SevenSuperGirls Hits 250,000 Subscribers

SevenSuperGirls

SevenSuperGirls

Congratulations to our friends at SevenSuperGirls on getting their 250,000th subscriber! It’s the self-proclaimed “largest all-girls under 16 collaboration channel on YouTube.”

Yes, we don’t usually mention things like this in our blog.  But if we didn’t, someone’s niece would send a dragon after us.

http://www.youtube.com/user/SevenSuperGirls

DOMA is Defeated

Today the United States Supreme Court declared the so-called Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. The monumental decision on the controversial 1996 law was made not surprisingly by vote of 5-4.

While the primary focus on DOMA has been that the federal government refused the rights of same-sex couples, there’s another major issue. Marriage has traditionally been the province of states, not the federal government. There’s been a continuing battle between Washington and states over power, ranging from the federal government withholding highway funds from states that set speed limits they did not like to arresting medical personnel who legally prescribed marijuana.

In this case, same-sex couples could get married if their state allowed it, but could not get benefits given to other married couples. This put both their relationship and the rights of their children into serious legal doubt.

But now that the court declared that DOMA violated the Fifth Amendment, the battle will certainly continue within the states.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/supreme-court-doma-decision_n_3454811.html

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The 22 Percenters

We welcome commentator Vern Avaritt’s second entry to our new blog.  Usual disclaimer: The opinions expressed are the commentor’s, and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Loveshade Family.  The Loveshade Family has not verified the information or sources in this artlcle.

I recently saw on several progressive TV shows that there was a poll surveying Americans on whether they preferred the legislative branch: 1) creating jobs; 2) looking for scandals to place on the President. The answer: 73% were for creating jobs while 22% preferred congress using their time looking for scandals.

While everybody was applauding the 73%; I thought that the 22% was a hell of a lot of people.

Who are these 22%? They are mostly ultra conservative. Many are extremely religious Protestants. Many believe that the president is a Muslim and is not a citizen (therefore he cheated to become president). Some of them have guns and some of them even want a second Civil War (succeeding from the Union will do that).

In the 1930 Reichstag Elections, the Nazi Party won only 18.3% of the votes. They went on to win over Germany and almost succeeded in conquering the world. If the Nazis could do that with 18.3%, imagine what could be done with 22% of the vote. The big quote the Jews had in 1930’s Germany was “It can’t happen here”; boy were they surprised. A lot of people in America say “It can’t happen here”. Do you see a parallel? I am not saying run to Canada; but just watch to see how thing are going and if it starts to happen. Then run to Canada.

Here Are Some Interesting Facts:

18% believe in Geocentric Theory. There are some people who actually believe that the Earth is flat and the government is trying to cover it up (I don’t mean the Flat Earth Society).

Many people believe that condoms don’t work: 20% of men and 11% of women. Many people believe that abortion causes cancer. 30% believe that the Bible is ALL literally true (that means that bats are classified as birds; rabbits chew their cud; and locusts, and beetles have four legs). This author has read the Bible but he doesn’t take it to be the literal word of God. He also doesn’t believe that bats are birds, rabbits chew their cud, and locusts and beetles have four legs.

20% believe that the president is a Muslim.

25% believe that Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is a hoax. What about Lamarck’s Theory of Evolution? Newton’s Laws are theories too; are they a hoax? What about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity?

40% of people believe in Sarah Palin’s obvious lie about “Death Panels” in health care reform. Not that there are not people deciding to take people, who are sick, off of health care.

Only 50% of Americans believe that Judaism is older than Christianity or Islam. .How many of them read their Bible or Koran.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Geocentric Theory

http://www.alternet.org/story/148826/16_of_the_dumbest_things_americans_believe_–_and_the_right-wing_lies_behind_them http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0508/Things_Americans_believe.html

Flat Earth Society

http://theconspiracyexposed.blogspot.com/2010/02/those-who-still-believe-world-is-flat.html http://old.richarddawkins.net/articles/2941-do-they-really-think-the-earth-is-flat http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/fe-scidi.htm

Condoms Don’t Work

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/04/why-still-so-few-use-condoms/275301/ http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/life-and-family/sexuality-contraception/surprise-study-finds-condoms-dont-work/ http://aids.about.com/od/womenandhiv/a/Why-People-Dont-Use-Condoms-and-That-Includes-Women.htm

Abortion Causes Cancer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion%E2%80%93breast_cancer_hypothesis http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/is-abortion-linked-to-breast-cancer http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/abortion-miscarriage http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/abortion/after-an-abortion/how-abortion-hurts-women/

Bats are birds; Rabbits chew their cud; Some insects have four legs. The author has seen a lot of articles stating that the Bible says these things: I will give you one article:

http://biblebabble.curbjaw.com/errors.htm

Bible is Literally True

http://www.gallup.com/poll/27682/onethird-americans-believe-bible-literally-true.aspx http://www.gallup.com/poll/148427/say-bible-literally.aspx http://legacy.rasmussenreports.com/2005/Bible.htm http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2004/feb/16/20040216-113955-2061r/?page=all

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Congraduations Mindy and Austra!

Mindy just graduated from college with a Music Major and a Chemistry Minor. She’s not as good as me in English because she doesn’t know how to get any letter other than A’s! lol

Austra just graduated from high school and she was almost salutatorian! Really she should have been valedictorian but I won’t go into that. But she did great and she’s going to a great college!

You might know Mindy by her Discordian name of Fairy Princess Yoshikyoko. Austra uses the Discordian name of Sister Lorraine of Fairy Tree.  They both contributed to Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht.

Congratulations graduates!

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