Sunday, December 15, 2013

Polygamy Legalized - What's Next?

Back in May of last year, I posted the following in response to Obama announcing his endorsement of gay marriage:

Now that the Pres has come out and endorsed gay marriage, I have to ask him (and other liberals) - where does it end?  What is your definition of marriage?

Marriage has been defined as the union between a man and a woman - period.  There have been homosexual relationships throughout time, but they have never been recognized as marriage.  The basis of this is both civil and religious.

So, Mr. Obama, according to you and your friends, what is the definition of marriage you wish us to use?  Is it the recognized union of two people?  If so, why?

If the legal definition of marraige can be expanded from a man and a woman to a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, why must it be limited to that?

If you do not allow for other unions to be recognized, then you are discriminating, aren't you?

How about polygamists?  Having more than one wife or husband is illegal, and frowned upon by almost everyone in society.  Why?  If a man and a man can be wed, why not a man, a woman, and another woman?  Or three men?  Or six women and a man? 

How about the man who is in love with his Japanese robot girlfriend and wants to marry 'her'?

How about the woman who is in love with her German Shepherd?

How about the man who wants to marry his sweetheart, who died 4 years ago?

How about the Jack-in-the-Box commercial guy who wants to marry some bacon?

How about the car nut who wants to marry his hotrod?

All of these sound silly, yes.  But, to a vast majority of Americans, the idea of two women marrying sounds just as silly.

You may say I'm being silly and sarcastic.  I am not.  If you change the rule to meet the wishes of one group of minorities, then how can you say you won't change that same rule to meet the wishes of other minorities? 

You watch - if somehow same sex marriage becomes the law of the land, someone else (polygamists probably) are going to be the next group to jump up and claim discrimination, demanding the right to exercise their wishes and have it recognized by the government.  The government and society will have no legal or moral grounds to oppose them, given that the time tested definition of marriage has been thrown out the window.

In spite of all the grief I received for posting that, folks telling me I was just being sarcastic and un-realistic, I have been proven right.  It has started.

U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups, based in Utah, on Friday handed down a decision that struck down most of Utah's anti-polygamy laws.  The basis of the ruling was that such laws violated the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of religion.

Using that as a basis, any kook who wants to marry six women can claim not allowing him to do so violates his religion.  Any woman who wants to marry her horse ... Any couple who want to add a motorcycle gang into their lives through marriage ... there is no end to what can be claimed is part of a 'religion'.  Government has no business deciding what a religion is.  By this court's standards, the government has no business deciding ANYTHING concerning the legal definition of marriage.

It is just starting ...

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Bribing for Jesus

I will preface this by saying I have nothing against (in principle) to spreading the word of my Faith to those who aren't believers.  However, some of the tactics used raise some questions for me.

Radio spots have been appearing in the DFW area (and I'm sure all over the country), primarily on conservative leaning stations, asking for donations.  There are two flavors I've heard.  First, contribute to buy a water filtration system for some small village in who knows where.  Second, buy a water buffalo for a poor family in some unnamed backwater country.  OK ... both of those have merit, and would certainly benefit those who receive the gifts.  I will take the organization at its word that such donations will actually get the indicated items to the intended benefactors.

What I take issue with is the second part of the message.  It states that by providing such a gift, you are creating an avenue to entice the recipient convert to Christianity.

I am all for missionaries and others delivering the message of Christ to non-believers across the world.  If a person listens to the message and truly begins to believe in God, then that is wonderful.  If a person professes to accept the hand offering Jesus Christ while seeing this wonderful gift being dangled by the other hand, then that is wrong.  It is bribery at best, coercion at worst. 

My question to the organization doing this is - if the village or family your representatives approach with the message of Christ chooses not to listen, are you going to deliver the donated gift to them anyway?  Or will your folks pack up and move on to the next potential convert?

I have no reason to believe this organization is anything but legitimate, and truly believes in what it is doing.  However, I cannot agree with this approach.  The Word of Christ is powerful enough to stand on its own.  It doesn't need to be packaged with a bribe.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Force Proves Ford and Castrol Are Stupid Idiots

NHRA Funny Car Champ John Force faces a dilemma.

His primary sponsors, Castrol and Ford, announced that they were pulling their sponsorships of his teams.  Ford is just plain leaving drag racing.  Castrol, who knows what those goobers are thinking?

