Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
They think you cant live without their help.
They think you can't get an education without their help.
They think you can't get a job without their help.
They think you can't get food without their help.
They want you to believe that you can't do anything without their help.
You have bought into it lock stock and barrel. What was the last thing the Democrats did to help you succeed? But you think its ok, because the Democrats say it isn't your fault.
They say violence in your community isn't your fault.
They say drug use in your community isn't your fault.
They say the unwed teen mother problem isn't your fault
They say that your children failing schools aren't your fault.
They say gang problems aren't your fault.
Heck they will even help out by providing a way to kill your babies.
And you believe them! And you thank them with your votes. You see anyone who has succeeded on their own as some sort of "Uncle Tom" and dismiss them, unless of course they preach down, or rap to you about how "stupid" you are.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Concerning the whole Texas FLDS raid last week, two random thoughts have been rolling around in my head.
Firstly, why is polygamy against the law, or at least actively prosecuted? The only difference between it and adultery is that in the case of polygamy the women know what is going on. I also respect this “version” of LDS more than the mainstream version, because it is still following what its founder, who claimed to get instructions from God, had originally declared. God doesn’t change, so for the LDS to declare that polygamy is wrong is saying either God changed his mind, or Joseph Smith lied. I still believe that the LDS church is WAY off base in their beliefs, but this particular sect stuck to their guns, which is better than some Christian denominations have done.
Secondly we have to deal with the alleged child abuse. And to be honest, this thought has been in my head for a while now, especially with the way “children” are behaving.
One hundred years ago, it was not uncommon to take on a 13 year-old as a wife. My wife’s grandmother was married at 13, In Jewish culture a bar mitzvah is held when he is 13 to celebrate the boy’s entering into adulthood. Recently, we as a society, have moved the goalposts, first to 16, then to 18, and now to 21, all under the mantra of “letting the kids be kids”.
Part of this has come about because we are no longer an agriculture based society and as such we don’t need the children in the field. We still see remnants of that era today with “summer break” from school. Unfortunately the overall effect has failed miserably. We have children growing up too fast (without actually maturing) because the parents don’t seem to care, all you have to do is see what the “girls” are wearing at the mall, and on the flip side of the coin we have grownups who never grew up, as witnessed by some of the more recent incidents of women and young boys. Do not misunderstand me, I’m not saying that we need to go back to marrying at age 13, children today are not mature enough, trained enough, or responsible enough to enter into such a situation. Unfortunatly they arent mature enough, trained enough or responsible enough to enter adulthood (by our definition) either thanks to some very poor parenting.
Back to the compound in Texas, we have “children” (this is in quotes, because we just don’t know at the moment) becoming pregnant, but at the same time we have a 16 year old Jamie Lynn Spears pregnant, the media celebrating it, and the 19 year old boyfriend is not in jail. Its a sick double standard, no wonder we have so much teen pregnacy outside the walls of cultist compounds.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
There is only one of two options to explain the above protesters sign.
Either they are a complete moron and don't know their history or they are being brilliantly ironic and pointing out that others aren't paying attention to history.
From some of the reactions I'm seeing, if it is the later, then they tried to make a clever point that was completely missed.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Obama is bitter, because people are now asking some more personal questions about him, but I would have to ask, what would the media do if McCain’s pastor was preaching that Blacks were inferior, and his acquaintance was a grand wizard of the KKK?
You choose your friends, you choose your church… looks like he has made some poor choices, unless that is what he really believes.
Michele Obama - Wife
"For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country"
"Reverend" Wright – Race baiting "preacher"
"The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people"
"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye"
(funny how he has no problem accepting a 1.6 million dollar house in a white neighborhood with a 10 million dollar allowance set up for him by his church)
William Ayers – Known terrorist
"I don’t regret setting bombs, I feel we didn’t do enough." (in an interview after 911)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
But only as far as the river. QT is going to build what looks to be a nice addition to river parks, right where a bridge to the west bank of Tulsa should be going. The opportunities for redevelopment and recreation are almost endless on the west side, but apparently that would cut into the good 'ol boys plan. Chris Medlock had to fight tooth and nail to get the Tulsa Hills development to go in, so it looks like that will be our only bone.
When will these elitists admit that there is more to Tulsa than Utica Square and that you need all of Tulsa to thrive for the city to succeed?
North Tulsa, East Tulsa and West Tulsa are tired of being treated like red-headed step-children. We are tired of paying for your toys that do nothing to improve the overall livability of Tulsa.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
To which, Clinton replied:
"I was raised with Midwestern values and an unshakable faith in America and its policies," she said. "Now, Americans who believe in the Second Amendment believe it's a matter of constitutional right. Americans who believe in God believe it's a matter of personal faith.
"I grew up in a church-going family, a family that believed in the importance of living out and expressing our faith. The people of faith I know don't 'cling' to religion because they're bitter. People embrace faith not because they are materially poor, but because they are spiritually rich.
"Our faith is the faith of our parents and our grandparents. It is a fundamental expression of who we are and what we believe."
Did she really mean that? who knows, but even a broken clock is right twice a day
Friday, April 11, 2008
"Parents if you don't parent, we can't improve our schools," he said. "You've got to parent. You've got to turn off the television set in your house once in a while, you've got to put the video game away once in a while."
Obama, who aspires to be the first black president, dwells a little longer on the subject with predominantly black audiences, as he did Thursday in this economically struggling city in the south shore of Lake Michigan.
"You should have a curfew in your house so your children aren't out in the streets all night. You should meet with the teacher and find out what the homework is and help that child with the homework. And if you don't know how to do the homework, don't be embarrassed, find someone to help you."
"Fathers, be fathers," he added. "Be a part of your child's life. Be a part of your child's life and try to make them proud.
"And the last thing is, if your child is misbehaving at school don't curse out the teacher. You know who you are. It's not the teacher's fault that your child is misbehaving. That's some home training."
The crowd reacted raucously and Obama laughed. "You know what I say is true, though. Don't blame the teachers, and the government and the schools if you're not doing your job."
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
According to the Oklahoma Blues Festival home page, there are "no plans for another fest." This is a great loss to Tulsa and to blues fans in general.
I went to the last two after previously spending my money in Eureka Springs for thier festival, but the "politics" going on between the various festival organizers, the quality of their acts being on the decline, and the prices for the individual shows rising made the trip each year less than desirable.
Tulsa's Blues festival brought in some great acts, in a great venue (The Brady Festival grounds), for a great price.
If this truly is the end, Tulsa will have lost yet
After 12 years worth of great music,
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Last year QuikTrip changed their gasoline over to a 10% ethanol blend. In one story it was stated that "Ethanol added to gasoline brings down the cost of filling up." Now, last time I checked QT isn't any cheaper than most other gas stations, at least not on the SW side of town.
Adding insult to injury there is now grumblings of a 2-10% reduction in people MPG from people who use the ethanol blend, (not to mention the crud the fuel adds to your fuel system which can causing possible mechanical failure).
So apparently not only is QT pocketing the savings, drivers have to go back more often to refuel.
I used to be a die-hard QT user, I rarely step foot in the place now.
Friday, April 04, 2008
Quit paying property taxes and your landlord (ie the Gov’t) will evict you. Even though this guy in Wisconsin went to far, the fact remains, he didnt pay his property tax, so the county took his property away, thus he never owned the land to begin with.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
"They had a broken steak knife, a crystal paper weight, toy handcuffs, several items and tape and stuff," says Lt. Caswell.
Teen pimp lures girls into illegal sex - Investigators said the 13-year-old lured other girls to Club Metropolis, enticing them with the promise of money and even forcing some of them to dance and sell their bodies for sex.