Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Look for Gay Pride Parade 2012?

It had been years since I observed the San Diego Gay Pride Parade. I had the opportunity this year and found it has changed somewhat. It is as if the gay community has reached a level in reaching for acceptance of the establishment. So with that, the wild raunchy lewd behavior was absent at least for the first half of the parade I saw.  The parade organizers online rules strictly forbid nudity, lewd behavior or drugs, etc.
There was a deliberate focus on the inclusion of many children and young people in the parade. The flavor was trying to be very family friendly while still pushing for same sex marriage. The parade included a charter school, teachers unions, police, churches, businesses, uniformed military and lots of elected officials and candidates. 
Both of the mayoral candidates marched. Bob Filner received the much better reception from the crowds with lots of cheers.  Carl DeMaio, hand in hand with his partner, was met with a cool response. A woman nearby was explaining "he is the conservative...."
Let's hope the pendulum maybe swinging away from outrageous public behavior. Perhaps in moving toward complete acceptance the gay community will tiptoe back into the closet keeping their private lives, well, private.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Blown Away!

The battle began innocently enough. One small sign that said "Stop the Santee Power
                                                                              At the Santee City Council:
What I saw on that website was unbelievable!

Good Evening Mayor and City Councilmen,

While I applaud your efforts to take a public stand against the Quail Brush Power Plant project, the proposed resolution is sorely lacking. It makes no mention of the wonderful quality of life in Santee that would be extremely, negatively impacted. There is no discussion of the health and safety issues to families, schools and parks. Nor any statement is made on the economic costs to the community with the resulting drop in property values.
It does contain a lot of bureaucratic language without heart, passion or determination to defeat the project. To change the plant’s look so it isn’t as visible or won’t disrupt the scenic views won’t cut it if the plant still spews out poisons in the air we breathe and clog our brains with constant noise.

What we need is the same spirit expressed once before regarding another ill-placed power plant.

“ Voepel, who served two tours in Vietnam, said he is running his campaign against the ‘like a cold blooded military operation.’ ”
“Santee will oppose every move he makes. We will use Viet Cong tactics,” Voepel said. ”We will fight a guerilla war that never ceases and never quits. This is a hill I will die on.”
“We will be Enpex’s worst nightmare.” (Voice of San Diego, August 1, 2007, by Rob Davis, staff writer)

That is the kind of commitment that we expect and need to save our Santee quality of life. Anything less is mere lip service.  If we, who are with you in opposition wonder if you are really serious with this timid resolution, how will you persuade those who favor the project or are undecided? I urge you to revise the resolution in opposition to something meaningful and with a spine!

At the last city council meeting I heard from the platform, when asked to get more involved, “We are not activists. Staff will attend.” Maybe not, but you are leaders as elected representatives. While you can’t be at all meetings on every issue, some are a priority when they threaten the community. You do need to show up and show leadership. It’s a quality that does not require a lot of money or endless days to study the obvious – power plants belong in industrial areas not residential ones. Leadership requires – courage, determination, duty and unflinching persistence! The citizens of Santee are ready. Are you?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Which is Really Outrageous?

Terrorists learn war is hell.

Unless you know what our military experiences in war with terrorists lacking in any shred of human decency and under insane rules of engagement, judge not. I for one am thankful for those who willing risk it all to fight unspeakable evil.
Hillary Clinton called it  “deplorable behavior.”
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said it "I have have seen the footage, and I find the behavior utterly deplorable... I condemn it in the strongest possible terms.”

Really? Where is their outrage for the over 50 million unborn dead babies after 39 years this month (January 22nd) of the infamous Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision. It opened the flood gates for the savage destruction of innocent preborn babies. The picture shown below reveals the ugly reality behind the mask of Obama and the Democrats radical "pro choice" agenda.

(Malachi's story is found at:)
Not a peep of horror was heard by those who so loudly condemned our Marines in battle, when Obama opposed the Born Alive Infants bill and the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. Their silence was deafening as Obama promoted abortion here and abroad as well as forcing tax payers to fund abortion in Obamacare.
Fortunately, there is a great opportunity in the 2012 elections to put in power a pro life conservative Republican and  defeat Obama's extremist  agenda. The contrast could not more stark - Republicans, the party of life vs. Democrats the anti-life party.
As for now, we can save our outrage where it rightly belongs.While not condoning such pranks, they hardly rise to a level of court martial or death penalty.  I choose to stand with our Marines and support the warriors who protect us. 
A steadfast commitment to the sanctity of human life is needed more than ever to save the least of us - innocent, defenseless babies. America can either go the way of the heartless Margaret Sanger or the saintly Mother Teresa.

Which is really worthy of our outrage??

"The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." Margaret Sanger, Women and the New Race (Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923) Founder of Planned Parenthood.

" ... - the greatest destroyer of peace is abortion." Mother Teresa