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Witty conservative commentary and uncensored patriotism by Tiffany and "M" for your knowledge and enjoyment. We're always open for mature debate, that is if any leftists know how. If you'd like the URLs of either of our personals and/or have any other questions, you know where to go.

thinksquad:

Cops have been put on notice: Let the cameras roll.

Camera-shy cops across the city were reminded they can’t legally take action to stop someone from filming them while they’re on the beat, the Daily News has learned. The refresher was provided in a memo the chief of department’s office distributed to all police commands Wednesday.

“Members of the public are legally allowed to record police interactions,” the memo states. “Intentional interference such as blocking or obstructing cameras or ordering the person to cease constitutes censorship and also violates the First Amendment.”

Cops can take action if videographers and shutterbugs “interfere with police operations,” the memo notes.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-cops-told-memo-filmed-article-1.1898379

poppypicklesticks:

The fact that grown ass women on here condone, encourage, validate and celebrate bullying and mistreatment of little boys under the guise of “male tears” and “lol misandry” is one of the most disgusting aspects of tumblr feminism

you think you’re a big woman picking on children?

Abstinence: Why Wait?

Today, while scrolling through my Facebook news feed to see what everyone was up to (a practice I often walk away from with regret and/or frustration…this time would be no different), I came across an article shared by an acquaintance ridiculously titled “IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Waited Until My Wedding Night to Lose my Virginity and I Wish I Hadn’t.”This acquaintance is one who claims to be a Christian feminist, and while I am in no position to determine “whether one is saved or not,” I feel the need to point out the fallacies of the basic idea behind this article. 

The author has been raised in what sounds like an extremely conservative Baptist church, and I’m questioning whether she is overexaggerating to create and strengthen a feminist argument. Of course I have no definite proof and don’t want to make any assumptions, but as a Christian who was also raised in the church I have never in my life come across such blatantly false teaching. To call what sounds like a church where extreme and anti-Biblical teachings were heralded as the truth “THE church” (as if if represents all churches) is the basic equivalent of saying “all men are rapists” due to the disgusting behavior of a minority of them, AS WELL as some women as well (Oh wait…)

Any church that literally tells one they will “burn in Hell for having sex before marriage” clearly does not understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She also says that “…as a girl, [according to what ‘the church’ taught her growing up] I had a responsibility to my future husband to remain pure for him. It was entirely possible that my future husband wouldn’t remain pure for me, because he didn’t have that same responsibility, according to the Bible.” This line of thinking is literally the antithesis to what the Bible has to say about sexual purity.  The Bible stresses that both men and women are to remain abstinent for one another prior to marriage in order to honor God, as the Bible also tells us that marriage is a reflection of Christ’s relationship to THE CHURCH, otherwise known as HIS FOLLOWERS.

I hope I’ve made myself clear thus far: one extremely judgmental Baptist sect does NOT represent the body of Christ by any means, and despite what this church had to say, God does not place more value in men or in women.
The author goes on to say:

Once I got married, it would be my duty to fulfill my husband’s sexual needs. I was told over and over again, so many times I lost count, that if I remained pure, my marriage would be blessed by God and if I didn’t that it would fall apart and end in tragic divorce.

Again, the Bible stresses how when married, a man and a woman become united in one flesh and complete one another. This teaching doesn’t align with what the author’s church had to say here at all. While I am aware that there are churches that promote this line of thinking, all I’ve attended and visited have recognized that given that we live in a fallen world, many relationships, including marriages, simply do not work out and that often (surprise!) God’s condemnation does not play an active role in a divorce. Again, just another example of the virus of legalism (otherwise known as the adherance to man made rules in order to obtain salvation while lacking of a true relationship with God)  and what it can do to A church.
This next quote from the author illustrates the truth extent of the absurd legalism present in this author’s church:

For more than a decade, I wore my virginity like a badge of honor. My church encouraged me to do so, saying my testimony would inspire other young girls to follow suit. If the topic ever came up in conversation, I was happy to let people know that I had taken a pledge of purity.
It became my entire identity by the time I hit my teen years. When I met my then boyfriend-now husband, I told him right away that I was saving myself for marriage and he was fine with that because it was my body, my choice and he loved me.
We were together for six years before we got married. Any time we did anything remotely sexual, guilt overwhelmed me. I wondered where the line was because I was terrified to cross it. Was he allowed to touch my breasts? Could we look at each other naked? I didn’t know what was considered sexual enough to condemn my future marriage and send me straight to Hell. 
Bottom line: God’s love endures forever. While it is certainly true that premarital sex is condemned in the Bible, there are plenty of Christians who continue to follow Christ and have a relationship with him having had sex before marriage, having had abortions, having lied, having stolen; fill in the blank! NO ONE is sinless, as this particular church seems to fail to comprehend. God’s grace and forgiveness seems to have been completely forgotten here.
I lost my virginity on my wedding night, with my husband, just as I had promised that day when I was 10 years old. I stood in the hotel bathroom beforehand, wearing my white lingerie, thinking, “I made it. I’m a good Christian.”
My point made above still applies here. NOTHING YOU DO in the absence of having a relationship with God and growing in Him can guarantee you a spot in Heaven or Hell. It truly saddens me that the author has such serious misconceptions about what it means to follow Christ. Having a relationship with Him as described in Scripture is meant to be a fulfilling experience for us, not something that tears us down and limits us to our sexual activities or our mistakes. Our worth is in Him, not in what we do or what we claim to be.
When we got home, I couldn’t look anyone in the eye. Everyone knew my virginity was gone. My parents, my church, my friends, my co-workers. They all knew I was soiled and tarnished. I wasn’t special anymore. My virginity had become such an essential part of my personality that I didn’t know who I was without it. 
 
It didn’t get better. I avoided undressing in front of my husband. I tried not to kiss him too often or too amorously so I wouldn’t lead him on. I dreaded bedtime. Maybe he’d want to have sex.
 
When he did, I obliged. I wanted nothing more than to make him happy because I loved him so much and because I’d been taught it was my duty to fulfill his needs. But I hated sex. Sometimes I cried myself to sleep because I wanted to like it, because it wasn’t fair. I had done everything right. I took the pledge and stayed true to it. Where was the blessed marriage I was promised? 
 
I let it go on this way for almost two years before I broke down. I just couldn’t do it anymore. I told my husband everything. My feminist husband was horrified that I’d let him touch me when I didn’t want him to. He made me promise I’d never do anything I didn’t want to do ever again. We stopped having sex. He encouraged me to see a therapist and I did. It was the first step on a long journey to healing.

I’ve bolded the parts of this quote where legalism continues to rear its ugly head. Again, as Christians, our identity is primarily in Christ, not in anything else we do. You cannot “do this or do that” and go to church every Sunday in order to meet man-made conditions of being a “good Christian” and expect to have a true and fulfilling relationship with God.  Having a meaningful relationship with Him changes us from the inside out, and there is no set of rules we can follow to ease this process. I know because I’ve experienced it myself; and there is absolutely nothing like it. Following Christ in a world that is ever changing for the worst is never going to be easy, despite legalistic teachings that try to simplify it while ironically making it all the more difficult. It is going to be a long and sometimes painful journey, but in the end, it will be real and you will have pleased God rather than one human congregation.The author finishes the article on a tragic note, fully encapsulating the lies that her church taught her about being a Christian and expressing oneself sexually:

Waiting didn’t give me a happily ever after. Instead, it controlled my identity for over a decade, landed me in therapy, and left me a stranger in my own skin. I was so completely ashamed of my body and my sexuality that it made having sex a demoralizing experience.
I don’t go to church anymore, nor am I religious. As I started to heal, I realized that I couldn’t figure out how to be both religious and sexual at the same time. I chose sex. Every single day is a battle to remember that my body belongs to me and not to the church of my childhood. I have to constantly remind myself that a pledge I took when I was only 10 doesn’t define who I am today. When I have sex with my husband, I make sure it’s because I have a sexual need and not because I feel I’m required to fulfill his desires. 
I’m now thoroughly convinced that the entire concept of virginity is used to control female sexuality. If I could go back, I would not wait. I would have sex with my then-boyfriend-now-husband and I wouldn’t go to hell for it. We would have gotten married at a more appropriate age and I would have kept my sexuality to myself.
Unfortunately, I can’t go back but I can give you this message as a culmination of my experiences: If you want to wait to have sex until marriage make sure it’s because you want to. It’s your body; it belongs to you, not your church. Your sexuality is nobody’s business but yours.
There is nothing dirty or wrong about having sex, as this author’s church wrongly informed her. In fact, the Bible highlights the beauty of sex within a loving marriage relationship, and how it is an act that mirrors Christ’s love for His people.
The reason that the Bible highlights the importance of abstinence from sex outside of marriage isn’t because God wanted to control female sexuality (especially given that this principle is highlighted for both men and women in the Bible that I read. I wonder what this church was adhering to?). Rather, God created the act of sex to bring honor to Him. While it is to be an enjoyable experience for us as well, having sex outside of a marriage relationship is often more about personal pleasure than anything else. When you aren’t committed to your partner, sex can easily become a buffer for what is missing in the relationship.
As a 19 year old Christian woman who is also abstinent, I  must say that my decision had little to do with pressure from my family or from my church. I also expect my future husband to wait for me, as I want to be beyond compare and am aware that sex is so much more than merely a physical experience: it is an emotional connection, the ultimate expression of love as exemplified and reflected by Christ to His church. I want my first time to be with the right person, for the right reasons. As 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 tells us, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” To have sex simply because it feels good and you don’t want to wait nullifies the idea of it being an act of love.
 In Scripture, we are told that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, and as Christians, we are to use them to bring glory to God. This does not mean that we have to put all of our self worth in the state of our virginity, or that we are automatically going to Hell if we have sex prior to marriage. A loving relationship with God isn’t something we are EVER going to deserve, even if we mimic the every charitable action done by Mother Theresa. That’s why Jesus had to die on the cross: to pay for our sins; to give us a chance at having a relationship with Him!
I am so much more than my decision to remain abstinent until marriage. There are countless more interesting tidbits about me than that: I want to be a guidance counselor in the future, and I love helping people. I love makeup artistry, I’m a singer and have played the piano for five years. I could go on. But it is God who has made me so much more, who has saved me and rescued me from myself and created me in His image. And for that, He deserves my honor.

I swear some people just don’t think.

mrsrandallboggs:

It’s great if a mega-rich person builds a ten million dollar house. That means jobs for architects and construction workers and painters. It’s great that multi-millionaires and billionaires exist. How many people have made a living working for them? How many people have been paid to build and custom-design things for them? How many lives have they saved and improved through their charities? How much infrastructure have they contributed to with their taxes?

Successful people in the middle and upper classes don’t need to be taxed more because they need to give something back. They’ve already given something back. They’re investing in, researching, designing, producing, and selling goods and services that increase our standard of living - and they’re paying taxes. 

What scares me the most, though, is when naive people say things like “it’s cold and callous to prioritize the economy” and “we need to help poor people at all costs, and it doesn’t matter if the economy collapses”. When we talk about the economy, we’re talking about people’s lives. A good economy means more individuals can get jobs that provide them with health insurance and a nice place to live. It means we as a society are developing and selling more products that improve lives and make people happy. When the economy collapses, there will be less help available for people who need it - and there will be more people who need help. It’s sooo naive and so dangerous to not care about economic collapse. 

People’s shortsightedness really is a cause for concern. They just see that some have more than others, and it’s not fair. They’re not thinking things through.

Finally, SOMEONE hits the nail on the head! Very well said, my friend. :)

These people are providing the most in taxes. Studies have also shown that Republicans tend to be more charitable than Democrats, and much of the wealthy population identifies as Republican.

The rich only have more to give back. Taxing them to death beyond what they already pay only limits what good they can do in terms of providing jobs for others and giving to charities.

ch0ni:

the-eagle-atarian:

check-your-privilege-feminists:

little-kitten-doll:

radfemballerina:

purpleshortie:

radfemballerina:

wtfisthinprivilege:

atokad11:

I Love Urban Dictionary

I love you Budgie_smuggler

Uh, no! Most women don’t even realize they are being oppressed by men. They are completely oblivious to all the sexism and misogyny around them. That’s why I need feminism.

If you’re really oppressed you don’t need anyone to tell you that you’re oppressed.

I AM oppressed, and so are you for being a woman of color. 

Honey you’re not oppressed, you’re just a spoiled little brat. 

Bolded that important part.