Force has been the standard bearer for Ford in drag racing for many years.  No one else has had success in the sport while sporting the Blue Oval.  NHRA is ruled by Chevy in the sportsman ranks.  Ford hasn't had a winner in the pro ranks except Force - at least since Bob Glidden retired from Pro Stock two decades ago.

Castrol - a third rank oil company, wouldn't even be on the map if it weren't for Force carrying their colors for almost three decades now.  Very, very few Americans would have even heard the name if it wasn't for their sponsorship.

Force is fastly approaching retirement age. He's eligible to collect SS benefits.  He's the greatest drag racer in history.  His loud, bombastic personality inspires some, infuriates others, but is never boring, and you never forget him.  The best way for this to have ended would have been for Ford and Castrol to work with him to put on a 'farewell tour'.  Everyone would have benefitted, and the very long term relationships would have ended happily.

Instead, both companies bailed on him mid-season.  He's now looking for sponsorship for his car and his daughter's Top Fuel dragster team.  (His other daughter and son-in-law's funny cars have primary sponsorships already.)

So, Force, rather than feel sorry for himself, gets motivated and wins three National Events in a row.  His victory this past weekend in Las Vegas locked up this year's Funny Car Championship.  Never once, at least in public, has he said "screw you Ford, up yours, Castrol".

This is his SIXTEENTH championship.  Compare that to Petty, or Earnhart, who each won a measly 7 Championships and are both considered legends.

John Force, inspiration to us old folks everywhere.  64 years old, reaction times as good as 'the kids', pilots a 10,000 horsepower car down a 1000ft. track in 4 seconds, enduring 4-5Gs each time he hits the throttle - and still wins Championships!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blatant Racism ... Isn't It? Part Trey

I'm issuing a call to protest arms for Brother Jackson and Brother Sharpton.  I truly do not understand why they aren't in front of the headquarters of this truly evil, racist organization ...


This commercial plays on two typical racist stereotypes - that black folks are thieves, and addicted to fried chicken.  Here you have a black officer stealing fried chicken from the white officer.  The correct portrayal would be the evil white superior officer stealing from the poor, oppressed black minority officer.  How evil, how racist can you be?  What else would you expect from a company whose mascot is a white, southern Colonel, who obviously was a slave owner.

(Of course, I'm being sarcastic here ... but we've seen more idiotic stuff than this out of the left, haven't we?)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

FaceBook - The Rise of the First Galactic Empire

Cue ... menacing Darkside background music from Star Wars ...

Those of you who use FaceBook, I hope you are now aware of this;

Facebook's recent change to its privacy policy is more than that. They are stating, in essence, that anything you post to their site becomes their property, and they will share it with whomever they wish.

As evidence, I tried to share a link to a Fox News story this morning. I have nothing against Fox News, I really do like them. However, a small box appeared stating that Facebook was going to provide the Fox News community with ALL of my account and profile information. I hit the cancel button immediately.

Please presume that anything you post to Facebook is instantly going to become public domain knowledge or property. It doesn't matter that you consider it to be private, or copyrighted, or whatever. You have given it to them by posting it, and you can't un-give it.

For those of you who have been wondering how Facebook makes money, while 'giving' their service away to millions upon millions of people - well here it is. They are selling your private information to whomever will pay for it.


Here are some instructions Steve C forwarded that can cut down a little on what parts of your information are shared ...

Hello to all of you who are on my list of contacts of Facebook. I haven't wanted to do this, but after finding all of my photos located on another site, I would like to ask a favor of you…. You may not know that Facebook has changed its privacy configuration once again. Thanks to the new “Graphic app”, any person on FB anywhere in the world can see our photos, our “likes” and our “comments”. During the next 24 hrs , I am going to keep this message posted and I ask you to do the following and comment “DONE”. Those of my friends who do not maintain my information in private will be eliminated from my list of friends, because I want ...the information I share with you, my friends, to remain among my friends and not be available to the whole world. I want to be able to publish photos of my friends and family without strangers being able to see them, which is what happens now when you choose “like” or “comment”. Unfortunately we cannot change this configuration because FB has made it like this.
1. So, please, place your cursor over my photo that appears in this box (without clicking) and a window will open.
2. Now move the cursor to the word “Friends”, again without clicking and then on “Settings”.
3. UN-check “Life Events” and “Comments and Like”. This way my activity with my family and friends will no longer be made public.
4. Now, copy and paste this text on your own wall (do not “share” it!). Once I see it published on your page, I will UN-check the same.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Victim Of Ironic Timing

Janice Rene Anthony, 20, of Ft. Worth, pleaded guilty to murdering her 3 year old daughter yesterday.  She received a 35 year sentence.  The young girl was repeatedly beaten, spanked, and choked during her brief, torturous life.

