Basically whatever Obama says believe the opposite.
Well, he did promise to shut down the coal industry and make all our energy prices higher, so he's got that fulfilled promise going for him...
And CNN polls show Obama is still more popular than Romney. Go figure!
Read my post over at Western Hero on Life as Theater of the Absurd. It's outrageous, but it applies to just about everything happening in "public life" today.We have become an irrational nation. As a people, we have let ourselves be maneuvered into positively worshipping irrationality.The root of this revolting development lies in the wildly vulgar, increasingly degenerate nature of our popular culture.~ FreeThinke
Two things that we aren't hearing from the mainstream media...1. Poll: 51% of Americans See Federal Government As Threat To Their Rights, Only 34% Disagree2. Number of persons unemployed
FT,Quite a discussion has started at that thread over at Silverfiddle's.Surely, surely, nobody is going to defend the matter Silverfiddle has cited! Are these women putting on a display, or what?Anyway, I DO heartily agree with the comment you typed in over there.
There are always AT LEAST 2 sides to every story. About the CNN polls on Obama's popularity, CNN polls will always have him as the most popular until he's gone. CNN is a propaganda machine and anyone who actually takes their polls seriously, needs to pay closer attention.About women in the military who nurse their babies, that picture was posed. No doubt there are a few who do nurse in public but if there are, why aren't we seeing pictures of THEM? Cell phone cameras are ubiquitous. Again, that picture was propaganda.Now for the Devil's Advocate position: If we allow homosexuals to serve openly in our military, and we all know what flaming queens some of them are, seems to me that puts the idea of publicly nursing mothers in the shade.Bottom line is, our military personnel are getting more screwed up every day, with all the crap that's being allowed now that NEVER would have been allowed before.
Black Sheep,Excerpt from the news story to which you have just referred:...The photo is part of a local breastfeeding awareness campaign by Mom2Mom of Fairchild Air Force Base, a support group launched in January by Crystal Scott, a military spouse and mother of three. Among the intimate close-ups of smiling young mothers cuddling their adorable babies, the images of the two airmen stand out....Do check out the link. It has many embedded links.
A bit more from the above link:...All of the women in the photos volunteered to appear in the awareness campaign, and Echegoyen-McCabe is featured -- wearing civilian clothing -- in a few of the other candid shots. None of the photos are posed; the women are simply feeding their babies the way they usually do. ...
"Chavez, 23, is the wife of a U.S. Air Force airman at Fairchild, and is the nursing mother of two small children. She and Scott founded Mom2Mom to promote breast-feeding among women on the base.They arranged for photos of the two Fairchild service members and mothers, Terran Echegoyen-McCabe and Christina Luna, breast-feeding their babies while wearing their Washington Air National Guard uniforms.Sure sounds posed to me. Propaganda pics to promote open breast-feeding. I agree with the majority on this, that this is inappropriate in uniform. There are standards of comportment among service personnel and this doesn't fit in well.Back to that other thing, I wonder what the reaction is going to be when some guy in uniform starts doing the limp-wrist routine in public while wearing eye shadow and maybe a bit of mascara and rouge? Hmmmm?
Black Sheep,Maybe they don't see the photos as "posed" because they're activists?Some of them are claiming that such is the manner in which they breastfeed.Whatever.About "the other thing," it's bound to happen, don't you think? Within a few years, we'll probably see such ads on television.
Well, not to be too outrageous, but fashions -- and mores -- do change pretty radically with the times. For instance on the early 1800's I have read that "Women of Fashion" in England not only exposed large areas of their breasts, they put rouge on them. Scarcely a hundred years later modesty was so much in vogue that Victorian ladies went to far as to make little skirts to cover up the legs of their grand pianos.I'm not making this up.And, of course, in the ancient world -- particularly in Greece and Rome -- homosexual relationships -- especially alliances between mature men and adolescent boys -- was not only openly tolerated -- it was the norm.It helps to understand the present better, if we gain at least a modicum of historical perspective.~ FreeThinke
Free Thinke: The Romans and Greeks both used lead pipes for water plumbing, it's long been proven that lead poisoning causes the brain and body to misfunction. Sexual deviation is common with lead poisoning. So if child molesting reached the level of acceptability in those societies, and I know you're right, it did, that was very likely the result of lead poisoning rather than the normal mores of those people. After all, what is normal is for parents to protect their children from harm and that includes sexual predators.Those people engaged in some pretty nutty behavior before their civilizations rotted from within and were over-run.
