Saturday, November 29, 2008

Another Good Idea

I found this via an email from Culture Campaign. Say what you will about the Roman Catholic Church, but they do tend to stand firmly behind their beliefs. That's something that the rest of Christendom could emulate. It's true that they have their liberal factions, and apparently more Catholics voted for Obama than didn't. But when it comes to those things that define what it means to be a Roman Catholic, the heirarchy doesn't bend. I like that.

Here, we read that the United States Council of Catholic Bishops, led by Chicago's Cardinal George, have re-iterated their support for the unborn and have done so in the strictest of terms. Again, I find it gratifying that there are some that are committed to good as they see it without worldly influences dictating their direction. Read Cardinal George's statement here.

The issue of abortion is often described as a "wedge" issue. I've even heard Newt Gingrich use the term, though which issues he considers "wedgie", I'm not entirely sure. It goes without saying that for me, and many, many others, human life cannot be considered a "wedge" issue. I was set to look for a third party when it was said that McCain was considering a pro-abortion VP. I'm glad I didn't have to make that choice. Anyone who believes abortion is a wedge issue needs to have their moral compass checked for defects.

Good Ideas

Over at American Descent, Geoffrey made a comment about other countries having good ideas. Though it was in context apart from what I'm about to relate, this Russian idea is one worth adopting.

As mentioned in his book America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It, Mark Steyn speaks of the depleting populations around the Western World. The linked piece points out Russia's horrible birth rate, largely due to a very high rate of abortion. The United States still has a birthrate that is high enough to replace those that die off, though at a far lower rate than in years passed. Though many simply choose to have fewer kids than in earlier times, abortion also plays a part.

So, aside from the obvious immorality of abortion (which compounded the previous immorality of promiscuity), we also face a decline in population that threatens us economically. How much less would our Social Security problem be with the 40-50 million aborted lives allowed to live and grow into productive citizens paying into the system?

The best part of the article mentions an abortion free day, where women are schooled in being good mothers. What a concept!

Friday, November 28, 2008

More AGW Stuff

These articles are from a Brit who apparently has quite the rep for debunking the AGW stuff. The open letters to McCain are especially detailed in responding to common positions by the AGW folk. For those concerned with polar bears, the second part speaks to that near the end. If desired, one can begin with the first letter and it will continue on until the fourth, or just pick one and go. The first two deal with the goofy AGW beliefs, while the second two speak to policy proposals based on those goofy beliefs. Anyone who wishes to counter the Viscount should supply some type of link or source.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Very Happy Thanksgiving To All!!!

I take keyboard under hand to wish all who visit here the best of wishes as we begin another holiday season. There is so much for which we Americans must be thankful. Feel free to list any of special personal noteworthiness.

I thank God Almighty for my beautiful wife, for my beautiful daughter, for my beautiful step-daughters. I thank Him for having given me life in a country that is the best the world has to offer. I thank Him for the family from which I came, and the family into which I entered through marriage. Everything else is gravy.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Bring It On Indeed

I saw this AmericanThinker article and just had to post a link to it so that everyone can see an example of extreme racial bigotry and hatred. It drips with disgusting epithets and tired stereotypes.

Just kidding. It's really about Global Warming. Just a little joke for my own amusement. Geoffrey thinks AT is racist, among other equally goofy things, so I had to have my little joke. But give it a read. Despite Geoffrey's unsupported opinions about AT, which hosts pieces by a veritable cornucopia of writers and people who live in the real world, this piece is by a physicist who understands the subject, though likely not to Geoffrey's lofty and fantasy world standards. It's more than denial of the Goracle, it's a counter to what apparently passes on the left for consensus and science. But then, what do I know? I don't understand these things. I wonder if this guy has any peer reviewed papers? (That's like God's own impramatur.)

Shedding More Light

I was saddened by this news regarding eHarmony. Michelle Malkin nails the situation perfectly.

Of course what we're looking at here is, as Michelle states it, bullying by the homosex faction. Also as stated, there are tons of homosex match-making sites from which a desperate homosexual can choose. In the same manner, there are likely tons of photographers, or at least quite a variety, in New Mexico that two lovestruck lesbians needn't intimidate a Christian into either taking the job or suing her for spite. It is plainly a matter of one insignificantly small group forcing their morality down the throats of the overwhelming majority. ("Forcing down throats"? Jeez, I hope that doesn't conjure homoerotic thoughts in the oversensitive mind of Geoffrey! So much elicits such imagery for him, poor guy.) These sad unfortunates are gaining special consideration by certain segments of the legal community that supersede already established Constitutional rights to free association and the exercise of religion.

This is a manifestation of homosexual guilt. It is this guilt that drives them to insist upon their "rights", rights that don't truly exist (a Constitutional right to sodomy?), and their guilt won't be truly assuaged until every living being believes what they down deeply don't believe themselves. And they intend to make for every opponent a living hell to endure until they get their way.

Bigotry my ass.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Shedding Light

This is a post about homosexuality. I want to say right out of the box that I don’t intend to temper my comments, so the more sensitive should beware. I was provoked to touch on this topic by a variety of reasons. The first regards my last post, “Stock In K-Y Should Soar”. Geoffrey’s first comments referred to it as a “homoerotic” reference that he found interesting. Clearly the title suggests a forced anal assault, so I wonder how that sounds “erotic” to Geoffrey. Perhaps he gives himself away?

