User Profile: ChevalierdeJohnstone

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  • [-2] January 21, 2015 at 11:33am

    10-year-olds don’t have a clue what they believe. They mimic. It would be unconscionable to allow the child to be brainwashed by an anti-Christian atheist without providing some form of counter-influence so that when the young man grows up and begins thinking like an adult (which is 40, these days) he has the capability to make up his own mind.

    What some may not understand is that it may well have been a condition of their marriage for the children to be raised knowing the Catholic faith, which would include attending obligatory church services every Sunday. The court adhering to this prior condition is no different from adhering to the prior condition that both parents get to raise the children even if the couple no longer cohabitates. The father cannot unilaterally stop the child’s religious education; this makes as much sense as disallowing the mother from refusing to let the kid learn long division. The fact that the child doesn’t want a Scriptural and ecclesiastical education at this point has no more merit than the fact he probably doesn’t want to learn long division either.

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  • February 12, 2014 at 6:35pm

    How can people be so ignorant as to not know this? I heard a soundbyte about this on the radio about how Glenn was all impressed at this guy’s answer to a tough question. How is it that Glenn Beck doesn’t know this? I can’t believe Beck is that stupid. This was a huge deal when SoX was being instituted and it has been the law for what, a decade? That’s 40 quarters of signed statements.
    Anyone who thinks Bevin’s answer is political double-speak is a moron. Please don’t vote, you’re too stupid. However, I now have to question whether this whole scandal was a plant by Bevin. I have to give McConnell and his people credit for not being absolute idiots. Surely they would have known this is a non-story. I have to suspect Bevin or a Bevin-supporter planted this in the news media as a freebie softball.
    Naive I suppose, but I never cease to be amazed at the inanely gullible stupidity of my fellow voters.

  • [4] November 14, 2013 at 3:31am

    Am I seriously the first person to think, “KATNISS!”? And I hated that stupid book.

  • November 14, 2013 at 3:00am

    My neighbor is an auto mechanic and convicted felon. He owns his home, has 4 cars not more than 4 years old, has raised kids and is a grandfather, works 60 hours or so a week, golfs at some of the best courses in the area and is easily clearing well into six figures. His education was jail and the work ethic that gave him. He is a native English speaker but can communicate in a foreign language, can easily participate in a conversation about art, music, culture, or politics, and he’s polite and respectful of people who disagree with him because he really doesn’t feel the need to make them agree; at the end of the day if they still need their cars fixed he still gets paid whether they agree with him or not.

    Compare that to the PhDs I know who work part time and make around $12,000 a year working 80 hour weeks (salary, not hourly wage.) They know very little about anything except their area of expertise, and they are desperate to convince you that the esoteric area of knowledge in which they are supposedly expert, matters to you.

    My mechanic neighbor can basically write his own ticket and has far more (and lucrative) job offers than PhDs from top universities. He doesn’t have to sell himself and convince people to hire him; he simply offers a reputable skill set that pretty much every automobile owner needs sooner or later.

  • November 14, 2013 at 2:51am

    Uh, yes, to answer the question directly, there is a dire shortage of manpower in the non-construction carpentry industries, to the point that it is simply becoming impossible to build certain products that were common 20 and 30 years ago. It is not economical to ship decent lumber (most of which comes from the U.S.) overseas to have someone carve it and make it into furniture or other decorative objects, and then ship it back to the U.S. to sell it. This is why you see so much metal, plastic, and MDF/particleboard furniture these days. There is a huge demand for real wood furniture that will last through generations and doesn’t fall apart in 5 or 10 years, and there are very few people left with the skills to make it. Check out “Sippican Cottage” for what something like that looks like and the prices you can charge for items; the reason that guy is not rich has nothing to do with the market and everything to do with scale; he could sell $500 chairs and tables all day long, but he simply can’t produce enough as a one-man operation to make enough. And he can’t expand his operation because almost nobody has the woodworking skills to turn out the kinds of things he is producing.

    Likewise in the aerospace industry if you walk the floor of a company that makes helicopters or small aircraft you will find that the average age is in the 40s. High 40s.

    The average age of a non-frankenfood farmer in the U.S. is what – somewhere in the 50+ age range?

