a false image of what it means to be wealthy...

    "If you want to tax people who are harmful to society, tax those people who lie, cheat, and create loopholes in tax laws so they can maintain their entrenched plutocracy."

    I would add to that: end ALL tax deductibility for charitable contributions and revoke ALL non-profit status for any organization that is not primarily a house of worship, a cemetery or a regular school. Time for greedy NGO directors (along with their bankrollers, the Soroses and Buffets) to get a taste of the real world hell they've been lobbying for for everyone else. As Martin Hutchinson put it on Prudent Bear last December:

    "When some leftist billionaire like Warren Buffett calls for higher taxes, or advocates the retention of the estate tax, my blood boils. However worthy the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, if as he plans Buffett leaves it a legacy of some $30 billion his estate will pay no estate tax on that amount. That will deprive the Treasury of about $12 billion in revenue, which must be made up by the rest of us, who lack Buffett's means."

  • Maureen Dowd: A liberal would never take his own side in an argument

    08/25/2011 7:54:12 AM PDT · 22 of 23
    MegaSilver to MegaSilver; driftless2
    Wasn't it Maureen Dowd who got onto Politically Incorrect and referred to anti-abortion spokesmen who opposed abortion in case of birth defects as "extra-chromosome conservatives"?

    Self-correction: Dowd used that line to refer to opponents of fetal stem cell research. But that's almost in the same zone of low.

  • Maureen Dowd: A liberal would never take his own side in an argument

    08/25/2011 7:50:49 AM PDT · 21 of 23
    MegaSilver to driftless2
    She and other radical feminists like her should be called abortioners, because being pro-abortion is usually the only issue they care about. And sticking it to men.

    Wasn't it Maureen Dowd who got onto Politically Incorrect and referred to anti-abortion spokesmen who opposed abortion in case of birth defects as "extra-chromosome conservatives"?

    Anyone other columnist pulled a line like that, it would have ended her career.

  • Maureen Dowd: A liberal would never take his own side in an argument

    08/25/2011 4:21:10 AM PDT · 1 of 23
    MegaSilver
    Well, I guess Maureen Dowd knows which side her bread is buttered on, huh? Fancy that. Yes, this application of Frost is totally bogus, but still, this is further than most had expected to see her go.

    But I've been saying for several years now, Maureen Dowd isn't a "liberal" any more than she is a "conservative" (and believe it or not, there are actually lefties who have accused her of being a conservative!)--or anything else. I remember someone said that even "nihilist" would be too flattering, implying as it does a commitment to some philosophical principle. She just picks whichever side she can write the flightier column for. She's a carefully crafted East Coast version of a Valley Girl, whose choice of topics is supposed to flatter East Coast nihilists into thinking themselves culturally superior to West Coast nihilists.

  • Obama administration cracks open door to gay immigrant couples, DREAMers

    08/18/2011 8:23:27 PM PDT · 6 of 7
    MegaSilver to Dutchboy88
    Obama’s self-appointed “Deciders” (shall we enforce or not?)

    Obama is treating the office of the Presidency much as though he held the Presidency not of the United States but of France, where executive power is much broader and can strongarm (to what extent depends on the general political climate of the country and on the ruling party's and president's level of political capital) the legislative and judicial branches into obeying whatever political winds it wishes to blow.