Yeah I know I haven’t done a Frenetic Friday for awhile. I am going to get back into the swing of things now that I am not in a constant job search mode. Until then a little reminder.
Yes it’s true, at long last the first Frenetic Friday of the year.
So as regards to politics well frankly I am waiting until the old president leaves and the new president is sworn in before I start paying attention too much to all of this however, I do want to point you to this podcast by Mike Rowe. He’s the dirty jobs guy in case you didn’t know and he has a podcast called The Way I heard it with Mike Rowe. But I would especially point you to Episode 36 titled: “Oh Brother” it does put a few things in perspective. Give it a listen.
So have you’ve heard of Camille Pagilia right? She is famous or infamous for her critic of feminism but here in this video she points out that transgender mania is actually a sign of cultural collapse and points to history that shows this what happens before the culture ends.
Speaking of marriage let me introduce to the newest couple, I mean single, I mean couple, okay I am confused what is going on here? Erika Anderson stands on rooftop in Brooklyn and marries herself to herself. What? Yep it seems that the latest trend in marriage is not a same sex couple, not multiple partners (polygamy/polyamory), nope the latest trend is marrying yourself. Instead of two becoming one, the one is becoming one. And as Rebecca Traister, author of All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation says: “It’s not a legal process — you won’t get any tax breaks for marrying yourself. It’s more a “rebuke” of tradition.” No kidding. But it appears to be a semi lucrative business as “on the website I Married Me, you can buy a DIY marriage kit: For $50, you get a sterling silver ring, ceremony instructions, vows, and 24 “affirmation cards” to remind you of your vows over time. For $230, you can get the kit with a 14-karat gold ring.” <source>
BTW in 2013 in an blog post on the Pyromaniac’s Blog Frank Turk predicted this very thing based on the rise of same sex marriage. See here
Also a sad good by to one of the more articulate and erudite bloggers Frank Turk. He has decided to close shop and leave blogging and twitter. His farewell post is here: The End I owe much to Frank he along with Phil Johnson and Dan Phillips alway made me think deeper and clearer even if I didn’t agree with them. Farewell sir, God speed.
And good night to you all.
It’s late, really late, it’s been delayed by one thing or another but no more excuses Frenetic Friday is back!
So let’s talk politics. Wait I know what your thinking, politics have been all you’ve heard since the end of the election. Well let’s see if we can change it up a bit. Besides we have a Robotic Over Lord a little bit later that is long over due.
So the electorial college. Why is it that every time that someone wins by the electoral vote but not the popular vote they immediately call for the end of the electoral college? You know there is a specific reason the founders of this country choose to create this institution and I think this explains it the best.
Also take a read of this article in the Washington Post by Allen Gulezo and James Hulme: In Defense of the electoral college
So have you heard of the “safety-pin movement”? In short this little bit of social activism says that by fastening a safety-pin to an article of clothing it is telling the “maligned, threatened or intimidated” people that they, the safety-pin wearers are safe and that they are not people supported President-elect Trump. A few of my close friends refer to this as the diaper pin wearing group. And i will admit that has merit but another friend of mine came up with this pin:
Yes that is the safety-pin from a hand grenade. And frankly if we are going to be pinning safety pins to our clothing I think that is a better pin than one made for holding a diaper together.
Ok you wanted it, you have asked for it, it is time for the Robotic Over Lords!
And remember I welcome our new Over Lords.
So did you notice that all over the country they were raising minimum wage? What has this to do with robots? Funny you should ask. Because of rising wages and that the big golden arches are losing money they have embraced a new technology the automatic kiosk.
And while we are at it welcome to the new robot burger chef:
Sure there will still be a minimal crew to make sure the robots are working correctly and to clean up and put the money away but as the robots get more efficient stores that would have employed say ten people or more will only need two at the most.
And don’t think that MacDonald’s is the only one getting onto this gig. Behold the Froyo frozen yogurt robot!
That is right you punch in what you want feed it money and the robotic arms make it for you.
Franchises opening as we speak.
For this next one the kids will need to leave the room.
So in the book That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis there was a paragraph that always stuck out to me.
Ransom replied, “Sulva is she whom mortals call the Moon. She walks in the lowest sphere. The rim of the world that was wasted goes through her. Half of her orb is turned toward us and shares our curse. Her other half looks to Deep Heaven; happy would be he who could cross that frontier and see the fields on her further side. On this side, the womb is barren and the marriages are cold. There dwell an accursed people, full of pride and lust. There when a young man takes a maiden in marriage, they do not lie together, but each lies with a cunningly fashioned image of the other, made to move and to be warm by devilish arts, for real flesh will not please them, they are so dainty (delicati) in their dreams of lust. Their real children they fabricate by vile arts in a secret place
That phrase “a cunningly fashioned image of the other, made to move and to be warm by devilish arts” is by devilish arts coming true. The Daily Mail is predicting that by 2017 we will have actual Sex Bots with warm genitalia orifices and that talk and respond to touch. They will be configured to whatever the customer desires no matter how depraved. And that is all for the Robotic Over Lords.
