Apr 242012
 
This entry is part 7 of 35 in the series Gay Marriage

Well, of course the war over writing bigotry and discrimination into the North Carolina Constitution is in full swing. I am sadly disappointed that this is what my home state has come to, but I’m not surprised. I’ve talked to several of the legislators who voted to put this on the ballot, and they absolve themselves by saying, “Well, I just think the people should vote.” But when I ask them why they don’t put every civil right on the ballot, I was called, “absurd.” So according to one House member from Kings Mountain, and on Senator from Shelby, it’s absurd to put civil rights to a vote, unless of course, it’s the civil rights of gay people.

Sadly, I think both of the people I spoke with, truth be known, are inclined towards the homosexual side of the scale, but that’s for another time.

Here’s a video which says pretty much all that needs to be said…

Need An Insane Congress Person – There’s a Rep For That

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Oct 192009
 

A great video from the Waking Up Now blog.  As the author says:

I’m sure all politicians careen between saying what they believe and spouting whatever crap will get them elected. But it seems like Republicans have adopted a universal strategy of popular deceit, and if they speak truth it’s only by coincidence. Here’s the pattern I’ve seen:

  • Toss out a slew of outrageous lies.
  • Watch for one to capture the public’s imagination.
  • Turn it into jargon (”death panel”) that sticks in voters’ heads.
  • Step back from the lie when it’s debunked, and craft a milder (still dishonest) version. But keep the original jargon.
  • Repeat as necessary. Debunkers eventually move on to tackle some new lie, leaving the last version in place and the jargon established.

Robtish hits the nail on the head with his observations, and this little gem is priceless.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_IAN081P8I]

Need An Insane Congress Person – There's a Rep For That

 Congress, Featured, Politics  Comments Off on Need An Insane Congress Person – There's a Rep For That
Oct 192009
 

A great video from the Waking Up Now blog.  As the author says:

I’m sure all politicians careen between saying what they believe and spouting whatever crap will get them elected. But it seems like Republicans have adopted a universal strategy of popular deceit, and if they speak truth it’s only by coincidence. Here’s the pattern I’ve seen:

  • Toss out a slew of outrageous lies.
  • Watch for one to capture the public’s imagination.
  • Turn it into jargon (”death panel”) that sticks in voters’ heads.
  • Step back from the lie when it’s debunked, and craft a milder (still dishonest) version. But keep the original jargon.
  • Repeat as necessary. Debunkers eventually move on to tackle some new lie, leaving the last version in place and the jargon established.

Robtish hits the nail on the head with his observations, and this little gem is priceless.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_IAN081P8I]

Honesty Pushes You Forward

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Apr 192006
 

Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure. –Joseph Sugarman

Joseph Sugarman attended the electrical engineering college of the University of Miami for three-and-a-half years before being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1962. He then lived in Germany where he served with Army Intelligence and later with the CIA. In 1973, Sugarman’s company was the first in the United States to use the 800 toll-free service to take credit card orders over the telephone. This service was brand new at the time and had never been used for order taking purposes. His company, among other items, developed and sold Blu-blocker sunglasses.

I guess here Sugarman is basically saying that honesty is the best policy. He’s stating his belief that if you are truthful in your dealings with others, you will improve your chances of success.