Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Normal Or Not

Couple days ago NBA free agent Jason Collins came "out of the closet" in a SI column. The media erupted into a frenzy and even the President of the United States call him to "congratulate" him. Now I am not a basketball fan, so I am not going to comment on what kind of player he is, but I will point out some facts. He is 36 (which I am told is old'ish for a NBA player), he played for 6 teams over the last 12 years, and if you googled him before his announcement there would not have been anything fantastic. So my question is; Should we be celebrating or shrugging?

We are told that gays should be accepted as normal, just people in love and nothing more. So, when it comes to Jason Collins, my answer is; who cares? If we don't get into a frenzy when Steve Novak get's a new girlfriend (or wife, I don't know if he's married), why should we care about Jason Collins? Is it normal or not? If it's special or abnormal than the media frenzy would be understandable. Doesn't this all just seem silly?

There's one more thing that bothers me. People calling Collins "Courageous", where is the courage? Is his career as risk? Will he be hanged in the public square? I know the gay agenda crowd would want you to think that the US is filled with hate for gays and they are somehow at risk. Seems a bit of an overreaction. I am not saying there is no anti-homosexual crime, but we are FAR FAR from Iran.

Ultimately I wish Jason Collins a long and happy life, but I wish that for everyone, so is that normal or not?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

There Can Be Only Dumb

I've been reading A LOT of dumb quotes from politicians lately. So I wanted to post a few of the most dumb over the last few years.

  • "The affirmative task we have now, is to, um, create a new world order" -Joe Biden
  • "We have to pass the bill, so we can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy" -Nancy Pelosi
  • “Women — who make up nearly half of our nation’s workforce — face a pay gap that means they earn 23 percent less on average than men do. That disparity is even greater for African-American women and Latinas,” -Barack Obama (while still paying male WH staff more than female)
  • "The fact is we had four dead Americans! Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?" -Hillary Clinton
  • "This is not about politics. This is about these families and families all across the country who are saying let’s make it a little harder for our kids to get gunned down." -Barack Obama (emphasis added by me)
  • "They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." -Barack Obama
And just to prove I'm not completely bias;
  • "As president, I will create 12 million new jobs." -Mitt Romney (presidents don't do that)
  • "... read my lips, no new taxes." -George H W Bush
  • "We have a lot of work to do. It's a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq-Pakistan border." -John McCain (They don't share a border)