Archive for December, 2010

North Carolina County Commissioner Call Gays To Be Sexual Predators

I have seen a lot of stuff from the right-wing, but this people like this county commissioner get me angry. According to WCNC, County Commissioner called gays to be “sexual predators”.

For an elected officials, such statements are an utter disgrace. If his remarks are based on the bible, the Bible calls gay sex as a sin, but it is a long laundry of sexual sins such as fornication, adultery, and whole host of other thing. The point of calling homosexuality is point the person to Christ and not is designed to be invoke hatred towards other people.

This bigotory is unacceptable for a public official and person should be recalled by the voters for making remarks like this. He should resign in disgrace and being to start to work a spiritual program that focuses on learning tolerance and love. He has much hate within the soul and he needs to drain his resentment into finding spiritual solution. If Jesus was the Christ, he came to save people’s soul and not to invoke hatred.

I know two gay people and I am proud to call them my friends. They love each other as much as any hetrosexual couple and they are the nicest and most tolerant people. I also know several conservative Christians and none of them are like this man.

Unfortunely, our society is still has people like this. People have the right to make these remarks in private, but to do so in an  elected position is unacceptable. If I lived in this guy’s county, he would be targeted for recall and told to resign immediately. It is sad day in America that this stuff still goes on.

December 29, 2010 at 6:03 am Leave a comment

Executions Are Dropping In The United States

According to the Washington Post, the use of death penalty is declining in the United States.  Here is an excerpt from the article

Virginia executed three people in 2010 — including the first woman put to death in the state in nearly a century — making it one of only seven states that carried out more than one execution during the year.

Despite the high-profile execution of a woman, the first in the United States since 2005, the number of death sentences carried out nationwide decreased in 2010 compared to the previous year, according to a new report by the District-based Death Penalty Information Center. There were 46 executions in 2010 compared to 52 in 2009.

The report also projects that 114 death sentences will be handed down by the end of the year, making it among the fewest since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

Richard Dieter, the center’s executive director, said he thinks concerns about fairness in deciding which crimes deserve death and worries over the possiblity of executing an innocent person have led to a decline in capital punishment over the past decade.

“If you look back 10 years there is much less use of the death penalty today,” Dieter said. “I think that reflects skepticism about the reliability. Will it be used to execute only the guilty? And even when used against the guilty,is is applied reliably, fairly and in a rational way?”

Since 1976, executions peaked at 98 in 1999. In the past decade, 2008 had the fewest executions with 37.

Maryland last executed a prisoner in 2005, and the state’s highest court halted the use of the death penalty on a technicality in 2006. Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), who opposes capital punishment, has yet to implement regulations required for executions to resume.”

I am glad that our country is starting to get more selective in the use of the death penalty. As the ultimate punishment for crime, the death penalty should be used very sparingly.

We have to be to very selective with the people who get the needle. We should an active policy of commuting death sentences, especially when the circumstances are not clear. If we cannot make an absolute conclusion that the person committed the crime, than the sentence should be commuted immediately.

When the person commits the worst of murders, there is absolute proof that the crime was committed by the suspect, and there is no mitigating circumstances, than I have no problem with the death penalty being applied. If somebody has killed and raped six woman and we have absolute evidence that the person did it, than that person should die. However, there is any bit of evidence that the person did not do the crime, the death penalty should not be applied.

I think juries are become more careful when the application of the death penalty is used. Like myself, more people would rather sentence to person to life without parole than sentence somebody to die unless it is the gravest of murders and we

The death penalty does not deter crime. It merely serves as the ultimate punitive action when the worst of the worst of murder occurs. But it application should be very limited and I am glad that our country is to starting to be more selective when the death penalty should be used.

December 21, 2010 at 6:11 am Leave a comment

Crazy Drunken Catfight

Now That Is One Crazy Drunken Catfight To Rember. It is a surely a Rumble in the Jungle.

December 20, 2010 at 5:50 am Leave a comment

Winter Solstice

From the Examiner,

There will be a total lunar eclipse visible from all of North America during the night of December 20/21, 2010. For most stargazers it will be visible on the morning of December 21; however in some time zones it will start late in the night on December 20 and end after midnight early on December 21. The eclipse times are given in the standard North American times zones and in universal time.

Eastern Standard Time:

•Penumbral eclipse begins 12:29 AM EST
•Partial eclipse begins 1:33 AM EST
•Total eclipse begins 2:41 AM EST
•Greatest eclipse 3:17 AM EST
•Total eclipse ends 3:53 AM EST
•Partial eclipse ends 5:01 AM EST
•Penumbral eclipse ends 6:05 AM EST
Central Standard Time:

•Penumbral eclipse begins 11:29 PM CST
•Partial eclipse begins 12:33 AM CST
•Total eclipse begins 1:41 AM CST
•Greatest eclipse 2:17 AM CST
•Total eclipse ends 2:53 AM CST
•Partial eclipse ends 4:01 AM CST
•Penumbral eclipse ends 5:05 AM CST
Mountain Standard Time:

•Penumbral eclipse begins 10:29 PM MST
•Partial eclipse begins 11:33 PM MST
•Total eclipse begins 12:41 AM MST
•Greatest eclipse 1:17 AM MST
•Total eclipse ends 1:53 AM MST
•Partial eclipse ends 3:01 AM MST
•Penumbral eclipse ends 4:05 AM MST
Pacific Standard Time:

•Penumbral eclipse begins 9:29 PM PST
•Partial eclipse begins 10:33 PM PST
•Total eclipse begins 11:41 PM PST
•Greatest eclipse 12:17 AM PST
•Total eclipse ends 12:53 AM PST
•Partial eclipse ends 2:01 AM PST
•Penumbral eclipse ends 3:05 AM PST
The Universal Time (UT) of the eclipse will be:

•Penumbral eclipse begins 5:29 UT
•Partial eclipse begins 6:33 UT
•Total eclipse begins 7:41 UT
•Greatest eclipse 8:17 UT
•Total eclipse ends 8:53 UT
•Partial eclipse ends 10:01 UT
•Penumbral eclipse ends 11:05 UT
The early and late penumbral parts of the eclipse will be very hard to observe. The average stargazer will not see anything until the partial eclipse begins.

Dress warmly and enjoy a total lunar eclipse on the winter solstice”

It should be a beautiful night and I want to go out in observe the winter solstice. However, finding people is the primary issues. Perhaps, we can get a group of people and doing some hiking in Orange Country around Winter Solstice.

It is a once of a lifetime event and also is very spiritual experience as well.

December 16, 2010 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

Thoughts of the Day

“We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”
-Albert Camus

December 16, 2010 at 3:21 am 1 comment

Chiefs Got Snubbed And I am Glad About That

Chiefs Got Snubbed, Ha Ha!

Continue Reading December 13, 2010 at 12:50 am Leave a comment

Olbermann Special Comment On Tax Increases

What Keith Thinks About the Tax Cuts For the Rich

Continue Reading December 11, 2010 at 5:46 pm Leave a comment

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