Again… every now and then I see something… almost a message from God that says, “I know you sometimes have doubts, but you are on the right side of this battle; and here is proof. Keep fighting for what is right.”
This video is one of those moments. (see below)
Bill Nye is a leftist hack, who uses “science” as a club to push his religion (secular leftism). Recently (on Earth Day, 2017) he was insulted when CNN actually had a real scientist on air to debate him on climate change. Admittedly, surprise was in order, but indignation?
Then a few days ago, he misquoted the Constitution implying that it provided for massive federal spending and who knows what else…
“Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution says the government shall ‘promote the progress of science and useful arts’, so if you’re a politician looking to derail the progress of science, I think you’re not doing your job.” — Bill Nye
[Note: Article I Section 8 is the Copyright Clause, which establishes a legal framework to protect intellectual property rights. Only a moron or liar would attempt such an interpretation. Granted, this is not beyond the hacks on the SCOTUS who believe in a living Constitution.]
But all this (the idiocy, the hypocrisy) is just normal every-day Bill Nye and the left. Not the line-crossing affirming revelation that I speak of. That came from the following musical performance recently presented to us by Bill Nye on his new show (Bill Nye Saves the World) (a Netflix Production).
(Warning: This really isn’t for the squeamish… you can’t unsee this… )
Yep… Bill just decided to apply his “science” cudgel to anything-goes-sexuality (“It’s evolution, aint nothin’ new” after all). The hubris and depravity on display is astounding! This is the road to hell the left is taking us down at a dead run.
I owe Bill Nye a nod for this affirmation… I’m not perfect; but if I’m NOT walking the same road as you (and the ilk on display here), I’m at least doing something right.
Posted in Culture, Liberal / Progressive | Tagged affirmation, bill nye, depravity, netflix, Pervert | Leave a Comment »
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a gambler. 🙂 Encouraged to retire in the latter half of the Obama administration, Ginsburg wanted an extra year or three on the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) bench; and why should she deny herself that when Hillary Rodham Clinton was practically the next anointed President. So of course, she placed that bet; hang on and let Hillary name her replacement. It was a perfect cake eating and having scenario. 🙂
But a funny thing happened on the way to retirement. Hillary aint President. Now what? Hope for impeachment (a leftist pipe dream)? Last time I looked the POTUS succession line was about five or six GOP deep. Maybe try to hang on for another four years? That might work; but what if that next election doesn’t pan out either… eight is entirely different; eight is a long, long time.
Me? I find the predicament quite humorous. 🙂 When your enemies are gnashing teeth and rending garments it makes for good theater. And I’ve always been a big fan of karma (when she’s not biting me on the ass).
I bring this up only because I recently read a proposal from conservative news CEO Chris Ruddy (Newsmax.com). Ruddy has suggested Trump extend an olive branch to the left; a deal if you may. He thinks that President Donald Trump should offer that deal to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Retire now… and he will nominate… Judge Merrick Garland (President Barack Obama’s last nominee) to replace her.
I can’t say I’m in favor of the plan, but I can’t same I’m against it either. I’ve keep inching from one side to the over, more often than not against it.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (the least qualified member of the SCOTUS) will no longer be on the SCOTUS.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be replaced by a slightly less not qualified judge.
Side Note: Anyone who believes in a living Constitution is not qualified to be a judge (or to hold any appointed or elected office).
You’re replacing an ultra-leftist jurist with a moderate.
A moderate is just someone who pauses in the center… before turning left.
It’s always the moral thing to do to seek common ground, to seek compromise, to extend the olive branch to your opposition.
The left has and never will reciprocate. The olive branch will get you NOTHING in return (besides Ginsburg gone). And if you think you’re going to get something; you sure as ^%$# better get your end first, have it in writing, or have a means to ensure the terms are met.
