Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 14, 1964

Fifty years ago today.

Jacqueline Kennedy thanks the nation for condolence letters.

In the aftermath of the assassination of President Kennedy, people from all over the world wrote to Mrs. Kennedy and her children expressing sympathy and respect. On January 14, 1964, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy appeared on television with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Senator Edward M. Kennedy to thank the nation for the condolence letters she and her children received, and to let the public know that their letters would reside at President Kennedy's presidential library.

Follow this link to watch the video at the JFK Library website.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Dear Militant Gays,

....when you hear the word "sodomy" it doesn't always mean we are talking about you.

Why I dislike "headline readers" part 2,734.

Mad Mike posts

"GOP State Senator Wants Emergency Bill to Make Anal and Oral Sex a Felony"

Garrett is attempting to resurrect Virginia’s “crimes against nature” statute. Cuccinelli, as Virginia’s AG, tried to convince the U.S. Supreme Court that the law was both necessary or constitutional. He failed.
Of course, the goal behind the bill is to make sex between two people of the same gender more consequential. The bill does not make penile-vaginal sex between minors a felony, because that’s not a “crime against nature.”
OK, really?  Well if that's the case I'm mad.  Lawrence v Texas took care of this years ago.  People need to give this up.  You know all I ask is that you shut the fucking door!  When I want to watch someone make out, I will pop in a DVD and watch John Wayne kiss Lana Turner and then smoke a cigarett..  I don't want you doing it in public or in a parade or at Chick-fil-A.  Smoke what you want.  Drink what you want.  Kiss, lick, suck who you want.  Just be two or more consenting adults and shut the door.
Once the door is shut, it's no one else's business.  Period.
So if Garrett or Cuccinelli are trying to criminalize adult behavior between two consenting adults of any persuasion, I don't want to hear it.
However, I don't just "share" or "like" stuff on FB that I don't check.  So I check.
Turns out this has NOTHING to do with gay people.  Some creep named William Scott McDonald at age 47 was creeping on a 17 year old girl.  McDonald forced, coerced, whatever, oral copulation.  McDoanld was tried and convicted, in part under the Virginia Unnatural Acts law.  Now McDonald is appealing his case on the grounds that Lawrence v Texas nullified the sodomy law in Virginia.  Which it did, for two consenting adults.  Not for you, ya diddler!  So Cuccinelli and Garrett are trying "clarify" this statute to say it's not about two consenting adults, it's not even about two consenting teens.  It's about sodomy between pervs and underage persons.
Oh but gay rights activists are howling about Garrett and Cuccinelli.  It's all a big trojan horse so they can go after gays.  Seriously?  Do you nitwits actually believe that somehow they got this creep McDonald to file an appeal, so they could fight it, just to sneak in laws that hurt gay people????  Who told you this?  The Smoking Man?
Get a grip.  The only thing this case is about is punishing diddlers as much as humanly possible.  They can't lock them away in a dank, dark place until the 12th of never.  So they use whatever tools are at their disposal.  Let them.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

RIP Corporal Farrell Gilliam, USMC

Reposted from The Boys of The 3/5, with permission.

Corporal Farrell Gilliam, USMC.

On January 5, 2011, our 25 year old Farrell stepped on an IED while on a dismounted patrol with his unit, (3/5 Marines, Lima Co.) in the Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He suffered many catastrophic injuries, including the amputation of both legs above the knee and several open fractures of his right arm including a 6 inch segment that is missing bone and tissue. His worst injury however was to the right side of his chest and abdomen, which took the full impact of the explosion, and left him completely eviscerated as a result of the blast.

With the help of Hospital Corpsman HM3 Brown, HM3 Gojar, Cpl Griff, and Lcpl Gutierrez, lifesaving measures were immediately undertaken to stop his bleeding in the field. He fought for his life in the back of the Marine transport truck which raced him back to camp. He fought for his life as he was Medi-Vac'd from base camp to a hospital in Kandahar where he underwent 9 hours of damage control surgery. He fought for his life as he was medi-vac'd again to Bagram Hospital in Afghanistan, where he underwent further damage control surgery. He fought for his life as he was flown to Landsthul Germany, where he underwent further surgery and again as he was flown to the US, arriving state side, on Janury 9, 2011 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda Maryland (outside Washington DC), with trips to the OR continuing every other day since then. But Farrell is a fighter! The Doctors have said that to survive an abdominal wound like his is one in ten million - they rarely see them because nobody ever survives them.

We are sad to say that earlier this week Farrell succumbed to further injuries from which he did not recover. We pray for the family and ask for God's peace. We also pray for the brothers and sisters left behind. You know who you are!! Pick up the sword - be the heart, be the love and be the voice. As long as you stick together and remain as one nothing can beat you! You will make a difference!!

Semper Fi,
The Boys of 3/5

For anyone who is interested in sending a private letter or card of condolence, peace and well wishes. Please mail them to the following address and we will make sure they get to the family. Semper Fi!

The Farrell Gilliam Family
c/o The Honor Group 
3555 Taylor Road, Suite C
Loomis, Ca. 95650