Hillary gets $225K for a U of Nevada speech in which she talks about…the heavy burden of student debt. Shameless. http://t.co/sTkYJYn87J
In today’s business and political climate, you are going to take crap for things you take part in, much less for things you feel strongly about? In today’s world are businesses allowed to choose what clients they wish to grant service to or not?
Let the consumer be ware; and so let the consumer decide through the use of free will and choice, if necessary, to choose another service provider to their liking.
Does a restaurateur have the right to deny services to somebody for whatever reason? Do certain restaurateurs have the right to only hire women and expect these women to dress in revealing clothing as part of company policy and marketing plan? Isn’t this gender discrimination, or what some would say exploitation? Not that there is anything wrong with Hooters, but it makes a good example of that last question. Is a policy of “no shoes, no shirt, no service”, too much?
Does an advertising agency if asked to make a commercial, (for lets say) a pro-life organization, or if they are asked by a politician with a political philosophy that they don’t agree with, can they refuse service and decline the client’s patronage?
Should people who practice the religion of Islam refuse to handle alcohol or any pork products? Should the practice of allowing businesses who advertise kosher food handling and kosher foods, be forced to be more inclusive of other religion and their practices according to the customer’s religious guidelines?
Does the company that produces M&Ms have the right to refuse to print a logo, or a saying, on a client’s order for custom candy, M&Ms, or do they have the right to refuse such order on the bases according to some company policy, or philosophy, or even politics? Who sets the company policy and or philosophy, or politics, in that culture? Are company’s or corporation’s silently also in the business of changing society’s excepted popular beliefs or moral standings?
Not to exaggerate to any great level of being ridicules, but every point made has a story or a lawsuit behind the asking of these questions; except those points with regards to “Kosher foods”. But asking the hard questions sometimes requires exaggeration, it can help drive points home or develop new thought…
If you are running a business in today’s political climate, you better be aware of how your reactions could affect your business. Even how you react to the folks who “bother you”—regardless of the reason—it is just as important to your business as how you may react to your ideal customer. Both deserve courtesy and mutual respect. But this doesn’t mean that you have to leave your beliefs or how you choose to live your life at home, completely separated, because you’re in business.
Jack Phillips, 57, refused to bake a wedding cake for Denver residents David Mullins, 29, and Charlie Craig, 34 – despite it being claimed he was happy to make one for two dogs.
The couple sued him and won in a landmark case, which saw the Colorado Civil Rights Commission unanimously declare free speech and business should be separate.
Jack Phillips said “If it’s just a birthday, I have no problem with that. My issue is that I don’t want to be forced to participate in a same-sex wedding.”
He lost the Gay discrimination case brought against him and his business. The case seems to say you can’t discriminate while we use the court system to legally “discriminate” against your particular values. Because we all live in the real world of a free market system that says, you have the right to go elsewhere, to the competition if you must, to spend your money in exchange for services rendered. Why was this even a case?
Why wasn’t this case just thrown out then? Why would one individual with curtain beliefs be compelled to comply or suffer economic consequences, at the request of another group and their beliefs?
Is this a type of bullying?
Is that a type of modern-day slavery? Demanding that one person perform services against their own free-will, and to the likes of another?
There are those who would compare Gay-rights to Civil-right, but do they compare? Both claim to be born into their existence. But scientifically only one between the two has an element of personal choice. There has never been any person of color that has chosen to be some other color and by choice alone, then changed. There has been however lots of claims by people that they made a choice in being Gay or becoming straight.
Who among us has the right to empower ourselves with more power, demanding more human rights, while trampling other people’s human right, or the ability to follow their religious consciences. In following any religious convictions there should be only one rule—anything goes providing others aren’t hurt or endangered by them.
Isn’t that the essence of having freedom to worship, freedom of religion, and the separation-of-church and state?
This case isn’t really over sour grapes and wedding cake. It is the first shots fired in the war against religious beliefs, asking government to support and choose between, those who would rather install their religion of non-belief over those who claim any belief in God. Regardless what religion that seems to be for the moment. Christians seem to be fair game in going after, while no one ever questions why Gay rights activists never seem to ever go after Islam—a religion that doesn’t even recognize or has any willingness to embrace any love for Gay people.
So I will ask again. In today’s world are businesses allowed to choose what clients they wish to grant service to, or should that choice only be granted to anything but religious beliefs?
There used to be some expectations in general for everyone to be respectful of everyone they come in contact with in public. Remember when business owners had the right of refusal—“No shoes, no shirt, no service”? Back then, there were more expected freedoms, if offended in having to wear shoes or a shirt we could have just as easily gone out and created a business that catered to the shoeless and shirtless clientele. It’s all in the exercise of free choice. Because when a person is changed against their will, they’ll remain of the same opinion still.
Rather than fighting any wars in court between the religious and those who claim to be non-religious affiliated, we should all see there are economical missed opportunities here. Perhaps there is more room in the market place for a gay baker willing to bake cake for anyone or for any services, then there is for any bullying attempt to destroy people and their businesses through the power of the government, that practice a religion that you disagree with.