When it comes down to it, it’s a gamble. Issues at hand mean literally life or death for tens of thousands… religious liberty or further persecution… free speech… gun rights… issues core to the fabric of a healthy (or sick) republic. You’re giving up the possibility of a major shift (in the right direction) in the SCOTUS for a little insurance that we will only trot to hell vs sprint. I just can’t make that deal… If we’re taking the country to hell, let’s do it at a dead (leftist) run… OR… turn around. I’m really not interested in anything in the middle (the trotting option).
Sure, there’s that nagging feeling of should we make a deal. Are we repeating the mistake of a proud old woman? And consider that our odds aren’t near as good as hers were…
Posted in Democratic Party, Ideology, Liberal / Progressive, Political, Supreme Court, Washington | Tagged Chris Ruddy, gamble, Merrick Garland, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, SCOTUS, Supreme Court | 3 Comments »
I often touted the term “appearance over substance” in my writing; attributing this character flaw to the left. By this I mean the left values appearance above and beyond reality. As long as things appear as they want them to appear, substance (reality) can go to hell.
The left has many reasons to value and push “appearance over substance”.
Cover up some blunder (Benghazi caused by video, Hillary losing because of Russians)
Not having to deal with an inconvenient truth (Syrian Chemical Weapons, Global Warming Data)
Pushing a policy that requires obfuscation (Obamacare)
Pretending something was accomplished (Iran Deal, Syrian Chemical Weapons Destruction)
While the right is far from the ideology of substance, they do value substance over appearance more often than not; whereas appearance is a defining characteristic of the left. Granted, the right might be more prone to this failing if they had the great enabler the left does… the Main Stream Media. It hard to push appearance when the MSM calls bullshit all the time (even when it’s not)… it’s easy when given a free ticket.
The reason I bring this up is every now and then we are witness to events where someone has to clean up a mess created by the left when they have pushed appearance over substance (reality). This happened recently when Trump launched missiles on Syrian targets that had just used chemical weapons against civilians.
Now, I’m simply looking at the why Trump felt the need to do this. Not whether or not I agree with the decision; not whether or not it was the right decision, and not whether or not Trump is a hypocrite based on earlier statements concerning Syrian intervention…
Why Trump felt the need to respond in such a manner is totally valid; dead civilians (about 80), especially dead children, at the order of Bashar al-Assad via chemical weapons. Unless you’re just absolutely intellectually bankrupt, these are the facts. And unless you’re completely heartless, you have to admit those facts warrant consideration.
But back to the appearance over substance.
In 2012, President Barack Obama “drew a red line” on Syrian use of chemical weapons, and then did nothing when that line was crossed. That was a problem for Obama, but nothing appearance over substance couldn’t fix. The Obama administration went to work diplomatically. In a deal with the Russians, and with oversight of the United Nations, Syria identified 1300 tons of chemical weapons. These were destroyed and the left crowed about this great success.
2014, “We got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out” of Syria — Former Secretary of State John Kerry
2016, January “All chemical weapons declared by the Syrian Arab Republic.” have been disposed of. — Veolia (the firm contracted to carry out the process)
2017, January “We were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile.” — Former national security adviser Susan Rice (NPR)
Get the picture, Obama (and his administration) was so ingenious, that he accomplished diplomatically what he and others failed to do militarily. The only problem was the reality (substance)… Obama didn’t accomplish anything militarily, and he didn’t accomplish anything diplomatically. BUT he was able to give the appearance of accomplishment and that is all he (and the left) thought was needed.
Now, the argument could be made that Obama (and team) “thought” that they had actually accomplished the removal of chemical weapons from Syria, but I don’t think they are that stupid. For Obama’s “diplomacy” to work 1) The Russians had to do what they promised 2) The Syrians had to do what they promised and 3) The United Nations had to be competent in verification. See where I’m going with this? NOBODY is that stupid! Which gets back to the original premise… the goal was never substance (the removal of all chemical weapons) but rather the appearance (of that goal). And for the past several years, as far as the left was concerned… Mission Accomplished.
