My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Common Sense or UNcommon Sense

NOTE It appears as the spamers have got my number or web site therefore in the near future I will be enabling word verification for a while.  I don't really want to but am getting tired of the spamers.

We report you decide as a major information network says.  I am respectfully stealing that for today's post.  I will get back to my BUY AMERICA theme in the next few days.  Most of you know I seldom read a newspaper as it is HISTORY by the time we read it.  I enjoy the fast  paced news like of the net and radio.  Doesn't that sound so....so.....exciting.  Basically I am just too cheap to spend a buck on bird cage lining.  BUT,   today I had some time to kill and was in a coffee shop (without wi-fi)  can you believe that.  It's true.

I bought the local Communist rag, and started my journey.  Headlines  "Military Taking Gays as Recruits".  Then the story of a West Point graduate, Dan Choi.  He apparently is an Iraq war vet and openly homosexual.  The story went on to say he was preparing to re-enlist since the "Don't ask, don't tell" law was overturned by a judge in California.  Who would have thought a California judge would overturn a law like that!  You can go online and read the whole story somewhere I am sure. Mr. Choi is re-enlisting I presume, with the full knowledge that the Attorney General is going to fight this ruling in the higher courts.  That is his right.

Page 2 of the local communist rag:  "Gay slur goes unpunished"  It seems a high school crowd in Eastlake,Ohio started chanting a homosexual slur at a football game this past weekend.  So many chanted it that principal, Jennifer Chauby, was unable to single out anyone in particular.  The report says she did call in several children who fessed up to following the crowd.  She stated she was unable to punish anyone in particular but is making announcements and meeting with individual students to convey it was wrong.  The local Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland said it amounted to bullying.  Oh my!  Bullying again. 

Having said(typed) that I don't condone bullying or teasing, or picking on any one.  I DO say toughen up Slugo!  Real life ain't easy.

The third thing that caught my eye in the local Communist rag was an article on the OP ED page by Thomas Sowell.  In the article Mr. Sowell discusses the Chancellor of Germany' recent remark regarding multiculturalism.  Chancellor Merkel said flat out it doesn't work!  Mr. Sowell credits her for, guess what, her courage.  Germany willingly opened their borders to anyone who wished to enter the country.  The misconception was these people would assimilate into the Germany society.  They later would become Germans with a (insert country) heritage.  This didn't happen and Chancellor Merkel said so.

Now who has showed common sense and who hasn't.  Mr. Choi didn't in my opinion and it has nothing to do with his homosexuality.  Common sense would dictate wait until the court challenge is over and then if the law is struck down enlist.  Doing it now only creates more paperwork and he gets his 15 minutes of fame.  A graduate of West Point you would think he would be smarter.  He probably is however, he has no common sense.  I'm glad Jacob has been discharged.  I wouldn't want him to have Mr. Choi for a commander.  Being smart is ok but, common sense will carry you a long way!

I normally line up against school teachers, principals, superintendents, and school boards.  This time this principal showed common sense by not trying to single out a student or several students.  Kudos to a school principal with common sense.  Unfortunately the group who said it amounted to bullying, well, like I said, Life ain't easy. They have no common sense. There has always been bullying and always will.  You cannot legislate peoples emotions, feeling, thoughts or minds.

Mr. Sowell is a well know black Conservative.  I wonder if he showed common sense by writing this article.  Chancellor Merkel may not have shown common sense but she certainly, as Mr. Sowell said, showed courage.  If she is re-elected I suppose you could say she had common sense or at least guts.  Kudos to Chancellor Merkel for telling the truth.

Now if we can just learn from her strong stand and make English our official language and quite printing everything in ten languages.  Some people don't want to be Americans they just want our freedoms.

It's off to the races this weekend with civilian Jacob.  This is his birthday present and get out the ARMY treat.  After a tour in Baghdad and time in Hati he deserves a NASCAR  race.  Martinsville Virginia HERE WE COME.  Any body got bail money?

God Bless America and you all!

Pops

18 comments:

Subvet said...

"Any body got bail money?:

And here I thought cops always looked out for one another.

Choi is just looking for fame, end of story. The high school principal is right, just gotta roll with it. Maybe she's straight enough to think it's really no big deal. Merkel is just one of the first Europeans to speak out publicly against their suicidal policies. Hopefully it isn't too late for Europe.

Congratulations to Jacob, nice birthday present!

