Neil Rogers is dead. 68. Here’s a guy who came out when being gay was anything but accepted. “In 1976, when gay homophobia in South Florida was running rampant with the Orange Juice Queen, Anita Bryant, Neil came out on the air.” [Source] But I will remember him for being one of the sadly few talk radio hosts who reinvented the medium and defied description. Sui generis. Nonpareil. Talk radio today is stilted, homogenized and filled with angry white men trying to out-Rush Rush or a handful of clowns trying the progressive-lib label with equally horrid results. Start with talent, the audience will follow you. Not your label. What’s even more sad is that the climate that allowed a Neil to exist has been replaced by a Wall Street, number-crunching bottom-line world. Podcasting, the internet, broadband WiFi, maybe FM talk — that’s the future of spoken word.
The idiocy of ceremony, rite, celebrations and holidays. They’re all insane save the anniversary or birthday. That is unique. Collective contrived benevolence is madness.
Foot worship, Rex Ryan and the hyper-prude MSM. Get over it. How the local media got all over a man who loves his wife and possesses an imagination. How pathetically pathetic. Per usual.
No labels?! I’ve been advocating that for years. But slightly differently.
The year in Flawda as Santa how I almost died, bloodied on a driveway all for my sister. (Isn’t that a Johnny Cash song?)
Santa myths are critical in child neurological and brain development. Object permanence, Piaget. God without the crumbs.
Instruction manuals for pedophiles are protected by the First Amendment. It’s called a thought. It’s called an idea. This drives some folks crazy. (And that’s not a very long ride.)
And if that’s not enough. The WPIX Yule Log. PIX 11 News, the finest bunch of folks I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. The Yule Log was created in 1966 by Fred M. Thrower, President and CEO of WPIX, Inc. and has been repeated for years by numerous stations. But it all started here. It remains today one of the greatest indicia of man’s genius next to the guitar string winder.
The L.A. Times reports that a prenatal treatment for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) to prevent ambiguous genitalia may reduce the chance that a female with the disorder will be gay. Critics as you can imagine call it sexual orientation engineering.
The condition causes an accumulation of male hormones and can, in females, lead to genitals so masculinized that it can be difficult at birth to determine the baby’s gender.
A hormonal treatment to prevent ambiguous genitalia can now be offered to women who may be carrying such infants. It’s not without health risks, but to its critics those are of small consequence compared with this notable side effect: The treatment might reduce the likelihood that a female with the condition will be homosexual. Further, it seems to increase the chances that she will have what are considered more feminine behavioral traits. [Id.]
We remember Caster Semenya (supra), the world champion South African middle-distance runner, who was subjected to gender verification tests and later cleared. Genital and gender ambiguity had never been so clinically analyzed and discussed in public fora. The closest we had come was the “trailblazing” efforts of SNL character Pat whose sexual ambiguity was reclassified to the more artful androgynous.
The issues and topics I address that are inspired by this article are inter alia:
Whether homosexuality is a pathology that should be selected out in utero, if possible;
Whether discussions anent sexual orientation causation create the aura of pathology;
The homologous nature of genitalia and pudenda;
Gender versus sexual orientation identity and reference;
The bioethical considerations in sexual orientation “tinkering”; and
Bioethical considerations and issues in selecting out and against myriad congenital conditions that may not be pathological or deleterious to a child’s health but may be nothing more than cosmetic variations.
With Elena Kagan’s nomination to SCOTUS, a phenomenon is taking place: AUTO EXPERT. Auto Expert is an almost Pavlovian reflex that involves average citizens, well-intended and good-hearted, with nary a clue as to the processes involved in a Supreme Court nomination but they swear they’re experts on the subject.
The country is divided into two factions. The first is the group that has no earthly idea or concern about the Court or how it works. It’s enormous in size and embodies the prototypical American, clueless and devoid of the slightest interest in anything other than the obvious. They think SCOTUS is pudendal. The latter group is that of the delusional know-it-all. The boorish and ham-fisted expert wallowing in nescience. They watch either Fox or MSNBC exclusively and have succumbed to the belief that they’re in touch. They fancy themselves as “news junkies” and are quick to slap a label on any topic or subject of political discussion. And God bless them. They’re the mainstay of 24/7 cable news shows. Much like the prison doc is the mainstay of weekend MSNBC programming.