Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 is Outta Here

We say goodbye to the year 2011 in just a short time, at least in my time zone.  We are all geared up for the presidential race that will take place in just over 11 months.  There will be plenty to blog about along the way.  I have looked up my stats for the past year and here are my top six posts for 2011.

Herman Cain on the issues (A collection of videos on his stances)  

Culture and Respect in Japan:

I have been very impressed by the fact that people in Japan have remained so calm. The pictures that we see are heartbreaking. The news reports are now talking about bodies are washing up on shore and there are not enough body bags and coffins for all the dead. They are living with the fear of nuclear meltdown which could have catastrophic effects on generations to come. The people have little food, in many cases they have no power, and to add insult to injury snow is in the forecast. 

What you are not seeing in Japan is looting. You are hearing stories of vendors who are lowering prices and in some cases giving emergency supplies to people in need. People are waiting in line in an orderly fashion even though gas lines can last for hours. In the Japanese culture, respect is considered to be of the highest importance. The belief system that when you shame yourself you bring shame onto the entire family. 

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Photo of the day:

Yeah, Michelle All of That for the American Flag

Truly, I have tried to give the first couple the benefit of the doubt, when people say they “hate” America.  I don’t fall into the group of conservatives that have called them communists, or do I want to believe that they want to “destroy” America.  My personal belief has been that they firmly believe in more of quasi-socialist European style of government and would like to see that take hold in this country.  Something that I 100% disagree with and feel if that is how you want to live, move to Europe.  Heck, I will even put into the “here’s a plane ticket” fund and drive you to the airport.  You don’t like this style of government, get out.  No one is begging you to stay. 
But, yes Michelle, there are people in this country who pay great tribute to the flag in this country.  The reason, you may ask is that it is the promise of the ideal.  The promise of the American dream.  That if you work really hard you may be able to have your dreams come true in this country.  Even after she herself has watched her husband, a product of a broken marriage born to a white mother when bi-racial children and marriages were not widely accepted can grow up and lead this country proves that my vision of the American dream can come true for virtually anyone.  Even you, you ungrateful pig.  Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis knows that I don’t take cheap shots and don’t like getting down in the dirt with the progressives in this country.  But this time you have pushed the wrong buttons
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Portman, Skins, Sex and the City, and Abortion - The Ties that Do Bind

The new movie No Strings Attached was #1 at the box office this weekend.  It is a romantic comedy starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher about causal sex.  The basic premise of the movie is to tell the story of what happens between friends who decide to have a sexual relationship that doesn't include romance.  Now, I have not seen the movie, but I have read the reviews of it.  Some are good, others not so much.  I was going to do a post on the new MTV show Skins and decided that I should watch it to fully understand what everyone was talking about.  Believe me, don't waste your time watching that show, it is horrid.  The storyline is stupid and childish and it is chock full of bad acting.  I can't imagine it will stay on the air as the advertisers are running away from the show very quickly.  

I have read a great deal of the reporting on the butcher that calls himself an abortion doctor in Pennsylvania. There is no other way to describe that man other than evil, pure evil. While reading all the awful stories from the grand jury testimony one must ask themselves where does this type of thought process come from. While it would a leap too wide to say that Skins and No Strings Attached are to blame for it, but it is part of the problem. Especially when it comes to Skins, as this is directed to a much younger crowd. While MTV puts a disclaimer on the show about the adult content, the cast is in high school. There is only a certain age group that is interested in the lifestyles of the young and depraved. It is really the high school version of Sex and the City without the wit and charisma. 

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend - A Portrait of Hypocrisy:
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lt. Governor of Maryland and daughter of the late Robert Kennedy, is asking the question is Rick Perry as Christian as he says he is.  Since Perry puts his faith out there in the fashion he does it will be a question that comes up.  But I have to question the messenger here. 
Mrs. Townsend is pro-choice, oh sorry pro-conscience:
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I wish you all a very Happy and Blessed New Year.  Stay safe tonight!!!

1 comment:

Fowl Ideas said...

Good economic policy is usually bad social policy and vice versa.

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