Friday, December 19, 2014

Imagine


There'd be a rational reason to treat male-female couple better than same sex couples if only opposite sex couples could procreate our species...

If men had no responsibility for children unless they're married to the mom.

It's unconstitutional to give death penalty for a regular murder.

Progressives fight against the poor having a school choice

Conservatives fight against sex ed that leads to reduced abortions

Women who believed in equality stopped saying there's never a reason for a man to hit a woman

African Americans protested the violent criminals in their community more vigorous than the police

Gay rights groups weren't afraid of honest debate

Pro life Americans were really against abortion

People didn't need to join political groupthink

Music, movies, and TV supported traditional values

Sports teams hired Asians, women, Latinos  like rest of country

Tim Tebow was black

Tim Tebow wasn't a devout proselytizing Christian

Women didn't prefer men who were bigger and earn more money than them

Men and women didn't think control over a woman's  body is debatable

History could be written without bias

Facts and statistics could only be used properly

Getting a gun for protection.is more dangerous for you

Conservatives thinks the government that gets so much wrong can get death penalty right

No matter what factors are controlled  on IQ tests, as a group whites are way smarter than blacks, and Asians are a little smarter than whites

There are people  who want to give animals human rights and a human fetus no rights

Medical error is a leading cause of death

Everyone and everything has flaws

In life you have to pick a side












Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NFL lock of the week!

NFL lock of the week:

San Francisco 49'ers +10 over Seattle

Wouldn't be surprised by an  upset, but the points will get the money!



Bonus quote:  There are 3 types of relationships: male/male, female/femsle, and male/female.  Science teaches us to prefer male/female over the other two because only that one produces the human race.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"I can't breathe" t shirt not a bold statement

I claim a new kind of politics that is much more honest both intellectually and in fact more than the traditional approaches.  There's limits to how "new" any relevant politics can be, but certainly more than is current.  Take the nationwide "I can't breathe" meme that repeats the last words of Eric Garner as a police officer chokes him during an arrest (assisted by numerous other officers) for selling illegal (because they're untaxed) cigarettes. I agree with the protests against the police and criminal justice system that failed to indict the officers in this and other cases nationwide.  I share the concern about racism in America generally, and in the criminal justice system in particular.  So personally when I see Lebron James and other atheles wearing the T-shirts I basically supprt them.

But...

What about the valid issues on the other side or that stand in contrast to the liberal media or the activists? Those would be bold statements to support the police or standing up to the protestors.  And by that I'm not just talking about criticizing the looters and rioters, but the peaceful protestors.  If you watch the sports media or most of the mainstream media, the issues are very narrow and proscribed.

What if Kevin Love wore "police keep us safe" or Lebron wore the number of black people murdered since the protests began?

It bothers me to hear people getting credit for making a politically correct political statement.
Reminds me of Michael Sam or Jason Collins.  Two "heroes" who havent been criticized by even one notable person.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Why College football 8 team playoff is bad idea

I was never one of the people who were bothered by the BCS.  Yes, I like college football. I actually love big-time college football games.  And the computer system with input from the polls always interested me.  In fact I loved the various complaint articles and tv segments.

When college football went to a playoff system, I wasn't wary that things would make a turn for the worse because it was only 4 teams.  But now there's pressure for an 8 team playoff, and for the worst reason; "It's not fair"!  Right now there are 5 major conferences, with only four slots.  So at least one champ is going to be left out.  This particular year it could be technically 2 because the Big 12 has co-champions.  The committee is supposed to pick the 4 best teams so really if
There were upsets, all the conference champions could be left out.  But 2014 had seen the chalk hold, and Florida State won the ACC, Alabama the SEC, Ohio State the Big Ten, Oregon. The Pac 10.  TCU and Baylor tied for the Big Twelve with no championship game.

Put it bluntly.  I love the idea that somebody deserving will be left out.  This year and every year.  It forces every team to play every game hard.  That maintains college football sports title of having the best regular season of the major sports.  If there was an 8 team playoff.  Certainly the first and probably the second, and maybe the third ranked teams could be so far ahead of others that they could rest players in certain games or just have bad outings and still be in the hunt for the title.  That's wrong.  In this year, Alabama was probably the only team that might could have afforded a loss at the end and made the playoffs  but as it turned out with every top team winning, they'd be out too.

Life is unfair. So should be college football.  A sport is better with too few having a chance than too many.  College basketball has too many.  Way too many.  So does every other sport.

