Archive for April, 2009

April 20, 2009

CHRISTIANPHOBIA IS ON THE RISE

by MullOverThis

Not really.  I don’t believe atheists, agnostics, and people of “spiritual paths” other than Christianity are necessarily fearful of Christians.  But since this “homophobia” inflammatory jargon designed to disengage legitimate opposition to the homosexual/gay agenda is now politically correct, I thought the use of the phobia tactic is apropos solely  for illustrative purposes.

The truth is many homosexuals/gays-and those who are simply perceived to be homosexual–have been beaten, persecuted, marred, murdered and discriminated against simply because they are believed to be  homosexuals.  This denigration of humanity is never acceptable.  We need not discuss the historical and current persecution of Jews, Christians, and African-Americans through mass genocide and the like.  The annals of utter hatred against these classes of people cannot be justifiably encapsulated in one blog post.

Yet, the disdain and intolerance of the homosexual lifestyle and agenda is met with a nifty  “phobia” marking. The connotation is as if the logical one who does not agree suffers from some unreasonable fear of what is otherwise simple or normal.   I think it is safe to say, most people do not have “fear” of homosexuals or homosexuality.  The disapproval, rejection and opposition to a thing are not necessarily synonymous with “fear”.  I can’t stand onion rings.  My personal preference is to never have onion rings.  My failure to order onion rings, or efforts to vote them off of the fast food menu does not mean I fear them.  I have made a valuation and judgment that they are not desirable and are not good, although many people may prefer and love onion rings.  My personal beliefs regarding homosexuality are clear:  it is not a desirable lifestyle.  I’m not scared, nor am I ignorant.  I just don’t agree.

My belief system is firmly rooted in my faith and commitment to Christianity.  Need I be “converted” to another point of reason by one whose belief system is rooted in self by way of intellect, education, philosophical affinity or life achievement?  To another woman’s valuations based upon impulse and present life goals and experiences?  To another person’s values because he is good?  To the current trend of thought because it is increasingly common?  The opinionated Christian—not all of us are this involved—has her right to reason to a final resolve just like the non-Christian. We do not enjoy blanket classifications about how we live and respond to the questions of life any more than anyone else.  Our opinions and right to be involved in the political process is no less weighty because we serve the True and Living God.  We need not cow-tow to those who wake up and go to bed and the world should be as s/he thinks based upon the breadth of knowledge s/he has thusly consumed, or those who heighten the import of the human experience.

There is no civil system of government where the law is not largely composed of moral codes.  However a man identifies his own beliefs and morality, and that system of government employs that man’s belief, it is what it is.  Christians have every right, PARTICULARLY SINCE THE UNITED STATES IS FOUNDED UPON JUDEO-CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES, to stand up for what we believe and what we do not believe.  A crucial tenet of the faith is that God is the Creator and loves all men.  Yet all will not believe what we believe.  We are to share our faith because the relationship with God and benefits of being in fellowship with God are available to everyone.  We are prepared to encounter those who do as we often do to other belief systems:  REJECT the faith. We must simply keep on believing and keep on living.  So then, are we dealing with Christianphobia when some atheists, agnostics, and people of other religions do not accept and conform, form interest groups, create and produce programming released through various media outlets to promote their beliefs, lobby for their beliefs to be encoded as statutory rights, file zillions of frivolous lawsuits, actively discriminate against Christians, endanger the lives of Christians, and fight to thwart the values of Christianity because what they believe should be?

 

MULLOVERTHIS.

Note:  Not all Christians share this view. The emphasis of the Christian message is that we have all been born in sin, shaped in iniquity, and have the grace of a loving, merciful God to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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April 16, 2009

Blagojevich Slated to Enter the D-List

by MullOverThis

Only in AMERICA.

Speaking of 15 minutes of fame, Former Governor Rod Blagojevich, the center of a political debacle, was ousted from the chief executive office for the State of Illinois this past January.  Shrouded in oblivion, today Blagojevich is waiting for the sandman clown to boo him off of the world stage.  According to the news reports, the alleged criminal, oops former governor  (I must keep that appointment to be tested for Tourette’s Syndrome) accepted an NBC offer to appear on a reality show.  The estimated contractual consideration is around $60,000-$80,000 per episode.  Blagojevich just may endure the anticipated fifteen week run.   And to think, we have earnest, hard working people with ethics and morals who will work all year long to make what the narcissistic former governor might clear in one week.   This is of course if the indicted and on trial Blagojevich–for depriving the people of the State of Illinois of honest government–will be granted leave by the court to tape overseas.  The man has to continue to work, doesn’t he?   So, Joey Buttafuoco,  Madoff, Spitzer, and  Imus move over.  Blagojevich is on the scene and will probably join you on the sullied bench.  Overall, watching the former governor’s compete foolishness served honorable statesman turned celebrity au contraire, is better than having him resort to high seas debauchery in order to survive.   Crime doesn’t pay.  At least that’s what we should choose to believe.

