Mark Sanford, unbelievable that the Republicans in Charleston could not come up with anyone better than a known liar, a proven thief and a massive hypocrite. At least we will not have to hear the words "Family Values" out of him this time around. Hey - maybe that asshat from NC, John Edwards, should move down here, we love cheaters and liars and he would fit right in with the local political scene.
So the article offers a 3 year old song from an earlier release? Anyway, the new CD is AWESOME. Read the Amazon reviews!
The leadership of the Boy Scouts of America believes this proposed change is the right thing to do for God, for the boys, and for America.
They point out that no one gets kicked out of any of the participating churches just because someone says they are attracted to someone of the same sex.
They also strongly object to the idea that this proposal will mean an increase in sexual abuse.
This proposal if adopted will help boys grow with the Lord's help to become more loving and helpful men.
"Video is Private" :(
Gay does not mean pedophile. What is everyone so upset about?
Tried to bring my dog to Poe's a while back and was told they don't allow dog's on the patio anymore. This was a summer or two back though. Has this changed?
Not really off-topic, no.
Regulation of content is certainly an aspect of censorship - but it isn't quite worthy of the sort of heavy connotation that censorship demands. Actual suppression of ideas is a far worse notion than the suppression of the word "fuck" or a bare female chest.
Now, sure, there are lots of arguments both ways about why these things are not allowed on television, and if it even matters anymore in an age where at least 90 percent of American households are not watching over-the-air broadcasts anymore (which is how the vast majority of content regulation even got started).
Still, what no one seems to notice here is that those who want to see T'n'A on network TV at 9PM already have lots of other options to experience that, and are probably already watching them. On the other hand, there is still a segment of the population that wants "wholesome, family viewing" or whatever - and if you remove the remainder of the boundaries currently in place you are essentially marginalizing those people into smaller and smaller pockets of society. And they already feel pretty marginalized.
And the problem with marginalizing some segments of society is that it does not actually get them to come out of their shells, it can insulate them and validate them. That's why there are still virulent racists out there, and anti-government survivalists, and whatever else.
Or maybe it isn't. It could just be that I am overthinking this entire concept (which is, amazingly, not hard to believe at all).
So, yea, I think part of this is that I just have a hard time agreeing with people who say, "The Man is censoring and not letting us see boobs and hear 'fuck' and Free Speech and yada yada yada," when the concept of Free Speech doesn't have the first thing to do with any of that. It has merely been co-opted so that the concept of free speech and free expression actually gets watered down a good bit and we wind up a little more accepting of instances when speech and expression actually are threatened.
Holy crap, I've gone off an confused myself here - it made sense a minute ago. Maybe I'll eat some more tuna fish and it will come back to me. Or, maybe I'll just go finish next week's piece. I don't know.
I think an analogy is the best way to describe how flawed the current electronic system is.
Let's say that Microsoft Word is the Electronic Voting Machine.
And a hand written paper letter is the paper ballot method.
Suppose there is a small election of 200 votes and a hacker/theif manages to steal the copies of the votes. If he stole them electronically (Microsoft Word) by hacking it would be enticingly easy to be able to change, delete, or copy the information because locating where it is via computer is a simple as just typing the word and hitting the search button.
Now suppose the paper letters/votes are stolen by physical theft and now the theif has to read through each individual paper and look manually for the information he wants to change and somehow match each unique handwriting style from his own and making each piece of paper look as it hadn't been tampered with. This is a long, harsh, and tedious process that hardly can be done.
The average person and by average I mean most people aren't interested or educated into technology and software to a professional degree. Speaking as a person who has come to familiar terms with hacking and software, any type of electronically configured device can be tampered into much more conveintly with less of a trace compared to paper.
The "just fix them and change them so it's easier" idea comes from the same people who hit "I accept" instantly to an apps terms when installing it, rather than reading that they just accepted a flashlight app has permission to monitor your network history.
Sarcasm, Paulius. You can read between the lines on it. If I get around to it, I might publish some more stuff related to the film incentives piece on my tumblr - and it touches on the bizarre disconnect between what "Libertarians" say they believe and what they actually do.
But, for the most part, the whole concept of Libertarian ideology is sort of "every person for themselves", which runs completely counter to almost every tactic they use to achieve that goal. It's almost as if they understand that the entire notion is completely unworkable.
I guess gay youths will continue to get all of their irrational attitudes of submission to authority from schools and sports.
How so, mat?
Brewengineer, though the other commenter certainly showed his ass, your review really could use work. I say that because you're bashing them about things you don't even understand. I frequent that establishment since opening. Firstly, their beer menu is not at all broken into flavor profiles. They're categorized in 4, not 5 sections; ipa, locals, sessionables, and "mash". The mash is just one offs and specialties that didn't fit into the other 3. There is no "malt forward" section that you described so there goes all that griping you had about them not fitting out the window.
Secondly, that sandwich you had is called a croque-madame. It's an old French dish and meant to be eaten with fork and knife.
Basically, your negativity in the review stems from your own misunderstandings and lack of knowledge.
If BSA National signs off on this gay is ok until adulthood it will be progress. But will fall short of the need for a complete ban on discrimination for gay scout masters as well as scouts.
How not shocking that local Scout troops think we pose a demonic threat to children.
It's 2013 local Scoutmasters,, even in SC. Some of these kids are gay or will have gay friends,neighbors,teachers, co-workers or bosses etc etc. Can't lock them in the basement the rest of their lives.
Funny, The Girl Scouts have never banned anyone,so that org is immoral and depraved too?
Wow, this is a totally shocking result. Wait, I mean "predictable," not "shocking." If BSA wants to stick to their guns on this issue, more power to them; they're a private organization and they need to do right by the actual members.
I was a scout for 10 years and worked at scout camp for three, and I'm troubled by this new holy-roller version of the BSA. It pains me to think that I can't send my son to learn about knot-tying, camping, hiking, first aid, and all the other self-reliance skills that BSA is built on without subjecting him to a bunch of gay-bashing and bible-thumping. But if that's what BSA is all about now, then that's what they're about. They've made their lean-to and will have to lie under it.
"We had this image of a tandem bike, with a man and woman riding this old school tandem bike with early 1900s clothing on this highwire, and it just sort of hit,"
These youth organizations are already splintering into different groups. There is a religious based scout like organization which is rapidly growing, a conservative scouting movement and, I would guess somewhere, a liberal program of some sort. The contest which matters will end up between the traditional scouting movement and the religious youth programs. The big mega churches prefer to do everything in house and on their own budgets.
Oh, Sark, you should know by now that the everything after the first five graphs was nothing more than a reason to write the first five.
Well if anyone should appreciate second chances it would be you...Tara.
You got hired down here after that hideously racist and homophobic cartoon you released back in NC.
But no,it's everyone against you based on your " reverse racism conservative persecution complex".
Poor Tara. You simply radiate oppression, how do you survive the day?
It started in Italy. Thus the name. http://www.festivaldispoleto.com/
What would we have lost if Chris has cut out the first five paragraphs of this column?
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