2 posts in 48 hours, I’m burning up da’ intertubes for sure!! Actually – not really, I just got to feeling like a slug and a little ticked at myself for letting the awesome privilege of being allowed to scribble my thoughts here at the AIR sit on a virtual shelf and gather dust. Anyhow, Grab a drink….This one might be a long one….
We’ve all been probably watching the hi-jinks going on in IN and AR this past week with the so called “Religious Freedom” Bills that have made their ways to the respective Governor’s desks.
Regardless of where you stand on the issue – in a nutshell, the bills were purportedly written to protect a business or individual from being forced into violating their religious beliefs by providing services to various self identified activities that is in conflict with their faith. In other words, you can’t be forced to take part in something you don’t wish to. Or at least that is how it started.
Of course in today’s hyper PC society, that dog wouldn’t hunt. Faster than a shiny new Hellcat and it’s gas guzzling 700 HP Hemi can get to 60 MPH, the collective left lost their ever loving fucking minds….the LGBT Mafia, the ACLU, GLADD, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, The “Social Justice Warriors”, all came out firing. And they were taking no prisoners.
WA state’s Governor banned official travel to IN, hot on his heels to prove how enlightened he was CT’s Governor followed suit.
Not to be outdone by a bunch of elected jackasses….Wal-Mart, the country’s red neck Macey’s and chief importer of useless crap from a communist country with human rights violation records bad enough to make ISIS blush clucked it’s corporate tongue and wagged it’s finger at the AR legislature. That Wally world coughs up millions in donations to various political hacks didn’t have a damn thing to do with that AR Governors choice ….no siree. Pundits and politicians alike thundered their outrage that virtually, overnight ramped up to an ear drum shredding shriek of “anti-gay” hysteria.
AR’s Governor folded like a house of cards first. Asking the house to rewrite the bill.
IN at about the same time scurried about like a bunch of roaches to “Fix” Their now passed law, with yet ….another law. As per the one article on FoxNews.com:
“The Indiana amendment prohibits service providers from using the law as a legal defense for refusing to provide goods, services, facilities or accommodations. It also bars discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or U.S. military service.The measure exempts churches and affiliated schools, along with nonprofit religious organizations.”
Mike Pence, IN Governor said:
“Over the past week, this law has become a subject of great misunderstanding and controversy across our state and nation,” Pence said in a statement. “However we got here, we are where we are, and it is important that our state take action to address the concerns that have been raised and move forward.”
The term “Manufactured outrage” mean anything to you Governor ? It should, because that is exactly what the “left” just pulled. They took an issue and distorted it into ridiculous pretzel logic, dangled that oh so tasty treat, and you took that bait, hook line and sinker.
The end result of course, both the rewrite of AR law and the added law in IN more or less resulted in gutting the original intent. Which again, was solely to protect people from the SJW Nazi’s, who are, in case after case – intent on interfering with life, liberty and pursuit of happiness by running a business into ruin if it doesn’t cater to their “protected class” whims.
The proof that this was all just manufactured outrage rests in the facts. These laws were written in language much like the law that none other than Bill Clinton himself signed into effect at the Federal Level – that was totally ignored. The fact that no less than 20 or so other states have the exact same laws already was also ignored.
Why? Because For the LGBT crowd and it’s SJW cohorts, it is never about equality. It’s about forcing their agenda, and making some animals more equal than others. This was a perfect storm for them. 2 Red States, Two GOP governors and a social justice issue near and dear to their little hearts… and they, very successfully, I might add, more or less turned it into a public political lynching.
Need proof for the above comment on the ability of the left to exploit “perfect storm” issues?? Two words – Civil Unions.
When the whole gay “marriage” fight started, it was more or less a fight over semantics and IMHO money. Back in the Clintoniaon stone age, the whole issue was about same sex partners being able to do things like – file joint income tax returns, they were being discriminated against because they couldn’t enjoy the same types of benefits as a traditional man and woman who are married do. The right said, Okay you want equality – we get it, so here is a compromise – you can have yourself Civil Unions and The religious term “Marriage” is reserved for one man one woman in the legal and religious context of “Marriage”. The Defense Of Marriage act is passed. For awhile that seem to placate the left, but as time has gone on to today- anyone, again no matter where you stand on this issue, has only to look at things objectively to see the term “civil unions” is no longer even really in the discussion. Gays, and Lesbian are getting “married” End. Stop. Like the Arabs say, don’t let the camel stick his nose in the tent – because, pretty soon the whole camel is sleeping with you.
Need more proof??
“Gay-rights groups noted that Indiana’s civil-rights law still does not include LGBT people as a protected class.”
