Roundup

Sex Trouble: #DearFeministMen Illustrates a Fundamental Problem – A great read about foundational problems of feminism and especially of how no one – including feminist women – should trust feminist men. 

France offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians while Obama Turns his Back on Them – The title says it all.  Obama is too busy telling us that we didn’t built the country but that Muslims did. 

Nice: Three of four “View” panelists speak up for women owning guns for protection

The statistics about women and gun ownership tell a different story than the Michael Bloomberg-affiliated Moms Demand Action or its often obliging press corps would have you hear. Women are the fastest growing group of gun owners, with about one in four U.S. women now packing heat. CNN Money recently reported on the trends:

Almost 80 percent of gun retailers reported a rise in female customers in 2012, according to industry figures. In Florida, 22 percent of the concealed carry permits are held by women. In Texas, women hold 28 percent of concealed carry permits, up sharply over the past decade.

The Caner Event at FBC Woodstock Points to a Deeper Ecclesiological Problem in SBC Churches —  Ergun Caner is an embarrassment to the faith and it is sad that so many pastors have turned a blind eye to misdeeds.

No Joke: California Parents and Religious Leaders Fight to Make Skin Color Criteria for Teaching – It’s not racist, though, because . . . I don’t know how to finish this sentence . . .

Who really wants to impeach Obama? — This guy is so terrible that the Left is praying that he’ll be impeached.  How else can they motivate their base?

Something very strange is happening on Capitol Hill. Democrats can’t talk enough about impeaching a president of their own party. And Republicans keep saying that there isn’t a chance they’ll give it a try…

FBI: Sexual Exploitation of Children is ‘Increasing Exponentially’ – Tragic.  They should expose more of the buyers and restrict porn access, requiring it to be an opt-in service on cable and such.  My youngest daughter’s church has a great ministry helping these victims.  They have helped many escape and just paid for the removal of a tattoo of a pimp’s name.

Homosexual Re-Education Camps Set to Begin – Ridiculous.  But just keep chanting that “same-sex marriage” will have no impact on anyone else . . .

In a stunning blow to religious freedom, Colorado baker Jack Phillips has been sentenced to be “reeducated” along with his staff by a pro-homosexual court.

Phillips’ crime: he refused to make a cake celebrating counterfeit marriage.

In a politically correct culture, government decides whose beliefs have preference. In a politically correct culture hostile to freedom, government decides who can force some people to do what other people tell them to do, regardless of whether those actions violate the conscience and religious freedom of the person being forced.

Man Takes Pregnant 12-Year-Old He Raped to Three Abortion Clinics, None Report the Abuse – Planned Parenthood was one of the three.  But you knew that, right?  The war on girls – and humans in general — continues.

14 things that people need to immediately stop saying to people who choose not to drink

Please stop helping us – Read it all. 

Demonstrative of similar dedication, one member of Congress told Vanderbilt University political scientist Carol Swain that “one of the advantages and disadvantages of representing blacks is their shameless loyalty. … You can almost get away with raping babies and be forgiven. You don’t have any vigilance about your performance.” In my opinion, there appear to be no standards of performance low enough for blacks to lose their loyalty to their black political representatives.

Riley says that between 1970 and 2001, the number of black elected officials skyrocketed from fewer than 1,500 to more than 9,000, but black poverty has remained roughly the same. Between 1940 and 1960, when black political power was virtually nonexistent, the black poverty rate fell from 87 percent to 47 percent. Riley points out that there has been significant achievement among the black middle class but that wide black-white gaps remain with respect to income, educational achievement, unemployment, labor force participation, incarceration rates and other measures. Despite political gains, there have been dramatic reversals in teen unemployment, crime, out-of-wedlock births and family stability. Political power is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for socio-economic progress.

Riley lays out the devastating deal black political leaders and civil rights leaders have made with labor unions, in his aptly named chapter “Mandating Unemployment.” Black leaders of the past recognized that labor unions were hostile to the interests of ordinary blacks. Frederick Douglass, in his 1874 essay “The Folly, Tyranny, and Wickedness of Labor Unions,” argued that unions were not friends of blacks. W.E.B. Du Bois called unions “the greatest enemy of the black working man.” Booker T. Washington also opposed unions because of their adverse impact on blacks.

Today’s black leaders have little reservation about giving their support to union policies that harm their constituents. They support minimum wage increases, which have had a devastating impact on black employment, particularly that of teenagers. Recently, black teen unemployment reached 44 percent, but few people realize that during the late 1940s, before rapid minimum wage escalation, it was less than 10 percent and lower than white teen unemployment. Black leaders also give their support to a super-minimum wage law known as the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931. The legislative history of Davis-Bacon makes clear that its union and congressional supporters sought to eliminate black employment in the construction trades.

“Opposite of America” is full of lies – Glad to see someone carefully destroying the bogus memes about how great Cuba and other countries are because they allegedly do the opposite of what America does. 

Muhammad and Nikah al-Mut’ah (Temporary Marriage as a Form of Prostitution)What a con
venient loophole, and how dramatically different than Christianity.  Just another thing the “most favored religion in the U.S.” has to offer that Leftists don’t tell you about. 

Does the free market work to reduce poverty? – Yes.  Yes, it does.  Thanks for asking. 

People who live in countries closer to the free market end of the economic spectrum have far greater income than people who live in countries toward the communist end — and enjoy far greater human rights protection.

According to the 2012 “Economic Freedom of the World” report by James Gwartney, Robert Lawson and Joshua Hall, nations ranking in the top quartile with regard to economic freedom had average per capita GDP of $37,691 in 2010 compared with $5,188 for those in the bottom quartile.

