It’s Enough to Make You Want to Grab A Gun

This has a very interesting short video attached. I will be honest and say that I hate the gun culture that exists in the USA. I don’t think that there is any need for ordinary citizens to have military style guns. I can feel a big rant about guns coming on. Stay tuned.

Life in the Boomer Lane

A wise man (who is currently Then Husband) told Life in the Boomer Lane many years ago that history is determined by economics. Shortly thereafter, on a slow day, LBL reviewed the events of the last 50,000 years, and she couldn’t argue with him. The point is that ultimately, someone benefits economically by making decisions that result in war, plague, pestilence, famine, religious zealotry, drug and alcohol dependence, human slavery, environmental mayhem, and our current Congress.

Whether you believe guns are the spawn of the devil or whether you believe they are some kind of God given right and that each person should have a gun issued with his birth certificate, the fact is that the gun industry itself is big business. In fact, it’s a much bigger business than most people realize, resulting in $32 billion dollars of revenue every year (which interesting enough, is about the same amount…

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How to be a Christian without being a jerk about it

A very well written piece. I’m fortunate to know some Christians who already live this way.

Feet in, Arms out

A few weeks ago, the marvelous Lindy West over at Jezebel wrote an excellent post called, “How to be an Atheist without being a dick about it.” As someone who has been the target of my fair share of dickish Atheists in my life, I really appreciated it. However, the behavior of dickish Atheists pales in comparison with some of the behavior of my Christian brothers and sisters. So, dear people, I give you some recommendations on how to be a Christian without being a jerk and turning everyone off to not only Christians, but to Jesus. (I’m going to try to cut back on the language in the event that some Christians who need to hear this are turned off by the swears. Let’s see how I do.)

1) Stop threatening people with hellfire and damnation. Nobody likes it. It achieves approximately nothing so far as spreading the…

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An Open Letter to Journalists at News Ltd

Victoria says what I feel too but much better.

Queen Victoria

KickthisMobOutDear News Ltd Journalists,

I’m writing you this letter on behalf of all Australians. That includes everyone who can vote in the upcoming election, as well as those too young to have a say in their own future. I wanted to let you know that your behaviour throughout the election campaign has been appalling. I know you know as well as I do that it’s not the role of a journalist to campaign for a political party. Journalists often justify their bias by saying that opinion pieces can be whatever they want them to be – whether or not they’re biased, unbalanced, untrue, or part of a conspiracy on behalf of your boss to get rid of the NBN, which threatens his business interests. But you’re not just contributing opinion pieces and amateur PhotoShopped front page images, denigrating the target of your smear campaign. You’re also contributing news articles, designed…

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It is official.

Having read the offending article I could not agree more.

Queen Victoria

TheAgeIt’s official. The mainstream media has gone stark raving mad.

This article was published in the Age today:

For the sake of the nation, Ms Gillard should stand aside

Let me preface this post by saying that I take great pride in writing a blog using my own name. I am Victoria Rollison and these are my opinions. For some people, writing under a pseudonym is their only option. I understand that. But what I don’t understand is why this piece of junk article has no byline on it. It implies it has been written by a newspaper. But we all know newspapers are just mechanisms for delivering words. They are where news articles are published. Newspapers can’t actually write, because newspapers don’t have a brain. Someone, or some people wrote this article and I don’t understand why they are not proud enough of their words to put their name…

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