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Anyone with kids, or who was a kid since 1960 has probably heard of the Berenstain Bears.  This family of charming bears (Papa Bear makes chairs in his wood shop, Mama Bear cooks and cleans and Brother and Sister Bear haven’t aged in 45 years, like Bart Simpson) live in Bear Country and in each book deals with a pressing issue for the family.

Friends.  Talking to Strangers, Fear of the Dark.  It’s like Happy Days and the Waltons all wrapped up in a Disney-like setting (comfortable, safe, geared to kids).

One of my favorites is called “The Berenstain Bears Get The Gimmes.”  In this book, Brother and Sister Bear (each in Elementary School at best) are consumed with having everything that they see.  Toys. Games.  Candy.  You name it.

It sounds a lot like American consumers today.  New Car.  Bigger House.  Exotic Vacations.  Electronics and “toys” for adults.  Unlimited “stuff” for kids.  Does this ring a bell?

This is how we got into this financial mess today. So, how do we get out?  In the Berenstain Bear book, Papa and Mama Bear have to put their foot down and stop the spending.

Can we, the people, do this?  Because Papa and Mama Government don’t seem likely to do so.

My thanks to Jared for his blog post on the Economics of Sim City which inspired this rambling.

More to come.

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I know what all of you are thinking right now.  Across the blogosphere, there is a collective “ummmmmmm……” as people try to figure out if the last sighting of this blog, some two weeks ago, was an indication that a morally conservative writer had been replaced by a financial erudite who will now bless us all with his economic wisdom.

Fear not, my friends and neighbors (for we are all neighbors in this Al Gore inspired online community – the Internet, not WordPress, ok, I’ll stop).  No, I refer to the impending and rapidly hastening demise that we, the people, face as the United States rockets towards a Rome-like fall.

Our great country (excuse my arrogance, while I crow that there is none greater. OK, I am done) has lasted over two hundred years.  We are, without doubt, among the most prosperous (exhibit A – our steady influx of immigrants) and among the most tolerant (I won’t even debate that with those who have not lived in other countries and witnessed the government crackdowns on those that we allow to parade around here).

And yet, we are on the verge of a collapse.  No, not financial (for we will surely recover in due time from our own excesses), but rather moral, and then, of course, societal.

Euripides writes a rather stunning article over at Self Evident Truths about this moral decay and I highly encourage a thorough reading of his views.  Gay Marriage, Single Parenting as a Lifestyle Choice (a la “I just want a baby but not marriage”), The Introduction of Pornography to Children and No Fault Divorce are all covered here.

Read, comment, make a choice.  Now is a good time to start digging in, because when the Visigoths are not too tolerant when it comes to ransacking and pillaging.

More to come.  Hope we’re all still here.

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A fact that the Main Stream Media hid (and quite well) during the Prop 8 battle is the fact that up to 75% of Gay males in a “committed relationship” or a “marriage”  accept their partner having open sexual relations with another male.

It seems a little incredulous, so let me break it down so that we are all on the same page.

Robert and Gary are married.  Or deeply committed to each other.  They are “partners.”

It’s OK with Robert if Gary goes out and has sex with Fred.  And Gary thinks its OK if Robert has a sexual relationship with Martin.

You don’t believe me?  Ask David Benkof over at the Jerusalem Post. He wrote a column about it.  Here’s the highlights:

“…many male couples, including those in “marriages,” have arrangements with each other that allow for mutually agreed upon infidelity under certain circumstances…”

“…many gay couples are quite open about their mutually approved “adultery.”…”

“…Even gays and lesbians in monogamous relationships tend to see nothing wrong with consensual adultery, even when a couple has children. …”

The entire article is here.  Do you need more?  Perhaps David Nimmons is a big enough name for you.  You know, the founder of Manifest Love and a Gay Leader in New York.

In his book, The Soul Beneath the Skin, David cites numerous studies which document approximately 75%  of Gay Men in a “committed relationship” are not monogamous. They go out and have sex with other men.  And they both accept that.  Even when they have children in their “family.”

