Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Forgotten Blog

Today a fellow Inn worker mentioned something that they must have read here on my blog. I had forgotten my blog and in rediscovering it had noticed I had spam comments that need deleting. Well I will have to either post more or delete this blog. No need being away from my Inn long enough for squatter to settle in....

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Time for a Rant... I'm over due. The fight for same sex marriage has me boiling mad again. When will churches stop preaching such blanten discrimination? And no using Bible verses does not make it ok... Slavery is in the Bible... So in polygamy, and a long list of other laws that no one would stand for being spewed from both church and politicians today... Single women according to the Bible should not be allowed to own property and should obey their father until married. Not to bring it up but unmarried women should also be stoned to death for having sex...

I read a quote from Rush-Crazyass, stating that marriage has always and will always be between a man and a woman... Well he doesn't know his church or Christian history very well does he...not his fault because the Catholic church does a very good job of hiding inconvenient facts like that before the middle ages the church preformed same sex marriages... Including some conducted by the Pope himself... The church also had a pair of same sex Saints who were put to death for being Christians'... Not being gay lovers...

I know... Now I have all the Catholic Haters going but it was not our churches.... Well guess what... Unless you are a non-christian church it was your forefathers and no Christian church gets a hall pass on this one... It happened and it is part of your history... Just like family you do not get to pick and choose. So for my Buddhist and Hindu friends and a few others this doesn't apply to your religions.

Ok now the part that makes me even madder... Both the Catholic Church and the LDS church pumped major money and support from around the world and other states to pass anti-gay marriage laws in both Hawaii and California... My advice is how stupid are people to let their churches pass laws for everyone? That is one of the reasons American was founded for freedom of religions... The separation of church and state was put into place to make sure that one church or belief did not discriminate via laws against another... And here we are allowing it through the legal back door...

I warn each and everyone one this is dangerous. Today the gays tomorrow the Baptist... How long before the ubar powerful churches start passing laws against the smaller one... Who do you think supported burning the "witches" in Salem? Who wants to live in a religiously governed country? Here are some examples... Iseral? Iran? great places to call home? Yes if you believe in their faith.

So if you want a Religiously Governed America which one will it be? Cathlic America? Or LDS America? They are the two most powerful church organizations in the USA... Funny thing about it is, by then you wouldn't have a choice either...just like the millions of same sex couple living in the USA today.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Well, it has been awhile since I last ranted... I mean blogged. That must be a sign that life is good, well it is better than it was. So this will be a quick update. Since no one really reads these, it's just a form of self therapy. So first, health issues. Yes I have health issues. Second... Ok I'll fill in a few more details if only for myself. One year ago: blood pressure was too high, cholesterol was way too high, fat in my blood was at lard levels, glucose levels were at diabetic levels, and I had a tooth break off while eating a very soft muffin. Dr. Greco, put me on Simcor for the cholesterol, diet for the weight and sugar, exercise and aspirin therapy for the blood pressure and Dr Ulsmen fixed my back moler with a crown... Six months ago: levels only slightly better... Dr Greco told me that if I did not take the treatment seriously I would be on an operating table with my chest cracked open...if I was lucky and that my family history did not indicate I would be that lucky... He called me a ticking time bomb for a heart attack or stroke... Of the fatal kind. It was a wake up call. I joined a gym and started doing cardio two, then three times a week, and taking my Meds regularly and cut out the sugary snakes...that I'd been having all day long. I was scared. My dear friend Becky had just had open heart surgery... And it all reminded me that Mom passed of a massive heart attack... Dad passed out and was diagnosed in the hospital with Diabetes... And high blood pressure too... So my family history was all coming together and it was not painting a rosey picture for me. This month: lab results in... Blood pressure normal, sugar normal, fat in my blood... Dropped from 2900 to 1400... While better my cholesterol is still on on the high side so Dr. Greco upped my dose of Simcor.... And I had a cracked molar that just got fitted for another crown. So, out of the woods...yes. Time to rest... No. Still have to get in better shape if I want to see 80 so I will continue doing better.

Other updates to come maybe a rant too. I'm going to head out and enjoy the beautiful afternoon.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I found myself studying the Ancient Religions of the Greeks and over and over again writers refer to them as Greek Mythology. This started yet another branch in my research. Why would writers refer to Ancient Religions as Mythologies... Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Norse, Celtic... the list goes on. Clearly these were the religions of their people in ancient times... their beliefs, practices and even faiths. And with the exception of the Norse and Celts shared many common themes in theirs stories. These common themes are all present in Christian stories as related in the Bible and other Christian traditions. So it can not be the type of stories that make up these ancient faiths that earned them the title of Myths.

I found all of this very interesting and very one sided. If writers and readers want to label these ancient religions as mythology than the term must also apply to the Ancient Christian Faith too... and the modern one.

The next step... Baptist Mythology 101 coming to a school near you.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Well another day and another soap box. Last month I visited my Father in the small town where I grew up... I have to say that FOX news has a strong following there. Everyone watches and believes everything that they broadcast... It was like stepping back into the 1950's and not the "Happy Days" 50's either.

It was very sad to see the poisoning of America by a channel that has made it a personal mission to undermine not only the President but the entire economy of our country just to settle a score... You know I would not go to a bullies house either, so who was surprised that after bashing him for 6 months he would not give your channel an interview? I was not surprised.

So now you preach doom and gloom from you electronic pulpit and call it fair and balanced. You play on the fears of the under educated that things are only going to get worst while shooting down anyone that points out that things are actually getting better... in some places a lot better. Fears is your weapon and if you can not keep your viewers afraid you loose the power to control them.

My Father watches Fox News like he is at a tent revival. Totally believing every word, taking opinions as facts, and most in his small town do the same. The writing is on the wall and it will be very interesting to see how Fox News handles the overwhelming hate for them when the economic recovery that is happening no matter how much they insist it is not finally reaches all the small American towns and people like my Father realize that the channel has been pulling the "wool" over their eyes. It will be ugly I am sure.

We may start see more of these type of notices popping up... Well they are bringing it on themselves.

It will not be too soon for me.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ok... enough is enough. There comes a point when you can not be demotivated any more than you already are demotivated. Yes... I am getting up on my soap box right now. Work more, earn less, and by the way we are cutting your benefits that we missed last year. That sums up the memo that went out today. I really like the way the word stakeholder is used... it does not mean employee... maybe the word shareholder should have been used because that is after all the only meaning that fits. Someone once said that if you did not sell a room you lost that revenue forever... profit is the same as that room. If you did not make it, guess what! You are not going to make it up, by running your managers, staff, and properties into the ground... Smart property owners like the Marriott Marquis and Hilton downtown know that you use this time to beat your competition by improving your product. Both complete full renovations during this down turn and now compare their occupancy and rates to their competitors... I really hate when smart people act dumb. When are they going to stop crying over spilt milk and get back to milking the cows? That is what happens when those leading only listen to the negative, like FoxNews (now the gloom and Doom network) They miss the opportunities that exist. This is a time of GREAT opportunities...and I think I am going to take advantage of two of them myself. For me it is time to stop investing my time, skills, resources, and services in a company that has forgotten how to provide service to itself.