Parents Lose Custody of Child Because He was Home for 90 Minutes Alone

Can they retroactively take me away from my parents if I say I spent 5 hours alone once when they were trapped at work due to a freak storm?

Reason Magazine Covered the Case, here’s the blurb

One afternoon this past April, a Florida mom and dad I’ll call Cindy and Fred could not get home in time to let their 11-year-old son into the house. The boy didn’t have a key, so he played basketball in the yard. He was alone for 90 minutes. A neighbor called the cops, and when the parents arrived—having been delayed by traffic and rain—they were arrested for negligence.

They were put in handcuffs, strip searched, fingerprinted, and held overnight in jail.

It would be a month before their sons—the 11-year-old and his 4-year-old brother—were allowed home again. Only after the eldest spoke up and begged a judge to give him back to his parents did the situation improve.

http://reason.com/blog/2015/06/11/11-year-old-boy-played-in-his-yard-cps-t

This is why government is dangerous because they create one size fits all policy that turns ordinary people into criminals.  Laws supposedly to protect children and families, traumatize children by taking them away from good parents because of a traffic jam.

The same people who gave us 10 year old sex education in schools are the same people saying this kid couldn’t be alone for 90 minutes.  However, he could go to a girlfriend’s house and have sex because–no judgments!

Do you see why I’m a voluntarist?  Oh wait.  Lemme guess, the government can “fix it” if we just elect the right people.

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Cauliflower rolls

Making them!

The Veggy Side Of Me

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What about a different kind of roll made with riced cauliflower?
These no-bread rolls are super easy to make and very tasty! Furthermore they are gluten/wheat-free: a new creative way to eat veggies! 🙂

INGREDIENTS
600 g frozen cauliflower, riced
2 egg replacer
2 fresh small onions (minced)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
2 tbsp flax seeds
4 tbsp almond flour
4 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp corn meal
2 tbsp olive oil
sea salt to taste
sesame seeds

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Pre-heat oven 175°C
In a food processor pulse frozen cauliflower until rice consistency. In a bowl combine cauliflower rice, almond flour, coconut flour, corn meal, flax seeds, onion, garlic, oil and egg replacer. Mix well, add salt to taste.
Lay parchment paper on a baking sheet
Using your hands, make several little balls and lay onto parchment paper. Gently and slightly flatten each ball with a spoon. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and (optional) a few more drops of olive…

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In Defense of Pitchforks

A lot of times people will say to voluntarists ((insert whiny and accusatory tone)):

Well, without government who will stop polluters or bankers?!?!

You.

You will stop the polluters, the criminals, and the banksters.  Most of the time  you won’t, and that’s how you’ll realize what is actually a crime and what is just something that pisses you off.

For example, all of the “No one should do cocaine!  Using cocaine is a crime because it’s bad for you!” people will have to put up or shut up on how important that social issue is to them, by apprehending, arresting, or punishing that person themselves.

The reality is that in a post government world, people would still band together to go after the actual crimes like rape, molestation, murder, and robbery because it is in their best interests to apprehend violent criminals.

We always hear a lot about “the wild, wild west” because of all the “cowboy and indians” propaganda movies which made it seem like it was a crazy place with shit tons of violence and all that garbage.  One historian wrote a really great book on how boring it actually was.

The fact is the bankers, the polluters, the corporate criminals don’t go to jail because they are “protected” under civil laws.  They get sued, go into bankruptcy protections and all is well.

 

It did not matter one bit that an asston of protesters swarmed Wall St.  The banks and fraudsters still got their bailouts.  The only people arrested over it were the protesters.

Why?  Because government is in on the scam.  And, yes, Uncle Bernie Sanders, too.  Where was his fillibuster of the bailout?  Where was his impassioned speech, ala Kucinich, about single payer.  Why wasn’t his ass on the streets with the protesters?

Because Uncle Bernie and Elizabeth Warren are part of the scam.  For the libertarians, probably Rand Paul too.  They like the power, the chic, and the love of people who think they’re so awesome for their theoretical grandstanding while never getting rowdy or putting their physical sovereignty on the line like the people they allegedly represent.

Tell me, if you were the greedy self-serving SOB of a company that doesn’t care about the environment, what are you more afraid of, a lawsuit that takes 10 years to conclude or a bunch of angry people outside your door with ropes and pitchforks?

Government is not about helping people, it is about controlling people.  Government, even your beloved progressives (as you can see from Obama’s descent) is about keeping the masses from eating the elites.