Adrienne said...

This whole army gay thing is quite confusing to me. Why would anyone have any reason to know what someone is doing in the privacy of their bedroom? Do they ask if you're homosexual when you enlist?

MightyMom said...

Adrienne, because military bedrooms have NO privacy!


have fun Pops!!

how's that shoulder?

Most Rev. Gregori said...

I would have no problem with gays in the military if they were given their own separate barracks and the military formed a separate unit for them. Perhaps it could be called the "Pansy Brigade", where they can practice 'close quarter' drills to their hearts content.

Jake said...

Wow....The most Rev. Gregori says it all. What complete nonsense. The homophobia in his statement is astounding. What a complete moron. All Gays are pansies huh Least Rev. Gregori?? You, sir, are a complete bigot. I hope my sons grow up in a world where the likes of you no longer spew your ignorant opinions.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Jake,Now that you have vented your spleen here and cussed me out on my blog (yes, I did delete your filth) I hope you feel so much better. I'll bet you are a liberal.

And, no, I am not a bigot, I just happen to believe in God's word.

ABNPOPPA said...

Whew! Got a little heated. Jake, I must remind you this is a discussion forum, not a slandering formun. Facts and opinions. You've commented before with honest heartfelt verbage let's keep it that way.

Thanks to all who commented.

Pops

Jake said...

Fact: Homosexuals are not pansies. Yet I don't see any condemnation of the least rev. gregori. So it is okay for the least rev. to insult 10% of the population? Sounds backward to me.

Jake said...

OH...Rev. Gregori, are you the same Rev. Gregori who got into some....ummm...trouble in the New York area?

ABNPOPPA said...

Jake!

I believe your percentages are a little off. The comment of the Most Rev. Gregori stands on its merits. Regarding your second comment induendos are inappropriate on this blog. If you have a question you should direct it to MRG via email on his blog.

Thanks for your understanding.

Pops

ABNPOPPA said...

Jake!

I believe your percentages are a little off. The comment of the Most Rev. Gregori stands on its merits. Regarding your second comment induendos are inappropriate on this blog. If you have a question you should direct it to MRG via email on his blog.

Thanks for your understanding.

Pops

Jake said...

Hey pops...forget about percentages...do you stand by the statement that all homosexuals are pansies??? Do you??? That is the issue..not whether or not 10% or 5% or 2% of the population is actually homosexual. Do you stand by that statement??? Because if you do than your claim that this isn't a "slandering forum" is complete bullcrap.

Jake said...

Alright, if you do, then I will say all cancer patients are pansies because they weren't strong enough to prevent their disease. Oh wait, is that a generalization??? Hmmm, makes you wonder huh?

Jake said...

Oh wait, even better...all soldiers are bullies because they are fighting against countries that don't have the technology of the good old USA. All soldiers are bullies that are compensating for their inadequacies by killing innocent Iraqi's.

ABNPOPPA said...

Jake,

The Bible says you should turn the other cheek. If you are unaware of it I will inform you NOW you tread on dangerous ground with me. My wife passed away 19 months ago from Cancer and my son is an ex-82 AIRBORNE Paratrooper who did 15 months in the hell hole of Sadar City during President Bush's surge. Because of him and people like him you are free to mouth off like the un-informed, ill-mannered young man you appear to be on this blog.

First of all I didn't make the statement all homosexuals are pansies. Do I agree with the comment all homosexuals are pansies, no. Do I support MRG's right to say so, yes. It's called freedom of speech. I still would like to know where you got your percentages.

Pops

Jake said...

Pops.
I am fully aware of the ground I walk! Why do you think I picked those two examples? So basically your statement that this is a "slander free forum" is complete bunk. You may not agree that Homosexuals are pansies, yet you don't rebuke the Least Rev. Gregori. You let him post his filth. Typical.

ABNPOPPA said...

Jake,

So if I understand you correctly you used the examples of cancer and soldiers because you knew it was close to my heart. What I read into that is you really intended to cause me distress. In my humble opinion that is just sick and cruel on your part. I will pray for you to see the light of God.

Regarding MRG's comment. I told you how you should address it. Apparently you chose not to.

Anyway try in your future comments to show a little compassion and respect for others feelings.

Thanks,
Pops

Jake said...

Thanks for the prayers!!!! Keep em comin...yee ha!!!!

Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

Read more about this famous Lutheran Pastor at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer