Roundup

Sister… show mercy! (Repost #4) — If the PyroManiacs are posting that for a 5th time, I should probably link it here.  Great message about women and how they dress in church and elsewhere.

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The real cause of obesity in children? — a great find by the Wintery Knight.  Turns out there is plenty of healthy food available for poor people.  They just don’t eat it.  It is mainly lousy parenting and a lack of discipline that leads to bad eating.

And the conventional wisdom of drug addictions leading to crime isn’t always or even often true.  Typically the drugs come after gateway crimes and broken families.

So once again the root causes are sex outside of marriage and broken families, which our culture and government are doing much to encourage.  Liberals claim to want to cure these societal ills, but their policies are the main cause.

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Negroes With Guns — great perspective by Ann Coulter.  Guess which party has worked overtime since before the Civil War to keep guns out of the hands of blacks?  You guessed it: The Democratic party.

Liberals have leapt on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida to push for the repeal of “stand your ground” laws and to demand tighter gun control. (MSNBC’S Karen Finney blamed “the same people who stymied gun regulation at every point.”)

This would be like demanding more funding for the General Services Administration after seeing how its employees blew taxpayer money on a party weekend in Las Vegas.

We don’t know the facts yet, but let’s assume the conclusion MSNBC is leaping to is accurate: George Zimmerman stalked a small black child and murdered him in cold blood, just because he was black.

If that were true, every black person in America should get a gun and join the National Rifle Association, America’s oldest and most august civil rights organization.

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But the Klan had a few resurgences in the early and mid-20th century. Curiously, wherever the Klan became a political force, gun control laws would suddenly appear on the books.

This will give you an idea of how gun control laws worked. Following the firebombing of his house in 1956, Dr. Martin Luther King, who was, among other things, a Christian minister, applied for a gun permit, but the Alabama authorities found him unsuitable. A decade later, he won a Nobel Peace Prize.

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Republicans for choice!  School choice, that is.  But union-controlled Democrats fight vouchers every way possible.  Who has the best interests of the children at heart?

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From the “name that political party” game, here’s one that is even more over the top than usual: Article On John Edwards Never Once Mentions ‘Democrat,’ But attacks Republicans Five Times

But you can totally trust the mainstream media, eh?  I know it is like shooting fish in a barrel to point out their hypocrisy.  But my bigger concern is that people who should know better continue to trust them and only consume Liberal media.  That’s just sad.

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The problem with big government: Totalitarian Do-Gooders Target Pools.  I’m all for helping disabled people, but some things are just so bizarrely counterproductive and expensive that they just aren’t worth it.  Things like this are about helping lawyers, not the disabled.

Just how far will dictatorial do-gooders and the greedy lawyers who circle them like flies push the insane Americans With Disabilities Act? Far enough to close down many swimming pools:

Owners and managers of swimming pools at hotels, city recreation centers and public parks are scrambling to install mechanical chair lifts to comply with new federal requirements that all public pools be accessible to disabled swimmers.

Some hotels fear the cost of the equipment or fines for noncompliance could put them out of business, and an industry lobbyist says others may close their pools this summer if they can’t upgrade in time…

Changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2010 say pools must be upgraded with chair lifts, essentially mini cranes that move wheelchair users into the water. …

It’s a massive and expensive undertaking. The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals says its research shows that between 235,000 and 310,000 pools require the upgrade. Manufacturers estimate the lifts run $3,500 to $6,500, and installation can double those costs. Altogether, owners could face combined costs exceeding $1 billion. …

Once the requirements take effect, the Justice Department will investigate complaints and can fine businesses up to $55,000 for the first offense and double that for further violations.

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3 thoughts on “Roundup

  1. Your second article and your last article can read: the real cause of obesity in children? The Americans with Disabilities Act!

    Let’s be real: this will do nothing to help disabled Americans improve their lot in life, but will destroy access to a healthful, fun summer activity for millions of low-income Americans. Of course, the wealthy will still have their country clubs and their private gyms (which can afford the ten thousand dollar expense), but the working class will lose out. As always.

  2. Though I agree that how women dress is no excuse for how men react, I find it ironic that women who dress provocatively are usually the same women who think men are immature pigs. Any woman who holds this opinion to any degree would then be an idiot for disregarding that opinion when choosing what to wear. If men are incapable of controlling themselves, why would any sensible woman dress in a manner that would provoke the worst in men?

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