It just makes me want to puke when I hear the pot calling the kettle black.
It’s despicable when talk radio show hosts use false narrative when accusing other media outlets for using false narrative. Neither one does our country any good. Both make their profession seem made up of childish bullies.
I think some people in media need to reassess their job capabilities – to see if they’re doing it ethically and responsibly. It maybe that they have been in it too long to report news, or give comments objectively. I would like to see them change profession, or change the way they deliver news. Any change would be refreshing!!
Just my thoughts!
Portrait of W.H. Auden
“In a land which is fully settled, most men must accept their local environment or try to change it by political means; only the exceptionally gifted or adventurous can leave to seek his fortune elsewhere. In America, on the other hand, to move on and make a fresh start somewhere else is still the normal reaction to dissatisfaction and failure.” ~ W. H. Auden
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I’ve never referred to the hood on my jackets and coats before as a hoodie. Since it has been mentioned a lot in our nation’s discourse I’ve been compelled to write that I will not let anyone intimidate me into not wearing my hoodie on a jacket or coat that I’ve bought specifically for its use.
I will not give up wearing my hoodie on my jacket or coat.
Trayvon Martin’s (age 17) death have sprouted all sorts of twisted dialogue about the way he died, the way he lived, and, on the misfortune and defenseless George Zimmerman (age 28), who at the time was armed and in a car (the safest place he could have been, considering all things). Yet Mr. Zimmerman ended up being the guy on the ground yelling help (according to a witness), with a broken nose and a gash on the back of his head, and still able to be in possession of the gun that shot Martin. None of this makes good sense to me. I imagine that I’m not alone.
The left have propelled this tragedy to a level where the vigilante groups have a bounty out on Zimmerman’s head, dead or alive. Radio and TV talk show hosts on the right blames Martin’s death on his hoodie. It seems they are afraid the public outcry will cause the banning of guns.
Still, a young teen-ager is dead. A tragedy that could have been avoided.
I will not let anyone intimidate me into not wearing my hoodie. We’ve all worn them. Ever since our mom’s and dad’s wrapped our stinking butts up and laid us in a cradle.
STOP with the fear and intimidation, please!
I could write more on this but while I was typing this one out I came across readytochangenow‘s post here – “It’s not them – it’s you; how fear is destroying us”. This is a passionate post that ends with a proposal for change. Please take a few minutes to read it.
R.I.P. Trayvon Martin
I have watched this dog for a few years walking around my neighborhood. I don’t know where his home is but he’s always hanging out near a popular eatery. I see him in the dead of winter and on the hottest day of the year. And he’s never around other dogs.
I saw him one morning standing in the middle of the empty parking lot. By himself, as usual. He was intent on listening. With his ears perked up, he was watching and listening for something or someone. He stood there for a couple of minutes, long enough for me to take some pictures. This was my chance to actually see him up close. Yea!
As he stood there, he would turn his head back in a way as if he had heard his master calling. But there was no misunderstanding about it, he was fully listening and watching someone or something in the opposite direction.
Who, or what, catches your attention? Who, or what causes you to listen when your attention should be elsewhere? Some young people are so fixated on certain people in the entertainment industry. They are easily swayed by the music and lyrics that they listen to. Sometimes they imitate what they see and hear. This could be a problem if their imitation is in a destructive way. In this case, young people should listen to their parents when they ask them to change direction, to get off the destructive path they’re on. It isn’t only the entertainment industry. There are so many other factors vying for, not only their attention, but grown ups, as well. We need to be mindful of who or what we’re listening to on a daily basis. Let’s make sure we listen to words that motivate us in doing good, in building one another up, and moving us forward in positive ways.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring…all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7
I remember it was a warm sunny day and I was about to wipe my car dry after washing it when a storm cloud came up suddenly over my head. I had just enough time to put the car in the garage before the clouds opened and the rain fell.
You may think that I got upset because I had just washed the car, uh? Actually, I didn’t. Quite the opposite.
I remember saying, “Thank You, Father!” as I drove the car into the garage, being grateful that I didn’t get rained on and for making me spiritually aware of His presence in my life.
Just a few months earlier, things in my life had begun shifting. I also had a minor car accident that wasn’t entirely my fault. A friend had talked to me about going to church. All of these things made me question myself, and life in general.
As I was drying off the car my mind entertained some of those questions. Suddenly, just like the storm cloud over head, faith in something bigger and powerful than myself started sprouting. Right then, by faith, I realized that my questions and spiritual hunger would eventually be answered and met. I became spiritually and personally aware that a Higher Power was in control of everything, and that it had played a significant influence in my life as far back as I could recall.
I’ve walked by faith ever since. I’ve not yet fully bloomed to be all that God intends for me to be. Still I thank Him that I’m not where or who I used to be. God is, and always has been, faithful.
Praise be to God, my Heavenly Father.