Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Suck It Up, Boys & Girls!

If I have to pull one more person off the ledge today I’m going to start pushing. Honestly, people! I thought we were all about strength and American Values...why is everyone acting like they got kicked in the balls?

We, as Americans, collectively let Progressivism fester for over a century...and the chickens have come home to roost. Did anyone really think we would make up all that lost ground in four years? Wake-up call: it’s going to take generations!!

So do what Progressives have done forever, get back on the damn horse and start infiltrating our schools, government, media and pop culture trends. Sidebar: you selfish isolationists who are home schooling because you don’t want to have to deal with socialist teachers are a bunch of cop-outs. Get back in there and be a voice in our schools or you are part of the problem.

Liberals didn’t take a “break from politics” when Bush won. They NEVER take breaks. Ever.

If our youth can soldier up across the seas, I don’t want to hear about your post-election blues.

UPDATE: Thank God MOTUS  and Temple of Mut have the right idea! And Beers with Demo reminds Civil Libertarians they can maintain nap-mode for another four years.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Space Shuttle Endeavor In South Los Angeles

It’s not every day a spaceship rolls down Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Southwest Los Angels.

In fact, it only happens once in a lifetime.

About 12:30pm yesterday I decided that my kids could not miss the one and only chance to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor travel through the streets of LA to its final home at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. Without my husband (who was working), I grabbed my 4 and 6 year-olds, printed a map of the route, turned on KFIAM 640 in Los Angeles and headed into the great I’ve never explored that region East of USC (I lived in Long Beach for 15 years before becoming a country girl).

 As we exited off the 110 onto Vernon to feel our way parallel to MLK Blvd, it was a relief to find the streets were NOT heavily blocked off as warned by news reports. We easily navigated our way East to the Leimert Park Village neighborhood where it was obvious locals were starting to gather for the approaching shuttle. And can I just say...what a cool neighborhood!! Very Harlem in the 90’s...definitely a community in Renaissance. Of course I had to clamp down on my 6-year-old who kept asking why everybody was wearing Obama t-shirts (I’ve indoctrinated her far too well!!).

The moment we got out on foot it was obvious the 100 mile trip was more than worth the $5/gallon gas and unfinished errands I left at home. Sure we could have just waited for the museum to open later this month. But the genuine excitement in the air was electric. This is a region of LA that has seen tough times in the past...that has a stigma of being much rougher and more dangerous than it really is. If it had not been the most direct route from the airport to the Science Center, it might not have been chosen by city leaders for this historic journey.

 But it was.

 And that made all the difference in the world.

These communities were trusted with the privilege of escorting a piece of living history to it’s final resting place...and they made absolutely sure it was the best choice the city and NASA could have possibly made. Anyone too nervous to head to the area out of fear of the unknown missed one of THE GREATEST days in LA history. Period.

And anyone who thinks the space program doesn’t matter, that it’s a waste of money, doesn’t know jack squat. When one of the most economically challenged communities in America, a community that one would expect would want tax dollars spend on domestic, not space programs, rolls out the red carpet and shows reverence for the Space Shuttle and the astronauts in-tow, it means that people really can be inspired...even unified, by profound acts of faith and courage.

Kids with Space Shuttle toys. Homemade t-shirts to commemorate the event. Every piece of electronic recording device known to man. Gasps and applause at first sightings. Strangers making sure kids got best viewing.

No one argued when they had to give up their long claimed ‘spots’ when organizers warned they were in unsafe locations.

We were on an elevated side street and the port wing passed close enough to touch...but nobody did. Not the families with excited kids, not the gang bangers, not the space geeks, not the photography junkies. The shuttle belongs to all of us and that is how everyone treated it.

Proud. Excited. Welcoming. Considerate. Joyful.

No political opportunists, rallies, protests or intimidators. The history of the moment was more important than agendas.

LA doesn’t always shine. It has seen its share of sordid tales, and today its being crushed by its own mismanagement. But I can’t help but love this city. Yesterday was a reminder that I’m not a starry eyed school girl with a misguided crush.

