Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Real Bhutto?

December 28, 2007 -- FOR the next several days, you're going to read and hear a great deal of pious nonsense in the wake of the assassination of Pakistan's former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto.

We need have no sympathy with her Islamist assassin and the extremists behind him to recognize that Bhutto was corrupt, divisive, dishonest and utterly devoid of genuine concern for her country.

During her years as prime minister, Pakistan went backward, not forward. Her husband looted shamelessly and ended up fleeing the country, pursued by the courts. The Islamist threat - which she artfully played both ways - spread like cancer.

In fact, Bhutto was a frivolously wealthy feudal landlord amid bleak poverty. The scion of a thieving political dynasty, she was always more concerned with power than with the wellbeing of the average Pakistani. Her program remained one of old-school patronage, not increased productivity or social decency.

Colonel Ralph Peters in the New York Post... One man's opinion.

Geez Ralph... She isn't even cold yet.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Does Bush Administration Share Responsibility in Bhutto's Death?

Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton says U.S. intervention in Pakistani politics was a factor in the assassination of Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

“In part the United States is responsible for this by pushing (Pakistani President Pervez) Musharraf to try and cut a deal with Benazir Bhutto, by encouraging her to go back in the country, by trying to act like we could have a democratic election campaign in a situation with great instability,” Bolton told the Fox News Channel..."

He said he thinks “this tragedy should guide us now as to what we do next, which I think ought to be declaring a time-out on internal politics; let’s re-stabilize, it probably will require a period of martial law.” “But let’s keep our eyes on the prize. For the United States, that’s the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons.”

Like border security and dealing with illegal aliens, the Bush foreign policy can be rather "Carteresque" in the way it is driven by naive principle - rather than what is in the best interest of our country. I remember when the Ayatollah Khomeini won the support of liberals and leftists in Iran and the U.S. - over the Shah... And after his triumphant return, turned the Revolution against them and the West. The same forces are working in Pakistan... And Musharraf has been as good a friend as we have in the region.

Bush's foreign policy is enigmatic... Strong, as in his preemptive strike policy, and perplexing in its relationship with Mexico and now... Pakistan.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Just a note...

I ran the adoption scenario from my previous post - What is good for Us - past several of my friends at work... I wanted to see their reaction. They all chose the poor couple.

But the poorer among them and the Fundamentalist Christians chose immediately. The ones that had more money and who belonged to more liberal churches... Hesitated... Two saying it was a tough choice.

My survey was very limited... But the results were consistent... And, I thought... Interesting.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

What is Good for Us

Suppose for a moment that you are the parent of a one year old child... And suppose that you learn that you and your spouse are about to die. Suppose there is no family member or friend that is willing to take the child.

Suppose you have two choices... And the following is all you know.

There is a couple who is willing to take the child, but they are dirt poor. Your child will be loved and have enough to eat, but life will be hard and he will want for many things that he desires... Even Christmas and birthdays will be yearly disappointments. But the couple will see to it that he studies... And they will be very focused on the development of his character - Teaching him that honesty, integrity, and hard work are paramount to living a successful life.

But there is another couple that is willing to take and raise your child. They will love him every bit as much as the poor couple. They are wealthy and neither the man nor his wife has ever worked. They will give your child everything he could ever want... Including the social and educational advantages of the rich. Being very rich and very busy, they will naturally be less attentive and involved in your child's life and personal development... But they will be attentive to his wants, his entertainments, and his life-broadening experiences.

That is all you know... And with only this information you must choose.

For most of us, this is not a terribly hard decision.... Though we spend so much thought and energy on acquiring the "things" we think will make us happy. Maybe it takes a parent's wisdom to know what is best for us.

So the next time an earnest or desperate prayer goes unanswered... Or life is painful, lonely, or hard... Consider the incalculable wisdom of your Heavenly Father - who loves you... And knows what is best for you.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry C-mas


I hope you get some cool loot.


I'll be working... Saving lives, you know...

Thanks for your visits... And your comments...

Bob Hope - Thanks For The Memories

Friday, December 21, 2007

My Vote Should Count

I really hate being discriminated against.

OK... So maybe I'm not as smart or as important to God as the people in Iowa and New Hampshire... But shouldn't my vote count when it comes to picking the president?

By the time Indiana's Presidential Primary rolls around on May 6th, the candidates will already be decided... Which means that Guam (May 3rd) has more influence than I do... And that's just not right.

And why do the idiots in Montana (June 3rd) even bother?

Malott's Fix: A National Party Caucus Day on the first Tuesday in February... Followed by a National - Party Declared - Primary Day on the first Tuesday in May.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Redemption

I love movies like Dickens' A Christmas Carol, The Natural, etc... But they are Hollywood's counterfeit stories of redemption.

Broken lives, broken people... Changed and healed... Those stories are authored by Someone else.


He came to my desk with a quivering lip;
The lesson was done.
"May I have a new sheet, dear teacher?
I’ve spoiled this one.”
So I took his sheet all spoiled and blotted,
And gave him a new one – all unspotted,
Then into his sad eyes smiled,
“Do better now, my child.”

I came to the Throne with trembling heart;
The day was done.
“May I have a new day, dear Master?
I’ve spoiled this one.”
So He took my day, all spoiled and blotted,
And gave me a new one – all unspotted,’
Then into my sad heart smiled,
“Do better now, my child.”

Monday, December 17, 2007

World's Oldest Man, A Bachelor...
Dies at 116

I find this story fascinating!

Hryhoriy Nestor, a bachelor who was thought in his lifetime to be the oldest person in the world, has died at the age of 116 in Ukraine.

Born, according to family documents, on 15 March 1891, Mr Nestor, a former farm labourer, put his long life down to the fact that he never married.

"He didn't find himself a mate because he was a short man and never had money," Oksana (A relative he lived with) believes.
Fascinating! We're practically twins. And look at the size of his ears!

As some of you know, I've always believed that bachelors die young. You can imagine how excited I am to learn that a short man with no money... Who doesn't appeal to women... Lives to the age of 116... I mean...

This man is me!

I'm 5' 9" tall... I'm practically penniless... I am anathema to women...

I MAY LIVE TO A RIPE OLD AGE!

