Stay single, young man

If you or your potential wife-to-be are non-Christians, that is. I’m serious about this. Only a woman who believes that her commitment is before God has a reason to take her commitment seriously once the initial romantic high wears off. Women choose to end 75 percent of marriages and now, contrary to what one would assume, are apparently committing nearly half of the adultery as well.

This is not to say that a Christian wife won’t leave you when she gets bored or fail to decline an affair with a good-looking tennis instructor if you happen to be spending too much time out with the guys. But at least she has a solid reason not to do so, whereas if her only reason to remain faithful is because she’s in love with you and thinks you’re super spiffy, what do you think is likely to happen if she decides she isn’t in love with you anymore and starts to believe that you are the one responsible for her being miserable?

I know there are plenty of faithless (in the religious sense) couples who are happily married. I know a few and I have great respect for them. And there’s certainly no shortage of Christians who fail to live up to their ideals. But, as the study is apparently an English one, it demonstrates how a lack of faith is likely to correspond with a lack of long-term committment. Since the legal deck is heavily stacked against men, the only real solution for young men is to avoid matrimony like the black plague. This is the strategy that Scandinavian men have pursued, according to a Danish friend of mine, and with some degree of success as 54 percent of the children in Sweden and 46 percent in Denmark are now born illegitimate. As my friend concludes, you’re going to lose custody anyhow, so you might as well make sure that you’ll be able to preserve your bank account if the relationship falls apart.

The cost to society will be terrible, of course. Which is exactly what many Christians argued, to no avail, when the Godless Leap Forward was made two generations ago. But I can’t, in good conscience, tell a young man that it makes any sense whatsoever for him to marry a woman whose only commitment is emotional and legal, instead of spiritual and eternal.

Zero-sum zeros

I have been a supporter of US Women’s Soccer and the WUSA for five years, but no more. I’ll have no part in supporting anything for which the feminasties are waving the pink flag. Julie Foudy, the loud-mouthed former national team player and Reichsfuhrer of the Women’s Sports Foundation, has repeatedly revealed herself as a sexist opportunist who will brook no criticism of Title IX, however valid, as BYU swimming coach Tim Powers points out:

Cynthia Cooper, the WNBA player who co-chaired the commission, tried in vain to raise these very points. “The law of Title IX stays as is,” she explained during a recent hearing. “We are talking about the three-part test. Are you attending a university to play sports? If not, then why should you be counted for proportionality?” Cooper was quickly rebuked by Julie Foudy, president of the Women’s Sports Foundation, who argued “If 3 percent of airline pilots are Black, does that means that Blacks are afraid of flying?” Foudy went on to call Cooper’s ideas “crazy” and “dangerous” — exactly the kind of invective that greets anyone who dares to challenge proportionality.

Nice logic, Foudy, and tasteful too, considering that Cynthia Cooper is black. Right, it’s crazy and dangerous to suggest that it is possible – possible – that on some college campuses, there are more men than women who wish to play sports. And if there are, Foudy wants them to sit down and forget about it. What a joke. If women want to turn sports into a zero-sum game, then so be it. Perhaps men should boycott the WNBA. Oh, never mind, what’s the point? It’s not like anyone watches it anyhow.

Space Bunny and the penguins

I can only conclude that Microsoft is toast. After the Digital Ghetto’s favorite blonde finished poking her nose around Evolution – she likes to read the email and often has a few choice comments for the haters – she decided that Linux wasn’t necessarily a complete freakfest. It didn’t hurt that she envied Opera’s ability to block pop-ups, so she was already flirting with MS-infidelity. And then, she has a thing for penguins too, so I suppose I shouldn’t have been too surprised when, after having her Outlook Express start acting up again this morning, she expressed some interest in making the grand migration. Say no more!

I think we’ll stick with Redhat, since I already know what I’m doing there and don’t have to worry about any hardware incompatibilities with her wireless card. Girl without Internet access = Very Bad Thing, especially when my defenseless machine is sitting there burbling away in the great digital chorus.

From whence the name Space Bunny? It’s not really that hard to figure out. Except the real-world version has a laser on her Glock.

Brainwashed from birth

A Minnesota pediatrician writes that public preschool is expensive, doesn’t work and has a historically proven tendency to eliminate liberty and the free market. Which, naturally, is why the Federal Reserve is pushing for it in their Economic Development Initiatives. My dream is that one day, Americans will again remember that turning power, money and children over to the government is ALWAYS a bad idea.

Freedom = Responsibility. Give up the latter, and you will lose the former.