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A Pigment of Imagination

It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing. Such a little thing.

Boromir may have been talking about the One Ring at the time, but oh how true this is for something else.  Melanin.  Dictionary.com defines melanin as “any of a class of insoluble pigments, found in all forms of animal life, that account for the dark color of skin, hair, fur, scales, feathers, etc.”  A pigment.  That’s it, the difference between you and anyone with darker skin than you is more pigment.  The difference between you and anyone with lighter skin than you is less pigment.  Melanin.

racecardRaces, they’re good at Daytona, and that’s pretty much it.  The whole idea that there are different “races” of men is a farce anyway, we’re all of one race, the race of Adam.  Which is to say, I am a human and guess what?  You are a human too.  Genetic ancestry can be traced back to a single person, or thing, depending on if you’re an evolutionist or a creationist. By the way, if you’ll notice, by that definition of melanin, animals also suffer from the inhumanity of some having less and some having more of this evil thing, melanin.  You don’t see them hating each other over it.  Then again I forget, they’re not rational humans like us.  Melanin also seems to be tricky to spot depending on who you are.  If you have something against large quantities of melanin or minuscule quantities of melanin, you’ll see those with the amount of your discontent as being inferior to yourself.  Which I find odd since you both have it, just in different amounts.  It’s like Coke hating Diet Coke.  Weird seeing two Cokes fight.  Seems kind of childish too.  True conservatives seem to forget there’s differences in the quantity of melanin that some may possess.  Sadly, liberals are there to remind them.  Liberals also tend to see melanin that would otherwise go unnoticed.  Such as claiming anyone that voted for Bush is a racist.  Or anyone opposed to Obama is a racist.  I haven’t been able to connect the dots yet, but I’m sure a liberal can help me out.  It seems, to the liberal, that a disagreement with someone on the basis of principle or ideology is grounds for racism.  I fail to understand a statement such as “…this has everything to do with a black man in office” when, as for me, it has nothing to do with melanin.  Alan Keys shares a similar melanin content count as Obama yet, I’d have no problems with Keys in the White House.  That does bring me to another point.  According to some liberals, if a person with a high melanin count opposes Obama, that person hates himself because of his own melanin concentration.   Do what?  A black man dislikes Obama so he’s a self hating black man?  This is what I mean by liberals being able to spot melanin better than anyone.  It never seems to be an issues until a liberal brings out that card.  They have no reservations in playing it.  They seem to spot melanin from a mile away.  Which leads me to make this statement and make it with confidence:  Liberals lean more toward racism than conservatives.

There are some other reasons for the different feelings toward melanin quantities in persons and it stems from an evolutionary root.  The belief that certain peoples who’s melanin content is in polar opposite of their own are somehow lesser humans because they evolved slower than another branch of humanity.  So they became half people.   Or more historically accurate, they were three fifths of a person.  Or, worse still, in other countries they weren’t considered people at all.  All because of melanin.  That is one form of racism.  Not the only form, but one form.

The Anti-Defamation League defines racism as:

“…the hatred of one person by another — or the belief that another person is less than human — because of skin color, language, customs, place of birth or any factor that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person.”

By that definition, of which I would agree, racism is not simply an issue that stems from only one source but can come from anyone and from anywhere to anyone and to anywhere.  Racism itself is a misleading word.  You hear racism and think “skin color” or “race.”  But by definition, it’s discrimination based on many different things.  Which explains why I dislike the word “racism” so much.  I prefer discrimination.  If you treat someone hateful because of his skin color, it’s discrimination.  If you treat someone hateful because of his language, it’s discrimination.  If you treat someone hateful because of his customs, it’s discrimination.  If you treat someone hateful because of his place of birth, it’s discrimination.

Or “her”, for you gender sensitive readers out there.

A final statement, or question if you will.  How can we move past discrimination when we still use it to promote our agendas?  If I say I’m against Obama, do not first assume I’m racist.  It’s asinine!  I am opposed to his policies.  That is why I don’t like him.  If he was white, I’d still dislike him.  His melanin is not remotely involved in my feelings toward him and this constant habit of accusing opponents of racism is discrimination itself.  Calling someone racist based on no credible evidence and on purely an opinion or hate is discrimination.  You bear false witness of someone based on “any factor that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person.”  And why?  So you can make yourself look better and higher than the other.  It’s the highest form of self absorbed narcissism.   And those that play the race card look like idiots and continue to show how much they hate their fellow man.

More Double Standards

I’ve ripped on the doubled standards of liberals before and I’m pretty sure I’ve said it wouldn’t be the last time.  Well, I’m at it again.  It’s no secret I don’t like liberals.  Could that change?  Possibly, but don’t hold your breath.  What ticks me off most about liberals, despite their lack of morals or ethics, is the double standards.  A fetus is just an animal but you don’t hear PETA screaming “Choose life!”  potmeetkettleSingle moms are deserving of admiration, until they decide to actually raise the child then they’re demeaning themselves.  Here’s some irony for you, people in Obama’s administration are telling the states to live within their means.  When these people talk, it reminds me that light travels faster than sound and this is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.  Speaking of idiots, how Al Franken won, I’ll never know.  I guess Will Rodgers was right when he said “Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.”  Then again it seems anyone with a connection to ACORN can gain an advantage in politics these days.  I wonder why nobody is taking a serious step in investigating them?  But I digress, back to the topic at hand.  Liberal double standards.

