ILS or Ivy League Stupidity

I do not remember where I heard the term Ivy League Stupidity (I claim no credit for the concept) but it stuck with me. I have pondered that concept for a while now and have reached some conclusions. If you are a liberal or a progressive you are probably an ILS sufferer so, this would be a good time to leave. I assume no responsibility for your feelings.

My grandfather, a crew chief who spent his days fixing the bombers that survived the daylight raids over Hitlers Germany, was a very practical person. Anytime he saw someone who was supposedly smart doing something incredibly stupid, used to say that, “it takes a college education to break things but a high school diploma to fix them.” After forty years of liberal infiltration of the higher education system I fear he was far more correct than I ever thought. Consider the following.

In a much-praised unanimous vote the Seattle City Council has voted to celebrate “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on the Columbus Day holiday. Co-sponsoring council member Bruce Harrell said, “I make no excuses for this legislation.” That is because, outside a terminal dose of political correctness, there is no excuse for such progressive showmanship. To further illustrate the extent of his ILS, the resolution was important, he said, because he believes the city won’t be successful in its social and outreach efforts until “we fully recognize the evils of our past.”

Excuse me? As a first generation American whatever happened some five hundred years ago is not “my” past. Sorry, the liberal demand for me to feel guilty over that which I had no part in simply doesn’t work on me. Nor should it work on anyone else.

To further illustrate how ILS progresses through those progressive/liberals afflicted with it we will visit city-state of Seattle again. The uber wise and environmentally sensitive city council passed a law that allows them to fine residents for throwing away to much of the wrong kind of (essentially food) trash. It will not take long for some city bureaucrat, terminally afflicted with ILS, to start fining the few “illiterate hayseed conservatives” that still live in the socialist workers paradise of Seattle. Really, you say? Well, why not? Who will stop them? Restraint and reason are ILS’s first casualties.

In the once great state of California, where ILS has run rampant over the last thirty years,
Gov. Moonbeam, uh sorry, Jerry Brown recently signed into law a bill that requires state health care providers be trained to better “understand” the health needs of the gay community. Can anyone say state enforced reeducation? I guess being a special protected class isn’t enough for the gay community. They also need to be immune from the consequences of their lifestyle. Can we be honest here? Engaging in such high risk behavior is a choice and when someone chooses to do dumb things why exactly is it my, or your, responsibility to cover the consequences?

The bills author, Assemblyman Richard Gordon, (Democrat, big surprise there) says the measure is needed because gay patients claim to have a variety of negative experiences with healthcare professionals. How dare those health care professionals talk about STD’s and risky behavior. Just what do they mean keep your pants on? Gordon continues with the assertion that gays are not treated with “resect” by hospital staff when visiting their “life partners.” First, when a gay person starts talking about respect it is open code for the only politically correct outcome, outright endorsement of the lifestyle. In the gay community respect is a one way street, they get it and if you don’t endorse their lifestyle you don’t. Second, the health care providers in question probably realize that the average “life partner” relationship will last less than a year and those are the long term ones. Now that is no excuse to be rude but it is also a pretty shaky basis on which to demand special treatment.

Ivy League college attendance is not required to become afflicted with ILS although exposure to an Ivy League school dramatically increases the risk of infection. In Ferguson blacks believe they have the “right” to riot, assault people and steal from local businesses because one of their own tried to assault a police officer and paid the ultimate price. These thugs have chosen to accept, despite all the available evidence, an alternate reality. They refuse to seek out, let alone consider, the facts. Those same “justice” seeking thugs, uh excuse me, ILS suffers, demand to be unaccountable for their actions while demanding the imprisonment or even murder of, at this point, an innocent police officer.

Finally, in an effort to prove that ILS is multicultural, students at the University of East Anglia in Britain are now being urged to participate in a new scheme called ‘Go with the Flow’. Yes, the university that brought you the fraud (according to their own emails) known as global warming is now asking its students to save water by urinating in the shower. As my grandfather would say when confronted by insurmountable stupidity, “Well alrighty then.”

