Sep
04
2015
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#FridayFiction: #100WordChallenge | “Hydration Backpack”

I drop the hydration backpack’s tub from my mouth. My sole concern is not water, but to run!

Pushing myself beyond the wall and sweat pouring down my body, I know he is still behind me and closing. Turning a couple of times to make sure, I know this is the jogger rapist that has stuck three times already.

Just as he was upon me, I reached under the backpack and pulled out the holstered Kahr MK9. Turning around, I shoot three times center mass. He falls dead. I slowly sit down breathless, but unharmed.

I will not be another victim.

This one was a little bit tricky, but I hope I pulled it off. I wanted to write so much more, you would not believe. Enjoy this tale of someone who is not a victim.
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Written by BigGator5 in: Fiction | Tags: , ,
Sep
04
2015
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#KimDavis: Putting An Anti-#RuleOfLaw Democrat In Jail Is Always A Good Idea

I have been sitting on the sidelines on this subject, mainly because I didn’t have all the facts.

So a Republican appointed judge throws a self-serving elected Democrat official, who is taking the law into their own hands, into jail. Seems fair enough. Oh, I am not talking about President Obama. I am, of course, talking about Kentucky’s own Kim Davis:

But Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, whom U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning found in contempt of court, said through her lawyers that she will not authorize any of her employees to issue (SSM) licenses in her absence. The judge placed her in the custody of U.S. marshals and had her taken to Carter County jail…

She should be taken to Rowan County jail, but I digress.

This is not a case of Religious Freedom or Religious Liberty. No one is telling her give up her beliefs or endorsing SSM, all she has to do is witness. Matthew Arildsen at The Federalist breaks it down:

Thankfully, an evil empire and moral purity were precisely the concerns of first-century Christians as they wrestled with living in extensively pagan societies with tyrannical militaries. One ethical conundrum of the day was: is it permissible to eat food sacrificed to idols? In 1 Corinthians 10:25-[28], Paul lays out the righteous path: “Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without asking questions for conscience’ sake; for the earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains. If one of the unbelievers invites you and you want to go, eat anything that is set before you without asking questions for conscience’ sake.”

Money spent on food sacrificed to idols ended up funding the pagan temple system one way or another. Paul is unfazed. Like Jesus insisting that we should give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and pay our taxes, Paul shows that the evil actions of the other participants do not preclude the narrowly righteous action of the Christian. The reasoning is, buying food is just buying food; buying food isn’t wrong; what people do with the money does not contribute to your sin. …

The clarity of this logic helps us draw bright lines for Christian conduct in this less extreme but very important situation. Baking a cake is not evil. Telling someone that gay marriage is great is evil. Photographing a wedding is not evil. Implicitly endorsing public sin is evil. Signing a certificate as the government’s witness for the validity of the legal document saying two parties are married according to the state is not evil. Signing a certificate that certifies that all signatories endorse the government’s definition of marriage is evil.

So in the case of a cake for a gay wedding or being a witness on a slip of paper, it makes sense to analyze the act itself. It’s not wrong to give people a beautiful cake. It’s wrong to encourage people to do evil things. If you make your views and the company’s views clear, you can feel free to make that cake. If they want it to say “Congratulations Angela and Norma!” you may feel morally free to do as they wish. As long as they know that you are merely serving their own self-congratulations and are not participating in congratulating, your conscience can be clear.

Similarly, it is moral for a Christian clerk to issue the morally invalid marriage licenses that include gay marriages, as long as the state does not coerce the clerk into offering congratulations to the couple. Your function as a witness to the state and couple’s sin may be painful, but the angst of seeing neighbors fall deeper and deeper into sin should not be confused with the angst of personal moral guilt.

I highly recommend the whole article. It is actually two writers and two different op-eds. I know it is almost two months old, but I have kept it in my pocket until now.

What Matthew Arildsen is saying that endorsing (not voluntary economic participation) a sin is a sin as well.

Does this apply to the Hobby Lobby owners? No, buying health insurance used to be a “voluntary economic participation” and used to be able to pick and choose their own health coverage. With ObamaCare, it has become a forceful economic participation. As like the Military Draft, there must be a clear-cut conscientious objector status. Same with the cake maker and photographer, or anyone for any one thing.

