Smartest guys in journalism

Online Progressive hyper-smart think tank, Vox.com takes issue with premise that hard work is actually more important than being smart.

Please bear in mind that their gaffe prone, though smart, journalism is pretty poor quality. This might be possibly due to skimping on the hard work of fact checking.

Never heard of Vox.com? Good for you. You’re richer for it. Still curious? Check this out.

Standard & A Lot Poorer’s

Lost in the shuffle of today’s non-stop nontroversy over vaccinating kids was the barbaric snuff video of ISIS’s AG Eric Holder setting a ratings agency on fire as example to others.

$1,400,000,000.00.

That is how much Eric Holder fined Standard & Poor’s for making his boss look bad when they downgraded the country’s credit rating in 2011.

S&P on Tuesday agreed to pay $1.5 billion to resolve litigation alleging it knowingly issued rosy grades of risky mortgage bonds before the crisis. As part of the deal, the government backed off demands that S&P admit to violating laws, reducing the firm’s exposure to future lawsuits.

Now, if we could only figure out who legislated that banks be forced make risky mortgages in the first place because 0% down payments are necessary for unqualified applicants to own homes they can’t afford or else racism.

Not content to extort fourteen hundred million dollars out of a mere rating agency, Holder also demanded as part of the settlement that S&P retract claims that his suit was filed in retaliation for the country’s credit downgrade:

Much of the fighting related to S&P’s allegation that the Justice Department sued in retaliation for the agency’s downgrade of U.S. government debt in 2011. S&P agreed to retract that charge as part of the deal. Attorney General Eric Holder said the retraction was important to him and the Justice Department.

Move over Al and Je$$e, there’s a new shakedown artist in town.

So that settlement condition was also a retaliation. Like the $16,000,000,000.00 extortion of Bank of America, these funds will eventually be distributed to newly reconstituted ACORN groups, La Raza, and a host of other Obama special interests.

A Little Good News Today

A South Carolina man who made national headlines after a video surfaced of him being shot by a police officer as he was getting his driver’s license was awarded $285,000:

Levar Edward Jones was paid $285,000 through the state’s Insurance Reserve Fund, Scott Hawkins, spokesman for the fund said Tuesday. The settlement was reached Oct. 3, within a month of the Sept. 4 incident when trooper Sean Groubert fired shots at Jones after the officer pulled Jones over for not wearing a seat belt.

Jones, 35, is black and the unarmed motorist sustained a bullet wound to his hip.

I don’t see what being black has to do with it. It could have just as easily happened if he was white.

The video (link).

As a sidebar, we are long past the time to repeal the law that makes it okay to pull someone over for a seat belt violation. It’s just an excuse to go on a fishing expedition and make a little extra tax revenue.

And while it’s all fine and dandy that the taxpayers must foot the bill for former Trooper Groubert’s itchy trigger finger, a personal and professional price must be paid for almost killing an innocent person or else our paramilitarized police forces are going to continue unabated:

Groubert was fired shortly afterward by the Highway Patrol for misreading Jones as a threat, using too much force for too long and violating several patrol agency policies, the S.C. Department of Public Safety, the patrol’s parent agency, said at the time.

Groubert also was charged with a felony, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. That charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Too often, these kinds of incidents are swept under the rug and an internal investigation reveals that everything went by The Book. Congratulations to Mr. Jones for surviving to see some Justice in this world. If there hadn’t been a video of the incident, he probably would have gotten nothing.

Tennessee Escapes The Tyranny of Good Intentions

Insure Tennessee dies a natural death in the Tennessee state legislature.

Tennessee will not expand health benefits to hundreds of thousands of low-income residents, with state senators rebuking Gov. Bill Haslam’s controversial health care proposal.

The Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted against passing Haslam’s Insure Tennessee. Only four of the 11 committee members voted in favor of the plan.

The vote comes minutes after House Speaker Beth Harwell said she doesn’t think there are enough votes in the House to pass the plan.

“I don’t think I have the support,” Harwell told reporters as she walked away from the House chamber Wednesday.

