Benjamin Franklin is widely considered one of most renowned scholars in American history. seems to me he's about as sharp as a bowling ball. Franklin proposed the turkey as our national bird instead of the Bald Eagle. What was he thinking? I doubt that he had even seen a turkey let alone tasted one. They're delicious. If there is one bird in the world that cries out to be shot and eatin, it's the turkey. They're big, fat, juicy, and full of meaty goodness. If i had never eatin meat before in my life, and stumbled upon and unsuspecting turkey, my instincts alone would tell me to club it with the hardest blunt object available, and feed it to my family with a side of cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes. Did i mention they dont fly? We can't have a flightless, dim-witted, bullseye with feathers and a belly full of giblets represent our country. This is America! What kind of message would that send to our enemies. If we changed our national bird to the Turkey right now Great Britain would re-invade and enforce reconstruction-era martial law after beating us in Revolutionary War II. We would then be forced, at gunpoint, to eat fried Bald Eagle every Thanksgiving. How did this guy ever trick people into thinking he was a genius? He's lucky that apple fell on his head. I'll get my break someday.
Remember Alf? He always tried to eat the cat! HAHA. Alf.
Does anyone ever wonder what happened to Zack and Kelly, from Bayside? I dont either. They're probably fine.
I've recently become aware of series of very strange occurances in my life. I cant be sure, but I think the Man is keeping me down somehow. More on this later.
I'm thinking about forming an exploritory committee to determine if i should throw my hat into the presidential race. I'm pretty excited about it. I'm going to Home Depot this weekend to get some ideas for my platform.
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Well its exactly 120 minutes until the cowboys meet their 06/07 doom. It simply wasnt meant to be. The Seahawks are not that great, but lets be honest, the cowboys gave up 39 points to the LIONS!! the lions are the most pathetic franchise in football, edging out the texans because they have been pathetic much longer. But i coulda sworn they had joe montana last sunday. thats how bad our defense is. we make ordinary players look like they belong in the hall of fame. i am sick, and the game hasnt even started yet. Matt Hassleback has been struggling. doesnt matter, he's playing the cowboys. Alexander is averaging just over 3 yards a carry. doesnt matter, he's running through butter. this game is going to be ugly. i cant wait!
Why is it that the people who scream about tolerance the most in this country seem to have no idea what the word means? To hear people discuss it, one would think that tolerance is a one way street. “Tolerate me!” The part that always seems to be left out of the equation the part where you tolerate the other person. This is why this “tolerance” is non-existent in the real world. Tolerance, as many would have you understand it, requires nobody having different opinions. Being that there are literally billions of people in the world, such “tolerance” is a myth.
Elton John recently stated that all religion should be banned, because it fosters homophobia and intolerance. Stop me if I'm wrong, but to the untrained ear, that sounds intolerant. But that can't be right, because it's the religious right that is intolerant, not the enlightened folks on the left who accept homosexuals freely. They wouldn't dream of thinking differently about someone simply because they live a different lifestyle. Why, that would be judging!! That is the worst crime one could commit, to judge another person. These people never stop to think that they are doing the very thing that they claim to be fighting. They are judging the religious right, for having an opposing view. Religion should be banned because it fosters homophobia? One could just as easily state that homosexuality should be banned because it fosters religiphobia. But those on the left feel that the religious right must bend over backwards to “tolerate” homosexuals, while homosexuals have absolutely no requirement to tolerate the religious right.
I am reminded of a sketch a few years back from the Conan O'brien Show. Following a highly publicized, racist and altogether intolerant rant by Atlanta Braves' pitcher John Rocker, there was a hilarious talking head segment with Rocker talking to O'brien. O'brien mentioned something to Rocker about the need to be more tolerant and Rocker's response was priceless. “Tolerance? I've been hearin' a lot of people talkin' about tolerance lately, but i don't see anybody toleratin' my racism!” It was hilarious, of course. But it wasn't until years later, thinking about this very topic, that i realized the truth in that statement. If the laws of tolerance require that Rocker can not think or speak differently about people of other races simply because they are different, do they not also require that people cannot judge Rocker simply because he feels and speaks differently than they?
Of course they would. That is the two way street that makes the issue of tolerance such a complicated one. You cannot tell someone that they have to tolerate others, because that is not being tolerant of their right to feel the way they want. To tell a Christian or Muslim that they have to be tolerant of homosexuals is being intolerant of their religious views. The “reverends” Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton often speak of the lack of tolerance that white people have for blacks, never grasping the fact that they are constantly being intolerant of whites.
