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Posted on 07/23/2005 10:39:02 PM PDT by Coleus
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I should have clarified. We like to watch the original Iron Chef, not Iron Chef America.
Not sure if I have ever seen any of her shows. I did watch some woman's show and it seemed like she had been nipping at the booze during the show. I kept waiting for her to pass out! lol
I'm not sure either on why I dislike Emeril, but I dislike the 'BAM!' for one thing.
We watch a lot of the 'Unwrapped' shows, too and we like to watch 'Good Eats'. Alton Brown is a very informative host and can be downright funny sometimes!
Seriously, who else would sign-off on such a bizarre temper tantrum?
What I find amazing is how the left and their public relations department, the MSM, gleefully reported the Catholic Church's failure at rooting out homosexual pedofiles within the priesthood, but at the same time, they ream the BSA for taking measures to ensure that the problems the Catholic Church has never actually happen, or at least minimize the damage.
I watched that competition UP UNTIL they got rid of the two people I liked best. I didn't know who won (I SUSPECTED WHO WON) until your post. My suspicion was right. The competition was a farce to push more gays at us, which is why when the two I liked were eliminated, I stopped watching. I refused to give them any more ratings for their 'gayathon'.
I liked the brunette gal and after she was eliminated, I liked the guy that started out poorly but kept improving. He had an odd name IIRC.
Oh well. :(
As far as I'm concerned, the Boy Scouts are free to eclude gays and the Food Network is free to exclude Boy Scouts.
FoodTV isn't about controversy, religion or politics. They aren't a political organization, they are a business.
They have done nothing illegal or immoral. As much as I would like to see everyone support Boy Scouts and my political positions, I can see no reason to hold a grudge against FoodTV for their exclusion of Boy Scouts on their network.
When Actors, producers, directors, etc...are reprimanded for their "beliefs" they cry MCARTHYISM. Isn't this exactly the same thing? Why don't they understand that?
I can't stand Bobby Flay. A johnny-one-note of cooking.
"Tonight I'm making a Boston Cream Pie, first I'm starting with poblamo peppers.."
All he can cook is Southwestern, and arrogant to boot.
I liked Mario though..disappointed.
She's the skinny young woman with the bobblehead that does Italian recipes.
The Boy Scouts should start to sue for religious discrimination. We should support them.
Absolutely, and look at the Home and Garden homosexual support. Fine living has shown households where the owners were obviously homosexual men. Other shows are making it plain that the area of home and family are in the spotlight for homosexual normalness.
BTW, it irks me a little when the Scout Oath is used to show an anti homosexual agenda. The term, "morally straight" only means staying on the "straight and narrow". And has nothing to do with homosexuality. Scouts and prospective scoutmasters are asked not to join if there is something that would disqualify them from the Scouting lifestyle. Homosexuality is not specifically mentioned although a sexual predator would clearly not qualify as a role model for the scouts.
The scouting organization led the country in recognizing that homosexual predators do attempt to gain "closeness" with adolescent young boys by joining organizations that work with youth. This anti predator movement has spread to most city and community organizations now, and is not really at issue. The scouts practice the rule of not allowing adult and child pairings of one on one. There must always be additional scouts, or more than one adult.
If a homosexual individual were to join the scouts, and keep his sexuality to himself, he would be more than welcome in the scouts. (This is obviously true because of the occasional Scout who comes out of the closet and admits that he went through the scout program.) The BSA is certainly within their rights by saying that homosexuality is not a valid role model for their programs. If this offends the homosexual supporting communtiy that is too bad. No one has a "right" to go through life not ever being offended by someone or something. Get over it.
Thanks for posting this.
Agreed; but the Scouts catch hell. It is certainly in order to put some heat on the Food Network.
So, they are queers! I wondered that when happened to catch the very last part of a commerical for FoodTV's latest series. I stopped dead in my track, esp. when the "fluffier" of the two gushed how he just loved that british cooking show "Two Fat Ladies".
Thanks for the ping CK. It just one more "Hey, where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?" moment.
(Well, it's a little funny)
Have you forgotten the FReeper Code of Ethics?
POST the photos, Please!
