If you do not know me (I mean, really know me) then there is something you need to understand before you read this blog: I value the truth above everything else... except a good laugh. A good laugh will almost always beat the truth as far as I’m concerned. Everything you read on this blog will be true, somewhat true, or something I made up in an effort to get a laugh. Sometimes I will go on a rant that I don’t really mean (or only kind of mean). Sometimes I will mean what I write only to completely change my mind a year, month, or day later. Such is life. By reading this blog you agree not to get offended by anything I write (or, at the very least, you agree not to tell me or anyone else that you are offended). It is worth noting that my employer does not endorse my blog (or even read it, to tell you the truth). The Wife also does not endorse my blog (though she will read it from time to time). I am not paid to write this... it’s just my way of giving back to the community. I have, and will, touch on a wide range of subjects and will give my opinion on these subjects. Again, most of what I say is for laughs but every now and then I will say what I really think and feel (see my views on Westboro Baptist Cult). How will you know when I’m serious and when I’m trying to get a laugh? You’ll know. And if you don’t know, well... maybe this isn’t the best thing for you to be reading. So, sit back, read and enjoy. Leave comments if you want and don’t be afraid to publicly follow me.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Still raising money…
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I love this picture of Susie as she got ready to go to her first Girl Scouts meeting.
So, there was a lot of talk on the social media recently about Gabby Douglas and what she did (or didn't do) during the National Anthem during the medal ceremony. It's times like these that show the down side of social media. I've seen the picture everyone is using to judge her and... while it's not the best look, it's also not something that would cause me to shame her on Facebook and say she hates 'merica. Had she sat down or turned her back to the flag, then I could see the issue. But she didn't. The great sin she committed (based on most comments I saw) is that she didn't have her hand over her heart. As someone who has played in and watched more sporting events than I can count, I can tell you not everyone puts there hand over their heart during the National Anthem. And, I would guess, most (if not all) are not trying to be disrespectful to the US of A. My takeaway from this is that some people on the Facebook and sites like it need to get over their self-righteous-high horse-better-than-everyone-else self and stop looking for things to complain/hate about. Also, realize that just because someone puts something on a picture (like Gabby Douglas hates America... Share if you love America) doesn't mean you have to share it. Share funny stuff... not stupid stuff.