On an individual basis ILS can provide its sufferer with a wide range of side effects. A profound sense of entitlement to whatever you want, even at the expense of others is a serious warning sign of the onset of ILS. A deep seated moral superiority over anyone who disagrees with you on anything is often the next symptom. An overwhelming sense of righteous indignation when someone doesn’t accept that you know what is best for them is a dreadfully common symptom. The ability to give freely as much of other peoples money and freedom as you think is necessary to correct “societies wrongs” and the mistaken belief that you should be immune from the consequences of your actions are painfully common symptoms as well. ILS reaches its reasoning terminating phase when the suffer can no longer tolerate dissent from their correct worldview in any form. At this point the ILS victim (often by this stage living in an imaginary world of his own creation and utterly dependent on the mainstream media for his talking points) is incapable of rational thought or fact based discourse. At this stage there is virtually nothing concerned family and friends can do.

To reverse this syndrome the ILS sufferer first needs to recognize that they have a problem. Then they should seek help from someone who understands freedom, responsibility, liberty, self reliance, capitalism and a firm grasp of actual American history. I recommend an intensive study of the writings of Thomas Sowell, Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Walter E Williams, Michelle Malkin, any of the founding fathers or any of Americas founding documents.

On an individual basis ILS is sometimes funny to watch (some whacked out girl in San Francisco asking people in a restaurant not to eat her pet chicken), nearly always sad (Sandra Fluke can pay $60,000 a year for tuition but not $10 a month for birth control), sometimes frightening (the democratic governor of Colorado threatening to release a murderer if he isn’t reelected) and sometimes even tragic (the Kenyan little Barry believing the only way to stop Ebola is to import it into America).

On a national level ILS is suicidal.

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What Really Happens When You Redfine Marriage

It is a truism that every once in a while you come across an article that really grabs you. You know, the kind of article that confirms your beliefs in a way you had not considered before, changes your perspective or provides an epiphany. I will on occasion, re-post those kind of articles. The following piece is one of those.

Janna Danelle: Redefining marriage hurts women, children

By Janna Danelle

The push to present a positive image of same-sex families has hidden the devastation on which many are built. My children and I suffered great losses because of my former husband’s decision to identify as a gay man and throw away his life with us.

Every time a new state redefines marriage, the news is full of happy stories of gay and lesbian couples and their new families. But behind those big smiles and sunny photographs are other, more painful stories. These are left to secret, dark places. They are suppressed, and those who would tell them are silenced in the name of “marriage equality.”

But I refuse to be silent.

I represent one of those real-life stories that are kept in the shadows. I have personally felt the pain and devastation wrought by the propaganda that destroys natural families.

The divorce

In the fall of 2007, my husband of almost 10 years told me that he was gay and that he wanted a divorce. In an instant, the world that I had known and loved — the life we had built together — was shattered.

I tried to convince him to stay, to stick it out and fight to save our marriage. But my voice, my desires, my needs — and those of our two young children—no longer mattered to him. We had become disposable, because he had embraced one tiny word that had become his entire identity. Being gay trumped commitment, vows, responsibility, faith, fatherhood, marriage, friendships and community. All of this was thrown away for the sake of his new identity.

Try as I might to save our marriage, there was no stopping my husband. Our divorce was not settled in mediation or with lawyers. No, it went all the way to trial. My husband wanted primary custody of our children. His entire case can be summed up in one sentence: “I am gay, and I deserve my rights.” It worked: the judge gave him practically everything he wanted. At one point, the judge even told my husband, “If you had asked for more, I would have given it to you.”

I truly believe that judge was legislating from the bench, disregarding the facts of our particular case and simply using us—using our children— to help influence future cases. In our society, LGBT citizens are seen as marginalized victims who must be protected at all costs, even if it means stripping rights from others. By ignoring the injustice committed against me and my children, the judge seemed to think that he was correcting a larger injustice.

My husband had left us for his gay lover. They make more money than I do. There are two of them and only one of me. Even so, the judge believed that they were the victims. No matter what I said or did, I didn’t have a chance of saving our children from being bounced around like so many pieces of luggage.

A new same-sex family — built on the ruins of mine

My ex-husband and his partner went on to marry. Their first ceremony took place before our state redefined marriage. After it created same-sex marriage, they chose to have a repeat performance. In both cases, my children were forced — against my will and theirs — to participate. At the second ceremony, which included more than twenty couples, local news stations and papers were there to document the first gay weddings officiated in our state. USA Today did a photo journal shoot on my ex and his partner, my children, and even the grandparents. I was not notified that this was taking place, nor was I given a voice to object to our children being used as props to promote same-sex marriage in the media.

At the time of the first ceremony, the marriage was not recognized by our state, our nation, or our church. And my ex-husband’s new marriage, like the majority of male-male relationships, is an “open,” non-exclusive relationship. This sends a clear message to our children: what you feel trumps all laws, promises, and higher authorities. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want — and it doesn’t matter who you hurt along the way.