Sports is ultimately about debate.  People will argue whether it's 2, 4, or 8 teams about the team that got left out.  It is preferable to be talking about a deserving conference champion rather than the 9th or 10th best team that has 2 or more losses.

America is the best nation, college football is apart of that.  The idea of excellence is America. It is college football.  Every game matters.  You have to be your best.  It works. Don't change it.

My CFP:

1. Florida State
2. Alabama
3. Oregon
4.  Ohio State


Thursday, November 27, 2014

How talking about killing people is worse than expressing anti-gay views: Hip hop version

we need more Democrats against gay marriage


Hip Hop music has always been against the mainstream, and demanding respect for its' own values.  Whether it was through the language used, the dress code,  the "values" of the street, the "conscious" rappers, sampling other music without attribution, or whatever was "real" to the artist.  The idea that you couldn't say THAT, whatever THAT was, was anachronistic.  Sure, no one ever supported Clarence Thomas or no one dissed Malcolm X but not much else was sacred.


Some of the rules such as "no snitching", which have clearly been taken to a dangerous level, have become so accepted that authorities seek to accommodate it rather than eradicate it.   Rappers today both in song and real life would rather do prison sentences than help police solve crimes.  They would rather let their own attacker go free than cooperate to apprehend them.  Given that, it's hard to believe what I noticed;




While murder, assault, selling illegal drugs, and a general lack of values has persisted as a strain in hip hop, and in fact become the dominant theme (over party music, social messages, political messages, positive nostalgic, love songs, etc), as hip hop has become the number 1 music genre:




 there's no gay bashing!
none.
zero.
can't find a hit record right now, where traditional values are spoken of.  Or even just, traditional street values that don't approve of the gay lifestyle.




So it's ok to rap about killing people, but you can't express ANY disapproval of gay people,
So much for keeping it real, huh?




And before I continue, remember this is a real life problem.  Black people killing other blacks, and committing violent crimes against other blacks is the biggest problem in the black community.  And the glorification of uneducated black people in rap music is an incredible problem as it is more cool to be ignorant and a thug than it is to be educated and aspirational.  Every day we see blacks killing blacks, but we don't see gays being attacked.  HMMM.  So if music is so powerful that we shouldn't allow any so-called homophobic references, well what about the violence?  selling drugs?




Take the number one rap song out, which made it to number 6 on the pop charts:
















He celebrates that he's been selling crack since the 5th grade.
The song is about killing people, shooting people, robbing people, and living the "trap' life of selling drugs.


I assume all the radio stations, dj's, promoters, etc disagree with all of the above right?
Well then why let him promote all of this?  Even the edited versions allow anyone who wants to, to know what he's talking about.


What if  Hot Nigga was about killing gay people?


OR


What if  it was just about promoting traditional values of marriage between one man and one woman?




There are positive rappers out, with hot beats.
There are homophobic rappers with hot beats.






I'm in the music is art category, and agree we should not censor artists. 


Their  work can have value in numerous ways including as a cautionary tale of what not to do.  In addition, we can all choose to turn off or ignore anyone we deem offensive.




I'm attacking the rap community for allowing itself to be censored by the music industry.  This mainstream media that is controlled by left wingers who promote a gay rights agenda above all.




If I can hear, 'Mitch caught a body about a week ago', or 'I'm going run up on you and put that gun on you" or "if you aint a hoe get up out of my trap house',  then I certainly can hear a song like


2002 ether which has like 7 anti-gay references in it;










People can walk away from a song like Ether thinking it's not cool to be gay or associated with that.
That was something good about hip hop, and they've sold out. 
That needs to change back.


I don't think the rappers have changed, but they're desire to get mainstream money has changed them.


Don't get me wrong, I'd love there to be a more positive hip hop movement that was much more broad in the messages they promoted.  I remember songs like;


My philosophy - Krs one
You must Learn -Krs one
Proud to be black - Run DMc
Aint no stopping us - Big Daddy Kane
Brendas got a baby - 2 pac
Dear Mama - 2 pac
Can I Live -Nick Cannon
All Falls Down Kayne West
Crooked Smile J Cole
etc.


groups like:
Public Emeny
Brand Nubian
etc.


But if we are going to let people create whatever they think is good music, and we should, we should stop censoring them from certain "bad' words like "fag" and anti-gay messages.
And we should support them when they have a positive message about normal families that might offend some left wing liberals. 


Before I finish, I also note the idea of black men taking care of their children from their various baby mamas is becoming a thing too.  While that is probably a positive step, I also wonder about promoting the right thing which is to get married, then have children, and then stay together.