In The News: Crime, Education and Human Rights

Speeding Man “Only Wanted To Dry His Car.”

Man, talk about the lamest excuse in history.

Prisoner Sues for Sex-Change Operation

So this guy kills his wife, gets sent to the big house for life and now expects the state to pay for him to change sexes because he feels bad about being a man? I have no sympathy. He owes a debt to society, not the other way around. The state should not have to pick up the tab for elective surgery of any kind, as far as I’m concerned. This is a privelige, not a right. He waived the privelige of having this kind of freedom when he violated somebody else’s right to life.

As for “cruel and unusual punishment”… it’s not unusual for the prison system to expect somebody to remain the sex that they were born. The vast, vast majority of people do. So it fails the test of unusual punishment. Cruel? With-holding payment for elective surgery hardly couts as cruel, IMNSHO, plus see the rights aspect I mentioned above. The state didn’t punish this guy with his physical sex, he was born with it. Hence it’s not punishment by the state. I call that 0 for 3 on defining this as cruel and unusual punishment.

Woman Hits Breeder With Dead Chihuahua

This breeder is utterly reprehensible for selling a puppy that age, and should be prosecuted as well if that’s within the law in her state. I know that in CA it’s illegal to sell them that young, though I don’t know the law in MO. Regrettably, this is all too typical. Now the woman that bought the dog was equally in the wrong, for buying it, and attacking somebody with it? Yikes. Talk about adding insult to injury.

Now.. on chihuahuas… they are the most vile and obnoxious breed of dog and have no reason to exist as far as I’m concerned. On top of the animal cruelty of the breeder, we can tack on crimes against humanity for introducing more of them into the world.

After 11 Tries, Women Earn Diplomas

I’ll credit their persistence, certainly, and I’m pleased that they cared enough about their high school diplomas to do this. Yet… do these two have some sort of learning disability that never got picked up on by school officials, never learned effective strategies of studying for tests, or are they just terminally stupid?

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9 Responses to “In The News: Crime, Education and Human Rights”

  1. bosantibe Says:

    There’s nothing other than a topical cosmetic address I can add here. An inmate claiming a disorder as justification for demanding elective surgery is begging to be forced into counciling by the state corrections facility that’s babysitting him through his iniquity. The chihuahua case makes me reflect yet again on my institutionalized dueling pipedream… I mean social theory construct. Hmm, I’d take terminal stupidity coupled with ceaseless determination over general apathy more likely than not, I’m afraid.

  2. uhlrik Says:

    Hmm… if people are ceaselessly determined yet stupid, all they really need is someone smart to capitalize on their stupidity and thus direct their determination towards worthwhile ends. If they’re apathetic, then the same smart person can do waht he wants anyway, more or less, because they don’t really care enough to put up enough of a fuss to stop him. Whine and moan a bit, maybe. Put in actual effort, not likely.

  3. bosantibe Says:

    The apathetic feel less industrious and are likely much more aware of being manipulated so they’re probably going to feel bitter about being screwed in life whereas the terminally stupid might just accept what they’re given because the easiest thing for them to know is that they couldn’t do it on their own.

  4. uhlrik Says:

    Bitterness is okay if they aren’t going to do anything about it. At least from the perspective of the evil smart guy. 😀

    Stupid dynamos are definitely much preferable to the typical smart guy… but most will cheerfully take apathetic masses in a pinch.

  5. bosantibe Says:

    From the viewpoint of a philanthropist (but don’t let anyone know I’m working that angle), the more productive members of society will be happier, the unleashed potential pulls the greater mass of hopefuls away from the nadir of depression and the world feels as though it offers more shores of comfort for those who seek them than it might have in the absence of these dynamic frontiersmen and women.

  6. uhlrik Says:

    Ewwwwwww, you’re looking out for the welfare of your fellow man! And I got exposed to you… now I have to take allergy shots or my throat’ll swell and close off.

    Okay, assuming that the earlier-mentioned smart guy isn’t evil, you’re absolutely right.

  7. creativedv8tion Says:

    As for the women, maybe they’re just poor test-takers. I imagine after failing the first, the pressure for the next increased. And then the next one and the next one and so on.

    For the inmate, yeah, I’m not exactly buying into the whole thing. Part of me wonders if part of it is to get into a women’s facility (thinkig it would be easier), but then the article establishes that he’s been living as a woman (off and on, apparently, not sure why that would be) since the 1970s.

    Appropos of the topic, in federal prison, we had a “girl” in my unit. “She” was from Mexico, and in addition to whatever got her landed in Club Fed, she was an illegal alien, or at least not a citizen of the US, b/c they did ship off a bunch of Mexicans from our prison to the INS holding facility (think it’s in Texas, but not sure.)

    “She” had breasts, and took meds (estrogen, etc), but still had the male genetalia (otherwise, “she” would have been housed with the wimmens, b/c she’d’ve been raped for sure.) As it was, she engaged in a lot of oral sex, and we’ll just leave it at that.

    Now, the fed govt (Bureau of Prisons, to be precise) was providing her with the estrogen and whatever else, but they certainly did not pay for any further changes. And I think that’s acceptable, but to think the prison system should pay for this guy to have a change that most in the real world never afford and live without? Complete bullpucky.

    —-

    See, this is why it gets so hard to think highly of breeders. What little experiences I’ve had with breeders through the 2 years at the animal shelter makes me sick. I know there’s good breeders out there, but it sure as hell seems they’re a severe minority.

  8. uhlrik Says:

    And I think that’s acceptable, but to think the prison system should pay for this guy to have a change that most in the real world never afford and live without? Complete bullpucky.

    Absolutely. This is not a life-saving procedure or something without which his health will seriously decline. I don’t even personally think he’s legitimately a suicide risk, because he’s managed to go this long without killing himself over having a penis.

    I know there’s good breeders out there, but it sure as hell seems they’re a severe minority.

    That’s what I’ve heard too, and what I’ve seen has borne it out. I think I’d only ever get an animal from a shelter… or maybe a friend that had too many to keep track of or something like that. Not from a puppy mill, that’s for certain.

  9. creativedv8tion Says:

    I don’t even personally think he’s legitimately a suicide risk, because he’s managed to go this long without killing himself over having a penis.

    Hey, even if he is, let him kill himself. Seriously. It’d save the taxpayers some money.

    That’s what I’ve heard too, and what I’ve seen has borne it out. I think I’d only ever get an animal from a shelter… or maybe a friend that had too many to keep track of or something like that. Not from a puppy mill, that’s for certain.

    I’m all for breeders being in existence, to preserve breeds and stuff like that. And if people want to pay big money for a purebred, more power to ’em, and I don’t even have problems with people using that as a business – but there has to be standards. The problem is… too often, people can get “hobby breeder” lisences (or are allowed to operate as a hobby breeder w/o a lisence)… and while I’m not exactly the biggest proponent of Big Govt, it’s situations like this that I do believe a little more regulation/involvement is a good thing.

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