After our children’s pictures were publicized, a flood of comments and posts appeared. Commenters exclaimed at how beautiful this gay family was and congratulated my ex-husband and his new partner on the family that they “created.” But there is a significant person missing from those pictures: the mother and abandoned wife. That “gay family” could not exist without me.

There is not one gay family that exists in this world that was created naturally.

Every same-sex family can only exist by manipulating nature. Behind the happy façade of many families headed by same-sex couples, we see relationships that are built from brokenness. They represent covenants broken, love abandoned and responsibilities crushed. They are built on betrayal, lies and deep wounds.

This is also true of same-sex couples who use assisted reproductive technologies such as surrogacy or sperm donation to have children. Such processes exploit men and women for their reproductive potential, treat children as products to be bought and sold, and purposely deny children a relationship with one or both of their biological parents. Wholeness and balance cannot be found in such families, because something is always missing. I am missing. But I am real, and I represent hundreds upon thousands of spouses who have been betrayed and rejected.

If my husband had chosen to stay, I know that things wouldn’t have been easy. But that is what marriage is about: making a vow and choosing to live it out, day after day. In sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, spouses must choose to put the other person first, loving them even when it’s hard.

A good marriage doesn’t only depend on sexual desire, which can come and go and is often out of our control. It depends on choosing to love, honor and be faithful to one person, forsaking all others. It is common for spouses to be attracted to other people — usually of the opposite sex, but sometimes of the same sex. Spouses who value their marriage do not act on those impulses. For those who find themselves attracted to people of the same sex, staying faithful to their opposite-sex spouse isn’t a betrayal of their true identity. Rather, it’s a decision not to let themselves be ruled by their passions. It shows depth and strength of character when such people remain true to their vows, consciously striving to remember, honor and revive the love they had for their spouses when they first married.

My children deserve better

Our two young children were willfully and intentionally thrust into a world of strife and combative beliefs, lifestyles and values, all in the name of “gay rights.” Their father moved into his new partner’s condo, which is in a complex inhabited by 16 gay men. One of the men has a 19-year-old male prostitute who comes to service him. Another man, who functions as the father figure of this community, is in his late sixties and has a boyfriend in his twenties. My children are brought to gay parties where they are the only children and where only alcoholic beverages are served. They are taken to transgender baseball games, gay rights fundraisers and LGBT film festivals.

Both of my children face identity issues, just like other children. Yet there are certain deep and unique problems that they will face as a direct result of my former husband’s actions. My son is now a maturing teen, and he is very interested in girls. But how will he learn how to deal with that interest when he is surrounded by men who seek sexual gratification from other men? How will he learn to treat girls with care and respect when his father has rejected them and devalues them? How will he embrace his developing masculinity without seeing his father live out authentic manhood by treating his wife and family with love, honoring his marriage vows even when it’s hard?

My daughter suffers too. She needs a dad who will encourage her to embrace her femininity and beauty, but these qualities are parodied and distorted in her father’s world. Her dad wears makeup and sex bondage straps for Halloween. She is often exposed to men dressing as women. The walls in his condo are adorned with large framed pictures of women in provocative positions. What is my little girl to believe about her own femininity and beauty? Her father should be protecting her sexuality. Instead, he is warping it.

Without the guidance of both their mother and their father, how can my children navigate their developing identities and sexuality? I ache to see my children struggle, desperately trying to make sense of their world.

My children and I have suffered great losses because of my former husband’s decision to identify as a gay man and throw away his life with us. Time is revealing the depth of those wounds, but I will not allow them to destroy me and my children. I refuse to lose my faith and hope. I believe so much more passionately in the power of the marriage covenant between one man and one woman today than when I was married. There is another way for those with same-sex attractions. Destruction is not the only option — it cannot be. Our children deserve far better from us.

This type of devastation should never happen to another spouse or child. Please, I plead with you: defend marriage as being between one man and one woman. We must stand for marriage — and for the precious lives that marriage creates.

The above was previously published by the Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse —

Janna Darnelle is a mother, writer and advocate for upholding marriage between one man and one woman. She mentors others whose families have been impacted by homosexuality. This was previously published.

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Tidbits 6

Unless you are a truly dedicated news hound like me you may not be aware of the unfolding and dramatic increase in black on white violence. You could be forgiven that lack of knowledge based on the near total blackout of the issue by nearly every major national media source. When these events are reported these same media outlets have chosen to ignore “race” in their coverage. This is supposed to demonstrate that they have achieved the saintly status of “Politically Correct.” I guess their sensitivity training certificates were not good enough for the likes of the race baiting little Barry, Jacksons, Holders and Sharptons of the world.

Given the near (pardon the unintentional pun) blackout it is likely you haven’t seen the surveillance video that showed six black male suspects outside a club in Springfield, Missouri brutally assaulting a white man and his girlfriend.

Well, the Springfield police saw the video and attempted to use it on their Youtube account to see if the public could help identify any of the assailants. In what I can only describe as an act of senseless stupidity Youtube pulled the video and warned the Springfield police department that any similar “violations” could cause them to lose the ability to post videos or even lose their Youtube account.

In defending this racially biased insult to the Springfield police department Youtube offered the following banality, “YouTube is all about sharing, and it can feel great to get positive feedback and attention from the community.” Youtube then continued, “But when users receive comments or videos that attack and bully them, their experience is no longer fun or safe.” I guess all the other Youtube videos showing assaults didn’t offend anyone.

Meet thirteen year old Kyle Bradford. Kyle is a student at Weaverville Elementary School in Weaverville, California. He never imagined as he went through the lunch line one day that he would find himself suspended from school for a simple act of kindness.

On this day young Kyle wasn’t really hungry. Sitting with one of his friends who didn’t like his lunch, Kyle gave him the chicken burrito he had been given. Later Kyle would explain his decision making process this way, “It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t really that hungry and it was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it.” His choice to share his lunch got him suspended.

Weaverville Elementary School is part of the Trinity Alps Unified School District. The district has a strict policy against students sharing their lunches. It is, they say, a safety and liability issue. I’m sure that’s how the policy was sold to those who supported it but I think it is just one more cog in the public indoctrination system. Young Kyle must be taught to conform at any cost. I guess Kyle was not aware that feeding people was the governments job and we all know how the government feels about competition.

Kyles mother offered the following, “By all means the school can teach them math and the arithmetic and physical education, but when it comes to morals and manners and compassion, I believe it needs to start at home with the parent.” Well said.

It is well known that politicians love polls because it saves them from having to actually think but this poll is really revealing. After reading this poll I have no doubt these same politicians will be scrambling to find more ways to ensure their job security.

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state seceding from the union. 53.3 percent of the respondents either were strongly opposed or tended to oppose secession.

According to the poll results the desire to sever ties with the current political class cuts across party lines. The poll showed that 29.7 percent of republicans and 21 percent of democrats approve of the idea of having their state seceding. The idea of secession was most popular in the southwest where 34.1 percent support the idea. The New England area, you know where all the government workers live, their was little support for succession. Go figure.

Texas, Colorado and California all have succession or reapportionment movements currently underway. As more and more Americans become aware of just how repressive their government is becoming I expect that trend to continue.

No one who pays attention doubts that the Kenyan little Barry and his minion Eric Holder fight hard and dirty for principles they believe are important. Sadly these principles do not include concepts like free speech, the right to life, the right to not be endlessly spied upon, the right to believe in ones faith (unless you’re an islamist) or a hundred other protections granted to us by the Constitution.

The “right” little Barry and his minions are clamoring for now is, wait for it, the right for people to not have to speak or even know English to work in America. Little Barry and the boys are not just demanding this “right” they have gone so far as to sue a Green Bay, Wisconsin metal and plastics manufacturer. The company is being accused by little Barry’s criminal enterprise, sorry, I meant administration, of discrimination for firing a group of Hmong and Hispanic workers because they could not speak English.

In a clear cut abuse of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, little Barry is insisting that requiring workers to know English in order to perform their jobs and insisting that said workers speak English while working is a violation of the Civil Rights act. It seems the criminal enterprise (there I go again) known as the Obama administration feels it is unnecessary for workers to be able to communicate with their supervisor, understand instructions or even be able to ask for clarification or help. Is this an effort to criminalize the mere concept of understanding? I suppose that if no one can speak English there is a high probability that they would be well insulated from the few outlets of conservative thought that are readily available.

To further harass business owners the Kenyans administration has take legal action against employers who conduct criminal background and credit checks. This they say, is unfair to criminals and people with low credit scores. I guess if you own a business you must now subject your business to the whims of criminals because after all, “you didn’t build that.” One can almost hear little Barry now, “Let me be clear here, the whole character thing doesn’t matter. I just need a permanent underclass dependent on me for the truth.”

I know the Kenyan and his minions hate this country and from a progressive/liberal perspective this all makes perfect sense. To those of us who still have a modicum of common sense though these ideas are really bizarre.

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Multiculturalism, Islamic Rape Gangs and the Tip of the Iceberg

Beginning around 1989, in the once great nation of Britain, numerous Sikh fathers were tried and convicted for attacking muslim men. The fathers were responding to the islamic rape gangs running unchecked and unthreatened by the police in their neighborhoods. Their daughters, some as young as 11 years old, had been blackmailed, drugged or intimidated into prostitution. The muslims involved were virtually never charged as the local police, council members and even child welfare organizations refused to see what was happening right before their eyes.

I want to be clear here. Multiculturalism is the process that allows rape gangs to ply their evil trade with seeming impunity. In Britain the vastly over educated, overpaid and over tolerant “diversity” bureaucracy, often chose to blame the victims rather than the criminals. Their position is that only they are “sophisticated” enough too truly understand what is happening so only they can respond appropriately. This is a classic symptom of multiculturalism.

The vile concept of multiculturalism allows two things to happen simultaneously. First it allows the muslim community, which is fully aware of the rape gangs activity and remains silent about it, to threaten race riots if the police act. Second, these same muslims threatened to file racism complaints on anyone who pursues the rape gangs or their members.

Under the concept of multiculturalism, British law and human decency are free to be ignored. In the islamic culture, rape of non-muslims is acceptable so the British, according to the multiculturalist enablers, should just be more accepting. A few children sacrificed in the name of multiculturalism doesn’t seem to bother the multicultural “elites.”

To be fair there have been a few symbolic prosecutions of a few “gang leaders.” It is worth noting that, as far as I can determine, none of thousands of men who have participated in the rape parties have been prosecuted. How do we know there were thousands of men? These rape parties were often filmed. Even Mayberries Barney Fife could find some of these perverts to prosecute.

Another consideration that no one in authority wants to talk about is money. Each of these child prostitutes can be worth as much as $200,000 a year. In Rotherham, England the total number of girls involved so far was 1400. Do the math. That could be as much as $280,000,000 over the last twenty-five years. That could be millions a year. One has to wonder just how much of this money is used to fund the indifference of the local authorities? How much of this money is sent to terrorists? How many people have been murdered by those same terrorists with the weapons purchased by the blood money from Rotherham?

The prevailing opinion of many that have investigated Rotherham is that Rotherham is not unique. They worry that islamic rape gangs are operating all over the United Kingdom. Rotherham they fear is the tip of an iceberg that simply became too large to disguise any longer. One can only wonder how many more “icebergs” will be appearing and where.

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The Gentle Giant And Other Liberal Myths

At least one psychiatrist has determined progressive/liberalism to be a legitimate mental disorder. Another has written a book with the same premise. Having watched liberals over the last forty years I could have told both of them that years ago. While cognitive dissonance plays a huge part in liberal thinking I cant help thinking that, at some point, liberals make a conscious choice to suspend reality in favor of the myths that make them feel better about themselves.

Once adopted, and this is where the cognitive dissonance comes into play. No fact that does not fit the myth will be tolerated. Having fully invested in the myth no objective analysis on their part is possible or even desirable. Any attempt, no matter how factually accurate or reasonable must be dispensed with, often with nothing more than vicious personal attacks. Boil down all the liberal responses to any sort of criticism, real or perceived and you will find one of only three possible responses, you are racist, you are intolerant or the science has been settled.

A question I would love to ask liberals is, “Why do you choose to live in such a small world?” The problem is that they would not understand the nature of my inquiry. Now, on to some of the myths.

Jobs Americans will not do

The Center for Immigration Studies recently released a report that showed of the “the 472 civilian occupations defined by the Department of Commerce, only six are majority immigrant (legal and illegal).” There were other findings in the study that are sure to anger progressives and the republican establishment. The study showed that “51 percent of maids and housekeepers, 63 percent of butchers and meat processors, 64 percent of grounds maintenance workers, 66 percent of construction laborers, and 73 percent of janitors employed are U.S.-born.” So much for the myth that there are jobs Americans will not do. This study shows quite plainly that there simply are not enough jobs for Americans let alone 5 million illegal aliens.

Immigration is a high priority to Latinos

Univision, not exactly a conservative group, recently conducted a poll that found that immigration is not even at the top of concerns among Latino voters. The driving concern over immigration reform seems to be a big-business (facebook, chamber of commerce) desire for cheap labor and liberals seeking to drive up the number of illegal voters. Another national poll showed that the majority of Americans want a pause on the number of immigrants coming into America. The same poll also showed that a large majority of those polled want employers to prefer American workers instead of immigrants.

The fifty percent divorce rate

Harvard-trained researcher and author Shaunti Feldhahn has good news about the state of marriage in America. Her book, “The Good News About Marriage: Debunking Discouraging Myths about Marriage and Divorce,” gives groundbreaking findings from an extensive eight-year study on marriage and divorce in America.

Her research reveals that most marriages succeed. She shows how the divorce rate has never come close to much ballyhooed fifty percent, how most marriages are happy and how small changes in a marriage make a big difference. The real shocker for liberals though is the finding that church goers have a “significantly” lower divorce rate than non church goers. In fact, she shows how since the 1980’s the “shelf life” of marriages in America has risen sharply.

White racism is alive and well

I guess electing a “black” president not once but twice didn’t mean anything. Neither does the accomplishments of people like Oprah, Bill Cosby, Clarence Thomas or any of thousands of highly successful “black” people.

Can we be honest here? Racism drives everything progressives do. The media can edit 911 tapes to make that “white Hispanic” George Zimmerman appear racist without the slightest twinge of guilt. When 59% of whites voted for Mitt Romney that was clear evidence of institutional racism on the part of white Americans but 95% of blacks voting for Obama is not. A “non-white” cop in Salt Lake City, Utah kills an unarmed “white” man and the media cannot even bring itself to notice the event any more than they will report on black flash mobs attacking whites, hispanics and asians in droves around the country or the Shariah “no go” zones that police in certain parts of Michigan avoid. Liberals and their media slaves will not tell you that 53% of murders in the US are committed by the 13% of US the population that is black. Even more sad is the fact that nearly 85% of murder victims are black. On nearly any given week an average of 25 young black men are shot in Chicago alone. In liberal eyes tough law enforcement would be racist because many more blacks than whites would be “targeted.” It is the liberal mindset that allows black folks to continue to die without notice, comment or reflection. Racism (is there another word for this level of callous disregard for human life?) is alive and well in the progressive ranks.

The gentle giant

The media narrative out of Ferguson was both predictable and completely wrong. What happened, from a media perspective is absolute proof that the so-called media has a race biased template through which every story like this is run. There was no effort by that same media that I could discern to determine what had actually happened that day. The cop was white, Brown was black and that’s all it took to prove the entire incident was racially motivated.

Even so, there were some facts available to the media within hours or days. For starters they knew Michael Brown had just allegedly perpetrated a strong-arm robbery, a fact Brown knew and probably thought that’s why he was being stopped. His brutish behavior was captured on video and can not be denied. The following soon became apparent. Wilson struggled with Brown and Brown severely beat the officer trying to escape. Once Brown was free Officer Wilson, showing more courage than any liberal I can think of, followed him and ordered him to stop. Brown turned and charged at Officer Wilson. Only one witness claimed that Brown was shot in cold blood. That was Browns alleged criminal cohort Dorian Johnson, who the police have decided not to charge as an accomplice in the robbery. The media, now trying to regain some credibility, is reporting that Johnson has an outstanding warrant for theft and plead guilty to filing a false police report at least once before. There were a dozen witnesses who corroborated Officer Wilson’s account of the story but the media and the Brown family chose to ignore the facts and pursue their racial bias. (As a parent I feel for the loss of their son but that loss does not entitle you to your own set of “facts.”)

We later learned that blood tests confirm Brown had drugs in his system. While this may be another example of why “recreational” use of pot is stupid, it also shows that Browns decision making skills were greatly compromised at the time. This is Browns fault, all 6 feet 4 inches and 290 pounds of him. Lets be honest here, if you had already been assaulted once by this guy and he decided to come back for more can you honestly tell me you would not fear for your life?

Finally I would like to dispose of the excessive force myth, ie why did Officer Wilson have to shoot him six times. Both in the military and as a private security officer I was always taught that you shoot until the threat is neutralized. Many police officers I have talked with say they are trained the same way. As long as Brown remained on his feet and continued to charge Wilson I would expect the officer to continue firing. I have no doubt that if after the first shot Brown had stopped charging and got on the ground he would be alive today. No matter his skin color Officer Wilson has the right to go home alive and that is just the way it should be.

