Archive for Politics

Georgia and the so-called ‘Preservation of Religious Freedom Act’

To: Representative Tom Kirby (GA District 114) and Senator Bill Cowsert (GA District 46):

As my elected representatives, I am asking that you vote against the ‘Preservation of Religious Freedom Act’ currently under review by the House and Senate Judiciary Committees (HB 1023 and SB 377) if it comes to a general vote. These bills are similar to a bill recently voted on in Arizona. I believe these bills are in conflict with the Constitutions of the Unites States and the State of Georgia, which make them indefensible in a court of law. Read more

People Versus Demographics

Ford F250 Crew Cab

Yes, this a somewhat political post … but it isn’t about what I believe or who I’m voting for. This post is about one of the things that drives me crazy in modern politics, the thing that pushes people into corners instead of trying to bring them together.

And it all starts with my Ford truck. Read more

Exploding Genital Jihad, the TSA and You

Ever since one man decided he hates the US more than he loves his crotch, I’ve been sitting back and waiting for the stupidity of security theater to kick in as the TSA & DHS put more misguided policies in place to look busy while still missing the point about airline security.

The Dutch, up until today, said little. When they did speak today, they actually talked about doing something useful.

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When CO2 is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have CO2

I know it’s almost impossible to have a rational conversation about climate change these days, but it’s getting pretty silly when a naturally occurring gas that is required for human life is declared a hazardous substance by the EPA.

Before people start the cycle of bombing me with comments claiming I’m some “insane climate change denouncer” or “tool of the socialist agenda to control our economy through global warming” you must understand one thing … I think both “sides” in today’s climate change debates are pretty much full of compost ready animal waste product.

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For $20 you can upgrade your … grade?

[Edit: it seems after this item made national news, the school board eliminated the fundraiser. The link to the news story reflects this change]

It seems the school systems have taken a lesson from the airlines, allowing customers to pay a fee for a service that used to be part of the standard deal.

Of course, it’s not just any school … it’s the school I went to as a kid (Rosewood Middle School in Rosewood, NC). And it’s not just any service … it’s the ability to buy gradepoints.

If you hear a small boom today, it’s my mother’s head exploding after reading this article …

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Aporkcalypse Now

We, as a nation, seem to be losing our collective minds over swine flu … and it’s driving me batty. A politician never lets a good crisis go to waste, and pigfluenza (H1N1) is no exception.

Pigfluenza is the new terrorism. I expect us to be waterboarding swine in tasty sauces. I like honey glazed artificial panics, thank you very much.

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