“The Nation” Finds an Industry it Supports: Whores

StreetWalkers_the-nationMelissa Grant excerpted part of her new book, “Playing the Whore” in the recent issue of the Nation.And in it, she defends the sex trade as an industry where people do real work. It’s interesting that the calls on the left for equal pay for equal work don’t seem to apply to hookers or porn stars, where women earn up to 100x more for the same work, and frankly in many cases, for far less effort than men.

By dryly describing the mundane business details, Grant attempts to give a sense of middle-American normalcy to deviancy:

“In a dungeon a client can expect that several workers will be available on each shift, and some of these workers will want to do what he wants to and some won’t. A receptionist will take his call, or answer his e-mail and assign him to a worker based on what he’d like, the worker’s preferences and mutual availability. Some dungeons might post their workers’ specialties on a website. They might also keep them listed in a binder next to the phone, the workers each taking turns playing receptionist, matching clients to workers over their shift. After each appointment the worker would write up a short memo and file it for future reference should the client call again, so that others would know more about him. The dungeon is informal only to the extent that the labor producing value inside its walls isn’t regarded as real work. There are shift meetings, schedules and a commission split based on seniority. Utility bills arrive, and are paid. Property taxes, too. In some cases the manager would give discreet employment references. And sometimes people were fired.”

Any problems from disease or dehumanization is apparently just the evil patriarchy trying to reassert itself to put girls back in their place: 1950s sockhops in nurse’s training. If only Grant was dryly explaining the inner-workings of an oil company would the editors of the Nation suddenly found their moral outrage.

DailyKos/Timothy Lange: Hospitals Unnecessary for Doctors

The DailyKos isn’t an oasis of sanity most days, but usually the self-contradictions within their postings aren’t so obvious as those today by Timothy Lange, who goes by the name “Meteor Blades” on Daily Kos:
Lange is upset that Louisiana is talking about creating a registry of abortions in the state, no doubt to create reliable CDC reporting of this dangerous procedure, as well as to avoid repeats of abortionist monsters like Kermit Gosnell and Rapin Osathanondh in Massachusetts who only got 6 months for killing 22 year old Laura Hope Smith.
Not to mention the now-regular reports of Planned Parenthood covering up cases of statutory rape through abortions by older men.
Lange is understandably ignorant of these things, since the media refuses to report negative stories about abortion.
But Lange trips over his own words. He says:
“As for requiring abortion-providing doctors to have hospital admitting privileges, this is one of the means forced-birthers in several other states—Mississippi, North Dakota and Texas—have imposed or tried to impose on clinics in order to shut them down.”Now of course this is medically just about the stupidest thing you could ever read anywhere.Such an invasive procedure such as a surgical abortion can have a wide variety of complications, and, as in the Laura Hope Smith case, a patient can die in the minutes where a negligent doctor hesitates about what to do. For a group of people who constantly fear-monger about the return of “back alley abortion” days, they certainly want to keep abortion unsafe, legal, and common. Even abortion Barbie Wendy Davis admitted that she supported the regulations in the Texas regulations to make abortion safer, and increase the standard of care for women seeking abortions.

Lange is a disgusting wretch whose pro-abortion vitriol exposes his underlying ideological passion for cut-up babies. He fits in well at DailyKos.

Atheist Group Forces Bereaved Mother To Remove Cross From Site of Son’s Collision

Riverside, California- A mother grieving the untimely loss of her 19 year old son, Anthony, in a car crash, came under pressure from an atheist group to remove a memorial cross from the scene of his fatal collision. Upon hearing of the cross, The American Humanist Association in Washington, D.C., pressured the grieving mother to remove the memorial, arguing it’s placement on city property violates the separation of church and state.

Friends and supporters gathered to accompany a visually emotional AnnMaire Devangey as she removed the five foot cross commemorating her son’s death from a small road in Lake Elsinore. Devaney was quoted as calling The American Humanist Association’s acts, “petty”, arguing, “it’s his personal preference that he was a Christian. What’s wrong with having a cross up?”

“They (the American Humanist Association) said they have to take that one down, but they didn’t say anything about putting another one up” said a Riverside resident Doug Johnson in solidarity with his grieving neighbor. Johnson, who traveled to the site accompanied by his daughter, brought six home made crosses to replace the one Devangey had to remove. Friends and family of Devangey were reported as bringing their own crosses to the site as well.

Both theists and atheists alike have taken to social media to protest the associations’ actions. “I’m an atheist. These atheists are f****** a*******” says Kevin Mitchell on one prominent atheist Facebook page. “As an atheist, I can still respect other’s beliefs” says another.

It was recently reported that the association reportedly just got a judge to agree to block the setting up of a monument featuring a solider kneeling before a cross-topped grave outside of Diamond Stadium in the same town.

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of separation of church and state, it is clear the actions taken by the Association are completely tasteless. Atheists, and atheist groups looking to further their cause and ideology should avoid wasting their time on such petty and vulgar things. Though a legitimate, constitutional case in the Association’s favor could be made, it boggles the mind why anyone would want to make it.

The mother did not place the cross to advance her religion, or to make a political statement. The cross was clearly not meant to convert passing drivers, only to honor the death of Devangey’s christian son.

This is not a debate about atheism or theism, church versus state. The argument for letting Devangey keep her son’s cross is a simple, human one. The Association should apologize to Devangey for the stress they have put her through, and refocus their efforts on something more egregious than a mother mourning her dead, teenage son.

