SPECTRE: The Least Misogynistic Bond of Craig’s Run

James-BondsDaniel Craig made huge and outraged headlines when he stated that James Bond was a misogynist in a recent interview. Now I could go on and on about how his statement proves that an actor clearly doesn’t need to understand the character they are playing as long as the script and director are good, because he clearly does not understand his own character’s psychology and motiviations, but I won’t.

Instead let’s talk about SPECTRE, the latest in Craig’s Bond oeuvre, and why it is a film that makes Craig’s statements (especially while doing interviews for this film) completely ridiculous.

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Is Marco Rubio Pulling a Peter Gibbons?

If I had a few days I’d love to drag out the productivity numbers for members of the Freedom Caucus, but since I’m not going to waste that much time, let’s just say they’re less than stellar. Like my Mother’s Morkie who barks a lot but hasn’t done a darn thing to actually heighten her level of protection; additionally, their constant yipping has also become as annoying as her dog. Maybe more. Back to the point, the conservative PACs who function in the wake of their rebel cause have added padding to the wallets of a lot of “grassroots” consulting firms.

So I guess that’s a feather they can shove in their cap.

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Conservatives – Almost as many flavors as Baskin Robbins

But this doesn’t actually solve the inherent question of what is a conservative? There might have been a day we listed off a devotion to certain cardinal virtues, or perhaps listed off things such as a dedication to capitalism, natural rights, limited government, federalism, and deliberate reasoned and careful change…but nowadays there are people who oppose all those things calling themselves REAL conservatives…and they’re not getting laughed out of every building they walk into.

So rather than fight an uphill battle that our brand of “conservative” is the only true conservatism, we’ll deal in reality (a distinctly conservative trait, or at least it used to be) and admit that the word “conservative” no longer has anything resembling one single meaning. And with that comes the need to define all the flavors of “conservative” out there.

Now for this we decided to group conservatives by three main categories, Economic Issues, Foreign Policy and Social Issues (and admit there is another category needed because some of these “conservatives” don’t really care that much about policy).

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The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Single, Gay Conservative

So I wrote this a while back for another blog series on conservative dating, but I recently found out the website where it was hosted is no longer active…it took me a while to find my rough draft to repost it.

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I have been single for that last three years. Before that I was single for nearly a year. Before that…well let’s just say there is a pattern.

Make no mistake, I’m not defined by who I date and I don’t need a relationship to complete my life. I have plenty of great friends that I would not trade for the world, but friends can’t fill in every gap left by being single.

I’m not talking about sex, get your mind out of the gutter. Y’all need Jesus.

There are so many ways that a romantic relationship is beneficial to a person, but for some people it’s really hard to find “the one” that we were promised by every Disney movie we grew up with.

I’m not single by choice, I would certainly like to have a long term relationship, but being a conservative has really killed my love life.

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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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