I Hope I Can Still Appreciate Strippers at 85

If I’m 85 and in a nursing home, I really do hope the nursing home provides strippers. At that age I believe I’ll have stopped caring at all what other people think of me…I’ll be dead soon anyway and damn it I’m going to live my last few years any way I damn well please.

If my children have a problem with that, they can get over themselves. I spend some of my best years raising them and now they want to police my morality? They would have another thing (another thing is my euphemism for “beat down”) coming if they tried that.

Bernice Youngblood and her son, Franklin, are suing her nursing home (East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Babylon, New York) because they hired strippers to entertain the residents (apparently on a regular basis). The law suit, according the to the New York Post, states:

“Plaintiff Bernice Youngblood was placed in apprehension of imminent, offensive, physical harm, as she was confused and bewildered as to why a muscular, almost nude man, was approaching her and placing his body and limbs, over [her.]“

- New York Post

But here’s the problem. How did Franklin Youngblood, son of Bernice, find out the immoral and hedonistic things that were occurring at East Neck? Did Bernice call her son in hysterics after a stripper gave her a lap dance for a bunch of singles? Did she report it to him when he came to visit and ask him to save her from this vile sinful nursing home?

via New York Post

via New York Post

No, no she did not. He found out because he found a photo of the incident in her room on his visit.

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Making Mountains Out of Molehills: Bibles labeled “Fiction” and Christmas Celebrations

Photo via St. Louis CBS from Mary Margaret Meyers-Walker

Photo via St. Louis CBS from Mary Margaret Meyers-Walker

There’s a table of beautiful bound books at Barnes and Noble. They are all “classics” (which means whoever made them thinks that people will spend more money for a pretty hardback cover) and I have bought a couple of them. I bought the Grimm’s Fairy Tale collection for my sister one Christmas and I got myself the collected Sherlock Holmes stories (though I already had 2 other copies…I may have a Sherlock Holmes obsession) a couple of years ago.

On the Barnes and Noble webpage they are referred to as the Leathebound Classics series.

I, and my friend Conservative New Ager, sometimes laugh over the choices that someone made on what books to offer in this series. How many people really want a leather bound copy of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, or Gray’s Anatomy.*

One of the books offered is the King James Version Bible. The cover is sort of pretty, but since I look with ultimate disdain upon the KJV translation I would never buy it.

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The Philosophy of Man of Steel: A Review by The Conservative New Ager and The Snark Who Hunts Back

See our similar article on the philosophy of The Dark Knight Rises, here.


ManofSteelMan of Steel is coming out to DVD today, and while we (the Conservative New Ager and The Snark Who Hunts Back) have talked about this before, a movie this philosophically powerful needs to be discussed again. But in addition to the deep philosophical material that needs to be dealt with this film has many an ignorant critic (you don’t like a movie, you don’t like a movie…but we have heard nothing so intelligent as ‘I just didn’t like it’…no, we get little more than fanboy bitching and complaints that the movie was too deep). So let’s look at the movie one more time (though I seriously doubt it will be the last time).

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Liberal Atheists* Are Basically Giant Babies

MjAxMy1lNTZlZThjZmE1MzIyZDMwActually they’re much worse, because babies don’t troll through popular culture, the internet, and day time TV for things to get offended by.

Why do I compare atheists to giant babies? It’s simple, they take everything so personally and they try to force people to change their personal thoughts to make them more palatable for Atheists.

They are also wimps. I have heard them complain about how “bad” someone’s opinion of Atheism makes them “feel” and I can’t help laughing.

How thin is your skin? Not everyone is going to like you, especially when you constantly attack their religion and beliefs.

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What Was That You Said About Gay People Never Suing to Force Gay Marriage on a Church?

Can I just take a moment to say:

I told you so.

Because I really really did.

The Church of England’s greatest fear over the legalization of gay marriage is about to be realized. A gay couple said he and his partner will go to court to force the church to host gay weddings.

“I am still not getting what I want,” Barrie Drewitt-Barlow told the Essex Chronicle. “It upsets me because I want it so much – a big lavish ceremony, the whole works, I just don’t think it is going to happen straight away.”

The British government recently passed a law legalizing gay marriage – but included a measure to protect churches from legal action.

h/t Todd Starnes at Fox News

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Not the Face! (AKA: Beating Your Wives As Allah Commanded)

Cleric Abd Al-Rahman Mansour who also thinks it's fine to beat your wife under certain circumstances.  How about...NO!

Here’s another cleric who thinks it’s fine to beat your wife under certain circumstances.
How about…NO!

A good general rule for most people who are beating their wives, avoid the face.*

This helps to ensure that your neighbors don’t call the cops and strangers in the supermarket don’t look at you judgmentally or try to give your wife the number for a shelter for battered women. Wouldn’t want her getting ideas after all.

It also has the added benefit of keeping you in favor with Allah. Even if you aren’t a Muslim, you’ll be doing the multicultural thing and that’s just politically correct and polite.