Fascinating!

To the Morning - Dan Fogelberg

Dan Fogelberg R.I.P.

Your refreshing Art turned into Pop... But those first three albums were pretty special.

I hope that somewhere... You turned to Jesus.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Tim Russert...
You Hypocritical A-Hole

I'm at work and I just heard Tim Russert on Meet the Press conduct an hour-long attack-interview with Mitt Romney. Romney did a brilliant job defending himself, but Timmy-Tim was relentless with accusation after accusation... His manner steeped with verbal attacks, and incredulous, mocking facial expressions, betraying his bias. Russert expressed an adversarial attitude nowhere found in his softball interviews with Democrat Candidates.



You would have thought Russert, photographed above while high on cocaine, had been hired by the Democrat Party purposely to hurl mud at Romney.


Russert, shown above with his bookie... Carl, even tried to use decades-old discriminatory practices of the Mormon Church against the candidate.


Russert, whose mug shot is pictured above after his arrest for soliciting sex with a pigeon, obviously showed no interest in any of Romney's explanations, barely giving the former governor time to answer before trying to discredit his answer with another attack.

The entire staff at Malott's Blog, who abhor such slanderous mischief... Are just furious with Tim Russert... And we condemn his lies, his attempts at mudslinging, and his biased misrepresentations.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Offended Muslim Syndrome

The most sensitive among us have had enough of the insensitivity and the abuse. They feel they must put their foot down and politely ask for a little respect.



http://www.thepeoplescube.com/

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Huckleberry Leads in South Carolina

Who is this guy... Hucklebee? Do we really need another governor from Arkansas running for president?

You realize what it will mean if we nominate a loser...? That's right.




We lose.

And the country can't afford for the Republicans to lose. The Huckster is going to have to come up with more than snappy answers for me to be convinced that he can win on a national level.

All you have to do is look at Clinton and Obama... You know what they're going to do! Suddenly the Republican Nominee's ability to win - dwarfs any disagreement that we might have with his beliefs or policies.

In the words of Roy Hobbs: "Go pick me out a winner, Bobby."

Roe Test

At Citizenlink there is a Roe IQ test. I missed 2 questions.

But I was in a hurry.
The Golden Compost

"I don't think it's possible there is a God... I'm trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief... My books are about killing God... I am all for the death of God."
...Phillip Pullman - Author of The Golden Compass

Well yeah... But what do you really think, Phil?

Don Feder writes: So as not to offend families at the outset, Pullman's message has been downplayed to the point where most of the story's anti-religious elements were removed from the script. If "The Golden Compass" succeeds, Pullman's agenda will be up front in the next two installments.

That's smart. Suck the kids in with the first movie, and then proselytize them with the second and third.

The movie's director - Chris Weitz - says it best: "The whole point, to me, of ensuring that 'The Golden Compass' is a financial success is so that we have a solid foundation on which to deliver a faithful, more literal adaptation of the second and third books. This is important: whereas 'The Golden Compass' had to be introduced to the public carefully, the religious (anti-religious) themes in the second and third movies can't be minimized without destroying the spirit of these books."

Kind of makes you sick, doesn't it? Shouldn't attacks on Jesus and His Church be more subtle? Shouldn't the targeting of children be more covert?

The times... They are a' changing.
Vitros Fusion 5,1

The jury is still out on the chemistry analyzer shown above. From the patient's point of view... It's a very good instrument. It turns out accurate results. And, its precision is impressive.
In fact, its dry slide technology, developed originally by Kodak, redefined clinical precision.
But if the engineers had purposely designed it to waste reagents and supplies... They couldn't have done a better job.
But it's new. Maybe we'll get the bugs out.
Truth be told... I was spoiled by its little brother... The Vitros 250. Now there was a great chemistry analyzer!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007



National Review Pulls The Trigger

Our guiding principle has always been to select the most conservative viable candidate. In our judgment, that candidate is Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts. Unlike some other candidates in the race, Romney is a full-spectrum conservative: a supporter of free-market economics and limited government, moral causes such as the right to life and the preservation of marriage, and a foreign policy based on the national interest.

Romney is an intelligent, articulate, and accomplished former businessman and governor. At a time when voters yearn for competence and have soured on Washington because too often the Bush administration has not demonstrated it, Romney offers proven executive skill. He has demonstrated it in everything he has done in his professional life, and his tightly organized, disciplined campaign is no exception. He himself has shown impressive focus and energy.

More than the other primary candidates, Romney has President Bush’s virtues and avoids his flaws. His moral positions, and his instincts on taxes and foreign policy, are the same. But he is less inclined to federal activism, less tolerant of overspending, better able to defend conservative positions in debate, and more likely to demand performance from his subordinates.

The article also discusses the other candidates' faults and strengths.

I'm a little weary of Republicans who do not hold victory as their number 1 concern. There is no greater issue than keeping the Democrats out of the White House. Viability is my number 1 issue.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Malott Discovers Satellite TV

The entire staff at Malott's Blog would like to congratulate our Blogger Emeritus, Mr Malott, on his recent acquisition of Direct TV satellite service.



When asked why he made the switch from cable, Malott answered, "I wanted 'TV Land' and access to 'The Big Ten Network,' which cable doesn't offer." Malott is known for being an Indiana University Basketball fan.

Upon learning that Malott will have 3 free months of the premium movie channels, we asked if he would be tempted to watch some of the racy movies that those channels broadcast. He answered, "Yes, I will be sorely tempted... I'm old, but I'm not dead." When pressed, Malott intimated, "I plan to put a picture of Jesus on top of all my TVs. That should fix me!"


Though he still owns no cell phone, Malott is clearly a Renaissance man and a guiding light among the over-fifty technology consumers.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Episcopal "Church" Begins to Crumble

SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 9) - The conservative Diocese of San Joaquin voted Saturday to split from the liberal-leaning Episcopal Church, becoming the first full diocese to secede from the denomination in the debate over the Bible and homosexuality.

Clergy and lay members of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin voted 173-22 at their annual convention to remove all references to the national church from the diocese's constitution, said the Rev. Van McCalister, a diocesan spokesman.