I put forth that it is Anthony herself who is the victim here ... a victim of ironic timing.

You see, if she had murdered her child by aborting it one day before it was born, not only would she not be facing extended prison time, she would be held up as a shining hero by the left.  She would have been a textbook example of perfect womanhood as worshipped by Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights groups.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Blatant Racism ... Isn't It? Part Deaux

Garrick White was convicted of sexual assault and given a 5 year prison sentence.  Mr. White, while 17 years old, coerced a 13 year old girl into giving him oral sex in the back seat of a friend's car, while two other friends watched.  The girl was so young that she didn't really know what oral sex was (according to her testimony), and she did it because they egged her on and said they'd say she was cool to her friends. 

As part of a plea deal that gave him this reduced sentence, White admitted to two other charges of unlawful restraint, where he and his buddies had held girls against their will and had sexual relations with them.

Prosecution introduced evidence that White posted several videos of himself having sex with underage girls, most of whom were incoherent or passed out.  Phone calls recorded while White was awaiting trial showed him bragging that he had gotten three of the girls pregnant.

White's family, friends, and attorney immediately cried racism as soon as they left the courtroom, complaining that the only reason White had been charged was because he is black, and his victim is white.  His mother was quoted as saying "He was railroaded."  White was a member of the local high school football team, and had several scholarships on the table.

Holding this guy accountable for taking advantage of multiple underage girls, kidnap, rape, sexual assault ... yeah, that's got to be racist.

I can just imagine what outrage we'd be hearing from the black community if a white teenage football player had stuck his member into the mouth of a 13 year old black girl, and then we find out he'd been doing it (and worse) repeatedly.  Sharpton and Jackson couldn't get here fast enough, demanding life in prison for such a vicious racist hate crime against their 'sisters'.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

NCAA Football - These Games Shouldn't Count

This past weekend saw 4 of the NCAA Top 25 rated teams run up over 70 points in their games.  This was a record.  Every one of these games was a sham.  Ohio State (ranked 4) beat Florida A&M 76-0.  No. 7 Louisville edged Florida International 72-0.  No. 16 Miami had a hard time getting past Savannah State 77-7.  Baylor, No.20, handled U La-Monroe 70-7.  All of the winning teams were at home.

It is a time honored tradition that powerhouse college teams play a few 'scrub' games early in the season, non-conference games against second or third tier teams that have a very small chance of even scoring, much less being competitive.  These games serve two purposes for the BIG team - first, since the NCAA does not have any pre-season games, these games serve as the pre-season tuneups before the teams start playing their regular foes.  Second, it allow the BIGs to run up horrendous scores against hapless defenses, to help drive up their rankings and gain national attention.

For the SMALL teams, there is but one benefit - money.  The BIG teams pay the SMALL teams to be cannon fodder.  The SMALL college's AD and Administration love to get their hands on the cash.  The players who are thrown out on the field, embarrassed, and sometimes injured are of no consideration.

This crap has been going on for as long as I have watched college football.  Teams I like and dislike both take advantage of the situation.  It sucks.  It is intentional manipulation of the standings, almost cheating I think. 

I propose that any game like this should not count in the standings.  Either give the BIGs a couple of 'pre-season' non-conference games for a tuneup, or make sure that any sham game is of no consideration.  Let's see then how many lamb colleges continue being sent to the slaughterhouse.

A blatant example of this is happening this year.  Baylor is ranked in the Top 20.  In their first three games, they have scored 69 or more points in each, including a school record 70 twice.
In this 3 game stretch, they have barely beaten the mighty Wofford Terriers, 69-3; the invincible U of Louisiana-Monroe 70-7; and the powerhouse Buffalo Bulls 70-13.  I'm sorry - Baylor has a good team, but this Top-20 ranking is based on crap, and the university should be ashamed for paying three small colleges to come to Waco to get slaughtered. 

