I’ve been pondering some of life’s important questions as of late. Questions that affect us all. I’m sure you’ve wondered some of the same things and perhaps have already gone to google and found the answers in Wikipedia. But for those who don’t know how to find Wikipedia, let me share my thoughts on these matters.
Why do they refer to our country’s exorbitant amount of government programs as, “a nanny state?” First of all, I read a number of gothic romance novels in my younger days. They always involved rich children with nannies, and believe me these caregivers were not the type to let children have whatever they wanted. They were there to teach them to care for themselves because the kids were basically background noise. Now if pundits want to call our system of welfare something applicable, they would do well to go with, “grandparent state.” As everyone has seen or heard, grandparents are known to spoil children and once they’re good and rotten, run home and let the real parents pay the price. Sound familiar?
Why do some people think pigs are smarter than dogs? Okay, I heard this again on, “Bones,” the other night and had to question it. How do they know pigs are smarter than dogs? Were they asked to take an I.Q. test? What exactly do they do that’s smarter? Lets see… Pigs wallow in mud and filth (Dogs can do that).Pigs eat pretty much anything they can put in their mouths (Dogs do that too). Can they roll over on command or fetch a stick? I don’t think so. They do manage to do one thing dogs don’t do–(at least in this country)–they get eaten. Maybe dumb and cute is really the new smart.
Why do liberals (media/art world) cow-tow to Islam by avoiding the printing of books, cartoons, or making movies that have any negative connotations about said religion because they’re afraid of retaliation but at the same time spout freedom of speech like it’s a magic get-out-jail free card in all other situations? The movie director of the new end-of-times movie, 2012, actually said he wouldn’t film any “pretend” blowing up of Muslim holy places because he was afraid of what would happen, but he was fine with blowing up “Christian” structures, such as the Vatican or the statue of Christ in Rio De Janeiro. Yet when a Muslim is accused of doing something horrific (such as the terrorist attack on Fort Hood) they quickly make up excuses other than religion for why they would do such a thing. Maybe he had a brain aneurism or he just flipped out because McDonalds gave him the wrong breakfast sandwich. Or my personal favorite– he did it because someone pulled the bumper sticker off his car. It certainly couldn’t be because he believes the teachings of Islam and they’re not as “peace-loving” as we’ve been led to believe.
When the media/art world glorifies an author (Brown) who literally calls Christ a liar, an adulterer, and a con-man, and then is afraid to print a single cartoon depicting an image of Muhammad, you’ve got to wonder who they’re really afraid of. The Christian right-winger who is pro-life, or the Muslim terrorist allowed to enter our country on a school visa? Let me think…
Why do cell phones cost four hundred percent more to own and operate than a landline? This is the “four hundred dollar question.” We used to be just fine with a phone on the wall in our home. We answered it if we were there, and if not, the answering machine took a message. It was simpler times. Now everyone has a phone on their person. EVERYWHERE THEY GO. You can never really get away. People talk on their phones in public restrooms, while driving a school bus loaded with children, in the check-out line at the store, in theatres during the movie, in quiet restaurants that once had ambiance. They talk loud and long, laugh and cackle, tell stories of how their dog threw up on the sofa, or their kids were lost at the MOA for fourteen hours while they wandered around talking on their cell. Everyone around them gets to be in on the fun, eavesdropping against their will.
The monetary price we pay for cell phones is definitely inflated, but we also pay an exorbitant amount in lost time while texting and trying to read misspelled words, rudeness from those around us on the phone, in the number of accidents because of driving, walking, or boating while distracted, and in our children growing up unable to communicate without a cell to their head.
As for the actual dollars spent for texting, email, GPS, games, music, Internet and talking…There’s an app for that! Appsolutely an expense we can do without. (Aren’t you glad I just helped you slash your household budget?)
Why do they always depict the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden as an apple? Okay, I’m not that hip on apples. I know they’re good for me and all that, but really–would I be tempted by an apple? I’m thinking maybe it was either covered in chocolate or caramel. Of course, the Bible doesn’t clarify that point, so we can’t know till heaven. But let know what you think.
Ps. I hope I’m not in big trouble for mixing pork and Islam on the same page.
Thank you for clearing up so many of my unanswered questions!
And I love the new family photo. I suggest you make it this season’s “Holiday” card.
Brink Girl says
you ponder ALOT about strange things when you’re supposed to be pondering over your novel…