The diocese serves about 8,500 parishioners in 47 congregations in central California. (about 180 people per congregation)

OK... Gays who do not accept the teachings of the Bible should not join - or try to change -Churches that do. They should start their own Church.

But of course... Theirs is a movement... Not a faith that is based upon the teachings of our Lord and His word.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP news report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.

Wrong... Obviously it may.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

NBC Refuses Ads That Thank Troops

WASHINGTON — NBC has nixed holiday advertisements meant to thank troops for serving overseas...

The ads, paid for by the non-profit Freedom's Watch, are a simple thank you, the group says, with people shown paying gratitude to members of the military and the final frame showing the group's Web address, www.freedomswatch.org.

NBC is refusing to air the ads as long as the address is included...

Freedom's Watch President and CEO Bradley Blakeman told FOX on Friday that this is not the first time NBC has turned down his group's ads and believes it has a specific objection to his group's support for the War on Terror.

It was NBC last summer that gave Al Gore 75 hours of free air time for "Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis.”

And as soon as I write this...

WASHINGTON -- NBC reversed course Saturday and decided to air a conservative group's television ad thanking U.S. troops.

"We have reviewed and changed our ad standards guidelines and made the decision that our policy will apply to content only and not to a referenced Web site..."

Malott's Interpretation: They have reviewed and changed their ad standards guidelines and made the decision that they will cave when their policy reveals their bias and makes them look like unpatriotic, ungrateful miscreants.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Fair Tax

The FairTax plan is a comprehensive proposal that replaces all federal income and payroll based taxes with an integrated approach including a progressive national retail sales tax, a prebate to ensure no American pays federal taxes on spending up to the poverty level, dollar-for-dollar federal revenue neutrality, and, through companion legislation, the repeal of the 16th Amendment.

The FairTax Act (HR 25, S 1025) is nonpartisan legislation. It abolishes all federal personal and corporate income taxes, gift, estate, capital gains, alternative minimum, Social Security, Medicare, and self-employment taxes and replaces them with one simple, visible, federal retail sales tax administered primarily by existing state sales tax authorities.

The FairTax taxes us only on what we choose to spend on new goods or services, not on what we earn. The FairTax is a fair, efficient, transparent, and intelligent solution to the frustration and inequity of our current tax system.

What do I like about this proposal that will cost us 23% sales tax at the checkout counter?

1) Illegal aliens pay taxes on the benefits they enjoy - A disincentive to come here illegally.
2) Drug dealers and other criminals pay taxes just like me... Tax base expanded.
3) With no corporate taxes (that are now passed on to consumers), The U.S. becomes a most favorable place to manufacture products and start businesses... Aided by an increase in foreign investments.
4) I keep my entire (gross) paycheck and I'm taxed only on my purchases.
5) Tourists from France help fund the United States Government.
6) The poor are still exempt from taxation.
7) Congressmen of both Parties will no longer be in the business of rewarding friends and penalizing enemies.
8) No more impossibly complicated tax rules and laws.
9) Retail prices will fall dramatically because there will be no more hidden business taxes.

Got to Peter Heck's website and listen to the audio archives - 2nd and 3rd segments for 12/5/07... to hear more... Or go to www.fairtax.org to get more details.
A Match Made in Heaven

Or perhaps Heaven's Gate.

I've long held the opinion that third-party tickets always feature self-serving egomaniacs that are more preoccupied with personal ambition and notoriety than any supposed principle or issue.

But Kucinich/Paul creates a number of other problems... Like how would you name the Party or describe it? Liberal-Libertarian... is a conflict in terms and philosophy.

But nonetheless...

The race goes on, but one thing that can be said for U.S. Rep. and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, of Ohio, and that is he is always proposing something new. This time he mentioned a possible Democrat-Republican ticket. The Republican he is suggesting, Ron Paul, is a congressman from Texas.

There is a disturbing symmetry here.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Reagan's Eleventh Commandment

I've heard talk by Conservative Christian Leaders who are quick to criticize certain Republican presidential candidates. These well-meaning and passionate Christians declare that - certain GOP contenders will not receive their votes or support. Just like a tree that's planted by the water, [They] shall not be moved.

It's a matter of principle.

Much of this talk centers around the abortion issue and the pro-choice Rudy Giuliani. Personally, I share the desire to nominate a Pro-Life, Social Conservative to the ticket...

But what if?

What if Rudy gets the nomination? Will Conservative principles stay home... and elect a Clinton or Obama? Will Giuliani, a pro-choice Republican who has pledged to nominate Strict Constructionists to the Supreme Court, be abandoned by Christian voters... Insuring a Democrat victory - and the packing of the Court with Liberal Judicial Activists who will dominate our culture for the next 30 years?

All for principle?

If Ronald Reagan was alive and politically active today, he would not be criticizing any of the Party's candidates. In his words: "Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." He would speak of issues and let the voters decide... And then he would get behind the nominee.

Now I'm not sure what the Supreme Court would look like after 4 or 8 years of a "President Giuliani." Or a Romney... Huckabee, or Thompson for that matter. But there is absolutely no doubt how a President Hillary or Obama would shape the Court.

In short: There is just too much at stake in this election to be piously principled... And Stupid.

Look. It's a fine thing to stand firm for what you believe in. But if your principles are more important to you than making the best choice... Are you really doing what's in the best interest of the unborn?

So during the primary process - let's work hard to nominate the best man. And when the tickets are set... Let's support the better choice.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Hey, Hey, We're The Monkeys

I love this story.

...five numbers flashed on the screen only briefly before they were replaced by white squares. The challenge, again, was to touch these squares in the proper sequence.

When the numbers were displayed for about seven-tenths of a second, Ayumu (the Monkey) and the college students were both able to do this correctly about 80 percent of the time.

But when the numbers were displayed for just four-tenths or two-tenths of a second, the chimp was the champ. The briefer of those times is too short to allow a look around the screen, and in those tests Ayumu still scored about 80 percent, while humans plunged to 40 percent.

Yes, that's all very nice... But if you put 1,000 monkeys in front of 1,000 typewriters for 1,000 years... There will be no sonnets produced.


Most mammals are probably superior to humans when it comes to the old shell game.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

The Gray Suit

Is she formidable... Or just scary?