And let me leave you with this from our weird and wonderful basket. Are you tired of people being behind you and flashing their high beams? Well someone in China has invented a stick that shows a ghostly image or words if you wish when illuminated by high beams. The idea is to scare the other driver and make them turn off their beam. However Chinese police say if an accident is caused by this then the owner of the sticker will be fined.
Frenetic Friday or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sweet Sweet Meteor of Death.
And a strange love it is indeed!
So it is eleven days until the election and I am not going to tell you whom to vote for frankly I think that people that tell you to vote for one person or the other because if you don’t then you’re the reason why (insert candidate here) didn’t/did get in to office. Are part of the problem not the solution. Your vote belongs to you and you must decide whom to vote for or not vote for and that is your right.
Speaking of numbers here is a report from the Duffle Blog that shows that amongst World War 1 veterans Hillary Clinton is heavily supported.
Oh and now a Public Service Announcement: Last Living WWI Veteran dies in 2011
And I think Andrew Klavan directed me to this and frankly I almost wet myself laughing and you will too.
So do you remember that list of Prager University videos that I posted? Yes the videos that have been restricted by YouTube. Well they have done it again with the latest video. Take a look here:
Do you suffer from the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect? What is the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect? The late author Michael Crichton explains:
“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them.
In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.
That is the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect. I’d point out it does not operate in other arenas of life. In ordinary life, if somebody consistently exaggerates or lies to you, you soon discount everything they say. In court, there is the legal doctrine of falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus, which means untruthful in one part, untruthful in all. But when it comes to the media, we believe against evidence that it is probably worth our time to read other parts of the paper. When, in fact, it almost certainly isn’t. The only possible explanation for our behavior is amnesia.” Gell-Mann Amnesia
It’s been pointed out to me that there is this holiday that is coming up that causes people to dress up in costumes. So as a public service we bring you this from Rebel Media:
And in honor of the 499th anniversary of the protestant reformation I give you the Lutheran Insulter
Star date 11609.09 we are in orbit around an M class planet that is third from its sun. While doing a standard sensor scan we have discovered that it is Frenetic Friday!
Well if you’ve been on the Internet at all you’ve probably heard about Evan Hempel a “transgendered man” who decided that she would do what any woman would do and that is get pregnant and have a baby. And then Time Magazine decided to do an article about her breast feeding. But of course they said “he was breastfeeding” frankly this came to mind.
But see that is exactly what is wrong it isn’t a man breastfeeding it is a woman breastfeeding. And even if they are taking artificial hormones in order to give them beards, which by the way they have to stop if they are going to get pregnant, they are still female and a female breastfeeding a baby isn’t something new at all.
So at a certain point in the history of the United States Black Americans rose up to protest the segregation that was going on in the country. You would see signs saying that how some places, bathrooms, diners, water fountains were for “whites” only and there were other signs that said “colored” only. But men and women rose up and said that segregation was evil and that there can’t be a “white” or “colored” only place. Now more that fifty years after the fight to end segregation comes this from the California State University Los Angles that to combat micro-agression from whites the black students will have segregated housing. <source> Next Jim Crow laws will be repealed.
And now a moment of feminist singing with the Hills Are Alive with the sound of Feminism.
And now a moment of truth.
And now good evening.
The rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated besides it is Frenetic Friday! Void where prohibited by law.
First pray for what is happening around the country regarding the police and the African-American community. Pray that the gospel will be preached and that God changes the hearts of the people.
Carl Truman writes in First Things about Chad Vegas a Reformed Baptist Pastor who resigned from the local school board in Bakersfield California over the new transgender law that has been mandated for all public schools. As a member of the board he was the only one that voted against enacting this into policy. In his words:
As you know, CA has mandated this [school transgender policy] for the whole state. I have served on the largest high school board in CA, and the nation, for 12 years. I basically lead that board. Our board voted to adopt the new law into policy. I voted against it. I was breaking the law for doing so. I could be personally sued and our attorney tells me the board insurance won’t cover me because I am breaking the law and I am a bigot. Anyway, I announced I would not seek reelection. The community came unhinged when I announced that. I remain the most popularly elected official in the history of our school board. Thousands of parents filled our board room in protest of the law. Thousands are pleading with me to reconsider and keep fighting. My elders are still considering what to have me do…. [T]he board and administration, and even some leaders in the liberal teacher’s union, are asking me to reconsider. <emphasis mine>
In the letter from Pastor Vegas to his congregation he mentions this:
As I considered the many requests I became increasingly dogged by the concern that staying on the board would be giving Christian parents false hope. Why? I do not believe this battle can be won at the school board level. It is lost. The State and Federal governments have co-opted your local schools. They mean to indoctrinate your children in their radical secularism. They mean to cause your children, and Christian teachers and administrators, to bow to their sex gods. I simply can’t be part of enforcing that.
