They say don’t talk about finance, religion, or politics in mixed company, but this is a blog and in blogland we’re allowed to talk about anything we want. That’s how we roll!
Pretend you have to convince someone to vote for your chosen guy…tell us who you are voting for and most importantly, WHY. I am firm in my choice, but who knows?? Can I be swayed? Ummm…possibly is all I will give on this one. Firm is firm, but I guess a good argument can go a long way.
Even if you’re not in the USA, feel free to let us know where you stand on this issue. We may be a little country, but we sure are strong and the President of the United States (along with Congress) affects us all.
And here’s another question…do you vote for an entire side? If you’re replubican, do you put the check by all republican nominees no matter who they are? Same with democrats, do you vote for the party, or the people?
Happy Bloggin’ Ya’ll!
My favorite number is 54.
I have no idea.
Isn’t that odd? Most people have a favorite color, I like several. Most people have a reason for their favorite number…I don’t know my reason. I think I can recall a time where I thought “hmmm 54, doesn’t that just sound cool?”, but I am not admitting to something so dorky in writing.
But what I am willing to admit is…………………..Oh my…oh my…oh my! Only 12 more followers to go to reach 1,000……..WOW!
Fun and interesting facts about the number 12, besides the followers I need to reach a huge goal?
1. There are 12 months in a year.
2. There are 12 hours in face of analogue clock.
3. There are 12 inches in a foot.
4. A dozen is a quantity that means twelve.
5. A gross is twelve dozen.
6. In astrology, there are 12 signs in the Zodiac.
7. In the Bible, Jacob had 12 sons.
8. Jesus had twelve disciples.
9. Twelve tribes were started after Moses led his people out of Egypt.
10. Twelve in Roman Numerals is XII.
11. A group of twelve things is called a Duodecad.
12. The 12th moon of Jupiter is called Lysithea.
13. D12 is a rap group also known as the Dirty Dozen.
14. In English, twelve is the largest number that has just one syllable.
15. There are twelve pairs of ribs in the human body – normally.
16. Twelve men have walked on the Earth’s moon.
17. There are 12 stars on the Flag of Europe.
18. January the 5th is also the Twelfth Day of Christmas.
19. Under British law, when you reach the age of 12 you can buy a pet.
20. When you reach the age of 12, you can legally watch a 12 certificate film.
21. On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Twelve Drummers Drumming…
These were provided by Luke Ward in 2009, so please don’t blame him or me if any of this is out of date, but please accept my apologies.
Happy Bloggin’ ya’ll!
- Why do we turn down the radio when we pull up to an ATM?
- Why is there braille at each drive-thru ATM?
- Why do we turn down the radio the moment we discover we’re lost?
- Why do we press harder when we know the batteries are dead in the remote?
- If the President’s wife is the First Lady, will the husband of our first female President be considered the First Man? Or the First Husband?
- How do they get those tiny boats in those glass bottles?
- Why is there a light in the fridge, but not the freezer?
- Why do doctors “practice”?
- If Wile E Coyote could afford all that acme crap, why didn’t he just buy dinner?
- If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?
- What happened to preparations A through G?
- If corn oil is made from corn, vegetable oil from vegetables, where does baby oil come from?
- If FedEx and UPS merged…would they be called FedUp?
- If the #2 pencil is the favorite, why is it still #2? - Why is it a near-miss? Shouldn’t it be a near-hit? - Why is it a monkey wrench? And why isn’t PETA ticked about it?- Why haven’t we invented a parachute for planes?
- Why don’t we make planes out of the same materials as the little black box?
- If you have a blind dog, are you a seeing eye human?
- Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?
- Why does lisp have an “s” in it?
- Do Atheists get homeowner’s insurance for “Acts of God”?
- I know you can be overwhelmed and underwhelmed…what’s whelm?
- Why does each Walmart have 30 checkout lines? They’re never all open.
- Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?
- If you throw a cat out a car window, does it become kitty litter?
- If it’s tourist season, why can’t we shoot them?
- What do people say “I could care less”…if they could care less, than they care…right?
- Why do people say irregardless…doesn’t two negatives make a positive?
Some things I just don’t understand and although this blog has its humorous moments, it is truly a focus on life. Life, lately, is a bit confusing. Awhile ago I posted a blog about Trayvon Martin. The results were mixed, with most agreeing with me, but some claimed I was ignoring the obvious.
The obvious, they stated, was that the horrible tragedy of Trayvon’s death was actually a racial issue. I still disagree however, the debate has sparked an internal thought process about how we, as Americans, ignore racial issues on most fronts, but highlight it on others.
Here are my questions, for you:
Why is race dealt with like sibling rivalry? Meaning I can make fun of my brother, but if you say the same exact thing I declare war on you.
Why aren’t we outraged when a member of any race kills another member of the same race? It is ok to minimize that race as long as we are a member?
Why is it ok for slurs to be used by the same race, when it is considered an absolute sin if someone outside that race says it?
Should protests only occur when making a stand against another race? Why don’t we have a “Million Man March” when a crime is commited within a race?
Who determines which crimes should become a national debate on crime? The media?
Why isn’t there pandemonium about this case:
“Bryan Clay, 22, was arrested Friday in the April 15 rape and bludgeoning deaths of 38-year-old Ignacia Martinez and 10-year-old Karla Martinez. He had no connection to the family of five, Lt. Ray Steiber said Saturday.”
(notice accused arrested wearing hoodie as yet another example of how the hoodie is worn by all, yet also a part of the average criminal’s uniform)
And why isn’t there public outcry of the following:
“A crazed mob in Alabama allegedly beat a man into a bloody pulp, and, according to eyewitnesses, then left him with the words, “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”
Are we not talking about these because people are innocent until proven guilty? If so, why do we choose to defend some with that statement and not all? Again, who chooses, the media?
I’m not claiming any particular stand on any of this. I’m just wondering why we are not ‘One Nation, Under God’…
And instead appear to be United by Race…Divided by Race.