Friday, November 30, 2007

Hurricane Season Mercifully Over

The endless death and destruction that global warming has visited upon the gulf coast and eastern seaboard - through its chief agent of torment, The hurricane - has come to an end... Until next year, when the suffering begins all over again.

Hrrrumph!

Actually, I heard that this year the weather people and the global warming crowd, so disappointed at the uneventful storm season, named subtropical storms that were at a level never named in the past.

Integrity is a fragile and expendable thing when it flies afoul with the Left's agenda.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Why I Hate CBS Radio News

Henry Hyde has passed away. I just heard CBS Radio News state that he will be remembered for his fight against Abortion Rights.

No.

What the disingenuous morons at CBS Radio News don't seem to understand, is that Henry Hyde will be remembered as a tireless defender of the Right to Life.

Rest in peace, Henry! You fought the good fight.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sparing the Rod in Massachusetts

BOSTON -- Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are set to consider a proposed ban on spanking children in the commonwealth.

The Boston Herald reported that State Rep. Jay Kaufman filed the spanking ban petition at the request of an Arlington, Mass., nurse who wants Massachusetts to become the first state in the country to stop corporal punishment.

This is the year that Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama corrected God and His Bible by stating that homosexuality is not immoral. Maybe it's time for "spare the rod and spoil the child" to be thrown out, too.

He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
Proverbs 13:24

Well... Not in Massachusetts.
Hollywood and Rand Don't Mix

I'm still suffering slightly from the chills I experienced... When I read that the filming of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged had been announced for 2008... And will star Angelina Jolie as Dagny Taggart.

Kind of makes me sick to think of what the Socialists in Hollywood will make of this Anti-Socialist Masterwork.

Let the rewriting, the misrepresenting, and the general carving up begin.

I am today predicting that the only significant and memorable result of this movie will be that in 2015 there will be a whole slew of "Dagnys" registered for Kindergarten.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Why The Clintons Should Slither Away From Public Life
The London Times is now covering tawdry allegations that Hillary Clinton may be a lesbian. An article published over the weekend shines new light on a rumored Clinton affair with her Muslim aide Huma Abedin.

Matt Drudge picked up the story over the weekend via a banner headline. It was Drudge who first thrust the Bill Clinton / Monica Lewinsky scandal into the mainstream.

While Hillary publicly denied being a lesbian during an interview in September, she was not asked about being bisexual, nor about her relationship with Abedin. Her support among gay leaders is said to be at an all-time high.

...many tipsters have reminded us of page 42 of Gennifer Flowers’s 1995 book, Passion and Betrayal. Starting on that page, Bill Clinton’s ex-flame says that he very clearly told her that Hillary is a lesbian:

“There’s something you need to know. I’ve been hearing tales around town that Hillary is having another thing with a woman.” I watched his face to see his reaction, and couldn’t believe it when he burst out laughing. I was stunned! I asked him what was so funny. “Honey,” he said, “she’s probably ____ more _____ than I have.”

There are things that we need in this country... But we don't need more of this. When trashy people are elevated to high office, you get trashy stories like this.
Do I think this story is true? Probably not... I hope not... But it is a direct reflection and consequence of the character issues that have plagued this former First Family.
And I definitely think that the Clintons have slimed our culture enough... And I wish they would go away.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Can a Fetus Beat Us?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas laws allow the killing of a fetus to be prosecuted as murder, regardless of the fetus' stage of development, but they do not apply to abortions, the state's highest criminal court has ruled.

The court ruled unanimously that state laws declaring a fetus an individual with protections do not conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling that protects a woman's right to an abortion.

"The Supreme Court has emphasized that states may protect human life not only once the fetus has reached viability but 'from the outset of the pregnancy,'" the court said. "The Legislature is free to protect the lives of those whom it considers to be human beings."

Interpretation: Killing a fetus is such a horrible and reprehensible act... You'll be sent to prison for the rest of your life... Unless you're a woman who is physically attached to the fetus. Then killing it is OK.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

From My Cold, Dead Fingers


WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 — The Supreme Court announced today that it would decide whether the Constitution grants individuals the right to keep guns in their homes for private use, plunging the justices headlong into a divisive and long-running debate over how to interpret the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the “right of the people to keep and bear arms.”


The federal appeals court here, breaking with the great majority of federal courts to have examined the issue over the decades, ruled last March that the Second Amendment right was an individual one, not tied to service in a militia, and that the District of Columbia’s categorical ban on handguns was therefore unconstitutional.


Fine.


A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.


I got it... And I don't need a black robe to understand what it means. It means that federal, state, and local governments cannot make laws that prohibit me from owning and carrying a gun. It means that local law enforcement officials cannot infringe on this right by making me "jump through hoops" and beg them for a permit to carry this gun. That's what it means.

I sympathize with the law-abiding people of D.C. and other urban areas that are riddled with crime and shootings, but these laws do nothing to protect them or stem the violence. In fact, these unconstitutional laws have been a boon for every criminal, thug, and bully that preys upon an unarmed public. The honorable and wise men that wrote the second amendment would see the wisdom in the arming of the unfortunate souls that have to navigate lawless streets and raise their children where the local laws and enforcement is inadequate to their task.

If all the law-abiding citizens of this country exercised this constitutional right, there would not be an increase in deaths from firearms... To the contrary - there would be a marked decrease.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The ENDA Common Sense

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), is a proposed U.S. federal law that would prohibit discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation. Currently, there are two versions of the bill.

Under both versions, the bill provides employment protections similar to those of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but specifically directed to gay, lesbian, bisexual (and under HR 2015, transgender) employees. The bill is different from Title VII in that it contains exemptions concerning employer dress codes.

Currently, 13 states and the District of Columbia have policies prohibiting both sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in employment. Fifteen other states have laws that have been interpreted to protect transgender persons.

So if your twelve-year old's middle school football coach wants to wear a dress... And prefers to urinate in the girl's restroom...

San Francisco values... Thanks Nancy.
Don't throw bouquets at me
Don't please my folks too much
Don't laugh at my jokes too much
People will say we're in love!
Don't sigh and gaze at me
Your sighs are so like mine
Your eyes mustn't glow like mine
People will say we're in love!


