Tuesday, February 03, 2009

This is Old Stuff But...

Still worth making a note of. Booman Tribune noted something Mark Steyn said about the plan to include family planning services for poorer women in the stimulus plan:

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, is on TV explaining the (at this point the congregation shall fall to its knees and prostrate itself) "stimulus." "How," asks the lady from CBS, "does $335 million in STD prevention stimulate the economy?"

"I'll tell you how," says Speaker Pelosi. "I'm a big believer in prevention. And we have, er… there is a part of the bill on the House side that is about prevention. It's about it being less expensive to the states to do these measures."

Makes a lot of sense. If we have more STD prevention, it will be safer for loose women to go into bars and pick up feckless men, thus stimulating the critical beer and nuts and jukebox industries. To do this, we need trillion-dollar deficits, which our children and grandchildren will have to pay off, but, with sufficient investment in prevention measures, there won't be any children or grandchildren, so there's that problem solved.

It is a wonderful statement of much conservative thinking, wonderful! Short, concise and revealing. Note that it is the loose women who do all the hunting for sex purposes here and they wouldn't if they were worried about STDs! But in actual fact Steyn WANTS them to have sex so that they can get pregnant, because otherwise there won't be lots of babies later on. Even the title of his piece refers to that: "Stimulated right into being another Europe."

Here's that odd paradox of much of the wingnut thinking: Women should not WANT to have sex. If they do have sex, however, they should be "punished" with having children or sexually transmitted diseases or something bad. And children they should have, lots and lots of them, to keep up the white race (really). But they shouldn't have any fun getting those children started. And so on.

I do love that image he creates of the feckless men just standing there while being picked up by loose women. Not the experience most of us have but Steyn might visit a rather more exotic type of bar.