P.S. Yes, I sound like a gigantic kumbaya Lib. Back to snarky bitch tomorrow.

P.P.S. These photos do not do the moment justice. With two small kids in a crowed area, there was only so much I was going to try doing with lenses, angles, etc. There was perfect magic hour lighting available, and my husband would have gotten AMAZING pictures. But I hope this gives a rough idea of our tiny slice of the route. There were some pretty cool landmarks like the Red Carpet Car Wash, Southwest Police Station, MLK & Crenshaw,Randy’s donuts etc. etc. for untethered photogs on foot! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Masterful Sabotage!

If you think Clinton realy wants Mr. Obama to win, you haven't been paying attention. Rambling on and on and on and on and on and on was no accident.

Damn, it's getting good!

First Lady Better Speaker than Obama? Oopsie!!!

I fully agree with the Goddess at Temple of Mut, Michelle Obama's less a speech than a performance. But it was a really good performance. Almost...too good.

She's able to say rediculous flattering things about her husband because she's the wife. She can pretend he saved the nation from the brink of destruction and has put everyone back to work with good paying jobs. Wives are allowed to be delusional about their husbands...who else is going to root for you when the chips are down?

And here's Barry's problem. The speech he's giving Thursday will never, ever sound half as inspiring as Michelles. For one, he's not that talented. His skills as an orater have always been over stated. Two, the more he stands there and lies to the American people about how good they have it, the more pissed off swing voters are going to get. And if he tells everyone it is actually bad, but he pinky promises to finally fix things, they won't believe him.

No matter what, his performance is going to be a letdown after the sermon-like buildup from Michelle.

I'm putting money on flat to negative polling 72 hours after the convention.

You go girl!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Vagina Life Support System SB72 Reporting For Duty!

On the eve of the Democrat National Convention I just can't wait to find out how much our friends on the other side of the aisle can equate women with hystical girl-part drama.

It seems that all this last week (and the last few months for that matter) was filled with reporting about how women are slaves to their need to have stupid, ill-planned sex...regularly. God forbid Leftists assume women are smart enough to know that when a penis enters a vagina, pregnancy can happen. And if said penis belongs to an unemployed Comparative Art History major with $70K in student debt and no car, well hell...don't you dare judge! We poor hapless women aren't smart enough to know better!

My good friend and fellow trouble maker at SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition, Dawn Wildman was invited by the New York Times to be a part of a panel discussing the supposed War on Women. Not a SINGLE other participant could talk about anything outside reproduction. Not one. Now, granted one of these gals was a smug attorney who spends her free time as an abortion hotline volunteer...what ever the hell that is supposed to be!! At least you can say she's 100% in it to win it (ahem)

My favorite report of the week was from fellow SLOB, Beers With Demo, on the Code Pink protest of the RNC convention...complete with vagina costumes. No wonder these women are so bitter...even THEY don't know where the clitoris is supposed to be.

I'm not a Christian with a dogma to evangelize. And I'm no prude. But when did it become a mystery that deciding with whom and under what circumstances you grant access to your vagina is anything less civilizing the known world? Frittering that power away on the unworthy is a plain and simple tragedy.

So this week will be interesting indead. Let us girls all hope that if so much attention is paid to our nether-regions, that we at least get the right kind of O at the end.

P.S. speaking of the War on Women...those Muslim chics sure had nice back row seats at the Jumah at the DNC prayer event that kicked off early convention events.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

If you hate Chick-Fil-A for being Christian, better boycott In-N-Out too!

UPDATE: I am by no means a great writer, or even a particularly good one...sometimes a girl just has to vent! But my friends the SLOB's are exceptional writers, and Beers with Demo has an elegant and biting post on this Chick-fil-A insanity, please check it out.

Let me start by stating that I am not a Christian and I do support gay marriage. Took a while to get to this place, but I don't believe gay marriage to be an erosion of family sovoreignty (of course this piece of lunacy out of Cali might contradict me...and I do think the coming tide of plural marriage is an offense to women everywhere).

