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Keeping the "anal" in analytical... (While trying to remain civilized)

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006


...in the moral fabric of society.

As I've mentioned previously, I am a card-carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild. Thus, I have the "privilege" of voting for the "S.A.G. Awards".

So...at this time of the year, I'm afforded the opportunity to see films that are under consideration for those, paid for by the production companies that made them.

I have just received a free pass in the mail, to see "Brokeback Mountain", a movie advertised as: "An epic love story, set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, that tells the story of two young men--a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy--who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving cattle on a mountain range. They unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love."

Yeesh. They don't specifically say it, but the love to which they're referring is not platonic. You couldn't pay me to go and see that; free surely doesn't cut it.

I don't hate homosexuals, any more than I hate any other mentally ill individuals. Once upon a time, the psychiatric community identified homosexuality as just that: mental illness. But, that's an area where homosexual activists have gotten their way, just as they are currently trying to do with marriage in this country. I have known people of that "orientation" in both genders. What they had in common is that they were victims of abuse, so consequently they came to distrust those of the opposite gender.

There is a small but highly vocal minority of "gay" people who wish to cause the world at large to recognize their "choice" as just another "alternative", no different from a preference for strawberry ice cream over butter pecan.

The reality is, leaving ethics, morals, religious teachings, etc. out of the equation...biology alone dictates such behavior as abnormal. A purely homosexual species would quickly die off.

Some "enlightened" individuals have called me a homophobe for my views. I point out to them that a phobia is a fear; I'm not afraid of homosexuals, I simply disapprove of their "lifestyle". Never hate.

However, actually watching that kind of thing is the last thing I'd want to do.

Update! I found THIS quite amusing...
(You'll need the appropriate software to view it)


Blogger Angus the Scot said...

I'm with you Camo. I don't or fear them. They have no Rights under any form to push their agenda through the schools. If they get HIV or AIDS though they want our Help. They've all been warned by religious and seculars alike. Yet they still don't get it.


January 18, 2006 7:53 AM  
Blogger kwl said...

This film has ruined my fond memories of rodeos and Cowboys for me. Gives a new meaning to "holding on for eight seconds"


January 18, 2006 8:27 AM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Hey Camo... what Angus said.

I always thought that homosexuality was ONLY a "lifestyle" choice made on the part of the individual... a bad choice. But of late, I am beginning to suspect that at least for a few homosexuals, there may be some genetic or biological cause. IMHO, it is a genetic defect.

As you suggest, for some it may be a psychological problem.

January 18, 2006 8:33 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Angus the Scot :
Apparently in Vermont, home of the "civil union" in the U.S., they actually encourage experimentation with the "alternative lifestyle" in the schools.

Isn't that special?

The mental picture I could do without...yucky. It brings to mind the euphemism "rump wranglers".

It sounds like you're buying into that "gay gene" theory. It hasn't been proven, and I doubt if it ever will.

Just because someone is born less masculine or feminine than their peers, it doesn't mean they have to make that "choice"...

January 18, 2006 10:24 AM  
Blogger rusty said...

Regarding the Vermont comment:

Not so. I live in Vermont. Be careful of making a generalization statement. Yes, some people MAY encourage[i.e. recommend] such but that's not what is done in the schools. They talk about it. Discuss it. And, as you might suspect some 'liberal' sex education teachers may encourage experimentation but... and, pay attention here... if they encourage/recommend/suggest experimentation, they and the school board can be taken to court and be processed, legally. However, if Judge Cashman was the judge, they'd be given a three hour sentence to work on the application of condoms.

January 18, 2006 1:25 PM  
Blogger RAM said...

I don't hate or fear homosexuals either, yet I DO hate and fear what the vocal, (and WELL funded), minority is doing to our once moral Country!

I have a theory that most, (if not ALL sin), is an acquired behavior. I remember achohol, smoking, and most other sins I have committed not being pleasant the first time I did them. Other sin, like doing some drugs, may have been fun the first time, but I had to almost force myself to do them, for the perceived fear I had been told that I may become addicted to them.

