Monday, November 30, 2009

My mission for December: To fight Yulephobia

So what is Yulephobia? (pronounced "yool-uh-foe-bee-uh")

It's the irrational fear of many retailers, news media, and most of your run-of-the-mill liberals to say the word "Christmas", even during the Christmas season. They fear saying it, because they don't want to offend non-Christians, even though nearly all non-Christians know that the vast majority of U.S. citizens are Christian. Subconsciously, sufferers of Yulephobia also fear that they might themselves become Christian if they utter the word "Christmas". For that crowd, being a Christian is the antithesis of being "open-minded, tolerant, enlightened and intellectual", and they just can't have that, dontchaknow.

In other words, it's yet another example of PC crap run amok. According to the PC crowd, Americans are a hypersensitive population just waiting for something to be offended by - and it's even become a regular source of income for various lawyers who specialize in these types of "outrage" lawsuits. For some reason, the world will go to hell in a handbasket if we were to ever to utter the word "Christmas" publicly, which is why we have instead "Happy Holidays", or "Season's Greetings" (by the way, I never understood that. Why are we greeting seasons?), or "Winter Festival" or "Sparkle Season" and other such bland crap all in the name of being inoffensive.

But you know what? I'm offended by this push to push out all things Christmas. Does my being offended count among that PC crowd? Of course not. The most I'll get is "I'm sorry you're offended, but..." blahblahblah and other such blathering nonsense as to why we can't say Christmas publicly. So I say - the hell with that; I'm fighting back!

For the rest of this month, I will be on patrol for any and all examples of Christmas PC nuttiness, and I'll post it here just so that you all can see how insane some of this gets. It's my goal to help the sufferers of Yulephobia to get over their phobia and to join in with the rest of us. I'm not saying that they should convert to Christianity - this is not about proselytizing - but instead to have the correct understand of the true meaning of Christmas. So in the coming weeks, watch for my Yulephobia Alerts, and feel free to forward any examples that you also come across in news reports, retail advertising, and anywhere else you might see it.

Imagine if the producers of the movie A Dog Named Christmas had caved in to the PC nuts and renamed it "A Dog Named Holiday". See how stupid that sounds? The title also loses all of its meaning related to what the movie is about. This is why I am going to fight this fight.

By the way, I had a great Thanksgiving, and I hope you did, too. :-)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Hello! I apologize for not having my review of Monsters vs. Aliens up this week, but my friends, I have been that busy getting ready for turkey day! However, I did want to take a moment to express my gratitude to all of you who read my blog and especially for those of you who respond to what I've said here, both by e-mail and in person. Whether you agreed or disagreed with what I've said, I still inspired you to respond, and that's all any writer can ask. After all, the last thing any writer wants is to be boring!

I also want to extend a "thank you" to my boss, John, who encouraged me to start this blog and who has also been my editor, my idea man, and even my drill sergeant during the time that I've written this blog, which has gone on for about 18 months now. He once told me that the two year point is where we will see how things will be going from here on in. If, after two years, I still find the desire, the motivation, and the topics to keep on blogging, then I'm doing pretty good. After two years is also when you start getting noticed by others, because by then you've developed a style to your writing that your readers will identify you with. For me, it seems to have been my conservatism.

Time will tell if my readership will eventually go "viral"; and to be honest, I don't know what I would do if I become some sort of national phenom. The odds are against it anyway, so there really isn't anything to worry about. For one, I'm conservative, and no national new source is going to give "press" or "air time" to a conservative. Hell, look how they treat Sarah Palin! And for another, I am one blog among literally millions, so I would have to be that good in order to be something that goes "viral". And anyway, I write because I like it, not because I have any plans or desires to be a "viral" sensation. If it happens, then I'll deal with it. If not, then at least I tried this idea out. Either way, I'm good. By the way, the two year mark is March 2010.

So anyway, a Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Be grateful for all your blessings, as I am for the many blessings I have, including you, my readers. May God guide you in all that you do.

Take care and see you next week!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Coming next week...

Okay kiddies, another week has come and gone.

For next week, I will have my review of Monsters vs. Aliens, and that will probably be the only post I do for the week, since Thanksgiving is Thursday (you knew that, right?) and I have a LOT of stuff to get done before then.

If I post a second time next week, it will probably be Friday, but odds are against it. Know why? Friday is International Shopping Day! LOL So I will be hitting the stores Friday, mainly to buy some new Christmas decorations, since I threw out a lot of old ones last year. And when I get home, I'll be putting up the decorations. So as you can see, even Friday will be busy for me. :-)

Catch you next week!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My daily dialogues in real life

I got the response below from someone named Joseph in regards to my previous blog entry on being both pro-life and pro-death penalty. I was going to respond to Joseph in the commentary section of that post, but my response got a little long, so I thought I would just put it here instead. It will also give you all a little insight into my goings-on in real life. :-)

Here's Joseph's response:

Hi. I read your blog post on your explanation on you being pro-life and pro-death penalty. I have a question to ask you. In your daily life, have you been having conversations with people that disagree with you, and you feel you need to express your thoughts that have been on your mind? I'm only curious and all. With regards to your question to pro-choicers on whatever or not there is an abortion that they would oppose, then logically the answer would be 'no'. Then it would not be pro-choice. You answered your own question. Of course you probably already knew that.


