Sunday, October 02, 2005

Out To Lunch

Be Back Soon!

7 comments:

Vigilante said...

At Last!

An open thread!

Vigilante said...

When William Bennett, said:
I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.
I understood why Bush hastily distanced himself from Bennett. As Bennett himself added
So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky...

It's only a short step to say:
GOP abortions could reduce our rates of treason and espionage! That would take care of all future high crimes and misdemeanors, too!

Anonymous said...

You do understand, I hope, that William Bennet was actually positing an absurd arguement to point out the fallacious stance that abortion may have reduced the crime stats in certain areas. He himself is pro-life and if it were up to him NO babies of any race would be aborted.

Miko said...

Yes, I understand that, but I also understand that anyone with half a grain of sense or sensitivity would never allow such a phrase to leave his lips, no matter what his point was. It was a real lapse in judgement and he deserves to be maligned for it. And yes, I read the whole transcript.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, all arguments posed by Bennett are absurd. And he has a long history of fallacious stances. Not many are surprised or shocked at whatever he says anymore.

Vigilante said...

I'm thinking everyone using "anonymous" as a nick should be made to wear a number on her back so we can tell one from another.

E said...

Good lord! I run out for a 6-inch veggie delite from Subway and Bill Bennett hijacks my blog! You are a naughty boy, Vigilante. ;)

Miko is right on. Stupid is as stupid does.