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TABOO CONVERSATION: IF ZUCKERBERG IS FREE TO DISCRIMINATE …

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Balladeer’s Blog remains the only site on the web that criticizes American Liberals and Conservatives equally. Let’s have fun pondering a few concepts. 

Regular readers here know I openly supported gay marriage YEARS before the weak, inept and crooked little man named Barack Obama did. I still do, so understand at the top that I’m presenting this topic as a hypothetical for discussion’s sake. 

When the news came out about Facebook’s blatant censorship of various subjects like Muslim homophobia and misogyny or corruption scandals in one particular political party I was curious how a lot of Facebook consumers would react. Some were outraged, but the usual brigade of people who can talk themselves out of EVER taking a stand on any issue mumbled about how “it’s Zuckerberg’s company … he can run it the way he likes.” 

Okay, so if you feel that one percenter Mark Zuckerberg can run HIS company however he pleases and can ban items he disagrees with, why is it wrong for bakery owners to refuse to bake wedding cakes for gay couples? The same principle should apply in BOTH cases: either Zuckerberg should be forced to stop discriminating against consumers who want to use HIS public business OR bakery owners should be free to say they don’t want their public business to be forced to participate in things that offend THEM. Continue reading

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WHO’S POLITICALLY UNREALISTIC?

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Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the only site on the web that truly criticizes both Liberals and Conservatives equally. People sometimes accuse me of being politically unrealistic with my positions. That’s nonsense. Let me point out just a pair of items I’ve supported for well over a decade but which people told me I was being “unrealistic” about.

1. I supported gay marriage since way back when. People scoffed at me and said I was unrealistic about that and support for it would never emerge from the population at large. Take a look at the present circumstances in this country and try telling me I was “unrealistic.” 

2. I supported the legalization of marijuana since way back when. People scoffed at me and said I was unrealistic about that and support for it would never emerge from the population at large. Multiple states have legalized it and more are considering it. Try telling me now that I was “unrealistic.”

So, today when people say I’m unrealistic about my belief that EVENTUALLY enough support will emerge regarding the need to stand up to Islam’s misogyny, homophobia, censorship and all its other forms of intolerance I’m reasonably confident about the ultimate results. And people who agree with me should not be discouraged by the usual spineless conformists who sit on the sidelines and claim we’re being “unrealistic” or that criticism of Islam should be criminalized as “hate speech.” Continue reading

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LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES AND CHICK-FIL-A

Are Muslims who own restaurants also going to be forced to express support for gay marriage? How about abortion rights? How about treating women as equals? Somehow I didn’t think so.

 Welcome back to the favorite site of Independent Voters, Balladeer’s Blog, as always coming to you from an America being torn to shreds by the repulsive fanatics called Liberals and Conservatives. I’ve never hidden my support for gay marriage but I also never imply that people who disagree with me should have their constitutional rights violated.  American Liberals clearly DO feel that way, however.

Recently Dan Cathy, the owner of the successful Chick-Fil-A restaurant chain, blasphemed against American Liberalism’s most sacred scriptures by expressing his outdated opinion supporting the traditional definition of marriage. Democratic officials in Boston and Chicago, including Obama’s best buddy Rahm Emanuel, let their imperial disdain be known and claimed that Chick-Fil-A franchises would not be welcome in their cities because of this.

I have often made clear my contempt for American Liberals because of the cowardly way they refuse to criticize Islam’s homophobia and misogny the same way they criticize Christianity’s homophobia and misogyny but not even I thought they were low enough to pull a maneuver like this.

Since the Chick-Fil-A owner is a Continue reading

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LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES AND “TOLERANCE”

Welcome back to the favorite site of Independent Voters, Balladeer’s Blog, the Open City in an America being torn apart by irrational Liberal zombies and Conservative zombies. This is the only site on the internet that is truly non-partisan in its criticism of left-wing and right-wing zealots.

I get a lot of email from American Liberals and American Conservatives who, hilariously enough, think I have them and their shrill fellow fanatics all wrong and that it’s really the other side who is Continue reading

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