Russian State Duma passes law banning LGBT ‘propaganda’ among all ages

The new legislation bans “propaganda of non-traditional relationships,” “propaganda of pedophilia,” and information about LGBT people and gender transitioning among people of any age through the media, the Internet, advertising, literature, and films, according to TASS.

Excellent. This type of law should be passed here at home.

Source: Russian State Duma passes law banning LGBT propaganda among all ages

A huge Democrat mess…

Democrat policies attacking morality, the family, and border security have led to this mess.

Jorge Bonilla, who works at the Media Research Center as director of the organization’s “MRC Latino,” speculated that one possible reason for the mother suddenly defending her daughter’s confessed rapist may be a fear of deportation if the authorities look more closely into the case.

“This appears to confirm my thesis of a domestic situation wherein the confessed rapist is also the paramour of the victim’s mother (other familial relation is possible but less likely),” Bonilla explained. “Unfortunately, I saw many such cases while working as a court interpreter.”

“The mother’s distressed defense of the rapist suggests that, a: She is also here illegally and fears deportation,” Bonilla continued. “B: The defendant is the family’s sole source of income, c: There is a likelihood of other children in the home, d: Mom is exposed to removal of the children under dependency proceedings (failure to protect). Has there been such a filing yet and if not why not?”

Source: Mother of 10-Year-Old Rape Victim in Ohio Offers Incoherent Defense of Accused Rapist

I do care what goes on behind closed doors

Well said.

Well excuse me very much, but I do care what goes on behind closed doors. I do care about the morals of a nation. Because behind closed doors are the families and the family has to be a place of refuge and stability for children. Today we are in the truly awful situation where children are given to homosexuals to live with them in their own houses as “families”. Behind closed doors.

Well, that’s where all of these problems began. And now we have a very big faggot problem, made manifest in our midst. And we are entirely to blame because we put up with them. We condoned their behavior, however tacitly, and as a result we get homo fag mayonnaise. Well, isn’t that just lovely.

Source: I do care what goes on behind closed doors

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Music Appreciation

I’d heard of Steve Vai but knew very little about him and had never heard him play. As far as I knew. Turns out he was with Frank Zappa before going solo, so I probably did hear him.

Steve Vai has a new “guitar.”

It’s guitarist Steve Vai‘s newly designed Ibanez “guitar”.  He calls it The Hydra,…

The Hydra is a many faceted creature with two-headstocks, three-necks that host 7 and 12-string guitars; a 4-string ¾ scale length bass; 13 sympathetic harp strings; half-fretless necks; single-coil, humbucking, piezo, MIDI and sustainer pickups; floating and hardtail tremolo bridges and phase splitters.

A strange beast it is, too. Unique. One of a kind.

And Vai makes it sounds great! That kind of talent is astronomically rare. I mean the kind of talent to dream this instrument up and then actually play it.

Enjoy!

H/T: Bayou Renaissance Man

Principles are for losers

Principles are only worth sticking to if your opponent is also principled. Republicans keep forgetting the old truism that the aggressor makes the rules. Democrats are the aggressors and they are utterly UNPRINCIPLED.
 
So Republicans should be fighting like Sherman Marching to the Sea. Not losing with honor and their principles intact. That just makes you losers and nobody will remember your principles.
 
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When the Left burned cities, 99% got a slap on the wrist and rarely jail time. Cons go wandering around the capital and they get a vast panoply of human rights violations against them. Obama was the most corrupt administration in recent history except Biden. But they don’t get investigated. Cons get dragged out of their house in the middle of the night by SWAT teams and shown off to the media over obscure regulations. Trump was investigated repeatedly and illegally for things that were never even CONSIDERED worthy of investigation in previous administrations.…
Nobody has been afraid of the Republicans in my LIFETIME. Lois Lerner can laugh at a congressional committee the Republicans are running and gets away with it. Strosz can smirk and preen. Bureaucrats and businessmen flat out lie to Republican leadership and nothing happens.
But they don’t do that to Democrats. Why?
Because if you do, the Left will kill you. They will f’ing DESTROY YOU.…
So why doesn’t the Right (metaphorically) kill people who disrespect their leadership? Why do the bureaucrats and businesses think they can screw over the Right but not the Left?*
 
PRINCIPLES! PRINCIPLES! PRINCIPLES!
 
The PRINCIPLES! PRINCIPLES! PRINCIPLES! crowd has been a Conservative Surrender Chorus for as long as I can remember.
A guest post by John Ringo. Read the whole thing.
 

Troll Bridge

If you’re familiar with Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books you’ll love this. This is a fan made animation of a short story he wrote in 1992.

If you aren’t familiar, this is a good intro.

Enjoy!

The Forgotten Medieval Habit of ‘Two Sleeps’

 

Nearly 300 years later, in the early 1990s, the historian Roger Ekirch walked through the arched entranceway to the Public Record Office in London – an imposing gothic building that housed the UK’s National Archives from 1838 until 2003. There, among the endless rows of ancient vellum papers and manuscripts, he found Jane’s testimony. And something about it struck him as odd.

Originally, Ekirch had been researching a book about the history of night-time, and at the time he had been looking through records that spanned the era between the early Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution. He was dreading writing the chapter on sleep, thinking that it was not only a universal necessity – but a biological constant. He was sceptical that he’d find anything new.

So far, he had found court depositions particularly illuminating. “They’re a wonderful source for social historians,” says Ekirch, a professor at Virginia Tech, US. “They comment upon activity that’s oftentimes unrelated to the crime itself.”

But as he read through Jane’s criminal deposition, two words seemed to carry an echo of a particularly tantalising detail of life in the 17th Century, which he had never encountered before – “first sleep”.

Perhaps insomnia is normal?

Source: The forgotten medieval habit of ‘two sleeps’