Don't start collecting things
Give me my rose and my glove.
Sweetheart they're suspecting things
People will say we're in love.
Don't praise my charm too much
Don't look so vain with me
Don't stand in the rain with me
People will say we're in love!

Don't take my arm too much
Don't keep your hand in mine
Your hand feels so grand in mine
People will say we're in love!
Don't dance all night with me
Till the stars fade from above.
They'll see it's alright with me
People will say we're in love.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

John Stossel Exposes Liar Kevin Trudeau

Mr Trudeau is a "pathological" Phineas Taylor Barnum.
There's a sucker born every minute... And Kevin has some of his money.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Laura Ingraham versus Whoopi and Joy on the View

I love L.I.

The Doorway to My Bedroom

This is the doorway to my bedroom. The guy in the picture is Jesus (artist's conception). So if some night... Someone breaks into my home... And comes upstairs to beat the crap out of me...

He's gotta get by Jesus first.



This truth works on more than one level... It even works without the picture.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A Woman's Place

This video is very hard to watch. It should be viewed by adults only.

Feminists who do not support the War on Terror are either ignorant or very selfish and disingenuous.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Licensed To Be Illegal

Voters oppose driver's licenses for illegal aliens by a nearly five-to-one margin, a new Fox 5/Washington Times/Rasmussen Reports poll finds.

As immigration politics explode into the presidential race, polls show Americans are taking a hard line on benefits for illegal aliens, including opposing driver's licenses and such taxpayer-funded benefits as scholarships at state colleges for illegal-alien students.

The new poll found 77 percent of the adults surveyed opposed making driver's licenses available to illegal aliens, while just 16 percent supported the idea.

If this 77% had representatives in Washington that were even remotely interested in representing the views of their constituents... Instead of kissing-up to the belt-way media and the Washington Liberal Elite... Bah!

I mean really! ...77% should be a slam-dunk on most any issue.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Friday, November 02, 2007

From My Journal

August 31, 1992

My grandmother, Thelma McRoberts, died on August 18th - two weeks ago tomorrow. Her death constitutes the first loss in what I will call my immediate childhood family.

My grandmother was meekness personified, and for a quiet person who possessed so little, she gave an incredible amount of love and service to her family and friends.

My brother, Matt... Gave the sermon at her funeral - and did a fine job I might add - and I was amazed that he could get through it without getting choked up. At the end of the service as we passed by the casket... I stopped to shake my brother's hand. He began to say something... But his voice caught in his throat. I wish I had hugged him... But that's something we don't do.

Bill, Andrew, and I... Along with three others... Carried my grandmother to the hearse... And later... Carried her to her grave site. But it is only today that I wonder... How many times did she carry me?

Lions for Lambs is a Dog

I’ve just seen Robert Redford’s 88-minute talkathon ”Lions for Lambs” (typically action-packed moment captured above) and can confidently report that the movie is going to rival the Tampa Bay Devil Rays’ season ender for its ability to produce empty seats.
The worst bits are set at USC, where a professor (Robert Redford) is having a long, earnest, liberal conversation about how to change the world with a supposedly brilliant student who keeps skipping class.
Sounds riveting. It also sounds like another Anti-War, Blame America First Movie. It's tradional - in a time of war - for Hollywood to get involved in the war effort... It would be better if their effort supported our side... But at least they're involved.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Bill Clinton's Other Intern

She's never had the occasion of being in the private sector, running a business, or, for that matter, running a state or a city. She hasn't run anything, and the government of the United States is not a place for a president to be an intern," (Mitt) Romney said.

Let me be brief.

Bill has never demonstrated good taste when picking women.
Ever.

He prefers them tragically and irreversibly flawed... And... Or... Bimboesque.

But Romney and other Republicans should hold their attack until she is nominated... Or are they purposely elevating her - through their attacks - Because Hillary is the one they know they can defeat?
Defeating Hillary

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Democrats Barack Obama and John Edwards sharply challenged Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's candor, consistency and judgment Tuesday in a televised debate that underscored her front-runner status two months before the first presidential primary votes.

...But she avoided direct answers to several questions. The New York senator wouldn't say how she would address the fiscal crisis threatening Social Security, she declined to pledge whether she would stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon or say whether she supports giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Rather, she tried to turn every issue into an argument against President Bush.

Three issues. Social Security. Radical Islam. Illegals and the border.

The first involves our economic health. The second - Our national security. The third - Our security and national identity. All three are winners for any conservative that has the right answers.

For now it's all about garnering the "Left-Wing-Nut-Job-Vote... And pandering to the Left's Pathological Hatred for Bush is sufficient for that. But in time Hillary will have to play to the "Great Middle"... And that will be a daunting task for an unlikable, unattractive, old Liberal... With no answers.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Cook Your Own Food

Malott's Blog has recently uncovered troubling data concerning the restaurant industry... Data, we believe, that has been suppressed and purposely ignored by the mainstream media... Who no doubt own stock in this industry.

According to a recent, shocking survey, less than 10% of restaurant workers wash their hands... After using the restroom... Wiping their noses.. Or scratching themselves in their nether regions. This number falls to a disappointing 4% in the fast food portion of the industry.

Disturbing revelations? To be sure.

Leading scientists explain that after pinching dooky, fecal bacteria and epithelial skin cells adhere to the hands and hide under fingernails... Only to fall into an unsuspecting salad, an innocent roast, or those little chicken things that you dip in sauce. It is believed that 97% of all leading scientists now avoid restaurants entirely.

I simply can't remember the last time I sat down in a restaurant... And a man in a lab coat and Hushpuppies was seated at the table next to mine. A coincidence? I don't think so.

The entire staff at Malott's Blog strongly encourages its readers to cook their own food and eat it at home... Before it's too late.

All data and situations described above are fabricated, except for the poo-under-the-nails thing which we think is accurate. Stating that leading scientists wear Hushpuppies was an unfortunate reference that reinforces an unfair stereotype for which the entire staff at Malott's Blog apologizes and deeply regrets having made. All persons described above are fictitious and are not representative of any persons alive, dead, or otherwise employed. No animals were injured during the writing of this post.
Bon appetit'.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Fire Donation


BAGHDAD, Iraq — Members of the Iraqi Army in Besmaya collected a donation for the San Diego, Calif., fire victims Thursday night at the Besmaya Range Complex in a moving ceremony to support Besmaya's San Diego residents.