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http://www.nypost.com/seven/04152009/tv/former_ill__governor_wants_to_join_reali_164566.htm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28539642/

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/04/02/blagojevich-indicted-federal-corruption-charges/

April 16, 2009

Tawdry Name-Biting

by MullOverThis

In this day of ingenuinity, creativity, and quintessentialism, someone on YOUTUBE offered the greatest compliment by mimicking the “Mulloverthis” name.  The outcome: Mullover This.  What a leap and exhaust of brain power. 

Please note, the YOUTUBE channel is not set up by this blogger/author.  Let’s hope the channel does not engage in meretricious programming, or I don’t make a typo and insert a space between the words.

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April 15, 2009

ABOUT THESE TEA PARTIES

by MullOverThis

What is the problem?  The Republican tea parties around the country to protest against excessive government spending and the proposed tax increases to the upper-class (or at least wealthiest Americans) are a great idea.  We have always been a nation that values the freedom of expression.  As long as the protests–I mean parties–remain peaceful, who cares? 

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We must learn to accept the concerted efforts of the disconcerted to complain about what President Obama is doing to our country.  Obama didn’t start the bail-out madness.  He just continued it.  So, if the insiduous economic course of treatment our President is ensuing to repair and re-build a bloodied economy is far-fetched, please, place the blame and proper socialist characterizations right where they belong.  A number of Repubs were in agreement with the economic aid the government decided to give those on Market Street and Wall Street before Obama smiled with his perfect teeth  and ever raised his right hand.  Remember?

s-tax-day-protest-large1Furthermore, we accepted the diabolical response of Condoleeza reputedly shopping on New York’s Fifth Avenue for shoes–albeit an intoxicating experience–while Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed New Orleans.  We endured the ghastly nervous grin of former President George Bush cradled in the comfort of an auspicious presidential appearance and photo-op with 2nd graders when he got the 911 announcement.  Even church folks put the finger up and tip out of a room when the bladder signals an impending release.  Yet, the top-ranked repub sat still until his brain finally got the signal and alerted  him that our nation was under attack and he might just have to do his job as President.   If this isn’t enough to conclude that  these tea parties are nothing but gatherings for railers to  re-direct pent-up frustrations, the inclusion of Joe the plumber ought to allay unnecessary fears.    The unofficial Repub pawn and GOP desperation celebrity actually appeared as a speaker at the Lansing, Michigan tea party/tax protest. I firmly predict we will not see another Revolutionary War.  American Repubs, although empassioned and committed, have become more concerned with the superfluous.

So with the recent history of my fellow conservatives who largely identify themselves as Republicans, this is really no big deal.  The concern that I have is with false advertising.  When someone hosts a tea party, I expect tea.  With all of the musings about these  tea parties, this is my concern:  Who is hosting one where I can get a good cup of a flavorful antioxidant like mandarin white tea?

http://news.aol.com/?feature=429864

April 15, 2009

GLORIFIED SOMALI HIGH SEAS GANGBANGERS STRIKE AGAIN

by MullOverThis

Andy Warhol is credited with authoring the statement, “In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.”  The pirates–and they are by no means heroes–seem to be taking their fifteen minutes of fame a bit too seriously.  Not only have they verbally committed to striking against US ships, but also to continue to target US ships as some sort of repercussion for killing their dingy cohorts last week.  You would think that the  estimated $150 million dollar gain from last year’s badwill piracy would help keep the thieves focused:  Keep on pirating and sequestering the spoils.  Do not invoke the attention of the world, and the wrath of the world police.   Keep on living the bling bling life after a hard day’s work from  traversing the seas, robbing ships, holding people hostage, and negotiating with the crew’s countrymen for money.  Now, the hellacious criminals  have to defend their sub-human honor and fight the ones that defend themselves.  They want to be part robber, part celebrity.  The Somali bandits will soon find that greed and pride don’t mix. 

Nonetheless, I am left with two questions:

1.  If these pirates are reachable such that they are issuing statements to the press, why are they still able to talk?

2.  Who is going to inherit their money–or will there be treasure hunts– when they are gone?

MULLOVERTHIS.

For updates on the situation, here are some articles with insightful coverage:

http://license.icopyright.net/user/viewFreeUse.act?fuid=MzIwMTIzNw==

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090414/ap_on_re_af/piracy

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7650415.stm

April 14, 2009

President Obama Will Fight Pirates

by MullOverThis

Every dog has its day.

