Please forgive me for ranting and bringing up all these old news stories but today I felt a little overrun with somewhat uninformed political opinions. While I truly believe that every one should form their own opinions on these subjects and that they should make those opinions known during a conversation like this, I also believe that they should have it fully formed and be knowledgable about the subject.
The presidential race came up and someone brought up the fact that they hate Obama. That's fine they can go ahead and hate him all they want but they started spouting about how they would die if he was in office because he is so unpatriotic. They referenced the picture of Barack Obama not putting his hand over his heart during the National Anthem and the fact that he doesn't wear an American flag pin on his shirt. They said, "He refuses to state the pledge of allegiance or wear a pin on his shirt."
How dare he... Can you feel the sarcasm dripping from that question? I can.
I believe that patriotism isn't shown through visual acts such as those. I believe that patriotism is an action. Actions such as paying your taxes, respecting government authority (even if you don't agree with their policies), respecting officers, following the constitution, and following the laws. I do not believe that wearing a little aluminum flag pin on your lapel makes you more patriotic than the rest. I do not believe that etiquette like placing your hand over your heart makes you respectful to our country. After researching several reputable news web pages I found no substantiated documentation or video showing good old Barack refusing to pledge allegiance to our flag. This leads me to believe that it was just rumor.
Now that I am done ranting about uninformed opinions on situations, not policies, I can leave you with my thought on this rather delicate subject. If people choose not to like him as a nominee for president, I believe they should base those opinions on policy, not hearsay.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This is my BYU ID card, which is something I need to do laundry for cheep since we live on campus. Brandon keeps telling me that it looks like one of those photos that police send around to neighborhoods warning them of murderers, sexual predators, and/or stalkers. I think it is a picture of a lovely girl just having a rough day before she even got a shower... It seems to me that he is just jealous of my natural good looks. I mean come on people it's not like he can just roll out of bed, throw on a sweatshirt, and look so beautiful and kindly. I guess I'm just one of the few lucky. And just for the record... Brandon's picture looks like he is a little boy who is pouting because his mom won't buy him a slurpee! HAAAAAAAAA!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
To all of you who are thinking AWE HOW CUTE!!!!!!!!!!! and are oozing with a heart warming sensation, let me tell you how all of my clothes are covered in smelly Selina Kyle hair... Ok, so this is kind of cute. What happened was, I came home from work the other day and usually Selina Kyle comes right to me and wants me to hold her and snuggle her and give her scratches. There was no Selina for about 20 minutes so I decided to investigate. I looked in the tub because that's where she likes to play. I looked in the closet because that's where she hides from Hector. I looked under everything and on top of everything... No Selina Kyle... I began feeling a little worried simply because I thought she got out, somehow, and we are not exactly... allowed to have any kind of animal in our apartment... SHHHH!! So I decided it was time to go get dressed and go find her when I went into the bedroom and went to the dresser and found her there asleep. I got a little frustrated that I hadn't noticed her there at all during what I thought was a very thorough search. Then she woke up and looked up at me and started purring and meowing for me to pick her up... So I turned and left the room without her because I needed to get the camera so I could document this unforgivable act.
Does anyone else see the insane resemblance? I think they were twins separated at birth. I was in the bedroom the other day while Brandon, Brett, and Britt were out in the living room. They kept hearing me going JEEZE!!!! or AWE CRAP!!!!!!!!!!! Surprisingly, no questions came with those outbursts until I finally yelled YES!!!!!!! I was trying to get this picture of Hector as The Big Lebowski. It was really frustrating because he kept moving and getting really angry. He was making these high pitched growls and in the back of my mind I was thinking, "Is he supposed to make that noise?" It took about five minutes, which may not seem long but for a picture with a crazy cat it is. I think it was totally worth it though because now John Goodman can finally have proof that he is one with a cat... Won't he be so pleased?