Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I Kinda-Sorta Agree

It's all Secret Service, all the time at the Usual Source for political 'toons and this is arguably the best of the lot...


The guy prolly wasn't spending federal funds, except indirectly... assuming you believe his (their?) salary (ies) are federal funds.  Which they are, but I really don't get what all the brouhaha is all about... we'd be in a constant state of angst if we got upset every time some gub'mint dude hired a hooker. 


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And from the Usual USAF Source...
We'll Leave the Light on For 'Ya, But: The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers claimed victory against the Air Force in its quest to free the US military of policies that it purports promote religion. This time, the atheists' group was upset over the fact that guest rooms in Air Force lodgings have a Bible, something the group contends represents "a special privilege for Christianity." The Gideons provide these Bibles. The atheists' group said it successfully pressed the Air Force to remove the requirement for a Bible from its lodging accreditation checklist. Michael Dickerson, Air Force Services Agency spokesman, confirmed to the Daily Report that, upon a legal review, the agency concluded "there is no requirement" to have a Bible included in the lodging checklist. A revised checklist will take effect in Fiscal 2013, he said. However, "the Air Force has not directed the removal of Bibles from Air Force Inns' lodging rooms at this time," said Dickerson. "We continue to review the situation and weigh our multiple First Amendment responsibilities and obligations." The atheists' group responds to what it claims are "insensitive practices that illegally promote religion over non-religion within the military or unethically discriminate against minority religions or differing beliefs." Thank God for that.
Heh.  I had no ideer there was a military atheists group.  And they're freethinkers, too!

13 comments:

  1. I had no ideer there was a military atheists group. And they're freethinkers, too!

    I dunno. It seems like listing them separately (Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers) implies that one is not the same as the other. They might want to change it to "Freethinking Atheists." Just trying to help.

    I guess that when (if) the Bibles are removed, then the religious folks can contend that the lack represents a special privilege for Atheists.

    THERE IS NO HAPPY.

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    1. You're right about NO HAPPY... but there ARE a lotta asshats with stoopid causes.

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  2. Seems to me it's about choice ...and the Atheists and Freethinkers have a couple
    They can stay somewhere else, or
    They can leave the book where it is and not pick it up

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    1. Heh. One wonders if Secular Mantises lose their heads over their mates.

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  3. Yay, another blow for "freedom". Shit, just leave the damn book in the drawer. If someone drops "Origin of Species" on my coffee table, that doesn't mean I'm obligated to read it or believe it. They have telephone books in hotel rooms, too. Does that mean you have to call everybody? How about a room service menu? I suppose these dopes think they're left with no choice other than to order.

    It amazes me the battles some folks think they have to fight. Can't they just turn on the porn channel and wank it for a while? It would accomplish as much and, at least for someone sane, would be more fun.

    As for the SS, it's the non-payment that should be the issue. Prick. Did he get serviced? Then pay up! Typical Obama administration attitude. That's why we have a national debt approaching ten gazillion bazillion dollars.

    I think my blood sugar's low. I'm gonna have some lunch. At least the Bruins won.

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    1. Can't they just turn on the porn channel and wank it for a while? It would accomplish as much and, at least for someone sane, would be more fun.

      Agreed, except for the fact there ain't any such thang as a "porn channel" in military lodging facilities. About which... mebbe I should protest THAT.

      I'm in agreement with yer other points, though. And I DID watch yer B's pull it out in the last minutes last evening. That was a very entertaining game.

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  4. After the debacle of the GSA, this SS incident seems so egregious because the American taxpayer is waking up to the fact that we are the ones getting totally screwed.

    As to the atheists - in my own personal experience I have found them to be far more intolerant than the Christians they rail against for being intolerant.

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    1. I agree with ya about atheists. They seemed chronically PO'ed that people have faith and I don't get that.

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  5. I guess the troubling thing about this whole deal is that the guys that protect ObozO should be completely square, and vigilant/on guard at all times, not allowing themselves to get drunk, and whore around...just in case they get a call in the middle of extremely fabulous Columbian sex saying that Michelle decided to come, and she's taking an "early flight," as is her pattern.

    I honestly don't think it's such a HUGE deal, and I've heard/read some try to make it another ObozO administration "failure." Shit...there is enough TRUE FAILURE to harp on.

    Honest truth is...if I was The President of the US, I'd want my protection staff to have that much T! (insert smiley face deal here)

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    1. I agree the "scandal" is small-beer. I just don't see a story there, let alone tryin' to make a big deal out of it.

      And.."T!"? Whazzat?

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  6. Those silly SS guys guarding the Prez! They just thought someone else should pay for services rendered. Isn't that the Democrats way of thinking?

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