The best thing about a free market system is that system will all on its own allow for success and failure, by allowing individual’s to choose for themselves which business they will support, what products they will buy, what particular specialty products they which to have and desire for their money.
Government loves cases like this; it weakens everyone’s liberty, by weakening religious liberty. You may feel all safe and secure claiming no religion, having no religious beliefs, holding steadfast to a non-religious belief systems; but in the end it takes the same level of faith to believe in something, as it does to develop an non-belief in that same thing; so all liberty for everyone is affected by government involvement just the same with this issue.
Because people create businesses or corporation’s it’s only natural for those same businesses and corporation’s to be run according to individuals and their beliefs. If there is no business to provide your particular requested services, to your standards—seize the capitalist opportunity and service that market. That way competition will decide. Because if a government is powerful enough to grant you everything, it is also powerful enough to at some point take everything from you.
Unintended consequences have a way of destroying perfectly good but not particularly well thought-out dreams. When you throw the government into the mix, and when they’re perfect by batting 1000, giving a 100% guarantee that unintended consequences will multiply, liberty and common sense slowly erodes away.
Baker who lost gay discrimination case will stop making wedding cakes http://dailym.ai/1ucJHOD via @MailOnline
Judge Howard M. Shore’s courtroom seems to be full of ceremonial vandals, people dressed in black; these days Judges seem to be attacking our constitution from the bench. Attacking the very foundation that was to be one of Governments most precious founding principles, empowering individuals to have and to enjoy freedom, with no fear of governments taking away their God-given rights, in addition to enjoy their lives with limited government.
Today the trial began in the case of a San Diego man who is being charged with 13 counts of vandalism for writing anti-big-bank-slogans with water-soluble children’s chalk on the sidewalk outside of three Bank of America branches in Mid-City.
Judge Shore granted a motion to prohibit Olson’s attorney from mentioning the First Amendment, free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial. Judge Shore ruling sighted a state “Vandalism Statute” that apparently does not mention First Amendment rights. Judge Shore apparently places his judgeship’s power, as a gift given to him by the state government, as being greater in this case than to the federally guaranteed constitution, and bill of rights. Individual rights like free speech; whether this free speech is expressed in words out in the open, or in public, or expressed in a non-Permanente medium such as words written in chalk, was not his place to place judgment in the way as he did ordering the exclusion of the terms–free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial.
Judge Shore’s mind-set had already decided sidewalk chalk is far to dangerous of an expression to allow it to continue. Over looking that it was written on a sidewalk owned by the public, not by any person or corporate entity. He could have just as easily laugh at the case and then thrown it out? You know…using some common sense?
Let that sink in for a moment. You can burn an American flag; march with signs expressing the death of a sitting president (at least this was the case while President Bush was in office), or make movies of the same, no matter if you’re expressing yourself by the written word or in pictorial, you can attempt to shut down a privet business by protesting it–shouting at customers as they attempt to shop there. But Liberals count that as free speech / freedom of expression / or an artistic expression…etc. But should you use water-soluble chalk that can easily be washed off of any side-walk, using words against a Bank who received government bailout money in order to survive, well that’s considered unacceptable or vandalism; a type of “Vandalism” worthy of stripping the freedom of expression, and free speech from those who choose to use chalk as their medium at least?
What is next? Are children playing with chalk on city sidewalks now having to answer to the law? Will we need to re educate them to proper sidewalk chalk usage?
In this nation where the use of chalk on the sidewalk is now being considered as “Vandalism” and having the potential and possibility of punishment, perhaps a prison sentence? Our nations leaders are now seemingly becoming energized with a zealots zeal to protect the public from itself while preserving their own power, yet they are paralyzed to engage in deportation proceedings of an illegal alien caught sneaking across our countries boarders. Refusing to see that the publics safety is being placed at risk, at the same time acting as if chalk writing is the end all in public risk?
I wonder what would happen to any illegals, if they chose to express themselves against deportation in chalk? Prison sentences? Or an offering of a wet-nap napkin, so they can clean their hands and be then sent along their way?
Where is the common sense in all of this? What is potentially more detrimental to society…chalk…or spray paint vandalism, or ________? (You can fill in the blank)
In another case, Mackinney v. Nielsen 69 F.3d 1002 (9th Cir.1995), a court ruled that use of chalk was not considered vandalism. The law was later changed to define vandalism as defacement “with graffiti or other inscribed material.” Chalk fits this perfectly? Considering it disappears with rain, or man-made rain. Wouldn’t you like it if Graffiti would disappear off your building, homes fencing so effortlessly, so easily? Damn Chalk! Someone needs to make a law?
