Friday, August 19, 2005
Marriage, and the state?
I keep hearing about laws being passed or thrown about that state who can marry whom..
Why is it a function of the government at all?
I hear form the opponents of non traditional marriage, that God said that marriage was the holy union of a man and a woman.
But I thought that there was supposed to be a separation of the church and state? There was a time when the church kept all marriage records, I am having a hard time finding when the state took over this roll, and an even harder time finding out why the state got involved in marriage in the first place.
If the church is a union in the eyes of god, then the state should have NOTHING to do with it.
If I belong to a church that says I can marry a sheep, then by god I should be able to marry a sheep. The government can say that I may not use my sheep’s business losses for tax purposes, but damn it if my church says “god says marrying a sheep is okay, then it is okay, by the Con’s very definition of marriage!.
Marriage is not a government institution, by it’s own definition. Marriage licensing should be take out of the hands of government immediately, and all laws pertaining to marriage, as far as who, what, where and how should also disappear. Let government worry about collecting taxes, infrastructure, and the defense of it’s people from enemies both foreign and domestic, and let the work of god be done by those who believe they best know how to define god’s intentions.. and by our constitution, government is not it!
“… as an ordained minister, neither I nor my church, have any misgivings marrying two persons of the same sex.” Rev. C.P. Smith ULC
That should be the last and only word on the subject.
I have been wondering: Does sex still sell?
As a watcher of Spike TV I know that sex is still presenting many ads on television, but I see less and less of sex in the market place in other venues. Have the ad agencies started filtering where they use sex to sell?
(of course not!)
Sex still sells, sex will always sell. So why is it, that we the American People try to bring out puritanical belief systems back out of the closet from time to time to air them in the public square?
The country is all about morals it seems, especially when you look at why people voted for our president GW. I mean something along the magnitude of 7 in 10 said that they voted for him because of his moral beliefs or moral compass.
But still sex is used in nearly every media venue to sell products... and if it were not selling those products, it would fade, from the public's view.
So why do we insist on trying to convince ourselves and those around us that we think sex is dirty? And "something private for the bedroom of married people only".. get real!
Sex is natural and perhaps the greatest gift of the creator.. nothing feels as great as the act of attempted proliferation.. don’t you think that was done with purpose (for all of you pitching intelligent design) So what's the hang up?
Disease: Alright disease is a very real concern for those who choose to have multiple sex partners.. but .. and I will type this slowly so you can understand.. the act of KISSING can spread disease.. many as deadly or deadlier than AIDS.
Yep. I said it.. hepatitis B, TB, and others are included... so why isn’t there a moratorium on dating and kissing? Because that whole idea is "just too much", so like in so many things the morally correct, are attempting to win their argument in steps.. by scaring the hell out of us, with diseases like aids. (Don’t get me wrong HIV is very real.. and it will kill you.. ) My only point is, that you are safer having protected sex, without kissing your partner, then you are to have no sex and kiss your date.
We should be saying to the youth.. screw all you want,, just don’t kiss.. and stop with the oral sex isn't sex thing.. that needs to be protected too!
Whatever happened to honesty as a moral value? Well my feel on it, is that as long as being dishonest causes a person to believe in a "larger" moral value .. (sex) then truth can go out the window for so many people in power. It is the old story of ends justifying the means.. but what is really happening is a truth that they themselves refuse to face.. that is "any prohibition, only servers to drive an activity underground, and away from truthful education, care, and even prevention.
So I say to each and every one of you, celebrate the sexual being, the sexual gift you were endowed by your creator, and have a nice safe encounter with someone today!
Flavored condoms are a good thing!
So ladies this is aimed at you, because us men have no clue.. find a guy you like, admire, or find sexy.. tell him you would like to show him how much you think of him.. place flavored condom on member.. and give him a treat. In return, ask him to do same through oral dam. OR give him a real treat and yourself to and enjoy the act of mating with him.. but only with a condom and NO KISSING! It is relatively safe, it is definitely kind, and oh so thrilling for the first time you are with somone .. there is nothing better! And who knows you may even fall in love?
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Blogging about blogs
Because I am so interested in getting my blog into other peoples hands I have been reading blogs , looking for that one tip that my just make the difference, between vast readership and obscurity. (Right now obscurity is the norm for this blog.. fo shizzle)
I find it interesting that there are so many blogs about blogging.. seems that any topic is open for scrutiny so why bog about blogs?
Perhaps it is a lack of subject matter? Perhaps it is just what we all think about while we’re blogging? Hell I am doing it right now!
The blogs I hate most ore the bad poetry blogs.. why is it that so many people think that they can write poetry? Why does anyone still write poetry? Does anyone read it?
I like to read Poe, and in some cases he is a poet.. but not many.
I also own a copy of Robert Burns poetical works.. but it is an original, I own it for it’s historical significance, and not because I like to read him .. well I did read it once.. and I have to say he is about the hardest poet to read in history.. I am just glad he died about 200 years before the blog was invented!
So my fellow bloggers.. I say to you.. DOWN with bad poetry! Up with blogging about politics, day to day life, and other things that aren’t as painful as root canal surgery!
Or helo just write bad poetry and be happy.. why should I care.
The black spider of my soul…
The Black spider,
My soul yearning
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Movies that suck review: Fat Albert
First things first, I did not rent this movie. My nephew did.
In this truly terrible piece of a wasted DVD, Fat Albert and the gang are brought out of the land of cartoons and plunged into the reality of the real world!