Here, let us keep things simple:

The First Amendment says government is not entitled to your church or religious beliefs. Signing what amounts to a worthless piece of paper, or baking a cake, or taking a photo, is not a sin unto itself.

The Fifth Amendment and Thirteenth Amendment says no one is entitled to your labor, except to the state as punishment for a crime. Forcing you to buy anything, or to bake a cake, or to take a photo, for any reason is outright slavery and is wrong.

Kim Davis is wrong on every level. Since no one is telling her to give up her church and religious beliefs, her First Amendment rights are not being violated. As long as Kim Davis or any other county clerk or government official who has a problem with issuing same-sex marriage licenses can resign, then they are not a slave.

To those Democrats who support President Obama’s “Executive Amnesty” and not Kim Davis, then you are a bunch of awful bloody hypocrites. The “Rule Of Law” doesn’t matter to you in the slightest. Don’t start crying about it now.

And to my fellow “Rule Of Law” Republicans, don’t be so quick to come to Kim Davis’ defense. Kim Davis is one of those awful “take-the-law-into-their-own-hands” Democrats and shouldn’t be thanked nor should we start the beatification process yet.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Sep
04
2015
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So #DylannRoof Faces The #DeathPenalty …GREAT!

What more can I add, than: “Right on!”

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said Thursday that some crimes are just so heinous they require the most serious punishment the state can give.

“This was the ultimate crime, and justice from our state calls for the ultimate punishment,” Wilson said, reading a three-minute statement outside her Charleston office. She took no questions.

Wilson filed paperwork saying she would seek the death penalty against 21-year-old Dylann Roof a few hours before her statement. Her reasons: more than two people were killed and others’ lives were put at risk.

I have talked about being Pro-Death Penalty and Pro-Life, so I don’t think I need to go over it a again and again. Hit up my “Death Penalty” in the tags for even more thoughts.

Also, I would love to meet the person who will argue against Dylann Roof getting the Death Penalty. That way I can throw eggs at them.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Written by BigGator5 in: Politics | Tags: , ,
Sep
02
2015
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#Walker2016: Choice Between ¡YEB! Or The Troll Is A False Choice

I am flabbergasted. I just got done with a debate over the Troll. When I got done poking all kinds of holes in this person’s theory that The Troll is a conservative (See: Conservatives Have Discarded Their Principles Overnight), this person just blurts out: “I’m not voting for ¡YEB!”

I was floored. I had not once mention ¡YEB! or any other candidate. I asked this person if ¡YEB! was the only other choice besides The Troll and they responded that was where they thought I was going. I told them that the choice between ¡YEB! or The Troll is a false choice, much like Obama’s Iran Deal or war with Iran. There is a better Iran Deal out there, just like there is a better person to be the GOP candidate.

I told them that I thought the better choice is Gov. Scott Walker. Despite all his missteps, I do still support Walker. It is Scott Walker’s leadership in turning Wisconsin around, is what I like about him the most. And I believe without a shadow of a doubt that Scott Walker is conservative. He quite literally remade Wisconsin.

On top of everything, Gov. Scott Walker didn’t have a filibuster proof legislature. If you will remember, a lot of Democrats (The Wisconsin 14) skipped the entire state to prevent the vote. Walker and the legislature finally found a way to pass Act 10. That’s a better “can-do” attitude than our current GOP leaders in Washington DC can give. This is why I keep harping on the leadership aspect of which Scott Walker brings to the table.

Is he imperfect? Yes, but that just makes him real. I haven’t agree or supported everything he has done, but some of the big important things for me (defunding Plan Parenthood and broken the backs of Union Thugs, in what used to be one of the bluest states ever) took leadership and guts of steel.

Is he boring? I don’t know. I find him endlessly fascinating myself. Maybe he doesn’t have the cult of personality around him like Obama does, but that just means he knows his shit stinks.

There is a better choice out there. And I believe that is Scott Walker.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Sep
01
2015
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#5thWaveMovie/@5thWaveMovie Reaction

Okay, I have a soft spot for the number five. That is what drew me into this trailer:

Alright. I can dig it.

