Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Punishing Basic, Rudimentary, Fundamental Science.

There has been much to discuss in the past week and one story has largely gone uncovered. Baseball great, Kurt Schilling, was fired from ESPN for stating the obvious (on his private Facebook page acting in a non-employment capacity) about men and women.

There are so many angles to this story. Schilling is an out of the closet Christian and as such, his every move is scrutinized. Schilling has also publicly endorsed Republicans in the past, which should have made him radioactive but somehow he defied the odds and found employment in the news media. Schilling is also a great guy, having taken into his own home, refugees from Hurricane Katrina.

Schilling has denounced the silliness of gender self-determination, especially as concerns public restrooms. Common sense is at play here. If a man can declare himself to be a woman, can he also declare himself a juvenile and sue to share a tent with his fellow Girl Scouts?

If common sense is optional--and that seems to be the mood of the time--can we also throw the science out the window. The Left declares ownership of science despite their contempt for science? Think global warming, Paul Erdman, the myth of an AIDS holocaust, fracking starting fires in kitchen sinks, SUV's causing hurricanes, the denial that an unborn human being is a human being, and on and on and on.

Perhaps the silliest challenge to the premise of science is the notion that people can change their genders. Genital mutilation does not change one's chromosomal makeup. If you were born with a Y chromosome, you will die with a Y chromosome. We are decades, if not centuries away from such wizardry as a true sex change operation.

I back up position up with the words of William McGurn at "Wall Street Journal."

But let us also note the irony. Mr. Schilling’s main contention—“a man is a man no matter what they call themselves”—is supported by DNA and those pesky X and Y chromosomes. In short, in this fight between science and authority, Mr. Schilling is in the amusing position of being the Galileo, with ESPN filling in for the Holy Office.

Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital, puts it this way: “Curt Schilling is of course correct with the science in saying that claiming to be a woman when you have the chromosomal and anatomical structures of a man does not make you such. You’re still a man no matter what you think or how you dress.”

Read the entire editorial here.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

New Contract With America: The Saint Paul Contract

1. Get the US out of NATO.

2. Put Japan, South Korea, Philippines, et al, on notice that US troops with be coming home over a four month period.  Recommend that siad allies purchase military hardware from US defense contractors.

3. Eliminate all foreign aid including Israel.

4. Repeal NAFTA.

5. Eliminate the IRS and replace the income tax with tariffs on foreign goods and services.

6. Eliminate bureaucratic decree and demand that within one year Congress will  vote to keep or nullify every bureaucratic regulation now in effect.

7. Repeal Obamacare.

8. Repeal Dodd-Frank.

9. Audit The Federal Reserve.

10. Pledge Allegiance to the US Constitution.  If it is respected, hundreds more proposals will self-generate.