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Nov 04, 2012:

Video on the shams that are Obama (and Clinton, and Rice),
and the Benghazi bullshit emanating from the White House.

Nov 04, 2012:

Video on the sham that is psychiatry
(and psychology), and the DSM.

Nov 03, 2012:

For love of country (and the future for your children).

Nov 02, 2012:

Power crews from Georgia, Florida, coming to help beleaguered Sandy victims were turned away in New York because they would not join the union.

The Daily Caller reports:

A business coordinator at a power company in western Georgia told The Daily Caller Friday afternoon that workers from his electric-utility employer were not permitted to help restore power to New York consumers because they would not join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)...

Oct 30, 2012:

Wendy Murphy: "lots of advocacy groups that purport to care about women's issues care more about electing Democrats"

Wendy has an excellent article today in WomenseNews:

Romney's Mention of Binders Should Have Won Points -- I worked for the MassGAP project that put together those binders and I was stung to see women's advocates join a partisan attack. Some issues, like rape and domestic violence, deserve our fierce nonpartisan attention...

Critics also accused Romney of taking credit for creating MassGAP by saying he'd "reached out" to women's groups. In fact, Romney's comment was an understatement. He more than "reached out." Romney was very proactive in working closely with MassGAP not only to collect binders, but also to strategize about ways of identifying even more female candidates. His lieutenant governor at the time, Kerry Healey, attended the meetings at which I was present, and didn't just sit by and listen, or show up just to make an appearance. She led the meetings and gave us direction and she worked effectively across party lines, inspiring all of us to stay involved in the project no matter our political affiliations...

All the weird carping about "binders" reveals a not-so-secret truth: lots of advocacy groups that purport to care about "women's issues" care more about electing Democrats...

While neither presidential candidate addressed violence against women during the debates, it's worth noting that Healey--a top advisor in Romney's campaign--has a stellar record on the issues, both in this country and in places like Afghanistan. Healey would likely take on an influential role on women's issues if Romney is elected.

As many established women's rights organizations eagerly affiliate with one party or another, women as individuals should force themselves to be mindful of a simple truth: Rape and domestic abuse are cross-class, cross-culture issues...

Meanwhile, proof that Obama is taking foreign donations. WND sends money from Pakistan IP address using name of Osama bin Laden.

Oct 26, 2012:


Blowback (or projectile vomiting) re Obama campaign's virginity ad. See the video and comments at HillBuzz. As if incompetence, out-of-control government spending, constant celebrity talk show appearances, jihadist ass-licking, vacations, race-baiting, cronyism, exhorbitant entertaining, FLOTUS's traipsing, and the fraudulent mess he's made weren't enough. Fall for the substance-less marketing if you don't care about your children's future.

Oct 25, 2012:

Joe Biden to father of Tyrone Woods, the former Navy Seal killed at Benghazi: "Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?" Update: real-time help was denied to the embassy three times by the White House; military/CIA were told to stand down!

If this is true (and there's no reason to believe that it's not), Joe Biden is one sick fuck, Obama is not much better, and Hillary Clinton is a liar. The Blaze reports: "The father of one of the former Navy SEALs killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, says President Barack Obama wouldn't even look him in the eye and Vice President Joe Biden was disrespectful during the ceremony when his son's body returned to America. He also says the White House's story on the attack doesn't pass the smell test... Hillary Clinton's comments to Woods raise even more questions about the White House's official story on the Benghazi attack, which has already been extremely inconsistent. After apologizing for his loss, Woods said Clinton told him that the U.S. would 'make sure that the person who made that film is arrested and prosecuted.'..." Read the rest of the article and watch the videos.

UPDATE: Oct 26, 2012: Three real-time requests for help were denied; CIA told to stand down. Who in White House gave these orders? It wasn't Hillary. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had ordered more security at the U.S. mission in Benghazi before it was attacked where four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens were murdered by Al-Qaeda but President Obama denied the request." More at No Quarter. Obama on yet another talk show: "My biggest priority now is bringing those folks to justice..." Huh?