Oh yeah, the two of them bragged about being a gay couple. They thought it was time to have a gay couple host a cooking show. I didn't even have to watch the show to know who was going to win.
It's the same way on HGTV. About 75% of the "couples" on that network are gay or lesbian. That isn't counting the "designers" who are also on. I just wish they would stick to cooking and decorating and stop the PC crap.
I like and support the FOOD CHANNEL.
I like and support the BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA.
If I have to give up one one of these two which one would it be.?
Oh Yeah Babe !! Bye Emeril.
She should try taping a show in the South. His audience would only be shocked if he *didn't* include garlic, hot sauce, or booze.
This was the same type of argument used by gays attempting to get into the RC priesthood. It was the mid 1960's or so and the argument was, "If you [the RCC] demand that straight men become celibate to become priests, why can't homosexuals? Just require them to be celibate too and there's no problem..."
And b/c Vatican II had just been implemented, b/c of the radical social changes of the 1960's, and, IMHO, b/c of an unhealthy degree of moral timidity on the part of the Curia, the RRC caved and began admitting gays to the priesthood...a bad seed that yielded an evil harvest 30 years later.
That was my experience in the Boy Scouts as well.
Scouting was all about camping, getting merit badges and doing things for the community. We learned how to properly whittle wood, start a campfire, use a compass, etc., etc. We used to go around Saturday mornings picking up trash in run-down neighborhoods and blazing trails in the nearby woods.
Right. It was about citizenship, teamwork, responsibility, and self-reliance. About boys growing up into good men.
"It is certainly in order to put some heat on the Food Network."
I disagree. FoodTV is not a political organization and it is unfair to expect them to do anything controversial that could hurt their ratings. They aren't taking sides. They are avoiding controversy.
Actually, it sounds like the producers at Food Network were in favor of the BSA participation and went to Scripps for what they believed would be a rubber stamp, only to have it rejected there. The focus should be on Scripps, not the Food Network.
Still, can't help but notice on HGTV and such when they show those Sell This House, or Designed to Sell, or what have you that everytime you see the three prospective homebuyers, one is always a lesbian couple.
Sure it does. Being homosexual isn't disqualifying, but living as an active homosexual is another matter. It's the doing that does it. And the problem is that being an active homosexual man carries with it the 20-30% likelihood that one is disposed to cross the line with youth -- the clinical term is "ephebophilia," but it's just the ancient gay slavering over youth and beauty. I've got a coffee-table book someone gave me on Greek civilization, and it's shot through with editorializing in favor of gay values. Every homosexual episode in Greek mythology is represented in that book somewhere. The editor was gay, and he tarted up the book as a big, fat message to educated breeders.
If a homosexual individual were to join the scouts, and keep his sexuality to himself, he would be more than welcome in the scouts. (This is obviously true because of the occasional Scout who comes out of the closet and admits that he went through the scout program.)
Gay campaign orgs are always surfacing these guys. Did you ever wonder why they didn't surface any of them who are doing state time for statutory rape and indecency convictions?
A truly closeted, non-active gay is hard to imagine. Surely such people exist, and I don't think they'd hit any screens; but if someone is out and gay, even if he (at the moment) is celibate, that's a problem. If he's active but closeted, that's still a problem. The BSA's problem is, if they let 1000 of these guys in nationwide, they're going to have 250-300 incidents that they otherwise wouldn't have.
The model for what happens when gay and bisexual men get access to a youth organization is the Nazi SA, the Brown Shirts. Their command staff was 100% gay or bi, and the commander, Ernst Roehm, was an aggressive and brutal predator. Those guys went through the Hitler Youth like the Fire of Rome. They were so bad, that they impaired Hitler's plans to take control of the Wehrmacht: the general staff of the Wehrmacht wasn't having any of Ernst Roehm and his rapists. So Hitler purged the SA, sending the SS to kill the top staffers in the notorious "night of the long knives". That episode doesn't get a lot of ink, but a couple of books have been written in the last 10 years. You can probably find them on Amazon or B&N, if they're not too PC. Try Pink Swastika.
I've long had a crush on Alton Brown. He's the only reason that I occassionally watch the channel.
