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Imus

Heard a rap song lately?

The “we can say it but you can’t” crap needs to stop.  Either it’s wrong to say or it’s not wrong to say.  You can’t have it both ways.  Pick one. 

A Helpful Tip

If you are a girl, and you have unprotected sex while you’re ovulating, there is a very good chance that you will become pregnant. 

 I’m just sayin…

Urine Test

I got an email today that has one of the best ideas I’ve heard in a long time.

Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I  pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as they see fit. In  order to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random urine test,  which I have no problem with. 

What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people  who don’t have to pass a urine test. Shouldn’t one have to pass a urine  test to get a welfare check, because I have to pass one to earn it for  them? 

Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on their  feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sit on  their butt. Could you imagine how much money the state would save if  people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check?

Gee, We Sure Are Sorry….

An apology by someone who wasn’t involved in what is being apologized for is worthless.  “We need closure!”  If I tell you I’m sorry my great great grandfather did something bad to your great great grandfather, what the hell good is that?  How is that closure? 

We regret that certain things happened, and if it was possible to go back in time and undo it many of us would.  That’s pretty much as good as you’re gonna get without a flux capacitor.  If an “official apology” by completely uninvolved people makes you happy, you’re as shallow as you are unrealistic. 

The problem is not that your ancestors were abused.  That WAS the problem.  Some incredible people fought for the freedom that they regretably didn’t have, and they won.  They won.  Everyone in America today gets the same tools for success that white people get.  That is your victory, and it’s huge.  So why is the success still so unbalanced?  THAT, my non-white friend, is the problem today.  And I think I have the answer.  I’ve pondered and debated it with people a lot lately, and the conclusion I’ve come to is this.  The Black community in America, in general, sees success as a white thing.  And there is so much resentment and even hatred towards Whites that Black America doesn’t want to appear to be “acting white”.  But what Black America is missing is that the opportunity to be successful here is what was fought so hard for during the Civil Rights Movement.  You won the race but you’ve rejected the prize.  By not taking advantage of school and earning a high school diploma, by not waiting to make babies until you’re financially stable, by not staying out of trouble with the law, you are slapping Dr. King in the face.  You are making pointless everything he and many others went through.  If you aren’t willing to be responsible and do what is necessary to live a decent life, that’s on you.  You can’t blame my ancestors for your current situation, because your ancestors have already fixed it.  All you have to do is take advantage of what they couldn’t.

And apologizing for history is just stupid.

Why Aren’t We Winning in Iraq?

You would think that removing a dictator and setting them up with democracy would be something they would embrace.  So why are so many of them still fighting it? 

Well, Dubya made a huge tactical error.  Islam (by the way, the word islam translates literally to “submission”, not “peace”) cannot work in conjunction with democracy.  They oppose each other.  But you can’t make 3 billion people just give up their religion.  And that’s what it would take to make democracy work there.

The Civil War

Hey, here’s an interesting bit of info:  the Civil War wasn’t about slavery!  It was about states’ rights!

Let me give you a quote.  (I love good quote)  This is from Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy, during his inaugural address on February 18, 1861.

“Our present political position has been achieved in a manner unprecedented in the history of nations.  It illustrates the American idea that goverments rest on the consent of the governed, and that it is the right of the people to alter or abolish them at will whenever they become destructive of the ends for which they were established.”

Did you know they had that right?  They did.  Know what else?  We still do. 

Make A Noise

I received an email from my local congressman’s office in response to an email I sent objecting to a bit of legislation.  Here’s what his office wrote:

Thank you for your recent correspondence in opposition of the lobbying reform amendments included in House Resolution 6.   As written, this resolution would negatively limit grass roots lobbying, but would not regulate other forms of lobbying and special interests.  Because of this unfairness, I opposed this bill, which unfortunately passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 232-200.    
Had this legislation been sent through the normal committee process, as opposed to being thrown into an agenda to be quickly passed through the House, these ‘loopholes’ would have been acknowledged.  The Senate, which allowed amendments, defeated the provision pertaining to grass roots lobbying.  I believe through a bipartisan effort we could have produced meaningful legislation that would affect all areas of lobbying and not only attempt to regulate the voices of the heart of America. 

Okay, now here’s what I have a problem with.  We REALLY need to stop the practice of throwing legislation “into an agenda to be quickly passed through the House”.  That should be illegal.  Nothing should be able to be sneaked in and passed before anyone has an opportunity to voice opposition.  It’s completely inapporpriate for a Congressman to misuse the trust given to him by his constituents.  Like I said recently in a comment on another blog site; we put you in office, we can take your ass out.

Do you guys realize what it will take to fix this situation if we don’t reign in these maniacs soon?  Revolution.  An uprising of the citizens against their government.  I don’t believe the people of this country have the backbone to do something like that, so we’re screwed, but that is what it will take in the not-so-distant future.  In our lifetime.

Write to your congressmen when they do things you don’t agree with.  Make a noise, otherwise you won’t be heard.  It’s not that hard, doesn’t take that much time, and it works if enough of us do it.  Stop letting yourselves be told what to think.