03 October 2008

Sutherland Institute Still Whores? Check!

And the latest bleating from what likes to call itself a conservative public-policy think tank but is better called a neoconjob putrid-policy stink tank is policy anal-cyst Matthew C. Piccolo playing his skin piccolo (Doesn't amount to a flute.) for his corporate masters, decrying the evils of universal health care. You see, good health just isn't a right. He makes a lot of noise about the "God-given" rights of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," which only means that he, like his deity Ronnie Rayguns doesn't know the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution (I swear these Norsefires would repeal the necrophilia laws if it meant they could fellate Rayguns's rotting corpse.). Not a lot of logic in any of it, though (I am shocked, shocked!). I guess you have a right to life, but the kind of shape you're in just doesn't matter.

That's no big surprise, because the Sutherland Institute doesn't consider life to be much of a right (Just look at how little they care about how arbitrary and capricious capitol punishment procedure is. Or pretty much anything having to do with staying alive if you weren't born rich.). They don't consider liberty to be much of a right either, judging by their views on privacy and search and seizure. No, the only thing they're interested in is property, and then only the kind of property you have to be rich to have.

But let's start with property and run with it. You'd think there would be little debate that your body is your property, so you have a right to it. Apparently not, as far as the Sutherland Insta-poop is concerned. If your employer exposes you to hazardous working conditions and injures you, that should be just tough. That's a risk you have to take because we don't want to interfere with your employer's property. If your friendly neighborhood factory poisons your water and gives you cancer, that's just another risk you have to take because we don't want to interfere with the factory owner's property.

As far as the Sutherland Insta-poop is concerned, there is no right to life (unless you haven't been born yet), there is no right to liberty, and the only property that creates a right is that of the rich and powerful.

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Yes, I'm Still Here

There's just so much bad craziness, I don't know where to start.

How about the Inspector General's report that blames Kyle Sampson for the improper firing of all those insufficiently fascist US District Attorneys? You know those orders came from above him, but I have to laugh that this is being pinned on such an archetypal BYU Law grad. They train them to follow orders down there in Provo, and that's what he did. He would have made a great concentration camp commander.

Meanwhile, the Park City schools have adopted International Baccalaureate programs in an attempt to make US high school diplomas something more than the laughing stocks they currently are internationally. You may recall the Utah Legislature's dual dipshits Margaret Dayton and Howard Stephenson shooting down funding for this back in May because they thought it was run by the UN. Those two have decided to let it proceed now, although they intend to keep an eye on this subversion. The private sector, though, has picked up the torch of dipshittiness and is running full steam. Cherilyn Bacon(brain) Eagar, director of World Class Education Research which she runs out of Holladay (Yeah, that sounds like a real "world class" operation.), says that the program is run by UNESCO and so preaches socialist dogma and that it doesn't surprise her that Park City adopted the program because it's the "Hollywood of the Rocky Mountains."

Folks, if you want to know why the US is spinning in at Mach 6, it isn't because of immigrants or declining morals or secular humanism or any other Norsefire bugaboo. It's because our education system is controlled by people like Baconbrain: Right Catholics, Fundies, Orthomorms, people who don't have the mental capacity of a squashed banana slug.

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