Just wanted any interested parties to know I will be away for one to two weeks. Have a visit back to my home in Pennsylvania. However, fear not–I’ll be back.
April 22, 2009
April 18, 2009
Check out this affirmative action bake sale. Though it was shut down, it still makes a great point.
April 6, 2009
Tolerance is not my favorite word. Well, actually I don’t like it very much at all. In fact, I detest it! It is eeeviiiiill. I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! If I was in charge (don’t worry, no one would be witless enough to give me any power), I would enact a law that states if anyone is caught using this word (or even if they’re not caught!), he or she can choose one of two penalties for his punishment: 1) immediate public beheading performed by spouse, or, 2) being subjected to the wannabe words ‘yada yada yada’ 4,836 times in a row. Personally I would choose #1. But since I’m remaining objective here I will abstain from saying so.
Why, you may ask, would I choose such extreme penalties as these? To this, I have only one answer: I am an extremely tolera—oops, I mean lenient guy. I mean, if I really wanted to get nasty I would choose to punish the Tolerant Society by secluding myself to some remote island so no one would ever hear from me again; fortunately though, I’m too nice a guy.
I suppose I should explain why I take the position I do about ‘t-word’. I can think of two reasons:
First, the definition of ‘t-word’ carries a negative connotation. It means to put up with; to forbear begrudgingly. Take, for example, the following two sentences regarding two three-year-old friends. One describes ‘t-word,’ one doesn’t:
1) Johnny told Sally he guessed he’d just have to risk the potential for emotional instability being friends with her would cause him, since his best friend, four-year-old Stevie, had said to him, ‘Sally is not exactly a charmer.’
2) Johnny told Sally to go hang herself on his pappy’s hog slaughtering meat hook.”
Can you tell which of these is pro-‘t-word?’ If not, let me explain it to you like I was in 4th grade: The first sentence depicts the amoral rationale of the multifacetudinously exponentiality of the directive proffered in the Conciliatory Conference held in Dwain’s basement when we were tired of playing PlayStation (Dwain is my other best friend). Unlike the first sentence, which was full of PC BS (politically correct fertilizer, for those of you in higher ed.), the second one establishes a clear, if not lucid, description of why just three days later Sally was found firmly ensconced in the air on…oh nevermind.
Here is why the scenario described in sentence two, the anti-‘t-word’ sentence, is preferred. If you were Johnny, would you like to feel pressured to put up with Sally even though you didn’t like her? Or would you prefer to be honest and truthful—in other words, have her killed? Don’t answer that. (Note: Sally’s viewpoint was not represented here due to her untimely passing.)
The second reason I object to ‘t-word’ is because those who spread it—The Almighty I Know What is Best For Society Scholars—would have the rest of us numbnuts’ believe that we should all join hands in a big circle, sing Kumbaya, and whisper sweet nothings into each others’ ears. Frankly, this would be okay with me because I need a vacation. But, unfortunately, since I’ve used up all my vacation time cutting down 900 year old sequoias in the Amazon, I think I’ll just have to wait until next year.
April 1, 2009
Since rarely do we see politicians with balls, it’s quite a breath of fresh air when someone with a set speaks out against evil in our midst. It was refreshing when Netanyahu formed his powerful coalition, knowing that for at least the time being, America would be cowards. Hopefully now we’ll see Iran put in their place. It’s time for the world to stop f’n around with them.
Only another example of nuance within the Obama Administration. Or wait, is it incompetence? On the other hand, I guess it could be flat-out lying. Who knows anymore? There’s been plenty of each to go around.
March 31, 2009
Witness the amazing illusion provided in this 45-second youtube video. (h/t: iOwnTheWorld.com)
March 26, 2009
Although this blog is primarily political in nature, this quote I find relevant in light of the corruption and tyranny throughout the world. If you do not believe in Christ, substitute the word virtue for Christ.
“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.”
–Ezra Taft Benson
The Founders of this great nation talked of virtue coupled with liberty. It has become taboo to talk of virtue. Instead, we are inundated with sex and other vices daily at every turn. One is considered to be a prude and very uncool to speak of marriage before sex, to speak of abstinence as having the highest percentage for preventing diseases and unwanted pregnancies–even though its 100% fail-proof!
The fact is that it is quite revealing that throughout the media’s and greater society’s love-affair (no pun intended) with sex, the primary cautionary argument is disease and unwanted children. The virtue of chastity (have you ever heard of that word?) is not even part of the discussion. In reality, though, I wonder how many unchaste men and women have feelings of shame and regret because of their sexual “indiscretions.” I’d bet a pack of condoms there are more of these people than the media could ever know. Not that they’d care.
This is one of those things you hear and think, “What? They can’t do that! How can they do that? Why are we letting them do that?”
March 25, 2009
Barack Obama, who has for months now been engaged in ramming unworkable health-care, illegal corporate regulations, an immoral (is that still a word?) social agenda, and a bottomless stock market down our throats is now merely asking that we trust him with taking over non-bank financial companies. I think I’d go with Ronald Reagan’s wisdom when dealing with the Soviets. Remember his infamous ‘trust but verify’ quip? We showed Obama that, as a nation, we trust him by voting him into office. How about we verify what Obama has already done to our country before we just let him lead it to further destruction.