I believe homosexual behavior is the same way. I have never been tempted to be that way, although I have know a few. One actually went to school with me, and was a friend I ran around with shortly after high school. He was one of the bullies who teased and tormented a guy in school who was "said" to be gay. He also invited me to go with him on a few occasions to, (in his words), to "--roll some fags, and steal their money!"

I did not go, and it is because I DO NOT hate anybody! This friend also dated more than a few women and even got one pregnant. I hung around with him because I thought I might get one of his "cast-off" women. Several were real foxes!

I then got drafted, and while home on leave, he admitted that the older lady he was dating and had written me about, "Ruby", was actually an older man named Rudy!

I will admit, this admission had me wondering about myself for a short period of time!

"Gary" and I remained friends for a while, but being a born again Christian, I soon realized that I knew, AND he knew his lifestyle was wrong, and if I accepted it, I would be as wrong as he.

I have not seen him in many years, but am sure if he still lives in Indy, he has read one or more of the articles I have written in the Indy Star concerning my feelings.

I still pray for Gary, as he had a VERY Godly grandmother, and he knew/knows what GOD says about men lying with men.

Sorry for the long rant Camo, but maybe something I said may help someone.

January 18, 2006 4:38 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

You were the one who told me about, as you say, 'liberal' sex education teachers encouraging experimentation. I didn't specify who "they" were that did that, but anyone who does it should be thrown in jail. They might enjoy the "alternative lifestyle" to be found there.

A good friend of mine in high school was like this Gary you mention, in that he made that "choice". He was very shy with women, and eventually was seduced by a predatory type homosexual. Last I heard, he was living in California, but had suffered a nervous breakdown. His "lifestyle" was in conflict with his Christian upbringing...he is a pastor's kid, in fact.

PS: Rant as long as you like; "Google" is paying for all of this...

January 18, 2006 6:59 PM  
Blogger JR said...

Cool a member of the Film Actors Guild... So some FAGs sent you Bearback Mountain... A nice Rid'em cowboy movie for the whole family...

Would I pay to watch it no... But, I like little Anne Hathaway so if given a free copy I would fast forward to when she is on screen...

January 18, 2006 8:04 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

I invented the practice of calling it the Film Actors Guild.
(No, really!)

January 18, 2006 9:33 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

I knew a little boy who liked to play with dolls. whenhe grew up he still liked to polay with 'dolls' and I don't mean GI Joe.

January 18, 2006 9:47 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

Forgot the preview. play,not polay

January 18, 2006 9:48 PM  
Blogger JR said...

I invented the practice of calling it the Film Actors Guild.
(No, really!)

I have read your ScrappleFace comments... And ScrappleFace Rules... But, First should go to the movie "Team America World Police"...

January 19, 2006 12:00 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

I know just what you mean. The other boys used to tease me for hanging out with girls...later, they understood.
[I've always been ahead of the curve(s)]

Actually, I saw "Team America World Police"; just like those guys' other work "South Park", I think they go too far, on television and especially in the theater. I don't watch it any more...

January 19, 2006 12:14 AM  
Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

Hey Camo,
Being alone now and seeing your pic on that bike and listening to the Village People...
Kidding Bud, Blank the Blatents, Flamers and Libs.

January 19, 2006 9:33 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Libby Gone™:
Oh, stop it, you big silly!
(Village People, indeed...)

January 19, 2006 11:54 PM  
Blogger Wilderness Fox said...

you right wing nut jobs are ruining this country with your ethics and morals why don't you all just die and go to hell. homos are here, they're queer, and their gonna blast cher music alllllllll day long and you can't make them stop you hate mongers.

-end troll post-

My dad is gay, and to tell you the truth it really doesn't bother me. He recommended I go see "Brokeback Mountain," but I think I'll pass until the sequel, starring Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria, comes out (no pun intended) next year. THAT will be worth watching...

January 20, 2006 4:06 PM  
Blogger truth_is_freedom said...

My son is a molecular geneticist. He would disagree with you on genetic detail.