But NOW, substance has decided to bite us on the ass. Early in the Trump Presidency Bashar al-Assad has again decided to use chemical weapons (that he 100% “voluntarily and verifiably” doesn’t have) on civilians. Trump, faced with the facts (substance), must now make decisions on how to clean up a mess that appeared not to exist for many years now.
Obama’s choice to embrace appearance years ago recently cost a few dozen people in Syria their lives when the (substance) bill came due; no so much in the grand scheme of the cluster-#$@% that is the Middle East. As sad and enraging as this should be… the cost of this choice will pale by a factor of 1000s if/when the bill covering the substance of the Iran Nuclear deal ever comes due.
The wages of embracing deceit over truth is always disastrous and sometimes deadly. There are many such legacy messes left to posterity by Obama and his ilk. We will continue to pay the price, until and unless someone… anyone… applies a little substance.
Posted in Culture | Tagged Appearance, foreign policy, Iran, Middle East, Obama, substance, Syria | Leave a Comment »
There is a lot of talk about the “nuclear option” concerning the Gorsuch nomination to the Supreme Court. There are a lot of facets to this whole mess. Among them is the left being (again) total hypocrites on the matter… The karma in all of this brought on by the likes of Harry Reed… Forcing the nuclear option being about the dumbest thing the Dems could do… Questioning if the GOP has the cojones to push that button…
But… I’d like to blog on the idea of the filibuster itself. To the point, I like the filibuster… or at least the classic idea of the filibuster. The classic obstructionist (not always a bad word) tactic of a lone Senator (or at least a minority of them) opposing the bad legislation (or nominees) of the majority. Toeing the line by refusing to close debate on the issue (or nominee). Debate, being the key word. Picture the classic scene in “Mr Smith Goes to Washington” with Jimmy Stewart speaking on the Senate floor until he collapses from exhaustion.
The problem is… that’s not the filibuster anymore. The filibuster was neutered (I think back in the 70s) so that there’s not skin in the game, no pain to the process. Now all you have to do is say the magic word (filibuster) and everything stops and everybody scuttles off to their nice cozy lives. If you really think about it, the neutering of the filibuster (so that there is actually no physical pain, or exhaustion, or even inconvenience) is a good metaphor for the neutering of our society in general.
I don’t know why I’m mentioning this. There’s no way the honorable, classic filibuster will ever see the light of day again. So… instead… I think it best that we put the poor decrepit (neutered) filibuster out of its misery. Just end it already.
The Republicans should not only call the Dem’s bluff… but call it in spades. They should not wait for the Dems to filibuster Gorsuch… but rather push the button right NOW. Change the rules of the Senate before the vote; ending the filibuster once and for all. Not only that, end it for everything; not just for judges, and cabinet position, but for legislation, for EVERYTHING. Fifty-one votes… done…
Once the filibuster is no more, the GOP should move forward with making hay while they can; meaning moving their legislative agenda forward while they have the majority. Obama and the Dems sure as $#@% showed no hesitation in doing this when they held the House, Senate, and Oval Office. Unlike Obama, I would encourage the GOP to constantly offer an olive branch (compromise) to ANY on the other side of the aisle (legitimately) willing to deal in good faith. Failing that (the likely outcome in today’s environment) quickly move on, shaking the dust from your feet (paraphrased by someone famous in Matthew 10:14).
And finally, I would advise the GOP to learn the lesson that Harry Reid and the left never saw coming. The shoe will eventually be on the other foot… and likely sooner than you think. (Thus the hay making now and as fast as you can.)
Posted in Culture | Tagged filibuster, Gorsuch, Senate | 11 Comments »
North Carolina is in the process of watering down it’s “bathroom bill” that required transsexuals (everybody really) to use the restroom based on the sex designated on their birth certificate. Good for them. I think that is something each state should decide for itself along with a lot of other issues. Meanwhile Texas (my home state) is considering a similar measure. Good for us; for the same reason.
