This and That
A Bay Area attorney filed a complaint on behalf of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in San Francisco Thursday claiming the Hooters restaurant chain violates state and local laws by marketing itself as an adult-oriented business while selling food and products to minors. It seems the folks at NOW are in a tizzy over youngsters being exposed to the scantily-clothed waitresses.
While in theory, I can see their point, in reality I have two real big issues with this. First of all, what these youngsters are exposed to on TV, at beaches and certainly on the Internet and the movies, are far more revealing than anything you will find at a Hooters restaurant.
The second issue has to do with the organization itself. While NOW sanctimoniously comes out in defense of the children - and also calls itself the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States, nary a word is spoken by them in defense of women being tortured, abused, murdered and enslaved in Muslim countries around the world. Until they prove they are anything but just another leftist front group that treats ALL women equally, I'll pay them no mind.
So the Senate voted to end "Don't Ask Don't Tell." It should be noted that this policy was not of the Republicans making. It was Bill Clinton who proposed this law and it went into effect in 1993.
Now personally, I don't understand what the hubbub's about. DADT simply stated that the military does not want to know the sexual preferences of their soldiers. If someone was Gay, he simply kept it to themselves. The advantage was to allow homosexuals to serve in the military without duress.
By removing this law, while on paper it frees Gays from having to hide their sexual preferences, the Senate has opened up a whole new can of worms. Just yesterday, a special Defense Department working group appointed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates has recommended that the military should “expressly prohibit” heterosexuals from using separate showers, bathrooms and bunking facilities from homosexuals when the repeal of the law banning homosexuals from the military goes into effect.
What this means is that heterosexuals will not be allowed to NOT share a shower, or bathroom facilities with homosexuals. Considering homosexuality means being sexually attracted to members of their own sex, how is this not going to cause more problems than before?
I'm all for acceptance and tolerance. But I see no difference in allowing heterosexual men and women to shower together than in allowing them to share bathing facilities with homosexuals. If one isn't proper, than clearly the other isn't either. In addition to the awkwardness this creates, I truly believe the abuse Gay soldiers will be forced to deal with will be astronomical.
At least the lawyers will be happy.
Lately, I've heard in a number of places that Christmas is under attack by the government. In my view, it's not just Christmas, but Christianity in general. And it isn't just under attack by our government. All over the world, governments everywhere are silent to the global crusade by Islam to destroy Christianity. On a daily basis, I read countless articles about Muslims torturing and murdering Christians throughout the Arab world (and in many cases, in western countries as well).
It's never been a secret how Islam treats the Jews. And considering worldwide antisemitism, it isn't all that surprising that the governments of the world don't care what happens to the Jews. But considering the enormous number of Christians throughout the world, I'm stunned by the lack of outrage regarding the constant ethnic cleansing of Christians in the world.
Regrettably, I believe that the rise of European socialism has been the main culprit of this apathy. Once Europe began eliminating G-d from the mainstream - through art, prayer and teaching - strength that comes from faith all but perished. In addition, the void that was left after the decline of Christianity has been filled with Islam. Since Islam is completely incompatible with freedom and democracy, the future of a free Europe is is fading fast.
As horrible as it sounds, I fear it will be in our lifetime the overthrow (and beheading) of the Queen in Trafalgar Square. As Muslims continue to immigrate to Britain, and as London continues to overlook (and in many cases support) the Islamization of England, it is just a matter of time.
Worldwide temperatures continue to plummet and records are being broken daily. Snowfall totals are exceeding record amounts and not a has gone by over the past few years where you don't see further proof that Global Warming is a complete and total hoax. And yet, Janet Napolitano - our less-than-esteemed Secretary of Homeland Security - has announced that her department is creating a new task force to battle the effects of climate change on domestic security operations.
I have an idea for you, Ms. Reno, I mean Napolitano, how about creating a task force to stop illegals from pouring over our borders and murdering our citizens? At least that one is a real threat.
I've said this before and I'll say it again - if the Obama administration meant to destroy this country all along, they couldn't have done a better job that what they're doing now. What a joke. Too bad it isn't funny.
So, it's Cowboy-Redskin week. It sure has lost it's luster over the years, hasn't it. With Dallas at 4-9 and Washington at 5-8, the only meaning this game has is who will end up in last place for the season. The last time I recall a Cowboy-Redskin game to have lesser meaning was in 2001, when both teams went into a Monday Night matchup tied at 0-4. What a special game THAT was (Dallas won a "thriller" 9-7).
This year, the talk is all about the underachieving Dallas Cowboys and the Redskins' benching of Donovan McNabb. I've mentioned it before, but I believe McNabb has been one of the most overrated quarterbacks in league history. Yes, he led his team to a Super Bowl (they lost) and also, he led them to four NFC Championships. Pretty much the same thing could be said about Danny White. Yet I don't see him being compared to the all-time greats, like I do McNabb.
Rush Limbaugh once said McNabb was overrated, and he was called a "racist" for it - which just goes to prove my point. I've been watching McNabb for a long time now. While he certainly has had his moments in the sun, he has more often than not proven to a reason the Eagles have never won it all. The last two games last season (both against Dallas) proved this better than anything.
Andy Reid, the Philadelphia coach, had seen enough to get rid of McNabb and replace him with Kevin Kolb. Kolb was so good that he isn't even the starting quarterback anymore. Philly fans - a group who either loves you or hates you with a passion - were equally ready to see the QB go. It was believed that all McNabb needed was a change of scenery. But really, when has that ever been enough? I can't recall another successful NFL quarterback who really succeeded after changing addresses. Even the great Joe Montana - who arguably had a decent season with Kansas City - really only went to the Chiefs for one more shot at glory. Like Brett Favre, he didn't go to his new team to turn his career around.
And now it looks like McNabb's career in Washington has reached the end. Will he try to latch on to another team? There are franchises who will take him with open arms, regardless of his diminished skills. I could see he playing in Oakland next year. Couldn't you? He'd certainly be an improvement over what they have today. And how ironic that he would replace the man (Jason Campbell) whom he replaced in Washington just a year ago?
*******************I'll leave you with a link to a post by the esteemed Professor William Jacobson, from Legal Insurrection blog. This is sure to make your blood boil.