Do you ever wonder, cause sometimes do, if in attempting to be So Politically Correct we aren’t Violating One Our Most Sacred Rights? I’m talking about The FIRST Amendment, The Right To Freedom of Speech. Could we be just annihilating it in theory at least if not in strict legality.
If someone writes that they think I look like a Monkey or a character from “Planet of The Apes” which, by the way I probably do or have looked like on several occasions, how can anyone have the right to ASSUME that they mean it as a Racial Slur?
Not to mention, in doing so, destroy a persons livelihood and their ability to earn a living without truly knowing if that’s what they meant at the time they wrote that about me.
After pondering all that for a while now I can’t say that I’m not 100% sure that what America has done to Rosanne Barr may be morally and / or legally right. After all, this is America land of the free home of the brave where our soldiers fight wars in places far, far away to protect our right to be free even in our speech.
The way I see it, unless you can prove without a benefit of the doubt that what you think someone said at any given time they wrote something was true, there is no case.
It then all become assumption, conjecture. Nothing more than someone giving credence to a rumor, a belief someone has, and certainly Not A Truth.
I’ve looked at a picture of the person Rosanne supposedly besmirched on that infamous Tweet and I must say I have to agree. If you put a Picture of her next to a picture of Dr Zira (one of my favorite characters from “Planet Of The Apes”, there is a slight resemblance. But then again if you put a picture of ME next to a picture of Clyde the orangutan from the Clint Eastwood Movie “Every which Way But Loose” you’ll have to admit there is a slight resemblance as well. How can we prove that those are Racist comparisons though? According to researchers, “The great ape families are the species most closely related to our own”. So, Come On now, can we all just try to Relax and live together without being So Sensitive?
As Christians, we’re even worst. We sanctimoniously pick and choose which parts of the Bible we want to follow on any given day and which ones we just run over with a Mac truck. We violate Bible verse every day without giving it a second thought but when we catch someone in the public eye doing it, OMG you would think it was the end of the world. Tie them to the stacks and stone them in public.
The truly sad thing is that in thousands and thousands of years we still have not learn to get along as one people. That we still don’t realize that the more we choose to segregate ourselves by the color of our eyes, our skin, race, heritage, geographic origin, etc, etc, etc WE WILL NEVER achieve that goal. We must set all our bad history aside and accept to see and treat each other as Equals. Only then will we that happen.
Don’t get me wrong and don’t put words in my mouth. I’m not saying we can’t be proud of who our ancestors and our heritage. Let’s how ever stop using what our ancestors went through and learn from it instead of using it to continue to separate us as One People.
We don’t have to like or agree with something someone else says but then again we don’t have to start a huge campaign to ruin their world either. Leave that to Karma.
Just another Point of View.
Wow, Just barley into summer and it has been a wild ride indeed.
After Sarah Gilbert does a comedy skit with John Goodman who was a guest on the CBS Show “The Talk”, a skit about their old show Roseanne. Gilbert was so impressed about how comfortable the skit felt that she asked Goodman if he would be willing to do the show again.
Without hesitation Goodman was in and that was the start of the re-boot of the new Roseanne show featuring the one and only Roseanne Barr. Gilbert quickly contacted other former show members who also were quick to come on board and the new show was re-born.
It debuted on ABC with a huge ratings and remained as the number one show on TV till it went into hiatus for the season. By this time ABC had already renewed the show for a second season with Roseanne rumored to be making about Half A Million per episode.
The world was a Rosy place until one night when, as she claims, Roseanne, in an Ambient stupor, on her computer first off a Tweet that would bring an abrupt halt to all the goodness that anyone could find in the re-boot of the Roseanne show.
With the swift click of the Enter button Roseanne managed to insult, and in the worst possible way, a whole race of people as her tweet in most of America’s eyes, basically compared them to characters from the Planet of The Apes. YIKES.
Immediately the attacks on the Tweet ad Roseanne started. In a few hours Roseanne, most likely realizing by now that she had crossed the line, deleted the Tweet and started apologizing and even Tweeted that she was leaving Twitter. Sadly hat was far from the truth.
Over the course of the rest of the night and the following day, Rosy had continued Tweeting almost about 300 times. She went from attempting to defend herself to continuing to lash out at people and continuing to compare this one poor lade to a character from Planet Of The Apes.
