Fluke takes center stage in Reno
Sandra Fluke, the woman at the center of a media firestorm earlier this year after Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut,” spoke Saturday in front of about 10 people at the Sak ‘N Save in north Reno.
She's not exactly proving Rush wrong. She's begging for industrial doses of contraception in a supermarket parking lot "in front of about 10 people".
I wonder whether Egnor's fans approve of this post. Self-degradation, indeed.ReplyDelete
A pedophile junkie says Fluke is a slut and Egnor endorses it.ReplyDelete
There's a patterns here: whatever pedophiles say, Egnor laps it up.
Egnor is one sick dude. I wonder just how unbalanced he really is.ReplyDelete
We ought to save this one for posterity.ReplyDelete
* Alternately: "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"
I adore Joe McCarthy. He is a genuine hero.Delete
When you compare me to him-- well, flattery will get you nowhere.
Regarding my personal failings-- they are many.Delete
But I have never begged the public for enough personal contraception to protect a football team.
Miss Chastity says she is going broke buying BC and she needs a $I000 a year to support her... need.Delete
I mean, for goodness sake, Planned Parenthood gives the stuff away for free.
Over the counter is several hundred bucks per year, not $1000. And condoms are 50 cents each.
Cold showers are free, 100% effective, with zero risk of STD's.
That's wickedly funny. A self-described libertarian Egnor admits that his personal hero is Joe McCarthy, a demagog who orchestrated the biggest witch hunt of the twentieth century in the US.Delete
There is one trait that they unmistakably share: both are paranoid. Enemies are everywhere. God, what a sorry son of a bitch.
There were real witches. McCarthy undercounted-- there were many more than he knew (as Venona has made clear). Communists deserve not a drop of sympathy. They shilled for Stalin and many committed espionage. They are the moral equivalent of Nazi party members. They lied and hid and dissembled. Absolute scum.Delete
McCarthy made a few tactical errors-- he was wrong to go after Eisenhower and Marshall, although his reasons for criticizing them were misrepresented by the press.
He was a real hero, and a very good and decent man. He took on pure evil, and they and the cowards who shilled for them ruined him. But he was right. In fact he was too nice a guy.
M. Standton Evans' "Blacklisted by History" is the best reference on McCarthy-- good detail, not too ponderous. Ann Coulter has a great chapter in Treason, which is a nice synopsis of Evans' work.Delete
Anon: think of picking them up, when you learn to read.
McCarthy also went after lots of scientists who weren't communists. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the creators of the US atomic bomb, was stripped of his security clearance.Delete
The witch hunt was useless and self-destructive, both for the country and especially for McCarthy himself.
Ann Coulter? The author of Cliff's Notes for the Stupid Aging White Male? Never heard of her.Delete
Oppenheimer lost his security clearance because his wife and brother were Communist Party members, and Oppenheimer in the 1930's had extensive associations with communist front organizations and with known communists.Delete
The investigation concluded (appropriately) that Oppenheimer himself had not done anything disloyal (aside from marrying a freakin' communist), but that he did pose a security risk.
That was obviously the right decision. The real question is why Opp was allowed to have a security clearance to begin with.
The episode that figured most prominently in the revocation of his clearance was the Chevalier incident, when a commie professor by that name met with Oppenheimer in his kitchen in 1943 and the professor offered to transmit technical information on the Bomb to Stalin. Oppenheimer declined, but did not report the offer for 8 months. When he did report it, he dissembled repeatedly.
For that alone, he could have been prosecuted.
His service to our country was exemplary, and there is no evidence he did anything illegal or disloyal (although the Chevalier cover-up was pretty bad), but no one in their right mind would let a person with connections to communists as close as his have anything to do with the government, let alone have access to cutting-edge information about nuclear weapons.
Remember the Rosenberg spy ring that gave the A-bomb to Stalin?
"That was obviously the right decision. The real question is why Opp was allowed to have a security clearance to begin with."Delete
LOL. Because pretty much all of the physicists had been liberal lefties. Richard Feynman, another member of the Manhattan project, was under suspicion for being a communist. Albert Einstein (who urged the US government to develop the bomb, but did not work on the project) was a self-described socialist.
Oppie and the rest of the boys were physicists of the highest caliber, that's why they were allowed to work on the bomb. If the US government applied the ideological litmus test to the Manhattan project, the only one to qualify would be Ed Teller.
Neither Feynman nor Einstein had communist connections. Socialist/liberal stuff doesn't count. FDR was a f**king socialist, for goodness sake.
Oppenheimer did have actual communist connections. As I said, the Chevalier incident alone was reason to pull his clearance, and an argument can be made that he should have been prosecuted. He knew that other scientists were conspiring to send secrets to Stalin, and he did nothing.
He was treated quite fairly, and mercifully, actually.
And you're wrong about Oppenheimer's scientific skills. He was not a first-rate scientist. Feynman, Bethe, Teller and others did the real science.Delete
Oppenheimer was a first rate science administrator, which was essential to the project.
Egnor, you have no idea whether Oppie was a good physicist. None! He is best known for the Born–Oppenheimer approximation in quantum mechanics of molecules. It is one of the foundations of quantum chemistry. He made first-rate contributions to astrophysics (specifically on neutron stars and black holes). And he was highly regarded by his fellow physicists (such as Gell-Mann).Delete
You are also wrong on Oppie's role in the Manhattan project. He calculated the properties of fast neutron (which appear in chain reactions). He was not merely an administrator, he was a scientific leader selected specifically for his breadth of knowledge and not for administration skills.
His role in the Manhattan project was primarily administrative, which was a full time job.Delete
Were you aware of the Chevalier incident, or did you assert that Oppie was unjustly denied security clearance even though you knew that he covered up espionage?
Oppenheimer was part of the science group working on the bomb from the very beginning. He got there not because of his administrative skills (which he lacked), but because he was a brilliant physicist. He was chosen to head the project at a later stage, but he got there as a scientist, not as an administrator (which was my point all along).Delete
The Chevalier incident is regrettable, but insignificant in the grand scheme of things. You have to weigh Oppie's contributions to the Manhattan project (which were clearly positive) against the risk of his subversion (which did not pan out). It was obviously to the benefit of the country to have Oppie on the team rather than not having him.
But by all means keep at it. It is great fun to watch a self-described libertarian put government security bureaucrats above a brilliant scientist whose contributions to the US military power are plain to see and whose loyalty to the country never wavered. You aren't a libertarian at your core. You are a partisan hack who loves the letter R and hates the letter D.
I've looked at other sources on Oppenheimer, which support your view of his scientific contributions to the MP, not mine. I retract what I said.Delete
Regarding his security clearance, Oppenheimer was a complex fellow, and he did have close and long-term associations with CP members. His conduct in the Chevalier incident is difficult to defend.
I think the denial of the security clearance was a just decision, and entirely his own fault. It was not unfair in any way. Opp involved himself with ugly politics and people, and the potential for espionage was very real.I should point out that in any nation actually run by the system the Opp lionized he would have been shot.
That said, Oppenheimer deserves our gratitude and respect for his contributions.
Actually, I think "pathological liar" and "raving lunatic" are more accurate than "partisan hack".ReplyDelete