MORE UPDATE: Oct 26, 2012: "Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus has emphatically denied that he or anyone else at the CIA refused assistance to the former Navy SEALs who requested it three times as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on the night of Sep. 11. The Weekly Standard and ABC News report that Petraeus's denial effectively implicates President Barack Obama, since a refusal to assist 'would have been a presidential decision...'".

Oct 24, 2012:

Rise of a different kind of women's movement. Janine's article says it all.

Rise of the New Women Warriors. "Liberal feminists think they have cornered the market on defining a woman... critical concerns beyond gender and sex... conflicts of the world, the crises confronting America... unsustainable, crushing debt... rising health care costs... Medicare and Social Security insolvent... more women than men have lost their jobs... energy independence... our defense capabilities... military primacy... Obama has failed us... Woman Warriors know that we need a president who will abide by the constraints of the Constitution and resist the vanities of power, who will stand behind the inconveniences of truth and not cower from the responsibility of strength... Are you tired of liberal feminism?"

Oct 24, 2012:

AARP made $2.8 billion by supporting Obamacare cuts to Medicare.

"Obamacare cuts $716 billion from Medicare to help pay for its $1.9 trillion expansion of coverage to low-income Americans. So why is it that the group that purports to speak for seniors so strongly supports a law that most seniors oppose? [B]ecause those very same Medicare cuts will give AARP a windfall of $1 billion in insurance profits... AARP isn't your every-day citizens' advocacy group. [It] is also one of the largest private health insurers in America. In 2011, AARP generated $458 million in royalty fees from so-called Medigap plans, nearly twice the $266 million the lobby receives in membership dues..."

Oct 23, 2012:

"Fix Your Bayonets -- Again!"


More on the lying liars: Reuters-- White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack. "Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack... The emails... specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks. [O]ne of the addresses to which the message was sent was the White House Situation Room..." "Al-Qaida's on the run -- running right into our consulates, apparently." -- John Bolton. Obama refused to call in troops from Italy, one hour away. More on the hearings at Independent Sentinel.

Oct 22, 2012:

Enough already with liars. (And it's also long past time to reconsider affirmative action.)

Current U.S. Supreme Court case of Fisher v. U. Texas. "Elizabeth Warren has been used as an example of the absurdity of modern racial preferences in at least four of the Amicus ("friend of the court") briefs filed in the case." Read more about this at Legal Insurrection.

Speaking of liars, Victor Hanson has a good article -- Why the Libyan Coverup? -- explaining the motives behind the current administration's Benghazi coverup of terrorism and claim that it was the result of protests over an obscure anti-Mohammed youtube video. UPDATE: Maybe not so good... WTF? Obama is arming jihadists? Was that what the Libyan "humanitarian mission" was really about?

Oct 19, 2012:

Romney roasts Obama at the Al Smith dinner.

Oct 19, 2012:

Money Laundering. Yet another stimulus-granted "green" company tanks.

Second one this week alone. Satcon Technology Corp. Another bankruptcy. Never mind all the stimulus money that ended up with foreign companies and overseas. In these cases, the taxpayer stimulus money ended up going to... Obama's crony campaign supporters' salaries? Obama's crony campaign supporters' contractor friends' and subcontractor friends' companies posing as suppliers and service providers for "green" companies? Yeah, there's "green" all right. And the stimulus-funded $300 million Chevy Volt battery factory has never shipped a battery. Here's the astonishing list of corporate failures.

Meanwhile, lies about the unemployment picture. Jammie says "Well knock me over with a feather. Bogus unemployment figures reported and who's behind it? Why, an Obama donor..." in the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

And in case you missed it, or discounted it because it wasn't first reported by, like CBS: CIA found militant links a day after the Libya attack. (Not that everyone with a brain didn't know when it happened on 9/11 that it was a terrorist attack. Oh come on really. A day after?) Obama knew that terrorists were running Benghazi security!

