Friday, June 26, 2009

More on Rules of Engagement

"Biden drew repeated standing ovations, according to a pool report, as he pledged the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the passage of the Lieberman-Baldwin bill on health benefits, a ban on workplace discrimination, adoption rights for all and an end to the HIV travel ban."

More News: We lost two pop stars this week: Farrah Fawcet and Michael Jackson, one to cancer and one possibly to drugs.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Rules of Engagement

"The Afghan people are central to our mission. In fact, they are our mission."
Military Statement 6.24.2009.

It's getting late for this statement. One has to wonder if it has to do with the Iranian administration; where Afghanistan could send enough heroin Northeast to start a drug war in Iran. Iran calls Britain "evil" now. Is this because of the number of Heroin addicts now in South Iran?

New US diplomacy: Parties at all borders?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Machiavelian Gay Politics?

Lesbians against Letterman?

Give us a break. Complaints that David Letterman would make a joke about raping a 14 year girl are simply over the top. Even Sarah Palin has accepted his apology. It was her daughter that got pregnant out-of-wedlock, and had to campaign in front of the country pregnant.

Of course, David Letterman is not as progressive as Craig Ferguson who follows him, but Craig Ferguson is someone you immediately turn off. What are the gays are thinking? And frankly, Conan is a little on the progressive late-night side for many.

I don't find the Palin jokes funny. But if you consider the fact that she is on the side of the right wing conservatives, it is probably fair game.
(There is nothing funny about Leno's Lays commercial humor either.)

The biggest complaint should go against Oprah, especially from a women's rights organzation (If that is what they are). Oprah was unwilling to have Sarah Palin on her show before Obama was elected, and her show reaches 99% of the physical population. But she always has time for people like Jenny McCarthy. (I say physical because I certainly won't watch it.) Oprah is willing to have Palin on the show if she is defeated, however.

Again, this country must accept political realities. We can't have every late-night show a show to promote gay thought. And gays are helping to keep people like Bush in office, while some Democrats fight for them in the government. Let's keep the homosexual humor off-the-cuff, PLEASE!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

If there is no Pizza, let them eat Tai??

"I was supposed to be having Tai food with Michele in Bangkok".
But I asked myself "WWWLW: What Would a Wise Latino Woman do?"
Obama 6.20.2009

Versus WWW(W)M? - What Would a White (Wealthy) Male do?

WWWLW? - What Would the World League Wrestling do?

or versus WWWWEW ? - What Would a Wise White English Woman do? - in Italy?

Or better yet, ask a WWWSJ - What Would a Wise "Shock Jock" do?


If there is no pizza, let them eat Tai?

Monday, June 15, 2009

Deliverance and Evil

Deliverance and Evil

We have the right to carry guns. It is necessary in today's world. But there is nothing new about that. Why do southern hill people need to carry their guns into restaurants and bars? Furthermore, although carrying weapons in Federal parks has been illegal for some time; there are of course legitmates uses for them, including protecting one's self from animals. But this could also be an excuse for people that ordinarily would not pass the muster for carrying firearms: predators, not victims, will seek a firearm on the pretense of visiting Federal parks.

The movie and especially the book, Deliverance, serves as a good example of the mentality of some in the South. Let us not forget that the character played by Burt Reynolds offered an olive branch to the banjo-playing child, only to culminate in the rape of his friends and the suicide of the boy.

Gun laws need sensible analysis. Firearms should be used to protect individuals, and not inspire predators. Differentiating between these persons is necessary, although probably politically difficult.