Friday, July 30, 2010

Hot Air:

CNN has an interesting roundtable on the case of Jennifer Keeton, who has sued Augusta State University to keep from getting expelled for not repudiating her statements about homosexuality. Keeton expressed her biblical perspective on the subject in and out of class while working toward a degree in counseling, and the school mandated a “remediation plan” that appears to have required her to renounce her Christian doctrine in order to gain a diploma from the school. The school has responded that a bias against homosexuality would disqualify Keeton from certification, a position that would put most Christians in Keeton’s position.

Does this amount to a “thought police”?

Hell, yes, this amounts to a thought police. To deny students the ability to make a living based on their religious beliefs is as wrong as denying students a degree for not believing in the free market or freedom in health care choice. Good for Ms. Keeton for suing.
Lawrence Kane, author of the new book, Blinded by the Night, has let me know it is available now on Amazon. I wrote about the book here.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blogger commenting problem

A number of you have emailed me or commented about blogger eating comments. No one here has done anything to "offend me" and I almost never delete comments unless I have warned the person several times or the comment is so hurtful or harmful to another commenter that I decide to delete it which is very, very rare. Sorry about the blogger problem. If you are trying to leave a comment, keep trying! Or at least rest assured that I am not moderating them. Hopefully, the blogger problem will be resolved soon.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Is extra weight a turn-off or a turn-on?

Neo-Neocon has an interesting post on the “does it make me look fat?” question. She later mentions a French study that says obese French women get less sex than their male counterparts:

Obese women were 30 percent less likely than “normal” women to have had sex in the last year, but obese men were just as likely to have had one sexual partner in the last 12 months as average guys. Professor Kaye Wellings, one of the authors of the study, summed it up pretty effectively by saying, “Maybe women are more tolerant of tubby husbands than men are of tubby wives.”

I don't know about people who are married but it seems to me in the 20's and younger set, the overweight (maybe not obese) women and girls in the US seem to do pretty well. Guys seem to hang all over the girl spilling out of her jeans with a few extra pounds. I have often wondered if the extra pounds and puffy look signal that the woman is on Depo-Provera or another form of birth control that packs on the pounds. Maybe younger guys sense this and go for girls who look like they put out? This is just a theory.

If male, do you care if a woman is overweight?

Monday, July 26, 2010

"A lot of men would like to be touched more, seduced more. Everyone wants to feel wanted."

I usually avoid stuff like this because it's usually so obvious but I took a look at 9 "harmless" habits that age you (via Instapundit). However, "harmless habit #9 looked important enough to mention to my readers--especially the female ones:

9. You can't recall when you last had sex
Yep, sex feels good and does wonders for your mood, but it's also fantastically great for your health. Research shows that people with active sex lives have stronger immune systems, less pain, a lower cancer risk, healthier hearts, and less stress. The best news: It can even make you look younger—up to 12 years, a study shows.

Act your age: Rekindle the romance between you and your partner. To shake things up, try making the first move next time. "Some women are not active participants in their sex lives," says Pat Covalt, PhD, author of What Smart Couples Know: The Secret to a Happy Relationship. "A lot of men would like to be touched more, seduced more. Everyone wants to feel wanted."