And, of course, in the ancient world -- particularly in Greece and Rome -- homosexual relationships -- especially alliances between mature men and adolescent boys -- was not only openly tolerated -- it was the norm.FT I think this was more prevalent in Greece society than in Rome —although I think it is also true that Greek homoerotic literature and art titillated the Romans. Homosexual behavior exists in all societies, but I think the Romans attempted to repress it at various times over twelve hundred years. Man-boy relationships were very much discouraged, as one might expect in patriarchal societies. Caesar Augustus led a campaign against all but traditional marital relations, even outlawing prostitution.
The last 2 articles I have read where about last night election results and the Amendment One results in NC. In both reports, those polling said people were saying one thing ie they were ok with gay marriage but voted another way.In both cases some pundits said the votes would be close and in both cases the vote totals were not.I believe we are seeing apublic that is afraid to express their true feelings out of fear. CNN is a fraud. Viewership on a 2am show on the abmaster beats most of their programs. They are back to the levels they had when they strated. The only people who still think of CNN as unbiased are liberals themselves.....In short add 5% to every Republican in every poll from here on in until after November.
You guys are right but in todays classroom their is no way they are ever going to teach that the moral decay in society reflected and/or assisted the decline of both civilizations....
Liberalmann,I did not ignore your post. I simply decided not to waste my time by reading and and responding to your drivel.Oh, and you are so wrong about keeping one's own health care plan. My husband's plan will be terminated by ObamaCare on January 1, 2013 (Medicare Advantage).
FT,modesty was so much in vogue that Victorian ladies went to far as to make little skirts to cover up the legs of their grand pianosI'd read that somewhere, but had forgotten it. Funny, huh?The behaviors of humans are sometimes both amazing and amusing.
Blogginator,Your comment about the disparity between the so-called polls and the election results from yesterday.Frankly, all that the mainstream media care about is shilling for the Left.Are people afraid to speak their minds? Possibly. Jobs can be on the line -- or people think so, anyway.
Black Sheep,Those people engaged in some pretty nutty behavior before their civilizations rotted from within and were over-run.Is there a comprehensive book on the fall of civilizations (major ones, I mean) and nutty behavior? There must be, but I don't know the title of such a book.
AOW said: 'Oh, and you are so wrong about keeping one's own health care plan. My husband's plan will be terminated by ObamaCare on January 1, 2013 (Medicare Advantage)."I'm guess that's becasue your husband's company is dropping their own plan in favor of joining a government pool-which will reduce costs.
Liberalmann,Your guess is wrong.My husband is totally disabled (brain hemorrhage at the age of 59) and is on Social Security Disability. He qualified for Medicare on March 1.Medicare premiums are low (about $100/month). However, Medicare pays only 80% of the allowable charges and has no annual maximum out-of-pocket, thus leaving a couple open to medical bankruptcy. The couple -- not only the individual -- as married assets cannot be separated, no matter the original source of those assets and no matter whose name the assets are in. Therefore, we bought a Medicare Advantage HMO policy for an additional $38/month.ObamaCare disallows all Medicare Advantage plans, thus opening up anyone on Social Security to a bottomless pit of medical expenses. So much for your theory that government pools are cheaper and more efficient than private policies.BTW, the government pools that you mentioned require the following: (1) the individual/family must have had no health insurance for at least 6 months and (2) the deductible is $2500/year before get 20%-30% payment of medical bills and $5000 out of pocket for 100% payment.Do the math! My husband's medical bill for the two hospitals and the rehab facility was nearly $200,000 (for 10 weeks coverage). With the private policy that my husband had at that time, Blue Cross Blue Shield (a private policy and not employer based) paid all but $7000 of that $200,000 bill. Medicare, which my husband did not qualify for 30 months after the catastrophic medical event, would have left us owing at least $40,000.So, don't speak to ME about the advantages of a government pool. You don't know what the hell you are talking about! I have lived a nightmare, and such nightmares don't happen only to the elderly. My husband was working at the time that he had the stroke -- working right up to within 1.5 hours of having the stroke. No workers comp, of course, as the stroke was in no way related to his job.FYI....(1) Medicare doesn't cover residential long-term care (nursing home), and (2) more people than you can possibly imagine are on Medicare due to medical catastrophes (illnesses and accidents) and (3) medical bankruptcy cannot be avoided by transferring assets to a child or other relative as any such transfers within 3 years (retroactively) are recoverable if one has to go on Medicaid. In other words, if a parent transfers the ownership of house to his children, the children will lose the house if the parent goes to a nursing home within 3 years; something similar happens it the parent sells the home and then transfers the money to the child.People who don't live through what this household has lived through (and continues to live through as my husband is in a hospital bed with a bedside potty here in the living room ever since I forced the nursing home to release him. See <a href="
Liberlmann,The link I was trying to leave when my browser crashed.Read it!
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