Every once in a while we get reminded that there are hunters that sometimes aren’t ethical, this past week for example, we heard of the dentist from Minnesota that went safari hunting and took out a giant cat. There are people who hunt out of necessity, there are people who hunt for the camaraderie, there are some who go for the history and family time, and there are people who hunt for the trophy. I guess I don’t get the trophy hunter. If you are only going for the trophy or the kill aren’t you kind of defeating the purpose? I admit I have gone on a few charter fishing trips and have enjoyed my catch, I have had friends who have gone on guided hunts and they too have enjoyed the bounty from the hunt, but to hunt just for the pelt or the trophy, I guess that I don’t get that, am I missing something?
Friday, July 31, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Does someone innocent bust up their cell phone and wreck their sim card? Nope, no way, not at all. I think that the NFL should take away the Super Bowl from the Patriots for lying, and cheating. If Tom Brady wasn’t guilty why would he bust up his phone? I think that the NFL and all sports leagues should put their foot down and make examples out of players who cheat. Not only did he cheat, but he changed the course of NFL history. I don’t think that a 4 game suspension is enough.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
I was lucky over the weekend to spend some quality time with my Dad. Dad and I have not always seen eye to eye, in fact we differ on many things still. However, I wouldn’t trade our relationship for anything. I now know why I like to talk and tell stories; he is a story teller and doesn’t like a quiet car ride. I think it is funny when he says something now I can either beat him to the punch or question why he does something a certain way since when I was a kid it was this way and only this way. I guess it shows that I have always been a listener. With Dads comes advice, and lessons, what was the one lesson that resonates when you think of your parents? For me a couple stand out like always be thinking a few steps out, and always pay off your credit card.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Another movie theater shooting last night, a month ago a church shooting, and for what reason? I wonder what the reason this time will be? It seems like every time there is a tragedy that we feel like we need to blame someone other than the person or persons involved? If you get caught speeding is it the fault of the designer of the road because if they hadn’t built the road to handle the speed, or the maker of the radar device that clocked you at that speed, or better yet the police officer that was doing their job? No it is the fault of the person doing the crime. We need to stop making excuses and trying to find someone other than the shooters to blame and we need to figure out the reasons that they made these horrible choices.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
There are lots of people that work, they work hard for their money. Lots of us go to work each and every day, fighting for the chance to survive. We choose to live within our means, don’t overspend, we try to get a handle on the money we have coming in, so we know what we can spend. I get that we sometimes need a hand up or a hand out. There are government agencies and private funded agencies that will help you out. Yesterday two different people stopped me to say that they have been noticing more and more people with a sign saying that they are down on their luck and would like to work for food, or can you help me because I’ve lost everything. I just wonder why these people who don’t have any problem sitting by the side of the road holding a sign, couldn’t get a job doing something. I mean if I were in that situation, I would, I believe take anything and work my ass off to try to achieve success, wouldn’t you?
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Am I the only one that thinks that Donald Trump is making a mockery out of the mockery that politics has become? His throwing people under the bus from saying that John McCain isn’t a hero, to his disparaging words about Mexicans, and all the other bang on the drum yell at the top of his lungs antics to get his point across. I don’t like the fact the he says let’s make America great again. I think we are great and have always been great, sure there are politicians I don’t like and don’t agree with but guess what a few politicians don’t make or break a country. There are people that don’t like you, does that make you a bad person or make your family bad or where you work bad? No. I for one wish that the media wouldn’t even talk about Trump, but since he is making the biggest waves right now he is the story of the day, put the gloves back on Donald and fight fair. Also I still believe that America is great, and will continue to be so no matter who wins the election in 2016.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
It is a rite of passage for a child to call shotgun on a car ride with mom or dad. My kids always did, and still do to this day, sitting in the back seat sucks. In Massachusetts they are talking about making it illegal for kids under the age of 13 to ride in the front seat, under fear of a 25 dollar fine for violating the law. So if you have a pick up and no extended cab are us supposed to put the kids in the back of the truck? If so that could be cool. Data show that back seat riding is 40% safer than the front seat for children under 13. You know what is 100% safer right? Every kids should be staying home, never going outside, living in a bubble, never watching tv. Come on, let the kids live a little and share the front seat with their moms and dads every once in a while.
Monday, July 20, 2015
There is a college professor at the University of Maryland that posed this question on a test. “Here you have the opportunity to earn some extra credit on your final paper grade. Select whether you want 2 points or 6 points added onto your final paper grade. But there is a small catch: if more than 10% of the class selects 6 points, then no one gets any points. Your responses will be anonymous to the rest of the class, only I will see the responses. “ How would you answer that question, and why? I find that what we do when no one is watching is who we really are as people. Sure anyone can do or say the right thing when there is an audience, but when you are doing something without the watchful, eye, how do you respond? I also find when you don’t think people are watching, they are.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Remember the game Frogger? I used to love playing that game trying to get the frog across the street, and over the logs on the river, we are going to be able to play the game of Frogger for real on Cass Street. How so you ask? Well, the city and the state will spend close to a million dollars to acquire land, and then build a roundabout connecting the offset 7th street and Cass Street, causing a cluster for drivers and pedestrians alike. I get anxious when I approach them, what if I do it wrong, what to do I got off too early and ended up having to go out my way, how do I get back on track? Personally not a fan of the roundabout, and am not looking forward to the roundabout on Cass Street, are you? Maybe we could kill two birds with one stone and put a parklet in the middle of the roundabout.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
When I grew up we used to get Totino’s Pizza it was inexpensive and it was what we knew. Every once in a while Mom would splurge and we ended up with a Tombstone Pizza, those pizza days were awesome. I loved the Tombstone Pizza. As I got older and started cooking for myself, I decided that I would no longer buy Totino’s Pizza, it was just a plain old boring pizza with little or no topping, Tombstone was still a treat when I could afford it, and other brands caught my eye. I am a big fan of the Lloyds Pizza, and really like the Lotzza Motzza Pizza. Which brings me back to the Tombstone Pizza, is it just me or did the quality of the Tombstone go way down? As I said it used to be a treat to have one, and last night we popped a couple of them in the oven, and memories from my childhood came flooding back, how disappointed was I when the pizza curled up looking taco like and the taste was disgusting. What is your favorite frozen pizza?