r-selection. All of politics is just r/K selection theory.
And feelings and vaginas.
I think you nailed that.
 August 22, 2016 at 4:33pm
This from the self-proclaimed No Excuses candidate.
August 22, 2016 at 4:02pm
We’re suddenly going to take seriously what comes out of UCLA? I’m pretty sure UCLA could also point to studies showing that sex is unrelated to gender and that people can freely choose which gender they want to be, or that inner city crime is caused by racism and 150 year old slavery, or all kinds of other nonsense that people with even a modicum of common sense can see through as total crap. But THIS we’re going to take as gospel.
Given that a majority of men watch porn regularly, and have for decades, then how is it that we don’t as of yet have half the male population with sex slaves chained up in their basements or going out on mass-raping sprees? You can cite me all the university studies you want, but I’ll stick with common sense and what I observe with my own two eyes.
August 22, 2016 at 3:54pm
Don’t confuse correlation with causation. Of course rapists and other sexually-aberrant people are going to watch porn, but to say that the porn caused that is something else completely. I’m pretty sure most pot heads love to chow down on Taco Bell and Funions, so should we assume that Taco Bell and Funions cause marijuana addiction?
August 22, 2016 at 3:51pm
One doesn’t need a PhD to employ some simple logic and common sense. It is illogical to think that watching porn somehow magically impacts one’s brain completely unlike every other activity and experience one can partake in. Perhaps if porn was literally the only thing in someone’s life, I could see that messing with their heads. Just like if someone did nothing but watch slasher films, I could see that messing with their heads too. But for normal people who have jobs, friends, a significant other, some kids, hobbies…watching some porn is just not going to magically transform them into woman-denigrating sex fiends or rapists no matter how many PhD’s say otherwise. There’s a whole lot of credentialed scientists out there insisting that driving your car is causing climate change and I don’t take them seriously either. The agenda is to ban porn, and they’re inventing science to justify it. If you think I’m wrong, fine, that’s your right. Just as it is mine to say that I think it’s a bunch of hooey.
August 21, 2016 at 6:38pm
“Addictions do cause people to engage in behavior that they would otherwise avoid because of their addictions. Gun’s don’t have the same effect. ”
Are you frigging kidding me? So the gang bangers who act as though they own the streets and rob, steal and kill with impunity would have just as much bravado without that gun tucked in their pants? So all these mass shooters we’ve seen would’ve been just as keen to run into the school, movie theater, etc. if they had to physically beat their victims to death rather than just shoot them? For that matter, how many law-abiding citizens would be likelier to stand their ground and fight against criminals when they’ve got a gun to fight with? I don’t think the porn = guns analogy is exactly a great analogy, but the idea that guns don’t change someone’s behavior is just demonstrably untrue.
One more thing, as to whether porn has any inherent good, well the same could be said of any form of entertainment. One could just as easily say that sculpture has no inherent good, or paintings, or music, or movies. In fact, it was said of rock and roll 60 years ago. “Inherent good” is completely and totally subjective.
 August 21, 2016 at 5:12pm
I don’t want to get into an argument about the rightness or wrongness of porn, but this argument I see so many making that porn alters the brain chemistry is just jaw-droppingly stupid because literally everything alters the brain chemistry. Everything that happens in our brains, every thought, every feeling, it’s all brain chemistry. Watching an action film alters your brain chemistry. Playing a video game alters your brain chemistry. Eating a delicious meal alters your brain chemistry. Reading an insightful column alters your brain chemistry. Studying for a test alters your brain chemistry. Staying up too late alters your brain chemistry. If reading what I just wrote angers you, congratulations, your brain chemistry was just altered!
If you want to argue against porn from a moral standpoint, fine. But saying that we need to worry about porn because it alters the brain chemistry is as ludicrous as arguing that we need to stop driving our cars because of climate change. It’s funny to me how so many people who are somehow able to see through the junk science of climate change can buy into this crap.
You admit that porn can alter brain chemistry but neglect to ask the obvious question: How does it alter brain chemistry? A study at UCLA discovered that viewing significant porn leads men to view women and children not as fellow humans but as mere objects for their own gratification. That is a rather significant alteration.
I wonder if your brain has been altered in some way. To be able to write what you have claimed, are you a PhD in educational psychology, or related field, because you obviously are so waaay off base, my brother does have that PhD in edu psych and you are completely absolutely wrong. Go get educated on your subject matter before writing that psuedo-science. Please.
Balthazor: Must...defend...porn...habit...ahhhuugh!!! I can stop anytime I want. Jimmy's mom let's him watch porn.