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They Still Hate Us More Than They Love Their Children

“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”

― Golda Meir

I don’t know how I can sum up my feelings on the recent tragedy in Nigeria, carried out by Boko Haram. They set a school on fire because they believe that “western education is sinful” (the translation of their name) and I suppose that killing 42 people (most of them children) is more moral to them and their god than allowing them to be educated by “sinful” westerners.

School burned in March in Borno State by Boko Haram

42, with the death toll still increasing and many more children from the school (which housed over a thousand children). They shot children and teachers and set the dormitory on fire and this is not the first school they’ve done this too. 

In some ways I have to admit that at least Boko Haram is more honest. They have the guts to murder innocent children themselves, rather than the cowardly way that Hamas using children as pawns against Israel. At least they light the fire themselves, rather than using playgrounds and apartment buildings as launching pads for rockets and storage for weapons.

But in the end it’s all the same. They do this in the name of (and because of, let’s not argue, the Koran does proscribe this sort of killing, the fact that some ‘moderates’ choose to not follow those commands doesn’t change that) religion. They do this to spread Sharia law and keep the commandments of Allah and Mohammed.

Hamas and Boko Haram might as well be the same group. Whether you can prove financial ties or not, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah, The Muslim Brotherhood, all are the same in my eyes.


No snark today, I’m not up to it.

The Liberal Gay Community, Once Again, Doing Tolerance Wrong

I’ve argued with my share of street preachers, both when I was a liberal and an atheist and as a conservative Deist. You know what I never felt the need to do? I never felt the need to physically assault them, not even one single time. If they were too ridiculous to take I simply removed myself from their vicinity and walked off, maybe after telling them that they were a moron (I don’t claim to be a polite person).

In Seattle, in a public place near a gay pride event, the “tolerant” gay left couldn’t hold in their anger though and instead of being adults (which might have been a good thing to be one you have a baby in a stroller with you) they chased a couple of guys holding a sign and a Bible, screamed abuse at them and cursed them out, and assaulted both of them multiple times with shoves, attempts to steal their sign, and finally actually punching one in the head several times.

(Warning: vulgar language and violence)*

Let me make one thing very, very, very clear to the gay left (or the left in general). You have the right to disagree with someone, you even have the right to argue with them in a public setting, you have the right to be an asshole (which you invoke regularly in my experience), but you do NOT have the right to physically assault someone because you disagree with them.

This doesn’t make you look good, it won’t make people accept you and (just like most of what goes on at Pride, in my opinion) this only emphasizes and proves the negative stereotypes that people associate with you and, this is important, it makes you look like complete tools when you keep preaching “tolerance” while beating the ever loving crap out of people that disagree with you.

Great job.

I’m ashamed to be associated with you by virtue of my sexuality. Please go away and stop ruining it for the people who actually want to live peaceful normal lives.


*Please note that the woman in the striped shirt who was chasing the man with the sign around and cussing him out (occasionally trying to stop the shirtless guy from getting violent) is pushing a baby stroller at 4:08 and 4:28, the baby is visible at 4:38 when the police officer removes containers of alcohol from the baby stroller. Where exactly was this baby through the first 4 minutes of this video?

The Passion of Clark Kent

Okay, the lens flare here might have been a bit over-dramatic.

Someone is going to get pissed off because of that title, just watch.

There will probably be spoilers for Man of Steel in this post. I warned you.

I’m not the most religious person in the world. I classify myself as a Deist, half because I think it’s a rational view of things and it fits with my own spirituality and half because I’m just really lazy about religion.

But I do know my Bible (won first prize in Bible trivia at my Christian school, 2 years in a row…in elementary school) and while I may not be a Biblical scholar, I do pride myself in recognizing Biblical references a lot more often than your average schmuck in a movie theater. Especially after seeing how little my peers (even the religious ones) knew about Biblical symbolism when reading The Scarlet Letter.

So upon my 3rd viewing of Man of Steel last night, I noticed a few things. (Yes, I’ve seen it 3 times and yes I’m aware it’s only been out for 3.5 days).

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Big Surprise: Sandra Fluke Lied

I know, I know, this is old news, but let me ramble.

I recently tangled with an idiot over whether or not Sandra Fluke wanted her college (or the American people) to pay for her sex life (and the sex life of every other woman on the campus). Their argument, as is typical, is that Fluke wasn’t making an argument about needing birth control for sexual reasons, she wanted the school to provide it for medical reasons. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarioan Syndrome) being the most popular of these medical reason for liberals (and Fluke herself) to bring up. She claimed that students who had PCOS, or other medical needs the necessitated using birth control, could not get the birth control they needed because of Georgetown’s insurance policies.

This was, of course, a load of horse manure and 1o seconds on a google could prove it. So it always struck me as odd that so many people spent time debating Fluke’s demands based on the morality of them or the 1st amendment issues. Yes, the 1st amendment is hugely important, but common sense is important too, which is why smacking Fluke in the face with the actual Georgetown student insurance policy (specifically the FAQ section of it) several times would have been more useful.

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