July 19, 2012
A few interesting readings I’ve run across recently:
Via Rush Limbaugh, John Kass responds to President Obama’s recent comments with a tribute to his hard-working father, and the rest of his family, who ran a small business.
(President Obama said last Friday, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.” That’s not taken out of context; on the contrary, in context, it sounds even worse. Don’t take my word for it; read as much of the context as you’d like.)
Project Veritas, run by James O’Keefe, appears to have caught union bosses on video agreeing to help get government money (that’s your money) to pay people to dig holes and fill them back in:
James O’Keefe is the same one who has apparently produced video of Planned Parenthood workers helping and counseling a man they thought was trafficking in underage prostitutes, video of ACORN workers counseling Hannah Giles on how to conceal prostitution and child trafficking, and other undercover videos.
We know that crossing the unions can get you shot, to say nothing of kidnapping and property damage. Even if you disagree with Mr. O’Keefe politically, I think you should consider sending him a donation just to help level the playing field, in the interest of keeping speech free.
Since then I’ve amassed nearly one hundred pages of disgusting, hateful and threatening messages. They’ve said that I (and all of you conservative readers) have no place in this world. They’ve told me to slit my own throat. They’ve called me every foul name you can think of. They’ve insulted my husband, accused me of molesting my children and threatened to report me to my local school board. They impersonated my husband and contacted a local divorce attorney. They tried to have pornographic sex toys catalogues sent to my home. They have sent emails on my behalf to my elected representatives advocating for policies I disagree with completely. They’ve signed me up for more email spam than anyone could possibly do in his or her spare time. (As of this moment I have 1630 emails in my spam folder.) They’ve called my home using Caller ID spoofing software or websites. They’ve let me know they know where I live. There isn’t time to list everything, but you get the gist of it.
That’s very bad. The risk of that kind of misbehavior from liberals is part of why I’ve always written under a pseudonym—but then, so did she.
Here’s a story with a happy ending: Via Wintery Knight, blogger Josh Weed and his wife say that he is and has always been sexually attracted to men and not sexually attracted to women; yet he has chosen marriage, to her, and they couldn’t be happier. (They have been married for ten years already and have three children.) I certainly don’t agree with him on everything (from believing in Mormonism to his use of terminology), but I think there’s a lot of wisdom in there. In any case, I know that people on all sides of certain issues will find it very interesting to learn about his experience.