Little by little our America is being changed.

DURHAM, N.C. — Three hundred well-wishers idiots [added by me] joined more than Duke Chapel 4 16 05.jpg100 Muslims at Duke University on Friday to hear the traditional call to prayer — issuing not from someone high above the campus in the Duke Chapel bell tower, as had been planned earlier this week, but from an anonymous wireless speaker down below, on the chapel steps. News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.

Yes, it is true. They almost allowed Friday’s call for prayers to be broadcast from speakers high atop the bell tower. The college big-wigs (idiots) saw nothing wrong with this and it was only after they received public input (pressure) that they backed down.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

When ever I came in the house crying about “so-and-so called me a “whatchamacallit” (That is a real word!). Mom was right there with that phrase.

Words cannot hurt you. They may make you cry but they are not going to break your bones. Recently however, schools and universities, have published codes or policies prohibiting speech that offends any group based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. You can’t make me feel bad. It’s my right to feel good. Don’t be offensive to me.

And they are having to change it all back to the way it was because of a little thing called the 1st Amendment.

Not to be offended is not a right. If something or someone is offending you, the onus is on you to look away.

The truth is you can only be offended if you allow yourself to become offended. I get offended all the time. Someone cuts in line, or flips me off for cutting him off. We were both offended.

But you can fix it. Having a Martini helps me but there are better ways out there. Lots of stuff on the web. This blog has some good stuff, http://www.deliberateblog.com/2011/05/03/how-to-stop-being-offended/

All this PC stuff crap is here so we don’t offend someone or make them feel bad. The emphasis is on the wrong person. If, in not being PC, I offend you then don’t come around until you have fixed yourself. It’s not going to bother me!

 

National Roasted Marshmallow Day. Who knew?

It is true that August 30 is National Roasted Marshmallow Day.

The US Forest Service chose that day to bring out advice for all of us poor idiots on how to correctly roast a marshmallow. US Forest Service Asks: How Does Your Marshmallow Roast? – See more at: http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/08/29/us-forest-service-asks-how-does-your-marshmallow-roast/#sthash.Wb4nkHC9.dpuf

Great advice like, “Some experts advoc128px-RoastingMarshmallowate a 10-foot rule between young children and a campfire.” And why roast marsmallows at all “Think fruit.” And there was advice for s’mores, “try using slices of angel food cake instead of graham crackers.”

I am sleeping a lot better a night knowing the Forest Service is watching out for me or is it watching me?

U.S. Military begins training Iraqi Forces . . . again.

By Nick Simeone
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2015 – The United States has begun training Iraqi army recruits, a central part of the strategy by the U.S.-led coalition that is working with the Iraqi government to retake territory and ultimately defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in the country.

Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today that six weeks of training began Dec. 27 for four battalions of Iraqi security forces at a base in Taji, north of Baghdad. Training began at Asad Air Base in Anbar province for members of the Iraqi 7th Division several days earlier.

Warren said all of the Iraqis going through the training by U.S. personnel already have been vetted.

Warren said the air base has been the target of “regular indirect enemy fire,” which he said has been wholly ineffective and has drawn no return fire from U.S. forces.

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Drones in the back yard. A new fact of life.

Personal drones. For sale everywhere, i.e. Walmart. Look-out, the drones are falling. And that is just what happened in my neighbor’s backyard. She saw a thing with red and blue lights on her patio and promptly tried to put the thing out its suffering with a bucket of water.Then seeing me out in the yard asked for help. “There’s some Christmas light thing here.”

I reluctantly headed for her yard and found . . . yes, a drone! About the size of my hand, red and green lights and 8 propellers – not working I think because of the water. I picked it up and headed out of her yard. The propellers came on a couple of times, hitting my thumb (Ow!) once.

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