Monthly Archives: November 2022

Asa Hutchinson Rebukes Jesus; News at 11

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Moderator: Hello, welcome to Both Sides Tonight on Coyote News Network. Tonight we will be discussing recent events at the Q nightclub in Colorado with a pair of guests debating the problem of transphobic language.

First up, let’s here from current Arkansas governor and aspiring Presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson. Good evening governor, and what would you like to say to your fellow Republicans whose transphobic language created the climate of hate that led to this shooting?

Governor Hutchinson: “I know you’re talking about Republicans, that we use rhetoric and words that try to bring people together and not divide us, and it’s true whether you’re talking about race or whether you’re talking about, you know, sexual identity, you don’t want to say things that’s going to cause others to hate more, and they might respond with violence. That is not what we need. We need to suppress that every chance we get.”

Moderator: Thank you governor. Now let’s here from the radical right which we all know your party represents. Although we intended to schedule Jesus the alleged Christ, He sent a representative instead. Hello, Mr., ummm?

Raguel: Raguel.

Moderator: Ah, Mr. Raguel. And you are?

Raguel: I’m the archangel of vengeance. I have authority to bind demons and fallen angels who violate the parameters of their allowed activities.

Moderator: Umm, okay, I see. So, Mr. Raguel, what do have to say for yourself after this horrific shooting? I mean really, should anyone, even an alleged angel or so-called son of God be using hate-filled language like “groomer”?

Raguel: I am authorized to say that as for anyone who causes offense to any of the children who believe on our Lord, it would be better for him to have a giant rock tied around his neck and be thrown into the ocean.

Moderator: REALLY???? Governor Hutchinson, what would you say to that?

Governor Hutchinson:  “I think that we need to show compassion for all elements. There is a debate we had this in Arkansas as to what you do with trans children that are struggling with gender identity and how you handle the medications and things like that. Those are fair points of discussion in the policy arena. But you don’t have to translate that into hate or harshness that again stigmatizes.”

Moderator: Well, Mr. Raguel, what is your take? After all, with the separation of church and state, shouldn’t the trans community be able to enjoy their lifestyle without any fear?

Raguel: In regards to human government on Earth, I have been authorized to say, “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.”

Moderator: Ummm, I’m not sure we’re allowed to say that on TV. I think we can all agree that reasonable people should avoid that kind of inflammatory rhetoric. What do you think, Governor Hutchinson?

Governor Hutchinson: “Well, in all of our society, we need to tone down harsh rhetoric that causes others to hate. That’s not what our society should be about.”

Moderator: Indeed, thank you governor. Mr. Raguel, you actually suggested these poor people should have rocks tied around their necks and be thrown into the ocean! Why can’t you use a more civil tone, like Governor Hutchinson?

Raguel: First of all, I didn’t say that. I said that having a rock tied around their necks and being thrown in the ocean would be the easy way out. What they truly have coming if they fail to repent will be far worse. As for civility in the face of pedophilia, my King has authorized me to say on His behalf, “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.”

Moderator: King? Authority? Seriously, who does this guy think he is? Does your boss really think he has the right to say that kind of things?

Raguel: All authority has been given to Him in Heaven and on Earth. He is the King of kings who rules at His Father’s right hand in Heaven.

Moderator: Really? Then why doesn’t he show up here himself? Why send some flunky to take question?

Raguel: He already came here once and bore witness to all things. He will come back at a time of his Father’s choosing, with flaming fire, taking vengeance on those that know not God.

Moderator: Okay, enough of all this vengeance talk all the time! Governor, what do you say to this stuff?

Governor Hutchinson:  “I think whenever, even in our own caucus, our own members, if they go the wrong direction, I mean, it has to be called out. It has to be dealt with, particularly whenever it is breaching the civility, whenever it is crossing the line in terms of violence or increasing the divide in our country.”

Moderator: Thank you governor, I think that would be a good note on which to move on. Next up, how to tell if your cat is transgender and how to identify its pronouns.

The links must flow…

Quit killing cereal….

Points in the maze…

The government wants you disarmed for what they have planned next….

Debate atheism/theism…

The Mostest Bestest….

I think this is a little off base, but whatever….


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Don’t Be Little Kenny

Some years ago, in my Professional Capacity, I worked for an extended period at a homeless shelter. My employer had contracted to provide educational services, and I was teaching G.E.D. and basic job skills classes to an indigent population. I learned a great deal while working that assignment; for one thing many of the homeless men I worked with were gainfully employed already, or recently had been, but had nonetheless found themselves penniless and on the street thanks to divorce court and its associated evils. I also found that women make up only about 10-20 % of the homeless population, and that to be a homeless woman you have to have messed up a great deal worse than most of the men who were homeless. Of course, as one would expect, there was also a large portion of that population that had substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Of these, many were veterans, yet trying to get assistance from the VA was an impenetrable maze that nearly always led to a brick wall.

Despite all this, the shelter did a great deal of good for the homeless populace. They had plenty of good food to eat, a safe and comfortable place to sleep, shower and get medical help; they had classes on managing their finances and getting and keeping a job, etc. Once in the system at this shelter they were allowed to live on site for up to two years, so long as they followed a few basic rules…

  1. No drugs or alcohol. I don’t know about other shelters, but we enforced this rule with surprising rigor considering I worked with a bunch of bleeding heart liberals (most of whom I became somewhat fond of in spite of myself).
  2. Get a job. If one of the clients was having difficulty getting a job, we would provide one on the campus until they could find one in the community. Many of the businesses in the area were aware of our program, and to their credit were willing to give our clients a chance, so we got some pretty good results.
  3. If you didn’t have a high school diploma, you had to get a G.E.D. If you had a high school diploma, you had to take financial literacy classes (we used the Dave Ramsey program) and job skills classes, at least until you got a good job.
  4. No sex offenders, and most especially no pedophiles. This was especially important as we were the only shelter in the area to provide intact family housing… A homeless family did not have to be broken up and sent to different shelters if they got into our facility.

