I seem to be a day late and a dollar short in the blogging department lately. Just busy with domestic matters. Here's a half-post I wrote this morning but never finished, followed by excerpts from what I'm reading as I catch up on the news.
Apparently, people overestimate the number of gay people in America by about 1000%. Even allowing for rampant innumeracy, this seems a bit extreme. John Hinderaker asks:
My interest here is not the specific topic of homosexuality, but rather the fact that people’s perceptions are so wildly at odds with reality. How on Earth can the average American believe that one-quarter of the men and women he sees every day are gay? Does that make any possible sense? Are one-quarter of your relatives gay, or your co-workers or neighbors? Of course not (unless you live in certain precincts of San Francisco). Glenn Reynolds’s explanation, perhaps tongue in cheek, was that there are so many gays on television, and I think that must be at least part of the answer. A vastly disproportionate number of characters in TV sitcoms and dramas are homosexual.Gosh, it's almost like they have an agenda! Of course the creators of "family shows" such as Glee and Modern Family aim to push cultural norms regarding homosexuality. And it's working beautifully.
(By the way, can anyone explain why there is no prominent gay character on Community, whose cast of "lovable misfits" is otherwise so exquisitely balanced, diversity-wise?)
Mark Steyn on America's gay-perception-inflation:
I’d add that the schools talk about it non-stop. At my kids’ tiny and pitifully non-diverse rural grade-school, by Second or Third Grade the class wags are minded to declare themselves gay just to make the dear old guidance counselor feel her work has not been in vain.Oh dear. I'm not sure whether that's true or not. Read the rest.
On the eve of the Wisconsin recall election, Ann Althouse:
Yes, it is insane. Too much politics. It's really unfair to normal people.Another conservative and his family have been threatened by Brett Kimberlin and company. Ali Akbar is the president of the National Bloggers Club and tweeted this a bit ago:
I cannot believe this. #BrettKimberlin's associates have now literally gone after my family. Prayers please.Nanny Bloomberg tries to justify his big soda ban and reconfirms his nanny status:
Is purchasing two 16 oz sodas too much of an inconvenience to help reverse a national health catastrophe?The Obama Justice Department doesn't want Florida to remove illegal voters from the rolls:
Washington has ordered Florida to end its effort to remove ineligible voters from the state's voter rolls. This is breathtaking. It couldn't be clearer that the government is actively promoting voter fraud.(That's kind of their thing, isn't it?) Florida Gov. Rick Scott is not backing down, and suggested that the DHS is also impeding the clean-up of the voter rolls:
As far as the timing of the purge and why it didn't begin earlier in his tenure, Scott said, "We were waiting on the (U.S. Department of) Homeland Security database. So it just kept getting delayed. I'm responsible for the state, but my understanding is they just kept delaying it. ..As for the presidential campaign, it continues. I can't resist embedding this:
Never let it be said that Obama is out of touch with regular people! Also this:
Kind of pathetic, isn't it?
Bitter clingers need not apply. You wouldn't fit in anyway at a dinner with the well-preserved actress, the snooty Vogue editor, or "the guy who says you should be able to marry anyone you want."
Edited to add Juan Williams' comments on the first ad:
By the way, that was hilarious. That looks like a parody. It looked like the Romney campaign planted Dr. Evil in the house of Obama and he said, ‘you know on the day the grim job numbers come out let’s have someone who reeks of ornamental excess announce that the peasants can have a place at the table.’ It’s just unbelievable. I mean, so you know, just a mistake.Yup.
See also: Greg Gutfeld.
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