Liberals didn’t like the outcome of that case so they changed the law. The law now so vaguely defined that children using chalk to make hop-scotch squares to play could be considered criminals, menaces to society, or vandals depending on the definitions of the offended. Written words shouldn’t be considered “Graffiti” simply because someone disagrees with those words and their meanings, even if they are written in chalk claiming defacement of property. With no difference in degree of defacement to how hard it is to clean up, but defacement the same, akin to someone using spray-paint to Graffiti someone’s building or egging someone’s property, or toilet papering someone’s house, yard, and trees?
We are slowly becoming a society where common sense is going extinct within the legal systems judgments, causing a rapid erosion of our rights guaranteed by our founding as God-given. These same rights aren’t being upheld or protected at all costs by our government or its legal system, but now are openly attacked. We are seeing the constitution and the bill of rights actively vandalized by black-robed political activists, using a majority rule mentality and personal interpretations of the founder’s intent. Politicians and judges are shaping public opinions according to their social engineering models within their own minds. Their decisions seem to be in line with political acquaintances, friends, partners, and co-collaborators, and the religion of populism. Whose God and goals and worship seem to be unfettered power for themselves. In other words, “Tyranny”! Tyranny is never experienced by those in power. So the powerful embrace tyranny as the means to stay in power, to remain above the law, beyond having to comply too it, permanently positioned as if they were God’s of society that can do no wrong.
To these power-hungry people, the written word of disagreement in chalk or on any sidewalk, billboard, or even books, must be stopped at all costs. What must be stopped is instead, people who would hold the constitution in the same light as being just as easily eroded away and destroyed, as chalk words on a sidewalk during a rain storm. Because it opposes their demand for the public to worship, to comply to “Tyrannical leadership”.
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Chalking the plank: Judge won’t allow bank protester to claim first amendment rights, by Dorian Hargrove, http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/news-ticker/2013/jun/25/chalking-the-plank-judge-wont-allow-bank-protester/, @SDReader
Why does Obamacare resemble medieval medical shock therapy, then some benevolent, compassionate, reasonable socialist health care? Modern insurance companies have been birthed out of the ideas of socialism–where all must pay so few can benefit from it. Insurance is a calculated gamble or bet at best, where the house… like socialism always wins. So there is no surprise in hearing news like.. at least half of all hospitals nationwide now charge upfront ER fees, in an effort to combat the cost of supplying treatments to less serious medical emergencies? With the roll out of Obamacare, insurance purchased through government exchanges are supplying insurance policies that require higher deductibles in order to lower monthly costs to the clients. But people who buy these insurance policies are thinking we have health insurance now with nothing more to pay out-of-pocket. Surprise! The house by design always wins. You have insurance with high out-of-pocket expenses, a high-deductible plan whose requirements are in the advent they should need any medical attention, you’ll need to pay-up first sucker!
So hospitals hoping to head off the impending disaster of services rendered without payments, are now asking patients to pay out-of-pocket deductibles first, before any treatments. Looking at the state of Illinois, Cook county to be specific, the lowest insurance cost offered on the exchanges by monthly premium paid…has a $4000.00 annual deductible for individuals and a $8000.00 per family annual deductible. That’s 20 of the 22 plans offered that have that high of an annual deductible.
So if you have a medical procedure that would cost $3750.00, a signal person would have to pay out-of-pocket the total amount because insurance doesn’t kick into action until getting over the individual $4000.00 deductible limit.
Some are blaming the computer glitches on the heavy traffic, people trying to get insurance all at once; but it may just as well be the design of the programs themselves? Making people first, plug into the system their various info before even getting to the nuts and bolts of the monthly cost of the darn thing? So by design these exchanges, those government-run insurance exchanges are slowing down the flow of info both gathering it from individuals and then providing the cost of it– that information where healthy younger people will have the bulk of the cost of paying into the government plan. So if they need some future medical procedure that needs to be preformed—they will also have a sizeable financial nut to crack by paying higher deductibles first.
Once younger people realize this, there will be no surprise that most young people will exercise their rights to opted-out, rather paying the penalties for not having insurance because they more than likely will be paying for medical procedures in total because of the high deductibles anyway.
With high deductible insurance, individuals will need to save up the amount of money to cover the deductible out-of-pocket costs, or suffer the consequence of going bankrupt do to some future medical procedure not totally covered by insurance. Something that Obama promised wouldn’t happen under his plan—He said paraphrased–“You wouldn’t lose your doctor if you like the one you have… You shouldn’t have to go bankrupt because someone in your family got sick… Your insurance premiums would not cost you more; in fact it would save the average American $2500.00 per year in out-of-pocket expenses.” All of these assumptions, distortions and yes I personally believe them to be calculated lies, are just supporting the fraud that Obamacare really is. A ginormous fraud enshrined in law that will hurt more people financially than help people. In fact it may just as well cause people to avoid getting annual check-ups—that may lead to more sick people needing procedures that could have been avoidable, now being placed on the government’s social net expense account.
