Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Values Voter Summit

Few things on the “conservative” side of politics annoy me more than the Values Voter Summit. I can’t think of a time where they have added something truly conservative (or useful) to the political climate of the country.

However, a couple of things worth noting happened at the summit this year and they are things that pretty much sum up what I dislike about the demographic that the this group appeals to. The Values Voter summit is built by, and for, a demographic I like to refer to as “Progressive for Jesus” (if you’ve read this blog much you’ve seen me use this before, if you are new then this refers to a subset of “social conservatives” that feel that their religion and morals should be forced onto the rest of the country via big government style legislation…they share a lot more in common with progressive ideology than conservative). This is the demographic you are likely to hear making claims like “This is a Christian nation”, because they think their religion somehow gets special privilege to control the nation due to the incorrect belief that some of the founding fathers believed in their version of God and/or went to a church similar to their own.

If you can’t tell, I don’t care for this type of person much.

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Employees Should Be Fired If They Won’t Do Their Job: Democrat Kim Davis Pisses Me Off

Imagine for a moment that you have a party coming up, let’s say it’s a Halloween party. You realize that you need snacks, food, and most importantly booze (clearly the most important part of any Halloween party) so you head for the local supermarket.

You get there and you fill your cart with mounds of food and cases of beer and you head for the only open cash register. You get there and the cashier starts to ring up your purchases, she gets past the hamburger meat, the potato chips, the bags of candy, and then reaches the booze. She stops, looks at it in horror and tells you that she can’t ring you up for the alcohol. You ask why, she says that she’s a mormon and that alcohol is against her religion. You explain that you don’t want her to drink it, you just want her to ring it up and let you purchase it. This goes back and forth for a bit, until the argument catches the managers eye and he comes over. He tells the cashier to ring up the purchase, she refuses, he asks why, she explains.

“Yes, but we sell alcohol here. This is your job!”

“But when I took the job we were a dry county, I didn’t have to sell alcohol.” (For those of you who don’t know, a dry county is an inexplicable patch of land that is surrounded by hundreds of liquor stores that spring up just over the county line, surrounding the county like buzzards).

“Well we aren’t a dry county now and your job is to ring up purchases, not approve them morally.”

“I’m sorry, I can’t do that.”

“Well then I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to fire you.”

This, to me, is reasonable. If you are hired to do a job and something changes and makes it impossible for you do that job, it’s hardly the employers job to keep you employed. You have the option to quite that job and find a new one, or be fired for not doing your job. The option you do not have is to sit back and get payed while someone else does part of your job for you.

This is the case with Kim Davis. She took a job that she wanted to do, but things changed and she couldn’t change with them and so just stopped doing it. The only difference being that she can’t just be fired because she is an elected official, so she has to be impeached. Which means that instead of this issue being handled quickly, as in the above story, it will drawn out through the media for months as a result.

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I Support Marco Rubio Because, Not in Spite, of His Immigration Stance

Great great post on the issues with Trump’s immigration plan and debunking the myth’s about Rubio’s supposed support for “amnesty”.

The Collision Blog

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So, I’ve been rough on Donald Trump lately, and while I don’t regret my views, it’s time for a positive post. However, it is on immigration, so in the process of explaining the issues or giving comparisons, there might be some negativity directed at Trump. Just know, that as of right now – three sentences in – my plan is to keep my dislike of Trump as in control as possible.

Mentioning immigration is a very quick way to spark a heated debate, as I have learned in recent days. If you speak poorly of Donald Trump AND his immigration plan, you might as well change your Twitter handle and get your blocking finger ready; hell prepareth to raineth down upon thee. Such is life. As the old saying goes, stand up for what is right, even if it means you stand alone. Thankfully I have found that I do not stand alone…

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Taylor Swift is No Longer My Bae, Here’s Why

I’ve written a lot about Taylor Swift on this blog (and on Elementary Politics) in the last couple of years. At first it was mostly complimentary as I defended her from angry feminists who despised her and rocked out to her music, but my thoughts of her of late have not been those of a worshipful fan.

I mean as a person in general she’s still very nice. She calls little girls with cancer and sends gifts to her fans with lovely personalized messages and gives to charity, but she’s made some especially stupid comments in the last few years and I have finally reached the point where I can’t ignore them anymore.

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Even If God Doesn’t Make Mistakes, Sometimes Our Genes Do

geneti3Every time a well known transgendered person comes out of the proverbial closet and publicly transitions from one gender to the other the “social conservatives”, or, as I call them, Progressives for Jesus start in with the phrase “god doesn’t make mistakes” to justify why they don’t believe that being transgendered is a real thing.

But here’s the thing, God may not make mistakes, but clearly somewhere along the line our DNA strands get a little tangled.

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Grow The F*ck Up: The Valdosta Flag Scuffle Shuffle

keep-calm-and-grow-the-fuck-up-35It’s been a really long time since I added to this particular series of articles. In case you have forgotten my previous articles, please check out Grow The F*ck Up, Grow The F*ck Up: The UCLA Remixand Grow The F*ck Up: The Professor Probation Alternative

Usually these articles take a swipe at childish liberals who need to learn to play nice with people they don’t agree with, but today, as the title says, we are shuffling things up a bit.

Michelle Manhart, an Air Force veteran, was handcuffed and led away from protesters at Valdosta State University in Georgia. 

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No One Has A Pizza Party Themed Wedding: Memories Pizza is the Ultimate Troll

Jonah Goldberg at National Review called the media/liberals/etc. “trawling trolls” over the outrage about Memories Pizza refusing to cater gay weddings and, while I generally have no compunctions against calling the media/liberals/etc. trolls, I have to say that Memories Pizza is the real troll in this situation.

For those that are unaware of the definition of “trolling”, it’s a term of the internet age that means “make a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.”

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