Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Happy Birthday...

To my brother, Scott!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Country Music Redux...

Way back in June, I posted a list of ten Country music songs you had to know in order to be considered a true country music fan.  After one comment and a couple of emails – and a lot of soul searching – I've decided to explain the list to twenty songs you should know and be able to sing along (even if it isn't well) when you hear them on a jukebox.  Here's the updated list:

 

  1. Crazy
  2. He Stopped Loving Her Today
  3. Walk the Line
  4. The Devil Went Down to Georgia
  5. Originally, I said anything by Hank, Sr., but I'm changing it to Hey Good Lookin'
  6. The Dance
  7. Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
  8. Stand by You Man
  9. You ain't Woman Enough to Take my man
  10. I was Country Before Country Was Cool
  11. Kiss an Angel Good Morning
  12. A Good Hearted Woman
  13. Your Cheatin' Heart (I actually love Elvis' version best)
  14. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
  15. Highway Man
  16. Hello Darlin
  17. Mama Tried
  18. God Bless the USA
  19. Only In America
  20. A Country Boy Can Survive

 

I'm waiting to hear from all of you for your selections…

 

God Bless

 

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Integrity

Yesterday, my brother was on a roll about how Bush isn't at fault with his response to the people of Louisiana after Katrina. Then, he said, "Senator Craig would still have his job, if he were a Democrat." He went on to mention that Clinton had sex in the Oval office and kept his job.

He missed the point entirely. Craig did not lose his job for having sex. He lost his job because he approached an undercover officer for sex in a mens room at an airport. Further, Craig has publicly supported anti-gay legislation and when you've done that, you don't want to get caught trying to have sex with a man in an airport bathroom. It isn't the sex itself, it's the fact that Senator Craig is a hypocrite.

Then, my cool headed brother ranted and raved that Craig's fellow Republicans have deserted him and they should've stood by him. All right and what would they gain with that?

Fred Thompson is against an anti-gay marriage amendment. He wants one that would prevent one state from imposing its laws on another state. The Religious Right have gone shopping for another candidate because they want true anti-gay legislation and this isn't it. (I'll rant about the amendment Mr. Thompson is proposing on another day.)

Republican candidates believe - and probably rightly so - that they can't get elected without the support of the Religious Wrongs. This is one of the reasons I don't vote for Republican Candidates, I can't stand their pandering to the Religious Wrongs. So, what would make my brother thing that Republicans will stand up for Craig? And, why should they take a risk of offending the Religious Wrongs and lose their own jobs for a hypocrite like Craig?

Now, Craig probably shouldn't have lost his job until he was convicted -- rather if he is convicted. We still have innocent until proven guilty in this country. On the other hand, maybe he shouldn't have tapped the right foot of the person in the next stall in the first place. Maybe, if he has gay tendencies, he shouldn't have voted against gay rights and he could be living his life openly and wouldn't have to look for sex in bathrooms in the first place.

But, then he would have integrity and that's something we seem to have lost in this country a long time ago.

God Bless

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Reading List...

Here's what I'm currently reading, you might find the listed books interesting...Some are for work and the others are for fun.  I'm sure you can figure out which is which.

 

God answers Lawsuit -- He Doesn't sound happy

State Senator Ernie Chambers -- a state legislator from Nebraska -- has filed suit against God in the County District Court in Omaha, Nebaska.  (read story here). God doesn't has decided that He shouldn't answer to our courts and that they have no jurisdiction over Him.

I tend to agree with God.  Senator Chambers is "blaming God for human oppression and suffering".  God contends that He gave us free will.  Again, I agree with God.  Man is to blame for our own oppression and suffering.  We can choose to help the helpless or we can stand idly by and let them suffer.  It's our own free will that controls how we act.  If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

What a country we live in!

God Bless

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Some people just can't be happy...

Check this link: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22439270-2,00.html.  Apparently, a lesbian couple are being ungrateful because they ended up having two babies instead of just one.  They claim that they told the doctor to only implant one embroyo, the doctor implanted two and now they have one baby too many.

First, I'd like to call them the most ungrateful bitches on the planet.  There are a lot of people in this world who can't even have one baby.

Second, what the hell are they thinking? Some people don't even think lesbians (or gay men) should even be parents, so why make us all look bad by suing?  I'm sure that at sometime today, I will be called upon to defend these two jerks and there is no defense for it.  I hope the court kicks the case out.

Third, if they don't want the extra kid, I'll take the baby and raise it as my own.

There have been a lot of things going on lately and I meant to write about them, but I didn't get the chance.  This article caught my eye and I just couldn't remain silent.

God Bless

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