There’s been a lot happening lately, huh? Here are my very quick thoughts.
All I have to say is the government has no business requiring a permission slip for anyone to enter into a marriage contract. If your church doesn’t want to marry the gays, that’s fine with me. If you don’t want to make a gay wedding cake, that’s fine with me, too. Also, the 14th Amendment.
I think it’s a waste of time and energy. You can do all you want with symbols to which you attach meaning, but you can’t change what’s in another person’s heart. There is evil in the world, and if you think changing which flags fly where will change that, you have a view of the world I can’t comprehend. Although I kind of wish I could.
Loaded my Glock and wrapped it in a Rebel flag. It didn’t do anything. I’m looking forward to the day the Supreme Court applies the same logic to firearms as it does to marriage, making a carry permit from any state legitimate in every state. I look forward to the President standing behind me on this issue.
On the President:
Just a reminder, he spent most of his political career working against the right of all people to marry, and he could have worked to make the court ruling unnecessary many years ago. But he didn’t. Quit giving him credit for it. Instead, give him credit for the continued aggressive drug war (more aggressive at the federal level than any of his predecessors, by the way) and give him credit for assassinating innocent people with drones. Every single person running for President as a Democrat has worked to limit marriage equality. EVERY ONE OF THEM.
But questions very few Obama supporters want to address:
Why didn’t Obama implement his plan to fix the mess he inherited (ignore for a moment that he spent a lot of time, energy, and money trying to get the job) when the Democrats had control of the House and Senate?
How is his failure to implement his plan anything other than a clear failure of his leadership?
If you pay any attention at all to what I say, you know that I am not a Republican. While I most certainly do not support President Obama in his reelection bid, I will not vote for Mitt Romney either, as I believe they are two sides of the same coin. (I’m supporting Gary Johnson, who, while certainly not perfect, at least will stop killing innocent people in the pursuit of the wars on drugs and terror.)
I also don’t pay as much attention to the partisan back and forth as I once did. I used to be a political junkie, interested in not only the messages, but the political machinery as well. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized the machine is a big part of the problem.
Alas, I do appreciate a really good political message. This is one of them. Take two minutes.
In 2008, the only thing people had were the words. This time, there’s a record. Yet we’re getting the same words.
I remain convinced President Obama will be reelected. If the RNC is to prove me wrong, they will need more of this, because this is pretty powerful.
In a Monday statement, the group has decided to endorse President Obama for reelection over Mitt Romney — despite the Obama administration’s ongoing crackdown against marijuana distributors in states where it remains legal.
“Let’s not get distracted by the myriad of issues that will be brought to the forefront at the upcoming political conventions, the single most important election issue is getting our economy back on track,” remarked Thomas Leto, president and founder of the Chamber.
“The economic potential of the cannabis business in the U.S. is Limitless and President Obama understands this,” Leto said. “It is our impression that Mr. Romney just doesn’t get it.”
So, the guy who has been in charge for more raids in 3.5 years than the last guy was in 8 years, the guy who said he wouldn’t, but then did. He’s more in touch than Gary Johnson?
When people by in to a legend, they become incapable of seeing the truth. Anything which could shatter the legend is willfully ignored. Not just because it would destroy the legend itself, but also because it would mean the person’s investment into said legend would have been false from the beginning.
This is so obvious among Obama supporters. Not one can answer this question. None hold him accountable for essentially being the third term of the Bush presidency. None hold him accountable for the economy.
They call his position on gay marriage “evolved”. It is the exact same position held by the one true evil, Dick Cheney, while he was Vice President.
Not content with dividing classes and races, the Obama campaign is now seeking to divide the sexes by declaring that women are being paid less than men, as part of a “war on women” conducted by villains, from whom Obama and company will protect the women — and, not incidentally, expect to receive their votes this November.
The old — and repeatedly discredited — game of citing women’s incomes as some percentage of men’s incomes is being played once again, as part of the “war on women” theme.
Since women average fewer hours of work per year, and fewer years of consecutive full-time employment than men, among other differences, comparisons of male and female annual earnings are comparisons of apples and oranges, as various female economists have pointed out. Read Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Hudson Institute or Professor Claudia Goldin of Harvard, for example.
When you compare women and men in the same occupations with the same skills, education, hours of work, and many other factors that go into determining pay, the differences in incomes shrink to the vanishing point — and, in some cases, the women earn more than comparable men.
But why let mere facts spoil the emotional rhetoric or the political ploys to drum up hysteria and collect votes?
Facts are not important. Putting people in easily identifiable little groups to be pandered to is important, especially when your single most impressive skill is being a politician.
The difference between me, a Director level leader in a global corporation, and a Leftist government worker.
Me: Someone who works for me does something really, really stupid, perhaps even illegal. I take responsibility and am rightly held accountable. I’m responsible even if I didn’t know about it, but if it’s a big project involving lots of people and money, I probably did.
Well I heard about it from the news reports. This is not something we were aware of in the White House and the Attorney General it turns out wasn’t aware of either. Obviously Eric Holder has launched a full investigation of this, it is not acceptable for us to allow guns to go into Mexico. Our whole goal has been to interdict aggressively in the flow of weapons and cash flowing south into Mexico because the Mexican president, President Calderon, has done a heroic job of trying to take on these transnational drug cartels. So this investigation will be complete, people who have screwed up will be held accountable but our overarching goal consistently has been to say we’ve got a responsibility not only to stop drugs from flowing north, we’ve also got a responsibility to make sure we are not helping to either arm or finance these drug cartels in Mexico. So it’s very upsetting to me to think that somebody showed such bad judgment that they would allow something like that to happen and we will find out who and what happened in this situation and make sure it gets corrected.
He heard about it from the news? I would (rightly, by the way) lose my job on the spot if I said something that stupid, true or not.
Oh, and I’m pretty sure if my global corporation was involved in something this big/illegal/immoral they wouldn’t cut it from the televised interview with the CEO.