Friday, January 31, 2014

Maines Family Wins the Right to Continue Destroying Son’s Life by Letting Him Think He’s a Girl

I think I’ve written about this before, but I’m going to write about it again, especially since Maine’s highest court just ruled it law:

Transgender students are now allowed to fully identify with the gender of their choosing, including regarding bathroom privileges in public schools.

So if a boy says he really feels like a girl, he’s allowed to use the girl’s bathroom. This is all thanks to the efforts of the Maines family, who noticed their two-year-old, Wyatt Maines, identifying as a girl and decided to run with it.

I don’t know what rationale, if any, they used to come to this damaging decision, which, at best, can be described as horrible parenting and, at worst, is psychologically abusive.

Wyatt, now 16, is a damaged child either way.

The Maines claim they realized their son had “gender identification” issues when he was in third grade and was diagnosed with “gender dysphoria” later on. This is apparently “a recently formed medical diagnosis that describes the psychological distress experienced by people whose gender identification is contrary to the gender they had at birth.”

Thanks for that definition, Portland Press Herald.

A much more reasonable definition would be this though: The result of, at best, grossly under-intelligent and overindulgent parenting; and, at worst, psychological abuse.

It’s exceptionally sad that the Maines and the Maine court system are determined to treat it like it’s a physical disease instead of a mental disorder initiated or encouraged by utterly incompetent parents.

Wyatt, now 16, is a damaged child either way. And we’re celebrating his right to continue being damaged.

That is nothing short of tragic.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

President Obama, the State of the Union Address and Politicians in General Bore Me

Here’s my conclusion about President Obama’s State of the Union address last night: Our politicians are utterly useless.

No. Scratch that. They’re worse than useless. They’re a plague on society, Democrats and Republicans alike. They’re greedy, conniving, soulless snakes who sold themselves to someone other than God a long time ago.

That’s me being nice by the way. And nope, I’m not angry. I’m actually quite calm. Even bored.

Isn’t that sad? It’s getting boring how badly politicians behave.

I didn’t watch the State of the Union last night because I knew I would be bored silly listening to Obama lie, manipulate and deceive with every other word that comes out of his mouth. Even his opening of “my fellow Americans” rings false.

I mean, we’re not his fellow Americans. We’re his vassals. His serfs. His sheep that he can pamper or starve or slaughter at will. Ultimately, he doesn’t care about us any further than he can use us.

For example, that line he gave? The one about women making “up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong,” and an embarrassment and blah blah blah, chirp chirp, beep beep?

Well, that line was only a line, rather like a frat boy hitting on a girl. It wasn’t a promise of commitment or respect. It was a let-me-sweet-talk-you-into-letting-me-use-you-and-lose-you. The proof: The Obama administration is known by now for paying women less than men.

But Obama’s not the only one to blame these days. There's also Max Baucus, the nominee for U.S. ambassador to China, who flat-out admitted he’s unqualified for the job during his Senate confirmation hearing.

“I’m not a real expert on China,” he said, “but it’s my strong belief Chinese people are just as proud as we Americans are proud.”

Wow. That was deep. Just what we need to protect American interests abroad.

I’m sure he’s a Democrat. But even if he isn’t, so what? The Republicans are barely any better as they kowtow to Democrats on enormous matters of state, from immigration and spending. Why did we elect them in the first place?

Right now, the only answer I can come up with to my own question is this: We elect them to titillate us with their irresponsible, immature and insulting behavior.

Only problem is that they’re not even doing that any more. Their bad behavior is just boring.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Amy Glass Thinks Marriage and Families Are for Pathetic and Weak Women

I come from Lancaster County, PA, home of the Mennonite mentality to get married at 18.

I’m not exactly proud of this fact. I much prefer to consider myself a Jersey Girl since I was born in the Garden State. But the truth is that I spent most of my life in Lancaster all the same.

Lancaster has some good points to it. I mean, the place didn’t suffer from the housing crisis at all thanks to its fiscally conservative mentality. But there is a definite sort of sexism that exists there too, with the overarching societal belief being that marriage is a woman’s highest calling.

Being raised by parents who taught me the value of femininity – not to mention life itself – I have to roll my eyes at the notion. It’s simply not true. And it’s dangerous to think otherwise. I’ve seen how buying into the marriage-is-everything lie can lead to misplaced priorities, self-righteous ninnery (i.e. the constant state of being a ninny), and broken homes.

However, it’s just as dangerous to think that marriage and family mean nothing. Belittling wifehood and motherhood can result in being an obnoxious, over-opinionated, close-minded, unlikable and unhappy cow. Like Amy Glass.

Amy Glass is a blogger for Thought Catalog who just earned her fifteen minutes of fame by writing about how she looks “Down on Young Women With Husbands And Kids.” Oh yeah, and she’s “Not Sorry” about it either.

Mooooooooo.

