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Congress has suddenly noticed that the U.S.A. formerly had slaves back before 1865.
I know, crazy, right? It does take Congress awhile to figure stuff out.

But, they finally 154 years ago realized what was happening and ended it.

...continue reading "Reparations – The Correct Way"

The husband here.

You may want to read my previous post, Logic vs. "The New Abortion", before diving into this one.

The Democrat Party has horrible roots, and from what I can tell has not changed.

But now, due to its wholesale endorsement of socialism, thanks to ignorant imbeciles like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (who doesn't seem to know or understand that socialism in all its forms has never worked for any country that has tried it), the Democratic Party is in the process of destroying itself. That is, if it allowed to do so by the alphabet media outlets and their kings.

And on top of that, as if that wasn't enough, the national level of the party has put practically all of its eggs into the infanticide basket. It should be renamed to the Baal Party.

...continue reading "The Party of Baal"

Fat Husband Dude here.

As you have all heard by now, New York has signed a new abortion law into effect and Virginia is in the process of signing one, once they get through with all of the political idiocy they're involved in.

In essence, according to the politicians themselves who approved of these laws, the "new abortion" includes infanticide.

If we compare these new laws with the traditional "pro-choice" arguments, they fall flat on their faces. This is not religion we're talking about here folks, this is the slippery slope that happens when consistency and logic are thrown out of the window.

Two of the main arguments given for abortion are as follows, along with criticism showing the laws and their support to be utterly hypocritical:

1. The pushback against these laws are basically an attempt to destroy Roe v. Wade.
Most people never completely understand the issues about which they get outraged. All they know is what they're told by their masters, according to whatever narrative is beneficial to this ruling class.
So they pretty much think that Roe v. Wade, a U.S. Supreme Court decision, is proper law (which it isn't; Congress must create the law first, which has never happened for abortion). They also think that no abortion whatsoever can be restricted. Wrong.


From a summary of the Roe v. Wade case:
During the third trimester, the danger to the woman’s health becomes the greatest and fetal development nears completion.  In the final trimester the state’s interests in protecting the health of the mother and in protecting the life of the fetus become their most compelling.  The state may regulate or even prohibit abortions during this stage, as long as there is an exception for abortions necessary to preserve the life and health of the mother.

Considering that the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the U.S. have exceptions for the health of the mother, the addition of the third trimester procedures is not needed to protect Roe v. Wade. The decision plainly says that states can even prohibit abortion at the third trimester, if the state finds it necessary.

Roe v. Wade stands without infanticide.

2.  It is the woman's body which is sacrosanct and her reproductive rights are impinged if these laws are not approved.

This is the worst violation of logic possible, if one takes the governor of Virginia's words to be true (emphasis added):

[I]f a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that's what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother. So I think this was really blown out of proportion.

If the infant is delivered, you are no longer dealing with the woman's body.

There is a brand new body that is involved: the infant's!

And thus we have the inconsistency and hypocrisy. And a child which has its own body already removed from the woman's womb, killed.

Now the question is, who is next?

 

Angry Old Fat Man here. It's been a really big political week, so that essentially is what I'll talk about.

The thing that shocked me the most because of its lack of necessity and display of naked power against the very citizenry it's supposed to protect is the arrest of Roger Stone. Below is a video of it, occurring just before 6:00 AM on January 25, 2019:

I don't care about the man's politics as much as I care about how he was treated for the crimes for which he's accused, which was perjury and witness tampering.

The indictment can be found at this link.

Now, one of the so-called crimes that Roger Stone is accused of is getting information from Wikileaks that supposedly came from Russian hackers of a DNC e-mail server and giving this information to Donald Trump, who used it to ruin the 2016 campaign of Hillary Clinton and cost her the election that she was practically sure to win otherwise.

Let's say, just for the sake of argument, that this is all true. It's not anywhere near true, by the way, but to explore a particular mystery that I'm about to mention, let's say it is.

Here is

THE QUESTION THAT IS NEVER ASKED BY ANY MEDIA OUTLET:

...continue reading "The Question That Is Never Asked"

Angry here.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

We've had a good Christmas at the household. I got a new mobile phone, and the rest of us got very good gifts (some needed, some not so much, but you know...).

But most of all, we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ today. We may not know His exact birthday, but we do know He was born. Because of Him, mankind will eventually know peace and experience salvation, despite our fallen nature.

...continue reading "Merry Christmas, Even To Stupid Politicians"

Angry Old Fat Man here. My mobile phone is dead.

Actually, it was dropped a couple of times in the past year or two and doesn't display or sense screen input anymore. It was a very nice Samsung smartphone, very expensive when I paid for it. It had an outstanding camera which took beautiful pictures even in low light. It had 32 GB of RAM which allowed me to load a large number of apps if I so desired (a grocery list one and a couple games were great). It allowed me to get on the Internet from practically anywhere and look up important stuff, like the date when Abe Vigoda died (you have to be pretty old to get that joke). And most importantly it had an alarm clock that got me up every morning without an annoying buzzing noise.