But that is just the beginning. After the election tragedy, I was understandably down and blogging was not feasible. I could not concentrate on how to express my dismay that so many Americans are so stupid (“We didn’t like Bush, McCain is just like him, so we’re voting for something worse, damn it!”). What little I did post now looks weak and beneath the low standards I’ve set for myself.

So I decided at one point to review the sites under the heading “Left Ones” to see how they reacted to the election. As far as I had gotten, any celebrations I found were as shallow and substance free as the entire Obama campaign and its support. But then I went to Geoffrey’s site, where I found this little gem. In another screed of untruths and mis-characterizations, Geoffrey continues with his nonsense regarding hatred at the heart of people like Neil from 4Simpsonsblog. In the comments section, he gets reinforcement in his drivel from others, particularly Alan, who lurks about without posting comments, except on blogs where he might find more like minded individuals with whom to find similar reinforcement. That’s OK. He can post where he likes.

But I had thought some progress was being made between Alan and me after a long and civil discussion that took place at ER’s blog. In that discussion, he made reference to what he termed my “jackassery”. Yet at Geoff’s blog, his own jackassery was as out as he is.

But I digress.

No, wait. I’m not digressing at all. You see the point of Geoff’s blog was to re-iterate the need to continue the fight against hate-filled, hypocritical bigots supporting “discrimination” against the homosexual community.

But the hate is coming from their side, and if not for the Fred Phelps’ of the world, it would be overwhelmingly from their side. There’s the hate for the real Word of God. There’s the hate for those who live by that Word. There’s the hate for thousands of years of tradition. There’s the hate for truth, particularly in the realm of science, as there is none that supports their insistence that they are born that way and beyond the ability to change. There’s the hate for the notion that should such evidence ever be found, that it still wouldn't justify their behavior. There’s the hate for settling for what Thomas Sowell recently called their most solid ground, that everyone should respect their privacy. There’s the hate for those who rightly feel that they have no right to impose their morality upon us, as they insist we not do so with them. And of course, there’s this hate. Add to that the recent story regarding the old woman accosted by another “tolerant” Prop 8 protester.

That’s where one finds the real hatred. It is NOT hatred to relate the true teachings of the Judeo-Christian doctrine. To remind others, as Neil says, that:

* 100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior denounce it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms.
* 100% of the verses referencing God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.
* 100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).
* 0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions.
* In short, to advance “same sex marriage” is to be perpetually shaking your fist at God in rebellion.

It is NOT hatred to consider how state sanctioning of homosexual marriage would naturally lead to marital arrangements of any other kind, and to have legitimate concern for how that would impact our culture. It is NOT hatred to feel that such a drastic change to the definition of the word and institution of marriage should NOT be based on lies and unproven beliefs. This article describes one of the very first lies that started it all. And it is definitely NOT hatred to find silly, selfish and immature the notion that marriage and all the laws based upon it should be changed to satisfy the demands of such a tiny portion of the population (2%) and how they choose to pleasure themselves.

Sowell is right about what their best argument is. All the rest are lame and/or more easily rectified by addressing each point individually. What they hope for, be it marriage or civil unions, has little hope for improving society or can be abused and likely in ways we have yet to imagine. So I say to them, back up and consider how ridiculous it is to let your urges dictate any legislative change, and how weak you are for letting them rule yourselves.

Finally, another point or two:

It is said by some that the victory of Prop 8 represents a growing tolerance as the 52% that passed it is smaller than previous votes on the subject. I say it shows that woeful lack of resolve to do the right thing no matter how difficult, how much time it might take, or how expensive it might be, that shows itself in issues from fighting radical Islamic terrorism to raising honorable and disciplined young men and women who abstain from sexual activity before marriage.

Geoffrey finished his diatribe by proclaiming that he will not remain silent in supporting homosexual rights as he feels he did by not posting on Prop 8 before the election. First, whereas he used to feel it wasn't his place to dictate to those in other states, he now feels he must, that the principle is too important. That's pretty funny. Do you feel that way on an international level? If not, why not? Truth, actual truth, not your truth, should be proclaimed everywhere regardless of man-made boundaries. Secondly, rest assured that those of us on this, the righteous side of the issue will also not desist in opposing the misguided beliefs of the homosexual community and their enablers.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Stock In K-Y Should Soar!

Well, I guess congrats are in order. I'm afraid you'll have to look elsewhere for those. I'm far too concerned about giving my condolences to a nation astray.

I'm not bigoted enough to think that this is a great day for America simply because the president-elect has darker skin than all those who went before him. I'm far more concerned about the content of his character, a character already suspect because of alliances as well as philosophies. I'm far more concerned for all the babies that won't stand a chance. I'm concerned that the freedom of religious expression will be further eroded in favor of how a minute percentage of the population chooses to pleasure themselves. I'm concerned about even more corporations moving overseas due to even more burdensome taxation. I'm concerned about the suppression of speech under the guise of "Fairness". I'm concerned about foreign wackjobs teeing off on the United States, her interests and allies, now that their choice for our president has won.

Is there enough lubricant available to lessen our pain?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

New Blog Addition

Announcing a new addition to "Right Ones" called American Descent. Please give it a look.