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While listening to the radio the other day, this Phil from Duck Dynasty seemed to be the news buzz. Some Brian and Larry program was talking to callers and one caller said if the tables were turned, no commotion would be made. At this point, Larry the bozo says: “gays are normal people; just different”. I was infuriated over such a stupid statement but it did give me pause. Just what is normal and who determines it?

I thought about how I grew up and what was normal in my sphere, as well the rest of society. Normal was giving respect to elders with ma’am and sir and calling elders by their last name–not their first. Normal was opening doors for others or thanking those that did it for you. Normal was helping a neighbor or stranger whenever asked or you saw assistance was needed. Normal was trusting the cop on the beat or wanting to be one when you grew up. Same with the fireman. Normal was having a job and being responsible, where it wasn’t beneath you to be a milkman or work in a factory. Normal was going hunting after school or fishing to help put supper on the table, even if you had to take your gun to school. Normal was Christmas with all it’s splendor and all buildings had displays, including local government buildings. Many of you will say racial discrimination was also normal. In some areas of the country it was and that normal exists to before we became a country. There are many more normals of my time but it has changed over the years.

I remember when movies were 15 cents and you could buy most candy for a penny. That is what I grew up in. So I thought about where I am today. Normal seems to be about self now instead of others…..except where the government is concerned. They think about what they can do for others with an unlimited supply of money from everyone else. The new normal is lack of responsibility for one’s self. The new normal is being loud, unruly and disrespectful. The new normal cuts people off–anywhere, doing anything because self is number one. New normal is talking on the phone ANYWHERE, while disturbing the people around you. New normal are children calling elders by their first name, with possible trailing names added on. New normal is trespass and destruction of property not your own. New normal is blocking aisle ways, walkways and entrances with total disregard to others. New normal is being your brothers’ keeper, with a billion brothers and more. New normal is scams, lies and mistrust.

So when I hear that homosexuals are “normal people, just different”, I have to understand things differently now. Child molesters are normal, just different. Abortionists are normal, just different. Kidnappers are normal, just different. Kids that play the Knock-out game are normal, just different. Catching on yet? Basically ALL people are normal, just different. Except for Christians. They aren’t normal at all–just different. We’ve come a long way. Unfortunately, when you are sliding down a steep slope, it doesn’t take much to slip to the bottom. Normal, just different, indeed!

I would say only in California but their are always a handful of lunatic states that seem to stay in cahoots with one another. Well it appears that parents are now looking for any signs, from babies on up, that may give indication their children are “special”–what use to be known as abnormal. Instead of trying to find the fault and fix the problem, we are told that it should be promoted as “normalcy”. Now we can fight till doomsday about a person being born homosexual but now we have to take a personal privacy (except in the military) like a bathroom break and open it up to an individuals “belief” of what sex they are that particular day. They want to pass a bill that allows the opposite sex (anatomy) into the same bathroom. And they want to start this in grammar school, where a child grows up thinking this is okay. Think about it.

I remember when they had boys schools only and girls schools only. Now this is seen as discrimination. They use to have separate dorms for boys and girls in colleges, but we can’t have that. It seems the more levels of taboo we have, that can be broken down, the more ROUNDED we become as a society. Or so the progressive minded think. With what has happened in the last 50 years or so, along with instant communications media, digital media, audio and video enhancements; is it any wonder that most things concerning sex are being exploited as well being thrown in our faces most everyday. With this constant frontal assault, is it any wonder why there is so much perversion and deviancy? Better yet, since things are becoming normal through tolerance, can we even see the deviancy and perversion anymore? The tolerance needs to stop and the lines need to be re-drawn and re-affirmed.

He must be tripping If he thinks we need to spend more money. First he talks about “phony scandals” and the distractions that they cause. Then he thinks we need to keep spending more money while talking about jobs and the economy. I’m hearing about 4 out of 5 Americans living in poverty (that includes the government social handouts) yet he still wants to spend more. His flunky Lew goes on the Sunday show to promote exactly that while saying Obama will veto any more spending cuts. Then we find out who the real culprits are in this whole issue–the Republicans in Congress. Scandals are distractions, spending cuts are bad, most people in poverty and it is the Republicans fault. This is why drugs should remain illegal.

E-gads! Say it isn’t so! This is not one of the terms I would use on York. I was a Stockman guy. It appears our very own Loudoun bully (if this was public school, he would have been expelled–zero tolerance for bullies you know) is yet again throwing his weight around to intimidate others. Not because he HAS to but because he WANTS to. Here is the story about this PW/Loudoun connector road. I find it unnecessary and we have enough roads to handle the traffic between connecting counties. Another boondoggle at best.

But let’s not stop there. How about a park-n-ride that is being stalled going forward. Sterling Supervisor Delgaudio brings to our attention that the bullying of the BOS continues and Sterling residents suffer yet again because of it. But what would you expect from someone who feels that the Park should be bulldozed and raised from the ash in his own image–density packed housing to save the West. After all, it could only help out his primary money making business.