She starts out her rantings by claiming that she has “to fight back vomit” whenever she hears somebody equate feminism with freedom. Her exact words are “Every time I hear someone say that feminism is about validating every choice a woman makes I have to fight back vomit.”

That’s a little intense regardless, but what she actually means is that she wants to throw up whenever someone says the feminist label can comfortably include stay at home moms.

“Do people really think that a stay at home mom is really on equal footing with a woman who works and takes care of herself? There’s no way those two things are the same,” she raves. “Having kids and getting married… aren’t accomplishments, they are actually super easy tasks, literally anyone can do them.”

Really? So is being a cow.

Glass concludes with: “Women will be equal with men when we stop demanding that it be considered equally important to do housework and real work. They are not equal. Doing laundry will never be as important as being a doctor or an engineer or building a business. This word play is holding us back.”

Poor Bessie doesn’t recognize that doing laundry actually is extremely important. If someone somewhere didn’t do laundry, diseases and really bad odors would abound, wrecking havoc on all of those doctors and engineers and business builders. Duh.

She also doesn’t understand – or want to understand – that being a mother is an extremely important job. Good mothers produce good kids who don’t go around ruining their lives or other’s lives. And let’s face it… It’s a lot easier to make sure children are behaving when we’re actually around to supervise them in the first place.

Therefore, good mothers are a crucial element to any truly productive society.

And Amy Glass needs to start considering why she’s really so unhappy that she wants to vomit at the idea of marriage and motherhood. That just doesn’t sound healthy.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Beyoncé Performs “Drunk in Love” at Grammys; Proves Miley Has Nothing on Her

Since everyone’s talking about it, I figured I would watch Beyoncé’s performance of “Drunk in Love” at the Grammys.

When I say performance, I mean performance. And not the kind with a capital P. The famed beauty wasn’t showcasing her voice nearly so much as her well-rounded bottom in a slutty, cheek-baring, S&M-esque, thong of a leotard.

Beyoncé started out the performance straddling a chair, then proceeded to shift positions a few times, often widening her legs like a two-bit hooker and even bending over to twerk at one point, thus giving the audience an up-close-and-personal view of about four fifths (if not seven eighths) of her substantial derriere.

Essentially, the 32-year-old mother of one looked exactly like the kind of trash you would see in a porno or the billboard for a strip joint.

Essentially, the 32-year-old mother of one IS exactly like the kind of trash you would see in a porno or the billboard for a strip joint.

People are comparing her performance to Miley Cyrus’ at the 2013 VMA Awards. And I understand why considering that both of them were crude and desperate cries for attention.

But there’s one very big difference between the two classless exhibitionists. After all, Beyoncé is more than a decade older and therefore has even less of an excuse to think this kind of behavior is in any way, shape or form appropriate.

It’s pathetic when a 20-year-old behaves like a craven animal.

It’s inexcusable when somebody Beyoncé’s age does.

And it’s high time the singer gets a life… and some dignity. If she has any left.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Yankees Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka Gets His $155 Million Contract Cut in Half by Taxes

I am not a baseball fan. I think it’s a horribly boring sport, right up there with curling and golf. If you’re going to take me out to the ballgame, please make it football.

(Go Broncos!)

Play it all you want. I don’t care. Just don’t make me sit there and watch you while you do.

Knowing my aversion to the sport, you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that I don’t understand how in the world Yankees Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka should get $155 million for a seven-year contract. Yet that’s the deal he negotiated, so that’s the deal he should get.

I mean, you would think, right? That’s how a free society is supposed to work, with parties getting paid depending on how much society values their product.

Now, I don’t know if the government hates baseball even more than I do, but it definitely doesn’t think Tanaka deserves that kind of money. Between federal, state and local taxes, the Yankees pitcher will lose 56.1% of his pay.

For those of you who are particularly bad at mathematics, that means his paycheck is cut in half.

What kind of government takes over 50% of a man’s paycheck!

I’m sure that Tanaka will still manage to support himself on the mere $75 million (or whatever) he’ll make over the next seven years. But that’s not the point. It’s HIS money, and he should be able to decide how to legally spend it instead of handing the majority over to a government that doesn’t know the proper value of anything.

Case in point from the Washington Examiner:

“According to new records obtained by the taxpayer watchdog group Judicial Watch, three separate jaunts taken by President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden during last year’s Presidents Day weekend cost at least $295,437. And that’s mostly just for security, not Air Force One or other official costs.”

It seems safe to say then that too many politicians think it’s American’s patriotic duty to keep politicians properly pampered.

It's almost like we’re their slaves and they’re just generous enough to let us keep what we can.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

PBS Showcases Lena Dunham in Its Makers: The Women Who Make America Series

Warning: I’m going to sound like I’m being mean today as I explore what it apparently takes to “Make America” as a woman these days.

The reason why I’m going to be mean is that, according to PBS, it takes being a silly, stupid cow with delusions of grandeur, ginormous self-esteem issues and a propensity for exposing herself to anyone who pays for HBO and bothers to watch Girls.

