MOZILLA, THE COMPANY, the company that operates the web browser Firefox, experienced its highest level of negative customer feedback the day after its embattled co-founder Brendan Eich resigned as CEO after gay rights activists objected to his appointment.
On Thursday, Mozilla forced Eich to resign just two weeks after hiring him. At issue was a $1,000 donation Eich gave in 2008 in support of California’s Proposition 8, a successful ballot initiative which banned gay marriage.
The decision to remove the man who invented the web scripting language JavaScipt did not sit well with many customers — many of them pelted Mozilla’s website with a surge of negative feedback.
On Friday, 94 percent of the sentiments registered on the site were “sad,” while six percent were “happy.” That translates to about 7,000 negative responses, compared to nearly 500 positive responses.
“Your abject and pathetic condemnation of an individual’s right to hold and support their own view on the world is simply unbelievable,” read one user’s feedback at the Mozilla site.
Eich’s hiring last month generated …
THE MATT WALSH Blog is one of my favorite blogs to read and it has a great tagline, “Absolute Truths (and alpaca grooming tips).” He has written a great response to the recent shooting at Fort Hood.
Frankly, if it was me I would outlaw all “gun free” zone. No one would ever in their right mind would post a “Gun Free Zone” sign on their front law. You might-as-well say, “Here we are, F@#$@# shoot us!!”
Please read and think about!
‘Gun free’ military bases and dangerous psychiatric drugs: a lethal mixture
I’m sure you heard the news. Another mass shooting. Another at a military base, no less. Another at Fort Hood, specifically.
Ivan Lopez opened fire, killed three people and injured 16 before committing suicide.
Of course, the usual suspects don’t even wait for the bodies to be recovered before they start clamoring for gun control. The shooting spree ended when a woman with a gun stood up to the assailant, but that fact conveniently evades these exploitative clowns.
The rest of us continue to grapple with the age old problem of how best to confront the basic and unavoidable reality that evil people will do evil things, while these imbecilic loudmouths cowardly glaze over the complexities of the issue, in favor of infusing moral significance into an inanimate object — an inanimate object that is quite often the only thing that will stop those evil people once they’ve begun to carry out that evil thing.
Same old story. We’ve had this debate a thousand times. Tragically, we’ll have it a thousand more times.
And, because I often take it upon myself to argue with fools, I can’t help but jump into the fray here.
In light of this shooting, and every other, and even regardless of any particular incident, we all need to . . .
Let me see if I got this straight, because I feel like I am in an alternate universe!
Our government is doing everything it can to stamp out Christianity in our military? In fact, thanks to the Obama administration our military is growing more hostile to Christian servicemen (and women), including Christian chaplains [ Read HERE ], and now they allowing a “Muslim Brotherhood affiliate supply our military with CHAPLAINS!
NOW, I don’t think Baptists, Catholics, Presbyterians, or other Christian denominations attack the United States on 9/11!
I agree with the blog Article below that “allowing an organization that is not only a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate–but also a onetime financer of Hamas to supply our military with chaplains” deserves a big–WT*!
A Chilling Reality: the Islamization of Our Military
Manifestly the Pentagon never received the memo that Islam is at war with Western Civilization. Or, that Islam is a brutally misogynistic ideology bent on the wholesale murder of women who dare show a little ankle.
Oh, and did I forget to mention that its founder, Mohammed–had an unquenchable penchant for little girls?
In short: Islam is evil.
With that established–allow me to enlighten you as to what insanity our . . .
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THIS IS AN issue that really gets under my skin (below). It is bad enough that the military has been watered-down with political correctness, and being feminized to the point that they becoming ineffective because of misguided missions, BUT now it looks like Christian service men (and women) are being persecuted in a place where there should religious liberty.
The next step I fear is that we Christians will some day will have to fear military, because I see a day coming that our military will be a tool of a future tyrannical United State government that will persecute Christian citizens.
Check out the blog article below from the Christian Post:
Obama ‘Strongly Objects’ to Religious Liberty Amendment
By Todd Starnes , CP Op-Ed Contributor
June 14, 2013|11:13 am
The Obama Administration “strongly objects” to a proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have protected the religious rights of soldiers – including evangelical Christian service members who are facing growing hostility towards their religion.
