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Yes, I am thoroughly irked.
Some days ago, a celebutard whose career had stalled came out of the closet and declared her gayness over the media, and everyone went batshit. This right after some NFL hopeful came out of his closet to embrace his sexuality. These announcements dominated headlines for days, and in places they still do. And anyone who complains about the notoriety they are receiving gets shunned as an intolerant bigoted hater.
Meanwhile, protests in Ukraine, Syria, and Venezuela are beyond bloody, and most people remain ignorant and unaware. A bus of Korean Christians on tour in the Holy Land gets bombed by a suicide jackass, and no one hears about it. A co-pilot hijacks an Ethiopian airplane causing a mad scramble by several countries’ fighter jets, because he wanted asylum. Sweet Meteor of Death is going to zoom quite close to this planet, but not close enough. And in that other world we call Inside the Beltway, Republicans know that our Prez is violating the Constitution, but acknowledged they likely have no way to stop him, so they won’t even try.
Yes, I am irked. I do not care if you are straight or gay. If you are honest with yourself about your sexuality, good for you. Be proud, and move the fuck on. It is none of my business if you are gay or straight, or asexual for that matter. It is only YOUR business.You want me to cheer for you? Give of yourself, without thought of credit. I may get shit for this but in my opinion, coming out of the closet makes you look like an attention whore. You want it to be acceptable? Then be normal about it. No need to announce it to the fucking planet.
This celebrity cult we spawned is a death cult. We are ignoring the signs of our country’s demise in favor of who wore it best, or who vacationed where, or which bitch is the tackiest housewife of Beverly Jersey. It galls me that people know more about Charlie Sheen’s porn star fiancee than they do about their own country’s fiscal death spiral.
“NROL-39 is represented by the octopus, a versatile, adaptable, and highly intelligent creature. Emblematically, enemies of the United States can be reached no matter where they choose to hide,” said Karen Furgerson, a spokeswoman for the NRO. “‘Nothing is beyond our reach’ defines this mission and the value it brings to our nation and the warfighters it supports, who serve valiantly all over the globe, protecting our nation.”
Cthulhu was unavailable for comment.
It started off as a good morning for me, perusing the social-site-with-faces, reading link after link about how truly destructive this Administration is, the random funneh, and some weird news for the day. It was all good until I read about the utter pussification of our children nowadays.
Then I got all pissed off and started honing things.
These stamps that were to be issued by the USPS were inspired by the “Let’s Move!” Campaign. Personally, I find the campaign to be a waste of money and time, but every First Lady needs a cause. The stamps are somewhat generic, and though they skim the impressionistic arts, they are cute. But guess what? The entire run, ALL OF IT, will be destroyed, costing tens of thousands of dollars if not millions. At first I thought it was because no *ahem* kids with disabilities were portrayed. Or perhaps things were too “vanilla”, with the possible exception of the basketball player, and that’s another whole can of worms. No, the reason for the scrapping of the stamps is not due to the politically correct flavor of the day, but rather that kids may get hurt being active.
[T]he USPS will be destroying the entire press run after receiving concerns from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition over alleged “unsafe” acts depicted on three of the stamps (cannonball dive, skateboarding without kneepads and a headstand without a helmet). (There’s also a batter without a batting helmet, a girl balancing on a slippery rock, and a soccer player without kneepads or shin pads.)
What the everloving SHIT?? Headstand without a helmet?? Since when is a helmet mandatory for a headstand?? This is how you raise drones and sheep, people. You scare them into thinking they will get hurt and die without the government telling them what they can and cannot do. My kids all had bike helmets and knee pads. Ask me how often they wore them. If you guess “once” you would be right. Sure, they got hurt, and they learned from their mistakes to do better next time, without the pampering. Why is it a crime to let a kid get a few bruises?
But hey, they just want what’s best for us. That is why the same people are in charge of our healthcare, our taxes, and our rights. So go ahead and wrap your kids in bubblewrap before letting them do anything remotely fun. It’s for The Greater Good™.
Hat tip: Michael Graham
Sorry for bumping the HOTW. Go look at her now and get some measure of happiness for today!!
And I am enjoying the solitude.
So, I am going to enjoy just being alone for the most part, and going back to talking to myself.
At least someone will be listening now
North Carolina clangs its brass.
The state Senate on Friday passed a bill that would keep courts from recognizing Sharia law.
While proponents of the legislation said it would keep people safe from foreign laws, critics derided the bill as sending a message of intolerance and bigotry to followers of Islam.
Go ahead, laugh for a while. I did. It took me several minutes to stop. I mean, when the most intolerant religion-slash-political-ideology on this planet calls something “intolerant and bigoted”, you know you’re winning. The provision was actually attached to another measure that would impose stricter regulations on abortion providers in NC. But the libs were so busy trying to argue the abortion regulations that they didn’t even notice the itty bitty bill emphasizing Constitutional law as being supreme. It was rather glorious.
Now called House Bill 522, the provision’s contents haven’t changed. It reminds judges that the U.S. and N.C. constitutions are the law of the land and no foreign law can supersede them. Sometimes international laws are used in court as evidence before a judge, or in written opinions. But this bill would stop judges from considering foreign law when it violates a citizen’s constitutional rights.
I have a big problem with Shari’a law. A very big problem. That particular *ahem* rule of law tramples over my rights as a human being, not to mention as a woman, a mother and a Christian. And I find it hilarious that liberals are quick to defend its use over our rule of law, when its a religious rule of law. And by “hilarious”, I mean “sickening”. What about that whole “separation of church and state” stuff liberals are always shoving down our throats?
The danger doesn’t come from the legislation’s exact wording, said Omid Safi, a professor of religious studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. He contends this wave of anti-foreign-law legislation comes from a fundamental misunderstanding of Sharia law and a “bigoted” perception of Muslims.
“We would be delighted to have a conversation about what Sharia law actually is and what it is not,” he said. “It would be important, if we’re passing legislation on the topic, for (lawmakers who support the bill) to actually benefit from the expertise of people who might actually know something about the subject.”
Here’s the thing, Omar baby:
WE DON’T GIVE A SHIT WHAT SHARI’A IS OR ISN’T. WE ALSO DON’T GIVE A SHIT WHAT AN “EXPERT” ON IT HAS TO CONTRIBUTE. WHY? BECAUSE THE SUPREME LAW OF *THIS* COUNTRY IS THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. END OF FUCKING DISCUSSION.
And if you and your ilk don’t like it, go back to a country that does, fuck you very much.
I seldom write about this, mostly because it’s a very divisive topic. But sometimes the stupid must be highlighted, even at the expense of pissing y’all off.
Texas House approves abortion restrictions in early-morning vote
And ZOMG!! The world ends!!
The measure would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, require doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and limit abortions to surgical centers.
So, that gives women roughly four months (yes, I realize it’s five months, but most women don’t realize they are pregnant the first month or so) to decide if they wish to keep their
embryo fetus clump of cells baby, time to find a doctor who has access to a hospital bed for you in case something goes wrong, and give you a nice, secure, CLEAN AND STERILE place to have the “procedure” done. I do NOT care where you stand on this. I don’t. But this “War on Women” shit that the Left keeps waging has got to stop.
Why do I say the Left is waging it?
…opponents point out the bill would shut down 37 out of 42 abortion clinics in the state.
“If this passes, abortion would be virtually banned in the state of Texas, and many women could be forced to resort to dangerous and unsafe measures,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and daughter of the late former Texas governor Ann Richards.
That would be the same Cecile Richards who terminated her first two pregnancies at a private hospital. The reason she didn’t terminate her third? She just “couldn’t go through the anguish again.” I am not kidding. But her actions aside, how does making sure that women get this procedure from a qualified doctor in a surgical center a bad thing?? How is THAT “dangerous and unsafe”??
Is this the fucking Twilight Zone?
But the best line?
“We are willing to have an attack on women in order to have someone’s political agenda achieved,” Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, said in opposition to stopping debate on the bill. “It may be in the dark of night now … but the sun will shine on each and every one of us, and we will be held accountable.”
Yes, you freakin’ idiot. YOUR PARTY is the one attacking women. YOUR PARTY is pushing a political agenda. And YOUR PARTY will be held accountable for the destruction of so many. YOU will be exposed for the blatant shill you are.
Horrifically, the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Hospital Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists all sent letters asking them to vote no on this bill. I can only assume that Obamacare plays a part in their decision to decry the bill. Whatever the reason, I will no longer trust any doctor who is a member of either of these “associations”.
Because in this case, if it could save one child, then it’s a bad thing to promote.
Honestly, it seems like there’s an administration scandal each calendar day, with enough alphabet departments to make a thick soup.
I am reminded of his very own words when he delivered the Commencement speech at OSU:
Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.
I’m pretty sure he knew then the scandals would be breaking soon. Amazing how it takes leaks to make this the “Most Transparent Administration, EVAH!!”
So, which scandal do y’all think is the worst, and which is the worst transgression of our liberties?
Or more accurately, cheering on Boston.
Never, ever ignore what the other hand is doing. Why couldn’t this guy be on his way to Congress??
At least when it comes to keeping your money.
Cypriot ministers rushed on Monday to revise a plan to seize money from bank deposits as part of an EU bailout, in an effort to ensure lawmakers supported it in a vote later in the day.
The weekend announcement that Cyprus would impose a tax on bank accounts as part of a 10 billion euro ($13 billion) bailout broke with previous practice that depositors’ savings were sacrosanct and sent a shiver across the bloc, causing the euro to tumble and stock markets to dive.
In case you are wondering why, it turns out that Cyprus is the Russian’s Switzerland as far as bank accounts go. Not only is the island a haven for gun running and drug dealing for the *ahem* Cyrillic Mafia, the wealthy use the Cypriot banks to facilitate their business. But in order to “tax” the wealthy Russians, the government has to tax every bank account to “make it seem fair”.
Needless to say, Vladimir Putin is very, very angry. Moscow was set to extend a 2.5€ billion loan to help the island in view of how Russians do use their banking system. Now, that extension may be jeopardized, and that can actually push the Cypriot parliament to “tax” the bank accounts.
It’s a viscous circle. Yes, viscous.
But hey, that can never happen here, right?
Some of the H&B readers and lurkers may be familiar with RFID, AKA Radio Frequency Identification. Basically, it’s the use of a microchip to detect your presence. Ranchers use this for cattle.
[T]he Northside Independent School District will be issuing RFID-equipped identification cards that the kids have to wear on lanyards any time they’re on campus. And then, in some corner of the principal’s office, the students show up as moving dots on a map of the screen like some real life game of Pac Man.
When NISD first proposed this, they defended it by masking it with concern for truant children. But the reality is, it is a way to keep taking money from the state. You see, school budgets are intertwined with attendance, and if kids are not in his or her seat when roll is called, that means the school doesn’t get money for having a kid in that seat.
Now, y’all may think that parents are ok with this because the schools are using it, right? Noooooooope. Parents were told, not even asked that this programs was to be implemented. Now, that was their first mistake. Their second mistake was implementing it at a magnet school. One very intelligent young woman stood up for her rights and refused to wear the lanyard with the tracking chip, and for that, she was expelled. She in turn took the case to court, and a judge will be ruling on her temporary injunction next week. And as it happens, someone decided to wreak a little havoc to bring attention to this rather obvious infringement on privacy.
Personally, I am not a fan of the entity known as Anonymous. In their quest for equilateral anarchy, they tend to leave a mess in their wake. But they are an equal opportunity pest, and sometimes they do hit a nail in a coffin pretty well. This Anon person makes a valid point: ASK THE PARENTS FIRST!!! They are the ones paying the taxes for the school system. Further, I have an issue with their whole “first period attendance” thing. According to my source, attendance is taken in the second period, because students do run late, have mishaps on the road, or buses can be late getting in. By second period, everyone who is at school is there anyway. Any student that has a doctor’s appointment, for example, is counted present when he or she check into the attendance office, so that excuse is weak at best.
The whole program reeks of control. Anyone who claims that this is for the safety of the children is either deluded, or in collusion. Just think what would happen if a pedophile hacked into the database. What’s next? Spying on students’ webcams?
Oh, wait…. that already happened.