We’re getting far too serious and polite here at Troppo. Something needs to be done about it. Other bloggers don’t labour under the dead weight of deep civility, and this week has seen some vintage fearless and full-bodied opinions:
Currency Lad (on abortion):
In [Emma] Tom’s victimology we see a type of an ever-present feminist fantasy: to be good, a man really needs to be more like a woman. This is an outlook born not of oppression but of historically unprecedented reproductive underemployment.
Rob Schaap (also on abortion):
Preaching individual liberty and a smaller state when it suits doesn’t mean you can’t withdraw liberty and plant the state on our necks when that suits. Not if you’re the ruling class, anyway. Most of this mob don’t give a toss about baby after it’s born, a significant number of ’em are all for bombing a hundred thousand current and erstwhile babies to death elsewhere – and not a few are predisposed to executing a few when they grow up, too.
If debate you must, debate only with those who are pro (all-of) life, I reckon.
What a disgusting institution the Royal Family is.
As you’d expect though, Tim’s spray is a mere zephyr alongside Hack’s solid gold invective on the same topic:
Our future monarch, the man who confessed in a taped phone conversation in the early ’90s that he wanted to be Camel-a’s tampon so he could be inside her … sorry, just had to have a quiet wretch beside the keyboard … will wed his oh-so-ugly screw six weeks from now. …
Suffice to say that these two are a couple of supremely ugly, obscenely rich, duplicitous monsters who didn’t let a little thing like the 1981 wedding of Chuck and Di get in the way of surreptitious porking any chance they got.
They deserve each other.
Kylie Minogue is not sexy. I really don’t see the attraction of skinny, bony-faced, plastic-surgery mannequins like her.
Other supposedly beautiful women who are completely unattractive: Elizabeth Hurley, Pamela Anderson, Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Penelope Cruz.
As a general principle, all drugs should be legal, since no government has the right to save its citizens from the ravages of their own follies, especially when they shake down the sober ones to pay for the rescue. In practice, however, nobody should gobble hard drugs (at least not very often), because there’s no predicting the final destination.
Keep up the good work, chaps.