But while we’re at it, I would like to propose a different approach to solving this particular social/legal dilemma. My approach to this problem is to recognize that the world (meaning the left) has decided to move another objective truth (male/female) to a subjective question. (This seems to be a leftist inclination.) Approaching the problem from this reality, the solution is to come up with a new objective criteria that will do the trick (route everyone to the correct facility).
Granted, whatever solution you come up with will only work until the left manages to subjectivity that. But that’s an ongoing problem I have no idea how to solve. It’s like the old adage goes; you can’t fix stupid (or immorality).
So… back to my solution. I say get rid of male/female designations for restrooms (and other private facilities) all together. And replace it with a penis/non-penis designation being the only criteria to be considered in the determination. If you have a penis right here, right now… you use the penis facilities. No penis right here, right now? The non-penis facilities. Done!
We don’t care what’s on your birth certificate, what’s on your driver’s license, how you’re dressed, or what you “identify” as (male, female, or fiddler-crab). This is not a comment or judgment on how you identify, or what you’ve done about that identity, or plan to do about that identity. It’s simply an objective criterion to restore order and sanity. Penis here… non-penis there.
I know, I know… I can already hear all the “buts” followed by special circumstances from the left. So, let me address a few of the obvious ones to help make things clear.
Wish you didn’t have a penis (when you do)?… penis facilities.
Wish you did have a penis (when you don’t)?… non-penis.
Think you’re a gal in a guy’s body (and vice-versa)? Immaterial! DO YOU HAVE A PENIS?
Think you’re a fiddler crab in a human body? Immaterial! DO YOU HAVE A PENIS?
Think you’re a gal in a guy’s body to the point that you’ve had Mr. Happy removed?… Congratulations! You have earned non-penis facility privileges. Why? Because you now don’t have a penis. (See the pattern?)
Think you’re a guy in a gal’s body to the point that you’ve had a Mr. Happy constructed (How do that do that by the way)?… Congratulations! You have earned penis facility privileges.
In therapy or consultation, taking preliminary drugs, intending or considering a Mr. Happy addition or removal?… Immaterial! DO YOU HAVE A PENIS?
I know this solution may add a little additional pressure to the trans-gendered community in that it requires a certain level of commitment (some more than others). But I think commitment is a good thing. Like the old adage goes. Piss or get off the pot… or step away from the pot… or… you know what I mean.
Posted in Culture | Tagged bathroom, bill, LBGT, North Carolina, penis, Texas, Transgender | 4 Comments »
Adding insult to injury (costing them the 2016 election), Russian hackers still seem to be targeting leftist groups, hacking their data and then extorting money out of them to not release said data. The Russians generally demand “small sums” of around $30K to $150K in untraceable bitcoins.
See Here: Russian Hackers Said to Seek Hush Money From Liberal Groups
I think this is hilarious, but then my ox isn’t being gored here. Unlike the left, I don’t equate attacks on non-government political organizations as attacks our government or our election. Also, it would be easy for the left to thwart these attacks by following two simple steps.
- Don’t be hypocrites. Have your internal emails/data match your public face. Hackers don’t blackmail you because of your “Creamy Risotto” recipe.
- Be competent in protecting your data (obviously more competent than you are at doing just about anything else).
Of course, we are talking about leftist here. Those two things (authenticity and competence) are by definition, exclusive.
We know it’s the Russians because of the tools they use to access the data. In a TexasLynn exclusive, I’ve duplicated the means by which these insidious hackers have acquired their ill-gotten data.
WARNING: Liberals read no further!!! (If John Podesta fell for this what chance do you have?)
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[Note: This post covers a topic related to transgenderism. Usually when people write on this subject they use the pronoun preferred by the individual and insisted upon by politically correct society. I’m afraid I don’t do that (for clarity/accuracy purposes). A female identifying as a male is “she”. A male identifying as a female is “he”. Anyone identifying at a 15th century aristocrat isn’t “his or her majesty” but rather “idiot” or “he” or “she” (as gender dictates), as would anyone identifying as a fiddler crab.]