I have three close gay friends, none of whom was abused at any stage of their lives, and all of whom are happy in their lifestyles. They are certainly not mentally ill - apart from one who has a minor hang-up foisted on him by Christian churches.

I suggest you keep your self-righteous comments to yourself until you educate yourself on the subject matter.

"A purely homosexual species would quickly die off" --

This is totally irrelevant as only a minority of people are born gay anyway and it has always been so. Other species have homosexual members too.

Gays are entitled to the same human rights as you and me. Get off your soap box.

If you're not advertising your wealth, your real estate, or your trips to Hawaii, it's your "fantastic" job with the military, or your membership of the Actors Guild. What is this blog? Big Puff-Up for Camojack? Why do you take up web space with this fanfare for "me me me"?

January 21, 2006 8:13 PM  
Blogger Wilderness Fox said...

Why do you take up web space with this fanfare for "me me me"?

'Cause he can, that's why.

January 21, 2006 10:43 PM  
Blogger 'da Bunny said...

"There are no absolute 'truths', according to us...the moral relativists and situational ethicists of the world!!! We're going to cram OUR 'lifestyles' and lib-tard 'feelings' society's throats, whether you 'hatemongers' like it, OR NOT! 'Freedom of speech' ONLY applies to leftist lunatics like us...so just 'die and go to hell' you evil Christians, 'foisting' your views on the rest of us." -TIF, WF

THE ONLY PEOPLE WASTING WEBSPACE, IN FACT JUST TAKING UP SPACE IN GENERAL, ARE YOU LEFTIST SCUM! Talk about dying and going to hell...better enjoy your "ride" while you're here, "truth is freedom", 'cause when your time is up, you'll find out what the real truth is!

January 22, 2006 6:30 PM  
Blogger Bob_inSpain said...

Dear Mr Fox and Mr Freedom,

If you don't like Jack's blog, and see it as self-aggrandizing, why do you read it and contribute?

The web is a very big place, and, as far as I know, Jack's blog is all pull and no push, so you have to ask for it to see it.

With any luck, you aren't there to read this, and yet I can have the pleasure of my self-aggrandizing rant!



January 22, 2006 7:46 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Wilderness Fox:
Welcome, willkommen, bienvenidos, bienvenue!

Fascinatin', ain't I? Love you, too. But I'll waste lefty Google's bandwidth as much as I want. What, pray tell, do you propose to do about it? HA!!!

'da Bunny:
Neither truth, nor freedom, huh? Sounds downright hateful, to me...and keeps coming back, although insisting otherwise. Kind of sad, really.

Methinks thou hast Wilderness Fox all wrong...
(As for that other person, see again my response to 'da Bunny)

January 22, 2006 8:11 PM  
Blogger 'da Bunny said...

Leftards are filled with hatred and rage, and ol' fascist "truth is freedom" wants to silence all viewpoints that are not a part of it's parallel universe. Liberals are just beside themselves at the fact that conservatives are not only fighting back against the loony left, but also WINNING! Muwahahahahaha!

January 23, 2006 12:54 PM  
Blogger truth_is_freedom said...

"HA!" is such an impressive response.
It's almost grown-up.


January 23, 2006 8:13 PM  
Blogger Kajun said...

A group of cavers = A Cavern

January 23, 2006 8:58 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

'da Bunny:
Yes, liberal doses of hatred and rage.

Possibly, in this case, envy?

And you are almost amusing.
(Keep tryin', though)

Oh, and thanks!

Kajun :
Like a group of witches is called a coven?

Actually, a group of cavers is generally called a grotto...

January 24, 2006 5:13 AM  
Blogger Ms. RightWing, Ink said...

So I will try again

January 24, 2006 10:59 PM  
Blogger Ms. RightWing, Ink said...

Well, I will be darn. Hey, how do I get my scanned photo to appear on my profile. I been trying for hours

January 24, 2006 11:00 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Ms. RightWing, Ink:
Welcome, at long last!

To answer your question, if you go to the "Free Image Hosting" link under "Links" in the left margin, it will take you to http://www.imageshack.us/...or just click HERE.

