I contemplated using precious time to write about Bristol Palin and her comments. The daughter of the uninformed and insignificant vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has proved again that she is her mother’s daughter. Bristol criticized President Obama for considering his daughters’ views on equality when he made his decision to support marriage equality. Bristol is giving the President advice on parenting? Excuse me while I pick my head up off the floor.
Bristol said, “While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.”
“Dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking. In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee.”
Bristol is so much better off since she had a mother and a father in her home, right? Is Levi Johnston, the father of this unwed mother’s baby who is not involved in their child’s life, going to lead them in the right way of thinking. Bristol offering what she thinks is some profound insight on serious issues with idiotic references to Dora the Explorer and Swiper the Fox while living the exact opposite of what she preaches is hypocritical and shows a strong lack of good judgment. Seriously, Glee can make you gay?
A couple of things are important to note here:
One, Bristol probably did not write that blog post. Although, the post sounds juvenile and is not well written it’s still too coherent for her to have written. The post is designed to get someone from the left to say something the right finds offensive so the right can use it to accuse the President of attacking Palin’s daughter.
Two, what better way for Bristol to try to become relevant than to write or say something entirely stupid?
Why do people say someone is brave for expressing a bigoted view? Kirk Cameron, the Growing Pains actor, appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight and said he does not support gay marriage and when it comes to homosexuality in general he said, “I think that it’s … unnatural. I think that it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” Piers Morgan has said he thinks Kirk was brave to voice his opinion.
I’m going to voice my opinion now. It is Kirk’s right to believe whatever he wants to believe, but it is not right to deny rights to people because he doesn’t agree with their life style. What Kirk is doing is trying to prop up his already fizzled out career by using anti-LGBT ignorance. He says that he is a Christian, but he is for inequality. Those two things do not line up for me.
Kirk should focus on his own family. Instead he is going around flinging paranoia about gay marriage and homosexuality destroying civilization. If you aren’t living like Kirk then he is against your way of life. His actions are indicative of a person who has no idea what it means to be Christian. Maybe Christianity has a different meaning nowadays, especially since the Republican Party has hijacked it.
Kirk was also in attendance at CPAC in February to promote his new documentary about how to get back to the foundation of America’s success. He believes teen pregnancy, drugs, and alcohol are now normalized in public schools and celebrated on television. Kirk said if only he could go back in time and talk to the men and women who made this country so they could tell us what we are doing wrong and how to fix it. What the hell would the founding fathers know about what’s going on in 2012? I don’t want to hear from people of 1770 who believed if you got sick the cure was for your doctor to bleed you with leeches or that the touch of a king could heal you.
It is not brave to express views promoting inequality. Bravery is standing up for all people regardless of their religion, sexual orientation, or race. Come back to the 21st century Kirk and grow up. Seriously.
President Barack Obama gave a speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, yesterday where he evoked the message of Theodore Roosevelt’s New Nationalism speech of 1910 and made the toughest case yet as an advocate of the American middle class. He referred to the failed trickle-down economic theory saying it doesn’t work and that government has a role in combating income inequality.
Obama said, “This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class, and for all those who are fighting to get into the middle class. Because what’s at stake is whether this will be a country where working people can earn enough to raise a family, build a modest savings, own a home, secure their retirement.”
Here is the entire video of the President’s speech followed by a link to the full text:
Shocking news. Kim Kardashian is divorcing Kris Humphries. This was Kim’s second marriage and thus her second divorce. The cute couple stayed together an entire seventy-two days. Wow, I actually predicted it lasting eight months.
Kim and Kris are not the first couple to pull the plug on marriage after taking it for a quick spin. Remember Britney Spears and Jason Alexander (not George from Seinfeld), Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd, Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney, and Lisa Marie Presley and Nicholas Cage. Not one of those marriages lasted a year.
Every other day I hear some right-winger spouting off about preserving the institution of marriage. Their idea of preserving means it can only be entered into between one man and one woman. Some republicans are still trying to amend the constitution so same sex couples cannot get married. I don’t believe that this has anything to do with protecting the sanctity of marriage. If so, what are they protecting it from? Since the divorce rate in America for first marriages is fifty percent and even higher for second marriages, I’d say this strategy isn’t working.
Heterosexuals have the right to get married and stay married for as long or as short a time as they want. But shouldn’t everyone regardless of sexual orientation also have that right? The answer is yes. If your marriage hasn’t been affected by all the divorces up to this point, what’s the problem?
A lot of people have an innate propensity for dismissing fair and basic rights for others. Republicans prey on that and pretend they want to preserve morals and values all the while they are trying to strip everyone of basics rights. If you don’t believe in something that’s your business, don’t engage in that particular something, but stay out of other people’s lives. It really does not concern you.