Semi-Related But Really Just Not Worth Its Own Post Update Below!!!!!
I’m pretty confused about this. Not about the base story, I’ll get to the confusion later.
It’s a story about a Slate article on a horrible thing doctors are doing to children.
…is an overwrought, almost hysterical Slate opinion piece about an exceptional act of cruelty visited upon every child born in a Western hospital. When I started reading the article, I assumed that the exceptional act of cruelty was going to be circumcision. This assumption made less and less sense the more I read…
I next thought that the horrible thing being done to children was vaccinations, but that couldn’t be right. Newborns don’t get vaccinations, and this opinion piece was quite clearly focused on newborns….
Wait for it…wait for it…..
It was only as I kept on reading that I realized the real terror visited upon children unlucky enough to be born in hospitals: doctors look at their external genitalia and, based upon what they see, they assign a gender designation to the child.
Get it? Looking at whether the child has an innie or an outie to determine sex is oppression.
So my confusion, after the monkey fishing deal, why the hell does anybody ever take Slate seriously?
But then, I’m still trying to figure out why people read and report on anything Politico does since one of their first big articles was a lying hit job on Teh Fred that was thoroughly discredited and shown to be a lie when video of the event came out.
Update with better link for the hit job with quote
but that he doctored a quote to make his article appear all the more damning.
Now that I think about it, that actually makes a little sense. The pooh-baaaaas in the We’re Better and Smarter Than You Party didn’t like Teh Fred any more than they like me so the only push back is from assholes like me who judge people on their actions and not the purty words or correct accent coming out of their mouths.
Saw this at Ace but it was pretty much a blind link so I figured nobody who reads here and there clicked it. Not sure why did, bored I guess.
Update:Speaking of people we should not pay attention to, I give you:
Peggy Noonan, she of the multi-year process of figuring out that, despite what all the important people know, Obama is a Chicago-Machine politician and always acts that way.
There is every sign he let the crisis on the border build to put heat on Republicans and make them pass his idea of good immigration reform. …
The little children…are pawns in a larger game. That game is run by adults. How cold do you have to be to use children in this way?
You stupid bint. Pay attention!
Or rather, learn something even though you already know far too much to every learn anything.