They host the image in my profile, although they don't seem to be operational at times...

January 25, 2006 12:11 AM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

Personally, I like Jack's blog and like to live vicariously, cyberly, if you will, through him. What wonderful adventures he's taken me on! I've gotton to see jungle and caves in Hawaii, caves in WV, a cool bike and icing on the cake, some insightful commentary and comments.

Fill up your glass a little there, tif.

HA! and Rarrrr! (that's the third time this morning, must be my inner pirate coming out)

January 25, 2006 9:06 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Thanks. Like I said to 'da Bunny, "tif" might be a wee tad envious, there on the "Emerald Isle"...

January 25, 2006 11:51 AM  
Blogger mig said...

"I suggest you keep your self-righteous comments to yourself until you educate yourself on the subject matter."

Hmmmm. Who is self-righteous?

January 27, 2006 5:56 AM  
Blogger mig said...

Brokeback Squadron... hardy har har. Maverick and Goose... ha ha ha. Thank you Camo for the morning laugh...

January 27, 2006 6:01 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Pay no attention to yon troll from the Dublin area.

Yes, I found "Brokeback Squadron" quite amusing, too. We have my brother-in-law to thank for that little gem...

January 27, 2006 6:43 AM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

I agree. That "Brokeback Squadron" parody was funny. Thanks for the link Camo.


January 27, 2006 8:26 AM  
Blogger rusty said...

To those trashing Camojack [tif, etc.]:

It's jack's blog; he can write what he likes; you don't have to agree with him; you don't have to sign on or receive it; it's your bandwidth that accesses his blog; did he trash you?; I'm glad he enjoyed Hawaii; I'm proud to have him as a friend... and hiker-biker.

Hey jack...

January 27, 2006 12:01 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Like I said, thank my bro'-in-law.

Thanks, my friend. Speaking of hiking, I'm off for THIS.
(Sorry you couldn't make it)

Gotta go...

January 27, 2006 1:45 PM  
Blogger Road Rider said...

‘If you're not advertising your wealth, your real estate, or your trips to Hawaii, it's your "fantastic" job with the military, or your membership of the Actors Guild. What is this blog? Big Puff-Up for Camojack? Why do you take up web space with this fanfare for "me me me"?’

I’ve known camojack for some years. He is not wealthy or puffed up. He works very hard, lives modestly, uses good sense in his dealings, and makes intelligent decisions. Because of that, he’s been blessed to be able to take trips to far-off places. You don’t have to be rich to do that. You do have to make smart financial decisions, save your money, and want to do it. Attitude makes difference. It helps motivate impoverished people to escape ghettos and make something of themselves.

Jack’s had ups and downs in his life like everyone else. He’s simply posting his opinions here, and being given to thinking before he speaks or writes, bases them on forethought and consideration. He’s no hairbrain. He was raised to be confident and assertive. That is evident in his comments. If you’re jealous of his success, quit whining and do something constructive with your life.

“They are certainly not mentally ill - apart from one who has a minor hang-up foisted on him by Christian churches.”

Not everyone who claims to be Christian is Christian. They are “wolves in sheep’s clothing.” Belief in Christ frees one from the slavery of sin and evil. Choosing to live contrary to Christian precepts is choosing to be enslaved. Foisting hang-ups on people are one more example of that.

“you right wing nut jobs are ruining this country with your ethics and morals why don't you all just die and go to hell. homos are here, they're queer, and their gonna blast cher music alllllllll day long and you can't make them stop you hate mongers.”

You’re the one spewing hatred. This country was built on ethics and morals. It’s not perfect, mind you, but the intent was there, and the success of from this intent is evident to this day, despite the fact that it’s faded in recent years due to attacks on our moral fabric from people like you, and the fact that some people are trying to twist our constitutional guarantees to legitimize aberrant behavior and sanction criminal activities on the basis of “poor me” upbringing.

As American citizens, gays are guaranteed and entitled to the same constitutional rights as everyone else, no more and no less.

January 27, 2006 5:44 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Road Rider:
Welcome...and thanks!

January 29, 2006 2:06 PM  

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