The headline in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reads “Trinity’s transgender wrestler credits teammates for his state title“. You have to read further, much further into the article to get into the details of what happened here and even then it gets convoluted due to the politically correct pronoun replacements and politically correct bull$&*%…
I’ll try to step through it.
Mack Beggs, a girl, has won the Class 6A girls wrestling state title in Texas.
Mack Beggs has decided she is male. I believe the politically correct term is “identified” as male.
This should have the same impact as identifying as a unicorn or fiddler crab. 1) From a reality perspective identifying as something does not mean you are that something, nor does any amount of assertion, affirmation, or surgery get you one step closer to being that something. 2) From a psychological mental health perspective, the response should be the same. You are not that something. You never will be that something. Now let’s help you accept and deal with that.
Daffy Duck Loses It
But look at our society! It has degraded to the point that we will go along with the charade and take pride in the fact that we are so open minded, and all it costs us is objective truth.
Mack Beggs has “identified” as a “boy” since the age of three according to her parents. (Which is as much a statement on the parents as it is the girl.)
“This is about Mack wanting to do what Mack wants to do.” — Marco Karam (father)
Yes, exactly, and about parents not correcting that problem and guiding the child from an early age…
It’s also about Mack not having to face consequences when Mack does what Mack wants to do… something continuing today with her UIL wrestling.
Mack Beggs, is still a girl by gender, meaning she has not yet mangled her body, though she has begun the process by taking testosterone (for more than a year now).
As a side note that may have a little tiny bit of relevance to this story… Testosterone is a performance enhancing drug, pretty well illegal in most organized women’s sports. (Texas UIL seeming to be the exception here.)
Mack gives credit to her teammates, lots of practice and training, and a hard work ethic. She regrets the spotlight was on her and not them… She doesn’t mention the role of the testosterone treatments for some reason…
There has been a lawsuit filed that would prevent Mack from wrestling in the girls division next season. Which begs the question… how did she do so this season.
Of course in our sick society, too many would immediately assume this means she would get to wrestle in the boys division. That’s what Mack wants…
“The overwhelming sentiment here is that Mack should be allowed to wrestle, but should be required to compete against the boys.” — Coppell attorney Jim Baudhuin, who filed the suit.
This coming from the guy representing the girls cheated out of their opportunity to fairly compete. His solution is to shuffle this mess to the boys division.
Look at just about everyone interviewed… the fascist left has them scared to death to speak the truth of the matter. This just goes to show you, that we are so indoctrinated or scared of political correctness we can’t reach the truth, no matter how obvious.
Quotes from George Orwell concerning the truth in society, or the lack of it and men to speak it.
The Star-Telegram explains it this way… “More than 600 Texas school district superintendents voted nearly unanimously last year to determine gender by birth certificate forcing Beggs to face girls despite taking testosterone, a decision that runs counter to NCAA policy and International Olympic Committee guidelines.”
The 600 Texas superintendents got it right. My question is exactly what is forcing Beggs to face girls despite the drugs. It’s hard for me to believe that there is not some rule/law concerning performance enhancing drugs in UIL competitions, but that is indeed the case under Texas law. It shouldn’t be.
So here is where we should be, but can’t seem to get there… even in Texas.
Mack should not be wrestling with the boys (this season, next season, or ever), because… Mack is a girl and always will be.
Mack should not be wrestling girls because she is taking performance enhancing drugs. Mack (under her current condition) shouldn’t be wrestling at all. Texas law should be changed to ensure that in the future.
In a perfect world, Mack would have weighed the consequences of her decisions (with the help of loving parents with a modicum of common sense) and perhaps waited until she was an adult (at least 18) before she moved forward with her “treatment”. She might have waited even longer if she showed promise at a college or professional level.
Common sense… consequences… common decency… where are they today? You want to see Barack Obama’s legacy. It’s the Mack Beggs’ of the world. This crap is insane… literally!
Posted in Culture | Tagged Mack Beggs, testosterone, Texas, Trans, Transgender, UIL, Wrestling | 7 Comments »