Remember Bob and Gary? And Fred?  And Martin?

That’s another reason why it’s Gay Marriage Gay Lifestyle is not OK.

I’d welcome your thoughts if they are on topic.  And if you want to say, “No, that’s not true,” then do some research first, perhaps contact David Nimmons (he’s Gay and will tell you the truth) or David Benkof (he got hate mail from Gays when he suggested that they try monogamy…and he is bi-sexual)

Stay tuned, much more to come.

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Dec 10th was supposed to be an economic disaster for the United States.  The Gays stayed home!  Honestly, on Dec 9, I didn’t know what to do, because I thought that Wal-Mart, Target and grocery stores would all close.  Police and firemen wouldn’t protect us.  The power grid might fail.

Oh wait.  We have a 13 Trillion dollar a year Gross Domestic Product and, well, quite frankly, the Gay contribution is a drop in a bucket.  Remember, the entire Gay population is only 2%. Oh yeah, and they are breeding themselves out.  Kind of European, don’cha think?  Don’cha?

I’m kind of tired writing about it already.  So, I thought, maybe I won’t blog tomorrow. I’ll just go shopping at stores that support Marriage and Families.  Perhaps go to Leatherby’s and eat Ice Cream.  It turned out that the whole thing was a flop.  A handful stayed home.  Most realized that they didn’t want to punish their employers.  Or that they wouldn’t make a diference.  That’s what you get when you try and hijack real issues, like Illegal Immigration.  Nice try.

For real news, head over to the Kingfisher Column and read about real news.  MarriageFamiliesMorality.  And Religion.  You Know.  What 97% of us believe in.

Stay tuned, more to come.

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This week marks one month since our historic election of 2008.  No, I am not talking about President-elect Obama, but rather, nearly 7 million Californians standing up for moral values and religious freedoms.  Yes, that’s what it boils down to.  Because, in spite of all of the discussions that have occurred around the legal and social aspects of Gay Marriage, it comes down to religion.  Studies released this week show that religious voters backed the Proposition overwhelmingly, which should not come as a surprise to anyone.

For those who openly profess their faith, and believe that Homosexuality is a sin, it was not a huge leap of faith to back up their beliefs with a vote.  We sometimes forget that 81% of Americans state that they are religious.  This means that in spite of movies, television and all the decay we see around us, we are still a conservative nation.

This is a fact that our foes who oppose religious freedoms do not want us to remember.  We have seen the mob tactics that the No on Prop 8 rabble rousers have used to intimidate, harass and assault (which are crimes) over the past month. And as every action has an equal reaction, we have seen a cohesiveness emerge as different faiths have stood together against the hate crimes that are being perpetrated by the Gay Marriage activists.

In the New York times today, a full page ad was run in response to the al-Gayda tactics that Gay Marriage Activists are using.  No longer will the silent majority stand by while religious persecution goes on in America.  The tide is turning back and we hope that soon the real waves of change will wash over the sordid filthiness of the Homosexual Crowd that is trying to destroy all that is good and moral.

More will come…

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Rolling Stone has published an article placing the blame for Prop 8 passing squarely on the shoulders of the No on 8 groups. In a change from the past 30 days, Mormons, Catholics and Blacks are not blamed for upholding the definition of marriage as “one man and one woman” and instead the focus turns inward to the very people who want homosexual marriage legalized.

Instead, the point out the disorganization of the No campaign, the late start, the poor ads and most of all, the lack of a grass roots effort.

By contrast, the Yes on 8 side had 10 times as many volunteers and a wide coalition of religious faiths that united to reach voters where they are in their homes and places of worship.

What do we learn from all this? For starters, the Yes on 8 side is not going to change their views. They are rooted firmly in their religious beliefs.

48% of Californians voted against Prop 8, but with the post-election hatred that has spewed forth against churches, it would be a hard sell to not see that number shrink.

Finally, it is hard to imagine that those who voted No on Prop 8 know less now than they did on Election Day. If anything, it seems that the more people learn, the more they shy away from Gay Marriage.

Let’s see what happens next….

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