March 19, 2013

This story ought to scare the bejeezus out of everyone. If you don’t think a federal government with unlimited power would do anything – including seizing money out of people’s own bank accounts and 401Ks – to feed its ever-growing hunger for sustainability you’re dreaming. If it can happen in Europe, it can happen here. People oughta wake up, but I don’t see that happening any time soon.

Saw Kill Bill Vol. 1 on cable tonight. What a great flick! Now I’ve got to find a way to see Vol. 2.

It’s stuff like this that just reinforces my thinking that this country has completely lost its mind. This country is awash in debt, there’s economic disaster just around the corner, and we’re debating whether a character in a TV mini-series looks like the President. The inmates are loose in the asylum.

As a Republican and a conservative I have to admit I don’t get the whole gay marriage debate. People can do what they want at the state level as long as a given state’s voters approve. If Arizona voters, for example, wanted to legalize gay marriage, I wouldn’t vote for it, but the voters have the right to define civil marriage as they see fit. Just don’t expect the Catholic Church – or any church, for that matter – to allow them to marry under the sacrament of Holy Matrimony if that’s what the church believes – these are two very different and very distinct things.

The good thing about this approach is that, far away from the lobbyists and progressive elitists in Washington, in most states there is still a shred of common sense left (at least for now). The transgender lobby might be successful at eliminating men’s and women’s rooms in the occasional university, but states’ voters aren’t going to allow you to marry your motorcycle, or your cat, or – and this is where the progressive push really lies – to have the whole concept of marriage between two people wiped out completely. Progressives at their root have always set their basic goal as one to destroy society, but putting marriage in the hands of voters serves as a protctive shield against such extremist ideas.

A request: My friends at Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary are participating in the The Animal Rescue Site Shelter Challenge. There’s $100K in grants to be rewarded. If you would like to help out the bunnies – and I know you would! – please click on this link, choose the state of Arizona, and type in “Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary” and then click “Vote”. You can vote once a day if you’d like. Tranquility Trail and The Bunny Basics do a wonderful job taking in exotic animals of all kinds, they’d appreciate your help.

Filed in: Uncategorized by The Great White Shank at 00:19 | Comments (3)
  1. Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2 are both a hoot. Saw both of them at the theater. Own both DVDs. If Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino ever make another movie again, I’m in.

    I get why gays want legalized marriage. They want all of the rights and privileges married couples get and they should have that. What I don’t get is why people are so adamantly opposed to it. Well, that’s not true, either. I do get it.

    Comment by Rob — March 19, 2013 @ 7:37 am

  2. Kill Bill is a strange, but enjoyable set of flicks.

    Gay marriage? What two (or more – I’m all for polygamy, too, although why anyone would WANT more than one spouse is beyond me) consenting adults wish to do in the privacy of their own lives is of zero concern to me. Gays just want what every straight couple in America has – the right to marry the person of their choosing.

    If it doesn’t affect my life, liberty or property, do whatever the Hell you want.

    Comment by Dave Richard — March 19, 2013 @ 7:58 am

  3. From a purely civil perspective I don’t get it either. From a legal perspective domestic partnerships ought to be available to any group of people that want it. Where I draw the line is anything that involves the Church, which should be under no obligation than to follow their own scraments, theology, and beliefs based on the biblical definition of marriage.

    As far as Dave’s last comment of “If it doesn’t affect my life, liberty or property, do whatever the Hell you want.”, that sounds good in practice but we don’t live our lives in a vacuum. Sooner or later, what goes around has a nasty habit of coming around.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — March 19, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

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