The Irrational Animus of Biological Reality

     There are two ways to receive citizenship at birth: via the 14th Amendment and the Common Law precept of jus soli; or via statute (primarily limited to jus sanguinis, though also under some circumstances to non-genetic biological relationships).

     This law applies equally to everyone, regardless of whether they are straight or gay.

     Of course, certain assumptions that can be made for marriages between a man and a woman, such the presumption that the husband is the father of the wife’s child, can not made between same-sex couples who are legally wed to each other because granting that assumption would require that we presume the biologically impossible. Thus, a child born to someone in a same-sex marriage could never be born within the wedlock of the legally wed couple.

     When the Supreme Court overturned prohibitions on “same sex marriage”, it was declared that same-sex and opposite-sex marriages are equivalent and that any potential inequivalencies were just “irrational animus”.

     Mother nature is clearly, then, an irrational hate-filled b***h.

     That citizenship, by statute, generally grants citizenship by birth to natural (i.e. genetic) parents (and non-genetic children carried by a surrogate U.S. National mother, in some cases), seems to fly above the head of a writer at The Daily Beast. Even the headline (“Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your ‘Out of Wedlock’ Kids Aren’t Citizens”) and chaser (“Children of U.S. citizens are falling victim to a policy that de-recognizes their parents’ marriage—and strips them of their birthright citizenship.”) are fundamentally dishonest or written out of ignorance.

     In all the examples provided, there is no indication that the same rules would not apply to opposite-sex couples in the same actual situation, or to single individuals. There is no “de-recogniz[ing]” of any legal marriage.

     The first example is of two men legally marriage to each other who went to Canada and used a surrogate and an egg donor to conceive a child. It was not explicitly stated that either of the men’s sperm was used, but for the sake of argument such assumption is granted. In an identical situation, a man and a woman, who claim parentage of a child born of a foreign surrogate with an extra-marital egg donor, would be in a similar situation. The child would be born out of wedlock and in accordance with the law—8 USC 1409(a)—the father would need to demonstrate a blood relationship. This is the same exact situation as with the two men aforementioned.

     Oh, one might muse, an opposite sex couple could just not mention the child was born through surrogacy using an extra-marital egg donor, and their parentage would be assumed, and that it is “irrational animus” that stops same-sex parents from doing the same. Of course, one would then have to irrationally assume with animus the biologically impossible. That opposite sex couples could more easily get way with it is a function of basic biological possibility.

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Derp News

     Forget about “fake news”. The real hotness in journalism is gullibility and stupidity.

     Today.com ran an article about a “salad lasagna”, which stemmed from “journalist” Julia Curley finding a Facebook post and after asking for “background” on the poster’s “salad lasagna”, received an obvious joke story by the poster who claimed to be named “Dick Chmeller”… and yet repeated that story, abet slightly toned down, in her article…

     What a stupid time to be alive.

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News of the Week (May 19th, 2019)

 

News of the Week for May 19th, 2019


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Firing Line Friday: The Irish Problem

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.

     With the question of Brexit being the single most important topic for the U.K. during this month’s elections for the European Parliament, that there is even an election in the U.K. for this well after three years after the U.K. voted to leave, one of the potential sticking points is the question of Northern Ireland.   It is less about sectarianism than the influence of authoritarian/totalitarian ideology. Interesting, then, that Buckley’s interview with Bernadette Devlin McAliskey in 1972 seemed to indicate that what was old is new again…

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Quick Takes – Gender Pronouns: Policy; Lawsuits; Neutered.

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Biological reality it H8 speech!!1!

     First, a little castrato mood music:

     Carrying on…

     The University of Minnesota seems to realize that you can’t go too fast in imposing your wokeness on others…

“Students and faculty senators at the University of Minnesota will vote in May on a gender pronoun policy.

“A previous version of the policy proposal would have punished the incorrect use of gender pronouns with anything up to and including expulsion or termination of employment, as Campus Reform previously reported. However, UMN scrapped the punishment aspect from this policy in February.

