Fri 13th

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Idiot’s Corner

There are some people that shouldn’t even be consuming oxygen others need. This judge is one of them.

U.S. Judge Rules Aborted Babies Aren’t ‘Human’ And Don’t Deserve Burial

In 2017 America, where neonatal surgeries can be performed on unborn infants in utero and prematurely born babies have been saved after spending only 22 weeks in the womb, a federal judge ruled that there is no legal ground for banning selective abortions based on special needs, gender or race, or requiring that the remains of children killed through abortion should be treated with dignity.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt struck down as unconstitutional several abortion laws in Kentucky and Indiana that ban elective abortions based on gender, race or genetic abnormalities such as Down syndrome, ruling such laws “directly contravene well-established law that precludes a state from prohibiting a woman from electing to terminate a pregnancy prior to fetal viability.”

On top of this restriction, Indiana had also enacted a policy requiring hospitals to dispose of aborted babies humanely via burial or cremation, rather than as biological waste tossed in dumpsters alongside dirty syringes and used urine bags.

Pratt, however, ruled it is unconstitutional to require hospitals to bury or cremate aborted fetal remains on the basis that the remains are not “human,” saying she could find no legal reason to require hospitals “to treat fetal remains in the same manner as human remains.”

“Stated otherwise, if the law does not recognize a fetus as a person, there can be no legitimate state interest in requiring an entity to treat an aborted fetus the same as a deceased human,” she wrote in her decision.

This ruling comes despite the basic and indisputable scientific fact that an unborn child is comprised of its own unique human DNA – rather than that of, say, a pigeon or a sea monkey – and is clearly alive in utero as evidenced by a distinct heartbeat and brain activity.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, who said Pratt’s ruling establishes “the path for genetic discrimination that once seemed like science fiction,” said he plans to appeal the decision to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

One has to wonder what she does with the evidence produced in court that she doesn’t like? 86 it or just call it irrelevant.

“Will the Defense please remove that evidence; it doesn’t fit my beliefs.”

Sobriquets and appendages

In the comment section, one of the readers addressed me as Dr. Ed, perhaps tongue in cheek, but I thought maybe it’s time to get the handles and appendages straightened out and how they occurred.

Years ago when I worked for the papers as a photographer, I penned letters to the editor to see how the readership was doing. All papers use letters as a measure to how the paper is faring in the community. All papers have a limit on how many times one person can write in a given span of time. So I picked different ‘handles’ for different letters to stir up the readership. The editor knew who each ‘handle’ was and ran the letters as needed. The paper is a conservative oriented one. Wynotte Nayler* was a liberal female who took every wild position. Her screeds were designed to get responses on articles appearing in the paper. Another handle was Luke Encey*, a farmer who didn’t subscribe to her politics and also didn’t have a fine grasp of the English language. Of course Ed G. Mann* did stick a sharp stick in the eye of many a liberal too.

Now for the astute, perhaps you have really looked at the names of the handles and said them out loud, tried running the words together, slurring them slightly.

I and a friend, who shall remain nameless for his own safety, wee in the bowels of Manhattan on a Spring evening, quaffing ales in a place licensed to vend such potables. We found ourselves surrounded by newly hooded graduates from NYU eagerly trading freshly printed business cards declaring their elevation to the status of “Illuminati”. Petronella Knocknees Ph.D and Melvin Fangfart Ph.D and others gamboling around the bar celebrating who knows what. It could have been saving endangered lichen or curing painful hair. Coming from NYU, probably some SJW program asseverating White Privilege equals hate.

Curmudgeonly me couldn’t let such unbridled frolicking go on into the night. That is when my pal ole buddy, decided I needed an appendage. So I received the honorific of Ps.D. That isn’t an academic degree by a long shot, and it probably should be PSD. As he put it you are a Professional Shit Disturber, another moniker, not bad.

A disclaimer: I believe in honoring the professional degree in their appropriate setting. In school I was older than many of the professors; in the classroom, they were Doctor or Professor. On the street, I called them by their diminutive. Same with MD’s. So don’t get me wrong about an earned degree. But someone with a degree in Feminist or LGBT studies is going to get a squinty-eyed look. They don’t have the same cachet as a degree in Electrical Engineering.

*Why not nail her
*Look and see
*Edgy man

One sunny day…

…two young boys walked into a pharmacy, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter.

The pharmacist at the counter asked the older boy, “Son, how old are you?”

“Eight”, the boy replied.

The man continued, “Do you know what these are used for?”

The boy replied, “Not exactly, but they aren’t for me. They’re for him. He’s my brother. He’s four.”

“Oh, really?” the pharmacist replied with a grin.

“Yes.” the boy said. “We saw on TV that if you use these, you would be able to swim, play tennis and ride a bike. Right now, he can’t do none of that.”

Be at one with with yourself

The Eastern Philosophies get to the point.

The Phone Call

Laissez le bon temps rouler

Have you ever considered this?

Do twins ever realize that

one of them is unplanned?