Oct 17, 2012:

And so...

After dinner, the men retired to the drawing room with their cognacs and cigars to discuss business, economics, local and international politics, military science, embassy security, and Felix's latest incredible world-record-setting parachute jump.

The women gathered in the parlor to cluck about the fabulous Code Pink vagina costumes, whether a certain billion-dollar "charity" would get a few million dollars in government grants, Scarlett Johansson, the outrage of $4-a-month for birth control, and not being taken seriously.

Democrat women have made "women" silly again -- a special interest group with frivolous concerns to be pandered to by politicians.

Candy was not dandy. Voters like those (above, right) determine who won the debate.

About that Rose Garden speech (Obama's "Acts of Terror"), and Hillary's non-mea culpa.

Oct 13, 2012:

Stalling through the election. Four dead? Feh.

Former USS Cole Commander on Benghazi: "Obama only cares about getting reelected." (We knew that.)
Clinton and Susan Rice: la la la la la la liars. A dozen incidents since 04/12. Multiple unheeded security requests. And Biden is a donkey's ass. Okay, enough news. Let's look at some old stuff. Ooops, no...
UPDATE Oct 15: We are arming jihadists in Syria. I now share Larry Johnson's opinion of Hillary Clinton.

Oct 10, 2012:

DNC Organizing for America employees assist voter fraud.

More at Project Veritas. Project Veritas has released a new investigation that exposes Obama campaign workers, including a Regional Field Director at Organizing for America (OFA), engaged in election fraud.

Oct 08, 2012:

The demented Westboro Baptist Church:

Read Addicted to Hate -- entire book on this website. I blame idiots like these for inability of a lot of people to not understand why radical Islam is so dangerous, and their perception that there are equivalent numbers of equally whacked-out "Christians". (Not even close.)

Oct 07, 2012:

Elizabeth Warren. La la la la la la la la liar.

Massachusetts Senate candidate, Harvard law professor and unlicensed practitioner of law Elizabeth Warren is a liar who gamed affirmative action by claiming to be Native American for the first time at age 38. EEOC definition:
NATIVE AMERICAN OR ALASKAN NATIVE: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America, and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition. And she plagiarized that bogus recipe in "Pow Wow Chow". Crab meat with TOMATO MAYONNAISE? Parsley sprigs? Cognac? Are you freaking kidding me? We don't need more liars and bullshit artists in office. UPDATE: Here's yet another example of Elizabeth Warren's lies about her practice of law.

Oct 05, 2012:



Oct 01, 2012:

The New Sexual Predators.

"...The attack comes from close range-dressed in words of altruism and generosity. The women who seek other women's children often carried the torch for gender equality, women's rights, and so many other victories for their side in the gender wars. Out of respect for their ambition and their challenge to the glass ceiling, younger women feel pressured..." Read "The New Sexual Predators" at the Witherspoon Institute, Public Discourse: Ethics, Law, and the Common Good. More articles listed at surrogacy index.

Sep 30, 2012:

U.S. Department of Education. Time to pack it in.

Per pupil expenditures up 140%, SAT scores down

Sep 21, 2012:

All men are created equal.
And then some become better than others.

Sep 22, 2012:

America's "commitment to religious tolerance"...

Does not exceed America's commitment to free speech.
Including in the service of "religious tolerance".

"...shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..."

Where does the U.S. government get off opining about -- let alone
officially "rejecting" -- any individual's "message" about any religion?

Sep 21, 2012:

About denigrating marriage and calls to "reform welfare" (yet again).

Thirty years of whines and hand-wringing and inanity. Iatrogenic programs that haven't reimbursed the taxpayer for welfare, but have cost the taxpayer even more money for ineffectual collections, court, personnel, and fatherhood responsibility crap. These measures have served to further denigrate marriage, encourage more nonmarital childbearing, and harm women and children. Step one: eliminate unwed men's parental rights and so-called "responsibilities", including child support (yes). Then start tweaking welfare with more carefully considered and appropriate workfare programs and limitations on entitlements.