In the freest nations, the average income of the poorest 10% of their populations was $11,382. In the least free nations, it was $1,209.

Remarkably, the average income of the poorest 10% in the economically freer nations is more than twice the average of those in the least free nations.

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16 thoughts on “Roundup”

    1. Hi Glen I really have to disagree with you on this after reading the article it is clear to me as a non-liberal black person what they are saying…What they are saying is that a black teacher can give a better perspective on the issues that he or she will be teaching about, because they would have experience them as a black person but if you insist that they are racist consider this. In a recent study if your name sounded white it was worth eight years of work history versus having the name Tyrone or Shaniqua… tha’s real racism, not pointing out that a black teacher can better teach students the ins and out of a black identity.

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      1. How can skin color impact how someone teaches math, science, English, etc.? Would you favor predominately white schools only hiring white teachers because of their perspectives?

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      2. Neil beat me to the punch for the most part. But the point is that if the roles had been reversed, the word “racism” would have been screamed from the top of every skyscraper.

        The so-called recent study you cited probably has as much credence as most of those types of agenda-based research.

        And I didn’t know that schools were supposed to be teaching “the ins and out of a black identity.” I thought we were supposed to be skin-color neutral in our schools.

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      3. Neil honestly I know that you are smarter than that, anybody can teach math and english because that doesn’t relate to a cultural difference… And Glenn that is not the only study to show that look the study up it actually is in depth while you are at it, look up the research that shows blacks were given higher interest rates on their car loans and house loans for no other reason but because they are black. I love you guys as brothers in Christ but, just because you aren’t going to do that sort of thing doesn’t mean that there aren’t people out there that will, I know i have been on the recieving end of such things as a black woman…

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      4. I’m not denying that discrimination exists in places. My point is that perpetuating it because of cultural differences goes the wrong way, and would actually give our racist enemies justification for their discrimination.

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  1. Re feminist men: When I lived in Nashville there was a radio station that played “alternative” music… music I reckon you would not hear anywhere else. I’ll never forget this particular song because it did exactly what the McCain post talked about, which was to despise the very men that feminism had created.

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  2. Whatever Ergun Caner is he just lost his son, sometimes we need to get the beam in our own eye out if J.D had something to say to that family you don’t do that in the public square you speak to them personally….. Matthew 18:15;Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. Whatever differences they had you don’t air them out in the personal arena, and you most certainly don’t bring their children down in a public forum.

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    1. Hi Mrs. Mickle,

      Good to hear from you again. I drafted the Caner link before his son died but decided to leave it in. Just noticed that the link has been pulled, presumably because of his son. Either way, the issue stands. Caner brought the lawsuits, not the other people. And the judges mocked Caner for how flimsy they were. Caner has brought disgrace to Christianity and impacted our witness to Muslims, and I’ve been disappointed in how people like Norm Geisler, whom I otherwise admire, helped hide Caner’s issues.

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      1. I don’t disagree with you on that what I disagree with is the way it was all handled. I think that if after confronting him alone like the bible says that you bring witnesses, and if that doesnt work well the bible says that he shall be as a heathen. But I don’t think we should ever bring a child into it especially over twitter pictures again, if that is such an issue we take that up with the family privately. It is nice to post again I have been a fan of your site for years and love the things you post because I live my life with a Christian worldview, it effects what I buy ,how I vote and so and so forth. It is great to come on here and get a good source of information….

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  3. Man Takes Pregnant 12-Year-Old He Raped to Three Abortion Clinics, None Report the Abuse – Planned Parenthood was one of the three. But you knew that, right? The war on girls – and humans in general — continues.

    As you would say, Neil, people who crush and dismember innocent human beings for a living don’t have many other scruples.

    What turned me from “personally pro-life, politically pro-choice” was, in part, the way in which pervasive evil surrounds abortion. You don’t get that from things that are good, nor even morally neutral; that’s what happens with evil.

    If you ever want to be really heartbroken, read the comments thread on this: http://www.salon.com/2014/08/01/im_having_an_abortion_this_weekend/?utm_source=Mic+Check&utm_campaign=1f0c9ae05b-Mic_Report_8_4_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_51f2320b33-1f0c9ae05b-285312425

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  4. Years ago (many, many years ago), a friend’s mother bought a house as her first foray into real estate investing and foolishly rented it to him and his friends, which included me. Anyway, everyone drank like fish. It was the Big Beer Drinking Brotherhood and every day when I came home from work, he and his work buddies would congregate at the house. As we weren’t into throwing out the trash, we had a plastic garbage can in the kitchen and used lawn bags inside it. That meant fewer trips to throw out the trash. The thing is, rarely was it not filled to the top with empty beer cans. I couldn’t stand it. While I enjoyed my own youthful drinking, it was too much for me to see it on a daily basis (plus, as I was heavily into martial arts, I didn’t like the loss of body control) so I quit drinking alcohol altogether. I was even more turned off by the ease with which they would use being pasted as an excuse for bad behavior: “Well, you know, we had a few and you know how it goes..heh, heh, heh.” Yeah. It goes like this: you drink too much and your inner cretin comes to the fore. I didn’t get too many of those 14 things listed in the link, but what I did get was followed by the type of response that resulted in them never bothering me about not drinking. I do enjoy wine these days, will have beer now and then, and will even throw down a few shots for certain occasions, but randomly, I will still go long periods without drinking, months sometimes simply because it was never that big a deal and still isn’t.

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    1. God gave me the gift of getting bad hangovers, so I largely quit drinking back in college. I mainly did it in high school for the rebellion aspect. I never have more than one, and I probably average 6 drinks per year.

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