Sweet freedom. Now Governor Haslam can go back to working with Mayor Bloomberg on taking our guns away.

#GrandmothersKnowBest Investor Edition

First, son-to-a-Nigerian prince, Marc Mezvinsky married Chelsea Clinton. *St-rike!*
Then, he gets her pregn’int. *St-rike Two!*

Now this? *You’re out!*

The hedge fund co-founded by Bill and Hillary Clinton’s son-in-law suffered losses tied to an ill-timed bet on Greece’s economic recovery, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

Say what you will, he can spot a dog. But maybe #GrandmothersKnowBest when it comes to making risky investments pay off.

However, when it comes to getting vaccinated for communicable diseases, I’d trust that #GrandpaKnowsBest in this case.

Evil Doesn’t Quite Cover It

The islamofascists have now burned a Jordanian pilot alive and shared the images for all to see.

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A video released online Tuesday purportedly showed a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State extremist group in Syria being burned to death by his captors following a weeklong drama over a possible prisoner exchange.

The military confirmed the death of Lt. Muath Al-Kaseasbeh, 26, who fell into the hands of the militants in December when his Jordanian F-16 crashed near Raqqa, Syria, the de facto capital of the group’s self-styled caliphate. He is the only pilot from the U.S.-led coalition to have been captured to date.

That’s ok, though. You keep talking about which Super Bowl commercial was your favorite.


image via Brad Thor

It’s not going to get any prettier.

2016 GOP Follies

The GOP clown show is fully on display.

First, we have that bloated tub-of-guts Chris Christie rolling around on the floor at a radio station in Philly. Governor, you were willing to take on the unions, but ever since you became COOTUS’ bottom boy, it’s clear that you need to move on and find another line of work.

Next, Lispy Graham is getting all hot-and-bothered and delusional, thinking that anybody gives two craps about him running for the nomination. Lispy, we don’t want you in the Senate, or anywhere else in public life. Just go home, put on a big sun hat, pour yourself a nice big glass of Country Time™ and drift away.

Our buddy Mitt decided to pull his hat back out of the race, thank goodness. You were too limp-wristed to knock off the worst president in the nation’s history in 2012, why does anyone on God’s precious green earth think you deserve to be brought out of mothballs? The fact that the establishment power players in the GOP find Jeb “more exciting” than you is an indictment of both them and you.

Speaking of Jeb, if he’s the best we’ve got, I’m going to bite down on a shotgun sandwich.

There is but one answer.


thanks to rdbrewer over at Ace’s place

Meaty Bites

Mmmmm meat

Hmmm, it’s been a while. I dunno. A couple of years maybe. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been paying attention. Kind of like Santa Claus in June. Sure, he may be hanging out on a beach in Fiji with some of his special lady “friends” but he’s still watching everything you do.

So COOTUS’ friends over in Iraq and Syria are beheading and torturing Christians at will. Mass executions, blowing up hotels, female genital mutilation, anti-freedom rallies, forced child homicide bombers, executing teenagers for watching soccer, throwing gays off roofs, and too many other beheadings, crucifixions and executions to count. All in a day’s work for the religion of peace.

Luckily, none of this has to do with islamofascism.

Meanwhile, back here at home, the left is still desperate to kill the unborn. So much so that they’ve invoked their two favorite things – accusing people of rape and pushing the sacrament of abortion – in one fantastic vomitous bleat:

“We require in various states to do trans-vaginal ultrasounds before abortion, which by every state law, the involuntary introduction of an object into a woman’s vagina is rape, so in certain states we are requiring physicians to rape their patients,” Herndl said to a group of around 50 people, including some of her students who were in attendance.

Yes, yes, we get it. Everything is rape. Fortunately hundreds of thousands showed up at the March for Life this past weekend and younger people are trending more pro-life, which has got to be grinding the gears of the infanticidal left. There is reason for hope. But don’t look to the cowards in the GOP to help out.

With the Super Bowl just a few days away, it’s fitting that someone would be butthurt about something. This time it’s a GoDaddy commercial.

Godaddy has already wimped out and pulled the ad, which I found pretty damn funny. People who think that this is tantamount to animal cruelty really need to get a grip. The ads that need to be pulled are the moronic domestic violence ads that the NFL has shoved down our throats all season long. Note to Fidel Goodell, most of us don’t beat our wives. Why don’t you cram your illiterate PSAs down your players’ throats and let the rest of us enjoy the violence on the field, as we have for so many decades.

Ok, back to my job as a typical heteronormative white male. There are people to oppress!

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Silence…

… for a resurrection of sorts. Happy new year all you fine people.

I’ve been meaning to get the Buffet moved to a new webhost for about a year now and since the bill was coming due on the old one, money talks.

Anyhoo, this site will be changing as I tweak the design, and I’ll be doing it right in front of your face because I’m reckless like that. I’m sure you’re distracted anyway, what with the new season of American Idol and everything else you’ve got going on. Brian and Cranky are still around and you’ll see a lot of Cranky in the Twitter sidebar to the right so you should be following him if you’re not already.

Stand by for more maddening madcap madness.

Kick Down All The Fences

If this is not enough to make your blood boil. A while back, WWII veterans who are part of Honor Flight, requested permission to visit the Washington memorial in their honor. They were summarily rejected by the White House themselves.

In a moment of civil disobedience that eclipses the Occupy Wall Street goons, these veterans kicked down the hastily erected barricades that Barack Hussein Obama’s self-directed goons put in their way less than several hours after the start of the government shutdown.

After all, how can an open air memorial not operate without park rangers making sure that veterans aren’t shitting all over their own memorial?

The White House and the Department of the Interior rejected a request from Rep. Steven Palazzo’s office to have World War II veterans visit the World War II memorial in Washington, the Mississippi Congressman told The Daily Caller Tuesday.

Palazzo helped the veterans commit an act of civil disobedience against the Park Service Tuesday, when the heroes stormed through barricades around the closed memorial.

The veterans were visiting the memorial as part of Honor Flight, a non-profit that provides veterans free transport to the nation’s capital to visit the memorials to the wars they fought in.

This is not merely petty. It is a vindictive and spiteful premeditated attack on veterans. Had this been the Gay and Transgendered Protesters of Foreign Wars Memorial, Obama would have ordered a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient to stand guard over it in drag.

We got the heads up that they will be barricaded and specifically asked for an exception for these heroes, Palazzo told TheDC. We were denied and told, ˜It’s a shutdown, what do you expect?” when we contacted the liaison for the White House.

This event and ones that are most certainly in the pipeline by him and his anti-American minions are going facilitate a Concord moment if it continues which is almost guaranteed. A revolution against this premeditated assault and unwarranted disrespect for the people who Obama sees as the enemy. This alien President gets his rocks off sticking his boney, fucking middle finger in the faces of the people who made this country great.

Who orders barricades put around war memorials mere hours after a continuing resolution isn’t passed? Who? I’ll tell you who. The same motherfucker who shut off White House visits for school kids – that’s who.

One day, possibly even soon, someone is going to show him the error of his ways. They can start by sending one of his goons to the hospital. Better yet, start sending loyal members of his stenography pool to the hospital. In the spirit of “think globally, act locally”, just find one of his supporters with a bumper sticker on their car and send them to the hospital. Would you tolerate someone driving around with a Nazi symbol on their car? They didn’t care for our WWII veterans that much either.

Pearl Harbor By Design

I am not a military strategist but, if you will indulge me, how wise is it to compact so many naval assets into such  a tight, hostile area to our interests on all sides?

The U.S. Navy doubled its presence in the eastern Mediterranean over the past week, effectively adding two destroyers to the three that generally patrol the region. The five destroyers are carrying a combined load of about 200 Tomahawk missiles, officials say.

Shouldn’t you, oh I don’t know, be sure that you are going to get authorization before putting all of your eggs in this basket?  To begin, you’re telegraphing your every move which may be the point if you are a little bird who wants to puff up your little bird chest.  However, if the vote comes down on “no” and you attack anyway then you are creating a Constitutional crisis by choice.  If the vote comes down on “no” and you leave the area then you hand Syria a major victory over the paper tiger that is the U.S. under Barack Obama with all those destroyers making a u-turn and sailing off into the sunset of the Post-American world.

And to what end?

Mr Obama said any strike would be to “send a shot across the bow” and give a “pretty strong signal that [Syria] better not do it again”.

None of this makes any sense. “Send a pretty strong signal”???  Who writes this shit?  A leather belt sends a strong message.  Tomahawks send death from above.

You want Assad gone but you’re not going to remove him.  You want to spank him on the ass with Tomahawk missiles and then turn around and leave anyway?  He’s not a dog who pissed the rug “and you better not do it again”.  Our military is not called upon for “norm enforcement” and to be global disciplinarians.  They are trained to kill and if needed to try and keep the peace afterwards.

Hang the albatross of Syria around Russia’s neck.  They are the ones providing them with all of the logistical support and weapons they need to attack us and put down their bloody rebellion.  They are the enemy.  The operative phrase is “selling Assad weapons to attack us”.  Putin has declared war on us by his Syrian proxy through these actions.

Not in the eyes of Barack Obama though.  Syria is a mess to try and pin on Republicans somehow.  You know.  The real enemy in all of this.

If you are Russia or China, the time to attack us is now.  They could wipe out our naval might in a day and we’d be playing catch-up for years.  That might be the point of Obama’s consolidation of our naval fish in the Mediterranean barrel.  If he was fine with getting Seal Team 6 killed as tribute to his Taliban “peace partners” and letting Benghazi burn so the Brotherhood could get the weapons Congress wouldn’t send to them then setting our destroyers out to be attacked sounds like it is right up his alley.

If he would invite a Muslim cleric to damn Seal Team 6 to hell at their own funeral, there is absolutely nothing beneath this traitor.

The Great Divider Demands Your Assent (Even Though He Doesn’t Need It Anyway, So Nyah)

David Gregory appeared in full Indian headdress with his war paint on this morning to cast aside the peace pipe with a bloodthirsty, lazy-eyed John F’in Kerry over a little known continent known as Syria.  How different is today’s Meet the Press from the one the late, great Tim Russert used to host?  For one, there were no video clips from 2007 where John Kerry, in an effort to stick a finger in George W. Bush’s eye, laid down in bed with Assad in a matter traditionally frowned upon in the Bible.

In 2007, Nancy Pelosi, over strong objections from the State Department, visited Syria, and said, “The road to Damascus is a road to peace.” Senator John Kerry predicted that “Syria will change as it embraces a legitimate relationship with the United States.”

 …

A WikiLeaks document revealed that Kerry told the emir of Qatar in November 2010 that Assad is a man who “wants to change” and that Israel should cede the Golan Heights to the Syrians “at some point.”

When is someone going to call this traitor on his bullshit?  I guess that’s left to me.  He was wrong then and he’s wrong now.  I know we’ve always been at war with Oceania but my memory is not so short that I don’t remember The Logan Act defying Kerry draped all over Assad like one of his shiny suits calling him “a reformer” and demanding that we re-open our embassy because Unilateral Cowboy McBushitler or something.  Not that the embassy closing had anything to do with Assad’s regime ordering the assassination of  Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri in 2005 that facilitated their Cedar Revolution or Assad using Lebanon as a launching pad for attacks on Israel.

I still remember Hijab Nancy.  The Whore of  San Fransicko offering Damascus her ancient holes in exchange for a photo op to show the folks back home how Bush was isolating good, decent men like Bashar with his chimpy, simpleminded ways.   She calls for war now as well with no so-called journalists drilling her like a Gulf Coast jackup rig for her past love affair with the terrorist state of Damascus.

Where are our brave, young liberals filling in the role of much needed cannon fodder at our nation’s recruiting stations?  Who will be the first to die for Obama’s mistake of painting himself into the corner and rushing to war over something as petty as his monument-sized opinion of himself?  I can think of several dozen off the top of my head – and that’s just locally.  :)

I mean – don’t get me wrong.  It’s not like I’ve never seen a hypocrite before.  Just not so many in the same place at once.

Exit Note:  Back to Meet The Press.  I loved the pictures of gassed children on my television this morning.  Class act that.  Did Assad do it?  Did al Qaeda in Syria in an attempt to goad us into action?  Who cares because emotional manipulation!  Those pictures were intentionally left out in the build up to Iraq and more kids are killed on a weekly basis in America’s many abortion clinics and those pics never see the light of day.  If we’re really concerned about kids being killed in an inhumane fashion, we need surgical aistrikes on every Planned Parenthood office by tomorrow morning.

Bonus Bootlick / Turd Polishing / Peter Puffer Award:  F. Chuck Todd’s “The Week That Was” segment focusing on Dear Leader’s courageous about face from War Any Minute to War One of These Days – Maybe Not Now But Soon!  One day we’re gonna smack down some brown people  and we’re all gung ho followed by pics of dead kids, chemical warfare and six destroyers already on the scene in the Mediterranean Sea.  The next day it’s hurry up and wait.   But then, a miracle!  Obama changed his mind and sought Congress to share the blame after he couldn’t get one ally to sign on to his Chickenhawk misadventure because Smart Diplomacy.  As Todd said of John Kerry’s eloquence to describe the Syrian situation – his “strong, passionate…Churchillian” orations successfully won everybody over to doing the opposite of his demands.  What a week and we were all there to see history in the unmaking.  ;P

The Racial Potty Training Of A President

The only thing more offensive than Obama’s antagonistic and bigoted soliloquy following the Zimmerman acquittal has been the simultaneously condescending and exultant exhortations of his admirers.

We are somehow supposed to be amazed that a Chicago machine pol who has profited from pimping his race his entire life can give a speech that makes white liberals feel comfortable in their prejudices and their continued inability to overcome them.  So comfortable, in fact, that they follow the speech with praise more suited to a little boy who has learned to use the bathroom all by himself.  In public no less!

Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who lost the 2008 presidential race to Obama, called the president’s remarks “very impressive,” and said they should help all Americans think about how to improve race relations in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death.

“I think we continue to make progress,” McCain told CNN’s State of the Union, but recent events show “we still have a long way to go.”

McCain also said he wouldn’t “second guess” the Florida jury’s decision this month to acquit George Zimmerman for the death of the 17-year-old Trayvon.

What an impressive turd of a speech you have laid on the front lawn of every American!  All by yourself!

But “second guessing” the Florida jury’s decision is precisely what Obama said.  I respect their decision but I don’t agree with it and I’m going to have my Attorney General continue to harass Zimmerman for alleged civil rights violations until he’s either shot by a Trayvon Martin supporter or commits suicide.

This is McCain’s idea of “impressive” for President 12%.  If Obama is only going to represent 12% of the population then that’s what he needs to be called and he doesn’t represent them all that well to begin.

Not one to be outdone, David Brooks had a keen eye for slacks creases on the Meet The Press this morning:

On Sunday’s broadcast of “Meet the Press” on NBC, New York Times columnist David Brooks gushed over President Barack Obama’s speech on race in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict a week earlier.

“It seemed superficially unimportant, but it’s important to remember race is his first subject, as it would be if you had a black father and a white mother,” Brooks said. “And all the mental habits, he breached all the other issues, grow out of the way he framed race and the way he started thinking about race — his tendency to do, ‘On the one hand, on the other,’ his desire to reconcile opposites, his ability to see different points of view. All the stuff we’ve come to see him apply to every other issue, it started with race.  And I thought this speech was one of the highlights of the presidency.”

“I thought it was a symphony of indignation, professionalism, executive responsibility, personal feeling,” Brooks said. “It had all these different things woven together, I thought beautifully.  But it’s important to remember, race is how he thinks.”

He said as he wiped off his chin and dusted his knee caps.

And what was his most memorable line for this “highlight of his presidency” to elicit such effusive praise?  The only line I’ve heard anyone quote is a play off his earlier comments that “He could have been Trayvon Martin 35 years ago”?

I wish.  If he’d assaulted someone like George Zimmerman 35 years ago it would have saved us several trillion dollars.

What Brooks is praising, Obama’s ability to keep himself in two worlds, is the problem.  You can’t pledge false allegiance to the rule of law while encouraging a mob action.  You can’t be both right and wrong.

In keeping with the commodal  theme of this post, you either shit or get off the pot.  You either urge calm, or you don’t.  You don’t say the law was right and then side with thousands of protesters laying seige to federal buildings all over the country laboring under the stubborn narrative that Travyon Martin was stalked or hunted by George Zimmerman and killed for being black on a Tuesday night by a Stand Your Ground defense using cracker.

That is not what happened and siding with people who have turned it into that is more than just unpresidential.  It’s a shitty thing to do.

And leaves others to clean up the mess he made.

Buffet Bytes 140 Chars. Max.

Hey Guys,

Some of your hosts here at the Buffet are active Twitter users. See what we’re blathering about!


Lynch Mob “Justice” Promised From The KKKlan With A Tan

Twitchy has what’s sure to be an overflowing toilet of murderous thoughts from the brain trust of Trayvon accomplices.  Where is the law?  Here are direct threats made to an individual that they are going to murder him themselves and they are made with impunity and re-tweeted thousands of times.

I made one Trayvon Martin post that I am aware of.  It seemed to be an open and shut case from the beginning so the only thing to argue about would have been the media’s ginning up of racial animus against white people for something a hispanic did.  Which they cheerfully did with shameless zeal. Let’s see how prescient I was at the opening days of this bro-haha.

Amazing.  I know.  Like reading a crystal ball.

A community organizes a neighborhood watch after a series of home invasions.  One of the neighborhood watchmen spots a tall figure in a hoodie milling about outside of an apartment on a dark, rainy night.  The figure backtracks and attacks the watchmen as he goes back to his car.  While scuffling on the ground, the suspect notices a gun in the watchmen’s waistband and informs him that he’s going to die tonight.  The watchmen pulls out his gun and shoots him after his head was being pounded into the concrete.

So now comes the reckoning.  The “White” Hispanic wannabe cop is exonerated of murdering the black wannabe gangster after said wannabe gangster attacked the wannabe cop for following him and then threatened to kill him.  All of the evidence of the gangster wannabe’s crimes were withheld from the jury and they still found the wannabe cop innocent.  The usual race hucksters are holding gas and matches with tepid appeals to calm before setting their own neighborhoods on fire and attacking innocent passersby.  For Trayvon’s hallowed memory of course.

I’m just curious.  Earlier this month a gamer from Texas was brought up on charges with penalties for up to 8 years in jail for “making threats” as he joked about shooting up a school after losing at a video game.  Why would Twitter users flashing guns and promising to specifically kill George Zimmerman be immune from similar prosecutions or lawsuits from the targeted party?

I realize Attorney General Holder will not be filing charges against any of “his own” people.  But what about Twitter?  Just this week, Twitter announced that they would comply with local laws to “out” users who made what they consider to be racist, sexist or homophobic remarks from prosecution or scorn.  How is making death threats not included unless they agree with those threats?

Twitter has agreed to hand over the details of people who post racist and anti-Semitic abuse anonymously on the micro-blogging site, it emerged today.

Following a long legal battle, the US-based company said it would cooperate with authorities in France who want to bring alleged criminals to justice.

The breakthrough is a significant test case for the millions who use social media to express hatred and anger without revealing their identities.

Yes, totalitarianism in pursuit of thoughtcrime persecution is considered a “breakthrough”.  But what of death threats?

