What it is, what it is not...
What it is:
"Separation of church and state" is paraphrased from Thomas Jefferson and used by others in expressing an understanding of the intent and function of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States which reads: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
What it is not:
The separation of church and state is not banning churches or other organizations from endorsing a political candidate. It is not forcing a post office to remove a Nativity scene. It is not forbidding congress to open in prayer.
And lastly it is not an excuse to chase religious people back inside the walls of their churches and remove their influence and their views from public life.
If you don't think that last one is the goal of godless liberals, you haven't been paying attention.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
What it is, what it is not...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The Minuteman Rifle. This author gets many gun questions every day. The most common, by far, is what type of AR15 to get and what modifications. This post shall serve as the definitive answer to that question.
There are many good brands. A good 16" gun with collapsing stock will make a good base model for you. Get mags, get ammo, get training. The rifle should have backup "iron" sights. Your rifle needs a sling.
The perfect setup for the Homeland Defender is a variable power 1-4x or 1-6x or similar. There are many good brands. Do not pay less than $200.
If you really want a red dot, that's perfectly fine. Again, do not expect to pay less than $200.
If you want a fixed low power scope, that is also perfectly fine. Again, do not expect to pay less than $200.
Your rifle needs backup "iron" sights.
1. Free float rail.
2. Trigger upgrade.
These two are a must. All others can wait.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Recently, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was accused of sexual assault by several parties through an article in the Washinton Post. All of the charges are of alleged actions that would have taken place over 30 years ago. Democrats are calling for Moore's removal, and so are the Establishment Republicans.
#FakeNews polls have come out saying Moore now trails in Alabama to the Democrat opponent. Of course, these are the same polls that said Hillary had a 92% chance of winning. Trump won Alabama with over 60% of the vote, and this author predicts Moore will garner at least 55%, provided he doesn't quit the race, and provided he doesn't apologize.
This author does not believe any of the allegations. Having a successful career in a role that requires being able to distinguish immediately between honesty and fabrication, he saw several flaws in the allegations. And sure enough, one after another, the witnesses credibilities have been demonstrated to be highly suspect. What little "evidence" there was is now regarded as a fraud. The story is unraveling.
Some thoughts posted online -
A #cuckservative female "journalist" (really an associate professor of journalism):
The timing of the women's stories of sexual abuse by Roy Moore - brought to light because the women were sought out not bec they went to the media - has nothing to do with the validity of their stories. A pervert is a pervert no matter if it's five years ago or five weeks before an election.
And, if anyone cares about my journalistic opinion, the WaPo story on the accusations that began all this was well written, well sourced, and will hold up in court. Roy Moore can threaten to sue all he wants - let's see him do it.
Lefty, via Twitter:
If Roy Moore is forced out of his senate race, political power will forever shift from the voters to a small cadre of unscrupulous women willing to make false charges of sexual misconduct to scuttle whatever GOP candidates they don’t like.
Don’t think for a second that your average liberal feels genuine outrage over sexual maltreatment of women. The left is made up of miscreants who embrace all manner of perversion, debauchery, and sexual deviancy. The only thing they find immoral is morality itself.
Dr. Carole Swain, PhD:
I’m tired of hearing I believe the woman. Why? Women can be self-willed and calculating. Let’s look at some women in the Bible. Vashti earned her rightful place as the first feminist. She stood up for herself. No judgment here. I might have done the same. We have Delilah as the first manipulating deceiver and Potiphar’s wife as the first to send an innocence man to prison over a false rape allegation. I’m a skeptic. I think the child sex and attempted rape allegations against Judge Moore are lies. I don’t believe the “me at 14” campaign was spontaneous. Let’s not forget the media hysterical and hype around the Duke Lacrosse players and the UBA fraternity where fabricated stories almost destroyed lives. Remember Twana Brawley? The people who hate Roy Moore hate everything he represents. In an ends justify the means society, it is Moore’s conservative Christianity that’s on trial and the threat it poses to the liberal agenda of Democrats and establishment Republicans.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Some time back, one of my wife's friends filed for divorce. As soon as this happened, I immediately instructed my wife to distance herself from that friend. Some of the details of the situation provide some good learning tools, so here they are.
First, good friend of mine implicated that this particular woman was filing for divorce, in part, due to abuse. Now, I love my friend dearly, but he is not well versed in social interaction, intuitiveness, and reading between lines. He tends to take people at face value - which can be a good or bad thing, depending on the face. Anyone with a basic knowledge of This Woman's situation knew that it would be impossible for her husband to have been abusive. I said as much. My friend and I agreed to disagree. However, it came out later that the abuse charge was totally false.
Second, you will notice that I instructed my wife to stay away from this woman. I did not ask my wife to stay away from her. I did not suggest that my wife stay away from her. I did not hint that my wife might want to stay away from her. I instructed my wife to stay away. Being the Biblically ordained head of the household means understanding when to lay down the law, and when to yield - otherwise known as knowing which hill to die on.
Third, this woman who was getting a divorce slightly shifted her Social Circles. Interestingly enough, but not at all unexpected, her two closest friends are now in the process of filing for divorce. Each of these three women has at least three children. Most of these children had social issues prior to the divorce - we can only imagine how this is going to turn out.