Actually, there were gay men in the seminaries already, had been for a long time, and they were protecting each other.
Those guys hit my grandfather's radar in the early 50's when he attended his brother's funeral at a big cathedral church in Detroit. His nephew was also in the seminary (he was about 22 at the time), or the old man would have tried to talk him out of it, after what he saw at the post-funeral dinner.
When I was in high school, some guys I'd known at a Catholic school I had attended down the road went off to the seminary. They came back less than a year later, and when people asked, they just said "well, the priestly life just wasn't for me after all." Never did figure out what happened, but in retrospect it sounds like they ran into trouble, or perhaps they got run off by the other seminarians themselves. I don't plan on asking them.
It's a thought. Discrimination against religionists? Against Levitical religionists? It could be seen as religious factionalism: "reconciling" (gay-friendly) versus "non-reconciling" (straight and moral), something like that.
It's systematic persecution, but it'll have to run for a while in order to establish a pattern and a roster of bad actors, identifying the NGO's and personalities who are pushing it.
You are right, which is why I did not include scoutmasters in the post. I belive scoutmasters could hide their homosexuality but it would not be good for the scouts or the homosexual lobby. Gays should just drop ever leading youth programs.
Right, I agree with your post. No homosexual leadership, every in the scouts. If truely closseted, they could get in, but it would not be a valuable role model, and could lead to molestation incidents. As far as morally straight, I agree with this as well, I was commenting on the common term "straight" as in gay or straight. The scouts did not use this term in their oath because of the modern usage meaning a heterosexual. And yes, the homosexual lifestyle is not on the "straight and narrow", in fact it is dangerous and when cohersion is used it is evil.
Thanks for the expansionary post, I did not know about the homosexuality in the Nazis, but it fits the pattern of homosexuals becoming leaders and authority figures in youth organizations, something we were late in working to prevent.
This is an aspect that should be more widely disseminated. Homosexual behavior is a "bonding" behavior in more ways than one. In my company a group of homosexuals gained leadership roles and worked to promote their buddies. I have no doubt that this "teamwork" is involved in many situations involving homosexuals in the marketplace.
The heavy set Italian Iron Chef with the beard is a big Democrat.
The Japanese show was far superior anyways.
Just one more example of the perverted "left" not practicing what they preach.
"FoodTV isn't about controversy, religion or politics. They aren't a political organization, they are a business."
Keep in mind FoodTV made a business decision to send out a camera crew to film the Boy Scouts. They would not have made that decision if they didn't think it would be good for ratings. They anticipated their decision being approved. It was Scripps that made a political decision to overturn the decision, which I agree they have every right to do. But fans of the show also have the right to protest that decision, for whatever good it would do.
I think a better approach would be to approach a network like Christian Broadcasting Network and suggest they do a show on these Boy Scouts.
Didn't know if you'd seen this thread or not.
In reply to post 27:
Here's the link to their leadership.... http://www.scripps.com/corporateoverview/index.shtml
I just received the following e-mail from John F. Lansing, President, Scripps Networks...
"Thank you for taking the time to contact us and to express your concern. The situation involving the Colorado Springs Boy Scout Troop and Food Network's Iron Chef America promotion is an unfortunate misunderstanding on the part of a front-line producer. Food Network has no programming policy that would prohibit inclusion of the Boys Scouts of America in the stories we tell online or on the air. We are in the process of contacting Mr. Maher, Scoutmaster of Troop 99, to let him know that his submission - one of more than 1,500 we have received - has been selected for taping for use on our website and on Food Network. We apologize for this misunderstanding.
John F. Lansing
President, Scripps Networks "
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Mario Balto is a flaming lefty, he has a NYC restuarant which the Bush sisters wanted to dine at, Mario would have no part of it.
"I've long had a crush on Alton Brown."
Me too! He's funny AND smart - always a winning combination.
"Mario Balto is a flaming lefty,"
Besides coming across as a pompous ass who talks down to everyone he was passing out vote kerry crap during the Republican convention in NY and thereafter.
"I've long had a crush on Alton Brown."
I have Alton gaget envy. ;-)
PS Download his French Toast recipe, it's fabulous.
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