The amendment was authored by Rep. John Fleming, (R-La). It would have “required the Armed Forces to accommodate ‘actions and speech’ reflecting the conscience, moral, principles or religious beliefs of the member.”
The Obama Administration said the amendment would have a “significant adverse effect on good order, discipline, morale, and mission accomplishment.”
“With its statement, the White House is now endorsing military reprimands of members who . .
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ACCORDING TO BREITBART.COM, “West Virginia Senator Manchin Shocked to Learn Obama Not a Friend of Coal Industry.”
You can’t be serious? Or maybe he is that stupid! If you are that stupid then you are in the dark on an issue that most of know already. It is not like Obama’s war on coal was a war that he kept a secret.
It’s clear now that the President has declared war on coal. http://t.co/xoiC13H27K
— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) June 25, 2013
Pres. Obama’s proposal will have disastrous consequences for not only the coal industry, but also American jobs and the economy.
— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) June 25, 2013
“Congress thus far hasn’t given Obama the “cap and trade” bill he wants, so he is going to do an end-run around Congress and order the EPA to hit electricity-producing coal plants with expensive new regulations to limit the output of greenhouse gases.
This is Manchin’s attempt to impress the voters back home in West Virginia coal country. He’s acting surprised, but Obama has literally said that he is looking for energy prices to skyrocket for years:
For his shocked – SHOCKED! – act today, I hereby give West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin this week’s “Captain Louis Renault’ Award! Well done, Joe!”
FOR AN AMERICAN “church” culture that sees Jesus as a great example, the article below from CNN Belief Blog is NOT surprising.
Don’t get me wrong. I think that films can lead to great worldview discussions, and I am sure many film stories do have a type of Christ-firgure from time to time.
However, it is another thing when a movie marketing campaign goes out of its way to market to pastor, and encourage sermon notes about “Jesus, the super hero.” A pastor job is to properly preach the word, and administrate the sacrament, not to preach from a pop culture movie.
Disclaimer, I am making this comment before I even seen the move. Article below:
Superman: Flying to a church near you
By Eric Marropodi, Co-Editor CNN Belief Blog
Baltimore, Maryland (CNN) – As the new Superman movie takes flight this weekend, filmmakers are hoping the Man of Steel lands not only in theaters, but also in pulpits.
Warner Bros. Studios is aggressively marketing “Man of Steel” to Christian pastors, inviting them to early screenings, creating Father’s Day discussion guides and producing special film trailers that focus on the faith-friendly angles of the movie.
The movie studio even asked a theologian to provide sermon notes for pastors who want to preach about Superman on Sunday. Titled “Jesus: The Original Superhero,” the notes run nine pages.
“How might the story of Superman awaken our passion for the greatest hero who ever lived and died and rose again?” the sermon notes ask.
(Disclaimer: CNN, like Warner Bros., is owned by Time Warner.)
Similar campaigns to corral the country’s large number of Christians into the movie theater have been used for “Les Miserables,” “Soul Surfer” and “The Blind Side,” all of which had at least some faith angle.
Baltimore pastor Quentin Scott is among dozens of ministers who received . . .
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HERE IS MY second post today on partisan politics.
However, this would be funny if it was’t so tragic, because it is illustrating that the United States is being lead off a cliff as blind sheep.
You can also read this on Doug Giles’ ClashDaily site. I don’t know if he wrote this parody or he read somewhere else.
A Psalm of Obama
(To be sung by children, K-12, every morning of their seven-day school week.)*
The State is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
It makes me lie down in federally owned pastures.
It leads me beside quiet waters in banned fishing areas.
It restores my soul through its control.
It guides me in the path of dependency for its namesake.
Even though our nation plunges into the valley of the shadow of debt,
I will fear no evil,
For Barack will be with me.
The Affordable Care Act and food stamps,
They comfort me.
You prepare a table of Michelle Obama approved foods before me in the presence of my Conservative and Libertarian enemies.
You anoint my head with hemp oil;
My government regulated 16-ounce cup overflows.
Surely mediocrity and an entitlement mentality will follow me
All the days of my life,
And I will dwell in a low-rent HUD home forever and ever.
