Topic category: Other/General
Headline Potpourri #39
Trayvon Martin's mother said her son was a child and acted as a child. So I guess "children" slam adult's heads against the concrete. If Trayvon was such a child, perhaps his parents should have made an effort to control him better. So I guess children should be allowed out to go purchase soda and Skiddles in the middle of the night?
HUD is collecting reams of demographic data so the agency can ruin numerous areas across the United States on the grounds that every American has the right to live in a COMMUNITY that they are proud of. But what if people believe that the kind of COMMUNITY they would be proudest of was overwhelmingly White and the few minorities deciding of their own choosing free of government interference to live there were explicitly conservative in terms of their philosophical orientation? Furthermore, shouldn't we be disturbed by a government directing considerable resources attempting to ascertain and manipulate opinion in regards to a domestic policy issue?
If Paula Deen is to be ruined professionally for using the “N-Word”, shouldn't Fox News fire Bob Beckel for saying “honkey”?
In categorizing Rep. Steve King's remarks about immigrant youth as possible drug mules as ignorant and mean spirited, what the Speaker of the House is saying is that the Speaker of the House has no backbone and with aforethought will abet the demise of the United States of America.
A Black Michigan nurse was ordered not to touch a White patient. While an outrage, is that any worse than the increasing number of Muslim doctors that refuse to treat patients of other religions or genders and even refuse to learn how to treat female patients? And if the patient had been Black (especially of a foreign variety) and the nurse White, would Afrosupremacism have been prevented from being elevated in the name of multiculralism and diversity above sound science and medicine? George Zimmerman rescued the victims of an auto accident. Trayvonites would instead probably loot the contents of the vehicle scattered alongside the road.
On Hannity, Tamera Holder remarked that most men cheat. What about her own alleged whoring around with Jesse Jackson?
Interesting how the beatniks demand we think of ourselves as global citizens and then gripe how we should only consume locally grown food. But unless the food item was harvested on Mars or an asteroid, by the definition of global citizenship, isn't any item originating on Earth “locally grown”?
It has been suggested that Churchill was a racist. If so, you ought to have seen the guy Churchill clashed with in the struggle to save Western Civilization.
The National Cathedral was vandalized when a woman splattered green paint in the religious edifice's two chapels. Had this place of worship been Jewish or Muslim, would the suspect be charged with merely defacing property or would an allegation of a hate crime also be added to the docket? This defiling still wasn't as obscene as the day of the Supreme Court ruling regarding gay marriage when perverts were allowed to wallow in celebration in such a sacred place and the bells rang in commemoration.
It was announced that the Purple Line as a transportation project will be a public/private partnership. That means ultimately no one will take responsibility when things go wrong or it is a flop.
In discussions about performance enhancing drugs in baseball, media talkingheads drone on endlessly about the authenticity of the sport and similar banalities. Has society been so emasculated that few have the courage to admit that the main concern about these substances is to shrivel or shrink testicles and possibility of those ingesting such chemicals degenerating into burdens on the health system.
Regarding terror alerts, President Obama counseled on The Tonight Show for Americans to go about their business but to be aware of their surroundings. But doesn't that imply profiling? And what's the point of doing so if Stand Your Ground is condemned as an immoral legal principle?
The cover of the July 2013 issue of the International Socialist Review asks, “Will the Revolution be tweeted?” If not for capitalism, would advanced communication tools such as social media have even been developed? And if taken over by centralized planners, would mere individuals be permitted to disseminate ideas contrary to the collectivist hegemony?
How many condemning the rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask likely applauded even more tasteless caricatures of George Bush as masterpieces of art and comedy?
If Obama was fully White, would we even hear about a rodeo clown wearing a mask depicting this particular President?
Obama's dog (Bo, not Michelle) road its own airlift to join the family in Martha's Vineyard. You, on the other hand, are to be condemned for eating what you want, driving an SUV, and keeping your home climate controlled at 70 degrees.
An article in the Aug 16, 2013 issue of Commonweal examines the alteration of funeral customs over the course of the contemporary era such as the elimination of lavish meals following a service. If you don't have that much to do with my family in this life, why am I obligated to feed you when there is a fast food joint on nearly every corner? And if I don't eat unfamiliar slop in the best of times, why am I obligated to consume while in grief the swill you have prepared to atone for a guilt-ridden conscience?
Critics are insisting that the rodeo clown in the Obama mask did not sufficiently respect the President. Maybe not. But how much respect does Obama have for the office he occupies and even more importantly the American people or the US Constitution?
If law enforcement has valid grounds to collect the DNA of those taken into custody for the purposes of establishing identity, why isn't it valid procedure to ascertain a suspect's immigration status?
There is blame to spread around to both sides. However, it is interesting that the Muslim Brotherhood goes around destroying Christian orphanages, churches, and monasteries dating back centuries or even millennia and the world community chastises the Egyptian military to moderate its response.
So why is Stop and Frisk an outrage only when minorities are involved? As much as the majority of the panelists support “Stop & Frisk”, perhaps Fox News' “The Five” should be renamed “The Fascists”.
If you have to show a photo ID to get your malfunctioning cable box diagnosed, why the fuss over having to show one to cast a vote?
If the mouthy nags on The Five enthusiastically support Stop & Frisk in the name of public safety, on what grounds do they then turn around and gripe about the new NFL handbag regulations?
By Frederick Meekins
Issachar Bible Church & Apologetics Research Institute
Biography - Frederick Meekins
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. He holds a BS in Political Science/History. Frederick earned a MA in Apologetics & Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary. Frederick holds a Doctor of Practical Theology through the Master's Graduate School Of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana. Dr. Meekins earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics through Newburgh Theological Seminary. His books are available in print and electronic formats through Amazon.com. His ministry site, Issachar Bible Church & Apologetics Research Institute, can be found at http://issacharbiblechurch.blogspot.com/. The Twitter page of Dr. Meekins can be found at http://twitter.com/epistolizer .