RANT: Charity gets you slack in my thinking

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

FROM FACEBOOK:

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Hillary Rosen, please stop talking. Attacking a candidates spouse because she stayed home with her family is wrong. Mrs. Romney seems like a good person regardless of her husbands lack of inability to articulate his true position on any policy issue.

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SO OF COURSE I HAVE TO CHIME IN:

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‎”Liberal” “Feminists” are nether tolerant, not champions of all women. All we have to do is look to Africa and Asia and see what happens when you don’t value half the population for what they do every day.

I’m not a Romney fan, but anyone, who gives that much to charity, gets a lot of slack. (Personally, Joe Biden’s $381 for a self-proclaimed Catholic just sends me into orbit.) By their works, you shall know them.

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AND I GET BACK:

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I agree. They both seem like nice people, good parents and seem to be happy. I may disagree with them politically but as people I respect them and I certainly admire his business acumen. As for Biden, The idea that the Church gets any of his money saddens me. there has to be a better charity to give to then one who practices misogyny and whose titular head lives in the dark ages. Of course that is just IMHO.

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SO I CONCLUDE WITH:

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Hmmm, “Dark Ages”, isn’t that “harsh”. For all the good works that Holy Mother Church does. As far as “misogyny”, I’m just a fat old white guy injineer and don’t do good with them big wurds. When I criticize, I try to remember: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”. In Biden’s case, even Jesus got lost his kool and physical with the money changers. When you put yourself forward as an exemplar, you’re fair game for critique. I, otoh <on the other hand> — that was my de-jargon-izer kicking in automagically — don’t pretend to exemplify anything. Except I’m proud of my humility. There’s so much I have to be humble about.

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Makes a good blog post. Or would you call it filler?

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RANT: The “war on women” is BS; what I politely call “barbara streisand”

Monday, April 16, 2012

FROM A YOUNG RELATIVE’S FACEBOOK:

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LeftAction: 500,000 Strong Against the Republican War on Womenleftaction.com‎”House Republicans have launched an all-out war on women since taking the Speaker’s gavel over a year ago. Republicans must immediately end their War on Women and give women a seat at the table especially when discussing women’s health.” Friday, April 13 at 8:43pm ·

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NOW WE ARE IN FOR IT:

FJohn Reinke>

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There is NO “war” IMHO. Look at Africa and Asia for “war on women”. Most men would love to be a “kept man”, but most gals are too smart for that to work!    Friday, April 13 at 10:15pm

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HER>

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You’re right, there’s a global war on women. Some battlefields are bloodier than others, but it’s still war IMHO.    Friday, April 13 at 10:23pm

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FJohn Reinke>

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How about the current “war on men” with the “feminization of education” that puts boys down. The natural physical activities boys prefer and must have are deemed to be disruptive or “bad”. Good girls sit still and raise their hands; bad boys get bored and distracted by all the sitting around and the Yak in Box model. Girls get scholarships; boys get discipline and expelled. Argh!    Saturday, April 14 at 9:05pm

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HER>

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Boo hoo. Boys grow up to be men who get better pay and rely on women to make their sorry asses look good.    Saturday, April 14 at 9:19pm

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Not so sure about the “better pay” argument. Statisticians have pointed out that, adjusting for the decision to have children, the score isn’t as clear as the liberals would like you to believe.

And, there is an economic competition argument against that to be made. It goes like this. In a head to head competition of “evil corporation #1” and “good corporation #2”, where all things are equal EXCEPT evil keeps its women down whereas good maximizes them, the good corp does better than bad by virtue of it’s better “exploitation” of it’s female human resource. During bad eventually out of business.

You can sub in any single condition, labor, youth, environment, that you want and good always beats evil. In this mental experiment.

Life is not so clear because life ain’t a lab.

Where gals do “fail” is in math-ey stuff, because of the education system. A case can be made that BOTH girls and boys are hindered by the Gooferment education system. It left to the reader to show why “one size fits all” yack in the box education fails everyone? Hint: why do we have different sizes of everything?

Lol. See what happens when fat old white injineers can’t sleep. Long boring lectures!    12:29am

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We’ll see if I got the last word in. I, very much, doubt it.

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POLITICAL: Out of Afghanistan NOW!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/pulling-out-of-afghanistan-now

March 30, 2012
Pulling Out of Afghanistan NOW
Posted by James Wilson

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Quote of the Day:  “In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should ‘have his head examined,’ as General MacArthur so delicately put it.” – Robert M. Gates

2012 has been bad for the U.S. occupation in Afghanistan. That’s why I wrote to my Representative and Senators telling them to pull the troops out.

The hard-wired message reads…

Remove our troops from Afghanistan now.

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What more does one have to say?

This is one reason I support Ron Paul.

We can add Korea, Japan, Germany, Iraq, … <insert all the other countries that we have troops in> … and Iran.

Oh yeah, we haven’t invaded there … YET … officially. (What do you bet we have scouts out? I would if I was the General who’s gonna get stuck with this duty.)

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