And every pirate will have his too.  Did you all know I had to look up the word “pirate” to make sure that the cognitive meanings impressed largely by cartoons  was in fact correct?  Here’s a working definition of a pirate from www.dictionary.net:

 1. A robber on the high seas; one who by open violence takes the property of another on the high seas; especially, one who makes it his business to cruise for robbery or plunder; a freebooter on the seas; also, one who steals in a harbor.

2. An armed ship or vessel which sails without a legal commission, for the purpose of plundering other vessels on the high seas.

The cartoons did a fantastic job of registering the  definitive worth of pirates in Mulloverthis’ mind.  A few noted and inconsequential distinctions:

1.  Real bad pirates (and the badder they are, the more “piratey” they are) have one eye missing, so wear eye patches, typically black ones.

2.  Pirates wear archaic hats, look unkept, and are always inebriated.

3.  Pirates aren’t African. 

But, these African  lunatics off of the Somalian shores who wake up day after day, thinking of how they can capture, seize the goods of, hold hostage, and potentially murder people in ships sailing through those waters probably didn’t anticipate their lucrative business would be defrayed when they targeted Americans.  Don’t they know that we are the world police?  We are the sheriff in anybody’s town, village, or water when we have humanitarian causes.   Don’t they know that while we pledge to fight against piracy and any more potential US hostages by the gutless nincompoops, we will need to heighten our pursuit of  inland criminals who capture children that disappear every day?  Here’s one more battle that America has to fight.  Look forward to increased navy presence and whatever other forces need to be deployed so that we can keep up our tough guy image.

Let’s hope that “YES WE CAN” get some of that commitment to dealing with drug cartels in South America that trickle down to affect the children in our neighborhoods.  While there is certainly a need to protect our citizens abroad, there needs to be balance in policing the world when our men are safe while thieves need to be taken down  in our own backyards. 

MULLOVERTHIS.

April 13, 2009

President Obama & Fried Chicken

by MullOverThis

This might actually be the issue that pulled me out of an unofficial hiatus:   a query into the appropriateness or insolence of fried chicken when coupled with the name of our incumbent President.

Obama Fried Chicken

Obama Fried Chicken

Apparently, there are some fried chicken peddlers who have opened up a few establishments branding their fast food as Obama Fried Chicken.  Of course, the people who believe in “the man” are up in arms about how offensive this is towards our first African-American President of the United States. 

Folks who wear Obama name belts, name plates, pins, buttons, hats, shirts-and I’m surprised someone hasn’t marketed a nail polish yet-don’t like the Fried Chicken joint displaying his name.  Can it be that Black folks, many of whom support him because he is “one of us”, don’t like the stereotypical image of a black man and fried chicken?  Suppose Obama likes fried chicken.  Suppose our President loves fried chicken. The staple food at funerals, Thanksgiving and family re-unions is now questionable. So, we can have the ghetto Obama scarves and grills in the mouth but can’t have the fried chicken?

Maybe the neighborhood proprietors should emphasize the pizza as the principal delectable delight.  We do know the Obamas had a pizza maker flown to their spot to make them pizza.  And, pizza is largely associated with Italians.  So then, the zealous marketeers  might pass the small cheez ghetto muster and all of the nonsense that comes with being over-black.

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ttp://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gg3V4eq0P5eJwSO23i2ihEdfv8mwD97EEU7O0

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/04/03/2009-04-03_nycs_obama_fried_chicken_restaurants_ruf.html

April 13, 2009

IT’S A SCARY DAY WHEN RUSH MAKES SENSE

by MullOverThis

I’m a bit late on this one.  However, I’ve got to self-evaluate when mulloverthis is in sync with Rush Limbaugh.

I’m glad President Obama has white teeth, a great smile, a wonderful family and the best-dressed wife since Jackie O.  The rock-star qualities and its’ worth stop right about there.  I too, hope that our dear President does not succeed on a number of his so-called commitments.  Principally, his avid support of abortion is a no-no.  I hope all of his endeavors to secure the right to kill babies at will, and all of the other inflammatory emotional ploys to justify fetus, embryo, and/or baby killing goes down the drain.  Although it is highly unlikely, because too many people that matter support abortion, I will still hope and pray.

So kudos to the Bishops at Notre Dame who dared to challenge the worthiness of an abortion rights supporter for a graduation speaker.  Thank God some people of faith still have enough gumption to draw the line.  The last thing people of faith should be smiling and waving at is anyone who helps stop life. 

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April 13, 2009

It’s Been A Minute…

by MullOverThis

It’s been quite some time since I’ve had the opportunity to blog and I’m glad to be back!  I’ve missed the community but the time off has been WELL spent. 

Glad to be back in the blogosphere.

 

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