Archive for August, 2010
With this whole mosque debate going on and about how close it could be built to Ground Zero, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the subject. We practice freedom of religion in this country. We have the right to practice whatever religion we choose. So from a legal standpoint, the mosque should be allowed to be built. But that being said, it is an absolute slap in the face of Americans everywhere to build this. It is the ultimate in disrespect. And in my opinion, it is clearly being built for one purpose: to provoke us. I think my Dad said it best when he said “They can build that Ground Zero mosque the day that Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and the rest of those hard line Muslim countries allow a Christian church or Synagogue to be built without obstruction on their turf.”
While freedom of religion is “practiced” in the US, it is done within our laws. But in a global view of things, I can’t say I’m for freedom of religion. If freedom of religion means I have to be cool with a group who mistreats women by cutting their noses off or stoning them to death as forms of punishment, then I guess I’m against freedom of religion. So sue me. There is something really jacked up when a religion is cool with something as heinous as honor killings. Screw that. I know I’m pointing the finger at Islam, but I feel this way towards any religion that violates human rights. That goes for the Catholic church and their child abuse scandals, as well as any cults or wackos like David Koresh.
Anyway, I hope I’ve gotten my point across. But one more knock against Islam. If Islam is keeping girls like this girl in the video under wraps, then I’m even more against freedom of religion. Not cool.
So this morning I checked my inbox and found a couple of emails from friends asking what was up with the last email I sent them. That was a great question, since I sent no email. But after taking a closer look at things, apparently I did send them an email. Or at least it was generated from my Gmail account. One that had a link for a website in it. A website that specialized in a little blue pill.
So let me apologize to any friends that may have received the piece of spam that proclaimed super cheap deals on viagra. Or at least that’s what my Dad told me the email was for. Can you imagine your Dad thinking he has just received an email from one of his kids suggesting a cheap deal on viagra? Not cool. I also apologize for anyone else that got that spam from my email address, since apparently whatever douchebag hacked my account went in and sent this spam to anyone and everyone I have ever emailed from that Gmail account. That includes family, friends, friends of friends, acquaintances, people I no longer associate with anymore, companies I’ve written complaints to, etc.
So needless to say, I’ve changed my Gmail password in the hopes that it resolves the spamming crap. However, if you did receive one of those spam emails from me and you did get a good deal on viagra, how about some props?… No?… Anyone?…. (crickets)
Ah, yes. I love this time of year. Once the first NFL pre-season game goes by, you know it’s time. Time to prepare. Time to study. Time to pray. The NFL season approaches, and with that, so does Fantasy Football. And I love me some Fantasy Football!
So I’m about to get the ball rolling for my leagues. I have my reasons for setting up more than one. I set up a serious one for my closest friends. And then I set one up for co-workers. And finally, I set one up so whoever wants to play that has never played before can give it a try (usually this is the one that has girls). I, of course, expect to win them all.
What is my favorite part of playing Fantasy Football? That’s easy: trash talking! Nothing like talking smack to your buddies about making them your woman come game time. Especially the ones that take it too serious. You think I’m die hard? Not even close. One year a buddy of mine just stopped talking to me after a good spanking. But I forgive him. I probably would have reacted the same way after that ass kicking.
Wow. I’ve been out of it for a while.
So I’ve been traveling a crap load a lot lately. Some for work. Some for family. It feels good to be home, until the next trip potentially later this month. Jeez. I just want to stay put for a while. But what can you do? Duty calls.
I’ve also had some major events happening in life. They are too personal to share here. But they haven’t been without significant impact. Life has been a roller coaster lately. Highs and lows. Twists and turns. I just need some time to catch my breath.
Funny thing is that I was in Costa Rica the past 2 weeks on vacation. And now that I’m back, I feel I need a vacation. Just need some time to relax. Maybe this weekend.