First, thanks for your response. Let me go ahead and tackle your observations in order.

I do indeed have these discussions in real life! And most of these discussions are because I'm a conservative among a bunch of liberals. Just think of that show, The View. Among the people I know, I am one Elizabeth Hasselbeck among a bunch of Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldbergs. Fortunately, our debates and discussions - nearly all of which are impromptu - are civil, even if we do get loud on occasion. In fact, it was during one of these discussions that the boss "discovered" me, and asked me about doing this blog. He felt that my style of discussion could carry over to a blog. I have to say that I enjoyed blogging a lot more than I ever thought I would, so I'm glad the boss talked me into it.

Anyway, it occurred to me that I could head off a lot of these discussions in real life by answering their questions here on my blog. Many questions I get have been asked numerous other times, so rather than repeat myself time and time again, I tell them to go to my blog and see what I say there about "X" issue, and then get back to me if they have any other questions. This blog also allows me to organize my thoughts rather than go all over the place like my real life impromptu discussions do.

And Joseph, my fellow debaters even debate about my blog! LOL Well, they like how I explain myself, but they disagree with many of my answers - just like they do in real life, actually. Why should that change? Also, the more feminist among the group think that the title Busty Superhero Chick only adds to the objectification of women - and to an extent I agree, and am working on that. In the meantime, I will stick to my goal of challenging you guys on your obsession of boobs. I recently got an idea of just how much of a lost cause such a challenge is, but hey - I don't give up easily. ;-)

Here's the thing, dudes: I could challenge your obsession with boobs the way some of my radical feminist friends do- by protests and mass mailings (both by snail mail and e-mail) and by railing ad nauseum about what scum men are. But if I did that, the only ones who would read my blog would be a very narrow group of women who have anti-social tendencies; and in case you didn't know it, women with anti-social tendencies are not fun to be around. I was about to suggest that you try hanging around such a woman to find out, but then I don't want you to hate me afterwards. ;-)

So anyway, I chose the other means of challenging you dudes' obsession with boobs: with humor. Funny thing though, I kinda fell into the trap of objectifying women in the process, but hey - live and learn. I still think this can be done, and I'll keep working at it.

Okay Joseph, in regards to your second observation as to the fact that persons who are pro-choice can't offer an abortion that they oppose, I agree with you. It also demonstrates that what they support is not "choice" in the true sense of the word, but instead choosing only abortion. If being pro-choice really were about having choices, then Octomom would have been a pro-choice hero and celebrity. Think about it! She did *choose*, right?

So really, the term "pro-choice" is an oxymoron, because there is only one choice that is acceptable to the true pro-choice activist, and that's the choice of abortion. "Pro-abortion" is actually more accurate to define such people, but that's not a pleasant term, which is why "pro-choice" was chosen instead.

It's a bit ironic that I, as a prolifer, can take into consideration the life of the mother (as demonstrated in my previous blog entry). But prochoicers, being locked into only one "choice" as they are, cannot at all take the life of the baby into consideration.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Q&A: Pro-life and pro-death penalty?

Time for a little Q&A. This question comes from folks whom are pro-choice (on the abortion issue, of course) and who view my being pro-life and pro-death penalty as being a contradiction. Here is what they view as the contradiction: They think that if I say that all life is sacred, then that should include the lives of criminals.

And indeed it does. But understand that we ARE talking about two different groups of people! The unborn are innocent and not guilty of any crime whatsoever, unless you call their "inconvenient existence" for their mothers a crime. Someone on death row, however, has been tried and judged. Unlike the unborn, the criminals on death row have had their day in court.

Understand that I do view the lives of those on death row as sacred, but they chose to waste their lives by committing crimes so heinous that the only justice that can be delivered for their victims is by death. We are talking here about serial murderers and the like. Now please tell me that a serial murderer is on par morally with an unborn child committing the "crime" of "an inconvenient existence"! And yet, the serial murderer gets more of a chance to appeal their death sentence than does the unborn.

What has always bugged me about pro-choice liberals is that they can always find it in their hearts to find sympathy for convicted criminals, but none at all for the unborn. I find that a contradiction that I'd LOVE to hear an explanation on how they can think in such a way, and also how they can justify it. After all, if I can be called hard-hearted for having no sympathy for the execution of a serial murderer, how much more hard-hearted does a pro-choicer have to be to have no sympathy for the unborn who are executed in the womb?

