Friday, August 30, 2013

Hey, Want Some Advice on How to Convince a Woman to Get an Abortion? Well, Here It Is

Oh my.  I have reached the age that little should shock me.  I convince myself all the time that is the case.  Then I read this.  

It is a blog that says it is an advice like thing for men.  You know, dating tips and of course, what would it be without a column on how to get out of fatherhood?  I mean that is necessary info after all, right?  
It starts out with how men have few options when it comes to birth control:
Let’s face it: sexually active people have accidents. Shit happens, that’s life. But we know that men have no reproductive rights in opting out of a being a parent. With only two birth control options available to men (a condom and a vasectomy) the words you use to get your girl off the fence about having an abortion must be well thought out.
I notice it says nothing about not having sex or even if people think that isn't a realistic argument, it doesn't even mention just having sex with someone who you trust enough to know that she is taking birth control on a regular basis.  Nor does it mention the withdrawal method.  If worse comes to worse, you can just have oral sex.  I guess the fact that when used properly, condoms are pretty much as effective as birth control as any method a woman uses.  But I guess that is neither here nor there.  

He recommends three different styles to use during this "conversation" 
  1. The Hail Mary
  2. The Asshole Method
  3. The Wild Card Method
I guess it doesn't occur to this guy that all would fall under The Asshole Method.  The Hail Mary method is to be used on a "girlfriend" or "long-term booty call".  I guess another term for the hook-up that is so common on college campuses these days.   You play Mr. Nice Guy and tell the woman that you want to have children with her "one day", but that day isn't quite here yet.  You know you have career and financial goals and that having a baby today would mess those up.  You can't support her or that child in the way you would like.  Oh, and I can't leave out you are instructed to dump the girl after this, because if she happens to get pregnant again, you won't be able to use this a second time.   I guess if you are already doing well in those departments you are screwed and then have to move on to the next method of being a total jerk.    Just tell her you will not be part of this child's life and she will only get financial support that court forces him to pay.  But in no uncertain terms will you forced into a fatherhood to a child that you don't want.  I guess you are effectively breaking it off here as well.  

The third one really is the most charming of all the methods.  I will let him describe it to you.  

How The Wildcard Method Works

Think about what causes normal couples wanting to have children to get an abortion. If an ultrasound finds that the child has a developmental problem like autism, many couples choose to abort. You can use this knowledge to your advantage because you can tell the girl that a rare genetic disease is common in your family. You should tell her you would love to have children but it would be unfair to risk the possibility of this disease (ideally use one which causes an early death and/or horrible lifestyle conditions while alive) being passed on to future generations. To add color to your story, bring up a nonexistent sibling and tell her that you are still recovering from their painful passing a few years ago.
To help convince her that this is a family disease, take pictures. This might require you to spend an afternoon volunteering at a hospital or center for developmentally disabled people. Take a picture of someone who could pass as a relative (similar skin tone is probably all you need). This is just an example, but do whatever you think is necessary to sell the seriousness of this genetic disease to her.  Explain that having a kid with your DNA would be like playing Russian roulette with someone’s life. If she is still on the fence have her watch the film Tiptoes with Matthew McConaughey and tell her what your siblings, uncles, cousins have lived through makes dwarfism seem like a walk in the park. While this method could require some acting on your part, if you sell it well enough she will be offering to pay for the abortion.
Apparently it would seem this would work best on a woman who has yet to meet your family, or at the very least doesn't know them very well since she has no idea that you lost a sibling.  It also never occurs to this wonderful guy that the woman may ask if he has this going on why he wouldn't have a vasectomy to be sure he never plants his seed, but you know, details.  I love how something so rare is so common all that the same time, don't you?  

Is really necessary to wonder why dont' view life as valuable anymore?   I will give him credit though, he does seem to think it is his repsonsibility to pay for the abortion.  I guess we should take some solace in that.  

Conservatives Need to Engage in Pop Culture

I have been saying this for years.  While pop culture may not be an arena that many conservatives feel comfortable in, it still has to be done.  If not, we will continue the cycle of allowing others to create the narrative.  

In this vain, I got this interesting email the other day.  Look over the videos and comment on them.  Help this man get this project off the ground.  Just remember that everyone said Mel Gibson would never get an audience for Passion of the Christ.  Even quirky movies about adoption, such as Juno, have done well at the box office.  

