We Had It Coming

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I'm finding it difficult to dredge up any dislike for the actions of JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater.

I'm reminded of what Joan Collins, writing in the Guardian, called "The awful pervasive disregard that we have for civility today." Calling Miss Manners! What's become of us?

We've all been on an airplane with that woman who began this brouhaha. You know her: she's the person for whom the rules don't apply. She's not just winging around on JetBlue either. She's cutting in front of you in grocery store lines and at customer service desks. She's the surly, disinterested service industry worker. Common courtesy is thin on the ground these days.

What sort of people are we that we'll allow the sort of disregard and rudeness that drove Mr. Slater to inflate the slide and leave? Yes: Why do we allow it. While Mr. Slater may have snapped and handled the confrontation in a less than professional way, he did what we all should do. Push back. If someone is inconsiderate or rude they need to be told. Like the fellow Facebooker last night who called me "stupid" and "brain damaged" when I wouldn't give in and agree with him.

Civility is at issue and we must put forth some effort to restore it. Perhaps not with the same pizazz shown by Mr. Slater but a simple statement of "please don't talk to me in that manner," or "please remember be respectful of other people," or "the rules apply to everyone." This would not be wrong, and I call all of you to join me. Further, the service industry would do well to not only allow but require their employees to softly remind their gentle customers to mind their manners. After all, if they'll do it to a clerk they'll do it to your other customers. Turnabout is fair play on this issue; customers have obligation to remind the people waiting on them to remember their manners as well.

Yes, Steven Slater broke the law. Numerous ones I'm sure. Yes, in the interest of an orderly society he must answer for them. But slap him on the wrist I say. Society had this coming.


The Delcaration of Independence

Sunday, July 4, 2010

"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."


Cartoons & Prophets

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Get out your crayons! Today is "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!"


UPDATE: Kate Has Been Found Safe & Sound, She's On Her Way Home!

Monday, May 10, 2010

If you are in the Greenville/Greer/Upstate South Carolina region please keep your eyes open for Kate! Missing English Bulldog

On 5/6/2010, at approximately 1:20pm, our dog Kate, our 1.5 year old English Bulldog was picked up by a gray van with writing on the windows. It happened at the intersection of Dillard Road and Gibb Shoals Road in Greer SC. Kate is a spayed female, is micro chipped and takes medication daily. If you have seen Our dog, please contact us at 864-469-7596 or briancdavidson@charter.net. This dog belongs to our family and is loved by all. Please find it in your heart to help us.
No Questions Asked.
CALL 864-469-7596 with any info.


And The Heads Start Rolling

Sunday, May 9, 2010

One incumbent down... Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT)...
Bennett was a distant third in the second round of voting among nearly 3,500 delegates, netting about 27 percent of the vote.

Wiping away tears, Bennett called the political atmosphere "toxic" and said it's, "Clear some of the votes I've cast have added to that toxic environment, looking back with one or two minor exceptions, I wouldn't cast any any differently, even if I knew it would cost me my career."

The three-term senator was targeted by Tea Party activists and other groups for supporting the first traunch of TARP, or Troubled Assets Relief Program.

Bennett, 76, is the first incumbent to lose his seat in Washington this year.
FYI: "toxic" is career politicalese for "sour grapes". Enjoy your retirement Bob. Like I've said, Republicans have as much to fear this year as Democrats.


Remember November

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Remember November as Americans join together to send a message to Washington that we stand ready to make our voices heard this November.



When Rights Collide

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Identity politics again grinds to an illogical halt. Leftist brains freeze up as they get caught in a circular loop.

Bisexual men sue gay group, claim bias


Happy 62nd Birthday Israel!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Excuse Me? What Did You Say Achmed?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Excerpt: Sweden - Muslim community fears violence after attack on elderly couple.
An elderly couple was attacked last Monday when trying to park their car in the Swedish town of Landskrona.

The couple were trying to park, but another car was in their way. They honked and parked. But the young man (23) in the other car rolled down his window and asked why they honked. An altercation started. The young man became so upset, he threw the car door on the 71 year old man, Sven, who fell down. The young man then started beating the 71 year old.

The older man's 78 year old wife, Inger, tried to intervene, but was punched in the face and fainted.

The younger man fled in his car. The elderly couple were brought to the hospital. The 71 year was in shock and had injuries to his face and back. The 78 year old was brought to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. She died of her injuries Wednesday.
I'm sorry? I don't think I heard that correctly? THEY fear violence? Can someone name me the last attack on an elderly Muslim couple parking their car? What about a Muslim cartoonist having his home invaded by an angry Christian or Jew wielding an axe because he was upset at a political cartoon? When was the last Muslim filmmaker stabbed to death in the street for making a movie critical of the Amish or Lutherans? Muslims constantly wail about their fear of backlash (over their OWN ACTS mind you) yet seem to be the only ones actually perpetrating the sort of violence they claim they're afraid of experiencing. Assholes.



Sunday, April 4, 2010

Christ the Lord is Risen Today! Hallelujah!

Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right...
~ Phillips Brooks, "An Easter Carol"

Amen and Amen!


Holy Saturday

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Day Between is significant because it exists...

"Not its number in the series, but its place, bears its significance as that day between the days which speaks solely neither of the cross nor of the resurrection, but simultaneously remembers the one and awaits the other, and guarantees that neither will be heard, or thought about, or lived, without the other." ~ Alan E. Lewis


Good Friday

Friday, April 2, 2010

But God commendeth His love toward us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
~ It Is Well With My Soul by Horatio G. Spafford


Misguided Sense Of Loyalty?

Friday, March 26, 2010

After Rising to Fame on McCain's Coattails, Palin Tries to Save His Political Life
Two years ago, John McCain transformed Sarah Palin overnight from an obscure first-term Alaska governor into a national celebrity when he picked her as his vice presidential running mate.
Now Palin is repaying the favor, putting her prestige on the line in an effort to help the four-term Arizona senator overcome his toughest re-election challenge ever.

The two will campaign together Friday for the first time since they lost the presidential race in 2008.
Unfortunately she probably will be able to help McCain't get back to the Senate. Sarah, Sarah, Sarah... wrong, wrong, wrong... I don't care if he's acting like a new pentecostal convert to conservatism post health care reform. McCain (of campaign finance reform, amnesty, and the Gang of 14) needs to go, go, go...


Barry: You might want to screen your people props a little better...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

First, I offer my prayers for a complete and full recovery for Natoma Canfield. But it would be remiss not to mention (as the President opted not too) that she is in the hospital getting the treatment she needs and is all but certain to get financial assistance through the hospital or charity group and/or Medicaid. And the Cleveland Clinic is not going to force her to pay or die, nor choose between her home or medical treatment.
Natoma Canfield, the cancer-stricken woman who has become a centerpiece of President Obama's push for health care reform, will not lose her home over her medical bills and will probably qualify for financial aid, a top official at the Cleveland medical center treating her told FoxNews.com. [note: I made a quick search of the other major news outlets and it doesn't appear any of them are eager to knock off Obama's halo on this story ~ Kevin]

Though Canfield's sister Connie Anderson said her sibling is afraid she’ll lose her house and Obama warned at an Ohio rally Monday that the patient is “racked with worry” about the cost of tests and treatment, she is already being screened for financial help.

Lyman Sornberger, executive director of patient financial services at the Cleveland Clinic, said “all indications” at the outset are that she will be considered for assistance.

“She may be eligible for state Medicaid … and/or she will be eligible for charity (care) of some form or type. … In my personal opinion, she will be eligible for something,” he said, adding that Canfield should not be worried about losing her home.

“Cleveland Clinic will not put a lien on her home,” he said. [note: Cleveland Clinic is a NOT for profit hospital, but no hospital will turn you away for inability to pay in an emergency situation and in a case like Natoma's every hospital will work with you to find financial aid or charity or get you on medicade. ~ Kevin]
Mr. President, you might want to ask your staff (such as it is) to screen these people a little better before you stir the pot at these rallies. I know, I know the only thing that matters is that the story sounds good. Alright then... go for it.

via Ace of Spades HQ


Acknowledging The Truth

Saturday, February 27, 2010


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