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Denver Survives Disaster On Its Own

A friend of mine who lives in Denver forwarded me this email. I think it is becoming a chain mail thing, but I loved the message!

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Up here, in the “Mile-Hi City”, we just recovered from a Historic event— may I even say a “Weather Event” of “Biblical Proportions” — with a historic blizzard of up to 44″ inches of snow and winds to 90 MPH that broke trees in half, knocked down utility poles, stranded hundreds of motorists in lethal snow banks, closed ALL roads, isolated scores of communities and cut power to tens of thousands.

FYI:

George Bush did not come. FEMA did nothing. No one howled for the government. No one blamed the government. No one even uttered an expletive on TV.

Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton did not visit. Our Mayor did not blame Bush or anyone else. Our Governor did not blame Bush or anyone else, either.

CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC did not visit – or report on this Category 5 snowstorm as they did Katrina.  No Larry King, No Bill O’Reilly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews and No Geraldo Rivera. No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand, No Hollywood types to be found.

Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.  No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House.  No one looted.  Nobody – I mean Nobody demanded the government do something.  Nobody expected the government to do anything, either.

Nope, we just melted the snow for water.   Sent out caravans of SUV’s to pluck people out of snow engulfed cars.  The truck drivers pulled people out of snow banks and didn’t ask for a penny.

Local restaurants made food and the police and fire departments delivered it to the snowbound families.  Families took in the stranded people – total strangers.  We fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil lanterns or Coleman lanterns.  We put on extra layers of clothes because up here it is “Work or Die”.  We did not wait for some affirmative action government to get us out of a mess created by being immobilized by a welfare program that trades votes for ‘sittin at home’ checks.

Even though a Category “5” blizzard of this scale has never fallen this early, we know it can happen and how to deal with it ourselves.

Maybe SOME people (Like New Orleans and Wash. DC freeloaders) will get the message. The world does not owe you a living. The Government and Tax dollars are not your insurance company.

I couldn’t have said it any better.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

110th Congress Passes Anti-Terror Legislation

I have to admit that it mystifies me why the 109th Congress couldn’t tackle the port and air cargo screening issue.

House easily passes anti-terror bill – USA Today

Anti-terror legislation sailed through the House on Tuesday, the first in a string of measures designed to fulfill campaign promises made by Democrats last fall.

Patterned on recommendations of the commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks, the far-reaching measure includes commitments for inspection of all cargo carried aboard passenger aircraft and on ships bound for the United States.

The vote was a bipartisan 299-128.

But in any case, the vote was somewhat bi-partisan (not nearly as much as the media reports suggest).  Full US House roll call vote here.

By my math, 100% of the Democrat House Members voting today were in favor of HR1, while the Republican House Caucus was split 35% for and 65% against

It will be interesting to see if those 68 Republican House Members (many of which I see are GOP moderates) are going to be a group that hangs together and votes with the Democrats.  Or if this was just a one-time deal because it was a security-related issue.

As with everything Speaker Pelosi’s gang pushes through, this legislation must be approved by the US Senate and avoid the President’s so-far non-existent veto pen before it becomes law.

**UPDATE**US Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) from the neighboring 10th District west of Charlotte blogs his comments on HR 1 at RedState.com.

By neglecting the normal legislative process – including the thoughtful deliberation of Republican and Democratic Members of Congress – Speaker Pelosi virtually guarantees catastrophic mistakes will be made. Some of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations, like declassifying the annual intelligence budget, are unwise, if not altogether dangerous.

Today, Democrats are so preoccupied with whether they can pass the 9/11 Commission legislation – that they never stopped to think whether they should.

That’s because the Democrats see World War III and as a mere law enforcement action and security of our nation as a minor nuisance in their larger agenda.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Will Science Lead to Gay Genocide?

That’s the question I subtly suggested in a post a few days ago about the Gay Sheep Experiments.  Some of you picked up on it… some of you didn’t bother to read the post at all and instead had a knee-jerk reaction as usual.   But I digress.

It seems pretty clear that any scientific path which even suggests the ability to genetically change any homo animal to a straight animal will eventually lead to genetic testing capabilities for humans.  If you don’t see that potential path, frankly, you are blind.

I actually wrote the Gay Sheep posting after watching a TV news report about how all expectant mothers are now being pushed to have a “fetus test” for the possibility of their unborn child having Down’s Syndrome.  Thereby raising the potential that in a generation or less, no more Down’s Syndrome babies will be born at all due to selective abortions.

Yesterday, I found a column by Andrew Sullivan on the potential real implications of the gay sheep

Experimenting on other human beings crosses a bright moral line — even when that other human being is in your own womb. There is no medical reason for meddling with anyone’s sexual orientation, let alone in the crucial first months of a human being’s life. And the potential for all sorts of unintended consequences is huge. Most ethical doctors would abhor such practices. And rightly so. Laws could even be passed, and enforced, to ban them.

But what of the darker scenario in which we merely discover scientific clues to the origins of homosexuality in human embryos and allow the potentially gay ones to be selectively aborted? That, it seems to me, is by far the likelier scenario. In fact, we’d be naive not to expect something like it.

That’s what I said last week, remember?  So why aren’t gay groups flocking to become anti-abortion?  Hmmmm…

And in a posting yesterday, one of Andrew’s readers made the connection between these two scientific developments and the path toward “modifying” or eliminating gay people.

Why should we assume that it would be any different with gay fetuses? After all, where nobody really gives much thought to Down syndrome children, there is widespread antipathy towards homosexuals. Even heterosexuals who support gay rights feel something between mild unease and outright revulsion at the thought of two men having sex (just ask Mickey Kaus).

In short, we really do live in interesting times. On the one hand, we are the first generation of gay men who has had a shot at living something like a normal life; on the other, we may be the last generation of gay men to have a shot at living.

Not so subtle, eh?

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

New Blog Alert!

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 10:35 am - January 9, 2007.
Filed under: Blogging,Great Americans,Heroes

Regular GayPatriot commenter Julie The Jarhead now has her own blog!  Go visit…. or she’ll kick your ass!  🙂

Please note the categories of this post.  Julie is definitely a Great American and a Hero!

Congrats on the new blog, Julie…. and THANK YOU for your service to our great Nation.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)