February 7th, 2011

NoStupiding

They Can Have My Sex Organs When They Pry Them From My Cold Dead Hands

It is important to keep in mind the reason America broke away from England.  For example, England does not have freedom of the press (the Official Secrets Act).  England also doesn't keep some things out in the open.  The Court Of Protection is a little known branch of the judiciary that meets behind closed doors.  And England also has all kinds of ways of interfering with people's rights.

The Court Of Protection just ruled that a man was too stupid to have sex.

Okay, how many of you are coming up with a list of people you'd like to submit to this judge for similar consideration?  How many of you are starting with family members like I am?

The man in question has an IQ of 48 and a "moderate" learning disability.  The judge ruled that he did not understand what he was doing, although the guy's 41 year old lover begged to differ.  A shrink involved in the case tried to keep the guy from getting sex education because he felt it would make him "confused".  So the man is now under “close supervision” by the local authorities in order to make sure he complies with the order.

At issue here is the Mental Capacity Act 2005.  It gave judges in the Court Of Protection the authority to make life or death decisions for people deemed to lack the intelligence to make them for themselves.  This includes ordering they undergo surgery, have forced abortions, have life-support switched off or be forced to use contraception.  Somewhere, the eugenics movement is smiling.

Wow.  Talk about a sexual revolution.
Kermit And Piggy

Shit! Why Didn't I Think Of This?

mongrelheart posted this, and it's too good for me not to put here.

The Journal Of Universal Rejection.

The founding principle of the Journal of Universal Rejection (JofUR) is rejection. Universal rejection. That is to say, all submissions, regardless of quality, will be rejected. Despite that apparent drawback, here are a number of reasons you may choose to submit to the JofUR:

  • You can send your manuscript here without suffering waves of anxiety regarding the eventual fate of your submission. You know with 100% certainty that it will not be accepted for publication.
  • There are no page-fees.
  • You may claim to have submitted to the most prestigious journal (judged by acceptance rate).
  • The JofUR is one-of-a-kind. Merely submitting work to it may be considered a badge of honor.
  • You retain complete rights to your work, and are free to resubmit to other journals even before our review process is complete.
  • Decisions are often (though not always) rendered within hours of submission.