Sep 15-16, 2012:

Epitome CLUSTERFUCK: attack the First Amendment at home while
Muslims attack Jews attack U.S. embassies "protest" around the globe.

Obama administration cops take film maker in for questioning       

UPDATE: On September 11, 2012, as U.S. embassies were being attacked in Cairo and Benghazi, Barack Hussein Obama addressed the Arab Forum. The video is currently on the Whitehouse's Youtube page. Obama began by verbally bowing to the government of Qatar and an Islamic sheik referring to him as 'his Highness'... While Obama was praising the Arab Spring and promising billions of dollars to Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, the Arab Spring was burning American flags, chanting death to America, and raping and killing an American ambassador and three other Americans in those same exact countries. Two days later, as Muslims continued rioting, burning and killing, the State Department and Hillary Clinton wasted taxpayer dollars to throw a Muslim party to celebrate the end of Ramadan... More at Whitehouse lies. This was a terrorist attack.


Sep 12, 2012:

A hate group? Stop blaming...

white supremacism   Nazi fascism   Islam. Everyone has a right to his or her beliefs and to attend inspirational meetings reinforcing those beliefs. Most adherents are peaceful and law-abiding. It's only a small number of violent extremists who lynch blacks   actually murder Jews   engage in honor killings, commit acts of terrorism, and want to impose their views on others by force. Besides, there are lots of tyrannical regimes and hate groups that aren't... (tu quoque). Those racist Tea Partiers, e.g.

Sep 09, 2012:

"The road to perdition."
Free contraception -- or security for our children?

Sep 08, 2012:

Rest in peace, Prof. Szasz.

Sep 05, 2012:

Big dog. Little dog.

"Obama can't run on his own record, so we've decided to lend him mine.". Obama is no Bill Clinton.

Aug 30, 2012:

Higher priorities.


Aug 25, 2012:

A giant loss for mankind.

Sucker punch. When did we stop leaping? Neil Armstrong, nothing compared to "you".

Aug 25, 2012:

Men, who needs them?

The comments are going nuts in response to the NYTimes piece by Boise State biology professor Greg Hampikian, pointing out that male and female contributions to reproduction are not close to equal or equivalent. PDF Here is the answer to his question "does 'mankind' really need men?":

From a species standpoint, it is precisely because males are not needed for (and are not time-and-energy preoccupied with) the immediate activities of reproduction -- but instead both compete to mix up the gene pool and also de-select less healthy and attractive females for reproduction and protection from competition for scarce resources -- that: (1) at the very top of the species, the smartest, most talented, and most beautiful will always be male, and (2) evolution and civilization would stagnate and then regress without them.

This truth is as hard for some women to swallow as it is for the fatherhood responsibility types to accept the lack of "need" for male involvement in child-rearing. Males are so essential, however, in this different role, that if they all disappeared tomorrow, packs of non-reproducing dykes would rise up to become the "new males", immediately take over, and act to exert "patriarchal" control over breeding women.

Aug 16, 2012:

"Shut the F*** up"

This is not about second-guessing the military decisions of the Commander-in-Chief.
This issue is about his self-serving political decisions.

Aug 15, 2012:

Airline policy: male passengers and unaccompanied children

The airlines should maintain their policy of not seating men next to unaccompanied minors. "Discrimination against men" is not the issue. Neither, necessarily, is the "fear of pedophilia", or concern that a male passenger might view porn enflight, be a convicted felon, be a boisterous 19-year-old using bad language, be incompetent to assist a child in the event of an emergency, or be a hijacker (although these possibilities remain astronomically more likely in the case of any given male than female.) The most important consideration is the comfort and safety of the children, who already may be nervous about flying alone.