In other words, it takes being Lena Dunham, a self-made loser and a blight on womankind.

PBS says it plans to air a new installment of its Makers: The Women Who Make America series (which is incidentally unacceptably repetitive), this time featuring interviews with Girls star and creator Lena Dunham and comedian Sarah Silverman. This is the same Silverman who recently performed at “A Night of A Thousand Vaginas,” an “emergency benefit to help Texas women” affected by the state’s new abortion restrictions.

In other words, like Dunham, she’s a talentless, pride-less loser.

This is the kind of person PBS wants to honor for making America what it is today. And let’s face it, what America is today is a mess.

But sure, let’s celebrate the kind of people who make it that way by providing “comedy and drama gold by exploring what it’s really like to be a young woman today.” Those are PBS’ words, not mine. Mine would include pointing out that being “a young woman today” apparently means behaving like a directionless, dangerous little slut.

(Nope, that statement has no claws to it. It’s just the blunt truth.)

Admittedly, I’ve never actually seen Girls before, but I would bet my bottom dollar on the accuracy of my assessment when Dunham herself detailed that Gossip Girl was teens duking it out on the Upper East Side and Sex and the City was women who figured out work and friends and now want to nail family life. There was this ‘hole-in-between’ space that hadn’t really been addressed.” Moreover, she “revere[s] Sex and the City “just as much as any girl of my generation.” It’s apparently an inspiration to Girls’ writers, producers and stars alike.

I did watch that show over a long week battling the flu a few winters ago. And guess what it was about? It was about directionless, dangerous little sluts trying to navigate life by giving it up to some of the most worthless trash New York City had to offer. In real life, I’m sure Carrie and her friends would have contracted a multitude of STDs, and in the show they actually did discuss dealing with unwanted pregnancies and other undesirable complications.

They were losers. Pathetic, shallow, slutty materialists who honestly believed life revolved around their looks, their possessions and sexual fulfillment.

Since that’s what’s making America, America isn’t made of much.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Did you know that 2013 was the world's fourth hottest year on record since 1880?

Yeah, neither did I. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says so, so it must be true.

Now I know that we here in America had a particularly mild January, February and March way back when in 2013. The temperatures were practically balmy for that time of the year. But we also got snow in October, so while it seems safe to say that the seasons were completely mixed up, I'm quite surprised about the "fourth hottest year on record" designation.

Then again, let's not be ethnocentric. That's just America I'm recalling, not the whole wide world.

Yet here's the thing: Europe got its own share of freak snowstorms - something that can't happen when temperatures are significantly hotter than usual, mind you - too. Remember back in our toasty March when Western Europe got more than enough of the cold white stuff to force flight cancellations, strand cars and wreak havoc on commutes across the region?

Or how about reports of Tokyo living out its "heaviest snowstorm in seven years" last January?

Not that I'm saying the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration could possibly be wrong. And I'm definitely not trying to imply in any way, shape or form that it's twisting data or even flat-out lying to suit its global warming agenda on a day when I can't get into work because my car doors are frozen shut. Again.

I'm just saying that I'm surprised to hear the news.

I would never question authority, even when it's proven time and time again just how much it needs to be shoved into a freezing cold snowbank. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Leadership Is Sorely Lacking in America These Days

This morning, bright and early, I received yet another criticism from my CEO. As always, it was via email, and as usual, she CCed about a dozen people on it to point out my incompetence.

Considering that I don’t get any complaints from actual customers and seeing as how she’s not even in her office most days, I can’t say I care all that much about her opinion. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll try to take it into consideration going forward, but I’m not going to flagellate myself for not living up to her oftentimes unclear and sometimes downright impossible standards.

I have a life outside of trying to make her love me, which she never will for reasons that rather escape me. I’m usually quite the likable person, a hard worker and good at what I do.

But I’m not writing today to bad mouth my boss. Not that one, anyway. My supervisor and my supervisor’s supervisor on the other hand? Now that’s another story altogether.

You see, both of them were CCed on that email. Both of them are usually CCed on such correspondences. Yet neither of them ever even try to stand up for me. They don’t give an opinion at all, quietly trying to blend into the background of my supposed stupidity.

This isn’t anything new. I long-ago learned I couldn’t rely on either of them for support or even guidance. They’re cowards who say one thing and do another. In fact, my supervisor’s supervisor even looked over the offending broadcast before it went out, making edits and all.

He always does, mainly because he’s a micromanager. Yet to my knowledge, he has never said as much to my CEO. She blames me fully for every supposed error I make. And he sits off on the sideline and lets her.

Why?

It’s not because he’s a bad guy. He’s actually quite likable as a general rule. But he’s also an utter failure as a leader. He wants the paycheck and he wants the right to put his two cents in, but he doesn’t want to take the fall when things go “wrong.”

