Sunday, May 15, 2005

Life issues
US state secret for decades: thousands secretly sterilized
In line with Margaret Sanger’s eugenicist ideals. When liberals express alarm about population it’s often really about this: they don’t want certain kinds of people ‘breeding’. As P.J. O’Rourke accurately wrote, it’s an acceptable and even sanctimonious way to be racist. (In this city half of all black pregnancies are aborted. Sanger would smile.)

Speaking of life issues, on the TV last night ‘Saturday Night Live’ rose above its usual craptacularity with its mock-commercial starring Amy Poehler in a change of pace from her usual talent, accents and impressions. With no dialogue she and the writers beautifully sent up those annoying contraceptive ads with the girl singing the cover of ‘There she goes... there she goes again’ and go again and again and again our Amy does... with bar pick-ups, construction workers, a wheelchair-bound man, a 14-year-old boy, a busload of Asian tourists and finally the ageing doorman to her building. Brilliant. The logical conclusion of the great contraceptive swindle! (Using women, marketed as ‘empowering’ them.)

Queens of the Stone Age were great too — rock is still alive.

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