United States of Hypocrisy

with Greg Tyzzer

Pray for the Nuclear Reactors

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As the crisis in Japan escalates, crews are bringing out all the stops in an attempt to cool the overheated nuclear reactors. I don’t have much to say about this at the moment. But, please, keep the people of Japan in your thoughts and prayers–and especially pray that the nuclear reactors don’t suffer a meltdown.

To keep on top of the latest news from Japan, visit Yahoo! News. It’s where I get my information.

Comments are open for discussion, as always.

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March 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

A Victory for Marriage Equality?

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So, a bill was introduced into the House that would repeal the Defense of Aarriage Act should it pass. I certainly hope it does. The only thing I foresee being a problem with the passing of this bill is the Republican agenda.

What do you think? Leave a comment below telling me what you think about this bill.

Top 6 Reasons the Democratic Party is Bad for America

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As a follow-up to yesterday’s anti-Republican post, I thought I’d give my thoughts for why I think the Democratic Party is also bad for America.

  1. Communism is a great idea on paper, but fails in practice.
  2. Logic, rather than emotion, should rule decisions.
  3. The party claims to be liberal, but–in my opinion–is too conservative.
  4. It is okay to support equal rights for everyone, but I don’t think it’s okay to include violent criminals in those rights.
  5. Barack Obama. ‘Nuff said.
  6. I believe certain drugs (marijuana, for example) should be legalized, but not ALL drugs. Especially not man-made designer drugs.

 

That’s all I have for today. Thanks for reading.

As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Written by Greg

March 16, 2011 at 12:00 am

Top 10 Reasons the Republican Party is Bad for America

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The following is a list of the top ten reasons I feel the Republican party is bad for our country:

  1. The Republican Party would rather give tax breaks to the rich and make up the difference by increasing taxes on the poor than work toward solving issues such as unemployment and poverty. Where is the logic in making people who don’t have money pay higher taxes than the people who have the most money?
  2. The Republican Party consistently uses religion to back legislation–a clear violation of the first amendment’s protection of freedom of religion.
  3. The GOP has a history of supporting war for war’s sake.
  4. Sarah Palin. ‘Nuff said.
  5. The Republican Party takes a pro-life stance when it comes to abortion, but strongly favors fighting wars, hunting for sport and food, and strongly supports the death penalty. Hypocrite much?
  6. The Republican Party’s actions hint toward wanting a separation of classes.
  7. The GOP wants to cut funding from education–so that middle and lower class families are unable to educate their children.
  8. The Republican Party pretends to love America, but its only interest is lining its own pockets.
  9. Many Republicans refuse to even consider the positions of others on political matters.
  10. Do we really want to put up with another Bush?

 

As always, comments are welcome.

Japan: An Update

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According to Yahoo! News yesterday, the death toll in Japan is at 10,000 and rising. This is clearly turning into a major global incident. Although I do not necessarily agree with President Obama on every issue, I do agree that it is in our best humanitarian interest to support Japan in any way that we can. However, I do not believe that simply sending an aircraft carrier to Japan and expecting everything to turn out okay is the best option.

Normally I would suggest that we keep to ourselves and focus on our own problems before trying to solve the problems of others. This catastrophe calls for action. Please, call around and ask what you can do to help. Be careful, though: there are always scam artists who try to take advantage kind-hearted people in times of need.

Also, please keep the people of Japan in your thoughts and prayers.

As always, I look forward to reading your comments and suggestions.

Written by Greg

March 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

A Tragedy in Japan

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I didn’t plan on having another post today, but I thought I should extend my thoughts and prayers to those affected by the 8.9 earhquake and tsunami early this morning. Several have died, and many more (from what I’ve heard) are still missing. Please keep the good people of Japan in your prayers. This is a time when we need to stand together as not only a nation, but as a planet. The damage in Japan may take a long time to fix, and the lives lost can never be restored, but if we work together we can accomplish great things.

Thank you.

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March 11, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Freedom of Silence

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If there’s one thing that makes me proud to be an American, it is that I have the freedom to express my opinions openly. If we didn’t have the legal right to say what we want, when we want (as long as what we are saying is true and doesn’t hurt anybody), my blog could be shut down and I could be thrown in jail. There are some things, however, that a lot of people don’t think we should have the right to do. For example, I have the right to burn an American flag in protest against the war. If I did so, though, I would be ridiculed and possibly even sued. I can’t say bad things about the President in public. There are so many other things that we have the right to do to express ourselves, but there are many more bodies that want to limit our freedom.

With so many people fighting to limit free speech, what do we have left?

The time will come, I think, when the most powerful form of protest will be silence. Not the kind of silence where you ignore a situation, but the actual, physical silence of a group of people sitting outside the Capitol, holding hands, but saying nothing. In some ways, I fear this will be our only form of protest available; disagreeing with the government openly will be a crime.

What do you think?