Put bluntly, that’s not how leadership works. A real leader isn’t a coward. A real leader acknowledges the truth, even when the truth isn’t flattering.

Sorry, Mr. President and most politicians out there, but it’s true. Nor is it just in business or politics that America finds herself woefully devoid of true leaders. We preach lack of responsibility in education, our families run amok on no discipline, our churches embrace the philosophy of anything goes, and our personal lives are unstructured and destructive.

This kind of “leadership” ultimately leads nowhere good.

After six years of experience with this kind of management, I can honestly say I have no respect for my bosses or my company. After a century of experience, America has no respect for itself.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Maybe Someone Should Tell President Obama About Iran’s Human Rights Record

Please take the time to read the following article, published yesterday by The Washington Free Beacon. Then, after you’ve looked it over, recognize that this is the kind of state President Obama is willing to negotiate with.

Not the American people, mind you, but Iran, a human rights nightmare.

Iran Hangs 40 People in Two Weeks
19 hanged in just one day

BY: Adam Kredo
January 16, 2014 3:33 pm

Iran has gone on an execution binge in the past two weeks, hanging some 40 people, including 19 in one day, according to international human rights groups inside and outside of Iran.

Iran hanged a total of 19 prisoners on Tuesday, including one who was executed publicly, according to the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC), which tracks the Islamic Republic’s flawed judicial system.

Forty executions have taken place since the beginning of January, including 33 in just the past week, according to human rights group Amnesty International.

Iran, which human rights activists say is one of the world’s leaders in the abuse of prisoners, hit an all time execution peak in 2013 when it killed some 529 citizens.

The rate of executions has spiked under the leadership of President Hassan Rouhani despite his claims to be a “moderate” reformer.

More than 300 people were killed in the months after Rouhani assumed office, prompting criticism from human rights activists who criticized him for not living up to his moderate claims.

“The spike in the number of executions carried out so far this month in Iran is alarming,” Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa said on Thursday in a statement. “The Iranian authorities’ attempts to change their international image are meaningless if at the same time executions continue to increase.”

Iran has a penchant for hanging criminals publicly from a cane, where observers can gather to watch the execution.

Iran has officially admitted to killing 21 people since the start of 2014, according to Amnesty, which recorded an additional 19 executions that were not officially reported.

Iran has killed more people since last Thursday than it did in the entirety of January 2013.

Observers say Iranian courts are notoriously flawed and marred by corruption, noting that those convicted of even minor drug offenses are frequently killed.

“In Iran, drug-related offences are tried in Revolutionary Courts which routinely fall far short of international fair trial standards,” said Amnesty’s Sahraoui. “THE REALITY IN IRAN IS THAT PEOPLE ARE BEING RUTHLESSLY SENTENCED TO DEATH AFTER UNFAIR TRIALS, AND THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.” [Note: Innovative Editing’s Emphasis Added.]

Eleven of the 19 executions on Tuesday secretly took place inside Iran’s Rajai Shahr prison of Karaj, located just outside of Tehran, Iran Human Rights reported. Those killed were accused of murder.

Another seven, the majority of them charged with drug offenses, were hanged in various locations across the country.

One man was hanged publicly in the town of Saveh, also located outside of Tehran.

“He was sentenced to ‘twice retribution’ in public, and his death sentence was carried out publicly,” according to Iran Human Rights, which published a picture of the man dangling from a crane.

The execution of drug offenders does not comport with international standards, according to Amnesty, which urged Iran to stop killing people en masse.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

My Thoughts on My Esther Bible Study, Makeup and Who God Made Us Women to Be

I was doing my Bible study on Esther by Beth Moore this morning. And so far, I’m really enjoying it.

It’s got tons of interesting cross-Biblical references, historical details I never knew before, and fascinating tie-ins between Esther’s time in the Persian empire and ours in America. But this morning, I couldn’t help but feel rather disappointed with the author.

Nobody’s perfect, of course, and I never expected Moore to be. So I wasn’t so much surprised to read what she wrote, just sad.

The passage I objected to was about the beauty treatments Esther went through in order to prepare herself to… ummm…  “meet” the king. It took a total of twelve months to turn an already gorgeous girl into a tantalizing treat for a spoiled little brat of a ruler. And when that year was completed, the soon-to-be queen was allowed to dress to impress however she saw fit.

If you’re familiar with the story, you know Esther chose some relatively unassuming look. Moore expounded on that modesty by pointing out how the Bible never says the young woman went makeup-free, only that she was careful not to go overboard. So far, so good. Whatever.

But then Moore took a personal moment to say how happy she was that the Bible doesn’t condemn makeup, strongly inferring that it would be SO horrible for her to go barefaced.

Here’s the thing… I understand that society is and probably always was structured to appreciate, celebrate and even glorify feminine beauty. The first two are fine, the second downright dangerous. Beauty pageants – whether to find the new queen or the new bachelorette – have existed for centuries upon centuries, and women have been told they’re only as valuable as they look for millennium.