That giant sucking sound your hearing right about now, is the deflation of the American economy. Where people have to save more to cover high deductibles, spending more to pay for insurance they are being forced to buy because of the government Affordable Care Act; leaving so much less for people to spend in the economy. Because the American economy is 70% consumers buying crap, who are now forced into saving and spending their money on things not by their own choosing, It’s reasonable to say that Obamacare will lead the economy down that road to slow—to slowing growth at best, one could also say reasonably that Obamacare is strangling the golden goose and it’s up to conservatives to save this endangered species from extinction.
When it comes to the extreme, and heated, or what one could characterize as being uncivil name calling and rhetoric, it’s usually the Democrat party pointing the fingers at the Republicans. Who just happen to be in opposition to one of their prized political policies. With the Government shutdown, the Republicans have had to endure names like (“Economic terrorists, crazies, tyrants, saboteurs, obstructionists…etc.”).
Orson Welles once said—and I’ll paraphrase—the farther people get from the truth, the more they hate the people who actually speak it.
Often the Democrats explain themselves as having won the election—having done so, that must also now mean that all of the people are now in favor of whatever Democrat policies are in place or even the ones that they can still dream up. Too then stand in the way is seen as being against the will of the people. They willingly wrap themselves up in the mantra of majority rule when it suits them. But under the previous Presidency, G. Bush, the Democrat cattle call was, the minorities need to have shared power, power of their own, or the republicans will abuse them with their power.
It shows the abusive intent of the liberal Democrat to abuse equally so when they’re in power, or in control. They assume control through elections using the excuse of we have a majority. But then are also willing to excuse themselves in abusing the majority in favor of the minorities, using the tactics of superior moral standing. Both sides of the equation in the proses loose liberties and freedoms; compelling some to comply and others are showered with charitable gifts in exchanged for their votes.
In other words, with Obamacare Democrats are quick to say it’s the “Law of the land”. As if laws made by man can’t be changed, exchanges, made new, replaced, or even done away with entirely; forgetting all the while the Democrats evolved stance in supporting changing the “Definition of marriage, or even at one time we had legal slavery.” Laws that been actively lobbied to be changed or have already been changed for the betterment of the nation as a whole. But Marriage wasn’t any law of the land liberals say? But there was some 6000 years of traditional—religious traditions /moral laws. The democrats view seems to have changed– we can’t have laws that enshrine discrimination or bigotry, now can we? An accusation within such an argument, is designed to undermine the opposition—what they are saying is that religious moral laws are supporting discriminations or bigotry enshrined within their moral laws? But is it?
If it is a conservative value, principal everything can be changed, nothing is written in stone. But not so with liberal progressives, or Democrats, now their principles or values and policies, are written in stone. Or so they act as if they are. That’s why the bitter name calling.
Funny how conservatives allow for people to choose for themselves. But the Democrats need to be pushed kicking and screaming into excepting, forced into complying, with the strong handed government using the power of restrictions, regulations, laws, and the fear of punishments, or forfeitures of wealth or personal property, or even imprisonment to get people to comply.
Everything Democrats do is to push an agenda and orchestrate the public into becoming useful idiots, distorting everything to hide the truth, keeping people from making well-informed decisions.
A great example of this is the recent demonstrations of the Occupy Wall Street crowd, or the Immigration rally the other day while parks were shutdown to everyone else, and then the Million Veteran March yesterday; with the Occupy and Immigration rallies, the police and law enforcement were not sent out in droves as they were with the Vet’s yesterday. Why?
I would guess the tactics of the Democrats in power orchestrated certain groups for public opinion, photo opportunities, in order to push their agenda and increase their power over everyone at the same time. Democrat supporters and demonstrators know what the parameters are going into the demonstrations—you don’t have to send out the police other than for show. They know who the players are. They know what is going to happen, because it is planned for, and orchestrated for maximum sympathetic effect.
But with groups like the Vet’s or the Tea-party rallies, the Democrats see this as an assault on their power, not a unified defense of lost liberty’s or freedoms. Who would challenge the majority rule right? But with the Vet’s rally / demonstration the question is what is going to happen—because these people are exercising their rights—Democrats are more inclined ( Because you’re not in control of those people) to send out forces in opposition to them.
The Democrats are no longer doing what is in the best interests for the country using the pillars of liberty and freedom, or the constitution, along with an understanding of the declaration of Independence, to promote individual opportunities by maximizing everybody’s true human potential. Their policies and tactics are ones of destroying, any and all opposition to what they believe to be a moral superiority. In creating dependency, they maximize power and control.
In the public arena it’s not that Republicans are conservatives, or that the Democrats are liberals. It’s not that the Republican Party lines have been hardening and the Democrats lines have become spaghetti soft red lines easily moved as the political wind blows; there are exceptions on both sides. In the public arena, it is generally viewed as an all-or-nothing choice. And why wouldn’t it be? After all of the heated rhetoric, and name calling; if you then make out your opponent to be something like the “Devils spawn”, or sadistically out of touch, how could it then be even moral, in trying to negotiate a solution? So how is name calling like economic saboteurs, economic terrorists, crazies, tyrants, obstructionists…etc. not harden the political lines? Again would it even be moral in trying to negotiate a solution when you have pushed 50% of the population towards the crises cliff of your own making? What does the breaking point look like when and if a political party wishes to be true to its moral convictions of what is right or wrong?