They use your sweet spot against you, be it abortions v coathangers, the environment, gay rights, or support the troops–they tell you what they want to hear just like a teen boy trying to get into your pants and for the same reason.

 

The Trevor Project, What We Should Do Instead of Talking

One of the first charities that I got involved with was the Trevor Project.  I am very guilty at times of discussing why political correctness is bad, and focusing on what we shouldn’t do instead of what we should.

I don’t step down from the belief that instead of writing laws to silence bigots that we should instead seek social solutions, one of which is to be “pro” in our actions instead of “con.”

The Trevor Project is a great organization for suicide prevention in at risk GLBTQ teens.  Experiencing something that is non-normative, regardless of what that thing is, if it is intrinsic to your nature can be difficult and scary–regardless of whether everyone accepts you or not.  In life it really isn’t about how others feel about us, we may pretend that it is, but its actually how we feel about ourselves.

Even as GLBTQ has become not just socially accepted by the majority (it is) there are still kids and teens asking themselves, why can’t I be like my parents, my siblings, or other kids on my block.  The Trevor Project is there to answer questions and to help people who don’t like themselves very much.

It’s a great organization and I hope that people support it.

http://www.thetrevorproject.org/section/donate?gclid=CMWG2Mnzh8YCFdKIfgodnksA3w

Workouts, and (wow) I’m Not Lecturing Anyone

((steps down from high horse))

Wow, that was really high up there.  I see why people like it.

So, I gained 10 lbs this spring.  My current SO until I marry Kit Harington (Hello Universe) is some kind of special forces something or another, and super athletic and stuff.  So naturally he wants to “help”.  His help makes me want to die after 10 minutes.

I need a workout that won’t kill me or make me feel like I’m in bootcamp.

Is there such a thing?

Patrick Stewart’s Amended Comments Are Thoughtful & Voluntarist, I Dare Say

Unlike Miley Cyrus, Patrick Stewart did break the Internet with his agreement that cake bakers should not have to create or design cakes they don’t believe in.  At first, progressive minds were blown because he IS a longtime supporter of GLBT rights so I hope this creates some breathing room for dialogue without vitriol.  His clarified statements were this:

After criticism from LGBT supporters, Stewart sought to clarify his earlier remarks by posting an explanation on Facebook.

“In my view, this particular matter was not about discrimination, but rather personal freedoms and what constitutes them, including the freedom to object.

“Both equality and freedom of speech are fundamental rights— and this case underscores how we need to ensure one isn’t compromised in the pursuit of the other,” the former Star Trek actor wrote.

I would go so far as to say that it’s not just freedom of speech, but also a smack against autonomy.  Telling someone they must perform ______________ activity for any reason, good or bad, or being punished by the State is condoning slavery.

I fully agree that people who refuse service to gays, blacks, transgenders, Jews, Christians, Muslims, etc. are probably assholes, but I don’t want to live somewhere so authoritarian that being an asshole is suddenly against the law.

There is momentum to laws, and it’s taught every day in law school when they discuss precedence.

Miley Cyrus, Paper Magazine, and “I am Doll Parts”

I am doll eyes, doll mouth, doll legs / I am doll arms, big veins, dog beg / Yeah, they really want you

I was over at Illuminati Water reading his take on Miley Cyrus’ latest PR move to brand her as the new face of the LGBTQ movement with her new “revelation” that she’s suddenly been a bisexual since the age of 14 (even though papparazzi has watched her every move for years).  There are several reasons why I don’t “buy” what they’re selling and that is:

  1. If her lesbian relationships were truly as significant as her male ones as she claims, why not show them off like she showed off Liam Hemsworth or Patrick Schwarzenegger?
  2. And why has no one snapped a picture of Disney’s biggest child star with a girl?

But that’s not what I really wanted to bring up, it’s just my usual cynical snark.  Instead of Violet Chachki, RuPaul, Ellen, or any gay person who has had skin in the game for longer than a minute, we’re now being entreated to “queer” chic from someone who has followed every conceivable trend since she was 14.

Miley Cyrus is a product.  She is not controlling her image, her image is controlled.  Let me reiterate her image is controlled. She is a “doll” being dressed up and told what to do, wear, and think.

Don’t believe me?  Check out this stare and body “parts”

Now look at her dumb expression, blank and “say what?”  That is the way women are portrayed in the new media.  Before you tell me “it’s art”, let’s talk art.

Art is original, it is organic, it is the product of unique thought.  How unique is that picture of her looking stupid with body parts around her and stuff drawn all over?  Lettuce sea…

Blank stare

Oh wait, how original and artistic is the blank face on a female with eyes whited out and third eye open?