Greetings "just",
I am Charles Locke of First Decade Entertainment, a television production company out of Georgia.  I've admired your blog for over a year now, even though half the time, admittedly, I don't exactly agree with you.  Bottom line, your thoughts are very thorough and honest, and that's all I ask from anybody.
The reason I am writing to you:  I recently cobbled together a pilot for a TV show centered around, mostly, African-Americans on the right.  It is the result of an opportunity I was given by way of a new conservative news network.
It has not been given the greenlight.  It may or may not.  But it would certainly help my argument with the network if I could demonstrate a real thirst in the conservative community for a show like this.
Some FYI: "The Black & White of It" was originally an online radio show featuring guests like Alan Keyes, JC Watts, Bob Barr, Newt Gingrich and more (back in the late 90s).  It was even endorsed by talk radio legend Neal Boortz at the time.
So just, I am basically asking you to spread this to your fellow bloggers and readers if you so desire.  Again, it would help get a weekly show like this on national television.
Thanks for considering.  Please feel free to ask any questions.
Charles Locke, Co-CEO
First Decade Entertainment, LLC
Atlanta, GA

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Only Bad People Want a Good Education for their Children

So says Allison Benedikt of Slate Magazine.   Seriously, she said that.

This article had me laughing out loud.  Of course I was laughing in a way that is really just to cover my utter shock, disbelief, and total dismay.
I am not an education policy wonk: I’m just judgmental. But it seems to me that if every single parent sent every single child to public school, public schools would improve. This would not happen immediately. It could take generations. Your children and grandchildren might get mediocre educations in the meantime, but it will be worth it, for the eventual common good.
Apparently it is perfectly fine for at least a few generations to get a lousy education because down the road it will help all.  Now that is logic isn't it?  Insert primal scream here.

Now correct me if I am wrong, but I thought liberals thought there was nothing better than education.  Matter of fact don't they say that public schools are a human right?  I seem to remember former congressman and convicted felon Jesse Jackson, Jr. talking about that on the floor of congress.  Yeah matter of fact there is video of that conversation, oh and don't forget the constitutionally protected iPad too.

What is really funny about this entire article is that by the end she completely contradicts herself:
I went K–12 to a terrible public school. My high school didn’t offer AP classes, and in four years, I only had to read one bookThere wasn’t even soccer. This is not a humblebrag! I left home woefully unprepared for college, and without that preparation, I left college without having learned much there either. You know all those important novels that everyone’s read? I haven’t. I know nothing about poetry, very little about art, and please don’t quiz me on the dates of the Civil War. I’m not proud of my ignorance. But guess what the horrible result is? I’m doing fine. I’m not saying it’s a good thing that I got a lame education. I’m saying that I survived it, and so will your child, who must endure having no AP calculus so that in 25 years there will be AP calculus for all.
Again, correct me if I am wrong, if she is doing just fine without AP classes and no organized soccer teams, why wouldn't future generations do "just fine" as well?  I mean why would anyone need it regardless of what generation they come from?  It would seem to me that everyone will be able to find their dream job, such as working at Slate Magazine even though they learned virtually nothing after 17 years of education.  Now I did take AP Calculus and I don't work at Slate.  So apparently my "better" education didn't really help me that much did it?

She believes that if all children go to public school we will have a better school system.  Lets think about that for a minute.  Because it seems what she is saying is that people are stuck living in the neighborhoods with horrible public schools don't care that their kids are receiving a bad education.  Because after all if they did they would push for change right?  Oh wait, they are pushing for change and the unions stand in the way of those changes and much-needed reforms.  She never mentions that part of the equation.  I guess she didn't get algebra in her crappy public school either.  You know the thing that has you put all parts of the equation together to come to the correct solution.  There are millions upon millions of parents who are fighting to make changes in their local schools only to be met with hostility and resistance.  We have the NAACP suing to keep open the worst performing school system in the country all the while the lawyer filing the suit sends her child to boarding school in another state.  She knows her kid will be cheated if she attends those schools.  She has money, to heck with the poor and struggling middle class that can't afford the same.
Also remember that there’s more to education than what’s taught. As rotten as my school’s English, history, science, social studies, math, art, music, and language programs were, going to school with poor kids and rich kids, black kids and brown kids, smart kids and not-so-smart ones, kids with superconservative Christian parents and other upper-middle-class Jews like me was its own education and life preparation. Reading Walt Whitman in ninth grade changed the way you see the world? Well, getting drunk before basketball games with kids who lived at the trailer park near my house did the same for me. In fact it’s part of the reason I feel so strongly about public schools.
I totally don't get how getting drunk at trailer parks makes her feel strongly about public schools and that leading to the willingness to allow at least two or three more generations to have a substandard education, but that's just me.

