Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ladies, Promoting Unhealthy Lifestyles Leads to Death

As Rush might say, This will get me in trouble.

There is a segment of the female population that is promoting the idea that just because they are fat doesn't mean they aren't beautiful. They have websites, books, television programs, and various niches on social media to make the point. They are tired of being picked on and made to feel "less than" because of their size. Part of this I understand.

There should not be a blatant war on people who are overweight. It's just not cool.

But at the same time, this segment of the female population is causing harm. You may be fat. You may also be beautiful. But you will die early because of heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems, and a variety of other medical issues that we have a wide knowledge of these days. You will have a lower quality of life in general because of your weight. Joint problems. Back pain. The inability to fit in an airline seat. You're going to put up with this because you're trying to make a point about body image? Great. We'll put "She was fat but she was beautiful" on your headstone, along with a picture so we can all remember how young you were when you died, and admire your dedication to the cause. You sure showed 'em, girl!

Americans seem to have a hard time putting down the fork. Probably because we have so much food and so much money and plenty of time on our hands that there isn't much else to do. We sure as hell aren't solving problems or helping the less fortunate.

It's not hard to lose weight and eat well. We see time and again how people who have been huge at one point in their life slim down to a healthy size. It's not easy. It does take effort. Effort that I, myself, having been at least 40 pounds overweight my entire adult life, have yet to be able to stick to. Effort is something Americans have a hard time sticking to these days, period. I have seen two friends who have dropped a tremendous amount of weight. They look great, and when I ask what they're doing, they have the same answer. They made a plan, consulted experts, and stuck to the plan. This is the example we--I--should follow.

My weight, according to my doctor, is becoming an issue as I approach 40. Changes need to be made. It seems to me these women would hear that advice and then claim that they have been somehow persecuted. Seriously?

I'm all for a positive image and what it takes to attain that. I'm all for feeling confident about oneself. However, trying to achieve that confidence while taking risks with your health is misguided.

ABOUT: Brian Drake is the author of The Rogue Gentleman. His audio commentaries will soon air on RadioSlot.Com. Follow him on Twitter @BrianDrake75

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Czech Republic Leads the Way?

If there is any doubt that America is no longer the innovative country that it once was, we need look no further than the Czech Republic for the latest (and amazing!) idea that certainly should have happened here in the U.S. first. This is the kind of thing Americans used to be good at. And then came President Obama (Bless His Holy Name).

As the Australian reports, "....commuters looking for love will soon be able to try their luck at romance in designated dating cars.....The Prague "Love Train", which will promote a laissez-faire approach rather than strict speed-dating rules, is due to launch at the end of the year."

Of course, in America,we can't have a train just for male/female singles. We have to have a separate trains broken down by racial groups, the LGBTs, and trains for those who have no idea if they are male or female despite what anatomical parts they came with at birth. We need trains for different religions, single parents, and any other social group you can think of, because, in America, we can't have anything as simple as a "singles train." It must--simply must--be made as complicated as possible so that no ethnic, social, or any other kind of demographic group feels left out. In America, when people feel let out, they start crying; when crybabies let the waterworks start, they usually call lawyers, and then the party is over.

We need a special committee to take ten years to decide the size of the train, the shape of the seats, the color scheme; we need background checks and Internet profiles on everybody who steps aboard the train, because you never know when some creep might come aboard and if he or she rapes somebody we gotta have an Internet profile to consult. We need a special license for the train operators--and those operators cannot be married less all the singles on the train get envious and start crying, because singles are fragile that way--and anybody who cleans the trains after the commute must be single, too, for the same reason.

That's how we do it in the United States now. It started long before Obama (Bless His Holy Name), but it's getting worse now.
In the Czech Republic? The spokesman for the company in charge of the project said, according to the newspaper, that "the company [is] now deciding which of a train's five cars would be most suitable, the number of trains to include and what kind of signage to display...The carriage will be marked, and there will be information on the platform and inside the carriage, in foreign languages too."

The Czechs favor the simple approach.

Excuse me while I update my passport.

ABOUT: Brian Drake is the author of The Rogue Gentleman. His audio commentaries will soon air on RadioSlot.Com. Follow him on Twitter @BrianDrake75

Monday, May 13, 2013

Not Being Gay and Other Crimes Against the State

I'm a little late to the party on the Jason Collins story but this one required some brain work. He's the black basketball player who decided to announce that he was gay, shocking his white girlfriend. I bet she was shocked! Her hair turned blonde.

My father sent me this email shortly after the story broke: When a soldier is killed in the line of duty, his family eventually gets a flag and a note conveying sympathy and respect from the United States Government. When a pro basketball player announces he is gay, he immediately gets a personal phone call from the President congratulating him for his courage. Am I missing something?

Yes, Dad. The whole country is missing something.

My father, of course, refers to Obama himself saying he called Mr. Collins. Now we all know that Obama loves him some B-Ball so of course he's going to take the opportunity to talk hoops with a fellow player. Michelle even sent him a Tweet, bless her heart. But there's more going on here than you realize.

