Saturday, December 8, 2007

Sex

Sex is everywhere. Of course it has been for awhile now, but these days it's more 'out there' than ever before.

It's on TV, movies, ads, radio, toys (yes toys), books, the internet (heh); basically anywhere you look from governments to places of worship you will see sex.

What you don't want to see is a 100+ person sex party at the house next door if you live in Duncanville, TX:
DUNCANVILLE, Texas (AP) - The most popular address on Cedar Ridge Drive is Jim Trulock's split- level home, which has a group sex room and attracts as many as 100 people to swinger parties featuring "Naked Twister" nights.

But the festivities could soon be over. In response to neighbors' complaints, the city has outlawed sex clubs in residential areas. Citations have been issued, and search warrants may be next.

"It's crazy that they want to force their morality down our throats," said Dawn Burton, 45, a regular guest at the parties. "We're all frustrated."

So are those who complain of the noise, traffic and parking problems that occur in their otherwise quiet, upscale neighborhood every Friday and Saturday, when Trulock's home is transformed into "The Cherry Pit."

Duncanville, which proclaims itself "The Perfect Blend of Family, Community and Business," is an unlikely venue for a neighborhood swinger club. The city of 36,000 just southwest of Dallas has about 50 places of worship and not a single registered sexually oriented business.

Duncanville officials insist they are not just another prudish Texas town giving the boot to spouse-swappers. They say it all boils down to a matter of law: Trulock is operating a business featuring live sex acts.

Breitbart

Seems to be an issue between privacy and business laws. Everyone should expect privacy in their home for whatever 'deviant' act they are performing. I'm not trying to knock Trulock for his choice of parties and friends, but it seems that maybe they are just a tad bit excessive for his community. With 'admission' charged (donations for food/drinks) and the number of people, it will be difficult for him to win on privacy concerns. I don't know for sure if the town would have handled this differently had it simply been a few friends and not the hassle of parking, noise and whatever, but they don't have to show they would have been on his side in that case.

His lawyer of course will fight for him and there will be court battles, but I can't see this law getting overturned based on what I've read here. There could be other issues not brought up in the article, but I can't imagine what those would have to be to make a difference.

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Friday, December 7, 2007

30,000

Last night I hit 30k visitors. Fitting that they were looking for pictures of Grace Park heh

Jokes

From emails:
The Ghost Story:
This happened about a month ago just outside a little town in the low country of South Carolina, and while it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it's real.

This guy was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a real dark night in the middle of a thunder storm. Time passed slowly and no cars went by. It was raining so hard he could hardly see his hand in front of his face. Suddenly he saw a car moving slowly approaching and appearing ghostlike in the rain. It slowly crept toward him and stopped. Wanting a ride real bad the guy jumped in the car and closed the door, only then did he realize that there was nobody behind the wheel. The car slowly
started moving and the guy was terrified, too scared to think of jumping out and running. The guy saw that the car was slowly approaching a sharp curve, still too scared to jump out, he sta rted t o pray and beg for his life, he was sure the ghost car would go off the road and in the marsh and he would surely drown, when just before the curve, a hand appeared through the driver's window and turned the steering wheel, guiding the car safely around the bend.

Paralyzed with fear, the guy watched the hand reappear every time they reached a curve. Finally the guy, scared to near death, had all he could take and jumped out of the car and ran to town. Wet and in shock, he went into a bar and voice quavering, ordered two shots of whiskey, then told everybody about his supernatural experience.

A silence enveloped and everybody got goose bumps when they realized the guy was telling the truth and not just some drunk. About half an hour later two Rednecks walked into the bar and one says to the other: "Look Bubba, there's that idiot who rode in our car when we were pushing it.


Big Game Hunter:

Back at work today through Monday, so have a great weekend (I'll try to get around to everyone and do some posting anyway).

Thursday, December 6, 2007

What Was Your Impression of Romney's Speech?





