Saturday, May 9, 2015

Political Correctness on Mars?

***You just can't make this stuff up. Some idiot writer at the Guardian is already wringing his limp little hands over how we're going to start a war on Mars.  Oh, and it's going to be too white, too.

Despite the fact that we’re clearly pretty far from colonizing Mars, the social-justice crowd is already freaking out that it’s going to be an oppressive, white-male dominated society and that we must act now to stop it. “The last thing we need is to wake up in 50 years and find that a bunch of #gamergate nobheads are running Mars,” Martin Robbins writes in a piece for the Guardian titled, “How Can Our Future Mars Colonies Be Free of Racism and Sexism?” Robbins explains that part of his concern comes from the fact that humans’ colonization of new lands has traditionally been oppressive. “Destiny is rarely great for the people already at the destination,” Robbins explains.

Um, just one thing about that: As far as we know, there are no people on Mars. Robins acknowledges that “the only population on Mars that we know of is a handful of rovers,” but explains that his freakout is still totally justified because “no doubt we’ll start a war anyway, before dragging them into some form of slavery and oppression. It’s just what we do.”
 
Robbins must really be out of things to write about. My suggestion? Stop writing. You sound like a blithering fool.


Limbaugh said on his radio show Thursday that on "one of the networks this morning somebody was defending Pam Geller and started saying, 'If we're not careful, Sharia law is gonna happen,'" and the co-host responded, saying that "'There isn't gonna be Sharia law in the United States of America. Just isn't gonna happen. Come on, get real, get real, it's silly.'"
But Limbaugh said that "Sharia law has already been implemented in this country."

"Are you aware that in New Jersey a judge found that an Islamic man could not be accused of the rape of his wife?" the conservative radio host asked his audience.

"A judge in New Jersey found that he could not be charged with it, much less found guilty, because there's no rape in his religion," he explained. "Well, hello. That's Sharia.

"Now, it's not Sharia that has become American law, but it's been implemented," he added. "It's been used."

We had better wake up, and fast. This president is not only not trying to stop the spread of Islam, he's actively encouraging it.

***Indiana teen takes his great-grandmother to prom. This is sweet.

An Indiana teenager, who was not planning on attending his high school’s junior prom, decided last-minute to take his 93-year-old great-grandmother last Friday.
Drew Holm said he and her great-grandmother both had a great time, even though her early bedtime had to cut the night short.
Holm said his classmates thought it “was pretty cool” that he asked Kathryn Keith to the Crothersville High School junior prom. Holm picked Keith up in her Cadillac for the dance in Seymour, about 60 miles outside Indianapolis.
Keith wore a blue dress to the outing and told the Seymour Tribune, that she is proud that he asked her.
The two made it out to the dance floor for one song, sharing a slow dance. Their night ended by 9 p.m. because Keith has an early bedtime.
Holm then took his girlfriend to an after-prom event at a bowling alley.

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look at the camera


***Unbelievable...why on earth anyone would want to live in this hell-hole of a city, I'll never know.

How far will the government go to infringe on your rights?
In San Francisco, residents aren’t even allowed to store their own belongings in their home.
Residents of the liberal city are banned from using their garage to store any personal property other than a vehicle. Chapter Six of the San Francisco Housing Code states, “Private and public storage garages in apartment houses and hotels shall be used only for storage of automobiles.” Those who violate the law can be slapped with a $500 fine.
So, every time San Francisco residents store their bikes, tools, lawn mowers and other items in their garage, they are breaking the law.
What ever happened to property rights?

***What old-school liberalism has gotten us. Great piece by Marco Rubio.

Our recent history in this regard is not encouraging. President Barack Obama was elected on a promise to fight for poor and middle-class Americas. During his campaigns for president, he talked directly to the American people about the girl who’s worried she can’t go to college because she can’t afford it, about the dad who doesn’t know if his wages will cover the winter heating bill, about the single mom who’s stressed about what her children are doing after school while she’s at work. Meanwhile, my party talked about tax cuts and waited for the American people to punish the president for the economy. They didn’t. He won. We lost.
And yet seven years into his presidency, struggling Americans are – by every measure – worse off today than they were before he took office. Why has a president elected as a champion of the disadvantaged failed so miserably at helping them? Because, like most liberals, he doesn’t understand the real causes of the erosion of equal opportunity we are experiencing today. He has raised taxes, increased regulations and taken over health care – all according to the outdated liberal theory that Americans struggle when government doesn’t tax the rich enough and spend on the poor enough. But the results, such as they are, speak for themselves. After seven years of old-school liberalism, fewer Americans are working than at any time since the Great Recession in the first quarter of 2014.

I only have one disagreement with that part of the piece. I don't think Obama was elected on a promise to fight for the poor and middle class. I think he was elected based on the color of his skin. Period. Other than that, Rubio nails it in this piece.

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An 86-year-old woman has been arrested for calling emergency services because she couldn't get a pizza delivered.  Dorothy Densmore, of Charlotte, North Carolina, spent two nights behind bars after dialling ' 911' 20 times in 38 minutes.  Angry she could not get the meal delivered to her home, she demanded police arrest the pizza proprietors, reports the BBC.
She told police that she had been called a 'crazy old coot' by someone at the pizza shop. Mrs Densmore, who is 5ft tall and weighs seven stone, has also been charged with resisting arrest. A police spokeswoman said the octogenarian scratched, kicked and bit the hand of the officer.  She has now been released from jail, pending a court appearance in July, after a judge ordered a medical evaluation.
Well as our in depth reporter said, 'That takes the biscuit'.

***I didn't recognize VE Day on 5-7 - this has been a crazy busy week.  Bad oversight, though!

On Mar. 7, 1945, the Western Allies—whose chief commanders in the field were Omar N. Bradley and Bernard Law Montgomery—crossed the Rhine after having smashed through the strongly fortified Siegfried Line and overran West Germany. German collapse came after the meeting (Apr. 25) of the Western and Russian armies at Torgau in Saxony, and after Hitler's death amid the ruins of Berlin, which was falling to the Russians under marshals Zhukov and Konev. The unconditional surrender of Germany was signed at Rheims on May 7 and ratified at Berlin on May 8.
 
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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

by Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill for the caged bird
sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.


***I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~~ Mark Twain

***Have a great day!

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