Wouldn’t leadership rather put their own agenda aside for the sake of true leadership, doing everything in avoiding crises in favor of finding solutions that unite the nation positively. Before doing such damage to such an extent where the nation becomes united in your political destruction?
“Terrorists,” “crazies,” “tyrants,” along with lies, distortions, and man-made-crises, in addition to spending vast sums of borrowed money; these are, the new religious weapons of robust incrementalisim worshiped by the ruling class, which exchanges the ideas of freedom and liberty with chains of slavery.
Just after the government shutdown the national parks department what could only be speculated on were on orders from the oval office itself, then blockaded the WWII memorial. What is to be gained by apply political pressure to what everyone seems to refer to “as the greatest generation”? On Tuesday an Honor Flight of World War II veterans arrived to visit the memorial erected in their honor. For their service, and sacrifice to this nation. But these now old men and women arrived to see blockades erected to an open air outside memorial, effectively keeping them out to receive the honor bestowed on them by the government of the United States while they were yet still alive to enjoy it. For many of these vet’s it would be a trip of a life time, perhaps the last opportunity in this life time?
What kind of government instructs a national park service to blockade the WWII memorial? What sadistic person would decide to abuse old people in this manner? Not to mention veterans that at one time were asked to run head long into enemy fire without question; only now to be used as useful political pawns when they’re on their last journeys in life?
These kinds of trips mean so much to these people, their stoic views as they look onto lost memories and lost buddies, those quiet gazes, contemplations, those tearful observations, those untold sacrifices both physical and emotional. Then to hold at arm’s length away their memories hidden deep within unspoken thoughts quietly displayed within an escaping tear rolling down their cheeks as they would while looking at this memorial is an unforgivable abuse.
The motives and motivations of these disciples of destruction within our government, those very people who would decide not allowing the vet’s to be alone in the memorial, after they took it upon themselves to crash the gates. Ok crashing the gates was a kind of over statement, but then that was Tuesday. Wednesday the park was instructed to make a more permanent blockade–to wire the steel gates shut. Why would this administration ratchet up the force against old heroes, and rhetoric in the marketplace of ideas?
They themselves have been quietly clamoring to avoid the crushing effects of socialism under Obamacare. After all the divided power of the government is distasteful to Mr. Obama who in the end demanding that he and he alone will decide. Who will be placed under the law, who will be left to comply too it? Who will pay the price for standing in the way? Unfortunately that leaves the WWII vet’s smack dab in the middle of a political fight as pawns.
Imagine for a moment, this administration found it more important to protect the WWII memorial from its veterans of that Great War in their closing days of life, with more man power and force, then sending ample men and equipment to protect the embassy and our ambassador in Benghazi. All over Obamacare; a law that has fundamentally changed America from full-time employment being able to pursue happiness, to part-time employment with diminishing happiness; in short it is a job graveyard—R.I.P. your hours, your dreams, your coverage, your memorials, and your service.
Has Obama backed America into a corner with his Mr. MaGoo style foreign policies? How could he have not seen this coming? He seems to be able to trick congress into compromising itself to his will without any problems. But with Putin… he is the one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest, not quite being able to understand why he is the one bent over.
In review some time ago Obama threw a childish power tantrum and took out his crayons and drew red lines, on walls, floors, or on some maps…? Who really cares where the lines were drawn? All that Obama knew was that it somewhat worked for the leader of Israel so he copied it. No points for originality.
Sometime later Obama found out those lines drawn in sandbox’s with crayons doesn’t work, nor does it reflect power in the eyes of tyrant’s playing in the Middle East’s sand box. What to do?
Unleashing Kerry with some tough talk was the answer. After all “Lounge lizards” aren’t all that big on wimpy turning tough when dealing with bullies, but they’re long on talk. Kerry said in his best Harman Monster’s voice, “You better play nice or else…we may have to have some kind of military response.” But refused to say what this exactly was going to be. But to his credit did say, paraphrased “It will be an exceedingly small but muscular response.” Small but muscular??? Is that when you send the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team to Syria and punish Assad and Putin into submission?
Today we have Putin the leader of Russia, so completely kicking America in the nuts politically speaking, that the Israeli’s are starting to moan and groan. It has never been about chemical weapons for Obama. After all he could have voices similar opinions when Saddam of Iraq gassed his own Kurds with “Chemical WMD weapons”! Instead he danced around blaming Bush for a war for Oil. It is hard to believe a man who supports late-term abortion. Honesty, when the attention of the world is drawn to some 400 plus kids killed by chemical WMD’s in Syria, but already Obama has a record with his silence of not giving a damn about chemical weapons, it’s about politics, not the future value of some terrorist’s offspring.