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Obama’s Surgeon General Nominee: Guns Are A Health Risk, Wants To Keep Gun Registries

Obama’s top pick for Surgeon General says that, “guns are a healthcare issue.” Coming from Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, this not nothing surprising. He has a long history promoting gun control and savaging American’s second amendment rights. Murthy is currently the President and founder of Doctors for America, which evolved from a campaign organization called Doctors from Obama, started in 2008. Murthy and the group successfully lobbied for a Florida law that would have prevented doctors from including whether a patient is a gun owner in their personal medical file.

Murthy’s anti-gun history is proudly up for display on his twitter account, where he has tweeted things such as “tired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c they’re scared of the NRA. Guns are a health care issue.” Equally charming, Murthy would later tweet, “NRA press conference disappointing but predictable – blame everything in the world except guns for the Newtown tragedy. #wakeup” almost immediately following the news of the Newtown shooting.

It is becoming common for doctors to ask patients whether they have guns in their home, and it is very possible that Murthy would try and make this invasive questioning mandatory. The NRA has expressed strong opposition to Murthy’s nomination, and has contacted their 5 million members to contact their Senators to express their concerns over Murthy’s nomination. In a letter to Senate leadership, NRA-ILA Executive Director, Chris Cox, outlined his reasons why Murthy is not fit to hold the position of Surgeon General of the United States.

” The National Rifle Association strongly opposes the confirmation of Vivek Hallegere Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., as United States Surgeon General.

The Surgeon General has the important tasks of providing the American public with information to better inform decisions related to their health and directing much of the federal government’s public health efforts. In order for these roles to be carried out effectively, the public must trust that the Surgeon General’s actions are based on empirical and scientific evidence, rather than political or ideological motives. In this regard, Dr. Murthy’s record of political activism in support of radical gun control measures raises significant concerns about his ability to objectively examine issues pertinent to America’s 100 million firearm owners and the likelihood he would use the office of Surgeon General to further his preexisting campaign against gun ownership.”

Judge Andrew Napolitano has also come out against Murthy’s nomination, saying whether someone owns a gun or not is “none of the government’s business, (and) it’s none of the hospital’s business.” The Judge recalls being in a hospital asking his doctors if they tell their patients they aren’t required to answer questions about their gun ownership. Sadly, Napolitano reported they told him, “no they don’t.”

Murthy is a zealot who seems more concerned about his anti-gun agenda than he is about the health and safety of the American people. It is harrowing to consider what such man given the power and status of the Surgeon General will do. A doctor needs to known if a patient has a gun in their home just as much as they need to know whether a patient has a steak knife or weed whacker in their home.

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ZZ Ward: Put the Pretensions Down


ZZ Ward is an up-and-comer (here’s her single “Put the Gun Down“) who is showing up around the glitterati as a musician to admire. Yet she’s the tired and worn-out trope that’s constantly shoveled down the ears of consumers. The homely white girl who tries too hard to be a 1920’s New Orleans Ella Fitzgerald, it’s a trashier version of Adele with a fifth the talent.

Unsurprisingly the New York Times noted “Her energy evokes Tina Turner’s, her chops Aretha Franklin’s and her soul Etta James’s” which is really just code for “she’s singing in a black style as a white woman, but we’re going to give her a pass because she’s a leftist.” For her part Ward claims she’s synthesizing blue and hip-hop, which no doubt means that she’ll be interviewed weekly on NPR for the next decade. Whereas other musicians who don’t successfully thread the appropriate political needles are accused of appropriating black music, stealing styles or other claims against authenticity, Ward gets a free pass to do black music so selfishly.

“I was just really attracted to very strong female voices, and the sincerity of the blues, and then I got into hip hop through my older brother, he was listening to Nas and Jay-Z, I loved hip hop beats, and I loved their stories about just getting out of where they were from and getting more, even though I was, I grew up in Oregon, I wasn’t in the city at all, but I could relate to what they were saying. link

Can you imagine if someone from the GOP talked about listening to Jay-Z and that they now understood black culture? That now they understood inner-city problems? Yet when the left talks about black culture, they always get a pass, and even when blacks on the right talk about their own culture, they’re ridiculed.

HYPOCRISY IS: Stupid Leftists Blaming Malaria Deaths on Global Warming…Instead of Blaming Selves

So, in the never-ending parade of horribles from the global warming climate change alarmists crowd, a new concern has emerged: malaria.

From the morons Sarah Lazare at Common Dreams (a jerk-water leftist blog):

“Global warming could lead to an explosion of malaria in population centers in Africa, South America, and other regions across the world, researchers revealed Thursday.

The mosquito-borne disease already disproportionately affects poor and rural communities in the global south, killing approximately 1.2 million people a year, hitting sub-Saharan Africa the hardest. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University of Michigan report in the journal Science that they are the first to uncover evidence that changes in climate push this disease to higher elevations — an outcome that is not good for humans.”

So, the Left is sooooooo damned concerned about malaria deaths, eh?

Common Dreams staff writer Sarah Lazare: she cares about malaria in the 3rd world…but only when it fits her politics.
Common Dreams staff writer Sarah Lazare: she cares about malaria in the 3rd world…but only when it fits her politics.

HERE’S WHAT’S STUPID: Progressives have deliberately prevented developing countries from utilizing dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (aka “DDT“), a move which has caused the deaths of TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, GLOBALLY. See also Paul Driessen’s classic “Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death.”

That’s just great, Sarah. I’m sure the 50 million people who died because of the decades-long progressive anti-DDT fad are gratified by your newfound concern about malaria.