September 24, 2008

The internet is a series of tubes.

Fallopian tubes.

19 comments:

erniecu73 said...

No uterus?

MadisonMan said...

This woman has been told all her life that she can have it all. Newsflash honey. You can't.

There's is absolutely no way this woman lives in the midwest. Her idea is way too impractical for the midwest. I'd bet on NY, Boston or DC.

erniecu73 said...

MadisonMan said...
This woman has been told all her life that she can have it all. Newsflash honey. You can't.

There's is absolutely no way this woman lives in the midwest. Her idea is way too impractical for the midwest. I'd bet on NY, Boston or DC.

9:00 AM


Agreed

MadisonMan said...

By the way, Ernie, congrats on your news from yesterday!

erniecu73 said...

Thanks, MadisonMan! I am still celebrating...with more caffeine at work!

Zach said...

Didn't you post an article on sperm donors getting sued for child support a while ago? Without some enforceable contract, the "child's" right to parental support (payable to the mother) is a good reason to say no. The mother might be willing to go it alone right now, but can she guarantee her feelings won't change for the next 18 years?

Second, 26 is a little young to be giving up on the biological way, isn't it? I'm 28, and it's a little depressing to think of any girl in my age range as committed to lifelong spinsterhood. That's my dating pool!

Donna B. said...

I say we get Dr. Shackleford on this right away to figure out who's behind the hoax.

Zach said...

Sorry about the scare quote around the "child's" right to support. In most cases I agree with such a right. But in a case like this, it's the mother's incentives that matter. The difference is that the man can withhold his sperm at this stage.

Michael_H said...

Why even post her request? Have all the bars gone out of business? Seriously.

Ann Althouse said...

"Why even post her request?"

My guess is that her real agenda is promoting her blog. It worked.

Also, maybe she wants a nerdy, stay-at-home child.

Tibore said...

"The internet is a series of tubes.

Fallopian tubes."


Terrible conceptualization. A packet collision on the internet doesn't result in a 9 month bulge in your inbox.

;)

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Now, serious post on the topic: What's so amazing about this? So much stuff gets requested over the internet now that this is far from shocking.

And as far as ...(m)any also offering ethical judgements... hell, what'd the internet be without that? That's practically half the content of the 'net nowadays.

Tibore said...

... and you know, she's not terrible looking either. Problem is, as one commenter on her blog noted, any father would still be liable for child support regardless of any arrangement made by the consenting parties prior to conception. So this isn't exactly a "free f***" situation.

Rose said...

...I have most of a PhD in Biophysics...

But no brains apparently.

wurly said...
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rhhardin said...

And as far as ...(m)any also offering ethical judgements... hell, what'd the internet be without that? That's practically half the content of the 'net nowadays.

It isn't a failure that moral arguments don't produce agreements. Their point is to say what concerns each side honors and what each side will accept responsibility for. Nothing is more common than disagreement, and no form of argument is more taken up again.

People are interested in it; women for one reason and men for another, usually. The women like the complexities and the men are trying to abstract something from it.

Posting anonymously undermines the seriousness of the argument a little; saying what you'd accept responsibility for without accepting the responsibility for saying it. It's moral porn, a little, that way. You want just the pleasure of the argument.

See Stanley Cavell The Claim of Reason (select p.325)

vbspurs said...

She's wearing Sarah Palin glasses. That's gotta account for some fertility.

Fred4Pres said...

Protein Wisdom reports:

As I noted in an update last evening would almost certainly be the case, the media today is pushing the story that the firm owned by McCain’s campaign manager, Rick Davis, lobbied for Freddie and Fannie Mac — all while continuing to ignore exploring, at any length, Sen Barack Obama’s actual ties to those closely related to the current economic meltdown. Not only that, but the Davis-as-tied-to-crisis story is disputed by the McCain campaign — which alleges that the NYT has reported in bad faith, and that public records back up the campaign’s claims that Mr Davis cut ties to his firm in 2006, and that he never lobbied Freddie or Fannie Mac (and in fact, hasn’t been a registered lobbyist since 2005).

All of which, I suppose, is not surprising; after all, the media seems to think that the Sen from Illinois is running against everyone but Senator McCain, from the Gov. of Alaska to a campaign manager, and so their function has been to try to dirty them and hope that as the stories accrue, the public is left with a certain impression crafted by their reporting, while the facts that undercut this impression will ultimately only be “corrected” in the back pages of the paper, if at all.

http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=13309



By the way check this out:

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/09/24/new-mccain-ad-the-coal-miner/ (Biden's coal comment is now a McCain Ad. It is awesome.)

Triangle Man said...

She's wearing Sarah Palin glasses. That's gotta account for some fertility.

Palin worship run amok! Sara Palin currently wears Kawasaki model 704 glasses. Past images show her wearing some different styles, but nothing resembling the frames modeled by the chic, urban, (likely) arugula eating, wannabe sperm receptacle.

blake said...

Second, 26 is a little young to be giving up on the biological way, isn't it? I'm 28, and it's a little depressing to think of any girl in my age range as committed to lifelong spinsterhood. That's my dating pool!

Ah, but Zach, the beauty of being a man is it can still be your dating pool 10-15 years from now.

Even upwards of 30-40 years, if you make enough money.