Saturday, April 30, 2011

Pastor Terry Jones Holds Protest In Dearborn

This is a difficult one, it's a grey area that most people just don't know what to do. I don't like what he is preaching, I find the man repulsive. But, did Dearborn step on his Constitutional Rights? I think there needs to be an ordinance put into place prohibiting people or groups from expressing hate. Allow them to hold there meetings or protests without publicly expressing hate. Until there is an ordinance against publicly expressing hate, it makes it a sticky situation trying to prevent people or groups from protesting and expressing hate. But, the people in the crowd were being hypocrites by being there and protesting him speaking when they began throwing shoes and water bottles at the Pastor. If they were going to protest him being there, it should have been done peacefully. I think the city of Dearborn is only adding fuel to the fire. They could have originally said yes, with limitations and used what ordinances they could to prevent the protest from getting too large or to keep him from burning the Koran.  If they allowed him to hold it in the median in front of the Mosque, where he originally wanted to hold the protest. They could of prevented him from starting any fires and then prevented the protest from getting too large, because of the size of the area. They could of simply said, if you start a fire, you will be arrested for starting a fire in a place where fires can not be started. The could have prevented the Media from getting in, because of the size of the area and the traffic. Now, the city of Dearborn is looking at a law suit they can't afford, because the situation wasn't handled correctly without stepping on someone's constitutional rights. If they had let him hold his protest without the press, there would have been less people there and less media attention. All they are doing is making him stronger. The media and city of Dearborn is feeding right out of his hands. All they are doing is giving him the media attention he wants, he knew by coming up here with a high Arab American population, he would make it to the world news. It's called cheap advertisement.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bizarre Laws In The United States

Boise, Idaho
Residents may not fish from a giraffe’s back.
A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.
If any person has a puppet show, wire dancing or tumbling act in the state of Indiana and receives money for it, they will be fined $3 under the Act to Prevent Certain Immoral Practices.
A three dollar fine per pack will be imposed on anyone playing cards in Indiana under the Act for the Prevention of Gaming.
Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March.
One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.
Fort Thomas
Dogs may not molest cars.
A woman may not buy a hat without her husband’s permission.
Cars may not be sold on Sunday.
It is legal for a robber to file a law suit, if he or she got hurt in your house.
Any person over the age of 12 may have a license for a handgun as long as he/she has not been convicted of a felony.
It is illegal for a man to scowl at his wife on Sunday.
It is illegal to let your pig run free in Detroit unless it has a ring in its nose.
Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue.
You may not sing in the bathtub.
You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.
There is a ban on men becoming aroused in public.
Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone has a wonderful & blessed Easter Sunday with family & friends.

Friday, April 22, 2011

MLK Bomb Suspect Faces Life In Prison

Kevin Harpham

Kevin Harpham, 36 was arrested at his home in Colville, Washington, on March 9 accused of planting a backpack bomb along the parade route of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration was newly charged on Thursday with committing federal hate crimes. The three-page superseding indictment charges that Harpham tried to use the backpack bomb to injure individuals attending the parade, because of their "actual or perceived race, color and national origin." Harpham was also accused of using a destructive device to commit a hate crime. If convicted, Harpham faces life in prison. Harpham pleaded not guilty to charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and possessing an improvised explosive device. 1,500 people who attended the parade were re-routed after the back pack containing an explosive devise was discovered.
Officials from the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based civil rights group, said Harpham was a member of the neo-Nazi National Alliance in 2004.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Funny Quotes About Men & Marriage

Funny Quotes About Men & Marriage
(All in fun)

"Men are like a deck of cards. You'll find the occasional king, but most are jacks." ~ Laura Swenson

"A married man should forget his mistakes; no use two people remembering the same thing." ~ Duane Dewel

"Why do men like intelligent women? Because opposites attract." ~ Kathy Lette

"Lord, lord, how subject we men are to this vice of lying." ~ William Shakespeare

"There are easier things in life than trying to find a nice guy... like nailing a jelly to a tree for example." ~ Anonymous

"Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience." ~ Oscar Wilde
Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself -- like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
~ Jean Kerr ~

"Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself -- like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks."
~ Jean Kerr ~

"Men are simple things. They can survive a whole weekend with only three things: beer, boxer shorts and batteries for the remote control."
~ Diana Jordan ~

Sunday, April 17, 2011

More Snow!!!