I dunno, like this?

Maybe she was being original and artistic with the one hand over the eye thingie that no one in the world beside her was/is doing?

Well, she likes butterfly pasties and butterflies, that’s original, right?

Or how original is the Disney Mickey Ears thing?

I could go on into the Metropolis pics, but I think you get the point.

Now, you can say that set up a homeless organization or charity like every other millionaire from Dick Cheney to the Koch Brothers.  It’s a great tax write off and makes them look great.

Now, do I think she is somewhat serious?  Yeh, probably.  But I also think she wants to be the girl with the most cake.

Why John Cusack Rules and Why Kaiser of Celebitchy is Just Ridiculous…

John Cusack has been a left-leaning liberal since the 80’s.  This is a guy who has spent some time in the game, but suddenly because he dares to have an honest opinion that goes against the cuddly progressive teddy bear called Mainstream Media and the mental giant known as “Kaiser” over at Celebitchy we are now regaled us with these crap comments:

Some of his quotes are thought-provoking and some are just… ugh.

lol @ “some are just …ugh”  and

The “Obama is worse than Bush” thing is so stupid to me. It makes me feel sorry for Pres. Obama more than anything else – the Republicans’ trope has been that Obama is so crazy-liberal and he’s a socialist and a communist and he will destroy America with his crazy liberal agenda. Then the far-left people complain that Obama is too centrist, that he’s “just like Bush,” etc. No one is happy because… at the end of the day, Pres. Obama is a reasonable man trying to work with both sides. Just my opinion.

“Too centrist” is not what Cusack said.  Not many centrists murder people or rob them of basic liberties, but I’ll assume Kasier’s just dumb and doesn’t understand that murder is kind of extreme and not centrist.  John Cusack understands what “civil liberties” actually are (unlike Kaiser who only understands the concept of feel good bullshit) and because Cusack dares to tell the truth in spite of what it costs him, she “feels bad” for the president.

Kaiser, I’d tell you to feel bad for this kid, but he’s been dead for a few years now because the president murdered him:

That is what Cusack is talking about and what you’re too thick, clueless and ridiculous to get because you are exactly the type to care only about images and words and not actions or deeds.

The president can also control the dialogue from the bully pulpit.  He stood in front of national news to discuss 17 year old Trayvon, to say that “if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon” right after he killed a kid having tea with his friends.

But you feel bad for him.

Do you feel bad for Abdulrahman?  Oh, wait.  I forgot.  That’s “compromise” according to Kaiser.  Killing teenagers is a compromise or something.  Anyway this fucking genius goes on to say:

There’s also a lengthy discussion about drugs and Brian Wilson and whether great art can be achieved from taking drugs. Cusack came across pretty well in that section.

Yeh.  He came along pretty well because Einstein over here agreed with him.

Jesus Christ this bitch is dumb.

Let’s be clear on something that confuses the fuck out of progressives.

Civil Liberties are the inalienable rights protected by government prohibitions and outlined in the first 9 amendments to the Constitution.  They are listed as sacrosanct (although government trespasses on them routinely).

Civil Rights are the derived “rights” grown from the 14th Amendment establishing equal justice under law.

People (progressives) do not understand civil rights that well and make them up as they go leading to all sorts of problems.  You do not have a right to work at the modeling agency downtown, but you cannot be discriminated by that agency because you are black or a woman.  You can be discriminated against because you are ugly, though.

This is where civil rights laws were a great idea, but bad implementation–just like most laws.

Thomas Jefferson told James Madison once that the Bill of Rights was a bad idea because someday people will assume those are the only rights they have.  He was right on that and worse.  I hesitate to think of what federalism would have turned into without them.  We’d all be in work camps probably.

So here is what Cusack said that the dumb broad was DERP about (from Daily Beast):

No, I don’t care about any of that shit. All those people are just full of hot air and networking and stuff. If you’re speaking out about basic Rubicon lines that should or shouldn’t be crossed, if you can’t be against state-sanctioned murder being made acceptable or economic policy, making the difference between language and meaning so absurd that Orwell and Kafka laugh, these are not heavy-duty things, these are just basic, Cartesian things. They’re common sense, and were debated constitutionally a long time ago.

