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Archive for July 9th, 2008

Can’t make this stuff up.  I would say the bushes have certainly been encouraging wild-life.

I thought I had seen it all.  Turns out, I really really don’t want to see it all.   This isn’t discrimination, it’s public indecency.

Plans to clear undergrowth from gay sex spot branded discriminatory

Bristol City Council wants to prune bushes and remove cover from an area known as the Downs to improve the landscape and encourage rare wildlife.

But its own gay rights group has opposed the move, claiming that cutting back the bushes was “discriminating” to homosexual men who used the area for late night outdoor sex known as dogging.

Work on the beauty spot has been temporarily delayed while talks with gay rights groups take place to try and break the deadlock.

Bristol City Council wants to prune bushes and remove cover from an area known as the Downs to improve the landscape and encourage rare wildlife.

But its own gay rights group has opposed the move, claiming that cutting back the bushes was “discriminating” to homosexual men who used the area for late night outdoor sex known as dogging.

Work on the beauty spot has been temporarily delayed while talks with gay rights groups take place to try and break the deadlock. [The whole story…]

The fact that they temporarily delayed the work based on an excuse like this is… well… LOONEY.

Pop Quiz:  Doc Savage refers to dogging (mentioned in the article) as ________?

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Let’s be fair to our British friends (for they are indeed our friends)… they haven’t cornered the market on Looneyism.  Please don’t get me wrong – I have gay and lesbian friends who I would willingly without reservation give my right arm for, but some of this stuff is weird no matter who you hear it from.

The expectation that someone should be sued for what the BIBLE says? Oh please.

‘Gay’ man sues Bible publishers
$70 million for emotional distress because homosexuality cast as sin

A homosexual man who has a blog on Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign website is suing two major Christian publishers for violating his constitutional rights and causing emotional pain, because the Bible versions they publish refer to homosexuality as a sin. [More…]

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This is not a blogpost about gay/lesbian bashing. I just found two articles back to back that were, well, Looney. Different topics from here on out.

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The rest of tonight’s posting will be on the “Puncture Chronicles” page, but after I do an hour or two more work tonight. LATE posting.

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NPR this morning (“Know Thine Enemy” is what I live by)…

They were covering the latest not-quite-news-but-still-media-frenzied story regarding Iran’s missile test.

The reporter was questioning an Israeli representative. At one point, she tried to demonstrate parity, contrasting Iran’s weapons development (and potentially nukes) and the fact that Israel has had the capability and in fact demonstrated past willingness to bomb and/or attack other countries.

WTH?

Why does the media attempt to be so “fair” and “even handed” that they stop reporting the news as FACT? Fact and the Media New Fairness Doctrine (MNFD – my spelling-out of that acronym is not family friendly) are in no way compatible. There are always two sides, but the idea that one is no better than the other is dead wrong.

There’s no parity here!

The Six-Day War should ring a bell. As I recall, there was a preemptive strike on Egypt’s Air Force, then others were involved – Syria and Jordan. Troops were supplied by Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria. My point? There’s a lot of animosity there anyway. Has been for a long time.

Israel has not expressed a clear longing to see another country gone. Go listen to Ahmadinejad – what he has said in the past has been debated, but whatever the final analysis, it wasn’t “Hey, guys, we wish you the best in everything!”

While the topic of Iran’s nuclear pursuits is hotly debated, the fact that Iran has rejected the offer of being given fuel suitable for power generation (but not weapons) must be taken into account. There is the almost-arguable issue of a light-water reactor not allowing them to use home-mined Uranium (reliance on external enriched Uranium sources) but their secrecy in the face of the IAEA does not speak well of their intentions. A heavy-water reactor would use non-enriched Uranium which could then be turned into weapons-grade Plutonium.

Some information from pundits regarding Iran’s intent.

Michelle Malkin on Iran and the NIE.

The View from Alexandria.

Axis of Right.

Moving right along…

The reason I claim no parity is because of one fact:

Israel has not been providing arms and assistance to terrorists and insurgents to target innocent civilians within the borders of other countries. As posed in The Axis of Right link above, “Israel is not engaged in a war by proxy.”

Whereas, state-sponsored terrorism combined with weapons programs present (1) a clear and present danger, (2) a willingness to do harm both covert and overt, and (3) a vastly improved propaganda program through the use of misinformation and martyrs in militant groups in and around Israel. Those who willingly seek the demise of innocents and civilians solely because of who/what they are are indefensible.

There is no parity.

Disclaimer: Iran’s rockets in and of themselves are little or no danger to Israel, as they have great bunkers and lots of advance warning systems. The danger, as I see it, is in providing weapons and/or materials to said proxy groups.

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One of my favoritest songs is Dennis Leary’s “I’m an Asshole”.

Dennis, you’re awesome man, but help us if you will, but don’t hinder us here. I think you’d fit right in.

Well, now we have a new political party to root for. I’m nominating Steamboat McGoo but he may want to stay semi-retired (no full-time Goth-Baiting).

(credit to The Dude for finding this gem)

more later…

Ok, it’s later now…

A long time ago, I posted about this poor SOB who came home to find Craig’sList Criminals taking his stuff… Well, here is a potential followup (from Joe Duck’s blog – nice, that) that I haven’t had time to track down, but the guy is from Oregon, who can’t trust an Oregonian?  Certainly not I, having growed up there.

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