But yeah. Phone dead. No texting, talking, or alarming.

Being an old fart like myself, though, has made me hate anything and everything "smart". I like the good old days, when everything was dumb.

...continue reading "Dumb is Better"

Hello kiddies, it's me the Irritated Dude again.

The family had a pretty good Thanksgiving this year. My Mom was still in emotional recovery from losing Dad, but then again, she had been married to the man for over 50 years. She married him when she was roughly 17 years old, so it's completely understandable.

Also, she lives alone so she's found that she has to take care of things around the house that my father formerly did. I offered to help her, but I'm not in the best health myself and she has a lot of trouble thinking that I'm competent enough, so that's that. Besides, my sister visits her a lot with my Mom's youngest (and last) grandchild, and Mom has a few friends in the neighborhood to help her out as well.

So we didn't go to her house for Thanksgiving. However, my oldest son came down from New York for a week, and he wanted his Grandma's Thanksgiving specialty: homemade dumplings. For some reason my Mother refers to them as "pastry", but I'm guessing it's an old North Carolina thing where her side of the family originates.

That meant that I had to make the dumplings. I didn't do the job as well as my Mother, but it was sufficient for my boy, and he ate a decent amount of them along with the turkey I cooked.

We even fed the dog, who promptly went into a food coma. He loves turkey anyway, but he couldn't stop on the Thanksgiving bird until he passed out.

Before my oldest son had to return to his workplace up North, I treated him to two cinematic masterpieces via my streaming services:

The Godfather, and The Wolf of Wall Street. He mostly enjoyed them, though the latter movie was a bit cringeworthy for him.


For the latest news, Macron has proven to the French people how incompetent he is and how he doesn't understand the importance of looking out for the interests of his nation.

They have expressed how unhappy they are with his poor leadership with not just civil unrest, but violence.

Good going, you dimwit.

Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, while speaking to our President, Donald J. Trump (of Make America Great Again fame), said the following (translated):

Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. [...] By pursuing our own interests first, with no regard to others’, we erase the very thing that a nation holds most precious, that which gives it life and makes it great: its moral values.

The dictionary gives us a definition of nationalism:

na·tion·al·ism
/ˈnaSH(ə)nəˌlizəm
noun
patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts.
synonyms: patriotism, patriotic sentiment, flag-waving, xenophobia, chauvinism, jingoism
"their extreme nationalism was frightening"

So, that explains a lot. Either Macron is lying about nationalism, because France is a nation that historically has no interests outside of France's direct interests, or Macron is the most incompetent President that France has ever had.

If the latter is true, then one must ask of President Macron:

Dear little morons,

Angry Old Fat Man here, aka your worst nightmare and the reason you dream of gulags as places to put me and my generation in.

Let me announce today's topic: the New Atheism and its ignorant dipshit unthinking followers.

I have been on Youtube lately and made the mistake of reading the comments, the writers of which overwhelmingly suffer horribly from the Dunning–Kruger effect.

This is mainly because young little morons do not know that they are ignorant, and therefore display their stupidity by believing if SMURT PEEPLZ HURP DURP (i.e., people that are as ignorant as they are) say it, it must be true and the little morons must repeat it 2 B SMURT 2 HYULK HYULK.

The piece of spinach stuck in my teeth right now is the description of Christianity as a "Bronze Age fairy tale hurp durp".

These little imbeciles have latched onto the "it's fashionable to be atheist because it makes me look smurt hyuk hyuk", which is an ignorant piece of mental trash and philosophical laziness. Why? Because anybody with any cursory knowledge of history and/or Christianity could tell you it's simply not true. It is also not true of the Quran.

The Iron Age (which, please note, succeeded the Bronze Age) began long before the advent of the New Testament and, for that matter, the Quran (which I don't care for, but anyways...) . Jesus Christ was crucified during the early Imperial period of Ancient Rome. As any enemy of Rome at the time could tell you, the typical Roman soldier did NOT have a bronze sword. It was STEEL, it was hard, and it was as nearly as sharp as a razor. So no, it WASN'T the Bronze Age.

Islam came along after a couple of hundred years of Imperial Rome's collapse. Scimitars were long, curved, hard, and sharp. AND STEEL.

So this whole "Bronze Age" bullshit you want to pull out is simply you being parrots for people only slightly more knowledgeable than you are, if you consider Kim Kardashian's huge ass and drooling hatred of President Donald Trump to be knowledge. You need to put down the Playstation controller, go outside, and get a job, at which point you will begin praying that the government doesn't take all of your money and give it to a useless basement-dwelling moocher who has bipolar PTSD autism that only allows him to breathe and maintain a Twitch channel to play some game with his fellow moochers with lots of bright lights and loud noises.