We would, of course, lose clients… Most often due to falling off the wagon with alcohol/drugs.

And then there was Little Kenny.

Little Kenny was bright, personable, and generally pleasant to be around. He was also shiftless, utterly unemployable, and hopelessly addicted to weed. (I had not thought marijuana addiction was a real thing until I met Kenny. Maybe it isn’t a real thing for anyone else… but Little Kenny definitely had the reefer madness in his veins.)

Little Kenny always had an excuse as to why he could not get a job. The number one complaint, over and over again, was that he did not have any clothes to wear suitable for a job interview, and as a result no one would hire him. Such was his perpetual complaint.

Then one day I got a call to my office asking me to come up to the large meeting room at the main building. I arrived to find a Jos. A Bank truck backed up to the building, unloading all manner of clothing. (I do not receive any payment from anyone for what I write here, and certainly no clothing store sponsorships, in case anyone is wondering). There were brand new suits, sports jackets, khakis/slacks, dress and polo shirts of all different sizes. All the garments were brand new and in pristine condition. I do not know for sure, but I imagine it was the previous season’s overstock being removed to make way for new stock, and doubtless the store took a nice tax write-off, but nevertheless I appreciate what they were doing.

I had been called up because, unlike most of the men in the shelter, I had some idea as to how to size a suit, and could help our clients find clothing with a proper fit to make their best possible impression. I spent several hours that day helping indigent men put together well-fitting wardrobes for employment, and I remain grateful to that store and brand for what they did.

But guess who did not show up. Where oh where could Little Kenny, the perpetually insufficiently attired and thus unemployed unfortunate be?

A few hours later, towards the end of my day, Kenny came be-bopping into my classroom. As soon as he saw me, he realized his error in showing up, but it was too late to escape. I (rather forcefully) inquired as to where he had been, and why he had not availed himself of the opportunity to put together a professional wardrobe. I told him of new suits, sport coats, dress shirts, khakis and polos. Little Kenny looked at me aghast, wounded at my transgression against his person. He informed me, with all apparent seriousness, of the insufficiency of the day’s offering. “You gotta know,” he told me, “they didn’t bring me no shoes. How am I supposed to get job with no good shoes?”

I came close to getting in trouble with my own boss that day, and afterward Little Kenny never again darkened my door. I was unsurprised a couple of weeks later to find Little Kenny had been expelled from the campus for a drug violation.

Some time later, driving through downtown, I spied Little Kenny sitting on a street corner with a “will work for food” sign. Shabby, unwashed, and by the looks of him anything but sober, but imperiously secure in his dignity of having turned down a new suit that did not come with new shoes as well.

What can you do?

The missing links….

White supremacist mass shooting…

On workin’ with womyn…

Mr. Clean…

Why are women that way?….

What women need, not what they want…

This is tomorrow’s to-do…

Gays bashing gays…

The Adam gives thanks…

Good advice…

Thanksgiving proves Plato was a fraud….


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Election Night Part 2

In the Oklahoma governor race, recent news polls from October showed the Democrat challenger ahead, the last poll before the election had the incumbent Republican Governor Stitt up only 1 point. With 78% of the vote in, Stitt is now up 56.3-40.9, or 15.4 points, which is quite a bit more than 1. These polls had been used to try to convince voters that Stitt could not win (and hence suppress the non-leftist vote). Stitt recently signed into law a bill which banned abortion from the moment of conception in Oklahoma, a prime reason the left wants his head on a platter. BTW, the alleged margin of error in the poll showing Stitt up only one was 4.4. Once again the media has a narrative to push.

Democracy is dead?….

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Election Night Part 1

Watching the NYT website, with 94% in Rubio (FL Senate) leads 57.6-41.3, a margin of 16.3. Why does this matter? U.S. pollsters had ranked this race as tight; the Real Clear Politics average had the spread at Rubio up 8.8. Specifically, the local “right wing” (as if) Fox affiliate polled the race at Rubio up 6, with a margin of error of 4.2 just before the election. Now my math says 16.3-6 is 10.3, which is more than double 4.2, which causes me to doubt the scientific validity of this poll, and also causes me to wonder why a news agency would publish such easily illustrated “fake news.” One might even get the idea that media outlets were trying to suppress the enthusiasm of the non-leftists voters in Florida (and other states). BTW, the remaining votes to be counted are primarily in the Florida panhandle, which is heavily Republican, so it’s almost certain Rubio’s final victory will be by an even larger margin.

In the same vein, Desantis (FL Gov) is up 59.3-40 over his Democratic rival with 88% reporting, a margin of 19.3. The RCP average on this race was 12.2 for Desantis, Fox had Desantis up 10 with an MOE of 4.2. Once again, 19.3-10 is 9.3, more than double 4.2. Certainly seems as if someone is trying to make the story rather than report the story.

Other election stuff…

What they really want…

Girls fight dirty…

Why women do what they do….

Coming down the pike…

Duck dynasty has kinda gone downhill…

Vote against fascism…

This one strikes home…

Alternate timeline nightmare….

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