“…

“The University teaches students that ‘mispronouncing someone[‘s pronoun] is a microaggression’ and that students should not “refer to [their] pronouns as ‘gender pronouns.’ ‘Pronouns are not gendered and do not directly correlate with a specific gender,’ it states.”

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Abortion as Genocide

     And by genocide, the targeted exception from the right to live based on race, specifically Black babies, via abortion.

     Sound like some fringe KKK plank? Nope, it was an actual legislative amendment submitted to Ohio’s “Heartbeat Bill”… by not-so-White Democratic lawmaker.

“Abortion advocates tried unsuccessfully to weaken Ohio’s heartbeat bill with a series of amendments this week, including one that would have allowed only African American unborn babies to be aborted.

“…

“But if Democratic state Rep. Janine Boyd had her way, the bill also would have given an exemption to African American women to abort their unborn babies for any reason up to the state’s current abortion limit, 20 weeks.

“On Tuesday during a state House Health Committee meeting, she proposed Amendment 0291 to add the exemption.”

     This is not hyperbole. The amendment literally exempts babies of Black women from the protection afforded by the bill.

Amendment 0291 to the Ohio … by on Scribd

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North Korea on the Caribbean

     With the remaining industrial capacity dying, the people fighting with birds for scraps of food, and general misery and starvation, there isn’t much left to fight over in Venezuela except a hunk of land with surplus population on it. Perhaps Venezuelan dictator Maduro’s puppetmasters will just turn the country into “North Korea on the Caribbean”.

     Of course, there is wider ranging implications: Will Russia, China, Cuba, and their accomplices gain a permanent foothold, or can their grubby hands be pushed back by America and much of the West?

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News of the Week (May 12th, 2019)

 

News of the Week for May 12th, 2019


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Firing Line Friday: Enoch Powell and the British Crisis

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.

     With elections in the U.K., including recent council elections and upcoming (and unexpected) elections for the European Parliament, ‘twould be interesting to watch one of the original opponents of economic integration with the E.U., Enoch Powell. Though most famous for the “Rivers of Blood” speech, Powell opposed entering the European Economic Community (EEC)—a precurser to the E.U.—in 1973 and opposed it again in the 1975 referendum. This interview was in 1974, between those votes, right before the first of two general elections that occurred in 1974, whereby Powell refused to stand with Prime Minister Heath and his pro-EEC policies, and before the second general election that year when he stood for, and won, a seat in Northern Ireland as a Ulster Unionist. It is an interesting contrast, in this interview, with many of those today who might share, at least in part, his views on this and in other things.

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Quick Takes – Social Justice: Food and Culture; Mandatory Activism; Ecofeminism

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Get a woke degree; go broke.

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Yet again “Food Justice” rears its oppressive head…

“Oregon State University recently introduced an undergraduate certificate and graduate minor in ‘Food in Culture and Social Justice.’

“The program, which is offered to undergraduates and graduates, seeks to ‘develop and apply critical thinking and critical writing competencies about food, culture and social justice,’ according to the program’s learning outcomes. Students will also “critically evaluate the role of food in the construction of identity (gender, ethnicity, religious, etc.).

“Classes required for students to obtain a certificate in the program include ‘Food Justice,’ ‘Food and Ethnic Identity: Decolonizing Food and Our Body,’ ‘Fat Studies,’ and more.

“Oregon State’s ‘Fat Studies’ course ‘examines body weight, shape, and size as an area of human difference subject to privilege and discrimination that intersects with other systems of oppression based on gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, and ability. Employs a multi-disciplinary approach spanning the behavioral sciences and humanities,’ according to the description. ‘Frames weight-based oppression as a social justice issue, exploring forms of activism used to counter weightism perpetuated throughout various societal institutions.’

“Another class, ‘Food Justice,’ examines food systems from a social justice and cultural perspective.”

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