Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Never Answer the Phone if the Number is "Unavailable"

Or one that you don't recognize for that matter.

Today I was sitting at work and I get a call on my cell phone from an "unavailable" number.  Normally I ignore them, but something just made me curious.  So I decided to answer it, and was ultimately confirmed in my suspicion that I never should have bothered.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Tide is Turning

At least it appears that way so far.  With the first round of mid-term primary elections having occurred this past Tuesday in various states we are already seeing that many Congressional seats, both Senate and House, will have some serious Republican contenders.  This is due in large part to support from Tea Party groups, which I have expressed to have not much faith in.  Though, we have seen at least one candidate come out of a Tea Party group and won the Republican primary in Kentucky.  For those that are unfamiliar with him, his name is Rand Paul.  This is the son of Ron Paul, the famous Republican Congressman from Texas that ran for President in 1988 as a Libertarian, then again in 2008 as a Republican, but did not make it past the primaries having lost to John McCain.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I live for Spelling and Grammar Errors

Yesterday we received this notice from the leasing office of our apartment complex:
Apparently, according to our leasing office the Mayor of our city has some "plumbing issues" which requires them to turn off the water to our entire community.

Though to clarify, it is just for our apartment complex.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Christianity has a Horrible Reputation

Over the past thousand years, or so, Christianity has developed a seriously bad reputation for blood shed, intolerance, and out-right dishonor.  Just a few examples are:

The Crusades, where a bunch of Kings and Knights from all over Europe decided "in the name of Christ" to go conquer the holy land and take it back from the "Infidels."  

The Spanish Inquisition, where Spanish monks, under the direction of the Vatican, decided to round up all of the "unbelievers" and try out some new and interesting torture techniques on them until they either converted or died.

Then we have groups such as the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), who has taken it upon themselves to broadcast to anyone who will listen about how God hates everybody.  Ok, not everybody, just gays, and pretty much anyone who isn't them.

If someone were to look at even these few examples, and there are many others, it is no wonder that there are so many people that are turning to Atheism, Agnosticism, or other religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism, etc...