An alien race comes and destroys us in waves. If you think back to any other alien invasion, it is always to just rain death and destruction down on us all at once. These aliens show us a new kind of suffering by slowly killing us. With the last Wave, they take away our humanity by making us turn on each other. They only need to take over a few humans to make us distrust each other. That is brilliant.

My only misgiving is that the book is a “Young Adult” fare. Sometimes these movies don’t turn out well. They make money, but are critically panned. However I am hoping the 48-year-old Live Schreiber brings some maturity and real acting skills to this movie. Chloë Grace Moretz is actually 18 instead of a 26-year-old, so maybe she can be a believable 16-year-old.

Yeah, I would give this movie a shot.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Sep
01
2015
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#EatTheRich Alert: @matthewwalther Has Lost His Damn Mind

He doesn’t want to defund Plan Parenthood. He doesn’t want to reform Social Security, Medicaid/Medicare, or any other entitlements. When asked about the debt, he started talking China trade (lolwut?) for reasons.

Now he wants to …Increase Taxes?

But this election cycle, the Republican presidential candidate who currently leads in most polls is taking a different approach, and it is jangling the nerves of some of the party’s most traditional supporters. …

In recent weeks, Mr. Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on American companies that put their factories in other countries. He has suggested he would increase taxes on the compensation of hedge fund managers. And he has vowed to change laws that allow American companies to benefit from cheaper tax rates by using mergers to base their operations outside the United States. …

“All of those are anti-growth policies,” said David McIntosh, the president of the Club for Growth, a group that Republican candidates routinely court. “Yes he’s a businessman, but if those are the policies he implements, they’ll drive the economy into the ground and we’ll see huge drops in G.D.P., and frankly I think it would lead to massive loss of jobs.” …

Mr. Trump’s ideas are not new. The Obama Treasury Department supports a detailed overhaul of the corporate tax code that involves taxing hedge fund and private equity compensation as ordinary income and sweeping changes to the way American corporations are taxed overseas.

Well, there you have it. The Troll wants to start Obama’s third term and he’s leading in the GOP polls. Fantastic.

Matthew Walther over at the Washington Free Beacon, doesn’t have a problem with The Troll’s liberal populism. He wrote an article “10 Things That Make Me Okay With Donald Trump’s Plan to Soak the Rich” that will leave you feeling dirty inside:

A lot of people are upset with Donald Trump because he doesn’t believe that lower taxes are the be-all end-all of human flourishing. What he seems to think instead is that upper middle-class white liberals can probably afford to pay just a wee bit more every April.

The Troll said no such thing. I want video proof that he said “upper middle-class white liberals” should pay more.

But okay. Maybe Matthew here is thinking of “10 Things” liberals should be paying for that government is doing-

I agree that they have too much extra cash on their hands. … Some appetites are intrinsically disordered, and it is the proper role of the state to rein them in.

…I …WHAT?!

That’s right. Matthew Walther wants to eat the rich, because he doesn’t like what they buy with their OWN MONEY!

Let that sink in. Matthew’s “10 Things” has nothing to do with government. It has nothing to do with monetary or economic policy. Matthew is, however, envious. He thinks the rich are spending their own money on dumb stuff (which they have every right to do so) and wants to take it from them using the power of the state. What Matthew wants here is tyranny, not sound monetary or economic policy.

Matthew Walther has lost his damn mind (if he ever was conservative/libertarian to begin with). The Free Beacon has lost their damn mind for publishing this nonsense. And the GOP has lost their damn mind if the choose The Troll as their nominee.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Written by BigGator5 in: Politics | Tags: , , , ,
Aug
31
2015
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Anti-#Gerrymandering Laws Are A Joke

The current madness of subjecting political districts to lawsuits in Florida, has got to stop.

Redistricting, by definition, is a purely political exercise and should NOT be subject to judicial review. These are not geographic or governing boundaries, but political boundaries. We need to draw these lines once and be done with it every ten years.

I got into a debate with a friend of mine on another site and she/he offered this gold nugget:

This is one of the reasons I favor rules-based geometric districts, even if they do tend to get ugly in other ways…

Start by determining how many of Florida’s 20 million residents are citizens and eligible to vote, then divide that by 27, one per rep.

Starting from a geographical center point – let’s say downtown Okahumpka – draw a line due north.

