Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Three New American Principles

There are three new American principles that have been guiding the American political environment for the past several years:  deconstructionism, existentialism, and relativism.  We can deconstruct any social institution (marriage, gender, family), we can then re-define it as we see fit, and there are no wrongs ways to re-define it.  Black can be white.  Up can be down.  Truth can be false. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

No Double Standard Here Cotinued . . .

Domestic violence is a serious matter.  While marriage is a complex institution (and getting more complicated every day!) and privacy must be respected, no one should suffer at the hands of a physically abusive spouse.  My father told me long ago, “you don’t hit women” and I have never ignored his directive – not that I haven’t been plenty mad at my wife of 30 years before – and she at me!  Far too often, but not always, the victim is a woman whose husband is simply bigger and stronger.

Indulge me in the following scenario:  Marco Rubio (or Ted Cruz, or Jeb Bush, or Don Trump –no, no, not Trump, sorry) finds out that his spouse has cheated on him in a very vulgar fashion with a man substantial younger than she.  She is publicly discovered and Marco is humiliated.  At home behind closed doors, Marco loses his temper and throws a book at her thereby requiring that she get stitches.  Is there any doubt that that stalwart of objective reporting, the NYT, would do a five piece
exposé on the entire affair? Medical records! They must release the medical records!  Student loans, traffic tickets, and he beat his spouse! 

However, when “The Residence: Inside the Private World of The White House” by Kate Andersen Brower appeared and she revealed that, surprise surprise, Hillary struck Slick Willey with a book when the Lewinsky affair broke causing him to require stitches there was not so much as a peep about it in the MSM. 

Perhaps this is because there is a kind of tacit acknowledgement among pretty much everyone that Bill deserved what he got.  Hillary has long suffered at the hands (so to speak) of his antics and if anyone ever deserved to be hit with a book (I wonder which one it was?) it was Bill.  But someone somewhere on the left should tip their hat to this double standard and acknowledge that sometimes some candidates on the left are given free passes on issues that would and do dog conservatives. 

Some animals are more equal than others. 

Since Hillary doesn’t drive at least she is safe from those crackerjack investigative reporters at the NYT  . . .

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Double Standard? no, never, not us . . .

What's the difference between RGIII not being allowed to wear a "Know Jesus Know Peace" tee shirt and Kobe and LeBron being able to wear "I Can't Breathe" tee shirts?


What's the difference between the U of M professor's "I Hate Republicans" post (no discipline against the prof) and the Marquette Warrior's post criticizing a colleague for not allowing discussion on gay marriage because any opposition to it constitutes unacceptable dialogue (suspended (with pay) pending an 'investigation')?

Just asking.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Tennis Gender Equity Act

Big fan of gender equity that I am, I always wonder why women and men get the same prize money at grand slam tennis events.  The men play the best three out of five sets and the women play the best two out of three.  So, on a per stroke, per set, per hour basis the men earn much less than the women.  Is this what feminists mean by gender equity?  Hmmm . . .

A new act:  "In no event shall a sporting competitor of one gender be paid less on a per hour, per stroke, or other objectively quantifiable basis that a competitor of another gender."

Why do why have womens' tennis at all?  Shouldn't they have to compete against men since gender is really just "feeling" or a self-identifier?  If the 25th ranked man identifies as women during the end of August into early September why shouldn't shehe be able to compete with women?

Management Day

On this Labor Day, a new idea.  How about Management Day or Capital Day to celebrate all the people who, successfully and unsuccessfully, risk everything they had to create a business so that others could enjoy the fruit of their labors as well.

Remember Henry Ford was the first cause for the UAW.  The UAW did not cause FMC.

New Mexico NonSense . . .


From the New Mexico Supreme Court concurring opinion by Justice Bosson comes some of the stupidest and most dangerous language ever (that I am sure Tony Kennedy would endorse!):
"There is a lesson here. In a constitutional form of government, personal, religious,
and moral beliefs, when
acted upon to the detriment of someone else’s rights, have

constitutional limits. One is free to believe, think and speak as one’s conscience, or God,
dictates. But when actions, even religiously inspired, conflict with other constitutionally
protected rights—in

Loving the right to be free from invidious racial discrimination—then
there must be some accommodation. Recall that

Barnette was all about the students; their
exercise of First Amendment rights did not infringe upon anyone else. The Huguenins

cannot make that claim. Their refusal to do business with the same-sex couple in this case,
no matter how religiously inspired, was an affront to the legal rights of that couple, the right
granted them under New Mexico law to engage in the commercial marketplace free from
So, you can have a private morality, just don't dare act on it.  Scary enough, but what does "act" mean?  Sometimes speech in and of itself is "action".  When the priest say, "you are now man and wife" by that act (which is no more than speech) a mystical sacrament is perfected.  So Justice Bosson, does your opinion mean that the Catholic Church is free to think that marriage is a sacred state between man and woman blessed by God, just don't refuse the "act" of marrying them.
This opinion is poorly reasoned and dangerous.  Can't wait for the first case where a business refuses to serve a patron with an equal sign inside circle with strikethrough.  Or the m



Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Gender Longevity Equality Act

I am a big fan of gender equity and it occurred to me and I though to myself, "Hey, women (especially white women) live a lot long than men and that's just not fair."  Since we have laws to cure all gender inequalities, we need one to cure this disparity.  I am sure all feminists will agree.

So here is my proposal.  Once a women reaches that age that exceeds the average age of longevity for men they will be euthanized until such time as mens' longevity increases.  It's only fair.