Archive for March 7, 2010

One thing that caught me by surprise was the number of bloggers who were here from particular organizations. Jordan Forbes was here via the National Taxpayers union.

A lot of these people are so YOUNG!

The lastest salvo in the “boob wars”…

Posted: March 7, 2010 by datechguy in fun
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involves Carla Bruni. Not sure if it would qualify under Rule 5 or no.

Interesting though it be I stand behind my 20/40 take of last week.

I haven’t written as much about the Planned Parenthood protests lately although they have continued unabated every day except for the day of the last storm.

Friday 3/5 protest. Photo courtesy Ted Turner and used with Permission

More interesting that that was an outburst at the last city counsel meeting by Ward 4 counselor Kevin Starr:

“I will not tolerate those morals being pushed on me and these members of the Council,” Starr said. “That American flag stands for something up there, and there’s no place for those discussions to take place in here.”

Starr said in the future, he hoped that people would stay on topic, and “keep their personal beliefs to themselves.”

It reminded me very much of the type of thing people used to say about Abolitionists pre-civil war. A local protestant Pastor was not impressed:

The Rev. Thomas Hughes, pastor of New Creation Community Church on Water Street, wants Ward 4 City Councilor Kevin Starr to apologize for what Hughes called “inappropriate” and “disrespectful” remarks about pro-life advocates who opposed Planned Parenthood’s proposal to open on Main Street.

“I’m asking not only as a pastor myself, but as a member of the community, for (Starr) to offer an apology,” Hughes said. “I’m hoping he’ll come forth and offer an apology to his constituents, and our city.”

I congratulate Mr. Starr. I’ve been trying to enlist the help of protestant pastors to our cause with little success for weeks, he managed to get them energized with just a few words.

I would suggest when he starts talking about the American Flag he remembers the words of John Adams, you know the founding father who WROTE the Massachusetts constitution…

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.

Have these guys EVER read history? I would suggest he reads Hart’s spectacular American History as written by contemporaries. My amazon review of Vol 1 here. He will get an education of what the founders and the actual people thought of the subject.

My youngest and myself are both Pinball fanatics so on the occasion of his rising grades we took a trip up to Funspot with his friend Kevin and DaHospitalityGuy. A young lady who was to also come with us begged off due to sickness.

The drive itself in a couple of hours as it is located in central NH’s Lake’s Region. The entire area is rather beautiful although each time I visit it seem to be developed just a little bit more.

There are a series of photos that will show up in the Gallery below but there was one sight that caught me totally by surprise when we pulled up, so much so that everyone had to wait for me while I waited for the sign to refresh to the same spot:

In NH conservatives aren't the silent type

Being from Massachusetts I was a little surprised but much less so after I had the great pleasure of meeting the founder:

When you have an arcade that has been in business since 1952 and at it’s present location since 1964 customers are unlikely to make choices based on your political leanings, particularly when you provide a good product at a great price. Particularly when you offer free tables and space for Birthday parties.

We didn’t confine our interviews to management…

UPDATE: His name is Dylan not Ian my bad there.

The food is pretty good, but if you want something more substantial there is no shortage of restaurants nearby, but they don’t give you the free tokens that you earn for buying a Pizza.

There are more interviews, and a photo gallery below the jump