Did you catch the big story out of Afghanistan the other day—the one about how a U.S. platoon was decimated in a nighttime raid? The soldiers couldn’t fight effectively because their unit cohesion had disintegrated after one of them mentioned he is gay. How about the recent study showing it is now impossible to train new jarheads at Parris Island? Marine recruits are so afraid a gay bunkmate might be eyeballing them in the shower that they can’t follow even basic commands.(Snip)You didn’t hear about those developments? Don’t be alarmed. Nobody did—because they never happened. Yet they certainly should have
Maybe, maybe not. Congress considered none of this when changing the law. Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen will do what they need to do to implement the policy seamlessly. That does not mean there will be no downstream effects. Roe v. Wade wasn´t going to result in hunreds of thousands of abortions nor diminish resopect for human life. That´s what we were told. What think you now?
Most people have not heard of Benghazi or Fast and Furious. Because a story has not appeared in the Monica Media does not mean it hasn´t happened. It just means the story does not fit with the media´s agenda. I don´t necessarily disagree with the author´s conclusion, but his reasoning is abysmal.
...And to continue #1´s thread, birth control was supposed to free women, make marriages stronger and solve all the world´s problems. Instead we got skyrocketing divorces, extra-marital affairs, cheapening of sex, women viewed as objects, teen pregnancy, STD´s through the roof, single mothers and 55 million dead babies. Some military people I´ve talked to says it IS a problem but they take care of things internally and the brass refuses to acknowledge nor make it publicly known the negative affects.
I personally know of over 10 young men that joined different brances of the military with full intention of making it their careers.
They all decided not to re-up once the military was forced to take in homosexuals.
These were all fine young men, dedicated to serving their country. They are exactly the type of men you want on the front lines protecting our nation when called to do so.
But they signed up to serve, not to be part of a destructive and immoral social experiment. So they have moved on to other careers.
10 men don´t make or break anything. But they will readily tell you that they had plenty of buddies in the service that planned to get out as soon as they could. And they were all very dedicated and would loved to have made careers of it.
You can NOT redefine natural, biological, law in any real sense. You can pretend that sham ´marriages´ are the same thing, but you know it isn´t. You know someone is pretending to be something they aren´t which is a man wife or a wife man. I don´t care what the custom is with some tiny group pretending to be magical creatures or the opposite of what they are biologically, but I am concerned about the children who might be raised by them. Those kids are missing some important clues about humanity. Knee jerking over to dysfunctional ´straight´ marriages or unmarried households is NOT a defense. Slob parents don´t justify depriving boys and girls of a set of parents that demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of men and women, but also hopefully show the best of humanity which is a devoted couple in love with each other and the children they created. Anything else has issues. Some more than others, but pretending it is all harmless is bilge.
I recently went to a class meeting for my husband´s class at Annapolis and we were told by the class president, who now lives in Annapolis, that the day DADT was repealed was a non-event at the academy. It was just another day. A retired Vice Admiral friend of ours said that, in his experience, young people these days just don´t care. I have a family member in the service and when he was in high school one of his best friends came out to him and several of their friends. Everyone remained the best of friends, just as before, and this was at a boarding school. I was a huge skeptic of the repeal but even I have to admit that it doesn´t seem to be hurting anything. I was afraid that the flamers would move in and try to destroy the military from within but it isn´t happening. I hope it never does.
Marriage isn´t about love. It is about procreation. It is a unit by which the female can enhance the opportunities for her offspring to survive and thrive. By definition, homosexual copulation, in any form, has 0% chance of enhance the opportunities of the offspring. That’s because there isn’t any offspring. For centuries couples lived together as a family unit without the license from the state. Many had no sanction from the church. Marriage is about procreation and anything that diminishes that purpose harms marriage. Then again, gun free school zones have not been shown beyond a shadow of a doubt to harm anyone. Forcing people to buy corn based fuel hasn´t been shown to harm anyone. And forcing us to buy unwanted insurance hasn´t been shown to harm anyone. So no harm, no foul, eh? Or, to put it in the really real world perspective, everything our goobernment does is intended to harm us. Including this!
One never knows the effect of new policies on society until many years later. We now see the results of pornograpy, drugs, alcohol, television, film, free love, easy divorce and a variety of other new fangled inventions of modernity. Gay marriage is new; we will eventually see the effects of this too.