But aren’t we as women of God supposed to know better? Shouldn’t we recognize that we are loved and cherished and beautiful no matter whether we’re sweet 16 or 82, drop dead gorgeous by the world’s standards or plain Jane, Rachel or Leah?

Don’t get me wrong: I’m not entirely condemning makeup. While I’m usually far too lazy and cheap to wear the stuff myself, I do carry cover-up for the occasional pimple, skin-toner to compensate what I think is rosacea (but might just be my Scottish heritage) and under-eye concealer in my purse should the inclination to use them strike. And if I’m going to a formal event, I’m probably going to use at least two, if not all three products.

But there’s nothing wrong with how God made us. We’re made both fearfully and wonderfully: freckles, moles, short lashes, birthmarks, thin lips and all.

God made us to want to look our best. But out best has nothing to do with how flawless our faces are. We have eternal and incredible value regardless and even BECAUSE of how we’re created. And we don’t need to change how God made us in order to be truly and enviably beautiful.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Land of the Free and Home of the Brave? Not So Much Anymore…

The way things are going, America should seriously start thinking about changing its slogan.

Land of the free and home of the brave? That used to fit quite nicely. We were pretty unrestricted and courageous across the board… religiously, economically, internationally, personally.

But those days are on the wane as we kowtow to disgusting dictators and relinquish our place as one of the top 10 most economically free countries in the world.

How so? Well, the United States seems to have officially agreed to let Iran play willy-nilly with its nuclear program. As far as I can tell, we caved completely, lifting sanctions and swearing our fealty to the terrorist regime.

I’ve been told the deal included chocolates, champagne and the key to our hotel suite.

Yet how do we get paid for our groveling?

That’s largely to be seen still, though a nuke or two blowing up in American space isn’t at all unthinkable. For the time being though, Iran is content just to stick its collective tongue out at us and say “nana nana na na,” as demonstrated in President Hassan Rouhani’s Twitter message:

“Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation’s interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation’s will”

Nor did he hold back in a recent interview, gloating that “No facility will be closed; enrichment will continue, and qualitative and nuclear research will be expanded. All research into a new generation of centrifuges will continue.”

Considering that we’re pretty much kissing the feet of moral insects, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that our rights are on their way down too. After all, you have to be brave to be free.

According to the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom put out by the Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal, world economic freedom is hitting all-new highs.

America on the other hand? We’ve slipped off the top 10 list after seven straight years of decline.

The Wall Street Journal opines, “It’s not hard to see why the U.S. is losing ground. Even marginal tax rates exceeding 43% cannot finance runaway government spending, which has caused the national debt to skyrocket. The Obama administration continues to shackle entire sectors of the economy with regulation, including health care, finance and energy. The intervention impedes both personal freedom and national prosperity.”

In light of these revelations, I propose we come up with a new slogan: The land of the whipped. Though I guess that’d probably be too honest for a country so terrified of supporting the truth.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Beyoncé Needs to Shut Up About Women’s Rights Too

Sorry ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: I’m going to write about the stupidity of the women’s rights movement again today.

Don’t blame me. Blame Beyoncé. She just had to open her sexy, sexy, stupid mouth for the same Shriver Report that Hillary Clinton recently waxed pointless poetic for.

“Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes,” Beyoncé spouted.

“Humanity requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. So why are we viewed as less than equal? These old attitudes are drilled into us from the very beginning. We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible… We have a lot of work to do. But we can get there if we work together. Women are more than 50 percent of the population and more than 50 percent of voters. We must demand that we all receive 100 percent of the opportunities.”

A few things in response to the self-called Sasha Fierce…

Number one, any adult with a functional understanding of the workforce should know that 77 percent claim is ridiculously skewed. As Breitbart pointed out yesterday, “In a June 2012 report, [FactCheck.org] said that Obama’s claims that a woman only makes 77 cents to a man’s dollar were an ‘exaggeration’… because it is not a job-for-job comparison.”

Second of all, while Beyonce is right that men and women “are equally important and need one another,” she’s the answer to her following question of why we’re “viewed as less than equal.”

It’s because classless acts like her flaunt their beauty and bodies on everything from music videos to magazine covers, posing with come-and-get-me-boys eyes, open mouths, bared breasts and spread legs. These women shove their sexuality down everyone’s throats, resulting in:

1.      Men feeling encouraged to view Beyoncé, et al – and by proxy, women in general – as being predominantly sexual creatures paid to give them erotic peep shows and more.
2.      Women feel discouraged to put our own sexuality in proper perspective beside our brains, personalities and very souls. Our highest calling becomes being as hot as Beyoncé.

Then, to slap all of us losers – both men and women – in the face, the very same Beyoncé scolds us all for treating women with a lack of respect.

What an obnoxious hypocrite!