The gays are such a subjugated class, if you will, that, yes, their effort to come out to a hostile world merits a call from the president. Such a call, even though it's to a celebrity and the gay down the street from your house does not get a call, encourages those still afraid. The president is on their side! How great is that? This is especially important when you realize that liberals don't value institutions like the military.

The military is a corrupt institution hip-deep in the old way of thinking, that men are men and their job is to protect and defend and pansies need not apply. The skinny weakling that rode with John Wayne was there for comedic relief and those "aw, shucks" moments when he realized he wasn't as smart as the Duke.

Liberals believe that only the weak and feeble and the underdogs are worthy--they're the ones that need help and protection. They are the ones who have been victimized by the old ways. They can't keep up. They can't contribute. So the liberal is there to champion them because it makes them feel good and "it's about time" the oppressed had a fair shake. Liberals can't keep up or contribute either--why it is that so many liberals have never fired a gun on a battlefield? Though examples will occur to you (John Kerry) their attitude toward the effort proves the point. John Kerry never wanted to be in Vietnam to begin with. We learned from the Swift Boat vets that he wasn't any great shakes as a fighter when he was there. But at least he survived to tell the world how wrong we were for being involved.

Liberals contribute by helping the helpless. Their efforts toward minorities and gays are prime examples. The rest of us can drop dead.

It's all part of the on-going effort to destroy the Alpha Male. Alpha Males are strong. We voice opinions. We fight. We don't sit still.

In France before World War II, the "let's all get along and not fight because fighting is bad" attitude enabled the Nazis to swoop in and take over. It was left to the Alpha Males (and Females) to form the French Resistance. And a small group it was. France has never recovered from nor lived down that surrender.

In the United States, the same thing is happening, where the Alpha Male is being replaced by the Beta Male.

Obama (Bless His Holy Name) himself exhibits all the attributes of the Beta Male. Remember when he went on TV and said Michelle "allowed" him to watch ESPN when he was on the treadmill? We all know the wife really runs the house, but a man deserves some autonomy. Making jokes about how the old lady leads you around by the neck is no joke at all.

Of course you can make the joke that Obama has all the time time in the world to call a gay NBA player but no time at all to call the SEALs to help in Benghazi, but we all know the real reason Obama made the phone call.

If he had a son, he would look like Jason Collins.

ABOUT: Brian Drake lives in California and is the author of The Rogue Gentleman which will soon be released in paperback (and available now as an ebook).

Sunday, May 5, 2013

This is What Christians Gets for Not Liking Gay People

Here's one story I can't wait to see play out.

In the name of religious tolerance--if by "religious tolerance" you mean "let's silence those evil Christians"--the Pentagon has issued an odd notice that military personal may face a court martial for speaking about their faith.

According to the Breitbart story, Pentagon personal appointed by President Obama (Bless His Holy Name) have met with the God-hating Michael Weinsten (no jokes, please) about this new policy, which amounts to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for religious people. From the story:

(....Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians--including chaplains--sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military are guilty of “treason,” and of committing an act of “spiritual rape” as serious a crime as “sexual assault.” He also asserted that Christians sharing their faith in the military are “enemies of the Constitution.”)

So a solider, airman, Marine, or sailor can be essentially charged with a federal crime for exercising the free expression of their religion. Because the definition of "proselytizing", according to Weinstein (no jokes!) is so poor, you get a sense from the story that it truly is a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" arrangement.

Of course, one could say we need to make an apples to apples comparison here. Getting kicked out of the military for buggering somebody in the butt isn't the same as being locked up for the Lord, but I disagree.

Nobody said gay soldiers couldn't be gay, they just couldn't talk about it or be open about it, and there were consequences if they were caught. Weinstein isn't saying religious soldiers can't be religious....they just can't talk about it....or be in the open about it....and, according to this article, there are consequences if they are caught. Sounds similar to me.

Can we not assume that a "court martial" of a religious person for speaking of their beliefs is the same as gay soldiers being "dismissed" for their life style? Is it now fair to discriminate against religious people because of the earlier gay discrimination? Which, by the way, was put in place by another liberal?

Apparently, under the current regime it is. I suppose if Christians were nicer to gay people, this wouldn't be a problem. See? It's all God's fault for being intolerant. If only he was as wishy-washy as everybody else.

Liberals have a fear of religion (if by "religion" you mean "Christianity") because it creates an allegiance to something other than the State. And that is bad. Christianity must be destroyed, just like it was in the Soviet Union. You can't have the subjects relying on God when the State is supposed to be god. All of the other religions are milk toast hokey traditions that don't mean much, and liberals know that, so those other outfits get a pass. Notice Weinstein doesn't mention that it's a no-no to to a Buddhist.

If liberals don't like something, it must have power they can't control (guns, anybody?) so to that I say....Praise the Lord....And pass the ammunition.

And, I'm serious, no Weinstein jokes. It's too easy.