Iraqi Army Col. Abbass, the commander of the complex, presented a gift of $1,000 to U.S. Army Col. Darel Maxfield, Besmaya Range Complex officer in charge, Multi-National Security Transition Command Iraq, to send to the fire victims in California.


The money was collected from Iraqi officers and enlisted soldiers in Besmaya. In a speech given during the presentation, Col. Abbass stated that he and the Iraqi soldiers were connected with the American people in many ways, and they will not forget the help that the American government has given the Iraqi people. Abbass was honored to participate by sending a simple fund of $1,000 to the American people in San Diego, to lower the suffering felt by the tragedy.


Iraqi soldiers make about $300 per month.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Surge and its Effect on Politics

The Democrats and the mainstream media aren't talking about Iraq much these days.


Why?

This chart from the Weekly Standard might give you a clue. It compares hostile to non-hostile deaths in Iraq... The last five data points represent the effects of The Surge.
faux pas


When you are raised and educated in a foreign country... You are bound to miss out on a few of the basic tenets of etiquette... Like what to do with your hands during the playing of the National Anthem.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Gay Scouts of America

Delta's comment about gay scouts spurred my thinking on this.

While I imagine their uniforms would be lovely... And magnificently accessorized... And while their camp grounds would be immaculate... And the food and entertainment - first class... I just don't see it happening.

On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to Todd and my Justin, to Matt and Jake, to Bruce and Kyle...


I'm sorry. I'm done now.

Friday, October 19, 2007


The Good in Scouting
PHILADELPHIA -- The city has decided that the Boy Scouts chapter here must pay fair-market rent of $200,000 a year for its city-owned headquarters because it refuses to permit gay Scouts.

The organization's Cradle of Liberty Council, which currently pays $1 a year in rent, must pay the increased amount to remain in its downtown building past May 31...

The higher rent money "would have to come from programs. That's 30 new Cub Scout packs, or 800 needy kids going to our summer camp," ( Jeff ) Jubelirer (spokesman for the Cradle of Liberty Council) said. "It's disappointing, and it's certainly a threat."

The Cradle of Liberty Council serves about 64,000 scouts in Philadelphia and its suburbs.

That's nice. Most contentious issues boil down to the lowest common denominator... Good vs. Evil.
I still remember the phrases. "A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent..." "On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty to God, and my country..." Etc.
On my honor...

For many of our poorest, Scouting is the first introduction to concepts like honor... The first place where they identify with the word... And... They are introduced to the idea that there is something greater than self-gratification.
The militant gays and other leftists are not interested in starting their own "gay-accepting" young men's organization... Any more than they are in starting their own Churches.
They just want to infiltrate, degrade, dilute, and "tear down" the organizations that now exist.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Where's Kitty?


Monday, October 15, 2007

Jury Duty

I'm thinking about going to law school.

Yesterday I sat on a jury in a trial over the possession of marijuana in the amount that constituted a Class D. felony. At the end of the proceedings the defense attorney pulled my name from a box and I was pronounced the "alternate."

I can't tell you how hard it was to keep my mouth shut as my fellow jurors discussed the case, and subsequently found the man guilty.

Anyway, the public defender was poor... And I honestly believe that I could have gotten the guy off.

A local man unhappy with the results of his trial attempted to escape police custody by breaking through a glass door at the Howard County Courthouse Monday afternoon.

Multiple Tasers were fired by security officers Mark Clark and Sonya Tsakonas as they attempted to apprehend King.

“Mr. King was apparently unhappy with his representation and the fact that he was remanded into custody of the Howard County Sheriff’s Department,” (Sherriff) Talbert said.

The possession of marijuana charge King was originally convicted of carries a presumptive sentence of 18 months. He now faces additional charges of escape, a Class C felony; resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; and criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor.


Maybe it was for the best.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Ignoble Nobel

Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize:

Mikhail Gorbachev
Yasser Arafat
Kofi Annan
Jimmy Carter
Al Gore

Never won:

Winston Churchill
Franklin Roosevelt
Billy Graham
Margaret Thatcher
Ronald Reagan

Is there a bigger joke than the Nobel Peace Prize?

OK... Besides the United Nations...

Friday, October 05, 2007

Gov. Romney on The Tonight Show - Highlights

Dated... Poor quality... But an interesting look at this candidate.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Desperate Filipinos

The Philippine government is to seek an apology from the producers of the hit US television series "Desperate Housewives" for a racial slur against Filipino medics, the Philippine Daily Inquirer said on its web site Wednesday.

The officials cited a recent episode where actress Teri Hatcher, who plays Susan Mayer, asked whether the person attending to her during a medical consultation "can I check those diplomas because I want to make sure that they're not from some med school in the Philippines."

I have a theory about this.

I am told - by Filipinos - that Filipinos love America and embrace its traditions. They are also hard working Christians.

Need I say more?

"...because I want to make sure that they're not from some med school in the Gaza Strip."

"...because I want to make sure that they're not from some med school in the Beijing."

"...because I want to make sure that they're not from some med school in the Havanna."

Mmm Hmm... I wouldn't suggest that you hold your breath until you hear any of these three statements coming out of Hollywood.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Rush Limbaugh: Anatomy of a Smear

here it is...

Limbaugh Laws

Couldn't find the clip that The Left took out of context... So this must do for now...
Will keep looking.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Death of Me


If I croak in the near future, the Clinical Chemistry Analyzer pictured above will probably be the proximal cause of my demise. It's a good instrument... Purchased recently... And made by a division of Johnson & Johnson with technology purchased from Kodak. But it has nearly doubled my workload and responsibilities...

Did I get a rise in pay?

No, I did not.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Is Hollywood Writing Our Songs?

The Scottish political activist, Andrew Fletcher once said, "Let me write the songs of a nation... I don't care who writes its laws."

