Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A haiku by Joe Biden, during the State of the Union

Last night I got bored during the SOTU when nothing new was being said, so, I decided to livetweet Joe Biden. Here is a haiku that I imagine Joe Biden was writing one of the many times he took out his pen.
Same speech every year.
This ain't my first rodeo.
I like Havarti. 
Because really, who doesn't like cheese?

Thanks to The Onion for this awesome pic.

Monday, December 2, 2013

I have to be honest ...

I'm a little annoyed that all this hubbub about minimum wage is going on.  I just want to teach all of these people economics.

Then again, if they get their way and get $15 an hour, a lot of them will lose their jobs so they'll have a lot more time to read about why striking for a higher minimum was really, really stupid.

Apparently these workers also want to be able to organize in a union.  I hope they realize that their newly "earned" $15 an hour wage will probably go back down to where it was to begin with once they pay their union dues each pay check ... but, I digress.

On a more cultural note, Kinky Boots, the new Rocky Horror Picture Show, performed a number at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  All of the outrage against this performance (which was rated TV-G, btw) was labeled, predictably, as homophobia.

“You have to start a dialogue,” the musical’s co-creator Harvey Fierstein told Page Six.  Okay, but why don't parents get to decide when it's appropriate to discuss drag queens with their children instead of it being shoved down their children's throats at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

In other words, this performance is nothing more than propaganda.  The "conversation" is exposing a huge audience with no interest in Kinky Boots to its content.

They're also taking a note out of the Alinsky playbook, not surprisingly, by shutting down all opposition as "homophobic" no matter what the objection actually is. Ironically enough, even the left is willing to admit that not all drag queens are gay, so this idea that not really wanting to discuss this issue with your young children as homophobia is kind of pushing stereotypes, something the left supposedly hates, right?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Obamacare, Pedophilia, and NC-17 movies, oh my!

I haven't updated in a while because I've been busy freelancing and doing some independent research, but I figured I'd write a little something today.

First off, here is an awesome video about Obamacare, perfect for Halloween.

I especially appreciate the eunuch crack. :)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Obamacare is a Nightmare

So I don't normally editorialize something I've already written ... especially since I have an entire page dedicated to my freelance work right here on my blog.  But today, my blog for Generation Opportunity really just makes me want to rant some more.  If you haven't read it yet, I'll give you a short excerpt.
The Obamacare exchanges have been open for over a week now, and, despite having had three years to perfect this system, has been full of glitches. The system has been so flawed that when Chad Henderson, a 21-year-old from Florida, claimed that he had signed up both himself and his father for two different healthcare plans, the media jumped all over his story.
Then it turned out that Mr. Henderson hadn’t actually signed up for anything. Oops. In the first week, a measly 51,000 Americans have signed up for Obamacare.
Recently, the Wall Street Journal outlined that the Obama administration had finally admitted that their site needed a whole new design because it hasn’t been able to handle the millions of unique visitors to the site. An odd oversight, considering the administration has had three years to set this up. Since this entire health program had been promoted like it would help millions and millions of people, it’s hard to comprehend why a website wasn’t designed to handle such traffic.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

For those who are concerned about privacy ...

I recently wrote a blog for Generation Opportunity espousing why Obamacare is creepy. One of my points was based on a New York Post article from Sept. 15 about some of the extremely personal and invasive questions that will be asked about out sex lives at every doctor we visit.
Questions about how many, and what gender, our sexual partners can become part of every doctor’s visit “no matter if the questions are unrelated to why you’re seeking medical help.”  Creepy.
This morning, when I was checking my email, I had received one from a lady who had come across my blog after she had an odd experience after seeking some medical help for a health concern.  She started with background:
As a quick background, I am a married woman who is old enough to be your mother.  Recently, I had reason to seek several opinions for a medical concern.  I've had yearly gynecological exam for decades and of course know that personal questions about sexual activity are necessary.  However, I have never been asked the question that every doctor I saw in the past 2-3 months has asked.  The question is:  How many lifetime sexual partners have you had?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The premise is wrong

In wake of yesterday's tragedy at the Navy Yard, the left was all up in a tizzy about gun control. They saw an opportunity, and they jumped. As Rahm Emanuel would say "never let a good crisis go to waste."

And they didn't.

Now that I'm a free agent, I can engage with Media Matters again.  They tweeted:
Since I did quite a lot of gun research at my last job, I'm familiar with several examples that prove MMFA's premise is wrong. So I responded by telling them to google Clackmas Town Center shooting (you should, too).

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Book Review -- Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy

Blog Bash 2013
I've had the pleasure of meeting James O'Keefe several times. He's always been fun to be around, so when I was invited to his book launch party in DC back in June, attending was a no brainer.  This is the first book where I actually have met the author beforehand, and am in his same circle ... so this book was more than a little exciting for me to read, since I actually know some of the people who have been involved in his various stings in one way or another.

One of my friends, Gabby Hoffman, is even in the acknowledgments!

I'm sure it's no shocker, then, that I really enjoyed O'Keefe's book, Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

LeThatch Goes to Washington

Photo cred: Joe Schoffstall
Today I spent the day out on the National Mall searching for the Million American March Against Fear, formerly known as the Million Muslim March. It was hosted by this crazy American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC), with a terrible website.

When we got there... we couldn't actually find the rally.  We later found out that about 25 people actually attended. Honestly, that makes me feel really good... It appears that many American Muslims at least know that 9/11 is not a good day for ill-attempted "peace" demonstrations.  And let's be real here -- AMPAC's goal was NOT combating fear and promoting peace. It's quite the opposite.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Another example of the real War on Women

A friend from college recently sent me an article about Sushmita Banerjee, an Indian woman who was murdered by the Taliban for telling the truth about radical Islam.

Her offense was writing about how she escaped from the Taliban, which was later turned into a Bollywood movie. She had recently moved back to her native home in Afghanistan, where the Tailiban targeted and shot her dead in front of her home.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

How to Twerk

This video is excellent:

All I can really say is YES!!!! It's unfortunate, but Miley Cyrus and girls who are following her horrid example are slowly but surely self destructing.

Not surprsingly, most of the comments are whining about "slut shaming" because, you know, they want to act however they want but also demand respect.  That's not how it works ... respect is earned, not given freely. If you think dancing like a skank makes you classy, well, then power to you. Just don't be mad when people raise their eyebrows and men just want to sleep with you, but won't want to take you home to meet their mothers.

Feminism has consequences.