If we really want to “teach our boys the rules of equality and respect” and “our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible,” then yes, we do “have a lot of work to do”… Starting with deposing sexuality-obsessed people like Beyoncé.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hillary Clinton Needs to Shut Up About Women’s Rights

Hillary Clinton is out there on stump preaching about the importance of granting women’s rights.

[Fighting] to give women and girls a fighting chance isn’t just a nice thing to do,” she states in “The Shriver Report. “It isn’t some luxury that we only get to when we have time on our hands. This is a core imperative for every human being in every society. If we do not continue the campaign for women’s rights and opportunities, the world we want to live in – and the country we all love and cherish – will not be what it should be.”

Oh. Pu-leeze. Do us all a favor and shut it, Hillary.

Women have plenty of opportunities today. Opportunities to advance their education, their jobs and their wealth. We have females in exceedingly well-to-do positions in every industry and faction of American life, proving that traditional forms of sexism where women are legally and societally denied the right to better themselves is long dead and gone.

Yet our society is just as sexist today if not more so after all the “championing” we’ve done so far. The time and money and indoctrination we’ve put into women’s rights has only led to a new form of sexism… championed by us!

I work for a female CEO who’s barely ever in her office because she’s too busy maintaining her roots and her figure. She’s showed up to work before wearing an itty-bitty skirt and her then-boyfriend’s button down shirt… twice… in a row. The woman runs an international company and yet she’s far more focused on maintaining her fading youth than her dignity.

I know a very intelligent woman of maybe twenty-six who interrupts other people’s conversations to show off pictures of her in a bikini.

And then there are the countless co-eds (and beyond) who throw themselves at any man available in order to boost their non-existent self-confidence. That lack of self-respect they have is downright encouraged by the very epitome of “free” women: Hollywood celebrities who make their living based on being physically beautiful.

That kind of behavior is ridiculous regardless, but it’s especially pathetic when American women have full access to amazing educational pursuits. We may have to fight a bit harder to get to the top of certain career piles, but that glass ceiling has been broken too many times to matter anymore. And we have full legal control over our bodies.

What other choices should we possibly demand?

Sorry Hillary, but here’s the cold, sad truth: American women have a gigantic smorgasbord of opportunities before us.

The problem isn’t that we don’t have rights. It’s that we’re choosing to use them in the stupidest ways possible.

Friday, January 10, 2014

“Girls” Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow Take Offense at Reporter’s Nudity Question

I once again have to shake my head at people’s stupidity and callous disregard for language. This time, my chagrin comes courtesy of Girls’ Creator, Star and All-Around Nitwit Lena Dunham.

It’s not like Dunham hasn’t been a self-righteous numbskull before. That seems to be her standard M.O., actually. And it’s not like she’s stooping any lower than usual with her latest comments; but they caught my eye anyway, boringly predictable though they were.

Here’s the scoop:

At the recent Television Critics Association press tour, a reporter asked the Girls panel, “I don’t get the purpose of all the nudity on the show – by [Dunham] in particular…. your character is often nude at random times for no reason.”

Executive Producer Judd Apatow instantly rebuked the guy, calling the question “offensive… you should read it and discuss it with other people how you did that. It’s very offensive.”

Ummm… How was it offensive? If the little nitwit disrobes every other second for no good reason (And is there ever a good reason to get completely naked for the public?), then how is it disrespectful to point out that she’s constantly taking her clothes off for no good reason?

Seems to me the reporter asked a reasonable question based on an unreasonable reality. But that’s the problem… We’re dealing with unreasonable people who don’t like reality.

The un-reasonability continued as Dunham spoke up next, claiming that her rampant nudity is “a realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive. But I totally get it. If you’re not into me, that’s your problem and you’re going to have to work that out with professionals.”

Again, things that make me go “Ummm…” This time, it’s because:

·         Defecating is a “realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive” too. That doesn’t mean it needs to be caught on camera. Just because it’s natural doesn’t make it shareable with the rest of the world. (This also applies to you Twitter, YouTube and Facebook freaks.)
·         Dunham’s defensiveness about the question is telling in how she assumes the reporter is objecting to her, not her lack of decorum. I’m going to throw her own words back in her face and point out that she might want “to work that out with professionals.”
·         That brings me to my third point… Since when is not wanting to see somebody naked an automatic sign of psychological failure? Again, Dunham is proving she needs help.

After she was done, Apatow picked back up with his own brand of delusion, claiming that “Lena is brave enough” to expose herself to the world. She’s “honest.”

So “brave” is now getting naked and “honest” is oversharing?

Somebody call Webster’s Dictionary. Or maybe just a shrink.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Denver International Airport Denies Marijuana Mile High Wannabes’ “Rights”

Here’s a quick quiz for you. Which of the following does not describe the word “right:”

A.    A just claim or title, whether legal, prescriptive, or moral
B.    Adherence or obedience to moral and legal principles and authority
C.    A moral, ethical, or legal principle considered as an underlying cause of truth, justice, morality, or ethics
D.    Undeniable and innate clearance to fly marijuana from Denver International Airport

Just in case you’ve worked really hard at achieving stupidity (indications of such include voting for Obama twice, considering Bill Clinton sexy, and not being able to answer this question in ten seconds flat), the answer is D.

