history repeats itself June 29, 2007 7:26 PM   Subscribe

It's happened again.
posted by five fresh fish to MetaFilter-Related at 7:26 PM (40 comments total)

It's been several years. I didn't think we'd much want the idiocy that inevitably goes on in abortion rights threads, and it seems like we get thread updates in MeTa, so here it be.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:27 PM on June 29, 2007


Er, what?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:33 PM on June 29, 2007


Reading the first link reminds me of how much I have always wished that I knew Mayor Curley IRL.
posted by Kwantsar at 7:35 PM on June 29, 2007


Damn, it's like an epidemic!!!!
posted by The Deej at 7:39 PM on June 29, 2007


An "update" to a crap single link NewsFilter from over two years ago? Get a pair and post this shit to the Blue.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:41 PM on June 29, 2007


Let this serve as a remind to everyone. If you have to justify your post by saying "but someone was gonna post it, so it might as well have been me" then you should definitely not post it.
posted by puke & cry at 7:45 PM on June 29, 2007


Sorry, that was needlessly harsh. Posting this here to avoid "idiocy" on MeFi seems very disingenuous to me, as though you know this doesn't have legs to stand as an FPP proper, but still want to discuss it.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:45 PM on June 29, 2007


Wait until the third instance of anything before going bonkers about it is usually my motto.

You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick and they won't take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony, they may think they're both faggots and they won't take either of them.
posted by yhbc at 7:48 PM on June 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think is kind of stretching the utility of Metatalk-side post updates past the reasonable limit, if that was you primary intent, fff. If you want to talk about what we should do about RAWR ABORTION RAWR posts instead, go for it; my current answer would be "we'll delete them if they're shit posts, or weather the storm if they're done well".
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:02 PM on June 29, 2007


OK, I'll talk about what we should do about RAWR ABORTION RAWR posts: delete them if they're shit posts, or weather the storm if they're done well.
posted by The Deej at 8:06 PM on June 29, 2007


Señor Deej speaks wisdom on occasion.

This appears to be one of them.
posted by quin at 8:15 PM on June 29, 2007


Reading the first link reminds me of how much I have always wished that I knew Mayor Curley IRL.
posted by Kwantsar at 10:35 PM on June 29 [+] [!]


in the biblical sense, no doubt.
posted by quonsar at 8:18 PM on June 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Señor Deej speaks wisdom on occasion.

This appears to be one of them.
posted by quin


Awww shucks... just passing on the wisdom of others...
posted by The Deej at 8:21 PM on June 29, 2007


There'll be the breaking of the ancient
western code
Your private life will suddenly explode
There'll be phantoms
There'll be fires on the road
and a white man dancing
You'll see a woman
hanging upside down
her features covered by her fallen gown
and all the lousy little poets
coming round
tryin' to sound like Charlie Manson
and the white man dancin'.

Give me back the Berlin wall
Give me Stalin and St Paul
Give me Christ
or give me Hiroshima
Destroy another fetus now
We don't like children anyhow
I've seen the future, baby:
it is murder.
posted by vronsky at 8:27 PM on June 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hear, hear.
posted by homunculus at 8:32 PM on June 29, 2007


Is this more important than the talking moose?
posted by aubilenon at 8:56 PM on June 29, 2007


Be still, my babies.
posted by pokermonk at 8:59 PM on June 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


prepare to deploy troops to ur uterus
posted by killdevil at 9:02 PM on June 29, 2007


yhbc, what will you do if it's FIFTY PEOPLE A DAY?
posted by bluishorange at 10:41 PM on June 29, 2007


It's happened again.
posted by homunculus at 10:46 PM on June 29, 2007


I had a vasectomy, and I recommend it to everyone. Us men should do our part to make abortion obsolete!
posted by davy at 10:47 PM on June 29, 2007


If only your father had taken your advice.
posted by vronsky at 12:24 AM on June 30, 2007


Perhaps this has been asked, but why is there no chatfilter.metafilter.com?

