Tuesday, July 31, 2012

From the Cornucopia

I strongly encourage my readers to check this out.  The post itself is goofy enough.  But check out the comments, too.  It takes an incredibly conscious desire to disconnect from reality to put forth such comments as if they reflect reality.  If you're up for a laugh (or maybe a good cry considering actual people claiming to be educated are making the comments), you'll get one there.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Racist? REALLY?

I saw this on Yahoo today and had to comment.  This Greek goddess (as in "babe-alicious") was banned from Olympic competition for a tweet that went something like this:  with all the Africans, at least the West Nile mosquito will have homemade meals.

Really?  That's racist?  How exactly?  Where is the Nile located?  Isn't it in Africa?  So if the mosquitoes in question are of the same location as Africans, and mosquitoes dine on blood of people (among other species), wouldn't an African qualify as home cookin' to the mosquitoes from Africa?  And what of the white Africans?  Aren't they being slighted by the assumption that an African automatically must be a black person?  Can we please cut this racist crap from our collective mentality, PLEASE!  

The fact is that there are far too many who insist on racism's existence, that demand it continue and that there must be racists to feed their sad and desperate quest for significance.  It's getting to the point where actual racists are more tolerable than the race-baiters of the world.  And THAT is sad. 

For all that is wrong with true racism (and that is that there is nothing right about it), the race-baiters are far worse.  Racists are at least sincere in their misguided belief of their superiority (or the other guy's inferiority).  But the baiters are self-promoting frauds who don't care if their targets are actual racists or not in their attempt to inflate their value to society.  Stay tuned as race-baiting lefties are likely to comment. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Drivel Continues

My Sunday edition of the Daily Herald carried an opinion piece by liberal chuckle head, Eugene Robinson.  This rabid lefty is safe bet to vomit the typical lefty nonsense and falsehoods put forth laughably as logic and reason.

In this piece he states "The Republican-led crusade for voter ID laws is revealed as a cynical ploy to disenfranchise as many likely Democratic voters as possible, with poor people and minorities the main targets."  This is the stock line lefties use to demonize the logical implementation of ID laws intended to shore up the integrity of the voting process.  From the fallacious column, he writes:

"Recent developments in Pennsylvania---one of more than a dozen states where voting right are under siege---should be enough to erase any lingering doubt:  The GOP us trying to pull off an unconscionable crime."

Can you say "Hate-mongering rhetoric"?  He goes on to speak of PA House majority leader Mike Turzai as he addressed a meeting of the Republican State Committee...

"Ticking off a list of recent accomplishments by the GOP-controlled legislature, he mentioned the new law forcing voters to show a photo ID at the polls.  Said Turzai,with more than a hint of triumph, 'Voter ID, which going to allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania---done."

Robinson states that the Dem candidate for president has carried PA since 1992.

"...the top Republican in the Pennsylvania House is boasting that because of the new voter ID law, Mitt Romney will defy history and capture the state's 20 electoral votes in November."

And why does this give Robinson the vapors?  Because as he claims in his article, state officials presented figures recently that 758,939 registered voters of that state do not have a state driver's license.  Oh.  The.  Horror.

We've been through this before, but I guess Robinson feels it his duty to rehash the lame arguments in opposition to this simple and logical policy.  His whine is that most of these people live in urban areas that are places where the poor and minorities tend to live.  Like lefties everywhere, he apparently believes that the poor and minorities are people incapable of obtaining a photo ID.  Here's the funny part:  On June 11, as reported in Human Events, Eric Holder addressed an NAACP convention in Houston and referred to these laws as "poll taxes".  Yet, one had to show a photo ID to get in to hear him say it.

Now of course, one who claims to be a serious journalist might want to check out the death defying and brain numbing requirements for obtaining these state IDs.  Listing the incredible difficulties the oppressively impoverished and minorities of Pennsylvania must endure to do so might lend some weight to the argument Robinson makes and tug mightily at our heartstrings.  So I went on-line and found just how impossible it is.  According to the PA DOT, getting a state ID will cost a bank breaking $13.50!  OH.  THE.  HORROR!

How bad do lefties think the poor have it in this country that they can't get up so little in two years time, assuming any of them care to vote in the mid-term elections?  Even between now and the deadline to register to vote in November (and many of these people ARE already registered) how many truly couldn't get up that small amount in time to vote?  There's about fifteen weeks between now and November.  That's less than a dollar per week to save assuming there's not a dime in the cooky jar right now.

Of course, is he assuming that all the minorities are too poor to pop for the fee?  Is Robinson suffering from a bad perception of minorities?  And he a black man?

