Saturday, October 25, 2014

Attack on Halloween?

The conservative media the last couple of years was all jumping up and down about the attack on Christmas....and this morning, Fox News, ( I got to quit watch Fox News) was all over schools who were changing the name of the Halloween parties to " Fall Festival."

Man....I don't know about this one.

I really can't remember Halloween being that big a deal when we were in school....it was after school, but during school? I do not think so......

I also know there are Evangelical Churches who have their own " Fall Festivals" at their fellowship halls, on the same night or the week of Halloween, to avoid the " Devil's Night" and "Satan" being associated with the term Halloween. But in the end, it's about the same thing, a party at Halloween.

We didn't let my son trick or treat when he was younger. Safety was involved, when they started to bus in kids from outside of our neighborhood....we didn't feel safe.

Today, we live so far off the beaten path, we've never had a trick or treater to our house, and to be honest, if someone started down the drive today, I'd shoot a semi-auto assault rifle over their heads 3-5 rounds to make sure to let them know there are no Snicker's at this house....

Friday, October 24, 2014

Disappointed With You

So, Shannon Martin posted a comment of Facebook yesterday about he making a mental list of people he is disappointed with....I like to read his posts, he's sort of like me, writing what he thinks, reader be damned.

And Nathan Goeddertz made a follow up statement thinking he was on my " disappointed list."

And he's not.

You'd be shocked at who is on my disappointed list. Seriously.

There are some people I taught I hope I never see, hear of, or even think of the rest of my life....

And they are not people outside what people would consider the norm.

There are people who are in Huntsville doing time, not on the list. Part of it is I sort of expected them to be there. And in truth, I think and pray for them more than you know.

Look, I have never really been inside the norm.

Oh sure, I dress like a preppy, but it's an illusion. Put on a coat and tie and go into the real world and see how much better people treat you. It's like, hell, this guy might be someone important....sometimes it gets you to the front of the line.

Hell, I am a disappointment to some of my family members. They thought I was going to be a minister....I didn't go into the ministry so I would avoid going to hell. ( I am not kidding here.)

Look, I've always been a little outside the norm...I had a cuss porch. I used it. I did some things in teaching that were really outside the normal in the education world....in truth, as I've said, I should have been fired...

So, if you're working 7 12s at a refinery, or driving trains, or teaching kids, or engineering water or electrical, or managing a fast food restaurant, or dancing nekkid, or selling Dodges, or washing airplanes in Kountze, I'm pretty damn proud of you....

Those who have sold their souls, I worry about....and they know who are they...or in truth, they probably don't..

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oh Lord.....You Just Thought It Was Bad....

So, there may be a doctor who has returned from West Africa in New York City....

You thought it was bad when Thomas Duncan died in Dallas....the media will lose their damn minds in NYC....and just when we though this Ebola mess was about to go away...he went bowling and rode in a uber-cab here in New York.

He had been checking his temp when he returned....the question is this....if he thought he might get the illness, why was he out running around?

The New York Fire Dept. has shut down the street he lives on....

So, if the doctor does turn up positive, you won't hear anything else in the media.

I hope for the health of the man, and our sanity, he tests negative...


Edit: 9:14 pm. The doctor is positive for the Ebola virus....and word is he also was on the subway from Manhattan to Brooklyn....what was the man thinking?

Even the Damn Dogs are Worthless....

So, for the third time, in what is it, two weeks? An intruder crawled over the fence at the White House and started heading towards the executive mansion.

This is the 7th fence jumper in 2014....Yes sir, we've gone nuts in this nation....

This time as C. Montgomery Burns from The Simpson's says, they " Released the Hounds...."

And the intruder proceeds to whip the dog's asses. He whipped them so bad 2 of the dogs had to be carried to the veterinarian.

Come on man.

These dogs are suppose to be protecting the " Most Powerful Man on Earth."

He kicked one of the dogs and it ran-off.

I got a dog that walks with me in the mornings that's tougher than these dogs...and he's not even my dog, yet he protects me from whatever when we take our walks....

Maybe I need to put Waylon in my Honda and drive him to Washington and offer his services to the Secret Service?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's Official...I No Longer Trust Anyone....

I got to quit listening to the news....

Fox News had a lawyer on today calling for the arrest of people for thoughts....yes, their thoughts....and Fox didn't challenge them....shades of Soviet Russia....or Nazi Germany...

They are assuming that today's attack on the Canadian Capitol was terroristic and probably associated with ISIS....the Islamic terrorist group.

The lawyer on the Fox News station was calling for the arrest of people who are calling for the attack on American soil....even without any indication they may carry out these threats.

And the host on Fox didn't question her...

Last time I checked, there was still a 4th Amendment.

Man, you start doing stuff like this, how long will it be before people are arrested for doing things like...writing a blog that questions politics in places like....South Jasper County.....or people are arrested for talking bad about the president.....or a formerly fat government teacher, because he was at one time a government employee...( schools are government taxpayer funded....)

Sorry, but I do not like the direction we are going....

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Just A Waving

So, I was in Mid-County today at the polls holding a sign and waving at potential voters.

If you remember, in many of my classes, I showed you a video called " Vote for Me" concerning how people run for office in different parts of America. One of the big things the politicians do in Honolulu is " Sign Wave" in which for weeks and weeks before the election, politicos stand on street corners waving at passing motorists...it was sort of like that...

I learned the following thing about today's experience.

1. Most of the people holding signs and waving are being paid....or they have been promised a job....I do not get either...

2. Many of the people being paid, do not have teeth.

3. People driving into the polls won't wave....however as they leave, they smile and wave...

4. It's very boring.

So, if you see me in Nederland or Pt. Neches or Groves holding my brother's sign, don't be shocked.

Smokin' Pot at Church.....

So, one of the headlines Ch. 12 concerns a woman who was basically kicked out of her church because she uses medical marihuana.

Okay....

Find another church.

Look, part of the reason why I do not go to church anymore is because I don't agree with what most of them teach now...and don't get me started on the church leadership....or this new emphasis upon the church disciplining members...

Let me remind you folks....your salvation is not because you go to church.....preachers can't save you, even through they pride themselves in the number of people they baptized.

Your salvation is from Christ.....not from a church.....not from some man..... Read Ephesians 2:8-9...