Update - while I can't exactly claim that ESPN stole my thoughts on this, I did hear an extended discussion of this on their Mike and Mike Radio Show the following day. 

Blatant Racism ... Isn't It?

A web based dating service that is dedicated to getting black singles together.  I see them advertised on TV quite often, particularly during football related broadcasts.

(Curious that the owners didn't chose ''.)

I have absolutely nothing against this business or its message.  I have no reason to believe that there is anything racist about it or what it is doing, and have no reason to believe that the owners or users are racists.  I did notice it is PC, catering to hetero and homo sexual men and women.

What I do wonder, however, is how big an outcry of 'RACISM' we would hear if a web service called '' sprang up, with exactly the same business model and message, except geared for Anglo-Americans.  It wouldn't take 5 minutes for Sharpton, Jackson, et al, to get on their favorite TV channels, expressing made up outrage and demanding a boycott or ransom ...

C'mon ... you know I'm right.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

God Bless Senator Elbert Guillroy

God Bless this man.  Here's hoping that at least some black Americans listen to his message and wake up to what the Democrat Party is doing to them. (And yes, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King was a REPUBLICAN!)

Honoring The Ft. Hood Heroes Act - How Will Obama React To This?

In the wake of that rat bastard Hasan being sentenced to 15 years behind bars, all bills paid for by us, the taxpayer, before (maybe) facing the needle, a very necessary step is being taken.

The Obama Administration has, since day 1, labeled Hasan's attack as workplace violence.  This was for two reasons.  First, so Obama wouldn't have to recognize that his triumph over terrorism had failed in a big way on US soil.  Second, and I never understood the logic of this (even twisted liberal logic) to deny benefits to the victims and their families that would have been afforded to them if this had been correctly labeled as a terrorist act.

Texas Senator John Cornyn, along with Texas House Representatives John Carter and Roger Williams are introducing the 'Honoring the Ft. Hood Heroes Act' in both houses of Congress when the body returns from vacation.  The Act, in a nutshell, labels Hasan's cowardly attack as terrorism, giving the victims the government assistance they deserve (and desperately need), awards the Purple Heart to the military members who were killed or wounded, and the equivalent DoD award for the civilians involved.  The Act tries, well after the fact, to heal the wounds that Obama has kept open for 4 years.

Previous efforts to enact this type of legislation have gone nowhere, blocked by Harry Reid in the Senate every time it comes up.  He hasn't even allowed the matter to come up for discussion.  Cowardly piece of whale shit, that man ...

It will be interesting to see how Obama's minions react to this.  Will they continue to block it in the Senate?  Will Dems in the House refuse to vote for it?  Will Obama threaten to veto it?  Will Holder threaten to sue because it violates someone's imagined civil rights?

If Dems fight this, this should be a HUGE campaign issue for 2014.  The GOP should keep this front and center in the minds of voters, to keep hammering these cowards with their insult to our military.  If Dems relent and let this go through, the GOP should be asking, very loudly, WHY SO LONG?

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Obama's Keystone Strategy

After hearing about yet another delay by the Obama Administration on a decision concerning the Keystone pipeline, I came to the realization of what his strategy is.

Obama absolutely does NOT want to make any decision concerning Keystone before the 2014 mid-term elections.  He does not want to alienate the far left eco-kooks.  Likewise, he does not want to piss off people who want Keystone, for jobs and for energy independence.  He doesn't give a shit for himself, since he's not going to face re-election (will he?), but he really wants to keep the Senate in Dem hands, and would cream his jeans if he could get back the House.

Canada has publicly, many times, declared that a pipeline is going to be built.  It will either come down to Texas, or go to the Canadian West Coast to fill Chinese super tankers.  Canada is in the position that they will have to make a commitment pretty soon as to who is going to get all that oil - the US, or the ChiComms.

If Obama keeps delaying any decision, he is forcing the Canadians to make the decision for him.  When Canada throws up their hands and declares that China is going to get it because the US is dragging its heels, Obama wins all around.  He gets to claim to the eco-Nazis that he killed Keystone, while claiming to the sane people of the country that it wasn't him - those evil Canadians killed the project. 

Coward ...