It is now law in CA that your children must be taught how to have safe homosexual sex, how to obtain an abortion, and that gender does not correspond to biological sex. Think of that! It is legally required to teach your children the LGBTQ sexual mores while simultaneously illegal to mention God. I can’t and won’t enforce that foolishness.<emphasis mine><source>
Carl Truman in his article has this very interesting last word:
And it is time to face that fact and abandon the myth that the world is run by people who respect difference and diversity, and that all we need to do is behave decently in order to win their respect and earn their favor. They do not think that way. They will never think that way. And they will crush those who do. By any means necessary.<source>
So there is a new Star Trek movie coming out and speaking of that it has been decided that Sulu, played by John Cho, will come out of the closet and reveal that he is gay. This is done as a tribute to the original actor and gay activist George Takei. Only George is saying thanks but no thanks. When learning of the news Takei is quoted as saying:
“I’m delighted that there’s a gay character,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Unfortunately, it’s a twisting of Gene’s creation, to which he put in so much thought. I think it’s really unfortunate.”<source>
And that is all I’ve got to say about that.
Next up is two videos first one is a bit of dark humor that points out how really little the abortion industry cares about the life of the baby or the mother. The next one is a video that shows how a woman who is pro choice changes her mind when shown exactly what an abortion looks like.
And now the post that has taken five days to write. As I was looking at my various news feeds I was wondering what should make the cut. Not much in Robotic Over Lords, there was some news on the Pro-life front and then I saw it. Something that coincided with the 240th celebration of the independence of the USA. What you may ask? And even if you don’t ask, well let me point you to a few news items first.
Are you seeing a pattern here? If I am being obtuse let me spell it out for you. Each of these cases has to do will religious freedom, in particular the right of persons to behave or operate a business under their belief system.
In Item 1 Christian pharmacists because they view plan B morning after pills as an abortifacient and do not want to dispense the drug. But are compelled by Washington State law to do so. They filed suit claiming that the law put undo burden upon religious objectors. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case.
At issue are Washington State regulations that are likely to make a pharmacist unemployable if he or she objects on religious grounds to dispensing certain prescription medications,” argued Justice Alito
“Yet the Ninth Circuit held that the regulations do not violate the First Amendment, and this Court does not deem the case worthy of our time. If this is a sign of how religious liberty
claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern.”
Item 2 A district judge struck down a religious liberty law based upon other religious freedom laws and the federal religious freedom law. The judge claims that “The State has put its thumb on the scale to favor some religious beliefs over others. Showing such favor tells ‘nonadherents that they are outsiders, not full members of the political community, and . . . adherents that they are insiders, favored members of the political community,’ ” Reeves wrote, citing precedent. “And the Equal Protection Clause is violated by HB 1523’s authorization of arbitrary discrimination against lesbian, gay, transgender, and unmarried persons.”
Item 3 Christian Mingle a dating site that specified whether you were a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man was sued by two gay men under California’s anti-discrimination law saying that the limited options violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act. Because of the suit Christian Mingle has changed it’s policy to allow same sex users.
Item 4 California Senate Bill 1146 would prohibit any faith based policies from religious schools that take any state assistance and “discriminate” against LGBT persons.
“State assistance” includes any participation in the Cal Grants or Pell Grants programs, which provide critical financial assistance to lower-income students.
This means that a Catholic school that receives state aid can be sued for refusing to hire a non-Catholic applicant to serve as its president. It means an Adventist school can be sued for refusing to hire a professor living in a gay marriage. It means a Baptist school can be sued for refusing to allow a male student who “identifies” as a woman to live in a women’s dormitory, or to use women’s restrooms and showers.
The intent of this bill is transparent: to target Christian schools that maintain Biblical beliefs on marriage and sexuality, and to use the threat of losing government funds to force them to change those beliefs. It puts schools into a terrible predicament. If they maintain their beliefs, their prospective students will not be eligible for Cal Grants or Pell Grants, and the schools will suffer significant financial loss. If they give in to this requirement, they compromise their core principles.
Do you see the pattern? Can you see what we are losing here? Do you understand that for the opposition it is a take no prisoner situation? No matter who wins the presidency we can no longer depend on the courts to protect our rights that is no longer an option as they don’t rule based upon actual constitutional law rather they are an oligarchy of ideologues that rule based upon social theory.