Obama Condoms and Other DNC Kitsch

 

The Washington Examiner toured the Democratic National Convention this week, and reported on all the nice toys and playthings they were handing out on the floor. They found a rep from Planned Parenthood, who was passing out blue condoms while shouting “Protect yourself from Romney and Ryan.”

(Source: The Washington Examiner)

They also found someone wearing a cute little campaign button with the slogan “Sluts Vote.” Apparently, the button was designed to support the famous subsidized birth control advocate Sandra Fluke.

Ah, those Dems… They’re so subversive!

Thankfully, the Democrats made it very easy for me to find a hook upon which to hang my book plugging today. As a Yale student, I was offered all kinds of condoms, battery-powered sex gadgets, and even porn on DVD (courtesy of corporate porn-industry sponsors) as part of the “Safe Sex” programs on campus. The instructors even showed us how to find porn online because, you know, that’s SO difficult for Ivy League students to figure out. It’s all detailed in chapter 3 of my new book, Sex & God at Yale, which to the great consternation of radical academics everywhere, was named a New York Times Editor’s Choice pick this week.

* Thanks to Mollie Hemingway and all the gang here for the opportunity to blog this week, and a special thanks to all of you highly-engaged Ricochet readers, who made it a blast.

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    @KCMulville

    Funny.

    close_encounters_of_the_third_kind_12.jpgIf someone had offered a copy of the Constitution, I’d half-expect the various Democrat delegates to gather around it, scratching their heads, trying to figure out what it was, like the crowd of scientists at the end of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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    @CrabbyAppleton

    When you envision a truly classless  society, envision one populated only by Democrats.

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    @MelFoil

    I propose a new less subtle logo. Perfect for t-shirts.

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    @user_83937

    Nathan, I hope you are aware that you started a theme on the AoSHQ, (I’ll assume you are aware of the URL and won’t link, as much of their stuff is non CoC-compliant).  Ace is now on Day 3, as Master of his Domain (right sidebar).

    Thanks for visiting with us.

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    @WyleeCoyote

    “Obama Condoms: Don’t get punished with a baby!”

    Good having you here, Mr. Harden. Come back anytime!

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    @RobLong
    At The Rubicon: Sorry, but I would have the urge to surreptitiously poke holes in all of them. · 4 hours ago

    No no no!  We want fewer liberals, not more.

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    @RobLong

    Nathan, as a fellow Yalie — though, sadly, from vastly different eras — it’s been a real pleasure to have you this week.  Stick around, won’t you?  You’re talking and reporting about things that no one else is, and it’s been fascinating.

    PS. — the book is excellent.  Ricochet members, get it now!

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    Great to have you visit, Mr. Harden.  

    The university attitude is suicidal. It creates a Sandra Fluke drone. 

    Did you watch Colbert’s graduation address at Northwestern? I would be interested on your take.

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    @NathanHarden

    Where do I mail that bribe, Rob? Thx!

    Rob Long: Nathan, as a fellow Yalie — though, sadly, from vastly different eras — it’s been a real pleasure to have you this week.  Stick around, won’t you?  You’re talking and reporting about things that no one else is, and it’s been fascinating.

    PS. — the book is excellent.  Ricochet members, get it now! · 58 minutes ago

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    @NathanHarden

    CJ. I have no idea what you’re referring to, but I guess I’m not as techno-savvy-awesome as I should be. People are talking about things we started here? That sounds like a good thing…. I hope. But who is Ace? oh, never mind….

    CJRun: Nathan, I hope you are aware that you started a theme on the AoSHQ, (I’ll assume you are aware of the URL and won’t link, as much of their stuff is non CoC-compliant).  Ace is now on Day 3, as Master of his Domain (right sidebar).

    Thanks for visiting with us. · 3 hours ago

    OOOOHHHhhh. OK Google helped me figure it out. Yes, people are talking and even experimenting. That’s good!

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    @VanceRichards

    The DNC shouldn’t be handing out condoms, that’s what priests are for.

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    @DavidJohn

    Maybe this fits in here: In ~2002 I was recruited by Cal State at Channel Islands to teach a class in statistics for nurses. 

    After a perfunctory interview, the chairman of the math dept (a woman) offered me the job and gave me the textbook from which I’d teach. 

    The cover of this book featured the male author superimposed somehow on the Leonardo Vitruvian Man – a Full Monty, if you will. The examples and exercises were often or usually (I didn’t take a formal sample) oriented around deviant sex. An exercise might read like  “10,000 condoms were distributed at Lulu’s Whorehouse and  2000 were later found unused. Given that 2% of clients were HIV positive,…” It was always an attempt at off-color humor.

    Most of the student nurses were Hispanic girls who are very conservative in my experience. For them, such a shocking introduction to “higher” education.

    I returned this book with a letter to the chairman refusing to use this textbook, and she retracted her offer. Unfortunately, I did not buy a copy of this book to report on in more detail.  

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    @Devereaux
    Mel Foil: I propose a new less subtle logo. Perfect for t-shirts. · 16 hours ago

    Mel Foil – I hope you intended the nifty pun you included in your logo (i.e.. DNC=dunk). It makes it all that much funnier.

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    @NathanHarden

    David, that sounds like the kind of book they’d use at the Yale nursing school!

    David John:

    The cover of this book featured the male author superimposed somehow on the Leonardo Vitruvian Man – a Full Monty, if you will. The examples and exercises were often or usually (I didn’t take a formal sample) oriented around deviant sex. An exercise might read like  “10,000 condoms were distributed at Lulu’s Whorehouse and  2000 were later found unused. Given that 2% of clients were HIV positive,…” , usually an attempt at off-color humor which I can’t recreate.

    Most of the student nurses were Hispanic girls who are very conservative in my experience. For them, such a shocking introduction to “higher” education.

    I returned this book with a letter to the chairman refusing to use this textbook, and she retracted her offer. Unfortunately, I did not buy a copy of this book to report on in more detail.   · 9 minutes ago

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    @GirlWithAPearl

    The book is very important. Beautifully written. I’m up to Part Four.

    Thank you Nathan Harden. Your book had to be written by a man and your courage in doing so is a beacon. When I finish I intend to poke around and sample the criticism you’ve received, some of which I can write in my head but I’m also expecting some wildly creative postmodern non-speak.

    I have a feeling silence may speak the loudest as a reaction from many readers. You’ll never hear them but the impact will be strong.

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    @AtTheRubicon

    Sorry, but I would have the urge to surreptitiously poke holes in all of them.

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    @TheKingPrawn

    I sometimes wonder if Freud only studied people on the left…

    It’s been great having you here. Anyone who can so efforlessly stir the pot in such a constructive way is always welcome.

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    @Patrickb63

    OK, Nathan, time to pony up $30.00 for a membership for the next year, so we can keep enjoying your POV on modern sexual values. 

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