The thoughts of a writer.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

ISIS Destroying Ancient Stuff

So why is ISIS destroying ancient stuff? Because they have no respect for life, property, religion, education, people, morals, truth, justice or good. Basically, it is out of ignorance, cruelty and misguided notions and can only lead to death and destruction. ISIS may have just destroyed an ancient temple, but we still know it existed and have records of it so they have not won. They have only reinforced the fact that whoever you are and whatever race, ethnicity, or religion you are, they are dangerous and should be eliminated, except for an historical footnote.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Whose Lives Matter?

So whose lives matter? Is it only black lives? Does it include the many black lives that are killed in black on black violence? Perhaps it is only about the relatively few who end up killed while in confrontation with police. Do the lives of police matter? Does it matter that a black man is accused of shooting and killing a Houston Texas deputy Friday night? Does it matter that a black man gunned down two journalists on live TV last week? Don't all lives matter?

And I've said it before, but where is the protest for the 3-year-old boy who was beaten to death a week ago by his mother's boyfriend? Did his life matter? That is quite an interesting set of priorities that is being preached lately. When will we say "enough?"

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Protest Seems to Lack Maturity

When I heard Black Lives Matter was planning to disrupt the MN State Fair, I could only wonder how that was going to gain public sympathy. In fact, I imagined that such a plan could have been hatched by a preschool child in order to gain attention—without considering the consequences. Apparently the "largely peaceful" protest included marchers chanting, "Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon." That may have police upset, but this also sounds like a very immature person created it—so maybe we can chalk the whole thing up to a group that is run by people who have not yet matured emotionally.


Friday, August 28, 2015

Svedka: Voted #1 Vodka of 2033

Svedka vodka has an advertisement that is strange. "They" are boasting about being voted the #1 vodka of the year 2033. Currently, barring time travel, we are in the year 2015. I know this ad is different and that may be the point—but it is based on a false premise. Therefore, why should I believe anything related to this ad; such as that this product is a good one?


The Power of Discrimination!

I'm not a racist and I'm not prejudice; but I can and do discriminate between various things. In fact, I can tell the difference between hot and cold, up and down, blue and red and a whole list of other things! This is what makes humans so versatile and why we are capable of learning.
Part of this learning, for me, has taught me that some people are more likely to be friendly than others and some are more likely to start trouble than others. Often this is distinguishable by how they talk or how they dress. I've found it isn't necessarily anything to do with race or sex or skin color. There are good and bad people of all colors. But there are people who all of us will eye suspiciously—based primarily on our past experience. This is not a bad trait. It is part of learning and part of gaining experience. Unfortunately, if the people within our experiences, tend to be a certain race, have a certain look or a certain set of characteristics, we will (and probably should) be wary of this based on these experiences and what we have learned from them. If you blindly disregard all experiences to prove how open-minded you are, you will probably end up being taken advantage of by someone who does not share your ideals or ideas. This may be your choice, but it is not mine. Finally, since I can and do discriminate, I believe I will choose something to eat for lunch today that I think will be good; based on my experience and ability to discriminate. If this means I prefer the chili instead of the hummus, that does not mean that I am a bad person.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

We Can Solve All Problems with More Guns!

We can stop violence, if we just have more guns!!!
We can solve discrimination, if we just have more guns!!!
We can fix the stock market, if we just have more guns!!!
We can solve the energy crisis, if we just have more guns!!!
We can have more guns, if we just have more guns!!!
We can prevent murders, if we just have more guns!!!
We can solve the national debt, if we just have more guns!!!
Nothing is more important than, if we just have more guns!!!
It doesn't matter how many people die, if we just have more guns!!!
Think of all the good things that will happen, if we just have more guns!!!
We can end all war, if we just have more guns!!!
We can cure cancer, if we just have more guns!!!
We can make a difference, if we just have more guns!!!
We can all be safer, if we just have more guns!!!


Monday, August 24, 2015

Weekend Foodie

Locally grown in my garden.

I managed to beat the rain (mostly) to grill Saturday and made a stir fry with fresh vegetables (mostly) from our garden Sunday.

Stir Fry Ingredients

The Stir Fry!

Don't remove the husk until I grill it!

Grilled Chicken Thighs


Friday, August 21, 2015

child killed at home by stray bullet

Put this in a Google (or whatever search engine you like) search.

child killed at home by stray bullet

I was horrified by the amount of results that came back. I know it has happened (here) in Minneapolis more than once.

Any responsible adult of any color should be horrified by these stories. If you aren't, then you ought to be.

There are too many killers and too many guns and too many people pointing fingers at the police and not accepting the TRUTH. Any child killed by a "stray" bullet is too much. Yet this goes on and on and no one protests this senseless and tragic loss of life.

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Let's Be Honest About Race & Violence

I'll hire this guy.
On the news this morning a guy from Black Lives Matter was talking about a protest scheduled for the Minnesota State Fair. The MN Fair administrator said they don't allow such things but the BLM guy said they couldn't stop it. Later on the radio, an African-American journalist was talking about racism and police and such things. Even one of my old friends who typically can think for himself is under the impression that African-Americans are shot down in great numbers BY POLICE here in the USA. Meanwhile, a little girl in Ferguson was shot dead while doing homework on her mom's bed. No one is protesting this because it wasn't a white cop who did the shooting. In fact, when a black person is killed in Ferguson, it is nearly always another black person who did the killing. Yet none of these stories cause protests and few make the national news.
Not hiring this guy.

It seems that the agenda is more geared toward removing the responsibilities from the people who get caught by police and resist arrest, and placing them elsewhere—like on the police who are now looking for the person who murdered a young child. What kind of hypocrisy and lack of ownership of the real issues should we be tolerant of? Are we supposed to allow criminals free rein of society because they possess a skin color that creates a separate standard for them? What about the young African-American girl who is now dead? She's had no one protest her murder. Why does her life matter less than a black man with a criminal record who is stopped by police? What kind of idiots believe in this crap anyway? Get the criminals off the street. Whatever color they are, they need to be captured and removed from society before more kids get killed. If they resist arrest, they risk dying.

It is not really about race. If I see a normal looking African-American man, I will feel more comfortable around him than I would with a white guy who is dressed like a "gangsta'." End of story! It's really that simple! I would hire the same black guy over the fore mentioned white guy as well—any day of the week. I know what this is about. I saw it first-hand when I worked for the county. This is not about truth. This is not about reality. This is not even about a murdered innocent girl. This country is being influenced by hypocrites with an agenda. The sooner we stop pretending that everything is always about race, the sooner we can clean up the mess and find the people who killed this child! It makes me sick! This was a child! She was not shot by police. And apparently, she was not worth a protest. I am sad that another child was murdered in this screwed up society and nobody will do anything about it...

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

This Life Mattered!

This is so sad and it wasn't the police who did this! Where are the protesters now?

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How To Win An Election

First you will need many buckets of money...

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