Emphasis mine. Nor should it, but It’s never enough for these people. Ever….unless of course every free thinking person in the country is on their very knees with a shotgun pointed at their head for dis-obedience. Then, maybe the sorry bastards will be satisfied… but even then, I’m not sure. After all, leftists don’t have the best track record when it comes to civil rights for their political opponents. 6 Million Dead Jews would probably agree – if they only could.
As I’ve followed this issue – I’ve read with interest comments from both sides. Some admittedly valid – and some in the realm of so feverishly ridiculous you wonder if these people are not only a bit touched in the head, but full on bat-shit looney tunes and escaped from the guys with the white jackets you hug yourself with.
Here is one such quote – that one, borders on absolute insanity and two, puts the emphasis spotlight on every single thing that is wrong with the entire electoral system, the very people in it, and its complete inability to effectively govern in a way that makes any sense to average people in America today.
“We’re going to allow a person to believe what they want to believe without the state coming in and burdening that unless they’ve got a good reason to do so,” Republican Rep. Bob Ballinger told the House Judiciary Committee.
Excuse me? Wait, let me re-read this one more time to make sure I’m not hallucinating here….Nope, that’s what he really said.
Ohhhhkay, how about this in response. Fuck You Bob. Twice – with a 6×6 wrapped in razor wire and crawling with fire ants.
You’re going to “allow me” to believe …. Right. You best have your mommy pack a fucking lunch pail with an extra Twinky and an extra change of underwear there little Bobby, because you’re playing with the bid dogs now, and the minute you or anyone’s repugnant jackbooted ass even comes close to me and tells me you’re going to “allow me” to believe ANY fucking thing… is the very same instant I curb stomp you into a pile of greasy goo. You surely have just escaped the booby hatch there Bob.
Of course, seeing as if it would so happen that he gets called out on this childish BS …his staff will hit the spin button and claim he just “worded that inelegantly” …. not to be ignored is the fact that the second part of his statement has VERY clearly let slip his true colors. “Unless the state has reason to” (paraphrased) And pray tell Bob – what would that “reason” be?!?! Oh yeah right, the very whiff of “discrimination” against a “protected class” member of society. In a nut shell what he is saying is – “go ahead and believe what you want – but if you “discriminate” the state of course being the all powerful arbiter of what that term actually means, is going to come in and crush you, your business, your livelihood and your life. There will be NO dissent allowed”. Stalin, Hitler and Satan are all in hell right now…. chortling with glee.
Not to outdone on the other side of the ludicrous spectrum LGBT Activist Dan Savage on MSNBC Stated:
You know, anti-black bigots – racist bigots, during Jim Crow and segregation, made the exact same arguments that you’re hearing people make now – it’s my private business. I should be able to decide who I serve and who I don’t serve-
In closing, Personally? I don’t even have a dog in this fight. I lean not particularly left or right….maybe more right … I do however stand with Freedom, and all it’s warts. The bottom line here is there is no right to be “not offended” in life. You’re Gay you come to me and ask me to participate via my labor in something I don’t care for I am entitled to say no. You are then entitled to seek business elsewhere. You are NOT entitled nor is the STATE entitled to attack me for my stance. Doing so is unabashed tyranny. It is the rape of the word freedom. Thus endeth the lesson.
I am neither Gay nor am I a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jew, Latter Day Saint, bunny rabbit, or “any of the above”. I’m agnostic. I sit in the nosebleed seats, quaff some cheap beer and yell at the ump sometimes. I sometimes gawk at pretty girls. Tsktsk…..”Knuckle dragging Bigot” that I may be … I’m in a word, “human”. In fact when asked to “self identify” on a document – that’s what I have taken to using. “Human”. It causes much anguish with HR types…try it, It’s good for a lot of laughs. I often times with great amusement line out “partner” and write in WIFE on forms, just to twist tails. Generally it ends up with me giving the HR drones what they want, but it’s fun watching them sputter and spit when you refuse to check their pretty little category boxes and simply write in “Human”. Fight the power!! Or …whatever.
But I do believe in free will, for everyone. I may not agree with, or even really understand the Gay Community, but I will fight to the death for their right to be who they are (or choose to be depending on your stance) – as long as it’s reciprocated and they not force feed me their beliefs and demand to be better than I and demand that I MUST Take part in their lifestyle ….Sadly, that is not happening.
And when ol’ RINO Bob or the whole SJW crowd led along along by idiot-savants like Dan Savage opens their yaps and say he or they are going to “allow me or not allow” me or any other fucking person the privilege of self determination, or wage a public campaign against me trying to bring me to my knees…. just because I don’t agree with them or refuse to participate in their lifes….. I’m going to have a hard time not reaching for the shiny new Kimber.