There are many more liberal myths. Global warming, democrats are for the little guy, multiculturalism, gender inequality, more money in education gives better student performance, the religion of peace, green energy etc, etc. A complete listing of liberal myths would fill a rather large book. In the liberal progressive mind the only thing that counts is intentions. Results are irrelevant to them. I am pretty sure we all know what the road to hell is paved with. The question now is, why are progressives in such a damn hurry to get there?

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If I Were The Devil

As a child I grew up listening to Paul Harvey. When he came on the radio I knew it was time to be quiet and listen. If I didn’t mom, grandma or grandpa would thump me. I am glad they did because I learned a lot from Mr. Harvey. His clear reasoning and steady voice helped shape my young mind. I recently came across this piece he gave over the radio back in the 1960’s. Given what has transpired over the last fifty years, and lately in Ferguson, it is easy to see how frighteningly correct he was.

If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States.

I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.” To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”. In the ears of the young marrieds, I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be extreme in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct. And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to say after me: “Our Father, which art in Washington” . . .

If I were the Devil, I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull an uninteresting. I’d threaten T.V. with dirtier movies and vice versa. And then, if I were the devil, I’d get organized. I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing and less work, because idle hands usually work for me. I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. And I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.

If I were the Devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects but neglect to discipline emotions . . . let those run wild. I would designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts in the land and I would get preachers to say “she’s right.” With flattery and promises of power, I could get the courts to rule what I construe as against God and in favor of pornography, and thus, I would evict God from the courthouse, and then from the school house, and then from the houses of Congress and then, in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and I would deify science because that way men would become smart enough to create super weapons, but not wise enough to control them.

If I were Satan, I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg, and the symbol of Christmas, a bottle.

If I were the Devil, I would take from those who have and I would give to those who wanted, until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious.

And then, my police state would force everybody back to work. Then, I could separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines, and objectors in slave camps.

In other words, if I were Satan, I’d just keep on doing what he’s doing.

Paul Harvey, Good Day.

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Tidbits 5

Okay, so it’s time for me to vent just a bit. Here goes.

Since Colorado legalized pot, welfare recipients in that state have spent $23,608.53 (according to an analysis by National Review Online) of their welfare benefits (your tax dollars) at local pot shops. When Republicans tried to stop the abuse the states democrats blocked (a stoned population is easier to control) the measure. The Republicans eventually succeeded in passing a budget amendment that would stop the abuse although democrats opposed it all the way. Says a lot about their priorities doesn’t it.

The entire legalized drug concept has never made sense to me. I have heard all the arguments about how harmless pot is. Tell that to the mother of the kid killed by a stoned driver.

I have heard about how unfair it is to have dope smokers sitting in jail. Legalizing pot will save money on prisons drug addicts say. Am I the only one who understands that drug addicts will continue to rob and steal to support their habits? I won’t even mention what will happen when the cartels take over the legal pot business. Buying legal drugs with ill-gotten gains while funding foreign drug cartels, a concept only a liberal could love.

I have heard the arguments about how creative pot makes you. University studies show that while you may feel more creative you are actually less creative both while stoned and after sobering up. I have to admit, most so-called modern art looks like it came from a stoned artist, ie ridiculous or even downright ugly.

Then there are your poor lungs. They never got the whole “politically correct” concept that pot is okay. Because of that they simply cannot accept the “fact” that pot is harmless. There is no difference from your lungs perspective between tobacco smoke and pot smoke. I suspect that pot smoke is worse for two reasons. First it is inhaled deeper into the lungs. The particulate matter in the smoke clogs up the smallest capillaries first, depriving the body of much needed oxygen and laying the foundations for things like Emphysema and COPD. Second, the smoke is held in longer, allowing more of the lungs to be so clogged.

But, but they say, pot can be taxed and thus the state makes money. Yay! The state makes money poisoning its now easily mislead population of drug addicts. Only a liberal (or a tyrant) could love this.

So let me get this right. HAMAS uses schools, churches, hospitals and UN facilities to launch their rockets at Israel. They further advocate the use of civilians as human shields, exhorting their people to “die” for the cause. Hamas seeks the largest possible “Palestinian” body count possible knowing full well that little Barry’s hallelujah chorus will excoriate Israel for defending themselves. This, in the twisted minds of liberals somehow makes Israel evil.

The Israelis’ have demonstrated remarkable restraint to the fact that nearly three thousand HAMAS rockets have rained down on their country this year alone. And no, I don’t subscribe to the idea that just because nearly all of them were shot down before they could hurt anyone that Israel should simply turn the other cheek.

I think it is time that Israel stops worrying about world opinion and secures their country. To all of you who demand that Israel negotiate I ask one simple question. What is there to negotiate when the other side has only one demand, you must all die. Do you offer them a timetable for your own genocide? The tolerant liberal would likely say yes. I say no.

Your public school and/or college education will not have taught you this but, understand that the Jew’s have lived in Israel for thousands of years. The UN arrangement that created the Jewish state merely formalized some 3000 years of history. There has never been a Palestinian state where Israel is, or anywhere else for that matter. A Roman governor as an insult to the Jews gave the very name, Palestine, to a region of the mid-east (by way of comparison think southerner or westerner in the US). The “Palestinian People” is a myth created to further a militant islamic agenda.

Perhaps Israel should simply reoccupy/annex/absorb the territory it won defending itself from attacks and has “traded for peace” over the last 30 years. In those territories anyone displaying a weapon or wearing a mask gets shot on sight. Anyone harboring terrorists or their weapons gets a fair trial and a one way trip (permanent exile) to a refugee camp in some other God forsaken (Arabs seem absolutely unwilling to care for other Arabs) Arab country. Any mosque that preaches hate gets shut down. Schools teaching hate will be reorganized and the teachers replaced. Any muslim convicted in a fair trial of being a terrorist gets smeared with pig fat and sent to meet allah. I know, that makes me mean but when you are dealing with those who use the rape women and killing of children as an acceptable tactic to achieve their goals mean is often times the only option.

Finally, why do we have to fund HAMAS in the first place? Why is it that our government sees the murder of innocents as a worthwhile cause to throw our money at? I know they are little Barry’s muslim buddies but what is the fascination with drowning yourself in the blood of innocents?

In an undeclared act of political payback little Barry has begun the process of transferring billions of your tax dollars to some of his most die-hard supporters, the trial lawyers. Rest assured, despite little Barry’s “pronouncement” to the contrary, every one of the surge “children” that makes it across the border will be given years of legal wrangling designed to keep them in the country and tax payer cash flowing to some of his largest donors.

Currently there are more than 366,000 pending deportation cases with average wait times nationally of nearly 600 days. Handling these cases are 59 immigration courts staffed by 235 judges. In plain English, the system is designed to keep all illegal aliens, even the criminals, in the US as long as possible. Groups like the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and the American Friends Service Committee make millions of dollars from this “administrative” bottleneck.

As if this isn’t bad enough little Barry has weaponized the federal Executive Office for Immigration Review and its unaccountable appellate arm, the Board of Immigration Appeals. Never heard of them? That was by design.

The Board of Immigration Appeals has 15 unaccountable members (many of them openly supporting amnesty) who are politically appointed career bureaucrats. The BIA has the power to and frequently does, overturn deportation orders nationwide. Its critics accuse the BIA of routinely putting illegal aliens’ “rights” over US citizens’ safety. The record seems to undeniably confirm that. With the drug cartels running amuck in Mexico and Central America the ordinary street thugs are desperately trying to get to the US where the working environment is a lot safer. Little Barry and his minions seem hell bent on supporting them.

Finally, as a Navy veteran, I simply have to put in my two cents on the Jesse Ventura settlement. In my opinion Jesse is the scum that scum scrape of their feet. What kind of low life chooses to attack the wife/widow and children of a real American hero? As for his claim that his reputation was somehow damaged by Kyles “claims” all I can say is, have you seen Jesse’s conspiracy show? I think he shredded his credibility long before Chris Kyle came along.

There is one other thing that has always bothered me about the widow abusing Ventura. That is his claim to be a Navy SEAL. Lets be honest here. Jesse was a frogman. A demanding profession to be sure. Yes the frogmen were “merged” with SEAL teams. But as for being an actual SEAL, ie going through the torturous training process that prospective SEALS complete, that is a journey (according to numerous public reports) Jesse never made. Why he continues with this claim is a mystery to me. Perhaps his hairdresser pulled that Mickey Mouse looking ponytail just a little to tight.

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