Archive for March, 2012
I’ve long thought that Christians and social conservatives express themselves badly on the homosexual issue. The tack should be, liberals are always concerned with coercing people to give material things to people: take money away from workers and give it to those who don’t work to buy food, housing, contraceptives, education, what have you. They call conservatives heartless because they don’t buy into this redistribution of wealth, forced charity, if you will.
Christians and conservatives should aver that we feel homosexuality is destructive and hurtful to the person who practices it. While libs and gays claim they are “born” that way and they have no choice, they DO have a choice not to engage in homosexual sex. And no laws should be passed to ENCOURAGE sinful, destructive and hurtful behaviour (not to mention deadly, as in AIDS). We want to help them, not hate or hurt them. The heartless democrats and liberals are unfeeling of the spiritual life and health of homosexuals.
This guy, by writing this article, is doing exactly what he chastises the pollsters for doing. I had not even heard of this poll until I stumbled on this column. My question is, why are 40+% of Mississipians so unaware of Obama’s religion?
Seriously, I think the guy is an atheist who is Christian when it’s convenient. I believe he didn’t even pay attention to Reverend Wright for 20 years.
From Lists of Note, the Monk’s list of advice, mostly for musicians and playing live, but most of these could be extrapolated for any situation and living life itself.
This is my own transcription, there’s one on the site but it’s all caps and I read some of it differently. I don’t think he MEANT it all in caps, it was just an easy way to print. Also, he underlines many words for emphasis.
I especially like the last one. I wonder who “they” were?
Monk’s Advice (1966)
Just because you’re not a _drummer_, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to _keep time_.
Pat your foot + sing the melody in your head when you play.
Stop playing all those wierd [sic] notes, play the _melody_!
Make the drummer sound _good_.
Discrimination is important.
You’ve got to dig it to _dig_ it, you dig?
Always know… (monk V)
It must be always _night_, otherwise they wouldn’t need the _lights_.
Let’s _lift the bandstand_!!
Avoid the _hecklers_.
Don’t play the _piano part_, I’m playing that. Don’t listen to _me_, I’m supposed to be accompanying _you_!
The _inside_ of the tune (the bridge) is the part that makes the _outside_ sound good.
Don’t play _everything_ (or everytime); let some things _go by_. Some music [is] just _imagined_. What you _don’t_ play can be more important than what you _do_ play.
A note can be small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your _imagination_.
Stay in _shape_! Sometimes a musician waits for a gig, + when it comes, he’s out of shape + can’t make it.
When you’re _swinging_, wing some _more_!
(what should we wear tonight?) _Sharp as possible_!
Always leave them wanting _more_.
Don’t sound _anybody_ for a gig, just be _on the scene_. Those pieces were written so as to have something to play, + to get cats _interested_ enough to come to _rehearsal_.
You’ve got it! If you don’t want to play, tell a joke or dance, but in any case, _you got it_! (to a drummer who didn’t want to solo).
Whatever you think _can’t_ be done, somebody will come along + _do it_. A genius is the one who is _most like himself_.
They tried to get me to hate white people, but someone would always come along + spoil it.
Fran Tarkenton last beclowned himself weighing in on the Tim Tebow “Tebowing” whine-fest, taking the side of the godless. Instead of applauding the fact that a quarterback was advocating religion, morals, good behaviour, good sportsmanship and general righteousness, Fran cried and cried about the fact Tim brought too much Jesus to his game and I guess it offended Fran’s sense of decorum. Fran also yelled at Tim to get off his lawn.
As I noted at the time (my comment was oddly deleted) Tarkenton plagiarized a scene in North Dallas Forty in that diatribe, claiming that the scene where the team chaplain says a prayer before the game, then the late great John Matusak jumps up and says “Let’s kill the SOB’S!” actually happened on his team.
From the Funny Fatty Files
“Courtroom brawl caught on tape”- do you _have_ to be tubby to be a courtroom bailiff? These guys hilariously waddle around trying to subdue their more svelte charges in a risible comic fashion worthy of the 3 stooges if they were all Curlys).
Far be it for me to defend kenye west, who is a world-class douche of the first water, but anti-fur crybabies are far worse on the universal scale of douchebaggery.
Ironic that the people whinging about the lamb’s foetus wool are probably pro-abortion for humans. This is so much crap with you ‘animal cruelty’ titbits. So what if slaughtered lamb’s wool is used for clothing. Would you rather they threw it away after slaughtering the lamb for meat?
Bill Quick has been blogging almost as long as we have (’95, but we didn’t call it blogging then, we just posted stuff every day or so) but he is one of the best:
there must be some conservatives out there who aren’t gutless pussies looking to lick the balls of the left in search of votes and approval