Draw a second line north-northeast such that it encompasses 1/27th of the population of Florida … this should probably encompass a good bit of Jacksonville and St. Augustine.

Proceed to draw additional lines so that each wedge-shaped district contains 1/27th of the eligible-to-vote citizens of Florida.

This allows majority-minority districts to be created, they’ll be fairly thin wedges and will encompass enough non-urban areas that the reps *cannot* simply ignore ‘em.

You know, this sounds like a great idea, but this would honestly still be challenged in the courts.

Any rule-based drawing would be subject to court rulings. Even if it was drawn by a computer, some judge would find fault with it. Part-time state legislators have better things to do than to be called into special sessions to redraw districts every year.

It was never a good idea. It will never be a good idea.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Written by BigGator5 in: Politics | Tags: , ,
Aug
28
2015
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#FridayFiction: #100WordChallenge | “Origami Man”

The Origami people of Omigra V lived a mostly peaceful life. However when there was a crime, they called out to…

“Origami Man!”

Origami Man was unique. He was all yellow and unlike the rest of Origami kind, he can change his shape at will.

Origami Man’s “snake” form could get into very tight spaces. His “big cat” form could quickly hunt down criminals. The superhero’s “bull elephant” form could break down barriers. Origami Man’s favorite “bird crane” form allowed quick travel all over Omigra V to help Origami kind wherever they might need him.

His only weakness however, was water.

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I like Origami Man, a lot. Who here wants to read more of Origami Man?

Inspiration from Darleen that I took in a different direction, to say the least.

To Jimmie: “A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.” -Roald Dahl
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Aug
27
2015
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The Swamp #38

Throw Me The Ball! Throw Me The Ball!

The Swamp #38: #Football, #NFL, #DeflateGate, And Everything Between!

Today me and Kat take a break from politics, to bring you FOOTBALL! Or as much football two amateur “Monday Quarterbacks” can bring you. I tried to get John Breech to come on, but no love from him. He writes these really funny articles each week about his picks for the pro-football teams. I would personally buy him some Zima (unless I don’t) if he comes on the mid-football-season show.

By the way, here is the Pick’em Group:

5th League: A Yahoo NFL Pick’em Group
Password: password

Are you ready for some football? I know I am really excited for some football! But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Well, see ya’ later!
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Aug
26
2015
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#GunSense: You Don’t Need A Gun To #Murder People

First, I like to offer my prayers for the families and friends Alison Parker and Adam Ward, as well as my unending hope they had their peace with God before the end. I also hope for the quick recovery of the third victim. My prayers for her and all of her family as well.

Second, I have watched the video of the murder. I will not embed or link it here, but I will describe it as best I can. Alison Parker was all smiles and having a nice talk about tourism. Then the shots ring out. Adam Ward turns as he falls to the ground, catching a glimpse of the murderer. We might even see some of his blood. Adam Ward did not make a sound. The third victim also doesn’t make a sound. However Alison Parker does not stay quite, at all. Parker screams and screams and yells “Oh My God!” just as the feed is cut off. That was the real screams of woman being murdered.

This is why we have the Death Penalty, people. I really want someone to defend “Life Without Parole” for this guy. In fact, I’d like to see this guy get the firing squad. Wouldn’t that be poetic justice for this wonton death and destruction?

With that all out of the way, I already hear the calls for “gun control” spring up. You don’t need a gun to murder people. To blame the gun, would be like blaming the rope the KKK used to hang people. The 9/11 Hijackers also didn’t need guns. If this monster didn’t have a gun to commit the murder, the monster could have a knife to stab these people. Or a blunt object or his hands to beat them to death. Or a bomb to blow the TV station. Or a car to run a WDBJ van off the road.

Do I want to see a world without guns? Yes, absolutely! I look forward to the day when we no longer have them. However for every story I hear of someone being murdered with a gun, I hear two or three stories about an armed person defending themselves with a gun. Guns are not evil or good, they just are. To unilaterally disarm the law abiding good people of this world of their best means of self-defense is just wrong. The bad guys do not care about gun control or gun free zones.

Gun control isn’t about controlling guns, but about controlling people. It is about making people dependent on the government and/or police state for their safety.

Well, see ya’ later!
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