  • [2] November 14, 2013 at 2:41am

    I’ve really grown to respect Mark Wahlberg over the past few years. He comes across as such a nonchallant bad boy, and I think part of that is that he simply does not talk up his charity work the way that many other actors do: he just does it. I realize that yes, he votes Democrat and for some people here that’s an automatic black mark, but voting “Democrat” in Boston you can still vote for the “conservative” option since Republicans are never going to win anyways and he certainly has his reasons. The fact that Wahlberg reportedly goes to church (and often Mass) every single day says a lot to me – here’s a guy who seems to understand that 1) he’s blessed to get to play dress-up for a career, and 2) working in Hollywood puts his soul at risk. He clearly recognizes that and understands that in his business he needs to be vigilant against pride and other sins. I think there are better actors right now but talent isn’t everything; John Wayne didn’t really hit his stride until he gained some age and wisdom; with commitment and work ethic it’s still possible to pull off a decent job and both of them do/did in their younger years. I’m interested to see what Wahlberg is like once he’s matured into his 50s and 60s and doesn’t have to play a “pretty boy” leading man all the time.

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  • [1] November 14, 2013 at 2:32am

    Keep in mind that in many of the more popular pictures of Luttrell, when the book first came out and he was making the circuit, he was still recovering and going through physical therapy; doctors weren’t certain to what extent he would recover mobility. That physical therapy stuff hurts. A lot. And doing phys therapy and then going out and standing on stage or sitting in a hard chair and riding in cars and planes for hours and hours and hours when you’ve had major reconstructive surgery is…not fun.

  • October 24, 2013 at 2:08am

    It’s because he’s tall, isn’t it. Affirmative action for tall people. A tall guy shows up to basketball practice on time? Outstanding! Give the boy a prize!

    For those of us who are only 6 feet, showing up to work on time and doing our jobs means we get to keep working. That kid is going to be really surprised if he ever has to get a real job.

  • October 24, 2013 at 2:02am

    Let me get this straight. The kid shows up on time and does what he’s told, and this merits a reward?
    You freaking wankers.

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  • October 18, 2013 at 4:39am

    Favreau won, quite obviously. He offers one-off, unsupported accusations and refuses to engage in logical, reasoned debate. Cupp responds to his unsupported accusations and made-for-propaganda sound bites by offering logical, reasoned debate. In doing so she legitimizes as intellectually valid Favreau’s statements, which should otherwise be laughed at as vapid and lacking any real intellectual substance. She did Favreau an enormous favor in engaging him in a public conversation.

    S.E. Cupp is a standard example of a Beltway Conservative Intellectual. She is very intelligent, but also extremely stupid. She does a very good job of playing her role, but she fails to understand the rules of the game, and so despite a brilliant performance tactically, she constantly fails to execute any kind of strategic conservative vision, winning Pyhrric victories. It is not helpful that she is moderately attractive for a 30-something woman, because men who might otherwise point out her stupid mistakes do not do so in the same way they would for a 20-year old or a less attractive 30-something. Will Cain on Real News was the only person I have seen to consistently point out Cupp’s many errors and erroneous assumptions. Cupp knows she is smart and so relies too much on her intelligence, making mistakes someone less intelligent but more strategically aware could perhaps avoid. This is an ailment common to smart people, who confuse knowledge with wisdom.

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  • October 18, 2013 at 4:13am

    Sadly, America also breeds Blaze reporters and editors who make the stupid mistake of reporting non-population-adjusted comparisons between countries of widely varying populations. If you folks want someone who knows what they are doing to look over your articles and prevent you from making stupid mistakes like this, I offer reasonable rates.

  • October 16, 2013 at 2:16am

    Anyone who can make a beat up and burned out Chevy run is far more attractive than some schmuck who paid $60,000 for a mode of transport that’s mostly made of plastic.

