Category Archives: Rants

“Stars and Bars” – Observations

Stars and Bars

This flag was used as a navy jack at sea in the 1800s.
This flag was the battle flag for different corps in US history.
This flag has been linked to the Confederate States during the US Civil War.
This flag was used by the Democratic Party (also known as the Dixiecrats) who’s motto was “We stand for the segregation of the races.”
This flag has been used to represent oppression.
There are still countless numbers who see this flag as a symbol of a way of life, not of hate, but of hospitality and values.

Not everyone sees this flag as the same thing. Does this make every person who identifies with this flag a bad person?

I recognize this flag has significant historical value for many reasons.

There was a time for this flag to be flown.

That time has passed.

As my son likes to sing to me often, people need to “let it go” and move forward.

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Governmental Foolishness

Any business has always had the right to refuse to serve any customer. Granted, some do it much too often for erroneous reasons. Regardless of the reason, I am sick of a society that wants to “sue” every time they get their nose bent or feelings hurt because someone does not believe the same way. The United States of America has become a nation of egotistical narcissistic cry babies who want it “my way or no way”.

If an establishment refuses your business, say “Thank you” and go to an establishment that will take your business.

As for the “legal” system forcing establishments to “serve” those whinny babies .. yeah, Big Brother can’t leave well enough alone .. “legal” narcissists need to back off.

Now, on to the Bakery in Oregon. You know the one. It was all over the news because they refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple. The bakery was “ordered” by the state to pay “emotional suffering” damages to the couple .. to the tune of $135,000. Sounds to me someone was out to make money.

That couple could have just walked out the door and gone to another bakery. Which they clearly did anyway. They just wanted their day in the spot light. All over a cake. Yes, A CAKE.

This month, over 2 years later, the government whipped out every single bank account the bakery family had, the week of Christmas no less. This makes perfect sense, let’s leave this family totally broke with no way to pay any bills or buy food for their family for Christmas. All for the “emotional suffering” of two women who wanted a wedding cake. I see the logic here. Very clear. Yes. Emotional suffering over a wedding cake outweighs the emotional, physical and mental suffering of a family having their money stolen by the government .. just days before Christmas no less.

I am sure this post will offend many people. Good. Then that means the opinionated me is back and I am glad to be back.

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2016-10-01 UPDATE:  First Liberty Institute, along with Ambassador Boyden Gray (former White House Counsel for President George H.W. Bush, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, and law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren), is appealing the Kleins’ case to the Oregon Court of Appeals. Filed on April 25, 2016.