Fletcher obviously understood the relationship between the Arts and the human heart... Something the Liberals in Hollywood discovered many years ago.

Our culture gets a steady diet of left-wing pap... Anti-Traditional Values , Anti-American Pride... Sexual deviancy and moral vacancy... Pro-Choice, Anti-Christian, and Pro-Secular Prejudice - all historically edited, tied together with moral relativism, and packaged in a theatrical "I.V." - a bolus of narrative poison delivered directly into our bloodstream... Our subconscious... Our hearts.

The artistic hand that's been rocking the cradle for three generations is a subtle and insidious pedagogue... A mesmerizing prophet of compromise and decay. Consider its influence... Is there any component of that great aggregate of attributes that our grandparents recognized as moral character... That Hollywood hasn't questioned, discredited, or "dumbed down" in the last 50 years?

The definition of "trashiness" has definitely been redefined since I was a young man... And even Christians seem less concerned with having "clean hands." Many lazily slouch towards the convenient belief that they can laugh at things that grieve God... Digest a steady diet of sexual immorality... Sit back and watch all things Holy artfully lampooned... And not be effected.

Any rich society is vulnerable to moral decay and the deterioration of its character, but I believe the current efficiency of decomposition and rot - is primarily due to our entertainment. And as our nation slides toward "becoming less"... It is The Left that is greasing the skids... It is Hollywood that is writing the songs.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Congressman Peter King and Too Many Mosques

New York Rep. Peter King, a prominent House Republican, said there are “too many mosques in this country” in a recent interview with Politico.

“There are too many people sympathetic to radical Islam,” King said. “We should be looking at them more carefully and finding out how we can infiltrate them.”

Earlier, King had said in an interview with radio and television host Sean Hannity that 85 percent of the mosques in this country are controlled by “extremist leadership,” a comment that prompted strong condemnations from many religious organizations and from the Democratic National Committee.

The Democrat National Committee is thoroughly disgusted that King would trash its allies in the radical Islamic world.

The Democrats, the ACLU, Radical Islam, Illegals, the Mainstream Media, MoveOn.org, and everyone else that hates America are sure to go after this guy for speaking the obvious truth.

Rep. King:

Too many mosques that don't cooperate...

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Alan Keyes Enters Race

Maybe Alan isn't getting enough attention at home.

As Skyepuppy puts it: "...because we don't have enough GOP candidates yet."

I am personally willing to bet my home, my retirement savings, and my sister's three children that I can pick out five candidates that will include the next president of the United States.

The majority of the present candidacies are self-serving and pathetic...

We've got Barack, Bill, Chris, Dennis, Duncan, Fred, Hill, Joe, John, John, Mike, Mike, Mitt, Ron, Rudy, Sam, Tom... and Alan.

But it's much worse... This site claims that there are 47 Democrats and 63 Republicans that have officially announced their candidacies.

To introduce justice into the system, I feel that any announced candidate that gets less than 5% of the vote should get their head shaved and have to dance on the Capitol steps in their underwear.

Fair is fair.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Peter Heck I Know


Radio Host... Educator... Pundit... Princess...

A lesser man would look foolish wearing a tiara. But beneath the rhinestones lie the merciless, brooding eyes of a jungle cat... And a threatening physical presence that effortlessly instills fear and foreboding.

Though rarely caught on film, the Malott's Blog staff photographer - at risk of life and limb - was able to covertly snap a couple candid shots of this radio legend.

I've never met this imaginative genius, but I listen to his show almost every day. Peter Heck is the gold standard of political analysis. He is the Cadillac of AM Radio. He is the Jennifer Lopez Buttocks of Talk... An analogy that works on many levels.

Does hosting the fastest growing talk show in Indiana take its toll?

Sometimes.

But tune in daily from 4-6 PM at 1350 AM... or on the Internet at the Peter Heck Web Site... for one of the wittiest and most profound talk shows on radio today.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Treading Water in a Dangerous World

On 9/12/01 - none of us - could have conceived that George Bush, the Military, and the Intelligence Community would protect us from another attack on American soil for... Six Days - Let alone Six Years.

But while George Bush has exceeded every one's (yes, every one's) expectations, we still use the misnomer "War on Terror" for the war against Radical Islam, and our country is inexplicably divided on whether we should fight it or surrender.

Daniel Pipes at Front Page Mag writes:
To one side stand those of us who see the Muslim world going through a temporary crisis and who seek ways to help modernize its religion, so that Muslims can flourish. To the other side stand those who see Islam as an irredeemable death cult and seek to ban Islam and disengage from Muslims.

I stand somewhere else. I prefer the "carrot and big stick" approach to Islam.

Demonstrate that you are not a drooling Defective from the Dark Ages and I'll share my carrot with you. Otherwise...

The "Information Age" - The Satellite - and Middle East Oil Money have transformed our world into what it is. Our best hope may be that we can continue "treading water" until the Oil Money runs out.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007



















Happy 9/11



From the Entire Team

Monday, September 10, 2007

Just for Men

Just for Men brush-in gel penetrates coarse facial hair. Lasts until the gray grows back. Each shade matches the same Just for Men head haircolor. Plus, you get multiple applications from one box.

Obviously, Image is Everything, even in the world of Jihad. And, becoming irrelevant is a hard pill. And, getting a date when you live in a cave and bathe quarterly...? Daunting.


But vanity-led efforts to hold back the ravages of time... Are most pathetic when expressed in old men.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

My Advice for Senator Craig

Craig pleaded guilty earlier this month to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct after his arrest in June in an undercover sting operation at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport where police were targeting lewd behavior in the men's toilet.

The best thing Senator Larry Craig could do for himself is to switch to the Democrat Party. The result would be... Republicans and conservatives would think about the same of him as they do now, and the Democrats and the mainstream media (here I repeat myself) would love him.

"Ladies and gentleman, this experience has been a kind of epiphany for me. I now understand how gays are treated in this country, and I believe as a Democrat, I could stand with a party that respects diversity..." is all he would have to say.

Democrats in Congress and the mainstream media stand behind their own in matters of perversion, perjury, plagiarism, and a multitude of sins and criminal acts. When they can't turn a blind eye, they spin the facts and the story into any shape that helps their cause.