Do you even know what percent of rapists view porn?
 August 21, 2016 at 4:47pm
Exactly. If a Republican candidate raised that much money there’d be endless stories about the taint of big money on our democratic process.
If you pulled off Hillary's disguise it would reveal Chairman Mao. He hasn't changed his taste in clothing.
 August 19, 2016 at 11:44pm
I do agree about the double-standard. Half the world, including Barry-O himself, were irate about Bush not immediately flying off to Louisiana to…I don’t know…wave at hurricane victims and make a speech. But it’s mostly crickets chirping when Obama is off golfing. If people are going to be silly, they should at least make the effort to be consistent about it.
 August 19, 2016 at 10:21pm
That’s because the lazy uninformed idiots that need to be pried from their couches to go out and vote typically vote Democrat.
They are what I call "Party idiots" because no matter what the Party says or chooses as candidates always results in the same old, same old and they complain and then again vote that Party. Stupid in many cases truly cannot be cured.
 August 19, 2016 at 10:18pm
Wow, you’re quite the profound thinker there, aren’t you?
 August 19, 2016 at 9:55pm
Oh and I should point out that I said it was “one of the wisest” things I’d read. There’s still ample room for your wisdom to fit into that picture. :)
 August 19, 2016 at 9:47pm
“If you only knew my true identity….”
August 19, 2016 at 9:39pm
I think the whole thing is stupid. I thought it was stupid when people whined about Bush not going after Katrina, and I think it’s stupid now. It’s the president, not a god. I get the idea of optics, but seriously, it’s just a horse and pony show. Nobody is going to magically be helped because the president shows up. Regardless of whether it’s Bush or Obama or whomever, it’s not as if food and shelter and medicine are going to all just magically appear because the president showed up. It’s not as if the flood waters will magically recede because the president showed up. It’s all just a great big photo op anyhow.
It tells me that people like Kirstie, they don’t want a president, they want a god-king. A guy who just by virtue of showing up magically helps millions of people. Whether Obama shows up on day one or day five or day twenty, or not at all, it won’t change anything for anyone. I think Kirstie needs a refresher on what the president and his powers and duties actually are, and that making floods recede and making aid appear out of thin air are not among them.
then pull the lever for your gal cankles! problem solved
It doesn't have to be a show but the progressives in power for the past 20 years have no idea HOW to help. The concept of actually doing something eludes them, it has been bred out of them. (yes I include Bush Jr. as a progressive)
I agree but the double standard is pretty crappy and Obama using it previously just shows what a creep the '0' is. Just like that crap presser the other day about Trump and classified briefing he was perfectly happy to imply what he knew was not true. The ends completely justify the means for Obama and if people had actually understood what his ends are he would have never got elected.
You are the typical sheep ! I'm sure your just another progressive defending any stupid progressive action you can! Where do you sheep get your logic from? Rules for radical's, Obama and Hillary bible I'm sure.Great job not o smart sheep!
Look, everybody knows and understands your premise. In times past it was the practice to send in funding and people trained in disaster relief, keeping histrionics and hand-wringing publicity hounds out of the way of those doing the heavy lifting.
But then came Katrina, and the left-leaning media went wild with the opportunity to stick it to a Republican. No president in my memory has been castigated for the most trivial of reasons like President George W Bush.
The dems and the media created that circus. Now obama gets his chance to be the clown in the center ring. They, and he, laid that table. Let the feasting begin.
 August 19, 2016 at 4:01pm
Easily one of the wisest and most truthful things I’ve ever read. I wish everyone in the country would read this.
Balth: What about reading me? Gee. Thanks for the credit. It means a lot!
If you only knew my true identity....
 August 19, 2016 at 3:57pm
Indeed, the public school system is such an incredible racket. It’s basically just a Democratic party money laundering scheme. Those property taxes you pay go to fund the campaigns of politicians you despise via the teachers unions. Teachers unions should be outlawed, hell almost every public sector union should be outlawed.
I lost all respect for teachers when Urinified Teachers L.A. went on strike while I was in high school. Regarding public sector, I remember news from Philly when I was a kid about the sanitation workers going on strike. People were hauling their own trash and dumping it across from Independence Hall in protest. Also, cops who pull the "blue flu" ought to get fired. "Public servants" my arse.
 August 16, 2016 at 5:32pm
I don’t watch Ellen’s show, but my former roommate used to, and virtually every episode I happened to see had something involving little girls. It was almost to the point of creepy.