Archive for category Bigotry
I think the police are sick and tired of being called racist or against people who are falling through the cracks in the “Cops” show. I believe the overwhelming majority of police are doing an impossible job – incredibly.
Who released the Zimmerman booking video? The police.
Sure there’s a lot of violence caused by desperate people; some of whom are probably just trying to feed their children in America.
Watch this video, (if it lasts), and tell me what you think:
Who made the best case here: Bill and Van, or the republican strategists?
In case you don’t know who or what “ALEC” is, let me refer you to a pretty good post I did on it earlier.
ALEC made the law that killed who I think is an innocent young man. Poor white people carrying Skittles or empty Marijuana bags are no safer, (well, they might be. ). The media is willing to put up old mug shots of Zimmerman which make him look overweight and vulnerable; WHY?
I think this is a turning point for the unfair drug laws and whatnot. I think I have a right to an opinion too, but we’ll see.
Zimmerman killed a guy! If he’d killed a dog in Florida, he’d be in jail. Let’s have a trial and find out what happened!
New York City, the Big Apple, the city so nice they named it twice, the home of a new education policy that makes Arkansas look like a bunch of liberal hippies…
The NYC department of education has a list of words you can’t say on a test because it might offend someone. Very impressive list too.
…’cause our Pres. is like all dark skinned and stuff.
I am looking forward to both the Hunger Games and Brave on the list of movies to lose myself in this year, largely because the book (Hunger Games) comes recommended by a bunch of teens I respect and because Brave is Pixar, and the worst Pixar film is better than the best stuff done by just about anyone else. I mean Incredibles, ok? End of argument. You either love Wall-E or you are wrong. Lets just leave it at that.
In close second for reasons to look forward to these films is the strong female lead. I haven’t seen either yet, but all indications are that I will be proud to take my daughter to them. As opposed to the Disney “princess movie” genera that I cringed at the entire time I was raising a daughter through the first 10 years of her life. A female lead that actually makes choices and kicks ass? Yes please!
I am hoping to write something about them later.
But there is nothing so good that the rest of world can’t ruin it even before you start. And about an issue you didn’t even know was an issue! Head on over to Jezebel and read their article about tweets related to Hunger Games. Aren’t we a great species?
Wake me after the apocalypse…
Part “like you were counting anyway” in a never ending series, because sometimes people just say great things….
Alabama Republican Primary voters:
Do you think Barack Obama is a Christian or a Muslim, or are you not sure?
Not sure: 41
Do you believe in evolution, or not?
Believe in evolution: 26
Do not: 60
Not sure: 13
Mississippi Republican Primary voters:
Do you think Barack Obama is a Christian or a Muslim, or are you not sure?
Not sure: 36
Do you believe in evolution, or not?
Believe in evolution: 22
Do not: 66
Not sure: 11
Ironically, these are the same assholes who think there should be a literacy requirement to vote.
This is of course a very tired subject. I did not intend on writing about it until I saw the a user comment on the Trib article. First, a little background…
BYU Religion Professor Randy Bott attempted to explain the LDS Church’s exclusion of Blacks throughout its history until 1978. Bott explained that by excluding Blacks from the priesthood, the church was saving them from:
“the lowest rungs of hell reserved for people who abuse their priesthood powers…You couldn’t fall off the top of the ladder because you weren’t on the top of the ladder. So, in reality the blacks not having the priesthood was the greatest blessing god could give them.“
This is what we in Utah call Mormon Apologetics. It is an art form here.
The LDS Church strongly denounced racism Wednesday and dismissed folk beliefs about why the Utah-based faith banned blacks from its all-male priesthood until 1978.- Salt Lake Tribune
I’m active LDS and I cringe when the church tries to cater to leftist political correctness and tries to change history. Randy Bott didn’t commit the dreaded “racism” either.