A blanket rule is preferable to burdening airline employees with the responsibility of having to vet adult male seatmates and children's wishes. Airlines also don't need the liability that would ensue from alleged erroneous decisions. Women who do not want to sit next to children remain free to decline when asked to do so. The alleged "discrimination" is no worse than the "discrimination" against the disabled and elderly barring these passengers from the emergency exit seats (because they may not be able to operate the door mechanics). And it's no worse than the "discrimination" against "poor people" who cannot afford first class. Enough already with the stupidity of misplaced political correctness.

Aug 14, 2012:

NOW's Position on New Jersey Surrogacy Bill

Plucked from the grapevine today...

Statement of NOW President Terry O'Neill

Contrary to recent media reports, the National Organization for Women (NOW) has not have taken an official position on the New Jersey Gestational Carrier Act (S-1599). A member of NOW's board (Kathy Sloan) has spoken out in opposition to this legislation as a concerned activist, not as a representative of NOW. Sloan was voicing her opinion only and not that of the organization.

NOW requests that all media outlets refrain from listing NOW as one of the advocacy organizations opposing S-1599. We also ask that those outlets that reported this incorrectly issue timely corrections to clarify this matter.

Because this was an issue of New Jersey state legislation, Bonnie Grabenhofer also reached out to NOW-NJ about the issue. Her voice mail message was not returned. We heard no more about it.

Fast forward to this weekend. Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the New Jersey surrogacy bill, and Kathy wrote an op-ed laying out why she supports his veto. Her article is posted on the New Jersey Star-Ledger's website. Kathy's op-ed is wonderfully written and entirely appropriate. It is abundantly clear (to me, anyway) that Kathy is not claiming to speak for NOW -- she merely identifies her association with three different organizations. Nonetheless, a media consultant for the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, which supported the bill, posted our June statement in the comment section to Kathy's op-ed. No one in the National NOW office sent our June statement to anyone in response to Kathy's op-ed.

We understand that the AAAA media consultant has also contacted the Star-Ledger directly and is claiming that National NOW disagrees with Kathy. But it is obvious from our statement that NOW neither agrees nor disagrees with Kathy about the New Jersey bill. That is what it means to not have a position.

NOW doesn't have policy on the New Jersey bill because surrogacy is a complicated issue on which dedicated feminists can and do disagree. Three years ago, National NOW collaborated with the Center for Responsible Genetics in seeking grant funding for a project to raise awareness about surrogacy practices in the U.S. We hoped to get a national dialogue going on how current practices should be regulated, if they should be regulated. I was grateful to Kathy and her employer (CRG) for including us in their outreach for funding on this issue. However, seeking that grant for the purpose of raising awareness and holding a national dialogue did not establish NOW national policy. Unfortunately, grant funding for the project never materialized. Why diversity feminism fails women

I hope this information is helpful to you. I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for all the work you are doing for NOW and for women's equality.

In sisterhood,

Plaudits to Kathy Sloan. NOW should stop pussyfooting this issue lest they offend gay men who want to make babies, and come out against surrogacy, which should be banned. Diversity feminism fails women.

UPDATE Aug 21, 2012: SurrogateParenting.wma or SurrogateParenting.mp3 - Attorney Elizabeth Kates discusses the lesbian in-vitro custody case scheduled to go before the Florida Supreme Court in October 2012. This unique case involves two lesbian partners who used in-vitro fertilization to have a child and later separated. The fertilized egg of one woman was implanted in her then-partner, who gave birth. A legal battle over parental rights began when the woman who gave birth stopped allowing her girlfriend to have contact with the child. The 5th District Court of Appeal last year ruled that the woman who provided the fertilized egg should have parental rights, which led to the dispute going to the Supreme Court.

Jul 22, 2012:

Specious psych research speculations taken even further by idiotic media.