*Special Note: For union workers teaching their subjects this psalm in government schools, it is to be regarded as a psalm of exquisite beauty. The main subject is the watchful care that the Government extends over its dependents and the consequent faux assurance that you must make them feel that the State will supply all their needs. The leading thought—the essential idea—is to get gullible Americans to fully believe that Big Government will provide for them and that they will never be left to want. Make certain the dumb bastards get that message, okay?
HERE IS A LITTLE PARTISAN politics for readers of After Skubalon, Light! blog.
For most people who know me, knows that my theology is Reformed, and my politics is very conservative. With that said, I do try to keep the “two kingdoms” separated as I comment on politics as much as I can.
It is not surprising to me what Carville says about “80% of Democrats are Politically Clueless,” because the proof is the result of the last election, or they know and they voted for what they wanted.
I am sure that (for being partisan) that political liberals are counting on the cluelessness of their base.
Below is an excerpt of what Carville said about Democrats:
“Ideologies aren’t all that important. What’s important is psychology.
The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That’s why I became an operative working with Democrats. With Democrats all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd.
Eighty percent of the people who call themselves Democrats don’t have a clue as to political reality.
What amazes me is that you could take a group of people who are hard workers and convince them that they should support social programs that were the exact opposite of their own personal convictions. Put a little fear here and there and you can get people to vote any way you want.
The voter is basically dumb and lazy. The reason I became a Democratic operative instead of a Republican was because there were more Democrats that didn’t have a clue than there were Republicans.
Truth is relative. Truth is what you can make the voter believe is the truth. If you’re smart enough, truth is what you make the voter think it is. That’s why I’m a Democrat. I can make the Democratic voters think whatever I want them to.”
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“I want to say I envy the Catholic priest, because when they have someone in confession it’s all kept secret. When I have somebody asking me for advice, it spreads worldwide and it’s misunderstood.” – Pat Robert responding to his response to a question on marriage and alzheimer.
I have many friends that think of me as a “religious” guy and I really hate the word religion because of its broad associations in the mind of my friends. I fear that my friends might think that I may common opinions or worst common theology with someone like Pat Robertson.
I denounce Pat Roberts especially when come to his theology!
When friends ask me about my “religion” I do tell them I am a covenant Christian or Christian reformed. I emphasize the word covenant or reformed to give myself an opportunity to explain to them how I am distinct from the nutjobs like Pat Robertson and I don’t consider myself part of the “mainstream” of American Christianity culture. Been there, done that, bought the T-Shirt, not going back.
OUR MIGHTY GOVERNMENT is hard at work micro-managing every aspect of our lives here in the land of the free.
They are in our gas tanks, our light bulbs, our toilets, our washing machine, and our showerheads. In some area of the country they are hard at work trying to regulate the color of the our homes, and the color of cars we drive (no black cars or dark color roofs because it can raise the earth’s temperature).
There has been proposal to install “smart meters” on our houses (they are really stupid meters) to regulate the temperature of our homes and dictating when we can or can’t run household appliances, like a dish washer.
NOW, JUST LIKE OUR SUVS, THEY HAVE ICE MAKERS IN OUR FRIDGE AS THEIR NEW TARGET. OH SKUBALON!! WHEN WILL IT STOP!
Check out the article below::
EDITORIAL: Global-warming zealots to ban ice makers
Energy efficiency standards to expand scope of product confiscation
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES – 1:00 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 2011
Ice makers are the latest target in the left’s ongoing war against the conveniences of modern life. Earlier this month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a report that may condemn this essential household item to the contraband list that already includes functional light bulbs, toilets, washing machines and showerheads.
Those looking for an easy way to cool down their drinks with ice cubes are guilty of increasing their refrigerator’s energy consumption by about 12 to 20 percent. That’s unacceptable to global-warming alarmists at the Department of Energy (DOE) who are hard at work finalizing regulatory standards for the fridge. The proposed changes will increase prices by an estimated $2 billion per year, but DOE justifies this added expense by claiming consumers would save $37 in electricity costs over the lifetime of a typical side-by-side.
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It is scandalous shenanigans!
Below is a new Citynet television ad and some links of some stories appearing in local West Virginia newspaper about Citynet’s plan for broadband deployment to undeserved area of our state and the misappropriation of federal funds by West Virginian politicians.