Most of the church’s response is absolutely true but part is splitting hairs because what Randy Bott said IS exactly correct, IS true doctrine, but what he said isn’t CURRENTLY focused on by the church (so since the church doesn’t focus on it, they’re implying that Randy isn’t speaking church doctrine). Unless passages of scripture and writings of past LDS leaders are going to be erased, it’s easy to prove. Past LDS leaders, by the truckload, dared to speak the truth that most blacks were not as valiant before we came here. Blacks DO descend from Cain. This was never a matter of dispute UNTIL political correctness came along and liberals wanted to alter all sorts of realities (btw I love how wikipedia refuses to use “B.C. and A.D.” anymore). Blacks ARE children of God and have equal OPPORTUNITY to seek for truth and teach it (equality before God isn’t true either and the scriptures back this up plainly, see Alma 28:13). In practice, most blacks just aren’t interested in the light and understanding of truth (they tend to prefer group think over truth). I wish this wasn’t the case. Whites have rejected Jesus Christ in droves and I would LOVE to see blacks en masse accept all the truth and remind lazy/arrogant whites that FULL conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to happiness and the only way to receive the miracles of God. I would love to see God pour out miracles and blessings on blacks, but the sad reality is that most of them just don’t seek the face of God. There are many blacks with TONS of faith in Christ, but they can’t break out of the groupthink and the segregated “black churches.”
I’m not ashamed of the truth and if lying leftists want to use the only word they know how to use (the term racism) then so be it. The church only creates problems for itself when it avoids the mountains of past teachings. Supporting conflicting bills dealing with the criminal illegals was similar double talk that only backfired on the church. Supporting the idiotic “compact” while not signing it also backfired. The general authorities have a very hard job and frankly they’re not experienced at DEALING with thorny issues (avoidance is the current order of the day). I would have just focused on Blacks being children of God and left it at that.
Calling the mountain of past teachings by LDS leaders “folk beliefs” is intellectually dishonest. Oh well, I’ve made mistakes in my callings too.
STEWART: There is a type of theological secularism when it comes to the global warmists in this country. That’s what [Santorum] was referring to. He was referring to the president’s policies in terms of the radical Islamic policies the president has, specifically in terms of the energy exploration.
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s press secretary Alice Stewart came under fire Monday for her comments accusing President Barack Obama of having “radical Islamic policies.” The spokesperson misspoke in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, but in a way that reveals the bigoted mindset of Santorum’s sanctimonious supporters. Stewart later said she meant to say “radical environmental policies,” but “Islamic” came out instead.
You have to admire the phrase “theological secularism,” for sheer inanity. Here is a presidential campaign which is largely driven by religious bigotry and hatred criticizing the environmental movement for allegedly sharing the shortcomings of religion (e.g. ignorance and resistance to facts and logic).
In reality, climate science is accepted worldwide. It’s only a few well-funded corporate front groups like the Heartland Institute that are trying to deny that climate change is happening. Oh, and all the GOP presidential candidates are denialists too.
As always, we can only wish our “drill baby drill” President was half the environmentalist that right-wingers think he is.
The Koman for the Cure charity has given up on Planned Parenthood.
The Koman charity says that the primary reason they are leaving Planned Parenthood twisting in the wind is because
a woman hating republican asshole a conservative republican has launched an investigation/audit into Planned Parenthood. Unless you read the official version, which spits out a great deal of useless ink about “evolving” and “changing missions” and “serving women.” As one blogger pointed out, tell me how not supporting breast cancer screenings for people who have no other healthcare access is “best meeting the needs of the women we serve,” because I need a good laugh right now.
In a study sure to upset no one at all…..
There’s no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.
This is a great opening line to an article, not just because of what it says, but because of what it doesn’t say. It implies that this article will offend some people, and that controversy will abound, but then says something that has been pretty uncontroversial for some time. And avoids stating the link that will really piss people off.
The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.
“Atheist!” my mother cried, “atheist! Your father said last night that he wished you were gay, at least that is socially acceptable!”
Reality and Faux News, two paths that crossed once, and have ever since been running at 90 degree angles to each other…
According to blathering idiots babbling on Faux, gay marriage has no support, the majority are against it:
As the link points out, not so much. But then anyone who pays attention knows Faux is generally a clearing house for rightwing lies anyway, so no big deal. The reason I bring this up is slightly different.
Last night’s “debate” consisted of the usual , predictable procession of prefabricated inquiries and answers.
Nothing new was asked and nothing new was learned.
Newt wasn’t asked ONE question about his wife cheating. Santorum wasn’t asked ONE question about his embryo problem. Perry wasn’t asked about his alternate lifestyle – if untrue, he should have been delighted to refute it. Romney didn’t have to account for his liberal talk shutdown on our airwaves. Huntsman was absent!
No mention of a religious test either.
Kudos to Ron Paul for making sense and not wearing a flag pin on his lapel.
Shame on ABC!