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Archive for May 31st, 2006

Another Point of View on Iraq

Posted by Ryan on May 31, 2006

Here is an excerpt from a call on Rush’s show yesterday about an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel that wanted to chat a bit on the war, his feelings on it and the “drive-by” media. It’s excellent and illuminating, and not all that different than some of the things my brother has said, especially about the nature of our military and the media’s obsession with death rather than victory.

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Federal Spending run amok

Posted by Sal on May 31, 2006

The lovely Mrs. Sal alerted me today to a case which is now before a U.S. District judge to determine whether convicted murderer Robert Kosilek has a “right” to a sex-change operation while serving his life sentence. An “expert” witness has said that Kosilek is suffering from Gender Identity Disorder, and will kill himself if not treated. The same U.S. District judge, Mark Wolf, ruled in 2002 that Kosilek had a right to treatment in this area, which has given him therapy, female hormone treatments, and laser hair removal. The psychobabble experts are all saying that this is “medically necessary” and not providing it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

Mrs. Sal recently read a book entitled One Nation Under Therapy by Christina Hoff Sommers and Sally Satel. While I have not read the book, I have heard much about it from Mrs. Sal. The idea that Therapists are turning everything into a disease to excuse all sorts of deviant behavior is troubling. “Gender Identity Disorder” may be a real psychological condition. But instead of trying to correct the problem, the psychobabble experts are encouraging it. It is like telling someone with split personality disorder that they should give equal credence to all their personalities.

I’m tired of gender being treated as something that can be chosen or changed. Gender is as much a part of a person as their heart, arm, or brain. And while we can do a heart transplant, the heart must be compatible or else infection will result. Real Psychologists would try to treat the disorder, not encourage it.

Finally, the other maddening part of this is that if Kosilek wins his case, the taxpayers of the U.S. have to pay for this sex change operation. Frankly, I don’t have any confidence that the judge will rule correctly, given the activist bent of judges today, so be proud of the fact that our tax dollars are being used to provide a convicted murderer with a sex change.

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