Obama would rather pass the ball to Putin. Whose record according to the UN is its self in violation with the chemical weapons act. So we are going to have Russia police a tyrant on how to eliminate questionable weapons that by themselves are having trouble being honest about?
All the while Putin puts out a op-ed that demonstrates his ability to quote the “Declaration of Independence” better then Obama and crew, while making the claim that everyone is exceptional not just America. He said that everyone was made equal by God.
Obama only seems too stutter when he tries to mention God? Imagine Putin comparing a command and control style government that he is leader of as being the same kind of exceptional as America? With no real response from Obama to these statements, he must also be thinking Putin’s is right? Just the fact of Putin making statements in his op-ed to Americans, is a kind of slap in the face to Obama. After all Putin probably has a higher rating then Obama does now, as he tries to maneuver himself into the top running position for the next Nobel Peace Prize.
In short, handing the ball to Putin in the Syria’s game leaves the foreign policy makers saying one thing while doing another. We now are forced to support Putin / Assad against the opposition after we said we are for moderate opposition groups to take out Assad and replace him. I didn’t know there were Moderate terrorists, less lethal al Qaeda types screaming death to Israel and America / the big Satan?
Mr. MaGoo Obama, leader of the coom gang, can I give you a novice’s advice?
Having Russia broker a peace deal with Syria is a little like asking Lindsy Lohan to hold your drugs.
Even Mr. MaGoo could see without his magnifying glass….that what makes America exceptional over every other country in the world today and in history of the world. Is we are born with God-given rights that transcends the will of the Governments, and that we our government was founded with separated powers and enumerated powers based on the timeless principals—that all men were created from birth yearning to be free. Our exceptionalism comes from the fact throughout history until the founding of this nation (America) there has been no other type of government that places God above their own powers to govern.
Tyrants never come to power promising “Tyranny”, they come to power spewing “Hope and Change”!
Liberalism for the comfortably numb.
We have slipped down that slippery slope of liberalism to a point where we as a society are engaging in an open holocaust against “Words”!
The mad scientist dissection is nothing short of a modern mass murders dismemberment of the English language and discarding the verbal bodies in the blast furnace of political correctness. Yes some words have just got to go! The world is full of words that support, hate, and are just unwanted in general because of that childhood saying which turns out to be wrong—“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words may never hurt Me.” expressed by a thin-skinned liberal.
With the loopy lexicon of modern times today’s society has become hyper offended over what seems to be a speck in society’s eye, missing completely the blinding beam being pushed into everyone else’s eyes through political correctness. There are those people that are on a crusade to vanquish words from our vocabulary that could also offend people. Those kinds of people that are offended far too easily, or the ones who run around just looking for offences and then complain, or the thin-skinned who also have a problem with self-esteem. It is one in the same in the whirlwind of shallow thinking within the minds of liberals. Now just think for a moment, how easy it is to become offended because those types are unwilling to build up their own self-esteem? Does society have a greater responsibility to caress, cuddle, or even embrace anyone’s low self-esteem, then regulate everyone else’s life to your pleasures?
Can we eliminate one offence without offending another, even in the slightest way? You can please some of the people some of the time, but never all of the people all of the time.
How can fisherman, clergyman, mankind, journeyman, and freshman somehow reflect gender biases in a negative way? Should we then change “Freshman” to become “First-year-student?
SEATTLE, April 22 (Reuters) – Washington state’s governor signed into law on Monday the final piece of a six-year effort to rewrite state laws using gender-neutral vocabulary, replacing terms such as “fisherman” and “freshman” with “fisher” and “first-year student.”
“This was a larger effort than I had envisioned. Mankind means man and woman,” said Democratic state Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle.
Democratic state Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle never considered that for the liberal left it seems never to be content with bending, distorting their own minds, it is about distorting yours too in an effort to bring about a feeling of self-importance, accomplishment in their minds and the hell with your feelings, your mind-set, and your offence.
The new gender-neutral references, for example, include “journey-level plumber” instead of “journeyman plumber,” “handwriting” in place of “penmanship,” and “signal operator” for “signalman.”
“There’s no good reason for keeping our legal terms anachronistic and with words that do not respect our current contemporary times,” state senator Kohl-Welles.
There isn’t any good reason, or any better terms as replacements to those old out dated words. It is for the most part a liberal war on man / men and any compound word containing them. The words “airmen” and “seaman,” for example, probably will not be changed due to objections from the military. Civil engineering terms such as “man-hole” and “man lock,” also will not be changed because no common-sense substitutes could easily be found as of yet. And so the manipulation, and the gray matter massage continues it attack on common sense and critical thinking.
Manipulation must have slipped by in the first wave of attacks on “men” with the first three letters of that one?