But this time public sentiment was so high against Roseanne that ABC had no choice but to take action and they Canceled their Number One Show. Wow. A sign of the times that you just can’t say anything and get away with it. Well, unless your Donald Trump but, that a whole different story.
It’s like grandma used t say, “You just can’t let your Alligator Mouth over run your Hummingbird Brain”. Just Another Point Of View.
Have to admit it's been a tough couple of weeks. Had a few health issues going on but luckily most things seemed to have worked them selves out.
Mr renal output issues seemed to have been associated with dehydration. I seem to have that under control now but it was an eye opener for sure.
That along with a pesky Kidney Stone which bugged me for weeks and is STILL working its way out and still causing a bit of pain and digestive issues. Yikes.
They had also told me that I had a cyst on my renal tube but it turns out that is benign and has been there since 2013. Why would they they even tell about it then? Oh Well.
So, still working on things but nothing life threatening for now anyway. One good thing about everything is that I've lost quite a bit of weight, a good thing, all things considered.
I have learned that I need to stop drinking soda to avoid anymore pesky Kidney Stones. I need to Stop Drinking Cow Milk. When you investigate it you'll find that after your growth years, cow milk is not a good thing for us. Yes it does provide Protein and Calcium but it also provides High Fat and can contribute to cardiac issues. If you want to Drink Milk, Drink Soy or Coconut, Almond, Rice, Hemp or other Nut Milk. Much healthier for you.
"Clerks" filmmaker was ready to perform two of his "Kevin Smith Live!" stand-up shows at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California, recently, but canceled the second event due to illness.
47 Year Old Director and co-star of "Jay and Silent Bob" had a surprise heart attack. He Tweeted about it saying, “After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”). If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground”.
Kevin announced on Facebook just the other day that he would drink A Gallon of Milk at a time sometimes 2. Yikes. Plus he says he would hardly ever eat a vegetable. His diet consisted mostly of steak, milk and cheese which he has now All Cut Out.
Watch what you you eat and drink and start thinking about living longer. Just Another Point of View.
Many times we just don’t know who people truly are.
If I told you that my Grandfather was descendant from a noble Spanish Family named Munoz who had come to America seeking a better life for their children would it matter? If I told you that my Grand Parents on my mom’s side were descendants of full blooded natives would it make any difference.
What truly matters is who we are or who we have become.
If you someone is in need there is no shame in accepting help from someone else. The same applies if you decide to help someone out. There certainly is no shame in that either. Many folks prefer to be humble about their giving (Deuteronomy 15:11) while there are those who do it to attain attention and notoriety (Matthew 6:1-4) but lets be clear that the two are not the same at all.
“For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.”
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
One does not have to be a Christian to realize that certain principles are the way of the universe and apply to all man kind. Helping the needy is one of these.
Just Another Point of View.
Ok, I understand the 2nd Amendment as it was written back on December 15, 1791 but can we move forward to modern times please.
I mean, I understand back in 1791 the government was still new and citizens were still somewhat leery about being pushed into something they might not agree with but lets face it. I thing we are well past that now.
We live in a time when politicians have figured out a way to lie, steal and control us with us not even winking an eye. So this notion of us having to have guns to protect ourselves from a foreign invasion or our own government that has gone rogue is more than a little far fetched.
I whole hardheadedly agree that every American of Sound Mind Should have the right to own a gun to protect their home and property but just how many guns does anyone need, really? I mean, if you want a gun then apply for a license, buy a gun and register it and keep it at home.
Unless we're all ready to go back to the “GUNSMOKE” Days where we all carry a sidearm and kill anyone just because they rub us the wrong way. Do we really want to go back to those days. Of course we don't.
Maybe the time to take a closer look at the 2nd Amendment is long over do. Maybe it's time to bring the 2ndAmendment into modern times and put it into prospective. America is not the same as it was in 1791. The threats of someone sneaking a couple of wooden ships onto one of our shores and unloading a militia of scaly wags with long guns who's intent is to over throw our government are over.
I seriously believe that was what the 2nd Amendment protected against but those times are long gone and we live in a new, modern world.
As a former Law Enforcement Officer I believe that More Guns Is Not The Answer. I believe that Arming Teachers just turns them into 1st Targets and that is Not The Answer Either. Leave the Protecting to our Law Enforcement Officers who's number 1 responsibility is to confront any threat directly and with force.
