freedom sucks

    Every once in a while, an article comes to my attention that makes me want to move to Yemen and join the Jihad against the west. This is one of those articles.

    For those of you too lazy to follow the link, here’s how the Wired article starts:

    For $25 a month, “Lil’ Amber” fans can ogle pictures of the little girl coyly hiking up her miniskirt or posing in a bikini on a faux bearskin rug. For $50, they can purchase a video of Amber “dancing and running around” in outfits that leave little to the imagination… The money goes to her college fund, the site says… Lil’ Amber is one of several websites featuring “models” as young as 9 owned by Webe Web Corporation, an Internet hosting company in Florida. A list of the sites is available at Child Super Models…

    Linette and I are practically shut-ins. We don’t get out much. And, when we do socialize, it’s usually not with pedophiles. (Call us provincial.) Maybe if we did, this kind of shit wouldn’t be so shocking to me.

    Shortly after Jean Benet Ramsey was found murdered, we watched something like an episode of Frontline on the subject of child beauty pageants. It was absolutely sickening. Not only was there the stuff you’d imagine, like white trash families selling their trailer homes to pay the entrance fees so that their kid could compete for a chance to win a plastic tiara, but there was this whole other level of incomprehensible activity. Apparently, the organizers of these little beauty pageants, you know, the ones where five year olds get slutted up to look like truckstop hookers and stalk down the runway, signing suggestive lyrics, sell one-day photo passes to men who describe themselves as “amateur photographers.” What’s worse, the parents who enter their kids in these things seem to be comfortable with the fact that pedophiles are sitting around the runway snapping up-the-skirt shots of their little kid.

    So, what’s my point? I don’t know. I just wanted to share my outrage. I’m not a huge fan of big government, but these kids should be taken from their parents. Can you imagine what kind of parent would take photos like this and sell memberships for $25 a month. I can’t imagine anyone being delusional to the point of thinking that these kids would have fans with anything on their minds other than molestation. Is it conceivable that even one non-pedophile would shell out $300 bucks a year to look at pictures of a beauty pageant contestant?

    I need to change subject now.

    Keep this in mind the next time you think that your parents suck though.

    On a Much Happier Note

    Tiny fuel cell runs on human glucose!

    Deep in his basement laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley professor Liwei Lin holds what may become one of the most innovative medical devices in recent years… And it has nothing to do with pedophilia!!!

    Check out the story here.

    Politics

    In keeping with the editorial policy I’ve laid out here- Pedophilia stories are always followed by High Tech stories, which in turn are always followed by uneducated political musings. You can set your watch by it. I call it the trifecta of good journalism…

    I was listening to a radio call-in show on NPR this evening on my way home from work and someone made an interesting comment concerning our impending war with Iraq. In this caller’s opinion, it was necessary that we do something about Iraq because if we didn’t, Israel would take action. According to this theory, we would have to take action and thus pre-empt any strike being planned by Israel. If Israel led an attack, it would almost certainly lead to an escalation in the area. I know that we asked Israel to sit out during the first war with Iraq, during the senior Bush’s administration, for that very reason, so this makes some sense to me.

    Who knows how things will play out? During the Gulf War, Iraq hit Israel with something on the order of about a dozen scud missiles and Israel did not retaliate. This time, they have come out and said that they would not be as likely to sit back and accept such an attack. What’s more, I don’t get the impression from their current administration that they would sit still and do nothing if it could be proven that Sadam Husein was attempting to acquire a nuclear device which he could then arm and deliver across their border.

    Worst case scenario: We attack Iraq without the backing of the UN, Iraq delivers a few scuds packed with weaponized biological contaminants to Israel, Israel drops a nuclear device on Iraq, the middle east, already battier than a room-full of Jacksons, loses its shit.

    …so enjoy “Lil’ Amber” while you can.

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