Having clearance to fly marijuana from Denver International Airport is not a right. If anything, it’s a privilege. And it’s an overall dumb one at that.

Out of all the national issues to choose from, I can think of a few dozen worth fighting for before the “right” to fly high. If you disagree, then not only have you undeniably achieved stupidity… You’re also mind-bogglingly pathetic.

Congratulations. I’m sure your mama’s proud.

While marijuana is now officially legal in the not-so-great state of Colorado, taking the substance into Denver International Airport is not.

Read the sign:


But some people are saying that restriction is unconstitutional. It’s their “right” to fly high.

Leave it to CBS to find sob story supporter Teri Robnett, who has suffered from Fibromyalgia for 27 years now. “It’s a chronic pain condition. There’s no cure for it,” Robnet explained, adding that marijuana is “the only thing that works for me.”

I’m very sorry to hear that. Seriously. But that doesn’t make this a case about “rights.”

If you want to argue for exceptions to the law to be made, then go for it. I could honestly care less even though there are still far more pressing issues to be dealt with.

Just don’t bastardize language any more than it already has been by equating your wish – understandable though it may or may not be – to fly high with such inalienable truths as freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of thought.

They’re not the same.

I don’t have the “right” to demand the ability to go through life with a metabolism powerful enough to keep up with my chocolate chip cookie addiction.

Midgets don’t have the “right” to insist on riding hanging roller coasters despite posted safety concerns.

Physically handicapped people don’t have the “right” to gain instant access to taxi cabs the way that non-physically handicapped people do.

In a utopic world, we’d all get our way in every situation. But we don’t live in a utopic world.

And thinking otherwise? Well, it’s just not right.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Obama Comes Back From His Million-Dollar Hawaii Vacation to Talk About the Poor

This morning, I’m going to quote a brief post from online publication Truth Revolt

“Back from his $4 million Hawaii vacation, President Barack Obama seems poised to sound the populist trumpet in an effort to turn the page on 2013’s disastrous Obamacare rollout.

“Many pundits are speculating that Obama, seeing the popularity of liberal populists like New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, will use the current debate over unemployment insurance to engage in more divisive rhetoric:

“The Obama administration has set the stage for a push that could rekindle cries of class warfare – calling for renewed long-term unemployment benefits, a minimum wage increase and a campaign against what Democrats call ‘income inequality.’

“Ahead of his multi-week, holiday vacation in Hawaii, President Obama pushed Congress to move forward on extending federal unemployment benefits that weren't included in the budget deal Senate Democrats and House Republicans struck to fund the federal government for the next two years. The White House has scheduled an East Room event on Tuesday in which the president will appear with people who lost that insurance.

“On Tuesday, that's precisely what Obama did, trotting out unemployed people to push for another boost to unemployment benefits, and citing income inequality as the rationale.

“One potential challenge for the President’s prospective populist push is his own family’s affluence. Despite the President’s public lowering of his own salary, the Obamas' tax returns show a family whose incomes would routinely place them in the highest bracket, with lucrative income streams outside of the White House. Last year, however, the Obama family paid an effective tax rate of only 18 percent.”

Nice to how much he cares… about us paying for his plans while he enjoys all the perks and none of the responsibilities of being President.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Final “Wolf of Wall Street” Script Contains 506 F-Words

There are certain writing tricks that are cheap and require no talent to wield.

Like a “magician” who stacks his deck with 52 identical cards, so is a “writer” who describes too many sexual encounters, sets up too many damsel-in-distress scenes, or pens too many swearwords.

To some degree, I do think all three can have a place in creative writing. But they’re to be used sparingly for several reasons… one being that they don’t reflect well upon their writers.

Any talentless hack can write a sex scene, throw female characters into the path of extreme jerks, or string the proper number of letters together to form the F-word or any other vulgarity. In fact, the first two are about as easy as the last one.

More often than not, those three elements are fillers. They’re lines that push the page count or the movie length up. They don’t actually add any value to the story, in part because there’s no effort or genius behind them.

They’re like particularly bad Prada knockoffs where there’s a letter missing and the stitch work is a mess. Somebody put time into putting the fake together, but the bare minimum at best.

So it’s not only unbecoming, it’s also pathetic when writers resort to such tactics too many times.

That makes Martin Scorsese and his crew pretty unbecoming and pathetic, considering his latest flick, “Wolf of Wall Street.” According to Yahoo!, the film has a total of 506 F-words in it… an average of 2.83 F-words per minute for the 180-minute film.

People, that’s not a script. That’s a trained monkey banging on a keyboard. And a boring trained monkey at that.

