Thursday, December 19, 2013

Duck Dynasty Circling the Drain

Yes, I watched the show on occasion but it was never on my top ten. I can relate to these families on some level as my Daddy's family is from Louisiana and Mom's family is from East Texas. I loved how they hammed it up for the camera and despite the random comment disparaging women I liked the family atmosphere.

Phil Robertson crossed a big, bad line with his responses in a recent GQ interview. I mean really, is this man so ignorant that he thought he would walk away from that interview unscathed? I am still  a little perplexed over why GQ interviewed this man in the first place unless it was meant to poke fun at him but they did and Phil said some horrible, horrible things about a large percentage of the world's population.

When this dude was posed the question about his thoughts on sin why didn't he go straight away to "Thou Shalt Not Kill?" With all of the mass shootings this is where my brain would have taken me. If you are given your 15 minutes and don't do one small thing for the greater good then you are missing the whole point. To me that is shameful and I guess one could say sinful.

Why is it that so called Christians are so concerned about the afterlife of others? I consider myself a Christian and frankly it is none of my business what others do or how they live their life as long as it is not causing harm to others. After my experiences in my antique shop I am not sure how I feel about heaven and hell as the only options once your soul leaves the body.

The Bible tells us that if we ask for forgiveness then we are forgiven for whatever "sins" we have committed. So that right there pretty much absolves each and every one of us as long as we ask.

Why is it that abortion, equality and lifestyle are the only "sins" ever brought forth from the Bible? There are others things in the Bible that we are given permission to do and to not do, some come with some pretty heavy and horrible consequences;


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I Get So Tired of Hateful, Mean Spirited, Angry People

What has happened in the world, let me narrow that down to just America, to make so many people angry and rude all the time? It has gotten to where I detest leaving the confines of my home and property because everywhere I go people are just down right nasty.

I am not always the friendliest cookie in the box but I do try really hard to be kind, courteous and have a smile on my face when I go out in public. I look people in the eyes when I speak to them, I hold doors for others, I step back from the elevator to let those inside get out. I park my car in a civil manner, I return the grocery cart to the cart corral, if I dial the wrong phone number I apologize. These are common courtesies, this is how I was raised.

I know that the U.S. is in a mess and I feel like I am doing my part by contacting my elected officials. All of whom will not get another vote from me but it can't just be about the current state of the country.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The State of Kansas and Its Clueless Politics

Let me preface this with I am a Native Texan. I have had the privilege to live all over the world in places such as Singapore and Mexico City. I did not fall off the turnip truck yesterday but I think that the elected officials in Kansas not only fell off of the turnip truck but the truck then ran over them.

I realize that everyone has their price. I know that politicians all have their own agenda and being the voice of their constituents is very low on their radar.

Kansas has a capitol building full of fools and yes, I did cast my vote for one of them Greg Smith. I voted for him because he is/was a school teacher. I thought that he would be a great advocate for our failing school system. WRONG!! He is one of the biggest idiots right there with Gov. Sam Brownback the leader of Brownbackistan.

Greg Smith is a big failure as a voice of the people - http://midwestdemocracy.com/candidates/greg-smith/ he went in with his own agenda, don't they all, and has proposed several pieces of legislation that would benefit only him. Such as the bit on politicians being able to return to their same job at the same pay. There is already FMLA but Greg Smith choose to be in KS politics and it is not like he would have a hard time finding a teaching position, if he is any good at his job.

Smith ran on the pity vote. Several years ago one of his daughters was abducted and murdered. My youngest daughter had many classes with her. He actually used his deceased daughter's image and story on his mailings as well as the fact that he was a school teacher. He failed to mention that he has no interest in education in Kansas.

Lance Kinzer, my other 'voice' in Topeka did not get my vote. He and I had a very disturbing conversation on my front porch on day and he is no better than Brownback.

So what are some of the topics up for discussion this legislative session in the land of ugh?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Prayers To Connecticut


My prayers, thoughts and tears are with every person impacted by the senseless murders in Connecticut.

12 girls, eight boys and six female adults - - each child was shot three to 11 times, and all the victims were shot multiple times.

Babies

Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06, female (age 6)

Daniel Barden, 9/25/05, male (age 7)

Olivia Engel, 7/18/06, female (age 6)

Josephine Gay, 12/11/05, female (age 7)

Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06, female (age 6)

Dylan Hockley, 03/08/06, male (age 6)

Madeleine F. Hsu, 07/10/06, female (age 6)

Catherine V. Hubbard, 06/08/06, female (age 6)

Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05, male (age 7)

Jesse Lewis, 06/30/06, male (age 6)

James Mattioli, 03/22/06, male (age 6)

Grace McDonnell, 11/04/05, female (age 7)

Emilie Parker, 05/12/06, female (age 6)

Jack Pinto, 05/06/06, male (age 6)

Noah Pozner, 11/20/06, male (age 6)

Caroline Previdi, 09/07/06, female (age 6)

Jessica Rekos, 05/10/06, female (age 6)

Avielle Richman, 10/17/06, female (age 6)

Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/06, male (age 6)

Allison N. Wyatt, 07/03/06, female (age 6)


 ADULTS


Rachel Davino, 7/17/83, female (age 29)

Dawn Hocksprung, 06/28/65, female (age 47)

Anne Marie Murphy, 07/25/60, female (age 52)

Lauren Russeau, 1982, female (age 29)

Mary Sherlach, 02/11/56, female (age 56)

Victoria Soto, 11/04/85, female (age 27)

I vow to do whatever I can to see effect change so that no more lives are lost to heinous acts of evil such as this.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

What Christmas Traditions Does Your Family Have?


My family has a few Christmas traditions that go back generations and we have almost an equal number of new traditions.

Since we moved to the Kansas City area going to the Country Club Plaza and taking a carriage ride has become a tradition. All of us girls get dressed in our finest and go see the Nutcracker ballet

A few traditions passed on when my mother passed away 3 years ago.


Here is my newest article for WorthPoint.com - Baking Cookies, Making Paper Chains, Family Traditions .

I would love to hear your holiday traditions.

As always, thank you for visiting.