||[Feb. 14th, 2006|11:06 am]
mr feeny's house of snark
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I've got two rants today, one little, minor and presumably pointless, one big, major and omg fuck off I'm pissed.
I'll start with the small one.
I admit it, I download music. Who the fuck doesn't these days? But to prove the point that the internet is full of idiots, I'm bringing this up.
If you do not know the artist, do not make an assumption. Video Killed the Radio Star is by the BUGGLES, not the BANGLES. Gwen Stefani has nothing to do with Save Ferris, therefor she didn't do the cover of Come On Eileen. The Ramones didn't do My Sharona, the Knack did.
And if you can't tell the difference between Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, stop listening to them!!!! For fuck's sake, google is your friend here, people. If you are unsure.. LOOK IT UP. It'll make P2P much easier.
Ok onto the second rant.
I was exploring my favorite BMW site a week or so ago, and came across a mini rant from the webmistress, about why she's prolife. While I will respect someone's right to believe whatever the fuck they want, I do not respect ignorance, and I certainly don't respect people using the Bible for their arguements.
I'm pro-choice. That doesn't mean I'm a baby killer. That doesn't mean I have ever had, or ever intend to have an abortion myself, nor does it mean I believe it should be used for birth control. But I also don't think I have any right to force another person to give birth, to parent. It isn't fair to either the woman or the fetus.
Fetus. Not baby. Not child. Hell, at a legal standpoint, it isn't even a fetus when Abortions take place, it's a Zygote. That is a collection of cells, people. not a baby. not a child. not a precious little angel. a collection of fucking cells. It does not have a brain, a heart, a central nervous system. It is only barely human. It is not a he or a she, it is an IT.
I don't believe that life begins at conception. Fertilization begins at conceptions. In my opinion, life doesn't begin until it becomes actually alive, more than a plant or a rock is "alive". Once it has enough characteristics that are HUMAN, oncce again, brain, heart, central nervous system, then it's alive.
I hate the arguements that include God. Not everyone has the same god, dammit. Not everyone believes in Jesus and the Almighty and the angels and whatnot. Some people don't believe in any higher power. You don't have the right to force someone into believing what you believe. You don't. Your God doesn't own my body, or anyone elses, unless they say so. See, in MY FAITH, until the baby is half-way out of the mother, it's all fair game. While it's not ok to abuse your body, or to allow someone else to, The mother comes first, and if she doesn't want to have a baby, guess what? Her choice. Her body. The parasite that is a fetus doesn't come first in that case.
Now look, I'm so pissed off I'm going all over the place.
I'll end this here, with the main reason I'm pro-choice:
Before I was born, my mother had an abortion. Knowing the way my father was when faced with parenthood (he took off like a chickenshit) had my mother kept the "baby" I would have never been born. In that case.. I'm very, very thankful for abortion. Very. I'm glad I"m alive.
Ok that's it.