  • October 16, 2013 at 2:12am

    A 40-year old woman is not a viable marriage prospect with whom a young man can raise a family and plan to spend the rest of his life and old age. A woman who weighs 300 pounds is a slob who can’t get her life together (the same is true for a 300 pound man, unless he is a power lifter or something like a sumo wrestler.) To make a romantic advance to someone who is clearly so immature that they can’t even remotely manage their eating habits is simply wrong: such a person does not need a boyfriend or husband, they need a doctor and a psychiatrist. God created you to be beautiful and to be loved by a spouse; if you’re 50, 300 pounds, and unattached, then you’re fat, ugly, and alone because of the decisions YOU made. For a young man to be attracted to a young woman with whom he has the prospect of raising a healthy family is not “shallow”, it’s how God made us. A 50-year-old fattie has nothing to offer a man as a romantic prospect that a 20-year old in good shape can’t. As a wife and mother of a man’s children or lifetime companion, that 50-year old woman is honored and loved and cherished by her husband, because his love for her has grown through their 20s and 30s and 40s. To expect a young man to give up that 30 years of growth in love because you couldn’t be bothered to put down the cookies and make some attempt at making a romantic relationship work 20 or 30 years ago is selfish. A grown-up woman would be mature enough to realize all this.

  • October 15, 2013 at 1:37pm

    Why is this at all surprising? Look at all the free advertising Wal Mart is getting out of this. Worth far more than the cost of a few thousand twinkies.

  • October 15, 2013 at 1:32pm

    God bless her biological mother, but is the young lady quite sure she isn’t suffering from an excess of pride? She is “running on a platform”? The only “platforms” homecoming queens used to have were shoes. One might fear this young lady is exploiting the courage of her biological mother and adoptive parents for her own selfish ends, such as a desire for popularity and fame.
    We are so starved for Godliness that quite often we mistake selfishness and baseness for the divinely inspired, simply because someone tacks a “God” or a “Christ” onto the name. All too often we may be tempted to do the same.

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  • September 30, 2013 at 2:35pm

    USGOV needs a Cntrl-Alt-Del.

  • September 30, 2013 at 2:16pm

    Well great, they gave a Persian artifact to Iran. Do they understand that people who consider themselves Persians don’t support the Islamist state of Iran, which has violently stolen and corrupted the ancient and storied Persian heritage? No they do not, because State are a bunch of idiots.

  • September 30, 2013 at 2:09pm

    I would really like to protest in the streets, but lynching Democrats is against my religion. Also, I know that many who support the Affordable Care Act are good people, just badly misled. I do not support the badly-named “Affordable” Care Act.

  • September 27, 2013 at 7:17pm

    If every Blaze member who can home school does so, they will cede the education system entirely to liberals. An education system is designed to teach certain social norms to the populace, which creates a uniform society. Home schoolers opt out of that society. This works well at an individual level, but en masse it means the end of social cohesion: something a nation full of immigrants can surely not survive. However that won’t happen, as I said, because really all that happens is that the liberals simply happily take over the school systems. Your smart, good, sophisticated home-schooled kids will then get to deal with the products of that system when they grow up.
    If you really want to fix things, stop being selfish and home schooling. Put your kids in a charter or parochial school and stay involved. Help educate not just your children, but all the children in your educational community. Build a social community around a real, honest educational institution.
    Home schooling is the act of selfish cowards ceding the battle to the enemy while pretending they are doing something good. Your smart, well-read and well-mannered progeny will not thank you for it when they grow up and have to deal with the vast majority who are the result of the liberal policies to which you ceded the system.
    If you want to win you have to fight. Being a crybaby and taking your toys home to play by yourself is not fighting, it is failure.

  • September 27, 2013 at 7:06pm

    The conservative tends towards the stupid. I say this as a staunch conservative, and not one of those pseudo-liberal “libertarians”. In a sane (conservative) society which holds to tried and true traditions, sociopolitical relations don’t take much brainpower. People beings “smart” usually just mess things up. Unfortunately our society is insane, and is run by “smart” people who are evil. Doubly unfortunately, those smart people who are conservative refuse to fight evil; thus the focus on home schooling rather than taking back the schools, which should be a bastion of conservative, American, God-fearing education (look at why the Founders supported public schooling in the first place.) Since the smart conservatives are cowards this leaves the stupid conservatives to run around in circles screaming and accomplishing nothing, while the smart liberals lead the stupid liberals around by the nose and continue to win every single issue.
    Until some core of conservatism ceases to act like cowards and seizes real power, you will continue to see the masses of stupid conservatives continue to behave like uninformed lunatics. However, outside religious organizations, very few smart people are prepared to make the necessary sacrifice to actually fight against liberalism. This would require taking and using power, and good conservatives know they can’t trust themselves with power. This is why they need to be sure they are in the hands of God.

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