Just Another Point Of View.
We always hear the term “Living from Paycheck to Paycheck” but do we know what that really means?
For many of Americans, the especially older Americans on Government retirement, Living from Paycheck to paycheck is Real. The Government has always and still pays out Social Security and Retirement Checks once a month. The Sad Truth is the amount most people make lasts about a week and the rest of the month is a challenge. Most Americans on Retirement make on average about $1500 a month. Sounds like a lot right? Certainly you would think enough for them to survive on but, is it really?
By the time you take out Rent, Utilities, Doctor Expenses, Medicines, Phone Bill, Cable, Car Payment, Gasoline and Insurance plus food for four weeks, Most Americans Find Themselves With Little If Nothing Left. They are left trying to fin for themselves in Any Way Possible. For some who are still able bodied and can work it’s just an inconvenience. The the others who are sick, elderly or feeble it can be a matter of life and death.
Before you say, well they should be responsible for their own way lets take a look at the promise of Social Security made to them by their Government starting on 8/14/35 when they started paying into something called the Social Security Retirement Fund.
It was supposed to be a retirement account that people paid into and by the time they turned 55, their account would have well enough money in there so they could live out the rest of their lives with a nice monthly pay check but something went horrible wrong.
Their government ran into a money crunch and their politicians started RAIDING Their Citizens Retirement Fund to the tune of Billions of Dollars. Money They Never Put Back.
That’s why so many people on retirement now a days don’t get enough money. That’s why they keep raising the retirement age from the original 55 to now 65.
Has their Government or Their Politicians Done Anything To make it right. NO. Out of site, out of mind. As long as everybody doesn’t have to deal with seeing how badly these folks are struggling on a daily basis and since most of these folks have almost but given up on complaining, chances are The Money RAIDED from those poor people Will Never be replaced.
Do of most of us think this is right? That Our Government would RAID the Coffers of their Own Citizens and then Never Pay Them Back?
Just Another Point Of View.
A Lady with a Latino Last Name says; “I don’t blame the Dreamers but they are here illegal and they themselves need to correct that by becoming legal or going back. I have a friend that paid and studied because she wanted to become American, she is not Mexican she is from Vietnam..... I am so very proud of her.”
My Reply: I just can't believe you guys. If we all look back in our Heritage, people with last names like Hernandez, Ramos, Cortez and Nieto, etc, ect most likely come from ancestors who were from Mexico. How can we insist on wanting no, wait, demanding these folks "go back". Let's not forget that Texas was Mexican itself being a part of Mexico from the start. Dugh.
Next, folks here illegally have been trying to become citizens for decades but due to the Republicans and Democrats just fighting each other, that has failed to happen. If you sent every single illegal back the economy of this great country would crumble and our farming and labor industry in restaurants, building houses and structures and many more would be devastated. So lets be smart about things. We just can't send all these people back. Let's give the ones already here a fair path to citizenship while at the same time coming up with a better way to stop illegal immigration. Come on now. STOP THIS INSANITY.
This reminded me of the story of the Mexican Crab Bait Bucket. In case you've never heard it here you go and I'm paraphrasing now. There are two men fishing on a pier and it starts to sprinkle so one of them says, “I'm going in since it's raining.” The other man decides to stay but as the first man leave he see's a crab trying to crawl out of the other man's bait bucket. He says, “Hey you have a crab trying to escape.” The other man replies, “Oh don't worry those are Mexican Crabs, when on tries to reach the top of the bucket to freedom and a better life the other jealous ones will grab him and pull him back in because they don't want him to have a better life?”
Just another Point of View.
What kind of an idiotic, hyper critical, unbalanced society have we become that we think we’re so all mighty as to ruin a man’s life and career over a drunken laps in judgment he may or may not have had 31 year ago. Just whom do we think we are that we have the self righteous authority to judge anyone in this way? The worst part is that those sitting in judgment have pasts that are no better and in many ways even worse than the man being judged.