>openly trying to convince people they’re victims
Sure is feminist “empowerment” in here…

Are you kidding me? Is this bitch REALLY telling another woman, who happens to be a minority, that she’s oppressed?Really?

"And on your right, you will see your typical Western liberal feminist, basking in arrogance."
They claim to be “sensitive” to different cultures and claim to “respect” them, yet  seem to have no problem telling someone that they must hold a certain opinion simply because they happen to be a woman and a minority. 
Not only is that sexism; that’s racism in the same breath.
If they were truly for women’s rights, they certainly wouldn’t be telling women how to feel and nullifying any of their original thoughts, now would they?

ch0ni:

the-eagle-atarian:

check-your-privilege-feminists:

little-kitten-doll:

radfemballerina:

purpleshortie:

radfemballerina:

wtfisthinprivilege:

atokad11:

I Love Urban Dictionary

I love you Budgie_smuggler

Uh, no! Most women don’t even realize they are being oppressed by men. They are completely oblivious to all the sexism and misogyny around them. That’s why I need feminism.

If you’re really oppressed you don’t need anyone to tell you that you’re oppressed.

I AM oppressed, and so are you for being a woman of color. 

Honey you’re not oppressed, you’re just a spoiled little brat. 

Bolded that important part.

>openly trying to convince people they’re victims

Sure is feminist “empowerment” in here…

Are you kidding me? Is this bitch REALLY telling another woman, who happens to be a minority, that she’s oppressed?

Really?

"And on your right, you will see your typical Western liberal feminist, basking in arrogance."

They claim to be “sensitive” to different cultures and claim to “respect” them, yet  seem to have no problem telling someone that they must hold a certain opinion simply because they happen to be a woman and a minority.

Not only is that sexism; that’s racism in the same breath.

If they were truly for women’s rights, they certainly wouldn’t be telling women how to feel and nullifying any of their original thoughts, now would they?

orryia:

deutschlandsgloria:

slide-to-the-right:

Syndicated columnist and radio talk show host Dennis Prager dissects the propaganda and lays out the truth, in a nutshell, about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has its roots in nothing more than anti-Semitism.

Anyone who fails to admit this key fact can just keep on dreaming; particularly the Americans holding “pro Palestinian demonstrations” in vairous cities across the nation, including my own Chicago. These people are clueless about a conflict that has nothing to do with them, and fail to understand what is at stake. I would love to see the typical Western liberal spend a day in Israel among the other families being endlessly massacred for no good reason aside from rabid anti-Semitism and see if they left (if they even survived; I’m doubting it) still claiming to be for “Palestine.”

The bottom line is this: If you claim to be for “equality of all people” and hold a “sensitivity and great respect” for all races and ethnicities (as many on the Left do) there is absolutely NO reason for you to be “pro Palestinian.” Period.

You are so incredibly brainwashed, it is stunning. You are absolutely not a right-wing American at all, or you’d be for America and got give a single shit about this conflict. Israel has used and abused the United States like a whore since the 1967 USS Liberty bombing and multiple other “incidences” with pulling us into un-needed and un-wanted wars. Let’s not forget that every single American is indefinitely enslaved to the Jewish banking system.

I am proudly for America without degenerate Jewish influences and starkly against Israel’s military policy. I’m all for their Jewish homeland where they should all live, but for God’s sake, make the killing stop!

This person sounded to me like your run-of-the-mill paranoid antisemite, ranting about the USS Liberty, Jewish bankers, and the all-powerful Israel controlling America by sinister means. And then he claims, of course, that he’s “all for their Jewish homeland”. (Because it gets us out of his country?)

But then I got curious, so I checked out his blog:

http://deutschlandsgloria.tumblr.com/about

"This is a blog dedicated to the life, legacy, and memory of the Third Reich. This blog is in vehement opposition of modernism, feminism, egalitarianism, etc… and rather is a blog dedicated to traditionalism and German nationalism… If you would like to discuss anything, I fully welcome you to do so. "

He’s a Nazi. How typical.

Wow. Why am I not at all surprised? I saw his comment earlier, but chose not to respond and didn’t even bother looking at his blog; figuring he sounded ridiculous and wasn’t at all worth my time. Sometimes, as Scripture reminds us, it simply isn’t worth it to throw your pearls at swine.

What blatant hypocrisy; the kind one should come to expect it from anti Semitic assholes.