Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

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Facebook Disease AMENITIST

There is a Facebook disease going around and it is spreading like wild fire. I have thought long and hard about a name for it and have come up with the name Amenitist. Those stricken with Amenitist lose their ability to think rationally once they see the word AMEN on a post and will like and type AMEN as requested no matter how ridiculous that article is. It can be the picture of a cute baby or of someone that is sick, often times cancer patients. Even posts that threatens seven years of bad luck if you don’t respond gets a like and a Amen. Many of the pictures are taken off the internet and used without the owner’s permission.

You could say that’s not so bad and you would be right. However it goes much deeper than that, these Farmers as they are called put out a lot of fabricated stories. For example there is one about a prostitute who had her womb removed. She became a Christian and got married and was able to give birth to a child even though she had no womb. There was one recently showing the picture of a banana plant with a bunch of banana almost a mile long (photo shopped of course.) Last week I saw one of a giant baby that a woman supposedly gave birth to. It was in fact a sculpture and it was outdoors but the hundreds of thousands who typed Amen seemed to think it was real and I found myself thinking have people lost their minds?

Don’t get me wrong for this is no laughing matter. People stricken with Amenitist as I said before lose their cognitive ability to think rationally. Once like and type Amen appears on a post they cannot resist this pull, this overpowering urge to like the post and type the word Amen. Think carefully the next time before you type Amen. Ask yourself these questions, is this a prayer, is this story real am I responding to a reasonable post, or am I stricken with the disease Amenitist?

Donald Trump on State of the Union Address


Donald Trump said he found the State of the Union address really boring and very hard to watch. This is not surprising because President Obama did not act belligerent. He did not call anyone names, try to belittle women or question anyone’s place of birth. The president did not spew out hate towards anyone. In his usual charismatic manner President Obama delivered a most eloquent State of the Union Address. Delivering rational and eloquent speeches is not in Trump’s DNA so of course he is going to find it boring.

Brooklyn Rape Case

The case of the rape of an eighteen year-old young woman by five young men in Brooklyn is very troubling. There are a lot of unanswered questions and many things that does not appear clear in this case. There is a need to investigate the relationship between this young woman and her father to determine if she might need help and counseling. There have been instances where an adult and a parent might be drawn sexually to one another after a long separation. I am not saying this is the case in this instance but it is worth investigating.

The five individuals accused of the rape of this young woman need to understand something, a person who is intoxicated does not have the mental capacity to give consent to sex. Even if they saw her having sex with her father that was no excuse for them to have any form of sexual contact with her. By their admission what transpired was rape and they should be dealt with accordingly. Because a woman is drunk that does not give a man the right to take advantage of her. These young men cannot be allowed to walk away from this incident believing that what they did was okay.

Feel free to give me your thoughts on this incident…

Saturday January 9, 2016 – Word of the Day

COMPASSION

In this cold, hard world more and more people seem to lack COMPASSION. We have become indifferent to the plight of others. We have ceased to care. Let us show COMPASSION to those who are suffering in our world. Let us show COMPASSION to victims of war, diseases, discrimination and poverty. Let us have COMPASSION in our hearts for all of humanity.

Friday January 8, 2016 – Word of the Day

PERSEVERANCE

It is often said that ‘The race is not for the swift but for those who endure.’ Often success comes about as a result of PERSEVERANCE. It is easy to throw in the towel and give up but with PERSEVERANCE that dream that we are about to give up on can become a reality. Remember it was through PERSEVERANCE that the tortoise defeated the hare. It may be a fairy tale but a valuable life lesson. PERSEVERANCE wins.

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The Republicans on Gun Control

The Republicans are a bunch of dimwitted, egoistic, overbearing people who believe they have to be right at all cost. They are once again on their ego trip proclaiming that Obama’s plan for gun control will not stem gun violence. Australia tried it and it worked so why not America?

The Republican’s desire to support the NRA outweighs their desire to try and save the lives of innocent children and adults. And why should they….they have never experienced that agonizing, heart-wrenching moment of looking at a dead son or daughter, knowing that they are never coming home. They don’t know what it feels like to have to bury a child or a loved one whose life has been brutally cut short because of gun violence. In fact they don’t care much about lives. They will not hesitate to send our sons and daughters off to war.

It is the constitutional right of the American people to bear arms and stronger gun laws will in no way infringe on those rights as the Republicans would have you believe. Every law abiding American citizen will continue to be able to exercise their rights to bear arms. Stronger gun laws are designed to keep guns out of the wrong hands. Doing more stringent background checks will help. We cannot continue to put guns in the hands of people with mental issues, terrorists, and people with a record of domestic violence and not expect to have repercussions.

I urge people to think clearly and vote wisely in the next election. We cannot support people who believe it is more important to support the NRA rather than to support measures to curtail gun violence. Measures to save lives must take precedence over ego and the desire to always be right.