She is dead on here. Our nation is being run by corruptocrats, and their underlings are made up of buffoons, yes men, and people who are simply incompetent. Yes, incompetence is rewarded by the corrupt, because it enables the corrupt. Of course, there is more here. Never forget that what is going on in America is not just corruption and incompetence. It is also about Marxists who deeply despise our Constitution doing everything they can to destroy America.
Equality is such an easy ideal to embrace, it really is. I am fine with Gay marriage for instance, personally, I think it ought to be a state by state issue, with the people of the states making that decision. But, Gay marriage, like “equality” is not the issue with Gay activists. Gay activists, like all activists are people who have become obsessed with making everyone else live as the activist sees fit. It is not good enough for a Gay activist to allow different states to have different laws. NO, the activist must have all the states bend to their desires or else. If you are wondering, I have a natural distrust of anyone who calls themselves an activist. They set my BS meter off frankly.
All of that brings me back to the Equality Pimps. Take what Stacy McCain has been blogging about lately for example. An 18-year -old girl, had sexual encounters with another girl, age 14. 14 is below the age of consent, so this 18-year-old Lesbian is finding out, as many boys over the age of 18 have found out, that actions, if they are sexual in nature with minors, have consequences. Sounds fair right? Sounds like equality to me. But, nit to the Gay activist types, who are trying to recreate the civil rights movement. I will let Stacy pick it up here
You know how the “Free Kate” crowd say they have no agenda beyond “fairness” and “equality”? There is reason to doubt:
Again, this is being spun as a case of, wait for it, discrimination. But, if these girls were boys, they would still be in trouble. This is how EQUALITY works. You get treated equally, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.
But it is not really equality that is the end game here is it?
It’s difficult to describe my reaction to Kristin Ireland’s tearful “Lifetime movie” sympathy for Paige in Pennsylvania, jailed for being an 18-year-old having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
According to Ireland, this is a story about “railroading and “discrimination,” as if 18-year-old guys in Pennsylvania were routinely banging 14-year-olds without any fear of prosecution.
I think not, ma’am.
And I think Kristin Ireland wouldn’t be boo-hooing if this was a teenage boy doing time for statutory rape. No, her sympathy is reserved entirely for her fellow lesbians, and so therefore either:
We must create a special Gay Jailbait Loophole to prevent the prosecution of “consensual” gay sex with 14-year-olds; or
We must effectively end all prosecution for such crimes, hetero or homo, because equal application of the law would occasionally result in some 18-year-old lesbians going to jail for dating ninth-graders, and this would make Kristin Ireland cry.
As I said, I am all for equality, but the activists here? They are about themselves.
[A]s usual, and in keeping with the high-minded tone of his speech, there were few policy specifics. (The Washington Post’s Brad Plumer has a good rundown of what might be feasible in the president’s second term.) What was interesting was how he framed the issue: not just as one of responsibility to future generations, but as one of responsibility to God. Here’s what he said:
“We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries — we must claim its promise. That is how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure — our forests and waterways; our croplands and snowcapped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God.That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.”
If Bush, or any Republican had said that, the Leftists heads would be exploding. Odd how they do not mind when a fellow Leftist mentions God.
Kimberlin has been very effective at countering the right-wing hate spewing machine. Robert Stacey McCain (no relation but just as fascist) decided to attack him for his Activism with children for Justice. Lets just say Robert Stacey McCain is on the run these days. Erick Erickson of CNN fame got a nice little knock on the door. Seth Allen get the message as well. This is what Activists do, shutting down hate speech one individual at a time. If Brett Kimberlin can make a difference by himself, we all can.
Soylent Green has the story, and links. Go check it outthen ask yourself this. How long until our FCC tries to take a similar approach
I saw this first at Ozclimatesense, but the link is to Simon at ACM because he has created anew site to allow Aussies to fight this–while they still can…
They will have the power to impose a “code of ethics”, force you to print views you don’t agree with as part of a ‘right of reply’, take you to court, and even make you take pieces down! Even personal blogs that get only 40 hits a day will be covered! To make matters worse, the SuperRegulator “would not have to give reasons for its decisions” and the decisions “would not be subject to appeal.” Even climate change websites in other countries like Watt’s Up With That will be covered by this!
So, understand, thisis threatening Australians now, and not just larger blogs either, but pretty much any blog that dares express views that Leftists disagree with. So, how soon does the FCC take this up? How soon would Obama,with a new term in office, seek such a law? And understand this,he might even seek to bypass Congress on this. Recall that Congress shot down Cap and Trade,and Obama just went to the EPA to bypass them. Do not think he would not attempt the same strategy with the FCC.
“These people are going to end up rioting about this,” says Sheila Tyson, a community activist in Jefferson County, Ala. “If they let this stuff happen they are going to get the biggest riot the South has ever seen . . . I can see it coming.”
That’s a pretty serious prediction. What could possibly start a riot that big?
She’s talking about the likelihood of Jefferson County increasing its water and sewage bill rates.
Oh. Is it really all that bad?
“If the sewer bill gets higher, my light might get cut off and if I try to catch up the light, my water might get cut off. So we’re in between. We can’t make it like this,” says Tammy Lucas, a Birmingham resident who has been affected by a “financial and political scandal that has brought one of the most deprived communities in America’s south to the point of what some local people believe is collapse,” reports theBBC.
Al Gore wants society to ditch meat-heavy diets and go organic to combat global warming.
“Industrial agriculture is a part of the problem,” Gore said Friday duringan interview with FearLess Revolution founder Alex Bogusky. “The shift toward a more meat-intensive diet,” the clearing of forest areas in many parts of the world in order to raise more cattle and the reliance on synthetic nitrogen for fertilizer are also problems, he added.
Blah, blah, blah, am I the only one tired of these talking points? I bet not, and I doubt I will be the only one PO’ed that Gore is now playing The Race Card
The former vice president also criticized climate change skeptics, urging those who support curbs to greenhouse gases to “win the conversation” when it comes to global warming. He compared the struggle against climate skeptics to the fight against racism during the civil rights movement.
When racist comments would come up in the course of conversations, “There came a time when people said, ‘Hey man, why do you talk that way? That’s wrong, I don’t go for that, so don’t talk that way around me. I just don’t believe that.’
Is there any smear the Left will not use to get their way? Is there any point where they look in the mirror and think “you know if I have to lie, or use smear tactics to win the debate, maybe I am wrong on the issues” When do Leftists reach that point? Sadly, never it seems.
Hurricane hysteria gives way to global-warming hype: