Lutherans, this is confusion . . . if you fail to protest this you are nearing the bottom of the slope.
Maybe next we can just throw darts at a phone book and decide who the next President will be. Elected politicians have divided themselves so badly into partisan camps that the most-important civil proceeding they can employ has now been used as a cudgel against someone they don’t like, based on something that is not only not criminal, not only not bad, it’s something they themselves have repeatedly done without censure.
Garbage. A pox on all their houses.
The Emergency Response Team has resigned. There is no statement out yet, but it is presumably in protest that a couple of them were suspended after giving a light push to a citizen who then fell over because he has bad balance or something. The guy fell and smashed his head on the pavement after scores of police were trying to clear a street, and he walked up to them and prevented the police from advancing, talking, doing something with his hand you can’t see on camera, and two cops both thought it was a good idea to shove him out of a third cop’s way.
Those two cops were doing nothing wrong. The guy got what you get when you impede police officers lawfully clearing an area and you go be a jackass at them.
That is all.
The governor of Virginia recently went on the record as being in favor of murdering infants which have been born alive. By pure, unsuspicious coincidence*, the next day or so pictures of his school yearbook emerged. He was either dressed as a Klansman or wearing blackface, decades ago, and thought it was amusing enough to put on his own self-decorated yearbook page.
The alleged scandal of his having been the kind of person who thinks this sort of thing is amusing has led to nearly-universal calls for his resignation from the governorship. Let me be clear:
Ralph Northam should not resign.
What he did is arguably in poor taste, but we have had other people (notable comedians included) dress in blackface much more recently with zero “outrage” and no calls for apology or resignation. The people who know him best these days, say that he hasn’t a racist bone in his body. There is no evidence he was actively malicious in his costumery. The people of Virginia (and everybody else) should be willing to allow that college students sometimes do stupid things, and let this slide.
What they should NOT forgive, is his position on abortion which somehow includes support of infanticide. THAT is what should rightfully (in a sane world) sink his prospect at re-election.
A bit of political analysis, pure speculation on my part, follows. Bear in mind that 2019 is an election year in Virginia. The Lieutenant Governor of Virginia is accused of actions 14 years ago including a sexual assault against a fellow attendee of the Democratic Party’s National Convention. So there is pressure on him to resign. The Attorney General of Virginia publicly called for Governor Northam to resign some days ago, over the blackface pictures. Now he has come out and admitted that he, too, appeared in blackface costume at a party in the previous century. There are calls for him to resign also. If all three of these resign, then you will have a trio of Democrats out of the way and the next in line of succession in Virginia is a Republican, because the R team holds a slight majority in the legislature of Virginia.
If the beseiged Democrat leadership of the State resigns, then the next election season is much less ugly. You would not have to face (as a Virginian) the D party’s entire leadership having “huge scandals” in their past, which could lead to disgust and D voters staying home. This would lead to a solid R government in Virginia. If they do not resign, then the election is going to be predictably ugly and the R party has better odds in their favor. Little wonder then, that the D party is calling en masse for the resignations of these three men.
*The comments on the murder of small children alone should be enough to sink Northam in the next election. The more conspiracy-minded among us are at least willing to grant the possiblity that the blackface “controversy” arose as a Democrat-planted distraction from the Democratic Party’s willingness to entertain the idea of legalizing murder of small children. The Governor showed the party’s true colors, and this is unacceptable. Gotta lie to ’em a little while longer, don’cha know. It just won’t do to let the idiot voters know we are in favor of killing children any time up until they learn algebra…they’re not quite ready for that, yet!
The State of New York just passed a bill into law. In the Senate, it passed to a prolonged standing ovation. The bill
- removes protection for infants born alive
- allows abortions in the third trimester, including
- allows abortion up to the due date
- permits non-physicians to perform abortion procedures.
This is not about protecting the health of a mother. Not up to your due date and some jackass with a coat hanger kills the baby. This is 100% about convenience-murder. ‘member when people used to argue that abortion procedures should be legal so the thing could be done safely by a doctor? Pepe farm members.
And then, not to be outdone, in Virginia they are talking about a bill which has the support of the Governor, which allows murder of a child which has been delivered and is alive on her own. Legislation is morality written down. The States of New York and Virginia have lost their moral compasses.
It looks like it’s time to remind everyone of some first principles
…hopefully you’ll get it right eventually.
New research suggests that maybe, just maybe, the science isn’t settled after all. To put it mildly. You could also say this is possibly a paradigm-shifting thing. The Earth was apparently not formed according to the conventional theory, because the amounts and locations of metals in the crust are all wrong. Maybe. In theory.
If these people would read their Bibles they would know that the Earth isn’t 4 billion or any billion years old, and that God made it right, first try, because he’s smart like that.
Since their worldview voluntarily prevents knowing that, they will forever be making new, puzzling discoveries and still not be able to figure it out.
This is as much an online placeholder for me as for you. In the future, when people wonder “what do you mean, scientists adjust the temperature data to make it look warmer?” I can point them to this article right here. One of the two satellite-based temperature records wasn’t showing any warming, so the guys doing the recording have decided to make their very good data fit some iffy data, so it will agree with the politicians’ conclusions.
Today I learned, the USA is worse than the National Socialist Party of Germany in the 1930s in one significant respect: we have lost the motivation as a nation to protect the babymakers. This is how you lose a society*.
The Wizards of Smart have decided that, in the name of Equality, women will be allowed into all combat roles in our military forces. This is bad enough. But in a couple of years when all the paperwork is done, the women of “fighting age”**will also be required to register for the draft. Because people demand equality. Specifically, there is a lawsuit now going forward to pursue the claim that a male-only draft is unconstitutional.
The feminists wanted equality. This is what equality looks like. Like it or not ladies, I don’t think you should be out there getting shot-at. And I’m still holding the door for you. And I know you like it, because you thank me and smile when I do it. Probably because I live in a civilized part of the world, not some whacko college campus where they’d berate me for it (and be berated in return) 😉
*Not that our society seems to be on a self-sustaining track lately anyway, but…
*formerly known as “repopulate the country/childbearing age”
Microsoft made Windows, and it was good. Well, every other time they released a new version. The other half of the versions all sucked.
Windows 7 in particular is Good Enough. 8 failed hard. 8.1 failed hard. 9 would have been glorious. But they skipped 9, didn’t they. Straight to 10. And it is as bad as could be expected, from a privacy standpoint. It’s ugly, and still not as user-friendly as 7 was. People are avoiding it in droves. Microsoft has stated an intention to have it on a zillion or so computers pretty quickly, so the avoiding was a problem.
They decided to install Windows 10 for you. You’re welcome. Then people complained not a little, and Microsoft stopped changing your operating system without asking. Now they’re going to start it up again. You’re welcome.
2020: the year Microsoft stops supporting 7, may just finally be the year of Linux.