Waging war on the true wicked culprits of social discourse, “Men / Man”, should be held right alongside of “Women’s health”, “Women’s rights”, as being the same kind of gender bias, being too focused and gender specific, net alone containing the word “Men” within them? How this different to the gender specific words clergyman, mankind, journeyman, or even penmanship? Even the some advertisements or presentations of “Brest cancer awareness” is being pushed in a gender specific way in the public’s mind towards “Women’s health issues” as if men don’t also have issues with breast cancer. Where is the fairness? Where are the gender neutral terms to eliminate all and any biases? Should we just add small print foot notes to any words and or terms so they can escape political correctness that has run amok?
Changing terms to reflect current contemporary times has nothing to do with it. Social engineering does! Such engineering produces reluctance to have an effective opposition to political views in an unflattering way towards liberal policies. That is the goal and the tactic of the liberal left. It is about control, and their feelings of being socially superior to your small-minded conservative views. It is the attempt to eliminate personal free choice, and install command and control style socialism, forgetting all the while—“A person changed against his / her own will is of the same opinion still.”
So off-color terms like fisherman, clergyman, mankind, journeyman, freshman, and penmanship defiantly have to go immediately, whereas at the same time and instantaneously airmen, seamen, man-hole, man lock, or even women’s health, gets a temporary reprieve. Only so long as needed until we can declare a winner to this game of gray matter twister, by the presentation of the kinder gentler replacement terms to be used.
Declaring such a winner isn’t going to be easy though. In Seattle, Washington there is a movement to upstage the gender specific replacement terms with the newly unlikable terms produced by enlightened closed-minded new age liberals. Seattle bans the use of “citizen”, and “brown bag”. And you never thought just how the terms could even be offensive?
A memo which was circulated within local government in Washington State, before being leaked to local TV station KOMO News, advised state workers that they should refrain from using such phrases in official business.
According to the memo, the word ‘citizen’ is offensive to those Seattlelites who are residents in the city, but not US citizens.
The phrase ‘brown bag’ is offensive for its having been used as a verb during racial segregation in the United States. When deciding whether or not a black person was light-skinned enough to enter a private residence, servants would ‘brown bag’ them: using a paper grocery bag to gauge their skin tone.
The memo’s author Elliott Bronstein, who works in the city’s Office for Civil Rights, wrote: “Luckily we’ve got options. For ‘citizens’, how about ‘residents’?”.
“To replace ‘brown bag’”, he continued, tackling the offensive phrase that employees use to describe their packed lunches, “we can go with ‘lunch-and-learn’ or ‘sack lunch’”.
And to think the director of the Office for civil Rights, as a real job is to keep the perception of the never-ending war and civil rights alive, and on front page. I am sure all of the left leaning liberals are just propping themselves up with accolades and at-a-boy slaps on the back, along with dreams of being an Olympian gold medalist, “The mental twister champion of the world”. Of course all of their efforts are fueled by buying lunch from the somewhat racy business that also goes by the name “Brown Bag’s” lunch cart. Located just outside of the governmental offices that helps to produce, and promotes this war on words.
I suppose if the Washington States “legalized pot” doesn’t turn your brain to mush, then there are always mental games that will….. Like finding a suitable replacement for the term “Man hole” as an accomplishment in turning these current contemporary times into an unforgiving, vengeful verbal holocaust, soothed by dancing butterfly feelings of being stupidly comfortably numb.
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Seattle bans words ‘citizen’ and ‘brown bag’ via @Telegraph http://fw.to/0WW9M5R
New Washington State Law Bans Words ‘Penmanship,’ ‘Freshman … http://www.ijreview.com/2013/05/49446-new-washington-state-law-bans-words-penmanship-freshman-fisherman-as-sexist/
To those of you who believe in a government made of two parties with separate and different ideas and principles; that at their core they are supposed to also get along with each other, to compromise values and principles for the sake of getting things done? You are living in a dream. That is no government that represents different segments of society, beliefs systems, political views, or even states issues. It is akin to why we fought the revolutionary war in the first place– to rid ourselves of a KING and allow for the greatest amount of liberty for all, given to us by GOD!
“Let’s have a new first party – a Republican Party – raising a banner of bold colors, no pale pastels. A banner instantly recognizable as standing for certain values which will not be compromised.” – Ronald Reagan, 1975
“While I myself am a registered conservative, I look to the Republican Party as the closest representative of conservative values in American politics. Overtime, that appears to be fading. Sometimes I look at Washington lately and I wonder.”– Quote Shawn Hannity
It seems that there is a policy gripping the electorate of today that is inspiring the belief, “You must go along in order to get along”. This kind of policy is completely at odds with freedom and liberty. It hands over all control to few people with like-minded views. A command and control style of government, after all who will determine the “get along” part and enforce the “must go along part” if not a King like power?
To the liberal mind the use of government in their favor isn’t forced control, so it isn’t seen as some forced compliance to a power. At the same time they would use the systems of liberty and freedom, free speech and alike to gain power. Once in power though those tools are no longer useful and become too dangerous to be allowed.