All to solve a problem, for a poor mistreated girl with no friends.. (who we later find out is the grand daughter of the man that inspired Bill Cosby when creating the Fat Albert character)
Okay I did not expect much when I saw the movie my nephew picked (who by the way is 24 years old!), but I like Bill Cosby, so I guess I was expecting something on par with his other comedic works?
Or perhaps a cleaner nicer version of any of the Eddie Murphy Nutty Professor stuff.. what I got was a poorly written cartoon with real actors. The plot was implausible, the special effects lame and the sound effects straight out of the Hanna Barbara vaults.
The subject matter, was very 10 year old, but I think that the 10 year olds of today are more sophisticated than this movie gives them credit for being. When I was 8 – 9 -10 The Fat Albert cartoons were cool, today’s kids would say that they suck. This movie was written just like one of those 30 year old cartoons.. it just won’t play in today’s society, to today’s 10 year olds. The humor is too simple, and today, kids eat up special effects, and such.
The subject matter of young love, and feeling lost is too mature for the 4 to 6 year old crowd that this movies SF and dialogue and humor would have appealed to. SO I say they missed the mark all the way around, and even as an old died in the wool fan of Bill Cosby , this move was a let down.
If you have a very sheltered 10 year old on your shopping list, check out FAT ALBERT on DVD..
Otherwise skip it on the shelve at the rental store, and go for the Nutty Professor stuff.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
I feel so damn sorry for the woman in Texas who is camped outside of GW’s ranch, wanting a pow-wow with the big chief. But lets be real. Do you think that anyone can protest there way into a meeting with the president? I think it is shameful that organizations like moveon.org and other like them have made this poor suffering woman their face.
To me it is a disgusting use of a person that , if you read her more extreme statements is obviously loosing it! I for one think that this war sucks! I love our men and women in uniform and regret that they have been placed into the job that they currently are in. But I am doing something by this blog, and by getting my friends and other contacts talking about the war and other political things, hoping to make some of them see things my way or at least become involved. In the political process.
Anyone that supports the efforts of moveon.org by supporting this sad effort by an disturbed woman should feel ashamed of themselves!
If you want to support something, write you Representative, your Senator or your president and tell them what you think ad feel.
If you do not know who your Representative is call the congressional switchboard at 1-202-225-3121
Every state has 2 senators, contact them both. By phone and by fax, and by mail! DO IT! OR shut up!!!!
Okay point two for the day.. ponder this if you will… Illegal immigration.. if this is supposed to be a Representative Republic (democracy), why is any talk of illegal immigration falling on deaf ears in Washington? Answers that we hear are the right wants cheap labor, and the left wants a new voter base. SO basically what they are telling us is that there is NO Representation of the people in Washington. Guess what guys.. other than a few Democratic Governors trying to make political hay by saying that they have declared "State of Emergency" (despite the laws and such that they have backed in the last couple of years that make it easier for illegals to stay, get driver’s licenses, and make it not the job of the police to work with immigration officials) Despite all of that, they are the only ones I hear saying anything! Guess what guys, I think it is time to fire the current politicos.. now I know it seems like the deck is stacked against us.. look at the last presidential race.. Kerry.. a big business dem and George Bush the biggest of big business republicans.. what was the choice.. we all knew nobody else had a snowball’s chance in hell of winning other then the chosen ones from the two major parties..
Well , the deck is stacked against us.. you have a choice.. the Republicans, who support and are supported by BIG business, with interests as much outside of this country as in, or the Democrats, who’s power base comes from the poor, (that in my eyes, they keep poor with their policy of all smoke no cigar). And guess what oppressed and poor readers.. NONE OF THEM ARE POOR!!! NONE of their major contributors are poor.. and more and more it seems like the kook fringe is their voice.. so where does that leave us???
Well it leaves up looking at issues that are made bigger then they should be like abortion.. if you are pro-choice, you have to vote Dem, if pro-life you vote Republican.. life is so easy when you break it down to one issue and vote on that isn’t it.. well that is a COP OUT! As long as we the people take the easy rout and say , well my one issue is (blank) and because this party or that agrees with me, I have to vote that way, we will keep getting life doled out to us in SoundBits that make us vote one way or another.. Dem or Rep, Con or Pro..
Politicians everywhere, the US, the UK , The Congo and everywhere in between run our lives.. like it or not.. they have some power over what we hear, and see, and to that degree what we think.. that’s their job. As long as we take everything that they say at face value, life is simple.. but if you dare to ask, "How is this candidate going to effect my freedom." (one of our God given rights) the answer is much bleaker, isn’t it?
Example? When I though Kerry.. I thought, my taxes will go up, so he can pay for the poor votes he received by promising hand outs to the lazy. (And the sadest part is, that the truly deserving poor, would not see much at all, but the leaches like AL Sharpton and the Rev (HA!) Jessie Jackson and like organizations would have been paid huge) (side note.. GODDAMN POLITICS SUCKS!)
When I though Bush I though, well he may very well get us nuked, put detention camps up for non-conforming US citizens and Naturalized aliens that believe one way. (like the camps for the Japanese and German and Italian during WW II) Not bad treatment, but the German camps made more Nazis than the originally interred, by all accounts given by non-nazi German detainees.)
Of that’s a choice.. more taxes (I already pay too much and maybe more terrorism, vs. a return to the bad old days.. ) Did I vote.. nope I said why bother. (just like many of you did)
We need high quality independents.. as far as parties go I like the libertarians, (and NO I do not use drugs of any kind, you’re an ass for even thinking that) But her is what I say, support ANY independent! The two party system is broken, and unless we do something about it QUICKLY it is going to get worse. And then there will be no representation of us the people.. There is not much now, and the non-enforcement of the immigration laws already on the books proves it.