It’s just my weird way of thinking and seeing things but I am now thinking that with Sea World not having any whale or dolphin shows and with Barnum and Baily now shut down that this will have a negative effect on animals in the world.
Todays vocal activists became interested in animals after experiencing them by visiting places like SeaWorld and the Circus. The dilemma is this. Without the spark of interest created by such places as Barnum and Bailey and SeaWorld there will be fewer and fewer of these so called activists to worry about animal rights. That means that these activists have set their own cause back about 50 years or more. There needs to be more tolerance and flexibility to further the cause and not kill it.
But of course the hard core activists (whatever the cause) are absolutely never satisfied and keep pushing further and further. These activists will seen find out what other activists have started to find out, that the silent majority will allow itself to be pushed just so far and then they will start pushing back; and that push back will be further and harder then they normally would taking back a lot of the ground that the activists have gained.
The very people and groups who call everyone racists and sees racial overtones in literally everyone and everything are the very ones who when they first see a person see first the color, race, religion, clothes and so forth first and do not see the person first. And they also think that a black person, Asian or gay person are so weak and inept that they can’t think or fend for themselves. And who appointed these asinine liberals to speak for all groups in the world; did anyone ask these folks if they need or want these people to think for them.
I have seen obsessive animal lovers who say they won’t eat meat because it means an animal has to die and it is cruel. But I have noticed over time that these same people always without fail will make sure the dog or cat food they buy for their animals have “meat” in it. I don’t get it, is that meat in the animal foods not really meat – I don’t think so, I’ve read the label.
I don’t get it when I hear liberals rail against capital punishment as being cruel and inhumane but these same folks are all pro abortion. So somehow killing and mutilating babies is somehow ok? Of course the other side is a bit inconsistent also as Pro Life usually means Pro Capital Punishment; I am in this group I am afraid as if killers are put to death then they will not be hurting other people in the future.
On the lighter side when going to the grocery store to pick up toilet paper I find that it is not called toilet paper, it is called bath tissue. Now who among us has ever bathed with and dried off with “bath tissue”? It is toilet paper folks – always was and always will be.
I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do today.
I’m not a real movie star. I’ve still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
I’m a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy.
Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I.
I don’t drink. I don’t like it. It makes me feel good.
Christianity is a power religion. Christ has the power to re-create men from the inside out, as every man who has ever met Him knows.
We forget that God sometimes has to say No. We pray to Him as our heavenly Father, and like wise human fathers, He often says, No, not from whim or caprice, but from wisdom and from love, and knowing what is best for us.
A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
O God, forgive the poverty and the pettiness of our prayers . Listen not to our words but to the yearnings of our hearts. Hear beneath our petitions the crying of our need.
Most of us know perfectly well what we ought to do; our trouble is that we do not want to do it.
From the book “Laughing Down Lonely Canyons”
I’m Gonna Sit Here
I’m gonna sit here
Till passion returns
And tells me where to go.
I don’t care if it’s Heaven
or hell or home,
I don’t care if it’s work
or play or sex,
I don’t care if it’s rich
or poor or madness
I don’t even care
If it’s riding a white horse naked on a
Or lining up as we did as kids
For a pissing contest in the old
I’m not going anywhere
— even unto death —
Until I can go passionately.
From an email list I am on.
STORY BEHIND THE SONG
Several songs that might have been hits have been discarded during the actual
recording sessions because the artist changed their mine about the tunes after
starting to record them.
Such was almost the case for Elvis Presley’s 1960 hit “Are You Lonesome
Elvis reportedly recorded the song with the lights out in the studio – at his
According to recording engineer Bill Porter – there was only an acoustic guitar,
a bass, the Jordanaires, and Elvis on that session and the Jordanaires made a
mistake on the end – by going to the wrong chord. After barely getting started
on the second take – Elvis stopped the session and told producer Steve Sholes to
throw the song out because he couldn’t do it justice. Sholes thought the song
was a hit and talked Elvis into re-recording just the ending of the song – then
told Porter to splice the tape and add the re-recorded ending to the rest of the
Porter spliced the tape and Presley’s RCA Victor single “Are You Lonesome
Tonight” came on the country charts December 12th, 1960 and peaked at number 22.
It was Presley’s 30th charted country song and was on the charts for six weeks.
Just saw this on Facebook and I like it so much I want to share with everyone. This was posted by someone that goes to a church I have been going to (Waterford Weslyan)
Knights21 Thought for the Day
“We have more in common with every person we meet than we realize. I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I am certain that you, everyone for that matter, do the same things, too. So, we’re really not that different, are we? Launch into your day determined to focus on the things that you have in common with everyone you meet, and not the few things that may make them seem different. That is the most reliable way to connect with another in a meaningfull way!”
Knights of the 21st Century