Saturday, February 5, 2011

Grown Ups

I watched the movie Grown Ups last week. Its was a good movie and a great example of how far we have come away from the simple things.

One of the familes in the movie is very well off, so they have all the luxruies. But, the kids stay inside all day playing video games, texting, (even texting people within the house) and such. Its all about convienance. But, they take a family vacation to a summer camp style resort. At first they hate it. An old tv, no games, no cell signals, and they have to be outside! But, they eventually come to like it. Being outside, actually playing, and making up games. Even making the old cup and string "phones".

We need todo this more. Be outside enjoying nature. Using our imaginations. Being with our family.

What would people do if all of their distractions were taken away. No cell phones, video games, DVR's and cable tv. Don't get me wrong, I like all those things, but we also need totake time away from them and reconnect with ourselves, our family and friends, and most imporatantly with God.

I would suggest that everyone try and go camping this summer. Even for just the weekend. Find a nice national park and load up the car with your loved ones. GO and pitch a tent and cook outdoors. Take advantage of the free nature classes they offer and learn about the park you are at. Go hiking, and see nature, plus its good exercise. Just make sure you leave the tv, video games, and cell phones at home. Bring some cards or some board games. Make a game of who can spot the most animals or something.

Just go and have fun.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Election Time

We have elcetions coming up next week. This is an opportinuity for us to participate in our own governance. A privilige that not everyone has. I know that in recent times(the last 10 years especially)it may feel like there is no point in voting. That it doesn't matter, nothing will change if I vote or not. It is very esay to get discouraged when it seems like you are only choosing between the lesser of two evils. But we still need to do it. If you don't use your muscles, they can atrophy and become useless. So it can with voting. It could even be taken away. If we don't exercise our right to vote, our leaders could be chosen by committee or by the government itself with no oversite, no discussion, with a complete disregard of the will of the people. If we don't use this privilage, then why di dour forefathers fight the revolution? Why did all of those American servicemen storm the beaches of Normady?

No matter which way you lean, republican or democrat, rmemeber to vote on Tuesday, November 2nd!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ole Miss Mascot- Bring back Col. Reb!!!!!

The Ole Miss mascot selection people released the mock-ups for the new mascot choices. They are stupid and have nothing to do with the Rebels. Come on people, a land shark, black bear, and I don't even know what the other thing is supposed to be. Is it a spaceman or the illegitimate child of the blue man group? I know that the black bear has something to do with the state, but what does it have to do with the Rebels? And the land shark? You can't make a mascot out of a cheer that just started, and that goes for hotty toddy man as well. They need to stick with Col. Reb. He is not a racist symbol. How can he be when he is based on an elderly black gentleman named Blind Jim Ivy? What will be next? the name Ole Miss? Maybe the Rebels? I bet they will probably try to move the entire university out of the state of Mississippi.

If they are so intent on removing all symbols that they consider racist, then they also need to remove the American flag from campus. Slavery happened under that flag as well. And it was under the flag if the United States that the government practiced the genocide of the American Indians. Now if that's not racist, what is?

Col. Reb is not racist, he is a tradition. He's not hurting anyone. If they administration is so up in arms about this, I would expect them to also be leading a movement to to the same with other colleges and pro teams. I'm sure that there are some Native Americans that are offended by the Atlanta Braves, Washington Redskins, Florida State Seminoles, and so on. Why isn't the Ole Miss administration saying anything about them?

The administration isn't doing this for the university or the students, they are doing it for themselves. They have their political agenda and anything that gets in the way or they don't agree with must go.They obviously don't care about traditions or history. It's my experience that most liberals don't.

And if some students are bothered by it, then maybe Ole Miss is not the right place for them. They did choose to apply and attend knowing who the mascot is. No one can like everything about the college they attend, and if the mascot is their only beef, then they need to get over it because that is very petty.

The bottom line is, those of us that want to keep Col. Reb need to let the administration know. And the only way they will listen is through their pocketbook. We need to stop donating money, stop buying tickets for games. That is the only way to get their attention.

Bring back Col. Reb!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Football Rule

I was watching a pre-season game the other day and heard of this new rule for the upcoming season. It basically doesn't let QB hussle the start of the play anymore. They have to wait until the ref's get out of the way. The NFL says its about safety. Well, thats fine. Being safe out on the field is always something to have. But, if they are so concerned about the ref's getting hurt, then they should be required to wear pads and a helmet just like the players. This new rule is going to mess with a lot of the QB's who like to move fast.

The NFL should re-think them wearing pads.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Its been awhile since I have posted. I was listening to the radio this morning and the DJ's were talking about their favorite movies. That got me thinking. There are so many great movies out there. I was watching The Big Sleep last night, and there is just nothing like watching old movies late at night. When I was a kid, I would stay up late with my Dad and watch the old Universal monster movies or old westerns. Those are some great movies. If you are a movie buff, you have probably seen a lot of the classic movies. If you have not, you should. You should be able to find a list on the Internet of what not to miss.

And the great movies are not just the classics, there are some wonderful new movies too.

If you need a list of where to start, let me know.

Remember, to understand our present and our future, we must first understand our past.

Friday, July 9, 2010

A sad day for presbyterians

I just don't understand how a church can do this. Are they not reading their bibles? The bible states clearly that this is a sin, but they continue to vote this way. These people will have a lot to answer for when they come before the Lord. The bible says that you can't add or take away from it. It is the word of God.

SC Prayer

This is sad, but it happened becasue people don't want to hear the truth. They want to keep living their lives in sin.