Category Archives: Culture

Helpful gender chart

I literally don’t even know what to say.

Gender-chartH/T Aussie Conservative and click through on that link. You won’t want to miss what he’s got to say.

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The Real 99%

As opposed to, you know, the spoiled brats who want their poor choices subsidized by people they scorn.

OMG! For America

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Really, Kraft?

This is really the direction you want to head?

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The Bizarre World Of Chris Matthews

In Chris Matthews’ world, it’s apparently urbane and hip and sophisticated and oh-so-cool to text raunchy, unsolicited photos of yourself to women half your age with whom you’ve have a previously casual, virtual relationship. As opposed to doing your best to live up to Christian ideals of behavior like being faithful to your wife which is, apparently, backward.

Why does anyone continue to lend credence to anything this man says?

Update 1:  The Other McCain weighs in.

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Sexualizing Teens & Tweens

What the hell are this girl‘s parents thinking?

Now that you mention it, how about this girl‘s parents? (At least this – despite being wildly inappropriate for a nine-year-old – was a halloween costume.)

It’s bad enough in show business circles, but it’s become all too common to see girls as young as eight or nine years old dressed in garb that ought only to be found in a brothel. And people wonder why teenage pregnancy is a problem.

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Taking A Peek In My Crystal Ball

Eenie meenie chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak!

I can state with certitude that should anyone ever hack into my Twitter account and tweet a risque photo of a 50-something woman, it will not be me. Yes, I’ve looked into my crystal ball and I know for a fact – that’s with certitude – that the picture will not be of me, manipulated, taken out of context or otherwise.

Just kidding! Kidding about looking into the future, that is, not kidding about the picture; that part’s true. How do I know? Because I don’t keep photos of myself in my underwear lying about where they could be picked and subsequently made public. For the record, I don’t have any photos like that kept under lock and key, either. I’d like to think that I’m not alone in that.

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Sometimes It’s Not “Only Words”

I am pro-life. I oppose abortion under any circumstances, no matter how psychologically painful or even physically dangerous carrying a pregnancy to term might be for the mother. I am pro-life because I believe that an unborn child is a human being from the moment of conception and that it’s always wrong to take an innocent human life. Did I not believe the first point to be true, my position would be different. When an unborn child is denied its humanity, there is no reason to protect it in the womb.

Let me repeat: I am pro-life because I believe that an unborn child is a human being from the moment of conception. These are not “only words” to me; in terms of their need to be loved, cherished and protected, I see no difference between an embryo, a fetus, a newborn and a toddler.

Recent conversations with both people who describe themselves as pro-choice and people who describe themselves as “pro-life,” have brought me to the conclusions that to many people, these are only words.

People who are pro-choice hear what I’m saying but have only a superficial understanding of my meaning; they still can’t understand why I want to deny women their “right to choose.” For these people, my words are only words. That’s to be expected; there’s no reason they should understand the depth of my belief and in not understanding, it’s no wonder that my position angers them.

More disturbing are self-described pro-lifers who agree that an unborn child is a human being, but would still grant a woman the right to terminate a pregnancy for so-called compassionate reasons – in cases of rape, incest or danger to her own life. For these people, their own words – their own beliefs, apparently – are only words. In the cases of rape and incest, people who would be horrified to see a ten-year-old jailed for the crimes of his father feel its acceptable for a ten-week-old fetus to be given the death penalty for the same, as if the circumstances surrounding an unborn child’s conception have a bearing on the value of its life. They would be shocked to see a mother put her five-year-old child between herself and an attacking dog, but also accept that same mother’s right to abort her five-month-old fetus for reasons of her own health.

To hold a pro-life position based on the humanity of the unborn child, while still wanting to allow  for abortion in certain circumstances is a position that cannot be supported through logic or reason.  Furthermore it’s my opinion that this position is less moral than that of the pro-choice individual who holds a sincere belief that the unborn child is lacking humanity.

In fact, I find it to be morally abhorrent; when I say I object to abortion as the unjustified taking of an innocent human life, it’s not “only words” to me.

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