Getting York back in the GOP was a strategy I never understood, just because the guy is useless. Now the self-serving liberal only degrades the Republican brand. What Tullouch and the board did before with taking his powers away was wrong unto itself, but I can certainly understand WHY they did it.

A lot of stir has been created ever since Mr. Jackson hit the campaign trail. The GOP is worried about the ticket and the lefties are doing what they can to discredit him. Why is everyone so afraid of EW? The GOP thinks he might be getting “off message”. I’m not sure what message that would be since each candidate has a message that they are pursuing for their individual position. EW is sending a message not unlike that done by the left. He tells it like it is and is trying to reach minorities by giving the understanding that Dems are not their friends and are the cause of major issues. Seems logical to me. Build the party by enlightening those on the other side and cause defections. Is it that he doesn’t believe in the hyphenated-American scenario, just like I don’t? His view on the sanctity of life? So far, so good. How about his beliefs of self responsibility and moral values? No complaints there. Maybe it is the GOP looking to the “ticket” instead of the individual. I’m not into party tickets. I vote the individual and this man stands for what I believe. He doesn’t back off his message and beliefs (as of yet) and realizes that “PC” needs to reside with computer terminology alone. Bringing values and morals back into politics is a good thing in my eyes and is past due. The man is for the Constitution (he was a practicing Harvard grad–not a community organizer) and for freedom. He will (should) make or lose his candidacy on this position alone. For the GOP to have qualms about his message or position just tells me that it is about the organization and not the people. Maybe a new party is ready on the horizon. Good or bad, I’m ready for the fight and I know EW is up to the task. Let’s just see what happens to that old apple cart.

Answer to your first stupid question–it doesn’t say the methods used nor does it matter. What matters is since 2006 (when the Dems had all of Congress) where the economy started its new life–spiraling downward–suicides have been up. Remember when I have mentioned on numerous occasions that “white collar crime” can cause fatalities? When you have crooks managing or stealing your wealth, it impacts people differently. When you lose what you have worked your whole life for and you have no time left to start over, stress and depression make bad bedfellows. Many people just can’t handle it. This is not a joke and those that perpetrate these type crimes (inclusive of cyber attacks) should have severe penalties that match life in prison or even death penalties. Putting yourself in harm’s way is one thing, someone else putting you there is a different story. Sure glad I have that big old government safety net to cover my ass.

Glad to see the 1st Amendment still works in this country for all people and groups. I ran across this article and found it interesting but for different reasons then you would suspect. It appears that Memphis wants to change the name of three public parks in a show of “moving forward”. Unfortunately it is trying to do so while a bill runs through the Tennessee legislature STOPPING this type of political correctness knee-jerk action of others. Me, personally; I get very tired of trying to erase history because of what some people feel is offensive. History teaches us mind-sets and lessons and to erase it is to wipe it from our knowledge so that we have the opportunity to live it again at a later date. I would no more allow the changing of a Confederate park name then I would Kennedy airport or any Vietnam era named place. We all have things that go against our grains and beliefs but, by the same token, we believe strongly in some things that others have no regard for. I’m sure the doves and hippies would love to eliminate anything smacking of “war”. Probably why there is a Dept. of Peace in our fed government but I digress.

I guess the Klan got involved on this one because of Nathan Bedford Forrest park, being the name of one of the original formers of the Klan. Now I won’t tell you the Klan’s original intent of terrorizing and intimidating the godless Republicans. Or that he quit (divested himself) when the thug element took over for their on conceived purposes. That would be trying to change your vague knowledge of history, which would be an impossible task for me. No, the Klan quickly morphed into a hate Negroes, hate Jews group, bent on destruction and murder for hates’ sake. White supremists, whatever that means. Anyway, the Klan will rally in protest, not knowing what numbers will be on hand until the rally occurs (brings to mind the statement “we won’t know what’s in it till we pass it”) and it is MANDATORY for members to attend (sounds like the Klan went Union. Hmmmm. Did I just hit on something?) The imperial wizard (not to be confused with Dumbledore) makes this statement for his call to action: “Every time we turn around, they are trying to take the white people out of the history books”. I never knew that, did you? I can just see some of these guys’ job application resumes: Organizations: Rotary Club and the KuKluxKlan. Highest level of education: IQ= 47 eleventy. Matter of fact, to sum up this bigoted, neanderthal hate group, I would refer you to a comedic skit done by Dave Chappell, which is the funniest skits I have ever heard. Although the language is VERY controversial, its intent and comedic aspect gives it the “flavor” for Klan and racism. You can watch it here.

The only thing left now is the rally itself, the brawl that will ensue, and how many bloody sheets will be laying in the streets of Memphis. My popcorn is ready.