(Mitt Romney's speech on religion can be heard by clicking on his website: "Faith In America")

I was impressed. I just couldn't help but compare Romney to George Washington, who always tried to lift people's focus above meaningless differences and join people in what is truly meaningful and important. Chris Matthews said he had heard "greatness." I agree. But it would be fun to hear your comments.

Omaha



Some roundup of the Omaha shooter.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

War on Terror



War on Terror headlines from ClipSyndicate

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Bowling

Had a 618 tonight bowling (214, 221, 183) and we won them all. Switched balls (smaller curve/hook) and had much better control. I'm going to get my big hook ball polished and see what I can do with it with a (much) smaller curve [the big hook ball has much better pin action].

Burnt out on politics/news tonight :)

Monday, December 3, 2007

No Charges



[comment update]
I'm very sorry for the family of this girl and appalled at what the 40+ year old lady did to get back at her for something foolish. That said, I'm not sure that she broke any laws. Wrong does not always equal illegal, and I'm sure that the laws will be looked at.

It is never good to change laws to fit the past, but that will probably happen here. The woman shares some of the blame for what happened, but ultimately it was the decision of one young lady who was not thinking clearly. That won't ever help the family with dealing with this and I will keep them in my prayers, but hopefully they will (someday) be able to get on with their lives and not spend all their passion pursuing this.
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BlogPower

I am withdrawing TDR from BP.

James and I talked of this quite a while back, nothing changed since the talk so I'm out.

The people in BP are great, but as a group, they don't do what I feel they should (notice I said I feel, so that's not necessarily a knock on them) and to me it is simply another blogroll. They have perceptions that they are more, but they (to me) don't follow through.

Traffic is atrocious considering I may get 1 visit per DAY from a BP member. I realize that all BP members seem to have decided to put everyone on a reader and do it that way, but that wasn't the intent that I was told at the beginning.

Commenting: well you can tell, I don't get a lot of comments from anyone, much less BP :) (I don't comment much either, so I'm no better).

Philosophy/politics: The BP group claims and tries to be non-political and does a somewhat good job of it. Yet everytime there is someone up for entry, the thought process is that we need more of {insert whatever here} to 'round it out'. The claim is that there are too many 'right' blogs and not enough 'left', also too many men, not enough women, etc. Yet this group wants to be non-political and yet follow the liberal policy of diversity. It is impossible to actually vote no on a new member without hearing about it (unless of course the new member is 'racist' or somesuch) and only 15 or so out of 70 actually participate..

Note: this is a knock on BP itself, not the individual bloggers in it; most of them I enjoy reading and visit as often as possible; some I don't visit at all, but that is for personal reasons.

I hope they have a wonderful time with BP and I hope it one day becomes what they want it to, if they actually figure that part out :)


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Ding Dong the Witch is Dead?

CARACAS, Venezuela - Humbled by his first electoral defeat ever, President Hugo Chavez said Monday he may have been too ambitious in asking voters to let him stand indefinitely for re-election and endorse a huge leap to a socialist state.

"I understand and accept that the proposal I made was quite profound and intense," he said after voters narrowly rejected the sweeping constitutional reforms by 51 percent to 49 percent.

Opposition activists were ecstatic as the results were announced shortly after midnight — with 88 percent of the vote counted, the trend was declared irreversible by elections council chief Tibisay Lucena.

Some shed tears. Others began chanting: "And now he's going away!"

Without the overhaul, Chavez will be barred from running again in 2012.

Foes of the reform effort — including Roman Catholic leaders, media freedom groups, human rights groups and prominent business leaders — said it would have granted Chavez unchecked power and imperiled basic rights. [link]

I'm not sure how Chavez let this happen, but it is good news for the people of Venezuela. Of course, I expect him to again try to consolidate his power before 2012 when he is supposed to step down (see Putin). Until Chavez is officially gone and someone else steps in, I'll be cautious on this one.

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

BP Roundup

The 4th installment of the BP roundup is up [link] and it's a good one. I'm not in this one but there's everything from politics to personal life, check it out. {dial-up for 2 weeks kept me from being as active, so I didn't get a nomination in}

A little music for your wait.


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