It may sound bad but this is America, and John Rocker has the right to be as racist as he wants. You don't have to agree with it, and you shouldn't. But if you accuse him of being intolerant just because of the way he feels, then you have to accept that by your own definition you are being intolerant. Likewise you can hate gays, whites, liberals, yankees, or the Washington Redskins if you so choose. But you must understand that these people have the right to hate you right back. This, believe it or not, is not intolerance.
The true meaning of tolerance has to be about actions, not feelings or words. That is, of course, if the goal is to have a tolerance that is practical and achievable. People are always going to have different opinions. You can't change the way everybody feels. You can bat accusations of intolerance back and forth only to complete the circle and return to where you started. The goal of tolerance must be to not act out against those you disagree with. You can't put an end to people judging. Everyone judges. If you claim that you are against judging, you are simply judging those you see as judgmental.
True intolerance occurs when one acts in a way to hurt those he disagrees with. It is not intolerant to dislike black people. It is intolerant to burn crosses in their yard, hurl insults at them or lynch them. It is not intolerant to view homosexuals as sinful. It is intolerant to beat them, curse them or kill them. True intolerance is what makes this country and this world a dangerous and hateful place. “Intolerance” and “judgment” as the left would have you define it, is simply the act of having a brain and using it.
Elton John needs to take a long look in the mirror before he speaks again on the issue of tolerance. I will gladly stand up for his right to say that my religion should be banned because it disagrees with him. Why do i get the feeling he wouldn't stand up for my right to say that he's going to Hell? Where is my tolerance?
Well i dont think i could have enjoyed my thanksgiving break any more. For those of you who had a sub-par holiday, i apologize in advance for rubbing it in. my parents came down on wednesday night and Thursday was everything that could be expected. We didnt have our turkey and dressing until friday when the whole family could get together. But thursday's feast was nothing to complain about. my mom and grandmother made their world-famous (well it should be) gumbo with chicken, crab, sausage and shrimp. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Followed by pumpkin and pecan pie. To help with digestion, i had a heapin'helpin of ariel excellence by my boy Tony Romo, with 5 touchdown passes. FIVE!!! Friday my brother and sister-in-law came down escorted by my super cute nephew. for those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting my nephew, his cutness is nothing short of legendary. He cant exactly say my name but he tries. He can say hot, baby, buck, ball, mug ect... If that wasnt enough my dear old aggies sawed BEVO's horns off. GIG'EM!! that was more unexpected that the Cowboys beating the Colts, and even more enjoyable because i actually like the colts. I hate the horns with every fiber of my being, however. I couldnt have felt any more thankfull after such a lovely two days. But then God blessed me still further with a Maverick win over the Spurs, and a killer matchup between USC and Notre Dame. And just when i thought my cup was as full as full could be, it ranneth over when Vince Young led the Titans to 24 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to bury the dirty dawg Giants giving the cowboys sole possesion of first place in the NFC East for the first time in ????? I dont think i could thank God enough for this Thanksgiving! Hope yours was comparable.
I am so thankful today for so many things. Of course i have a great family and great friends. I have a very comfortable life, and a job that i like. i enjoy my downtime and have all of my needs met, both physical and spiritual. But i'm not going to lie, I am most thankful for the wonderful young quarterback God has so richly bestowed upon my beloved Dallas Cowboys. His name is Antonio Romiro Romo, and he is now the highest rated passer in the world! which is quite a feat considering he has only played 5 and 1/2 games, in 4 years!! Entering this most gluttonous of days, Romo was .5 points behind the great Peyton Manning, who he had just outduled four days previous, for the best rating in the league. And Romo proved to be the most gluttonous of all, feasting shamelessly on the Bucs defensive backs. His plate was overflowing in the first half, with 3 touchdown passes, and would you believe he went back for seconds in the second half? He did not stop there, however, as he washed it all down with the "prestigious" galloping gobbler award for dessert. This is what Thanksgiving is all about. As i sit back and reflect on it all, i cant help but think of our forefathers, the pilgrims who risked life and limb to tame this wild land. It was their dream that one day their offspring could sit around, getting fat and watching football. It bring a tear to my eye that that dream has come to fruition, and i am living proof! God Bless America, and God Bless the Dallas Football Cowboys.