Daily Archives: June 5, 2013

Beware Yogi Bear…

Republican candidate for Virgina lieutenant governor E.W. Jackson, like most black men, has an issue with yoga (c’mon, just try to remember the last black guy you saw in a yoga class):

When one hears the word meditation, it conjures an image of Maharishi Yoga talking about finding a mantra and striving for nirvana… The purpose of such meditation is to empty oneself… [Satan] is happy to invade the empty vacuum of your soul and possess it. That is why people serve Satan without ever knowing it or deciding to, but no one can be a child of God without making a decision to surrender to him. Beware of systems of spirituality which tell you to empty yourself. You will end up filled with something you probably do not want.


Yogi wants to steal your pic-a-nic basket and claim your soul for Satan’s mantlepiece.

OK. So, apparently, the GOP is still using the same service to clear its candidates that produced Todd Akin.

(Jackson) has compared Planned Parenthood to the KKK, he’s said gays are “frankly very sick people,” and that homosexuality “poisons culture.”… The National Review ticks through a few issues that show Jackson’s surprising moderation: “he wouldn’t support any sort of ban on gay sex,” and “would oppose a constitutional amendment naming Christianity as America’s official religion.”

Oh, and he also thinks that God wants you to give him lots of money.

For example, as you read this book, you may feel a deep spiritual affinity for the things I am teaching and therefore a profound spiritual kinship with me. We may never meet in person, but you can draw on the anointing which God has placed on my life by sowing into my ministry. That opens a spiritual door for you to partake at a deeper level and for me to impart to you as one in Covenant with me. That is how I have come to support other ministries. Wherever you are moved to give, do it consistently and generously. This will start a flow of prosperity in your life which will enhance all the other principles you have learned.

Take it away, Rev.


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Crimes in America…

Crimes in America…

A 13-year-old girl is killed on her birthday, and it’s apparently not a crime.

A teenage girl was accidentally shot and killed Tuesday night in Johnson County while her teenage brother cleaned a gun.

Emilee Bates, who celebrated her 13th birthday Tuesday, was airlifted to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, where she died, authorities said.

Deputies responded at about 8 p.m. to the home off FM917 near Joshua. Emilee’s 19-year-old brother was cleaning his guns when one went off, striking her in the stomach, authorities said.

The incident is being treated as an accident, and no charges are expected to be filed, said Lt. Tim Jones, a spokesman for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.

But this I suppose is a crime.

A Florida state senator says he wants changes made to laws in the wake of the felony charges against Kaitlyn Hunt, an 18-year-old high school senior who was arrested for her relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

Under Florida’s consent laws, it is illegal for an 18-year-old to engage in sexual relations with anyone under the age of 16. According to TCPalm, other Indian River County lawmakers said that the laws protect children as they stand.

Hunt faces two felony charges and could serve 15 years in prison if convicted. She is scheduled to appear in court June 20 after refusing a plea deal last Friday. The deal offered by the state of Florida would have placed Hunt under house arrest and required her to register as a sex offender.

How things change, I guess, as I recall when such laws were used to selectively ensure your white daughter didn’t date a black classmate.

Take it away, Archie.

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Tool of the Day…

Peter Heck, a social studies teacher at Eastern High School in Indiana, said the following during the commencement speech he delivered:

I challenge you to devote yourself to your families and your children. If you choose to have a career, God’s blessings upon you. But I challenge you to recognize what the world scoffs at, that your greatest role in your life will be that of wife and mother. The greatest impact you could ever contribute to our world is a loving investment in the lives of your precious children. To solve the problems plaguing our society, we don’t need more women CEOs. We need more women as invested mothers.

He singles out female students, as male students can’t “choose to have a career,” unless they are independently wealthy. He also seems to imply — in the sense that he outright says as much — that a working mother cannot be an invested mother.

I think mothers are swell. I even had one for 34 years. However, young men are steered toward dreams that they can achieve through their own force of will. When young women are steered toward motherhood as their greatest achievement, they lose a degree of agency over their goals. There are obvious physical limitations (some women can’t bear children), but they also need a partner. This results in otherwise successful women in their mid-to-late 30s who feel as if they’ve failed because they haven’t met the father of their future children. That’s nonsense. And yes, I understand that women can have children without a significant other, but something tells me that Mr. Heck does not think much of such arrangements. He’s also the one who somehow linked the Aurora shooting to feminism:

In a blog post from July 2012 in the wake of the Aurora shooting, Heck described the present day as “an age where we too often yield to the idiotic sniveling of modern feminism that suggests there is no place in our enlightened society for men to act as ‘protectors’ of women — – indeed, they suggest that it is insulting and demeaning for [men] to do so.”

By the way, there are fewer than two dozen female CEOs running America’s largest companies (4% of the overall total), so Heck might want to relax and focus on a more looming issues, such as the recent explosion in the unicorn population. Maybe next year, Eastern High School should just hire a comedian to give its commencement address… well, at least someone who’s trying to be funny.

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