You got to be bleeping (I am thinking a different word, but I will be polite) kidding me a winter storm watch with as much as 2" of snow an hour in late April. Just when you pull out your spring clothes and when you least expect it you have pull the winter clothes back out until this crappy weather improves. I've pulled out my backyard furniture and cleaned up my yard, now it's going to snow! I really hope the weather man is wrong about this one.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Funny Warning Labels

Funny warning labels. Do they really need to warn us about some of these warnings? Believe it or not they do need to put some of these warnings on labels, because some people will attempt doing some of the crazy things on the labels. People who suffer from a pica disorder will eat unusual things, such as soap, rocks, paper, or even toilet paper. Then there is the case where some people lack common sense.

Some people do actually have an addition to sleeping with a blow dryer running. One woman severely burned herself while doing it.

That would be a difficult one to attempt. I'm sure someone has tried.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tweet Me Thursday

Tweet Me Thursday No Rules Hop!

Open now through Thursday @ midnight.
Simply enter your link below and begin following.
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Have fun!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

I Was Awarded The Versatile Blogger Award!

I would like to give a great big thank you to The Steady Hand for awarding me with The Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by and visit her at

This award comes with some rules. Here are the rules:
  • Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
  • Tell us seven things about yourself
  • Award fifteen recently discovered new bloggers
  • Contact these bloggers and let them know they’ve received their award
Hmm.... Seven things about myself.

1. I love my three beautiful children and my hubby.
2. One of my favorite things to do is sneak away with my husband.
3. Shh... Don't tell anyone, I am a MAC make up addict.
4. Coach purses are my weakness.
5. I love curling up on the couch with my husband watching a good movie.
6. Family bbq's are one of my favorite things to do.
7. Shopping for shoes always makes me feel better.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday Madness No Rules Blog Hop

No Rules Blog Hop.
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Have fun Hopping!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Never Turn Your Cheek To Ignorance

Apparently, my post yesterday "The KKK Is Coming To Your Town" sparked a little anger in someone. That's okay, because it is supposed to spark some feelings. Hopefully, they are feelings of "Maybe it's time to do something about." This person subscribes to the theory that if you ignore something it goes away. Ignoring a problem does not make the problem go away by far. Did ignoring Racial Segregation make the problem go away? No, it didn't. It took people like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. standing up and uniting people for change to make a difference. Ignoring the KKK has not made the problem go away either. They are gaining strength and recruiting more than ever now that there is an African American President in office. They don't recognize it's a great leap for mankind. They are holding more rallies to recruit our young people and recruiting our young people is not as hard as you think. There are a lot of teens out there looking to belong to something or fit in somewhere. They use their teens to recruit other teens who are lonely and need friends. It is eating them up inside that a black man is running the country they live in and they are trying to prevent it from happening again by recruiting more people to the KKK. More members for the KKK means more people to vote against a black man running for office again.

I am in no way promoting the KKK by writing posts about them. I am trying to bring awareness to the problem. If the KKK was trying to hold a rally in my town, believe me I would be on the phone with city hall and the police department in an attempt to make it more difficult for them to hold rallies where I live. But, sitting by and taking a "lets pretend they don't exist approach" would be the last thing I would do and I hope that would be what others would do also. The KKK effects everyone. What about when they tried bombing the people (including children) who were participating in the Martin Luther King March this year? If no one was aware the KKK had made threats and pretended they didn't make them. Then the bomb would have went off and innocent people would have been killed and injured. The fact the KKK is taking a terrorist approach is pretty scary. The fact that they are willing to harass and kill people for their cause is scary. It doesn't sound like a problem that should be ignored.

If people are offended by my blog promoting cultural and racial diversity, then they should just move along, because I will continue to write against hate groups and discrimination. Ignoring a problem does not make the the problem go away, it only gives them the power they need and the room to grow. Take a good look at my children, they are not white according the KKK's definition. I am fighting to make a better world for my children and other children to grow up in. Change begins with one person at a time. If I can change the thinking of one person, then I have made a difference. The world we live in is a colorful world, being different from one another is what makes us part of the human race.