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Archive for 7 February 2012
Dateline Portland, Oregon – February 7, 2012: Violence/Language warning. Viewer Discretion Is Advised. What was supposed to be another “Peaceful Protest” by Occupy Portland ran hopelessly awry and out of control this evening. The self described mob shouted profanity, broke windows, and sought to intimidate police and citizen journalists who would try and film it. Some occupiers overturned trash cans while others seemingly not in agreement with the vandals, uprighted the cans and tried to clean up the mess. Portland Police responded with the riot squad. A total of ten arrests were made, three caught on film, with two of the perps identifying themselves and claiming that they were just walking down the sidewalk and were pushed into the street. One claims the cops attacked him with a bottle. One of those arrested identifies herself as a “Emmalyn Garrett.” The other identifies himself as “Effy Artinez” (SP?). Chants made by the Occu-Mob included “Fu*k the Police!,” “All Cops Are Bastards,” and “America Has Got to Go!” Again, viewer discretion is advised.
Well said, Mr Crowder!
What is that problem? Well, the laundry list is long, but in this case, I’m talking about two bills, HR 998 and S 555, both titled “Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 – To end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools, and for other purposes“. Of course, the usual suspects are all co-sponsors.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t think anyone should be discriminated against, for any reason. I do, however, feel that making a certain group of people a ‘special class’ is ridiculous! It is more and more obvious that this country has lost it’s roots, and we are now floundering in the cesspool of ‘secular religion’. The intent of the bills on the surface, and I’m just guessing here, is to stop bullying. Well, we already have laws that are suppose to do that, as in ya don’t punch someone in the nose because they don’t think or act like you.
Congress evidently believes they can overrule God!
Leviticus 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.
This is not the only passage in the Bible that sets down the law, but it is the most well known one.
A brief summary of what this bill will do (from an email from the Public Advocate of the United States):
*** Require schools to teach appalling homosexual acts so “homosexual students” don’t feel “singled out” during already explicit sex-ed classes;
*** Spin impressionable students in a whirlwind of sexual confusion and misinformation, even peer pressure to “experiment” with the homosexual “lifestyle;”
*** Exempt homosexual students from punishment for propositioning, harassing, or even sexually assaulting their classmates, as part of their specially-protected right to “freedom of self-expression;”
*** Force private and even religious schools to teach a pro-homosexual curriculum and purge any reference to religion if a student claims it creates a “hostile learning environment” for homosexual students.
In reality, the bills are promoting discrimination, but that’s not all that unusual for the radical left.
SEC. 5. FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT; REPORT TO CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES.
(b) Enforcement- Compliance with any requirement adopted pursuant to this section may be effected–
(1) by the termination of or refusal to grant or to continue assistance under such program or activity to any recipient as to whom there has been an express finding on the record, after opportunity for hearing, of a failure to comply with such requirement, but such termination or refusal shall be limited to the particular political entity, or part thereof, or other recipient as to whom such a finding has been made, and shall be limited in its effect to the particular program, or part thereof, in which such noncompliance has been so found; or
So, let me get this straight…no pun intended…if a public school doesn’t doesn’t comply with this law, and put their (both student and faculty) eternal souls at jeopardy, the federal gubmint will cut off funding? Somehow, refusing to return OUR money to OUR schools just doesn’t seem right. Well, of course not…it’s wrong, aka LEFT.
Section 7, STATE IMMUNITY
(a) State Immunity- A State shall not be immune under the 11th Amendment to the Constitution from suit in Federal court for a violation of this Act.
So, a state can’t opt out of this obvious violation of the 1st Amendment? Am I reading that correctly? People are suppose to be free to speak their minds, practice their faith, and NOT be penalized. With these bills, a person can NOT practice their faith, or speak about it to others. But yet, the religion of government is free to impose their will on the American people. Does anyone else have a problem with this, besides me?
Please, go read BOTH bills. They aren’t very long. I don’t much care for bullies, of any gender, or status. What I am seeing in these bills is the bullying of the American people by the very Congress whose salary they pay.
There is a petition to Congress, opposing these bills, not that Congress gives a flying flip what WE, The People have to say, but it doesn’t hurt to give it a shot!
Obamacare Awakens a Sleeping Giant
It is a rare moment indeed when faith denominations of all stripes unite together in common cause, and it is rarer still when that cause is a political one, with a sole piece of legislation as its principal target. But when that law eviscerates the very foundation of religious liberty in America as protected under the First Amendment, it should not be surprising that Catholics and Jews, charismatic evangelical Christians, and mainline Lutherans alike find common cause in defense of their liberties.
Such is the case with the firestorm of opposition to Obamacare and the Obama Administration’s attack on religious liberty. Under a new Obamacare mandate issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the White House is mandating that many religious employers, with the exception of churches, provide health care coverage for contraception — including abortion-inducing drugs — thereby trampling upon their constitutionally guaranteed free exercise of religion. And it is this mandate that has caused a vehement response in churches and synagogues across the country.
OLD PERSON PRIDE
Old People are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem. Old People remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them.
Old People remember World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing. They remember the 50 plus Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention Vietnam .
If you bump into an Old People on the sidewalk he will apologize. If you pass an Old Person on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old People trust strangers and are courtly to women.
Old People hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
Old People get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children and they don’t like any filth or dirty language on TV or in movies.
Old People have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless it’s about their children or grandchildren.
It’s the Old People who know our great country is protected, not by politicians, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country.
This country needs Old People with their work ethic, sense of responsibility, pride in their country and decent values.
We need them now more than ever.
Thank God for Old People!
I was taught to respect my elders. It’s just getting harder to find them.
Shared by Sharon.
I stand with all people of true faith. Shoot, if the Muslims were being persecuted, I’d stand with them too, but since they are the only group that isn’t being targeted……
I got a participation trophy! Mr Rob at American and Proud, one of my favorite people, awarded me a
According to the rules I have to…
1. Copy and paste the Major Award to my blog. Done it.
2. Link back the person who gave me the award. Done it, up top.
3. Pick out five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award. Doing it.
4. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs. Ya’ll best be doin it!
Now, I don’t know if Rob had this dilemma or not, but I have no idea how many ‘followers’ my favorites have. To be honest, I don’t even know how many I have. But, I’ll give it my best shot. I’m guessing I can’t name him, cuz he’s already gotten his award. I might have a tough time limiting it to just five. So….
Here are my five in no particular order.
DANG! That was a LOT harder than I thought it would be! Changed a few a couple of times. Only five? UGH! I’ve definitely got more than five favorites. sigh… The rules don’t say I can’t have honorable mentions, does it? Shoot, if I did that, I’d be here all day, making links to all my favorites. Heh. Let’s see, there’s Badger Blogger, Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. (when she ever gets around to posting anything, it usually pretty darn good stuff!). Then there’s Cmblake6′s, Grandpa John’s…..the list would get very long! So, I’m gonna leave it at that. Oh, and we mustn’t forget the afore mentioned American and Proud as well!
Dude…it’s called the Constitution, and it was written that way so people like YOU can’t be a dick-tater! It limits the power of the government! And here I thought you were a lecturer on that same document. OH, that’s right…you sucked at it! And FYI, perhaps most people would get better at the job…..you, Bubba…ain’t one of ‘em!!