Well, Obama has certainly extended and hardened the cement on a lot of Bush’s post-9/11 Terror Inc. policies, so he’s very similar to Bush in every way that way. His domestic policy is a bit different, but when you talk about drones, the American Empire, the NSA, civil liberties, attacks on journalism and whistleblowers, he’s as bad or worse than Bush. He hasn’t started as many wars, but he’s extended the ones we had, and I don’t even think Dick Cheney or Richard Nixon would say the president has the right to unilaterally decide whom he can kill around the world. On Tuesdays, the president can just decide whom he wants to kill, and you know, since 9/11 there are magic words like “terror,” and if you use magic words, you can justify any power grab you want.

Jesus Christ what an asshole, right?  Obama shouldn’t endorse state sanctioned murder.  How dare he say such a thing!  The president is just trying to please everyone with these murders, how dare John Cusack even suggest he shouldn’t be allowed to kill children! 

God, progressives are idiots.

But, but, but Obama has helped gay people and trans people and he’s the first gay president!

Guess what Obama could have done in 2008 on day one of being in office that he didn’t do until years later and with the help of Congress?  Let gays serve openly in the military.

As Commander in Chief the military is 100% his.  Anything from change of uniform to how openly gays serve is up to him.  The first “gay” president created a culture war over it and put the onus on Congress when he could have just been decisive.

In other words he was a pussy.

The only people who are still Obama fans by now are people that are completely clueless and failed Government 101 in college.  They think he has powers he doesn’t have and doesn’t believe he has the powers he does have.

John Cusack–dude you’re The Man!  Thank you.

Political Correctness and the Importance of Being Earnest

So today Iggy Azalea either was fired from Pittsburgh’s gay pride event or got fired because several years ago she tweeted that when two men whisper she thinks they’re “homos”.  Despite that it was years ago and people change, she still needed to wear the scarlet “B” for “bigot” and pull out of any pride events.

Okay.  I don’t like Iggy Azalea and I don’t personally use the word “homo” unless “sekshual” it attached to it.  As someone who has had homosexual relationships I’m not offended by homo.  Pretty much the only thing that offends me involves actual actions or a personal insult from someone I know so I have a hard time with this BS social shaming from people in glass houses who toss stones the other direction.

Lettuce Sea for a moment, shall we, what are some of the pejoratives used by the gay community of late.

http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2009/06/word-of-gay-fish.html

Word of the Gay: Fish

“Fish” is a derogatory term used among gay males to describe women. The term insinuates that women’s private parts smell bad.

As in “fishface” (gay male who can pass for a woman) or “have you ever gone fishing?” (ever done it with a woman)

Now, from a culture who thinks that we females should have a sense of humor about this:

I find it a little interesting that they lack forgiveness for their “emcee” especially when the parade will have a lot of this

Now, I am all for people saying “fish face” and dressing up like no real women ever look and popping out fake babies all in the sense of good fun as long as that fun is reciprocated.

If not, I think women should revoke the “hood pass” on using derogatory terms that slander us as this black queer feminist blogger also advocates for.

But that’s not what I really want.  Personally, I think things have gone too far and we should all learn to just flip people off and then get over it–especially when the intention is not there to hurt anyone.

Today I was reading Celebitchy’s take on Jerry Seinfeld saying we’ve gotten too PC for comedy.  Jerry told a story about his 14 year old daughter telling him he was sexist because he said she’d want to start meeting boys soon.  This is a father talking about his own child, somewhat being off the cuff and “Agent Bedhead” responded with this:

Well I do agree that the PC crowd can go overboard at times. It can be difficult to gauge an audience, especially because humor is so subjective. But it’s crappy for Jerry to discount his daughter’s feelings on the word “sexism.” Jerry isn’t a woman. He’s not a member of a marginalized class, and I hope he’s not pooh-poohing his daughter’s feelings to her face. It’s not his place to tell someone else how they should feel.

In the United States a rich white girl living with millionaire parents in New York City to be described as a “member of the marginalized class” is fucking rich.  How fucking marginalized is she from her limo?  Also, tell someone how they feel?  Bitch, you run a gossip site where you make fun of people daily and constantly talk about how people should feel.  What the fuck is wrong with you?

The absolute insanity and cluelessness of the progressives lately is mind-boggling.

Do you know why I don’t care if RuPaul says “fish face” or “serving fish”?  Because he shows a genuine love for women every day of his life.  He is an earnest man. So he says one thing I don’t like–so what?  So what?

Are we this intolerant and touchy that we can’t see who our friends really are?  Is this how progressives actually treat their friends with a checklist of what you can and cannot say?

Ru?  Call at fish face.  Call it daytime realness.  Say that catch of the day is snapper.  I don’t care.  I love you anyway.

Psst!  Her pussy was on fire!