And while we're at it, let me go ahead an address a question that is often posed to me: Is there an abortion that I WOULD support? The answer is yes. In the case of an ectopic pregnancy, the unborn has no chance of survival while the danger to the mother's life is great. Thus, there is no reason to put the mother through such danger for an unborn that has no chance for survival. Now I pose a question right back for you pro-choicers: Is there an abortion that you would totally oppose?

So in summary, I can be both pro-life and pro-death penalty, because comparing those two issues is comparing apples and oranges. If someone wants to try to link the two to expose an alleged conflict in my thinking, then they would have to justify that same conflict in reverse.

As for the recent efforts of exoneration of inmates on death row via DNA sampling, then I say bring it on. Justice is justice, and fair is fair. If DNA evidence exonerates an innocent on death row, then more power to those who go to the effort of exonerating them. There is no conflict in this for me, because we are still talking about justice. Even I admit that the justice system can fail, but I still stand by my support of the death penalty.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wapsi Square webcomic

I've been following the webcomic Wapsi Square off and on for awhile now, but in recent days, the strip's appearance has taken a very interesting turn. I don't mean the storylines, which seems to be mainly a creative interpretation of Aztec mythology (along with the mythologies of other ancient civilizations).

Because of WS's many plot twists, following its storylines takes having read the strip almost since the beginning, but this blog entry is not about that right now. Instead, what follows is the artwork from the strip, which I think is among the best out there in the usage of black and white art. Some of the artwork is simply stunning!

Compare the very first WS comic strip:

And contrast it with this most current strip:

Can you believe that it's the same artist? That bottom strip is simply gorgeous!

By the way, the woman on the left in the top strip is the same woman on the left in the bottom strip, just so you have an idea on how much the artwork has evolved. That main character's name, by the way, is Monica - who, as you might have guessed, is very busty. Even though she is short - about 5 foot 2 or less, I think - she looks as busty as I am! I found out about Wapsi Square from a friend of mine.

Anyway, I recommend the webcomic for its gorgeous art, which is why I am bringing it to your attention now.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Yoko and Boota

I was sent the images below from a female friend of mine, mainly because she knew what I would comment on *specifically*. Neither I nor her know the Manga show that the characters below are from, but their names are Yoko (the busty chick) and Boota (the little furball in her cleavage.

Now, I'm willing to impart that ol' "suspension of disbelief" to accept that a little furball could live in her cleavage without leaving poop or urine in her bra. That's just cartoons, and it's how you dudes' strange little horny minds work. But, there is a problem in the image that follows below.

Okay, you see those two images. Now check out this one:

See the problem here? Well, I'll explain it for you: Boota is not in Yoko's cleavage! Don't think so? Look again. Note that you can see the space between Yoko's boobs at the bottom of her bra. That span is where Boota should be. In other words, that bra is connected at the bottom only by that thin red strap, and does not form a pocket for Boota to be staying in. In order for Boota to be residing in her bra, there needs to be fabric spanning that cleavage to form that hamster-holding pocket.

So... just where is it that Boota is emerging from, if not Yoko's cleavage? It looks like he's emerging from her sternum, a la those Alien movies! Somehow, Boota is literally burrowing into her chest! Wouldn't that hurt, you think? Unless Yoko has some super power that allows critters to burrow into her body, but that's just creepy.

Anyway, that's my take. Sorry if I burst any of you guys' bubbles there... :-P

Friday, November 6, 2009

Busty Supervillain Chicks?

I recently came across a new She-Hulk.

Meet Red She-Hulk:

VERY unique attire, I will say that. Who she is, is not known yet. Not only that, she's also the THIRD She-Hulk! Here's another!

This one is the daughter of the original Hulk and a character known as Thundra. I may discuss these new She-Hulks later, but right now, I am toying with the idea of studying Busty Supervillain Chicks. I know you guys love busty superhero chicks, but what about busty supervillian chicks? Hmm...

I'll think on this over the weekend, and then let you all know what I come up with.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The truth behind the H1N1 vaccines

There is now a Facebook group that reveals the truth about the H1N1 vaccine: It's actually a zombifier! Don't believe me? Actually, it all makes perfect sense when you put it all together. So far, D.C. has been promising that their proposed government "public option" wouldn't add to the deficit, this despite costing even by their estimations close to a trillion dollars.

So how can a budgetary monstrosity like that be deficit neutral? Simple. Turn everyone into zombies, and what better way to start that up than by taking advantage of the swine flu scare by inoculating them with a zombie shot disguised as a vaccine? Once you're a zombie, then you wouldn't need health care, would you? It's a brilliant plan in its own twisted way.

All I gotta say is that I'm glad that one of my super powers is super healing! :-O