I don’t know about you guys, but I want variety in my art. I don’t want to just look at the color blue in paintings any more than I want to read the same plotline in my novels or hear the same word 506 times in a single movie.

I don’t even care what the word is. If Scorsese had substituted every F-word for something else – let’s say, “Flip” or “Faerie” or “Fahrenheit” for all I care – it would still be offensive.

Why? Because Scorsese expects me to pay money to listen to something that has the creative genius of a trained monkey banging on a keyboard!

I deserve better than that. So do you, regardless of whether you realize it or not.

As for Scorsese and his crew? They deserve to never get paid for another piece of “writing” again.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Melissa Harris Perry Apologizes Very Nicely… But There’s Still Reason to Be Concerned

It’s Sunday evening as I write this. I’ve had a beautiful, stress-free day where I went to church to hear an extremely encouraging message, lounged at home with a good book (the latest in Jim  Butcher’s Dresden series… So good!), and got a lot accomplished with personal goals.

So I’m in a good mood, at peace with the world and filled with sisterly love to all mankind.

I’m telling you all this because I want you to understand where I’m coming from when I discuss MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and her on-air apology for last Sunday’s segment, where she set Mitt Romney’s family – particularly his adopted, black grandson – up for ridicule.

She started out her segment by addressing that very issue. Her apology was long, direct and extremely heartfelt as far as I could tell. Towards the end, she even fought off tears.

Conservative site Newsbusters noted, “As apologies go, I’m not sure anyone can do a better job. Harris-Perry is to be commended.

Then it went on… “However, as this is the third high-profile misstep by an MSNBC host in less than two months, it is time for Comcast and NBC to take a serious look at what’s happening at this farce of a so-called ‘cable news network.’

“As Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz asked Friday, ‘[H]as the channel developed a culture in which harsh personal attacks are encouraged, or at least tolerated?’

“As the answer to this question is a resounding ‘Yes,’ it behooves the powers that be at this network to examine exactly what is the culture there that would encourage a child of an interracial family to mock an interracial family all because its patriarch is a Republican.

“Without such an examination, it seems a metaphysical certitude that more MSNBC hosts are going to commit vile on-air transgressions this year.

“Maybe it’s high time Comcast and NBC put a stop to it.”

I’m not going to exactly disagree with Newsbusters, but I am going to expound on its main point. Because this isn’t an MSNBC problem. This is a liberal problem.

Judging by Harris-Perry’s apology, she doesn’t wake up every morning thinking up ways to be a jerk. Yet the liberal mindset made her behave like one anyway for the simple fact that that’s what liberalism does. It’s what it is.

Liberalism pits “us” against “them.” It shoves differences in our faces, whether related to gender, race, party or age. It seeks to strip dignity from anyone who thinks differently until it seems ok to wish people dead in their own vomit or mock family photos depicting different skin colors.

Liberalism is a disease that turns perfectly nice people into cautionary tales of what not to be.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Two Cents on Melissa Harris-Perry’s Stupid Commentary on Romney Grandson

Sometimes I really don’t understand why people open their mouths.

I’d say “sometimes I really don’t understand why LIBERALS open their mouths,” but conservatives can be absolute morons at times too. So I’ll stick with people… even if it is a liberal this time who should learn the beauty of silence and keeping one’s racist, insensitive, ridiculous opinions to oneself.

I know I’m a bit late to the game on the whole MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry thing, but I’m going to tackle it anyway.

On Sunday, December 29, 2013, the little loser featured Mitt Romney’s Christmas family photo on her “What’s So Funny About 2013?” segment.

Why was it so funny? Because, in the shot, Romney is holding two youngsters, one of whom is a black baby, the adopted son of one of his children.

Apparently, this is hilarious. At least Harris-Perry and her panel thought so.

“One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same,” Pia Glenn sing-songed upon seeing the photo. And “comedian” Dean Obeidallah said “It really sums up the diversity of the Republican party and the RNC, where they have the whole convention and they find the one black person.”

What. The. Heck?

It’s a snapshot of a biracial family. I genuinely don’t understand the humor here. I’ve known families with adopted children of other colors and I’ve known families filled with an even wider variety of skin shades. I never once thought that worth a joke, on-air or off.

Speaking of varying skin shades, I believe Harris-Perry herself has biracial parents!

Even if she wasn’t though, there’d be no excuse for her racist, insensitive, ridiculous comments. She apologized, which is all well and good, but the fact remains that she thought it appropriate to “go there” in the first place. This was planned, reviewed, accepted and expressed!

What a pathetic human being that she couldn’t see how inappropriate it was right from the get-go. If I were her, I'd work a lot harder at concealing what a loser I was.

In other words, she should really learn to keep her mouth shut more often.

(DISCLAIMER: Mom, if you’re reading this post, I’m sorry for using the word “loser” since I know you hate it so much. But I think you’ll agree that anybody who makes racist jokes about a poor, innocent little baby is anything but a winner.)