As you may have read in a previous blog of mine, Sarah Palin is resigning as Governor of Alaska.  So, without hesitation, the liberals, and some republicans even, are calling this a bad move.  The attacks are hot and heavy. Sarah Palin is a quitter, they say.  Well, how about some consistency from her political pugilists?  I know it’s a lot to ask, and frankly I know it’ll never happen, so let me add the consistency for them.

Let’s start with Sarah Palin. In 2006 Sarah Palin (R) makes history by becoming Alaska’s youngest Governor in the state’s history.  In 2008 she accepted the nomination to be John McCain’s running mate on the Republican ticket for president.  July 3rd 2009 she announces she will not seek re-election as Alaska’s governor and will resign as of July 26th.  In her own words she’s doing what’s best for Alaska and in quoting General MacArthur said, “We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”  She’s quitting early to pursue something more productive.  Not that other politicians have ever done that.  Oh wait, yes they have.

2005 Barack Obama is sworn into office as the junior United States Senator for Illinois (D).  In 2006 Barack, during an interview on Meet the Press is asked “So you will not run for president or vice president in 2008?”  His response?  “I will not.”  In 2004 Obama said “I think I’ve been very clear…There’s a presidential election in four years. I’m not running for president in four years. I’ve said I think it’s a silly question.”  That video used to be on YouTube but they have all been removed.  Odd isn’t it.  Also in 2004 he said “I am a believer in knowing what you’re doing when you apply for a job. And, I think that if I were to seriously consider running on a national ticket I would essentially have to start now before having served a day in the Senate. Now, there are some people who may be comfortable doing that, but I’m not one of those people.”  In 2007 Obama takes his first step in a run for the White House. In 2008 Obama resigns as senator of Illinois 3 years before his term was up.  He is quoted as saying, “Today, I am ending one journey to begin another,…”  So Obama was a quitter and a liar.  Was he not?  He was elected senator and abandoned his state,  just like liberals claim Palin is doing now.  Come out with it liberals, let’s be consistent, Obama is a quitter and a liar.

Obama isn’t the only politician to abandon their state before their term was up to pursue something else, like Palin is accused of doing.  If we’re consistent with our attacks, we’d call Janet Napolitano a quitter as well.  She was first elected Governor of Arizona in 2002, won re-election in 2004, and promptly abandoned her state in 2008 when Obama nominated her to the Department of Homeland Security.  Janet Napolitano was a quitter.  Shame on her.  Kathleen Sebelius was first elected Governor of Arizona in 2003, got re-elected in 2006, and left her post in 2009 when Obama nominated her to fill the Health and Human Services vacancy.  Such quitters these people are!  They were elected to serve their states and abandoned the very people that elected them so they could pursue other ventures.  How dare them.

I know what some of you liberals and thinking, and I hope you’re not hurting yourselves doing it, I know it’s not something you have much practice in doing.  You’re going to claim that they all quit their jobs to pursue other jobs and Palin is quitting for no reason or no good reason.  Palin has made it clear that she IS pursuing something else and it is something relevant to Alaskans and all Americans.  Let’s face it, all the 18 bogus ethics complaints, 15 of which are now dismissed, are costing her and Alaskans money.  The constant attacks on her and her family from liberals everywhere are vitriolic, hateful, and just plain mean spirited.  Not something I find shocking coming from the mouth of a liberal, mind you.  I’d find it hard to focus on Alaskans too if I had to deal with all that.  She’s not quitting Alaskans.  She’s stepping down as Governor, handing the reigns over to someone very much qualified for the job, and pursuing a different course in which to serve Alaskans.  Not that she said that…oh wait, she did.

“And there is such a need to build up and fight for our state and our country. I choose to fight for it! And I’ll work hard for others who still believe in free enterprise and smaller government; strong national security for our country and support for our troops; energy independence; and for those who will protect freedom and equality and life… I’ll work for and campaign for those proud to be American, and those who are inspired by our ideals and won’t deride them.

I will support others who seek to serve, in or out of office, for the right reasons, and I don’t care what party they’re in or no party at all. Inside Alaska – or Outside Alaska.

But I won’t do it from the Governor’s desk.

I’ve never believed that I, nor anyone else, needs a title to do this – to make a difference… to help people. So I choose, for my State and my family, more “freedom” to progress, all the way around… so that Alaska may progress… I will not seek re-election as Governor.

And so as I thought about this announcement that I wouldn’t run for re-election and what it means for Alaska, I thought about how much fun some governors have as lame ducks… travel around the state, to the Lower 48 (maybe), overseas on international trade – as so many politicians do. And then I thought – that’s what’s wrong – many just accept that lame duck status, hit the road, draw the paycheck, and “milk it”. I’m not putting Alaska through that – I promised efficiencies and effectiveness! That’s not how I am wired. I am not wired to operate under the same old “politics as usual.” I promised that four years ago – and I meant it.

