Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bangkok on the Pacific

This essay in the San Francisco Chronicle by Deb Saunders paints a grisly picture of where the sexual revolution is taking us. San Francisco voters will decide a ballot measure in November that would essentially decriminalize prostitution, but the wording of the measure would mean that children exploited for sex would be less protected than before and those who traffic in the sex trade will be more protected. Saunders writes:

Yet the San Francisco ballot measure completely ignores the prostitution of children. The measure simply states, "Law enforcement agencies shall not allocate any resources for the investigation and prosecution of prostitutes for prostitution." Astonishingly, there's no exemption that encourages police to enforce the law for minors.

If the measure passes, the city is likely to become an international haven for pimps who peddle girls and boys, and perverts seeking sex with minors.

The other big problem: The measure prohibits city law enforcement from applying for grants to prosecute human traffickers. That's right, this measure gives a free pass to the human sex-slave trade -- in a city that is a central stop for international sex-trade rings.

This may strike you as terrible news but look at the bright side. Think of what it'll do for tourism.

You can read Saunders' entire piece at the link.

HT: Byron


Never Forget

This ship, the USS New York, is designed for anti-terrorist operations and carries a crew of 360 plus 700 combat-ready Marines who can be delivered ashore by helicopter or assault craft. It's the fifth such ship in its class, but it's nevertheless unique. The USS New York was made with 24 tons of steel from the World Trade Towers. It's motto is "Never Forget".

HT: Carol


Ad Wars

The McCain campaign has put out this ad which hits hard at Obama's economic views:

Meanwhile, the Obama people have tossed out this subtle slam at McCain:

It seems inoffensive enough until you realize that the implication of it is that Barack Obama has been faithful to his family in contrast to you-know-who. Classy.

There are two kinds of negative ads. One kind criticizes an opponent on the basis of his or her record. These types of negative ads are perfectly acceptable in a political campaign. The other type of negative ad criticizes an opponent on the basis of matters mostly irrelevant to the campaign. Obama's ad, while ostensibly a positive look at Obama's character, is actually a swipe at McCain for the circumstances by which he came to be married to his current wife almost thirty years ago.

I leave it to the reader to decide which type of negative ads these two are.