The best comment here is No. 16. Remember the story about the guy who jumped off the Empire State Building. As he passed the 50th floor, someone yelled, ´´How are you doing?´´ He replied, ´´Fine so far.´´
If the excusers of perversion are right, there will be no harm from this. If the Bible is right, however, one kind of wrongness influences people to adopt many other kinds, too (Romans 1). So we have decided to conduct an experiment on the question, and we have put up the survival of our nation as the stakes. Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen, place your bets.
Well. All that is good to know. So now it´s time to sanction polygamy in the military. And let´s encourage the military dog handlers to have more if an intimate relationship with their dogs. Couldn´t hurt, right? It´s just those old Victorian biases that prevent us from having more meaningful relationships . And let´s encourage ploygamy within the military because then one serving overseas wouldn´t leave their mate home alone. There would be another still there. Yea, that sounds good. Or, we could encourage men to marry their daughters or sons. Sure, that´s it! Who are we to question what kind of relationships others want to have!
And if all this sounds rediculus, why? On what principle does one claim it´s rediculus? On what foundation do you plant the flag of "normality"? Or are you the hypocrite that agrees there sould be limits on where the line is drawn, it´s just that YOU want to be the one who draws the line?
What this free-wheeling society has come to Yesterday, as I waited in my car for my wife to finish shopping, out of the store came a man, not too old, and two young girls. The girls had such sad faces for this season. They couldn´t have been over 12, if that. As they passed in front of my car it was obvious that one was pregnant! My God! At such a young age! And such a shame. This society has fallen to new lows.
The fourth-grader at Explorer K-8 School stood silently on Sept. 11, hands by his side, as his classmates recited the Pledge of Allegiance. A Jehovah´s Witness forbidden from worshiping objects, the boy´s behavior was not unusual. He had never joined his peers in the ritual of placing his right hand on his heart. He had never spoken the words: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands ... ." But that morning was different.
In 1996, as California voters considered whether to make theirs the first state to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, they were warned that they were on the verge of creating a grim wasteland from which they might never escape.(Snip) That was 17 years ago, and today, it´s clear that the critics were under the influence of some hallucinogenic substance. As a way of destroying the California way of life, Proposition 215 has been a bust. In one respect, the opponents were right: The program is so lenient that getting medical marijuana is easy for anyone claiming
BLETCHLEY, England — A founding father of the modern computer, Alan Turing devised a machine that unraveled the enigma of Nazi codes and aided the defeat of Adolf Hitler. Convicted of homosexuality after World War II and sentenced to chemical castration, Turing — an avid fan of the film “Snow White” — was found dead in 1954 from cyanide poisoning, a bitten apple by his bedside.(Snip) Responding to a campaign by laureates such as Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking, the British Parliament is moving toward granting Turing a posthumous pardon.
Yet another mass shooting, and flags fly across the country at half-mast to mourn the 13 dead at the Washington Navy Yard—well, 12 of them, anyway, since one of the bodies was that of the murderer. Gun control advocates wasted no time in demanding new restrictions on the means of self-defense. Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), who used to carry a pistol for her own defense, responded to the crime by saying, "Congress must stop shirking its responsibility and resume a thoughtful debate on gun violence in this country. We must do more to stop this endless loss of life.”
As Americans obsess over NSA spying, abuse by the IRS and other assaults on our freedom, I can´t get my mind off the thousand other ways politicians abuse us. In their arrogance, they assume that only they solve social problems. They will solve them by banning this and that, subsidizing groups they deem worthy and setting up massive bureaucracies with a mandate to cure, treat and rescue wayward souls.(Snip)It´s true that some Americans destroy their lives and their families´ lives by using drugs. Others struggle with addiction. But if illegal drugs are as horrible and addictive as we´ve been told,
Earlier this year, Bobby Jindal, the GOP governor of Louisiana, surveyed the wreckage of Mitt Romney’s sad-sack presidential campaign and told his fellow Republicans that if they ever want to capture the White House again, “we must stop being the stupid party.” While Michele Bachmann’s decision not to run for a fifth term helps the party out on that score, a new report from the College Republican National Committee (CRNC) strongly suggests that another tack would be even more successful: The GOP should embrace its small, youthful, and increasingly influential libertarian caucus that focuses
Here they go again. The Obama administration has asked its allies in Congress to introduce legislation that would permit the feds to continue their march through the Fourth Amendment when it comes to obtaining private information about all of us. The Fourth Amendment, which guarantees the right to be left alone, was written largely in response to legislation Parliament enacted in the colonial era that permitted British soldiers to write their own search warrants and then use those warrants as a legal basis to enter private homes. The ostensible purpose of doing that was to search through the colonists´ papers
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”