Fourth, all of these husbands had a dominant wage position in the household. Whether these women know it or not, they are signing up for a life of poverty. There are many statistics out there that indicate this.
There are many more things to learn from this situation, but these stuck out to me the most.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
One of the most destructive influences on modern society is divorce. The combination of no-fault divorce, antiquated alimony and child support laws, and over-reaching family courts has turned divorce into a multibillion-dollar industry. This industry destroys everything in its path, and only benefits divorce attorneys and judges.
Depending on your source, anywhere between 65% and 94% of all US marriages will ultimately end in divorce. Also, depending on your sources, women initiate between 70% and 90% of all divorces. According to the statistics at the link above, and most other online sources, women fare very poorly in a divorce from a financial standpoint. This despite the fact that women are often awarded half or more of the man's income and assets.
So why do women initiate divorce? Although many women claim abuse, the actual figures are that less than 10% of divorces end because of abuse wherein the man was convicted of an assault related crime. Although many women claim cheating, again less than 10% of divorces and because the man was unfaithful. Depending on your sources, these two categories rarely combine to be much more than 12% to 15%. Although there are many good indicators of a woman who is more likely to divorce, an up-and-coming factor is divorce porn.
Divorce porn - the pedestalizing of divorce.
Divorce porn is the modern pushing of acceptance of divorce as not only normal and healthy, but desirable in many cases. Divorce porn directly sells women on the idea of "upgrading" their husbands. It is a term which refers to how our society glorifies divorce.
Women, who tend to hen peck happy peers, often encourage one another to get divorced in an attempt to ruin the other woman's happiness. Social media has provided so many more platforms for this to happen. So what happens as one woman expresses her negative emotions about a single action by her husband, and the female peers pounce. They throw the man under the bus (as if Society doesn't do that enough, already). And the process repeats. Eventually, after so much negative interaction about the man, it begins to look good to divorce him.
And in this way, and other similar ways, this cancer spreads from Woman to Woman. Just as many men may view regular pornography as a means to get a fix, these women get a fix from throwing their husband under the bus. If something is repeated often enough, one tends to believe it - regardless of the veracity. Soon, divorce seems a better option, then living with a man perceived to be evil.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
In advance of the predictable backlash, please see this statement first:
Marriage as defined by the US Legal System does not at all resemble marriage as discussed in the Bible.
The two are separate entities entirely. One bears no semblance of the other. It is unfortunate they share the same name. For this article, the term "marriage" shall refer to the definition used by the legal system, unless otherwise noted.
There is no reason for men in the US to marry.
What exactly does marriage offer men today? “Men know there’s a good chance they’ll lose their friends, their respect, their space, their sex life, their money and — if it all goes wrong — their family,” says Helen Smith, Ph.D., author of "Men on Strike." “They don’t want to enter into a legal contract with someone who could effectively take half their savings, pension and property when the honeymoon period is over.Men aren’t wimping out by staying unmarried or being commitment phobes. They’re being smart.”
But, if a man does decide to marry, he needs to set forth some minimum requirements for the potential spouse.
1. She must be between 18-25 years old.
2. She must have less than three prior sexual partners, though I prefer a virgin.
3. Her physical attractiveness should hover around the 7 range.
4. Her skin tone should be within two shades of myself.
5. She must be feminine.
6. She must want to be a traditional stay-at-home mother.
7. She must believe in a god.
This funny clip goes into more of the age detail.
Specifically, if a man does marry, the wife should be half his age, plus seven. If we superimpose the ages of 18-25 into that equation, then the man should be between 22 and 36. Since a man really ought never marry before age 30, we should adjust this just a bit:
Men who wish to marry ought to be aged 30-45.
The woman he wishes to marry should be 18-25.
Also, I would add that her God needs to match his.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
On Sunday, my son attended a year end party for his football team. There was pizza, bowling, awards, and such. It was a fun time.
The facility where the party was held had televisions playing all over. Many of the sets were tuned to NFL football games. Of note, I saw one in particular - it was playing the Falcons vs. the Cowboys. The stadium was near vacant.
I made it a point to look at the seats. So many were empty. I'd estimate that 3/4 Of the seats or more were vacant during game time. The sound being played in the background was as if it was a full stadium cheering raucously... it was laughable.
Twitter account, @emptyseatspics has many pictures of empty stadiums. Of course, #FakeNews sources will say these pictures are taken at pregame or during halftime. That's simply not what I saw. The Falcons stadium had fewer people in attendance than many local high school teams.
Was it worth it, NFL?
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Today marks the first anniversary of the #Trumpening .
The stock market is growing at a record Pace. The economy is booming. Things are getting done. The swamp is being drained. Leftists are losing their minds (wait, did they ever have them?). And #FakeNews is more fake than ever.
In short, there is much to celebrate.
Remember 365 short days ago? The #FakeNews was telling us that there was a 92% chance that Hillary would win. Well, here are screenshots, time and date stamped, from your humble blogger's Bookface account, detailing the correct prediction.
Never question my sources. I am the source.
Actually, if you follow this blog, you already know my sources. And you know them to be very trustworthy. Way better than #FakeNews .