Republicans at their core should be opposed to such governing. They should present bold arguments to the people so they are able to look at the contrasts, the differences between these two political standards. Instead they see short-term political successes and lust after that success. They are willing to forfeit their bold colors to duplicate that success for themselves by following the Democrats advice and models. For the GOP this demonstrates that they have lost faith in their founding principles. They see power slipping away from them and so embrace the “political life-line” made of smoke in a failed attempt to rescue themselves from losing sight and faith in liberty and GOD given rights. The GOP is willing to slit their wrists, by watered down policies they embrace and birthing version of the Democrat policies as their own. As the republican self-inflicted suicidal wounds bleed potential votes they don’t even see liberty fading away and the need to protect it by standing in the way of Democratic managed decay.
Where are the leaders of tomorrow that prize lady liberty, who would be sworn to protect her, not for personal benefits, but for future ones?? Who will boldly point towards the Democrat policies, deceptions, manipulations, and corruptions that represent virtually every antithesis of the conservative principles: Big government, lack of freedom, invasion of privacy, increased taxes, harms businesses, higher costs with worse results, more government dependency, less innovation, more regulations.
Is it possible to distinguish one party from the other. Like two bold colored candles burning together, slowly melting into one. though their rhetoric seems partisan and different it is drowned out by deceitful actions that are nearly impossible to discern one from the other. With the melting of those two candles one light is being extinguished as they melt into the same pot of power. No longer two separated ideas with their own principles willing to stand firm for what they believe in.
I call out to the Republican party first and then to the rest of you, what man or women is going to allow lady liberty to be turned into some whore of tyranny; who of you would hand to their future kids the principles of compromising national security by refusing to defend liberty politically here at home? Who of you are counting on renewed leadership between the melting pot of leaders of today and those mythical future leaders you all point to in hope of finding “them” that would lead rather than to cower in the shadows?
So what are you going to do about it?
Should any nation ever have to go to war it in imperative that such actions are prosecuted in such a way to minimize needless death and harm to our service members, and to a lesser degree future harm to the nation as a whole. For the last 5 some odd years we have had a president and his complicit, and or corrupt policy makers running the war on terror. Mr. Obama seems more at ease using the technological approach to war, launching hundreds of attacks with drones that produce uncertain outcomes to the same degree or greater with regards to civilian damage. The use of drones still leaves finger prints behind but barely gets noticed in the world-wide press. War is messy and therefore hard to avoid the world-wide media reports on it. Besides military’s are built of humans, each of which has the potential to create a political nightmare in the PR game of politics with miss guided personal actions.
If you remove or greatly limit the human mind from the game of war and political war, then real war takes on the appearances of the video game “Call of duty”. A push button affair of drones circling above waiting their call to action. Without responsibility’s, guilt, and door left wide open to deny any involvement.
The politics and the excuses used to wage war like this–is politically positive in its presentation as purely cost-effective and an efficient use of taxes to the taxpayers. On one hand we have leadership concerned with the cost effectiveness of running a war on terror. On the other hand we have that same leadership bathing itself in waste, unconcerned with debts, allowing for a monetary windfall to be paid to our terrorist enemy’s as contractors. The use of contractors is again the alter ego of these same politicians looking to bask in the lime-light of cost effectiveness; yet throw all caution to the wind in hiring the enemy to do the job of being their contractors for profit. Without ever using critical thinking to game out any scenario as to how the enemy will use their ill-gotten gains. That’s what passes as being politically wise these days?
The reason that this goes on is that we have a “Congress of 535 people”, each one is either complicit, corrupt, or under threat, keeping them from doing their jobs without compromise. Focusing only on their reelection and maintaining the statues quo. There is something to be said, when our government chooses to call the terrorist act of the FT. Hood shooter–work place violence. If these wizards can’t even recognize terrorists and call them as such here at home, then how can they see just who they are dealing with abroad?
Supporters of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military contracts, and American officials are citing “due process rights” as a reason not to cancel the agreements, according to an independent agency monitoring spending.
The U.S. Army Suspension and Debarment Office has declined to act in 43 such cases, John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, said today in a letter accompanying a quarterly report to Congress.
“I am deeply troubled that the U.S. military can pursue, attack, and even kill terrorists and their supporters, but that some in the U.S. government believes we cannot prevent these same people from receiving a government contract,” Sopko said.
“There appears to be a growing gap between the policy objectives of Washington and the reality of achieving them in Afghanistan, especially when the government must hire and oversee contractors to perform its mission,” said Sopko, whose post was mandated by Congress.
The Pentagon is scheduled to deliver its own Afghanistan status report to Congress today. Its appraisal, which is months late, will outline progress from October 2012 through March and concerns that deal with handing over security operations to the Afghan military.
Al-Qaeda Backers Found With U.S. Contracts in Afghanistan http://bloom.bg/1c8NDZY via @BloombergNews