Monday, January 26, 2009

Weird Logic . . . 5

Dog owners, rescuers and "responsible" breeders alike cry loudly against the practice of culling whether it be because the pups are the wrong color, have some undesirable cosmetic feature, the litter is deemed to big for the bitch to raise, or perhaps the breeder simply didn't think she could find homes for all the pups.

And then these same complainers turn around and vote in a government whose leaders say things like Nancy Pelosi did yesterday morning:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?

PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?

PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.

If the government is able to cull its population because it can't afford it, why does a dog breeder take any heat?



  1. People like Pelosi are always really good at culling the population by "liberating" people from their reproductive systems... especially poor minorities (which, I might add, would be the #1 goal of groups like the KKK, oh the irony)... but Government is NEVER good at culling government.

    When was the last union, bureau, department, or committee that ever willfully put itself out of business?

  2. Not only do they not put themselves out of business, but when the pressure is on to downsize, they usually create a whole new department or agency to govern the downsizing.

  3. What?
    There's a difference between culling and contraception.

  4. Hornblower, there is definitely an overlap between culling and contraception. Culling can include abortions, and so can contraception. What you really have to argue is the number of fetal development weeks difference between culling and contraception.

    When you are talking about government, culling is a broad brush for all population suppression techniques.

  5. Here is a tragic example of contraception and culling overlapping.