It’s not what is best for Alaska.

I am determined to take the right path for Alaska even though it is unconventional and not so comfortable.

With this announcement that I am not seeking re-election… I’ve determined it’s best to transfer the authority of governor to Lieutenant Governor Parnell; and I am willing to do so, so that this administration – with its positive agenda, its accomplishments, and its successful road to an incredible future – can continue without interruption and with great administrative and legislative success.

My choice is to take a stand and effect change – not hit our heads against the wall and watch valuable state time and money, millions of your dollars, go down the drain in this new environment. Rather, we know we can effect positive change outside government at this moment in time, on another scale, and actually make a difference for our priorities – and so we will, for Alaskans and for Americans.”

Wake up liberals, and you rinos out there that continue to dismiss and try to diminish Sarah Palin.  She is strong, she is a fighter, she is…well, as Ann Coulter put it, “She has everything you can’t get from books, you can’t get from experience. She has heart and soul and absolute integrity, and charisma, and holds the crowd rapt.”

Sarah Palin is very smart, despite the idiotic remarks of liberals that call her a dumb redneck.  Try something new libs, move away from ad hominem attacks and prove she is what you say.  Show me something other than your opinion.  I have a feeling I won’t hear anything from you for quite a while.  Palin is smart, she is and will seek the best course of action.  She will do what’s right even if it’s not easy or comfortable or accepted by the elite.  She will keep fighting, and she will be a powerful voice for conservatives for years to come.  And liberal heads will continue to explode.

Janet Contreras’ Open Letter to our Nation’s Leaders: ASO Glenn Beck

I just wanted to help give this a little bit more exposure.  As little as I can offer, and I know it’s not much, but if even one person sees this and is moved by it, then I can say that I’ve helped in a small yet important way.  Enjoy the videos, read the letter, and sign the petition if you feel the same way.

Selective Censorship Sensitivity

As you well know by now, the left annoys me.  I have yet to meet a liberal I could get along with.  Why?  Double standards.  The latest in a long list of idiotic and hypocritical leftist episodes of playing the double standard game comes from none other than our friends at the ACLU.  The Knox County school system in Tennessee has been threatened with a lawsuit by the ACLU unless the school system meets the ACLU’s demands.  What are their demands?  They are demanding that the school system unblock “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender” websites by April 29, 2009.  Now, this is not an attempt to get porn into schools, they want their “educational” websites unblocked so students can have greater access to that information.  As OneNewsNow reports:

The ACLU claims the filtering software employed by Knox County — which is provided by Education Networks of America — blocks students from viewing nonsexual websites that host content they consider protected free speech.  According to an ACLU press release, the default settings on the ENA software block LGBT websites such as Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG); the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN); and Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The latter is the largest pro-homosexual lobbying group in the U.S.  Knox County schools are engaging in “illegal viewpoint discrimination,” claims the ACLU, by denying students access to “political and educational information about LGBT issues” on school computers.  In the ACLU’s eyes, that constitutes “censorship” and denies students information for research purposes.

Another story in March shows the selective sensitivity to censorship of the left in the actions of some leftist bozos at UMass-Amherst.  The link to the full story is here.  Don Feder, a conservative columnist, was invited by the schools conservative club to give a presentation but was heckled off the stage and not able to give his presentation.  Now, in April, some anti-conservative protestors stole copies of a conservative newspaper and blocked their distribution.  At one point someone stood on a stack of papers and would not allow students to pick them up.  It took police presence to move the student but when a conservative tried to then pass out the papers, they were yanked out of their hand.  The writers of the paper, in a later publication, mocked the unruley student and then were forced to censor and apologize for the piece!  A resolution by a student senetor to repeal the censorship and forced apology wasn’t even allowed on the floor.  The speaker had him ejected from the meeting.  In response the student demanded a vote was required to eject him and the speaker called the police and had the senetor removed!

The stupidity continues with the next two words: Fairness Doctrine.  In simple terms the Fairness Doctrine allows for governement control over what gets broadcast on the news and talk radio.  Congressman Mike Pence (R-Indiana) says, “The primary danger of the Fairness Doctrine is that it would bring back content regulation to the airwaves of talk and Christian talk radio.” And in another statment adds that “The federal government actually had the power [when the policy was in effect] to come in and dictate that radio stations that dealt with controversial issues would have to carry an equal amount of programming representing the alternative point of view.  You know, that sounds very reasonable and very fair, if you will — but the net effect over those four decades was not that radio stations that carried conservatives also carried liberals. It was that stations didn’t carry any talk programming or Christian programming at all.” Liberals have 90% of the media outlets and they’re worried about Fox News and a.m. radio.

My point is this, these reports show how they feel about being censored, yet, have no remorse what so ever for the right being censored.  It’s almost on a daily basis now that I hear a story of someone on the right being censored and nobody standing up for their rights.  Yet that’s what the left cries for when they feel they are being censored.  Their sensitivity to censorship is selective.