Archive for January 19th, 2007

NYC Birdblogging

Some bird photos from Jacob Riis Park.

The Council has spoken. There is no appeal.

Flying in black & white…

Flying in color…

Just back away veeerrrry slowly and don’t make eye contact. Posted by Picasa

1 comment January 19th, 2007 at 11:48pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Nature,NJ/NYC,Photoblogging

Quote Of The Day

Kung Fu Monkey:

…Cheney and Gonzales have dropped the Constitution into a hole in the White House basement and are currently dancing naked around the pit, penises tucked between their legs, screaming “It rubs the lotions on its Amendments!” at the shuddering, terrified document, and there’s nary a peep.

Now that’s speaking my language.

3 comments January 19th, 2007 at 07:17pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Quotes

Please Tell Me I Did Not Just Read This…

From an op-ed in today’s NYT about how Solomonic and groovy Dubya’s stem cell “compromise” was:

…The human embryo is a human organism, but is this being – microscopically small, with no self-awareness and little resemblance to us – a person, with a right to life?

Many advocates of federal financing for embryo-destructive research begin from a negative answer to that question. They argue that the human embryo is just too small, too unlike us in appearance, or too lacking in consciousness or sensitivity to pain or other critical mental capacity to be granted a place in the human family. But surely America has learned the hard way not to assign human worth by appearances. And surely we would not deny those who have lost some mental faculties the right to be regarded with respect and protected from harm. Why should we deny it to those whose faculties are still developing?

Um. Did he just argue that being an embryo is akin to having a disability? That it’s shallow to discriminate against embryos simply because they’re about as big as rice and don’t have functioning brains?

Who the hell is this jackass?

Yuval Levin, a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a former executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics.

Oh. Right, then. Carry on, you’re doing a heckuva job.

January 19th, 2007 at 06:45pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Wankers

Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from a movie called Girl, starring Dominique Swain, whose main claim to fame was starring in the Adrian Lyne remake of Lolita. She became unnecessary when Kirsten Dunst appeared.

Well, when you’ve had as much disappointment and humiliation as I have, you learn to accept it with a certain amount of grace.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s cats…

The shadowy and mysterious Codename B. looking content and slightly belligerent.

7 comments January 19th, 2007 at 07:26am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

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