NC’s religious wingnuts file another bill to blend Christian beliefs into government office.

“The first NC Senate bill filed Wednesday would allow magistrates and employees of county registers of deeds offices to refuse to perform marriages or issue licenses due to religious objections”.

Any such bill would be challenged as unconstitutional at the federal level.  Do the wingnuts care how much they spend on such a failing endeavor in the courts?  Hell no, as long as they get a soap box in the name of Jesus.

This is really quite simple.  If you can’t put aside your religious beliefs in order to fulfill a government office without bias you are simply unfit to hold the office.  Done and done.  What’s the problem?  Get rid of any Magistrate who can’t separate church from their civic duties in office and move along.  That’s the way it’s designed to work under the US Constitution.  Anything argument to the contrary is semantics to justify an ideological or religious position.  When it comes to the execution of public office Christian, Muslim, Buddhism, Wicken… got nothing to do with it.

Put forth your argument in the name of Jesus or Christianity, then replace them with another deity or religion and see if your opinion holds true.  That’s the litmus test.  If you think Magistrates should not be held to their civic duties in office because of their Muslim or Wicken beliefs then you have an argument.  A bias towards Christianity provides no platform or foundation for such debate.

Did I mention all this is from the party of “less government”?  Horseshit.  The ONLY time any Republican’s wanted less government is when it comes to gun control, business/finance regulations or tax collection.

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Trying WordPress on an iPhone 6

Not bad. Almost an easier editor than the full interface. Certainly simple enough.

Posted a pic to see how it comes out. The editor inserts the HTML only, no image preview. No compression, full image size. Ouch. That could use help. I’ll stick with my Instagram feed.

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fi'zi:k wins the bicycle invention of my life award. White grip tape that doesn't get dirty. Chain greased hands? No problem.

fi'zi:k wins the bicycle invention of my life award.  White grip tape that doesn't get dirty.  Chain greased hands?  No problem.

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The start of Connor's Formula Nucleus Pro. As usual, waiting on parts.

The start of Connor's Formula Nucleus Pro.  As usual, waiting on parts.

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No, I don’t watch the show.

But I do ride through the intersection, by the Wendell Auto Brokers lot, almost daily.  Sometimes straight through the lot on my bike.  And I got into an argument on the phone with Amy Shirley once because of an undisclosed towing fee for all wheel drive cars.  It was before she claimed her fame and became too important to answer the phone.

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A Lizard Lick Liberal

In the two mile bastion of turkey shoots, used car lots, tow trucks, side arms, barely hidden bigotry, occasionally open racism I roam Highway 97 in Lycra.  Yes, the type yoga pants are made of.  Mine has butt pads.  Recently learned I’m called a MAMIL.  I am not ashamed.

I quietly listen as you denounce wage increases and single payer health care.  I listen to your angered anti-tax rants.  I loathe your fear of government, immigrants, regulation…  Your fear of everything.  Such constant fear.  I hear you don’t like the suppression of your Christian practices while denouncing all other worship, threatening those who dare.  Your island was breached long ago.  I move among you a dissenter.  A free thinker without fear.  No feeling of loss or emptiness when shunned by the local community, a non worshiper.  One who does not allow any religious teachings to form my opinions.  I am not distressed by your local, revered past time; judging others.  I pity it.

This is a day of self liberation and political awareness.   Inside this red sea of conservative dogma and sweet tea slang resides more than tow trucks, shot guns and rednecks.  There is a liberal in the ranks.  One who has gay friends yet is not gay.  Some married, residing among you locally.  True story.  I’m the one who prefers to ride a bike instead of driving a pickup.  One whose children attend your coveted, local, conservative charter school.  Someone who does not think unstable, anti-social, insane people should be armed, despite any amendment or sanctimonious perceived right.  Dear Zeus, I drive a Subaru in your zip code!   I am certain this is causing some Lizard Lick locals extensive anguish so I will have mercy just one time and not extrapolate on my cycling adventures to Whole Foods and experiences with fine wine.

If all that hasn’t created an unhealthy blood flow, caused an extra drip of Skoal or mustard into your beard I will leave you with this:  Reagan was wrong on the economy and all Muslim’s are not Islamic extremists.

Let’s begin.  Namaste

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Under the 64 bypass

Under the 64 bypass

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The bridge home. Long day.

The bridge home.  Long day.

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Insane amount of flow at the Nuese River dam.

Insane amount of flow at the Nuese River dam.

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Chuck E. Cheese on a Saturday night. Not for the weak.

Chuck E. Cheese on a Saturday night.  Not for the weak.

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