Whether it's shady land deals by Harry Reid and Barack Obama... Or the classics: Barney Frank, Sandy Berger, Joe Biden, Ted Kennedy, Clinton, and Clinton... The "Scoundrels Are Us" Party knows how to care for its own.

So Larry, do yourself a favor.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Gonzales and the Price of our Safety

From Katie Couric's Notebook - a daily radio blather heard on AM stations that use CBS for their news - Katie mentioned wiretaps twice and (so-called) torture once as she explained why the latest crucified conservative minority had resigned.

She didn't mention the 6 years that Bush and Gonzales have kept us free from further attacks.

She did mention that George Bush was not at his side as this "son of immigrants" resigned... Surely meaning to suggest to Hispanics that Bush had deserted their misguided brother.

If Katie was an honest woman - and not a disingenuous, smarmy little twit - she would have explained in her "journal" that this "high-tech lynching" of yet another conservative minority is simply to be expected when said minorities wander from the Political Party that loves them.

As Couric, the mainstream media, and other Democrats celebrate this latest victory in their war against George Bush, I'd like to personally thank Alberto for having the shocking temerity to do what needed to be done to keep us safe since 9-11-01.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Too Cool for 86




That's my 86-year-old dad in the WWII Veteran hat, perched next to his brand new 50 inch High Definition Plasma TV.

He has been having a little trouble with macular degeneration, so the bigger screen helps.

That's what he says. Or maybe he just wanted to have the biggest and best TV in the family. (I could actually make out the individual blades of artificial turf in the HD NFL broadcast. Dang!)

I'd be green with envy, but this old Tin Can Sailor deserves the best!
The Censored Opus

Find it here.
"You're not getting a girlfriend blathering about American Idol..."

Sweet.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Believing in Hell

My Dear Wormwood,

I wonder that you should ask whether it is essential that you should keep the patient in ignorance of your own existence. That question, at least for the present phase of the struggle, has been answered for us by the high command. Our policy, for the moment, is to conceal ourselves. Of course this has not always been so. We are really faced with a cruel dilemma. When the humans disbelieve in our existence we lose all the pleasing results of direct terrorism and we make no magicians. On the other hand, when they believe in us, we cannot make them materialists and skeptics.

If any suspicion of your existence begins to arise in his mind, suggest to him a picture of something in red tights, and persuade him that he cannot believe in that, and therefore he cannot believe in you.

The Screwtape Letters... C.S. Lewis


As a 21st century Christian man, I hate believing in hell. It goes against my sophisticated, human expectations of a loving God. But there are over 162 references in the New Testament which warn of Hell. Over 70 of these references are attributed to Jesus. It is also problematic that the New Testament speaks of Satan 250 times... Almost once per chapter.

In order to believe in hell, I think you must first get beyond your little sense of justice... Your little sense of fairness... And your unholy desire to fashion a graven God in your image.

I think you must first understand the audacity of going 24 hours without prayer... The insolence of embracing entertainment that grieves God... The impertinence of perceiving your life as your own.

Until you despise, and are humbled by, your lukewarm moments... Until you fully grasp the seriousness of sin... You probably won't truly believe in hell.

The prophets were "on their knees," sometimes "face in the dirt" in their supplication. We are upright and proud, as we treat God like an old friend we could walk up to in a restaurant and slap on the back. We are casual and presuming when we approach the Almighty... At a comfortable distance... Accepting Him on our terms.

In short... The fear of God is not in us.


We continue to fuse our love of the world with our diluted faith, ever oblivious to the spiritual warfare that rages around us. We reduce God's dynamic plan to a lifestyle... A peripheral tradition... A set of guidelines that help us raise clean cut, respectful children.

If you're a churchgoer, consider how many times this year you've heard a sermon on the grace of God, as opposed to sermons about - or even the mention of - hell. Christ talked more about hell than heaven, but today's church knows better than He... That the opposite makes better business sense... And better relates to the fashions of the world.

Deleting hell makes the church more palatable to the world. Deleting hell neutralizes urgency and accommodates passivity. Deleting hell just makes a better show.

I think we can conclude that the ignoring of hell is a symptom of a much bigger problem.

Far away across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells.

Home Again... Pink Floyd

Softly spoken... Eternal Judgement served up in pastels.
Opus Censored?

Cartoonist Berkeley Breathed has inked his share of anti-Bush episodes, but tonight he’s run afoul of an enemy that really does want to destroy his free speech.

And I’m not talking about radical Islamic front groups this time. Berkeley Breathed is being preemptively censored by our very own Western mainstream media.
The Islamic world’s meltdown over the dreaded cartoons of blasphemy continues to pay dividends.

I hope to link to these... So stay tuned.

The Half Hour News Hour - Rush Limbaugh Controls The World

Friday, August 24, 2007

The Equal Rights Amendment
and My Career in the WNBA

Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

It has been stated by someone (much less gallant than I) that the average boy's high school basketball team could beat the best girl's college basketball team. Such are the powers of testosterone.

I know that women's balls are smaller. But the rims are the same size, making it easier to make a basket.

What?

Anyway, I just might be able to compete.

Opponents of the ERA argue that its passage would have far-reaching implications, obliterating traditional distinctions between the sexes. Women, ERA opponents claim, would be required to register for the Selective Service System (the draft) just as men currently do, and would have to serve in combat just as men must.

Critics also maintain that the ERA would require the integration of single-sex schools, sports teams or even restrooms—they point to a decision by a court in the State of Washington which ordered a fraternal civic organization to admit women, based upon the ERA within its state constitution.

Restrooms? I have a hard enough time peeing with other "men" in the room... However, I am sensitive to the boon this would be for dirty old men, and their unique proclivities, everywhere.

The Left... The Liberals... The Progressives... Or whatever name they're hiding behind this week... Just can't seem to leave any tradition or value unmolested. They never met a Pandora's box that they didn't want to open.

Some ERA supporters argue that the earlier 35 state ratifications are still valid and therefore only three more would amend the ERA to the Constitution, without Congress resubmitting it to state lawmakers. This idea is called the "three-state strategy".

This is a bad idea that won't go away.

I'd write more, but I need to go work on my "hook shot."