Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hey, I Must Be In The Front Row!

The Qatar Ladies Open tennis tournament started this week. I declined free tickets (too busy). Besides, from my building (albeit not my office), we can see everything except the main court:


OBloodyHell said...

What's to see? They're all in burqaa's, right?



Ru-Ro! Scooby Doous Ex Machina:
Word verif is "retror".

OBloodyHell said...

BTW, since Carl's quite reasonably pre-occupied:

From Patterico: Breaking: D.C. District Court Upholds Obamacare (Update: Full Analysis)

OBloodyHell said...

This decision is scary, as it devolves down to the notion that, under the Commerce Clause, the Fed has the right and power to force you to choose certain decisions that have economic consequences on you.

As noted in the analysis -- choosing to buy a GM car is certainly a decision with economic consequences.

As I comment (writing as "IGotBupkis"):
>>>> Well, that does stink, but I fail to see how this forces you to accept care in violation of your faith.

Ah, you're kidding... right, Aaron?

I think Jehovah's Witnesses are lame-brained idiots, but that's still a freedom-of-choice matter, and one in which Darwinian selection will take care of any problem all by itself.

It seems really quite self-evident that, once you've allowed them to force "mental activity" on you, that accepting "reasonable and sensible care" is not far behind.

These $%^#$#&#&%% people are out to express their #$&%#&%#&#%^ diktat on EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES.

Nothing less.

You give them *any* point of control, then, as a government --
>>>>sooner or later they will take it<<<<.

C'mon, giving the government a power over you and actually expecting all bureacrats to decline the exercise of it in perpetuity is living in total denial about The Sword of Damocles.

And once the Sword has cut you -- always on some utterly reasonable pretext that very first time** -- some other bureaucrat will go, "Hey, me too! Why does HE have special privileges?"

** Hey, why shouldn't you accept this treatment... it isn't costing you anything at all!

Anonymous said...

Power to the women of the middle East! Or at least EQUAL POWER TO THE WOMEN of the that portion of the globe.