Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Do you think this is racist?

My employer has a Diversity Council. I can't say I understand the function of this Diversity Council since I don't judge people by the completely artificial concept of "race". In fact, I believe this artficial concept of "race" is stupid and simply an excuse to perpetrate the evil of one group denigrating and oppressing another group. But I digress.

This Diversity Council apparently is sponsoring an organization known as the Diversity Leadership Alliance. As you can see on their homepage, the DLA is hosting a workshop which is now titled "The Impact of Privilege". I say "now titled" because it was originally called something like White Privilege and Heterosexuality or some such nonsense. As I recall, they threw in something offensive about Christianity as well. But, since they renamed their seminar within a few hours, I can't recount the exact name.

But, if you read the Workshop Summary, the offensiveness is still there:

"[Those with privilege] are taught to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative, and average, and also ideal, so that when we work to benefit others, this is seen as work that will allow "them" to be more like "us".

One of the most difficult challenges in the Diversity and Inclusion work is uncovering, acknowledging and addressing the impact of priviloege and the exclusion that results from it.

This workshop is an opportunity to explore two of the most powerful of these - White Privilege and Heterosexual Privilege.

Do you see that? They assume that these privileges actually exist. No proof is offered of these alleged privileges.

Now look at the goals:

To provide participants the opportunity to dialogue with other participants in order to:

1. Understand how white and heterosexual privilege impacts our organizations and the individuals who work in them.

2. Engage and involve participants in the exploration of privilege and oppression and the effects on moving toward inclusive cultures

3. Furnish participants with concrete strategies for addressing issues of privilege and oppression, particularly as these issues pertain to our workplaces.

We will explore:
Unearned Entitlement
The Patterns of Assumptions
Moving Toward Discomfort
Dialogue For Leadership

Again, no proof of any of these assumptions about these alleged privileges. Pretty ironic that they are going to "explore The Patterns of Assumptions". I wonder if they explore the patterns of their own assumptions.

And why do we need strategies to address issues of privilege and oppression when he have case law on our side? I.E., it's illegal to discriminate on the basis of race!

Let's take a listen to the workshop facilitator, shall we? Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale, their website says, is one of the most respected and sought-after experts on leadership, diversity, women's issues, and human behavior. They describe her "style" as knowledgeable, thought provoking, and charismatic. Not sure how charismatic one has to be to say,
... I don't want to talk about what white guys have done wrong. hahahaha. It's a subject that would take, mmmm, much too long. hahahaha.
Go ahead and listen to just the first few minutes of Ms. O'Neale speaking. My question to you is, do you think this is racist? Do you think by extension then the Diversity Leadership Alliance is racist by sponsoring this racist rhetoric? Do you think the Diversity Council of my employer and even my employer might be racist? What do you think?

I think she sounds alot like the wife of the presumptive democrat presidential candidate. I wonder if it gets any worse and she actually ends up sounding like the former pastor of the presumptive democrat presidential candidate. But, again, I digress.

I think this socalled Diversity Leadership Council is racist and separatist on the basis of the artificial concept of race. As a Christian, I believe the Bible where it says we are all of one blood. We are all descended from Adam and Noah; we were all created in the image of God. I do not judge people by external features that they don't control. I think that is stupid and inherently wrong.

I grew up in south central Los Angeles. I've seen enough racism and ignorance to last a lifetime. And now I have to put up with it from my employer!??! This is an outrage!

I'm also approaching the conclusion that it's all about revenge. Revenge against people who never did a thing to this woman and those like her. They want to punish someone for the evils that may have been perpetrated upon their ancestors. But why? Is it pure vindictiveness? Is it hate? What do they gain by punishing some?

Again, what say you?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Gagdad Bob - well worth the read

I have nothing worthy of adding to this eloquent explanation explaining my reaction to recent events at a virtual location I used to frequent. Of course, it is far more detailed and clear than I could put into words.

Thank you Gagdad Bob.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

San Francisco sanctuary laws allowed Danielle Bologna's family to be murdered by illegal alien!

This is a nightmare.

An illegal alien, protected by the "sanctuary" city policies of San Francisco, murdered a man and two sons. Robbed this woman of her family. Robbed a grandmother of her son and grandsons. Robbed a woman of her only brother.


A San Francisco woman whose husband and two sons were gunned down last month — allegedly by an illegal immigrant who remained in the city despite previous crimes — is demanding the city do something about its sanctuary law.

