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The slippery slope of the Chick-Fil-A mess…

Okay, so there’s this. Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-a said he supported biblical marriage. This pissed a lot of folks off. I get that. Someone said something that offends someone else. Happens every day, and we usually get over it.

One thing I did not hear was Mr. Cathy stating that Chick-fil-a only hires straight married people. Nor did he say that gay single or married people won’t get their top level of service in their establishments. Again, a man stated his own personal conviction, based on his personal beliefs. He exercised his first amendment right when asked the appropriate question.

Now what we see is two halves of the American public polarized. One half is in support of ‘CFA’, and the reasons vary. Some support because they share the belief regarding same sex marriage. Some support because they support free speech. Some support because they believe that what the anti-CFA faction is doing to the employees of the company is flat wrong.

The other half, being offended by the originating statement, have just plain decided that Mr. Cathy is wrong, and therefore the entire company of employees need to be taken to task on it, come hell or high water.

I don’t quite get this. These employees are young and old, Christian, athiest, Mormon, Agnostic, gay, straight, monogomous and bigamous. They come from all walks of life. Some agree with Mr. Cathy’s statement, and some don’t. Some don’t even give a damn about what he believes, one way or the other.

Watch what you rain down on a company because of the personal conviction of one man. This is a slippery slope. If someone does not believe what you believe, cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it. That is what makes this Country. People from all walks of life, different colors, beliefs, origins, or even different destinations. That is America. You want censorship of those who do not agree with you, there are plenty of countries who will welcome you with open arms.

Conan O’Brien lays down some funny…

Check out the video in this post…

‘No you Can’t. No you Shouldn’t. Don‘t Even Try’: Conan O’Brien Unveils Hilarious New Obama & Biden Campaign Slogans | Video | TheBlaze.com.

Never waste a good crisis…

The media sure has been playing up the anti-gun rhetoric over the Aurora massacre. MSNBS tried to politicize it with the brother of one of the victims, who, would have none of that.

Then there was Ice T and his stance on the second amendment. I must say, I was impressed with how he handled the line of questioning. But what struck me the most was the point he made regarding someone’s desire to commit murder. If they want to, their going to, and guns being legal does not help a psycho do so. This is true as true can be. And this got me thinking…

In the conversations that have been taking shape over this as well as other recent past incidents, the left always seems to point back to gun control.  Within this conversation, the pro-control movement always latches on to the only foothold they have, which is the assault weapons ban. This is the line of scrimmage, where the anti-gun team digs in their cleats and tries like hell to move the ball forward toward the goal. Unfortunately for them, they seem to be met with an effective blitz at every down.

What Ice T said plays well into this blitz. If someone wants to commit a murder, either of an individual or a mass of people, it will be done if they are determined enough. Whatever means used to commit such an atrocity can be classified as an assault weapon. If a man tries to kill another with a stone, he is committing an assault, and therefore the rock becomes an assault weapon. Let’s ban rocks. If a vehicle is used, the vehicle is then to be classified as an assault weapon. That takes cars off of the list of items we can own legally. Following this line of reasoning, just think if someone used their bare hands. Who is going to be responsible for removing the hands off of every person in the nation?

I believe that the only way to prevent such crimes from happening rests in the ability to own, carry, and train in the effective use of firearms. Proof of this ideology can be found in the law books and statistics of Kennesaw, Georgia.

From the pages of Wikipedia…

Gun law

In 1982 the city passed an ordinance [Sec 34-21][18]

(a) In order to provide for the emergency management of the city, and further in order to provide for and protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants, every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm, together with ammunition therefore.
(b)Exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who suffer a physical or mental disability which would prohibit them from using such a firearm. Further exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who are paupers or who conscientiously oppose maintaining firearms as a result of beliefs or religious doctrine, or persons convicted of a felony.

Gun rights activist David Kopel has claimed that there is evidence that this gun law has reduced the incident rate of home burglaries citing that in the first year, home burglaries dropped from 65 before the ordinance, down to 26 in 1983, and to 11 in 1984.[19] Another report observed a noticeable reduction in burglary from 1981, the year before the ordinance was passed, to 1999.[20]

Later research claims that there is no evidence that [the law] reduced the rate of home burglaries [in Kennesaw][21][22], even though the overall crime rate had decreased by more than 50% between 1982 and 2005.[23]

The city’s website[24] claims the city has the lowest crime rate in the county.

One could also look at the firearm ownership in Switzerland. Attempts at gun related assault, whether fulfilled or failed, stand a roughly 1:250,000 people.

This nation has some nasty habits. One of those neon boils on the flesh of our society is our negatively reactionary nature. One only needs to look at what Homeland Security has turned into to understand that every time a heinous crime is committed, the people who stand to lose the most are the law abiding citizens. We were attacked by men from the middle east, so rather than profiling at the airport, we will inappropriately search children, little old ladies, and people with prosthetic devices. And if we cry foul, they release the hounds and your life becomes a nightmare. Such is the case with the anti-gun lobby. If one obtains a gun by any means, legal or otherwise, and commits a crime, you, the law abiding gun owner, PTA member, and soccer mom, become the potential criminal. Welcome to the watch list.

I leave this with what I would call an anonymous quote…

You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.

Just a rambling of thought.

Update… as if to make my point...

Janet Incompitano on the hotseat

I think the chief troll of DHS missed a few lessons as a child, Such as answering a question directly when asked directly. Thank God there was someone there to put a Texas style whompin’ on her.

Via The Blaze…

Louie Gohmert Yells at Janet Napolitano For Claiming She’s Unaware of Classified Doc Leak, WH Terror Group Visit | Video | TheBlaze.com.

Facebook spy? How about SWATing?

Almost everyone has suffered the trials and tribulations of Facebook. Constant changes that erode your privacy, nobody to get in contact with directly to problem solve when your account is hacked, and you just know that they are storing information. Face it, knowingly or not, Facebook spies on it’s users. Pay attention to the news and you will hear about someone who took a stance that FB didn’t like, and BOOM! Their account was temporarily blocked.

Now I’m sure that most of you have heard about all the new rage called SWATing. It made the news recently when someone read a conservative blog and got offended. Said person (Kimberlin) did a little research and came up with a hometown and address of residence for said blogger. Said offended jerk calls the police in the bloggers town and reports a massively heinous crime in progress at the bloggers address. Next thing you know, said blogger is awakened from his peaceful slumber by the gentle whispers of a SWAT team.

Now back to everybody’s favorite/most loathed social networking site. What would you do if you got swatted by a software program at Facebook?

Well, according to Mashable.com, it just could happen…

The screening process begins with scanning software that monitors chats for words or phrases that signal something might be amiss, such as an exchange of personal information or vulgar language.

Then what?

If the scanning software flags a suspicious chat exchange, it notifies Facebook security employees, who can then determine if police should be notified.

People often get laughed at or avoided like crazy uncle Joe when they spout off about the NannyGov having whole rooms dedicated to this, yet here this humble little corner room of the internet has admitted that they themselves have and use this software. Hmm.

Check out the link above and read the whole article.

h/t Drudge

This makes me very happy.

Because you know this is all about me, right?

DRUDGE EXCLUSIVE: ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; CONDI EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER.

Highlighting the Clash

If anyone has seen the recent net-rage “10 Commandments For My Daughters Potential Boyfriends,” then you are now, if not already familiar with Pastor Doug Giles.

Doug is Sr. Pastor at Clash Christian Church in Miami, Fla. He is also a columnist at Townhall.com, and has written a book called “Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls.”

Adding one more item on his to-do list, he has fired up  a news and info site that reminds me a bit of The Blaze run by Glenn Beck. It is called Clashdaily.com  The site is still in it’s infancy, but it looks like it may sprout well. With a host of contributors and Doug’s edgy tone, I doubt anyone will leave his site due to boredom. Give it a look-see.

Deep thoughts on this our Independence Day

I had the occasion today to have a conversation with a bright young man, still in the process of putting on the pants of adulthood. The conversation revolved around our shared belief of where this country is headed and what we thought should be done to secure our ability to exist in the changing political and ideological landscape.

We shared the observation that this country is no longer suffering the frog-in-a-pot syndrome, but rather has flashed into the snowballing effect, and the snowball is bright flashing neon. We discussed the mutual desire to be able to support ourselves and our families as the structure of the economy continues to morph.

At one point in the conversation, the young man commented that he firmly believed that our current president could not be reelected. He felt that there was no way for the current administration to win. I thought about this for a moment, then I shared my doubts regarding that thought with him. Here is that doubt…

From a biblical perspective, the Lord sets up kings and removes them according to His will. Leaders, whether good, bad, or somewhere in between all serve to fulfill His purpose. This is just the framework for my thought. Now the meat.

Two weeks ago, we, as a nation, waited breathlessly for the supreme court to rule on whether or not the Health Care Mandate was constitutional. Between the signals put out by the court in their examination of the law and the talking heads of the media, this law was done for. No need to imagine our surprise when the law was upheld by the court. But the most surprising thing was that, according to the press, CJ Roberts changed his position from against to for the law at the last minute, providing the swing vote required to uphold. It happened in the blink of an eye. Nobody in their right mind saw this coming. Even our president was preparing a requiem for the death of the bill. But none was necessary, and now we have the first major socialist mandate in American history as well as the largest tax hike in the history of the world.

Now apply this sort of a timeline to the election cycle. The talking heads are telling us that Obama is sucking wind behind Romney, or rather, anybody but himself. He is hard up for funds. His base for the most part is bailing on him. The SEIU will not be providing any financing this time around. House Democrats are jumping ship. And as for the right? Supposedly, the Supreme Court ruling ‘”…awakened a sleeping giant.” This is all encouraging, but what happens on election day?

Returning to the biblical perspective, I believe that the moral and spiritual position of a nation is gauged by two thing; the voice of the people and the actions of the leadership. Considering how far off of the REAL moral compass and spiritual foundation this nation has slid, it stands to reason that our current leadership is exactly what we asked for and precisely what we deserve. I believe that the only thing that could possibly secure the election of a new president and revitalize the growth of this great nation is the entire nation falling on it’s face as one people, and asking God for his forgiveness and mercy. Otherwise, we can believe in whatever outcome we want up to the day of the cast vote, but the outcome may be a mirror image of the decision regarding the Health Care Mandate… completely unexpected and unforeseen.

It is based on this philosophy that I believe that the current administration may very well walk us into the next four years. After all, the hearts of so many in this country have become callous and hateful. The nation is wounded, and this wound is such a deep division of flesh that it may never heal. Even if it does, the healing would most likely prove septic and never complete.

As went Rome, so go we…