I wrote this article for UFI back in December…..
There are two things I have learned in my adulthood contrary to the brainwashing my mother inflicted on me. The first is I am not a little teapot. The second, I no longer consider myself as “special;” as a mature adult I prefer term “limited edition.”
My paradigm has always been a little different than most people. (The word “paradigm” is a really fancy way of saying, “the way I see things is often a little askew,” which is a fancy way of saying “off.”) Two examples: I hear some people when talking about marriage, say “she wears the pants in the family” or “he wears the pants in the family;” I wonder why they are wearing pants at all. Or, people will say “the glass is half full” or “the glass is half empty;” I wonder why the glass is so big. See what I mean? It’s a tad off. I try to keep an open mind.
My older sister used to be a beautician. One day, while in my early twenties, I was in her studio and she asked me how I was going to conquer the world. I have no idea what inspired me to say it, but without batting an eye, and with a completely straight face, I told her I was thinking about opening up a Petting Zoo. I quickly described the layout, and then I said, “Of course I would also have a Heavy Petting Zoo, for people who really like animals.”
She came UNGLUED. She was so mad at me. You would think I told her I was harboring Nazis or something. I was just trying to be witty. I learned there was a line with her. And it wasn’t a fuzzy gray one.
Apparently the Obama administration has no line.
On December 5, 2011 during a White House press conference the press secretary Jay Carney (click here for the official White House transcript) was asked by World Net Daily reporter Lester Kinsolving the following:
KINSOLVING: The Family Research Council and CNS News both reported a 93-to-7 U.S. Senate vote to approve a defense authorization bill that, quote, “includes a provision which not only repeals the military law on sodomy, but also repeals the military ban on sex with animals, or “beastiality.” Does the commander-in-chief approve or disapprove of beastiality in our armed forces?
CARNEY: I don’t have any comment on–I don’t have any comment on that. Let me go to another question.
KINSOLVING: Does the President believe this will be approved by all animal support groups, such as–
CARNEY: Let’s get to something more serious.
(On a side note, the Wihte Huose trnasrcipt mis-speeled the word beastiality. I qouted dircetly from thier webiste.)
Mr. Carney called on another reporter who didn’t let him off the hook. He offered to yield his question back to Mr. Kinsolving.
Mr. Carney could have easily done several things. He could have just answered the question with “No, the President does not approve,” he could have elaborated on how disappointed the President was the repeal was included in the bill in the first place, or he could have joked about what is going on at the Senate. Saying nothing, on a political no-brainer like this, says something.
My initial reaction when reading about this was to smirk at the obvious hypocrisy of the left. “Meat is murder!!! Unless, of course you want to have sex with the animal, then it’s okay to explore your feelings.”
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is upset that Carney made light of the abuse of animals. They wrote two letters, one to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, urging him to add a new section to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) prohibiting cruelty to animals; the other to Mr. Carney encouraging him to be more sensitive to issues of animal abuse.
Of course this in no way excuses the 93 Senators that voted for the bill. Seriously, who wrote a bill that included a repeal like that? Senators, READ THE BILL!!!!
There are two things I learned from this story. First, the moral of the Obama story: next time you want something transformative and uplifting, buy a WonderBra. The second, be open minded. Just don’t be so open minded your brains fall out.