A white-haired friend of mine went into the hospital for cancer surgery that was going to end forever his capacity for sexual intercourse, and joking with the buxom nurse who was preparing him (and knew him from previous visits), he suddenly realized and wistfully told her that in all his half-century of activity, he’d never slept with a blond. Middle-aged, touched, she motioned for him to get up on the gurney. “We still have a couple of minutes. Just so you can say you have, let’s get it done.”
As Cynical-C says, “Right side of the argument, wrong side of the sanity.”
WASHINGTON – A conservative Loudoun County lawmaker says controversial airport pat-downs by the Transportation Security Administration are part of a “wide-scale homosexual agenda.”
Eugene Delgaudio, a Republican representing Sterling on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, made the comments in a widely distributed e-mail sent in his capacity as president of the conservative nonprofit Public Advocate of the United States.
In the e-mail — reported by WUSA9 — Delgaudio also says the TSA’s non-discrimination hiring policy is “the federal employee’s version of the Gay Bill of Special rights.”
“That means the next TSA official that gives you an enhanced pat-down could be a practicing homosexual secretly getting pleasure from your submission,” he wrote.
Republican politicians say really stupid and bigoted things about gay people [okay they didn't really find that but it's true]
Gays seem to be a little smarter than straights and have more desirable personality attributes (like compassion, creativity, trusting vs horny, aggressive, dorky)
1-3 didn’t surprise me, but 4-5 did. I wouldn’t have guessed that so many straight people would admit to having gay sex (17% said they had and enjoyed it; 6% said they did and didn’t enjoy it; 11% said they hadn’t but would like to).
Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour; stringent are they; inviolate they shall be. If at my individual convenience I might break them, what would be their worth? They have a worth—so I have always believed; and if I cannot believe it now, it is because I am insane—quite insane: with my veins running fire, and my heart beating faster than I can count the throbs. Preconceived opinions, foregone determinations, are all I have at this hour to stand by: there I plant my foot.
–Jane Eyre in Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (1847; Reader’s Digest, 1984), p. 285
Instead of imposing pro-choice and pro-life political litmus tests, why not work together on teen pregnancy, adoption reform, and real alternatives for women backed into dangerous and lonely corners? Do we really want to dramatically reduce abortion and make it “rare,” as Bill Clinton once suggested, or have both sides just continue to treat this issue as a political football?
The church and the whorehouse arrived in the Far West simultaneously. And each would have been horrified to think it was a different facet of the same thing. But surely they were both intended to accomplish the same thing: the singing, the devotion, the poetry of the churches took a man out of his bleakness for a time, and so did the brothels.