Sunday Morning around 9 O’clock, I witnessed a humbling illustration of human suffering which at first glance looked like homeless people in a food line. I was startled by what I saw but the full impact didn’t really hit me until I returned home last night and started trying to describe to my wife what I actually saw. This morning I did a little research into it and was actually pretty surprised to find out this was an ongoing monthly function of a primarily agnostic/atheist group. Turns out They weren’t handing out food but other essential day to day needs of homeless people. Although I was actually stopped at the traffic light at 7th street and the I35 frontage road when I observed it, I wasn’t “quick thinking” enough to snap my own picture(s) but I borrowed these images from the folks at AustinHumanistAtWork.org. I’m sure they won’t mind me sharing their story here since I’m giving them a plug.
From information on their website, I gathered that the group was formed around 2009 under the original name of “Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless”. Soon after the group formed, its volunteer base began to expand to include agnostic, secular, freethinkers and even a few theists. As the group began to include volunteers outside the Atheist community they chose a little a more diverse name for themselves.
I had remarked to my wife “there must have been at least a couple hundred people in line” but according to the official count on their website, 219 people were served that day. The image below depicts the types of essentials being handed out by this organization and ranges from toothpaste and sunscreen to socks, underwear, backpacks and emergency solar blankets. Visit THIS LINK for a current list of the items they do and do not accept for donations. They also maintain an Amazon wish list which they keep updated with current needs. The Austin Humanists at Work organization is NOT currently approved as a 501(c)(3) designated organization so your monetary donation cannot be tax deductible at this time.
To me, something just seems out of place here. For months, hundreds of NFL players have insulted me and most of the people I know by refusing to honor our National Anthem, our flag, and the American dream that’s taken them where they are today. They’ve been spitting in the faces of the fans that pay them millions of dollars a year and on the graves of the brave men and women who gave their lives to protect their freedom to “do what they do”. Through all of this, the owners and executives in the NFL have pretty much supported the players’ rights to “express themselves”. Now, this Cam Newton guy made just 1 unpremeditated derogatory remark to 1 female and the whole NFL world has gone bat s@#t, upside down crazy because of his “unacceptable and reprehensible” behavior. While I would certainly agree it’s “unacceptable and reprehensible” behavior, Why is the other situation not?
And now there’s this whole Harvey Weinstein/Lisa Bloom thing. Talk about an upside down mess. I didn’t even know who these people were until I started hearing the buzz yesterday and I researched a little. In case YOU don’t know, Harvey Weinstein is an Academy Award-winning movie mogul who’s apparently been molesting his women employees for over 30 years and everybody “knew about” it. Lisa Bloom is an attorney who’s claim to fame has been representing women who’ve been abused by people like Harvey Weinstein. Now She’s had a change of heart and she’s defending Harvey Weinstein. There’s more folks- Remember all the Hollywood celebrities that were so outraged over Trump grabbing a woman “you know where” are all 100% defending Harvey Weinstein behavior. Can anyone explain to me how people can reconcile their values in these situations?
I’m sure this was intentional on the part of the creator of this parody. If you listen closely, that’s not Jimmy Stewart’s voice. It’s Bill Clinton. Gotta Love It.
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In an unexpected reversal of opinions and a blatant display of hypocrisy, many liberals are now beginning to exhibit fear and concern at the possibility of being taken over by the government. In light of the recent election, many have decided that the 2nd amendment isn’t so bad after all but feel overwhelmed with the buying choices available in American gun shops. Because most of them have shunned firearms their entire life and are terrified of things such as loud noises and recoil, www.BearingArms.com is showing them some love and offering a little support. This article is a beginner’s guide to entry-level firearms and a few tips to help calm the apprehensions of first time gun buyers. The article also offers tips for dealing with the anxiety liberals will likely experience when leaving the previously safe confines of their picket lines outside and actually venturing inside a gun store for the first time.
I think it’s a bit of an understatement to note that many Americans on the political left are not taking Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 Presidential race very well.