I would imagine the Google revenue alone would be enormous...?
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:52 AM on June 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


Metachat.org was created in part for that very purpose (to siphon off some of the aimless chat here), though it has grown to be more than just an offshoot of MeFi, into a community in its own right.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:37 AM on June 30, 2007


MetaTalk has gone all chat all the time
posted by caddis at 1:48 AM on June 30, 2007


OK, I'll talk about what we should do about RAWR ABORTION RAWR posts: delete them if they're shit posts, or weather the storm if they're done well.

Posts and comments should only be deleted within 3 hours of their creation time, otherwise its murder.
posted by b1tr0t at 6:36 AM on June 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


You are someone who likes ABORTIONS! Would you like to have more ABORTIONS in you life? Sexy ABORTIONS?
posted by blue_beetle at 6:48 AM on June 30, 2007


Posts and comments should only be deleted within 3 hours of their creation time, otherwise its murder.
posted by b1tr0t


Well, define "creation"!!! Is it when the first letter is typed into the comment box, or when they are all typed? Or is it when you click "post comment"? Or is it when the comment shows up in the thread?

Until you can answer that question, LEAVE ME ALONE and keep your nose out of what I do with MY OWN COMMENT!!!!!!!!
posted by The Deej at 7:19 AM on June 30, 2007


Posts and comments should only be deleted within 3 hours of their creation time, otherwise its murder.

Violent crime gets me hot. Why do you think I took this gig?

It's happened again.

I have a feeling in my gut that that's going to be the Right, Fine, Have Your Fun iPhone post. It's got some actual hardware-porn content, at least. And was posted well into nighttime PST, clever bastards.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:54 AM on June 30, 2007


davy writes 'I had a vasectomy, and I recommend it to everyone. Us men should do our part to make abortion obsolete!'

If they want *my* vas deferens, they'll have to pry it from my hot, sweaty hands.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:05 AM on June 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


Backalley cat is watching you abort.
posted by cog_nate at 8:23 AM on June 30, 2007


PeterMcDermott if you've got your hands (sweaty or otherwise) on your vas deferens you may be doing it wrong.
posted by Mitheral at 8:25 AM on June 30, 2007


> You are someone who likes ABORTIONS! Would you like to have more ABORTIONS in you life? Sexy ABORTIONS?

Every time I visit Amazon it suggests one. And you might be surprised to see what others who got one also purchased.
posted by jfuller at 8:33 AM on June 30, 2007


This is not about abortion as much as it is parental rights and obligation to be aware of any medical procedures to be done on a minor child.

Even if I were proabortion-which I am not-a parent needs to know.

And if you think otherwise, I hope you are lobbying your local lawmakers to make it possible for thirteen year olds to get their ears pierced without their parent's permission.
posted by konolia at 9:17 AM on June 30, 2007


Seriously, if you're getting pregnant at 13, maybe your parents have done such a shitty job raising you, that there should be a law that they've lost any right to know about decisions you make henceforth.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:56 AM on June 30, 2007


I have kids, and I still agree with Blazecock Pileon.

You didn't talk to your daughter about sex.
You didn't talk to her about birth control.
You didn't know she was having sex.
But you DO want to know when she wants an abortion?!

When did this become the government's problem?

Try talking to your daughter!

(And if you did talk to her, and she used birth control, and it was an accident, she'll talk to you about that, so you still won't need the government to make her tell you.)
posted by misha at 4:16 PM on June 30, 2007


Abortions.
Abortions.
Abortions.

I think is kind of stretching the utility of Metatalk-side post updates past the reasonable limit, if that was you primary intent, fff.

I agree and regret. Unfortunately, by the time I realized it, it was too late.

Sorry, y'all.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:20 PM on June 30, 2007


No harm, no foul. Abortions hugs for everybody!
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:04 PM on June 30, 2007


You know, they are two different cases. In Colorado, you just need to get parental notification, not consent. The girl can still get an abortion, she just has to tell her mother first. You don't need parental consent in Florida either, but the judge in that case ruled initially that the girl couldn't have an abortion. Here's a chart for future reference.
posted by footnote at 1:46 PM on July 1, 2007


Reading the first link reminds me of how much I have always wished that I knew Mayor Curley IRL.
posted by Kwantsar at 10:35 PM on June 29 [+] [!]

in the biblical sense, no doubt.


Both experiences are over-rated.
posted by yerfatma at 6:28 AM on July 3, 2007


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