Is this the launch that faced a thousand attack-ships
Off the shoulder of some far-off star?
We're gonna need a bigger boat than that if we're
To make the Kessel run in three shots under par.
Tell Titty, bring a five pound note for wrapping
More money and some honey (for preference, in a jar),
For we're off to shoot the rapids, down by Xanadu-on-Sea,
Where 'alf a sacred river runs, down to a sea unlit by sun
Where Rose and Charlie plan to catch the Königin Luise.

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Okay, so here's the 'pro-life' premise:

A foetus is a person, and abortion is therefore murder.

Which doesn't really get us very far, as it doesn't address the pro-choice premise, which is:

Even if we were to consider the foetus to be a person, no person has the right to the use of another person's body, even in cases where they need it in order to survive.

So in order to balance this, we need to add the unspoken but implied clause into the 'pro-life' argument:

A foetus is a person whose right to life trumps the right to bodily autonomy of its host. Killing this person is murder, therefore, even if the host cites her own right to bodily autonomy.

Now both statements are addressing the same problem. But here's where we hit a snag… Continue Reading »

I have no problem as long as we achieve our objective. And our objective is to get the guys who did 9/11 and it is to avoid another attack against the United States.
—Dick Cheney

Liberty built on tyranny
Is freedom only in name,
And a land defended by thumbscrews
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Any Excuse…

I've decided my liver's satanic.
Spreading evil's its chosen career.
So I'm taking a stand
And I've drawn up a plan.
I shall kill it with bourbon and beer.

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The Boors On Christmas

I've always called it Christmas
But there's summat that might change my ways:
If a bunch of dumb arseholes continue to tell me
I have to, then sod 'em! I'll say 'Holidays.' Continue Reading »

FNIMN: In Through The Out Door

Well, tis Friday, an' I done thought of a theme, so here's another episode of Friday Night Is Music Night. The theme is 'doors,' which I figure is probably a bit of an easy one. The six in the OP also have a general kinda-sorta-vaguely-1950s-related thing going, 'cause I felt like it, but feel free not to follow my lead on that score if, as you're as ever welcome to do, you feel like adding your own suggestions in comments.

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Here's a thought for anyone who believes the tale of Noah's flood to be the ungarnished truth.

It's a well known 'fact' that Noah saved all the land creatures. Okay, let's take that as given. What about the water-dwelling creatures though? That may sound daft, but how many saltwater creatures can survive in fresh or almost-fresh water? Or how many freshwater creatures can survive the opposite? Survival, for them, depended on the salinity of all that extra water. But though that's a problem for anyone positing a word-wide flood, it's not what I have in mind. (Maybe ol' Noah also had room for a freakin' massive set of aquariums? (aquaria?) Transparent aluminium, anyone…?) Continue Reading »


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