Education reform is a passion of mine.  I would love to see every child in this country have the best education possible.  The problem is that, as of today, the last thing that will get us there is the public school system.  We are failing in virtually every measure and it will become a national security issue when people in this country can't compete on the world stage.  The system needs serious reform, unions and the government have far more power over the system than any PTA will ever have.  The current system doesn't allow those types of changes nor does it give parents many options when trying to push for change.

No one is a bad parent for wanting their child to get the best possible education that they can give to their child, for this woman to say that they are makes me wonder if she has any children of her own.  If so, doesn't her great job at Slate pay her enough to live in a neighborhood that has a better school system than say the ones in Harlem or the south side of Chicago?  I would venture to say the answer to that question is yes.
But I have to say I really appreciate one line in the article:
 Don’t just acknowledge your liberal guilt—listen to it.
Ah, the reasoning behind most of what liberals do.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Quote of the Day - Alveda King Edition

"Martin Luther King has a granddaughter and I don't think that he (MLK) would believe that giving her free healthcare or a free abortion is going to help her better herself."
Boom.  No wonder she wasn't invited to the ceremony today.   

Monday, August 26, 2013

Not Only Can't Miley Cyrus "Twerk", She's a Racist Too

Like listening to all the talk about Miley hasn't been painful enough, now this:
Every time I see @MileyCyrus slap that black woman's butt, I think about the way that enslaved blacks were whipped for white entertainment.
Oh, please.  The young woman obviously had a bad performance last night, I don't know as I didn't see it.  Nor do I care to.   But to call her racist is simply crossing the line.

Get a life lady.  Would the performance been better had the butt slap happened to a white woman?  From what I have seen, the answer is no.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Quote of the Day - Conservative Girl Edition

I have been very busy of late.  Over the weekend I was painting, or to be honest I was watching more than helping.  But I did some of the work.  While I was doing this I decided I wanted a beer, an unusual event for me.  I walked to the store to buy myself a Corona.  I had put on one of many Romney T-shirts to do the painting in.  I didn't change my clothes before I walked to the package store.

As I am walking and minding my own business, some guy comes up to me and says "This is Obama/Biden Country".

I couldn't resist.  My retort:

"Oh, well that explains why I have been unable to find a job for the past seven months."

Maybe he will stop harassing complete strangers.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Quote of the Day - Cee Lo Edition

And I’ve said this before on Twitter, but hip-hop was once an Ivy League institution, and now it’s become a community college—you don’t need any qualifications to come on in. And, quite frankly, it can be a little embellished-upon. There’s a low entry level, and it’s become monotonous and congested. All you need to do is be able to rhyme “cat” and “hat,” and you can become an MC. But executives have a lot to do with the larger agenda to emasculate and colonize. I believe hip hop is being used in some mass way to influence underachievement. Maybe these individuals may not be aware of the larger agenda, and how they’re being puppeteered, but if they are, that’s even more shameful.
Maybe now someone will listen.   

No, I Won’t Marry You. You Look Like a Tramp

Well those aren't the exact words the Pastor used, but yes, he told a bride that her dress was too sexy for the church service.  He requested that she cover up her breast area and add some length to her dress and then he would happily marry the couple.  

The wedding was due to take place at The Truth Ministries Holiness Church in Houston on August 10.  Both the bride and groom arrived at the church one hour prior to when the service was due to start.  When the Pastor greeted the family he noticed the bride's dress (or lack thereof) and asked her to make her self look more appropriate for his church.  

Below is a picture of the dress (from the website of the retailer, not the actual bride).  I would have to say that I wouldn't think about wearing that dress to a church let alone as my wedding gown.  But to each their own I guess.  