Enter the Chick-Fil-A uproar. Co-Founder Dan Cathy was recently asked about the company’s charitable support of organizations that promote traditional marriage. He said, “Well, guilty as charged....We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”

OK...Chick-Fil-A donates to Christian organizations that support traditional marriage.

Does Chick-Fil-A discriminate against gay customers or potential employees?

Chicago area franchise owner, Lauren Silich, states that she is dedicated to, “serving all of our guests with honor, dignity and respect. . . . We alone created 97 jobs this past year and our passion is building leaders for future generations, regardless of sexual orientation or beliefs.... We hold fundraisers for hospitals, schools, fallen police, and we donate to a wide variety of causes, including everything from churches to gay and lesbian organizations.”

Soooooo...sounds like the restaurants do NOT discriminate against gay customers or employees.

Yet Chicago authorities have announce that a second Chick-Fil-A will not be allowed to open in the city because the company discriminates.


Mayor Rahm Emanual said, “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values” (what values? Like being the murder capital of America?)

OK, so the company doesn’t actually discriminate...but they will be blocked because of what the CEO thinks. Just let that sink in for a moment.

Of course Rahm Emanual is a gigantic hypocrite, rolling out the red carpet for anti-semite homophobe Louis Farrakhan.

What about any Hispanic Catholic owned businesses in Chicago? I bet the owners believe in traditional marriage, even if they treat all customers the same.

Or Muslim owned companies...led by folks who thing homosexuality is a sin against God...but must open their doors to everyone.

What's really going on? Who didn’t make the right Chicago-values donation to the right Chicago campaign? Or is Rahm making a sad final attempt to stir up the social divide for his buddy Barry?

The always tasteful Roseanne Barr added to the fray by Tweeting, “anyone who eats Shit Fil-A deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ.” Classy! Oh, wait, she was corned into apologizing when she realized her statement had been screen captured by the world.

I'm pro-life (that's right pro-gay marriage and pro-life...what can I say I'm for love and the innocent)...should I start a ban on any businesses run by folks who beleive their bodies are more important than being responsible for the choices they make? Run them out of town for a Belief? Even if they treat me with dignity as a customer? Not in the America I know and love.

Now what? No more Christian run businesses? The Thought Police win?

Then it’s time to shut down beloved So-Cal founded In-N-Out Burger...a private corporation run by a Christian family. While there have never been accusations of discriminations against gay customers or employees, the owners have Christian THOUGHTS. They even print the numbers to Bible passages on their packaging! (GASP!!!). No, you like Double Doubles and In-N-Out is a sacred pop-culture institution? Well, ok, then. Carry on.

P.S. Wonder how many people hating on Chick-Fil-A this week have this bumper sticker on their cars?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Standing by International Criminal in his Fight Against ACTA

Accused copyright pirate, Kim Dotcom, has launched a song and video urging Americans to NOT vote for Obama this fall...that the aggressive support of ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, makes the President a parasite of Free Speech. And he's 100% correct.

So far reaching that Doctors Without Borders oppose ACTA because it will make medicine more difficult to import. Even access to food and seed stock will be impacted.

And I'm no novice to Intellectual Property. As an artist, I've spent many years working with licencing and copyright. I've had my work 'borrowed' without credit. WE ALREADY HAVE LAWS TO DEAL WITH THIS. The last thing we need is broad, vague, secrative powers on an international level. Thanks to a start from Bush, and Obama's unwaivery support, America is now a co-signer.

We all know this is REALLY about stopping the ability of people like you and me from sharing news stories and videos at will...of making what I'm doing right here, blogging (and Tweeting and Facebook Sharing) crimes. International crimes.

So I stand with Mr. Dotcom on this one, Occupyers and all (gasp). Song is a bit of an earworm, but can't beat the message.

As he says, "If you can't blog - tweet. If you can't tweet - like. But by all means - keep sharing."