AOFM signing off, for now.

 

Entertainment Weekly says that the "happily ever after" genre is taking on Trump by joining the resistance.  I'm distressed to learn that some of my colleagues are repeating the mistake made by the entertainment industry. Like actors, actresses and comedians, writers are free to have political opinions.  Among friends and family, or at a political gathering held by folks of a particular leaning, expressing political opinion is perfectly acceptable.  Conning your audience into buying one thing and selling them another is a lie and liars deserve to lose.

The article notes that Lauren Billings, who writes with Christina Hobbs as Christina Lauren, responded to readers who reject mixing romance with politics by saying, "we share our opinions in our books in every word we write."  If that's true, before you ever buy one of their books, you should consider that these writers aren't channeling their characters, they're not telling you the story you bought, they're feeding you their personal beliefs and ideology.  Is that what they marketed?  Is that what readers bought?  No, it's not.  With all due respect to Ms. Billings, Ms. Hobbs and every other romance author on the planet, readers don't give a darling damn about what you think or feel or believe.

Readers buy romance to crawl inside the heads and hearts and souls of the hero and heroine.  A good writer often pens thoughts she'd never have and describes acts she'd never perform.  How does the writer do that if "every word she writes" contains her opinions?  She can't.  An author feeding her opinions through the mouths of her characters is telling her story - not the tale the readers bought.  A writer who gives in to ego to that extent echos the errors of entertainers.  There is a reason that movie theaters are empty.  Romance writers who feed readers stories with political overtones are herding romance to a place where shelves stay full.

The EW piece commits the same mistake made by reporters, prognosticators, actors and entertainers.  It shows a fundamental misunderstanding of why Americans back President Trump.  The President is neither anti-gay nor anti-woman and neither are the hordes of Americans who voted for him.  Many Trump supporters aren't particularly conservative.  What unites ALL Trump supporters is not a political party.  In fact, it is the exact opposite of a political anything.  Trump supporters are tired of politicians, labels and political correctness.  America voted Trump into office to elect a businessman who would run the government like a company.  Some businessmen want to make and sell a better car or a better thermostat.  Trump wants to make and sell a better America - not better for Democrats or Republicans, or for liberals or conservatives - but better for the vast majority whose lives and beliefs mix a little from all of those things to create the most unique thing on Earth:  an American.

Writers should disclaim and denounce the EW article and everything it contains and advocates.   I disclaim it and I surely denounce it. Romance writers should write  because they want to tell stories where people face obstacles, triumph over tragedy and end up happily ever after.  Those stories should be the character's stories, told through the eyes and the hearts and the minds of the characters, not the authors.  A writer who sells a love story but delivers something else has betrayed her readers. That writer will not inspire that reader to do anything but avoid her work in the future.

Life is full of problems and despair and the Great Duck knows - it's far too full of politics these days.  Anyone who wants to experience any of those things can turn on a number of 24-hour news channels.  People don't go to a movie to hear an actor mouth lines filled with political drivel.  People don't turn on a comic's special or late night program to hear him talk abut how much he hates Trump.  And people don't read a romance novel to RESIST anything.  Romance is about indulging senses and emotions. It's about love and triumph and living through a roller coaster ride that ends at a happy forever.

People don't read romance to get some writer's take on politics or her opinion on the President.   So, the EW piece has it wrong  - it's not the romance authors who should join the resistance movement.  Romance readers should RESIST any writer whose product description or blurb describes a love story but tells a thinly-veiled political allegory.   So, how to RESIST being deceived by a writer, especially one you enjoyed before?  Here's how - RCW - return, complain and warn.

Whether you bought it in Kindle or in Paper, return any book you were conned into buying.  Complain to the seller.  Email Amazon or Apple or Barnes and Noble or your neighborhood bookstore.  Email the big publisher.  Explain that you were the victim of a bait and switch that you feel was a deceptive act by the writer, the publisher and the seller.  Explain that you expect a clear warning about any romance novel containing political opinion, references or overtones. And warn your fellow readers by posting a review on the seller's website, but don't stop there.  Follow up by tweeting and posting on any board or forum where you interact with other readers.

Are authors, actors, comedians, singers or athletes allowed to be political?  Absolutely.  They can write a political book, give a speech at a rally or appear on an opinion talk show.  But they must learn to separate their politics from their work because the audience is not paying to support their politics.

Politics is politics and romance is romance. Any author's effort to combine the two should be met with reader resistance. Resist with your purse, your email, your reviews, your boards or forums, and your Facebook and Twitter. Unless there is a clear posted warning that the books contains a political point of view, all readers should be able to buy and enjoy romance novels by all writers.  Any writer who believes otherwise can be taught that they are wrong and it is the readers' job to administer the lesson.  Money talks and reviews and social media make fine megaphones.