Like Jim has tried to put forth here, Robinson believes there is no fraud.  But going back to that Human Events article, claims that fraud is rare is itself a fraud the left tries to perpetrate on the public in order to maintain their voting levels.  It isn't that it is rare, but that it isn't easy to detect without safeguards that an ID policy can provide.  The articles states...

"The controversial purge of illegal immigrant voters carried out by the state of Florida challenged a mere 2,600 names, and swiftly found more than a hundred illegal voters, with half of them on record as having actually cast illegal votes in previous elections.  Many of these people were found by the simple expedient of reviewing a list of illegal immigrants who swore they were not U.S. citizens to get out of jury duty, and checking to see if the same people were registered to vote.  For an allegedly "rare" problem, voter fraud is incredibly easy to find, for anyone who actually bothers to look."

Robinson plays the race card by suggesting the problem "seems to be that too many of the wrong kind of voters---low income, urban, African-American, Hispanic---are showing up at the polls."    He's either a blithering idiot or an abject bearer of false witness.  The GOP does not have a problem with losing elections fairly (except that the wrong guy won), and to suggest that this initiative has anything to do with restraining the groups of people that Robinson lists, especially when some of them could vote GOP, is reprehensible and all too typical of the leftists in our country.

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Sources For Post Ideas

I've been thinking of using posts or topics from the lib sites of my blogroll for post ideas here.  I don't know if I will do it as a series ala Agenda Lies or just do them as the mood strikes me.  Geoffrey's blog is a veritable cornucopia of ideas and I thought of doing a series of just his stuff, calling it something like "Geoffie's Place" or something to that effect.  In any event, I have to draw attention to his most recent post as it is so astounding.  This guy desperately wants George Zimmerman to have murdered an innocent black kid for no reason.  There is little possible alternative explanation for someone to post such nonsense after all the facts that have come to light about the case and the people involved since the first malicious shrieks accusing Zimmerman of being a neanderthal racist who gunned down an innocent and unassuming black child.  The irony is that Geoffie's "interview" with Martin is a lame attempt to mock the Sean Hannity interview of Zimmerman, where he has for the first time spoken publicly to defend against all the Geoffies of the world who passed judgement without knowing anything beyond the skin color of the two involved.  You'd think this "Christian" seminary student married to a preacher would at least step the hell back at this point from his own racist assumptions.  Even more ironic is that just two posts earlier, in the comments section, Geoffrey asks the burning question, "Are we loving people?"  For Geoffrey, the answer seems clearly, "No."

Monday, July 16, 2012

I Know A Place

Am I Obsessed?

It has been stated by a few left leaning visitors that I am obsessed with a particular topic.  In fact, it is stated by many on the left, that people of the conservative persuasion are also obsessed in the same way.  The charge is that we are obsessed with the sexual practices of others.  In my case, I am accused of being obsessed with the sexual practices of homosexuals particularly.  Well.  Is it truly a case of me being obsessed?  Let's see.

June was, as observed in my last post, was "Mental Dysfunc..." er, "Gay Pride Month".  But now June is over.  How do we account for what followed? 

-On 2July, my local newspaper ran an editorial encouraging the acceptance of "Gay Marriage" in this country.

Stories in a variety of media sources included"

-A lesbian soccer player (I believe she was) came out and encouraged other lesbians in sports to come out as well.
-Anderson Cooper officially came out (as if anyone was surprised), to which announcement an online source added a list of over thirty celebrities who have come out, as if more doing wrong makes it right.
-The Episcopal General Convention approves same-sex blessing rites.

This is just a sample of stories gleaned, just through my normal reading of news sources, but not all of them.  I've forgotten at least a couple and this is only since that July 2nd editorial.  I'm obsessed? 

Clearly someone's obsessed with all things homosexual, and it isn't me.  I merely observe the culture being pressured to accept this behavior as morally benign and no different than normal attractions.  It is pushed constantly through media images of all sorts, from entertainment to "serious" discussion pretending to educate to the political pandering of the Democratic Party.  It doesn't go away.  And I'm obsessed?

Not at all.  I simply join in with organizations like Illinois Family Institute, AFTAH and bloggers who seek to counter the onslaught as best we can. 

Is that obsession on my part?  I don't think so.  It isn't the only bad behavior I've highlighted.  I have posts on abortion, racism and being a liberal (yeah, that's bad behavior).  If I obsess about anything, it would be in encouraging proper behavior in many areas of human existence.  Heck, I obsess about my own behavior. 

I make no apologies about the number of posts I do on the subject of homosexuality in America.  I feel privileged to have the ability and outlet to express myself in a manner that honors both God and my fellow man in continuing to point out the many falsehoods perpetuated by activists and their willing and often misguided supporters and enablers.   It's a worthy cause and to open eyes and hearts to the truth, even if it's just a few, or even one, makes it so.