For six minutes, researchers watched 192 fathers "playing" with 3-month old infants. Using a questionable psychometric scale developed to detect depression in mothers, they graded the fathers' "interactions" based on what they observed. When the babies were 12 months old, 168 of the mothers reported back to the researchers on the infants' temperaments (er "behaviors") as perceived by the mothers. The researchers then coded this hearsay using another unvalidated psych test. They found a small correlation between the six minutes of displayed father interaction with 3-month-olds and what appeared to be better "behavior" in the boy babies at age 12 months. Without accounting for the actual parenting involvement of the fathers, the babies' health, genetics, that there was absolutely no indicator of any cause-effect relationship (in any direction), correlatives in maternal happiness and involvement, the marital situations, the narrow demographics, the reliability of the mothers' reports, or most of the numerous huge flaws in this crap study, the researchers speculated wildly that the boy babies' "behavior" at 12 months might have something to do with their fathers' early "involvement".

They then sent out a press release that made even wilder claims, and mischaracterized the research write-up. Media around the world then blared about the importance of "early post-natal involvement" by fathers in their children's "future" behavior and "happiness". This is on a par with much of the fatherhood and other psych research. I expect that this study also will find its way into generalized parentheticals (how psychs "cite" sources) in future psych "literature". Ssssss... snake oil. Here are some of the news stories:

Child's Behavior Linked to Father-Infant Interactions, Study Shows (, Dad's Early Engagement With Son May Shape Behavior Later (, Babies benefit from early interaction with dads (, Study shows child's behavior is linked to father-infant interactions (, Adoring dads help babies behave better, study suggests (, Father And Infant Interactions Affect Behavior Later On (, Why boys who bond with their fathers in the first three months grow up happier -- "Fathers who fail to bond with their sons in the first three months could cause them lifelong behavioural problems, scientists say." (, Child's Behavior Linked to Father-Infant Interactions (, Baby boys getting dad's love grow up happier (, Children of doting dads are happier (, Babies who bond with fathers in first 3 months grow up happier (, Sons bond with dad lead to happy life (, Baby boys getting dad's love grow up happier (, Dads: Your little kids really need you (, Dad's Early Engagement With Son May Shape Behavior Later (, Child's behaviour linked to father-infant interactions, study shows (, Father-Infant Interaction Vital in Development of Child's Behavior Pattern (, Dad's Early Engagement With Son May Shape Behavior Later (, Having a Dad Around Early in Life Reduces Potential Behavioral Problems in Children (, Babies who bond early with fathers grow up happier (, Babies who bond early with fathers grow up happier (, Baby boys getting dad's love grow up happier (, Babies who bond early with fathers grow up happier (, Babies who bond with fathers are happiest (, Babies who bond with fathers in first 3 months grow up happier (, Child's behavior linked to father-infant interactions, study shows (, Child's behavior linked to father-infant interactions, study shows (, Doting dads make babies behave better (, Fathers influence babies' behaviour (, Fathers influence babies' behaviour (

Jul 20, 2012:

The Colorado "Joker" murderer...

Is not a Tea Party member, but an Occupy Wall Street groupist. Is not from a "broken home", but from an intact middle class San Diego family. Is not into violent video games, or, apparently, on-line social media. A straight-A student, and a neuroscience major. Not a Muslim. (So which psych "meds" did it this time?) [UPDATE: Jul 29, 2012: Lynne Fenton. A-Duh.

Jul 15, 2012:

Psychology is not science.

Regarding the complaints coming in that I'm dissing all of psychology, including anything about it that might be beneficial or have added to the knowledge base, okay: yes. Everyone seems to have their anecdotal beliefs. Feels like an argument about whether prayer works (for what?) But if we're talking about government-imposed court-ordered "treatments", let's start from the appropriate default: that in the absence of unequivocal, unbiased and methodologically sound findings of clear benefit, there is none.

