Sunday, January 17

No pictures, memes or the what not... all text.

     Now when I was growing up; childhood split between Atlanta and Cincinnati, I was taught to accept other peoples ways. Not so much lean to or adapt them. I was brought up as a Catholic, religion was not hard pressed on me; but I was "learned" the ways of Catholicism. I grew up in Georgia, early childhood. Went to school, knew Baptists, and other realms of the Christian faith. Knew some Orientals, and other nationalities. Had a close friend name ended in skie (Polish or other) all was good. Jim and I would meet after school, origin was not an issue.Had fun doing what kids do, till dinner time. So you introduce me to an Islam... this person thinks (in a religions way) his creed is the only deserving creed on earth. and would rather see me dead than understand my faith. Does this not cause problems? I do read the bible, New Testament mainly, and I see the teachings of Christ to be "love" accept, and respect; no killing here. What I know of Buddha; wisdom, advise and knowledge again, no killing here. What I know of the Jewish faith; still waiting for the Messiah, save for that rainy day... again; no killing here. Are we seeing the trend? Not wanting to sound Racial or Prejudiced, doesn't "kill the infidels:" sound a bit rash and un-thought out? More like an easy answer to some religious drama? My answer is simple. Islam is the "odd man out". All others are willing and able for co-existence; remove those resistant to co-exist; problem solved! I'm sorry, a life centered on hate is not welcome here.

Wednesday, January 6

I think this comparison holds water (so to speak)

Keep in mind, where ever you go "Guns are not bad... people are"
How many are killed in automobile crashes every year?
and this makes cars a bad thing... Right?

Saturday, January 2

Fill'er up

Sorta knocking an idea around in my head. Pick a fast food place, most any will work. The craze today seems to be the "Drive Thru Window". So just imagine this, order your food, wait, drive to the window the cashier (should be a pretty female) gets your food and politely asks "Can I get you a fill up of mid octane with your meal?" Install and maintain a gas pump, and get this, you only need one more employee to pump the gas while the car is at the window... welcome back to the full service gas station. 
I amaze myself at times. 

Thursday, December 24

Christmas or Eve?

     My main question is why do some exchange gifts on Christmas eve, rather than Christmas morning? 
a) According to the story handed to me, Santa Clause goes out Christmas eve to deliver the gifts. How would I open the gifts before they arrive?
b) wouldn't this be sorta like writing a check on New Years eve with tomorrows date on it?
c) doesn't this effectively change the date of Christmas to the 24th? and if we keep the tradition wouldn't the 23rd be better day to celebrate? make that the 22nd.. 21st, 20th, 19th, 18th... 
d) I think to confuse people we should do it on the last Sunday of December. If the date of his death is a variable, should not his birth be as well? 
e) out on a limb here... Muslims don't get the day off, they don't believe in Christ... same would hold true for Atheists. 
f) Can I (wanting to conform with the rest of society) celebrate Independence Day on July 3rd?
g) What about my birthday?
h) What does his birth certificate say about his date of birth?
i) As long as we are covering this subject; what about BC vs AD, what about the 33 years he was alive?
j) where did this idea of an overweight elf come into play?

Just some questions to ponder on...

Just for those not sure which side of the fence to be on, I know Santa is real cause the cookies and milk where gone in the morning... if he wasn't there (even though we didn't have a chimney) where did the cookies and milk go? 

Saturday, December 19

When the laff is free of charge

     So after a text message or 3; my friend comes to pick me up at the apartment. Seems she wanted to go for a ride around and asked if I would join her. We end up at Starbucks ordering a Latte or 2. Five bucks for a bad cup of coffee? Well if you pull out all the sweets, berries, flavors and what not, yes, its a bad cup
of coffee. Never the less... we order, move along (sorta busy, 3-4 cars in front and countless behind). Now I am just the spectator here, passenger, along for the ride; beyond the "pay it forward" experience a very funny thing occurred. Driving back home she turns to me and says (at a traffic light of course) "How offended were you by that cup in your hands". (crash of the cymbal) 

You dear friend,

                        Neo (I used to be a pirate)