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Posted by straight shooter on February 9, 2009 under General, Social Concerns

University of Cincinnati Hosts Week of “Sexploration”Pornography

The University of Cincinnati is preparing to host a weeklong event promoting pornography.

“UC Sexploration” week is sponsored by Pure Romance and the University of Cincinnati Wellness Center.  Yes, “Wellness Center” as if this is going to support wellness in some asinine manner!  The university itself is propagating and supporting this event.

The event featured lectures by so-called sex experts, free sex kit giveaways, and a “Pizza and Porn” night.  Isn’t that what every college needs a “Pizza and Porn” night?!  I wonder how many women will be raped that week?  Does that sound like the place you would like your daughters to be?

The Wellness Center’s program director, Reagan Johnson, said this, “We’re using this to showcase that porn is not necessarily a bad thing.”  WHAT?  Who is paying this guy?  Oh, your children’s tuition!  It makes me question if the porn industry (that has proven to be so good for families!) is making a donation to the University of Cincinnati.

The message of pornography is that women exist for the sexual gratification of men.  I thought this was the message institutions of “higher learning” were suppose to be squashing and actually educating against?  This message from the University of Cincinnati is the wrong message to be sending to college students today.

The university spokesman says concerned students and parents need to make their concerns known to the University of Cincinnati.  He points to a recent study that shows 75% of UC students have had one or more sexual partners in the past year.  So, that makes it healthy to increase that number with a weeklong orgy?

This is one university that is proving there is no intelligence on their campus, so if you want an education that will teach your intellect instead of your physical gratification, this is not the one to attend.

If anything, any place of higher learning ought to be discouraging that kind of activity instead of encouraging it with these kinds of seminars and activities.

By the way, the final event of the “Sexploration” week was called “sexcapades.”  Participants were invited to test their “sex smarts” in a series of physical and mental challenges and win “great prizes.”  Some, undoubtedly, will come away with sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancies, abuse, and yes, even raped!

I wonder what idiotic thing they will try next year?


Posted by straight shooter on February 9, 2009 under General, Political, Social Concerns

I not only read what Star writes and listen to what she says but see her as a leader, who wants so much more for America and black Americans than they seem to want for themselves.  Freedom doesn’t come from socialism … it is really a voluntary step into slavery.  Star sees the big picture from her past, our present, and your future.  You would do well to listen to her.  That’s why you see her latest article here.

Back On Uncle Sam’s Plantation
Star ParkerStar Parker – Syndicated Columnist – 2/9/2009 8:00:00 AM

Six years ago I wrote a book called Uncle Sam’s Plantation. I wrote the book to tell my own story of what I saw living inside the welfare state and my own transformation out of it.

I said in that book that indeed there are two Americas — a poor America on socialism and a wealthy America on capitalism.

I talked about government programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS), Emergency Assistance to Needy Families with Children (EANF), Section 8 Housing, and Food Stamps.

A vast sea of perhaps well-intentioned government programs, all initially set into motion in the 1960s that were going to lift the nation’s poor out of poverty.

A benevolent Uncle Sam welcomed mostly poor black Americans onto the government plantation. Those who accepted the invitation switched mindsets from “How do I take care of myself?” to “What do I have to do to stay on the plantation?”

Instead of solving economic problems, government welfare socialism created monstrous moral and spiritual problems — the kind of problems that are inevitable when individuals turn responsibility for their lives over to others.

The legacy of American socialism is our blighted inner cities, dysfunctional inner city schools, and broken black families.

Through God’s grace, I found my way out. It was then that I understood what freedom meant and how great this country is.

I had the privilege of working on welfare reform in 1996, passed by a Republican Congress and signed 50 percent.

I thought we were on the road to moving socialism out of our poor black communities and replacing it with wealth-producing American capitalism.

But, incredibly, we are going in the opposite direction.

Instead of poor America on socialism becoming more like rich American on capitalism, rich America on capitalism is becoming like poor America on socialism.

Uncle Sam has welcomed our banks onto the plantation and they have said, “Thank you, Suh.”

Now, instead of thinking about what creative things need to be done to serve customers, they are thinking about what they have to tell Massah in order to get their cash.

There is some kind of irony that this is all happening under our first black president on the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.

Worse, socialism seems to be the element of our new young president. And maybe even more troubling, our corporate executives seem happy to move onto the plantation.

In an op-ed on the opinion page of the Washington Post, Mr. Obama is clear that the goal of his trillion dollar spending plan is much more than short term economic stimulus.

“This plan is more than a prescription for short-term spending – it’s a strategy for America’s long-term growth and opportunity in areas such as renewable energy, healthcare, and education.”

Perhaps more incredibly, Obama seems to think that government taking over an economy is a new idea. Or that massive growth in government can take place “with unprecedented transparency and accountability.”

Yes, sir, we heard it from Jimmy Carter when he created the Department of Energy, the Synfuels Corporation, and the Department of Education.

Or how about the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 – The War on Poverty – which President Johnson said “… does not merely expand old programs or improve what is already being done. It charts a new course. It strikes at the causes, not just the consequences of poverty.”

Trillions of dollars later, black poverty is the same. But black families are not, with triple the incidence of single-parent homes and out-of-wedlock births.

It’s not complicated. Americans can accept Barack Obama’s invitation to move onto the plantation. Or they can choose personal responsibility and freedom.

Does anyone really need to think about what the choice should be?