In the last 100 years of medicine, has the overall health and longevity of the population improved? Without question. Have many diseases been cured? Absolutely. In the last 100 years of psychology, and the extraordinary burgeoning of applied psychology, permeating virtually every aspect of modern life, has the overall mental health of the population improved? No -- not on any definition we might concoct for what constitutes "mental health". Have any mental "diseases" been cured? No. "Nuff said.

Jul 13, 2012:

The Marsha Kleinman case.

Mistakes mothers make in child custody litigation

The panoply of court-ordered psychological and psychiatric "therapies" must stop. Anger management. Play therapy. Reunification therapy. Parental alienation therapy. Kid boot camps. Trauma therapies. Grief "counseling". Drug abuse prevention (DARE). Art therapy. Coping therapies (change the bad situation.) "Dissociative Identity Disorder" therapies. Cognitive behavioral therapies (try exercise). Co-parenting counseling. Tapping therapies (but head banging, rocking, and thumb sucking are signs of disturbance). And on and on. All bogus. Ditto psychiatric (drug) therapies poisoning children with dubious "diagnoses" such as ADHD. This isn't about lining up on self-interested ideological sides. The "skeptic" scientists and anti-"attachment therapy" crowd nevertheless inexplicably embrace parental alienation and false memory syndrome crap; the anti-dv advocates believe in therapies for children and other syndromes and nonsense; and the drug versus non-drug "therapy" debaters endlessly push their own theologies.

No child, abused or not (and no protective parent's case) benefits from quackery. Here, the Kleinman decision. (If when my children were little I had caught any adult asking one of them to "imagine Daddy's penis in your mouth" that person would have needed a face transplant.)

Jul 08, 2012:

The Rorschach, psychological testing in child custody cases, and questions about "expertise" in clinical and forensic psychology.

Part two in the series, following up A Grammatical Analysis of the MMPI-2 "I can't say", new webpage is The Rorschach Psychological Test and Other Forensic Musings Just Say No. And WALK OUT! I'm tired of reading otherwise excellent trade critiques that nevertheless feel compelled to give lipservice to the vague presumption that somewhere there is value in child custody evaluations. I haven't seen this imagined value. And I'm sad to be continually contacted by desperate litigants whose cases have spun out of control into an unnecessary "therapeutic jurisprudence" mess.

Jun 28, 2012:

The ACA "Obamacare" decision.

The law is an economically disastrous bureaucratic atrocity, a crony corporate dungheap lobbied by the insurance, pharmaceutical and mental health industries and other special interests. Four Justices were wrong on the Commerce Clause. The Chief Justice delivered a nice lecture on it (dicta). As a "tax" (offensively burdening mostly the young, the middleclass, and the self-employed), the mandate could still be unconstitutional (waivers? religious exemptions?) as applied (versus constitutionally within Congress's power to enact), but that will have to wait for the individual challenge years from now. The country would do far better with single payer universal catastrophic health care coverage, i.e. with high means-tested co-pays and deductibles. That is the only way to curb frivolous use of the system, waste and fraud. Most of the sickest, poorest, and oldest already are covered by Medicaid and Medicare (which needs similar reform), and it is insanity that access to medical care for the rest should be provided through employers and a medical insurance industry that profits from illness and injury.

Jun 24, 2012:

Research on harm from inability to obtain an abortion?

I'm looking for research or statistics or even anecdotal information collected on North American women demonstrating that not having had access to an abortion has harmed women's lives. I'm not looking for theoretical sociological stuff, or evidence about how having children interferes with women's careers (we know that), but evidence with regard to the effects on and regrets of individual women of not having been able to have an abortion they thought they might have wanted. This claim is implicit, and sometimes explicit, in the pro-choice argument, but I've never seen any actual research backing it up. Have you?

Jun 20, 2012:

Judy Wallerstein, you will be missed. :-(

Original articles on this website by Judith S. Wallerstein include, among others: Critique of the Braver Relocation Study and The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce -- What She Really Said. We also have her 2003 LaMusga Relocation Brief.


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