Danielle Bologna was widowed on June 22 when Edwin Ramos, 21, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, allegedly gunned down her husband, Anthony, and two sons, Matthew and Michael, in a road rage incident when her family was returning from a picnic.

Ramos has been charged with three counts of murder in the case, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

"It was a senseless crime, and had they done something this animal would not have taken my family," Bologna told FOX News on Monday. "I feel that the government should have stepped in. I feel that they allow these immigrants to come in and how dare they strip our families like this."

The Chronicle reported that Ramos was convicted of two gang-related felonies while a juvenile and remained in San Francisco because the Juvenile Probation Department did not alert federal authorities. San Francisco's 1989 "City of Refuge" ordinance prohibits city agencies from contacting the feds on immigration matters.

The newspaper also found that federal officials knew about Ramos' immigration status in March when he was arrested on a gun charge, though they couldn't tell the Chronicle why they didn't put an immigration hold on Ramos. Bologna blames the city.

"It should have been resolved at the beginning, when this guy had done more than one crime in the city," she told FOX News. "I want justice. I want the people to see: If my family wasn’t safe, what makes you think yours will be?"

Click here to read the full report at the San Francisco Chronicle.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Kirls Whirls

A new addition to my teensy little blog here. It's called Kirls Whirls. It's in the links over on the right (below my profile). Right click Kirls Whirls, open in a new window, enter a username I'd recognize, enter. Chat away. Enjoy.

PS. It's FREE parachat!

PPS. I'm healing up ok. Very sleepy, very tired. but getting there!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The after-effects of general anesthesia suck!

The surgery went well and I was up and walking around in no time. But, the after effects of the GA and just the fact that it was abdominal surgery ... well, that just sucks. Can't get comfy. So exhausted but lying down is unpleasant. This too shall pass. (pun intended!).

Monday, July 14, 2008

Ken Ham, of Answsers in Genesis was at CCV

Ken Ham of Answers In Genesis visited my church earlier this month. It was awesome! They did 6 different programs. And all of them are linked up and available for your viewing pleasure at the website for Christs Church of the Valley.

I'll post an update to include a bit of a synopsis as time allows.

Time is not going to allow me to post much in the next few days and/or weeks. Tons to do before the operation on Friday. But, visit Answers in Genesis or listen to the messages at CCV.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

So, you think we're immune to car-bombs here in the USofA? Think again!

A car thief found a "bomb-laden van" sitting, apparently abandoned for 5 months, on a Brooklyn street. Also in the van were two silencers, four hollow point bullets (ooooo, that's probably the most scary to the gun grabbers!), and two radio-controlled detonators.

So, do you get that? Car bombs are here. We've just been very, very fortunate so far. I dread the day our furtunes change.

How in the world does an apparently abandoned vehicle sit for 5 months? sheesh, in my neighborhood, if you leave a vehicle for 5 straight days the police will be called. Didn't anyone notice? Weren't the tires flat by now? What is wrong with people???

Friday, July 04, 2008

Independence Day - Honoring those who serve

I hearby dedicate this Independence Day to my Father and his brothers and my nephew.

Uncle Jack was a navigator on the first bombing run on the Ploesti Oil Field in WWII. He was shot down and endured 13 months in a Romanian POW camp. More on Ploesti. Uncle Jack passed away over 20 years ago and is buried in a family plot.

Uncle Woody was one of the Chosin Few Marines. Uncle Woody also served in the Army in WWII. He passed away a few years ago and is buried in Riverside National Cemetery.

Uncle Anthony served in the Army in WWII and the Marines in Korea. I say he is an unofficial member of the Chosin Few. You see, he was AWOL up there trying to find my Uncle Woody. Uncle Anthony is the only living brother.

Uncle Gene was in the Navy. He had flat feet so the Army and the Marines wouldn't take him. He too passed away and is buried in Riverside National Cemetery.

And Pops who served in the Army in WWII and the Marines in Korea and who we laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery December 28, 2007.

And last but by no means least, my nephew Johnny who just became a Marine this year.

Thank you all for your service. Thank you to all who have served over the years and all who are serving today.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Happy Independence Day to The USofA!

Check out Jake Shimbukuro! Stars and Stripes forever on a ukelele!

"WTH was that?"

If I had been there and heard this, during the "polite applause" afterward, the entire audience would have heard "WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?" loud and clear.

Let's not neglect the fact that this narcisisstic freak dissed the Denver Police Department, Denver Fire Department, and the Denver Sheriff's Office, the Department of Safety Color Guard, the entire United States of America.

And she doesn't even sing that great either! Some of that crap was a HOWL!