Wednesday, February 1, 2006

From the "For what it's worth" file

Should the Indiana General Assembly pass a bill requiring doctors to tell women preparing to undergo abortions that life begins at conception?

No: 59%

Yes: 41%

Total Votes: 5179

Poll found on main page of Indianapolis Star


Laila Ali wouldn't want her own kids to be boxers. I am sure her father did not want her to box either. She's made it inevitable now.


Over the past few months I have noticed a few strange references to Chuck Norris on the internet. A few examples:

The Great Wall of China was originally created to keep Chuck Norris out. It failed miserably.

Chuck Norris can win a game of Connect Four in only three moves.

There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chuck Norris allows to live.

Chuck Norris once ate three 72 oz. steaks in one hour. He spent the first 45 minutes having sex with his waitress.

Chuck Norris has counted to infinity. Twice.

Apparently, this phenomenon has gotten so big that Wikipedia has had to lock its Chuck Norris entry because users kept editing his entry with their own outrageous claims. The online encyclopedia has created a separate Chuck Norris facts page. The popularity of Chuck Norris Facts has been featured in the Washington Post as well. I know Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal are jealous.


Also, see Lawgeekgurl's post which demonstrates how broad and sweeping the anti-protest portion of the Patriot Act is.


Blogger indygirl said...

I couldn't find the poll, was it from yesterday?

HELL NO is my reply. The idea of ensoulment, which is what this bill is trying to push, is a religious belief. If this were to pass, we might as well ask our priests to diagnose our x-ray results.

February 01, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

I saw it this morning, but I cannot find it now.

You can probably guess how I voted.

February 01, 2006  
Blogger lemming said...

I'd echo indygirl. Any woman who has made the decision to have an abortion is well aware of what's going on. You'll never persuade me that a woman who chooses to carry the child to term out of guilt will do it as well as someone who genuinely wants to carry a child to term and have it adopted.

February 01, 2006  
Anonymous lawgeekgurl said...

since when have the people pushing this kind of legislation ever cared what the majority of the public thinks? they are on a holy crusade, and will settle for nothing less than total ban, period.

(the majority of the united states still thinks abortion should be legal, but that's not going to stop it being declared illegal state-by-state at some point in the near future)

February 01, 2006  
Blogger Nölff said...

Now the publicuns have Alito and Bush spoke last night I think the holyrollin crusadists are on a power trip. a lot of states are pushing for abortion bans.

February 01, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

I keep waiting for the backlash.

February 01, 2006  
Blogger Moulton said...

Speaking of Wikipedia...

This item just in from NPR's Day to Day...

"The online encyclopedia Wikipedia, which allows users to edit entries on a wide range of subjects, has banned Capitol Hill computers from the editing process. The reason? Hill staffers tend to write glowing entries about their bosses. Alex Chadwick talks with Andrea Seabrook about some of the worst offenders, and just how far-ranging the problem is getting."

The story on the NPR web site includes links to lists of such self-serving edits by House and Senate staffers.

February 01, 2006  
Blogger Brian D. said...

Strangely enough the Chuck Norris 1983 hit Lone Wolf McQuade was on last night. I watched part of it instead of the State Of The Union.

Don't forget, when the BoogeyMan checks his closet he's looking for Chuck Norris.

February 01, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Yeah, I heard that piece, Moulton. That's quite funny.

Brian, I hear they're producing another Walker Texas Ranger TV movie.

February 01, 2006  
Blogger lemming said...

I don't anticipate Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale becoming reality, but do worry that at some point I, a healthy college educated woman, will be obligated to produce a certain number of children and be banned from using birth control.

February 01, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Lemming, I hope not I cannot imagine my wife's name as Oftorpor

February 02, 2006  

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