Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Kiss Cam at Pro Bowl - Check the Boxes

This ad was sent to me as an example of a "great ad."  Why is it great?  Perhaps because it checks nearly all the liberal boxes:

  • Gay couple - crowd goes wild!
  • Not one but two Interracial couples - pretty much always a white guy and a woman of color on commercials.  Only rarely do you see it the other way around.  
  • Hajib - Because you're not truly diverse until the symbol of the subjugation of Muslim women gets shown.
  • Downs Syndrome kids - this one was surprising, as most Downs Syndrome kids are aborted, and we know how much the left loves aborting kids.  For example, only one or two Downs Syndrom kids are born in Iceland per year.  Every other one is aborted.
  • Lesbian couple - I'm conflicted.  The Orlando Survivor t-shirt thing is troubling as a Muslim guy was responsible for the hate crime.  Maybe we can just blame guns and go back to forgetting the fact that Islam loathes homosexuals.  

Who you love is your business, and I literally could not care less about it.  Had I been in the stadium, I'd not have been surprised by any of these kisses.  They're great.

What I don't need is the feeling that unless I'm actively cheering, I hate.  

You know what I do hate?  I hate being told how I need to feel about every damned thing.  I hate overt virtue signalling.  And I hate that there are boxes - so many boxes - that just gotta be checked.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Do We Really Care about the School Shooting Generation?

This whole week we'll be treated to the students of Parkland High School as we build momentum to their march on DC for the banning of guns.  It started with 60 Minutes on Sunday, where we were treated to a breathless reporter responding to the claim that the students represent "the school shooting generation."

Since the shooting we've been told that we're either for the banning of guns, or we don't care about kids' lives.  The issue was that black and white, and for #NeverAgain to become a reality, we needed to stop accepting that kids being killed in school was OK.  Turn over the guns.  It's over.

Here's a troubling little statistic - 11 teens die every day because of texting and driving.  11 every day.  That is a Parkland shooting every other day.  That's a 9/11 of kids every nine months.  Out kids are dying in massive numbers, and it is all because of cell phones.

The solution is simple - cell phones need to be banned.  Oh, I know how many cell phones are out there, and how many are used safely and never harm anyone.  Doesn't matter.  How many dead kids do you need?  Hand them over.

What about the First Amendment on free speech?  First, the founders could have never envisioned a communication means like this that led to such distraction and death.  Second, your rights go by the wayside if I feel threatened, and with kids and phones, I'm threatened.

Hand them over, and stop the carnage that is occurring on an every day basis.

Then, when we've truly taken steps to save lives - lots of lives - you can go get the guns.   

Monday, March 19, 2018

Is Sling TV Commercial Too Much?

In watching NCAA basketball this past weekend, this commercial was served up:

Color me not a fan.  Those that know me know I'm not a prude, but this ad just smacks of creepy.  At best it's a risque SNL skit, and at worst it is a further degradation of traditional marriage.  Yeah, it is that bad.

Yuck.  Just yuck.  

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Boy Crisis

Admittedly there is some crap in here.  OK, quite a bit of crap.  There is also a ton of astounding information.

Try and fight your way through the crap, as the overarching message is a sobering one.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Is Kirk Cousins the Answer?

Today the Vikings will announce their agreement with Kirk Cousins.  It will be a ton of money, guaranteed, and is an all-in bet by the Vikings that Cousins will be able to lead them to at least one, if not multiple Super Bowls.  

On paper, the deal appears to make sense.  Cousins is the best QB free agent talent out there, and QB has been the position that the Vikings have lacked since Favre's first season.  However, this just doesn't feel right:

  • While Cousins' numbers were very good, they were not great.  Granted, he played on a much lesser team, however, look at what Rodgers does with the crap that surrounds him in Green Bay.  Elite QBs make their teams elite.  Cousins didn't do that.
  • Is Cousins appreciably better than Keenum?  For the money being paid, he needs to be, and by a lot.  I'm not sure that I see that in his game.
  • QBs are fragile.  We know that all too well, being down two starters last year.  That guaranteed money could be a real albatross if something catastrophic occurs.
I wish I could be more excited by this move.  Unfortunately, all I feel is worried.

That makes me a Vikings fan, I guess.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

2018 Hockey Hair Team

It's that time again when we pay homage to the salad and the flow.  Enjoy:

Monday, March 12, 2018

Pat Condell on Progressive Feminism

This guy is shot out of a cannon and could not be more right.

If you're paying attention to the massive amount of rapes being conducted in Europe right now, you know he's batting 1.000.

Worth a listen:

Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Crosses Others Carry

Last month I was on a flight home from a long trip.  I was tired, homesick, and worried about my car starting at my minus 25-degree destination.  At least, I thought, I have the row to myself.

Just minutes ahead of the door closing, a tall, dishevelled man entered the plane.  My muttering of "please, no" was completely ineffective, as the gentleman plopped down next to me.  And plopped was the proper term, complete with a lot of interfering in my personal space.

My row mate turned out to also be an armrest hog, and that's a pet peeve of mine.  We weren't even to 10,000 feet when I started casting my aspersions on him and what he was like.

About five minutes later, I looked down to see if I could do anything about the armrest situation when I noticed his wrist.  It was all scarred from being aggressively torn up.  It was the ugliest scar I'd ever seen on a human being.   

The poor soul sharing my row had felt his life was so worthless that he tried, very aggressively I might add, to take himself out.  Why did he feel that way?  What could have been so terrible?  How awful his situation must have been.

I saw him in a whole new light.  He was not a distraction.  He was one of God's children and had suffered greatly.  My heart ached for him, and what he had to endure.

We have no clue what others have been through.  Instead of thinking the worst of those that we encounter, how about trying to see them as flawed and hurting humans, each with their own cross.  Some big, some small.

And some completely unbearable.