Philosophical Quiz Of The Week

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I am a libertarian leaning independent, so I really really don’t like aggressive government interference. With that in mind, I relate this bit of news to you.

Remember the story about the parents who had their kids taken away from them after the world found out they gave their children Nazi names? Adolf Hitler? Aryan Nation? There were also reports of possible abuse in the home.

Well, it looks like the parents have cleared a hurdle… Maybe. Apparently a judge has ruled there was no abuse in the house. I say “maybe” and “apparently” because that is what the mother of the kids is saying. The court hasn’t issued a statement as of yet.

I think I know how this is going to go down. Given the couples past history of distortion and previous contempt for a judges gag order, these people are still not supposed to say anything, and are displaying once again, as the article above puts it, their “parental incompetence”.

Just for the heck of it, ignoring the fact that these parents were inane enough to name their kids Hitler and Aryan Nation, if there is no abuse proven in this household, as the mother says, what should be done here.

  • (A)       By virtue of giving the kids the names they did, the parents should absolutely NOT be given custody of the kids, and their names should be changed.
  • (B)       The children should be given back under the condition that their names must be changed to something more palatable, John and Sarah, and not, say, Sirhan Sirhan or Charles Manson or Lizzy Borden, or
  • (C)       Since there is no abuse found, the kids go back to the parent under no further conditional requirements.

Now, after some internal struggle I’ve come to a conclusion of what I would prefer to happen. But I’m not going to tip my hat any more than I have until I’ve let this go out for a few days and see what other people think. For some, this will be easy. Remember though, we’re operating under the conclusion that there is no abuse to be found in the home.

Have fun!

From The “Where’s Waldo” File

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When do Conservative news outlets shy away from covering a news story? What if it’s a Marine, participating in something you don’t approve of????

The Conservative news circuit loves to note, sometimes rightfully so, that when a Democrat does something stupid or shameful, they are treated with kid gloves in the main stream media when compared to coverage of Republicans or Conservatives that get caught doing the same thing. Well, the shoe is on the other foot it appears. Some of the biggest media critics are as of this moment completely silent concerning the Marine who was severely wounded during the police crackdown on protesters at the Occupy Oakland protest.

Nothing to be seen on Drudge.

Nothing to be seen on Instapundit.

No mention of the injured Marine on either site.


At least FOX News is covering it. Nice lengthy coverage too! Headline:

Outrage Grows Over Marine Mistreatment

…at Oakland Airport?


Oh, here it is:

Marine Mistreatment at Oakland Airport Unacceptable

No… Crap. That is still the old story.

OK. OK. I found it. Sort of. It’s not FOX News, but a link from FOX Nation, which features video from the local Fox affiliate.

Note: If they have covered this as extensively as they did the Oakland Airport incident, I will update and modify this post accordingly.

PS. Just to be sure no one confuses me for a liberal, which has been happening quite a bit lately, I am on record also blasting the media for its biased coverage against Conservatives. But, I believe fair is fair, and Conservatives should be held to account for displaying the same biases in their coverage, or in this case, non-coverage of news events.

For The “Occupy” Protesters.

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I don’t always agree with your methods; I don’t always agree with some of the more extreme views on display; and I can’t stand the whole bused-in and paid-for bodies that are there mixed in the crowd. But, that said, I absolutely understand why many of you truly feel betrayed by the system.

Here are lyrics I wrote last week for my duo project Taylor Martin. It’s not quite complete, there will be a few changes as we mate the words to the tune, as this is not quite a finished project.

Thanks For Nothing

♫ Been working this dead-end job, for too many a year
Got nothing but an empty wallet, and a fist full of tears
You think they’d be grateful for the hard work I’ve put in
Thought they were, now I’m out on my rear

I’ve slaved and I’ve cried
And I’ve bled for the firm
Instead of a gold watch
I got nothin’ in return

You play by the rules, like they taught you in school
Paid all my taxes, they collected my dues
Yet here I am in the unemployment line
Man, I’m the consummate fool

Come into work
But the factory’s closed down
Here I thought I was swimming
But it turns out I’m drowned

In an ocean of debt, not a lifeguard around
And the Riverboat Wall Street with my investments ran ground
My financial house was solid and sound
Till they foolishly broke it all down

Now my eyes are wide open, finally I see
It pays to be dishonest, to lie and deceive
Some thins in life, are just what they seem
So much for the American Dream
So much for the American Dream
Say goodbye to the American Dream
Say goodbye to the American Dream ♫