I haven’t been adding new entries to my blog recently but I haven’t given up on it. I am usually busy at work or too tired to think when I am not working; but, for now, my West Virginia readers please read. — Thank you.
Citynet in the Local Paper::
- Scope of Broadband Project Clarified by George Hohmann, The Charleston Daily Mail, (11/18/2010)
- West Virginia Broadband Council to Hear Broadband Grant Dispute on December 15th, 2010 by Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette, (11/17/10)
- Citynet Renews Attack on Broadband Plan by George Hohmann, The Charleston Daily Mail, (11/17/2010)
- Citynet: State Wasting Internet Funding, Favoring Frontier by Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette, (11/16/2010)
I KNOW IT will hard to believe that West Virginia politics would have any scandalous shenanigans but I am witnessing it firsthand.
At the beginning of the Obama administration, a massive bill was passed for the sole purpose to re-electing democrats and to redistribute of wealth in this country. Although I think that 98% of this spending of this bill a hideous waste of taxpayer’s money some of the government spending of the bill is legitimate.
One aspect of the spending of the bill, that I could argue is legitimate spending, is helping underserved areas of our country expand deployment of broadband Internet. I could argue that building a data infrastructure is no different from any other civil needs like roads and utilities that biblically and constitutionally government can have role. I will admit that I would prefer the state government to manage these projects instead of the federal government, but in a stretch, I think that this kind infrastructure spending is legitimate (or at least more legitimate than other wasteful pork projects).
However, what happens is that the 2% of legitimate government spending are then pissed away because of local shenanigans at the state level. In the case of West Virginia local telecommunication companies have applied for stimulus grant money to be use to deploy broadband Internet to underserved areas of our state by building a middle-mile infrastructure so businesses, telecommunications companies and state government can tap into broadband Internet.
It was a good plan until Governor Manchin and his cronies arranged to have Frontier to use the money to provide the state government with mediocre broadband on outdated last-mile network technology. I am sure that our governor is getting some kind of kick back for this shenanigan.
Citynet, the company that I work for, has responded by petitioning the federal government to suspend all funding of this project. Please read excerpt of bullet points of an 8-page letter from our CEO, Jim Martin, of his objection to the spending of the funding for broadband deployment in the state of West Virginia:
- 700,000 homes and 110,000 businesses – The state’s initial application boasted that the grant would provide high-speed Internet access to at least 700,000 households and 110,000 businesses. However, now the state plan excludes those households and businesses and provides only potential benefits to state agencies. This difference should be reconciled.
- Economic development and job creation – The state plan would do absolutely nothing to empower high-paying-job-creating businesses or institutions. The federal government should request an explanation of why the state plan does not meet this basic goal of the federal legislation that authorized the broadband program.
- Creation of middle-mile infrastructure – Despite all the rhetoric, the state plan does not create a middle-mile solution. The state scheme provides only isolated fiber extensions to isolated state agencies. The state should provide maps, along with a detailed inventory of planned assets, and demonstrate how the plan would be a middle-mile solution that would benefit all West Virginians.
- Open-Access Network Facilities – The state plan talks about open network access. However, details of the plan indicate all assets would be owned by Frontier Communications, and the state has not published pricing for the use of these taxpayer-funded assets being given to Frontier. The current arrangement would not guarantee open access to the taxpayer-funded assets by competitors. Nor does the state plan require a usage rate that is reflective of the taxpayer dollars being given to Frontier. Further, the federal government should compel the state to provide an explanation of why it has ignored its fiduciary responsibility to manage the grant by turning over that responsibility to Frontier.
- Affordability – The state plan would not provide an affordable solution for the state agencies it potentially would serve. The plan does not even address affordability. The federal government should require the state to explain why affordability is not an issue and require the state to address the anti-competitive nature of the plan.
Jim Martin concluded his letter by saying, “On a personal note, I was born and raised in West Virginia and I have built a successful West Virginia-based business … I am compelled to force this issue to a productive end and I refuse to bow to the mounting political pressure…”
I am behind him 100%.
. . . and he is a minister too (but I don’t know how orthodox he is). However, check this quote by RC Sproul, “Doug Giles brings a sharp, humorous, bold and captivating style to communication.”