Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Why Not Polygamy?

Recently I was having, for the umpteenth time, a conversation about gay marriage. Every aspect of my position was scrutinized and I of course returned the favor. And then a question occurred to me. Why are we having this discussion about gay marriage and not polygamy? Why is there legislation and litigation on gay marriage but not polygamy? Why has one become a national issue but the other seldom if ever discussed? Why?

It is a simple question but the answer I suspect is not so simple. I especially would like an answer from a left leaning individual. That said, I do not discriminate on the basis of political ideology and I appreciate diversity.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Driven By Hatred

I have a confession to make. Yesterday I had a Chick-fil-A sandwich for the first time in my life. And perhaps it is unsafe to admit, but I was motivated by pure hatred.

Try a thought experiment please. Imagine if it was announced that Chick-fil-A was filing for bankruptcy because of successful boycotting campaign. Investors lose millions, thousands lose their jobs, hardships ensue etc....  Do you think that just maybe some segment of our population would rejoice with this news? Only hatred can explain rejoicing for the suffering of others.

It was that hatred which motivated me to join the opposition, to take a (until now) silent stand against the bullying and the intolerance of the leftist extremists.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Goodbye Buddy

Yesterday we said goodbye to Buddy, our yellow lab. Buddy wasn't much for politics. So long as you were willing to give him attention, a treat, or a butt scratch, you had a friend. Despite his transparently selfish agenda, he managed to give far more than he took. May Buddy's daily lessons in patience, love, loyalty and forgiveness live on. Thank you Bud. Rest in peace.