Al you people sitting at home at your computers posting such vile and nasty thing should be ashamed as well. If we put the Microscope to your past, whether it be recent or long ago, will we be able to find any questionable lapses in your judgments as well? Think about it god ad hard. All you people who sit in church every Sunday with a big smile and pretend to be believers while during the week your out committing acts of theft under the guise of good business, lust, adultery, false witness, coveting and the rest. No mater to what degree for even the slightest is considered grave. Have any of you been Taking advantage of the poor, Defrauding a working man of his wages, uttered any hatred, had reproach, defiance? Well? A truthful answer, please.
If the media is going to jump on the band wagon against anyone then they have an equal responsibility to go after everyone in the matter, the suspect, the judges and the jury. How does that saying go, “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone”.
C’mon people, wake up and smell the coffee. Stop being such Hypocrites. If you who sin all these sins daily can go to church on Sunday with those big grins remember you can not fool HE who will be your final judge. So Stop the Madness right now and start to live better lives each and every one.
Pick the right thinks to get angry at and take action against. Think about this, If you or anyone around you has no healthcare or the means to it, if we know this and for what ever reason choose not to fix that, aren’t we then guilty of one of the biggest sins ever? We all know the answer to that in our hearts, and if still, we choose not do do anything to change it because it may alter how much free money it may leave us, then what. Smelling like Mortal Sin to me. Not judging just saying.
Next time we hear the thought that as U.S. Citizens we should have a right to healthcare provided free or almost free of charge by our government, think about the fact that if we don’t become part of the process to make it happen and people keep dying because of it, we are personally violating one of the biggest Golden Rules by default. “Thou Shall Not Kill.”
So as the Holiest of Seasons dawns on us let’s get our thoughts, priorities and understanding of what is right straight. Lets stop thinking that because we may not be directly responsible for something, we get a free pass. Never forget HE is The Reason for the Season. HE gave us the Gift that allows us to make things right. GOB Bless, GOD Speed.
“What the world needs now is love, It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of what the world needs now is love, No, not just for some but for everyone.”
What could possibly compel any man to pick up a weapon and kill anyone? Have you figured out? It’s quite simple. It’s called evil. We’re talking pure, unadulterated evil. The kind that can only emanate from one source. Can you wrap your mind around that?
Oh, so your not a believer? You can’t buy the “Man Upstairs” concept or the fact that evil could be a thing manipulated by a guy who’s name starts with sat... or luci.. who was once a member of the good side until he decided to rebel in a really big way?
With the greater number of hurricanes than ever this year followed by one earthquake after another not only in Mexico but around the world and then there are 2 crazy guys in control of 2 countries who are close to killing us all with atomic weapons, come on, you have to stop and at least consider the fact that this could be the beginning of the end?
“LORD, we don’t need another mountain there are mountains and hillsides enough to climb, there are oceans and rivers enough to cross, enough to last till the end of time.”
If in fact the creators greatest gift to us was freedom of choice or even if you don’t believe in that but, understand that we all have the ability to make choices then the question is still is “What could possibly compel any man to pick up a weapon and kill anyone”?
“Lord, we don’t need another meadow, there are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow, there are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine Oh listen, if you want to know.”
Just another point of view inspired by Hal David. GOD Speed.
Just When is enough, enough? Have you ever run across a person or and event that stress to drain you and stress you out? So how do we know when it’s time to stop stressing out and move on to another mission?
That is a really good question. Because from time to time, no mater how much we may want to help someone, they may not be receptive to our help and in some cases, they may not be mentally able to change the way they do things. It’s at this point the we have to be able to take a step back, realize that pushing forward is futile and move on.
Don’t get me wrong, you don’t have to abandon that person or situation entirely. You just have to realize that it’s time to back off and regain your composure and not allow the situation to drain you and start stressing you out. If you don’t it may drive you nuts and, in some cases it can make you physically ill. We wouldn’t want that now, would we?
Then there are those that prey on people like us. Goodhearted people become victims of others that specifically seek them out in order to take advantage of their kindness and good humor. Those people are bad people. They can even, at times be, dangerous.
When you meet someone who needs assistance it’s always good to be aware of them and your surroundings and what they may attempt to ask of you to do. If they ask for something that is sketchy or unreasonable, an alarm should go off in your head and you should take heed.
Helping others is always the way we should live. It’s what our creator wants us to do. Help those who are less fortunate. To what extent you might ask? Well, that’s up to you to decide but I can tell you, the more you help the better you’ll feel. Just another Point of View.