The Capitalized Term “Twitter Rules” under their Terms of Service Agreement includes the following:

 

  • Private information: You may not publish or post other people’s private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission.
  • Violence and Threats: You may not publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others.

Spike Lee, Roseanne Barr and others have already attempted to steer lynch mobs to Zimmerman’s private homes.  Yet they are still allowed on Twitter.  Thousand to tens of thousands of hoodie enthusiasts are making direct threats to murder George Zimmerman today yet where are these enforcers of civility at Twitter and Facebook and any number progressive social media sites.

They are, in fact, enablers of these calls to lynch mob justice and should either shut those accounts down or be sued into bankruptcy for being the platform that tacitly allowed it after it was brought to their attention if harm comes to Zimmerman, his family or whoever happened to be misfortunate enough to live at the addresses where the aforementioned morons directed their assassins.

 

Courting Controversy

I am utterly baffled by what gets people happy these days.  Why should liberals be excited that the same 5-4 margin of victory as Citizens United just went the other way in favor forcing businesses, churches, religious-based hospitals and people who have voted overwhelmingly the other way to accept gay marriage?  Oh, for Citizens United it’s wrong.  But for this it’s right.  Striking down part of the Voting Rights Act is wrong.  But this is right.

It’s always right when it’s something you want and it’s always wrong when it’s something you don’t.  Some consistency would be nice.

Let’s just get something out of the way – I do not believe that being gay should be a protected status.  It is a lifestyle choice.  Just like being straight.  Just like using drugs.  Just like wearing a pink mohawk and a leather jacket.  People get judged for lifestyle choices.  By their families, friends and employers.  Whether or not you feel you are born that way and how you choose to live your life is a personal choice.  Embrace the personal responsibility for how you have chosen to live your life.  That’s not a judgment against it.

Presumably, you are a person.  Presumably, one rich in spirit and capable of many thoughts and feelings above those of primates.  I myself am an amalgam of a wide-ranging and sometimes contradictory set of personal beliefs and actions.  However, I would never seek to only define and identify myself but what I prefer to stick in my asshole, mouth or what genital I prefer to lick.

To define yourself solely based on your sexual behavior is a perversion whether you are homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual or asexual.

I don’t fully know what to think about the Supreme Court rulings today.  My personal belief is that government has no right regulating marriage – period.  The only way conservatives can preserve marriage is to have the federal government end giving tax credits, incentives, etc. to one group of people and not to another.  Otherwise, Big Government with it’s all crushingly clumsy boots are going to step all over your steeple.

Everyone can still get married in their church.  If your church recognizes same-sex marriage well good for you.  But everyone should enter a civil union if they want the state or federal government to recognize legal implications from your religious ceremony and eventually there will be standardized nomenclature for asset distribution and in the event of death or marital dissolution.  It can automatically renew based on a negotiated timeline with an auto-renew clause unless notified in writing 90 days in advance.

I know.  I’m a romantic.  But tax credits and government incentives are what have given the government the wink and nod to jam the tips of their gangbanging 5-4 Supreme Court strap-ons into the tender orifices of the historical institution of marriage and the only way to preserve it is to quit taking their welfare.

Exit question:  So, the historically anti-samesex marriage Obama can call up gay activists congratulating them on a judicial victory like they just won the Super Bowl with a sense of urgency he doesn’t reserve for his Ambassador in Benghazi crying for help as he’s being raped in the streets and murdered?

Priorities, people.  Priorities.

You Were All Like, And Now You’re All Like

Probably the funniest thing you’ll read today unless you check in at I Own The World on the regular:

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

Obama’s national security policy has continued some of the most controversial moves of the Bush administration. Silence from much of the left.

It’s almost like they’re all liars teeming with fake, manufactured, holier-than-you outrage or something with an “ends justify the means” view of using power towards trashing the Constitution like they’re not going to be adversely impacted by it.

Come for the hair-pulling, teeth gnashing .gifs, stay for the duplicitous, pantshitting hypocrites in the comments thread.  Talk about stumbling upon the Holy Grail.  I think that guy just described Obama’s first term in office.