Now one must keep in mind that neither the bride or groom were members of the church.  So it is likely they didn't understand the standards of the church.  Every church has its own unique way of doing things and has standards that members either agree with or you find another house of worship.  
I understand that the families, the wedding party, and the guests are very upset at how it turned out.  They had a reception planned and were not married and most likely not in the mood to party after what was a very embarrassing moment for the bride.  

Didn't she take someone shopping with her when she picked out the dress?  Or at very least show it to someone beforehand?  Didn't her family or friends mention this isn't the type of dress you normally get married in?  I would think someone would have mentioned that maybe a church wouldn't find this appropriate.  

Was the Pastor correct in standing by his principles and not marrying the couple?  I would think so.  

RTR Here.  
bride dress

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Quote of the Day - President Obama Edtion Part 19

"They’re athletes, they’re there to compete, and if Russia wants to uphold the Olympic spirit, then every judgment should be made on the track, or in the swimming pool, or on the balance beam, and people’s sexual orientation shouldn’t have anything to do with it."
This is wonderful.  But the Olympics coming up in Russia next year are the Winter Olypmics.  I don't think anyone will be competing in a pool.  

Monday, August 5, 2013

Tawana Brawley Finally Paying her Comeuppance

Tawana Brawley, the woman who falsely accused various men of holding her captive, raping her, then leaving her in a trash bag with racial slurs scrawled across her body has had her wages garnished in what is due to one of the men she accused.  Steven Pagones has been waiting years and years for the payments on the settlement he was given, more than $400,000.  You may recall this is the case that helped make Al Sharpton a household name when he came to her defense after she accused all white men of rape.

Sharpton staged sit-ins and rallies in order to see "justice" done in this case.  Police could find no evidence to file charges, but of course that didn't stop the race baiting Sharpton from pushing the issue.  Once it reached a grand jury they found no evidence to back up her claims.  The story goes that she stayed away from home for several days and couldn't find a reasonable excuse that her parents would believe and came up with this story.  While it does seem to be the case that her mother's boyfriend was a violent man who reportedly had beat her in the past, it still doesn't justify ruining the lives of innocent men.

Brawley showed no signs of rape or of hypothermia immediately after being found in a trash bag.  Brawley had no cuts, no abrasions, or virtually any other injuries at all.  It has even been reported that the hospital noted that her teeth had been recently brushed.  Hardly indicative of a person being held captive in the woods for days.  One neighbor says she saw Brawley crawl into the trash bag on her own accord and last but not least, all the writing found on her was written upside down.

To tell you the truth this isn't even good enough.  It is mind numbing to me that she was never prosecuted for bring false charges.  In my opinion every woman who brings false claims of rape should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

What Brawley allowed to happen was even bigger than the men who were falsely accused, it brought a city; and a nation for that matter, to a racial divide that was totally unnecessary as well as potentiality dangerous.
This is the first time that Brawley has had to pay in any way for what she had done.  It is long since time that paid for her crime and her dishonesty.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Reason 34,289 Not To Live in Seattle

I love the pacific northwest, especially Seattle.  It is simply beautiful.  But I could never live there.  The people are  certifiably insane out there.  Shortly after the state announces it will spend millions upon millions of tax payer dollars to make all state paperwork gender neutral comes this,  
 An internal memo at Seattle City Hall is causing quite a stir. It suggests government workers no longer use the terms "citizen," or "brown bag."
According to the Office for Civil Rights, the terms are potentially offensive and other words should be used.
Citizen should be changed to residents and they have not quite come up with a replacement for brown bag, they are thinking sacked lunch may be more appropriate.  Oh my.  Apparently someone has gotten into their head that brown bag is a racial slur.  
And while city leaders publicize "brown bag" lunch meetings as a way to designate a bring-your-own lunch time event, the term has a sorted history. 
"It used to be a way people could judge skin color," Bronstein said in a phone interview
Don't these lawmakers have anything more pressing to deal with than this?  I mean Seattle has one of the highest levels of homelessness in the country and this is what they are choosing to deal with?  Have you ever heard anyone use the term brown bag lunch as a racial slur?  I didn't think so.  

Is is any wonder that our society and government is in such a mess?  
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